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NOTTINGHAM HAPPENINGS NCCIA has received a number of complaints from homeowners who reside on or near Rustic Knolls. The complaints center around motorist speeding on the street, ignoring stop signs and going around school buses that are loading and unloading students. This is a very serious matter that we intend to take seriously. We do not have sidewalks in NC, which makes it doubly dangerous when motorists speed or run stop signs. We have placed our Constables on notice to closely monitor that area and ticket traffic violators. It’s my understanding that they have already written a number of tickets during December. So this is your notice: OBEY THE TRAFFIC LAWS IN THE SUBDIVISION OR PAY THE PRICE VIA A TRAFFIC TICKET. As a general rule, we do not have many problems with speeders in NC, but it happens. When we see something like what is occurring on Rustic Knolls, it is normally due to a few hardheads (mostly likely adult and juvenile) that live in the area that think they do not have to obey traffic laws. Hopefully, paying out some hard earned money to Harris County in the form of a ticket will change their driving habits. With the winter weather in place, it is easy to see that we still have many trees in NC that need trimming. This is the time of the year to do it. An ice storm or high winds can easily cause major damage to untrimmed trees and even damage homes. Trees look much better when trimmed. It really does not cost that much to have them professionally done and once trimmed, they are fine for many years. There are several homes in NC that we are citing because the overgrowth of the trees causes the property to look like a jungle. This is inexcusable and the legal fees will be much greater than the cost of trimming if the homeowners do not take appropriate action. Thus far, the Board is very pleased to see the way the biking/walking trail on Mason Creek has been getting great usage. Many of the homeowners on the west side of the creek have put up new fences or made nice repairs to their exiting fences. They look great. Perhaps those of you who live on Shillington on the east side of the creek need to take a hard look at your fences. There are some pretty ugly fences along there that are long past replacement time. We will be asking SCS to start citing for broken fences in the spring. We wish to thank the residents of NC who did a wonderful job of decorating the outsides of their homes. Lots of very nice lighting this year! It takes a lot of work putting out those decorations and we certainly appreciate everyone’s efforts. We will be giving out gift certificates to the best decorated homes and those will be named in the next newsletter. Don Mach NCCIA President and Legal Liaison
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NOVEMBER SECURITY REPORT
Accidents 4 Alarms 25 Arrest 3 Assault 2 BMV 1 Burglary Hab. 3 Burglary Garage 1 Criminal Mischief 1 Disturbance 8 Suspicious Persons/Vehicles 20 Thefts 2 Traffic Stops 43 Vacation Watch 65
Foreclosures in Nottingham Country
The following is the current inventory of foreclosed homes in NC as of 12/4/12 ADDRESS OWNER 1327 Dominion Central Mortgage 402 Sancroft GMAC Mortgage 1514 Hannington Bank of America 502 Sancroft Veteran Affairs 510 Rennie Chase Mortgage 1630 Hoveden Bank of America 20322 Kingsland Wells Fargo 1019 Barkston Bank of New York, Trustee 1107 Pittsford Ct Bank of New York, Trustee 20507 Manette U.S. Bank Presently, we have more foreclosures than we can recall over the past eight years. Several of these are under contract and should closed soon. Many of the new ones have been delinquent with NCCIA for many years and obviously their mortgage holders. Right now mortgage companies are behind in the foreclosure process, so we may continue to see an increase for a few months. The good news is that these typically are selling very quickly with most of the new owners doing a lot of good repairs to the properties and thus enhancing values throughout the neighborhood. Please be mindful of these vacant homes and try to assist in keeping them looking decent from the street if at all possible. If any homeowner is aware of an abandoned home that is not on this list, please contact the Board and we will check into it. Occasionally homeowners will leave a home in anticipation of foreclosure.
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How to address the Board directly The monthly meetings of the Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday, at 6:30 PM at the Mason Creek Community Center Houghton Room. The facility is located at the corner of Houghton and Kingsland. All members are welcome to attend the meetings. However, due to time constraints, we cannot allow audience members to speak at the meeting unless they contact us ahead of time and get put on the agenda. As much as I dislike telling that to someone who has taken the time out of his or her schedule to come to the meeting with a concern, I must respect the time of the volunteers on the Board as well. To get on the agenda, simply call SCS Management Services, Inc. at 281-463-1777, ext. 7132. Of course, you may also feel free to put your concerns in writing to any other Board member or me, via e-mail (our addresses are on the website at nottinghamcountry.org). Additionally, our snail mail address is: SCS Management Services 7170 Cherry Park Drive Houston, TX 77095 281-463-1777, ext. 7132 Email: Nancy Callaway firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Nottingham Country Garden Club (NCGC) will feature Robert “Skip” Richter. His program will be on “Beneficial Insects.” Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will start at 10 AM, followed by the NCGC Meeting. Please join us at the Municipal Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive in Katy (77450). For more information, see our website: www.nottinghamgardenclub.org or call 281-492-2175. We welcome all people interested in gardening and gardening-related areas from West Houston and the Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our group! NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Federation of Garden Clubs. The purpose of the club is to promote beautification in the community, support local and national educational and charitable organizations and educate the community about our environment. Donations from the NCGC are funded by our annual Spring Plant Sale and projects that vary each year.
Local Veteran Groups Meet If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.) American Legion: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Will Miller, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information.
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5. Pool requirements – location and size of pool and approval letters from MUD District and/or County permit if they are required by the MUD Districts or County. Submit plat map showing the planned location of the pool.
4. New Construction, Room additions and outbuildings – survey map with location of addition drawn plus elevation and side view; show windows, doors, slope of roof, etc. Indicate all construction materials for exterior walls and roof, and submit samples of each.
3. Addition of fence, driveway, walkway or other structure (greenhouse, fort/jungle gym, satellite dish, etc.) - draw location of improvement on survey map and give dimensions including height, length, width and distance from each fence; list construction materials to be used include samples of paint and roofing materials.
2. Roofing Materials - Attach a small sample of the shingle to box on reverse side. State type, weight and color of shingles.
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INSTRUCTIONS Submit your survey map and then insert any proposed addition (room, outbuilding, fence, etc.). Feel free to enclose photographs, sales literature, catalog pages, etc. Your application will be returned if samples of paint and other materials and the survey map are not attached.
Install Basketball Goal Replace mailbox Spa/Pool Landscaping – circle what applies - planter box, trees plant or remove, permanent flower bed structure Add Separate Structure or Building (Storage, Fort/Jungle Gym, Satellite Dish, Dog House, Flag pole etc.) Other:
Please check the improvements and circle the item applicable to your request and see the reverse for additional information that may be required: Who will perform work? Repair Exterior Wood Replace Siding Paint- Residence/ Trim Repair/Replace Roof Replace Garage Door/Front Door Install Patio Repair and/or Install Fence Stain Deck/Dock/Other Room Addition Install Patio Cover Extend Driveway/Walkway Repair Exterior Brick
In an effort to maintain property values, deed restrictions require that exterior changes be approved by an Architectural Review Committee prior to commencing work. Their evaluation addresses architectural harmony, color, location, minimum construction standards and use restrictions. Please consult your deed restrictions for additional information. If your change has not been approved, the Committee will have the right to ask the homeowner to remove the improvement and/or change from the property. COMPLETE THIS FORM IN DETAIL. IF NOT COMPLETED IT CANNOT BE PROCESSED AND WILL THUS BE DENIED.
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BOY SCOUTS HOMESCHOOL PACK 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeschool Pack 393 Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at email@example.com
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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. “Katy ISD will again participate in the deferral, as we feel that this will allow both students and teachers an opportunity to better understand STAAR, while focusing on the subject matter and not just a final test score,” said Dr. Christine Caskey, Katy ISD Chief Academic Officer. As posted on the Texas Education Agency’s website: “Deferring the 15 percent rule for this school year relieves some of the pressure being felt in Texas districts as we continue the transition to a more rigorous accountability system,” Williams said. “This deferral also allows the Texas Legislature ample opportunity to address the various issues and concerns that have been expressed about implementation of the new system.” On Nov. 29th, Williams received letters from Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senate Education Committee Chair Dan Patrick urging deferral of the 15 percent rule. All three state leaders noted the rule would be an issue that would be discussed during the upcoming legislative session. To read the full announcement from the Texas Education Agency, visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147510194 (website).
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Texas Christian School is Changing Acorns to Oaks “Changing Acorns to Oaks” is the theme at Texas Christian School this fall, as well as the title of their annual school wide play this past November. Families and community members enjoyed an eventful evening at the farm where Jr. High and High School students played key roles and students 2 years old – 12th grade sang songs. This fun filled evening will be remembered for years by the class of 2013
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• Book Discussion Clubs - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • Just Desserts Mystery Book Club – Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • Volunteer at the Library - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Wednesday, February 6th at 4 PM. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in anyway, please contact Sarah Nelson at 281-492-8592. • Movie Time - School out for a long weekend in February. On February 18th at 3 PM as we watch what happens when you have an entire family of superheroes. Then, on February 22nd at 3 PM, join us for our story about dogs in love. Unfortunately, we can’t print the name of the movies here but you can call the library or stop by for the mystery titles. • SAT Strategy Session - CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! On Saturday, February 9th at 10:15 AM, the Kaplan will be at the library to give students a practice SAT. Then they will contact you with your graded tests and tips and strategies for scoring high on the SAT. Learn what you need to do to improve your score on one of the most important tests you’ll ever take. • Free Tax Assistance - Beginning February 1st, every Monday and Friday through April 16th, AARP will be offering free tax assistance to elderly and low-income individuals from 10 AM to 2 PM. • Free Internet Classes - The library provides free one day only classes in Internet Basics each month. You can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. This month’s class will be on Tuesday, February 12th at 2 PM. • Password Management - Does it seem like everything needs a password nowadays? Email, Google, Amazon… how are you supposed to keep them all straight? The library will be hosting a one time class about password management on Tuesday, February 19th, at 7 PM. Learn how to keep all those passwords correct. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. • Microsoft excel Class - Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Excel program? On Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00-8:30 PM, the library will be hosting a basic class on Microsoft Excel. Can’t make it then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat on February 26th at 7:00-8:30 PM. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Seating is extremely limited for these classes. Registration begins February 1st.
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• E-Books and more - How are you going to enjoy reading your books? Visit the library on Saturday, February 23rd at 2 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Learn all about downloading from our collection of e-books and music. • Senior Moments - Do you think video games are just for teenagers? Think again!!! On Tuesday, February 19th at 2 PM, the library would like to invite seniors and other older adults to try out our new Wii console. Bowl or play tennis at our Wii Sports tournament! Don’t know how it’s done? Don’t worry, we’ll have people here to show you how it’s done. Refreshments will be included. • USED Book Sale - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Also, join us on Friday, February 15th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? No problem, just ask a librarian how you can join today! CHILDREN • Storytime - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. • PAT-A-CAKE CLUB INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. This program is designed with “little wrigglers” in mind. Together the children and their caregivers participate in songs, games, fingerplays and hear some good stories. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event.
• Afternoon Art- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesday, February 13th at 4:30 PM, the library will host Afternoon Art for ages 6-11. These art programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided.
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• Superación Personal - Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 PM. This program, conducted in Spanish, addresses different motivational themes. Call for more information. Vengan a discutir diferentes temas de motivación. Lláme para más información. • Book & Bite Club - Last Thursday of each month, 12:30 PM. Join us at lunchtime as we enjoy great conversation and food! Call for the month’s book selection. Children Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Toddler Time Thursdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Storytime
PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents. 5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES - Community Lay Responder: Cost is $27 (Check or money order only & No Refunds). Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First Aid. This class is Saturday March 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM-3:30 PM. Registration will begin Monday, February 4, 2013 for Harris County Residents & those who reside within the Katy City Limits, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for those who reside outside Harris County or the City Limits of Katy.
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ONGOING CLASSES LAND CARDIO CLASSES - This classes combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays: Cardio Muscle Ball - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays: Zumba - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (must call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations) Fridays: Cardio Muscle Interval - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturdays: Zumba – 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (must call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations) CARDIO-MUSCLE CONDITIONING - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. YOGA – This class exercises every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the skeletal system. It also reduces physical and mental tension, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM. MEDITATION - An ancient Chinese art of mind-body relaxation and healing. Its benefits include increased energy, enhanced concentration, stress reduction. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. KARATE - The American Society of Karate has classes for ages 6 years and up. For more information call Ian Ekblad-Frank at 832722-8819 or email@example.com (email). Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM -Junior class 6-12 years and Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM- Senior class 13 & up FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equipment. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org regarding community garage sale. Space is limited, so act fast!
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church Plans Annual Bazaar
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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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 Where: Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494 What: Aluminum Can Recycling Collection - Drop off your aluminum beverage cans to be recycled. Why: The money collected from recycling the cans is used to purchase computers. Thanks to Tradition Bank on Pin Oak Blvd. in Old Katy Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm To date, Keep Kids Connected has delivered 349 computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. This was made possible with the generosity of our donors and supporters. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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Houston Family Arts Center Announces 2012-2013 Season
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The Houston Family Arts Center announces its 8 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 Award-winning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies. Season subscriptions are available for $92-$144 and offer incredible savings, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. Subscribers save as much as 30% off single-ticket prices. HFAC subscriber perks include the opportunity to pick the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, an opening night reception, and recognition in every Playbill. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Annie (March 1-17, 2013 at the Berry Center) Leaving Iowa (April 5-21, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Over the River and Through the Woods (June 7-23, 2013 on the Garzas Main Stage) Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center) th
Epiphany Church will host Job Fair for Professionals Job Fair for Professionals on Thursday, January 24, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Epiphany Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT and engineering to name a few. A list of the companies that are participating and the openings they have, will be given to job candidates on the morning of the fair. To ensure we have the most current information from our participating employers, this list will not be distributed prior to the day of the event. This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college, but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event. Bring plenty of resumes.
Living Word Lutheran Church Job Search 101 Are you unemployed or in an unsatisfying job? You may want to look for another job, but a job search can be overwhelming and confusing. This FREE series will help you learn how to successfully navigate the search process. Marketing yourself and networking will be the topic on February 4th. On February 11th, the topic will be getting the offer, interviewing and negotiating. The series will be held from 1:30 to 4 pm at Living Word Lutheran Church, 3700 South Mason Rd, Katy TX 77450 in The Gathering Place. Contact Selina Ponniah, selinapon@gmail. com, 281-352-4712 or Jean Marie Huntington, dbhuntington@ consolidated.net, 281-693-9764 to register.
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 5th & 6th: Snakes February 12th & 13th: Bird Valentines February 19th & 20th: Insects & Inverts February 26th & 27th: Roly Poly Bugs March 5th & 6th: Ants March 12th & 13th: Ladybugs March 19th & 20th: Birdwatching March 26th & 27th: Wildflowers & Gardening April 2nd & 3rd: Animal Babies April 9th & 10th: Busy Bees April 16th & 17th: Fish April 23rd & 24th: Frogs April 30th & May 1st: Dragonflies May 7th & 8th: Turtles May 14th & 15th: Pond Adventure The cost is $5 per child (or buy a 5-session card for $20) and the child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church’s west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the sanctuary through the marked gate. The program will be held in the outdoor classroom. Call 713464-4900 or go to www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.
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Saturdays in Nature is a new nature program for families that will be offered by the Audubon Docent Guild at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary once a month beginning on Saturday, February 9th, from 9 am to 12 pm. Each program will focus on a nature theme and will offer a craft project, hands-on activities and nature walk. Upcoming programs include: Saturday, February 9th Saturday, March 9th
Theme: Birdwatching Craft: Build a Bird Feeder Theme: Trees Craft: Leaf Printing Art
Start any time between 9 and 11:30 am - no reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of materials. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. visit www. houstonaudubon.org for more information.
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!
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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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Hosting a foreign exchange student is easier than you may think During the 2012-2013 school year, students from all across the world will have the opportunity to travel to Houston and surrounding communities to spend the entire school year in the United States, learning and working with American Families. In order for the students to come to the U.S. they must have proper host families lined up. Now is a crucial time of year for the Ayusa program as local staff coordinators to find local host families for the upcoming school year. The Ayusa program is celebrating its 30th year this year and is responsible for more than 60,000 students from 75 different countries spending the school year in the United States. There are not many strict requirements that need to be met to host a student. The most important thing is that those who host students are doing so for the right reason; providing a loving experience and an exposure to American culture. There are a few basic requirements, of course. Anyone older than 25 and can provide food and shelter for a student fulfills the requirements of being a host family. There is a background check, reference check and an interview. Background checks have to be done on everyone over 18 living in the home. The host families have to be interested in it for the right reasons, the cultural exchange of learning from them and them learning from us. It’s the language, the cooking, the music, the food. The host family has to be genuinely interested. Once the host families and students are matched, Ayusa stays involved by monthly contacts with the families, students and quarterly contacts with the schools. Ayusa coordinators also handle the host family orientations and the student orientations. Group activities, such as community service and seeing things with the group of exchange students is also arrange throughout their academic year. With the current school year quickly coming to an end Ayusa’s local staff is busy looking for families for students for the 2012-2013 school year. Many families are needed and with the schools having deadlines and limits for foreign exchange students the earlier the better. It also gives the families and students time to get to know each other via skype, facebook, etc. while waiting for their year abroad to start. Please contact Heather Wells by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 281-770-3414.
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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.email@example.com or contact us at 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Last year there was such a great response - register early.
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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 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
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i9 Sports Registration is open for fall Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and TBall/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).
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 email@example.com or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.
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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. 13th at 7 pm, everyone will be welcomed at Holy Communion and all ages will have the option of receiving the Imposition of Ashes. Check out the website for more information: www.newcreationfulshear.org
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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
Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras and the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Many traditions celebrate Fat Tuesday with the eating of pancakes, giving the occasion the name ‘Pancake Tuesday’ or ‘Pancake Day.’ Pancakes contain flour, eggs and sugar, which were once forbidden rich foods during Lent.
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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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.
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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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EPIPHANY BINGO Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.
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Katy Mommy Patriots is a group of moms meeting together to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Come join us as we study the issues, work to elect candidates that will protect our rights and join with other groups across America to ensure that our voices are heard. We meet twice a month. For more information, call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854.
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Katy Sunrise Rotary Club is a member club of Rotary International, a 100-year-old worldwide service organization. Katy Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors are welcomed. For more information please visit www.katysunriserotary.com.
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Formed in 1946, the Rotary Club of Katy has a diverse membership of 30 business and professional men and women. The club meets each Thursday, from noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E, Katy, TX 77494. For more information, call 281-392-0045 or visit www.katyrotary.com.
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West Houston Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 PM for Lunch and Fellowship at the Omni Hotel West Houston, Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Guests and visitors are welcome. Rotary clubs provides many opportunities for giving back to our community (local and global); come join us for fun, friendships and community service. Contact 281-627-0662 for more info.
Need speaking skills? Improve your communication skills; lose your fears of public speaking; and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. You are invited to visit the Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club every Thursday each month, at 11:45 AM, at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084; telephone 281-228-6287. For more information on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org.
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Phoenix Risers Toastmasters
The Phoenix Risers Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. Please contact us for further info at Phoenix Risers@Phoenix.edu.
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West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee small group ministry teams meet at the following days and times each week. Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 8556 Katy Freeway #128, I-10 at Bingle. Leader: Joe Calvert, 713-461-5960. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 10810 Old Katy Road, Suite 100, U Tex Bldg., call 713-827-0777 for more info. • Friday, 7:00 - 8:15 AM, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 231. Leaders: John Montgomery, 281-477-4367; Paul McDonald, 713-871-8766.
American Business Women Association’s Katy Charter Chapter
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ABWA West Houston Network - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corridor - I-10 Katy Freeway between Park Ten and Hwy 6. Visit our website at www.whenabwa.org for more info or to RSVP.
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Business Network International - BNI is the largest networking organiztion of its kind. Business Network International, (BNI)/Katy Group meets every Thursday, at 7:00 AM, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Come visit us and introduce your business to our group. Chapter contacts: President, Gary Nething, 832-247-2421 or Vice President, Angelo Molinas, 832-289-8488. For more information on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com.
Business Network International
Business Network International, (BNI)/Cinco Ranch Group meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450. Please RSVP to Len Tierney at 713-8246960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas.
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Katy Bar Association
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Welcome Wagon Club of Katy
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You are cordially invited to join one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs! We have monthly luncheons and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities. Meetings are held at Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. Cost is $29 per person. Contact NNGH.org for reservations. For more info contact: Renee M Middleton- Publicity Chairman phone/fax: 713-977-9222; P. O. Box 19882, Houston, TX 77224-9882, email: NNGHMembership@ yahoo.com February 20th - NNGH Line Dancing demonstration and sign up for social activities is planned. March 20th - A presentation from the Weather Museum by Meteorologists Jason Luze and Jill Hasling and sign up for social activities is planned. Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston (NNGH.org) was established in 1957 to provide friendly fellowship and fun activities for Houston women. From September through May, there are monthly luncheons (normally third Wed of each month) and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities (e,g., bridge, mah jong, bunco, bowling, beading, book club, play reading, sewing and crafts, movie and lunch bunch, creative cooking, wine tastings - just to name a few). NNGH is truly one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs and certainly the most active. In addition, we have events and activities throughout the year to benefit selected nonprofit organizations. This year we are working with Boys and Girls Country and Houston SPCA.
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If you are a woman residing in west Houston and surrounding communities, we welcome your involvement in the Green Trails Ladies Club. Membership is open to residents of Katy, west Houston and surrounding areas. Varied opportunities are provided for women to explore common interests and develop friendships in the neighborhood setting. The club features activity and game groups of interest to the members. This currently includes: Bunco (3 groups), Scrabble, Games for Couples, Mah Jong, Book Chats and Sweets (a book review fellowship), Indian Vegetarian Cooking, Potpourri (a variety of events, excursions, seminars, and fun activities) Women of the Word (a Bible study fellowship group), Mom’s Play Date (a play group for moms with pre-school and elementary age children), The Art Bunch (fine arts and crafts) and Girls Night Out Movie Classics and Dinner (monthly). Get plugged into as many of these facets of our club as you are inclined! Don’t miss out on fun you can have. Become a member of the Green Trails Ladies Club. Submit the information requested below along with the $20 annual membership dues to: Green Trails Ladies Club, P. O. Box 573, Barker, Texas 77413-0573. Membership renewal is also now due for existing members who have not paid dues since May of 2009. Contact Helen Connolly at 281-578-3382 for more information. Thanks to the members and leaders of our club who keep it viable and fun for the ladies of west Houston, Katy and surrounding communities.
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Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW), a chapter of Texas CattleWomen, meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. TCCW is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose purpose it is to promote beef by educating the public to its nutritional value and to the use of its many by-products in our daily lives. You do not need to be in the cattle business, but only need to want to promote beef. In addition, we award scholarships to applicants in the following counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Austin, Brazoria, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller and Wharton. If you are interested in becoming a member or desire more information, you may contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987.
Life is too short so get out and enjoy it. Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ or those that prefer to hang out with the over forty crowd. We have a variety of events each month such as; dinner & dancing, movies, girls night out, themed parties, picnics, weekend get-a-ways, recreational activities, daytrips and more. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks.
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Katy Area Retired Educators
This dynamic organization meets at 11:30 AM, on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy. All retired school employees in the Katy, West Houston area are invited to become members of KARE. It does not matter from which school district you retired. KARE’s theme this year is “KARE Keeps on Learning.” Join us as we learn about a variety of topics via interesting and informative meetings, fun side trips and camaraderie with other retirees. Lunch is provided at a small cost. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Real conversation is not a contest but makes room for many voices whose tone is not violent or abusive but instead as Michael Oakeshott said “humble and conversable.” It offers “the gift of the interval:” when we “look around upon the world without the sense of an enemy at one’s back or the insistent pressure to make up one’s mind.” If you enjoy real conversation about current issues and events with a group having diverse backgrounds and perspectives, join us for a cup of coffee on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 303 of the Parish Activity Center from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All participants are encouraged to offer topics for the group and approximately a week before the meeting, a tentative agenda of topics will be disseminated. For further information or to get on the agenda email list, please call Gary at 281-578-1036 or email email@example.com.
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The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 pm, at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Information about The Compassionate Friends can be obtained on the internet at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter can be found at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. The Compassionate Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and depends on support from the community to
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The Compassionate Friends—Katy Chapter (TCF-Katy), a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., on the second Tuesday of each month. Members gather at 6:30 PM, the meeting begins at 7 PM and concludes around 9 PM.
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All cancer patients, their family members and friends are invited to join this Free Cancer Patient & Caregiver Group, on Thursdays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Join us for encouragement, sharing experiences and emotional support. Collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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This NAMI Family to Family 12-week Education Course (2 1/2 hrs. per week) is for family members of persons with bipolar (manic depression), anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, severe depression and other neurobiological disorders. For information, please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637.
Family to Family Network Support for Families who have a Child with Disabilities
Family to Family Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities by providing information, referral, support, training, a mentoring program, a local leadership and advocacy training program, Lending Library and as well as a website created specifically for parents of students receiving special education services. The F2F-Katy Chapter meetings are held during the day at Crosspoint Community Church and in the evening at St. Peters United Methodist Church. For more information call 713-4666304. Please see Calendar of Events at page for a current schedule of Katy Events at www.familytofamilynetwork.org.
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Katy OCD/Anxiety Support Group for Parents
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. The purpose of this group is to support each other as we deal with raising children with OCD/anxiety/panic disorders. Does your child avoid social situations? Do they have unhealthy perfectionism or depression from anxiety? Come talk with us. We might be the right support group to find some answers, even if your child does not have a formal diagnosis. We will share resources with each other and offer advice. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group The Katy Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, in classroom B. There are concurrent adult and youth meetings. Adult meetings are varied with discussion, speakers and videos. During the youth meetings, snacks, crafts and games are enjoyed. Pizza/Video Game Nights and Holiday Parties are always a favorite. For more information, please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.
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ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd.org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!
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We are a group of men and women whose lives have been affected by either our own addiction or members of our family. We offer support and encouragement to help you manage your own life rather than focusing on others. Our meetings are every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more information call 713-632-5237.
The Arc of Katy
The Arc of Katy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Katy creates opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit. Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional information.
Do you still believe in marriage? We do! By celebrating the institution of marriage, while connecting families with personal and professional resources, Home Encouragement sets it sights on helping to reduce the divorce rate in the Greater Houston area. Home Encouragement is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. We have many ways of doing this (please see website for details) and there is a special monthly event in the Katy area called Dinner and a Marriage. Our goal is to encourage married couples, as well as connecting them with Houston faith-based communities, family support systems and helpful individuals. For additional information, contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org.
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PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.
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"With This Coupon. Not Valid With Any Other Offer. *Written Verifiable Quote On A Letterhead From A Similar Type Of Local Area Competitor Within One Mile Radius With Current Date Required. Valid For Metal Value Only. Limited To 20-DWT Maximum." KRE020113031513 Expires 3/15/13
KATY 20035 Katy Freeway Katy, TX 77449
WEST OAKS MALL AREA 2808 Hwy. 6 South
at Richmond (in front of Home Depot)
BEAR CREEK AREA 4978 Hwy. 6 North
HWY 290 AT FM1960 12149 FM 1960 W.
at Kieth Harrow (across from HEB)
(near N. Eldridge)
US 290 @ Tidwell 13482 Northwest Fwy. Houston, TX 77040
US 290@ 34th St. 11200 Northwest Fwy.
59 & BEECHNUT 8104 Southwest Fwy.
Beltway 8 & Gulf Frwy. 12804 Gulf Fwy.
FRIENDSWOOD 101 West El Dorado Blvd.
(Randall’s Grocer y Center) Houston 77092
Houston, TX 77074
Gulf Fwy. @ Fuqua
at I-45 (near Sam’s Club)
EARN EXTRA CASH
YOU HAVE MANY FRIENDS AROUND YOU ON FACEBOOK, PTA, BOWLING LEAGUE, NEIGHBORS, ETC. YOU CAN CASH IN BY REFERRING THEM TO SELL THEIR GOLD TO US AND YOU
GET PAID FOR IT.
It is very simple 3-STEP process!
✓ Send any number of friends, relatives, neighbors or anyone to We Buy Gold Center. ✓ Anyone can participate. ✓ You will receive a CASH REFERRAL BONUS when the referred person makes a transaction at WBGC. The referring person will get 10% of the transaction.
Cannot be combined with any other offers. One transaction per customer permitted. Customer must meet all the transaction rules. Check will be paid to referring person within 14 days after the transaction at the store location. WBGC reserves the right to mail the check directly to the mailing address on file.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING, INC.
19 pt. Heat Check-up or Service
Includes all discounts & Promotions Must Present Coupon at time of Service
License # TACLA1038C
Financing Available WAC Greater Houston
5335-B East 5th St Katy, Texas 77493
Complete Furniture Refinishing & Repair Uncompromising Quality for 24 Years
Classified Ads 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 email@example.com.
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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.
TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.
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IMPORTANT NUMBERS SCS MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Management Company for Sec.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & Mason Creek Park Sec. 1) Nottingham Country CIA 281-463-1777, ext. 7132 Nancy Callaway - firstname.lastname@example.org Crest Management Company (for Section 10 only) Nottingham Country Fund, Inc. 281-579-0761 Michael Barrera email@example.com Commissioner Steve Radack Street Repairs ( J. Martinez) Harris County - www.co.harris.tx.us
911 281-463-6666 281-463-2648 911 281-492-8080
Precinct 5 Constables Harris County Sheriff Dept. Non-emerg. West I-10 Volunteer Fire Dept. NON Emergencies Only 851 Dominion Dr. Non-emergencies West I-10 Harris County Ambulance Katy Ambulance Poison Control Center Toxic Chemical & Oil Spills Highway Patrol
Center Point Energy (Gas) Longhorn Utility District Leaking gas fire Nottingham MUD Electricity - Reliant energy (billing) Center Point Power Outage (include pole number) Comcast Communications AT & T Repair AT & T New Service Mason Creek Utility district Best Trash LLC
Methodist West Houston Hospital Katy Memorial Hermann Christus St. Catherine Memorial City Hospital
Maude Marks Bear Creek Katy
281-675-3600 281-392-8080 281-391-9221 1-800-764-7661 1-800-424-8802 713-957-6192 713-659-2111 281-353-9756 713-659-3552 281-579-8641 713-207-7777 713-207-2222 713-341-1000 1-800-246-8464 1-800-288-2020 281-578-7272 281-313-2378 832-522-1000 281-644-7000 281-599-5700 713-932-3000 281-492-8592 281-550-0885 281-391-3509
POST OFFICES Central #
1-800-275-8777 211 Baker Road Park Row Post Office 20180 Park Row 16830 Barker Springs 10505 Town & Country 315 Addicks-Howell Rd.
KISD Tax Office Harris County Animal Control Harris County Mosquitoe Control Harris County Appraisal District Harris Co. Tax Office Harris Co.Appraisal District Texas Dept of Public Safety
KISD Administration KISD Transportation Nottingham County Elementary Pattison elementary Memorial Parkway Jr. High McMeans Junior High Taylor High School
281-396-6100 281-999-3191 713-440-4800 713-957-7800 713-224-1919 713-957-7800 713-681-1761 281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-237-5500 281-237-5450 281-237-5800 281-237-8000 281-237-3100
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