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April 2013 West Memorial Swim Team
West Memorial Swim Team is gearing up for the 2013 season. Registrations will be taking place in April for children 5 to 18 years of age. WMST is a non-profit organization and member of the West Houston Aquatics League (WHALe). It is a fun and competitive way for the kids to spend part of their summer. The team will start practicing the first of May and the season runs through the month of June. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Helm at firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Watch for our giant sharks for dates. We hope to see you this summer!
Making the Summer-Time Count
Enjoying your free time is important. Making the most of it is sometimes a challenge. But there are no guarantees in having a trouble free summer. It takes planning, thought and care in implementing your plan. It is good if someone is out there helping to make it happen as well. We call help many things; angels, good neighbors, an active volunteer and sometimes we use harsher words. But we need to talk about it and we need to keep it on track. Our alliances with one another are supposed to be part of that network. Don’t ever give up on that process. Get the facts and make sure it did not morph into something we did not agree to. If it feels less friendly then it should, it probably did change. It was intended to be a good process. I find being civil to one another can get challenging. They say you always get what you pay for; but it is the things that you are not getting that cost more. Personally, I believe that good things come at a small price. While bad things seem to catch us by surprise; so limit the surprises by
staying involved. Speak up if there is something wrong and try eliminating entitlements that are not needed. Beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder. Responsibilities Relationships in any organization have a purpose. We establish structure through concepts we use early on in School Clubs, Local Associations, our Church Events and even Political Parties. The Robert Rules of Order have been implemented to help us to work with each other. A structure to ensure civil discourse and hopefully we all get to review a class or two. The issues on civil society are coping with minor and major challenges. I cannot think of anything more worthy of talking about; however, it does bring up deeper issues that can cause conflict between each other. But it is still a worthy endeavor. I will look back at Hurricane Ike to recall some lessons we learned. Galveston ISD lost a lot of School Buses during the storm surge. People trying to get out of Galveston found a lack of transportation to get off the Island. Afterwards, someone commented that it was a shame that volunteers could not have been used to drive the buses to help in the evacuations. It would have been a win-win situation. But there was no easy method to accomplish the task. Therefore people struggled unnecessarily trying to get out and buses were lost in the storm. But let’s look at what happened here, in West Memorial in 2008, after the storm. People came out and helped one another. Downed
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trees were removed from the streets, even as the assessments were being done. It was a blessing that many just took for granted. Every action has a cost. The one we accepted, begrudgingly, was from those who waited. It is the same thinking that you see when individuals pass on the expense to another. We see it happening, when we allow, irresponsible actions from others. That mattress dumped on the school grounds, those tree limbs stuck in the recycle bins and others like this. They were irresponsible actions. During the Hurricane aftermath, debris thrown on to the esplanades was an extra expense. But it was caused by misinformation; at least I would like to justify it that way. Being responsible includes making note of time, date and persons that you have gathered your information from. Later, should it come up, it is easier to have the facts written down then recalling from memory. A lack of information is a matter of cost. Sharing the costs need to be an agreeable action.
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Our Annual Meeting Update
Our Annual May Meeting will be on May 28th at 7:00 PM, you are an important part of the process. Give your proxy to a neighbor or send it in to High Sierra Management. During the Annual meeting, we discussed the Financials and some changes. A piece of information is being shared simply because we found it important. Keep an eye on our website www.westmemorial.org and our newsletter, courtesy of Krenek Printing.
West Memorial Yearly Assessment Collection Process
High Sierra Management generates invoices for the annual assessments and they are mailed out in late November or early December. The maintenance fees must be paid in full or an installment plan set up by February 1st of each year. The management company will send out a reminder notice to all homeowners who have not paid their assessment in full or set up an installment plan with the management company at the beginning of February each year. The homeowner is not charged for this letter. In April, the management company will send a certified letter requesting payment to each delinquent homeowner who has not already set up an installment plan and the homeowner will be assessed a fee for the letter. This
expense is part of a process and not a punishment. It is something that can be discussed during our annual meeting.
Behind the Scene Insight
The inspector is hired by the Management Company and is sent out to collect data monthly. Your Directors will get these letters in the mail just like you. The only difference is that we have to correct it and then face our fellow Directors afterward. It makes us accountable to your cause as well as a reminder that no one should be “above the law.” We are not in judgment over every details, so speaking to us, helps keep it all on track. The Directors are neighbors that volunteer their time for our subdivision.
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Please make sure you take down your signs after a garage sale or election. Posting of signs is restricted by guidelines in your homeowner’s contract. West Memorial subdivision is a familyoriented neighborhood. We should resist the posting of signs, especially if we do not respect the community property and remove them after our event. Running a business out of your home is also restricted in your homeowner’s contract. Please be sure to read it carefully and adhere to all guidelines. We want our neighborhood to be a place people want to live! More information will be made available through other articles in the newsletter and through the West Memorial website as well. If you would be interested in sharing an article or otherwise contributing to the newsletter, please send your information and the article to firstname.lastname@example.org or to my direct email address at Charles@westmemorial.org It is still our neighborhood and your board of directors meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the clubhouse. Please come! Bring your concerns, your questions and your celebrations! We are here to help you! If you have questions about anything in our neighborhood, you should find a resource on our website or contact Tami Martin with High Sierra Management. You will find her contact information on the website and in this month’s newsletter as well.
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Tami Martin is the Association’s Manager and Dannielle Raper is the Association’s Assistant Manager. The Association has a direct phone number for your convenience. The number is 1-866-8443933 and will direct you to whomever in the management staff you wish to speak with; manager, administrative staff, accounting and the work order department. For emergency purposes, this number also provides you with twenty-four hour emergency service. When contacting the office or speaking with the answering service, please be sure to give your name, homeowner association, address and telephone number where the call can be returned. The management office is located at 722 Pin Oak Road, Katy, Texas 77494 and office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.
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documents. If you do not have the rules and regulations, you may download a copy from www.WestMemorial.org or contact the management company and request a copy. We are sure you are all eager to help maintain the property values and exterior appearance of our community and hope we can count on your continued support in this effort. As a reminder, West Memorial Civic Association is a deed restricted community and all changes or additions to the exterior of the home must be approved by the Association prior to any work commencing. Requests for home improvements can be obtained through management. The Board of Directors meetings are held monthly in the association clubhouse (by the pool) on the fourth Tuesday at 7 PM and all homeowners are welcome to attend. You may also email or call with any questions or concerns at any time. We thank you all in advance for your kind cooperation and continued help in making West Memorial a great place to live! Respectfully, The West Memorial Civic Association Board of Directors
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To be a part of the system, you must request the service. If you are interested, open our web site at www.westmemorial.org and locate the Sign-Up icon on the right side of the main page. Follow the instructions and you will receive all future alerts and notifications. Anyone wishing to send an alert or notification should submit the message to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval, posting and transmission. Please direct any questions to harry@ westmemorial.org.
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West Memorial has a new alert and notification system that works with email. The alerts are for emergency notifications, security alerts and messages from our constables. The notifications are for neighborhood events, meetings and issues.
WCA will collect papers, plastics, aluminum and tin cans that are placed within the provided recycling bin. If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to bin. WCA will provide each current residence with one recycling bin. WCA will replace any bins that are defective or otherwise become
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The WMCA Board meets at the clubhouse at 22415 Kingsland on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at 7:00 PM and all homeowners are welcome to attend. If you have a specific issue that you would like to address with the Board, please email Tami Martin of High Sierra Management at firstname.lastname@example.org seven days before the meeting to be put on the agenda.
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Our community park is located at 22415 Kingsland and is open to all West Memorial residents for outdoor activities. It has playground equipment and a large sheltered pavilion.
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Soliciting is prohibited in West Memorial Subdivision. If you are approached by a solicitor, please call the Constable’s office at 281463-6666. Continue to call this number if you see suspicious person or vehicles.
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Our constables patrol our subdivision 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Please call them at 281-463-6666 to report any disturbance or to request vacation patrols.
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www.westmemorial.org is the address for West Memorial information on the internet. The web site contains pool information, board member contacts and complete documentation of your deed restrictions. It also contains neighborhood information, including schools, security, recreation and local worship centers. Check it out, you might find something you have been looking for.
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A new list has been started by residents. We hope to keep this one up to date. If you move out of the area and your name is on the list, please let us know and we will remove your name. To put your name on the Birthday or Anniversary list just send in your name (first and last), along with your birthday or anniversary date (Subject on email - West Memorial Birthday/anniversary List. In the month that your birthday and/or anniversary falls, we will print them. Please put West Memorial in the Subject line. Email: email@example.com, fax: 281-463-2425 or mail to: Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. 4/5 4/14 4/17 4/18 4/22 4/24
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The purpose of Deed Restrictions in your neighborhood is to protect and enhance property values. They set guidelines for initial construction, perpetual maintenance and property use. As residents agree to abide by the majority view; the style and standards of a community are established and everyone benefits. For your information, restrictions are written by the developer before the first home is constructed and the Association is then charged with the on-going responsibility of enforcing them. They can be changed, but a very large percentage vote of homeowners is required to do so. Please let us know if you see a problem in the neighborhood.
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If you are interested in renting the clubhouse, please call Dannielle Raper at 1-866-844-3933. At the time your call is returned, the guidelines for renting and using the clubhouse will be provided. Be sure you allow yourself plenty of time to fulfill the requirements, such as hiring security officers. You will be provided with the names and phone numbers of the individuals to contact to make the necessary arrangements. A few, but not all, of the guidelines are listed below: 1. There is no smoking in the clubhouse. 2. Residents must have all dues/assessments paid prior to booking the clubhouse. 3. A certified check for all rental fees and deposits is required 30 days in advance. 4. The security deposit will be returned within 30 days after the date of the event based on the condition the premises was left in. 5. Renter is responsible for the conduct of all attendees. 6. Police Officers are required at all functions of 50 or more attendees or at any event in which alcohol will be served. Arrangements and payment, for the officers, are to be made by the renter. Rental rates are as follows: Resident $175 Non-resident $525 Security deposit $300
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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. (Revised 8/12) If your name was left off the list, it is because you did not return our call/email to update our records. You will have to resubmit your information to be put back on.
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There will be an election for two positions on the KISD Board of Trustees on May 12, 2013. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 29th through Tuesday, May 7th. Any registered voter in KISD may vote early from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM at any of the following locations: The KISD Administration Building, Taylor High School, Cinco Ranch High School and Maurice Wolfe Elementary School. On Saturday, May 4th all of the early voting locations will be open. Residents who are not registered to vote have until Friday, April 11th to register. Residents who will turn 18 years of age by May 11th may register to vote for this election. Voter registration forms may be obtained at https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp voter registration forms must be postmarked by no later than Friday, April 11th.
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Test scores released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) from the 2012 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) accountability test for grades 3-8 show that Katy ISD outperformed the state in every grade level assessment. The district also exceeded the state passing rate by an average of 13 points. “While we are very pleased that our students outperformed the state, that is not our only goal,” says Katy ISD Superintendent, Alton Frailey. “While we will remain competitive with our peer districts within the state accountability system, our primary objective is to provide each student high quality and comprehensive learning experiences.” The STAAR test assesses student performance based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives developed by the TEA. Because students took the STAAR test for the first time in 2012, test scores will not count in any way toward a student’s 2012 - 2013 state testing results, regardless if they passed or failed the test. The TEA is currently in the process of developing a new accountability system for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Additionally, the TEA will not be assigning accreditation status to school districts in 2012 - 2013. During the next two weeks, parents will receive their child’s Confidential Student Report, which provides a summary of how their child performed. Because the STAAR assessments are new and more rigorous than past TAKS assessments, many parents may see test scores that differ from previous TAKS test results.
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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.
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, Melvin Adams Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball and Club Volleyball camps are offered for ages 6-14. Offered 9 AM-11 AM various weeks throughout the summer. Summer Specialty Camps: Choose from Theatre Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Cheerleading, Dance, Hip Hop/Jazz and Jump Rope! Come have a blast at these camps that run for 2 hours a week. Limited Space. Summer Youth Sports Registration: Ages 3-14. Choose from Track and Field, Baseball, Softball and 7 on 7 Football!
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 Saturday, April 27th: 10 AM - 1 PM. Join us for Healthy Kids Day! Moonwalks, face painting, games, fitness demonstrations and more. Local vendors will be on hand to provide you with information toward healthy kids and families. Stop by to find out about summer sports, day camp and swim lessons. No joining fee if you join the Y April 22nd-30th! Save up to $100. 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,
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).
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or contact Ros at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-790 3772.
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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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Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit www.katyrugbyclub.com
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The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: www.katyvalkyries.org for additional information.
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Cub Scout Pack 987
Cub Scout Pack 987 is a pack out of Cimarron Elementary that has been serving the Katy area for 26 years. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (in first through fifth grade) and wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more please contact Marissa Nix-Burke at Manix@ theburkeshouse.com or 832-615-6707. Also, you may visit our Pack website at www.scoutsofkaty.com.
HOMESCHOOL PACK 164
Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at van.vanzant@ gmail.com
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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.
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Scouts from Katy’s Boy Scout Troop 557 of the Texas Skies District are working on their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge (An Eagle required badge). The scouts visited one of Katy’s City Council Meetings to fulfill one of their requirements for this badge. The scouts pictured are: Kevin Blanco, Joshua Evetts, Daniel Farrar, James Hutchinson, Isaiah Hamlin, Robert Buchman, Alex Trevino, Scout Master Derek Spier and Mayor Don Elder.
Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at sumosam@ sumofam.com
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Our residents have cleaned out their closets and can’t wait for you to stop by on Saturday, April 27th from 7 AM to 12 Noon! You’ll find treasures galore in our community-wide garage sale! Residents will be selling their items right out of their garages. For a map and list of items being sold at Westheimer Lakes and Westheimer Lakes North, don’t forget to stop by the SplashPad (located in the Westheimer Lakes section - 26103 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond 77406, 832-222-2355) on the day of the sale. For a map and list of items being sold at Cardiff Ranch, don’t forget to pick it up at the entrance to Cardiff Ranch, which is not far from Westheimer Lakes North (located off of FM 1463 and 1-2 miles from the FM 1093 intersection, Katy 77494, 832-222-2355) on the day of the sale. Don’t miss out!
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craft shows Katy High School Project Graduation BBQ Cook-off/Craft Show
Please join us for our first annual BBQ Cook-off/Craft Show at the Firethorne clubhouse in North Firethorne on April 13th from 9 AM-5 PM. We will have some great family entertainment with bounce houses, popcorn and snow cones. Our BBQ Cook-off teams will be selling their BBQ and we will have tons of craft show booths selling everything from homemade candies to home decor. You could win some AWESOME items in our silent auction. Vendors needed: please call Michelle at 281-841-7237 or email at chefmichellec@ hotmail.com - We hope to see you there!!!
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 4th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street in Old Katy. Saturday night will feature a Silent Auction, BBQ dinner and a kid’s meal with a Sweet Shop, as well as music and the country store. Sunday will feature the Live Auction at 1 PM, Entertainment, Food Booths, Games, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Country Store and will provide fun for all ages. Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event. For more information about St. Bart’s and upcoming events, go to www.st-bart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.
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Savannah Smiles 3rd Annual Fun Run
Honoring Savannah Norton and the fight against SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Please come and join us for the 5K or 1 Mile on May 11, 2013 at The Villagio Town Center in Katy, Texas. 8 AM. Register online: www.fsma.org/savannahsmiles Date: Time: Location:
WALK FOR WILLIAMS
Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:00 AM Registration 10:00 AM Walk George Bush Park 16756 Westheimer Pkwy. Houston, TX 77082
Following the event, please join us for a picnic, bounce Events: house and face painting Pricing: $20 individual $50 for family of 4 Free WSA Walk T-shirt for those who register online before May 10th. • Last names beginning with A-H, please bring 2 bags of chips to share • Last names beginning with I-Z, please bring a dessert to share To register or make a donation visit: walk4williams.org Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic condition, which affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide. It is characterized by medical and developmental delays, cardiovascular disease and learning
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Keep Kids Connected Aluminum Can Recycling Collection
Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. When: Saturday, April 13th, 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. In 2012, Keep Kids Connected raised enough money from this fundraiser to purchase 5 computers. Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm. If possible, please remove the tabs and put them in a separate Ziploc bags as we donate the tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Houston. 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
Theater/fine arts Houston Family Arts Center Announces 2012-2013 Season Memories and Traditions
The Houston Family Arts Center is in its 8th season, an exciting lineup 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. Patrons can purchase their tickets online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season 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)
So You Think You Can Sing? Open Auditions
(Women Only) Singing 4-part a capella with the award winning Houston Horizon Chorus. Saturday, April 13th. 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at The Program Place for Girls, 3000 SW Frwy., Houston, 77098. Prepare a 2-minute Capella song. Schedule your audition time at www.houstonhorizon.org or call: 501-281-2335.
The Katy Jazz Festival (KJF)
The Katy Jazz Festival (KJF) will be held at Katy High School, located at 6331 Highway Blvd., Katy, Texas and will feature an incredible array of jazz performances, master classes and a visual arts exhibit and sales. The KJF (April 26 and 27, 2013) is hosted by the Katy Independent School District and is in its 5th year. The purpose for this event is to increase exposure, education and entertainment of the jazz music medium. The event is designed to benefit participating student jazz groups, individual student musicians, jazz music educators and to provide top quality jazz performances to the community. The KJF is non-competitive in nature. It is designed to provide a performance opportunity for all jazz groups and for them to receive constructive comments / instruction from world-renowned professional musicians. For the jazz enthusiast, the opportunity to hear student jazz ensemble performances throughout the festival day, hear professional jazz artists teaching their crafts and skills and then complete the day with attending a professional jazz concert provides unparalleled insight into the development and preservation of this true American music art form.
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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: April 2nd & 3rd: Animal Babies April 9th & 10th: Busy Bees April 16th & 17th: Fish April 23rd & 24th: Frogs April 30th & May 1st: Dragonflies May 7th & 8th: Turtles May 14th & 15th: Pond Adventure The cost is $5 per child (or buy a 5-session card for $20) and the child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church’s west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the sanctuary through the marked gate. The program will be held in the outdoor classroom. Call 713464-4900 or go to www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.
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.
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
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Homeowners Information Name
Address Email Address:
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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.
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The Good Friday worship services commemorating Jesus’ death on the cross will be held at both 12 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.
Trinity Baptist Church Praise the God of Resurrection Easter Week Services
March 28th: Maundy Thursday: 7:00 pm March 29th: Good Friday: 7:00 pm March 31st: Easter Sunday: 6:45 am - Sunrise Service 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am - Easter worship services with special performances by the choir and orchestra
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FOR SALE Kenmore washer/dryer, in great condition, $150. Very nice birch corner desk unit with hutch, $100. Have pictures. 713-418-4821. 2007 Whirlpool Gold Refrigerator, excellent condition, $300. Email ldpurple@ymail for info and pictures. Holland grill, excellent condition, paid $650, will take $325. 281-3954316. Orion charcoal cooker, excellent condition. Paid $159, will take $79.50. 281-395-4316. Size 6 BCBG MAXAZRIA yellow Prom Gown, $100; size 10 David’s Bridal wedding gown, never worn, includes veil, petticoat and gloves, $600. Phone 281-944-9041. Pool Table for Sale: 7’ Olhausen, mint condition. Recently upgraded to top of line green felt and balls, $1,200. 281-856-8534. 3 piece wooden bedroom set, 2 chest of drawers and corner desk unit. Medium dark finish, $175. 281-856-8534. Computer desk with hutch, light wood finish, 57”L x 24”D x 28”H, $50. 281-856-8534. Dining room suite, early American, Tell City, finish Andover #48, includes: table, TC 8156; 4 chairs TC 8032 and Singer china hutch, $700. (Same on ebay for over $1,500.) 281-463-7938 or dee-doug@ sbcglobal.net for pics.
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China cabinet, beautiful, mint condition, solid wood from South America, traditional, cherry, lighted inside, glass cabinets with drawers. Must see, $500. 713-805-4039. Curio cabinet, mint condition, glass front and sides, mirrored back, dark wood, traditional, 6’ H X 2.5’ W, lighted inside, intricate carving, must see, $500. Call 713-805-4039. Executive desk, Helikon brand, medium cherry wood, 70” X 35” front, 45” X 22” return, 29” height. Excellent condition, $9,500. Call 281855-1531 or email email@example.com. Can email picture. 2 Prom/Quinceanera dresses by Flirt, size 4 - 8. Immaculate - paid $600 each, selling for $100. Hot pink crystalled top with Cinderellatype bottom and olive green crystalled top with Belle-type bottom. Call for pictures. 713-816-6777. Wedgewood China, 12 5-piece place settings, plus serving pieces, $895. 281-395-3664. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, latpull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail. com.
MOVING/GARAGE SALES Premove and Downsizing: Several large framed pictures, $25 each. Service for 12, Noritake Ontario pattern, $250. Gold stainless flatware for 12, $30. Crystal serving bowls and platters, $25 ea. Fish bath decor, $25. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures. Collectors antiques sale. Furniture, ceramics, textiles, art and smallscountry to formal. Friday, April 19th, 9 AM - 5 PM. Saturday, April 20th, 9 AM - 5 PM. Sunday, April 21st, 10 AM - 4 PM. 19807 Partridge Run Dr., Houston, TX 77094. 281-782-0958.
2003 Toyota Camry. 4 Cyl, automatic, all power and air. $5,600. 281682-7868. 1985, 18 Â˝ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746. 2009 Saturn Vue XE - 4 Door, white, FWD, 2.4 Liter, 2 Wheel Drive, 45K miles, clean car fax. One owner, excellent condition, $12,000. Call 281-463-1175
Cleaning service seeks experienced part-time person with transportation. Katy area, flexible hours, must be bondable w/ background check. Company observes high cleaning standard, so detail-oriented cleaner is preferred. $10/hr. 281-639-6654. Plumbers or Apprentices for repair and a Receptionist needed. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239. 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. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353.
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Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281-758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com.
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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 oneon-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. 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.
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HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE Woodlands of College Station Condo: 2 bedroom/ 2 bath, excellent condition, 5 minutes from Campus, appliances. Call 281-395-2176.
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Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-463-4717. 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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