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Andy Meyers Speaks at Annual Meeting Fort Bend County Commissioner for Precinct 3 Andy Meyers, attended the forum prior to the Grayson Lakes Annual Meeting to field questions from residents about county activities. There were many questions about roads. Road construction on Gaston Road and Falcon Landing Blvd. serving Katy High School #7 is scheduled to be completed by July 2013 to concur with the completion of the High School. These are the sections of road immediately along the boundaries of school property. At the same time, the segment of Falcon Landing Blvd. at High School #7 will be connected to Falcon Landing Blvd. adjacent to Rylander Elementary. Any widening of Gaston Road north of Greenbusch or of Greenbusch itself will depend on future traffic studies. Andy also reminded us that the Precinct 3 Annex is open at 12333 Grand Corner Dr., Katy, Texas 77494. This location is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Grand Parkway and the Westpark Tollway. This facility houses Andy’s office, the office and courtroom of Justice of the Peace Ken Cannata, branch offices of Tax Assessor-Collector Patsy Schultz and County Clerk Dianne Wilson and substations for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office.

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Lieutenant Michael Waller of the Fort Bend Patrol Division, attended the forum prior to the Grayson Lakes Annual Meeting to meet residents and fill us in regarding public safety matters. Lt. Waller stated that the crime rate in Grayson Lakes is exceptionally low. He said that much of this is due to neighbors being nosey and looking out after each other. He also had high praise for Deputy Singh who has been contracted by MUD 130 to patrol our subdivision since September of 2010. When asked if we could expect Deputy Singh to continue in his present assignment, Lt. Waller said patrol contracts are renewed every 6 months. He went on to say that Deputy Singh has not requested a change of assignment and he, Lt. Waller, has no reason to move Deputy Singh from his current patrol. The audience applauded that statement. Traffic patrol is another important function served by Deputy Singh. We are all safer, especially our children, because speeding by both residents and non-residents has been greatly reduced. Lt. Waller added that Deputy Sing can usually tell when residents are out of town and pays extra attention to those homes. As an extra precaution, residents can sign up for vacation watch on the Fort Bend website. This way, other Deputies visiting the neighborhood will know to check your home. Go to www.fortbendcountytx.gov, the fort Bend County home page, select “Department List” in the “Quick Navigation” menu, scroll down and select “Sheriff’s Office.” “Vacation House Watch” can be found in the list on the left side of the select “Sheriff’s Office” page.

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At the Annual Meeting on December 4, 2012, Melissa Simmons, Lee McAdory and Ed Parma were elected to serve two-year terms on the Grayson Lakes Association Board of Directors. Thanks go out to exiting Board member Mary Lou Proctor, who decided not to run at the end of her term and to Budget Committee member and Board candidate Jim Keil. Their interest in the community and willingness to serve are greatly appreciated. Board officers for 2013 are: President - Ed Parma Vice President - Lee Mcadory VP Special Projects - Lori Glasgow

Secretary - Robin Mann Treasurer - Melissa Simmons

Fishing Derby Coming April 20 th Save The Date: Grayson Lakes Kids Fishing Derby will be Saturday, April 20, 2013. The Fishing Derby is an event for kids, ages 2 to 15 and their families. Prizes are given in a variety of categories and age groups. Volunteers needed. Contact Becca Patterson at talk2becca@gmail.com to see how you can help. Activities will end at about noon on the 20th.

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2012 Grayson Lakes Holiday Event The annual Grayson Lakes Holiday Event was held on December 2, 2012 at the Recreation Center. This grand affair was kicked off with Santa riding through the neighborhood in a Willowfork Fire Truck and then stopping by the dock to listen to the wishes of the Grayson Lakes children. Other activities included an inflatable slide, train rides, horseback rides, face painting, holiday tattoos, crafts and cookie decorating. A huge thank you goes out to all of the volunteers that made this event possible. Without the help of many volunteers this event could not be put on each year. We also appreciate The McMahon Family and their wonderful horses. A special thank you goes our to our generous and faithful sponsor of the annual holiday event Bob Miles, Broker Associate, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. Their support made it possible for us to make this year better than ever. If you are interested in helping out with next year’s event please contact Ashley Thompson at ashleythompson08@ yahoo.com

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Reserve Fund One of the factors leading to the 3% increase in dues for 2013 was a need to increase contributions to a reserve fund. This article will attempt to explain why a reserve fund is necessary and how it differs from the operating fund. As an analogy, let’s consider household expenses. Certain household expenses are fairly consistent on an annual basis. We develop a sense of the budget required to cover utilities, gas for the car, lawn care and a wide variety of repairs and replacements. Surprises can happen, but they are typically on the order of a few hundred dollars and we handle them by squeezing somewhere else: fewer meals out or a shorter vacation. This type of expense corresponds to the Association’s operating expense. A prime example is the care of common area, which accounts for 44% of our annual budget and is relatively stable year to year. On the other hand, there are household expenses that are measured in thousands of dollars; a new roof, replacing the fence or getting a new air conditioning unit. We don’t accommodate these by simply squeezing somewhere else, we either plan ahead or get a loan. While your Board has the authority to take out a loan, authorities in the field of community management advise against that option. Savvy home buyers are reluctant to buy in a community with debt and home values can suffer as a result. Furthermore, our governing documents state that our budget “shall” include a contribution to a reserve fund and “shall” in a legal document indicates an obligation. By commissioning a reserve study and setting aside the funds recommended by that study, we are planning ahead to handle those major expenses that can’t be accommodated by “squeezing somewhere else.” Examples of the sort of expenses in this category are fence replacements, irrigation controllers, pool and tennis court surfaces, tennis court lighting and recreation center roofing. For details, you are encouraged to review the reserves study on the web site, www.graysonlakesliving.com

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We have all chosen to live in Grayson Lakes because it provides the quality of life we want. It’s very interesting to see how we stack up in terms of a few quantifiable amenities. The table shows the number of households (Hh) that share and support a variety of amenities in Grayson Lakes, Cinco Ranch I and Grand Lakes. The information has been derived from community websites, county records and direct communication. By these measures, we see that Grayson Lakes has the fewest number of households competing for use of amenities. Of course, this means that our amenities are either more expensive per household or less elaborate. It should not be surprising that our dues are slightly higher than either Cinco Ranch or Grand Lakes. If we could distribute the cost of each acre of our common area over 33 homes instead of 18 we would be able to reduce dues to less than $800.

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Opportunities to Serve Grayson Lakes Do you enjoy community events? Do you think it is important for Grayson Lakes residents to be informed? Are you interested in maintaining the attractiveness of our community? Are you willing to promote Neighborhood Watch and other crime prevention programs? Would you like to help your Board make good decisions? If so, we have opportunities for you! Frankly, we don’t have the budget to provide all of the things that make Grayson Lakes a wonderful place to live so we rely on volunteers for “extras.” Many of these volunteers have been working hard for over 5 years and are beginning to wear out. We could use some new energy. Take a look at the committees described below and get involved. You can let Trey, any member of a committee or any member of your Board know you want to help and we will get you started. Events Committee: The Events Committee organizes the Fishing Derby, the Independence Day Celebration, the Annual Garage Sale and the Christmas Boat Parade and Event. The committee also maintains our Christmas decorations that always need some repair before being hung. There is always a need for help, so please respond when the call goes out for volunteers to support upcoming events, even though you might not want to be a standing member of the committee. Communications Committee: The Communications Committee handles the signs at our entrances, maintains the website and provides content for the newsletter, website and Facebook page. The committee is currently in need of a chairperson, so there is an opportunity for someone to shape the way we keep residents informed. There is also a need for volunteers to change the entrance signs and there is always a need for articles of interest to the community. Let Trey know if you can help.

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Safety and Security Committee: The Safety and Security Committee is in need of leadership from one or more energetic people interested in promoting Neighborhood Watch, Neighborhood Night Out and other national and local crime prevention programs. The presence of Officer Singh in our community is keeping crime low and neighbors watching out for neighbors can only make that better. This is a big job, so you might want to encourage like-minded friends to volunteer with you. The main job for the Safety and Security Committee Chairperson is to create community awareness. Additionally, the chairperson runs the Neighborhood Watch, coordinates the Block Captains and ensures that a captain covers each area in our community. The chairperson contacts the block captains with any safety or security issues in the neighborhood so that the block captains can keep the residents of their block informed. The chairperson will hold meetings as necessary. These responsibilities could be shared by a leadership group rather than falling on a single individual. Lake and Irrigation Committee: The Lake and Irrigation Committee was organized to advise your Board on matters related to the operation of our lakes and our irrigation. The operation of the lakes is now well understood so there is not much activity regarding that topic. Irrigation is another matter. With steadily increasing water rates, it becomes more and more important that we irrigate efficiently. Some members of the committee have monitored the effectiveness of soil moisture sensors that we installed to ensure we don’t water unless our plants need watering. Results have been mixed and the committee particularly welcomes the involvement of residents who have knowledge of irrigation systems.

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Landscape Committee: The Landscape Committee was organized to advise your Board on landscaping matters. The committee is currently involved in making recommendations regarding plant replacements. Any resident interested in the maintenance of our landscaping is encouraged to become involved. The work consists of designing and recommending plans for areas in need of replacement plants.

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Estate l a e R r u o Y Life! r o f e c r u o Res Architectural Review Committee: This is the only committee that is defined in our governing documents. It is a seven member committee chosen by your Board and it is responsible for maintaining the aesthetic standards established by the developer of Grayson Lakes. This committee works hard to ensure that Grayson Lakes maintains the same look that it had on the day you bought your house. Membership on this committee is now full but residents are encouraged to let us know if they are interested in serving on this committee. Budget Committee: The Budget Committee was organized to develop budget alternatives for consideration by your Board. It also gives residents a way to become involved in the budgeting process. The committee is chaired by the current elected Treasurer and a call will go out for volunteers about mid-year via newsletter, website and Facebook. This describes ways you can support Grayson Lakes through involvement on our various committees. If you know a committee member and want to volunteer, let that member know. If you don’t know someone on the committee that interests you, contact Trey DeVillier at 281-347-7772 or trey@communitysound.com (email). Remember this, the activities outlined above will go away if there are no volunteers to support them unless we pay to have them done with a resulting increase in dues.

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Attention: Calling Grayson Lakes Ladies Please join our monthly ‘Girls Night Out’ for an evening of fun and friendship! We meet the 1st Thursday of every month (except Dec./Jan.) at 7:00 PM for either dinner at a local restaurant or a potluck in the neighborhood. Come and meet/ see your neighbors and enjoy good food and relaxing conversations! Please contact Donna Medeiros at 281-394-5056, email dmedeiros@entouch.net or you can contact Susan Jordan at 281-394-2222 or by email sjordan2@me.com for further information or to be added to the GNO email distribution list. Hope you will join us!

Governing Documents Reorganized on WebSite In an effort to make the Governing Documents for Grayson Lakes more understandable, the large file formerly labeled CC&Rs has been broken into its major sections so each can be accessed separately. A brief description of each section can be found below: Declaration of CC&Rs 11/18/2005 In 2005 Newland amended and restated the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Grayson Lakes. At that point, this became the fundamental document setting up the way our community is run. It establishes the responsibilities of residents and the Association to one another. It sets the aesthetic standards of Grayson Lakes as a master planned community. It covers a multitude of details too numerous to recount here. Exhibit A- Land Submitted 11/18/2005 This exhibit defines the area to which the Declaration applies. Exhibit B- Land Subject to Annexation 11/18/2005 This exhibit defines additional land to which the Declaration applies. Together Exhibits A and B define Grayson Lakes as we currently know it.

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Exhibit C- Initial Rules and Regulations 11/18/2005 These are rules of conduct for residents established by Newland and remain in force until they are changed by a process outlined in Article III of the Declaration. Obeying these rules is a promise we made to fellow residents when we purchased our homes in Grayson Lakes. Exhibit D- By Laws of Grayson Lakes CIA 12/5/2001 Officially, your HOA is the Grayson Lakes Community Improvement Association, Inc. It is a Texas corporation and these are the Corporate By-Laws. This is the document that sets up a 5 member Board with certain powers and obligations, establishes all residents as members, sets the rules for meetings and outlines basic reporting requirements.

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Exhibit E- Initial Architectural Guidelines and Supplements 11/9/2001 through 3/29/2007 This document describes the aesthetic standards that the developer intended to be applied in Grayson Lakes. They are used by the Architectural Review Committee when deciding whether a proposed modification should be approved. In order to guarantee that the character of Grayson Lakes remains consistent over time, residents are required by Article IV of the Declaration to obtain approval for all modifications. Landscaping Guidelines Adopted 1/12/2011 Newland, the developer of Grayson Lakes, had a very strict set of rules for builders governing the numbers and types of plants to be used on each lot in the community. However, Newland failed to include those rules in our Governing Documents. In 2010, your Board concluded that this was an oversight and worked with the Landscape Committee and the Architectural Review Committee to officially adopt Landscaping Guidelines based on Newlands rules for builders. This was done to ensure that the character of the community remains consistent over time. Additional Guidelines and Policies Effective 1/1/2012 In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed laws affecting HOAs. Effective 1/1/2012, HOAs throughout Texas adopted Guidelines and Policies in order to be consistent with the changes in law.

Street Light Outages Your Homeowner’s Association has not contracted for regular inspections and relies on residents to report outages to Centerpoint. Each light pole is marked with a 6 digit number and that is the best way to identify the pole, however, a physical description can be used instead. Centerpoint can be contacted via the web at cnp.centerpointenergy. com/outage or by phone at 713-923-3725. A link to the website can be found on our website www.graysonlakesliving.com under community important numbers.

www.graysonlakesliving.com Visit our website for valuable information. On the home page you will find Latest News/Events. At the time this article is being written the first three listings are; “2012 Grayson Lakes Holiday Event” (with a link to pictures), “Willowfork Fire Department Toys for Tots Drive” and “Reserve Fund Study” (with a link to the full study). By the time you read this, new information will have been added. The Quick Links section of the home page will take you to “Important Numbers” and Websites too. This is, by far, the easiest way to report street light outages. You can also get to “Resident Forms and Documents” which includes the Architectural Modification Form, all of our Governing Documents, Association Financial Statements, past and current Budgets and more.

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Architectural Modification Request Form ITEMS NEEDED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE BEFORE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS:

The following list represents items needed by the Architectural Review Committee in order to expeditiously approve your request for improvements, alterations or modifications to the exterior of your property. Without them, the committee will have to deny your request until all information is received. The following items are non-returnable, as they are kept in our files for future reference. Please complete and submit the Architectural Modification Form (following page) to the Management Company for review at the next committee meeting. You may return it by fax or mail to the address or fax number on the following page. You will be notified by mail of the status of your submission. 1)

A completed Architectural Modification Form which includes the homeowner’s name, street address, estimated start and completion date.

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All items described below are needed to understand and envision how the improvement or alteration will look upon completion. a.) An official lot survey or drawing indicating exact location of improvement in relation to all fences, easements, and building set back lines. b.) Photo of the exterior of your home. c.) Picture, brochure, detailed sketch, or sample of the improvement in its completed stage along with color samples. d.) List of ALL materials used to construct the improvement or alteration. e.) Detailed description of how the improvement or alteration will be affixed to the house, garage, ground and/or other existing structure. f.) Dimensions: Height, Length, Width, Depth. g.) Elevations from natural ground to the peak of improvement.

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If drainage of water is concerned, a detailed description of direction of drainage flow and where flow empties.

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If multi-level improvements are concerned, elevations of each level from natural ground must be included.

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Note: The Grayson Lakes Architectural Review Committee meetings are held the fourth (4th) Thursday of the month except in December. The meetings are held at the Grayson Lakes Recreation Center located at 2042 Broken Branch Court. Meetings start at 6:30 pm and any resident is welcome to attend. Submissions must be received 5 days prior to the date of the regularly scheduled meetings in order to be placed on that month’s agenda. Submissions listed on the meeting agenda will be reviewed the night of the meeting. All other submissions will be reviewed within 30 days of confirmed receipt or at the next scheduled ARC meeting; whichever comes first. 8

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GRAYSON LAKES ARCHITECTURAL MODIFICATION REQUEST FORM Owner’s Name __________________________ Phone (H) _______________ (W)_____________________ Address ___________________________________ Lot___________ Block___________ Section_________ NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE APPROVED UNLESS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE INCLUDED: Sketches; site plan (survey) showing house, lot lines, dimensions and easements; elevations (including side views) showing dimensions and photos sufficient to describe the project in detail. For any exterior painting requests, a photo of the brick must be included with this application. Should you have any questions, please call Community Sound, Inc. at 281-347-7772.

BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE ALTERATION OR IMPROVEMENT WHICH YOU PROPOSE:

LOCATION OF IMPROVEMENT:

______ Side of house_______ Front of house________ Back of house_______Roof of house_______ Patio _______ Garage_______ ______ Other (Describe) _____________________________________________________________________ Materials Necessary for Proposed Improvement (check):

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Grayson Lakes Community Association, Inc. c/o Community Sound, Inc. 22503 Katy Freeway, Ste. 7 Katy, Texas 77450 (T) 281-347-7772 (F) 281-347-8303

Important Note: Submissions must be received 5 days prior to the date of the regularly scheduled meetings to be placed on that months agenda. Submissions that are on the meeting agenda will be reviewed the night of the meeting. All other submissions will be reviewed within 30 days of confirmed receipt. The regularly schedule ARC meetings are held on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month (Except December). If you are requesting to install a pool, dock, or any permanent structure you are required to submit a deposit of $700.00 check or money order made payable to the Grayson Lakes Community Association, which must accompany this application. Prior to approval, the Grayson Lakes Community Association may insist upon a larger deposit at its discretion. The deposit is to cover damage to the common open space, landscape reserves or public right-of-ways maintained by the Grayson Lakes Community Association, and unapproved changes not submitted. The deposit check or money order will be held at the Association’s office. The Association will return the check or money order, less deductions for damages or non compliance within thirty (30) days from the date you notify Community Sound, Inc. the job is complete and schedule an inspection with an Agent for the Association. There will be no interest paid on the money deposited. The $700.00 deposit is absolutely required. Failure to attach the check or money order may result in a denial of the application. Grayson Lakes ARC Form 2012 v1.doc

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For graduating seniors from Fort Bend County public high schools, The George Foundation has established a financial-need based scholarship program administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarships in the amount of $20,000, awarded $5,000 per year, are renewable for up to four years for full-time students attending an accredited two-or four-year public Texas institution of higher learning. Guidelines and applications can be found on www.thegeorgefoundation.org, the Foundation’s website. Deadline for applying is March 15, 2013. Questions may be emailed to scholarships@thegeorgefoundation.org or by calling Theresa Kopnicky, Grant Associate, at 281-342-6109.

STAAR SCORES WILL NOT AFFECT COURSE GRADES FOR 2012 - 2013 Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that he will again defer the requirement that states that STAAR end-of-course examinations be counted as 15 percent of a student’s final grade in each subject tested. With this announcement, local school districts have the option to move forward with the 15 percent rule for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. Last year, Katy ISD opted to participate in the deferral as the district adjusted to the rigor of the new STAAR test.

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When show narrator Man in Chair plays for the audience a record of his favorite 1920s musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, the show bursts to life in his living room. Lovingly spoofing old musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone features a comic cast of characters involved in a delightfully silly series of misadventures. Amongst the cast are a Follies girl seeking true love, her attractive but dim groom-to-be, a chaperone who likes to tipple, an over-the-top Latin Lothario, a hapless best man and a Follies producer harassed by two “punny” gangsters.

 

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Performances of Studio VII’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone are February 7th, 8th and 9th, with performances at 7 PM each day and an additional 2 PM Matinee performance on the 9th. Advanced ticket sales began the week of January 14th and are $10/Students and $12/Adults. Ticket reservations available by calling the Box Office at 281-237-2836.  Ticket prices increase to $15/Adults and $12/Students when purchased at the door. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.   For additional press release information, please contact Tamara Grisko, Publicity Manager, Studio VII Booster Club at playbill@studiovii7.com

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It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the safety of all residents, please use all precautions with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you see ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.

Stop That Barking! Dogs left alone all day get lonely, bored and restless. Many find relief in barking. Some respond noisily to any and all activity. Nothing is as annoying as incessant barking-even for dog lovers. If your dog is a yapper or a yowler, please consider some of these bark-abatement ideas to keep the noise down in your area. Your neighbors will thank you! • Training. Always the first recommendation for any behavioral problem! Training not only helps your dog, you’ll be surprised how much it helps you, too. You may get some insight into why your dog barks so much, or what it is trying to communicate. • Citronella collars. A humane alternative to the electric-shock, anti-barking collar and costs about the same. • Confinement. Sometimes simply bringing an outspoken dog indoors or confining it to a crate cuts down on the disturbance to neighbors. • For inside dogs, reduce stimulus. Close drapes to help muffle street noise, or leave a radio on to mask it. • Companionship. Dogs are pack animals; they need companionship-a cat, bird or another dog. Consider a mid-day visit from a pet-sitting service or drop your pooch off at a friend’s place or a day-care facility once or twice a week.

5 steps to a happier healthier pet 1. Protect your pet from extreme weather (heat, cold, rain, etc). 2. Keep indoors or in a fenced yard and on a leash when walked. 3. Make sure they’re up to date with vaccinations. 4. Always make sure they’re wearing identification, so they can be returned to you if lost. 5. Spay or neuter your pet. Texas Lab Rescue has labs available that are waiting to go to their forever home. Please go to txlabrescue.org to check out their website.

Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Translated from the French, Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday.” In short, it’s the last day before the traditional Catholic Lenten fasting season leading up to Easter Sunday. For those cities that celebrate it - most famously New Orleans, Louisiana - Mardi Gras means feasts, multiple parades, elaborate costumes and parties. Mardi Gras Origin Some scholars trace Mardi Gras’ roots to the ancient Roman Lupercalia festival, which was held in mid-February. Like many other pagan holidays, early Church leaders incorporated elements of the celebration into the new faith rather than risk alienating converted followers. As Catholicism spread across Europe, so did the Mardi Gras celebration.

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This six-week program is designed to encourage families to read, learn and have fun together. All Fort Bend County families are eligible to participate. Families who read 36 books or 6 hours - 6 books per week or 60 minutes per week - will be entered into a drawing for a $50 dining gift card, donated by the Friends of the Library. Each branch library will have a drawing for the gift card on March 4th. A single registration is required for each participating family. An adult (parent or guardian) is asked to register the family online by going to the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us) and clicking on the “Family Reading Club Sign-Up” image, which became available January 19th. Families may also register at one of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system. Upon registering, families will then have their own online page on which to record their books or reading time. There is no charge to join the Family Reading Club. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries and the Friends of the Library organizations that support the county library system.

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branch libraries in the Fort Bend County library system during regular library hours. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘Cutting for Stone’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, February 21st beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www. fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library. MS PowerPoint 2007 Survival Basics: Tuesday, February 5th - 10:00 AM MS Word Survival 2007 Basics: Tuesday, February 12th - 10:00 AM MS Excel 2007 Survival Basics: Thursday, February 21st - 10:00 AM Blogging for Dollars: Tuesday, February 26th - 10:00 AM

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WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE • Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 am, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:30 am and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time: Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 pm each Tuesday. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • Kinder Korner: a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. • The After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades. • The Tween Café, which begins at 7:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th – 8th grade. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome.

Become a Tutor-Understand our Student’s Lifelines Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

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established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc.) in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating in the program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s dept. at 281-341-4704.

TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING If you enjoy nature and would like to learn more, do more and/or teach young people about the great outdoors, consider joining others in a local chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. There are 60 or so friends and neighbors in the Fort Bend County area who are members and invite you to check out the organization at www.coastalprairie.org . Contact dougsimons@yahoo.com with any questions.

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For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit www.fbmg. com or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281-341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events.

Sugar Land Garden Club meets at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land 77478. For more information visit www. sugarlandgardenclub.org or call 281-491-1621. Sugar Land Garden Club was established in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. Membership is open to all.

Saturday, February 2, 2013: Saturday with the Master Gardeners - Visit our 4 acres of Demonstration Gardens and talk to the volunteers who design and maintain them. It’s a great way to learn! Park in front of the Agriculture Center, located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building to find the Master Gardeners. Gardens are open from 9:00-11:00 AM. Thursday, February 21, 2013: Master Gardener Meeting - Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service to hear Joe Vinson, Rainwater Harvesting Specialist. He will speak about “Rainwater Harvesting and Do It Yourself Installation.” The program will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. The program is free to all. No reservation required. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend. Saturday, February 23, 2013: Master Gardener Vegetable-Herb Sale - The Fort Bend Master Gardeners will hold their Vegetable-Herb Sale on Saturday, February 23, 2013, in front of the greenhouse behind the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471. The sale will open at 9:00 AM and will run until 12:00 PM or until sold out.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Pope john xxii High School COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE Pope john xxii High School, 1800 West Grand Parkway N., Katy, TX 77449, located on the corner of franz and w. Grand parkway, will host a community wide garage sale on Saturday March 2, 2013, from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, in the school gym (rain or shine). 12x12 spaces are available to rent for $30, if interested. Please contact Ana Sanchez at ams1965@att.net regarding community garage sale. Space is limited, so act fast!

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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 4th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street in Old Katy.   Saturday night will feature a Silent Auction, BBQ dinner and a kid’s meal with a Sweet Shop, as well as music and the country store.   Sunday will feature the Live Auction at 1 PM, Entertainment, Food Booths, Games, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Country Store and will provide fun for all ages.   Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event.   For more information about St. Bart’s and upcoming events, go to www.st-bart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.

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February 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM. The Spartans are partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training to raise funds to help find a cure for blood cancers. The Miles for Miracles 5K and The Mission Mile Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Seven Lakes High School along with a fun festival with food and vendors. you can register at milesformiracles5k.com if you are interested in running. Registration is $30. All participants will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and a medal. Please email Coach Mac at kevinjmcilvain@katyisd.org if you would like to be a sponsor or a vendor.

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Keep Kids Connected Aluminum Can Recycling Collection Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. When: Saturday, February 9th & March 9th, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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The 2013 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo It made history in 1943 as the first of its kind to be established on a local school level and now the Katy Rodeo has grown to encompass three nights of rodeo entertainment for the whole family. 70 years later, the Katy Rodeo is one of the few remaining youth and professional rodeos still supporting FFA.

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In conjunction with the annual Katy ISD livestock show, the Katy Rodeo is an event that supports agricultural education within the Katy Independent School District. The livestock show, rodeo, carnival and parade draw sold out crowds from Katy and many of the surrounding areas. The Katy Rodeo has something for all ages. The Katy Cowgirl Mounted Drill Team opens each night’s performance while a Katy ISD student performs the national anthem. The rodeo consists of all pro events including Bareback and Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Breakaway, Calf and Team Roping, Bull Riding and Barrel Racing while allowing the Katy youth to participate in junior Calf Roping and junior Barrel Racing. The young children can also participate in the rodeo events by joining the Stick Horse race or the ever-popular Mutton Bustin’. The KISD FFA students have a chance to compete in the “ever popular” Calf Scramble. The carnival also delights spectators of all ages, as well as the annual Saturday Morning Parade. The 2013 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off its historic 70th year on Thursday, February 21st and runs through Saturday, February 23rd. Please visit www.katyrodeo.org for more information on the rodeo.

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The Houston Family Arts Center announces its 8th subscription season, an exciting line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony Awardwinning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies.  

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Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: 2013  February  February  February  February

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo TICKETS The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the Southwest’s largest charities, as well as the world’s largest show. Each year, nearly 35,000 students are impacted by the Show through competitions, scholarships and more. Since the inception of its scholarship program in 1957, HLSR has committed more than $300 million to Texas students and education programming Half-Price Carnival Packs are now on SALE. The carnival books have scan cards instead of actual little tickets as well as food coupons. The $50 book ($131.50 value) contains 2 scan cards with 75 “ticket credits” on each and the $10 book ($30.50 value) has 1 scan card with 22 “ticket credits.”  AGAIN this year - The Carnival Scan Cards are good for MIDWAY GAMES, as well as the RIDES!

Get your World Championship BBQ tickets and Reliant Park admission tickets on-line as well! NOT INTERESTED IN GOING TO THE CARNIVAL YOURSELF? You can send an Armed Forces member to enjoy the Carnival! In 2012, HLSR welcomed thousands of military men/women and their families to Houston. Through donations, these service personnel were able to enjoy the rides and games at the HLSR carnival. Would you be willing to make that happen? You can donate online with your credit card and designate it to the HLSR Armed Forces Day. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity, so your donation is tax deductible. Every dollar you contribute says thank you to our troops!  The dates for 2013 events are: February 21st - February 23rd      World’s Championship BBQ Contest February 25th - March 14th             RODEOHOUSTON  (visit www.hlsr.com for more details on entertainment lineup) To order now, view this secure link:

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SPORTS West Houston Girls Softball Association Registration West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2013 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/ whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at westhoustongsa@yahoo.com

Katy American Little League’s 2013 Spring Season Registration is now open! Register on-line today at www.KatyAmerican.org Our league offers various divisions for children who are age 5-16 year old, on or before April 30, 2013. Katy American is also pleased to announce the addition of the new Intermediate Division!!! Little League has introduced the new Intermediate division (OPEN BASES) this year for 11 and 12 year old players, which will now play on 70 foot base paths and 50 foot pitching distances. This holiday; give your child the gift of a season of baseball at Katy American Little League. It’s a season of fun and happy memories that lasts beyond the holidays.

Inward/Forward Basketball For College & High School Guys at Bear Creek Baptist Church Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 19th and 21st between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym. You can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports, look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 18th and the league runs through May 4th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can email scott.denton@ bcstaff.org or Linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or contact us at 281859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Last year there was such a great response - register early.

Upward Baseball - T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch at Bear Creek Baptist Church We would like to invite children from 4 yrs (as of Sept. 1, 2012) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register at www.bearcreekchurch. tv/sports online. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 25th, 26th and 28th, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also, on March 2nd at 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes

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a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 4th, we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 18th and the league runs through May 18th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information you can email scott.denton@ bcstaff.org or Linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or contact us at 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Register as soon as possible!

i9 Sports Registration is open for fall Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and T-Ball/Baseball leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. We focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. For more information, please visit www.i9sports.com or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).

Katy Valkyries HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: www.katyvalkyries.org for additional information.

Women’s Basketball League Looking for as many ladies as possible to play. Ages 16+. Contact Krystal Horn for more information at katybball@yahoo.com

Westside Golf League Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert at 281394-2481 yana@entouch.net or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.

Volleyball Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

Katy Rugby Club Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit www.katyrugbyclub.com

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CHURCH NEWS Congregation Or Ami Mah Jongg Tournament Come play in the Congregation Or Ami Mah Jongg Tournament. The event takes place on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 9 am until 3 pm. The registration fee is $36, which includes lunch.  

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New Creation Church now blends Lutheran Worship and Contemporary Praise Everyone is welcome to New Creation’s Grand Opening on Sunday, February 10th at the Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear. The services are a blend of Lutheran worship and contemporary praise with Holy Communion offered at 10 am. The worship leader, Josh Pack, will make you feel at home and inspire your worship. Children are welcome in all our worship services with Sunday school held during the second half of the service. Pastor Dale Olson and his wife, Alene, believe that everyone matters to God. “We live out our mission statement “to serve and share God’s love.” Part of the Grand Opening offering on Sunday, Feb. 10th will go to the Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry in Fulshear. With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, the message will focus on making our relationships better. During the Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 13 at 7 pm, everyone will be welcomed at Holy Communion and all ages will have the option of receiving the Imposition of Ashes. th

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New Creation Church is reviving the old tradition of serving pancakes on Fat Tuesday with a Katy/Fulshear Community Pancake Supper. The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, February 12th, from 5 -7 PM at the Irene Stern Community Center for pancakes and the trimmings! A free will offering will be accepted.

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Carlos Vasquez, an Executive Sous Chef at the Hyatt Regency Houston, will head the kitchen staff. When asked to volunteer he replied, “Pancakes are too simple! I’ll have to add something special. You’ll have to come to find out what!” Chef Carlos is a graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute LeNotre and oversees many operations of the hotel including Shula’s Steak House restaurant. The Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear is located on 6920 Katy Fulshear Rd, 77441. please call Pastor Dale, 832-492-5136 or go to www.newcreationfulshear.org for a group reservation.

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Kingsland Baptist Church Weekly Events for Adult 55+ Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels.

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Katy Churches Combine to Celebrate Christmas around the World The December 9th concert, “Christmas around the World,” was the nineteenth year that the congregations of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church and the Katy Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have combined for a Christmas concert. The collaboration began in 1994, at the invitation of Father Jack Dinkins, when new neighbors, the Katy Stake Center, was built across the street. This year’s choir was made up of 120 voices from both congregations, with the addition of a children’s choir of nearly 100, plus Epiphany’s small Contemporary Choir, as well as a community orchestra. The theme of the evening was introduced with flags from many countries being marched in while the congregation joined the choir for “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The Christmas music of the concert came from many nations: Italy, West Indies, Ireland, France, Ukraine, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Philippines and Africa, as well as some English and American traditional tunes. There were several highlights. The Latin “O Magnum Mysterium,” gave the impression of a cappella beauty resonating in a Roman cathedral. “O Holy Night,” with the choir backing up Debbie Siebert’s soprano solo, brought audience members the Christmas glory they were hoping to feel. “Silent Night,” sung simply to guitar, as it was originally written, was essential. The two choirs and any who join them from the community, plan to continue the tradition for years to come, with next year marking two decades of singing together. Epiphany includes about 2,500 members in and around Katy. The Katy Stake includes 10 congregations in and around Katy, as well as north to Bear Creek and Copperfield areas and west into Austin County and beyond.

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 New Creation Church brought a Christmas gift to shoppers at the Katy/Fulshear Kroger Store! During the December 16th Grand Opening of the new Kroger’s Store on FM 1093, voices of the community took part in the First Annual Community Sing-Along. New Creation singers and members of the community shared their voices with the shoppers and staff while students of the Keller Academy of Performing Arts performed to the Hallelujah Chorus. Pastor Olson, founding pastor of New Creation, says, “We have been invited to make this an annual event. Christian Ministry in a community does not always have to be serious!”

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• Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • InHouston-Katy PremIer Professional Business Networking - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam.com or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy. • BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life” - Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com. • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@live.com. • West Katy Netweavers - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every first and third Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $1. For questions, tajanamesic@greengrovegroup. com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/ • Katy Bar Association - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Nick Nicholas at nnicholas@jw.com or 713-752-4443 for more info. neighbors/welcome: • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281-395-1730.

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• Welcome Wagon Club of Katy - please call Sharon at 281-392-1658, or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com. misc community groups: • The green Trails Ladies Club - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177. • The Greater Katy Exchange Club - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub.com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-392-3034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or www.KatyExchangeClub.com. RSVP is required. • The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http://singles.meetup.com/1676. • Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks. • BP Partners - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@comcast.net or www.bppartnershouston.com. • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com. • Commute Solutions - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www.commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589.

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UNIVERSITY ALUMINI CLUBS, PARENT EVENTS • Delta Gamma Alumnae Group of Katy/West Houston - For more info., contact Terri Barrow at 281-492-2847 or tlbarrow402@comcast.net. • Katy Coogs Alumni Network - University of Houston Alumni Club that serves U of H alumni in Katy and its surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact: Rom Crespo, romcrespo@ sbcglobal.net. • KATY/west houston AGGIE MOM’S CLUB - meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month (except January, July and August) at 7:00 PM, at Living Word Lutheran Church at 3700 South Mason Road, Katy. For more info., visit www.aggiemoms.org or www.katywesthoustonaggiemoms.com. • Xi Mu Eta - We are Beta Sigma Phi, an international Sorority. Please call Geri Riley at 281-395-6468 or geri.riley@juno.com for more info. regarding our chapter and meeting dates. • Laureate Theta Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi - meets twice a month in member’s homes. For more info., please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347. • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Southwest Houston Council - an international women’s friendship network, that also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. For info., please contact Jill Coble at 281-392-7181, jcoble3930@gmail.com. • Theta Phi KATY - Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee.dawn@yahoo.com or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, z5gdil@sbcglobal.net. • Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc - meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00 PM3:00 PM, at Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. For more info., contact Gary at 281-398-0333, email getober@hotmail.com or Betty at 713-467-6302, email b.bond007@comcast.net.

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• Greater Katy Alumnae Panhellenic - welcomes all NPC sorority members to come to their meetings. For further information, see their website at www.katypanhellenic.org. • Sigma Phi - local chapter of a national organization, Sigma Alpha Sorority, whose mission is to build sustained friendships, allow for personal growth, while supporting charities. Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee.dawn@yahoo.com or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, z5gdil@sbcglobal.net.

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• KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • The Compassionate Friends (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262. • The Compassionate Friends Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday at 7 pm at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends. org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 pm at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713520-9873 or www.cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • Free Mental Disorders Family Support Groups - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI Family to Family - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-8495637. • DEPRESSION Bipolar support alliance - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents - meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. • Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net. • Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • Harris county WIC PROGRAM - For additional info. about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130.

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• REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • All Moms of Katy - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved. • WORKING Moms of Katy - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281235-3043 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. • Katy Moms In PRAYER International group - For info., please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. For more info., please email membership@kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org. • Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented Support group (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. • Katy Association of Child Care Professionals - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646.

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• FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. • Breath Of Life Children’s Center Clinic - We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • West Houston Medical Center - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

Craft, hobbY, just for fun groups

• Nottingham Country Garden Club of Katy - We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. • american sewing guild in katy - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www.asghouston.org. • The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. • The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas - meets 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). For more info. concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. • The Houston Pond Society – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org. • West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679.   • FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or nanette@hotmail.com. • Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701.

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Katy Pool uses one of the country’s foremost manufacturers of pool equipment Hayward. Hayward’s products to us mean reliability. Ask one of our techs about Hayward’s line of energy efficient pool equipment to find what you could be saving.

RECIPES...RECIPES...RECIPES Mexican Cornbread © Taste of Home 2012

18-24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. Ingredients 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies 1/3 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper Directions In a large bowl, combine corn bread mix and onion. Combine the remaining ingredients; add to the corn bread mixture just until moistened. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until lightly browned and the edges pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Fiesta Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe by Taste of Home Prep/Total Time: 25 min. Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth 3 cups shredded cooked turkey or rotisserie chicken 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 1/2 cup medium salsa 5 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Additional salsa, optional Directions In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, spread tortilla strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° 4-6 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Stir cilantro into soup. Top servings with tortilla strips. If desired, serve with additional salsa. Yield: 8 servings.

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Fisher Price playhouse w/ swing-set, speedy-slide, excellent condition, $345. 305-582-1322. Nordic Track Skier, an American classic exerciser for 34 years! Its smooth natural motioning delivers an all-body, cardio workout that is easy on the knees and back. Has several resistance levels for the arms and legs to vary the workout. No motor to break down, will last indefinitely. $225 OBO! 281-463-6989. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40Wx70L, 1 sink window 34Wx40L. $40 each or best offer. Call 281-463-1175. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

AUTOMOTIVE 2005 Pontiac G6: 4 door, V6, auto, glass roof, all power, $3,800. 713-878-9657. 2002 Volvo S60: 4 door, leather, moon roof, black, all power, V6, $3,950. 713-878-9657. 2005 Ford Taurus: blue, V6, all power, unusually clean, $4,200. 713-878-9657. 2005 Dodge Neon: gray, 4 door, 2.0 - 4 cylinder motor, all power, great condition, $3,950. 713-878-9657. 2009 Saturn Vue XE - 4 Door, white, FWD, 2.4 Liter, 2 Wheel Drive, 45K miles, clean car fax. One owner, excellent condition, $13,900. Call 281-463-1175. 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle, eggshell on white in color, black leather saddle bags, $3,000. 281-726-4305 Pat.

WANTED Accepting donated trophies to support young adults with disabilities. Call Revived Glory Awards at 832-686-7457 or revivedglory@yahoo.com. Wanted: Rolex watches for collector. 281-414-3597.

HELP WANTED - CARE Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to anewkirk@tuscanylivingvillas.com or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT.

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HELP WANTED Do you love decorating? Want to get paid to do it? Patricia Fleming Realty Group is now seeking a Part Time Design/Staging Assistant. Meet interesting people, work close to home with very flexible hours. Hourly pay, plus bonuses. No real estate license required. Call Patricia Fleming at 832-549-5422 for details or email Pattif@aim4cash.com. Would you be pleased to earn $1,000 commission on a $1,295 sale and sell a product with a $15,000 value. Work from home. Be your own boss. Huge Demand. F/T & P/T. Not MLM. Contact Cynthia at 866-919-4439. Katy area child care in need of part time and full time childcare providers. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com.

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Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-onone support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at  mre@mantarayenterprises.com . Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010.

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Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd.com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/ monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com.

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Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

BOARDERS/ROOMMATES Room for rent, with private bathroom in Katy, TX. Includes wireless internet and basic cable. $500 month. Call 585-749-5841 if interested.

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NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – IK CSG

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Lake Pro, Inc. 281-391-3688 Bratton Pools 281-988-7700 281-578-5999 C.J.'s Yardworks, Inc. Important Numbers:

Water & Sewer: MUD 130 Garbage Collection: Best Trash (service Mondays & Thursdays) Schools:

Katy ISD Administration: Woodcreek Elementary Woodcreek Jr. High Seven Lakes High School

281-290-6507 281-313-2378

281-396-6000 281-234-0100 281-234-0800 281-237-2800

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Ft Bend County EMS Willow Fork Fire Dept Ft. Bend County Sheriff City of Katy Police

281-344-3006 281-395-0011 281-341-4665 281-391-4848

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