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A POOL IS COOL, BUT ONLY WHEN IT’S SAFE
Pools make for great summer fun, but they can be an accident waiting to happen. Pools are a great way to beat the heat, but they can be dangerous. Drowning and waterborne infections are threats for adults and children alike. To make sure your memories of pools are happy ones, follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Make safety a priority. It’s easier than you might think for someone - especially a child - to accidentally fall into a pool. Children can also quietly make their way to a pool before anyone knows they’re missing. If you have a pool on your property, take these precautions: • Completely surround the pool with walls or fences that are at least 5 feet high. Make sure gates are self-closing, self-latching and out of small children’s reach. • If your house makes up the barrier of one side of the pool, equip doors leading from the house with an alarm that will sound if the door is unexpectedly opened. • For above-ground pools, secure or remove steps or ladders when the pool isn’t in use. • Consider using a power safety cover. The cover is a motor-powered barrier that can be placed over the water when the pool isn’t in use. • Think about a pool alarm. The CPSC recommends an underwater alarm, which detects movement under the water, with remote receivers placed inside the house. Take extra precautions with children. Learning to swim is always a good idea, but according to the AAP, children aren’t developmentally ready for swimming lessons until at least age 4. Even then, swimming lessons don’t guarantee a child will be safe in the water. Keep these points in mind concerning pools and children: • Never leave a child alone in a pool, even for a moment. • Avoid air-filled “swimming aids,” such as water wings. They can give children a false sense of security. • Remove all toys from the pool after use so children aren’t tempted to reach for them. • Protect your child from sunburn by applying a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Reapply after swimming. • Make sure an adult is always within arm’s length whenever an infant or toddler is in the water. • If a child is missing, always check the pool first. Seconds count when a child has fallen in the water. Be prepared for an emergency. Ideally, no one will have a problem in your pool. But if they do, you need to be ready. • Keep rescue equipment, such as a shepherd’s hook (a long pole with a hook on the end of it) and a life preserver near the pool. • Make sure a telephone is at the pool when the pool is in use.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CREEK BEND ESTATES! KPM Management Company Mailing Address: P. O. Box 6333 • Katy, TX 77491-6333 Physical Address: 16360 Park Ten Place, Suite 225 Houston, Texas 77084 281-685-3090 • Fax: 281-599-8822 email@example.com CREEK BEND ESTATES BOARD OF DIRECTORS Terry Huckaby, President Harold Spiro, Vice President Giovanni Pintabona, Secretary Hermes Troches, Treasurer
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CREEK BEND ESTATES BOARD MEETINGS ARE THE 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT KPM MANAGEMENT OFFICE. Creek Bend Estates
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www.sushihanakaty.com Guard against infection. A pool is basically a bath that a lot of people share at once. As a result, germs can easily be transmitted, especially through fecal matter. While chlorine kills most germs, it can’t kill all of them. Some precautions are necessary. • Don’t get in the water if you have diarrhea. • Never swallow pool water. • Wash your hands and bottom and those of your child, thoroughly with soap and water after having a bowel movement. • Take your child to the toilet for bathroom breaks often. • Change diapers in a bathroom, not near the pool. Germs can contaminate surfaces in and near the water. Have fun! Just a few safety precautions can mean the difference between a refreshing way to spend the day and an experience that may be painfully hard to forget. Be safe and you’ll get along swimmingly. www.christusstcatherine.org
Creek Bend Estates residents will now be able to apply for a recreation card online at www.creekbendestates.com, through the community website. Our new application can be found, once logged in, at the resources section under eforms. We will still accept applications which are emailed, mailed or faxed; they can be found on the website under documents.
HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW
2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street.” While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet. To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact: Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666 Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191 Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588 www.countypets.com
CREEK BEND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Terry Huckaby - President Harold Spiro - Vice President Giovanni Pintabona - Secretary Hermes Troches - Treasurer
Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question
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We have several houses that need roof repairs. Please do your part to help keep our home values up. Houston ISD and Katy ISD have both stated they are not raising taxes, so it is a great time to protest your tax value and get ahead of the curve. And it’s inevitable that they will go up some time in the near future. Always be prepared and keep your alarm system activated. Criminals are always looking for opportunity. Install a motion sensor light and a cheap camera system for outside, if needed.
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Remember to call 911, not Board Members when you see criminal activity. Time is the key to stopping criminal behavior. If you live near an entrance, you need to take extra precautions. Criminals like to choose these homes because it is easy to get away after the crime.
Our new website is up and running. Go check it out. You can pay your fees and much more on the site. It is more user friendly than our old site. CHECK IT OUT! www.creekbendestates.com.
Reminder that trashcans are to be stored out of public view, except for on designated trash days. This helps keep the community looking good. CRIME If you see suspicious cars or people in the subdivision DO NOT HESITATE, call 911 and report it. • Keep your gates locked. • Keep your Alarm systems on or activated. • Keep your Garage doors closed.
We have to pay every month for your street light whether it is working or not. If you notice yours is out go to http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage. You will need the pole number. Please help us to keep the lights on and not waste money.
WE WANT YOU! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
CBECA needs your help to improve Creek Bend Estates. We need volunteers to work in CBECA committees. Creek Bend Estates has much potential but to reach our potential we need help. Volunteer today! Call KPM Management (281-685-3090) and reserve your seat at the next CBECA Board Meeting.
DEED RESTRICTION REMINDER
LANDSCAPE AND YARD DECORATIONS In an effort to assist the owners and occupants of Creek Bend Estates with being more familiar with our Deed Restrictions we will be highlighting a different deed restriction each month both in the newsletter and on our website. This month’s Deed Restriction is Landscape and Yard Decorations and below is a summary of this deed restriction based upon the Creek Bend Estates Deed Restrictions. This summary applies to all Sections of Creek Bend Estates. On the front lawn or wherever visible from the street, there shall be no decorative appurtenances placed, such as sculptures, bird baths, fountains, or other decorative embellishments, fences or plants, hedges, trees, shrubs, walls, structure or other improvement (including play ground and recreation equipment) unless the same shall have been approved in writing by the Architectural Control Committee. In addition to the Deed Restrictions, more specific information regarding yard decorations are addressed in the ACC Guidelines, which state that no more than 3 yard decorations not to exceed 2 feet are allowed with ACC approval. Christmas, holiday or other festive decorations of a temporary nature are exceptions. Such temporary decorations must be removed within four (4) weeks after the calendar date of the holiday. Note: The enforcement of Landscape and Yard Decorations is not limited to the above summary, but is subject to the full language of the Landscape and Yard Decorations in the Deed Restrictions of Creek Bend Estates. Therefore all owners or occupants of Creek Bend Estates should obtain and read the Deed Restrictions. Copies of the Deed Restrictions can be
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obtained by accessing the Creek Bend Estates community website www. creekbendestates.com, clicking on the “Documents” link on the home page, selecting Deed Restrictions, and following the on-line instructions. If you do not have access to the internet, contact KPM Management at 291-685-3090. The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, also known as the “Deed Restrictions” has been duly recorded under the Official Public Records of Real Property for Harris County, TX. These Deed Restrictions are attached to your property and are legally binding.
• Remove spent crepe myrtle flowers to prolong bloom production. • Weeds rob plants of valuable water, nutrients--remove them. • Great sun/heat-lovers include coral honeysuckle, coreopsis, lantana, oleanders and hamelia. • Fertilize flowers lightly, if at all; too hot for heavy feedings. • Water your lawn longer but less frequent. Deep water of about 2 - 3” per week forces plant roots to grow down, instead of sideways into sunbaked upper soil levels. Use a bowl in your yard to measure during waterings.
MORTON ROAD MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT MONTHLY MEETINGS
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District regular monthly meetings are open to the public. Notices for all meetings are posted at 19725 Spanish Needle, Houston, TX 77084. These meetings typically occur on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
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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 email@example.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission.
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Trash pickup is Tuesdays and Fridays. Please put your trashcans away between pickup days. You can contact Royal Disposal 713-526-1536 for guidelines.
• Plant fall flowering annuals where your spring annuals have bloomed out. Set our seeds like zinnia, marigold, cosmos, petunia and portulaca so you’ll have color until frost. Don’t let seedlings dry out. • In summer, prune roses to keep them in shape. Continue black spot and insect treatments. Water 2” once per week.
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KATY ISD ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2013 TOP TEN
More than 3,500 seniors walked across the stage at the Leonard E. Merrell Center during the 2013 graduation ceremonies. Katy ISD congratulates all graduates and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors! MAYDE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL: Valedictorian - Carlos Joel Molina, Jr. Salutatorian - Beatriz Helena Thames No. 3 - Andrew Khang Nguyen No. 4 - Tugaiya Taha Shipchandler No. 5 - Andrew Lane McCaslin No. 6 - Ethan Michael Myers No. 7 - Anthony Viet-Tri Tran No. 8 - Kevin Nguyen No. 9 - Adrian Espencer Casas No. 10 - Tuyen Nguyen
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Katie Morrison, a senior at Mayde Creek High School, was selected to have her play “Pamoja Na Wema” read and performed at the Alley Theatre as part of their Playwriting 360˚ Residency. Pamoja Na Wema, which means kindness in Swahili, examines the effect of one random act of kindness on the life of the protagonist, Isobel. Katie’s play is one of only six plays selected from Houston area schools. The showcase took place on the Alley Theatre’s Neuhaus Stage, May 13th.
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Sports WEST HOUSTON GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION
West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Fall 2013 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at email@example.com
CANES SUMMER SOCCER CAMP SERIES
The Canes Summer Soccer Camp Series is comprised of two camps: Skills & Drills Camp and Fundamental Skills Camp. Camps are led by some of Texas finest coaching professionals. Our professional Staff has extensive camp experience, hold Youth and National Coaching Licenses with many having coached in the South Texas ODP and possess a Professional playing background. Camp options for players of all levels and genders! Our camps are uniquely designed so that every level of player has an opportunity to advance their knowledge and develop their skills in the proper environment. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-856-6279 or email email@example.com or call 713-818-0181. Register online at www.albionhurricanes.org July 22nd - July 26th: Reading FC Camp/Start of Regional and National League Team Training July 29th: Start of Central and West Team Training
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CAMP & EVENT DATES June 17-21, 2013:AHFC Canes Skills & Drills Soccer Camp (10-16) - Katy Park June 17-21, 2013: AHFC Canes Fundamental Camp (5-9) - Katy Park July 15-19, 2013: AHFC Canes Skills & Drills Soccer Camp (10-16) - Katy Park July 15-19, 2013: AHFC Canes Fundamental Camp (5-9) - Katy Park July 15-19, 2013: AHFC Duchesne Skills & Drills Soccer Camp (10-16) July 15-19, 2013: AHFC Duchesne Fundamental Camp (5-9)
Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is still in progress. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org/katy. SUMMER DAY CAMP: Ages 6-15. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA’s amazing Camp Cinco, behind Creech Elementary, there are still openings for mid-summer sessions. 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 sessions are filling quickly. SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS FOR YOUTH AND TEENS: Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football, Tennis, Volleyball and Club Volleyball camps are offered for ages 6-14. Offered 9 AM-11 AM various weeks throughout the summer. MELVIN ADAMS BASKETBALL CAMPS: Back by popular demand! Former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams will be at the Katy YMCA teaching his inspirational camp to girls and boys ages 6-14. This camp has been a huge hit with both participants and parents the past 5 years! July 15th-19th. Don’t miss out on this dynamic camp experience!
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SUMMER SPECIALTY CAMPS: Let your child choose a camp that caters to their specific interest such as cheer, jump rope, Hip Hop/Jazz or Tae Kwon Do! Come have a blast at these 2-hour camps. BEFORE AND/OR AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE 2013-2014 REGISTRATION: Child Care provided at most Katy ISD elementary schools until 6:30 PM. Some schools offer both before and after school care. Please call for specific school offerings and prices.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Please contact Dean at email@example.com if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.
KATY RUGBY CLUB
Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit www.katyrugbyclub.com
KATY VALKYRIES HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE
The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: www.katyvalkyries. org for additional information.
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WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.
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22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450 281-395-3950 - thefellowship.org Located at the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road, The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers a variety of summer activities for elementary aged children. ALL programs listed are for children who have completed kindergarten through the completed fifth grade. LUNCH BUNCH Tuesdays (July 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th) from Noon - 2:00 PM Bring a sack lunch and join us for fun and fellowship at the church. Free event. Register online at our church website: thefellowship.org. SUMMER DAYS WITH PIZZAZZ Monthly Field Trip (July 10th and August 21st) from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Join us for fun, educational day trips to local and Houston area attractions. Activities this year include SeaWolf Park in Galveston, San Jacinto Monument/Battleship Texas and Splashway Water Park. Van transportation is provided for trips. Children are able to sign up for all activities or for only the ones which fit the family schedule. $25. Per field trip. Registration is available online at our website: thefellowship. org - Choose the Community section/Children’s ministry - events. FUNFEST AT THE FELLOWSHIP July 28th - August 1st from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM This evening event will be a “Rockin’ the Boat” on our journey of life. Join us for games, crafts, songs, Bible study and lots of fun! $5 supply fee per child. Register online at our church website: thefellowship.org.
Vacation Bible School TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God Completed K-6th grade July 8th-12th, 9 AM-12 NOON 10000 Spring Green Blvd (corner of Spring Green and Fry) You’ve got a ticket to ride! Come on and let’s get going... overcoming colossal fears and trusting God! Follow Paul’s missionary journeys in Acts and learn to overcome fears by reaching new heights of faithfulness, boldness, trust, wisdom and self-control. Visit www.trinity-katy.org to pre-register for VBS. Registration is also available at the door.
CHRIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Get ready to gear up for a fantastic summertime adventure! July 22-26, 2013, Christ Church PCA will hold its annual Vacation Bible School daily from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Upward Bound is an exciting, fun-filled VBS program that will take “Backpackers” on the ultimate VBS expedition. There will be Bible stories, scripture memory, songs, skits, crafts, games and snacks. The week will close with a Summit Celebration on Friday, July 26th at 6:30 PM with a
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Garage Sales VILLAGES OF LANGHAM CREEK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE!
The Garage Sale will be on Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th, 8 AM - ??, rain or shine! All neighbors invited to sell and shop! VOLC is located a the intersection of West Little York and Yorktown Crossing to West Little York and Yorkshire Woods Lane. Shop early for the BEST deals!!
Fall Craft Shows CYPRESS FALLS FFA CRAFT SHOW November 15-17, 2013 (Move in Friday night or Saturday morning)
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Sports & Golf Tournaments SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL FFA SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT
The Booster Club for the Seven Lakes High School FFA Chapter is hosting a Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Westside Sporting Grounds. Check-in starts at 7:30 AM. Shooting starts at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. The entry fee is $125 per person or $625 per fiveman team. Registration includes 100 sporting clay targets and ammunition (12 & 20 gauge). There are also opportunities for individuals or companies to sponsor the event. For information, email email@example.com or call 281-3955718. Information is also available at www.slhsffasportingclays.com. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
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Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or keepkidsconnected@gmail. com Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org
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The Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Katy Subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM will host a Casino Night at 7:00 PM, July 27, 2013 at the Mason Creek Community Center. Gaming tables will include blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold-em tables. Music will be quietly playing throughout the evening. A pasta dinner will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. The silent auction will begin at 7 PM and closing at 10:30 PM. Door prized will be given out shortly after all chips have been counted and tickets distributed to players. Wine, beer and setups will be available for purchase at the facility. Tickets are available for $50 each and all proceeds benefit the 2014 Show. Ticket price includes $2,500 in chips for gaming tables, pasta dinner and door prize entry. Additional chips, reserved seating for Texas Hold-em tables and reserved seating at dinner tables may be purchases at an additional cost. In 2012, $256,000 in scholarships was awarded to Katy ISD high school students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact event coordinator Terry Heiner at 713-203-3399 or co-coordinator Deanne Ahre at 281-979-5791 or email at KatyMetro@yahoo.com.
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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Tuesday, March 4 through Sunday, March 23, 2014. The Show is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable event, committed to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has contributed more than $330 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants and other educational and youth programs.
Summer Camps HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ACTORS ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2013 SUMMER CAMPS
Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) announces their 2013 Summer Performing Arts Camps. This summer, the HFAC’s Actors Academy is offering 25 different 1 and 3-week performing arts camps for grades 1-12. HFAC camps run June 10 through August 24, 2013 and feature acting, singing and dance instruction, as well as performance opportunities in musicals, dramas and comedies - especially designed for kids and teens. The HFAC Actors Academy 3-week Musical Theatre Performance Camps for grades 1-6 and 4-8 are Honk, Jr, The Hobbit, Pinocchio and Once on this Island, Jr. HFAC is offering eleven 1-week camps for grades 1-6 that include “Clowning Around,” “Acting Up Improv,” “Imagination Theatre,” “Disney Magic,” “Lights of Broadway,” “American Idol Boot Camp,” “Triple Threat,” “Fractured Fairy Tales,” “Dancing through the Decades,” “Melodrama Madness” and “Glee.” HFAC has numerous performance opportunities for teens in grades 7-12. The teen 3-week performance camps are Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and Once on this Island. The 1-week camps for teens are “Stage Combat,” “Acting for Stage and Film,” “Dialects,” “Triple Threat Boot Camp”
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and “Shakespeare Intensive.” A new addition to the HFAC summer program for teens is the audition show Steel Magnolias. This show rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning July 16th. Performances for Steel Magnolias will be the last week of Aug. Dance classes will also be offered this summer. There will be eight ballet 1, ballet 2, pointe, jazz 2 and tap 2 classes taught Tuesday evenings, through Aug 6th. The HFAC Royal Academy of Dance program is offering an Alice in Wonderland Ballet Camp that meets Monday and Wednesday evenings, July 22nd-August 24th. For more information, please call the HFAC Actors Academy at 281-685-2623.
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FOXFINDER by Dawn King. US Amateur Premier - August 15-31, 2013. Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn award. William Bloor, a ‘foxfinder,’ arrives at Sam and Judith Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected contamination. He is driven by his education and beliefs to unearth and destroy an animal that threatens man’s civilization and to remain free from its influence himself. As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives - forever. Dawn King’s play won the 2011 Papatango New Writing Competition (in partnership with London’s Finborough Theatre). A darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar, from a striking new voice in British theatre. CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE by Diana Amsterdam. Regional Premier - November 7-23, 2013. A wild ride through theatrical terrain that sears the senses and impacts the audience at a visceral place, which also manages to be hilariously funny and heartbreakingly real in the five core scenes of a young woman’s visit to the
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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 line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony Award-winning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies. 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 Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center)
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We have been performing in the Houston area for over 35 years. We prepare two types of shows each year; a Christmas show with old favorites, but always a new fun tune including props, narratives and choreography. Our regular show this year includes songs from the 1920s, as well as a Spiritual Medley that will start your toes tapping. Tammy Smith, Owner-Operated
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MUSIC SINGING GROUP “ONE-A-CHORD”
One A-Chord is an interdenominational men’s and women’s singing group with a music ministry to the elderly in Katy and West Houston. We enjoy entertaining with a combination of music including Sacred (Gospel/Spirituals/ Traditional) and Secular - with this year’s Choral medley “Made in the USA” which gives tribute to music that was created, performed, enjoyed and fostered by Americans. It includes Dixieland Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country Western, Broadway (with our special emphasis on ‘Sound of Music”) and Patriotic music. All proudly “Made in the USA!!”
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The University of Texas at Tyler will open the Houston Engineering Center in partnership with Houston Community College. Starting fall 2013, the center will be located at HCC’s Alief Campus, 2811 Hayes Road. UT Tyler will begin offering Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Bachelor Degrees and plans to develop a Civil Engineering program in the future. Visit hccs.edu/engineering or email email@example.com
The University of Houston System (UHS) and Houston Community College Northwest (HCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand higher education opportunities in the Katy/West Houston area. Through a partnership that includes using existing facilities at UHS at Cinco Ranch and HCC-Katy, the MOU will result in an increase of academic programs offered by UHS and HCC-Northwest in West Houston. Visit northwest.hccs.edu
northwest.hccs.edu 713.718.5700 Our group welcomes singers, dancers, instrumentalists and “Ham’s” and creates an hour of musical entertainment for the audience. (We love audience participation!) Our normal rehearsal/performing day is Monday morning. We will be starting rehearsals for our new singing season on Monday, August 5th at 9:30 AM at St. Peter’s UMC in Asbury Hall, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, We will have seven rehearsals before starting our new performing season. For additional information, please contact Gail Shipley (music director) 281-3470233, Bill Ramp (Scheduling) 281-347-2520, Chris Crockett (Administration) 281-788-7702 or Jackie Mills (Chaplain/Historian) 281-347-1568. For our current schedule and repertoire you can check out our website at www.oneachord.org.
Job Fair Epiphany of the Lord Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive in Katy is hosting a Job Fair for Professionals on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT and engineering to name a few. This event is geared toward degreed, careerminded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event. Bring plenty of resumes.
Misc. Events AYUSA SEEKS U.S. FAMILIES IN KATY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL INT’L EXCHANGE STUDENTS - 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Ayusa, a non-profit organization that promotes global learning and leadership through cultural exchange and leadership programs for high school students from around the world, is looking for American families in the Houston and surrounding areas interested in sharing their America with international high
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school students for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications for interested host families are currently being accepted. Ayusa foreign exchange students come from more than 60 countries, are fully insured, bring their own spending money and are proficient in English. Whether from Japan or Brazil, India or Sweden, Ukraine or Mexico, France or Lebanon, foreign exchange students are a window into another culture and a great way to travel the world without leaving your home. “Host families are the heart and soul of Ayusa’s foreign exchange program,” said Heather Wells, Senior Regional Director for Ayusa and the local contact for Houston and all surrounding communities. “Families have been hosting Ayusa exchange students for the last 30+ years and the experience has been transformative for the students, who blossom in the local community through support from the families and schools.” There is no “typical” American host family and Ayusa welcomes all interested families, with or without children, from both urban and rural communities. Host families provide three meals a day and a bedroom (either private or shared). Each student is supported by a professionally trained community representative from Ayusa who works with the family and student for the entire program. All host families must pass a criminal background check and a home visit by an Ayusa representative. Ayusa is a 501(c)3 and an official U.S. Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor. Families interested in learning more about hosting an exchange student can visit www.ayusa.org. Ayusa has been a member of the Council of Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) for more than 25 years - since its foundation. Please contact Heather Wells by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 281-770-3414.
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If you have ever visited the Statue of Liberty in person, you already know she’s an imposing figure, but consider the following fun facts: • Official dedication ceremonies held on Thursday, October 28, 1886. • Total overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches. • Height of the Statue from her heel to the top of her head is 111 feet, 6 inches. • The face on the Statue of Liberty measures more than 8 feet tall. • There are 154 steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty. • A tablet held in her left hand measures 23’ 7” tall and 13’ 7” wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776). • The Statue has a 35-foot waistline. • There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds. • Total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds).
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JULY 4TH - INDEPENDENCE DAY
America celebrates July 4th as Independence Day because it was on July 4, 1776, that members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. Following its adoption, the Declaration was read to the public in various American cities. Whenever they heard it, patriots erupted in cheers and celebrations. In 1777, Philadelphians remembered the 4th of July. Bells were rung, guns fired, candles lighted and firecrackers went off. However, while the War of Independence dragged on, July 4th celebrations were modest at best. When the war ended in 1783, July 4th became a holiday in some places. In Boston, it replaced the date of the Boston Massacre, March 5th, as the major patriotic holiday. Speeches, military events, parades and fireworks marked the day. In 1941, Congress declared July 4th a federal holiday.
THE LIBERTY BELL, THE BELL’S MESSAGE
The Liberty Bell’s inscription conveys a message of liberty, which goes beyond the words themselves. Since the bell was made, the words of the inscription have meant different things to different people. When William Penn created Pennsylvania’s government he allowed citizens to take part in making laws and gave them the right to choose the religion they wanted. The colonists were proud of the freedom that Penn gave them.
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In 1751, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a new bell for the State House. He asked that a Bible verse to be placed on the bell “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10). As the official bell of the Pennsylvania State House (today called Independence Hall) it rang many times for public announcements, but we remember times like July 8, 1776 when it rang to announce the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The old State House bell was first called the “Liberty Bell” by a group trying to outlaw slavery. These abolitionists remembered the words on the bell and, in the 1830’s, adopted it as a symbol of their cause. Beginning in the late 1800’s, the Liberty Bell traveled around the country to expositions and fairs to help heal the divisions of the Civil War. It reminded Americans of their earlier days when they fought and worked together for independence. In 1915, the bell made its last trip and came home to Philadelphia, where it now silently reminds us of the power of liberty. For more than 200 years people from around the world have felt the bell’s message. No one can see liberty, but people have used the Liberty Bell to represent this important idea.
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Part time delivery drivers needed. Call Lori at 281-859-1172. Before/After School Counselors. Responsible adults needed to supervise children in local Katy ISD elementary child care sites either before school, after school or both. High School Diploma or GED required. Must love working with children and embody the 5 core values of the YMCA - Faith, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility and Respect. Part-Time. Shifts available Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 AM and/or 2:30 - 6:30 PM. Submit applications to Sherry Hubbard, firstname.lastname@example.org. Paralegal - Travers & Travers, Katy, TX is looking for a paralegal with experience in family law. The ideal candidate should be experienced in WordPerfect, Abacus, ProDoc, Word, Excel and possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask. Please send resume along with salary requirement to email@example.com. Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010.
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Lifetime Learners Child Development Center and Pre-School is now hiring for our Katy location; teachers and child care providers. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Plumbers or Apprentices for repair and a Receptionist needed. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239.
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Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281392-5353. 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
Creek Bend Estates
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KATY 20035 Katy Freeway Katy, TX 77449
at Richmond (in front of Home Depot)
BEAR CREEK AREA 4978 Hwy. 6 North
at Kieth Harrow (across from HEB)
HWY 290 AT FM1960 12149 FM 1960 W. (near N. Eldridge)
US 290 @ Tidwell 13482 Northwest Fwy. Houston, TX 77040
Beltway 8 & Gulf Frwy. 12804 Gulf Fwy.
FRIENDSWOOD 101 West El Dorado Blvd.
WEST OAKS MALL AREA 2808 Hwy. 6 South
Gulf Fwy. @ Fuqua
at I-45 (near Sam’s Club)
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YOU HAVE MANY FRIENDS AROUND YOU ON FACEBOOK, PTA, BOWLING LEAGUE, NEIGHBORS, ETC. YOU CAN CASH IN BY REFERRING THEM TO SELL THEIR GOLD TO US AND YOU
GET PAID FOR IT.
It is very simple 3-STEP process!
✓ Send any number of friends, relatives, neighbors or anyone to We Buy Gold Center. ✓ Anyone can participate. ✓ You will receive a CASH REFERRAL BONUS when the referred person makes a transaction at WBGC. The referring person will get 10% of the transaction.
Cannot be combined with any other offers. One transaction per customer permitted. Customer must meet all the transaction rules. Check will be paid to referring person within 14 days after the transaction at the store location. WBGC reserves the right to mail the check directly to the mailing address on file.
www.WeBuyGoldCenter.com 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 281-4019828 or send resume to email@example.com. 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.
Creek Bend Estates
Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 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.
Due to the amount of space involved and the response of those wishing to publish a Novena to St. Jude, a Novena to St. Jude will be published along with a list of initials of those wishing to publish one. We are sorry, but we cannot make exceptions. $5 Charge for each Novena per area. Please specify which area you would your Novena to appear in. - Krenek Printing.
NOVENA TO ST. JUDE
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – MJK, PAS
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Tenemos personal en español que pueden asistirles.
We accept Most Insurances, Medicaid, TX CHIPS Open Saturdays Walk-ins welcome Payment Plans Offered
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3950 N Fry Road/Katy, TX 77449 (Fry Rd. at Clay Rd.)
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