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The race to replace John Zerwas in the U.S. House of Representatives has the potential to continue a significant shift in the political landscape of Fort Bend County. It appears voters were A voter leaves the polling location at the George Memo- eager to make their voices rial Library in Richmond Tuesday morning. Fort Bend heard as county officials say County had a larger than usual voter turnout during early the seven-candidate race for voting. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann)

the District 28 seat was likely behind a spike in early voting turnout over the last few weeks. Results for the special election, held Tuesday, were not available before press time. Visit fortbendstar.com for election results. According to Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham, just shy of 29,000 voters cast their ballot in person from Oct. 21-Nov. 1. That number rep-

resents roughly 6.5 percent of the county’s 444,658 registered voters, according to the Fort Bend County Clerk’s website. Oldham said the early voting total represents about

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All-inclusive playground set to open Saturday From Staff Reports

A local small town’s vision has come to fruition. The Meadows Place HELFMAN Playground For All will host its grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 9 at the park at 12037 Pender Ln. Mayor Charles Jessup said the all-inclusive playground was a vision of the city’s Youth Action Council (YAC) and director Colene Cabezas after she planted the seed during a state convention in 2016 and began fundraising shortly after. Through installments from nearby Helfman Ford and community donations, the group was able to raise $127,000 to help make the project a reality. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with special recognitions given to Helfman Ford, Meadows Place YAC, Meadows PTO and H&H Landscape, which designed the park. Refreshments will be offered while supplies last.

Sugar Land resident Vernon Pyles is shown here as a Navy cadet. Pyles, who served in the Navy for three years on the U.S.S. Nimitz, is one of many area veterans who will be attending an annual community veterans luncheon Nov. 8 (Contributed photo)

Sugar Land resident Wesley McGlory, kneeling in front, trained for the United States Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. McGlory, now 71 years old, appreciates the annual Veterans Day luncheon held by a local insurance agent. (Contributed photo)

Annual luncheon sparks memories for area veterans By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

Many celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans Day once a year. For some, however, remembrance is a never-ceasing mission that continues to endure. “My Memorial Day is every day, because I think about a lot of these guys who lost their lives over there (in Vietnam),” said 78-year-old Sugar Land resident Lonnie Didway. Didway, who served in the U.S. Army from 1960-83, said his service took him to Hawaii, Thailand, Korea, Alaska and Germany during the height of the Vietnam War. And though he became a combat engineer instructor at Fort Riley in Kansas in 1964 and never set foot in Vietnam, he said he carries the war with him to this day, because it claimed the lives of

some of his friends and his platoon sergeant. “I never spent time there, but I’ve listened to a lot of the war stories,” Didway said. Oftentimes, he said only veterans can understand the plight of time spent in combat or even war zones in peace time. An upcoming annual community luncheon hosted by Sugar Land State Farm agent Jeremy Adams provides veterans such as Didway a chance to visit with those who know their stories best. During the fourth annual Veterans Day luncheon, scheduled for Friday, Adams’ office at 9722 Hwy. 90A in Sugar Land will close all day for food, dessert, drinks and fellowship. Upon taking over his Sugar Land State Farm branch in July 2015, Adams immediately discovered that two of the branch’s longest-tenured policy holders were military veterans – sparking an idea he said is rooted in

a lifelong military appreciation. Adams was born and raised near Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, where he said new kids transferred in with their parents every school year. “I was just raised in an environment to appreciate veterans, because that’s why we’re here today,” Adams said. “We have the freedoms we have because of the people that sacrificed their lives and time for us. I’ve always had a strong patriotic appreciation for what those people have done.” One of Adams’ policy- Veterans enjoy a meal at last year's luncheon hosted by holding veterans is 71-year-old Sugar Land State Farm agent Jeremy Adams. Contributed Sugar Land resident Wesley photo) McGlory, who served six years in the Air Force while stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in best things that could ever hap- and how we feel about it. A lot Las Vegas, Tan Son Nhut Air pen,” McGlory said. “(Jeremy) comes out of it.” Initially, McGlory said, some Force Base in South Vietnam is a good guy, and he loves to represent the veterans. It gets veterans were reluctant to talk and Lackland Air Force Base outside San Antonio. He has better every year. It makes me at the first gathering. But that attended Adams’ event every proud to meet other veterans reluctance has since given way year since its inception in 2016. and tell our stories about our “(This luncheon) is one of the journeys, how we were treated SEE VETERANS PAGE 7

Former Sugar Land employee returns as city manager By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

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A former Sugar Land city employee is coming back to where his career began. Following a nationwide search, the Sugar Land city council recently named Mike Goodrum as its next city manager, according to a news release from the city. Goodrum will replace the retiring Allen Bogard, who has served in the role

for more than two decades. Goodrum, who since 2017 has served as city manager in Coral Springs, Florida, has been in government service since 1999, when he joined the city of Sugar Land after graduating from Texas A&M. For the city manager position, he was picked out of a field of more than 50 applicants, which was then narrowed to five finalists before Goodrum’s unanimous selection. "It is a monumental

task to follow in the footsteps of a legendary city manager such as Allen," Goodrum said in a statement released by the city. "Allen has been a tremendous mentor and friend to me over the years, and I'm up to the challenge of leading this elite organization he refined during the last 20-plus years.” During his previous time in Sugar Land, Goodrum served in departments such as Parks and Recreation, the City Manager’s

Office, Community and Environmental Services and Public Works. He was elevated to executive director in 2013 and to assistant city manager in 2014. "The city is thrilled at the opportunity to welcome Mike back," Bogard said in a statement released by the city. "Sugar Land is in good hands. When I retire in January, I will be proud

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Judge George to hold county’s inaugural small business forum From Staff Reports

Fort Bend County Judge KP George will host the first Fort Bend County Small Business Resource Forum from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the University of HoustonSugar Land Technology

building, 13850 University Blvd. The event is a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center and the UH-Sugar Land. It will include presentations from the SBA on how to do business with the federal and county govern-

ments. The audience is expected to include business organizations, residents, small business owners, entrepreneurs and those interested in starting a small business. Following the presentation, they will have the opportunity for a questionand-answer session on how to grow their industries. HOSTED BY

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Area residents can now purchase tickets for the Sugar Land Skeeters’ annual Sugar Land Holiday Lights event, which will run from Nov. 22-Jan. 4 at Constellation Field. Adult tickets for Sunday-

Thursday openings are $15, while children and senior tickets will be $12 per person. For Friday and Saturday openings, adult tickets will be $16, with children and senior tickets costing $14. Military members with a valid ID will receive $2 off their ticket, while seniors will be able

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to purchase $10 tickets for Tuesday openings as part of the event’s Silver Bells Nights promotion. Featuring more than 3 million lights, themed areas, daily appearances from Santa Claus, a carnival, vendors for holiday shopping and more, the event features something for all ages. There will also be multiple theme nights, including Lights and Leashes, Sensory Night, Pints and Lights and Santa’s Cinema Nights as well as a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve tickets will cost $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and children. Visit sugarlandholidaylights.com for more information on ticketing, theme nights and how to become a vendor or sponsor for the event. Tickets can be purchased on the website, the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field or by calling the Skeeters at 281-240-4487.

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Make lemonade and get to know your HOA Any person who buys a home in the geographic area of a homeowners association (HOA) typically becomes a member of the HOA. This is automatic, and it means the homeowner commits to obeying rules and regulations found in a document with covenants, conditions and restrictions enforced by the HOA. Some say this is a good thing, while others say it limits the owner's choices and maybe even politicizes certain situations when it comes to the use of the purchased property and the maintenance of the neighborhood. A major benefit of HOAs, however, is that they take care of common grounds that include landscaping and also are responsible for community areas like pools and playgrounds. For the most part, master-planned communities like the ones in Fort Bend County come with HOAs.

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They also come with homeowner misunderstandings and complaints – legitimate and otherwise. What brings HOAs to mind is that this is the time of year when many of them start sending their annual assessment or dues notices. As a member of an HOA, you must pay dues, which also finance regulation enforcement. But when it comes to rules feeling a bit restrictive, this is when an HOA is viewed as less helpful. This is more likely when homeowners feel the rules are not evenly applied or may not even make sense.

It’s fair to say that many homeowners have ended up confused about what they can and cannot do on their property. It’s also fair to say that communications for some reason are not as clear as the HOAs or their management companies would like them to be. In the end, what happens is that some homeowners may start feeling picked on. And that is not a good thing. Some of them may even start turning in their neighbors by “telling” on them. That, too, is not a good thing. A demand letter from HOAs every now and then does not seem to pose a problem, but there are some homeowners of the opinion that HOAs are coming onto their properties to single them out. Noncompliant items, like mold on a chimney only visible from within the property and not the street level, is what lends credence to this possibility.

HOAs may seem demanding about the dos and don’ts of living on your property, the one you purchased. They can regulate things like what type of trees you can plant and their removal to whether or not you can leave your garage door up during the day. Are they out of control? An HOA’s role in maintaining the quality and value of homes in the neighborhood is a good thing and cannot be overlooked. After all, it was probably the look and feel of an area managed by an HOA that factored into a family’s move to that neighborhood. Most homeowners in HOAs know their HOAs have the ability to fine them and even take them to court for non-compliance of the covenants, conditions and restrictions that apply to their property. But who oversees them, the HOAs? The Texas Legislature does. For example, no longer allowed are non-judicial foreclosures by HOAs to

seize properties delinquent on payments. HOAs are required to go through a judge for foreclosures. Also, HOAs in Texas are required by law to hold open meetings and to advise homeowners about the date, time and place of those meetings. So, if you don’t know much about or like the way your HOA is operating, consider attending their meetings, even getting elected to a policy-making position. It was probably this kind of active involvement that now allows occasional kidoperated lemonade stands in HOA-managed neighborhoods. This year, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill

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Richmond’s Harvest Green neighborhood will host its annual Harvest Fest from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the model home park at 618 Vineyard Hollow Ct. During the event, attendees will have an opportunity to shop at the farmers market, dine on food truck fare and participate in autumn-themed fun. Activities for children will include bounce houses, balloon artists, face

A pie-eating contest for kids and adults will be among the activities at Harvest Fest. (Contributed photo)

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Tickets now available for 2019 Sugar Plum Market From Staff Reports

Tickets are on sale for the 19th annual Sugar Plum Market, which serves as a kickoff to the holiday season from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

passed by the Texas Legislature making it OK for kids to sell non-alcoholic beverages, like lemonade, without any interference from the local government or an HOA. “We had to pass a law because police shut down a kid’s lemonade stand,” Abbott said on Twitter. It’s good to know this was not in Fort Bend County. Get to know your HOA representatives. This reality is about rules, compliance and living in an area where property values will more than likely go up, in part due to HOAs. It’s somewhat of a bittersweet thing – like lemonade!

Saturday at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd. Presented by the Fort Bend County Junior Service League, this year's Sugar Plum Market will have a "Joy to the World" theme Pre-sale tickets are available at Houston-area

H-E-B stores and sugarplummarket.com for $12. Tickets purchased at the door are $15. A special preview event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Thursday with a premium ticket. Parking for the event is free.

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Angeline Theresa Cangelosi quietly passed away following a brief illness, early on All Saints Day, November 1, 2019, in Sugar Land, Texas. Born January 15, 1924 in Highbank, Texas, Angeline was the seventh child of Joseph Falsone and Frances LaBarbera Falsone. She went to a one-room school in Highbank, and graduated from Reagan High School in Reagan, Texas. In 1941, after graduating, she married Anthony Charles Cangelosi and moved to Stafford, Texas. The couple was happily married for 57 years having three children. Together, Angeline and Tony owned and operated the Cangelosi Grocery Store in Stafford until 1974. After selling the business, Angeline briefly worked at Battlesteins in Sharpestown and later in the Fort Bend ISD Tax Office Angeline was a devout Catholic, and a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church for over 75 years. She was active in many church organizations including Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Holy Family Altar Society, The Saint Joseph Altar Organization, and The Golden Friendship Group, holdings office in many of them. She enjoyed

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Antoinette Cangelosi of Sugar Land, Frances Courville (Travis) of Missouri City, and Carl Anthony Cangelosi (Judy) of Rosenberg; grandchildren Billie Medina (Lionel) of Sugar Land, Craig Courville (Ami) of Round Rock, and Kimberly Harubin (Joe) of Sugar Land; great grandchildren Joey and Madeline Harubin. She is also survived by her sister, Camella Scamardo of Bryan, Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, November 4, 2019, from 5 to 8pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, at Earthman Funeral Home in Stafford, Texas. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 10:30am at Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City, Texas. The principal celebrant will be Father Joy James. Following the Mass, burial will be at Forrest Park, Westheimer Blvd., in Houston. The pallbearers will be Joe LaBarbera, John Cangelosi, III, Lionel Medina, Vincent Hargrove, Michael Falsone, James Laperouse, Robert Scamardo, and Joe Denena. The Family suggests memorials to Holy Family Catholic Church.

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The playoff picture for area high school football teams has gained some clarity entering the final week of the regular season, with several local squads having already punched their ticket to the postseason. Seven area teams have clinched playoff berths, including Stafford, which is playoff-bound for the first time since 2016. The Spartans (4-5, 4-1 District 12-4A Division I) have now reeled off four wins in their last five games, the latest a 31-6 victory Thursday over North Forest at Dyer Stadium. The Spartans will finish the regular season with a home game against Worthing at 7 p.m. Friday at Spartans’ Stadium. Here is a district-by-district look at the playoff picture as it pertains to other area teams. There is enough drama remaining in Fort Bend ISD’s District 20-6A to keep fans interested this weekend: District 20-6A Travis (9-0, 6-0 district), Ridge Point (7-2, 5-1) and Elkins (7-2, 4-2), all of which scored at least 50 points in blowout wins last week, have secured three of the district’s four playoff berths. The fourth spot will go to either Austin (36, 3-3) or Bush (5-4, 3-3), which are tied for fourth place and take the field at the same time Thursday night. Austin holds the head-tohead tiebreaker against Bush, by virtue of its 21-14 victory on Halloween, and can clinch a playoff berth with a win against Elkins or a Bush loss against undefeated Travis. In order for the Broncos to qualify, they

District 10-5A Hightower (5-4, 4-2) is in the postseason as it has secured at least a share of third place despite a loss last week to Shadow Creek. The Hurricanes finish the regular season

Thursday night against Foster (6-3, 4-2). Below is last week’s area scoreboard and this week’s schedule. Oct. 31 Stafford 31, North Forest 6 Austin 21, Bush 14 Shadow Creek 54, Hightower 9 Nov. 1 Manvel 49, Willowridge 41 Travis 51, Kempner 7 Elkins 54, Dulles 21 Marshall 68, Northside 7 Nov. 2

Ridge Point 55, Clements 7 This Week’s Games Thursday Elkins vs. Austin, 6:30 p.m. Travis vs. Bush, 6:30 p.m. Hightower at Foster, 7 p.m. Friday Ridge Point vs. Dulles, 7 p.m. Stafford vs. Worthing, 7 p.m. Kempner vs. Clements, 7 p.m. Saturday Marshall vs. Madison, 1 p.m. Willowridge vs. Sterling, 6 p.m.

Austin quarterback Braeden Abbouth (14) gets sacked by Bush's Oluwaseyi Omotosho (33) and Preston Davis (35) Oct. 31 at Mercer Stadium. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann)

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

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

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Notice of Public Hearing SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST FROM THE SIDE YARD SETBACK REQUIREMENT IN THE STANDARD SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1) DISTRICT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3919 WINDMILL STREET VICINITY MAP: Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Hearing 5:30 p.m., November 20, 2019, City of Sugar Land City Council Chamber, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North to hear all persons interested in the proposed Special Exception to the Side Yard Setback for 3919 Windmill St., Lot 35, Block 9, Chimneystone Section One, in the Standard Single-Family Residential (R-1) District. The agenda item for this meeting will be placed on the City of Sugar Land website at www.sugarlandtx. gov under “Meeting Agendas” Zoning Board of Adjustment no later than Friday, November 15, 2019. Request details or provide feedback on the proposed Special Exception online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/ PublicHearingComment or contact City of Sugar Land Planning Department at (281) 275-2218.

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Notice of Public Hearing SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST FROM THE REAR YARD SETBACK REQUIREMENT IN THE RESTRICTED SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1R) DISTRICT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4618 ST. MICHAEL’S CT VICINITY MAP: Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Hearing 5:30 p.m., November 20, 2019, City of Sugar Land City Council Chamber, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North to hear all persons interested in the proposed Special Exception to the Rear Yard Setback for 4618 St. Michael’s Court, Lot 8, Block 1, Commonwealth Estates Section Two, in the Restricted Single-Family Residential (R-1R) District.

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Questions regarding this bid must be received by Mr. Matt Manges, PE, CFM, ENV SP on or before 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2019. Please contact Mr. Matt Manges, PE, CFM, ENV SP at 713-821-0366 (office) or email: MJManges@lan-inc.com. The City will award and give notice within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS RIVERBEND COUNTRY CLUB SPILLWAY REPAIR The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: Riverbend Country Club Spillway Repairs CIP PROJECT NUMBER: DR2003 LOCATION OF WORK: Southwest area of the City owned detention pond inside Riverbend County Club Golf Course The Project scope comprises the repair of the spillway washout, which created a large void approximately six feet deep at the bottom of the bulkhead and the repair of the washouts on the side slopes adjacent to the bulkhead. The scope of work includes the filling of the void(s) with grout to reestablish the slope in front of the bulkhead or weir structure at the Riverbend Country Club (RBCC). An area of approximately 450 Square Feet. The RBCC is located near the intersection of Dulles Ave. and Avenue E. The project is in the middle of the RBCC, just next to Green 11. The project requires the crossing of one bridge with limited weight capacity of 3 cubic yard and another narrow bridge with a capacity of 4 cubic yard. The contractor needs coordinated with the golf course manager during construction. Any damage to the cart paths and landscaping has to be repaired to existing condition by the contractor in coordination with the Country Club. Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from www. CivCastUSA.com or documents may be reviewed in the office of the City Engineer: 2700 Town Center Blvd N, Sugar Land, TX 77479. 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, November 21, 2019, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2019 at Sugar Land City Hall, Lakeview Room, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Questions regarding this bid must be received by the Engineering Department at the City of Sugar Land on or before November 19, 2019. Please contact Mr. Guillermo Salcedo, PE, at 281-275-2169 (office) or email: gsalcedo@ sugarlandtx.gov. The City will award and give notice within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS PARKS LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for performing all work required for the following project in the City: BID NO. 2020-08: PARKS LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES 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, December 12, 2019, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held at 10:30 a.m., November 20, 2019, Cane Room, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. For questions regarding this bid, please contact Jason Poscovsky CPPO, CPPB, Contracts Manager jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019. The City will award the contract and give notice of award within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS PURCHASE OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for performing all work required for the following project in the City: BID NO. 2020-07: PURCHASE OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES 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, November 21, 2019, 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, November 14, 2019. The City will award and give notice within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.

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 12-7-2019 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. *JESUS MARTINEZ- UNIT A-147 (household goods) * JOSE MARTINEZ- UNIT B-16 (household goods) *QUAILYN L. SCOTT- UNIT A-107 (bed, dresser, etc) *JOSE VANEGAS UNIT A-146 (band equipment) *DAVETTE WILTZ- UNIT-B43 (household goods) 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. Please publish in the legal section on the following dates: 10-29-19 thru 11-05-19 11-05-19 thru 11-12-19 Lynn McMahon 281-431-2819


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★ VETERANS, FROM PAGE 1 to a flood of memories and fellowship. “I couldn’t meet everybody, but the ones I was able to talk to, it was really nice,” said 91-yearold Marine Corps veteran Ray Jones, who served in the Korean War and attended the luncheon for the first time last year. “I enjoyed it.” The sentiment was echoed by 51-year-old Sugar Land resident Vernon Pyles, a Navy veteran. He has fond memories of training in Great Lakes, Illinois, before shipping out to Bremerton, Washington. He spent three

★ DISTRICT 28, FROM PAGE 1 a 38 percent spike from the 2015 election cycle – the last time a Houston mayoral race was included – when 20,850 voters cast their ballots early. It more than doubles the early turnout from two years ago, when the county had roughly 12,000 in-person voters. The most significant factor in the increased turnout, Oldham said, is likely the hotly-contested competition to replace Richmond’s Zerwas. Though the candidate pool is largely Republican, Democrats all over the state and even across the country have been trying to push Eliz Markowitz to victory in a district historically controlled by Republicans, with Zerwas having held the Fort Bend County seat since 2007. He stepped down in August after being named Executive Vice Chancellor for Health

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years on the U.S.S. Nimitz. “Everybody has (a story), and it’s interesting to hear things they’ve witnessed and gone through and how they overcame different obstacles,” Pyles said. “These types of things allow veterans opportunities to express themselves, because they’re able to communicate and relate to the men and women who have gone through similar things and experiences. It’s easier to talk to someone who can really relate to what you’ve gone through or are going through in combat situations or peace time. It’s a camaraderie, and an experience like none other I’ve witnessed. I wouldn’t change it a bit.”

Neither would Didway, who said the luncheon is a symbol of a greater appreciation for the years gone by. “People see my hat and thank me for my service. I respond by saying thank you for their support,” he said. “When I was serving in the Vietnam era, it was a very unpopular war. There’d be people cussing me out and spitting at me. (Veterans now) are respected a lot more and thanked for their service, and that does a lot for their morale.” In Adams’ mind, it’s not charity. He’s simply giving veterans the respect he feels they deserve and attempting to honor their

Affairs for the University of Texas system. “This is the first time we’ve had a legislative seat on the ballot in November,” Oldham said. “Those types of elections seem to spike things for us.” The Republican candidates in District 28 were Houston anesthesiologist Anna Allred, Rosenberg businessman Gary Gates, Katy businessman and former Drug Enforcement Agency official Gary Hale, Katy attorney Tricia Krenek, Richmond saleswoman Sarah Laningham and Katy engineer Clinton Purnell. If none of the candidates received at least 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held between the top two votegetters. It appears the race has drawn increased interest in the area, Oldham said, as nearly half of those turning out to vote early did so within District 28 – including

at the county’s Fulshear location, where Oldham noted about 2,300 ballots were cast in person compared to just 927 during the 2015 election cycle. “The city of Houston turnout is down from what it was, and things have dropped off considerably in areas outside of District 28,” he said. “Many of our sites outside Houston or District 28 had turnout flat, or even down, from four years ago.” In Sugar Land, Oldham said turnout was very light, with only state constitutional amendments and flood mitigation bonds on the ballot. In Missouri City, he said voter turnout was spurred by the multiple city council spots being up for grabs. “Typically, Election Day voting in Fort Bend tends to follow the early voting patterns,” Oldham said. “It will be spread out over more sites, but it’ll tell us the same thing.”

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sacrifice. “You can feel and see how much they appreciate it,” he said. “It’s just a special time.” The veterans appreciate Adams’ efforts. Even though the memories of his friends can be painful, Didway said fellowship eases the pain and keeps their memories alive. “That’s a memory that stays with me even though I never served over there (in Vietnam),” Didway said. “These guys were my friends, and I think of them quite often. You think about it a lot.”

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