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Students in custody following ‘swatting’ at George Ranch HS By Ken Fountain KFOUNTAIN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM


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Three George Ranch High School students are in custody and face multiple charges after making a false report that forced Lamar Consolidated Independent School District officials to put the Richmond school on lockdown and nearby schools in "secure status" on Thursday, authorities said. In what police called a case of "swatting," the students made separate

911 calls from the school auditorium around noon, with one stating that they "need help." Within minutes, Lamar CISD police, Fort Bend County deputies and constables and members of other agencies responded and quickly moved into the school, checking all of the doors, authorities said at a press conference Thursday evening. They found that all of the school's doors were locked in accordance with lockdown protocol. When police reached the

auditorium, they found no evidence of guns or injured students, Lamar CISD Police Lt. Daryl Segura said. The process of checking the school took about 30 minutes, he said. Segura said after investigation, police arrested three students, who on Thursday were going before a Fort Bend magistrate. They face multiple charges, including terroristic threat and making a false report, he said. Segura said that the investigation showed

that other students were nearby when the phone calls were made and may have been involved. Segura said that it did not appear that the false reports were connected to speculation that threats had been made that something was going to happen at the school on Thursday, but stressed that the investigation was continuing. Segura and George Ranch High School Principal Heather Patterson praised the staff and students for following protocol, including

locking all of the school's doors. Classes at George Ranch continued as normal on Friday, an early-release day before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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A Sugar Land woman pled guilty to felony theft and money laundering and was sentenced to 18 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from her employer, the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. According to Assistant District Attorney Susan Sweeney, McDonough was responsible for a Sugar Land real estate developer’s business accounts for eight years between 2010 and 2018. Through unauthorized payroll and direct payments to her personal credit card, McDonough was able to divert more than $1.3 million for her own benefit, according to prosecutors. According to prosecutors, McDonough began her thefts by cashing her very first paycheck twice in 2010 and continued to inflate her own payroll over eight years. As she gained the developer’s trust, she also used one of the business accounts to pay approximately 80 percent of the $1.1 million in charges she made on one of her personal credit cards. Fort Bend County District Attorney Fraud Examiner Betty Chi testified that in 2012 McDonough built a new home with a pool. Other significant credit card purchases included brandname and boutique clothing for women and children,

Gabriel gives an interview to Raider Roundup, a student driven newspaper (Photo by Ken Fountain)

Missouri native Miss USA implores local students to follow dreams By Ken Fountain KFOUNTAIN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

R’Bonney Gabriel, the newly crowned Miss USA, returned to her Missouri City roots Friday and delighted scores of eighthgrade girls with a message of empowerment and pursuing their dreams at Quail Valley Middle School. Gabriel became the first Filipino-American to hold

preciative screams of the students during a special assembly in the school’s cafeteria, which doubles as an auditorium. Gabriel visited the school at the invitation of its KICKSTART instructor Dana Pettman, who taught her in the same karate program at Lake Oympia. Throughout the presentation, Pettman beamed as he advanced the slide pre-

sentation behind her. Speaking with an infectious teenage argot geared for her young audience, Gabriel said she grew up always trying out new things that interested her, whether she excelled at them or not. Among those were playing volleyball for four years, playing clarinet in band, tennis, and serving on the yearbook. “I applied myself to all

of the things that made me excited,” she said. “It’s all about giving things a try.” Even though she wasn’t always successful, she said, she was always proud that she made the attempt and kept trying new things. In high school, Gabriel became interested in fashion design. She was preparing to enter her first deSEE MISS USA PAGE 3

George wins re-election to headline area political races By Ken Fountain KFOUNTAIN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM


the Miss USA title when she won the competition in Reno, Nevada in October. She grew up in Missouri City and attended Lake Olympia Middle School and Elkins High School. In January, she will represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans. “I’m a Mo City girl, y’all,” Gabriel said in her best Texas twang, to the ap-

Fort Bend County voters showed on Election Day that the area is increasingly moving into “purple” territory. In still unofficial results, Democrats solidified their majority on Commissioners Court, while the county’s delegations in the U.S. Congress and the Texas

Legislature indicated there remains a strong mix of political leanings across the county. County Judge KP George, a Democrat in his first bid for reelection, scored a victory over his Republican challenger, former Fort Bend Precinct 4 Commissioner Trevor Nehls, 51.61 percent to 48.39 percent. By contrast, Nehl’s brother, Republican U.S. Rep. Troy

Nehls, overwhelmingly defeated Democrat Jamie Kaye Jordan in House District 22. Longtime Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage, a Democrat, handily defeated Republican Melissa Wilson. In Precinct 4, Democrat Dexter McCoy also won solidly over Republican Ray Aguilar. In the county’s two other Congressional races, District 7 Rep. Lizzie

Fletcher, a Democrat, easily defeated Republican challenger Johnny Teague. Longtime U.S. Rep. Al Green, a Democrat, also overwhelmingly defeated Republican Jimmy Leon in District 9. In the top three statewide races, the Democratic challengers scored surprisingly well in Fort Bend County against the SEE ELECTION PAGE 3

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New editor asks for help covering Fort Bend Women’s diverse, burgeoning county Center gets grant By Ken Fountain KFOUNTAIN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

Greetings! My name is Ken Fountain, and I’m the new Managing Editor of the Fort Bend Star, your home for local news. I’m honored to have been chosen for this role and to begin working with a great team, some of whom I’ve worked with before. A little bit about myself: I’m a Houston native (growing up mostly in Alief) and have spent most of my life in the region, save for a part of my childhood in Louisiana and in California while I was serving in the Navy and a couple of years after I mustered out. There, I served as a Journalist in the Public Affairs Office of an aircraft carrier. My first job as a civilian journalist was at a small community paper in suburban San Diego, before I returned to Texas. Since then, I have worked in journalism in various capacities, including at newspapers large and small, at a legal news service, and as a stringer for an international wire service. I’ve also taken a couple of career detours into academia and the nonprofit sector. But now I’ve returned to community newspapers, where my roots are. I’ve always found that community newspapers are where the journalistic rubber meets the road. People really care about the goings-on in their hometowns. They want to know what their City Council is doing, how their kids’ schools are performing,

how local businesses are faring, and what’s going on with the local infrastructure. They want you to report on it all, and they want you to get it right. While I didn’t grow up in Fort Bend, I have family ties to the area going back nearly three decades. I’ve been living here back a few years, and I’ve marveled at how the place has grown and changed. As my very talented predecessor in this role, Matt deGroode, noted in one of his final columns for the Star, people both inside and outside Fort Bend County have been paying a lot of attention of late to our diversity. By coincidence, that change in demographics roughly coincides with the period of which I’ve been acquainted with the county. As Dr. Stephen Klineberg, the Rice University sociologist and emeritus professor, often notes in his presentations, Fort Bend may be the most diverse county in the nation, with the four major racial groups at near parity. Klineberg is fond of saying that Houston (by which he means the greater Houston region) is, demographically speaking, where the rest of the country will be by the middle of the century. And in many ways, Fort Bend has led the charge. A few weeks ago, I attended the area’s first Dia de los Meurtos celebration at Sugar Land Town Square and was amazed at the huge turnout, made up of people of all stripes. Just last week, I made a reporting trip to Quail Val-

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ley Middle School. On the wall of the reception area is an image featuring the word “Welcome” in various languages. By my count there were 29 languages represented, all of which I’m told are spoken in Fort Bend County. The county has also gone from what was once a largely agricultural place to a bustling suburban one, with all of the advantages and challenges that entails. All of this change hasn’t gone without some resistance and controversy, as a recent New York Times noted. With the demographic change has come a change in the political

tenor of the county, once solidly red and now purple. This kind of change can have wide-ranging effects, which will be welcomed by many but not by all. That is the way of things, but I feel we can all strive to make our county a better place. It’s a lot to try to get a handle on as I begin this job. So I’ll end with an appeal. Of course, please reach out to me with story ideas and news tips. But also, reach out to me to discuss your concerns, your hopes, and your ideas on how to make Fort Bend County the best place it can be. You can reach me at KFountain@

Texas Bar Foundation has awarded $31,292 to Fort Bend Women’s Center to provide legal representation for survivors of family violence, according to a press release from the center. Fort Bend Women’s Center, with the support of Chad Bridges, chief prosecutor for the Domestic Violence Division at the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office, working in conjunction with Fort Bend County Crime Response Team and Fort Bend County Domestic Violence HighRisk Team, will use the additional funding to assist in serving the needs of survivors of domestic violence. Fort Bend Women’s Cen-

ter, based in Richmond, helps survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children find safety and self-sufficiency. The center operates the only crisis hotline and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Fort Bend County. The hotline number is 281-342-HELP (4357). Since 1980, Fort Bend Women’s Center, has helped over 54,000 survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. All services are free of charge and open to all survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. “It is an honor to receive the funding from Texas Bar supporting FBWC’s mission,” executive director Vita Goodell said in the press release. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $24 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitablyfunded bar foundation.




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R’Bonney Gabriel poses with KICKSTART Kids instructor Dana Pettway and English-Language Arts teacher Alma Diaz-Wu. Pettway taught Gabriel at Lake Olympia Middle School. (Photo by Ken Fountain)

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tition, but her mother convinced her that she should go through with it. She did, and won the “Most Creative” award. She also met a talent scout who recruited her to pursue a modeling career. Gabriel, now 28, said she got a late start in the beauty pageant world, entering the Miss Kemah competition in 2020, where she placed among the top five runners-up. She would go on to the Miss Texas USA 2021 competition, where she was named first runner-up. Although saddened at not taking the title, Gabriel said that didn’t deter her from pursuing her goal. She told the students that one of her favorite quotations is “Failure is life’s way of directing you to another opportunity.” In 2022, she entered the Miss Texas USA competition again, and ultimately took the title in early October, paving the way to her Miss USA crown. Gabriel has continued her passion for fashion, and

now works at the Houstonbased design house Magpies & Peacocks, which specializes in using up-cycled and recycled materials. Along the way, Gabriel has also pursued a modeling career, and was recently featured in a photo shoot for Vouge magazine. None of this would have happened, Garbriel told her young audience, if she had let setbacks prevent her from pursuing her dreams. She urged the students to find their own “superpower” -- the thing they are most interested in -- and never giving up on achieving their goals. “I think it is so important that you show the world what your talent is,” she said. After the main presentation, Gabriel met with several students in a smaller classroom, including the school’s cheerleading squad, and gave an interview to two students from the Raider Roundup, a student-driven school newsletter.

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The Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation is seeking artists in all media to apply to participate in the second annual Sugar Land Arts Festival presented by PrimeWay Federal Credit Union at the Smart Financial Centre Plaza on April 1-2, 2023. The festival is an outdoor art gallery event with live music and entertainment featuring artists from all backgrounds and artwork in all media. During this year’s inaugural edition, more than 3,000 people

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Fulshear continues historic season with area round win By Landon Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

The Fulshear Chargers might not have gotten that coveted district title during the regular season, but they will likely take historic playoff success over any regular season crown. Fulshear defeated A&M Consolidated 50-38 on Friday, advancing to the regional semifinals for the first time in the program’s young six-season history. The Chargers (11-1) will

now square off with Smithson Valley (11-1) in a Region III-5A DI semifinal next weekend. Running back Davion Godley was once again the engine for the Chargers, as he eclipsed the 100-yard mark for a 12th consecutive time this season while rushing for three scores – the seventh time this season the junior tailback had scored multiple touchdowns in a game. Quarterback Parker Williams also ran for a touchdown, while throwing a touchdown pass

each to Jax Medica and Tate Struble. Elsewhere in the Class 5A ranks, the Marshall Buffalos marched on to the Region III-5A D2 semifinals courtesy of a 49-7 win over Waco University on Friday, advancing to third round for the sixth time in seven seasons. Jy’Adrian Wortham, Jonathan Haynes, and George Kirkland scored a rushing touchdown apiece, while quarterback Jordan Davis ran for a score and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Ja’Koby Banks.

Marshall (11-1) will face Montgomery Lake Creek (12-0) in the regional semifinals at 1 p.m. Friday at Houston ISD’s Delmar Stadium. In Class 6A action the Ridge Point Panthers survived a scare from Houston Lamar on Friday, defeating the Texans 14-10 to advance to the Region III-6A DI semifinals. Quarterback Austin Carlisle had a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown to Derrick James to account for all the scoring the Panthers would need. Ridge Point (10-2) will square off with Atascocita (10-2) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Berry Center. The Hightower Hurri-

canes are on to the Region III-6A Division II semifinal thanks to a 42-27 win over Houston Heights last Saturday. Hightower (10-2) will square off with C.E. King (8-4) on Friday at 1 p.m. at Pridgeon Stadium. The Hurricanes were down 7-0 early, but then proceeded to score 35 unanswered points to eventually put the game away. Jeremy Payne ran for two touchdowns in the win, while quarterback Joseph Stewart Jr. ran for one and threw touchdown passes to Khaleb Davis and Jalen Davis In Class 4A action, the Stafford Spartans dropped a 23-8 decision to Lumberton, concluding their sea-

son in the area around. The Spartans finished the 2022 season with a 7-4 overall record.

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Friday Region III-5A Division II semifinal Marshall (11-1) vs. Montgomery Lake Creek (12-0), 1 p.m., Delmar Stadium Region III-6A Division II semifinal Hightower (10-2) vs. King (8-4), 1 p.m., Pridgeon Stadium Region III-6A Division I semifinal Ridge Point (10-2) vs. Atascocita (10-2), 7 p.m., Berry Center

Davion Godley breaks away from tacklers. Godley had three touchdowns in the Chargers' area round win (Photo from Twitter).

Missouri City native named to All-Lone Star Conference team Micah Flowers of Missouri City, is one of 21 players from the Angelo State University Rams football team who have been named to the 2022 All-Lone Star Conference Teams following the Rams’ undefeated regular season. Flowers, a inebacker who attended Westbury Christian, was named to the First

Two Fulshear football players celebrate after a play. The Chargers are regional bound for the first time (Photo from Twitter).


Team. Find his career stats and other details at his bio page. The Rams went 11-0 to post their first undefeated regular season since joining NCAA Division II and claim their first outright LSC championship since 1984. See more details at and on the LSC website.


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Worship Directory FORT BEND COUNTY





2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 John Strader , Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:45 am 6:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm AWANA/Youth

605 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, TX 77477 SUNDAY: 10:30 am Worship Holy Eucharist


CHRIST CHURCH SUGAR LAND • 281-980-6888 A United Methodist Community 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Schedule 8:30 am Blended Worship 9:30 am Sunday School for all ages 10:30 am Traditional & Contemporary Worship


STAFFORD CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-499-2507 402 Stafford Run Rd. -Stafford, 77477 Stephen Higley, Preacher Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm


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“The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you…and you will be changed into a different person.” - 1 SAMUEL 10:6

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Stafford Municipal School District Notice of Public Hearing The Stafford Municipal School District will conduct a public hearing to distribute its 2021-2022 FIRST rating and Annual Financial Management Report based on FY 2020-21 data on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 8 p.m. At the public hearing the Report will be distributed and members of the public are permitted to address the Board of Trustees. The public hearing will be held at Stafford Municipals School District in the Board Room at 1633 Staffordshire Rd., Stafford, Texas 77477

LEGAL NOTICE Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer’s On-Premise Permit (BG) by Dough Tally, LLC dba DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks - Sugar Land, to be located at 4875 Highway 6, Suite C, Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas. Officers of the said corporation are Alex Sowell, Lauren Sowell, Patrick Sowell.

As required by 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2)(viii), Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 is publishing the following list of those Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) that are in significant noncompliance with applicable pretreatment requirements: Twinstar Bakery No environmental harm was caused by the noncompliance.




KLASS TIME LTD. is accepting resumes for Business Development Manager


in Sugar Land, TX Perform information and data analysis to generate business insights. Telecommuting permitted. 50% domestic travel required.


Mail resume to Klass Time Ltd. Attn: HR, 12320 Cardinal Meadow Dr. Ste. 160, Sugar Land, TX • 77478


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Meeting Thursday, December 8th, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Sugar Land Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Rd. in the Great Hall. Pot Luck Luncheon; Entertainment provided by Grandma's Boyfriends, Barbershop Quartet. Ongoing community service project: bring peanut butter or monetary donations for East Ft. Bend Human Needs Pantry. Arrive earlier to socialize, sign in and pay dues if you haven't already. Pick up your directory. All Fort Bend and Harris County I.S.D. retired public educators are invited. For more information, call 713-206-2733.

Deadline is noon every Friday. Limit entries to 40 words and answer the “5 Ws” Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Email to or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 14100 Southwest Frwy. Ste 230, Sugar Land, TX 77478


music lovers who enjoy listening to good live music. There’s no charge and we welcome beginners and gladly offer gentle assistance. We meet at First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land. Please call Sam at 832-428-3165 for further information.



Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Road offers a Thursday Morning Bible Study For Men. This group is ongoing and uses a variety of studies throughout the year. The breakfast, coffee and donuts are free. Join us any time! Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 am in Wesley Hall. Call the church office at 281-491-6041 or Mike Schofield at 281-2175799 for more information.



Meets on the 4th Sunday of every month from 2:pm - 4:pm at: CHRIST CHURCH SUGAR LAND (in the Chapel) 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 FREE and Open to the Public! We welcome everybody! If you play accordion, beginners to professional and would like to play Call, Text or email: Vince Ramos Cell: 281-204-7716


Fall recreational teams practice with a Propel Soccer Coach every Monday and Wednesday. Practice Time: between 5:308:00 Weekend Games! Season: September 7th- November 13th Who: 6-12 year oldsWhere: Practices- Sienna. Games at Hickory Slough Sportsplex in Pearland. When: Practices Monday and Wednesdays Games will be Saturday mornings before noon (U8-U10) or Sunday afternoons before 6pm (U12). Practice Time: between 5:30-8:00 For more information, please email us at info@!


To join, the membership application can be accessed at FBJSL will also be hosting multiple virtual and in-person recruitment events over the summer where potential new members can learn more about the League. Information regarding attending these events is available at www.fbjsl. org or on the FBJSL Facebook page at FortBendJuniorServiceLeague/.


We enhance lives and strengthen communities by teaching adults to read. We need your help. Literacy Council is actively recruiting Volunteer Tutors to provide instruction for English as a Second Language (ESL) Levels 0-5, three hours a week. For more information, call 281-240-8181 or visit our website


Join Sam Grice Tuesday evenings at 6:30 for a casual evening of music. We play a variety of music including bluegrass, country, gospel and some western. We request acoustic instruments only please. We welcome both participants and

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Give a Gift of Hope one-time or monthly. Your help provides access to therapies and services children with autism might otherwise go without. Please consider Hope For Three in your Estate, Planned, or Year-End Giving. Register now, or learn more about exciting events:



We are excited to announce that the Great Pumpkin Round Up will be returning to the George Ranch Historical Park, starting October 15 - November 26. This will be the perfect place for families and visitors of all ages to take an

unforgettable fall photo or selfie surrounded by pumpkins that climb structures and cascade to the ground in elaborate designs.


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Weekly class designed to help you understand and appreciate the Bible by giving you a better sense of the land and culture from which it sprang. The class meets at 9:30 am every Sunday at First Presbyterian of Sugar Land (502 Eldridge Rd.). For more information call 281-240-3195


EXCHANGE, America’s Service Club, always welcomes guests and is in search of new members! Various Fort Bend clubs exist and can accommodate early morning (7 a.m.), noon and evening meeting time desires. For more info, contact Mike Reichek, Regional Vice President, 281-5751145 or We would love to have you join us and see what we are all about!

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Meets the second Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m., at 2701 Cypress Point Dr., Missouri City Rec Center. Lunch, education, and entertainment. All seniors over 50 invited. For more information, call 713-859-5920 or 281-499-3345.

Non-Profit Event? Let the community know in our Community Calendar! Contact:

LISA N SIMS, AGENT Monday - Friday 9 - 6 Saturday 10 - 2 After hours by appointment

11647 S Highway 6 Sugar Land, TX 77498 Toll Free: 281-201-2448


Annual Medicare Enrollment Ends December , Don't Let the Deadline Pass!

Have questions? We can help. Join us for a FREE information session with an expert. 10 AM – 12 PM ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 6TH Sessions available in English or Spanish • Refreshments provided

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