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2012 HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS Our December Holiday Decorating Contest winners for Windsong were hard to choose given the wonderful display of decorations throughout the entire neighborhood! The winners are: 1st place ($75): Ricardo Gomez - 5302 Windsong Trails Drive 2nd place ($50): Miquel Villarrel - 18179 Forest Cedars Drive 3rd place ($25): Wayne and Heather Drollett - 18042 Berry Branch Drive Thanks to all who participated in this fun event! Wendi Perez, Yard of the Month Committee

WINDSONG COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION December Minute Briefs CALL TO ORDER: : The December meeting of the Board of Directors of the Windsong CIA was held on December 21, 2012. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM. Present were Board Members: Dennis Shook, Steve Zunker and Brenda McCullah. Also present were, homeowners/residents, Janet Shook, Cheryl Zunker, Vince McCullah and Steve & Keri Rosen and Cristi Cauthron, SCS Management Services, Inc. The Board reviewed the 2012 accomplishments of the Association. The following items were addressed: 1) The Windsong Trails Recreation Area parking lot was re-constructed. 2) The pool shower was refurbished. 3) A clock was added to the pool building tower above the concession stand. 4) The Holly Forest Recreation Area playground was refurbished with replacement of some of the equipment. 5) The Garden Manor Drive entrance monument was repaired. Also landscape and irrigation replacement was completed. 6) New electrical lines and irrigation were installed along with other general maintenance work completed at the Grand Forest Drive entrance. NEW BUSINESS: The Board discussed 2013 proposed projects for the Association. The following items were addressed: 1) The roof of the clubhouse will be replaced and the air conditioning units also need to be considered for replacement. 2) Picnic tables and benches will be added at the Holly Forest Recreation Area. 3) The tennis courts will be refurbished. 4) Digital electronic signs will be added to the main entrance at the Windsong Trails Recreation Area and to the marquee at the Holly Forest Recreation Area. Published by: Krenek Printing 7102 Glen Chase Ct •The Houston, TXadjourned 77095 • 281-463-8649 ADJOURNMENT: meeting at 7:30 PM. February 2013 Windsong email: news@krenekprinting.com for articles • ads@krenekprinting.com for business ads • classified@krenekprinting.com for classified ads

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WCIA OPEN BOARD MEETING RULES POLICY

2013 ANNUAL PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET

ASSESSMENT REVENUE Current Year $377,055 Prior Years $ 10,000 Other Income including $ 27,000 Pool Registration Fees, Bank Account Interest, Late Penalties, Reimbursed Collection Fees, Legal & Lawn Fees and Clubhouse Rentals. TOTAL REVENUE $414,055

The Board of Directors, as well as all attendees, of open WCIA Board Meetings will be expected to abide by the following rules: 1. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Association issues. 2. Cell phones are to be turned off or set to vibrate. 3. Abide by one person/conversation at a time. The meeting will be suspended until control is regained. 4. Threatening remarks and/or action will be cause for immediate adjournment. 5. Matters exceeding the allotted time will be tabled and addressed in post adjournment or the next Board Meeting. 6. No video or audio recording of the meeting is permitted.

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THE WINDSONG “WHISTLER” IS NOT PAID FOR, EDITED OR PUBLISHED BY THE WINDSONG COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (WCIA) AND AS SUCH THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE THE OPINIONS OF WCIA, RATHER THE OPINION OF THE AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE IN QUESTION.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES $ 85,621 Management, CPA/Audit Fees, Insurance, Federal Income Tax, Office Supplies, Postage, Printing & Copies, Property Taxes and Miscellaneous LEGAL SERVICES $ 36,500 Corporate, Collections and Deed Restrictions UTILITIES $ 84,350 Electricity, Gas, Telephone, Water & Sewer and Street Lights AMENITIES OPERATIONS $ 86,948 Clubhouse, Landscape and Irrigation Maintenance, Pest Control, Playground, Pool and Tennis Court COMMUNITY SERVICES $ 13,920 Neighborhood Events, Mosquito Fogging, Part-time Deputy Patrol and Welcome Packets $ 7,460 COLLECTION & DEED RESTRICTION ENFORCEMENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS $110,000 TOTAL EXPENSES $424,799 2012 INCREASE/(DECREASE) SUMMARY

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YOUR 2013 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT RATE Dear Resident: This publication has been prepared as an informational tutorial for homeowners, to supply important information regarding YOUR 2013 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT RATE and contains important information about deed restriction issues that could affect all residents of the subdivision. The following is a summary of questions and answers to issues that are commonly asked. Homeowners/ property owners sometimes find “deed restrictions” and their enforcement confusing. Additionally, they misunderstand or are unfamiliar with their obligations as owners. The Board of Directors for Windsong Community Improvement Association sincerely hope that this publication will serve to guide and assist you in better understanding the benefit and support you receive by the privilege of homeownership in a deed restricted community. Without the support of a homeowners association, property values are more likely to be debilitated by outside factors that cannot be controlled.

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WHAT is a “Homeowners Association?” Homeowners associations are non-profit corporations formed to “maintain” a subdivision (community, neighborhood). Because each association is an independent “company,” each is unique in its business operations, governing documents, use restrictions, services offered, rate of assessments, etc. WHAT is an “Assessment?” An assessment is very similar to a tax. It is used to provide services to the community. Taxes are based on property values and provide many services, some that you may or may not be aware of or feel you benefit from. Assessments are assessed on a “per lot” basis according to the needs of the Association for which they are collected and the services provided. Each member must pay his share of the operating expenses of the “corporation.” In Windsong, those services include pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and clubhouse maintenance; management and deed restriction enforcement; landscape and irrigation maintenance for all common areas and entrances; legal; utilities (water & sewer, electricity, gas and telephone); street lights, community events; mosquito fogging, routine corporate expenses such as insurance and property taxes; capital reserves and other miscellaneous services to the residents. As in taxes, whether you “use” the services or not, does not relieve your liability to pay. WHO has to pay the “Assessment?” All members of Windsong Community Improvement Association are assessed at a uniform rate and therefore, obligated to pay. Failure to pay can ultimately result in the loss of your property. The Association’s rights include the “power of sale” (Article VI, Section 7.6) in connection with the lien (the right to foreclose the lien), as well as, other collection procedures. WHO is a “Member?” Every property (lot) owner within the subdivision is a member of the Association, whether or not they chose to be and whether or not, it is referenced in their deed. WHO decides how much I have to pay and what services I get? Your association is governed by three governing documents. The Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws and the Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, the “Deed Restrictions.” The By-Laws are the rules and regulations that define and regulate the authority of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of five (5) directors who are elected by the membership. The Board is empowered to operate the business of the Association, which includes, but is not limited to, setting the rate of the assessment. Article VII, Section 7.3 of the deed restrictions provide that the maximum annual assessment may be increased each year not more than 10% above the maximum for the previous year without a vote of the membership and Article VII, Section 7.5 states “Subject to the criteria and limitations set out in Section 7.3, the Board of Directors of the Association shall determine the amount to be levied as the annual assessment.”

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WHO is the Board of Directors? The Board of Directors is elected by you, the membership, at an annual meeting. Each Director serves a term of three years. The term expirations are staggered so that each new Board member gets direction from an experienced Board member. That provision was mandated in the By-Laws to provide for consistency, experience and continuity. The assessment fees provide a multitude of services. Please help your Board of Directors meet the budgetary needs of the Association by paying your assessment in a timely manner. The 2013 annual assessment is set at $350. The due date, penalty date and terms for payment remain unchanged. Should you need additional information, require copies of your deed restrictions or have questions regarding any part of this notice, please submit your requests in writing to: Board of Directors Windsong CIA % SCS Management Services, Inc. 7170 Cherry Park Drive Houston, Texas 77095 ONE FINAL NOTE: Your assessment is an excellent value. The services you are provided, as referenced above will only cost $29.17 per month. Compare this cost to any singular service you are currently paying. What a surprise! Sincerely, WCIA Board of Directors: Dennis Shook, President Steven Zunker, 1st Vice President Brenda McCullah, 2nd Vice President Chad Vowell, Secretary Lori Berthelot, Treasurer

2013 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT COLLECTION POLICY *The Board of Directors has adopted the following collection policy for 2012:

FIRST NOTICE: November DELINQUENT NOTICE: February CERTIFIED MANAGER DEMAND & NOTICE OF HEARING: March ATTORNEY DEMAND: May LIEN NOTICE: June ATTORNEY LAWSUIT: As processed FORECLOSURE As processed

Due by January 1st 10% Late Penalty Charge back cost to property Charge back cost to property Charge back cost to property Charge back cost to property Charge back cost to property

All late penalties and collection fees are charged to the delinquent property and become a part of the assessment amount due.

2013 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT STATEMENTS

The 2013 annual assessment was invoiced in the month of November. If your mortgage company notified SCS Management Services, Inc. of funds available in escrow, bills will be sent to them directly. If you do not receive an invoice, please call SCS at 281-463-1777. The assessment is due on January 1, 2013. A late penalty of 10% is charged to delinquent accounts effective February 1, 2013. Payments go directly to a lockbox at our bank. SCS interfaces daily, via computer, with the bank to record payments. This guarantees maximum efficiency when posting your payment. Please mail your payment to the bank’s address on the statement. Should you need to communicate with SCS, please write them separately at 7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77095.

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Our Association DID NOT require an assessment increase this year. The Board has prepared the 2013 proposed budget based on an assessment of $350, a decrease of $10. Our assessments provide a multitude of services such as pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and clubhouse maintenance; management and deed restriction enforcement; grounds and irrigation maintenance for all common areas and entrances; legal; utilities (water & sewer, electricity, gas and telephone); street lights; community events; routine corporate expenses such as insurance and taxes; capital reserves and other miscellaneous services to the residents. All of these services are provided to you at a cost of only $29.17 per month. The Association has a collection policy to ensure everyone pays equally and promptly, keeping costs down for all. The Board has adopted an aggressive collection schedule for delinquent accounts. Our Declarations and the Texas Property Code provide for these actions and charge the cost to the property.

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We know you will agree that Windsong is a wonderful place to live. Please help your Board of Directors meet the budgetary needs of the Association by paying your assessment in a timely manner. Thank you for your support.

DEED RESTRICTIONS AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

Reminder: Please submit an Architectural Review application prior to commencing any exterior changes to your property. An application is included in the “Windsong Whistler” for your convenience.

DEED RESTRICTION/home improvement SCS Management Services is contracted to enforce our deed restriction guidelines in an effort to continuously improve our community and keep property values up. We would like to ask everyone to refer to their deed restrictions on issues that might pertain to our community. Citing (if applicable to your guidelines) could result from one or more of the following:

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1) Garage door paint should match your house or trim. 2) Houses/garages should be clean of dirt and mildew. 3) House, garage and trim in need of repainting (i.e. - fading, peeling or poor quality of paint). 4) Trim boards, garage doors, shutters or gutters in need of repair. 5) Oil stains in the driveway or street. 6) Flower beds, shrubs or trees that need weeding or pruning. 7) Yard Decorations should be repaired/maintained as needed. Compliance with our community guidelines is greatly appreciated.

DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS On inspection of the community in November, the following violations were logged: Architectural Control 2 Clean-Up 102 Lawns 82 Repairs 55 Vehicles 35 Miscellaneous 15 TOTAL 291 Violations cleared 141 The purpose of the inspections is to bring about an improvement in the appearance of our community. Let’s all make an effort to reduce the number of violations each month. We want our community to look good and to maintain our property values. It is up to each of us individually to accomplish this.

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FLAGS AND FLAPOLES ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES FLAGS: This policy is only for the display of the flag of the United States of America; the flag of the State of Texas; and an official or replica flag of any branch of the United States Armed Forces on any property. No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America. Flags shall be no larger than 3 feet by 5 feet. FLAGPOLES: No more than one building or pole-mounted flagpole not to exceed 20 feet in height will be permitted on any property. Any flagpole attached to a dwelling or a freestanding flagpole must be constructed of permanent, long-lasting materials, with a finish appropriate to the materials used in the construction of the flagpole and harmonious with the dwelling. The display of a flag or the location and construction of the supporting flagpole, shall comply with applicable zoning ordinances, easements and setbacks of record. Flagpoles should be located so as to minimize their impact on neighboring properties. When locating freestanding flagpoles, the size of the property, relationship to adjacent residences, the size of the flag, the height, color and material of the pole shall be considered. CONDITION: A displayed flag and the flagpole on which it is flown shall be maintained in good condition. Any deteriorated flag or deteriorated or structurally unsafe flagpole shall be repaired, replaced or removed. NOISE: Flags shall be displayed in such a manner so as to abate noise caused by an external halyard of a flagpole so as to not be a nuisance, irritant or adversely impact other neighboring property owners.

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LIGHTS: Any lighting used to illuminate a displayed flag must not be a nuisance or impact neighboring properties with regard to glare or intensity. Lighting which is part of the original structure may not be altered without prior approval. Proposed replacement or additional fixtures must be compatible in style and scale with the existing property. Exterior lighting shall not be directed outside the owner’s property and should not have an adverse visual impact upon adjoining neighbors. ASSOCIATION PROPERTY: Property Owners may not locate a displayed flag or flagpole on property that is owned or maintained by the Association.

BASKETBALL GOALS ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES Please be aware that if you have a basketball goal in street view it must be maintained at all times. Basketball goals are permitted subject to the prior approval of the ACC and the following: * A net shall be maintained on the rim at all times. The net shall be replaced in the event that it becomes frayed or torn. * A rim shall be affixed to the backboard at all times. The rim shall be repaired or, if necessary, replaced in the event that it becomes broken or bent. * The backboard shall be repainted, repaired or replaced in the event that the surface of the backboard becomes chipped or cracked or the backboard becomes warped or unaligned. The backboard shall also be kept clean of mildew or mold. * Basketball goals that are visible from the street shall be attached to the front of the garage or freestanding. * In no event shall a basketball goal be placed at any curb either temporarily or permanently. * The pole and all mounting supports must be maintained in an attractive condition. The pole shall be removed if the basketball goal is no longer functional.

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Be aware that Law Enforcement can and will ticket vehicles parked too far from the curb, parked the wrong way on the street, parked facing in on a cul-de-sac instead of parallel to the curb or parking too close to a fire hydrant or a traffic sign. Everyone can “look the other way” and tolerate a vehicle parked temporarily for a visitor. We are referring to vehicles parked overnight, day after day. Please try to think of others and be a good neighbor. Don’t block your neighbor’s ability to enter and exit his driveway safely or block his/or her mailbox. We know that the homes in Windsong have two car garages. If you have multiple vehicles, please try to park them in the driveway and/or the garage overnight and whenever possible. Your neighbors will thank you! WCIA Board of Directors

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WINDSONG CIA RESIDENT DEED RESTRICTION COMPLAINT FORM

1. First things first‌an Architectural Control Application needs to be completed and submitted to Windsong CIA c/o SCS management Services before any work is started. 2. Include samples of paint, shingles, etc. with the application. 3. Once submitted, SCS Management Services will forward the application to the Architectural Control Committee for review. 4. Wait for a written approval from the ACC before beginning any work.

The Board of Directors receives resident complaint forms on a monthly basis. We thank those who take the time to send them. The forms are reviewed at the monthly Board meetings and then referred to SCS Management Services to process. SCS verifies the report during their next drive-by deed restriction patrol of the community. Many times we receive complaints such as disturbing the peace, animal smells coming from a house or yard, barking dogs, neighbor to neighbor disputes, etc. We want to let you know that the association cannot enforce these types of reports.

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The Board of Directors and the Architectural Control Committee are concerned that residents are completing projects without prior approval. Did you know that if you complete any project that does not meet architectural guidelines you are in violation of the deed restrictions? The association has the right to take action to enforce the deed restrictions and request the removal or modification of your improvement. We want you to know before hand so that you do not spend money on improvements that may not be approved. Remember, that the deed restrictions and the architectural guidelines are in place to protect neighborhood harmony and maintain everyone’s property values.

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EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT COLOR SELECTION The WCIA provides many opportunities for the residents to obtain approval for exterior painting prior to commencing the work. Each new resident is mailed a New Resident Welcome Packet that contains among other things a copy of the Architectural Guidelines that is recorded in the real property records of Harris County. Article VIII of this document tells you the guidelines for painting and the locations for you to view the approved color chart (SCS Management Services, 7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, TX 77095 and SherwinWilliams, 5814 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77084). An Architectural Review application is also included in your packet. If you misplace your application or need another one, you can access www.scsmgmt.com, click on forms to print one. You can also contact SCS at 281463-1777 or stop by our office to request one.

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Residents: Please be sure your home is properly identifiable with house number either on the house, curb or mailbox. In the event of an emergency (ambulance, fire or police), this will make it easily located.

WINDSONG CIA VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM If you are interested in volunteering to help the Board or Committee Members, please fill out this form and return it to Windsong CIA, Volunteer Sign-Up, 18150 Holly Forest Drive, Houston, Texas 77084. We appreciated your help. ______ Pool Committee

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Kittens and puppies are being dumped in Subdivisions and shopping strips. They will not find good homes. Most will be taken by the pound or shelter and those are overflowing with pets. They cannot help but have to euthanize some. You, as a responsible pet owner can be of great help by having your cat or dog spayed or neutered and not worry about finding homes for the offspring. You will have a healthier and happy pet.

It is also important that you turn on your garage/driveway lights at night. Encourage your neighbors to do so also. Effective home lighting can be an effective deterrent to crime.

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WINDSONG RESIDENT SUGGESTION BOX All residents are encouraged to submit suggestions or comments to the Board of Directors of Windsong CIA. Please complete this form and mail it to Windsong Resident Suggestion Box, 18150 Holly Forest Drive, Houston, Texas 77084. The Board welcomes your input. Your suggestions and comments will be reviewed for consideration of the Board. Name_______________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________ Home Phne__________________________________________________ SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS: ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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GIRL SCOUTS Join Girl Scouts What did you do today??? It’s time to join Girls Scouts!!! Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Join Girl Scouts by calling 713-292-0300 or go to our webpage at www.gssjc.org Look for rallies/signup opportunities in your child’s school…fliers to go home with the students prior to the event. Adults - What did you do today? As a GS volunteer, you could make a difference in a girl’s life. Let us share with you the many adult opportunities available. Call 713-292-0336.

BOY SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 61 Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop 61 at 7:00 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7:00 to 8:00 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-409-1934, mike.viator@comcast.net.

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 van.vanzant@gmail.com

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February 2013 Observances & Fun Facts February 2013 is observed as: • Black History Month • National Children’s Dental Health • American Heart Month • National Wise Health Consumer • Parent Leadership Month Birthstone: Amethyst Flower: Violet Fruit & Veggies for February: Oranges, Star Fruit, Chayote Squash, Calabaza Squash,Bitter Melon Astrological Signs: Aquarius (till 18th) & Pisces (19th)

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Sunday, February 10, 2013 - WALK-INS WELCOME!! Cornerstone UMC will be hosting another Gulf Coast Blood Center Blood Drive at 18081 West Rd, 77095 (behind CVS Pharmacy) on Sunday, February 10th from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The Mobile Blood Center Unit will be parked in the parking lot in front of the church. The need in the Houston area is always great and we welcome everyone in the Copperfield Community who wish to participate.

Family Friendly Mardi Gras Saturday, February 9th 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Come to our Chili cook-off, decorated wagon parade in the parking lot at 4:00 pm. The wagon will parade through a secured area and the crowd will throw beads to them. Please join us for a fun afternoon. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.thefamilyoffaith.org or call 281-855-2950. 6th Annual

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BLOOD DRIVE Harris County Precinct Three, Commissioner Steve Radack and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive at the Westside Services Center, 16635 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084 on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Open to the public. Call 713-266-8193 to schedule an appointment.

Cuthbert Episcopal Church - Blood Drive On Sunday, February 24th, beginning at 8:30 AM. St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive with a mobile unit set up in their parking lot. Registration and donor forms will be available in the Parish Hall. To donate you must be at least 17 years of age, at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. Remember, it takes about 15 minutes and one pint of blood to save three lives. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org

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Cy-Woods FFA Booster Club 3 rd Annual Spring Craft Show Cy-Woods FFA Booster Club will hosts its 3rd Annual Spring Craft Show on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2013. The event will be held at the CFISD Exhibit Center on Telge Rd. (off Hwy. 290) in Cypress, TX. For information on how to become a vendor for this event, please email cywoodsffa@gmail.com or go to cywoodsffa. org and download the forms.

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THEATER/ARTS The Cypress Creek FACE 2012-2013 Season All performances at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379 Box Office: 281-440-4850 www.cypresscreekface.org 5 Browns “in Hollywood” - 
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. The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.
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 Rob Landes Trio - 
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Students from Klein, Klein Collins and Klein Oak high schools join to perform the 13th annual “A World of Song,” with conductor, Craig Jessop, Dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University.
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A comedy about the family vacations you’d like to forget! Houston Family Arts Center announces auditions for its Main Stage production of Leaving Iowa written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton. An annual trek to Civil War Battlefields would be excruciating enough for young Don without the wrong turns and awful roadside attractions. But as an adult, Don takes a more understanding view of both those vacations and his father. This folksy and nostalgic comedy about family vacations will delight anyone who’s ever sat in a car for more than an hour.   AUDITION INFORMATION Auditions for Leaving Iowa will take place on Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, from 1-4 PM by appointment at HFAC located in NW Houston at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070.   Actors can make an appointment by emailing auditions@houstonfac. com for an audition time slot. Please be sure to include your desired role and phone number in your request.  

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Spring Branch African Violet Club Annual Spring Sale Hermann Park Garden Center 1500 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX  77004 Event dates: March 2-3, 2013 Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free Admission Violets of all types such as standards, miniatures, semi-miniatures and trailers will be available. Other Gesneriads such as Episcias and Streps and supplies such as potting soil, pots and fertilizers will also be featured. Club members will be available to answer general questions on growing African Violets. For further information, contact Karla Ross, 281-748-8417, kjwross@yahoo.com Note: This is our Spring sale and does NOT include a show.

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The NEW Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you have questions, classes offered or need directions, please call us at 713-274-3250.   If you are currently registered at Glazier - call us and ask about our new classes. You may register over the phone for any new classes. Volunteer Opportunities available, please call to speak to us about teaching your own class! FEBRUARY Schedule - Must preregister in person for classes (or by phone if already registered and participating at center 713-274-3250).   • February 1st, Register for Basic Computer Classes; 4-week Comprehensive Session; 2 days per week; Curriculum Provided; Small Computer Labs; Award Winning Program. • February 1st, Classic Cinema Presents A Face in the Crowd  starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Lee Remick and Walter Matthau; Bring Your Lunch or Snacks for Intermission; 11:30 AM • February 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th, Senior Boot Camp; 9-10 AM • February 5th, Excel; 9-11:30 AM • February 7th, Living Well With Diabetes Type II; Day One of Five-Day Series. Light Snacks Provided; Attend all Five Classes to be Eligible for Nice Door Prize; 10 AM-Noon • February 8th, iPad Class; (bring your iPad but you do not have to own an iPad to attend) 9 AM-Noon • February 8th, Smartphone Class; (bring your phone but you do not have to own a Smartphone to attend) 1-3 PM • February 11th, Crochet for Beginners; 1-3 PM • February 12th, Kick Off Rodeo Season with a Fun and Lively History of Country Western Music and a Performance by the Pat Gavin Band; 1-2:30 PM • February 12th, IC201; Computers Part II. Computer IC101 Part I is a Prerequisite. Must Preregister in Advance. • February 13th, 19th, 26th, Chair Tai Chi for Everyone; Relieve Stress and Tension! 2-3 PM • February 13th, Digital Camera Class; Hands-On; 9-11:30 AM • February 14th, Digital Camera Class; Hands-On; 1-3:30 PM • February 14th, Cooking Class in Glazier’s Kitchen; Saint Valentine’s Day Inspired Menu; 1-3 PM • February 15th, Sign Language 6-Day Series Begins; 2/15, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19; 11-Noon • February 15th, The Sons of the Republic of Texas Present the History of the Alamo; 1-3 PM • February 18th, Master Expert Rosarian and Past President of the Rose Society; It is time to Prune Your Roses! How to Grow, Prune and Establish Roses; 10-11 AM • February 18th, The Alzheimer Society Presents - The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease; 1-2 PM • February 19th, Learn to Cook with and Grow Culinary Herbs from a Master Naturalist and Member of the Herb Society; 11 AM - Noon • February 20th, Plant Propagation, Hands-On Class With Master Gardener, Naturalist and Contributing Writer for Texas Gardener Magazine; 10 AM-Noon • February 20th, iPhone Class Hands-On; (bring your iphone but do not need one to attend) 1-3:30 PM • February 21st, UTHealth Physicians Presents - What is Normal Aging? Stress and Anxiety with the Aging Population; 1-2:30 PM • February 22nd, Classic Cinema Presents Academy Nominated The Dirty Dozen with Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Ernest Borgnine; Bring Snacks/Lunch for Intermission; 11:30 AM • March 1st, Facebook; 9 AM-Noon • March 5th, Taking Action Preparing for the Future and Securing Free Benefits; Presented by an Elder Law Attorney listed as One of the Best Lawyers in America; 10 AM-Noon

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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.

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Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club Registration for Middle and High School Athletes The Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club is registering athletes for the 2013 summer track season. Elementary students up to 6th grade should register during February and the first week of March. Middle and high school athletes can also register, but should compete after their school season is over. The non-profit, 501(c)(3) club is affiliated with USA Track & Field (USATF) and provides a full program of sanctioned “track” events such as sprints, hurdles, middle distance, distance and relays and sanctioned “field” events such as long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin. The Northwest Flyers has

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Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for the Spring Season. Games start on April 13, 2013. FFPS is a non-profit youth soccer program dedicated to providing a positive youth sports experience for all children. Founded in 1986 in Katy, Texas, FFPS has grown to 22 leagues and 15,000 players throughout the Greater Houston area. FFPS offers children a fun and fair experience, including one practice per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal playing time and play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Online Registration schedule and fees (sign up early and save): Thru March 8th: $99 March 9th to March 18th: $104 March 19th and After: $109 Go to www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration fee includes a full uniform (shirt, shorts and socks), trophy, trained positive coaches, nice fields and background checks on all volunteers. All major credit cards are accepted. Coaches will call players to schedule practice by April 10th. Practice times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The schedule includes eight games, with all games played locally on Saturdays from April 13th - June 1st. FFPS has three locations in the Cy - Fair Area. The Cy-Fair West League plays at Horne Elementary (West Little York between Highway 6 and Eldridge Parkway). The CyFair North League plays at Matzke Elementary (Grant Road, north of Jones Road and FM 1960). The Cy-Fair South League plays at Cook Middle School (West Road, east of Jones Road at Wheatland Drive). For more information, maps of locations or to sign up, visit www.ffps.org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).

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).

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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 281-394-2481 yana@entouch.net

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Adults • The Bear Creek Book Club - First Wednesday, 7:00 PM. Join the Bear Creek Book Club to discuss Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. • New Volunteer Orientations - Monday, February 4th, 6:30 PM. Interested in volunteering at the library? We have periodic orientation sessions to introduce you to our library and what kinds of work you could do. Applications are available at the Information Desks (must be signed by guardian if volunteer is under 18). Volunteers under the age of 12 must volunteer with a parent or guardian. • The Bear Creek MYSTERY Book Club - Thursday, February 21st, 11:00 AM. The Library is hosting a mystery book club! All sleuths and amateur Sherlocks heed this call! Come to this lively group and share your passion for mysteries!

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CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER CY-LAKES HIGH SCHOOL CY-LAKES COUNSELOR KIM CHILDRESS HELPS HOMELESS STUDENTS This fall, the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth featured the CFISD EASE Counseling Program at a conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. CFISD’s program has been identified statewide as a best practice to help homeless students achieve academically, emotionally and socially. Cy-Lakes EASE counselor Kim Childress was a presenter and she described her role in developing the initial relationship with CFISD homeless students. As one of the “guardian angels” which Dave Schrant, homeless liaison, calls the EASE counselors, Ms. Childress works with her team to provide services to more than 1,000 homeless students in CFISD. After the presentation in Albuquerque, the CFISD homeless team received accolades from homeless liaisons, counselors and state counselors throughout the nation.

CY-LAKES STUDENTS ACHIEVE IN THE SCHOLASTIC ARTS AND WRITING CONTEST Every year, schools throughout the United States enter student work into the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Once again, Cy-Lakes High School students have put their best foot forward and exemplified the school’s motto “VALOR” with their submissions to the contest this year. Contest results at the regional level for Cy-Lakes students are as follows: Art

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There will be a reception at the Harris County Department of Education for Gold and Silver key recipients and Gold key winners will have their work forwarded to the headquarters in New York for judging at the national level.

CY-LAKES STUDENT VIDHA DIXIT AWARDED TIER ONE SCHOLARSHIP FROM UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Vidha Dixit, Cy-Lakes High School senior, was recently awarded a Tier One Scholarship from the University of Houston. She was surprised that the award was not sent to her in a traditional letter, but was bound into a personalized hardcover book. Being one of the newest Tier One universities in Texas, the University of Houston offers a campus recognized for cultural and academic diversity. Vidha’s scholarship package includes opportunities to work with mentors on realworld projects that showcase her research both locally and nationally, as well as the opportunity to study abroad in any one of 27 countries. The scholarship package, including four years of tuition through the Honors College, is worth approximately $58,450. Vidha states, “The Tier One scholarship will enable me to accomplish my goals of receiving a college degree and studying political science by providing me with an unparalleled education at a leading public research university.”

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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. Mardi Gras Comes to America By the Middle Ages, Mardi Gras or “Carnival,” had become a major holiday in France and early French explorers brought the tradition to the New World when establishing settlements in their explorations of the Mississippi River. With its strong French roots, New Orleans naturally evolved into one of the premier Mardi Gras destinations in the world. Mardi Gras: The Religious roots The Mardi Gras kicks off on the Epiphany, twelve days after Christmas on January 6th, also known as Twelfth Night or Three Kings Day, celebrating the arrival of the three wise men and their gifts to the baby Jesus. The season ends promptly at midnight on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. What’s in a name: Eating a calf The name “Fat Tuesday” comes from the tradition of eating a slaughtered calf on the final day of Carnival. These days, though, that definition has expanded to include feasting on pretty much any rich fatty food. Mardi Gras Around the world Mardi Gras or Carnival is celebrated in many cities around the world besides New Orleans, including Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Nice, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But many small towns and municipalities celebrate Mardi Gras as well, including the tiny community of Rubonia, Florida. The Universal Studios Florida theme park also throws a Mardi Gras celebration on weeknights from February to April, featuring parades and concerts by national acts.

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Bridal Dress/Senior Presentation Gown. Size 4, includes train. Purchased at David’s Bridal last year for $450. Selling for $200. Call 281-323-0860. Rooms to Go complete children’s bedroom. Full size bed, full panel footboard, full size bookcase headboard, night stand, 5-drawer chest, full size mattress. Midnight Blue, one year old, cost $1,500, sell $600 OBO. Contact 281-7418721 or 337-552-5232. Lawn mower, self-propelled, 6HP, $50; comforter set, Croscill, queen, $25. 281-463-4898 or dchouston@hotmail.com. Crib, $90, like new; White GE, 18 cubic refrigerator, with icemaker, top freezer, $175 or OBO; early 19th century antique American fall front desk, $3800 OBO; antique American federal gaming table, fold top with swing leg, $2950 OBO. Call 281-550-0110. Pool table, 7’ Olhausen, mint condition. Recently upgraded to top of line green felt and balls, $1,200. 281-856-8534. Oak kitchen table and chairs: round pedestal, 46” diameter & expandable to 70” with leaf, 6 chairs, $200. 281-856-8534.

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Cherry coffee table and two end tables, $145; 4 ft. yellow love seat, $110; artificial ficus tree, $10; Nintendo DS games - Super Princess Peach, $22 ; Fashion Designer, $6; Diddy Kong Racing, $12. Call 281-856-6417.

2007 Red Ford Explorer XLT, V6, 4.0L, excellent condition, 75,000 miles, MPP through 3/30/15 or mileage of 106,872 ($2,543 value), BRUNO Curbsider VSL6900 lift in rear section, $20,000. 281-782-6021.

Antique, twin, bronze bed. 305-582-1322. Wedgewood China, 12 5-piece place settings, plus serving pieces, $895. 281-395-3664. Two rocker recliners, $100 each; square dark cherry wooden end table, $75; oak entertainment unit (fits up to 42” TV), lots of storage cupboards and two display cupboards, 5 display lights, holds up to 80 DVDs, $500; artificial plants, $5 each. All in excellent condition. 832-971-8702. Tiffany engagement ring: round brillant cut diamond. Original papers with lifetime gaurantee and box. Call 832-437-2811. Oak dining room table (drop sides), bench and four chairs, $300; tapestry reading chair, $50; bakers rack, shelves, $50. Call for pictures, 713-471-0573. Queen Rest Easy motorized adjustable single bed with split hookup for queen size bed. Paid originally new, $3,650 for set. One bed and mattress $650, both beds and mattresses $1,150. Call Bill, 281-463-6577 0r 832-719-0840. Table saw 220 volts. Mafell model Erika 85 with 3 blades, extension table, ripping fence, push pull operation, moveable table extension, mobile stand and miter gauge. Tilts from -3 to 48 degrees. Cutting thickness 3 3/8. 281-855-6929. Bravos e-conserve, white, top-load washer by Maytag. Energy Star, 7 months old, price $749, asking $400. Pedestal breakfast room set with 60” granite top, 4 silver and black lattice back arm chairs with black leather cushions, 2 matching counter top chairs, $875. 281-727-9608, before 9 AM or after 3 PM, in Katy. 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.

2001 Chevy Silverado - Single cab pick-up, V8, all power, original owner, $4,500. 281-682-7868. 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 Would you like to rent your extra office space? I am looking to share an existing office preferably around, or close to, the Copperfield Area. I need about 200-300 feet of space. Please call 832-814-7264. 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.

Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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www.rebeccahill.nerium.com HELP WANTED Katy area child care in need of part time and full time child care providers. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281394-5437. Part-time Administrative Assistant for growing business. Working knowledge of office and phone procedures, English and Spanish skills helpful, written skills needed. Able to work independently and follow schedules, type short letters & provide quotes. Please write to or send resume to rafaelconcrete@gmail.com, use the subject line of Administrative Assistant on email. 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 281-7584282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com. 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. 281-656-227

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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. 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.

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About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095. 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. Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500. Applications being accepted at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/commission. 281-861-9911. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/ apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

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Free to loving home: Mature Chihuahua needs a mature human, she is 10 yrs. old with a lot of spunk yet. Please, no other dogs or young children. Serious inquiries only. 281-859-7069.

Due to the amount of space involved and the response of those wishing to publish a Novena to St. Jude, a Novena to St. Jude will be published along with a list of initials of those wishing to publish one. We are sorry, but we cannot make exceptions. $5 Charge for each Novena per area. Please specify which area you would your Novena to appear in. - Krenek Printing.

PETS FOR SALE Shetland Sheepdog/Shelties: beautiful AKC sable/white and tri-color females. Dew claws removed, wormed and 1st set of shots, $450. Ready for new homes around Valentines Day. Call 281-463-2653 or 281-732-4211, leave message. Shih Tzu puppies for sale, registered, shots, playful, ready for a new home. 713-927-6239.

LOST & FOUND FOUND: 8GB SanDisk, looks like a disk that you would use in a camera and has files with pictures of a proposal, engagement photos and wedding photos.The wedding photos look like the wedding was up north. Call 713-545-8245.

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 – MCD EG

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 281-8557427.  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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Windsong Community Improvement Association Officers

Dennis Shook – President Steve Zunker – 1st Vice-President Brenda McCullah – 2nd Vice President Chad Vowell – Secretary Lori Berthelot – Treasurer PURPOSE OF WINDSONG COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Windsong Community Improvement Association handles the financial and legal affairs of the subdivision. Each lot owner is required to pay an annual maintenance fee which is used to pay street lights; taxes on and maintenance the common areas, such as the swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, playgrounds, and entrances.; contract deputy patrols; and legal expenses incurred to enforce the deed restrictions, etc. The Board meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the meeting room at the Windsong Community Clubhouse. Residents are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to place an item on the agenda should call SCS Management Services, Inc. at 281-463-1777 at least 5 days in advance.. The Annual Meeting of Members is held on the 1st Thursday in May. Board Members hold three year staggered terms and are elected. The election process is as follows: 1) Voting by proxy. Mail in proxies will be mailed with the Annual Meeting Notice. 2) Voting in person will be by attendance at the Annual Meeting.

WINDSONG CIA OFFICE

Hours @ SCS Building, 7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, Tx. Office Phone: 281-463-1777; Fax: 281-463-0050 Office Hrs: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri. Closed Weekends and Major Holidays WCIA employs SCS Management Services, Inc. to service the community.

CLUBHOUSE RENTAL:

Windsong Team Members are as follows: • ASSOCIATION MANAGER Nancy Lee Callaway, AMS Ext.7132 E-Mail address: ncallaway@scsmgmt.com • SERVICE MANAGER Cristi Cauthron Ext. 7133 E-Mail – ccauthron@scsmgmt.com • ACCOUNTING CLERK - Laura Birchfield Ext.7118 E-Mail -lbirchfield@scsmgmt.com • ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW CLERK Sharon Griffith, Ext. 7115 E-Mail - sgriffith@scsmgmt.com • DEED RESTRICTION COORDINATOR Chris Sharp, Ext. 7136 E-mail - csharp@scsmgmt.com

The Windsong Community Center is available for rental to Windsong residents who are current on their HOA account. Residents must make reservations 15 business days in ADVANCE. Reservations are first come first serve. Please contact Keri Rosen by leaving a message on the Windsong Resident Line at 281-550-7996 and your message will be returned within 3 days CONTRACT DEPUTY PATROLS Harris County MUD #183 provides additional patrols for one Sheriff’s Deputy through a contract with Harris County. Please call 281-4632648 to report any suspicious person, activity or for vacation watch.

Occasionally business of the association may require us to be out of the office for a short period of time. If we are out of the office when you call or if you call after hours, please leave a message on our voice message system and your calls will be returned as soon as possible.

NEW RESIDENTS

The WCIA has a new resident package available which are sent once a month to the new homeowners once SCS Management Services, Inc has received transfer information.

DEED RESTRICTIONS

Deed restrictions are strictly enforced by Windsong Community Improvement Association. Copies of the restrictions are available upon request by mail. Please call 281-463-1777. Complaint forms are included in every “Windsong Whistler” for your convenience. The association’s office verifies complaints and writes letters to violators. WCIA will initiate legal action when warranted, to enforce the deed restrictions.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

You MUST submit any plans for improvements or modifications of your home to Windsong CIA for review. Your plans will be checked to insure that they comply with the deed restrictions. This includes re-roofing, play forts (8 ft limit), temporary storage buildings, etc. Please call SCS Management 281-463-1777 to obtain the necessary form. You may also access www.scs.mgmt.com

TRASH COLLECTION ROYAL DISPOSAL. Royal Disposal collects our trash. The homeowner’s maintenance fee does not pay for trash pick-up. Residents are billed quarterly in advance on an individual basis. You must call Royal Disposal to start service at 713-526-1536. 1. Trash pick-up days are Tuesdays and Fridays between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. 2. Curbside pick-up for each home for a maximum of 6 cans per day. 3. All tree branches less than 3 inches in diameter and shrub trimmings should be cut in four feet lengths and bundled. 4. No pick-up is schedule on New Year’s Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day. Pick-up will resume the next regularly schedule day. 5. Heavy trash pick-up is scheduled every Friday. 6. Excluded items include, but are not limited to, acids; batteries; car parts; car tires; chemicals; construction trash (to include concrete, large quantities or rolls of carpeting, fencing, construction material and debris); dirt; garage door openers; hazardous or toxic or radioactive waste; large pieces of glass (must be broken and placed in cardboard box and weigh less than 40 pounds); human or animal fecal waste; large sofas and sleepers and furniture with metal frames; metal items; paint; petroleum products or filers; refrigerators (if Freon is not removed and refrigerator tagged); rocks; sand. Resident may call Customer Service at 713-526-1536 and arrange for items to be picked up at a negotiated price. WATER DISTRICT

Windsong CIA is serviced by HC MUD #183. Severn Trent Environmental Services was hired by the Water Board to manage the utility district and they can assist you if you have any problems. For new service or billing information, please call 281-579-4500. If you are reporting a repair, please call 281-398-8211 for 24-hour assistance. Email MUDCustomerService@stes.com for Customer Service. Email STBilling@stes.com for billing questions.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO REMEMBER Emergency 911 Fire & Ambulance 713 466-6161 281-256-2266 Harris Co. Constable’s Office 281 463-6666 Clay Rd. Courthouse Annex. 281 463-2446 Harris Co. Sheriff’s Department 713 221-6000 Rabies Control 281 999-3191 Rape Crisis (24 hrs.) 713 528-7273 Suicide Prevention (24 hrs.) 713 228-1505 Supportive Outreach Service for Battered Women & Children 713 528-5785 Women’s Info. & Referral Exchange 713 528-2121 Cy-Fair School District Admin. 281 897-4000 Peggy Wilson Elementary (K-5) 281 463-5941 Watkins Jr. High (6-8) 281 463-5850 Cypress Lakes High 281-856-3800 Street Light Repair (Center Point) 713 207-2222 (To report non-working light, give address and pole number off pole) www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

Street Repair SCS Management

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Lost Pets www.countrypet.com 713-999-3191 Harris County Animal Control 281 999-3191 Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713 468-8972 MTA Buses (Routes & Scheduling) 713 635-4000 Car Share/Van Share 713 227-0003 Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours) 713 686-6300 Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713 520-8620 Legal Advise (9:00-4:00) Battered Women & Children (Wires 24) 713 528-2121 Overeaters Anonymous Hot Line 713 973-6633 Crisis Hotline (24 hours 713 228-1505 Harris Co. Children’s Protective Services (24 hours) 713 526-5701 Poison Control (24 hours) 1-800-764-7661 U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 281 855-2556 Severn Trent Environmental Services (HCMUD # 183) New Service 281.579.4500 Repair 281-398-8211 Center Point Energy 713 659-2111 To report gas leaks 713 659-3552 Reliant Energy 713 207-7777 713 207-2222 Reliant Energy Power Repair

AT & T Royal Disposal (Trash pickup) (Pickups Tues. & Fri./Heavy pickup on Fri.) Teen Hotline (M-Th 4-9 Sat.10:30-4:30) SWIM TEAM - LISA RENFRO

1-800-559-7928 713-526-1536 713 529-TEEN 281-859-8432

• WINDSONG RESIDENT QUESTION LINE Call 281 550-7996 if you want to report association issues for general information or complaints/concerns to a Board member, Committee Member, or to rent the clubhouse. This is a message line only. Leave a message. Your call will be returned by a volunteer.

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