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  • FORT BEND FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE.

    Phone: 281-980-6745wwwww.fbindependent.com.fbindependent.com

    P. O.BOX 623, SUGAR LAND, TX 77487-0623WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

    VOL 4 No. 25

    Offi cial newspaper of Fort Bend County, Missouri City & Sugar Land

    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.

    Mario, Maggie, Kevin and Karen Rios, owners of Post Oak Grill Sugar Land, heard from a friend about a local re-lief drive for the Joplin, Mis-souri residents that suffered catastrophic damage when a tornado ripped through their city.

    They decided to do some-thing to help. And they decid-ed to do what they do best! So, they partnered with the local Sugar Land Tea Party to host a benefi t luncheon, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Joplin Relief Drive.

    This benefi t is part of a larg-er drive that Tea Party leaders started in the Houston area. Tea Parties believe in people helping people, it is part of their core value.

    The people of Joplin were left without a home, clothes, food, all of the basics you need just to survive. We knew that if we asked for help, the people of Sugar Land would answer and they sure have answered, said Judy Schmid, Sugar Land

    Tea Party Organizer. The coordinated relief ef-

    forts involved more than eight area groups - seven Tea Parties and the local 912 Association. So far, the effort has raised donations that have fi lled two 18-wheeler trucks.

    More recently, through the efforts of the Area Tea Parties of Greater Houston, an account has been established at the lo-cal Wal-Mart and Sams retail centers in Joplin, Missouri where discounted goods can be purchased on site, so the bene-fi t luncheon was a particularly good idea. All funds raised will be added to this account.

    We wanted to do some-thing to help the people of Joplin who have been devas-tated by this storm. It made perfect sense to host a benefi t luncheon. People will be able to enjoy a delicious meal and support Joplin at the same time, said Mario Rios.

    The benefi t luncheon will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are

    $50 each and tax deductible and 100 percent of your ticket purchase will go straight to the Joplin residents.

    Join Post Oak Grill for a wonderful lunch benefi ting a wonderful cause.

    For more information, visit www.postoakgrillsugarland.com.

    The Post Oak Grill Sugar Land at Lake Pointe opened in Sugar Land in 2006 and of-fers subtly delicious fl avors on their menu featuring the fi nest center-cut steaks, chops, fresh seafood and an international wine list.

    The Sugar Land Tea Party, which formed in 2010, is an organization whose mission is to empower individuals to act in preserving the economic freedoms and political liberties which are the foundation of American society; to support the community through advo-cacy; to work in partnership with like-minded groups; and to educate citizens. Visit www.sugarlandteaparty.org.

    Benefi t luncheon for Joplin relief

    On May 25, the Exchange Club of Fort Bend participated in the re-dedication of the Clubs Freedom Shrine at Bush High School. Stephen Longoria, member of the Exchange Club of Fort Bend gave a brief history of the shrine. Jason Chern, Bushs Valedictorian and the Clubs Youth of the Year, gave a description of why the Freedom Shrine was important to the school and the students. Michael McKie, left, Mike Reichek, Steven Longoria, Candace Cagle, Jason Chern, John Healey, Phil Klosowsky and Paul Wells at the Freedom Shrine,a permanently mounted collection of 30 of the most important and historic

    Impact Player Partners hosted the Seventh Annual Impact A Hero Weekend June 4 to June 6.

    Impact A Hero Weekend set new record of over $825,000 in donations, sponsorships and participation.

    Impact A Hero supports se-verely wounded veterans re-turning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and their families.

    Many times mothers, fa-thers, husbands, wives be-come caregivers to our wounded heroes and are forced to leave their jobs.

    Emergency fi nancial aid is needed to pay bills including mortgage, rent, utilities, food and home and vehicle disabil-ity retrofi ts.

    Impact Player Partners is there to provide unbiased fi -nancial aid to our wounded heroes and their families.

    Impact A Hero and KPRCs Sports Director Randy McIl-voy hosted on June 4 Impact A Hero 5k Walk, Run and Wheel at Mercer Stadium, Sugar Land. This year, Impact A Hero had more than 2,100 runners, including 50 wound-ed heroes and their families.

    Houston Texans Head foot-ball Coach Gary Kubiak and several of his coaches par-

    ticipated in the run with the wounded heroes.

    At 7 p.m. Impact A Hero Concert by Chase Nease was held at Sugar Land Town Square.

    Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson honored and pre-sented each veteran with a proclamation from the City of Sugar Land.

    Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala Dinner at Sugar Land Marriott Hotel on June 5 was a sold out event. The event included Partner of the Year presentation to The City of Sugar Land and Hall of Fame Inductions.

    The Hall of Fame Induct-ees were: Army SSG Jason

    A. Pepper, (Ret.), Ralph J. Va-sami, Lance Corporal Garret Gamble, USMC (KIA), Cor-poral Ronny Porta, USMC, Army SSG Matthew Lam-mers and Army SGT Eric Ed-mondson, (Ret.)

    On June 6, Impact A Hero Golf Challenge was held at Champions Golf Club with Jackie Burke as Honorary Chairman.

    Impact A Hero Weekend gives Houstonians an oppor-tunity to join national ce-lebrities in thanking our se-verely wounded servicemen and women for sacrifi cing their minds, bodies and some-times their lives. Visit www.impactahero.org

    Christian Okoye, left, former American Football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, Ma-rine Cpl. Ronny Porta, USMC and mom Natali, Kevin Robert, SVP of Marketing, Ensco , and Edd Hendee, Gala Master of Ceremonies.

    Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board for Impact Player Partners, Corporal Ronny Porta, USMC and Deborah Clifton, Gala Chair.

    Impact A Hero weekend nets $825,000

    By SESHADRI KUMARA recount of votes cast in

    the Sugar Land City Coun-cils District 3 June 11 runoff election will be held at the Fort Bend County Elections Administration, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, at 9 a.m., on June 22.

    The runoff election resulted in Amy Mitchell getting one vote more than Howard Paul.

    On June 15, Howard Paul fi led the necessary petition and deposit requesting a manual by-hand count of the printed ballot images.

    City Secretary Glenda Gun-dermann, who will be the re-count supervisor, said the digi-tal image of each ballot cast in the election will be printed and recounted.

    Sugar Land Mayor Jimmy Thompson has appointed a re-count committee with former Councilwoman and Sugar Mill resident Mary Von Tungeln in District 1 as the committee chair.

    Four other members of the committee are Kathy Huebner, (Alkire Lake), Steve Porter, (Glen Laurel), Joe Zimmer-

    man, (Lake Pointe) and Ste-phen Ip, (Baybridge at Sugar Lakes).

    City Council was scheduled to canvass the returns of the runoff election on June 21, and administer the oath of offi ce to Harish Jajoo, elected to the of-fi ce of single member district four.

    Because of the recount of the votes cast for district three, the issuance of a certifi cate of election and qualifi cation for that offi ce is delayed pending the completion of the recount, according to Gundermann.

    About 120 postal ballots were received and processed during the counting on June 11.

    Three overseas postal bal-lots were received after the election and two of them were rejected because they were post marked after the election. The third postal ballot was re-jected because the signature in the application for the mail-in ballot did not match the signa-ture accompanying the ballot.

    There were provisional bal-lots as well where the voters name could not be immediate-

    ly found in the voter list, but those votes were counted after verifying that the voters were eligible to cast the vote.

    Also, there were 12 under votes, meaning 12 people went to the polls, got the ballot, but failed to vote for either of the candidates.

    Seven years ago, when a recount was conducted in the race between Thomas Abra-ham and Mike Casey for the at-large city council seat, the recount yielded two additional votes for both the candidates, and the result remained un-changed, with Abraham win-ning the race.

    At that time, optical imag-ing system was being used and voters used a pencil to darken circles.

    Now, with electronic voting system the voters intention would be clear, and the chanc-es of doubting a voters intent in casting the vote is likely to be non-existent, or minimal.

    Though the chance of a change in the vote count is re-mote, nothing can be said until the recount committee reveals its fi nding.

    Sugar Lands District 3 race hangs in suspense with one vote difference

    County redistricting plans ready for public comment

    By SESHADRI KUMARThe 15-member redistricting

    committee appointed by Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has completed its job. The committee has unanimous-ly voted on a draft plan and recommended two additional, alternatives.

    Commissioners court will hold a public hearing on the proposals next month before adopting a fi nal plan. The pub-lic hearing dates will be deter-mined by county commission-ers at the June 28 meeting.

    The redistricting is neces-sitated by the 2010 census to ensure that the countys popu-lation is distributed equally among the four precincts of the commissioners.

    The current population of Fort Bend County is 580,510.

    Roughly, each precinct should have a population of

    145,000. Precinct 3, for ex-ample, has about 75,000 more people and they should be re-allocated to other precincts. While doing so the exist-ing strength of the minorities should not be diluted.

    Under the plan unanimous-ly adopted by the committee, known as Draft proposal 3, there is no change to Precinct 1, currently held by Richard Morrison, a Democrat.

    Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage (D) will get about 50,000 more people from Precinct 3, held by Andy Mey-ers (R).

    Under this plan, Quail Valley will be moved from Precinct 2 to Precinct 4, held by Commis-sioner James Patterson, (R).

    Other areas which will move to Precinct 2 include Mead-ows Place, parts of Barrington Place in Sugar Land, TowneW-

    est, Mission Bend, Mission Glen and some neighborhoods around Bush High School on FM 1464.

    Precinct 4 will get Quail Valley, portions of Covington Woods in Sugar Land and Lakeside Estates and Long Meadow Farm along the Grand Parkway.

    About 20,000 people will move from Precinct 3 to Pre-cinct 4 under this plan.

    Draft proposal 1, in addition to these changes, keeps Quail Valley in Precinct 2, moves Lake Olympia from Precinct 4 to 2 and moves Pecan Grove from Precinct 3 to 4.

    In Draft Proposal 2, Fresno/Arcola area will move from Precinct 2 to 1 and a Repub-lican precinct along FM 359 will be moved from Precinct 1 to Precinct 4, thus giving more Democrats to Precinct 1.

    American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Gettysburg Address.

  • Methodist Sugar Land Hos-pitals Cancer Center recently hosted a celebration of life in honor of cancer survivors. We joined Americas 11 million cancer survivors around the world in observing the 24th annual National Cancer Survi-vors Day. Hundreds of com-munities worldwide hosted events this month to celebrate life and demonstrate that there is hope.

    Methodist Sugar Land Hos-pitals Cancer Center invited all local cancer survivors, caregivers, community lead-ers, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians and em-ployees and anyone passion-ate about the cause for the Na-tional Cancer Survivors Day celebration. During the event, community members joined together in honoring the sur-vivors living with a history of cancer in America today. The contributions of their families, friends and healthcare provid-ers who support cancer survi-vors were also recognized.

    During the celebration Dagmar Climo, a two time breast cancer survivor, bravely shared her story and provided hope for those attending the event. My mission is to in-form women of the importance of early detection. Getting a yearly mammogram can truly save your life, as it did mine.

    Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center has taken care of me since my diagnosis and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude. The radiation team at the can-cer center is awesome. It sure helped to have skilled people who are fun taking care of me and keeping my spirit up, said Climo.

    Congratulations to Meth-odist Sugar Land Hospital for an excellent and uplifting celebration of cancer survi-vorship, every year this event continues to grow. This means two things; there are more and more people surviving cancer and Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center is reaching and treating more people every day and giving the chance of life, said Tommy Thompson, Executive Vice President of CanCare. We are here today to celebrate you. Thank you for your hope and courage.

    You who are here today have come to celebrate life. You are unique individuals who have used your mind, soul and body to beat the beast. We pay tribute to you all. We as health care profes-sionals, from the physician to the nurse, from the therapist to the technician are humbled by you allowing us to be part of your cure, part of your life, part of your story, announced Clive Shkedy, M.D., radiation

    oncologist and medical direc-tor of Methodist Sugar Land Hospitals Cancer Center. We also acknowledge all those family members, friends and care givers who have support-ed you through your ordeal. We cannot forget those who were less fortunate, who have succumbed to their illness, yet their memory serves as an eter-nal reminder to all health care professionals to work harder to fi nd better ways to cure this disease.

    Thanks to the strides be-ing taken in cancer research, people like me are able to say,

    I have been cancer free for al-most 30 years. My family and I thank the fi ne doctors who have dedicated their lives to this specialty at the sacrifi ce of time away from their own families, and I am thrilled that Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has brought such a high-quality cancer facility at the doorstep of Fort Bend resi-dents, says Debbie Markesi-no, cancer survivor.

    For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospi-tal, visit www.MethodistSug-arLand.com or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.

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    Lack of rainfall across Tex-as has created record-break-ing drought conditions. With no rain expected soon, Sugar Land is requesting voluntary water conservation to help re-duce peak usage.

    Demand is greatest during weekday mornings and early Sunday evenings.

    To reduce peak demand and total water consump-tion, Sugar Land residents are asked to water lawns accord-ing to the following schedule:Even numbered addresses on even numbered days of the month from 8 p.m. to mid-night Odd numbered addresses on odd numbered days of the

    month from 8 p.m. to mid-night

    The City is closely moni-toring water consumption to determine if additional mea-sures may be needed in the future, including implemen-tation of the Citys Drought Contingency Plan; however, mandatory restrictions are not expected.

    Dry, hot weather in Sugar Land typically results in in-creased water consumption, primarily from watering of lawns and landscaped areas, said Water Resources Manag-er Colleen Spencer. While the City has ample water sup-ply, even in drought condi-tions, voluntary water conser-

    vation measures can greatly reduce the demand at peak times during the day. Getting ahead of drought conditions through voluntary conserva-tion reduces the likelihood that the City will need to ini-tiate its Drought Contingency Plan.Other water conservation tips:Set lawn mower blades one notch higher so they cut grass 2 to 3 inches tall, leave grass clippings on lawns, and cover bare ground with mulch to save up to 100 gallons or more per week. Check sprinkler heads, valves and drip emitters monthly. Make sure heads are aimed correctly, and immedi-

    ately repair broken heads.Use a broom to clear pave-ment. Use a hose spray nozzle with a shutoff handle to stop water fl ow. Create a water-effi cient landscape (called a xeriscape) by using drought-resistant and native plants. Repair leaksRun faucets only when us-ing them. Install water-effi cient fi x-tures.

    For more information on the Citys voluntary irrigation schedule, call the Sugar Land Utilities Department at 281- 275-450.

    Fort Bend County Commissioners have passed an Order Prohibiting the Sale and Use of Restricted Fireworks. The order prohibits certain fi reworks from being sold and/or used in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County and was initiated from the drought conditions that are being experi-enced across the region. The order specifi cally prohibits the sale or use of Sky Rockets with Sticks and Missiles with Fins from being sold or used. It has been determined that the restrictions are needed for these types of fi reworks due to the lack of rainfall over an extended period of time and as a method for mitigating the threat of dangerous fi res.

    Sugar Land Police are seeing an increase in overnight, resi-dential burglaries of vehicles.

    I-pods, cellular phones, GPS devices and other items left in vehicles created easy targets for criminals. Residents are leaving valuables in plain view, creating easy targets for criminals.

    Its a smash and grab crime that occurs quickly and is often diffi cult for police offi cers to prevent. SLPD is utilizing several tools to prevent this crime, include targeted patrols, surveillance, cameras and volunteer citizen patrols.

    Many recent arrests have been the result of alert citizens who immediately call 911 to report suspicious activity, in-cluding people and vehicles that seem out of place.

    However, public education remains one of the most effec-tive deterrents.

    SLPD needs citizens to Partner Against Crime.So whats the answer? Simple -- do not leave valuables in

    vehicles. Sounds easy, but people are not getting the message. The following tips can help prevent vehicle burglaries: Keep vehicles locked at all times. When parked overnight, remove all valuables from

    vehicles. If personal property must be left in a car, lock it in

    the trunk. Unfortunately, this option does not exist for pick-up trucks or SUVs. Thieves are aware that there is no secure place to store items in these types of vehicles. Finally, before leaving a vehicle, take a second to

    look inside and make sure nothing is visible from the outside that could attract a thief.

    Voluntary irrigation schedules encouraged

    Help SLPD partner against crime

    Fort Bend County restricts certain fi reworks in unincorporated areas

    Are you looking for something meaningful to do this summer and interested in making a difference in the lives of children? Beginning August 1st, Child Advocates of Fort Bend is offer-ing a week-long training class to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. This is a great opportu-nity to complete the volunteer training class in a single week.Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profi t agency dedi-cated to providing a voice for abused and neglected children in Fort Bend County. With an army of volunteers, Child Ad-vocates of Fort Bend currently serves more than 400 children each month through its Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program and Childrens Advocacy Center. Prepar-ing for the summer training(L to R): Heather Rashid, Sasha Soileau and Casey Davis. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, complete an application and submit to background screening. For more information or an application, contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5100 or [email protected]

    Lone Star Exchange Club of Richmond President, Tracey Shaw, was recently awarded The Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District Exchange Club Exchangite of the Year - in recog-nition of her contributions to and support of the ideals of the Exchange Club at the District Convention in College Station. There are twenty clubs and over six hundred Exchangites in the District. Exchange supports four programs of service; Child Abuse Prevention, Americanism, Youth and Commu-nity. Tracey Shaw, President Lone Star Exchange Club of Richmond with Marc Schwartz, Texas Louisiana District President.

    Exchangite of the year

  • The Sugar Land Democrats Club held their fi fth public pol-icy forum for 2011 with a dis-cussion on drug policy issues and the War on Drugs.

    More than 40 residents of Sugar Land gathered to hear the viewpoints of Jerry Ep-stein, President of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas www.dpft.org and Prof. William Martin of Rice University and a Senior Fellow of Religion and Public Policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Pub-lic Policy www.bakerinstitute.org

    The event was recorded by journalist Dean Becker and aired on over 90 broadcast affi liates in North America. Dean Becker concentrates his time and energy educating the public on the truth about the drug war and current USA policy on drugs via his radio show The Drug Truth Network that can be accessed at www.drugtruth.net or on radio sta-tion 90.1 KPFT Pacifi ca Radio.

    Epstein said Seven percent of the adult population aged 26 and older in the USA has a problem with a drug and the number one drug of choice in America is alcohol.

    If we consider seven peo-ple out of one-hundred have a problem with a drug that means fi ve of the seven have problems with alcohol, thus leaving two people for every one-hundred with a problem with prescription pain killers, or cocaine/crack, or heroin.

    Martin has been advocating for a needle exchange program in Texas for many years due to the overwhelming evidence that it reduces pain and suffer-ing for our brothers and sisters who have become addicted to heroin.

    Martin said 30 percent of all AIDS infections and 70 per-cent of all Hepatitis infections are spread by injecting drug

    users. He added, A John Hopkins

    study of the Baltimore City Ex-change found that the incidents of HIV in Baltimore decreased by 35 percent overall and by 70 percent among the 10,000 participants in that program.

    Texas has the fourth high-est number of AIDS cases in the USA and to date we are the only state that prohibits a needle exchange program. A joint study by John Hopkins and Cornell Medical Schools estimated that every case of HIV prevented saves $303,000 in medical expenses.

    Martin who has a Master of Theology and more important-ly brings a Christ-like attitude to our brothers and sisters who are suffering under the weight of an addiction said the follow-ing powerful statement, Now despite the evidence of the many highly successful needle exchange programs in other parts of USA and Europe, many politicians (Democrats and Re-publicans) often refl ecting the views of their constituents fall back on the argument, Well it sends the wrong message to provide clean needles to drug users. Well, think about the message we now send. We know a way that can dramati-

    cally reduce the chances that you will get HIV or Hepatitis or spread the disease. It will dramatically reduce the cost the state is spending for the medical expenses associated with the treatment for AIDS and Hepatitis. But, because we believe what you are doing is illegal, sinful, immoral, we are not going to do what we know works. You are social lepers, and because as upright, moral, righteous, deeply religious people, we prefer that you and your social kind die. Is that the message we want to send?

    An overwhelming majority of the audience participants answered that we need to do what we know works and what is just and compassionate for our brothers and sisters in the name of all helpers of human-kind.

    The Sugar Land Democrats Club will have a special fund-raising event on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sugar Land Social Club in Sugar Land. The keynote speaker will be Jim Hightower, an advocate for the Democrat-ic Party in Texas.

    Appetizers will be served alongside a cash bar. Donation $20 at the door. Host sponsor-ships are available.

    By RUSSELL JONESRick Perrys unannounced run

    for the presidency took a giant step forward last week as he re-appeared in the spotlight just as other candidates were showing signs of going dark.

    Last year Perry stood among the top 10 potential candidates for the Republican nomination.

    In December he disappeared from the scene when he respond-ed with a defi nite no to the question of whether he was run-ning.

    Now, he is back with more enthusiasm and apparent support than he had before.

    Being unannounced, Perry did not participate in the CNN Republican candidate debate last week.

    That event may have eliminat-ed all but four of the announced candidates. Romney was univer-sally acclaimed as looking presi-dential, making no mistakes and appearing prepared to take on Obama. Bachmann scored the highest on points for enthusiasm as she formally announced her candidacy.

    Cain came across as eloquent, original and practical. Finally, staff or no staff, Gingrich could not help but be recognized as the partys intellectual and creative leader.

    Other candidates simply did not measure up. Neither Pawlen-ty nor Santorum stirred the audi-ence, perhaps giving it a chance to catch a few zees. Ron Paul woke them up, but in the process managed to mystify listeners who were trying to understand his isolationist foreign policy.

    Romney still has not satisfi ed many moderates who look to the mayhem caused in Massachusetts by Romneycare. Without ad-equately distinguishing his own plan from what Pawlenty called Obomneycare and suffering from past fl ip-fl ops on social is-

    sues, Romney may not be able to overcome continuing doubts of suspicious party members.

    The fi eld is by no means cer-tain. Giuliani has stepped up to the plate, making noises of an-other run for the support of the middle of the party and indepen-dents who are not ready to accept its right wing. He could give Romney serious problems, as he would be acceptable to moderate party types and independents.

    Perrys support must come from right of center, and his performance last week makes it clear that he is heading in that di-rection. The resignation of the entire senior staff of the Gingrich campaign puts the seriousness of that campaign in question, open-ing a gap for Perry on the social right which Bachmann may not be able to fi ll. (That is not to suggest that Perry could possibly step in as an intellectual and cre-ative leader of the party.)

    The great question mark is, of course, Trump, who, on the one hand, says he enjoys doing his television show too much to take time for a presidential run. On the other hand, he still threatens to play a spoiler role by running as an independent if he is not sat-isfi ed with the Republican can-didate. That move would prove

    disastrous for anyone trying to defeat Obama. Trump fared well in polls earlier this year and would pull many independents away from any Republican in the general election.

    In a speech Saturday, Perry highlighted job growth in Texas since Obama took offi ce, ac-counting for half of all new jobs nationally, and claimed an ability to lower taxes and balance the budget. At fi rst sounding like a unifi er of everyone who op-poses Obamas left wing agenda, Perry touched on the theme of individual liberty and called for a move away from the national government to more control by the states.

    At the same time Perry tried to appeal to the right by claim-ing that the party cannot be all things to all people, a theme which could guarantee the fail-ure of any unifi ed opposition to Obama. Like a rogue effort by Trump to run as an independent, Perrys exclusionary philosophy could the divisive factor ex-ploitable by Democrats to keep Obama in offi ce for another term.

    In a typically faulty revision of Republican history, Demo-crats are hot on Perrys heels, looking for reasons to discredit any potentially strong candidate. Talking points have already been distributed to the usual talk-ing heads, who contend that the country cannot survive another Texan as president. If that is not a good enough reason to discredit him among potential supporters, Perry is already being portrayed as a secessionist, based upon a single statement last year in which he declined to condemn statements made by others.

    Jones is a member of the Sugar Land City Council, hav-ing been fi rst elected in 2003. He owns a law fi rm and a title insurance company in Sugar Land.

    By JANICE SCANLANIm writing from the road

    this week on an adventure that started with literally months of research. So what is the fi rst thing I notice on my adventure? I didnt even get out of Missouri City. Missouri Citys tower is going up.

    The plans for the tower are quite nice. . . its at the south-west corner of Texas Parkway and 90. It will have a kiosk and there is a backdrop of ex-isting trees. Its may be a little obscured by the overpass . ..but Missouri City will now have its own tower to compete with Staffords obelisks.

    There is still an ant farm of activity on Texas Parkway in getting the new sidewalks com-pleted and removing the huge dirt piles from the drainage proj-ect. I suspect thats where some of the fi ll dirt comes from in the re-contouring of MacNaughton Park (which is the old Executive 9 golf course).

    Actually they are doing a nice job of making the park easier to mow. John and I have walked it several times. Its safer from removing collapsing paths and bridges. Good news.

    The bad news came in that there is no money dedicated for

    this park! We passed a bond is-sue for Quail Valley Park. We could fi nd $50,000 to study MacNaughton Park, as always conveniently before an election, but we dont have any money to do anything about it beyond re-contour it?

    Now this is from the same group that fi nally fi gured out that maybe we didnt need to air condition the golf cart barn at the golf course. Yes, you read that right. The capital expense is one thing . . . what about future energy costs?

    Bids are coming in higher than expected on the communi-ty center. Do we really need an extensive locker facility? The idea that if we keep spending,

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    we can make the golf course do much beyond break even is silly. Golf spending is like the arms race.

    The irony is many of us would just like to make this a true park and better use the taxpayer fund-ed resources. For example, what about an early course and a late twilight course that begins at 3 p.m. like twilight at Me-morial Park Golf course? The course could rotate during the weekdays which course opened at 9 or 10 a.m. and which course closed at 3. That would give tax-payers more hours to enjoy the trails. Tournaments could be an exception to the weekday time rotation. No one wants to hurt the golf course.

    And why not open the paths to bicycles? Oyster Creek Park has simple rules for hikers, bik-ers, roller bladers, runners and walkers. There is no damage to the trails from bikes. Hey, go look at the golf cart ruts along the courses paths. Theres noth-ing like those deep ruts at Oyster Creek Park. And the back trails are narrower than our course paths.

    So lets get creative, take some pressure off the golf facil-ity to make money by making this a hub for the entire commu-nity so that a family can golf, tennis, work out, hike, bike, go to a park, or have a bite to eat--whatever.

    And, where is the extension of the Oyster Creek Trail from the Y to Oyster Creek Park? We surveyed it, but will the trail be in the budget?

    Thats what taxpayers thought we were voting for in TWO bond issues since 1993! Capital-izing on green and existing as-sets of trees and nature that make Missouri City unique. Lets keep building them.

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    Perry goes nationalBy RON PAUL

    Last week I joined six Re-publican and three Democrat colleagues to fi le a lawsuit against the Obama admin-istration over its illegal war against Libya. Now that more than 90 days have passed since the president began bombing Libya, no one can seriously claim that the administration has complied with the clear requirements of the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

    In a remarkable act of chutzpah, the administration sent to Congress its response to the growing concern over its abuse of war powers. Its argument, in a nutshell, is that the War Powers Resolution is not relevant because US armed forces are not actually engaged in hostilities because Libya is so militarily weak it cannot fi ght back! This expla-nation would be laughable if not so horrifi c. The adminis-tration wants us to believe that there is no real violence be-cause the victim cannot fi ght back? Imagine if this stan-dard was applied to criminal law in the United States! I am sure Libyans on the receiving end of US and NATO bombs feel hostilities are quite defi -nitely taking place.

    We must recall the origins of these attacks on Libya. The Obama administration made no claim that Libyan leader Gaddafi was killing his civil-ian population. Rather, the claim was that Libya might begin killing its civilians in the future. One need not de-fend Gaddafi s regime -- and I most certainly do not -- to ob-ject to this fl imsy and danger-ous rationale for violating the sovereignty of another coun-

    try. Imagine a scenario where the UN approves military ac-tion against the United States as a preventative humanitar-ian measure over US enforce-ment of its immigration laws, for example!

    Now in Libya we see the possible use of depleted ura-nium shells, we see infrastruc-ture destroyed, we see univer-sities bombed, we see all the collateral damage. Yet, this is a humanitarian interven-tion?

    In our lawsuit against the administration, among other critical issues we are demand-ing that the courts provide relief and protection to the country from the administra-tions policy that a president may commit the United States to a war under the author-ity of the United Nations and NATO without authorization from Congress, and that pre-viously appropriated funds by Congress may be used for an unconstitutional and unauthorized war in Libya or other countries. These are fundamental Constitutional

    issues and I expect the judicial branch to treat our challenge with the same level of grav-ity as we do in the legislative branch.

    Remember, we were told that this attack would last days, not weeks and we are already three months and likely nearly a billion dollars into it. As the bombings obvi-ously target Gaddafi s houses, even killing some of his fam-ily members, we can see that the real goal is regime change rather than protection of ci-vilians. Do we know much about the rebels whose side we have taken in what is, in fact, a civil war?

    Although it is a bit late, I am pleased to see that congressio-nal leadership has started to listen to our constituents, who are solidly against this war on Libya. I commend Speaker Boehners expressions of dis-satisfaction with the admin-istration over this war and I sincerely hope he will use the full constitutional author-ity granted to the legislative branch to bring into check an administration clearly out of control.

    Polls show that the Ameri-can people increasingly favor a truly conservative foreign policy: one that rejects the leftist, utopian doctrines of nation building and preemp-tive war, and one that is NOT funded by debt. Forcing the Obama administration to obey the clear letter of the law is one step towards restoring a traditional, patriotic foreign policy that serves American interests.

    (Ron Paul represents the 14th Congressional District in Texas.)

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    Sugar Land Democrats hold public forum on drug policy

    Jerry Epstein, left, William Martin, Cynthia Ginyard, Precinct matters Chairperson, Fort Bend County Democratic Party, and Deron Patterson, Co-founder/Co-chair of Sugar Land Democrats Club.

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    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALETHE STATE OF TEXAS

    REAL PROPERTYUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 8TH day of APRIL, 2011 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 09-DCV-168940 in favor of the Plaintiff - PARK AT MISSION GLEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Plaintiff , for the sum of $5,601.24 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 2ND day of MAY, 2011, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - NORMAN CORRALES had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of JULY, 2011 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 35, BLOCK 01, OF PARK AT MISSION GLEN, SECTION ONE, AMENDING PLAT NO.1, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NOS. 2164B AND 2165A&B OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF.

    ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $125,310.00Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.

    Terms: Cash, Cashiers Check, or Money OrderSale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. MORALES, #1317

    CITY OF MISSOURI CITYNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    On Tuesday, July 5, 2011, there will be held, during the City Council meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber, City of Missouri City City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, a public hearing relating to designating Reinvestment Zone No. 8 for tax abatement purposes. The proposed Reinvestment Zone No. 8 located in Reserves 26 and 27 in Block 3 of Lakeview Business Park, a recorded subdivision in the City of Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas, in the vicinity of Fondren Road and Buff alo Run, within the City of Missouri City. Any interested person is entitled to speak and present evidence for or against the designation of Reinvestment Zone No. 8.

    CITATION BY PUBLICATIONDIVORCE

    STATE OF TEXASTO: NIDAL AL -SOBHE ALSAO, and to all whom it may concern, RespondentGREETINGS. You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not fi le a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The fi rst amended petition for divorce of Fayka Salem Ramadan, was fi led in the 328TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas on October 11, 2010 against NIDAL AL -SOBHE ALSAO, being numbered 10-DCV-184735, and entitled and In the Interest of Salem Alsao, Sultan Alsao, Shums Alsao and Sudeen Alsoa, Children.The suit requests DIVORCE.The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you.The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child(ren)s interest which will be binding on you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child(ren)s adoption.Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 9th day of June, 2011.

    ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER:Behzad Saff ary1644 W. Alabama St.#4BHouston, TX 77006-4102832-466-6104

    ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTTFORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK

    301 JACKSONRICHMOND, TEXAS 77469

    Deputy District Clerk Jamie Perez 281-633-7609

    LEGAL NOTICEINVITATION TO BIDDERS

    Sealed Bids will be received in the Of-fi ce of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX 77471 for the following until THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Offi ce of the Purchasing Agent, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Bids received after the speci-fi ed time will be returned unopened.BID 11-078 OIL AND LUBRICANTSUnit pricing is required; payment will be by check after products/services are rendered. Bonds are not required.Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.Signed:Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing AgentFort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

    LEGAL NOTICEREQUESTS FOR STATEMENTS OF

    QUALIFICATIONSSealed Qualifi cation Statements will be received in the Offi ce of Gilbert D. Jalo-mo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg TX 77471 for the following until THURS-DAY, JULY 7, 2011 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST).

    Q11-077 DESIGN BUILD CONCESSION STAND FOR BARKER PARK

    Payment will be by check after prod-ucts/services are rendered. Bonds are required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all qualifi ca-tion statements received. Signed:Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing AgentFort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

    Galloway

    High Cholesterol: Quick factsarteries narrow. Large depos-its of plaque can completely block an artery.

    Cholesterol plaques can also split open, leading to formation of a blood clot that blocks the fl ow of blood. If an artery that supplies blood to the muscles in your heart be-comes blocked, a heart attack can occur.

    If an artery that supplies blood to your brain becomes blocked, a stroke can occur.

    The sad thing about hav-ing high cholesterol is that you cant tell if you have high cholesterol without having it checked.

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    toms at all. So how do you know if you

    should be checked or not? A simple recommendation

    is that all adults 20 years of age and older should have their cholesterol checked every 5 years. If your cholesterol level is high or you have other risk factors for heart disease, you may need to have it checked sooner and more often.

    Stay tuned for more infor-mation on high cholesterol and your treatment options. In the meantime, feel free to make an appointment at Fam-ily Practice of Fort Bend and ask to see Dr. Galloway. 281-265-3456.

    The Sugar Land Skeeters, the Houston areas minor league baseball team, and Legends Hospitality, have announced a 10-year concessions manage-ment agreement for StarTex Power Field.

    StarTex Power Field is under construction and will open in April, 2012.

    Under the agreement, the Skeeters and Legends Hospi-tality will partner to provide all food, beverage and merchan-dise service at the new ballpark. StarTex Power Field will be the home fi eld for 70 professional baseball games each year, in addition to concerts, festivals and many other events.

    Legends Hospitality is a proven world-class food ser-vice professional with im-peccable focus on customer service, said Matt OBrien, Skeeters President.

    This partnership will allow us to tap into the experience, resources and buying power of a premier company like Leg-ends Hospitality, while keeping the intimacy of local control and involvement. This is truly major league quality and ser-vice at affordable minor league prices.

    We have worked with the ownership of the Skeeters on other projects and know their commitment to fi rst-class op-erations, said Dan Smith, Leg-ends Chief Operating Offi cer.

    Sugar Land will give us the

    Skeeters, Legends Hospitality partner food service at ballpark

    opportunity to provide fans the best of Texas cuisine and hos-pitality, and some exciting sur-prises along the way.

    The concession areas will feature standard ballpark fare, plus new food options that in-clude a large variety of healthy, vegetarian, regional specialty and international-theme food offerings.

    The ballpark will have an extensive picnic area wrapping around the left-fi eld foul pole, a Texas Ice House, and a luxu-

    ry restaurant club overlooking the fi eld.

    Set to debut in April 2012, the Skeeters will play in the $35 million-dollar StarTex Power Field, which is being constructed by both the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State High-way 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. Get your season ticket priority number today at www.Sug-arLandSkeeters.com or call 281.240.HITS (4487).

    Fort Bend County con-sistently wins top rankings when it comes to economic factors employment rate, job creation, economic cli-mate, tax rate and cost of liv-ing.

    Recent data released by national expert Woods & Poole Economics (W&P) highlights the reality driving the accolades.

    W&P, renowned for met-ropolitan and community forecasting research, pre-dicts a 3.04% growth rate in job creation in Fort Bend from 2011-2015, putting the County top in the region and fi fth in the nation.

    During fi scal year 2010, deals worked through the Greater Fort Bend Econom-ic Development Council (GFBEDC) and economic development partners pro-duced one of the best job and capital investment years in the EDCs history, add-ing more than 1,200 jobs, $130 million in investment and nearly 1.5 million square feet of commercial absorp-tion or new space.

    This growth was realized in a number of industries, in-cluding: chemical, construc-tion, fi nance, healthcare and packaging.

    A major factor contribut-ing to Fort Bends positive economic climate is its di-verse population. County

    residents are diverse both ethnically and profession-ally.

    Based on updated U.S. Census data, the Texas Tri-bune ranked Fort Bend the fourth most diverse county in the nation.

    Fort Bend residents have many different backgrounds, creating a strong and diverse workforce and talent pool for local companies to take ad-vantage of when hiring new employees.

    Diversity is also fulfi lled in the industries represented within county lines. Often-times businesses move to Fort Bend seeking differen-tiation from major industry hubs in other areas.

    As a result, the technol-ogy, energy, education, hos-pitality, manufacturing and medical sectors are all repre-sented in Fort Bend, creating a distinct work environment to match the population.

    These two elements have combined with others to help Fort Bend County realize the success it has seen in the past few years, says Jeff Wiley, president of the GFBEDC. This diversity of people and industries is likely to con-tinue to be a strength for the County in the future.

    For more information about Fort Bend County, vis-it online at FortBendCounty.com or call (281) 242-0000.

    Fort Bend leads region in job growth

    Are you a senior citizen whose children and grandchil-dren like to keep in touch and share pictures on Facebook? Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special pro-gram, Facebook Set-up for Senior Citizens, in July, for older adults who would like to learn more about this popular social-networking website.

    The class will take place at the following libraries:

    Sugar Land Branch Li-brary, 550 Eldridge

    Thursday, July 7, 10:15 a.m. Tech Center

    Missouri City Branch Li-brary, 1530 Texas Parkway

    Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m. Conference Room

    Thursday, July 14, 10 a.m. Conference Room

    Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford; Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m.

    Those attending should have a basic working knowl-edge of computers and must have a personal email account before attending the class.

    The class is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To register online at the librarys website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on Calendar, select the library, and fi nd the program. Par-ticipants may also register by calling or visiting the library. For more information, call 281-341-2677.

    Facebook for seniors

    WANTED. Small law fi rm seeks legal assistant with 2-5 years experience. Must be willing to take on multiple, varied responsibilities. Non-smoking, family fi rm. Fax re-sume and salary requirements to 281-242-7474 or email [email protected]

  • Legal NoticesPage 6 INDEPENDENT JUNE 22, 2011

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on April 28th 2011 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause #09-DCV-175157 in favor of the plaintiff - Winfi eld Lakes Community Association, Inc., plaintiff , for the sum of $7,788.25++++ costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same.

    I have levied on June 6th, 2011 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of July 2011 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., and all rights, title, interests, and claims which the said Defendant (s) -Frankie L. Hall had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:

    Legal Description: LOT 6, BLOCK 3, WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE 2438B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 3322 DARTMOUTH FIELD LANE, FRESNO, TEXAS 77545.

    TERMS: CASHTIME: Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M.

    Ruben Davis, ConstableFort Bend County Precinct Two

    By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on April 29th 2011 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause #09-DCV-175159 in favor of the plaintiff - Winfi eld Lakes Community Association, Inc., plaintiff , for the sum of $4,282.61++++ costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same.I have levied on June 6th, 2011 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of July 2011 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., and all rights, title, interests, and claims which the said Defendant (s) -Nakeisha Archer and William T. Archer, Jr., had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:

    Legal Description: LOT 26, IN BLOCK 3 OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION FOUR, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2377/A OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 3222 GLENMONT RIDGE CT., FRESNO, TEXAS 77545TERMS: CASHTIME: Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M.

    Ruben Davis, ConstableFort Bend County Precinct Two

    By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLE SALEUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on April 29th 2011 by the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause #10-DCV-181988 in favor of the plaintiff - QUAIL BRIDGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, plaintiff , for the sum of $2,855.51++++ costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same.I have levied on June 6th, 2011 and will off er for sale on the 5th day of July 2011 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., and all rights, title, interests, and claims which the said Defendant (s) -RONNIE L. LEADY, JR., had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:Legal Description: LOT 43, IN BLOCK 2 OF BENCHMARK, SECTION ONE, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 28, PAGE 22 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS 16722 SENTINEL DRIVE, HOUSTON, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77053.TERMS: CASHTIME: Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M.

    Ruben Davis, ConstableFort Bend County Precinct Two

    By: Lieutenant G. Majors #73Deputy Constable

    CONSTABLESNOTICE OF SALE

    Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 400TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on April 8, 2011 in cause numbered 08-DCV-164275 styled BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWN-ERS ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. ROGER WALLS JR. AND ALICIA WALLA , in which a judgment was rendered on NOV 9, 2009 in favor of BRIGHTWA-TER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, for the sum of TEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND FORTY EIGHT CENTS (10695.48)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 MAY 5 , 2011 and will on JULY 5 2011, 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 Inter-est of ROGER WALLS JR. AND ALICIA WALLS in the following described Real PropertyLOT THIRTEEN (13) IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF THE AMENDING PLAT OF LAKESHORE AT BRIGHTWATER, SECTION TWO (2) , A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO (2) 1085/A AND B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judg-ment in favor of BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION. Plain-tiff , and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof.LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469DATE: JULY 5 2011 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 amBY: SGT. M KUTACH

    TROY E. NEHLSConstable Pct. 4

    Fort Bend County, Texas

    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 APRIL 19, 2011 in cause numbered 10-DCV-184886 styled FIRST COLONY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. SARAH B. PARSONS., in which a judgment was rendered on FEB, 3, 2011 in fa-vor of FIRST COLONY COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, INC, for the sum of THREE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS AND SIXTY-FOUR CENTS (3975.64)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 MAY 5, 2011 and will on JULY 5, 2011, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. pro-ceed to sell for cash to the highest bid-der, all the Rights, Title, and Interest of SARAH B PARSONS in the following described Real PropertyLOT TWELVE (12)IN BLOCK THREE (3) AUSTIN PARK, SECTION 2 FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORD-ED IN 648B-649A OF THE PLAT RE-CORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, SUCH PROPERTY HAVING A COMMON ADDRESS OF 3406 WATER LOCUST DR, SUGAR LAND TX 77479

    The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of FIRST COLONY COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff , and the proceeds applied to the satis-faction thereof.

    LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469DATE: JULY 5 2011 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 amBY: SGT. M KUTACH

    TROY E. NEHLSConstable Pct. 4

    Fort Bend County, Texas

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALETHE STATE OF TEXAS

    REAL PROPERTYUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 9TH day of MAY, 2011 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 07-DCV-159433 in favor of the Plaintiff - DOVER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff , for the sum of $3,693.10 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 10TH day of MAY, 2011, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - MICHELLE HAWKINS had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of JULY, 2011 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often oclock a.m. and four oclock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTY FIVE (25), IN BLOCK FIVE (5), OF DOVER SECTION ONE (1), A REPLAT OF KINGSBRIDGE, SECTION THREE (3), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 26, PAGE 13 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $82,500.00Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.Terms: Cash, Cashiers Check, or Money OrderSale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. MORALES, #1317

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALETHE STATE OF TEXAS

    REAL PROPERTYUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 7th day of APRIL, 2011 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 08-DCV-167751 in favor of the Plaintiff - KlNGSBRIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Plaintiff , for the sum of $5,093.17 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 12TH day of MAY, 2011, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which thesaid Defendant(s) - SlAMA NOEL had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of JULY, 2011 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 above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 2, OF KINGSBRIDGE PARK, SECTION 3, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS , ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1644/A & 1644/B, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS 14206 ANDREA WAY LANE, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 77478.Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.Terms: Cash, Cashiers Check, or Money OrderSale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. MORALES, #1317

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 for Riverpark West Section Nine Replat No. 2, Precinct 1. 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 ex-ercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Warren Escovy with LJA Engi-neering Inc. at 713-953-5200 for infor-mation prior to the hearing.

    Submitted by,Dianne WilsonFort Bend County Clerk

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALETHE STATE OF TEXAS

    REAL PROPERTYUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 3RD day of MAY, 2011 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 1O-DCV-179500 in favor of the Plaintiff - PARK AT MISSION GLEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Plaintiff , for the sum of $6,148.61 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 18TH day of MAY, 2011, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - ALSPETH A. WILLIAMS & TIMOTHY E. WILLIAMS had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will off er for sale on the 5TH day of JULY, 2011 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 above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; VIZ:LEGAL DESCRIPTION:PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 39, BLOCK 2, OF PARK AT MISSION GLEN, SECTION 3, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO. 2397A AND 2379B OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF.ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $113,890.00Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.

    Terms: Cash, Cashiers Check, or Money OrderSale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. MORALES, #1317

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALETHE STATE OF TEXAS

    COUNTY OF FORT BENDBy virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 26th day of May 2011 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS.LAWRENCE E. GARVIN, AKA LAWRENCE EUGENE GARVIN, ET AL in Cause # 09-DCV-173846 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0 Clock AM on the 5th day of July, 2011, which is the fi rst Tuesday of said month, at the Offi cial door of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit:

    TRACT 1: GEO: 5856020020021907 THE NORTHERLY PORTION OF LOT TWO (2), IN BLOCK TWO (2), OF QUAIL BRIDGE, SECTION TWO (2), 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 (ACCOUNT NUMBER 5856020020021907).Levied on the 1ST day of JUNE, 2011 as the property of LAWRENCE GARVIN AKA LAWRENCE EUGENE GARVIN, QUAIL BRIDGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, A TEXAS NON-PROFIT CORPORATION to satisfy a judgment amounting to $7,855.84, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorneys fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FORT BEND COUNTY AND CITY OF HOUSTON.

    ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 1ST DAY OF JUNE, 2011.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. HUTSON,#1310NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE

    THE STATE OF TEXASCOUNTY OF FORT BEND

    By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 27th day of May 2011 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. TIMOTHY LEE MULLINS, ET AL in Cause #09-DCV-176836 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0 Clock AM on the 5th day of July, 2011, which is the fi rst Tuesday of said month, at the Offi cial door of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 5855020030060907/5855020030060 67% INTEREST IN LOT 6, IN BLOCK 3, OF PROVIDENCE, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 28, PAGE 13 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.TRACT 2: GEO: 5855020030061 33% INTEREST IN LOT 6, IN BLOCK 3, OF PROVIDENCE, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 28, PAGE 13, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.Levied on the 7TH day of JUNE, 2011 as the property of TIMOTHY LEE MULLINS, THOMAS MULLINS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,CITIMORTGAGE, INC., PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $6,375.73, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorneys fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; KINGSBRIDGE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT; WEST KEEGANS BAYOU IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY AND ALL OTHER RELATED ENTITIES. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 1ST DAY OF JUNE, 2011.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. HUTSON,#1310

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALETHE STATE OF TEXAS

    COUNTY OF FORT BENDUnder and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 03rd day of May, 2011 by the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV184256 in favor of the Plaintiff -KINGSBRIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Plaintiff , for the sum of $2,760.00 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 03RD day of JUNE, 2011, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) RENE JOE MORENO AND MARGARET ROSS MORENO had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will off er for sale on the 05TH day of JULY, 2011 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 above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:LEGAL DESCRIPTION:LOT 31, IN BLOCK 2, OF KlNGSBRIDGE PLACE, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO(S)1183/B & 1184/A, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS 9410 GATMERE CT., SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 77478.Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affi xed thereto. All sales are fi nal.ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $146,060.00Terms: CashSale to be held at or about 10:00 AM.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. HUTSON,#1310

    NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALETHE STATE OF TEXAS

    COUNTY OF FORT BENDBy virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 27th day of MAY 2011 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. DA VID JAMES HOEDEBECK, JR., ET AL in Cause # 09-DCV-173893 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0 Clock AM on the 5th day of July, 2011, which is the fi rst Tuesday of said month, a t the Offi cial door of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit:TRACT 1: GEO: 340000001510]907 THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 51 OF FRESNO RANCHOS SECTION A, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 254, PAGE 239 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.Levied on the 07th day of June 2011 as the property ofDAVID JAMES HOEDEBECK, JR.DANIEL DWIGHT HOEDEBECK,LAURA FRANCINA TEAGUE,MARGUERITE ELISZABETH TEAGUEto satisfy a judgment amounting to $3,747.15, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorneys fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY.

    ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE.GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 07th day of June 2011.

    ROB COOK, CONSTABLEFort Bend County Precinct 3

    Deputy constable J. HUTSON,#1310

    LEGAL NOTICEREQUEST FOR SEALED

    COMPETITIVE PROPOSALSSealed Competitive Proposals will be received in the Offi ce of Gilbert D. Jalo-mo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX 77471 for the following until THURS-DAY, JUNE 30, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. CST). All proposals will then be opened in the Offi ce of the Purchasing Agent, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX 77471 and the names of the proposers made public. Proposals received after the specifi ed time will be returned unopened.RFP 11-076 REHABILITATION OF SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURESA pre-RFP conference with site visits will be conducted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM (CST). The confer-ence will be held at the Public Trans-portation Conference Room at the Fort Bend County Emily Court Annex locat-ed at 12550 Emily Court, Sugar Land, Texas. All contractors are encouraged to attend; no additional site visits will be conducted. Unit pricing is required; payment will be by check after products/services are rendered. Bonds are not required.Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.Signed:Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing AgentFort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

    Notice of Public Hearing Release for Public Review and Comment

    City of Sugar Land Annual Action PlanFor Use of CDBG Funds

    A public hearing will be held to give all Sugar Land residents an opportunity to voice opinions on the Annual Action Plan for the use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and proposed projects for next year. The City would like to hear your comments on how to prioritize programs for the coming year and how we plan to spend our CDBG funding in 2011-2012.

    Each year, the City of Sugar Land produces an Annual Action Plan that prioritizes the use of CDBG funds. A draft of the Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment beginning June 27, 2011 through July 26, 2011. The draft plan may be found on the City website www.sugarlandtx.gov and in the City Secretary Offi ce, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas 77479.

    In addition, the City will host a public meeting to further explain the CDBG process and solicit comments and feedback from residents concerning the proposed activities. Comments will be taken into consideration for any changes to the draft plan before submittal to HUD. All attendees are invited to speak on the subject of CDBG at the public hearing on:

    Monday, July 11, 2011 6:00 PM

    Sugar Land Community Center226 Matlage Way

    Sugar Land, Texas 77478

    Residents may also send comments to the City of Sugar Land Community & Environmental Services Department, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479 or P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, Texas 77487-0110. Residents may fax their comments to the City at (281) 275-2771. All comments must be received by the end of the comment period on July 26, 2011 in order to be considered and referenced within the Citys Annual Action Plan.

    CDBG Program BackgroundThe national objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate-income persons. Not less than 70% of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefi t low and moderate-income persons. CDBG goals include:

    1. Improving the urban environment in low and moderate income areas;2. Eliminating blighting infl uences and the deterioration of property, neighborhoods and public facilities in low and moderate-income areas; and3. Ensuring decent, safe, sanitary housing for low and moderate-income residents.

    Eligible activities include but are not limited to: public facility construction and improvements; handicapped accessibility; operational funding for non-profi t agencies servicing primarily low income persons; rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing; housing development assistance; enforcement of City codes; clearance and demolition; infrastructure improvements; business development and job creation activities.

    Fair Housing IssuesThe Public Hearing will also be a forum regarding input on fair housing and related issues. Citizens with suggestions and/or concerns will be provided opportunity to voice those issues during the last portion of the public hearing.

    Note: In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, this facility is wheel chair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for special accommodations or interpretive services must be made at least 72 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact Stacie Henderson at 281-275-2170 or by FAX at 281-275-2771.

    NOTICE TO BIDDERS

    WATER LINE REPLACEMENT AT THE TOWNHOMES OF SUGAR CREEK

    The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipmentand performing all work required for the following project in the City:

    CIP PROJECT NAME: Water Line Replacement at the Townhomes of Sugar Creek CIP PROJECT NUMBER: WA0803 Phase IILOCATION OF WORK: River Creek Way, Sugar Land, TX

    Plans, specifi cations, and bidding documents may be obtained at the following offi ceand locations with payment of $100:

    Lockwood, Andrews, & Newnam, Inc.2925 Briarpark Drive, 3rd Floor

    Houston, TX 77042Contact Kerri Burton at (713) 821-8406

    Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Offi ce, 2700Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at which time bids will be publicly openedand read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered.

    A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 1:00p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2011, Brazos Room, 2700 Town Center BoulevardNorth, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that compliewith all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give noticeof the contract award within ninety (90) calendar days after the bid opening dateand time.

    Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAECity Secretary

    LEGAL NOTICEThe City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing a Request for Proposals for the following:

    RFP # 207-11 Redistricting Services

    The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for comprehensive redistricting services for voting precincts as a result of the 2010 Census and a framework for implementation of a redistricting plan, if appropriate.

    Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time July 5, 2011 and then opened.

    The RFP packages may be obtained beginning June 15th by requesting the document name and number listed above by:

    contacting the City Purchasing Offi ce at 1522 Texas Parkway (281) 403-8626 email [email protected]

    Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the RFP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Offi ce, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualifi ed. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

    Charles Oberrender, CPPBPurchasing ManagerCity of Missouri City, Texas

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffi c control plan for King Lakes, Section 3, Precinct 3.The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter.

    Submitted by,Dianne WilsonFort Bend County Clerk

    PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffi c control plan for Cinco Ranch Southwest, Sec-tion 31, Section 38 and Section 41, Pre-cinct 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

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    FILM REVIEW: Green Lantern

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    AUTOMOBILE: Toyota Yaris

    Not just oil, Pennzoil

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    A Kwik Kar is a Happy CarMon-Fri: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    I have to write this review very fast as I am late for a doctors appointment; cant keep a doctor waiting on a Friday afternoon.

    As long as I am inside; when I got out of AMCs First Colony, the temperature was 105 degrees according to my cars thermometer. Thats not fi t for man nor beast.

    And Green Lantern is fi t for only those who are comi-cally tested and DC commit-ted. As in DC Comics. I did not read comics when I was a poor child from the rice fi elds of Bay City, so I really dont care a wit about a superhero in a green outfi t and a power ring.

    But I do love a great movie. Unfortunately, this movie is full of grandiose special ef-fects and 3D visuals, but just another comic book trying to make it big on the big screen.

    In brightest day, in black-est night, no evil shall escape my sight!

    Let those who worship evils might, beware my pow-

    Jordan/Green Lantern and he is clearly the next Ryan Reyn-olds. Oh, I see, hes already a Hollywood hunk with charm-ing eyes and a cut body just like Ryan Reynolds.

    Its getting diffi cult to keep up with the long list of hunky actors with a six pack. I have a six pack.

    Actually, RR was a bright spot for this sophomoric mess, but not nearly as hot as Blake

    Lively as Carol Ferris. Lively is the big winner!

    Tim Robbins plays a sim-pleton US Senator; maybe thats an oxymoron.

    Anyway, its been nice, but I gotta go.

    Rock n Roll.

    Grade 79. Larry H.

    [email protected]

    er. Green Lanterns light!Thats a beautiful oath of the

    Green Lantern. I threw that in for the freaks. Theres a lot

    to like and admire about this fl ick, but I was not impressed with the story although the visual effects and overall pro-

    duction value were outstand-ing. I saw in 3D which is the way to go.

    Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal

    By BARBARA FULENWIDERThe 2011 Toyota Yaris mod-

    els are available as a three-door or fi ve-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. Each body style comes in the base trim with options provided in various packages.

    The test-drive Yaris was the four-door sedan. It was powred by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing with intelligence and makes 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque. The motor is paired to a fi ve-speed manual transmission or an op-tional four-speed automatic. This motor wont win any rac-es but it is estimated to deliver 29 miles to the gallon in city driving and 36 on the highway.

    While the compact Toyota Yaris wasnt designed to win races, it was designed to pro-vide space for fi ve adults plus their cargo and a comfortable, quiet ride on 14-inch tires. Front suspension is provided by L-arm MacPherson struts with a stabilizer bar. A hydro-formed torsion beam axle pro-vides rear suspension.

    As for safety systems and features, the Yaris comes with an array: vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

    Also, it has a reinforced cab-in with front and rear crumple zones and energy absorbing materials in the roof and doors. All fi ve seats have height-ad-justable headrests and three-point seatbelts. The third row seat is equipped with Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chil-dren for outboard seating posi-tions.

    With the third row seatbacks folded down, the Yaris cargo capacity expands from 9.3 cubic feet to 25.7 cubic feat. A 60/40 split rear seatback is offered in the optional conve-nience package.

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F ORT B END FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. Phone: 281-980-6745 ww ww w.fbindependent.com .fbindependent.com P.O.BOX 623, SUGAR LAND, TX 77487-0623 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011 VOL 4 No. 25 Official newspaper of Fort Bend County, Missouri City & Sugar Land 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. Mario, Maggie, Kevin and Karen Rios, owners of Post Oak Grill Sugar Land, heard from a friend about a local re- lief drive for the Joplin, Mis- souri residents that suffered catastrophic damage when a tornado ripped through their city. They decided to do some- thing to help. And they decid- ed to do what they do best! So, they partnered with the local Sugar Land Tea Party to host a benefit luncheon, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Joplin Relief Drive. This benefit is part of a larg- er drive that Tea Party leaders started in the Houston area. Tea Parties believe in people helping people, it is part of their core value. “The people of Joplin were left without a home, clothes, food, all of the basics you need just to survive. We knew that if we asked for help, the people of Sugar Land would answer and they sure have answered,” said Judy Schmid, Sugar Land Tea Party Organizer. The coordinated relief ef- forts involved more than eight area groups - seven Tea Parties and the local 912 Association. So far, the effort has raised donations that have filled two 18-wheeler trucks. More recently, through the efforts of the Area Tea Parties of Greater Houston, an account has been established at the lo- cal Wal-Mart and Sam’s retail centers in Joplin, Missouri where discounted goods can be purchased on site, so the bene- fit luncheon was a particularly good idea. All funds raised will be added to this account. “We wanted to do some- thing to help the people of Joplin who have been devas- tated by this storm. It made perfect sense to host a benefit luncheon. People will be able to enjoy a delicious meal and support Joplin at the same time,” said Mario Rios. The benefit luncheon will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and tax deductible and 100 percent of your ticket purchase will go straight to the Joplin residents. Join Post Oak Grill for a wonderful lunch benefiting a wonderful cause. For more information, visit www.postoakgrillsugarland. com. The Post Oak Grill Sugar Land at Lake Pointe opened in Sugar Land in 2006 and of- fers subtly delicious flavors on their menu featuring the finest center-cut steaks, chops, fresh seafood and an international wine list. The Sugar Land Tea Party, which formed in 2010, is an organization whose mission is to empower individuals to act in preserving the economic freedoms and political liberties which are the foundation of American society; to support the community through advo- cacy; to work in partnership with like-minded groups; and to educate citizens. Visit www. sugarlandteaparty.org. Benefit luncheon for Joplin relief On May 25, the Exchange Club of Fort Bend participated in the re- dedication of the Club’s Freedom Shrine at Bush High School. Stephen Longoria, member of the Exchange Club of Fort Bend gave a brief history of the shrine. Jason Chern, Bush’s Valedictorian and the Club’s Youth of the Year, gave a description of why the Freedom Shrine was important to the school and the students. Michael McKie, left, Mike Reichek, Steven Longoria, Candace Cagle, Jason Chern, John Healey, Phil Klosowsky and Paul Wells at the Freedom Shrine,a permanently mounted collection of 30 of the most important and historic Impact Player Partners hosted the Seventh Annual Impact A Hero Weekend June 4 to June 6. Impact A Hero Weekend set new record of over $825,000 in donations, sponsorships and participation. Impact A Hero supports se- verely wounded veterans re- turning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and their families. Many times mothers, fa- thers, husbands, wives be- come caregivers to our wounded heroes and are forced to leave their jobs. Emergency financial aid is needed to pay bills including mortgage, rent, utilities, food and home and vehicle disabil- ity retrofits. Impact Player Partners is there to provide unbiased fi- nancial aid to our wounded heroes and their families. Impact A Hero and KPRC’s Sports Director Randy McIl- voy hosted on June 4 Impact A Hero 5k Walk, Run and Wheel at Mercer Stadium, Sugar Land. This year, Impact A Hero had more than 2,100 runners, including 50 wound- ed heroes and their families. Houston Texans Head foot- ball Coach Gary Kubiak and several of his coaches par- ticipated in the run with the wounded heroes. At 7 p.m. Impact A Hero Concert by Chase Nease was held at Sugar Land Town Square. Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson honored and pre- sented each veteran with a proclamation from the City of Sugar Land. Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala Dinner at Sugar Land Marriott Hotel on June 5 was a sold out event. The event included Partner of the Year presentation to The City of Sugar Land and Hall of Fame Inductions. The Hall of Fame Induct- ees were: Army SSG Jason A. Pepper, (Ret.), Ralph J. Va- sami, Lance Corporal Garret Gamble, USMC (KIA), Cor- poral Ronny Porta, USMC, Army SSG Matthew Lam- mers and Army SGT Eric Ed- mondson, (Ret.) On June 6, Impact A Hero Golf Challenge was held at Champions Golf Club with Jackie Burke as Honorary Chairman. Impact A Hero Weekend gives Houstonians an oppor- tunity to join national ce- lebrities in thanking our se- verely wounded servicemen and women for sacrificing their minds, bodies and some- times their lives. Visit www. impactahero.org Christian Okoye, left, former American Football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, Ma- rine Cpl. Ronny Porta, USMC and mom Natali, Kevin Robert, SVP of Marketing, Ensco , and Edd Hendee, Gala Master of Ceremonies. Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board for Impact Player Partners, Corporal Ronny Porta, USMC and Deborah Clifton, Gala Chair. Impact A Hero weekend nets $825,000 By SESHADRI KUMAR A recount of votes cast in the Sugar Land City Coun- cil’s District 3 June 11 runoff election will be held at the Fort Bend County Elections Administration, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, at 9 a.m., on June 22. The runoff election resulted in Amy Mitchell getting one vote more than Howard Paul. On June 15, Howard Paul filed the necessary petition and deposit requesting a manual by-hand count of the printed ballot images. City Secretary Glenda Gun- dermann, who will be the re- count supervisor, said the digi- tal image of each ballot cast in the election will be printed and recounted. Sugar Land Mayor Jimmy Thompson has appointed a re- count committee with former Councilwoman and Sugar Mill resident Mary Von Tungeln in District 1 as the committee chair. Four other members of the committee are Kathy Huebner, (Alkire Lake), Steve Porter, (Glen Laurel), Joe Zimmer- man, (Lake Pointe) and Ste- phen Ip, (Baybridge at Sugar Lakes). City Council was scheduled to canvass the returns of the runoff election on June 21, and administer the oath of office to Harish Jajoo, elected to the of- fice of single member district four. Because of the recount of the votes cast for district three, the issuance of a certificate of election and qualification for that office is delayed pending the completion of the recount, according to Gundermann. About 120 postal ballots were received and processed during the counting on June 11. Three overseas postal bal- lots were received after the election and two of them were rejected because they were post marked after the election. The third postal ballot was re- jected because the signature in the application for the mail-in ballot did not match the signa- ture accompanying the ballot. There were provisional bal- lots as well where the voter’s name could not be immediate- ly found in the voter list, but those votes were counted after verifying that the voters were eligible to cast the vote. Also, there were 12 under votes, meaning 12 people went to the polls, got the ballot, but failed to vote for either of the candidates. Seven years ago, when a recount was conducted in the race between Thomas Abra- ham and Mike Casey for the at-large city council seat, the recount yielded two additional votes for both the candidates, and the result remained un- changed, with Abraham win- ning the race. At that time, optical imag- ing system was being used and voters used a pencil to darken circles. Now, with electronic voting system the voter’s intention would be clear, and the chanc- es of doubting a voter’s intent in casting the vote is likely to be non-existent, or minimal. Though the chance of a change in the vote count is re- mote, nothing can be said until the recount committee reveals its finding. Sugar Land’s District 3 race hangs in suspense with one vote difference County redistricting plans ready for public comment By SESHADRI KUMAR The 15-member redistricting committee appointed by Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has completed its job. The committee has unanimous- ly voted on a draft plan and recommended two additional, alternatives. Commissioners court will hold a public hearing on the proposals next month before adopting a final plan. The pub- lic hearing dates will be deter- mined by county commission- ers at the June 28 meeting. The redistricting is neces- sitated by the 2010 census to ensure that the county’s popu- lation is distributed equally among the four precincts of the commissioners. The current population of Fort Bend County is 580,510. Roughly, each precinct should have a population of 145,000. Precinct 3, for ex- ample, has about 75,000 more people and they should be re- allocated to other precincts. While doing so the exist- ing strength of the minorities should not be diluted. Under the plan unanimous- ly adopted by the committee, known as Draft proposal 3, there is no change to Precinct 1, currently held by Richard Morrison, a Democrat. Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage (D) will get about 50,000 more people from Precinct 3, held by Andy Mey- ers (R). Under this plan, Quail Valley will be moved from Precinct 2 to Precinct 4, held by Commis- sioner James Patterson, (R). Other areas which will move to Precinct 2 include Mead- ows Place, parts of Barrington Place in Sugar Land, TowneW- est, Mission Bend, Mission Glen and some neighborhoods around Bush High School on FM 1464. Precinct 4 will get Quail Valley, portions of Covington Woods in Sugar Land and Lakeside Estates and Long Meadow Farm along the Grand Parkway. About 20,000 people will move from Precinct 3 to Pre- cinct 4 under this plan. Draft proposal 1, in addition to these changes, keeps Quail Valley in Precinct 2, moves Lake Olympia from Precinct 4 to 2 and moves Pecan Grove from Precinct 3 to 4. In Draft Proposal 2, Fresno/ Arcola area will move from Precinct 2 to 1 and a Repub- lican precinct along FM 359 will be moved from Precinct 1 to Precinct 4, thus giving more Democrats to Precinct 1. American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Gettysburg Address.
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