September 2015 Volume 22 No. 1

LABOR DAY SEPT. 7 th

9/23 First Day of Autumn

Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend TIRZ
          The Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ #25) has officially created the Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Redevelopment Authority.  The authority was created for the purpose of aiding, assisting, and acting on behalf of the City of Houston in the performance of its governmental functions to promote the common good and general welfare of the area included within TIRZ #25.
The initiative of the Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Redevelopment Authority will be to implement the Project Plan and the Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for the TIRZ; to develop a policy for the financing and construction of public infrastructure improvements necessary for the development of mixed use, residential, commercial, retail and other related land uses within the zone; and to develop and implement a development policy for the zone (including the acquisition of land for development purposes). 
The Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Redevelopment Authority Board shall consist of the same members of the TIRZ #25 Board with Theodore Andrews, TIRZ #25 Board Chairman.




 
 MILTON AND Peggy zwahr will celebrate  62 years of marriage September 26, 2015
 They agree that their secret for a long and happy marriage was to “always have faith in God and faith and trust in each other.  Our love grew stronger each year.” During those 62 years they raised three Eagle Scout sons: David, Steve, and Jon. They also had three grandchildren: Shonda, Kayla and Steven and six great grandchildren: Ava, Aisha, Dayssi, Lily, Tristan, and Blake Milton, born July 31st and named after his Grand Pa and Great Grand Pa.  Their two great sorrows was the lost of David’s wife, Debbie, and great granddaughter, Aisha. Their faith has helped them through the good and the sad times.


 
Milton Blake Labra arrived in time to help his great grand parents celebrate their 62nd anniversary.




VERBAL ABUSE
         Sweet little Erma went to her doctor and told him that as soon as her husband stepped in the door he started yelling and complaining, insulting her, and even using foul language. He won’t listen to reason. “I’m getting so depressed, the verbal abuse is more than I can take. Can you give me something to help,” she asked.
         The doctor said, I want you to make a pot of tea. As soon as your husband walks in the door, I want you to take a sip of tea and just hold it in your mouth until he gets quiet. If he starts up again take another sip. Come back in four weeks for a check up.
Four weeks later, Erma bounced into the doctor’s office all smiles. “Doctor that tea worked like a miracle. At first I had to take several sips of tea, but this week I only needed one small sip. I wished I would have known what a wonderful effect tea has.”
“And Erma, if you ever run out don’t have tea, substitute  water,” replied the wise old doc.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight O Lord my strength and my redeemer.”  
Psalm 19:14

BLACK LIVES MATTER
         So why no protest when 24.8 percent of the babies aborted in Texas are black, but only 12.3 percent of the people in Texas are black, according to the Census Bureau.  

FM 2234
         Initially  scheduled for completion in 2014, the 4-lane roadway project from Cartwright Rd. to the Fort Bend Tollway is finally open to vehicular traffic. This segment of FM 2234 is still undergoing some minor construction repairs to the existing medians, but TxDOT assured the District K council office that all construction will be completed by mid-September.
Phase II of the FM 2234 project from Fort Bend Tollway to FM 521 is scheduled to start in 2016. According to TxDOT, their Brazoria Area Engineer's Office is expected to manage this project. Similar to the Phase 1 project, Council Member Green will facilitate a community informational meeting for the residential neighborhoods pertaining to this portion of FM 2234. The District K office will continue to keep the Fort Bend Houston community informed as when a tentative start date is established.
 
BILL OF RIGHTS CONFUSING?
To help us understand the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, Lewis  Napper wrote a Bill of NON-Rights
 I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth.
II: You do not have the right to never be offended.
III: You do not have the right to be free from harm.
IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. 
 V: You do not have the right to free health care.
 VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people.
VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others.
VIII: You do not have the right to a job.
IX: You do not have the right to happiness. You have the right to PURSUE happiness,
X: English is our language. Learn it!
XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in the one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history.

 Phone Scams - Still Number One
         The telephone is still the scammer’s favorite method. Never give out information concerning your Social Security or bank account info, etc in response to an unsolicited call. Scammers come up with new stories everyday. They are experts in deceit and they don’t give you time to think.
.  They use scare tactics, prey on your sympathy, or on your desire to get something for nothing.

 DANGER ON ANDERSON ROAD
Drivers don’t pay attention to the law that says no passing within 300 feet of an intersection according to Sue Hughes who has been hit twice when turning off of Anderson. On the morning of August 15th, a neighbor made a left hand turn onto his street and was hit by a car passing a car that had slowed down as the neighbor turned. Witnesses estimated the car was speeding about 80 miles an hour. The speeder hit the ditch after knocking the back wheels off the car of the man just trying to safely drive home.  He survived.
Another person in the 14000 block of Almeda Road was not so fortunate. He had an heart attack, ran into a pole and was killed near Bob’s State Inspection station.

 Almeda Moe
“Morning Moe. I see you are all prepped for your operation. Hey, why do you look so worried? This is a  procedure that has been done many times.”
“I was ok until the nurse said, ‘Don’t worry I’m sure everything will be fine.”
Why should that bother you?
“She was talking to the doctor.”  



 COMMISSIONER ON YOUR CORNER
Commissioner Richard Morrison, Precinct 1, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Fresno on Sept. 3rd at the Mustang Community Center  at 4525 FM 521 North at 6:30 pm.

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
Deer Hunting in Texas Sat. Sept. 19th beginning at 10:30 am. David Lobpries, a biologist for 42 years with Texas Parks and Wildlife will speak on white-tailed deer population and Chronic Wasting Disease.    Sienna Book Club 2nd Mon.  1:30 pm,  Sept.14,  The Aftermath, by Rhidian Brook.  Booked on Crime Mystery Sept. 22nd at 7:00 pm, The Monogram Murders,  by Sophie Hannah. “Make Your Own Book Safe” on Sat. Sept. 12, at 10:30 am,  Mother Goose Time -- Tues. at 10 am -- age 1 month to 12 months. Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29.Toddler Time -- Thurs. at 10 am --  12 to 36 months. Sept. 3, 10, 17, & 24.Pre-school children, 3 to 6 years will enjoy Story Time, stories,  movies, and  crafts,  10 am  Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.Pajama Night Story Time --  Mon. at 6:30 pm -- Sept.14, 21,  28;  Kinder Korner -2nd & 4th Wed. 4pm. Sept. 9 – All About School  Sept. 23 – All About Friends The After-School Break -crafts, movies, stories,  for school-aged children grades 1-5 through 5 ONLY – 2nd and 4th Tue. at 4 pm. Sept. 8 & 22. Tween Café, 4th & 5th grades  1st and 3rd Wed. each month at 4 pm.  Middle-School  5:30 pm 1st & 3rd Thurs. grades 6 and up.  Sept. 3 Game Day! Computer: MS Word 2010 Survival Basics- Sept 2, 10 am. MS Word 2010: Intermediate- Sept. 3, 10 am. MS Excel 2010 Survival Basics - Sept. 8, 10 am. MS Excel 2010 Intermediate - Sept. 9, 10 am.MS Excel 2010: Pivot Tables Sept. 10th.
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Congratulations
Abiding Missionary Baptist Church as you celebrate  your 23rd Church Anniversary in Almeda October 18, 2015. 

 College Fair 
 Missouri City Branch Library on Sat. Sept. 12th, 2 to 4 pm at
 1530 Texas Parkway.

FRESNO V. FIRE DEPT.
Annual Raffle and BBQ 
Sat. Sept. 12th Serving starts at 11am.
Call 281 431 2451 for more info

FRESNO FRESH WATER
Work has begun on Phrase 3 of the district with the main lines being laid starting at Fresno Trammel going north up to Nail Road and then east to west on Evergreen.

 West Fuqua Project
The proposed West Fuqua St. reconstruction project which is slated for 2019.  For more information about this project or to fill out a comment while still in the design phase, e-mail pweplanning@houstontx.gov and reference the West Fuqua St. Reconstruction project.

See You at the Pole 9/23
 The First Amendment guarantees free speech and the free exercise of religion.  Students may privately pray, either individually or as a group, at a school athletic competition (such as a football game), student assembly, or other extracurricular activity when school officials (teachers or administrators) are not involved, like praying around the flag pole on the 23rd. Public schools must treat religious expression such as prayer, reading the Bible, and religious discussion the same way they treat similar non-religious expression. If you feel the public school is violating your child’s constitutional rights contact Liberty Institute at www.libertyinstitute.org/student-bill-of-rights

Condolences
Serina Mystique “Mysti” Stewart June 14, 1978—July 4, 2015.
No matter how often or what the  offense, Mysti  was always willing to forgive. She is survived by four children. She died saving a life.

ALMEDA
In 1892, Almeda was a 250 acre town on paper eleven miles from the Houston city limits. A year later 50 early residents had a post office and  provided school for their children conducted in  a hay barn on White Road. To read about Almeda's early history buy Back Yonder in 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  Call 713 433 1098 for more info.

   













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