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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

2012 Christmas Party We’d like to thank all those who helped make the 2012 Canyon Gate Christmas Party big success! Special thanks goes out to Ron Boucher, Virgilio Arciniegas, Luis Flores, Alexa and Valentina Arciniegas, and Marnie Leaney

EASTER PARTY

Come out and join us for the Canyon Gate Easter Party on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10 am to 12 noon. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny and enjoy some refreshments and jump around in the Bouncy House!

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March 2012 CINCO RANCH MUD 8 (includes Canyon Gate, South Park & Canterbury) PATROL ACTIVITY December 2012 Type Number Dispatched Calls 59 Traffic/ Field Contacts 2 Arrests 0 Case Reports 1 Alarm Calls 7 911 Calls 2 House Watches / Prop Cks 5 * TRAFFIC CONTACTS includes: self initiated calls, citizen contacts, rendered assistance, traffic stops and property checks * CRIMINAL ARRESTS includes: traffic stops, felony and misdemeanor. * HOUSE WATCHES includes: vacation HOURS watches and close patrols

Monday 8:15 AM to 3:15 pm Tuesday 8:15 AM to 3:15 pm Wednesday Closed Thursday 8:15 AM to 3:15 pm Friday 8:15 AM to 3:15 pm PHONE 281-492-6020 Closed Wednesday and Saturday Voicemail is available. Calls will be returned during scheduled office hours

2013 ASSESSMENTS WERE DUE JANUARY 31, 2013 All homeowner association fees were due 1/31/12. Interest starts accruing on March 1st (5% APR). While the HOA will work with homeowners if a payment plan is needed, you must contact the office directly via email (phardilek@ccbpropertymanagement.com) or phone (281-492-6020) to request a formal payment plan. Please note that the onsite office cannot accept cash payments over $200

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and credit cards can no longer be swiped onsite (you can go to the website at www.canyongateatcincoranch.com to make a credit card payment). If a formal plan is set up, please pay the exact amount due on or before the due date as interest is calculated into the plan. NO PLANS WILL BE SET UP AFTER APRIL 1st. Accounts will be sent to the attorney’s office on April 2nd, so if you set up a plan and no payment has been received by April 1st, you will be turned over for collection. Once an account has been sent to the attorney, payment arrangements must be made through them - payments will not be accepted at the office. Reminders are sent out in February and again in March. Please don’t ignore assessment fees - they will not go away. If a homeowner waits until after a letter is received from the attorney, over $100 will be added to the balance - and costs quickly escalate from there.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE The Canyon Gate Annual Spring Community Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th. The community will be open to the public for homeowner garage sales from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. (This date will be moved to Sunday if it rains on Saturday.)  The sale will be advertised in local papers. If you wish to have a garage sale, please email CG_GarageSale@ yahoo.com or call Lisa Donaldson at 281-579-7227 to register (not the onsite office). If emailing, please give your address and the types of items you plan on selling (i.e. toys, children’s clothing, furniture, kitchen equipment, etc.). Registration gives your sale a listing on the maps distributed to those entering the community for garage sales. Please note that the two community sponsored garage sales are the ONLY garage sales allowed in the community. To be included on the listing, you must be registered by the Wednesday prior to the garage sale (time is needed to have copies/maps made, etc.).

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Traffic Law Enforcement A homeowner in another Canyon Gate community has started a petition to allow traffic law enforcement in gated communities. Currently, the police cannot ticket for traffic violations because Canyon Gate is a “private” community. Please add your signature to the petition, so we can try to make our roads safer! See the link below. Anyone can sign the petition, including family members. So please have your entire family sign the petition, so we can reach 2,500 signatures (as required to be presented to the state legislature). www.change.org/petitions/the-legislature-of-the-state-of-texas-adopta-change-to-allow-traffic-code-enforcement-within-gated-subdivisions

DEED RESTRICTIONS Please be sure to pick up after your pet when walking them. The office is getting complaints about residents who allow their dogs to defecate on someone’s lawn or in the common areas and don’t pick up afterwards. We do have bag dispensers in some areas, so please use them. If you do, please carry it with you or place in a trash receptacle!   There are many people throwing trash out of cars in the community. We also have a problem with those who park at the rec center and simply dump all their car trash in the Rec parking lot (there ARE trash cans that can be used). Please help to keep our neighborhood clean and refrain from throwing trash out. If you should witness a vehicle whose occupants are throwing garbage out (or doing anything suspicious or reckless), please jot down the license plate number and email the office with the information.   Speaking of trash, there seems to be a preponderance of residents either leaving their trash cans out (storing them in front of their garage or on the side of their homes) or putting their trash at the curb early (it should be in containers!). Keeping your cans in full view is against deed restrictions - and with good reason. Leaving cans and trash out really looks bad and brings the entire look of the community down.   This sort of thing is catching - it starts with one or two people on a street leaving their cans out or placing trash out early.... then it increases to four or five residents and before you know it, everyone on the block is leaving their trash cans out and leaving garbage at the curb days in advance.  

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HARRIS COUNTY TOLL TAGS Please call the onsite office (281-492-6020) or email us to register your Harris County toll tag (phardilek@ccbpropertymanagement. com). The following information is required: Name, Address, Vehicle Make & Model and Old and New EZ Tag Numbers. Please do not give tag information to the guards - they do not have access to the gate computer. PLEASE REMEMBER to have your old tag number available when you are registering a new tag, so we can remove it from the system. The sticker-type EZ tags can be programmed into the system. However, the signal is not as powerful as that of the battery-powered tags. Please approach the gate slowly and stay as close to the left median as possible (that is where the reader is located); the new tags can’t be read by the system until you are very close to the gate.

REMINDER ABOUT PARKING REGULATIONS The Association would like to remind everyone that there is NO CURBSIDE PARKING between the hours of 11:00 PM - 9:00 AM. VEHICLES IN VIOLATION WILL BE STICKERED. If vehicles are found repeatedly in violation, they will be towed at the owner’s expense. These parking regulations were put in to place to alleviate the difficulty school buses were having navigating the neighborhood and to allow a time for problem-free residential access for emergency vehicles. Safety issues relating to morning work traffic and children going to school, garbage trucks, bike lanes and homeowner complaints about blocked driveways were also concerns. Please remember that angle or perpendicular parking is against deed restrictions. It is also a violation of local ordinance. Please remember that the front and back wheels of a vehicle must be parallel and within 18 inches of the curb. Angle or perpendicular parking may prohibit police, fire or any other emergency personnel from ingress or egress. Violators will have their vehicles stickered and if necessary, towed, if the vehicle is repeatedly found in violation.

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It is more than just a question of aesthetics - leaving trash out can cause numerous problems with animals tearing it up, the wind blowing it everywhere (such as last week) and can attract pests such as roaches, rats and vultures. So please keep your trash cans in the garage.

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There is NO PARKING anytime in bicycle lanes. Exceptions to the street parking policy are made only to out of town guests with PRIOR NOTICE given to the office at 281-492-6020. Be sure to give your name and home address, the year, make, model and license plate number of the car, as well as the specific dates that car will be parked in the street.

FITNESS CENTER/RECREATION CENTER LOBBY Anyone under the age of 18 is not allowed in the fitness center unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The recreation center lobby is not to be used as a gathering place for kids to socialize. The Association is asking for all homeowners who use these facilities to help with watching over these areas. If a child is under the age of 18 and is in the fitness center without a parent or guardian or appears to be simply loitering in the lobby, please politely ask them to leave. Thank you.

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Deed Restriction Complaint Form Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch Date ________________________ Address ____________________________ Violation __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Mail or fax this to Canyon Gate Cinco Ranch HOA, 20422 Canyon Gate Blvd, Katy TX 77450 (281-492-3415) or drop off at the onsite office located in the Recreation Center. No names need be given. Onsite office personnel will verify complaint and follow up with compliance procedures. Thank you for your help.

EZ TAGS FOR FRONT GATE ACCESS The Homeowners’ Association sells EZ tags that will open the resident gate at the Canyon Gate entrance. Residents may purchase these at the onsite office for $35. These EZ tags contain a battery that should last for, approximately, 3 years. The HOA offers a oneyear warranty on these tags. If the battery goes bad and your EZ tag stops working within the first year, the tag will be replaced at no cost. If your EZ tag stops working after the one-year time limit, a new EZ tag will need to be purchased.

RECREATION CENTER RENTAL The recreation center has a room available for parties, meeting, reunions, etc. A signed contract plus a $300 security deposit will hold your reservation. Homeowners must be current on their dues (or payment plans) and rental fees must be received prior to the party. The rental rate is $35 an hour with a two-hour minimum. The key for the clubhouse is to be signed out and returned to the guards in the guardhouse. Please READ THE CONTRACT CAREFULLY before signing - this is a binding legal document and the rules and regulations stipulated in the contract will be enforced. Call the onsite office for additional information. Remember to bring your trash home with you after a party - the clubhouse trashcans are being filled to overflowing regularly. Fines will start being assessed if the rec center trashcans are filled up with party debris.

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Benjamin Franklin is credited with the concept of Daylight Saving Time. The basic idea is to make the best use of daylight hours by shifting the clock forward in the Spring and backward in the Fall. Daylight Saving Time has been in use throughout much of the United States, Canada and Europe since World War I. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an act into law whereby Daylight Saving Time begins on the last Sunday of April and ends on the last Sunday of October each year. However, any State can opt out of Daylight Saving Time by passing a State law.

OUTDOOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS Please remember that when planning to do any outdoor home improvements, you must first apply for approval from the Architectural Control Committee. Forms are available via the website at www.canyongateatcincoranch.com/forms or by contacting the office.

Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time and neither does Arizona (although the Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, does). For many years, most of Indiana did not observe Daylight Saving Time with the exception of 10 counties. Beginning in 2006, all of Indiana now observes Daylight Saving Time. However, the state remains divided in two time zones. Seventy-four counties (including state capital Indianapolis) are in the Eastern Time Zone. The 18 remaining counties are in the Central Time Zone.

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In 2005, President Bush signed into law a new energy policy bill that would extend Daylight Saving Time by 4 weeks beginning in 2007: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM on the second Sunday of March; Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM on the first Sunday of November. www.nasa.gov

Please respect your neighbors’ yards and their personal space….. remember that pets must be confined to a fenced backyard or within the house and must not allowed to bark all night long or cause a nuisance to neighbors. They must be on a leash at all times when away from this contained environment. It is also the pet owner’s responsibility, when walking their pet within the subdivision, to keep ALL areas free of pet debris. Please remember that cats must also be confined. Animal control can be reached by calling 281-342-1512 and will pick up strays and/or unconfined pets.

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The Katy Go Club Go / Wei Qi / Baduk: Learn how to play this 4,000-year-old Asian strategy game or find an opponent to challenge you. We are organizing a club to meet weekly or bi-weekly in the Katy area. All skill levels are welcome. Please send an email to Paul Wheeler, Pkwheeler@ti.com with your interest. up bikes when utilizing community parks and facilities. Bike racks are installed in various areas throughout the community.

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Nottingham Country Garden Club On Thursday, March 7, 2013, Nottingham Country Garden Club (NCGC) will feature Nell Shimek. Her program will be on “Daylilies.” 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 gardeningrelated 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. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first Monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. David Brasell, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. Military Order of the Purple Heart: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the Katy Fire Station on Ave. D in Old Town Katy. Ed O’Neal, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS (8387).

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to climb under, Easter baskets to weave through and plastic eggs scattered on the ground that the players have to tiptoe around to avoid smashing them. Egg Rolling: Each player needs a different color egg for this game. Place one white egg in the middle of the lawn. Each player takes a turn rolling their egg. The goal is to get the colored egg to come closest to the white egg. Easter Egg Toss: This outdoor Easter game requires players to toss eggs back and forth without dropping them. Any type of egg works. Pairs of players start close together. After successfully tossing and catching the egg, the pairs move back a step each for a greater distance and another toss. Continue widening the gap to make the game more of a challenge. Courtesy of: livestrong.com

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Fun outdoor easter activities!

Outdoor Easter games offer a family activity beyond the traditional Easter egg hunt. The games also lend themselves well indoors. This allows you to move the Easter activities indoors if the weather does not cooperate. Obstacle Course: An Easter-themed obstacle course gets everyone moving. Each player needs a spoon and a plastic Easter egg. The players balance the egg on the spoon while navigating an obstacle course set up in the back yard. Ideas for obstacles include sawhorses

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Fruit & Veggies for February: • Kiwi • Guava • Grapefruit • Tamarillo • Feijoa • Red Banana • Kiwano Melon • Green Onions & Leeks Astrological Signs: Aquarius (till 18th) & Pisces (19th) Pisces (till 20th) & Aries (21st onward)

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CANYON GATE TEENAGE JOBSEEKER’S LIST If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. email to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

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LONE STAR SYMPHONIC BAND RECEIVES SUDLER SILVER SCROLL AWARD National Award given to Community Bands Annually

The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating a milestone season in 2012 - 2013 with five concerts that run to June 2013. The Katybased non-profit community band, featuring many Katy ISD employees under the direction of Fine Arts Director Bob Bryant, has three concerts remaining in this year’s season that will be held on March 3rd, May 5th and June 30th.    The Band is also this year’s recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll Award, North America’s most prestigious award for Community Concert Bands. The award is administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to honor community bands that have demonstrated particularly high standards of excellence in concert activities and played a significant role in the cultural and musical environment in their respective communities. The award includes a plaque, certificates for each band member and the Diploma of the Sudler Order of Merit for Mr. Bob Bryant, the Band’s Music Director.   “The Sudler Silver Scroll Award is definitely a major accomplishment and it is exciting that we received the award during our milestone 20th season,” Band President, Beverly Buis said. “The support of so many music enthusiasts, the City of Katy, KCAA and having CrossPoint Community Church as our rehearsal and concert site has encouraged and inspired each band member to prepare more diligently so that we may continue to deliver quality band concerts to the Katy/West Houston area.”    The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college.

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Katy ISD peace officers are licensed and certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education. The Katy ISD police jurisdiction includes all territory within the boundaries of the district (181 square miles) and all property, real and personal, outside the boundaries of the district that is owned, leased or rented by the district or otherwise under the district’s control.  Peace officers employed by Katy ISD have the same authority, powers, privileges and immunities as bestowed on all Texas peace officers while on or off duty. For more information about the Katy ISD Police Department, visit www.katyisd.org/police (website).

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OFFICER GONZALES JOINS KATY ISD POLICE FORCE During the January Katy ISD Board Work Study meeting, Officer Ryan P. Gonzales was sworn-in to serve on the 37-member Katy ISD Police Force.  Officer Gonzales has 10 years of experience in law enforcement, having served as a Harris County Precinct 5 Deputy Constable and Fort Bend County Deputy Sheriff. Gonzales’ roots are in public education as his father, Richard Gonzales, is an associate principal in Fort Bend ISD and his mother, Marilyn Gonzales, is a Katy ISD educator.  Gonzales resides within Katy ISD with his wife of thirteen years, Amiko and two children, Brendon and Kylee.

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Pictured from left to right is Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey, Obra D. Tompkins and Tompkins High School Principal Mark Grisdale.

BOARD APPROVES HIGH SCHOOL NO. 7 NAME OBRA D. TOMPKINS HIGH SCHOOL The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the naming of its newest campus, High School No. 7, after retired educator Obra D. Tompkins. Obra D. Tompkins High School is located at 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd. and is slated to open in August 2013.

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Tompkins served more than 39 years in the field of education, serving the bulk of his years as principal for Mayde Creek High School. He has been called a ‘trailblazer’ among his colleagues and has served in a number of capacities in education during his career. Tompkins retired in 2012 from his most recent position as Katy ISD’s executive director for campus administrative support. Katy ISD’s living namesakes have more than just years of education experience. They are community-minded individuals who mentor, participate in community projects and volunteer their time and resources to continue to make the Katy ISD community the leader in educational excellence.

TOMPKINS HIGH SCHOOL HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ANNOUNCED During their regular January Board meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved Anthony “Tony” Tademy as the new head football coach and athletic coordinator for Obra D. Tompkins High School, slated to open in August 2013. Tademy comes to Katy ISD after serving as an assistant football coach for Duncanville High School in 2012 and serving as an assistant football coach for seven years at Texas Christian University. With more than 27 years of high school and collegiate coaching experience, Tademy’s record includes one high school state championship, a 2010 Rose Bowl win and six additional college Bowl wins. Tademy started his football career in 1985 as the assistant football coach at the Virginia Military Institute. He has held multiple assistant coach and defensive coordinator positions at top universities including Louisiana Tech University, University of Houston and Texas Christian University. Tademy holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University. “Coach Tademy is bringing more than just extensive experience to Obra D. Tompkins High School,” says Principal Mark Grisdale. “He has coached and developed an impressive roster of players and has a reputation for integrity and leadership. I believe our student athletes will succeed with him as both a coach and a mentor.”

Front Row: Austin Arnold, Sean Leonida, Kaleb Crandall, Danyle Courtley, Sophie Strong and Macy Ray. Back row: Gary Frizzell, Katy Elks Exalted Ruler; H.C. Grimet, Katy ISD Curriculum Coordinator and Daniel Tass, Katy Elks Hoop Shoot Chair.

Katy Elks Score Again With Local Youth & Hoop Shoot This year’s annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest provided 150 plus local young people in the age group 9 – 13 the opportunity to take their next step toward Elks National recognition and free throw success. The journey began at Katy ISD elementary and junior schools under the direction of H.C. Grimet, Katy ISD Physical Education, Health and OLC curriculum Coordinator. Katy ISD is in its

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Winning first place honors and advancing to district are: Sean Leonida, Fielder Elem, age 8-9 male; Sophie Strong, Griffin Elem, age 8-9 female; Kaleb Crandall, Fielder Elem, age 10-11 male; Danyle Courtley, Rylander Elem, age 10-11 female; Austin Arnold, Memorial Parkway JH, age 12-13 male and Macy Ray, McMeans JH, age 12-13 female. Hoop Shoot, under the chairmanship of Daniel Tass, is only one of several programs the Katy Elks Lodge sponsors to provide opportunities to Katy area youth. One of the additional programs is Soccer Shoot which takes place in early fall. For information about the Katy Elks and any of the programs call the lodge at 281-391-2763.

Boy Scout Troop 1146 member James Whitley earns Eagle Rank James Whitley, a member of Boy Scout Troop 1146, Katy, TX, has successfully earned his Eagle Scout Rank. To become an Eagle Scout, James worked his way from Tiger Cub at age 6 through the Cub Scout ranks earning the Arrow of Light, the highest Cub Scout award, in 5th grade. As a Boy Scout, he earned 24 merit badges and held several key leadership positions in Troop 1146 including Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Quartermaster. James has also achieved Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow. James participated in two High Adventure camps including Sea Base in Florida and a 75-mile hike at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He also completed the “Mile Swim” twice during summer camps.

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For his Eagle Project, James planted trees in Bear Creek Park with the Harris County Parks Department and help from Troop 1146 scouts, parents and friends. This project reforested a portion of Bear Creek Park, which had lost trees damaged by Pine Bark Beetles.

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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 sumosam@sumofam.com

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig is the Gaelic way of expressing a wish that you have all the blessings of St Patrick’s Day and the “luck of the Irish” to go with it. There are many humorous explanations for this expression. One comes from the legend of the “Little People” of the land, known as leprechauns. Finding or catching a leprechaun (who would then give you gold), was a lucky event that could only take place in Ireland. The Irish are descendants of great Celtic and Viking fighters and invaders. Their natural fighting skills often ensured survival and hence they became known as the “lucky” people, a classic case of making your own luck. But then, “The Luck of the Irish” may all be legend. So, why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that it was the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebra-

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Another way to try to attract Hummingbirds to your garden is to place some ripened fruit close to the plants and/or feeders. The fruit will attract flies and the Hummingbirds will enjoy this extra protein in your garden. Hummingbirds have good memories and can remember food locations from previous years so try to hang your feeders in the same location each year. www.seasonofspring.com

There are several different ways to attract Hummingbirds into your garden. One way is by planting a Hummingbird garden with the appropriate flowers, trees, shrubs and vines. Your best bet is to attract them with high visibility and nectar plants as Hummingbirds do not have much sense of smell and the flowers that do attract hummingbirds have very little or no fragrance at all. Due to their long and tapered bills, Hummingbirds are able to hover in front of the flowers and sip the nectar with their tongue from the centre of tubular flowers.  Hummingbirds eat soft insects and spiders to get their intake of protein. Protein is needed to help build their muscle mass. Therefore, it is best that you do not use pesticides in your garden, as this will kill off the small insects that the Hummingbirds rely on and they could even ingest the pesticides, which can make them sick or even kill the Hummingbird. Hummingbirds provide an essential role as pollinators as they fly from flower to flower for nectar. Hanging a Hummingbird feeder is another way to attract Hummingbirds into your garden. Be patient as it may take some time before a Hummingbird finds your feeder in their hunt for food. Sugar-water feeders must remain clean and the syrup must be fresh or the Hummingbirds will not feed from them. Hummingbirds get their energy from nectar and the sugar-water from feeders. When mixing the sugar and water the rule of thumb is that it should be one part cane sugar to four parts of tap water or simply purchase pre-made liquid

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SLUG CONTROL Slug Pellets - Purchase some organic slug pellets and scatter them in the affected areas of your garden and flowerbeds. Only put down a few pellets, as it does not take much to kill a slug or a snail. Beer - Another method to help get rid of slugs and snails is to put some beer in a saucer or a flat plastic lid and place it on the ground amongst your plants. Another way is to pour some beer in a jar and place it in the ground so that the lip of the jar is level with the ground and the slugs and snails will fall in the jar of beer. Copper Band - Try placing a copper band around the tops of you flowerpots or plant containers. The copper band acts as a repellent to slugs and snails. Predators - Frogs, toads, ground beetles, hedgehogs and birds are all predators to slugs and snails. If you have any of the above in your garden encourage them to stay around, as they will help keep the population of slugs and snails down. Hiding Places - Seeing as slugs like cool, dark and moist hiding places, try to trap the slugs by placing some flat pieces of slate, flat

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pieces of wood, rectangular building bricks and clay flowerpot trays in and around your flowerbeds/plant beds. The slugs will crawl up under these objects in the evenings and then in the mornings you can turn the object over and they are then exposed to the birds or simply collect and dispose of the slugs yourself. Compost Heap - Try building a composting pile in your yard. Slugs and snails like decomposing materials and therefore will be much better here and not destroying your plants. www.seasonofsrping.com

HOUSTON EVENTS IN MARCH Every Saturday in March - Saint Arnold Brewing Company Tours, 11 AM - 2 PM. Come visit Texas’ oldest craft brewery in their new location. The doors open at 11 AM and groups will rotate in and out of the facility in an open-house format until the final group is allowed in at 2 PM. If Saturdays don’t work for you, check out their weekday open house at 3 PM. After the tour, guests are welcome to stay for a free tasting. February 25th - March 17th - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Visit http://rodeohouston.com/ for more information on concert and event dates and times. March 6th - Lunch With the Birds, 12 PM, Nature Discovery Center, Russ Pitman Park. Interested in birdwatching? Whether you are a novice or an expert, join our free, guided bird walks through Russ Pitman Park. Warblers, vireos, thrushes, flycatchers, orioles and buntings are just a few of the types of spring migrants you may see. If you bring your lunch, plan to eat it before or after the hour long walk. Dates: February 27th - May 8th. Where: Meet us on the front porch. Just drop in! Bring: binoculars. Location: Russ Pitman Park. For more information: Contact: Mary Ann Beauchemin; Phone: 713667-6550; Email: mbeauch@naturediscoverycenter.org
 March 9th - Art Beyond Sight, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Museum of Fine Arts: Audrey Jones Beck Building. Art Beyond Sight is a gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the museum’s art collections and exhibitions. Admission is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. 
For more information or to register, contact tours@mfah. org or call 713-639-7324. March 11th - Looking Together, 10 AM - 11 AM, Museum of Fine Arts: Audrey Jones Beck Building. Looking Together is designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their family members or care partners. Discover and discuss works of art together during this hour-long program in the galleries. Admission is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact tours@mfah.org or 713-639-7324. March 16th - The 54th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 12 PM, Downtown Houston. The Houston St. Patrick’s Parade has always been a FREE event.  The two-hour parade has historically been one of the largest in the U.S. and each year includes over 100 entries to delight the Irish and Irish-at-heart.   The Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is presented by the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission. Visit http://www.hsppc.org/ Home_Page.html for more information. March - 23rd & 24th - Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival, 12 PM - 5 PM, Houston Community College Southwest. Come see what all the fuss is about! 
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Bear Creek United Methodist Church HUGE RUMMAGE SALE  Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March, 16th, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water Drive (at the corner of Keith Harrow). The sale will be in the Family Life Center gym.  

James E. Taylor HS JET Band HUGE GARAGE SALE Saturday, March 30th, 8 AM to 1 PM Furniture, kitchenware, clothing, toys, sporting goods, tools & MORE! James E. Taylor HS Parking Lot 20700 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy Sponsored by Boosters of the 300+ student JET Band All proceeds benefit the band!

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SPRING CRAFT SHOWS Morton Ranch High School Project Prom Annual Spring Craft Show/Market

Saturday, March 23rd, 9 AM - 4 PM Morton Ranch 2013 Project Prom invites you to join us and spring shop for all your Easter and Mother’s Day gift needs!!! Morton Ranch JUNIOR High 2498 North Mason Rd (directly behind the high school).  please contact mrhs.craftshow@gmail.com for more information.

Katy High School Project Graduation BBQ Cook-off/Craft Show Please join us for our first annual BBQ Cook-off/Craft Show at the Firethorne clubhouse in North Firethorne on April 13th from 9 AM-5 PM. We will have some great family entertainment with bounce houses, popcorn and snow cones. Our BBQ Cook-off teams will be selling their BBQ and we will have tons of craft show booths selling everything from homemade candies to home decor. You could win some AWESOME items in our silent auction. Vendors needed: please call Michelle at 281-841-7237 or email at chefmichellec@hotmail.com We hope to see you there!!!

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FUNDRAISERS 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, 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.

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Join us on as we fight back against cancer! Relay For Life, March 22nd at 7 pm, is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and empower others to fight back against cancer. Teams gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. The event begins with a cancer survivors lap celebrating those who have survived cancer or who are currently battling cancer. Games, music and live entertainment encourage people all through the night. Some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. “The funds raised through our Relay For Life event enables us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back,” added Mike Dailey, Relay For Life of Katy/West Houston Event Chair. “Due to the generosity of our volunteers and donors, the money raised by Relay For Life participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.” Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available at www.relayforlife.org/katytx. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800227-2345 or visit the Website www.cancer.org

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The Houston Family Arts Center announces its 8th subscription season, an exciting line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony 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 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)  

The Katy Jazz Festival  (KJF) The Katy Jazz Festival  (KJF) will be held at Katy High School, located at 6331 Highway Blvd., Katy, Texas and will feature an incredible array of jazz performances, master classes and a visual arts exhibit and sales. The KJF (April 26 and 27, 2013) is hosted by the Katy Independent School District and is in its 5th year. The purpose for this event is to increase exposure, education and entertainment of the jazz music medium. The event is designed to benefit participating student jazz groups, individual student musicians, jazz music educators and to provide top quality jazz performances to the community. The KJF is non-competitive in nature. It is designed to provide a performance opportunity for all jazz groups and for them to receive constructive comments / instruction from world-renowned professional musicians. For the jazz enthusiast, the opportunity to hear student jazz ensemble performances throughout the festival day, hear professional jazz artists teaching their crafts and skills and then complete the day with attending a professional jazz concert provides unparalleled insight into the development and preservation of this true American music art form.

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SATURDAYS IN NATURE 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. Each program will focus on a nature theme and will offer a craft project, hands-on activities and nature walk. Upcoming programs include: Saturday, March 9th

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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.

SCHOLARSHIPS Drs. James Jacobs and Jeanna Mascorro, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce two $1,500 “Stepping into the Future” scholarships for 2013 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to their offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by April 1, 2013, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping into the Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The two “Stepping into the Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 ayusakaty@gmail.com or by phone 281-770-3414.

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CHURCH NEWS Houston Catholic Women’s Conference Joy Pinto, keynote speaker “Being a Woman of God” Saturday, March 9, 2013    8 am - 4 pm Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Centre 1701 San Jacinto Street Houston, TX 77002 $55 - lunch included website: www.houston.cwc.com

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Living Word Lutheran presents “ At the Ninth Hour” Living Word Lutheran Church invites the Katy community to its presentation of “At the Ninth Hour” on Sunday, March 24th at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am. The cantata, by Allen Pote and Tom S. Long, is based on the Gospel of Mark and traces the last days of Jesus from his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday through his sacrifice on the cross to redeem us. The Living Word Choir and Bell Choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Following each service, there will an instrument “petting zoo” to allow children to explore the musical instruments used in the performance.  

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Sunday, March 24th - Palm Sunday A Lenten Cantata, “At the Ninth Hour” will be presented at the 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am services. The cantata is based on the Gospel of Mark and traces the last days of Jesus from his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday through his sacrifice on the cross to redeem us.    Thursday, March 28th - Maundy Thursday A Maundy Thursday worship service commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples will be held at 7 pm.   Friday, March 29th - Good Friday “Journey to the Cross” begins at 10 am and is an interactive walk through the events of Holy Week for young children and their families. RSVP for your family online at www.livingwordkaty.org starting on March 1st.

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The Good Friday worship services commemorating Jesus’s death on the cross will be held at both 1 pm and 7 pm (These worship services are for all ages).   Sunday, March 31st - Easter Sunday Celebration The Easter Sunday worship services celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ will be held at 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am and 6 pm.    Living Word is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd. in Katy. For more information, please call the church office at 281-392-2300 or visit www.livingwordkaty.org

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Experience the story of the cross in a whole new way as professional actors directed by Josh Pack, the worship leader at New Creation, takes you through Christ’s final moments, from his sentencing to his death and burial. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along with the actors from station to station. This all takes place outdoors from 1-3 pm on the church’s new property on 5th Street and Dixon Rd in Fulshear, with additional opportunities to watch at 1 pm and 2 pm.

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

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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.

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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

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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. For the Katy league, all games are played at George Bush Park - FFPS Soccer Complex, located on Westheimer Parkway off Fry Road. For more information, maps of locations or to sign up, visit www.ffps.org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).

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Summer Day Camp: Ages 6-14. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA Camp Cinco, located behind Creech Elementary. Sessions will sell out, so register early! Drop off as early as 7 AM, pick up as late as 6:30 PM. Swimming, field trips, old fashioned camp experience! Swim Lessons: The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. Summer Sports Camps: Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball and Club Volleyball camps are offered for ages 6-14. Offered various weeks throughout the summer. Melvin Adams Basketball Camp: Back by popular demand! Former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams will be at the Katy YMCA for this summer teaching basketball skills to girls and boys ages 6-14. This camp has been a huge hit with both participants and parents the past 5 years! Don’t miss out on this dynamic camp experience! Summer Youth Sports Registration: Ages 3-12. Choose from Track and Field, Baseball and Softball!

Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees

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and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www. yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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

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

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

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

Westside Golf League Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@entouch.net or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.

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Fort Bend Master Gardeners For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit www.fbmg.com or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281-341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events. Saturday, March 2, 2013: Saturday with the Master Gardeners - Visit our 4 acres of Demonstration Gardens and talk to the volunteers who design and maintain them. It’s a great way to learn! Park in front of the Agriculture Center, located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building to find the Master Gardeners. Gardens are open from 9:00-11:00 AM. Saturday, March 9, 2013: Annual Spring Plant Sale - The Fort Bend Master Gardeners will hold their Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds - Barn H, 4310 Highway 36S, Rosenberg, 77471. The sale will open at 9:00 AM and will run until 1:00 PM or until sold out. Thursday, March 21, 2013: Master Gardener Meeting - Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service to hear Jeff McMullan, member of the Texas Beekeepers Assoc., Houston Beekeepers Assoc. and Sec-Treasurer of the Fort Bend Beekeepers Assoc. He will speak about “Bees - Good Neighbors, Bad Roommates.” Jeff is a member of The Texas Master Naturalist - Costal Prairie Chapter and also assists the Fort Bend Master Gardeners and Texas AgriLife Extension Service in their programs. The program will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. The program is free to all. No reservation required. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend.

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

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

West Fort Bend County Republican Women Are you interested in meeting your local elected officials? Would you like to know how Congress is dealing with “hot” items during this session? Contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com for information on our group.

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• Income-Tax-Preparation Assistance - Mondays, 1:005:00 PM, Meeting Room. Representatives from the AARP will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers. Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s and any other compensation received in 2011; unemployment compensation statements and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return. Incometax forms may be obtained at any of the branch libraries in the Fort Bend County library system during regular library hours. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. • How to Adopt a Retired Racing Greyhound - Thursday, March 14th, 7:00 PM, Meeting Room. If you are considering adopting a pet and would like to find out more about ex-racing greyhounds, this program will provide information about this breed of dog, their needs, energy levels and personalities. Volunteers

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from Greyhound Pets of America/Houston will discuss the merits of adopting greyhounds that have retired from a career of racing and the adoption process. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘Interred with Their Bones’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, March 21st beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library. eBay Buying & Selling: Thursday, March 7th - 10:00 AM MS PowerPoint 2007 Survival Basics: Tuesday, March 12th - 10:00 AM MS Word Survival 2007 Basics: Tuesday, March 19th - 10:00 AM MS Excel 2007 Survival Basics: Thursday, March 28th - 10:00 AM WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE • Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 am, provides caregiver/ infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 am and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time: Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 pm each Tuesday. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime.

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• Kinder Korner: a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. • The After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades. • The Tween Café, which begins at 7:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th – 8th grade. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome.

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

RUOK Program

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program called “Are You OK?” (RUOK). It is a computer-generated call intended for senior citizens (over 55) and disabled persons who live alone and could benefit from a daily check. A computer will generate a call each morning, at about the same time and the participant chooses a time frame. A voice will ask, “Are you OK?” After this, all they have to do is hang up the phone. If the participant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when you return. If the call goes unanswered, the computer will call back 3 times at 15-minute intervals. If there is still no answer, the sheriff will dispatch a deputy or the local police. They will have with them a print out of information on the person that is not responding to the calls. This program was established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc.) in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating in the program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s dept. at 281-341-4704.

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ATTENTION! Pet Poops / You Scoop Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If your pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. Come with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be the most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect for every homeowner and our beautiful community.

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

Fort Bend County “Leash Law” Animal control authorities are permitted to enter your Property to patrol and remove pets. Pets must be registered, licensed and inoculated as required by law. As a dog owner, you are responsible for the control of your dog. If your dog is one that ‘makes objectionable noise,’ you must make every effort to respect your Neighbor’s right to their ‘peace and quiet.’

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When your dog is not in your yard, it is imperative that you keep your dog on a leash at all times. While your dog is friendly to you and your family, imagine the consequences if it were to harm someone while it was ‘roaming free.’ Please respect other resident’s right to walk the common area ground without fear of attack from an unleashed dog.   Laws are written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their property or kept on a leash to free a community of unrestrained and free-roaming animals. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies infected wildlife. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control program’s efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community. LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current. • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident. • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program. VACCINATION Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.

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3731 Sedalia Brook 22522 Cascade Springs 6438 Winding Cove 25402 Estes Lake 13910 Barnhart 26822 Longleaf Valley 28011 Michener Falls 9423 Hawks Harbor 25303 Hall Meadow 1967 Indiana 25807 Pepper Bend 10402 Lindabury Hollow 27415 Royal Canyon 11422 Overland Trail 27642 Maverick Run 17210 Windy Pines 20802 Katie Marie 6006 Silver Thistle 3503 Lakes of Katy 3514 S Lake Village 10510 Red Cedar Hollow 4103 Sage Brush 13710 Pertshire 27410 Middlesprings 26403 Cole Trace

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Recycle at the Ft. Bend County Recycling Center! The Ft. Bend County Recycling center is located nearby in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away) and accepts glass/bottles and Styrofoam that Waste Management doesn’t pick up. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website for information: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. Some recycling facts: • It takes about 1-2 million years for glass to decompose. • It takes 1+ million years for Styrofoam to decompose. For more facts on decomposition time, visit http://behealthyandrelax. com/2007/11/how-long-does-it-take-to-decompose.

SUPPORT/ HELP GROUPS • KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NONEMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • The Compassionate Friends (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262. • The Compassionate Friends Houston West Chapter - meets every second Monday at 7 pm at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 pm at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713-520-9873 or www.cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • Free Mental Disorders Family Support Groups - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI Family to Family - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637. • DEPRESSION Bipolar support alliance - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents - meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. For more information check out our website: http://shyness. meetup.com/353/. • Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net.

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• Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713647-8858. • 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. • Different Strokes - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • The Arc of Katy - 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 info. • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • West Houston Medical Center - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • Home Encouragement - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org. • Katy Essential Tremor Support Group - meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email schwarzrb@comcast.net. • Katy ADHD parent group - meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. • Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.

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• st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ministry/merimnao for more information. • Christ Clinic - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • Holy Covenant United Methodist Church weekly Support Groups - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www.holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt. org/classes or call 281-398-6464. • Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup.com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast.net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule. • Hopekeepers - national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM. • Lifeway International - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • Breast Cancer Support Meeting - meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000

PARENT’S (MOM’S) & CHILDREN’S GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS, ETC . • LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281-829-6833, Maria 832-606-9932 (Spanish). La Leche League International’s website is: www.lalecheleague.org. • MOMS Club of Katy - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo. com. You can also contact Jamie Ensminger, Membership VP: 832493-1507. • MOMS @ Second - West Campus - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-465-3408 x 1007. • Bear Creek Baptist MOPS – Meets the second and forth Friday of each month at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10 per meeting for childcare and MOPS dues. For more info, contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-858-4202. • Katy Moms In PRAYER International group - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. • Mothers’ Share Group - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • Mocha Moms - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www. mochamomswesthouston.org. • iBLOOM - young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/RealMoms-of-Katy.

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• Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org. • Easy Risers Toastmasters - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at edyoung2@hotmail.com. business/networking: • West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • American Business Women’s Assoc. Katy Charter Chapter - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 pm, dinner and meeting at 6:30 pm. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com. • W. Houston Chapter, Intern’l Assoc. of Admin. Professionals (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline. champness@bp.com). • ABWA west houston network - m eets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www. whenabwa.org.  • Business Network International - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-398-5661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com. • (BNI) Business Network International - Cinco Ranch - meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 am at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • InHouston-Katy PremIer Professional Business Networking - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow. net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam. com or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy. • BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life” Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail. com. • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@live.com. • West Katy Netweavers - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every first and third Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $1. For questions, tajanamesic@greengrovegroup.com or visit www. meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/ • Katy Bar Association - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Nick Nicholas at nnicholas@jw.com or 713-752-4443 for more info. neighbors/welcome: • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281-395-1730. • Welcome Wagon Club of Katy - please call Sharon at 281-392-1658, or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com.

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misc community groups: • The green Trails Ladies Club - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832577-7177. • The Greater Katy Exchange Club - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub. com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-392-3034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or www.KatyExchangeClub.com.RSVP is required. • The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http://singles.meetup.com/1676. • Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks. • BP Partners - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@comcast.net or www.bppartnershouston.com. • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com. • Commute Solutions - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www.commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589.

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

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• Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. • Houston Square & Round Dance Council, Inc. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www.squarethru.com. • WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB - meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459 or Betty Larsen at 281-392-3836. • The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www.katy4fbassclub.com. • The Texas Triumph Register (TTR) - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, mdhado@comcast.net or www.TexasTriumphRegister.org. • The Katy Bead Group - meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon on the second floor of the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. For info, call Jean at 281693-4398 or Carol 281-492-6053 or email her at Fortijd@aol.com. • The Katy Pokemon TCG League - We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at 832-721-5481, email KatyPokemon@aol.com or check out www.Pokemon-tcg.com (look under Pokemon Organized Play) or www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional info. • Katy Woodworker’s Guild - meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215. • The Houston Area Wood Carvers Club - meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Bayland Community Center in Houston (6400 Bissonnet). For more info., call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email carolynann@ consolidated.net or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com. • The Katy Cruizers ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE Club - meets the first Monday of each month at the Hacienda Mexican Restaurant on Mason Road (back room). Eat at 6 PM. Meeting from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. Questions: Send email to katycruizers@yahoo.com. • The KATY Area ARTISTS - Please contact the KAA Programs Officer at 281-352-8057 for more information on artist mentoring and monthly members’ meetings or visit www.katyareaartists.org. • Cinco Ranch Men’s Poker Group - Looking for new players. We play once per month Friday night from 7 PM to 11 PM, at host member’s homes in the Cinco Ranch area. If interested, call Jim at 832-715-8206 (cell) for further information.

HERITAGE GROUPS • WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. For more info., call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY - Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., www.meetup.com/british-and-expat-moms-of-katy or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (vanessa.heintz@rocketmail.com). • Bear Creek Brit’s - British or married to a Brit? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners, movies and children’s activities. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701. • National Council of Jewish Women - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@sbcglobal.net. • BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION - Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org.

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• CIVIL WAR REENACTING - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit www.texasbrigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co C.” • The Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas - meets 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http:// samhoustonchapter.tripod.com or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • JAMES BATES SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at kathyspritchett@gmail.com or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more info., go to www.nscar.org.

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• Delta Gamma Alumnae Group of Katy/West Houston - For more info., contact Terri Barrow at 281-492-2847 or tlbarrow402@comcast.net. • Katy Coogs Alumni Network - University of Houston Alumni Club that serves U of H alumni in Katy and its surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact: Rom Crespo, romcrespo@sbcglobal.net. • KATY/west houston AGGIE MOM’S CLUB - meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month (except January, July and August) at 7:00 PM, at Living Word Lutheran Church at 3700 South Mason Road, Katy. For more info., visit www.aggiemoms.org or www.katywesthoustonaggiemoms.com. • Xi Mu Eta - We are Beta Sigma Phi, an international Sorority. Please call Geri Riley at 281-395-6468 or geri.riley@juno.com for more info. regarding our chapter and meeting dates. • Laureate Theta Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi - meets twice a month in member’s homes. For more info., please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347. • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Southwest Houston Council - an international women’s friendship network, that also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. For info., please contact Jill Coble at 281-392-7181, jcoble3930@gmail.com. • Theta Phi KATY - Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee. dawn@yahoo.com or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, z5gdil@sbcglobal.net. • Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc - meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, at Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. For more info., contact Gary at 281-398-0333, email getober@hotmail.com or Betty at 713-4676302, email b.bond007@comcast.net. • Greater Katy Alumnae Panhellenic - welcomes all NPC sorority members to come to their meetings. For further information, see their website at www.katypanhellenic.org. • Sigma Phi - local chapter of a national organization, Sigma Alpha Sorority, whose mission is to build sustained friendships, allow for personal growth, while supporting charities. Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee.dawn@yahoo.com or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, z5gdil@sbcglobal.net.

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The researchers used data collected from the long-running Framingham Heart Study, which began in 1948 and includes multiple generations from the town of Framingham, Mass. The study’s extensive network allowed researchers to gather information about participants’ close relatives, friends and coworkers. People’s happiness was measured on a depression rating scale. The study found that a person’s happiness is determined, in part, by whether those around him or her are happy. The study also found that, although happiness can spread from person to person, it has a limited range. For example, having a happy neighbor living next door increases a person’s likelihood of being happy by 34 percent. A happy neighbor who lives a block away has no effect. Having a happy sibling living within a mile increases a person’s likelihood of happiness by 14 percent. Siblings living further away had no effect. Interestingly, the study found that living with a happy spouse only increases a person’s chance of happiness by 8 percent. The researchers also found that the happiness of co-workers had no effect on individual happiness. -www.christusstcatherine.org

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Taste of Home© 2012 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon minced chives 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Fresh parsley

Directions Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set whites aside. In a small bowl, mash yolks. Add the next 10 ingredients; mix well. Stuff or pipe into egg whites. Garnish with parsley and paprika. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.

Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes from Taste of Home© 2012 Ingredients 24 small red potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds) 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon, divided 2/3 cup Daisy Brand Sour Cream 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Ingredients 1/2 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 7 pounds) 2 cups apple cider 1 cup honey 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice Directions Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cider, honey, vinegar and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the butter, chili powder and apple pie spice. Set aside 1 cup for serving. Cook the remaining sauce until thickened; spoon over ham. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Warm reserved sauce; serve with ham Yield: 10 servings (1 cup sauce).

Directions Scrub potatoes; place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. (Cut thin slices from potato bottoms to level if necessary.) In a large bowl, mash the potato tops and pulp with butter. Set aside 2 tablespoons each of cheese and bacon for garnish; add remaining cheese and bacon to potatoes. Stir in the sour cream, egg, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into potato shells. Top with remaining cheese and bacon; sprinkle with paprika. Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 12-18 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 dozen.

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5 drawer filing cabinet- light tan color, $125 cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. Entertainment center solid oak finish - 3 pieces, two sides and one lighted top. Will include 45 inch wide screen tv, $300 cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. Breakfast/dining room table w/four chairs plus a bench seat. Very good condition, $325. Cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. L-shaped office desk. Storage on one end with shelves, other end one filing cabinet, middle has pullout for keyboard, $150. Cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. Headake rack, Ford/Chevy; Old kitchen cabinets; 3 typewriters, IBM Selectric; trolling motor, 2.5 Mercury; 18’ temporary service poll, 60 amp breaker box. Call 832-465-5926. Ping golf clubs, full set plus more, includes bag. 281-578-9665. Kitchen appliances - GE refrigerator, 28 cubic, ice/water on door, double door, $375; GE gas stove, electric ignition, glass door, self-cleaning, $250; GE dishwasher, $150 - all 6 years old, excellent condition. White porcelain sink, Moen faucet, garbage disposal, hoses, $150. GE Adora microwave, 1100 watt, 2 months old, all paperwork, 10 months of warranty left, $225. Miscellaneous small kitchen appliances, just ask. 281-345-4061. Beautiful cherry console piano, $1200; aluminum outdoor ping pong table, folds & rolls for storage, great condition, paid $450, yours for $250; Bow-flex home gym, $350. 281-693-7360.

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Elegant dark wood dining room set - table, insert, 6 chairs, 2-piece hutch, $1,400. Traditional, carved, mahogany-finish coffee table, $150. Bronzed floor lamp, gold frosted glass shade, $50. Large “Venice” scene, Impressionist-style oil painting, custom bronzed frame, $200. All in excellent condition! Call 281-657-4779. Matching Ashley couch and love seat, including throw pillows, $250. Kirby vacuum in great condition, barely used, $150. 6-piece queen size bedroom set, mattresses not included, pine with brushed metal and gold accents, $500. Corner computer desk barely used. Pictures on request. Call 281-684-3799. Wedgewood China, 12 5-piece place settings, plus serving pieces, $895. 281-395-3664. Tiffany engagement ring: round brillant cut diamond. Original papers, with lifetime gaurantee and box. Call 832-437-2811. 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 281-741-8721 or 337-552-5232.

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

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MOVING SALE - Trundle bed frame and mattresses, barely used, $175; modern settee, excellent condition, $350 (paid $950); 5x8 modern, orange swirl design rug, $225; 2-BAKER dining chairs, dark wood with maroon leather seats, pair, $450; Roman empire, carved chair with satin gold/cream/maroon pattern, mint condition, $395 (paid $950); solid, shaker style, cherry wood entertainment armoire, $1,100 (paid $2,500); Italian inlaid, antique coffee table, $150. All items in excellent condition! Call to request pictures or make best offer at 281-381-2711.

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SSBC 3 piston front calibers, brand new, still in the box. Color - indigo blue. Fits 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. Includes - stainless steel brake lines, brake lines are from front and rear. Can email pictures if needed, $950. 713-857-5650. 4 Bridgestone Dueler H/L tires. Size p275/55r20-dalnrz, only have 5340 miles on tires. Came off of a 2011 Tundra, $550, cash only. Phone 713-857-5650.

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2002 Volvo S60 4-door sedan: black, moonroof, leather, all possible options, fantastic condition, $4,200. 281-682-7868. 2004 Volvo S60 SUV: moonroof, leather, all possible options, fantastic condition, $6,200. 281-682-7868. Gas powered golf cart w/2 spare tires, 5’ x 10’ trailer w/ ramp. 281-395-4316, after noon. Motorcycle: 2004 Moto Guzzi Breva V7 with 55,000 miles. Runs strong and has new tires with approx. 200 miles on them. Does have road wear, but is dependable transportation. This will not take you to warp speed, but it will get you there. Hepco Travel bags + $150. Call 713-598-2094 or grsa58@yahoo.net. 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. 2009 Saturn Vue XE - 4 Door, white, FWD, 2.4 Liter, 2 Wheel Drive, 48K miles, clean car fax. One owner, excellent condition, $12,999. Call 281-463-1175.

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Driver Needed - Hour early AM and late PM - preferred person in Sunset Meadows Subdivision; however, will accept someone who lives in Katy. Call 281-599-9703. Sales openings: all cold calls, work in Katy or Cypress, pick your hours/days, part time hours with full time pay, experience a plus but not necessary. Please call 713-427-9092 or email myhome@katyoutdoorservices.com. Now accepting applications for receptionist and/or office assistance for a local office in Katy. Must be bilingual in English & Spanish (read, write & speak). Full time position 9-5 with one hour lunch; Weekends off and national holidays off. Must have some general office experience, be a self-motivated individual with computer experience, answer phones, take messages, schedule appointments, filing, Duties will include multiple task and working well with others. Wages are based upon experience. Please submit all resumes to: mre@ mantarayenterprises.com, attention Colleen.

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Estate l a e R r u o Y or Life! f e c r u o s e R 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. 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 832549-5422 for details or email Pattif@aim4cash.com. Katy area child care in need of part time and full time child care 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. 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-on-one 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.

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281-391-SOLD (7653) www.lizcarter.com Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1976 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 assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. 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 281-758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com.

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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. DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect to opinions of Krenek Printing Co. or its employees. Krenek Printing is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with in this publication. All warranties and representations make in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints in this publication the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above. Published by: KRENEK PRINTING CO. 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX. 77095 281-463-8649 news @krenekprinting.com

Shih Tzu puppies for sale, registered, shots, playful, ready for a new home. 713-927-6239.

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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Digital X-rays Extractions Invisalign Root Canal Therapy Tooth Colored Fillings Emergencies

Offer ends 05/31/2013. Not to be combined with any other offer.

6725 S Fry Rd, Suite 600

Exam & X-Rays for ALL NEW PATIENTS For new patients only. Expires 05/31/2013. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

(at Grand Parkway in HEB shopping complex)

Call Us Today!

Fry Rd

281-769-7466

NewGenDental 281-769-7466

HEB

Shilpa Khullar, DDS

www.newgendental.com

IMPORTANT NUMBERS FOR CANYON GATE @ CINCO RANCH Who Do I Call?

Canyon Gate @ Historic Cinco Ranch 20422 Canyon Gate Blvd, Katy, Texas 77450 Phone: 281-492-6020 Fax: 281-492-3415 Visit Us on the Web: http://www.canyongateatcincoranch.com CCB PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 281-793-8938 Recreational Center 281-492-6020 Canyon Gate Guard House 281-646-7906 Pay Phone @ Pool 281-492-9075

BOARD MEMBERS Bernie Leaney Dale Terry Doug Brewer Robert Rao Betty Flores

281-579-8416 281-831-4116 713-304-8826 713-302-7798 281-851-8593

Schools www.katyisd.org KISD Administration KISD Transportation. Sue Creech Elementary Beck Junior High Seven Lakes High School Miller Career Center

281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-237-8850 281-237-3300 281-237-2800 281-237-6300

Libraries Ft. Bend Co. Cinco Ranch Library Maud Marks

281-395-1311 281-492-8592

Community YMCA 281-392-5055 VFW 281-391-4872 281-342-3411 Fort Bend Co. Court House William B. Travis Building 281-342-3411 Jane Long Annex 281-342-3411 Harris County Court House 281-859-0685 Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-2422 Medical Fort Bend County Health Dept.) Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Christus St. Catherine Memorial Hospital Christus St. Catherine

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281-342-6414 281-392-1111 281-599-5700 713-932-3000 281-599-5700

Emergemcy Numbers.... ***911*** Fire Department Non Emergency 281-498-1310 Fort Bend County Sheriff 281-341-4665 Utilities/Post Office Entex Gas 713-659-2111 Reliant Energy 713-207-7777 713-207-2222 Light Outage S.T.Environmental (MUD District Oper.) 281-579-4500 AT & T New Customer 1-800-288-2020 AT & T Repair 1-800-246-8464 Fort Bend Telephone 281-391-2222 WCA 281-368-8397 (Pick up Tues & Fri.) Tues.-Recyle Fri.-Big Trash Day Comcast Communications 713-341-1000 DPS Katy 281-391-4872 Driver’s License Office Katy 281-391-4874 281-395-2419 DSS Security Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777 Dept. of Public Safety 713-465-8462 Poison Control 1/800/222-1222 Ft Bend County Animal Control 281-342-1512 281-342-3411 Voter Registration NEWSLETTER For Commercial or Classified Ads contact: Krenek Printing Co. 281-463-8649 7102 Glen Chase Ct. Fax: 281-463-2425 Houston, Tx. 77095 Email: NEWS@KRENEKPRINTING.COM for articles Email: ads@krenekprinting.com for Ads classified@krenekprinting.com

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• Irrigation Installs & Repairs

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281-398-5296 21811 Katy Frwy. D114, Katy, TX 77450

Your Local Maid Service for 20 Years • SAME DAY • SAME CREW • AFFORDABLE • BONDED • INSURED • REFERENCES • SUPPLIES FURNISHED $

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www.westsidemaids.com

281-855-9212

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832-256-8203 (Chris) Irrigation & Pavestone

832-922-1561

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Happy Easter!

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