August 2015 issue

THE CROSS ON ALMEDA ROAD
         A small cross with flowers on Hwy. 521 near Foxshire is a reminder of the tragic death of Serina “Misti” Stewart at 12:15 am. July 5, 2015. Misti lost her life while trying to save a life of someone she didn’t know. She was trying to pull a person out of danger when she was hit by first one car and then another one. Born June 14, 1979, Misti had recently celebrated her 37th birthday. Her friends say she was always there when someone asked for help. She leaves behind three children.   

GRAND OPENING OF META SUPER MARKET
July 24th, Ali opened up his “dream store” on the corner of Almeda Road and East Anderson Road. Ali owns 22 Eagle Marts including the one on Almeda Genoa Road. The telephone # at the super market is 832 623 7518.  

FT. BEND HOMEOWNERS SAY 10% TOO HIGH 
A  group of residents from Ft. Bend County have been leading an effort to bring awareness and change regarding  home/land appraisals from increasing to as much as 10% a year. People are fearful of being taxed out of their homes. Over 2000 residents  are involved and state reps are taking notice.  The tax rate is irrelevant if the Appraisal board increases  the taxes  by elevating the value by 10% every year. They believe the appraisal district is inconsistent.  We ask our representatives for assistance in "auditing" their operations and providing transparency to the reasons behind our appraisal values. All Texas citizens are asked to consider signing the petition. It's time for our representatives and taxing authorities to take greater accountability regarding budgets and  transparency.  To sign the petition and get more info go to Allison.walla@deltarefractories.com.
MY RIGHTS WERE TRAMPLED
Recently I was denied service at a grocery store in Almeda. Normally I try to be presentable when I go anywhere but I had made a quick dash to get someone to work. Since it was early I thought I could dash into the store for one item before anybody noticed my appearance. But the security guard noticed, “You can’t come in barefoot.”
“I came in this store barefoot before you were born.” Where is the manager?”
“It is a health regulation,” he said. “I’m sorry.”

For a moment I considered ignoring him... no he is a lot bigger than I am, so I stomped (actually you don’t stomp when you are barefoot) out of the store.“No, You are not sorry,” I snapped back. Since I was very short on time because I had to be at a Bible Study where I was to teach on the sin of complaining, I got back out of my car.  I stepped up to the automatic door (that replaced the old screen door of long ago) and said, “If you are really sorry will you take this $5 and get me a gallon of milk?
         He took the money and brought the milk to the door. I did not deserve that kindness. My self righteous indignation evaporated. Proverbs 12:15 says “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.” Officers, who have the job of enforcing rules when we act like a fool, are really special.  They don’t arrest us for displaying love, joy, peace, goodness, gentleness, faith, patience and  meekness. They deserve our respect.  I was rebellious, but I was not guilty of complaining nor was I late for Bible study, because a man in authority forgave my rudeness.
  God is good. I am thankful He forgives his children.  We never have the right  to be rude but if want to...
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN
ENCOUNTERING LAW ENFORCEMENT
Police Officer's Panel
Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 9am-9:45am
Abiding Faith United Methodist Church
14300 Almeda School Rd.
 Ask Questions!  Come join the discussion!



CINDY and DANIEL MOSES
         Cindy and Daniel are the managers of North Point at 3126 Ward Street where at the present 13 residents, mostly people with disabilities and a few non-violent persons on parole, are residing. Cindy and her husband, Daniel,  opened February 14, 2015. Cindy had spent the previous 20 years working as a CNA in a hospital and a nursing home with 60 occupants in Missouri. She is glad to be in a warmer climate as cold weather increases the pain she suffers from  rheumatoid arthritis caused in part by the years she spent as a gymnastic. She and Daniel were married in 1983 and together they have nine children.
Although Cindy is only one inch over five feet, her energy level is ten feet high. She does all the cooking, most of the washing, dispensing medicine, including injections, even bathing a resident in a wheelchair, and keeping an eye out for those that need a little extra care, or sometimes just a friend to talk to. The residents are free to leave but she asks them not to leave until they have a plan rather than get mad and take off.
Some of the residents are on Medicaid so they can afford to go to the Good Old Days Program by Art Levy. To Cindy all her residents are angels. If you would like to see a big smile on her face just drive up to 3126 Ward street with sheets, towels, silverware, blankets, clothes, plastic cups, etc. You may call first 832 416 3130.           
You may recognize that the house is the one Mr. and Mrs. Ward bought from Mr. Anderson and moved from Anderson Rd. It is over 100 years old

Almeda moe
Moe’s wife decided it was time to get modern so she sent him a text message while she was shopping. She wrote: "If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.
If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite.
If you are drinking, send me a sip.
If you are crying, send me your tears.
I love you."
Moe texted back: "I'm on the toilet. Please advise."

BBQ & RAFFLE
Saturday September 12th, the Fresno Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual fundraiser. Raffle tickets may be  purchased Now! Call 281 431 2451 for details.

 Join us for:

Family & Friend's Day

August 2, 2015 @10 am

Abiding Faith United Methodist Church

14300 Almeda School Rd.

Dinner will be served!

 Are you thinking about ways to serve in Sharing God's Word with 

our youth?           Let's take the Gospel into our community schools! Let's think about our kid's future... IT'S GOOD NEWS
For training date and times contact: Barbara Carter @ Abiding Faith UM Church  713-433-3906


FREE PUPPIES
                  
Born June 1st 2015                  Call 281 438 5363


Vinson Library
3810 W. Fuqua 832 393 2120
 closed Sun. & Mon.
Multi-center open Mon. thru Fri.


Sienna Branch Library
 8411 Sienna Spring Blvd 281-238-2900
Capture Fort Bend County Photography Contest. Submit photo from Aug. 1st until 5pm August 15th.  Amateurs only for high school students or adults at 281-633-4734.
iPhotography Workshop on Saturday, August 22, beginning at 12:00 noon instructor André Hermann will discuss unique aspects of mobile-phone photography. Register online (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the library at 281-238-2952.
Diabetes Awareness” on Saturday, August 8, beginning at 2:00 pm,    Dr. Tiffany Bunag, will provide an overview of diabetes, including signs and symptoms, care, and prevention and  causes of diabetes. Diabetic-friendly refreshments will be served. For more info call 281-238-2100.
Living with Hearing Loss Sat. August 15, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room at the Missouri City Branch Library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway.281 238 2100
I’ve Hired My First Employee: Now What?,” on Saturday, August 8, beginning at 10:30 am,  SCORE mentor John Lumley will give tips for hiring and info on reporting requirements, laws, and regulations with which an employer must comply as well as info on employee-benefit options, employee handbooks, and compensation practices and requirements. Find out the difference between a contract worker and an employee.
          Call 281-238-2952, for Aug. computer class schedule.

 IN 1860  WHO SAID
“In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will not acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.”  See ANSWER at bottom.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Almeda’s Wyatt Earp just celebrated his 70th birthday July 7th.  He hasn’t retired for he still runs the plastic recycling company and sells wood for BBQ. In the first issue of Our News, he put in a 1/4 page ad for antiques and continued for the next 18 months.  His ad  kept Our News from going bankrupt as the paper started with only $100.  Wyatt, sure hope your  birthday was great!

Modern Day Daniel Boone
They might not be able to trap bears but several men are earning as much as $1000 a week during the winter months trapping feral hogs according to Wilton Curry who buys them. Curry has one of Texas Approved Feral Swine Holding Facilities in Rosenberg. He hauls live hogs to San Antonio where they are processed by a company that sells the meat overseas where it is considered a delicacy.
He cannot accept a dead hog but for hogs weighing 40 to 60 pounds he pays 10 cents a pound, 61 to 100 lbs. 35 cents, over 100 lbs, 45 cents a pound  plus a head bonus of $5 for 100 lb hog, over 150 lbs. $10 and over 200 lbs a bonus of $12.50.
Trap a dozen hogs in your spare time and you could earn $1,000.
Of course, prices change but you can contact Wilton Curry at 3039 N Bar Lane Rosenberg 77471 or call 281 808 0597.

YOU DON’T SAY
Our government is of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist and for the lobbyist according to Senator Ted Cruz,  noting that lobbyist are responsible for a vote to extend the Export Import Bank which in essence is corporate welfare for several companies at the expense of taxpayers. Lobbyist give campaign money to Dems. and Rep.
Career politicians are more concerned about keeping their job than doing their job. They will never pass a bill for term limits but voters need to retire Republican Senator John Cornyn and Democrat Representative Al Green. They’ve been there too long.


A NORMAL PARENT
         Parents normally love their children and want love in return. With love, they tell the child to brush their teeth, don’t eat dirt, etc. They want obedience from their child for the good of the child. They know the child will not always obey, since they have inherited a nature which wants its own way. So when the kid disobeys and gets hurt, the parent is there with medicine or maybe just a kiss to make it feel better or if necessary a switch to teach them to do what is right.
  A loving parent reflects the love of God toward us. No parent would expect obedience if the child has not been told what to do, nor does God. So he told certain men to write down the rules that would help us live the kind of life that would in the long run make us happy and bring glory to God.
None of us keep all the rules all the time so we are not in a position to judge one another. But if we break the rules we should never deny that God’s rules are good. Just as our children bring us joy or grief, our actions bring joy or grief to our heavenly Father.
Rules for a small child are not necessary for a teenager just as the rules in Leviticus concerning animal sacrifice are no longer needed. Animal sacrifice had prepared God’s people to understand that God is a God of justice and to look forward to his promise of sending a person who will clean us from our sins.  The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)  
The rule to honor your parents does not change with age nor do the other moral rules such as lying, stealing, killing, deviations of God’s design for sex, or anything we might do that dishonors  our heavenly Father who happens to be omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.


Pick up a copy of the history of the area of Almeda at Debbie’s Barber Shop (next to Parker’s Hardware) in the 14000 block of Almeda Road for $12 or have a copy mailed to you for $14.50. Send a check to Our News
 P. O. Box 450336 Houston, TX 77245
The book is $12 Postage $2.50
call 713 433 1098 for more info








ANSWER to Who Said    -Robert E. Lee -  Surprised?

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