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Grayson Lakes Kids Fishing Derby April 20, 2013
Grayson Lakes is hosting an exciting, fun-filled day of fishing for kids, ages 2 to 15 years old and their families. Community youngsters are invited to come out to the Grayson Lakes Community Center with their fishing poles, tackle boxes and bait to take part in the Sixth Annual Grayson Lakes Kids Fishing Derby. This event is hosted by the Grayson Lakes Events Committee and generously sponsored by Entouch. It will be held at the Grayson Lakes Community Center from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 20, 2013. A parent or guardian must register and accompany all children. Contestants participating in the derby will receive a free goodie bag full of fun stuff provided by the event’s local sponsor. In addition to free fishing, the day will feature food and beverage, prizes and fun. Youngsters will begin registration at 9:30 AM and the fishing contest will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Refreshments will be served around 11:00 AM as we announce the Fishing Derby prizewinners. Families are welcome to stay and continue fishing for as long as they would like. Grayson Lakes has a strong commitment to the community’s youth and is proud to host a memorable day of fishing for our young residents. Events like this fishing derby can be a great bonding experience for kids and their families. The beauty of fishing is that it is an activity that a family can enjoy together for a lifetime, especially in a community like ours.
6th Annual Grayson Lakes Kids Fishing Derby April 20, 2013 9:30 to 11:00 AM Grayson Lakes Community Center All Grayson Lakes Residents Welcome
March 2012 Call for Budget Committee Would you like to know more about community finances? The Board is looking for volunteers to work on the 2014 Budget Committee. The Committee will provide the Board with options for the 2014 budget. In order to satisfy the requirements of our By-Laws those proposals must be submitted to the Board before the October meeting. If you are interested, contact Trey at 281-347-7772 or trey@communitysound. com and expect to start meeting around May 1st.
Volunteers needed for Signage Do you have a special interest in communication within the community? We need volunteers to post announcements on the community signs located at our two entrances and across from the tennis courts. There are two routine postings each month; one for the Board Meeting and one for the Architectural Review Committee Meeting. There is an extra posting in months with a special event. If you are interested, contact Trey at trey@communitysound. com or 281-347-7772. Without volunteers, this feature of Grayson Lakes will be discontinued.
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Help Prevent Community Vandalism The Grayson Lakes Community Association urges all residents to report vandalism to the management office at 281-347-7772. If you see anyone committing vandalism or witness suspicious activity or individuals please contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office at 281-341-4665. Whether the vandalism is being committed against a home or the community, surrounding neighbors should be made aware of any vandalism when it occurs. Creating awareness will keep the community alert for suspicious persons and activities. Exchange your contact information with neighbors so you can be notified in the event any vandalism is witnessed. If you have a Block Captain, be sure that person has your contact information. If you do not have a Block Captain, consider volunteering to be one. We also need a Safety and Security Committee Chair to head up the Neighborhood Watch Program and promote security awareness. Notify your local police department and file a police report for any vandalism that occurs. Filing a police report will help document each vandalism incident and the damage that was caused. It will also help Deputy Singh understand patterns and focus his efforts.
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Exterior Modifications: Most modifications and additions to your property need to be approved by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Space permitting, a copy of the request form and guidelines can be found elsewhere in this newsletter. Otherwise, they can be found on the Grayson Lakes website, www.graysonlakesliving.com, under Community: Resident Forms and Documents. See Article 4.3 of the Declaration for more details. General Property Maintenance: The overall appearance and repair of your property, including mowing, cement and siding, are your responsibility and should be actively maintained. The community does not employ services for non-common areas, such as those provided by condominiums. Landscaping: You are responsible for maintaining the existing landscaping and any improvements made to your property. Your property should retain its relative curb appeal and stay weed and overgrowth free. Additionally, each property requires a predetermined minimum tree count and the trees should remain trimmed at least 6’ off the ground. See Article V in the CC&R’s and the Landscaping Guidelines, on our web site at www.graysonlakesliving. com: community: Resident Forms and Documents, for more details. Fences: All fences are to be kept in good repair. Painting or staining of wood fences is prohibited. Drainage: Any modifications that affect the drainage of rainwater on your property must be approved by any other affected property owners. This specifically includes landscaping. Exterior Lighting: Additions or changes to exterior lighting should not negatively affect any other residents. Direct light, reflection or cast off may inadvertently cause unwelcomed lighting to other residents view and their property. Portable Basketball Goals: Portable basketball goals must be well maintained and stored either reasonably out of view from the street when not in use or positioned in a manner that gives the impression that it is a permanent freestanding basketball goal. Portable basketball goals, like permanent freestanding basketball goals, must be submitted for review by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Written approval from the ARC must be obtained and on file with the Association. See section 4.2 Basketball Goals in Exhibit “E” of the Architectural and Aesthetic Guidelines for more information. Rain Barrels: Rainwater Recovery Systems must be installed on your own property and should not encroach onto any other resident’s property or common area. Prior approval is required by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
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YOUR HEALTH NOW! – DANGERS OF FAST FOOD It’s convenient, cheap and even available within 5 minutes or less: FAST FOOD. What does this quick goodness really do to your body and health? Read on and that burger or bean burrito won’t look or taste so yummy anymore: • Fast Food Affects Energy Levels. Fast food doesn’t contain the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. As a result, you may feel chronically fatigued with a lack of energy. Because fast food and junk food don’t contain adequate protein and good carbohydrates, blood sugar levels drop quickly after eating, leaving you grumpy, fatigued and craving sugar. • Fast Food Causes Obesity & Deathly Illnesses. Fast food has a surplus of fat and as fat accumulates in your body, you gain weight and become obese, putting you at risk for strokes, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even a heart attack. The high levels of fat and sodium in fast food causes high blood pressure or hypertension. Excessive dietary sodium can also have a negative effect on renal function, even leading to kidney disease. • Fast Food Damages the Liver & Heart. The high levels of fat and sodium in fast food raise blood cholesterol levels and contribute to arterial plaque build-up. The high levels of trans fatty acids in fast foods leads to fatty liver deposits, which cause liver dysfunction and disease.
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There’s a big secret when it comes to weight loss: decrease sugar and salt. How do you decrease sugar and salt from your diet and what does this do? • Begin by reducing your caffeine in-take, be it coffee, tea or soda. By reducing these items by just one glass, you’re reducing your sugar in-take. • Decrease the number of teaspoons of sugar in your coffee and tea by one teaspoon. And if you MUST have it sweeter, replace with half a teaspoon honey. • Purchase low sodium foods and snacks. You will never miss the extra salt. Just try, TRY, these few simple things and you are guaranteed to lose at least two pounds in one week of reduction, combined with an increase of exercise and water consumption. I promise!• Instead of eating an entire snack bag of chips, eat only half and you will reduce sodium big time.
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Outdoor Easter games offer a family activity beyond the traditional Easter egg hunt. The games also lend themselves well indoors. This allows you to move the Easter activities indoors if the weather does not cooperate. Obstacle Course: An Easter-themed obstacle course gets everyone moving. Each player needs a spoon and a plastic Easter egg. The players balance the egg on the spoon while navigating an obstacle course set up in the back yard. Ideas for obstacles include sawhorses to climb under, Easter baskets to weave through and plastic eggs scattered on the ground that the players have to tiptoe around to avoid smashing them. Egg Rolling: Each player needs a different color egg for this game. Place one white egg in the middle of the lawn. Each player takes a turn rolling their egg. The goal is to get the colored egg to come closest to the white egg. Easter Egg Toss: This outdoor Easter game requires players to toss eggs back and forth without dropping them. Any type of egg works. Pairs of players start close together. After successfully tossing and catching the egg, the pairs move back a step each for a greater distance and another toss. Continue widening the gap to make the game more of a challenge. Courtesy of: livestrong.com
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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Benjamin Franklin is credited with the concept of Daylight Saving Time. The basic idea is to make the best use of daylight hours by shifting the clock forward in the Spring and backward in the Fall. Daylight Saving Time has been in use throughout much of the United States, Canada and Europe since World War I. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an act into law whereby Daylight Saving Time begins on the last Sunday of April and ends on the last Sunday of October each year. However, any State can opt out of Daylight Saving Time by passing a State law. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time and neither does Arizona (although the Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, does). For many years, most of Indiana did not observe Daylight Saving Time with the exception of 10 counties. Beginning in 2006, all of Indiana now observes Daylight Saving Time. However, the state remains divided in two time zones. Seventy-four counties (including state capital Indianapolis) are in the Eastern Time Zone. The 18 remaining counties are in the Central Time Zone. In 2005, President Bush signed into law a new energy policy bill that would extend Daylight Saving Time by 4 weeks beginning in 2007: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM on the second Sunday of March; Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM on the first Sunday of November. www.nasa.gov
American Legion: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Will Miller, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first Monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. David Brasell, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. Military Order of the Purple Heart: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the Katy Fire Station on Ave. D in Old Town Katy. Ed O’Neal, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS (8387).
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 4th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street in Old Katy. Saturday night will feature a Silent Auction, BBQ dinner and a kid’s meal with a Sweet Shop, as well as music and the country store. Sunday will feature the Live Auction at 1 PM, Entertainment, Food Booths,Games, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Country Store and will provide fun for all ages. Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event. For more information about St. Bart’s and upcoming events, go to www.st-bart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.
FUNDRAISERS Keep Kids Connected Aluminum Can Recycling Collection Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. When: Saturday, March 9th, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494 What: Aluminum Can Recycling Collection - Drop off your aluminum beverage cans to be recycled. Why: The money collected from recycling the cans is used to purchase computers. Thanks to Tradition Bank on Pin Oak Blvd. in Old Katy Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm To date, Keep Kids Connected has delivered 349 computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. This was made possible with the generosity of our donors and supporters. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or firstname.lastname@example.org Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org
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Join us on as we fight back against cancer! Relay For Life, March 22nd at 7 pm, is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and empower others to fight back against cancer. Teams gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. The event begins with a cancer survivors lap celebrating those who have survived cancer or who are currently battling cancer. Games, music and live entertainment encourage people all through the night. Some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. “The funds raised through our Relay For Life event enables us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back,” added Mike Dailey, Relay For Life of Katy/West Houston Event Chair. “Due to the generosity of our volunteers and donors, the money raised by Relay For Life participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.” Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available at www.relayforlife.org/katytx. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit the Website www.cancer.org
HOUSTON EVENTS IN MARCH
Every Saturday in March - Saint Arnold Brewing Company Tours, 11 AM - 2 PM. Come visit Texas’ oldest craft brewery in their new location. The doors open at 11 AM and groups will rotate in and out of the facility in an open-house format until the final group is allowed in at 2 PM. If Saturdays don’t work for you, check out their weekday open house at 3 PM. After the tour, guests are welcome to stay for a free tasting. February 25th - March 17th - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Visit http://rodeohouston.com/ for more information on concert and event dates and times. March 6th - Lunch With the Birds, 12 PM, Nature Discovery Center, Russ Pitman Park. Interested in birdwatching? Whether you are a novice or an expert, join our free, guided bird walks through Russ Pitman Park. Warblers, vireos, thrushes, flycatchers, orioles and buntings are just a few of the types of spring migrants you may see. If you bring your lunch, plan to eat it before or after the hour long walk. Dates: February 27th - May 8th. Where: Meet us on the front porch. Just drop in! Bring: binoculars. Location: Russ Pitman Park. For more information: Contact: Mary Ann Beauchemin; Phone: 713667-6550; Email: email@example.com March 9th - Art Beyond Sight, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Museum of Fine Arts: Audrey Jones Beck Building. Art Beyond Sight is a gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the museum’s art collections and exhibitions. Admission is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-639-7324. March 11th - Looking Together, 10 AM - 11 AM, Museum of Fine Arts: Audrey Jones Beck Building. Looking Together is designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their family members or care partners. Discover and discuss works of art together during this hour-long program in the galleries. Admission is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact email@example.com or 713-639-7324. March 16th - The 54th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 12 PM, Downtown Houston. The Houston St. Patrick’s Parade has always been a FREE event. The two-hour parade has historically been one of the largest in the U.S. and each year includes over 100 entries to delight the Irish and Irish-at-heart. The Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is presented by the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission. Visit http://www.hsppc.org/Home_Page.html for more information. March - 23rd & 24th - Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival, 12 PM - 5 PM, Houston Community College Southwest. Come see what all the fuss is about! Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival is setting the trend for new rising gourmet food trucks that are on the cusp of becoming the new way to indulge yourself where the food comes to you. Join Houston’s newest and coolest food trucks for a two-day festival celebrating haute cuisine presented in an innovative, unique way!
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KATY THEATRE ARTS BOOSTER CLUB BLANKET DELIVERY On December 19th, The Katy High School Theatre Arts Booster Club delivered 62 hand-made fleece blankets to residents at the Cinco Ranch Alzheimer’s Special Care Facility and at the Heritage Park of Katy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Theatre students and Booster Club members made a total of 62 blankets to donate, 31 for each facility. They worked on the project during rehearsals of their upcoming musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The blankets were cut from soft, fleece fabric and the edges were hand tied into a decorative fringe. “The residents were genuinely thrilled to receive the blankets,” said Booster Club President Kathryn Gilliam. Gilliam accompanied students, Hope Deverney and Shelby Barnhardt, to deliver blankets to the Cinco Ranch facility. “One lady immediately wrapped hers around her shoulders like a shawl,” Gilliam shared, “another resident, Ms. Maria, said it was so soft she would sleep with it.”
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Pictured from left to right is Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey, Obra D. Tompkins and Tompkins High School Principal Mark Grisdale.
BOARD APPROVES HIGH SCHOOL NO. 7 NAME OBRA D. TOMPKINS HIGH SCHOOL The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the naming of its newest campus, High School No. 7, after retired educator Obra D. Tompkins. Obra D. Tompkins High School is located at 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd. and is slated to open in August 2013.
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.
Officer Ryan P. Gonzales is sworn-in by the Katy ISD Secretary for Board Services.
Katy ISD’s living namesakes have more than just years of education experience. They are community-minded individuals who mentor, participate in community projects and volunteer their time and resources to continue to make the Katy ISD community the leader in educational excellence.
TOMPKINS HIGH SCHOOL HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ANNOUNCED During their regular January Board meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved Anthony “Tony” Tademy as the new head football coach and athletic coordinator for Obra D. Tompkins High School, slated to open in August 2013. Tademy comes to Katy ISD after serving as an assistant football coach for Duncanville High School in 2012 and serving as an assistant football coach for seven years at Texas Christian University. With more than 27 years of high school and collegiate coaching experience, Tademy’s record includes one high school state championship, a 2010 Rose Bowl win and six additional college Bowl wins. Tademy started his football career in 1985 as the assistant football coach at the Virginia Military Institute. He has held multiple assistant coach and defensive coordinator positions at top universities including Louisiana Tech University, University of Houston and Texas Christian University. Tademy holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University. “Coach Tademy is bringing more than just extensive experience to Obra D. Tompkins High School,” says Principal Mark Grisdale. “He has coached and developed an impressive roster of players and has a reputation for integrity and leadership. I believe our student athletes will succeed with him as both a coach and a mentor.”
OFFICER GONZALES JOINS KATY ISD POLICE FORCE During the January Katy ISD Board Work Study meeting, Officer Ryan P. Gonzales was sworn-in to serve on the 37-member Katy ISD Police Force. Officer Gonzales has 10 years of experience in law enforcement, having served as a Harris County Precinct 5 Deputy Constable and Fort Bend County Deputy Sheriff. Gonzales’ roots are in public education as his father, Richard Gonzales, is an associate principal in Fort Bend ISD and his mother, Marilyn Gonzales, is a Katy ISD educator. Gonzales resides within Katy ISD with his wife of thirteen years, Amiko and two children, Brendon and Kylee. Katy ISD peace officers are licensed and certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education. The Katy ISD police jurisdiction includes all territory within the boundaries of the district (181 square miles) and all property, real and personal, outside the boundaries of the district that is owned, leased or rented by the district or otherwise under the district’s control. Peace officers employed by Katy ISD have the same authority, powers, privileges and immunities as bestowed on all Texas peace officers while on or off duty. For more information about the Katy ISD Police Department, visit www.katyisd.org/police (website).
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LONE STAR SYMPHONIC BAND RECEIVES SUDLER SILVER SCROLL AWARD National Award given to Community Bands Annually
The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating a milestone season in 2012 - 2013 with five concerts that run to June 2013. The Katybased non-profit community band, featuring many Katy ISD employees under the direction of Fine Arts Director Bob Bryant, has three concerts remaining in this year’s season that will be held on March 3rd, May 5th and June 30th. The Band is also this year’s recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll Award, North America’s most prestigious award for Community Concert Bands. The award is administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to honor community bands that have demonstrated particularly high standards of excellence in concert activities and played a significant role in the cultural and musical environment in their respective communities. The award includes a plaque, certificates for each band member and the Diploma of the Sudler Order of Merit for Mr. Bob Bryant, the Band’s Music Director. “The Sudler Silver Scroll Award is definitely a major accomplishment and it is exciting that we received the award during our milestone 20th season,” Band President, Beverly Buis said. “The support of so many music enthusiasts, the City of Katy, KCAA and having CrossPoint Community Church as our rehearsal and concert site has encouraged and inspired each band member to prepare more diligently so that we may continue to deliver quality band concerts to the Katy/West Houston area.” The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college.
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Katy American Little League’s 2013 Spring Season Registration is now open! Register on-line today at www.KatyAmerican.org Our league offers various divisions for children who are age 5-16 year old, on or before April 30, 2013. Katy American is also pleased to announce the addition of the new Intermediate Division!!! Little League has introduced the new Intermediate division (OPEN BASES) this year for 11 and 12 year old players, which will now play on 70 foot base paths and 50 foot pitching distances. This holiday; give your child the gift of a season of baseball at Katy American Little League. It’s a season of fun and happy memories that lasts beyond the holidays.
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FFPS is a non-profit youth soccer program dedicated to providing a positive youth sports experience for all children. Founded in 1986 in Katy, Texas, FFPS has grown to 22 leagues and 15,000 players throughout the Greater Houston area. FFPS offers children a fun and fair experience, including one practice per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal playing time and play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Online Registration schedule and fees (sign up early and save): Thru March 8th: $99 March 9th to March 18th: $104 March 19th and After: $109 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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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. The entire team with their coaches just after receiving their trophies
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 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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Living Word Lutheran presents “ At the Ninth Hour” Living Word Lutheran Church invites the Katy community to its presentation of “At the Ninth Hour” on Sunday, March 24th at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am. The cantata, by Allen Pote and Tom S. Long, is based on the Gospel of Mark and traces the last days of Jesus from his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday through his sacrifice on the cross to redeem us. The Living Word Choir and Bell Choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Following each service, there will an instrument “petting zoo” to allow children to explore the musical instruments used in the performance.
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Sunday, March 24 - Palm Sunday A Lenten Cantata, “At the Ninth Hour” will be presented at the 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am services. The cantata is based on the Gospel of Mark and traces the last days of Jesus from his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday through his sacrifice on the cross to redeem us. Thursday, March 28th - Maundy Thursday A Maundy Thursday worship service commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples will be held at 7 pm. Friday, March 29th - Good Friday “Journey to the Cross” begins at 10 am and is an interactive walk through the events of Holy Week for young children and their families. RSVP for your family online at www.livingwordkaty.org starting on March 1st.
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The Good Friday worship services commemorating Jesus’s death on the cross will be held at both 1 pm and 7 pm (These worship services are for all ages). Sunday, March 31st - Easter Sunday Celebration The Easter Sunday worship services celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ will be held at 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am and 6 pm. Living Word is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd. in Katy. For more information, please call the church office at 281-392-2300 or visit www.livingwordkaty.org
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Experience the story of the cross in a whole new way as professional actors directed by Josh Pack, the worship leader at New Creation, takes you through Christ’s final moments, from his sentencing to his death and burial. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along with the actors from station to station. This all takes place outdoors from 1-3 pm on the church’s new property on 5th Street and Dixon Rd in Fulshear, with additional opportunities to watch at 1 pm and 2 pm. 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.
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. 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.
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.
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SATURDAYS IN NATURE Saturdays in Nature is a new nature program for families that will be offered by the Audubon Docent Guild at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary once a month. Each program will focus on a nature theme and will offer a craft project, hands-on activities and nature walk. Upcoming programs include: Saturday, March 9th
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Start any time between 9 and 11:30 am - no reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of materials. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. visit www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.
NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: 2013 March 5th & 6th: Ants March 12th & 13th: Ladybugs March 19th & 20th: Birdwatching March 26th & 27th: Wildflowers & Gardening April 2nd & 3rd: Animal Babies April 9th & 10th: Busy Bees April 16th & 17th: Fish April 23rd & 24th: Frogs April 30th & May 1st: Dragonflies May 7th & 8th: Turtles May 14th & 15th: Pond Adventure
SCHOLARSHIPS Drs. James Jacobs and Jeanna Mascorro, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce two $1,500 “Stepping into the Future” scholarships for 2013 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to their offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by April 1, 2013, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping into the Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The two “Stepping into the Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May. For further information, please call 281-395-3338.
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There are a few basic requirements, of course. Anyone older than 25 and can provide food and shelter for a student fulfills the requirements of being a host family. There is a background check, reference check and an interview. Background checks have to be done on everyone over 18 living in the home. The host families have to be interested in it for the right reasons, the cultural exchange of learning from them and them learning from us. It’s the language, the cooking, the music, the food. The host family has to be genuinely interested. Once the host families and students are matched, Ayusa stays involved by monthly contacts with the families, students and quarterly contacts with the schools. Ayusa coordinators also handle the host family orientations and the student orientations. Group activities, such as community service and seeing things with the group of exchange students is also arrange throughout their academic year. With the current school year quickly coming to an end Ayusa’s local staff is busy looking for families for students for the 2012-2013 school year. Many families are needed and with the schools having deadlines and limits for foreign exchange students the earlier the better. It also gives the families and students time to get to know each other via skype, facebook, etc. while waiting for their year abroad to start. Please contact Heather Wells by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 281-770-3414.
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Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy. org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”
• The After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades. • The Tween Café, which begins at 7:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th – 8th grade. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome.
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GEORGE MEMORIAL Branch Library (FT. BEND CO. LIB.) 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond, Texas 77469, 281-342-4455 Hours: Mon. 9 AM - 9 PM, Tues. 9 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 9 AM - 9 PM, Thurs. 9 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 1 PM - 5 PM. Website: www.fortbend.lib.tx.us Public Information Office - 281-341-2677. To register online for any event (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “George Memorial Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2604 or by visiting the library.
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Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program called “Are You OK?” (RUOK). It is a computer-generated call intended for senior citizens (over 55) and disabled persons who live alone and could benefit from a daily check. A computer will generate a call each morning, at about the same time and the participant chooses a time frame. A voice will ask, “Are you OK?” After this, all they have to do is hang up the phone. If the participant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when you return. If the call goes unanswered, the computer will call back 3 times at 15-minute intervals. If there is still no answer, the sheriff will dispatch a deputy or the local police. They will have with them a print out of information on the person that is not responding to the calls. This program was
established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc.) in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating in the program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s dept. at 281-341-4704.
SUPPORT/ HELP 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 Compassionate Friends (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262. • The Compassionate Friends Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday at 7 pm at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends. org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 pm at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713520-9873 or www.cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • Free Mental Disorders Family Support Groups - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI Family to Family - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637. • DEPRESSION Bipolar support alliance - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org.
• The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents - meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. • Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email email@example.com. • Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • ECI Project TYKE - If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd.org. • Different Strokes - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • The Arc of Katy - Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • West Houston Medical Center - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237.
• Home Encouragement - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org. • Katy Essential Tremor Support Group - meets bimonthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Katy ADHD parent group - meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or email@example.com. • Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church - located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html. • st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ministry/merimnao for more information. • Christ Clinic - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • Holy Covenant United Methodist Church weekly Support Groups - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www.holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-398-6464. • Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup.com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule. • Hopekeepers - national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM. • Lifeway International - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • Breast Cancer Support Meeting - meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000
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• Mothers’ Share Group - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • Mocha Moms - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org. • iBLOOM - young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • All Moms of Katy - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at email@example.com to get involved. • WORKING Moms of Katy - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org, 281235-3043 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. • Katy Moms In PRAYER International group - For info., please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. For more info., please email email@example.com or visit our website www.kapom.org. • Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented Support group (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. • Katy Association of Child Care Professionals - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. • FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. • Breath Of Life Children’s Center Clinic - We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • West Houston Medical Center - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.
COMMUNITY INTEREST GROUPS POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated. net or check our Face Book page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com. • West Fort Bend County Republican Women – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. • Katy Area Democrats - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Katy Mommy Patriots - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. rotary clubs:
• The Rotary Club of Katy Sunrise (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit www.katysunriserotary.com. • The Rotary Club of Katy - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281-392-0045 or www.katyrotary.com. • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662. toastmasters: • Katy Toastmasters - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at http://katy.freetoasthost.org/ • Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org. • Easy Risers Toastmasters - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at email@example.com. business/networking: • West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • American Business Women’s Assoc. Katy Charter Chapter - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 pm, dinner and meeting at 6:30 pm. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. • W. Houston Chapter, Intern’l Assoc. of Admin. Professionals (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/ CAP email@example.com). • ABWA west houston network - meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org. • Business Network International - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-398-5661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com. • (BNI) Business Network International - Cinco Ranch - meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 am at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • InHouston-Katy PremIer Professional Business Networking - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:008:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@ freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@ newellcheatheam.com or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy. • BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life” - Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or email@example.com.
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• Nottingham Country Garden Club of Katy - We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. • american sewing guild in katy - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www.asghouston.org. • The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. • The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas - meets 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). For more info. concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. • The Houston Pond Society – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org. • West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679. • FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. • Houston Square & Round Dance Council, Inc. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www.squarethru.com. • WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB - meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459 or Betty Larsen at 281-392-3836. • The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www.katy4fbassclub.com.
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Katy Elks Score Again With Local Youth & Hoop Shoot This year’s annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest provided 150 plus local young people in the age group 9 – 13 the opportunity to take their next step toward Elks National recognition and free throw success. The journey began at Katy ISD elementary and junior schools under the direction of H.C. Grimet, Katy ISD Physical Education, Health and OLC curriculum Coordinator. Katy ISD is in its 32nd year of working with the Katy Elks in providing scholarship opportunities for area youth through the National Hoop Shoot program. Students winning at local schools were eligible to compete for the right to advance to District competition February 10th at Morton Ranch High School. From there winners advanced to State to Regional and finally to National Finals at Springfield, Mass. Winning first place honors and advancing to district are: Sean Leonida, Fielder Elem, age 8-9 male; Sophie Strong, Griffin Elem, age 8-9 female; Kaleb Crandall, Fielder Elem, age 10-11 male; Danyle Courtley, Rylander Elem, age 10-11 female; Austin Arnold, Memorial Parkway JH, age 12-13 male and Macy Ray, McMeans JH, age 12-13 female. Hoop Shoot, under the chairmanship of Daniel Tass, is only one of several programs the Katy Elks Lodge sponsors to provide opportunities to Katy area youth. One of the additional programs is Soccer Shoot which takes place in early fall. For information about the Katy Elks and any of the programs call the lodge at 281-391-2763.
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HOMESCHOOL PACK 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes from Taste of Home© 2012 Ingredients 24 small red potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds) 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon, divided 2/3 cup Daisy Brand Sour Cream 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon paprika
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5 drawer filing cabinet- light tan color, $125 cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. Entertainment center solid oak finish - 3 pieces, two sides and one lighted top. Will include 45 inch wide screen tv, $300 cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. Breakfast/dining room table w/four chairs plus a bench seat. Very good condition, $325. Cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. L-shaped office desk. Storage on one end with shelves, other end one filing cabinet, middle has pullout for keyboard, $150. Cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. Headake rack, Ford/Chevy; Old kitchen cabinets; 3 typewriters, IBM Selectric; trolling motor, 2.5 Mercury; 18’ temporary service poll, 60 amp breaker box. Call 832-465-5926. Ping golf clubs, full set plus more, includes bag. 281-578-9665. Kitchen appliances - GE refrigerator, 28 cubic, ice/water on door, double door, $375; GE gas stove, electric ignition, glass door, self-cleaning, $250; GE dishwasher, $150 - all 6 years old, excellent condition. White porcelain sink, Moen faucet, garbage disposal, hoses, $150. GE Adora microwave, 1100 watt, 2 months old, all paperwork, 10 months of warranty left, $225. Miscellaneous small kitchen appliances, just ask. 281-345-4061. Beautiful cherry console piano, $1200; aluminum outdoor ping pong table, folds & rolls for storage, great condition, paid $450, yours for $250; Bow-flex home gym, $350. 281-693-7360.
Classified Ads Practically new, dark finish bunk bed, $300. Bottom bunk is a desk that converts to a bed. Please call 409-543-2026. Elegant dark wood dining room set - table, insert, 6 chairs, 2-piece hutch, $1,400. Traditional, carved, mahogany-finish coffee table, $150. Bronzed floor lamp, gold frosted glass shade, $50. Large “Venice” scene, Impressionist-style oil painting, custom bronzed frame, $200. All in excellent condition! Call 281-657-4779.
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Matching Ashley couch and love seat, including throw pillows, $250. Kirby vacuum in great condition, barely used, $150. 6-piece queen size bedroom set, mattresses not included, pine with brushed metal and gold accents, $500. Corner computer desk barely used. Pictures on request. Call 281-684-3799.
Wedgewood China, 12 5-piece place settings, plus serving pieces, $895. 281-395-3664. Tiffany engagement ring: round brillant cut diamond. Original papers, with lifetime gaurantee and box. Call 832-437-2811.
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Bridal dress/senior presentation gown. Size 4, includes train. Purchased at David’s Bridal last year for $450, selling for $200. Call 281-323-0860. Rooms to Go complete children’s bedroom. Full size bed, full panel footboard, full size bookcase headboard, night stand, 5-drawer chest, full size mattress. Midnight Blue, one year old, cost $1,500, sell $600 OBO. Contact 281-741-8721 or 337-552-5232. Bravos e-conserve, white, top-load washer by Maytag. Energy Star, 7 months old, price $749, asking $400. Pedestal breakfast room set with 60” granite top, 4 silver and black lattice back arm chairs with black leather cushions, 2 matching counter top chairs, $875. 281-727-9608, before 9 AM or after 3 PM, in Katy. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40Wx70L, 1 sink window 34Wx40L. $40 each or best offer. Call 281-463-1175. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
POOLS, HARDSCAPES & LANDSCAPES • NEW POOL CONSTRUCTION • • POOL REMODELS & REPAIRS • • POOL CLEANING SERVICE • Weekly pool maintenance
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SSBC 3 piston front calibers, brand new, still in the box. Color - indigo blue. Fits 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. Includes - stainless steel brake lines, brake lines are from front and rear. Can email pictures if needed, $950. 713-857-5650. 4 Bridgestone Dueler H/L tires. Size p275/55r20-dalnrz, only have 5340 miles on tires. Came off of a 2011 Tundra, $550, cash only. Phone 713-857-5650.
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Classified Ads 4,16 inch aluminum factory wheels. Came off 2001 Chevorlet Silverado Z71 half ton. Wheels are in good condition, 6 lug hole pattern, $500, cash only. Phone 713-857-5650. 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.
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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 email@example.com.
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2007 Red Ford Explorer XLT, V6, 4.0L, excellent condition, 75,000 miles, MPP through 3/30/15 or mileage of 106,872 ($2,543 value), Bruno Curbsider VSL6900 lift in rear section, $20,000. 281-782-6021.
2009 Saturn Vue XE - 4 Door, white, FWD, 2.4 Liter, 2 Wheel Drive, 48K miles, clean car fax. One owner, excellent condition, $12,999. Call 281-463-1175.
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1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746.
Accepting donated trophies to support young adults with disabilities. Call Revived Glory Awards at 832-686-7457 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wanted: Rolex watches for collector. 281-414-3597.
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Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to email@example.com or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT.
Driver Needed - Hour early AM and late PM - preferred person in Sunset Meadows Subdivision; however, will accept someone who lives in Katy. Call 281-599-9703. Sales openings: all cold calls, work in Katy or Cypress, pick your hours/days, part time hours with full time pay, experience a plus but not necessary. Please call 713-427-9092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Now accepting applications for receptionist and/or office assistance for a local office in Katy. Must be bilingual in English & Spanish (read, write & speak). Full time position 9-5 with one hour lunch; Weekends off and national holidays off. Must have some general office experience, be a self-motivated individual with computer experience, answer phones, take messages, schedule appointments, filing, Duties will include multiple task and working well with others. Wages are based upon experience. Please submit all resumes to: mre@ mantarayenterprises.com, attention Colleen.
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Estate l a e R r u o Y or Life! f e c r u o s e R Part-time Administrative Assistant for growing business. Working knowledge of office and phone procedures, English and Spanish skills helpful, written skills needed. Able to work independently and follow schedules, type short letters & provide quotes. Please write to or send resume to rafaelconcrete@ gmail.com, use the subject line of Administrative Assistant on email. Do you love decorating? Want to get paid to do it? Patricia Fleming Realty Group is now seeking a Part Time Design/Staging Assistant. Meet interesting people, work close to home with very flexible hours. Hourly pay, plus bonuses. No real estate license required. Call Patricia Fleming at 832549-5422 for details or email Pattif@aim4cash.com. Katy area child care in need of part time and full time child care providers. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-on-one support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at email@example.com.
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281-391-SOLD (7653) www.lizcarter.com Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1976 Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday - Thursday, 8 AM 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd. com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to email@example.com. Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281-758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com.
Classified Ads Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org..
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Shetland Sheepdog/Shelties beautiful AKC sable/white and tri color females. Dew claws removed, wormed and 1st set of shots, $450. Ready for new homes around Valentines Day. Call 281-463-2653 or 281-732-4211, leave message. DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect to opinions of Krenek Printing Co. or its employees. Krenek Printing is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with in this publication. All warranties and representations make in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints in this publication the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above. Published by: KRENEK PRINTING CO. 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX. 77095 281-463-8649 news @krenekprinting.com
Shih Tzu puppies for sale, registered, shots, playful, ready for a new home. 713-927-6239.
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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