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May 2013 POOL TIME AGAIN
Once again, it is time to head for our pool. By now, each of you should have received in the mail your notification of the pool schedule and those interested will have picked up their swim tags - a prerequisite for use of our pool. As a reminder, the pool will be open weekends beginning May 4th (plus Memorial Day), full time June 1st through August 25th, reverting to weekends again (plus Labor Day) through its closing on September 2nd. Hours of operation for the pool are 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. For your ongoing reference, this information is posted on the Swimming Pool tab of the Recreation page of our website www. wsmaonline.org - Also, in order to avoid disappointment, please remember that if the pool is open on a Monday for a Holiday, it will be closed the next day, Tuesday, for cleaning. The pool operation will again be managed by Houston Recreational Management staff, this year under the management of a new director and with more experienced lifeguards. The Board believes that these changes will result in a more positive experience for all of our residents who enjoy using our pool each year.
SWIM TEAM UPDATE
For any aspiring swim team members who failed to sign-up during the two registration days, the swim team board will be providing an opportunity for late registration. This will begin on Monday, April 8th and will continue through Wednesday, May 1st. All registration information and forms are available on the Williamsburg Settlement Swim Team (WSST) website, www.wsstdolphins.weebly.com Swim meet dates are as follows: Saturday, June 1st against Briar Hills Monday, June 10th against Memorial Parkway Saturday, June 15th against Barkers Landing Saturday, June 22nd against Barkers Ridge Any resident interested in coming to watch and support our community swim team may go to the WSST website for specific locations and times.
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The April Yard-of-the-Month award goes to Hank and Sharon Babylon of 22422 S. Rebecca Burwell. Hank and Sharon have lived in The Settlement for 18 years. They love the fact that the neighborhood is very quiet. They also like the fact that the houses are not painted wild annoying colors like the neighborhood in which they previously lived. Their yard is ablaze with beautiful bright pink Azaleas, every inch of which has vibrant blooms. The trees are neatly lined with Cast Iron Plants. Mixed in the front beds is an array of Bird’s Nest ferns, red Roses and yellow Lantana. On one end opposite the Azaleas is a stunning Bridle Wreath Spirea with each graceful limb afire with clusters of white flowers. Their back yard is as stunning as the front with a collection of bird houses that each represent a special place such as a Mexican restaurant, a church, an antique store, etc. and they have many hanging plants all abloom. Thank you Hank and Sharon for adding such beauty to our neighborhood.
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February 1 through February 28, 2013 Type of Incident Number of Incidents Accident-Minor 1 Animal /Humane 2 28 Check School / Clubhouse Credit Card Abuse 1 Curfew Violations 3 Follow-Up 4 Meet the Citizen 19 Meet the Officer 3 Neighborhood Check 28 Theft/other 1 3 Traffic Hazard Traffic Initiative 7 Traffic Stop 4 Vacation Watch 7 Warning Citations 4
In his February monthly report, Officer Paul Wilburn said that the patrol is still seeing many garage doors left open. These could possibly invite “very special shoppers” and he advises residents not to make it easy for these folks!
UPDATE OF EMAIL ADDRESSES
This is just a reminder that the email addresses to which emails from the WSMA Webmaster are broadcast are those that have been registered on the www.WSMAonline.org website by the residents themselves. This email distribution list is used to disseminate important announcements to Settlement residents. However, email addresses do tend to be rather dynamic as residents change their ISP for a variety of reasons and when they do so, unless they re-
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register their new email addresses on the Registration page of the website, they will no longer receive these broadcast emails. So please, when conveying a new email address to those in your address book, also update our mailing list by removing your old email address and replacing it with your new one. This will ensure that you continue to receive the timely announcements on important Settlement activities.
inclusion in the directories or if they don’t want ANY information included IN EITHER the hard copy or the on-line directories, they can so indicate by completing the simpler form at the bottom of the Registration page. This request to new residents is included in the Welcome Packet given to each as soon as PCMI is made aware of the change in ownership.
And for those who have not yet registered, you are strongly urged to do so as this is the best mechanism we have to quickly communicate with our residents.
To report a burned out streetlight, any resident may call CenterPoint directly at 713-207-2222. However, for those with Internet access, you may also make this report on-line. For those interested, you can go to http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage (the website address). Then enter your contact details so that they can get back to you if more information is required. On the following page enter the details of the light(s) with the problem. Just as you would if reporting the outage via the telephone, you will need to provide the street address where the light is located and the 6-digit number that is prominently displayed on the front of the pole. Under normal circumstances the crew will be out to fix the problem within 7 working days. Anyone noticing a streetlight that is out or has some other malfunction is encouraged to report the problem to CenterPoint via either of these two methods without delay. Our Association is charged for every streetlight each month, irrespective of whether or not the light is functioning. So please help us get value for your hard earned money!
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
RESIDENT DIRECTORY MAINTENANCE
If any resident wishes to update the information that they have previously provided for publication in the Maintenance Association Directory or on the Directory page of our website, they can do so by using the Residents’ Directory Entry form. This form is accessible via the Registration or Directory pages of our website www.wsmaonline. org The webmaster uses the information submitted to maintain the directory database. If the resident indicates on the form that he or she is agreeable to having that information accessible via the online Directory page, the update will be made as soon as possible usually within 24 hours. Throughout 2013, the information will also be marked for inclusion in any future edition of the hard copy directory, monthly updates of which will be emailed to all registered residents who can use them to manually annotate their copies. If the resident wants the information restricted to the hard copy directory, then it will be used only for this purpose and will not be posted on-line. A record of all changes since the last publication of the hard copy directory will be maintained and will be emailed to any resident who requests it so that they can keep their copies current. New residents to our subdivision are requested to use the same Residents’ Directory Entry form to register their information for
STREET LIGHT OUTAGES
Reminder About House painting
Residents need to be sure and pay attention to the state of the paint on their houses. Many of the houses in the settlement are of an age that they will soon need to be repainted or sided. Please be proactive in getting this done when necessary. Doing this before you have a problem will not only keep your house looking nicer, but doing it early can end up saving you money! But please remember that all such work does require Architectural Review Committee approval. This is obtained by completing a “Request For Home Improvement Approval” form and mailing it to PCMI. A blank copy of this form is included in this newsletter and is also available on the Board Notices and Forms page our website at WSMAonline.org.
WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT CLUBHOUSE AND POOL RENTAL
The Clubhouse is available for rental for non-profit activities to all residents in good standing with the Association. • The fees are as follows: BIG ROOM RENTAL FEE: Up to 49 people - $50 50-100 people - $75 Plus a refundable security deposit: No alcohol served - $100 Alcohol served or the attendance of 20 or more between the ages of 13 and 21- $200* SMALL ROOM RENTAL FEE: Up to 20 people - $30 Plus a refundable security deposit of $50 • *Note that when alcohol is served, two security guards must also be on duty. The requirement for two is mandated by the Sheriff’s Department. When no alcohol is being served but the event is attended by 50 or more people and continues past 6:00 PM or 20 or more people between the ages of 13 and 21 unaccompanied by their family members, one security guard is required. • The charge for the security guards, which is paid directly to the officers, is the responsibility of the resident requesting the rental. • Also, if there are more than 20 young people between the ages of 13 and 21 unaccompanied by their family members the Association requires one responsible adult for every 10 of these young persons to act as chaperones. • All deposits refundable upon passing the exit inspection.
POOL RENTAL The pool is available for private parties during the swim season (only), subject to the posted pool rules and the following restrictions. During Pool Hours: • Only 1 group at a time. • Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time. • Parties held during open hours are restricted to 20 or fewer persons (adults and children) who will be entering the pool and do not have their own pool tags. • In the event that the total number of persons in the pool (including regular pool users who are not in the party) requires an additional lifeguard then the cost of the additional guard will be deducted from the renter’s deposit. • Two responsible adults must be in the pool area at all times acting as chaperones to ensure the good behavior of all members of the party. • Party to be over and the area cleaned up by pool closing at 8:00 PM • A $100 refundable deposit is required. After Hours: • Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time. • Fees: 1-49 people - $50; 50 plus - $75. • Private pool parties may start at 8:00 PM. They must end and the area must be cleaned up by the scheduled end of the party, either 10:00 or 11:00 PM as selected on the booking form. • One responsible adult for every 10 persons under the age of 21 must be in the pool area at all times acting as chaperones to ensure the good behavior of all members of the party. • Lifeguards will be booked by the Association. There will be a minimum of 2 lifeguards plus an additional guard for every 25 persons in excess of 50 who will be entering the pool. The perlifeguard hourly fee is $25.
• The cost for the lifeguards will be added to the rental fee and will be payable by the renter to the Association at the time the booking is confirmed. • A $150 refundable deposit is required. For clubhouse and pool availability, refer to the Clubhouse Bookings page of the Association website www.wsmaonline.org and then to make a reservation, please complete the pool entries on the on-line Clubhouse Booking Form. If you need further information, call Dave Ellis at 281-347-2580.
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Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control) advises that “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat or to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more then six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question. 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle. 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk to street. While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet.
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A Katy area playgroup for stay at home moms and their infantpreschool aged children in the Williamsburg area meets every Monday at different locations. If you interested in participating or finding out more about the playgroup, please contact the playgroup coordinator, Laura Bannerman, at email@example.com. Please share this information with neighbors and friends!
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• Last chance to prune and fertilize azaleas. Keep mulch several inches thick at all times. Fertilize camellias lightly for second time. • Fertilize crepe myrtles monthly from spring through summer with a high phosphorous fertilizer for bloom. If iron deficiencies appear (yellow leaves) use Green Light Iron and soil Acidifier according to label directions. • This is the time of year for aphids and mildew. Each problem has many solutions, but to handle both at once you can use either Orthenex Insect & Disease Control Formula III or just plain soapy water (Liquid Ivory 1 tsp. - 1 Tbsp. for insects and 4 tsp. baking soda for fungus in every gallon of water. Keep solution mixed and apply to upper and lower sides of the leaves. Rinse with clear water 3 to 4 hours later. Frequency caution should be used.
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KISD BOARD ELECTION
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.
KATY ISD NAMED AMONG BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
For the eleventh time in the past 12 years, Katy ISD has been named among the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation, which recognizes schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support for music education. Katy ISD is one of only 21 districts in Texas to receive this recognition for 2013.
Association Clinic in San Antonio in February were the Katy High School Jazz Band, the Stephens Elementary “Stompin’ Hooves” instrumental ensemble and the Griffin Elementary Fifth Grade Choir. Continuing to provide diverse music education opportunities, Katy ISD hosted its fifth annual Katy Jazz Festival, April 26th - 27th. The Katy Jazz Festival provides a learning and performance venue to student and professional musicians, while increasing exposure, education and entertainment to the Katy/West Houston area. “Students in Katy ISD are exposed to high-quality music programs from kindergarten through their senior year,” added Bryant. “Studies have shown that children engaged in music and the arts often perform better academically as well. This is just another reason why we try to offer a variety of quality fine arts programs and opportunities for our students.” Among the music programs offered to Katy ISD students include: string orchestra, full orchestra, choir vocal ensemble, marching band, concert band, jazz band and multiple individual events of solos and small ensembles.
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Ties & Tiaras, hosted March 7th, celebrated mentors and featured this year’s KEYS artwork, “Unlocking the Future,” created by art honor students from Katy High School.
“Our music educators constantly go above and beyond their required duties to make sure their students succeed. This recognition is a direct reflection of their commitment,” said Bob Bryant, executive director of fine arts for Katy ISD. “It is evident that our community, administration and School Board supports and encourages quality music education for every student.”
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Last September, two Katy ISD musical groups, the McMeans Jr. High Symphonic Band and the Cinco Ranch High School Symphony Orchestra, were selected as National Winners in the Mark of Excellence honors by the Foundation for Music Education. Additionally, the Cinco Ranch Junior High Honors Band was selected and performed in December for the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Selected and performing at the Texas Music Educators
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The National Honor Society was established in 1921. “The organization has upwards of one million members,” said FWA Chapter president Stan Stanulonis. “Next year will be the 16th year of the Faith West Chapter of the National Honor Society and these 16 inductees will be extraordinary members,” he said prior to inducing the guest speaker. Guest speaker Marsue Ferguson, education and language consultant (specializing in teacher training), addressed the audience with comments about the five pillars of NHS - leadership, scholarship, service, character and citizenship. Mrs. Ferguson encouraged the new inductees to make the most of every opportunity to serve and lead others with honor. “Do well and be able to look back and say ‘I did some good’,” she said. Members were selected based on outstanding performance in scholarship (3.50 or better cumulative GPA), leadership, service and character. “National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue, their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” said Mrs. Sandye Reed, chapter advisor. Mrs. Reed followed by listing various clubs, sports and 59 service activities the inductees were involved. Some of those service activities included: Katy Christian Ministries, Habitat for Humanity orphanage in Vietnam for children with dioxin disease, St. Justin’s food bank and Houston Food Bank. After the ceremony, there was a congratulatory reception hosted by the current 20 members for new inductees and guests.
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May 13th through June 6th (Depending on Age) Albion Hurricanes will be having tryouts and evaluations in May and June for players of all levels of competition between the ages of 7 and 18 for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 seasons. Please go to www.albionhurricanes.org or call 713-939-7473 for more information and for free registration!
Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is NOW in progress. Limited space available. Plan ahead so your child doesnâ€™t miss out on Summer FUN! Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org/katy 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 sessions are filling quickly. 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 and Baseball. Deadline is May 26th ($10 late fee after May 19th)
Katy Youth Football is proud to announce 2013 Fall Registration: www.katyyouthfootball.com FOOTBALL: Regular registration thru June 30th, cost $175. Late registration will close on July 28th. First game day will be September 7th. CHEER: Regular registration thru June 30th, cost - new/returners needing uniform $175 and returners w/o uniform $145. Late registration will close on August 31st. First game day will be September 7th. Walk-in registrations will be: May 4th, May 18th and June 1st. Locations TBA.
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 email@example.com or call 832-790 3772.
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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Katy Rugby Club
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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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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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On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Boy Scout Troop 1001, chartered by St. Edith Stein Catholic Church at 3311 N. Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77449, just north of Morton Rd., will host a Multi-Family Garage Sale from 7:30 am to 11:30 am in the church parking lot (rain or shine). Items sold will range from electronics, toys, clothes, household items, books, furniture and lots of other interesting stuff. Free coffee and donuts for the first 100 people. Please email troop1001BSA@gmail. com if you have any questions.
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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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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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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
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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 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)
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Harris Co. Precinct Three, Commissioner Steve Radack and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive at Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Drive. The Blood Drive will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9 AM to 3 PM and is open to the public. Call Neemesys Magee at 713-266-8193 to schedule an appointment.
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Texas Children’s Hospital - West Campus and Katy Aquatics are teaming together to host a water safety event with interactive displays, water activities and games for children. The event will be held on Saturday, May 4th, from 10 am - 12 pm at the Cinco Ranch High School Natatorium. W.A. Meyers, Fort Bend County Commissioner of Pct. 3, will say opening remarks about the importance of being safe around water and how drowning can be prevented.
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 and Wednesday 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: 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.
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May 11th - Creek Walk and Fish Prints Saturdays in Nature is a hands-on science program offered for families to participate in together by the Audubon Docent Guild at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary on the second Saturday of each month (September - May). The May program will feature a walk along and in Rummel Creek so wear water shoes; guided walks will start at 10 and 11 AM. The craft is making fish prints. Start any time between 9 and 11:30 AM - no reservations are needed. Free; donations encouraged. 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. For more information, visit www.houstonaudubon.org
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Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack will honor our servicemen and servicewomen with a Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The service will be held at the Harris County War Memorial in Bear Creek Pioneers Park, 3535 War Memorial Drive.
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During 2013, Congregation Or Ami, a conservative synagogue serving West Houston, Katy and Fort Bend County, will be celebrating its 12th birthday. As is customary for Jewish girls of this age, this means it’s time to have a Bat Mitzvah party! Our celebration will be held at Congregation Or Ami - 3443 Wilcrest Drive (between Richmond and Westpark) - on Sunday evening, April 28th starting at 5 pm. Festivities will include a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, music and dancing and a silent auction. During this event, we will also be honoring and thanking one of our congregants, Augusta Levine, for her many years of volunteer work to train our students to read from the Torah and chant Haftorah. Tickets are $100 per person, with sponsorships for tables of 10 starting at $1,500. You will also have the opportunity to contribute a photo and/or message for a tribute book that will be presented to Augusta Levine. For additional information, please call Congregation Or Ami at 713334-4300.
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Katy Aglow Community Lighthouse invites you to attend Prayer Connection - a time of powerful prayer! Location: Tradition Bank (South 99 and Highland Knolls) Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Date: May 21, 2013
Registration is now underway for our Annual Vacation Bible School at Epiphany Lutheran Church & School for all children ages 3 years through entering 5th grade. Join us the week of June 10th - 14th from 9 am - 12:30 pm for KINGDOM ROCK VBS. This year, we will transform the church into a Royal Kingdom as we celebrate Standing Strong for God. Each day the campers will play games, learn music, create delicious snacks, go on Bible adventures and more. Tired of those VBS paper plate arts/crafts projects - so are we! That’s why we have replaced them with our Imagination Station! Each day your child will experience a different make and take science project that will WOW their friends and family while reinforcing our Bible lesson. Our campers will also be part of a special mission project to send Bibles to children in India. On the last day of camp, parents and friends are invited to our Fanfare Finale filled with music, video clips and lots of pictures recapping our week of camp! Register on line at www.elcsh.org or www.epiphanylutheranschool.org today! VBS is available for all children ages 3 years (must be potty trained) through entering 5th grade. Registration is $20 and includes a camp t-shirt and special gifts. Music CD’s are also available for an additional $8. You can register and pay on-line or stop by our Church office for a registration form. We will accept registrations throughout the week of VBS - however, we cannot guarantee t-shirts and gifts for anyone registering after May 17th so register today! If you cannot afford camp, scholarships are available. All 3 year olds must be potty trained. For more information, contact Beth Hixon, Director of Children’s Ministry at 713-896-1773 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bear Creek Baptist Church Vacation Bible School “Colossal Coaster World” Dates: June 24-28, 2013 Times: 9 AM-12:30 PM No Cost Registration begins May 5th
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Gospel Quartet in Katy Glory Bound
You don’t have to look far to find good Gospel music in the Katy area. For the past year, the men of Glory Bound have been singing and entertaining the crowds at various venues in and around Katy. Glory Bound is a Southern Gospel quartet from the west Houston area. Their ministry is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the people of metropolitan and suburban Houston through the uplifting message of gospel music. Their song list includes traditional, wellknown hymns, as well as more recent offerings from contemporary recording quartets. Glory Bound features Bass John Voll, Tenor Bill Beck, Baritone Chip Feazel, High Tenor Jeff Dethrow and Tony Custer on the piano. They love sharing wonderful Christian music as it was first performed, with rich vocal harmonies and lively piano accompaniment. They are frequently seen and heard at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy. You can also find them singing for churches, shelters, retirement and assisted living centers, nursing homes and other venues where they can make a joyful noise. Be prepared to tap your toes and clap your hands! For more information, contact Tony Custer at 281 342-8662 or email email@example.com
Over the past several years, more than 850 lay leaders and others in the Katy/West Houston area seeking in-depth Bible study have enjoyed Bible Certificate classes at The Bible Seminary. With the recent addition of The Bible Seminary’s graduate-level Master of Divinity program, ministry training in all 66 books of the Bible by seasoned professionals is more convenient than ever for local residents. If you sense God calling you to become a pastor, ministry leader, missionary or more devoted follower of Jesus, The Bible Seminary can help train and prepare you for 21st century ministry leadership. The seminary offers Bible-based, Christ-centered, mission-focused, professional ministry training, in one of the most unique seminary programs in America. Full-time, part-time, credit only and limited audit options are available. New full-time Master of Divinity students enrolling in the Fall 2013 semester are eligible for a limited number of $8,000 per year scholarships. The seminary is located at 2655 S Mason Rd, adjacent to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center and Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www.thebibleseminary.org or call 281-646-1109.
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Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.
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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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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: 281-7591010.
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HELP WANTED - CARE 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. Part time before & after school care needed. Local high school or college student that can get my daughters (age 5 and 8) off of the school bus on Thursday and Friday afternoons (approx. 4 PM) and stay with them until approximately 6:00 - 6:30 PM. Help getting snack and starting homework. I’m in Nottingham Country in Katy and the girls attend Pattison Elementary. Pay negotiable. Amy, 281-676-4430.
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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 email@example.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 281656-2273. 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 281256-2286. 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 email@example.com.
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