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Venetian Estates News - August 2011


...to the Neighborhood!

Sally and Harry Chen purchased 411 Lombardy, former home of John Friarson. The Chens have two “Aggies”, a son, Chris, who is a junior and a daughter, Leslie, who is a sophomore. Chris and Leslie graduated from FBBA (now Fort Bend Christian Academy). The Chens have lived in Sugar Land since 1988 and moved to VE from Magnolia Plantation in First Colony. Harry works with Direct Energy Power (he was with Imperial Sugar years ago) and Sally is an RN at Methodist, Sugar Land. Harry’s brother Lee Shen and Lee’s wife, Licy are our longtime neighbors at 111 Savoy.

Suzanne and Jim Hanks purchased the home at 111 Saint Marks. They moved from the Commonwealth area of First Colony. Suzanne already has many VE friends through the Sugar Land Garden Club. Jim is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. His office is located on Lexington Blvd. near Williams Trace. Small world – the first time I went by Jim’s office the receptionist and I looked at each other and I said, “I know you!” She smiled and told me that she purchased one of my “builder” listings in Richmond several years ago. Then the other week I attended a luncheon at the Post Oak Grill hosted by Gehan Homes. I sat down next to a beautiful young lady and introduced myself. She said, “Oh you just helped my mother buy a home.” It was Suzanne’s daughter, Kate Johnson, Director of Sales & Marketing for Gehan Homes in Dallas! The Hanks have four children and eight grandchildren. The entire family recently returned from a trip to Yellowstone!

Thanks so much to the Marblestones for organizing the Fourth of July Parade of Boats. It was wonderful! To view a few photos go to www.venetianestatesnews.com

Note the picture of the incredible french country kitchen of my featured listing, 106 Capri. The home’s floor plan, private pool, shady yard, charm and detail (the list goes on!) truly make it feel like a vacation home. This beautiful retreat is a must-see! Tell your friends! Go to “HAR Home Search” on our website and enter 106 Capri or MLS # 44971443.

...to the Ranch

The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are co-sponsors of the Texas Youth Hunting Program (“TYHP”). Many youngsters in our state have not had the opportunity nor resources to enjoy hunting or learning about conservation, wildlife management and firearm safety. The TYHP gives young Texans (ages 9 – 17) an initial positive and safe hunting and wildlife experience.

We have volunteered our ranch in Gonzales County to participate in THYP. This fall we will host 6 or 7 boys and girls for a weekend hunt and learning experience. Hunters must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian and must have completed Texas Hunter Education course and have a valid Texas Hunting License. A $110 fee covers instruction, guides, and meals for a hunter and guardian. Volunteer Huntmasters orchestrate all instructional and safety measures, hunting and cooking. Local game wardens and biologists also participate.

We are thrilled to work with this program that promotes appreciation of local wildlife and gun safety and makes hunting easily accessible. For more details go to www.tyhp.org or call Bud at 281 242-2200.

Merry Ministries
Merry Ministries, an interdenominational Bible study resumes on Tues, Sept 6 at 6:30 PM and Wed, Sept 7 at 9:30 AM. MM is led by Mary Willis and meets weekly at the First United Methodist Church on Eldridge. Several VE residents and I attend on Tues evenings and often meet for dinner first. There are also several VE ladies who attend the Wed morning session. Please call me if you would like to join us or for more info.

I have a new listing in Alkire Lake. This beautiful 1.5-acre lot offers the opportunity to live on acreage in the heart of Sugar Land. Up to 7 acres are available. Call me if you are considering building your dream home.
I am representing the buyer in a pending VE purchase but have another buyer ready to go--we just need the house! Call me if you are considering selling – a re-do is fine!

01 August 2011

Price Reduced!

106 Capri Street

Check out www.har.com/44971443 for more info on this beautiful home with French Country Style!