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  • FORT BEND FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE.

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    P. O.BOX 623, SUGAR LAND, TX 77487-0623WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

    VOL 3 No. 38

    Seshadri KumarPublisher & Editor

    10701 Corporate Drive, #282, Staff ord, TX 77477Mailing Address: P.O. Box 623, Sugar Land, TX 77487

    www.fbindependent.com281-980-6745

    Fort Bend Independent, (USPS 025-572) is published every Wednesday (for a subscription rate of $20 per year) by Fort Bend Independent, LLC., 10701 Corporate Dr., #282, Stafford, Texas 77477. Periodicals Postage Paid at Stafford, Texas. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Fort Bend Independent, P.O. Box 623, Sugar Land, Tx 77487.

    Phone: 281-980-6745

    Offi cial newspaper of Fort Bend County & Sugar Land

    Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo opens Sept. 24 with a parade in Rich-mond-Rosenberg. The fair will last until Oct. 2. For details visit www.fbcfa.org or call 281-342-6171.

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    Members of Quail Valley Gar-den Club stand in the midst of Caladiums, which provide last-ing summer color to beat our heat and humidity. Nows the best time to look at your garden for where you need summer col-or. For the past two years, the Quail Valley Garden Club has sold out of caladium bulb vari-eties the fi rst week of delivery so were encouraging pre-orders this year. Whether you want red, pink, white or the dainty straps, Miss Muffet, youll have reli-able color and texture all sum-mer. Order by October 31 and save. Pay in March when deliv-ered. Contact Nancy Lindsay at 281 499-2047 or Mary Chan at 281 437-7179. For a caladium bulb fl ier with color pictures visit http://traction.typepad.com/files/caladium-flier2010.pdf Proceeds benefi t Quail Val-ley Garden Clubs various com-munity projects.

    The American Cancer Societys Couture for a Cause with the theme Escape to Treasure Island, will take place in a lush, tropical setting at Sienna Plantations newest resort-style water park The Resort at Sienna Springs Saturday, Sept. 25. (Above) The pirate ship, stage for the big event, is being moved from Houston to Sienna Plantation. Couture for a Cause Escape to Treasure Island will be a meaningful and fun event, says Marvin Marcell, Honorary Chair of Couture for a Cause. We are thrilled to be hosting this benefi t in our newest water park, says Susie Goff, Event Chairman and Marketing Director for Sienna Plantation. The Resort at Sienna Springs was custom-designed with community events in mind, and we are delighted to donate the facility for such an important cause. The committee for Couture for a Cause Escape to Treasure Island is led by Honorary Chairs Marvin and Debbie Marcell and Michael and Molly Cooper. Event Chairs are Doug and Susie Goff and Dave and Christen Johnson. For tickets or event information, contact Sheree Prather with the American Cancer Society at 713-706-5635 or [email protected]

    By BARBARA FULENWIDERThe Fort Bend County Wa-

    ter Control & Improvement District No. 2 (WCID No. 2) has called a $37.9 million bond referendum for Novem-ber. When the district wants to borrow money it tends to up-set and anger some elected city offi cials and Mayor Leonard Scarcella.

    The mayors concern is that WCID No. 2s extension of its boundaries into Missouri City, Sugar Land and Houston may someday leave Stafford with-out enough water and with ma-jor debt.

    He said, WCID No. 2 is working with Sugar Land to sell them water, which leaves Stafford out, and is why weve taken the action weve taken.

    We have money in this budget to protect the water supply for Stafford in the com-ing decades. We have done this because we have no confi dence whatsoever that WCID No. 2 is

    concerned about the viability of Stafford.

    Sugar Land will be well fortifi ed, and Missouri City is working to take over all the water control in their city, and well be left with WCID No. 2 after everybody else cuts them off, Scarcella said.

    Staffords 2011 budget has $35,000 in it to determine our rights and our authority over how to best protect and control our water supply in the future and to get lawyers and experts to assess and give us a game plan for the best approach go-ing forward as far as the eye can see, the mayor said.

    What particularly worries the mayor is when the parts of Sugar Land, Missouri City and Houston that are now in WCID No. 2 no longer are, Stafford will be the lone customer and saddled with the districts debt.

    Stafford is 75 percent of the districts tax base, and, Scar-

    cella said, We have no con-trol and an obstinate and very unconcerned leadership there regarding Stafford. They nego-tiate with Sugar Land and Mis-souri City but they dont with Stafford.

    The water district is current-ly talking to Sugar Land about selling water. Its like these cities that are selling their air-ports, parks and freeways, Scarcella said. He named nu-merous towns in Fort Bend County that have secured their own water for now and the fu-ture.

    WCID No. 2 will be to-tally boxed in and amputated by whats providing water to Sugar Land, Missouri City and Houston. Then Stafford will have to assume all this debt and WCID No. 2 will be an amputated water district, the mayor said.

    Were going to be the odd man out and the one left to fend and fi ght with WCID No. 2.

    Sports for Charity hosted by Fort Bend Community Church partners with com-munity leaders and agencies to provide services to people undergoing hardships. This years main event is a Walk-a-thon and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8 a.m. at FBCC. Proceeds from the event will benefi t the new FBCC M68 fund, which is founded on the biblical scripture, Micah 6:8, To act justly and to love mercy and to humbly walk with your God. County Judge Bob He-bert, left and County Com-missioner James Patterson hold the banner for the event, while former Sugar Land Councilman and church member Daniel Wong is at far right, along with other church volunteers. For infor-mation contact, Lena Yang at 281-499-2131.

    Sports for charity

    Stafford mayor questions water districts bond election

    By SESHADRI KUMARSchools in Fort Bend ISD

    are good and they are getting better day by day, despite the lingering problem of state funding for education.

    That was the message from three chief executives of local school districts at the State of the Schools luncheon orga-nized by the education division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce at the Sugar Land Town Square Marriott on Sept. 10.

    Dr. Timothy Jenney, Fort Bend ISD superintendent, presented highlights of some of the exceptional results achieved by the district in the 2010 Academic Excellence In-dicator System.

    Of the 25 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills indi-cators used in the system, be-tween 2009 and 2010 FBISD showed an increase in 24 and the one indicator that did not show an increase remained the same at 99 percent.

    Addressing concerns about the quality of education, Jen-ney said the state will intro-duce a new test in 2012, called State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) which will be more rigorous

    than TAKS. STAAR will place greater

    emphasis on alignment to col-lege and career readiness and will have 12 end-of-course as-sessments rather than a grade-specifi c test covering four sub-ject areas.

    To demonstrate the point that even the existing TAKS stan-dards are very rigorous, Jen-ney turned the tables against the well educated, business men and women, profession-als, community leaders and elected offi cials and educators in the banquet hall, fi lled to ca-pacity.

    Jenney gave a sample of fi ve TAKS Test questions and asked the audience to answer. The answers were tabulated instantly from remote devices at each table. Suffi ce it to say that the audience did not pass the test with fl ying colors.

    (Three of the fi ve test ques-tions are given below and test yourself.)1. Francis, Leon, and Shelby are running for president of their schools student council. A random survey of 60 stu-dents was taken to determine whom they planned to vote for in the election. The results are shown in the table below.

    Based on the data in the table, which of the following is the best prediction of the number of students who will vote for Leon if 2500 students vote? A. 1208B. 292C. 916D. 550

    2. In which container is the substance unable to transfer heat by convection? (a) Chlorine, ( b) Air, (c) Wa-ter and (d) Aluminum.

    3. Which of these would cause the gravitational force be-tween earth and the sun to decrease? A. An increase in the length of a day on EarthB. An increase in the distance between Earth and the sunC. An increase in the number of planets orbiting the sunD. An increase in the masses of Earth and the sun.

    Texas schools to get STAAR in place of TAKS

    See TEST, Page 2

    Summer colors

  • Our behaviors defi ne us, said H.D. Chambers, superin-tendent of Stafford Municipal School District.

    Chambers proudly an-nounced that the Stafford MSD is a Recognized District. Additionally, the district will be lowering the total tax rate by 10 percent. Also, the num-ber of economically disadvan-taged children in the district is growing which is now at 64 percent, compared to 58 per-cent last year and 50 percent in 2006-07.

    SMSD is property wealthy under the states funding for-mula. That does not mean the students are wealthy.

    The district is offering in-creasing number of career paths. SMSD also offers dual language classes at KG level, offering English-Chinese and English-Vietnamese.

    He then spoke about the drop-out rates affecting all dis-tricts. The good news is that Fort Bend Countys drop-out rates are signifi cantly lower than all of Texas. Chambers

    provided a list of the com-munity outreach programs all the districts are involved in to decrease the drop-out rate even further. He encouraged the audience to participate in a Mentoring/Coaching con-ference set for Sept. 29 at the Stafford Center sponsored by ACHIEVE.

    Dr. Thomas Randle, super-intendent, Lamar CSD said, Whether it is our smallest student or our biggest athlete, we produce some of the fi nest students in the state.

    Lamar CISD has career and college facilitators at every high school. Its Project Lead the Way Engineering and Bio-medical Sciences programs of-fer students hands-on experi-ence and college-preparatory level classes, labs and creative exercises.

    Dr. Randle then discussed school fi nance and the impact of the HB 3646 that resulted from the 81st Legislative ses-sion. He reminded the audi-ence that any increase in prop-erty value does not benefi t the school districts as the addition-al tax revenue goes to the state coffers.

    Reducing the equity gap

    among various school districts, fl exibility in the mandatory student-teacher ratio in class rooms and restoring the ability of the local school districts to set their own tax rate are some of the issues that the Legisla-ture should look at the next session, he said.

    Jim Rice, Vice Chair of the Fort Bend Chamber of Com-merces Education Division commented, Continued strong attendance from our commu-nity business leaders, elected offi cials and our citizens dem-onstrate that our communities are invested in the success of our local school districts.

    The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Education Division will present School Finance 101 on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 a.m. at the Fort Bend Cham-ber of Commerce. The speaker will be school fi nance expert David Thompson III, a partner in the fi rm Thompson & Hor-ton LLP. Make reservations at www.FortBendChamber.com, email [email protected] or call 281-491-0216.

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    Jim Rice, left, Fort Bend ISD trustee and chair of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Education Division, LCISD Superintendent Thomas Randle, Chamber President Bridget Yeung, FBISD Superintendent Timothy Jenney and Stafford MSD Superintendent H.D. Chambers.

    TestFrom Page 1

    (The answers are 916, air and an increase in the dis-tance between Earth and the sun.)

    Fort Bend Baptist Acad-emy started a new tradition at their opening scrimmage this year: Relay for Life - Battle at the Bend.

    As the Eagles squared off against Cypress Christian for gridiron action, fans from both teams generously donat-ed over $2,800 to benefi t the American Cancer Society.

    The brainchild of Head Football Coach Bruce Lane,

    he was eager to partner with the Cancer Society as a way to benefi t our community and kick off another successful football season.

    Though he has been in-volved in similar events at his previous school in Geor-gia, Coach Lane stated, This years event raised more mon-ey for cancer than any other event I have been involved with at a school.

    Margaret Ray, Community Manager for the Gulf Coast Region of the American Can-cer Society, was enthusiastic about the evenings success, You all did a fantastic job, and have a very generous stu-dent body, faculty, and par-ents.

    Plans are already underway to host a basketball event to benefi t a community charity this winter.

    Fort Bend Baptist Academy geography teacher Jill Ebarb, a cancer survivor, was the honorary team captain for the game.

    FBBA supports American Cancer Society

    Del Webb, the leading builder of active adult com-munities in the nation, has started construction of the sales pavilion at US 59 and FM 762/Thompson Road. Pre-sales for the 1,500-unit community will start in early 2011 with information now available at delwebb.com for prospective buyers

    The 8,000-square-foot pa-vilion will serve as the central point of information for active adult buyers looking for a new

    home in a community with an active lifestyle. Alongside the sales pavilion will be nine fully-decorated home models that feature single-story plans ranging from 1,500-2,500 square feet.

    Del Webb in Houston, which is located in the city of Richmond about 25 miles south of downtown Houston, will include approximately 1,500 homes on more than 500 acres, with a much-an-ticipated multi-million dol-

    lar, state-of-the-art amenity center with indoor and out-door pools, fi tness center, new walking trails, outdoor pavilion with fi shing pier, and other amenities.

    The amenity center is planned to include many of the resort-style amenities Del Webb communities are known for across America.

    For more information about Del Webb in Houston, visit www.delwebb.com/houston or call 866-267-1703.

    Del Webb builds sales pavilion

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    Fort Bend Goes to theFall Design MarketHouston Design Center

    Wed., Oct. 13 l 9:30am-1:30pmBus Tours l $40

    Vineyard StyleSpecial Guest: Torie Halbert,

    Season 4 of HGTVs Design StarFri., Oct. 15 l 11:30am-1:30pm l $40

    International Risotto FestivalHouston Design Center

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    Art Gallery Showing withKathy Womack in Riverstone

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    Women & Wine art dinner with Kathy Womack

    Aura RestaurantMon., Oct. 18 l 6:30pm l $75

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  • SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 3

    Community news

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    Built in 2006 Perry home. 1 story 4 bedrooms and study. Seller paying 1% towards buyers closing costs and reduced to $190,000. Culdesac on private lot.

    NEW LISTINGFIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND! Adorable 1-story home on cul de sac street. No neighbors behind you! 3 bedrooms & study or formal living. Open fl oor plan. Detached garage! Priced below market at $210,000.

    CUSTOM SHOW CASE HOME! Over 4300sqft 5 bed-rooms 4 baths & 1/2 bath. Study and gameroom. Private culdesac lot. Thousands in upgrades! Designer Decor thru out the home. Gourmet island kitchen & more! Rare fi nd! Hurry priced to go fast under $475K.

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    Riverstone. Pool, Spa, Waterfall. Built 2003. Trend-maker beauty. Over 4,700 sqft. 5 BR 4.5 baths. 3 car, 2 masters. Rare fi nd on huge oversized cul de sac lot. No neighbors next to you. Upgrades ga-lore. Zoned to Clements. Priced in the $500s.

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    This position will perform duties such as repair and maintain the Citys water and sewer system. Responsible for fi eld assessment; service connects and disconnects; minor valve and manhole maintenance; cleaning and televising sewer lines; will respond to initial customer complaints relating to water and sewer service requests while maintaining good public relations, as well as other duties. Requires a high school diploma or a GED certifi cate. Valid Class C Texas Drivers License. TCEQ Class C distribution license desired or should be obtained within 2 years of employment. Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 1, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.Salary: $13.97 - $16.07 / hour Resumes submitted without a City of Sugar Land application or applications submitted after the deadline date will not be considered. Please visit our website at www.sugarlandtx.gov for more details and to apply online. Fax: (281) 275-2712.

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    Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond, will pres-ent its 9th Annual Salute to Fort Bend, A Tapestry of the Past, Present and Future.

    The gala will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m to 10:30 pm. The benefi ciary of this years Salute is the Mamie George Community Center, a program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The honorees of this years event are County Judge Bob and Pat Hebert, the Honorable Glenn and Dara Hegar, and Gene and Pat Reed. A special honoree presentation will be made by the First Family of Taekwondo and United States Olympic Coach Jean Lopez.

    Ten years ago, Allison Wen, owner and general manager of Safari Texas Ballroom at Safari Texas Ranch, made the decision that, to give back to the Fort Bend community, Sa-fari Texas would underwrite

    one fundraiser each year in a Salute to Fort Bend, with the recipient of the funds raised to be decided by each years committee.

    The benefi ciary of the fi rst Salute, in 2002, was the new Cinco Ranch Branch Library. The second Salute, in 2003, raised funds for the Fort Bend CORPS.

    The third year, 2004, the committee decided to incor-porate recognition and assis-tance for working with the future of our county our youth, so funds raised went to Boy Scout programs in Fort Bend County.

    In 2005, the Salutes Cook-ie Diva Gala raised funds for Girl Scout programs in Fort Bend County, and in 2006, the Salutes DreamBuilders was very successful in raising and bringing in both funds and extra baby/child necessi-ties for Casa de Esperanza de los Nios programs in Fort

    Bend County. The 2007 Salutes Spirit

    of Caring raised funds for Common Threads (LCISD) and Shared Dreams (FBISD). Last year, the Salutes Com-munity Connection benefi ted Volunteer Fort Bend.

    Allison and Cassandra Wen have shown extraordinary generosity in committing to underwriting a fundraiser to assist a Fort Bend organiza-tion each year, and that is of great benefi t to the Fort Bend community.

    The Wens, the Safari Texas Ranch staff, and the event committee work very hard to make the event a success, and each year the Salute becomes one to top the following year. For more information about sponsorships or tickets, contact Dee Koch at 281-980-2909 or [email protected], or Joyce Kennerly at 713-385-5592.

    Voter registration deadline is Oct. 4

    Monday, October 4, is the last day for a Fort Bend Coun-ty resident to register to vote for the November 2, General Election.

    According to Fort Bend County Election Administra-tor, John Oldham, new vot-ers may register in person at the Election offi ce located in the Rosenberg Annex on 4520 Reading Road. Voters may also register by mail us-ing forms readily available at all post offi ces, city halls, and libraries in Fort Bend County. The registration form may also be downloaded from the Countys Election website www.fortbendvotes.org.

    Voters may also verify that their registration is current from the elections website. Voters who have moved may update their address via the web site or by completing the offi cial registration form. Forms are accepted by mail, but must be postmarked by October 4.

    In order to register a person must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Fort Bend County and be 18 by elec-tion day. There are presently 306,558 registered voters in Fort Bend County.

    VOCATIONAL NURSES. Wharton County Junior College announced the recent graduation of 22 students from the Wharton Licensed Vocational Nursing Certifi cate Program. The graduates include (left-to-right) front row: Chelsea Hale of Brazoria, LaKisha Brown of San Felipe, Danielle Taillon of Richmond, Brandi Jones of Bay City, Marie McComb of El Campo, Linda DeLaPena of El Campo, Erliz Maldonado of Rosenberg, Kimberly Mamora of Stafford, Jenna Almanzar of El Campo. Gradu-ates pictured (left to right) back row: Tamara Washington of Wharton, Regina Maddox of Wadsworth, Vivian Chavez of Bay City; Larod Jefferson of Wharton, Tiffany Simmons of Richmond, Grisel Contreras of Wharton, Camilla Leal of El Campo. Not pictured are: Krystle Bremberry of Richmond, Alara Brumaghin of Bay City, Stella Dabiri of Houston, Margret Molade of Rich-mond, Karen Taylor of Simonton, Griselda Vasquez of Boling. As part of the graduation ceremony, students received special awards. The Excellence Award in Nursing was presented to Tiffany Simmons and Griselda Vasquez. Prior to graduation, students successfully completed one year of intensive study to prepare them to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Exam. Upon receiving their Vocational Nursing license, they will practice the art and science of nursing as a licensed vocational nurse in many areas of their local communities. Applications for the 2011 fall class will be accepted through March 31, 2011. For information, contact WCJCs vocational nursing program at 979-532-6393.

    Sugar Land Police Chief Doug Brinkley was the Fort Bend Rotary Clubs speaker for their Sept. 15 inaugural meeting at their new loca-tion, the Hilton Garden Inn on Highway 6.

    Brinkley engaged and sur-prised the group by discreetly having an offi cer walk around each vehicle in the parking lot making notes of the make, model and color of each ve-hicle and what personal items were visible inside the ve-hicle.

    Many of the Club members were surprised when from the podium Brinkley asked who drove a particular vehicle and then proceeded to tell them what personal items they had left within plain view for a criminal to see.

    Several members had left cell phones, GPS systems or packages within view. It was

    an eye opener for many. He pointed out that not only will you lose the personal item to a criminal and how quickly it can be done, but maybe even more importantly the cost associated with the damage done to the vehicle itself.

    Brinkley also talked to the Club about ePolicing, which is a program any Sugar Land resident can sign-up for to re-ceive daily email reports re-garding any occurrence that happens in their neighbor-hood.

    To learn more about ePolic-ing or to sign-up go to http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/police/epolicing/index.asp.

    Sugar Land is one of the safest cities in the state, but Brinkley asks that all Sugar Land residents please be mindful of your own safety.

    Dont leave personal items in your car; park your cars in

    your garage with the alarms set and the garage doors down. He also points out that when you get out of your car to pump gas you should try to pump gas during daylight hours.

    In addition, you should lock the doors; there have been in-stances where someone will drive-up beside a vehicle and grab a purse from the pas-senger side while the victim pumps gas.

    Brinkley says that the near-er we get to the holidays the more the criminals will be looking for easy opportuni-ties.

    The Fort Bend Rotary Club invites you to visit with them at the Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. The guest speaker for Wednesday, Sept. 22 will be Wayne Dolcefi no, Channel 13s investigative reporter.

    Sugar Land Police Chief promotes e-policing at Rotary meeting

    Safari Texas Salute to Fort Bend

    Grapes On The Brazos returns to the Fort Bend County Fair For the third year, Grapes on the Brazos is bringing its high-styled wine event to the Fort Bend

    County Fair. Serving with Texas-sized hospitality, Grapes on the Brazos allows fair-goers to explore a variety of wines at an affordable cost. The Grapes on the Brazos Wine Room will be located in Building W, where guests can learn about and taste the featured wines in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Gift items, wine-infused jellies, appetizers from various local vendors, and souvenir gift glasses will also be for sale. All proceeds contribute to scholarships and other educational opportunities for the youth of Fort Bend County. Visit the Fort Bend County Fair website at www.fbcfa.org .

  • By THOMAS J. PARR, M.D. You want your children to

    be active kids. It helps them establish healthy lifestyles. It encourages them to try new things and to develop self-confi dence.

    But sometimes, active kids do try things which dont al-ways work out too well, and they can end up with a broken bone.

    While this is a normal part of childhood, for fi rst-time fracture parents, it can be quite unnerving.

    Knowing in advance about what to do when a child does break a bone will help you overcome those fi rst minutes of anxiety and will reassure your son or daughter that he or she will be OK again soon.

    First assess the nature of the injury and how it hap-pened. Do your best to remain calm if you learn your child was doing something not so bright like using the dog to pull him down the sidewalk, off the curb, and into street on a skateboard, or trying to learn how to skydive out of a tree. Yes, those are indeed two examples of real cases in my offi ce over the years!

    Once you know what hap-pened, you need to know what hit the ground fi rst.

    As long as it was not the head, the neck, or the back, and as long as you are not looking at a lot of blood, you probably do not need to be calling 911 on your cell phone.

    If you need to move your child to a safer place at this point (out of the street, for ex-ample), you can.

    Given the choice between a fracture and a sprain, as-sume your childs injury is a fracture. That is because chil-drens ligaments are stronger than their growing bones.

    Use a little imagination about what is available to make a splint. A rolled maga-

    zine and tape work well. Oth-er options might be things like a small pillow and a belt or an ace wrap around a couple of clean long-handled kitchen spoons. Getting a make-do splint on your child is the fi rst step and will make him feel a little more comfortable.

    As soon as you can, elevate the injured limb to a level above the heart and apply an ice pack (but not directly onto the skin). This will make your child a little more com-fortable because it will reduce the throbbing; but more im-portantly, it will help decrease swelling which could lead to more serious potential com-plications.

    If there is a cut or break in the skin near the fracture or if the bone end has punctured through the skin, just cover the area with moist clean cloth and seek medical attention immediately. An orthopedic surgeon will need to treat an open fracture like this in the operating room under sterile conditions as soon as possible to prevent infection.

    Each doctor has a preferred way of handling non-life threatening emergencies, so knowing what your doctor wants in advance will be help-ful. Personally, I encourage my patients to call the offi ce directly, even if after hours, because doing so can often save them both time and mon-ey. If nothing else, I can call around to fi nd which emer-

    gency room has the shortest wait time, and sometimes I can have x-ray orders already waiting when they get there.

    If the fracture is not badly displaced and if there is no numbness or tingling, it is usually appropriate to wait 3-5 days before applying a cast. This will allow time for swelling to go down, thus reducing the chances for a delayed emergency complica-tion once the cast is on.

    A recent study done at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada has intro-duced the idea that for some childrens fractures, especially wrist fractures, a splint might be just as effective a method of treatment as a cast. If this is a possibility for your childs injury, it defi nitely would make bathing easier, espe-cially for a young child. An-other option might be to get a water-safe cast, made with a cast lining material such as goretex. Insurance will not pay for the extra cost, but the convenience certainly might be worth the extra money.

    With childrens fractures, the bones are still growing, and a large number of childrens fractures involve the growth plate located at the ends of the bones. It is important to diagnose fractures of the growth plate, but not to over-treat them. However, growth plate fractures do need to be checked every few months by your orthopedic surgeon to be sure the bone is continuing to grow properly. It is important to catch and to treat any bone growth deformity as soon as possible. Dont assume your child is doing fi ne and decide to skip these periodic growth plate injury check ups.

    Dr. Thomas Parr, an ortho-pedic surgeon in Sugar Land, can be reached at 281-491-7111.Visit www.tomparrmd.net for more information.

    By JANICE SCANLANIt took several years.

    When something happens slowly, its impact isnt as noticed.

    So walking up to my of-fi ce the day after cataract surgery in the very early morning I was stunned by the blue sky over the trees on the western horizon. I stood transfi xed before the window and just drank in the color.

    The anesthesiologist had told me the day of surgery I would be amazed by the colors, but you wear an eye patch that day and only re-move it briefl y to apply eye drops.

    Even after removing the patch the next morning it was still dawns early light downstairs with the trees and angle of the sun fi lter-ing the light. So that intense and deep blue were indeed a startling sight . . . and one I could not have imagined.

    John was still asleep so I had to wait to tell him. A couple of years prior, he had had much more serious eye surgery, not always the type you see the next day . . . and what you begin to see often happens over time and sometimes comes and goes.

    His fi rst experience of color was opening our front door into the courtyard

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    By RUSSELL C. JONESLast week the Sugar Land

    City Council met with the state senators representing Fort Bend County to discuss the citys agenda for next years legisla-tive session.

    Many thanks to Senators He-gar and Huffman for taking the time to hear the concerns of lo-cal government. Representa-tive-elect Reynolds from west Fort Bend also attended and promised his support.

    For the past eight years the City Council has regularly ad-opted an agenda to guide the city staff and the Council itself to put a uniform face on its re-quests for assistance in Austin.

    As the city has grown, inter-action with the state has become an ever greater concern. The ef-fort has paid off, and Sugar Land has seen its infl uence grow dur-ing each biennium.

    High on the list of successes has been the effort to acquire the land currently occupied by the Central Prison Unit. As the city has built out, it has become apparent that the citys business sector must expand in order to keep taxes low for residents. The problem is that Sugar Land has relatively little land still available for business uses.

    The Sugar Land Industrial Park has only a small amount of unoccupied land left.

    Most of the area around the intersection of US 59 and Uni-versity Blvd. is expected to become residential. Although other isolated areas of potential business development still exist, long-term plans are needed now. That is where the Central Prison Unit comes in.

    The prison is one of the oldest in the states system. Signifi cant upgrades are required to comply with modern standards, and the land itself is far more valuable to the state if it is sold, rather than

    retained as a prison. When it was built, the unit

    was far out in the country away from populated areas. With the growth of the Houston area, and Sugar Land in particular, the state could replace the prison on less expensive land.

    The Legislature apparently agrees and in 2007 initiated a feasibility study to determine the best use of the land. In 2009 it followed up and authorized the city to purchase a small part of the property currently housing prison guards.

    In the coming session, the city is pressing its plan for the relocation of the facility and to allow the city to acquire a por-tion of the property for the Sug-ar Land Regional Airport. The remainder of the land would be owned and developed in partner-ship with the private sector as a business park.

    The city would have a new large area for business growth, with the ultimate result of keep-ing taxes low for residents.

    In anticipation of successes in the Legislature, requests for statements of interest will go out this month to fi nd a private de-veloper partner for the proposed business park. Already under-way is in an environmental study being completed by the aviation

    division of TxDot. An appraisal is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

    Also planned for this session is legislation which would give Fort Bend County representa-tion on the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority.

    GCWA is a governmental unit based in Galveston County which controls the water rights of Oyster Creek and other area waterways.

    Fort Bend customers already account for nearly 23% of GCWAs total water contracts. Agreements were reached with the authority back in 1996 for the addition of a Fort Bend rep-resentative to the board, but leg-islative action is required.

    Perhaps the most important objective of the citys legislative agenda is opposition to unfunded mandates imposed by the state. Legislators are already forecast-ing a $18 billion budget defi cit for the coming biennium.

    A substantial part of that defi cit in turn refl ects unfunded mandates from the federal gov-ernment. Whatever the source, it can be expected that the legis-lature will do what it can to pass along the costs of government to municipalities and counties, without providing any method for local governments to pay for them.

    Avoiding unfunded mandates is the best reason for maintain-ing good relationships with the areas legislators.

    They need to hear from the City Council as it attempts to provide police, fi re, water, trash pickup and other critical servic-es to its taxpayers. Just as im-portantly, they need to hear from the taxpayers themselves.

    Jones is a member of the Sug-ar Land City Council, having been fi rst elected in 2003. He owns a law fi rm and a title insur-ance company in Sugar Land.

    The View from Sugar Land

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    Musings: Gorillas in the mist

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    Meeting with the legislators

    Her spouse can hardly be-lieve her. Well, its happened to me as well. Then, theres the sharpness of more distant objects. I cant wait to see some really colorful birds, but many are molting right now so they are in the bird equivalent of a bad hair day.

    When I fi rst saw the blue sky, I put my hand over my new eye and experienced the difference with my old eye, which is not as bad as the surgery eye was. How-ever, the difference is re-markable. John tells me his Fuchs Dystrophy group calls this switching viewing eyes the Fuchs Shuffl e. So Im shuffl ing now.

    And to think only two days before surgery driving to my client in Bellville that my vi-sion was such that I didnt know how much was morn-ing mist and how much was me, but I slowed down just to be safer. I apologized for being a little late and made a joke of my gorillas in the mist eyesight.

    However, Im already starting to take my new vi-sion for granted. I hope I can continue to remember the awe and appreciation I feel now for losing my gorillas in the mist vision.

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    and being mesmerized by the green. He was sure the friend dropping off a pack-age thought he was drunk . . . he couldnt quit looking at the green and was too awed to make conversation.

    I waited for more light and went to look at the courtyard, but I suppose its the fi rst time you experience color that is your most intense.

    Later that day driving back from my doctors visit and lunch in Bellaire, I had my next experience driving along a tree-lined boulevard. It was not just the green of the trees, but how 3-D they were in the distance.

    My friend Jo Ann tells me after her cataract surgery her depth perception and the di-mensionality of objects and HDTV are amazing.

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    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on JUNE 29, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #07-DCV-156884 in favor of the Plaintiff QUAIL GREEN WEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $3,872.02 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on AUGUST 10th, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -CLIFTON I. HOWARD AND CYNTHIS J. HOWARD, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 04, IN BLOCK 06, OF QUAIL GREEN WEST, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 56, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 2019 RETRIEVER LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489.Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on JULY 7, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #07-DCV-156898 in favor of the Plaintiff HUNTERS GLEN SECTION IV ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $4,358.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on AUGUST 26, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JULIANA L. JEREMY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 03 BLOCK 07 OF HUNTERS GLEN, SECTION IV, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 26, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 2318 EDGEDALE DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489

    Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on JULY 21, 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #07-DCV-160640 in favor of the Plaintiff THE VICKSBURG COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $4,107.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on AUGUST 10, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JULIANA L. JEREMY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 41 BLOCK 01, REPLAT OF VICKSBURG, THE VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 644/B AND 645/A&B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 2634 CUMBERLAND DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 2ND, 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #08-DCV-167742 in favor of the Plaintiff QUAIL BRIDGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $2,627.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on AUGUST 23, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JULIANA L. JEREMY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEING THE SOUTHERLY PORTION OF LOT FOURTEEN, BLOCK THREE OF QUAIL BRIDGE, SECTION TWO, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 25, PAGE 15, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AND BEING A REPLAT OF RIDGEMONT SECTION FIVE LOCATED IN THE J POINTEVENT SURVEY ABSTRACT NO. 305 AND THE J POINTVENT SURVEY ABSTRACT NO. 513, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ALSO KNOWN AS 16412 MONTE CARLO LANE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77053

    Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 31, 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-170139 in favor of the Plaintiff SIENNA PLANTATION RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $6,507.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -NICHOLAS A. NGWA, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 01, IN BLOCK 10, OF SIENNA VILLAGE OF ANDERSON SPRINGS, SECTION 5A (5A), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 5722 SONOMA RIDGE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459

    Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 2ND, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-171961 in favor of the Plaintiff QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff , for the sum of $5,400.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on AUGUST 26, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -DWIGHT ANDRE SEAN ONEAL JONES had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 28, IN BLOCK 3, OF QUAIL VALLEY SUBDIVISION THUNDERBIRD PATIO HOMES, SECTION 1, REPLAT, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 19, PAGE 6, FILM CODE NO. OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2831 BURNING TREE LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459.Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-173086 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $6,785.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on AUGUST 19th, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - KATINA M. DEVAUGHN, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 6, IN BLOCK 3, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2477/A OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 3202 VILLAGE POND LANE, FRESNO TEXAS 77545.

    Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-174699 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $7,135.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on AUGUST 19th, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - CLYDE D. LEWIS II, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 22, IN BLOCK 1, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 6, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED UNDER PLAT NO. 20060249 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 2923 ACACIA FAIR LANE, FRESNO TEXAS 77545.

    Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-175140 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $6,493.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on AUGUST19th, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - ADRIANA M. BELISLE AND RICHARD LAMBERT, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 44, IN BLOCK 4, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO.2459/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS 3222 FARRELL HILL STREET, FRESNO, TEXAS 77545.

    Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-175168 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $5,601.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on AUGUST 20th, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - ADRIANA M. BELISLE AND RICHARD LAMBERT, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 1, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO.2438/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS..

    Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

    RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 2By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #06-DCV-148247 In favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND COUNTY & ET AL Plaintiff , for the sum of $8,282.85+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - JOE P. MENDOZA & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.

    LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 2300000020400907 CPC: R58554 LOTS 4 AND 5, IN BLOCK 2 OF BROWNING SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 360, PAGE 389 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $15,070.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-164345 In favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND COUNTY & ET AL Plaintiff , for the sum of $4,880.67+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - BELAL KAROUM & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 7559020060120 CPC: 19301020060120 LOT 12, IN BLOCK 6 OF SUGAR GROVE, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO. 2406/A OF PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (ACCOUNT NUMBER 7559020060120907/7559020060120)ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $133,400.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-170183 in favor of the Plaintiff WATERSIDE ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $6,215.90 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 17TH day of AUGUST, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - LISA BRADLEY, DERON BRADLEY AND JAY RODRIGUEZ had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT SIXTY-FIVE (65), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF WATERSIDE VILLAGE, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS.2098/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 4926 TAYLOR LAKE COURT, RICHMOND, TEXAS 77407. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $294,970.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-171025 In favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL Plaintiff , for the sum of $160,976.95+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - CENTAMARK LUXURY HOMES LTD. & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: LOT ELEVEN (11) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040010110907/ 4755040010110)

    TRACT 2: LOT TWELVE (12) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040010120907/ 4755040010120)

    TRACT 3: LOT EIGHTEEN (18) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT

    RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (475504001010180907/ 4755040010180)

    TRACT 4: LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK THREE (3) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040030110907/ 4755040030010) TRACT 5: LOT FOUR (4) IN BLOCK THREE (3) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040030040907/ 4755040030040)

    TRACT 6: LOT SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040040070907/ 4755040040070)

    TRACT 7: LOT TWENTY (20) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040040200907/ 4755040402200)

    TRACT 8: LOT TWENTY-ONE (21) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERKS FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040040210907/ 4755040040210)

    ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $2,252,830.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-171028 In favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL Plaintiff , for the sum of $2,614.55+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - PAUL UTOM OGOR & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: CPC: 5035030020340/ 5035030020340907 LOT 34, IN BLOCK 2 OF PARTIAL REPLAT OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION THREE, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO(S) 1124/A OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRACT 2: CPC: 5035030020390/ 5035030020390907 LOT THIRTY-NINE (39), IN BLOCK TWO (2), AMENDED PLAT OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION THREE (3) A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN CLERKS SLIDE NO. 678/A PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $113,970.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-171224 in favor of the Plaintiff KELLIWOOD FUND, INC., Plaintiff , for the sum of $4,460.44+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 19TH day of AUGUST, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - ELVIS L. SHAW AND MARIA SOUTHHALL-SHAW had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT SEVEN (7), IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF KELLIWOOD GREENS, SECTION ONE (1), REPLAT OF WILLOW FORK, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NOS.1021/B AND 1022/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $341,650.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-171749 in favor of the Plaintiff BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff , for the sum of $9,697.50 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of AUGUST, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - DARIUS JUDE LIVER had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT TWO (2), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF LAKESHORE AT BRIGHTWATER SUBDIVISION, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS.1042/A AND 1042/B AND AMENDED BY 1085/A AND 1085/B, ALL OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $294,970.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-173607 in favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 24 & ET AL Plaintiff , for the sum of $10,280.43+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - BRANDY WILLIAMS & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1:GEO: 8944080020080 CPC: 8944080020080 LOT EIGHT (8), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 8, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NUMBER 20050243 OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $145,040.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALENOTICE OF LEVY

    Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #05-DCV-146183 In favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND COUNTY & ET AL Plaintiff , for the sum of $4,307.65 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -KIM SESSUM & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 0064000004061907 CPC: R36908 ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT ORM PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 0.158 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN THE WILLIAM NEAL SURVEY, ABSTRACT 64, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN THE WARRANTY DEED FROM LYDIA PICKETT TO KIM SESSUM, DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERKS FILE NO. 9432391 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF REAL PROPERTY IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS .ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $5,070.00Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

    ROB COOK , CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3By JUAN DIAZDeputy Constable #1306

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 for Riverway Estates Sec. 1, Partial Replat No. 1, Pct. 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed partial replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Joyce Owens with Owens Management Systems at 713-643-6333 for information prior to the hearing.Submitted by,Dianne WilsonFort Bend County Clerk

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffi c control plan for Jessie Parker Road, Pct. 3.

    The hearing will be held in the Commis-sioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to at-tend and state your approval or objec-tion on this matter.

    Submitted by,Dianne WilsonFort Bend County Clerk

    CONSTABLESNOTICE OF SALE

    Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 240th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on July 19, 2010 in cause numbered 08DCV168243 styled NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. Edwin Montoya, in which a judgment was rendered on March 20, 2009 in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSO-CIATION, INC. for the sum of TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SEVEN DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($2707.00); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ.I have levied upon the below listed property on AUGUST 31, 2010 and will on OCTOBER 5,2010 Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest EDWIN MONTOYA to and in the following described Real PropertyLOT FORTY-THREE (43) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF NEW TERRITORY PARCEL SF-35 AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1463/A AND 1463/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS 822 FEATHERBROOK, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77479The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff , and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof.LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE RICHMOND, TX 77469DATE: October 5, 2010TIME: APPROX. 10:00 amBY: Deputy Steele

    TROY E NEHLSConstable Pct. 4

    Fort Bend County, Texas

    CONSTABLESNOTICE OF SALE

    Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the clerk of the 190TH District Court of HARRIS County, Texas on JULY 9, 2010 in cause numbered 2009-63908 styled AMERICAN BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLY CO, INC. vs. CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION CO, INC AND LONG T. CHAU JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY, in which a judgment was rendered on MAR 9, 2010 in favor of AMERICAN BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLY, CO. INC, for the sum of ONE-HUNDRED-SEVENTY THOUSAND SEVENTY THREE DOLLARS AND SEVENTY NINE CENTS (170,073.79)Dollars; plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ.I have levied upon the below listed property on AUG 23 , 2010 and will on OCT 5 2010, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Rights, Title, and Interest of LONG T. CHAU in the following described Real PropertyTHE SURFACE ESTATE ONLY OF A 9.5205 ACRES, BEING LOTS THIRTY-SIX (36),THIRTY-EIGHT(38), AND FORTY-TWO (42) OF OYSTER CREEK FARMS, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AND RECORDED UNDER FILE NUMBER 9681585 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of AMERICAN BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLY,. INC. .Plaintiff , and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof.LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469DATE: OCT 5, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 amBY: SGT. M KUTACH

    TROY E NEHLSConstable Pct. 4

    Fort Bend County, Texas

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    AUTOMOBILE: Mazda 3 The eighth annual Taste of Sugar Land will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464. Doors open at 4 p.m. for an auction preview and at 5 p.m. the ballroom doors swing open for continuous tasting, entertainment, silent and live auctions. More than 15 of the most popular area restau-rants will be serving up their best epicurean delights. Proceeds will benefi t the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and Fort Bend Family Promise. The Taste is hosted by members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church, Sugar Land. For ticket and event information, call 281-240-3195.

    Holy Family Church locat-ed at 1510 Fifth St., Missouri City, will hold its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Raffl e tickets are $2 each or a book of 6 for $10 and you could win one of the 10 exciting prizes. There will be lots of rides and games. A variety of food will be served (breakfast tacos, BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, fajitas, Indian food, Filipino food, turkey legs, nachos, corn-on-the-cob, etc). Park-ing is free. For more infor-mation contact Fall Festival Co-Chairs Connie or Ruben Govea at 281-438-2629 or cell - 832-247-7801.

    THE STATE OF TEXASCITATION BY PUBLICATION

    TO: DARRELL FRANCOISNOTICE:You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not fi le a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation, same being October 11, 2010 a default judgment may be taken against you. Said answer may be fi le d by mailing same to: District Clerks Offi ce, 301 Jackson, Richmond, Texas 77469, or by bringing it to the offi ce. Our street address is 401 Jackson Street. We are located on the fi rst fl oor of the courthouse building. The case is presently pending before the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was fi led on November 06, 2009. It bears cause number 09-DCV-176281 and is styled: The Bank Of New York Mellon Fka The Bank Of New York As Trustee For The Certifi cate holders Of CWABS 2004-05 V. Robert Francois, Jr., Jacquelyn Francois Lockett And Darrell Francois In Re: 8611 Quail Burg Lane, Missouri City, Texas 77489The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is:MARK G TORABI; J. MICHAEL LYTLEBARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL LLP15000 SURVEYOR BLVD SUITE 100ADDISON TX 75001; ATTORNEY AT LAW2116 THOMPSON HWY STE 116RICHMOND TX 77469972-386-5040; (281) 342-9119The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit:PLAINTIFF THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF CWABS 2004-05, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS BY AND THROUGH ITS ATTORNEY OF RECORD, MARK G. TORABI OF BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL, LLP, 15000 SURVEYOR BLVD., ADDISON, TEXAS 75001, 972-386-5040, BROUGHT SUIT AGAINST DEFENDANTS ROBERT FRANCOIS, JR., JACQUELYN FRANCOIS LOCKETT AND DARRELL FRANCOIS, TO ENFORCE ITS SECURITY INTEREST RESERVED TO PLAINTIFF AS MORTGAGEE IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8611 QUAIL BURG LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489 AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT THREE (3), IN BLOCK TWO (2), OF QUAIL GLEN, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 21, PAGE 16 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.If this Citation is not served, it shall be returned unserved. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, at Richmond, Texas on this the 24th day of August, 2010.

    DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTTFort Bend County, Texas

    Deputy District Clerk Sarah Storts281-633-7635

    Band nightFort Bend ISD will pres-

    ent an evening of competi-tive marching exhibitions during its annual Band Night on Monday, Oct. 4 at Mer-cer Stadium (16403 Lexing-ton Blvd. in Sugar Land) at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8:45 p.m. Seating will be on the home side only. Admission is free and concessions will be served. Band Night al-lows parents and patrons to enjoy the outstanding talents of some of FBISDs fi nest young musicians. Band Night will feature the districts 11 high school band and dance teams performing their com-petition shows for the upcom-ing University Interscholastic League Marching Contest, which will be held Oct. 14.

    Fall festival

    Taste of Sugar Land

    No.10-CCV-042391IN THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NUMBER TWO (2) OF

    FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

    FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS V

    WILLIE M. FLORA, PAMELA EDWARDS, RACHAEL EDWARDS, MARY E. JACKSON, VERNA THOMPSON, VICKIE GREEN,

    MICHAEL ROBBINS, KENNETH PITTMAN, LONNIE JONES, CLIFFORD THOMAS, LAWRENCE J. KELLEY, JR., CARLA THOMAS, BEVERLY J. THOMAS a/k/a BEVERLY CHILDS,

    BEATRICE KELLEY, ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE AND HARRIET SMITH, AND ALL UNKNOWN

    PROPERTY OWNERS/OR LIEN HOLDERS, et al.

    BRIEF ON CITATION BY PUBLICATION.In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas:Notice is hereby given to the following Defendants:To: All Unknown Heirs of the Estate of George and Harriet

    Smith and all unknown property owners and/or lien holders, hereafter called Defendants whose residence, address and whereabouts are unknown, and if deceased, legally incapacitated or dissolved, the unknown heirs, devisees, successors and legal representatives, and unknown spouse or spouses, each and all of whose residences, addresses and whereabouts are unknown, and if they are deceased, legally incapacitated or dissolved, their unknown heirs, devisees, successors and legal representatives.

    You are commanded to appear before the Special Commissioners appointed by the Judge of the Fort Bend County Civil Court at Law Number Two (2) on October 20, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fort Bend County Attorneys Conference Room, 301 Jackson St., Suite 728, Richmond, Texas 77469, who shall then and there assess the value of the property belonging to Defendants which are sought to be condemned by Plaintiff , Cause No. 10-CCV-042391 styled Fort Bend County, Texas v. Willie M. Flora, Pamela Edwards, Mary E. Jackson, Verna Thompson, Vickie Green, Michael Robbins, Kenneth Pittman, Lonnie Jones, Cliff ord Thomas, Lawrence J. Kelley, Jr., Carla Thomas, Beverly J. Thomas a/k/a Beverly Childs, Beatrice Kelley, All Unknown Heirs of the Estate of George and Harriet Smith, and All Unknown Porperty Owners and/or Lien Holders, Fort Bend County, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District and City of Richmond are Defendants. The First Amended Original Statement and Petition for Condemnation fi led on July 30, 2010 discloses that the nature of the suit is a condemnation case. Plaintiff seeks fee title to 0.145 acre of land more particularly described in the attached Exhibit A of Plaintiff s First Amended Original Statement.

    Attorneys for Plaintiff are Fort Bend County Assistant County Attorneys, William H. Bill Vidor and Joe W. Cox, 301 Jackson Street, Suite 728, Richmond, Texas 77469.

    Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court in the City of Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, on the 8th day of September, 2010.

    Dianne Wilson, Clerk of Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469.

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 for replat of Firethorne Section 19 and Firethorne Section 20, Partial Replat No. 1, Pct. 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas.Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the pro-posed replat. Should you wish to exer-cise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may con-tact Janet Baccus with Jones & Carter Inc. at 713-777-5337 for information prior to the hearing.Submitted by,Dianne WilsonFort Bend County Clerk

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hear-ing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 for replat of Shops at Grand Parkway Partial Replat No. 2, Pct. 3. The hearing will be held in the Commission-ers Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas.Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the pro-posed replat. Should you wish to exer-cise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Amanda White with South Texas Survey-ing Associates Inc. at 281-556-6918 for information prior to the hearing.

    Submitted by,Dianne WilsonFort Bend County Clerk

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearingon Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the revised traffi c control plan to add No Parking signs at the intersection of Thompson-FerryRoad at Knights Court, Pct. 4.The hearing will be held in the Commis-sioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to at-tend and state your approval or objec-tion on this matter.Submitted by,Dianne WilsonFort Bend County Clerk

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OFAUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

    AVISO PUBLICO DE PROBAREL EQUIPO TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE

    Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the General Election to be held on November 2, 2010 and by local political subdivisions, for whom Fort Bend County is conducting elections, will be tested on September 28, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Bend County Elections Department, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Tex-as. The purpose of the test is to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes cast for all offi ces and on all measures being tabulated on behalf of those jurisdictions

    Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automticamente que se usar en la Eleccin General el 2 de Noviembre de 2010, y por sub-divisiones politicos para quien el Condado de Fort Bend est llevando a cabo las elecciones, se probara el 28 de Septiembre del 2010 a las 3:00 p.m. en el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas. El objetivo de este ensayo es para deter-minar que contar con precisin los votos emitidos para todas las ofi cinas y sobre todas las medidas que se tabularon en nombre de aquellas juris-dicciones.

    /s/ John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator

    Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend

    This is Ben Affl ecks mov-ie. Ben is the director, star, and co-writer. His stock is about to go sky high; he has entered the Clint Eastwood stratosphere with this touch-ing, action fi lm.

    The storyline involves four Bostonians from the Charles-town neighborhood who spe-cialize in robbing armored trucks and banks. Doug Mac-Ray (Affl eck) is the brains of this dubious band of thieves that also includes the classic over-the-top member James Coughlin (Jeremy The Hurt Locker Renner.)

    Coughlin is the two-time ex-con that vows not to go back to prison and isnt the least bit afraid to smash someones head with his M4 full auto carbine or shoot them depending on his mood or twisted rationale.

    The script is wonderfully written and the characters are complicated which means they are terribly fl awed with some redeeming human qualities with just a pinch of charm. That formula bodes well for a violent fi lm that in-volves cops and robbers thus

    allowing the audience to like everybody. And I did.

    Obviously I was pulling for Ben and the boys to get away with their bank heists. What does that say about me? It says that the acting, directing and screenplay were outstanding. I even liked the FBI Special Agent (Jon Mad Men Hamm) who was try-ing to put the pieces together so he could bust the gang be-cause he is a do-gooder cop. Well, not exactly because the FBI boys cut some corners, too, in the name of the law, of course.

    More complications: dur-ing one of the bank jobs, the robbers take a beautiful bank manager (Rebecca Hall) hostage, but let her go un-harmed.

    Then Coughlin starts wor-rying that perhaps the bank manager might remember too much about them and help the FBI. So, on behalf of the team, Affl ecks character be-friends her and promptly falls in love.

    Now lets recap: bank rob-bers take a hostage and let her go,

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F ORT B END FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. ww ww w.fbindependent.com .fbindependent.com P.O.BOX 623, SUGAR LAND, TX 77487-0623 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 VOL 3 No. 38 Seshadri Kumar Publisher & Editor 10701 Corporate Drive, #282, Stafford, TX 77477 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 623, Sugar Land, TX 77487 www.fbindependent.com 281-980-6745 Fort Bend Independent, (USPS 025-572) is published every Wednesday (for a subscription rate of $20 per year) by Fort Bend Independent, LLC., 10701 Corporate Dr., #282, Stafford, Texas 77477. Periodicals Postage Paid at Stafford, Texas. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Fort Bend Independent, P.O. Box 623, Sugar Land, Tx 77487. Phone: 281-980-6745 Official newspaper of Fort Bend County & Sugar Land Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo opens Sept. 24 with a parade in Rich- mond-Rosenberg. The fair will last until Oct. 2. For details visit www. fbcfa.org or call 281-342- 6171. New Homes Summer Special !! Hurry !! Call Chinese Cowboy - Paul Members of Quail Valley Gar- den Club stand in the midst of Caladiums, which provide last- ing summer color to beat our heat and humidity. Now’s the best time to look at your garden for where you need summer col- or. For the past two years, the Quail Valley Garden Club has sold out of caladium bulb vari- eties the first week of delivery so we’re encouraging pre-orders this year. Whether you want red, pink, white or the dainty straps, Miss Muffet, you’ll have reli- able color and texture all sum- mer. Order by October 31 and save. Pay in March when deliv- ered. Contact Nancy Lindsay at 281 499-2047 or Mary Chan at 281 437-7179. For a caladium bulb flier with color pictures visit http://traction.typepad. com/files/caladium-flier2010. pdf Proceeds benefit Quail Val- ley Garden Club’s various com- munity projects. The American Cancer Society’s Couture for a Cause with the theme Escape to Treasure Island, will take place in a lush, tropical setting at Sienna Plantation’s newest resort-style water park – The Resort at Sienna Springs Saturday, Sept. 25. (Above) The pirate ship, stage for the big event, is being moved from Houston to Sienna Plantation. “Couture for a Cause Escape to Treasure Island will be a meaningful and fun event,” says Marvin Marcell, Honorary Chair of Couture for a Cause. “We are thrilled to be hosting this benefit in our newest water park,” says Susie Goff, Event Chairman and Marketing Director for Sienna Plantation. “The Resort at Sienna Springs was custom-designed with community events in mind, and we are delighted to donate the facility for such an important cause.” The committee for Couture for a Cause Escape to Treasure Island is led by Honorary Chairs Marvin and Debbie Marcell and Michael and Molly Cooper. Event Chairs are Doug and Susie Goff and Dave and Christen Johnson. For tickets or event information, contact Sheree Prather with the American Cancer Society at 713-706-5635 or [email protected] By BARBARA FULENWIDER The Fort Bend County Wa- ter Control & Improvement District No. 2 (WCID No. 2) has called a $37.9 million bond referendum for Novem- ber. When the district wants to borrow money it tends to up- set and anger some elected city officials and Mayor Leonard Scarcella. The mayor’s concern is that WCID No. 2’s extension of its boundaries into Missouri City, Sugar Land and Houston may someday leave Stafford with- out enough water and with ma- jor debt. He said, “WCID No. 2 is working with Sugar Land to sell them water, which leaves Stafford out, and is why we’ve taken the action we’ve taken. “We have money in this budget to protect the water supply for Stafford in the com- ing decades. We have done this because we have no confidence whatsoever that WCID No. 2 is concerned about the viability of Stafford. “Sugar Land will be well fortified, and Missouri City is working to take over all the water control in their city, and we’ll be left with WCID No. 2 after everybody else cuts them off,” Scarcella said. Stafford’s 2011 budget has $35,000 in it “to determine our rights and our authority over how to best protect and control our water supply in the future and to get lawyers and experts to assess and give us a game plan for the best approach go- ing forward as far as the eye can see,” the mayor said. What particularly worries the mayor is when the parts of Sugar Land, Missouri City and Houston that are now in WCID No. 2 no longer are, Stafford will be the lone customer and saddled with the district’s debt. Stafford is 75 percent of the district’s tax base, and, Scar- cella said, “We have no con- trol and an obstinate and very unconcerned leadership there regarding Stafford. They nego- tiate with Sugar Land and Mis- souri City but they don’t with Stafford.” The water district is current- ly talking to Sugar Land about selling water. “It’s like these cities that are selling their air- ports, parks and freeways,” Scarcella said. He named nu- merous towns in Fort Bend County that have secured their own water for now and the fu- ture. “WCID No. 2 will be to- tally boxed in and amputated by what’s providing water to Sugar Land, Missouri City and Houston. Then Stafford will have to assume all this debt and WCID No. 2 will be an amputated water district,” the mayor said. “We’re going to be the odd man out and the one left to fend and fight with WCID No. 2.” Sports for Charity hosted by Fort Bend Community Church partners with com- munity leaders and agencies to provide services to people undergoing hardships. This year’s main event is a Walk- a-thon and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8 a.m. at FBCC. Proceeds from the event will benefit the new FBCC M68 fund, which is founded on the biblical scripture, Micah 6:8, “To act justly and to love mercy and to humbly walk with your God.” County Judge Bob He- bert, left and County Com- missioner James Patterson hold the banner for the event, while former Sugar Land Councilman and church member Daniel Wong is at far right, along with other church volunteers. For infor- mation contact, Lena Yang at 281-499-2131. Sports for charity Stafford mayor questions water district’s bond election By SESHADRI KUMAR Schools in Fort Bend ISD are good and they are getting better day by day, despite the lingering problem of state funding for education. That was the message from three chief executives of local school districts at the “State of the Schools” luncheon orga- nized by the education division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce at the Sugar Land Town Square Marriott on Sept. 10. Dr. Timothy Jenney, Fort Bend ISD superintendent, presented highlights of some of the exceptional results achieved by the district in the 2010 Academic Excellence In- dicator System. Of the 25 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills indi- cators used in the system, be- tween 2009 and 2010 FBISD showed an increase in 24 and the one indicator that did not show an increase remained the same at 99 percent. Addressing concerns about the quality of education, Jen- ney said the state will intro- duce a new test in 2012, called State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) which will be more rigorous than TAKS. STAAR will place greater emphasis on alignment to col- lege and career readiness and will have 12 end-of-course as- sessments rather than a grade- specific test covering four sub- ject areas. To demonstrate the point that even the existing TAKS stan- dards are very rigorous, Jen- ney turned the tables against the well educated, business men and women, profession- als, community leaders and elected officials and educators in the banquet hall, filled to ca- pacity. Jenney gave a sample of five TAKS Test questions and asked the audience to answer. The answers were tabulated instantly from remote devices at each table. Suffice it to say that the audience did not pass the test with flying colors. (Three of the five test ques- tions are given below and test yourself.) 1. Francis, Leon, and Shelby are running for president of their school’s student council. A random survey of 60 stu- dents was taken to determine whom they planned to vote for in the election. The results are shown in the table below. Based on the data in the table, which of the following is the best prediction of the number of students who will vote for Leon if 2500 students vote? A. 1208 B. 292 C. 916 D. 550 2. In which container is the substance unable to transfer heat by convection? (a) Chlorine, ( b) Air, (c) Wa- ter and (d) Aluminum. 3. Which of these would cause the gravitational force be- tween earth and the sun to decrease? A. An increase in the length of a day on Earth B. An increase in the distance between Earth and the sun C. An increase in the number of planets orbiting the sun D. An increase in the masses of Earth and the sun. Texas schools to get STAAR in place of TAKS See TEST, Page 2 Summer colors
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