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Congressman spoke about several pieces of legislature that he has worked on that benefits
veterans. He said, "If we can spend one trillion dollars to send these kids to fight for our freedom, we can spend one
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It has come to our attention that a package from an internet com-pany shipped a rat to a Sugar Land customer. Clearly that was a mistake; the company apologized ordering a refund and credit.
However, could that mis-take be the brainchild for a newbusiness. You know, we are all about small business, right? Heck, even the IRS is
By LeaAnne Klentzman
CRIMINALOF THE WEEK
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Woodstock Revival September 14
Photo by Andy Wolf
THE GROOVY PARTY PRESENTS: Woodstock an Aquarian Dinner and Auction, 3 Hours of Peace & Music. Local singing legends Gail Best, Zach Crawford, David Daniels, Debbie Fancher, Jake Messinger and Bruce Mercer will perform a Woodstock Revival guaranteed to be a memorable performance like the1969 Woodstock Festival, 3 Days of Peace & Music. The Groovy party is sponsored by Legacy Ford and all funds raised will benefit Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. Pictured L to R Front Row: Ron Ewer (FBS Board Member, Legacy Ford Title Sponsor), Juliana Ewer (Legacy Ford Title Sponsor), David Vasquez (Chairman of the Board, Fort Bend Seniors), Amy Mitchell, Sugar Land City Council Member and Groovy Party Co-Chair, Manuela Arroyos (CEO Fort Bend Seniors), Pictured Back Row: Jake Messinger (Co-Chair Groovy Party). See related article on page 3
FBISD Holds Convocation 2013
More than 9,500 Fort Bend ISD employees came together to celebrate the start of the new school year during the Districts Convocation 2013. Held at Constellation Field and underwritten by the Fort Bend Education Foundation, the event gave FBISD employees an opportunity to reunite with colleagues and friends, hear motivational speeches, and enjoy live musical performances. FBISD employees filled the stadium during their Convocation 2013. See related article on page 13
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LABOR DAY Monday, September 2
By Betsy Dolan
Leading up to the general election on November 5, the City of Sugar Land will spend the early fall making sure voters understand the $50 million dollar bond measure involving three parks propositions.
Those three measures are: Proposition 1--65-acre
community park at Chatham Avenue and Easton Avenue, $18.5 million
Sugar Land voters to decide $50 million bond referendum for parks projects
Proposition 2--Phase 2 of the Brazos River Park and adjacent festival site, $21.3 million
Proposition 3--10-mile connecting network of hike and bike trails and bridges, $10.2 million
The bond measure was developed because of a lack of progress and reliable funding for new recreation projects included in the City's Master Plan. The
By Karen Daniels
Last Friday, August 23, Congressman Al Green was in town to touch base with his constituents and provide a legislative update. The Congressman is serving his 5th term in the 9th Congressional District of the House of Representatives. He currently serves on the
Financial Services Committee, and within the Democratic Party, he holds the position of Assistant Whip.
Mayor Leonard Scarcella made his introduction with a story of Congressman Green's help with the 2008 Hurricane Ike aftermath. "Because of that, we will be ready for the next emergency. This is the type of Congressman that Al
Congressman Al Green hosts Town Hall meeting in Stafford
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Last week we told readers about an exposure incident at a local church. This week we can announce that the Sugar Land Police have arrested the offender.
On August 15, 2013 at about 9:20 in the morning Sugar Land Police responded to an indecent exposure call in the parking lot of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, located at 13333 Southwest Freeway. Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said, A woman said she parked her car and was walking to the church when she saw a man sitting in a vehicle with his pants down performing a sexual act on
himself while parents were dropping off their children.
The woman reported the offensive behavior to one of the churchs
pastors who had the wherewithal to take a picture of the suspect, his car, and his license plate.
Adolph said, Police later located the vehicle at a house in Katy.
On August 22, Anthony Brian Chin, 31, of Katy, was arrested at Sugar Land Police Department and charged with indecent exposure.
Parking lot Troll in custody
Vietnam veteran is finally reunited with dog tag 45 years later
John Naesmith, (left) the Australian teacher who found the dog tag near an old airstrip in Khe Sahn, gives it back to Vietnam veteran Lanny Martinson.
By Betsy Dolan
Thanks to an Australian teacher's love of Vietnam War history and the power of social media, a Vietnam veteran who lives in Sugar Land finally has one of his dog tags back 45 years--almost to the day-- after it went missing.
On Saturday at the VFW hall in Missouri City, Lanny Martinson was honored for his service in Vietnam and for the amazing story of his dog tag that resulted in an international search and a happy ending.
By Elsa Maxey Fort Bend County Health
& Human Services advises that work continues with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as it investigates a food-borne intestinal illness caused by a parasite found in foods.
The cyclospora parasite, typically spread through feces-tainted produce, is responsible for a total of 44 stomach issues reported in Fort Bend, the number of cases as of this Tuesday, said Melanie Manville, Public Health Information Specialist with the countys health department. Of that number, 36 are lab confirmed and eight are probable, she said. The number of cases is not increasing, no more people are getting sick, were just finding out about more of them, explained Manville about the outbreak noting that the CDC visited with health officials last week and are now back in Atlanta.
The cases are from throughout the county, and Manville also told the "Star" that a city-specific breakdown was not available.
Persons subjected to cyclospora report symptoms that include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdomen pain, and those with these conditions are asked see their doctor, advises the county health department.
In the meantime, theres an in-depth investigation to
Finding cause of 44 stomach bug cases underway
Cyclospora parasite comes to Fort Bend
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HOLY FAMILY GOLF TOURNAMENT: September 14th, Saturday. $125 per player. If rains? Golf vouchers to QV golf course will be issued. To register go to: www.holyfamilychurch.us
QV QUAILS: Since 1971. First Thursday each month. $35 per year membership. Lunch $25 for members & $30 for guests.
SEPTEMBER PROGRAM? A murder mystery. Contact Rhonda at [email protected]
REMINDER: A.B.C.s of water safety: MC Fire and Rescue Service & Texas Downing Prevention Alliance urging all parents and all adults to keep a constant watch on children when they are around water, especially young
CITY CENTRE @ QV: The short wall dividing The Bluebonnet dining area was removed to opentheroom up for more uses.
NOW CURRENT DINING ROOM SIZES ARE: Oak Room (up to 20+) Azalea Room (up to 64+) Bluebonnet (up to 190) and Magnolia (up to 350).
MEASLES ALERT: The type of measles is Rubeolo and it is , highly contagious. It is known as the 10 day, or red measles. (90% of persons in close contac
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