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TIMELY TIPS FOR SUMMER GARDENERS Summer is upon us and your garden may be feeling the heat. Mulch can help your garden plants weather the summer heat and still thrive. REDUCE WATER USE Mulch provides several healthy benefits to Texas gardens in the summertime. One of the most well-known benefits of mulch is to reduce evaporation and water use. In the heat of summer conserving water can be particularly important. Mulch provides a softer layer covering the hard ground, which serves as to insulate the ground from the heat of the day and as a moisture holding area after watering or rain. Water passes more easily into the mulch than into the hard ground giving the soil more time to absorb the water from the mulch layer rather than having the water runoff into the street. Mulch helps hold the moisture in the ground by reducing evaporation. More moisture in the ground reduces the temperature of the soil around plant roots. REGULATE SUB-SURFACE TEMPERATURES Another very important benefit to mulch in the heat of summer is regulation of ground temperature. A 3 to 4 inch blanket of mulch is excellent insulation, protecting the ground from direct sun and greatly reducing the temperature several inches below ground level. This is where your plants’ roots live, thrive and do the hard work of absorbing moisture and nutrients. They will be much healthier and more productive with the reduction in temperature that mulch provides. TYPES OF MULCH As for types of mulch, Cornelius Nursery recommend hardwood or cedar wood for most gardens. Some gardeners prefer pine mulch, but while it is somewhat less expensive, it also breaks down more quickly and will need to be reapplied frequently. Cedar is the most expensive of the three but does help reduce garden pests in some instances, due to its natural repellant properties. To apply mulch, simply place it in the garden from the bag or with a shovel and carefully spread it around your plants by hand or with a rake. Mulch will reduce your water use, reduce the time required to weed, as well as reduce soil loss due to wind and run-off. Plus it will help your plants to thrive through the summer heat!
HOUSTON HEAT PRECAUTIONS AND WATER CONSERVATION
While the spring has been a bit cooler than normal and the beginning of June saw some wonderful rain, the projected outlook for rain during the rest of summer is not good. While last summer did not have many days over 100˚F, 2012 was still the hottest year on record for the cities of Houston and Galveston and Hobby Airport. (www. srh.noaa.gov/images/hgx/climate/ Annual_Climate_Article_2012. pdf). Based on their current charts, Houston is predicted to be very hot
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this summer with below expected rainfall. While projections can be wrong, we need to be prepared if they are correct. Houston Department of Health and Human Services offers the information below on being safe in the heat. Remember that small children, older adults and those suffering long term illnesses are often the first to suffer from high heat situations. Know your neighbors and be sure to check on anyone who falls into the above categories. Be sure to check on outdoor pets as well. www.houstontx.gov/health/heatillness.html. TIPS TO AVOID HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS: • Increase water consumption. Drink lots of liquids even before getting thirsty, but avoid those with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar because these can actually result in the loss of body fluid. • Conduct outdoor work or exercise in the early morning or evening when it is cooler. Outdoor workers should drink plenty of water or electrolyte-replacement beverages and take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned facility. Those unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment need to start slowly and gradually increase heat exposure over several weeks. • Wear light-colored, loose fitting clothing that permits the evaporation of perspiration. • Do not leave children, senior citizens or pets unattended in a vehicle. • A wide-brimmed hat helps prevent sunburn as well as heat-related illness. Sunscreen also protects from the sun’s harmful rays and reduces the risk of sunburn. • If the house is not air-conditioned, seek accommodations in air-conditioned facilities during the heat of the day: malls, movie theaters, libraries, multi-service centers, etc. • Take frequent cool baths or showers if your house is not air-conditioned.
One of the best ways to help your gardens is to use mulch around your flower beds and trees. A great long-term way to help reduce the temperature in your home is to plant trees. Large trees provide much needed shade. If you look at older family farms you can always spot which building is the homestead - it is the one surrounded by deciduous trees. Deciduous trees provide shad from the sun in the summer but allow the sun to warm the areas below in the winter when the leaves fall off the trees.
VACATION PLANS As summer gets into full swing and vacation plans are made, be sure to let a trusted neighbor know when you will be away. Remember to stop the mail (can be done on-line at https:// holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/ or at the post office, 3 day minimum). Either stop newspaper delivery (https://myaccount. houstonchronicle.com/Login.aspx and log into your account) or arrange for someone to keep them from collecting in front of your house. There no longer is a credit for undelivered newspapers. Our experience is that the newspaper never stopped coming, even though we requested a stop, so we just have someone pick up the newspaper. There is a great video online at www.howcast.com/videos/369734-How-to-SecureYour-Home-while-Youre-on-Vacation with some simple tips on securing your home. One simple suggestion you might not think of is to lock your garage doors from the inside, then unplug the garage door opener. This prevents someone from using a decoder and entering your garage and home.
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IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY! Dear Parkway Lakes Homeowners: Did you know that by virtue of becoming a homeowner you are automatically a member of the Parkway Lakes Homeowners Group? Are you familiar with the By-Laws? Do you know your rights? If you do not know the answer to these questions it is time that you do! Come to informative meetings and join the efforts of caring homeowners to improve our community. Look for more information regarding homeowners taking control of our Association! Please visit our website at parkwaylakes-community.org and sign up in the news section for up-to-date information. The email list is completely private - your email address will not be disclosed by our PLHG website team. Deborah Green, firstname.lastname@example.org Deborahkgreen@AOL.com Parkway Lakes Homeowners Group Newsletter Committee Editor
NEIGHBORHOOD/CRIME WATCH We can all participate in our Neighborhood/Crime Watch! It is easy! Itâ€™s about neighbors looking out for each other. When suspecting criminal activities, you are encouraged to contact the police and not to intervene. Call Fort Bend Sheriff at 281-341-4665. An alert and supportive neighborhood is the greatest single defense against crime. By getting to know your neighbors and their vehicles, you will most likely be aware of suspicious people, vehicles and/or sounds that could indicate criminal activity. Be a good neighbor. Report suspicious activity to the police and send an email alert to parkwaylakescommunity@inbox. com so that it can be shared with our neighbors. Some neighbors are interested in organizing a neighborhood watch. We need a Co-chair and committee members. Please let us know you are interested!
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WATER BILL INCREASE Many have been noticing an increase in their water bills. A visit to the monthly Fort Bend MUD 50 meeting (see their new website for more info: www.fortbendmud50.com) revealed that the increase is due to the Subsidence District’s groundwater reduction mandate, which has necessitated the expense of converting to surface water usage. For more information on this, go to the North Fort Bend Water Authority website at: www.nfbwa.com -From Helaine Fuss Clendennen
FREE WATER IRRIGATION SYSTEM EVALUATION Any homeowner in MUD 50 can get a FREE evaluation of their irrigation/sprinkler system. There’s a program being offered by your water supplier and the North Fort Bend Water Authority! You are invited to sign up today for the FREE evaluation by a licensed irrigator… The W.I.S.E Guys. There is no obligation on a homeowner’s part to purchase anything. You have nothing to lose, but you could learn a lot. You will be provided with a comprehensive evaluation of your system - checking the water patterns of your sprinklers and frequency settings of the controller. You will have access to the results on-line
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RECYCLE AT THE FT. BEND COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER! The Ft. Bend County Recycling center is located nearby in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away) and accepts glass/bottles and Styrofoam that Waste Management doesn’t pick up. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website for information: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us.
GARDEN TIPS FOR AUGUST • Time now to make plans for fall landscaping projects. • Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves and dead wood. Light green leaves may signify lack of iron (chlorosis). Correct with iron cheleates. • Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little bone meal around the roots. • Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall growth. • Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies. • Chinch bug damage is obvious now. You will have areas of thin and/or dead turf where they weren’t brought under control. There is a new generation going now. This batch causes the most damage. Use Dursban to stop the damage. • Until the weather gets back to the 80’s, St. Augustine grass grows slowly. If you fill in with sod, don’t expect a fast turnaround. The sod may look like it’s not growing while it puts down roots. You will need to water the new sod often and deeply to get it started but this also creates a disease
environment. Water early so the sun can dry the turf. • Now is a good time to work new beds. Till them up, add organic material, mix it in, then let them cure for a month or so. Add in any amendments like micro-nutrients. Keep the beds moist so the microorganisms have a favorable environment.
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It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the safety of all residents, please use all precautions with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you see ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.
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As a dog owner, you are responsible for the control of your dog. If your dog is one that ‘makes objectionable noise,’ you must make every effort to respect your Neighbor’s right to their ‘peace and quiet.’ When your dog is not in your yard, it is imperative that you keep your dog on a leash at all times. While your dog is friendly to you and your family, imagine the consequences if it were to harm someone while it was ‘roaming free.’ Please respect other resident’s right to walk the common area ground without fear of attack from an unleashed dog. Laws are written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their property or kept on a leash to free a community of unrestrained and free-roaming animals. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies infected wildlife. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control program’s efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community. LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current. • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident. • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program.
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VACCINATION Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING
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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 with high school counselors and conducted interviews with the students. Boys are selected in the spring semester of their junior years. The 2013 effort sent 17 Katy-area boys to Austin. This year’s attendees are: 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.
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• KATY PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED SUPPORT GROUP (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt. org for a printable membership form. • KATY ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. • FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. • BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC - We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE.
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• Always know where your children will be. Teach your children to always CHECK FIRST before changing their plans before or after school. Teach your children to never leave school with anyone unless they CHECK FIRST with you or another trusted adult, even if someone tells them it is an emergency.
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Estate l a e R r u o Y or Life! f e c r u o s e R BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY: MAKE IT A PRIORITY As parents prepare for the start of a new school year, teaching children how to be safer needs to be at the top of their list of things to do. An analysis by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children of attempted abductions during the past five years found that children are at most risk when going to and from school or school related activities. Parents and other adults can help keep children safe by following these ten tips: • Teach your children to always TAKE A FRIEND with them when walking or biking and stay with a group while standing at the bus stop. Make sure they know which bus to ride. • Walk the route to and from school with your children pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they’re being followed or need help. Teach your children they should NEVER TAKE SHORTCUTS and always stay in well-lit areas. • It is not safe for young children to walk to and from school, even in a group. Parents should always provide supervision for young children to help ensure their safe arrival to and from school. If
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SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SENSATIONS SHOW CHOIR Introducing the 2013 - 2014 Seven Lakes High School Sensations Show Choir. Please mark your calendar for the Sensations Fall Show, November 1 and 2, 2013. This is a very talented group of students and you will not want to miss the show!
NATIONAL FFA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 RAM Trucks Dealer scholarship to Heidi Karp of the Seven Lakes FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Gillman Ram as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Karp plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Texas A&M University - College Station. This scholarship is one of 1,645 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 127 sponsors contribute more than $2.1 million to support scholarships for students. For 29 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the Nation FFA Foundation. This generous funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable student to pursur their educational goals. The 2013 scholarship recipients were selected from 6,116 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other
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KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WWW.KATYISD.ORG August 26th First Day of School! KATY ISD PARTNERS IN EDUCATION A world of thanks from Partners in Education! 18,560 community and parent volunteers walked into KATY ISD classrooms and made a difference! You rock and we say, “Thank You!”
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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.
“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.
“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
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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LOCAL VETERAN GROUPS MEET If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.) AMERICAN LEGION: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Greg Clock, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first Monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. David Brasell, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the Katy Fire Station on Ave. D in Old Town Katy. Ed O’Neal, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS (8387).
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Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street, will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on August 6, 2013, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.
5 TH ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL The EmPowerment Center, Destiny Bridge Builders and local Businesses are co-sponsoring the 5th Annual Back to School Festival, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 5 pm., on the campus of The EmPowerment Center, 20910 Park Row Blvd, Katy, Texas 77449. This event will feature food, games and entertainment, along with the first 350 kids (kids 15
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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.” For more information, please call the HFAC Actors Academy at 281-685-2623.
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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!!” 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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KATY YOUTH BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES FALL AND WINTER LEAGUE REGISTRATION Katy Youth Basketball is launching the 28th season of Youth Basketball for boys and girls. Two leagues are being formed this year, a Fall 3-on-3 league and the traditional Winter League. Boys and girls in 1st through 8th grade zoned to the Katy Independent School District are invited to participate. Players are placed on teams by grade. Registration for the fourth season Fall 3-on-3 League is currently underway online at www.kybb.org.
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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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KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKLY EVENTS FOR ADULT 55+ Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM
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each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.
EPIPHANY BINGO Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED DURING ALL BINGO GAMES. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and
Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.
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The Fort Bend County Master Gardeners are hosting the fifth annual Earth-Kind® Kids’ Kamp August 5 through 9, 2013 for youth entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. FBMG volunteers have helped to teach nearly 100 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students about gardening basics, where food comes from and the wildlife often encountered in the garden. Each year a new curriculum is selected from the nationally acclaimed Junior Master Gardener program supported by 28 universities, including Texas A&M University, which serves as JMG headquarters. This year’s curriculum is Wildlife Gardener and includes lessons taught by Master Gardeners and other subject matter experts about birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, vermicomposting and much more. “Twenty to thirty years ago, nearly all kids were exposed to nature on a day to day basis. Times have changed and it gets harder and harder for youth to have the same experiences. This camp gives youth the opportunity to learn about and experience the best that nature brings and get their hands dirty along the way” said Boone Holladay, Fort Bend County Extension Agent - Horticulture, who advises the Master Gardener volunteers. Kids’ Kamp will be held at the Fort Bend County Extension office at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg from 9 AM until 3 PM each day. A registration fee of $50 includes all materials, snacks and a T-shirt and is limited to the first 25 paid registrants. Download and print a registration form at www. fbmg.com/events/event/jmg-kids-kamp/ or call Margo “Mac” McDowell at 281-633-7033 for assistance or information. FBMG is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
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For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit www.fbmg. com or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281-341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events.
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If you enjoy nature and would like to learn more, do more and/or teach young people about the great outdoors, consider joining others in a local chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. There are 60 or so friends and neighbors in the Fort Bend County area who are members and invite you to check out the organization at www.coastalprairie. org. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
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Sugar Land Garden Club meets at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land 77478. For more information visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org or call 281-491-1621. Sugar Land Garden Club was established in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. Membership is open to all.
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FORT BEND COUNTY LIBRARIES (FBCL) PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE - 281-341-2677 WWW.FORTBEND.LIB.TX.US SUMMER READING CLUB FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Young Adult Reading Club for Teens, thru August 3rd. The last day to pick up awards is August 31st.
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Summer Reading Club (SRC) thru August 3rd. The last day to pick up rewards is August 31st.
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2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311, Hours Mon. 12 Noon - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed. To register online for any classes at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-4610 or by visiting the library. EVENTS • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, August 15th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The
literary-review club is free and open to the public. • TEEN COMPUTER CAMP @ CINCO - Before school starts, Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present “Teen Computer Camp @ Cinco” for students between the ages of 13 and 18. The classes are designed to help teens navigate school assignments and create fun projects. The classes will begin at 2:00 PM, in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS Excel (version 2010) Survival Basics for Teens: Thursday, August 8th, 2:00 PM MS Publisher (version 2010) Survival Basics for Teens: Thursday, August 15th, 2:00 PM MS Word (version 2010) Survival Basics for Teens: Thursday, August 22nd, 2:00 PM • SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS - MS Word Survival Basics for Spanish-Speaking Adults - Wednesday, August 7th, 2:00 PM, Computer Lab. This program is presented in Spanish. Reservations are required. WE EKLY CHILD RE N’S P RO GRAM SCHEDULE • Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. Mother Goose Time will take place on August 20th and 27th only this month. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/ child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Toddler Time will take place on August 1st, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th only this month.
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• Young Adult Cafe: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Designed for youth in grades 6 and up. The Young Adult Café will not take place in August. The program will resume in September.
• Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. Pajama Night Story Time will take place on August 20th and 27th only this month.
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-3951311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
• Kinder Korner: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. A time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities. Kinder Korner will not take place in August. The program will resume in September.
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• After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for children in first through fifth grades. The After-School Breaks will not take place in August. They will resume in September. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome.
8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, Texas 77441, 281-633-4675 Hours: Mon. 12 Noon - 8 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 6 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 8 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 1 PM, Sun. Closed. Website: www.fortbend.lib.tx.us Public Information Office - 281-341-2677. To register for any events online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281633-4675 or by visiting the library.
BOOK CLUBS • Fulshear Book Club - Monday, August 19 th, 12:00 noon, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is When We Were Orphans, written by Kazuo Ishiguro. • Fulshear Night Readers Guild Monday, August 26th, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is The Eyre Affair, a Thursday Next novel written by Jasper Fforde. ADULT TECHNOLOGY CLASSES Technology Q&A: Monday, August 5th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, Meeting Room. Bring your technology questions to this walkin clinic. Learn how to use your mobile devices, download eBooks and explore the library’s catalog and databases. Get answers to other basic technology questions you’ve been hesitant to ask. Reservations not required. WE EKLY CHILD RE N’S P RO GRAM SCHEDULE The library presents a variety of free children’s programs - Toddler Time, Story Time and School-Age Programs every month. These programs are free and open to the public. • Toddler Time - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, offers caregiver/child activities,
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stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Toddler Time will take place on August 20th and 27th only this month. • Story Time - will change from Thursdays at 10:15 AM to Wednesdays at 10:15 AM later this month for the fall. 3 to 6 years of age, presents stories, movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. Story Time will take place on August 1st, 21st, and 28th only this month.
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• Young-Adult Program - Thursday, August 1st at 3:00 PM. Fun and games for teens in grades 6 and up. For more information on any of the above-mentioned events, call the library or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy. org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program called “Are You OK?” (RUOK). It is a computergenerated call intended for senior citizens (over 55) and disabled persons who live alone and could benefit from a daily check. A computer will generate a call each morning, at about the same time and the participant chooses a time
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 frame. A voice will ask, “Are you OK?” After this, all they have to do is hang up the phone. If the participant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when you return. If the call goes unanswered, the computer will call back 3 times at 15-minute intervals. If there is still no answer, the Sheriff will dispatch a deputy or the local police. They will have with them a print out of information on the person that is not responding to the calls. This program was established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc.) in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating in the program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s Dept. at 281-341-4704.
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The Ft. Bend County Recycling center is located nearby in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away) and accepts glass/bottles and Styrofoam that Waste Management doesn’t pick up. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website for information: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. Some recycling facts: • It takes about 1-2 million years for glass to decompose. • It takes 1+ million years for Styrofoam to decompose. For more facts on decomposition time, visit http://behealthyandrelax.com/2007/11/how-long-does-ittake-to-decompose.
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HELP WANTED - CARE Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.
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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 email@example.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.
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Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900.
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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 email@example.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.
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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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
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PARKWAY LAKES HOME OWNERS GROUP Parkway Lakes Homeowners Group ParkwayLakesOwners@yahoo.com PLHG P.0. Box 6052 Katy, Texas 77491 Parkway Lakes Homeowners Group Website Parkway Lakes Newsletter Committee Parkway Lakes Homeowners Group FORUM
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PCMI Planned Community Management 281-870-0585 www.pcmi-us.com EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Fort Bend County Sheriff Emergency Fort Bend County Sheriff Precinct 3 (non-emergency Richmond Fire Department (non-emergency) Fort Bend Emergency Medical Service (non-emergency) Poison Control Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers
911 )281-491-7226 281-232-6871 281-342-7233 800-764-7661 281-342-TIPS
UTILITIES: Electricity Reliant Energy Gas CenterPoint Energy Waste Corp. of Texas Water Eco Resources
713-207-7777 713-659-2111 281-368-8397 281-240-1988
Krenek Printing, Co. (281) 463-8649 7102 Glen Chase Ct. Fax: (281)-463-2425 Houston, TX. 77095 www.krenekprinting.com
SCHOOLS Lamar Consolidated ISD McNeil Elementary (K-5) Briscoe Jr. High (6-8) Foster High School (9-12)
www.lcisd.org 832-223-2800 832-223-4000 832-223-3800
FORT BEND SERVICES: Better Business Bureau Brazos Bend State Park Family Service Center Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Fort Bend County Fair Association (Fair Only) Fort Bend Museum Association Fort Bend Parks Dept. Richmond Post Office Rosenberg-Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
713-868-9500 979-553-5101 281-261-1830 281-491-0800 281-342-6171 281-342-6478 281-431-0131 281-633-0386 281-342-5464
OTHER FORT BEND COUNTY PHONE NUMBERS: Animal Control 281-391-4848 Architectural Committee 281-239-0597 Auto Registration 281-341-3709 Broken Street Lights 281-342-5441 County Clerk 281-341-3710 Courthouse 281-341-8670 Crime Stoppers 281-342-8477 Department of Public Safety 281-391-4874 Driverâ€™s License 281-232-4334 Emergency Medical Service 281-342-2100 Emergency Veterinarian Service 281-491-8387 Environmental Sanitation 281-342-7469 Fort Bend Commissioners 281-980-2235 Fort Bend County Sheriff 281-342-6116 Ft. Bend Appraisal District 281- 344-8623 Ft. Bend Roads & Bridges Dept. 281-342-4513 Garbage & Recycling 281-368-8397 Herald Coaster 281-342-4474 Houston Community Management 800-565-6807 Nursing Division 281-342-6414 Parks 281-431-0131 Pecan Grove Plantation 281-344-9496 Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Depart 281-232-3473 Permits 281-342-3411 Senior Resource Guide 832-364-6152 Street Maintenance 281-342-4513 Tax Assessor/Collector 281-341-3710 Water & Sewer Problems 281-240-1300 Water Utilities 281-342-6414
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