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Offical Newsletter for Nottingham Country, Sections 1-9

Nottingham Country View

NOTTINGHAM HAPPENINGS

At the present time, things are going very well in Nottingham Country. Homes that come on the market are quickly sold for excellent prices. We only have about 16 “hard core” homeowners that owe for two or more years annual assessments and lawsuits have been filed on most of them with a few others in the process of being foreclosed upon by the mortgage holder. We have recently added some improvements in Rennie Park and are seeking bids for a new pavilion due to the increased usage of the park. Crime is minimal, although we did have several break-ins about two weeks ago. Our $200 per home annual assessment is one of the lowest, if not the lowest for a large subdivision in Harris County. However problems are on the horizon. Our annual budget is about $460,000 per year if each of approximately 2,300 homeowners pays their annual assessments on time. Presently, we pay out about $260,000 to Harris County for four officers who each spend 70% of their time patrolling our subdivision. That means that we pretty much have about 16 hours of daily patrol. The rate is set by Harris County and we have no control over it. Of course, the cost has gone up almost yearly, with the exception of last year when it did not increase. That is by far our largest expense. Our annual budget for mowing and maintenance of the common areas is about $50,000 per year, the management company expense is about another $60,000, followed by insurance at $18,000 per annum, utilities $15,000 per annum and legal fees of $20,000 per annum (however, we do normally get most of this reimbursed but it may take a year of more for that to take place). After these major items, smaller expenses generally range to about $25,000. Of course, all of these costs seem to increase on an annual basis. When all is taken into account that leaves us about $20,000 left over for alleyway repairs in Sections 1, 2 and 3. During the past few years, we have spent a great deal of money doing repairs on the alleyways and the cost of concrete continues to rise. When I came on the Board in 2004, we generally ended each year with approximately $750,000 in reserves. We have eaten into those reserves primarily due to providing additional park amenities, normal cost increases and alleyway repairs. We felt the park amenities were needed and it appears, we were correct in that the park gets great usage. We have been running a deficit of about $30,000 per year, which of course, has been offset by reducing our reserve level. Presently, we end the year with slightly less than $500,000 in reserves and that is a concern. Unfortunately, we are not like the government and cannot continue to just run a deficit and not have to worry about reserves!!! The Board is seriously considering increasing the annual dues to $300 per year in order to have the funds necessary to do alleyway repairs for the most part. I am well aware that those repairs only affect those who live in those three sections and many will ask why those of us in the other sections should pay for this expense. No, we cannot legally charge homeowners in those three sections additional fees to offset the cost of repairing their alleyways. Bottom line is we have little choice but to make repairs. Those sections are part of NC and if we allow them to deteriorate it will have a detrimental effect on all of our property values. Of course, we can cut costs elsewhere and about the only other place to cut would be in the area of security as that is by far our largest expense and it is not fixed. I think we all value our security as NC has one of the lowest crimes rates in Harris County and we have to give our Constables some credit for that. Reducing Constable Patrol coverage would, of course, save us money, but is that a viable option? You tell us.

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Increasing assessments $100 per year would provide an additional $230,000, which would enable us to do the necessary alleyway repairs and build back our reserves. Hopefully, once that has been done, it would not be outside the realm of possibility to reduce the annual fees back to $200. There has been no fee increase since the mid 90’s I believe and we all know the cost of almost everything has gone up over that 16-year period of time. The Board would like to hear some suggestions and input from homeowners. We fully understand that no one wants to have to pay out more for taxes, fees, assessments, etc. However, if anyone has constructive comments or suggestions, we encourage you to email the members of the Board. This is a matter that should concern all homeowners in NC and we want to do what is best for the subdivision and what the homeowners feel is in the best interests of all of us. Don Mach NCCIA President

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We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the Nottingham Country Mother’s Club! All mothers who live in Nottingham Country are welcome to join us for affordable and fun activities in and around our neighborhood; such as going to story time at the library, having picnics at Rennie Park and play dates in our homes. We can also have events for just the ladies; like mom’s and couples night-out, movies, dinners…… anything else that looks like fun! Our goal is to form lasting relationships and to make this neighborhood a family-friendly fun one! A complete calendar and more group information are available on our meet up group at www.meetup.com/ nottingham-country-moms-group and on our Facebook page at Nottingham Country Mom’s Group. We sincerely look forward to your joining us! Jaclyn Robertson, NC Mom and resident!

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The following is the current inventory of foreclosed homes in NC as of 5/20/13: ADDRESS OWNER

1327 Dominion 402 Sancroft 1514 Hannington 510 Rennie 1107 Pittsford Ct. 20507 Manette 706 Houghton 603 Brenwick 20611 Cranfield

Central Mortgage (Foreclosure pending) Fannie Mae Bank of America (Foreclosure pending) Chase Mortgage Bank of New York, Trustee U.S. Bank Fannie Mae Flagstar Bank (Foreclosure pending) Foreclosure pending

Please be mindful of these vacant homes and try to assist in keeping them looking decent from the street if at all possible. If any homeowner is aware of an abandoned home that is not on this list, please contact the Board and we will check into it. Occasionally, homeowners will leave a home in anticipation of foreclosure. NCCIA Board of Directors

NCCIA WEBSITE REPORT - JUNE 2013

Thanks to all of you who visited www.nottinghamcounty.org in the past months. You may have noticed that our Security Alerts are becoming more frequent and numerous. It’s a sign for us all to keep vigilant. While our constables do a great job - neighbors watching out for neighbors plays a big role. If you are a resident who hasn’t visited our website, please go to www.nottinghamcounty.org and sign-up to become a member and you will become one of a growing of number of residents who keeps up-to-date with our Community’s events, Lost Pets and Security Issues. There are new features, listed under the “Interact” link on the home page. Take a look and as always, your feedback and suggestions are always appreciated. The latest news in Nottingham Country is posted on the Website first. You will find Monthly Board of Director Meeting minutes, Election Results, Safety/Security Incidents and other events of interest to our residents posted on the site. We also have applications and forms posted for download. Our Lost Pets section is a popular section where residents can post photos and descriptions of their furry (or feathered) family member that may have become lost or perhaps a lost pet and they are trying to find the owner. We had four (4) postings in May.

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HOW TO ADDRESS THE BOARD DIRECTLY The monthly meetings of the Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday, at 6:30 PM at the Mason Creek Community Center Houghton Room. The facility is located at the corner of Houghton and Kingsland. All members are welcome to attend the meetings. However, due to time constraints, we cannot allow audience members to speak at the meeting unless they contact us ahead of time and get put on the agenda. As much as I dislike telling that to someone who has taken the time out of his or her schedule to come to the meeting with a concern, I must respect the time of the volunteers on the Board as well. To get on the agenda, simply call SCS Management Services, Inc. at 281-463-1777, ext. 7132. Of course, you may also feel free to put your concerns in writing to any other Board member or me, via e-mail (our addresses are on the website at nottinghamcountry.org). Additionally, our snail mail address is: SCS Management Services 7170 Cherry Park Drive Houston, TX 77095 281-463-1777, ext. 7132 Email: Nancy Callaway - ncallaway@scsmgmt.com  

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Forwarded to Board for approval:

DR Request for form:

Property Address:

City:

ZIP:

Work Phone:

Mailing Address:

State:

Home Phone:

Owner Name:

End Date:

SIGNATURE OF HOMEOWNER

DATE

I request a response as quickly as possible and agree not to begin the project until a response is received. I understand the Committee members are not architects and do not endorse any products or services.

6. Backyard landscaping for Lake Lots must submit survey map and plants to be used.

5. Pool requirements – location and size of pool and approval letters from MUD District and/or County permit if they are required by the MUD Districts or County. Submit plat map showing the planned location of the pool.

4. New Construction, Room additions and outbuildings – survey map with location of addition drawn plus elevation and side view; show windows, doors, slope of roof, etc. Indicate all construction materials for exterior walls and roof, and submit samples of each.

3. Addition of fence, driveway, walkway or other structure (greenhouse, fort/jungle gym, satellite dish, etc.) - draw location of improvement on survey map and give dimensions including height, length, width and distance from each fence; list construction materials to be used include samples of paint and roofing materials.

2. Roofing Materials - Attach a small sample of the shingle to box on reverse side. State type, weight and color of shingles.

1. Exterior Painting - attach 2 samples of your color choice to the back of this page. If you are applying for a base paint color with a different color trim, please include two samples of each color.

INFORMATION REQUIRED:

INSTRUCTIONS Submit your survey map and then insert any proposed addition (room, outbuilding, fence, etc.). Feel free to enclose photographs, sales literature, catalog pages, etc. Your application will be returned if samples of paint and other materials and the survey map are not attached.

 Landscaping – circle what applies - planter box, trees plant or remove, permanent flower bed structure  Add Separate Structure or Building (Storage, Fort/Jungle Gym, Satellite Dish, Dog House, Flag pole etc.)  Other:

Please check the improvements and circle the item applicable to your request and see the reverse for additional information that may be required: Who will perform work?  Repair Exterior Wood  Replace Siding  Paint- Residence/ Trim  Repair/Replace Roof  Replace Garage Door/Front Door  Install Patio  Repair and/or Install Fence  Stain Deck/Dock/Other  Room Addition  Install Patio Cover  Extend Driveway/Walkway  Repair Exterior Brick Install Basketball Goal Replace mailbox    Spa/Pool

Start Date:

Subdivision:

In an effort to maintain property values, deed restrictions require that exterior changes be approved by an Architectural Review Committee prior to commencing work. Their evaluation addresses architectural harmony, color, location, minimum construction standards and use restrictions. Please consult your deed restrictions for additional information. If your change has not been approved, the Committee will have the right to ask the homeowner to remove the improvement and/or change from the property. COMPLETE THIS FORM IN DETAIL. IF NOT COMPLETED IT CANNOT BE PROCESSED AND WILL THUS BE DENIED.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW APPLICATION

Returned to homeowner for information:

Homeowner request for form:

SUBMISSION APPROVED

FOR COMMITTEE USE ONLY

ATTACH TWO SAMPLES OF MATERIALS HERE TRIM COLOR

Date:

Date:

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Date:

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Comments:

____Committee requests additional information prior to processing your request.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED

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SUBMISSION DENIED Your application for exterior changes has been denied, as it does not meet guidelines as presented. Please re-assess and resubmit your plans. ____ a. color selection is not an approved shade ____ b. height or size limitations are exceeded ____ c. placement on lot appears to violate front set-back lines or side/rear easements ____ d. construction materials are not in accordance with guidelines ____ e. other; __________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Authorized Association Representative:

Comments:

Thank you for submitting your plans for exterior changes. Your application has been approved for the specified modifications. Any revisions or alterations require re-submission prior to commencement. Approval denotes compliance with the deed restrictions and carries no warranty regarding structural fitness, compliance to building codes, assurances against encroachments, etc. Once work has begun, completion must be within (30) days unless otherwise noted.

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SALES TAX HOLIDAY 
AUGUST 9 - 11, 2013 The recent passage of Senate Bill 485 (83rd Regular Legislative Session, 2013) changes the dates of the this year’s annual Sales Tax Holiday to August 9th - 11th, a week earlier than previously scheduled. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Subject to the criteria explained at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/ taxholiday/d/, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday. The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature.

BOY SCOUTS 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 James Knox at james@kbscs.com.

HOMESCHOOL PACK 393 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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JAMES E. TAYLOR CLASS OF 1988 ANNOUNCES 25TH CLASS REUNION The James E. Taylor Class of 1988 would like to announce its 25th Class Reunion. The reunion will be held on September 28th at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. The event will begin at 6:00 PM. There will be a meet and greet and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The event features the House of Blues New Year’s Eve and 80’s band, “Thunderpants.” The event will conclude at 11:30 PM. Registration and other details regarding the reunion can be found at www.classcreator.com/Katy-Texas-Taylor-1988. For more information, please contact Holly Graham Murphy at 832-428-3035, Jacqueline Guttman Dolezal at 281-2229133 or Wendi Zedler Lacki at 832-492-7466.

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Katy-area boys joined some boys from Houston for the bus ride to Austin on June 9th for Boys State, sponsored by The American Legion.

THIRTY-TWO KATY-AREA BOYS ATTEND AMERICAN LEGION’S BOYS STATE IN AUSTIN Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of The American Legion in Katy, selected 32 Katy-area boys to attend Boys State in Austin, June 9-14, 2013. Boys State, a program of The American Legion since 1935, provides training for city, county and state governments with students elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies and musical and recreational programs. The selection effort was led by Post 164 members Henry Thomas, Wally Klekar, Todd Spiller and Monte Ikner. They coordinated

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Seven Lakes: Pierson Fowler, Richard McCanlies, Nicholas Supry, Cy Payne, Joseph Manrique, Cory Davis, Cole Baker, Arthur Rankin, Cameron Savard, Chase Snider, Brady Ardis, Connor Phillips, Liam Patrick and Patrick Raia. Cinco Ranch: Tony Smith, Steven Hiller, Kohl Matcek and Tanner Pope. Katy: Zachary Crow, Tyler Brockinton, David Kazanci and Alex Arceneaux. Mayde Creek: Williamson Turner, Dylan Mowery, Michael Castillo and David Sharp. Morton Ranch: Jorge Perez, Vaughn Johnson and Leon Baker. Faith West: Chris Haier and Robert Rivera. Cy-Springs: Samuel Adams.

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KATY ISD PARTICIPATES IN DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS Katy ISD recently participated in an effort to bring support to the cities that have been affected by recent disasters. Many staff, students, parents and community members joined the district effort to raise funds for the communities of Moore, Oklahoma; West, Texas and Granbury, Texas. The Katy ISD community raised more than $27,700 for the communities, including gift cards. The district partnered with the Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union to set up separate accounts available at any location in Katy. The results from the disaster relief efforts by location are: Oklahoma City/Moore, OK: Cash    $4,420.89
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 West, TX: Cash   $3,958.17 Cards  $3,183.11 Total   $7,142.28

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Katy ISD is preparing for tropical weather hazards and the 2013 hurricane season that officially began June 1st. The district reminds families to prepare, as well by making a plan, putting together a hurricane survival kit and staying informed. The Houston region has many helpful resources to guide students, parents and school personnel through these three steps.

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“In order for Katy ISD to be ready for storms, we need our community to be informed and prepared,” said John Bremer, Katy ISD emergency management coordinator. “Prepared families help by allowing us time to close schools and secure the buildings well ahead of any impending threats. If families are prepared, then we can make better decisions about school operations.” The Texas Department of State Health Services has a number of tools for families to use, including a brochure on Hurricane Preparedness, an emergency supply checklist and a video on surviving disasters. The Ready Houston regional preparedness page also has helpful information on how to prepare for disasters, including hurricanes at: www.readyhoustontx.gov. “Make a plan, put together a survival kit and stay informed are three steps Katy ISD uses to prepare for hurricane season; these are the same steps students, parents and school personnel can use to be ready,” added Bremer. District preparations include annually reviewing and updating the tropical weather annex of the emergency operations plan; maintaining flood control features and inspecting roofs of the schools and making sure that emergency resources are available and ready should a storm threaten the Texas Gulf Coast. In order to respond ahead of any storm, Katy ISD stays informed by working closely with the National Weather Service and by listening to regional partners at the City of Katy, Harris County and Fort Bend County.

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On Thursday, May 30, 2013, thirty-three children were center stage as they demonstrated what they learned during kindergarten to parents and friends. One of the cherished moments occurred when the students sang “Walkin’ on Son-shine,” the theme of the evening. The ceremony concluded with the teachers reading each student’s name as they were awarded a diploma of advancement to first grade, by Elementary Principal Terry Boling. Students (by teacher) that advanced to first grade are: MS. CHAPA: Nathan Barton, Jonah Gobin, Greyson Huynh, Matthew Malinak, Michael Mate, Andrew Mazy, Marleean Posey, Allison Sanders, Riley Starling, Andrew Stevenson and Alayna Tyrell.

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CARRIE’S HEART YUCATAN FIESTA 2013 August 8, 2013 - 6-9 pm Agave Real in KATY 1250 FM 1463 Katy, TX 77494 Donations at door: $10/adult, $5/student, $25/family Live music by Cooper Wade, yummy appetizers and desserts from local restaurants, cash bar, raffle, silent auction, children’s activities and art, plus more. Join us in the beautiful setting of Agave Real. Carrie’s Heart Summer Sponsorship Drive Carrie’s Heart Summer Sponsorship Drive is going on now! We would like to welcome more individuals and groups who would like to help sponsor one of our precious children in the Yucatan.

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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. Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm at Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494. 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 keepkidsconnected@gmail.com. Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org. 

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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. Checkin 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 five-man 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 slhsffaboosterclub@live.com or call 281-395-5718. 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.

SUMMER CAMPS HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ACTORS ACADEMY 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 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

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THEATER/ARTS MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ITS 2013-2014 SEASON! 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

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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 death bed of her friend. Her moment of acknowledgment and comfort comes hard in the face of denial, moralizing, insane positive thinking, desperate chit chat and the existential fears we all harbor about the end moments of life - the great mystery.   Museum of Dysfunction IV December 6-14, 2013. Short plays from 200 writers who submitted from all over the US and were chosen by a panel. Co-produced by Wordsmyth Theatre.

Rome by John Harvey - World Premier March 6-22, 2014. This original script is being written by local playwright, John Harvey, workshopped by designers, musicians and actors, video documented over a year and presented as a collaborative effort as our final play in the season. Located at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. All performances begin at 8 pm. Price - $18 regular/ $10 students and seniors. Pay as you can on Mondays and $25 for opening night with a party immediately after the show. More info/ reservations: www.mildredsumbrella. com - info@mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.  

A “MAGICAL” FUNDRAISER FOR HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER “Atlantic City Entertainer of the Year” nominee, Harry Maurer returns to HFAC Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) invites you to join them for five unforgettable performances filled with comedy, spectacle and wonder featuring “Atlantic City Entertainer of the Year Award” nominee Harry Maurer. The performances, August 2-4, 2013, will

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benefit the HFAC Fischer Studio, the new performance venue for the HFAC Actors Academy. The fundraiser will help HFAC purchase microphones, speakers, lights, risers, seats and a dance floor for the new space.   This is a show the whole family can enjoy together. Many children have never seen a magician in person and there are no venues in Northwest Houston that offer magic shows. We hope families take advantage of the opportunity to see one of America’s most talented magicians.   Performances will be held on the HFAC Garza Mainstage located at 10760 Grant Road in Northwest Houston. Show times Friday, August 2nd at 7:30 PM, Saturday, August 3rd at 4:00 and 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 4th at 4:00 and 7:30 PM.   Reserved seating tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Special family packages are available. Families of four or more will receive a $15 discount. Select your seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC Box Office at 281-685-6374.  

HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON MEMORIES AND TRADITIONS

The award-winning Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) proudly announces its 2013-2014 Season Subscription Program. Season subscriptions offer incentives and discounts to new and returning patrons for every performance in our 2013-2014 season. Subscribers save 20% off the regular ticket price. Compared to the individual ticket price, it is like getting two shows for free. Not only do patrons save money and get to choose the best seats, but they receive exclusive perks, including recognition in every Playbill and two complimentary concession items for every show. The HFAC 2013-2014 season includes the following productions: • Arsenic and Old Lace, the classic comedy (Sept. 6 - Sept. 29, 2013) • The Crucible, spellbinding drama (Oct. 18 - Nov. 10, 2013) • Winter Wonderettes, a Christmas extravaganza featuring your favorite holiday pop songs (Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, 2013)

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DECIBELLES (A BARBERSHOP CHORUS ) Do you like to sing? Are you looking for a place to display your talents or just to have fun with music? You should be a Decibelle! We are a (ladies only) daytime chorus rehearsing every Friday morning from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Treemont Retirement Center, 2501 Westerland, near Westheimer and Gessner. Some of us read music, but it is not required. We are provided a CD to help in learning new songs. Our director, Martha Upton and assistant director, Cay Eckland will help you find out if you are a Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass. 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

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year includes songs from the 1920s, as well as a Spiritual Medley that will start your toes tapping. Come visit any Friday. We would love to see you and if you decide to join us, we would be delighted. For more information, please call Pat at 281-497-4904 or visit our website, www.Decibelles.org.

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!!” 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) 281-347-0233, Bill Ramp (Scheduling) 281-3472520, 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.

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HOSTING A FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT IS EASIER THAN YOU MAY THINK During the 2012-2013 school year, students from all across the world will have the opportunity to travel to Houston and surrounding communities to spend the entire school year in the United States, learning and working with American Families. In order for the students to come to the U.S. they must have proper host families lined up. Now is a crucial time of year for the Ayusa program as local staff coordinators to find local host families for the upcoming school year. The Ayusa program is celebrating its 30th year this year and is responsible for more than 60,000 students from 75 different countries spending the school year in the United States. There are not many strict requirements that need to be met to host a student.

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The U.S. Department of State sponsors exchange programs that bring high school students from over 50 countries from all over the world in the United State for an academic year to live with an American host family, attend high school and learn about American society. American Councils is always looking for interested and excited host families to host one of their students. For more information, visit http://inbound. americancouncils.org or email inbound@americancouncils. org. You can also contact Assia Baburi by email: assia.baburi@ hccs.edu or by phone at 713-856-5020.

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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 westhoustongsa@yahoo.com

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BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH SPORTS Our address is 5901 N. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. Registrations can be made online at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/ sports (click on specific camp or sport registration) or in our Church Office, Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. On Fridays, the office is open 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information email linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or call 281-859-9900. UPWARD SOCCER, UPWARD FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING: Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Soccer, Flag Football and Cheerleading this Fall. We will be having Upward Soccer for children 4 yrs. By September 1, 2013 through 6th Grade. Our Flag Football and Cheerleading will be for children in K this year through 6th Grade. Register before school starts. Our first evaluation is before school starts. Each child needs to attend an evaluation, not for the whole two hours, but for about 20 min. This year we have an early special price of $70 for those that register before August 18th. We have our first evaluation on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the back fields behind our parking lot. Our next evaluations will be Tuesday and Thursday, September 4th and 6th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. On Saturday, September 8th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Cost is $75. Our practices will begin the week of September 23rd. Our first games will be October 5th and go through November 16th. MEN’S OUTWARD FLAG FOOTBALL: Come join men 18 yrs and older for our men’s Outward Flag Football league coming this fall. Practice/Games will be on Saturday afternoons around 2:00 PM. The league will have a tournament at the conclusion of the season. Evaluations for all players will be

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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 YMCA CHILD CARE 2013-2014 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 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. FALL YMCA YOUTH AND TEEN SPORTS LEAGUES: Register now for fall youth NFL Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball. Teen Volleyball and Basketball registration also in progress. Registration deadline is September 1st ($10 late fee added after August 26th). YMCA HOMESCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Physical Education, Theatre Arts, Spanish, Art and more are part of the Y’s Homeschool curriculum. Meets M/W/F from 1 - 3 PM. Call for more information and pricing.

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The 9th/10th Grade Katy Rebels-D’Addieco team took first place at the June 8-9, 2013 Tournament for Hope in Austin, TX. This is now an incredible 5 first place finishes so far this year. In this tournament, the Rebels had key players missing and more key players battling through significant injury and they still managed to win the tournament. They showed some admirable grit and character to rise up as a team and pull together for the wins. The team shooting efficiency was well above their normal average all weekend, including a team record in both 2 pt. and 3 pt. percentage in the first game. The improved shooting, along with the typical disciplined defense, a steadily improving low post offense and domination on the glass were the main differences in the games. Congratulations to Allison, LaShanda, Kim, Sydney, Natalia, Kayla, Anna, Delaney, Myangiel and Emily on your fifth championship!

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I9 SPORTS 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).

NETBALL CLUBS 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 education@netballamerica.com or call 832-790 3772.

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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.

VOLLEYBALL Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@ yahoo.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.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE Looking for as many ladies as possible to play. Ages 16+. Contact Krystal Horn for more information at katybball@yahoo.com

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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NEW CREATION CHURCH NEW CREATION CHURCH WORSHIP CHANGE IS COMING! Starting August 18th, there will be two worship services on Sunday mornings to meet the needs of our growing congregation that gathers at the Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear! The traditional Lutheran service accompanied by the Creation Choir is scheduled at 9:30 AM. The contemporary worship service led by Josh Peck and the band will start at 11:00 AM followed by a social time.   COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!    A special  “Blessing of the Children, Teachers and Administrators” will be held at both services to mark the first month of returning to school! Children of the community and their parents are welcome to join us for food and games held in the Community Center Park to mark the celebration after both services!   COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Children in grades 6th through 8th will be offered the opportunity to prepare for Confirmation starting Wednesday evening, September 19th, at 7 PM. Celebration Choir rehearsal: 7:45 PM.

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KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION Are you in the military or have ever been in the military? Is anyone in your family in the military? If so, Katy Christian Women’s Connection would like to celebrate and honor the common military sisterhood you share! Please contact us at KatyCWC@gmail.com for more information.

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AGLOW INTERNATIONAL Aglow International is a global, trans-denominational Christian organization. More than 200,000 Aglow members meet together each month through local fellowships. At the monthly gatherings, there is time to meet and visit with friends, enjoy corporate worship and prayer and hear from a guest speaker. Many of the ladies share lunch afterwards. You are most cordially invited to attend the Katy Aglow group. You will be glad you did. DATE: August 27, 2013 TIME: 9:30 AM - Arrive/Visit; 10:00 AM - Meeting Starts SPEAKER: Christine Jackson TOPIC: Israel LOCATION: Fellowship Hall at Church on the Rock. 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston, TX  77094 Dir: 1-10 Exit Barker Cypress Rd., go south 3 blocks to corner of Barker Cypress @ Kingsland Blvd. CONTACT: www.katyaglow.com for guest speaker and group information www.aglow.org for information about Aglow International  

SENIOR CHURCH GROUPS TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR ADULT NEWS Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun! Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.

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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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Monthly Programs • HISPANIC BOOK GROUP/CLUB HISPANO DE LIBROS - First Wednesday of each month, 6:00 PM. Every month, a group of Spanish speaking adults get together to discuss a chosen book. Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reuna con nosotros para conversar sobre un libro. Lláme para más información. • BOOK & BITE CLUB - Last Thursday of each month, 12:30 PM. Come eat lunch with us and discuss a book between bites (food provided.) Stop by the library to check out a copy of this month’s book selection. • PSAT PRACTICE TEST - Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00 AM. Take a practice PSAT to get ready for the real thing.

1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592 LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.hcpl.net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library. ADULTS • BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB – Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • MAUD MARKS 20 TH ANNIVERSARY FROM RANCH TO BRANCH WESTERN CELEBRATION - Ye-haw!!! The Maud Marks Library is proud to be celebrating serving the community for 20 years! In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are throwing a regular Texas hoedown. Join us on August 24th at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM as we return to our roots and return the library to its LH7 Ranch origins. Scheduled events include: 10 AM: Cowboy Storytime 11 AM - 1 PM: Train Rides 1 PM: Line Dancing

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Ongoing: Big Tex Moonwalk, Sno-cones and other treats, “calf” roping, face-painting and “panning for gold.” For a full schedule of the day’s events, please speak with a librarian or call the library. • WII READ FAMILY BOWLING TOURNAMENT - Is your family ready to show off your bowling skills? On Friday, August 9th at 1:30 PM join us for our Wii Read Family League Bowling Tournament! The Maud Marks Library will be hosting a bowling tournament lasting all afternoon with prizes and refreshments in honor of the end of the summer. Sign up as just yourself or get your whole family to join in! • SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Have Book… Will Travel! The 2013 Summer Reading Club is for both readers and listeners and will run from Monday, June 3rd through Saturday, August 10th. All programs are free, however, seating is extremely limited. There are activities and clubs for all age groups: ADULTS For the adults (18 and up), read 5 books or 600 minutes and get an entry for the countywide drawing for an e-reader. Pick up a passport at the library itself and read the various genres to receive entries in our branch-only reader’s gift basket drawings. Read five different genres and get an entry for our “grand prize.” The prize includes a Katy Budget Book gift card, Alamo Drafthouse tickets and a Kindle. Also, join us for our family summer reading programs. See below for our many adult only programs. All programs are free and everyone is welcome although the adult only computer classes do require registration! • DIY CRAFTS - The library is pleased to announce a new program series. On the second Wednesday of every month we will be hosting a fun adult craft time. This month, August 14th at 2 PM and 4 PM we will be doing decoupage. Come by and make beautiful boxes and other sculptures. • FREE INTERNET CLASSES - The library provides free classes in Internet Basics each month. You can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. This month’s class will be offered on August 13th at 10 AM. • SUMMER E-READING - How are you going to enjoy reading your books this summer? Visit the library on Saturday, August 17th at 1 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Try out the latest gadgets in reading and gaming technology before you buy them including the Kindle2, SonyReader, Ipod Touch, Ipod, MP3 and more! • BASIC EMAILING - Ready for your own email account? The library will be hosting a one time class about basic emailing skills on Tuesday, August 20th at 7 PM. Learn about sending emails, attaching documents and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Seating for this and all computer classes is extremely limited. Please call the library for more information and to register. • MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASS - Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Excel program? On Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00-8:30 PM, the library will be hosting a basic class on Microsoft Excel. Can’t make it then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat on Thursday, August 2nd at 2:00-3:30 PM. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Seating is extremely limited for these classes. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. • USED BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, August 3rd at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Also, join us on Friday, August 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? Not a problem, you can join at the door! CHILDREN • STORYTIME - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. • PAT-A-CAKE CLUB INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event.

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HCC Northwest College offers four-year degree pathways HCC and UT Tyler to produce engineers in West Houston

University of Houston System and HCC unite to enhance educational services to Katy area

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 futureengineers@hccs.edu

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

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ATTENTION ARTS, CRAFT AND MARKET SHOW VENDORS! THIS IS THE BIG ONE!! The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their 21st Annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Over 130 booth spaces are available. The Arts and Craft Show will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 6646 Addicks-Satsuma Road, Houston, TX 77084 (just north of I-10 @ Highway 6). Please contact Monica Delgado at mon.delgado@sbcglobal. net for booth rental information. Apply early - Booths sell out quickly and you won’t want to miss this one!

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH SECOND FALL CRAFT SHOW St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host its second Fall Craft Show on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 7615 FM 762, Richmond 77469. Vendors of all types of goods are welcome to register for this event!! To join in this event, the cost will be $35 and all proceeds will benefit the Camp Allen Scholarship Fund. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase and sell your wares for the fall and winter seasons! Fill out a form on the church website, www.stmarksfortbend.org, to reserve your space today. If you need additional information after reviewing the registration form, please contact us at 281-545-1661.

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Complete set of Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia (1979 ed.), including annual yearbook/events (1981 - 1990), Science Yearbooks (1982 - 1991), Std. Desk Dictionary, Family Legal Guide (all in excellent cond.), $60. 630-267-7425. Piano - great condition, spinet with bench and dehumidifier, asking $600. Call 713-542-1234. Toro LX427 riding lawn mower, 42” cut, good condition, 3 years old, $850 OBO. Contact: joannhughes@gmail.com. Blue Razor Scooter with seat. In great condition. Pick up and cash only, $150 OBO. Contact Meredyth, 832-593-9494. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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WANTED Wanted: Used air hockey table, in good condition. 281-395-5580. Wanted: Rolex watches for collector. 281-414-3597.

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Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to anewkirk@tuscanylivingvillas.com or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT. Part time, before & after school Care Needed. I am looking for a responsible person to come to my home in Katy (Nottingham Country) Thursday mornings around 7 AM and get my children (girls ages 5 and 9) on the school bus at approximately 7:45 AM. I also need you to get them off the bus on Thursday & Friday afternoons (at approx. 4 PM) and stay until 6:30 PM (at the latest). Help getting homework started, snack etc. Hourly rate is negotiable, references required,  Amy 281-676-4430. 

HELP WANTED JEL’s Full Service Hair Studio is accepting applications for one nail technician and one massage therapist. We are always accepting applications for all positions. Send resume to jels.hairstudio@yahoo.com. 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; sherryh@ymcahouston. org or call 281-392-5055 ext. 235. Local Welcoming Service seeking an Appointment Setter whose job will be to contact prospective businesses in the Cypress & Katy areas to schedule appointments. Work from home & set your own hours. Commission based. Submit resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. New Homeowner Welcoming Service seeking personable individuals to serve as local representatives visiting new residents in the Cypress and Katy areas. Must be outgoing, computer literate, self-motivated and organized. Flexible hours; must be available to work Saturdays; approx. 30 hours/week. Email resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. The Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch, the area’s leading provider of traditional music lessons is searching for experienced piano and guitar instructors to join our staff. We offer an upscale ambiance and extremely competitive pay. If you are mature, very knowledgeable about your instrument and enjoy teaching, then we want to hear from you. Email your resume to: info@cincoranchmusic.com or call us at 832-437-4511 for more information.

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FoundationsAcademy.com Salon Picasso looking for experienced stylist and full time salon coordinator. Call 281-861-9911. Become a Players Assistant (Marshall) at Bear Creek Golf Course. Great benefits and fellowship, please contact Ron Haren at 713-705-4550 or 281-859-8188 or pick up application in pro-shop. 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. 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. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239.

Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. 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. 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. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.

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Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/ monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.

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

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Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

Happy, healthy little Shihtzu puppies. 281-743-3500.

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. 

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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.

MISSING: Lynxpoint Siamese cat, Plantation Lakes, Riverpointe Ln. 77449. 4 Years old, neutered male. Left with collar & all tags. Blue eyes. Missing 9/12/12. $500 Reward. Call 281-859-4120 or 281-979-0454 for more details.

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.

FOUND: Pit bull, female, about 2 1/2 years old, grey in color, found with a collar, but no tags. Call 832-790-7846 for more information.

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS SCS MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Management Company for Sec.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & Mason Creek Park Sec. 1) Nottingham Country CIA 281-463-1777, ext. 7132 Nancy Callaway - ncallaway@scsmgmt.com Crest Management Company (for Section 10 only) Nottingham Country Fund, Inc. 281-579-0761 Michael Barrera michael@crestmanagement.com Commissioner Steve Radack Street Repairs ( J. Martinez) Harris County - www.co.harris.tx.us

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