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PAID KATY, TX. PERMIT #137

March 2013 Election for Two Residential Board of Director Positions for Cinco Ranch

The election for two Board of Directors positions will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013. These positions will both run June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2016. The election for these positions will be held by the Neighborhood Representative Committee. The location of the election is to be determined. Please visit www.CincoRanchLife.org for updated information. Votes will be cast by the Voting Representatives or their alternates of each Cinco Ranch (Cinco I) Neighborhood. Any resident who has sufficient time to attend evening Board meetings twice a month, able to fully participate in the workings of the Board and is interested in running should submit a letter of intent and biography to Jason Blackman by mail or in person to 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, Texas 77494, by email to jblackman@stes.com or fax to 281-392-8830 by May 13, 2013.

South Lake consists of South Lake Village, South Lake Cove, South Lake Point and Lake View. This area has the serenity of the lakes, the mature oak and pine trees and the large walking trails and green space of the Beach Club/South Lake Park. Many Cinco residents enjoy the recreation of the area. Gary Coburn is the Neighborhood Representative Committee Voting Representative for this area and can be reached at southlakevillage@ cincoranchlife.org For more information, please feel free to contact the Association Office at 281-599-0408.

Hey, it’s spring! Thanks for keeping your lawns looking GREAT!!!

Beginning in March, 2013, the CRPA Board will spotlight a particular neighborhood or area. For this month, the focus will be on South Lake.

Your Neighborhood: South Lake

Heartfelt thanks to each of you for keeping your lawns looking great. In 2012, Cinco overall looked the best it has, due to many residents taking the time and care to keep their lawns and grounds properly maintained. From the Board and Management, thank you!

South Lake is the first and thus the oldest neighborhood in Cinco Ranch. This area consists of 353 homes and primarily surrounds the lakes between Peek Road and Mason Road south of Cinco Ranch Boulevard north of Westheimer Parkway. South Lake has the very unique Beach Club, a manmade beach, lagoon and recreational facility that is one-of-a-kind. This area is centrally located within Cinco Ranch and is accessible easily while being very accessible to the Greater Katy area.

Reminders: Those of you who have your lawn serviced by an area landscape professional, please be reminded that the lawn clipping bags must be out of sight until trash day. Please do not leave them on the curb, in the driveway or in front of the fence or garage. These bags, like trash containers and recycle bins, must be kept out of sight. They are a violation and will be cited if seen on a deed restriction inspection. Continued on page 4.

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Cinco Ranch Community News 1 - 15 Cinco Ranch Important Numbers 59 Cinco Ranch Trash Pick-Up Schedule 58 School News 16 Scouts 23 Sports 23 Church News & Events 27 Community Events 30 Libraries & Parks 35 Volunteer Opportunities 39 Community Groups 45 Classified Ads 53

DISCLAIMER

Cinco Residential Property Association, Inc. does not endorse or recommend any of the products or services advertised in this newsletter. Some of the products advertised in this newsletter are intended for uses that would modify the exterior of a home. The fact that such a product is advertised in this Newsletter does not mean that it would be approved by the applicable Cinco New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee. An owner must submit an application and obtain written approval from the New Construction Committee or the Modifications Committee prior to making any exterior modifications to the home. There are NO pre-approved projects or contractors for Cinco Ranch.

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3022 Windemere Park Lane Katy, Texas 77494 281-599-0408 Fax 281-392-8830

Association Website: www.CincoRanchLife.org

After Hours Landscape Emergency: 713-398-0869

Non 911 emergencies, involving the Cinco Association Property, may be reported by calling the Association Office and following instructions for reporting after hour emergencies. Customer Service Email CincoRanchCustomerCare@PCMI-US.com The Association Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

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MUD 12:00 PM (10)N Ft. Bend Water Authority Finance 11:00 AM (10)N Ft. Bend Water Authority Design Committee 12:30 PM

MUD 5:15 PM (5)Cinco 2 MUD 6:30 PM

(1)Cinco Master MUD #1 11:00 AM

Willowfork Drainage at Willowfork Country Club 11:30 AM

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CEWG Meeting 6:00 PM SEAC Meeting 7:00 PM

Communication Meeting 6:00 PM NRC Meeting 7:00 PM

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Cinco BOD Meeting 4:00 PM (Open/Executive)

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MUD 11:00 AM (1)Cinco 10 MUD 12:30 PM (9)N. Ft. Bend Water Authority 6:00 PM

(1)Cinco SW 2 MUD 12:00 PM

Association Office Closed Good Friday

31 Easter Sunday MUD Meeting Locations: (1) Meeting held at ABHR Office, Phoenix Tower, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600 – 713-860-6400 (2) Meeting held at Severn Trent Office, 16337 Park Row in Katy 713-860-6400 (3) Meeting held at Traditions Bank, 1515 Grand Parkway in Katy 713-860-6400 (4) Meeting held at AECOM Offices, 5757 Woodway in Houston 713-860-6400 (5) Meeting held at MUD 81 Building, 805 Hidden Canyon Road in Katy 713-652-6500 (6) Meeting held at 19901 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy 713-652-6500 (7) Meeting held at 3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2000 in Houston 713-651-0111 (8) Meeting held at 805 Hidden Canyon in Katy 713-405-1750 (9) Meeting held at Golf Club at Cinco Ranch 281-558-8700 (10) Meeting held at Brown & Gay Eng. 10777 Westheimer Rd 281-558-8700

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Association Office – 3022 Windemere Park Lane 281-599-0408 www.CincoRanchLife.org

(11)Meeting held at 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1400, in Houston 713-623-4531

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Please check with your trash service company to confirm large pickup dates for limbs, brush and leaves. These items should not be in sight until the morning of trash pickup. Please plan and this will avoid a letter from the Association. The Association thanks you for your care of your property. Happy spring!

Deed Restriction Letter Process overview:

The CRPA Board of Directors would like to share the Deed Restriction Letter Process with each resident. By doing this, the Board wishes to communicate the need for this service and the importance of this information. Please note this overview if you have ever received a Deed Restriction letter. Let’s use a common violation as an example: Trash can in view on non-trash day(s). Twice per month, the Management Team conducts a Deed Restriction inspection of your area. During this inspection the Team of two people will drive through the area and visually inspect for violations. The Team Members do not leave their vehicle and the vehicle is in the street at all times. The Team will notate violations and enter them into a software program via a laptop computer in the field. Once the inspection is complete the information is returned to the office and is uploaded into a program. Every residence in Cinco has a file within this program and the information is stored there for reference. This information is kept strictly confidential and is only viewable to the Board of Directors and Management. It is available to each homeowner respectively by request. Using our example, if the trash can is left out on a non-trash day, this violation is cited. If this is a first time offense, the file is “noted” so the inspector will look again for this violation at the next inspection. Upon the next inspection, if the trash can is not visible, the file is again “noted” so the inspectors are aware going forward. If the trash can is visible, then the file is updated to

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reflect the violation to which will prompt a letter from the Management Team to the homeowner. The first letter in this process is formally called a “01 letter” and is basically a gentle reminder to the homeowner that the violation was noticed and serves as a reminder and explanation of the violation. These letters are common in Cinco and Management sends hundreds per month. If this letter is ignored and the violation continues, a second letter is sent. The second letter in this process is formally called a “02 letter” and is has firmer language and cites the violation and a basic timeframe to correct. If this letter is ignored and the violation continues, then a “03 letter” is sent BOTH certified mail return receipt and regular delivery. The certified letter is per the State of Texas Property Code #209 and this letter is required to give the homeowner thirty (30) days to cure the violation or the Board of Directors may vote to involve an attorney in the enforcement of said violation. Once the certified letter is sent, this letter is valid for one-hundred eighty (180) days. This is so, if the violation continues within this period of time, per the Property Code, the Association may engage an attorney for enforcement as, especially in a trash can violation, this violation can be fluid and transient in nature. Once the attorney is involved per the Board vote and only the CRPA Board of Directors may involve an attorney, the homeowner is now formally responsible for the violation both in a court of law and financially. The attorney will conduct a title search of the property, send a formal letter and charge legal fees to the Association for enforcement. Per the Declaration of Covenants Conditions and Restrictions for Cinco, the homeowner is now charged for these legal fees as the Association has been billed, paid and assesses the fees to the homeowner’s account. The cost for these services can range from $125 $250. This process is iron-clad and indisputable. Management conducts this process immediately and homeowner’s amenity rights are suspended along with formal contact being made with the homeowner as warranted.

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From there, the violation may still exist and the next step is for the Association to file a lawsuit against the homeowner for the violation. These legal fees are again charged and therefore assessed in the same manner. The cost for these services is quite expensive and can exceed $600 - $1,000 depending on the situation. If the matter goes to court, the cost can be quite higher. All the while, the homeowner may choose not to correct the violation. The majority of the time however, violations are cured quickly once a monetary threshold has been passed and the homeowner has incurred legal fees. The CRPA Board has been in discussions to create an administrative service fee that can be assessed to homeowner’s accounts as a means for the Association to recoup the administrative, postage and supply costs for violations. With this tool, those homeowners who are not committing violations will not have the overall costs of the process blended into the overall budget and thus help to keep the annual assessment low for Cinco Ranch. This discussion is ongoing, but may be enacted in 2013. If any homeowner has questions regarding the process, please reach Jason Blackman, General Manager for Cinco Ranch at jblackman@stes.com or 281-599-0408.

Parking in the Street

Did you know it is against Cinco Ranch Covenants for residents to park in the street (Article XII, Section 2(a))? Additionally, when a number of vehicles park in the street, emergency vehicles have a difficult task maneuvering down the street. Due to the size and clearance needs of these emergency vehicles, a street lined with parked cars obstructs the passage and delays response time. While it is understood that during certain events, vehicles parking on the street is an unavoidable circumstance, please be aware of clearance needed for traffic. Ask your guests to park their car as close to curb as possible and not line both sides of the street. Be a courteous neighbor by communicating you are having a gathering at your home and may need additional parking. Ask if they would mind guests parking in front of their homes to help eliminate the congestion on the street.

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Remember, parking on the street for residents is prohibited and can impact the ability of emergency services to reach you or a neighbor in an emergency. Your cooperation will ensure Cinco Ranch retains its reputation as the premiere area to live in.

DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE (NRC) REPRESENTATIVES ARE?

Did you know that each area of Cinco Ranch has Neighborhood Representative Committee (NRC) Representatives positions? While not every position is filled (we’re looking for volunteers who want to get involved!), most have an NRC rep and many have 1st and 2nd alternate reps. These are volunteers from your neighborhood. Your NRC rep is a tremendous source of information and a resource you should use. But, you have to know who your rep is, in order to contact him/her. A quick call to the Cinco Property Association Office at 281-599-0408 is all it takes to find out the name and contact information for your rep. All the NRC reps are trying to build contact lists to keep you informed, but they need you to reach out and let them know you want to be added to their contact list. Many NRC reps have started Facebook pages to help keep their neighbors informed. There are many issues facing Cinco Ranch that you should be aware of. Knowing who your NRC rep is, is one way to stay in the know. So call today and find out who your NRC rep is and contact them to let them know you want to be added to their listing.

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With over 8,700 homes in Cinco Ranch, we need volunteers from each “neighborhood” to receive email blasts for lost and found pets in our community. Would you be willing to receive occasional emails when there is a lost or found pet in your area? We need additional caring, animal-friendly neighbors to help us network to get them back home quickly. If you would like to help reunite lost and found pets with their grateful families, please send your name and contact information to our volunteer coordinator at paigh618@hotmail.com **Also, please get a registered microchip implant for your pets through your vet and make sure they have on collars and tags with contact information to quickly get them back home safely. If you find a lost pet, always contact us FIRST by email at: LostAndFound@CincoRanchLife.org, so we can help with securing a place for a short term foster until the owner is located or they are placed into rescue.

Neighborhood Representative Committee (NRC) REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED

• Cinco Southwest I (Sage Meadow, Sierra Meadow, Spring Chase, Sutter’s Way & Indian Ridge) • Equestrian Village II (Park Trace) • South Lake Village Custom (South Lake Estates & South Lake Landing) Please contact The Association Office at 281-599-0408 or email jblackman@ stes.com for further details on the NRC and if you are interested in serving. Thank you!

Street Parking Near the Schools

With the Katy ISD bus changes this year, many parents are dropping off and picking up their children at school. This means there are many more cars parked along the streets near the schools. Please be extra cautious in these areas and be alert to the parked cars and the children walking to and from the cars. Thank you.

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If you make tennis reservations and decide that you cannot play, please go online and cancel your reservations. This will ensure that the courts will be open for other residents to then reserve the courts. Thank you.

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Help Keep Our Lights On

Cinco Ranch Residents pay a maintenance fee where a large portion includes the electricity to light our streets. Each streetlight costs the Cinco Ranch Associations approximately $30 dollars a month. This fee is billed to us whether the light is working or not. If you see a light(s) burned out, please help us by getting the number on the pole. You may submit the work order to Centerpoint Energy or report it to the Associations Office. To report the outage yourself you will either fill out the form available at: www.centerpointenergy.com/outage or you can call the information into Centerpoint Energy at 713­-207-2222. The electronic form is much faster as you won’t be put on “hold.” You can also report dim lights, leaning poles, etc. on the electronic form. Copy the email to the Cinco Ranch Residential Office at: CincoRanchCustomerCare@pcmi-­us.com so we can keep the list of lights reported.

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Associations are available online. There is also local contact information that is area specific to Cinco Ranch. There are some online forms that will help you expedite your communication with the management company. Another feature that can be utilized is the online classified ad section. This is a free service and allows Resident the chance to list their treasures for sale. Several features have been built into the site to help our Residents.

The shared use agreement was signed in October of 2009 through the end of 2013. At that time, the shared use agreement will be reviewed.

The website offers a benefit to all as you can view much of the needed information while not logged in. Below is a list of information and services available.

All Recreation Facilities are open to both Cinco and Cinco Southwest Residents. This includes pools, tennis courts, parks, hike and bike trails and the Lake House Recreation Facility. There are charges for renting some of the facilities.

Public: News, Recreation, Docs. (minus meeting minutes), Contact info., Boards and Committees

Members must purchase their Pool Key Cards from their appropriate Management Company. If you live east of Katy Gaston Road, you are in the Cinco Association and can purchase your Pool Key Cards at 3022 Windemere Park Lane. If you live west of Katy Gaston Road, you are in the Cinco Southwest Association and can purchase your Pool Key Cards at the Lake House at 25202 Springwood Lake Drive.

Are You Receiving the Association Emails?

CincoRanchLife.org If you are not signed up for the community website, you are not receiving the e-blasts from the Association. E-blasts can consist of Association News and Announcements, Cinco Ranch Events, Local Area Happenings, Cinco Ranch Area Public Service Announcements, Severe Weather Alerts and much more. E-blasts can contain current information, which is a benefit to the Association when immediate notices need to be sent to Residents. The Cinco Ranch Communication Committee under the direction of the CRPA Board of Directors has been working on better forms of communication for the Cinco Ranch Residents. The website offers the online experience of receiving news and information from your Association. Residents have a 24/7 connection to the Association Information and documentation. Legal Documents of all three Cinco Ranch

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Registered users also get: Subscription to e-blasts, Calendar, Meeting Minutes, Convenient Feedback Forms, Surveys and Classifieds If you have not signed up for the website, please do so now. You will need your account number from you Association Invoice. If your invoice is not handy, you can also acquire your account number through the Association Office by phone or email. If you have difficulty registering for the website or need your account number, please feel free to contact the webmaster at 281599-0408 or by email at webmaster@CincoRanchLife.org. Don’t miss out on any more Cinco Ranch News.

PET LEASH LAWS IN THE CINCO RANCH AREA Harris County - LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County,

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Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat or to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question. 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle. 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street. While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet. To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact: Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666 Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191 Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588 www.countypets.com

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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 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. To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact: Fort Bend County Animal Control - 1210 Blume Road - Rosenberg, TX 77471 - 281-342-1512 - AnimalServices@co.fort-bend.tx.us

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www.CincoRanchLife.org The website is your direct communication source for Cinco Ranch information and up to date news. If you need help signing in, please contact the Association Office at 281-599-0408 or webmaster@CincoRanchLife.org - email.

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Previous issues of the Newsletter held the minutes to the Cinco Ranch Board of Directors, Neighborhood Rep Committee and the Cinco Landscape Maintenance Association. log into the new Cinco Ranch website at www. CincoRanchLife.org to view the current minutes report. For a hard copy of the minutes, please call or visit the Association Office at 3022 Windemere Park Lane or 281-599-0408.

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Previous issues of the Newsletter held the minutes to the Cinco Ranch Board of Directors, Neighborhood Rep Committee and the Cinco Landscape Maintenance Association. log into the new Cinco Ranch website at www. CincoRanchLife.org to view the current minutes report. For a hard copy of the minutes, please call or visit the Association Office at 3022 Windemere Park Lane or 281-599-0408.

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Cinco Ranch Patrol Activity - DECEMBER 2012

Dispatched Calls 102 Traffic/Field Contacts 83 3 Arrests Case Reports 19 Alarm Calls 19 911 Calls 6 House Watches 102 * 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 watches and close patrols.

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Previous issues of the Newsletter held the minutes to the Cinco Ranch Board of Directors, Neighborhood Rep Committee and the Cinco Landscape Maintenance Association. log into the new Cinco Ranch website at www. CincoRanchLife.org to view the current minutes report. For a hard copy of the minutes, please call or visit the Association Office at 3022 Windemere Park Lane or 281-599-0408.

Alarms Assault Burglary of Habitation / Building Burglary of Motor Vehicle Citizen Contacts Criminal Mischief Disturbances EMS / Fire/Motor Veh. Accidents Other (non-specific) Other Agency Assist Property Check Suspicious Persons / Vehicles/C Traffic Citations Traffic Complaint Traffic Warnings

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and curbs are maintained by the association with funds from the separate assessment billed annually. On a related note, the driveway “apron” is the responsibility of the individual property owner, no matter who maintains your DECEMBER 2012 Call Summary Statistics During the month of November, the Willowfork Fire Department, which is street. Also, the sidewalks adjoining residential lots are the responsibility of operated by Fort Bend County Emergency Services District #2, made the the owner. The association maintains sidewalks in common areas only. • Leaking fire hydrants or storm drain problems - Please contact your following runs: Water District. Cinco ST Environmental phone number is 281-398-8211. Cornerstone MUD - Southwest Water phone number is 713-405-1750. They December EMS Calls 132 will need to know the address location. Fire Calls 37 • Cinco Ranch Landscape Emergency Phone Number - Did you know Other Calls 11 that there is an emergency number for Residents of Cinco Ranch to call for Total Calls 180 after hours landscape emergencies? If you run into any landscape related emergency during non-operating hours of the Association, please call the “Other Calls” include investigating gas leaks, vehicle lock-outs, hazardous landscape company’s emergency number at 713-398-0869. This would material situations, etc. include irrigation running overtime, broken sprinkler head, common area concern or anything that needs our immediate attention. Of those runs: • Trash or Recycling Service Problems - Trash service is administered by • 18 involved motor vehicle accidents your MUD through a contractor they choose. If you have a problem with your • 3 mutual aid calls with other fire departments. trash collection or recycling, you may contact your service provider listed on your water bill. Best Trash, LLC at 281-313-2378, Waste Corporation of Help Avoid Power Outages America 281-368-8397 (www.wcawaste.com), Republic Waste 281-446In Your Neighborhood 2030 (www.rwstx.com) or Royal Disposal at 713-526-1536. Call your service Do you have a transformer in your yard? If you do, please do not directly provider for current recycling products accepted. surround it with mulch or dirt. Transformers must have the sides exposed so they can cool properly. Otherwise they will over heat and burn out. Also, • Mailbox Maintenance - To report Postal Boxes that are in disrepair or in the sides of a transformer can rust through due to mulch holding moisture need of replacement, please file a report with the Katy Post Office. For Zip against them. Please do your part and clear the area around transformers Code area 77450 call 281-647-0673 and for Zip Code area 77494 call 281574-1401 or visit their website at www.usps.com/contactus. in your yard. • In Home Alarm Monitoring - In home alarm/monitoring systems should be checked monthly to ensure they are functioning and sending the proper Who Do I Call? • Street Light Outages - Report to CenterPoint Energy via their website, signals. Make sure you contact your monitoring company PRIOR to testing. thereby eliminating a lot of “hold time” on the phone. The website address • Park & Ride - Metro Park & Ride is located at 221 Kingsland, just east of is: www.centerpointenergy.com/outage. Give them as much information as Mason Road. Routes begin at 6 AM and continue approximately every 10 possible, including the address and/or pole number. If you prefer to call, the minutes to downtown and also to Transco Tower (uptown, Post Oak). For number is 713-207-2222. additional information regarding tokens or cost, call 713-635-4000. • Street sign or stop sign down or missing - Please contact the county. • Newspaper Delivery - If you are leaving town and normally have a The Harris County phone number is 281-463-6300 and Fort Bend County newspaper delivered, you can call the newspaper office and most of them phone number is 281-341-9562. Let them know you are calling regarding a will not deliver the paper while you are away. If you receive the Houston sign and they will transfer you to the proper person. They will need to know the street name and location. If you are in a custom area, please contact the Chronicle, you may call 281-391-7992 or 713-220-7211 to stop your paper during your vacation or go to https://file.chron.com/forms/vacationhold.asp. Association office at 281-599-0408. • Broken curb - If you live in Ft. Bend County, call Road & Bridge at 800- • Pool Party Reservations - Greater Houston Pool Management 713-771690-ROAD (800-690-7623) and if you are in Harris County, you can call 281- 7665. 463-8703 for Service Requests & Road Maintenance. If you see any curbs • Gated Community - Gates that are damaged or not operating properly needing repair around the islands in the Cul de Sac or along the boulevards, please contact the HOA office at 281-599-0408. please call and report these, too. If you live in a gated section, the streets • Call Before You Dig - 1-800-545-6005 or 1-800-344-8377.

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DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS!

Recently, signs have been added to the area surrounding the lake at Lake Pointe advising residents not to feed the ducks at the park and lake. The duck population at Lake Pointe is a concern and feeding the ducks is encouraging the ducks to loiter. The ducks are a part of nature and the lake is a natural area, but feeding the ducks in this manner causes a duck population growth and subsequently the mess that goes along with it. Please keep this in mind the next time you are enjoying the park and lake.Thank you for your consideration and attention. - Management

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Cinco Ranch Residents report wounded to the proper agency, Wildlife Rehabilitators.

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Residents of Cinco Ranch Association Meetings

Cinco Residential Property Association, Inc. Board of Directors Meetings Open/Executive Session Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month at the Associations Office, 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, TX 77494. The Executive portion of the meeting will be a closed session. Please check website for time. If you wish to attend, please call ahead to confirm date and time. Open Session Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month unless there are 5 Wednesdays in a month, then it will be on the third Wednesday. Please check website for time. Any Resident, who has or is interested in a submission for the Agenda, must have it submitted twelve (12) days prior to the meeting date to the Cinco Associations office. Make it attention to: Jason Blackman, 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, Texas 77494. You may also email or phone the Association Office with your request at CincoRanchCustomerCare@pcmi-us.com or 281-599-0408.

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Cinco Landscape Maintenance Association, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Open/Executive Session Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at the Associations Office, 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, TX 77494. Open session is held first and starts at 9:00 AM. Any Resident or Member of the CLMA who is interested in a submission for the Agenda must have it submitted twelve (12) days prior to the meeting date. Please make the submission attention to Jason Blackman, 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, TX 77494 or Landscape@CincoRanchLife.org to email your request. Cinco Commercial Property Association, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Open/Executive Session Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every other month at the Associations Office, 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, TX 77494. Open session is held first and starts at 12:00 PM. Meetings are held January, March, May, July, September and November.

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Any Member of the CCPA who is interested in a submission for the Agenda must have it submitted twelve (12) days prior to the meeting date. Please make the submission attention to G. John Buehler III, 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, TX 77494 or email your request to jbuehler@stes.com Neighborhood Representative Committee Meetings of the NRC are held the third Monday of each month at the Association Office at 3022 Windemere Park Lane, Katy, TX 77494 at 7 PM. This meeting is open to all Cinco Ranch Residents. If you are interested in becoming an NRC member or would like to contact your Neighborhood Rep, please see the NRC page on the new web site www.CincoRanchLife.org

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If you are going on vacation, a business trip or just  going  away for  the weekend, please put your house on a vacation watch list. It only takes a few minutes to inform local police that you are away from home.   Take measures to secure your home and cars. Let your neighbors know that you will be away and when you plan to return. Inform neighbors and law enforcement if you plan on having maintenance services stop by while you are on vacation. It is advised that you have newspapers stopped, mail held and any advertisement left on your property picked up by someone. Keeping lawn mowed for a normal appearance to the property will look as if there is active occupancy. Taking preventative steps may deter vandals or thieves from entering your home. Log into the site or call the office to give appropriate information. Make sure to cancel the watch when you return home. Fort Bend County Residents: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/vacationForm.asp Harris County Residents: Call 713-221-6000 and give home information. Going out of town? Contact your sheriff’s department to have them watch your home.

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The Neighborhood Representative Committee is requesting residents to submit their contact information to their neighborhood rep. Your email is the best form of communication amongst the neighborhoods. Each representative will collect a listing for their neighborhoods to help with community communication. This information will be used for community awareness only.

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The NRC meets every month on the third Monday at 7 PM. Meetings are held at the Association Office located at 3022 Windemere Park Lane. For more information, you may call the Association Office at 281-599-0408 or email your Neighborhood Rep www.CincoRanchLife.org from the new website.

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PROTECT STORM DRAINS

Just one quart of motor oil can ruin the quality of 250,000 gallons of water. Decomposing leaves and grass clippings can cause large amounts of algae to grow which depletes the oxygen level in the water and can lead to fish kills. The blowing, sweeping or dumping of grass clippings and other pollutants down the storm drain is against Texas State Law punishable by a fine of $5,000 for each offense. PLEASE CALL 281-398-8211 TO REPORT OFFENDERS. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Cinco Ranch Ladies Club

Our special interest groups are going strong this year: Book Club, Wine Social Club, Creative Kitchens, Professional Networking and Expat Club, to name a few. If you’re new to Cinco Ranch, please come to our monthly meeting. Membership forms will be available (yearly dues - $25), as well as information on all the CRLC has to offer! For more info., contact Pam Donnelly (281-725-0364) or Lorie Phillips (580-716-5066).

Cinco Ranch Moms Club

Whether you are new to the neighborhood or have lived in Cinco Ranch for years, consider getting involved and adding to your network of friends and families! Playgroups are organized by age and there are also pool playdates and group events open to all. To get involved, visit: http://groups.yahoo. com/group/cincoranchmomsclub or email:  cincoranchmomsclub-owner@ yahoogroups.com

Formation of Senior Citizen Tennis Club and Volleyball club

We are looking for active Senior Citizens interested in forming a Tennis Club and a Sand Volley Ball club to be played at the beach club (Between Peek/ Mason and Cinco Ranch Blvd./Westheimer Park). If interested, call 713298-4030. The purpose is to keep ACTIVE and FLEXIBLE in declining ages rather than to play a professional game.

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ATTENTION ALL MEN AGE 55 OR OLDER

The Cinco ranch Senior Men’s Golf Association is looking for new members. All levels of play. Seniors play every Monday and Thursday, 7:30 AM. Shotgun start. Monthly Inter-club Tournaments. Year-end Club Championship Tournament. If you are interested, please call: Cinco Ranch golf Club 281-395-4653 Jim Cusack 281-395-5893 Joe Rodriguez 281-395-1331 www.golfclubatcincoranch.com - email address.

• Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because you give them food just before the spring growing season starts.

CINCO RANCH DISCLAIMER (Teenage Job seeker list)

Neither Cinco Ranch HOA nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from Cinco Ranch who wish to find part time jobs. Any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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vegetables • Plant vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and snap beans and pepper, as well as cucumbers, lima or butter beans, cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has warmed sufficiently - 70 degrees F. or higher), southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon. LAWN • Re-sod or replant as needed with turfgrasses adapted to this part of Texas and suited to the planting location (shade or sun). • When resodding semi-shaded areas with St. Augustine, use ONLY the variety Floratam for best pest resistance. See www.plantanswers.com/grass.htm.

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.

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TREES AND SHRUBS • Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as possible. In shady areas, where grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a dependable groundcover such as English ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of the prostrate junipers. • Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during early March. However, be sure to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have bloomed.

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General Public is Welcome to Attend The Tommy Tune Award Winning Houston Christian High School Theater (HC) proudly presents “The Wizard of Oz,” at the Dunham Theater located at Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road. Performances will be held on February 28th and March 1st at 7:00 PM and March 2nd at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

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Due to increased enrollment Texas Christian School will be opening more classes for the 2013-2014 school year. Academic, social and spiritual growth is a priority for the administration and staff of TCS. Plan to visit the campus at 6:00 PM for our Open House on March 26th to learn more about what Texas Christian has to offer. 2 year olds - 12th grade spaces are limited and will fill fast. We look forward to partnering with you in the growth of your child and having you as part of our TCS family.

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The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating a milestone season in 2012 - 2013 with five concerts that run to June 2013. The Katy-based 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

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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.

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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. 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.

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Cinco Ranch High School’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team 624 (“CRyptonite”) showcased their robot’s basketball shooting and mobility skills at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston prior to the Houston Rockets NBA basketball game on December 22nd. Based on their robot’s performance in last season’s “Rebound Rumble” competition at the Lone Star Regional Robotics Tournament, Team 624 was chosen by the Rockets organization, along with Clear Lake ISD’s Team 118, for this first-time event. As several students put the two robots through their paces in the central courtyard of the Toyota Center, others answered questions and explained to Rockets fans how the FIRST organization uses robotics competitions to help students discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology by solving real-world engineering problems. A representative of FIRST robotics was also on hand to answer questions.

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Designed and built by Team 624 and Team 118 students with the help of adult mentors, the 120 lb. basketball-shooting robots drew a crowd of appreciative Rockets fans, who watched as the two remote-controlled robots wheeled about the makeshift court and shot baskets. The team’s students explained how the robot’s targeting, shooting and drive systems work and how a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC®) team functions. “Everyone had a great time,” said David Herzfeld, Cinco Ranch High School Robotics Booster Club President. “We want to thank the Rockets for giving Team 624 students the opportunity to show Rockets fans what their robot can do and how FIRST robotics has introduced them to hands-on application of science, technology, engineering and math concepts.” After the robot demo, a group over 60 Team 624 members and their families enjoyed watching the Rockets defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 121 - 96. Cinco Ranch High School Robotics Team 624 “CRyptonite” robot stands ready to shoot at the start of the robotics demo at the Toyota Center. In the background is Clear Lake ISD’s Team 118 robot.

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CINCO RANCH SHOW CHOIR LIGHTS UP THE STAGE

“Life in Technicolor” came to the Cinco Ranch High School stage as the talented group of singers and performers from the Bravo Show Choir presented their Spring Show on February 7th - 9th. This exciting show featured performances of current and popular songs such as “Titanium,” “Somebody That I Used to Know,” “Little Lion Man,” “Everybody Talks,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Africa” to name a few.

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Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at van.vanzant@gmail.com

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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

Sports West Houston Girls Softball Association Registration

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

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Sign Up for Fall Soccer - KATY Area Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer Registration Now Open

Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for the Spring Season. Games start on April 13, 2013. FFPS is a non-profit youth soccer program dedicated to providing a positive youth sports experience for all children. Founded in 1986 in Katy, Texas, FFPS has grown to 22 leagues and 15,000 players throughout the Greater Houston area. FFPS offers children a fun and fair experience, including one practice per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal playing time and play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Online Registration schedule and fees (sign up early and save): Thru March 8th: $99 March 9th to March 18th: $104 March 19th and After: $109

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forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports online. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 25th, 26th and 28th, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also, on March 2nd at 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 4th, we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 18th and the league runs through May 18th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information you can email scott.denton@bcstaff.org or Linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or contact us at 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Register as soon as possible!

Katy YMCA

Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is NOW in progress. Limited space available. Plan ahead so your child doesn’t miss out on Summer FUN! Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org/katy

We would like to invite children from 4 yrs (as of Sept. 1, 2012) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look

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!

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Go to www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration fee includes a full uniform (shirt, shorts and socks), trophy, trained positive coaches, nice fields and background checks on all volunteers. All major credit cards are accepted. Coaches will call players to schedule practice by April 10th. Practice times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The schedule includes eight games, with all games played locally on Saturdays from April 13th - June 1st. 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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Registration is open for fall Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and T-Ball/ Baseball leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. We focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. For more information, please visit www.i9sports.com or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).

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Third Time’s the Charm for Katy Youth Football’s JV Titans with a Turf Bowl Victory

The holidays came early for 22 Katy area boys, as the KYF JV Titans finished a near perfect season with a championship win in the Turf Bowl at Rhodes Stadium. This was the Titans’ third straight appearance in the Turf Bowl and the victory was sweet. Their coaches (led by Robert Cortez), fans and team sponsor Modern Machine Works cheered the mighty Titans on. Most of the 9 and 10 year old boys attend Alexander, Creech or Exley - all located in Katy ISD - and have played together for several years. Three of the players also received All Star recognition from the league this season.

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 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.

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Westside Golf League

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

Church News & Events Church Events 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

Living Word Lutheran presents “At the Ninth Hour”

Holy Week at Living Word Lutheran Church

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. 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

Good Friday Stations of the Cross Performed Live Coming to Fulshear!

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.

Join New Creation Lutheran Church on Good Friday (March 29th), as we visit the stations of the cross.

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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

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 Come see a reenactment of the ultimate act of sacrificial love with your own eyes! This event will be followed with refreshments. The New Creation Church is now worshipping at the Irene Stern Community Center located at 6920 Fulshear Rd., Fulshear 77441. Info: Pastor Dale Olson 832-492-5136.

Church News

Living Word Lutheran Church announces the installation of their new Senior Pastor

Living Word Lutheran Church is pleased to announce the installation of their new Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Jackson. Pastor Jackson joined Living Word in 2008 as an Associate Pastor after completing his theological preparation at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. According to Pastor Jackson, “Living Word is the perfect church for imperfect people - seeking to make Jesus known every day in every way. The installation was held on Sunday, January 13th.  

New Creation Lutheran Church FOOD AND MEAT DRIVE

New Creation Lutheran Church would like to thank Firethorne, Cross Creek, Fulshear and other surrounding area residents along with various local businesses - Victors Mex. Restaurant, Essence Café, Doxier’s Meat Mkt., All Stars Family Grill, The Sweet Shoppe and Dekker’s Barbecue Restaurant (by keeping donation containers on their counters), for all of their generous support of our Food Drive benefiting the KCM Food Pantry!

Holly and Jackson Guillory with Isabella and Milana Ferrara have fun showing meat items needed for the New Creation fundraiser to benefit the KCM Fulshear Food Bank.

Members of New Creation thank Firethorne residents for their February 27th Fulshear Food Pantry donations.

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

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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.

For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

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Community Events Garage Sales Pope John XXII High School COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE

Pope John XXII High School, 1800 West Grand Parkway N., Katy, TX 77449, located on the corner of Franz and W. Grand Parkway, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, in the school gym (rain or shine). Come shop several vendors, items sold will range from electronics, toys, clothes and household items. Breakfast and lunch will be sold. Please email Ana Sanchez re: Community Garage sale at ams1965@att.net if you have any questions.

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!

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.

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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!!!

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church Plans Annual Bazaar

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

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

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What: Aluminum Can Recycling Collection - Drop off your aluminum beverage cans to be recycled. Why: The money collected from recycling the cans is used to purchase computers. Thanks to Tradition Bank on Pin Oak Blvd. in Old Katy Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm To date, Keep Kids Connected has delivered 349 computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. This was made possible with the generosity of our donors and supporters.   Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or keepkidsconnected@gmail.com

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Katy/West Houston Celebrates More Birthdays in Overnight Event - Join us on as we fight back against cancer!

Relay For Life, March 22 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. nd

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“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 1-800-227-2345 or visit the Website www.cancer.org

Theater, Arts & Music Houston Family Arts Center Announces 2012-2013 Season Memories and Traditions

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.

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)

March 5th & 6th: Ants March 12th & 13th: Ladybugs March 19th & 20th: Birdwatching March 26th & 27th: Wildflowers & Gardening April 2nd & 3rd: Animal Babies April 9th & 10th: Busy Bees

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Misc. Events Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

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

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Get Ready for Summer Swim Team! Prep Clinics start March 16 .

3514 Greenbusch Rd. Katy, Texas 77494 Phone: (832) 437- 6186 Early swim lessons set a positive foundation towards a lifetime of participation in a variety of water sports and aquatic adventures. Our goal at Texas Swim Academy is to provide the families in Katy and the greater Houston area access to a result oriented swimming program. We will advance students from water safety to confident water enjoyment.

Email: info@texasswimacademy.com • www.texasswimacademy.com April 16th & 17th: Fish April 23rd & 24th: Frogs April 30th & May 1st: Dragonflies May 7th & 8th: Turtles May 14th & 15th: Pond Adventure 

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. For further information, please call 281-395-3338.

The cost is $5 per child (or buy a 5-session card for $20) and the child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church’s west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the sanctuary through the marked gate. The program will be held in the outdoor classroom. Call 713-464-4900 or go to www.houstonaudubon. org for more information.

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 Theme:  Trees Craft:  Leaf Printing Art Start any time between 9 and 11:30 am - no reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of materials. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. visit www.houstonaudubon. org for more information.

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.

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Quilt Show, presented by West Houston Quilt Guild

Leonard E. Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494 Cheers for 20 Years! April 5-6, 2013, Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM Admission: Ages 14-64 - $9.50; Seniors (65+) - $8; Children (Ages 5-13) $5; Children under 5 are free. Ticket price includes entrance for both days of the show, door prize chances, gifts and more. If you have any questions regarding the 2013 WHQG Quilt Show, please email WHGQ.Quilt.Show@gmail.com Over 200 beautiful quilts will be on display. The featured artist will be Liz Porter (from Fons & Porter). Lectures will be given by local artists - Martha DeLeonardis, Jan Matthews and Cynthia Regone. Lots of vendors will be there, as well as a “Guild Market” with a great selection of hand-made items. Also, there will be a tin can raffle of special items. The drawing for the fabulous donation quilt will be held on Saturday afternoon. Door prizes galore! On-site food service will be available. For more information: www. whqg.org/2013whqgquiltshow

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.

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In order for the students to come to the U.S. they must have proper host families lined up. Now is a crucial time of year for the Ayusa program as local staff coordinators to find local host families for the upcoming school year. The Ayusa program is celebrating its 30th year this year and is responsible for more than 60,000 students from 75 different countries spending the school year in the United States. There are not many strict requirements that need to be met to host a student. The most important thing is that those who host students are doing so for the right reason; providing a loving experience and an exposure to American culture. There are a few basic requirements, of course. Anyone older than 25 and can provide food and shelter for a student fulfills the requirements of being a host family. There is a background check, reference check and an interview. Background checks have to be done on everyone over 18 living in the home.

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The host families have to be interested in it for the right reasons, the cultural exchange of learning from them and them learning from us. It’s the language, the cooking, the music, the food. The host family has to be genuinely interested. Once the host families and students are matched, Ayusa stays involved by monthly contacts with the families, students and quarterly contacts with the schools. Ayusa coordinators also handle the host family orientations and the student orientations. Group activities, such as community service and seeing things with the group of exchange students is also arrange throughout their academic year. With the current school year quickly coming to an end Ayusa’s local staff is busy looking for families for students for the 2012-2013 school year. Many families are needed and with the schools having deadlines and limits for foreign exchange students the earlier the better. It also gives the families and students time to get to know each other via skype, facebook, etc. while waiting for their year abroad to start. Please contact Heather Wells by email ayusakaty@gmail.com or by phone 281-770-3414.

Libraries & Parks MAUD MARKS LIBRARY

1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592 LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.hcpl. net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library. CLOSINGS: We will be closed for Easter on Friday, March 29, 2013.

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• Book Discussion Clubs - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

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• Just Desserts Mystery Book Club – Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • Volunteer at the Library - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Wednesday, March 6th at 4 PM. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in anyway, please contact Sarah Nelson at 281-492-8592. • Free Family Films - Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this spring break. Every day at 3 PM for the week school is out, we will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn. On March 11th, we will be traveling somewhere over the rainbow. On March 12th, join us as Princess Merida forges her own path in life. On March 13th, join us on the high seas for an adventure to earn a big reward. On March 14th, go on a hunt for sunken treasure. On March 15th, the Easter Bunny’s son decides to strike out on his own. Unfortunately, we cannot print the titles here, but call the library or stop by for a complete list. • Free Tax Assistance - Every Monday and Friday through April 17th, AARP will be offering free tax assistance to elderly and low-income individuals from 10 AM to 2 PM. • Free Internet Classes - The library provides free one day only classes in Internet Basics each month. You can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. This month’s class will be on Saturday, March 16th at 10 AM. Pre-registration is required. • Microsoft WORD Class - Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Word program? On Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00-8:30 PM, the library will be hosting a basic class on Microsoft Word. Can’t make it then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat on March 27th at 2:00-3:30 PM. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Seating is extremely limited for these classes. Registration begins March 1st. • E-Books - Did you know that HCPL has books that turn themselves in and don’t accrue fines? Visit the library on Tuesday, March 26th at 2 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Try out the latest gadgets in reading and gaming technology including the Kindle2, SonyReader, ipod Touch, ipod, MP3 and more! Pre-registration is required. • Senior Moments: Decoupage - Adults are invited to get creative at the library! On Tuesday, March 19th at 2 PM we will be decorating decoupage eggs and boxes. Make beautiful looking knickknacks using just cardboard shapes, cut newspaper and glue! Pre-registration is required. • Steps to Starting Your Own Business - Do you want to start your own business but are not sure how? On Saturday, March 16th at 2 PM, SCORE, a volunteer group who offer business counseling to small business owners, will be at the Maud Marks Library to show you how it’s done. Some of the topics covered include choosing a business entity, the right location, business expenses and deductions, employees vs. subcontractors, financial organization (setting up your books), forms, websites and more. Preregistration is required. • USED Book Sale - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1.

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• Storytime - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. • PAT-A-CAKE CLUB INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event.

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• Afternoon Art- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesday, March 20th at 4:30 PM, the library will host Afternoon Art for ages 6-11. These art programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided.

CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY (FT. BEND CO. LIB.)

2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311, Hours Mon. 12 Noon - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Good Friday and Easter - March 29th, 30th and 31st

EVENTS

• Income-Tax-Preparation Assistance - Mondays, 1:00-5:00 PM, Meeting Room. Representatives from the AARP will provide free incometax-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. Income-tax 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 from Greyhound Pets of America/Houston will

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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. • 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.

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CARDIO CLASSES - This classes combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays: Cardio Muscle Ball - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays: Zumba - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (must call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations) Fridays: Cardio Muscle Interval - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturdays: Zumba – 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (must call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations) CARDIO-MUSCLE CONDITIONING - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. YOGA – Yoga postures exercise every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the skeletal system. It also reduces physical and mental tension, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM. MEDITATION - An ancient Chinese art of mind-body relaxation and healing. Its benefits include increased energy, enhanced concentration, stress reduction. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. KARATE - The American Society of Karate has classes for ages 6 years and up. For more information call Ian Ekblad-Frank at 832-722-8819 or theninjastar2@yahoo.com (email). Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM -Junior class 6-12 years and Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM- Senior class 13 & up FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equipment. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.

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Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers needed at MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception desk, in our gift shop or even transporting patients, we have a place for you. For more information, please contact Brenda Kepner, Manager of Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.

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Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679.

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Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at membership@twrc-houston.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.

Volunteers Needed IN KATY We Believe In The Power Of Second Chances

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CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering positive mentoring relationships. The goal is crime prevention! Our mentors must be 21 years of age and volunteer a minimum of 1 hour a week. There are many sites, areas and available times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned child. We desperately need loving and caring mentors for boys and girls that do not have anyone visiting them! Please consider devoting just one hour a week to the future of a needy child, many times you are their only visitors. Contact Jan Sadler Gibbs at jan.gibbs@hcjpd.hctx.net or 713-295-2779.

Pregnancy Help Center seeks new volunteers

Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling! For information inquire through the web site vsc@phckaty.org or call 281-578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

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Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives. In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day.

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To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.

volunteers needed at AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE

Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn Grove Cottage is an assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses. We are interested in volunteers socializing with our Residents. We are a small cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16 Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like atmosphere then call the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website www. autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part of our philosophy - “To honor our Residents and those who love and care for them.” Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and attend a brief training session.

become a Sunrise Volunteer

Fond Memories and Treasured Traditions Start Here…Enrich lives through your generous gift of service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call Ozzie Ausborn, Activity and Volunteer Coordinator, for opportunities and details, at 281-240-0500 or email cinco-ranch.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com. Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch is located at 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450. We have partnered with Disney and the Helping Hands Network, please inquire to learn how you could qualify for tickets to Disney! For more information, visit our website at www.sunriseseniorliving.com.

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Join a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of children. If you are searching for a good cause to lend a hand to, you need look no further. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged, abused and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal, the rainbow that we chase, is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered. Do you have the time and desire to volunteer to help a great cause? We are always in need of volunteers to help throughout the year. This is a great way for school age kids to get in community service hours. Do you have gently used children’s clothing, shoes and jackets? At Houston Children’s Charity we are setting up the “HCC Closet.” All of the items donated will be given to children – not sold at a retail store. Please contact our office at 713-524-2878 or visit our website www.houstonchildrenscharity.org for more information on our organization.

STANDUP FOR KIDS

How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids, please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help, visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.

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Meet with other local people who will gather and discuss/plan community service projects and try to figure out the best way to make a difference in our community. All volunteers welcome. Contact: Linda Wilson at 281-222-1771 or visit http://volunteerism.meetup.com/230.

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Adopt A US Soldier

Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register.

SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www. spanish-meadows.com.

An Art Volunteer Opportunity at Houston Aphasia Recovery Center

Stephanie Schmadeke, Director of the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC), a not for profit facility which helps people recover from brain injury, is looking for volunteers to teach painting or drawing lessons to their clients. Their location is 6260 Westpark (in the West Loop/SW Freeway area). This would be perfect for someone who has time and a calling to help people or for students who are looking for community service and teaching experience.

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Even if you are new to art, you would have something to offer. Just give them what you know. That will be more than enough. (Paint mixing, pallets, brush choices, hand positions, perspective, shading, blending, etc.) All would be a great help to someone recovering from Aphasia. The times/days/number of students are all flexible. For more information, contact Stephanie Schmadeke, 713-628-9973 or to learn more about Aphasia, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia.

Katy Christian Ministries needs volunteers

Katy Christian Ministries Resale Stores has an URGENT need for volunteers to help with receiving/sorting donations and various other activities. Schedule flexible Monday-Saturday. Please call Michelle Johns at 281-391-5261 or email michelle.johns@ktcm.org or visit www.ktcm.org for more info.

HealthBridge Volunteering

HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at epoole@nhsltd.com for more information.

Community of Life Volunteers in Partnership at Kissito Cane Island

Imagine if you had no one to share or even worse, you were limited in your ability to participate in the activities you love? Now, imagine how you would feel if someone volunteered to spend time with you and shared your enthusiasm? At Kissito Healthcare, we realize that when you make a difference in someone else’s life, you make a difference in your own. We recognize that our volunteers not only make a difference in the lives’ of our patients, they are the backbone of our Community of Life activities program. We invite you to be a part of the Volunteers in Partnership program at Kissito’s Cane Island facility in Katy, Texas. All of our programs and services serve a common goal: a better quality of life for the patient and ultimately isn’t that the goal we all have for ourselves? Kissito Cane Island is a post acute and long-term care facility.

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Here are just a few ways you can volunteer: • Like to read? Read to someone who has lost the gift of sight. • Like to play games? Our residents are always looking for participants. • Have a green thumb? Help us with our table top garden. • Got talent? Come entertain our residents and share your talent. • Do you love a party? Help with monthly events is always needed. • Got a friendly pooch? Ask how pet visits can boost a patients’ day. • Are you crafty? Help out with our arts and craft activities. • History Buff? Hear stories from those who were there. If you would like to volunteer your time and/or make a donation, please contact Vicky Ashbrook for more information. Kissito Cane Island is located at 21727 Provincial Blvd. Katy, Texas 77450. The facility phone is 281-7171302.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED at BUCKNER HOSPICE OF HOUSTON

Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can. Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281-493-6800 or 713918-9320 for more information.

The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Has VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. A new place for seniors to learn, located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, near Texas 6 and Clay Road. Free classes available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to digital photography to astronomy, photo editing and memory enhancement. We need you in our classrooms! Get free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now at 713-274-3250 or email us: glaziersec@hctx.net. Operated by Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack.

KATY QUILTERS NEEDS HELP FOR CHARITIES

Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.

Volunteers Needed at Treasured Ones Foundation

Treasured Ones Foundation, a day habilitation program for young adults with special needs, located on 913 S. Mason Rd. in Katy, is seeking volunteer help to assist clients with arts and crafts, music, physical activity, computers and much more. For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Janie at 832-766-0505 or 281-829-0284.

The Solana @ Cinco Ranch Looking for Volunteers

The Solana is in need of Katy Texas great Volunteers. We need Volunteers to spend time with residents, deliver mail, go on outings, help with activity programs, shop with them and for them. We have great opportunities for volunteers to meet new people, make friends and touch lives. If you would like to volunteer your time, please Contact Vicky Ashbrook 281-395-9600 or email at vashbrook@thesolana.com . The Solana is located at 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494.

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Volunteer Opportunities: Vantage Hospice

Do you enjoy helping others? Vantage Hospice is seeking volunteers who enjoy visiting with others. There are many opportunities for volunteers such as clerical help, helping with social activities in nursing facilities, sewing or minor handy work projects for our patients. Vantage Hospice will train all volunteers; please contact - Dawn Slezak, dslezak@vantagehospice.com or 281-878-9553.

Support Groups KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY # 281-391-5262. The KCM Sexual Assault Center is run by a staff of three permanent employees and a dedicated group of volunteers who manage many vital functions. The Center offers many volunteer opportunities for interested persons, including clerical, crisis hotline and direct contact jobs such as sexual assault survivor advocacy. All volunteers must obtain training offered by the Center.

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FYI • Referrals to WIC (Women, Infant, Child) government nutrition program for baby formula; dairy products. • Red Barrels in Katy area grocery stores benefit KCM. • 100% of all financial donations are allocated per donor request! Needs • Canned: Green Vegetables, Pork’n Beans, Carrots, Tuna, Corn, 8 oz. Tomato sauce, Fruit, Macaroni & Cheese • One lb. bags of: Beans, Rice • Family Size: Bath Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper • Soap: Laundry, Dish Donation Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Katy Christian Ministries, 281-391-3730 (24 Hr. Voice Recording), 5011 5th Street (Admin. Office), Katy, Texas 77093.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

The Compassionate Friends—Katy Chapter (TCF-Katy), a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., on the second Tuesday of each month. Members gather at 6:30 PM, the meeting begins at 7 PM and concludes around 9 PM.

Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry provides: • Three day nutritionally balanced supplement of non-perishable food twice monthly • Hygiene items once a month • Birthday bags to our children for their special day • Fresh produce from yard gardeners & local farmers

All bereaved parents, family members or close friends of parents who have lost a child are invited to attend the TCF-Katy meeting. There is no cost to attend, and participation is completely voluntary. The Compassionate Friends organization is not affiliated with any religious group. For more information about the TCF-Katy chapter, please visit our website, www. compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262.

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The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 pm, at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Information about The Compassionate Friends can be obtained on the internet at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter can be found at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. The Compassionate Friends is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and depends on support from the community to continue reaching and helping grieving parents. Donations can be mailed to: TCF Houston West, 16303 Salinas, Houston, TX 77095. Please include the name of the person being remembered so proper recognition can be made in our Chapter Newsletter.

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If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, that’s ours. To find a meeting near you or for other information call: 713-686-6300 or go to www.aahouston.org.

CANCER COUNSELING OFFERS FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY/ WEST HOUSTON AREA

All cancer patients, their family members and friends are invited to join this Free Cancer Patient & Caregiver Group, on Thursdays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Join us for encouragement, sharing experiences and emotional support. Collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. BEREAVEMENT GROUPS: 2nd & 4th Mondays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, Katy. Led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer is welcome at this group. HISPANIC PATIENT & CAREGIVER GROUP: Thursdays, at 6:30 PM, Katy Medical Arts Building, 1331 West Grand Parkway North, Ste., 240, Katy, TX 77493. Please call prior to at 281-8440161. For registration and information contact Cancer Counseling 713-520-9873. Individual sessions, family therapy, In-home Emotional Therapy is available. The mission of Cancer Counseling, Inc. is to provide free professional emotional therapy and education to cancer patients, their families and friends.

Free Mental Disorders Family Support Group

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training, a mentoring program, a local leadership and advocacy training program, Lending Library and as well as a website created specifically for parents of students receiving special education services. The F2FKaty Chapter meetings are held during the day at Crosspoint Community Church and in the evening at St. Peters United Methodist Church. For more information call 713-466-6304. Please see Calendar of Events at page for a current schedule of Katy Events at www.familytofamilynetwork.org.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers free, confidential support groups for people struggling with clinical depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression), as well as their families and friends. These are the support groups that meet in your area:   Memorial/Piney Point: Chapelwood UMC, 11140 Greenbay. Adults meet in Room W204, Young adults (18+) meet in Room 5 in Copeland Center. Tuesdays, 7:00 PM.   Katy: St. Peters UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. Adults Room S-209, Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. Adolescents group meets Mondays in room S-209, 7:00 PM, while the parents meet in room S-204 at 7:00 PM. Any questions, please call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org.

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Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group

The Katy Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, in classroom B. There are concurrent adult and youth meetings. Adult meetings are varied with discussion, speakers and videos. During the youth meetings, snacks, crafts and games are enjoyed. Pizza/ Video Game Nights and Holiday Parties are always a favorite. For more information, please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.

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Services offered by the WIC Program include breastfeeding assistance and referrals for health and social services. The Harris County WIC Program operates thirteen sites, all of which offer evening and weekend hours. For additional information about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/ health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130.

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The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. The purpose of this group is to support each other as we deal with raising children with OCD/anxiety/panic disorders. Does your child avoid social situations? Do they have unhealthy perfectionism or depression from anxiety? Come talk

ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to

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three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd. org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!

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Different Strokes is a wonderful group dedicated to serving and supporting people who have survived strokes themselves and for their caregivers. Although our needs are different, care is given to fill the needs for all of us. Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281463-3490.

The Arc of Katy

The Arc of Katy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Katy creates opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit. Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional information.

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PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.

DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

We are a group of men and women whose lives have been affected by either our own addiction or members of our family. We offer support and encouragement to help you manage your own life rather than focusing on others. Our meetings are every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more information call 713-632-5237.

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Home Encouragement

Do you still believe in marriage? We do! By celebrating the institution of marriage, while connecting families with personal and professional resources, Home Encouragement sets it sights on helping to reduce the divorce rate in the Greater Houston area. Home Encouragement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. We have many ways of doing this (please see website for details) and there is a special monthly event in the Katy area called Dinner and a Marriage. Our goal is to encourage married couples, as well as connecting them with Houston faith-based communities, family support systems and helpful individuals. For additional information, contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281347-LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org.

KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP

The 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 more information, you may contact Betty Ann Schwarz, Group Leader for IETF at: 281-347-2194 or email: schwarzrb@comcast.net. The 2012-2013 meeting schedule is as follows: March 14 and May 9 programs will be publicized in the local papers at a later date. th

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The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group reaches out to persons of all ages, race and gender who suffer from tremors, a neurological disorder causing rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Local support groups are sponsored by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), which is a charitable, not-for-profit, membership-based organization, which provides patient support, educates the healthcare community about ET and funds research about the disorder. One goal of this support group is to create a supportive environment where each person can openly talk, exchange ideas about the challenge of living with ET and listen to informative educational programs about the disorder. New members are welcome.

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Katy ADHD Parent Support Group

The Katy ADHD parent group holds its monthly meetings 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. The meetings include a presentation by a guest speaker and an opportunity to share information and ask questions. There is no charge for attending the meetings and walkins are always welcome. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. Occasionally we will combine meetings with other groups in the Katy area and not meet on our regular date, please verify the meeting date before your first visit.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers a safe setting for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. We offer the following biblically based support groups:

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st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sponsors and hosts support groups for people in our community who are dealing with difficult situations. Complete meeting information is available at www.stpkaty.org or by calling 281-4928031. • ADHD Parent Support Group • Alanon • Alcoholics Anonymous • Alzheimer’s Family Support • Autism Support Group • CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance • The Gathering Respite Care for Homebound Senior Adults • Grief Share Group • Narcotics Anonymous • Open Hearts for Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians • Overeaters Anonymous • Women’s Cancer Support Group St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy.

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Celebrate Recovery is for those who want to celebrate God’s healing power in their lives through the Twelve Steps and the Eight Recovery Principles that Christ taught in His message from the Sermon on the Mount. It is uniquely designed for those who are seeking to recover from a wide variety of hurts, hang-ups, habits and addictions by sharing their experiences, strength and hope with one another. Celebrate Recovery meets at CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S.Westgreen Blvd. in Katy in the Warehouse at the SW corner of the property, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more information, go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-398-6464.

The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch

The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, all of our groups are Christ-centered and open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to our website at www.thefellowship.org/ministry/merimnao for more information. Groups include the following: • Castimonia - A group for men struggling with sexual purity • Parakaleo - A group for women whose husbands are dealing with sexual purity • Adelphe - A “women’s issues” group

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• Divorce Support - A group for those dealing with divorce • Divorce for Kids - A group for children dealing with the divorce of their parents • Poimenes - A group for men in positions of spiritual authority • Parent Advocates - For parents of difficult or troubled high school aged children • Sozo - For women struggling with having had an abortion in their past • New Hope - For women dealing with the issue of breast cancer

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The disclosure of a loved one’s homosexuality affects parents, family members and friends in many different ways. Dealing with a reality that may never have been anticipated can be challenging. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is offering a safe and affirming setting for those who desire understanding and support as they seek to come to terms with this fact. We meet the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 PM, in room E225 of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, at 20775 Kingsland Blvd in Katy. Childcare is available by reservation. For more information and to verify meeting times, contact Elaine Saunders at 281-492-8031.

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Are you having a hard time controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating and bulimia. The program is based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees and FA is open to anyone who wants to stop addictive eating. You visit the web site at www.foodaddicts.org to find out more about FA or call the FA World Service Office at 781-932-6300.



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Weekly meetings at the following times and location: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Sunday at 3:00 PM and Tuesday at 7:00 PM at West Houston Community Center, located at 725 Bateswood, Houston 77079. Wednesday, 10:00 AM - Council on Alcohol & Drugs - Houston, at 303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston 77077.

Eating Disorder Support Group

Eating Disorder Support Group meets in the Katy, Mason Rd area. If interested contact Brooke at bcarico222@aol.com.

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Katy FAS Family Support

If you know what the acronyms FAS, ARND or FAE stand for then this is the place for you! A new support group is starting for families with children who are on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. This group will meet once a month at a designated location to share our stories, talk about our challenges and discuss strategies. Adoptive parents and birth parents are welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this, please send an email to fasupportkaty@ gmail.com.

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Katy Autism Support Group

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital offers, free of charge, Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meetings. Our mission is to provide support for those who have undergone or are contemplating weight loss surgery in an open and safe environment. We invite you and your significant others to join us as you follow your own path with bariatric surgery. Anyone may attend. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month, at 6:30 PM in the Tiger A Conference Room.

Diabetes Support Group of Katy

Meets quarterly at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, 23900 Katy Freeway, in Tiger Conference Rooms A & B from 6:30-8:00 PM. Meetings are free and open to everyone. For information on the meetings, call 281-644-7055. Everyone is welcome!

Holy Covenant United Methodist Church offers weekly Support GroupS

• GRIEF SUPPORT: This group is designed to offer emotional support to those who have lost a loved one. Group meets every Monday evening at 7:00 PM in Room 126 of the church office. For more information, please see our website at www.holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. We are located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77449 (West of Mason Road). • DIVORCE CARE CLASS: This is a 13-week video and discussion-based Bible study that provides support and healing for separated and divorced adults. Topics include subjects such as anger, sadness, forgiveness and support for children of separation or divorce. More information is available at www.divorcecare.org. For more information, please visit our church website at www.holycov.org. The church is located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX.

Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Support Group

Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group - meetings are to provide information and support for sufferers and their families regarding any of these or related disorders. Will hold meetings in Katy monthly. Can 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 information and meeting schedule.

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope is encouragement and support for all families currently experiencing or who have experienced infertility in the past. We meet the 4th Thursday of each month. Come and encourage or be encouraged. For more information contact Cathy Booth 281-395-7094 or b-booth@comcast.net

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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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Rooms to Go complete children’s bedroom. Full size bed, full panel footboard, full size bookcase headboard, night stand, 5-drawer chest, full size mattress. Midnight Blue, one year old, cost $1,500, sell $600 OBO. Contact 281-7418721 or 337-552-5232.

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2001 Chevy Silverado - Single cab pick-up, V8, all power, original owner, $4,500. 281-682-7868. 1998 BMW 750IL: Moonroof, V8, all possible options, 138K miles, unusually good condition, $4,200. 281-682-7868. 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.

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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 281-4631175. 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746.

WANTED

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

HELP WANTED - CARE

Duffey and Grissom CPA’s, PC Tax & Accounting Services • Individual Tax • Business Tax • Texas Franchise Tax • Tax Planning

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

• Small Business Accounting • QuickBooks Services • Compilations

281-829-0272

HELP WANTED

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.

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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.

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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. 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 832-5495422 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 281392-5353.

VOICE LESSONS Discover your vocal abilities or refine your skills! Preparation for All-State, UIL, and Auditions

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.

All genres, especially classical, musical theater and jazz. Healthy technique that combines ease and sensibility, making singing fun and rewarding! Seasoned teacher and performer. Graduate of the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Call Tiffany to get started!

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

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SPRINKLER REPAIR SPECIALISTSS

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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. 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 281-4019828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com.

NU-LOOK PAINTING & REMODELING “It’s not just a job, it’s your home!”

281-620-8077

The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person.

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Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.

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Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273.

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Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

PETS FOR SALE

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

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

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

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Katy Annex

1331 Pin  Oak  Road Katy,  TX    77494

800-­‐ASK-­‐USPS 281-­‐574-­‐1401

Katy Finance

5701 4th  Street Katy,  TX    77493

800-­‐ASK-­‐USPS 800-­‐275-­‐8777 281-­‐391-­‐7538

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9825 S.  Mason  Road Suite  190 Richmond,  TX    77406

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ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT Cinco I Planned Community Management Inc. Cinco II Heritage Grand Office Simply Cinco - Sales Center Twin Villas

281-599-0408 281-870-0585 713-981-9000 713-932-1122 281-395-2200 210-497-4320

INTERNET WEB PAGE www.CincoRanchLife.org POOLS CR Beach Club & Lifeguard Office Equestrian Village Greenway Village Pool North Lake Pool South Ranch Pool Cinco Ranch Water Park Highland Park Pool Party Reservations (Greater Houston Pool)

281-395-4229 281-492-1614 281-395-4373 281-395-8633 281-398-7605 281-392-6607 281-392-4509 713-771-7665

LAW ENFORCEMENT EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) Non-emergency: Ft. Bend Ct. Sheriff’s Dept. Harris Ct. Constables Katy I.S.D. Police Dept.

281-341-4665 281-463-6666 281-237-4000

FIRE DEPARTMENT West I-10 Volunteer Dept. Harris Ct Ft. Bend ESD2 ( Willowfork Fire Dept) Community Fire Dept. (S. of Willowfork) Fulshear/Simonton Fire Dept

281-675-3600 281-395-0012 281-498-1310 281-346-2800

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TRASH / MUD Royal Disposal 713-526-1536 Waste Corporation of America (WCA) 281-368-8397 Republic Waste 713-726-7300 Best Trash, LLC 281-313-2378 ST Water & Sewer (Cinco MUD’S) 281-579-4500 Cornerstone MUD 713-405-1750 SI Environmental 832-490-1500 Willowfork Drainage Dist. 713-703-8605 www.WillowForkDrainageDistrict.com

LIBRARIES Maude Marks Cinco Ranch Katy Branch

281-492-8592 281-395-1311 281-391-3509

COMMUNITY The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch Katy Chamber of Commerce City of Katy Katy Christian Ministries Community Prayer Line

281-395-4653 281-391-5289 281-391-4800 281-391-5261 281-723-7729

UTILITIES / POST OFFICE Center Point Energy 713-659-2111 Entex-leaking gas 713-659-3552 Reliant Energy 713-207-7777 Street Light Outages 713-207-2222 or visit www.ceneterpointenergy.com/outage Grande Communications 866-314-4880 Consolidated Comm. (Phone) 281-753-1793 Comcast Communications 713-341-1000 Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777 Katy Post Office 281-829-5062 Metro Park & Ride 713-635-4000 Fort Bend Motor Vehicle Registration 281-238-1490 Fort Bend Driver’s License Info 866-357-3639 Harris County Driver’s License Info 281-391-4874 Ft. Bend Animal Control 281-342-1512 Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191 Poison control 800-764-7661

SCHOOLS KISD Administration KISD Transportation Dept. Bus Schedules Creech Elementary Exley Elementary Fielder Elementary Griffin Elementary Kilpatrick Elementary Rylander Elementary Williams Elementary Beck Junior High Beckendorff Junior High Cinco Ranch Junior High McMeans Junior High Wood Creek Junior High Seven Lakes High School Cinco Ranch High School

281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-396-2700 281-237-8850 281-237-8400 281-237-6450 281-237-8700 281-237-7600 281-237-8300 281-237-7200 281-237-3300 281-237-8800 281-237-7300 281-237-8000 281-234-0800 281-237-2800 281-237-7000

HEALTH DEPARTMENT Ft. Bend Ct. Health Dept. Harris Ct. Health Dept.

MEDICAL Memorial Hermann Katy Christus St. Catherine

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