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THE COLONIES SWIMMING POOL 2013 The pool will be open through Aug 25 . The pool will be open for the Labor Day weekend August 31st, Sept. 1st and 2nd. The pool will close on Sept. 2nd for the season. Please contact ACMP property management with any questions at 281-855-9867. th
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CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE: WWW.BCS3.ORG (BCS3) LABOR DAY /TRASH PICK-UP SCHEDULE
Remember that there is no trash pickup on Labor Day (September 2nd) and that the next pick-up will be on the following Thursday (September 5th).
(BCS3) 2013 ANNUAL MEETING RESULTS
At the May 19th Annual Meeting, two Director positions were up for election. However, only one resident ran for these open positions.
As a result of this election, the BCS3 Board of Directors is now only composed of three members: President - Mark Przywara Treasurer - Josh Murray Secretary - Andy Nguyen Note that this will be Mark Przywara’s last term as a Director for BCS3, due to his planned retirement from the Board in May 2016. The remaining two open Director slots (both Vice President positions) can be filled at any time in the future, once interested individuals step forward. As per the HOA’s governing documents, one position can be filled by the vote of the present Board of Directors. The other open position will need to be filled based on a vote of the BCS3 property owners at a Special Meeting called for that purpose.
(BCS3) VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION
Each resident has received an insert in their Harris County MUD 102 water bill asking that they observe the voluntary water conservation program that has been proposed for this area. There are two simple rules with respect to this program:
School starts on Monday, August 26, 2013. Please watch for children waiting for the school buses. It is illegal to pass a school bus when the red lights are flashing.
Even numbered residences should water outdoors on Wednesdays and Sundays while odd numbered residences should water outdoors on Tuesdays and Saturdays. No water should be used outdoors by any resident on Mondays. Water should not be used outdoors between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM and between the hours of 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM.
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Despite some periodic heavy rains, drought conditions are anticipated to persist throughout the summer and probably extend through the end of the year. Let’s all work together to conserve our water resources while maintaining our yards within the guidelines outlined by the Harris County MUD district.
(BCS3) REMINDER ABOUT TRASH ON CURBSIDE
Just a reminder that trash is not to be put out curbside until after 6 PM the evenings prior to pick-up (i.e. Sunday and Wednesday evenings). If your yard people leave bags of lawn clippings curbside after they do your lawns, please try to put up these bags out of sight of the street until the evening prior to pick-up. Doing little things like this helps keep the neighborhood looking as good as possible and combined with other factors, keep BCS3 property values as high as they can be in today’s market.
STEWARDSHIP & BCS3
In a neighborhood as small as ours (59 homes), it is important that the property owners step up to fill the Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Director positions and serve on the Board of Directors. At present, the Board is functioning with a bare minimum number of directors (3) due to the fact that we have not been able to find BCS3 property owners interested in filling the two open positions. The Board of Directors are the stewards of the neighborhood and Homeowner’s Association and are responsible for all the issues that are pertinent to BCS3. This includes, but is not limited to, financial issues, coordination with the management company and overseeing the overall maintenance and upkeep of the common areas of the neighborhood. Most importantly, the Board of Directors is responsible for doing everything possible to maintain the property values in BCS3 and do whatever is possible to keep the neighborhood looking as good as possible. According to Webster’s dictionary, “Stewardship” is the careful and responsible supervision and management of something entrusted to one’s care. In the case of the Board of Directors, it is the Bradford Colony Section 3 Homeowner’s Association. The present Board members’ terms expire over the next three years. There is no guarantee that any of these Board members will be running for re-election. As a result, it is imperative that we find other BCS3 property owners interesting in stepping up to fill these positions. If for whatever reason, the number of directors drops to below three, the Board will lose its ability to act as stewards for BCS3 and manage the HOA as per the By Laws. We cannot let this happen for obvious reason that will negatively impact the neighborhood. As a result, we are asking that residents consider stepping up to fill the present open positions, as well as consider running for open director positions in the future.
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Please contact any present Board member if you have an interest in being a Board member or have any questions about what this entails.
(BCS3) EMAIL LIST
In an effort to improve communications during the year within our small neighborhood, the Board is continuing its efforts to update its email distribution list to include as many of the residents as possible. Email is the fastest and more effective way of keeping the BCS3 residents informed of neighborhood events, criminal activity and other important issues. In an effort to maintain confidentiality of individual email addresses, the Board always sends out email notices with resident addresses handled as “blind cc’s” to avoid widespread distribution. If you want to be included on future email distributions, please contact Mark Przywara (firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-418-3409) and give him your contact information.
(BCS3) CONTACT THE BOARD
As is the case with everything in our small neighborhood, every resident should feel free to contact any Board member as to any issue or question that you have about BCS3. Contact information for all the Board members is located on the inside back cover of this publication.
CHARLESTOWN COLONY (CHC) ASSOCIATION MEETING
Our neighborhood association annual meeting is typically the first Wednesday in October. Some of you may remember we had a second meeting last year about a month after our October meeting. The second meeting was held because a quorum was not reached at the first meeting. A quorum is a set percentage of the voting membership in the neighborhood. Currently 10 percent or about 26 homeowners make up a quorum. A quorum of the membership is required to elect Board members and conduct any other business that is required. A quorum is reached by counting
the homeowners present in person and the proxies either brought to the meeting or sent to SCS Management Co. The second meeting last year was called specifically to address the difficulty we seem to have reaching a quorum. A declining quorum amendment was introduced. This amendment would reduce the number of homeowners required to meet a quorum. The amendment would adjourn first meeting and immediately, without any mailing to homeowners, call a second meeting to begin on the spot. This second meeting would take the original number of homeowners required to meet quorum and reduce it by half. So if 26 homes were required for a quorum, now only 13 homeowners would be required. If the second meeting still does not have enough homeowners present in person or by proxy to meet the reduced quorum requirement, the process of adjourning the meeting and calling a new meeting on the spot would continue until there were enough homeowners present (in person or by proxy) to satisfy the new quorum requirement. At a third such meeting only 7 homeowners would be required. These 7 people could be making the decisions for the 260 homes in the neighborhood.
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Between the few homeowners that did attend the second meeting, the proxies sent in for the first meeting and the proxies sent in for the second meeting, a quorum was reached. There was much discussion about the quorum amendment at this meeting. The amendment was eventually rejected with the understanding that a strong effort would be made in 2013 to have the neighborhood residents understand the importance of participating in the governing of the neighborhood, expense involved with calling meetings and the importance of only having to do this once. When the neighborhood calls a meeting, there are many expenses. Our neighborhood pays a fee of roughly $250 to the location where the meeting is held. The postage to 260 homes is nearly $125. The printing fee and mailing fee of the annual meeting notice is paid by the association. If additional meetings where to be required because quorum is not obtained via meeting attendance and/or proxies, the association has to pay for postage and printing of the notice, location and the management company to attend the additional meeting(s). Our Board members donate their time. All homeowners have voting privileges. This means all can vote at the meeting either in person or by proxy. Voting in person means you come to the meeting and vote. The meetings are not that long. The Board wants to go home too. To date, meetings have not lasted more than two hours. To vote by proxy, you have several options. First, you
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can mail the proxy to the management company. The option means your vote will follow that of the Board on any issues raised. Second, you can give your proxy to a Board member; their contact information is in the back of this publication. This option also means your vote will follow that of the Board on any issues raised. A third option is to give your proxy to a homeowner who is attending the meeting. This option means the person bringing your proxy, votes your vote for you. With recent changes in the laws governing homeowners associations, a declining quorum can be set for the annual meeting only and only for the election of Board members. Special meetings can be called by the Board or homeowners for the purpose of conducting business outside of the business conducted at the annual meeting. The declining quorum would not be valid for the special meeting. A full quorum would be required. The agenda for the meeting will be on the meeting notice, so homeowners will know the business for the meeting. Any items that come up for a vote that are not listed on the proxy will be voted either by the Board or the homeowner carrying the proxy. Please take time to either attend the meeting or somehow deliver your proxy so the neighborhood doesn’t have to have multiple meetings, which ultimately will cost you money.
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(CHC) YARD OF THE MONTH
The July winners are the homeowners at 14315 Barkerview Court. This is at the back of our complex, so unless you are specifically visiting someone, you probably don’t drive down this street. The yard that won is simple, but the simplicity is what caught my eye; I remember thinking just how nice it was. Take a stroll one day and see for yourself. And we are always open for suggestions; if you would like to nominate a home, please let a Board member know. Congrats to our winners! Keep up the good work with the beautiful yards. Bugs seem to be enjoying the rains as well. The mosquitoes are especially bad. Do your part by checking around your home for sanding water; check the sauces of plants and any trashcan lids or the cans themselves. Mosquitoes breed in standing water - they even breed in wet flower pots. Most plants do well when allowed to dry out between watering. This will help cut down on bugs. Not sure if letting a plant dry out between watering is best? You can check the internet or you can check with the experts at Cornelius Nursery. Remember Cornelius Nursery sponsors our Yard of the Month program. The Yard of the Month winner receives a gift certificate to Cornelius Nursery.
(CHC) TIMELY TIPS FOR AUGUST GARDENERS
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new mulch and fresh plantings can all bring your flowerbeds back to life! Flowers bring color in many shades and sizes. Add an instant color impact with Celosia, Vinca (Periwinkle), Lantana and Purslane. These are all good, reliable summer bloomers. Plant these directly into beds or containers to replace flowers, which have reached their prime. Add a slow release fertilizer to the soil when you plant and you will not have to fertilize for a while. Keep old blooms trimmed off to encourage repeat blooming. Add a new layer of mulch to flowerbeds and to containers to lessen evaporation and keep the soil cooler. Color abounds even in the heat of summer!
(CHC) SCHOOL IS STARTING SOON!
While it seems like we just got out of school, it is time to think about starting up. School starts Monday, August 26th. The back to school information can be found at www.cfisd.net/ campuses/backtoschool.htm. You can also find the summer reading lists of the books the kids were supposed to read over the summer (they still have a few weeks!). You can find a list of district publications on-line at www.cfisd.net/newsmedia/ publications.htm. These publications include the calendar for the school year and the “Inside Cypress-Fairbanks ISD” publication (last publication was the summer edition, June 20th). If you have school age kids, bookmark the site. Even for those without kids in school, you will find useful information about the district and electrons for school board members or bond issues here. Bus information can be found on the following site www.cfisd. net/dept2/transp/transp.htm. Remember to pay attention to school zones and children in the neighborhood waiting for buses. Remember also that using a cell phone in a school zone carries a hefty penalty. Don’t have access to a computer or the internet? All Harris County public libraries have computers available for public use. Need school supplies? Senate bill 485 set the 2013 tax-free weekend for August 9th-11th. Items purchased must have an initial price less than $100. Lay-away plans can be used again this year. For lists of qualifying items (clothes, shoes, school supplies) see the page at www.window.state.tx.us/ taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/.
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Want to know more about our area? There are many websites that can give you information ranging from demographics to crime. If you are interested, check out the following: Demographics: • homes.point2.com/Neighborhood/US/Texas/HarrisCounty/Houston/Charlestown-Colony-Demographics.aspx • Real Estate Overview: http://www.trulia.com/real_ estate/Charlestown_Colony-Houston/31713/ • Crime records including sex offender registry, H. E. A. T. program and much more see: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_ records/pages/index.htm
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(CHC) WATER LINE INSURANCE
Many of us have received solicitations in the mail to purchase water line insurance for the water line from your meter box to your house. Before purchasing any insurance through a mailing solicitation, be sure to do your research as to why are we suddenly receiving these mailings, is this a duplicate of another insurance you already have, look carefully at what the insurance does and does not cover. The homes in our neighborhood vary in age depending on the builder but all are more than 20 years old. This may be why our area is receiving these insurance mailings.
(CHC) TRASH TALK
After a long holiday weekend of yard work and entertaining, there is always a lot of trash. However, those that collect trash do get holidays also. There will be NO Trash Pick-Up on Labor Day.
(CHC) ARCHITECTURAL FORMS
Please make sure to complete an Architectural Form and submit it to SCS Management before making changes to your home. If you are painting, be sure to attach your color choices to the form when you submit it! The process is easy, quick and can save you money. By submitting the form and requesting approval prior to your project, you are protected. The forms are to be submitted any time you are making changes to your property (house, fence, yard).
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While the request says to allow 30 days for approval, turnaround time for a request is pretty quick - usually not more than a week or two. Find the form at www.scsmgmt.com/Acc-App.scs.pdf.
CONCORD COLONY (CC) ANNUAL MEETING
The continued Annual Meeting of the Board will be August 13th at 7:00 PM.
(CC) CONCORD COLONY’S FACEBOOK PAGE
You can visit the neighborhood Facebook Page to see notices pertaining to our community. There are two different options to access the page. If you are logged into your Facebook account, simply go to www.facebook.com/ConcordColony77084 or you may search for ‘Concord Colony’ and select the ‘Concord Colony Organization’ page. Either way, click ‘Like’ to begin receiving notifications about the neighborhood including crime alerts, HOA meeting notices and neighborhood contest winners. Use the page to post notices about lost pets or personal garage sales, etc.
(CC) STREET LIGHTS
If a street light is out or remains on all the time, get the numbers off the pole, address and call Centerpoint Energy at 713-207- 2222 or go to www.centerpointenergy.com/outage and you can report the issue online.
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(CC) HOA BOARD CONTACT
Each and all of the residents in Concord Colony should feel free to contact any member of your HOA Board with concerns, questions or an issue in Concord Colony. The contact information for all the Board members is located inside the back cover of the newsletter under “Important Colony Numbers.” You can also reach us on the Facebook page.
(CC) GARBAGE CANS
Our neighborhood trash days are Monday and Thursday. Recycle is collected on Monday along with heavy trash. If a holiday falls on Monday, the trash will not be collected and will NOT be collected on Tuesday. The next collection will be Thursday, our next scheduled day. If a holiday falls on Thursday, the trash will not be picked up and will not be picked up on Friday but on the regular scheduled Monday. Please pick up your trashcans and recycle bins after trash day and store them away properly. They should not to be in view from the street. This is in violation of the deed restrictions and action will be taken.
(CC) GARAGE SALES
Some of our neighbors are having more than the allowed number of garage sales. Garage sales are permitted only TWICE ANNUALLY. If more than two sales per year are held, the Texas State Comptroller assumes that a business is operating out of the home, which is in
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violation of the deed restrictions and necessary action will be taken. Please remember to remove all your posted signs. This is considered “Littering” and a fine may be assessed.
(CC) DEED RESTRICTIONS
Please remember that deed restrictions are strongly enforced and any outside construction or major landscaping changes to your home must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). ACC contact information for Concord Colony is on the inside back cover of this newsletter.
(CC) NEIGHBORHOOD WALKERS
Have you wanted to walk in the evenings or are you interested in starting? Don’t want to do it alone? Good news! Lace up your walking shoes! We have a new walking group in the neighborhood and we would love for you to join us. We will be meeting at the neighborhood park on Allerton around 8:00 PM every Tuesday. You can meet us at the park or join us as we walk through the neighborhood. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know your neighbors! We hope to see you and have you join us.
GEORGETOWN COLONY I (GC1) GARBAGE CANS
Many new neighbors have been storing their garbage cans in view from the street. This is in violation of the deed restrictions and appropriate actions are subject to corrective action. Also, please remember to place garbage curbside after 6 PM the night before pickup.
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(GC1) GARAGE SALES
According to the State Comptroller’s office, garage sales are permitted only twice annually. If more than that, it will be assumed that a business is being operated out of home, which is in direct violation of the deed restrictions and necessary action will be taken.
(GC1) LOST AND FOUND PETS
The first thing to do if you find a lost dog that does not have a tag, is to take it to any vet’s clinic or Petsmart and have it scanned for a micro chip. This is the fastest way to get the dog back to its owner. If it does not have a micro chip, please look for signs to make sure the dog gets back to its rightful owner. A dog that is left to wander is subject to being hit by a car, abuse or starving to death. Those of you who are dog owners, please be sure to keep a collar and tag on it at all times. Even if the dog is micro chipped, it is much easier to return the dog to you if it has your contact information on a tag.
(GC1) WELCOME PACKAGES
We have welcome packages, which include a quick start guide to Georgetown Colony 1, deed restrictions, by which this subdivision abides and architectural guidelines and forms. They will be handed out to new residents, but are also available upon request by contacting SCS Management at 281-463-1777.
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(GC1) HOME IMPROVEMENTS
When considering home improvements, please submit an Architectural Review Form to the Board for approval prior to beginning of any exterior work. The forms may be obtained
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(GC1) DEED RESTRICTION COMPLAINTS
Any resident may file a complaint either by contacting SCS management at 281-463-1777 or georgetowncolony@ yahoo.com, where you may email the Board members.
GEORGETOWN COLONY II (GCII) DEED RESTRICTIONS
We want to thank all of the homeowners in GCII who take the time and expense to keep their property maintained! It shows pride in your ownership and it keeps all of our property values up! Before doing home improvements, please submit an Architectural Review Form to the Board for approval prior beginning any exterior work. The forms may be obtained from SCS Management at www.schmngt.com or 281-463-1777.
JAMESTOWN COLONY (JC) IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY
The Board has engaged a new management company to administer the subdivision starting August 1st. The new management company, Associa, offers a lot of services not provided by ACMP, our old provider (including a new and improved resident web portal) and we believe they will also save the HOA some cold hard cash, which will be good for everyone. You’ll be getting mail from Associa around the 1st of the month explaining new services and giving you contact information for reporting problems and making payments.
(JC) VISIT US ON THE WEB
Questions about the neighborhood? You can probably find the answer on the Jamestown Colony website, www.jamestowncolony.com.
(JC) HAVE YOU LIKED US YET ON FACEBOOK?
If not, why the heck not? Go to the Search function and type in “Jamestown Colony.” Click JOIN and you’ll be alerted when we post (very infrequent) notices about the neighborhood.
(JC) JULY YARDS OF THE MONTH
You make us PROUD! Section 1 - Albert & Maria Ott, 6207 Jamestown Colony Drive Section 2 - Peggy & David Jackson, 6411 Laurel Run Section 3 - Kathleen & Mitchell Meza, 6303 Rexton Drive
(JC) DO WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL & PHONE?
If we can email you, we can save the HOA some money for notifications. In the event of emergencies, we need a reliable way to contact residents. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “JHOA ADD” in the subject line. Include your name, street address, home phone, cell phone and preferred email address(es) in the body of the email if possible.
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On June 27, 2013, at approximately 5:45 AM, two female teens were recorded on home surveillance security cameras in the Yorktown Colony Subdivision using toilet paper to wrap mailboxes, car outside mirrors and stream toilet paper from tree limbs in resident yards. They also put toilet paper on cars that were parked in driveways. In addition, the teens left other debris in resident yards. One of the teens had a bulging dark colored backpack on her back. This bulging backpack likely contained rolls of toilet paper used by the teens in this event. By day break, many residents awoke only to find their yards, trees and cars littered with toilet paper. Such conduct will not be tolerated in the Yorktown Colony subdivision. The surveillance video is being released to the Sheriff Department for review. If the teens are subsequently identified, they could face charges.
Homeowners are encouraged to be vigilant and to report suspicious persons, vehicles, mischief and crimes of any nature immediately to the Sheriff Department. Remember, “SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING AND MAKE THE CALL.” Residents are encouraged to work together to help prevent crime.
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We had an incident involving cars being egged by some jokesters. If you saw or heard of anyone that might have been involved, please contact one of the Board members with the information. All help is greatly appreciated. Remember you live here too, you are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood.
(YTC) GARAGE SALE
The semi-annual garage sale will be September 28th. Start getting things together and have a wonderful sale.
(YTC) HALLOWEEN PARTY
Our annual Halloween Party will be held October 26th. More information to follow.
(YTC) HOME IMPROVEMENTS
If you are planning on making changes to the front of your home or yard please remember to fill out an ACC form before starting any work, as this could save you time and money if it isn’t approved by the ACC committee.
(YTC) STREET LIGHTS
If a street light is out, get the pole # on the side of pole, approximate address and call Centerpoint Energy at 713-2072222 or go to www.centerpointenergy.com/outage and you can report the outage online.
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This is SPAA (Students Protecting America’s Animals) again. Just to remind everyone we are a student organization at Cypress Falls High School. We are helping Loving Arms to find homes for their animals. You can visit them at Petsmart at Copperfield on Saturdays. SPAA (Students Protecting America’s Animals) contact: Joni Wilson (Teacher/Sponsor of SPAA) Email: email@example.com. Officers: Teresa Dang: firstname.lastname@example.org Jaclyn Hartland: email@example.com Loving Arms contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org Barbara Louis: BLouis@cjmlaw.com Joanne Smith: email@example.com
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What is Bus Buddies? Bus Buddies is a partnership between the Cy-Fair community and Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District to provide assistance to elementary students helping them get off the bus at the correct location. The program requires one “Bus Buddy” per elementary bus the first three days of school. The approximate time commitment is from 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM on August 26th, 27th and 28th. You may choose to volunteer one, two or all three days. Your job is to simply assist the bus driver with making sure the children get off the bus at their correct stops. What is Required? (1) Attend one of the training sessions, if not previously trained. (2) Arrive and sign in at your assigned school where campus staff will assist you. (3) Enjoy helping the kids and driver! When and Where is the 1 Hour Training? Training is held at our Berry Center located at 8877 Barker Cypress Rd., Cypress, TX.
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August 19th - 9:30 AM -10:30 AM August 20th - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (evening session) August 21st - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM The Partners in Education (PIE) department is looking for the same strong Bus Buddy support we have enjoyed in the past. Making sure that all of our elementary children get off the bus at the correct stop is an important responsibility. The Bus Buddy Program requires 400+ volunteers in the Cy-Fair community to ride buses to assist the nearly 9,000 elementary riders and their drivers. We do encourage all Bus Buddy volunteers to wear a shirt indicating the business or organization they are representing so that our employees, parents and the community will be aware of your organization’s support of CFISD. Volunteers wear many hats! We are askingYOU to wear the very important “Bus Buddy Hat” and support our number one priority goal - the safety and security of our students! Please, register for a training session and choose your school by visiting www.cfisd.net and selecting “Bus Buddies.” For additional information about the program, please contact the CFISD Partners in Education Department at 281-894-3949.
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Mother’s Day Out Program at Living Word Church is now accepting enrollment for September - May. We operate Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Monthly fee is $130 for one child and $200 for 2 children. We accept children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We offer a safe environment where children come to learn and play. For more information, please contact Virginia at 832-561-7130.
ST. CUTHBERT PRESCHOOL’S SIXTH ANNUAL TOUCH A TRUCK Join us Saturday, September 21st, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for St. Cuthbert Preschool’s Sixth Annual Touch A Truck. This is a hands-on event where kids and adults of all ages can explore and learn about vehicles of all shapes and sizes - from emergency vehicles to construction equipment to really cool cars! Touch A Truck will be held at St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church, 17020 West
Road@Queenston, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). For more information contact Preschool Director Lynn Olson at 281-463-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.stcuthbert.org and click on the Preschool tab. There is a $2 admission fee for children and adults are free.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE FALL REGISTRATION CONTINUES Lone Star College-CyFair offers options and flexibility for high school students, first time college students, career changers and those with busy lifestyles. Register now for the fall semester. Weekday classes begin Aug. 26th and Weekend College begins Sept. 6th at one of three convenient locations: 9191 Barker Cypress, 14955 Northwest Free-
way and the newest center at 19710 Clay Road. For information, go to LoneStar.edu/registration. NEW FULL-SERVICE LSC-CYPRESS CENTER OPENING THIS FALL A third convenient location to take classes is opening at 19710 Clay Road at Fry Road this fall. The new full-service Lone Star College-Cypress Center will offer core academic courses and transitional education courses, as well as several workforce programs including: Drafting, Engineering Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Machining and Welding. Registration for fall classes, which start Aug. 26th, is under way. For information and updates, go to LoneStar.edu/cypresscenter or call 832-782-5000. AUGUST EXHIBITION IN THE BOSQUE GALLERY Summer in the gallery closes with the talent of artist Marguerite Baldwin for her painting exhibition “The Origin of the Series: An Evolutionary Tale” on display in the Bosque Gallery this summer Aug. 6th - Sept. 19th. Meet this local artist and hear what inspired her work at the 1:30 PM, Aug. 7th opening reception or the 4:30 PM, Sept. 19th
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closing reception. For Bosque Gallery information, go to LoneStar.edu/bosquegallery. L.I.F.E. LESSONS FOR AUGUST The Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131). Programs in August are “Dirty Tricks, Mud Slinging and October Surprises (in presidential campaigns)” - Aug. 14th; “What Do You Really Know about Medicare?” - Aug. 21st and “Are Happy People Just Naïve?” - Aug. 28th. Call the library at 281-2903214 for L.I.F.E. program information. LIBRARY OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE The Harris County Public Library Lone Star College-CyFair Branch offers children, teens and adults a variety of monthly book clubs, workshops, blogs, programs, storytimes and activities year round. Go online to LoneStar.edu/ library for information. PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR LSC VISITORS, GUESTS AND LIBRARY PATRONS Visitors, guests and library patrons may park without a permit in designated visitor parking areas. However, a daily or yearly permit is now available allowing for extended parking privileges at Lone Star College System campuses. Vehicles must be registered with LSCS to get a valid parking permit, to park in LSCS lots and to avoid receiving a citation.
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AUGUST EVENTS ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH GARAGE SALE Fri, Aug. 2nd, 5 pm-9 pm Sat, Aug. 3rd, 7 am-2 pm Furniture, House wares, Toys, Baby Items, Books, Linens 6646 Addicks Satsuma Rd. 77084, 281-463-7878
ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE On Sunday, August 11th, beginning at 8:30 AM, St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive with a mobile unit set up in their parking lot. Registration and donor forms will be available in the Parish Hall. To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age, at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. Remember, it takes about 15 minutes and one pint of blood to save three lives. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.
EMPOWERMENT CENTER 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 and under must be accompanied by an Adult) receiving Back-Packs & School Supplies. For additional information and support, call our office at 281-5783535 or email us at email@example.com.
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH SUMMER CAMP
SUMMER CAMP at The Genesis Academy a ministry of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Summer Camp is for children exiting K-5th grade. The weeks available are through August 23rd. The hours are 9 am-2 pm. We will have a different theme every week. Come join us for one week or all of them, from 1-5 days a week. For more information and pricing or to register your child, call 281-859-0800 or register on-line at www.thegenesisacademy.com. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is located at 16650 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston 77095.
“I’m In PAIN” Can Chiropractic Help ME ? We are often asked, “What’s the best way of finding out whether or not a doctor of chiropractic can help my problem?” We believe the answer can be found in a complete chiropractic consultation and examination, including x-rays. And to help find out for sure, we will do a complete consultation and examination, including x-rays, if necessary, (procedures that normally cost $187.00 or more) for $25.00. We will make this special program available through August. The only exception to the offer involves personal injury cases (workers’ compensation and auto accidents) in which there is no charge directly to the patient.
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CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER FUNDRAISERS HABITAT FOR HUMANI-TEA AND FASHION SHOW Saturday, August 17th, 2 pm Copperfield Church 8350 Texas 6 Houston, TX 77095 To benefit Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County’s Women Build Program. Women Build is a house fundraised and built by women for a single mom right here in Northwest Harris County. Tickets: $20, go to www. habitatnwhc.org/donate/women-buildfashion-show to purchase.\
PAWS FOR A CAUSE 2K FUNDRAISER FOR MORNING GLORY RANCH August 17, 2013 Zube Park 17560 Roberts Rd @ Little Cypress Creek Hockley, Texas 77447 10 am-12 pm Join us to help raise money for Morning Glory Ranch by participating in our 2K Fun Run and Dog Walk. Morning Glory Ranch is a non-profit organization in Waller, TX that is dedicated to providing an Innovative Experiential Outdoor
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The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you have questions, classes offered or need directions, please call us at 713-274-3250.
If you are currently registered at Glazier - call us and ask about our new classes. You may register over the phone for any new classes. Volunteer Opportunities available, please call to speak to us about teaching your own class! AUGUST Schedule - Must preregister in person for classes (or by phone if already registered and participating at center 713-274-3250). August 8th, Senior Boot Camp (Fitness is Ageless), 9-10 AM. August 8th, General Gardening with Precinct Three’s Landscape Designer, 10-11:30 AM. August 8th, Cooking in Glazier’s Kitchen with Stephania, 1-3 PM. Reserved Seating Please. August 9th, Classic Cinema Presents 1945s Oscar Nominated “Mildred Pierce” with Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth, 11:30 AM. Bring Snacks or Lunch for Intermission. August 12th, Senior Boot Camp (Fitness is Ageless), 9-10 AM. August 12th, Financial Workshop; Professional Advisor, 10 AM-Noon. August 12th, Texas History Series; The Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1-3 PM; Battle of Medina, the 200th anniversary of the deadliest battle in Texas History occurring on August 18, 1813.
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Are You Prepared? This free emergency response training will be offered in the Copperfield Bear Creek area (location to be determined), starting on September 11, 2013 and ending October 30, 2013. It is an 8-week course, every Wed. from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. There is NO cost to you! A training manual and starter backpack of supplies is also provided. The course is taught by professionals in their field. Classes will cover: • Disaster Preparedness • Small Fire Suppression • Basic First Aid and Triage • Light Search and Rescue • Disaster Psychology • Terrorism Awareness and a final class ending in a Disaster Simulation Drill. CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. If emergency personnel are not available, you can use this training to save lives and protect property. For more information, see www. harriscountycitizencorps.com. (CERT)
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FALL CRAFT SHOWS/ FESTIVALS CY-FAIR WOMEN’S CLUB SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP MARKETPLACE 300 vendors selling unique items under one roof in air-conditioned comfort! Join us on Saturday, September 14th from 9 AM until 5 PM at the Berry Center on the corner of Barker Cypress and West Rd. in Northwest Houston. Lots of free parking and free admission. Onsite Day Care available and provided by Club Rewind (CFISD after school program). All proceeds from this event benefit the Cy-Fair Women’s Club Scholarship Fund and numerous charities in in the Northwest Houston area. For more information, visit our website at CyFairWomensClub.org. This event is generously sponsored by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Hotze Health and Wellness Center and Towne Lake.
VISIT THE ST. MARY’S FALL GIFT MARKET! On Friday, September 27th from 9 AM to 4 PM and Saturday the 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting its annual Fall Gift Market. This is the ideal event to kick off your holiday shopping and decorating! The convenient location at the corner of Louetta Road and N. Eldridge Parkway makes it easy to shop the selection of unique jewelry, home decor, creative
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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. We hope that you will be able to be a part of this great event!
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. email@example.com for booth rental information. Apply early - Booths sell out quickly and you won’t want to miss this one!
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CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club meets at Hearthstone Country Club on the first, second and third Tuesday of each month at 12:15 PM for lunch and informative programs. For more information, call John Carroll at 281-463-0373, George Crowl at 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell at 281-304-7127. We invite you to be our guest at one of the meetings and enjoy the fellowship of Kiwanians from your community as you learn about our organization. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club is actively seeking new members who are interested in giving service to improve our community and our world. Visit the Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club and learn about the projects in which its members participate to enrich and improve life for citizens in our community. We sponsor the Key Clubs in the Cy-Fair, Jersey Village and Katy communities and work with them in service to the Cy-Fair area. Internationally, both Kiwanis and Key Club are participating in the ELIMINATE PROJECT aimed at the eradication of maternal/neonatal tetanus. Businesses of the community are encouraged to support a representative for membership in Kiwanis. If you work for a business that is oriented toward involvement in community improvement and leadership, suggest to them that you would like to represent that business through membership and involvement in work with Kiwanis. We welcome business and organization as well as individual memberships.
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The Northwest Flyers Track Club Youth Cross-Country Team kicks off the fall season with registration and an orientation for parents and athletes on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM (location to be announced). The first practice will be held at the Cypress Creek YMCA on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a member program of USA Track and Field (USATF), the national governing body for track and cross country. The club is in its 26th year in the northwest Houston area. Ages 6 - 18 may participate in the team and both beginners and experienced runners are welcome. Contact Coach Eric Wentworth at emw1105@ gmail.com, 281-961-6603 and/or Coach Donnell Carter at email@example.com, 281-467-4727, for more information. Visit www.northwestflyers.org to get updates and learn more about the team.
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Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www. netballamerica.com or contact Ros at email@example.com or call 832-790 3772.
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).
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GIRL SCOUTS GIRL SCOUTS OF SAN JACINTO COUNCIL COPPER CREEK MEADOWS - The community is bigger now! Due to the administrative changes in San Jacinto Council, we have moved away from our service unit structure. The Copper Creek Meadows community has been created by merging the former Bear Creek, Copper Corners and Blue Bonnet Meadows service units. A team drawn from members of each of the three service units has been at work for several months during this transition process to create the structure for our new community. Membership is drawn from fourteen elementary schools and the corresponding middle and high schools. The elementary schools served are: Lieder, Metcalf, Wilson, Tipps and Texas Christian School; Birkes, Fiest and Lowery; Horne, Owens, Hairgrove, Kirk, Lee, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Christian Life Center Academy. The plan is that more people and more resources mean more activities and more fun for all of us! You can read more about these changes in the Golden Link or on the Council website, www.gssjc.org. An open planning meeting was held on July 14th. Rally Days (when we recruit new members and leaders and form new troops) will be scheduled after schools are back in session. Look for more information soon! Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5 (must be in kindergarten) through 18 who are willing to live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Girls may join at any level and no previous Scouting experience is required. Home schooled and private school students are always welcome. We also need adult (over 18) leaders for our troops. We can’t form new troops without new leaders! You need a background check and a little training to get started, but lots more training is available. Our leaders are of all ages, both sexes and a wide range of interests. You do not need to be Ranger Rick or Martha Stewart (though you may find yourself developing unexpected talents). Don’t feel that you could make the commitment to be a troop leader? Do you have a special skill that you would be willing to share or a willingness to help on a limited basis? Please give us a call - we’d like to talk to you! A special event may need YOUR particular talent or skill! Please contact Dianne Massie (email@example.com) or call 281-550-9148. The council website is www.gssjc.org.
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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA COPPERHEAD DISTRICT For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, outdoor skills and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to: • Try new things. • Provide service to others. • Build self-confidence. • Reinforce ethical standards. Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals while promoting activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made. Scouting provides a rewarding experience for boys ages 5 to 21. Scouting through the local Packs and Troops teach outdoor and life skills which help our youth Be Prepared. Your area is serviced by the BSA Sam Houston Area Counsel - Copperhead District which includes 23 Cub Scout Packs (boys 5 to 10 years old), 13 Troops (boys from 11 to 18 years old) and 10 Venturing units (boys and girls from 14 to 21). Our Units typically meet weekly.
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 61 Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop 61 at 7:00 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience of what Recommended Scouting has tobyoffer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the Tom Tynan, things the troop has done during meetings and activities.
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An Eagle Scout service project is the opportunity for a Boy Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of any religious institution, school or community. This is the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate’s leadership training and it requires a significant effort on his part. The Scout must develop a project plan, coordinate fundraising to provide the necessary materials, schedule the work organize the personnel needed and give leadership to others in order to direct the project to its completion.
Jacob, 15, is a Boy Scout with Troop 1283 based out of St. Elizabeth Ann-Seton Church in Houston. He has worked his way through the ranks from a young Cub Scout to the final rank in Boy Scouts, going above and beyond the requirements and, is now awaiting his Eagle board-of-review to become an Eagle Scout (the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve).
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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.
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.
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SL -Swim Lessons CPR -CPR Certified FAC -First Aid Cert. RCC -Red Cross Cert. P -Pet Care (only) PP -Pet/Plant Sitter H -Housecare L -Lawncare T -Tutor C -Car Detailing
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BRADFORD COLONY Michelle Quintana - B, PP, T (K-3) Ashley Alanis - B, PP Frank Carranza - P, L Eboni Franklin - B, SS, P, H, T (K-10)
16 15 17 17
281-550-1153 832-545-7192 281-256-5587 832-245-9322
Diana Chavez - B Christi Boyd - B, CPR, H, T (K-5)
JAMESTOWN COLONY Trevor Eggenberger - PP Sophia Eggenberger - PP
LANGHAM CREEK COLONY Teo Matase - B, PP, L
YORKTOWN COLONIES Korrenn Foster - B, T, PP Miracle Shepherd - PP Angelica Estrada - B, PP, T (K-2) Darius Rye - B, SS, PP, H, L, T, C
14 15 16 14
832-427-1321 832-427-1139 281-460-5912 832-492-4957
BABYSITTING 18 281-855-6253 CONCORD COLONYLIST Andree Toledano - B, P, L, PP, T (k-7) 18 409-748-9529 Madeline Onofrey - B, PP 16 13-492-7401 NOT GEORGETOWN COLONY Adrienne Webb - B, PP, T (K-5) 16 832-216-8400 AVAILABLE Justin Goranados - H, PP, T 17 832-818-1111 Cera St. Mary - H, PP, T (K-5), B, CPR 18 832-686-1890 Cammia BoydONLINE - B, PP 14 713-538-6126 CHARLESTOWN COLONY Kayla Hubert - H, PP, B, CPR
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Classified Ads FOR SALE Ecofusion Memory foam queen size mattress, like new, made from green tea extract, original $690, sell for $299. Call 281-304-2041. Food Slicer, Waring Pro Professional, $35; Oster Blender with glass pitcher, $20; Sony under the counter DVD/radio, $35; Box of 220V extension cords and surge protectors-Free; 220V canister vacuum, $25. Call 281-789-6718. 14 Formal dresses, perfect for homecoming and/or holidays. Varied contemporary styles, name brands, short and long. Sizes Jr. 3 to Misses 10. Most worn once. $20-40 each. 713-816-6777
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• Re-Roofs Call Phil Young • Repairs 281-856-0388 • New Roofs email@example.com • Gutters Personal Touch • Custom Patio Covers • Pergolas • Outdoor Kitchens • Custom Cabinetry & Wood Work • Painting - Interior and Exterior • Handyman Services
Furniture, move away sale at throwaway Prices. Email for pictures or more info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hooker Hampton Collection entertainment center, paid $4,500, will take $2,800. Like new condition. Call 281-455-0507. Nice solid wood queen bed w/ matching night stand, mirrored dresser, armoire and lamps, $675. Call 832-725-0207. Traditional Mission Style dining table with eight chairs, two years old, used twice, paid $1,150, will sacrifice for $500. 281-904-1103. Kayak - Current Designs 14’6” Whistler, sea touring capable. Includes spray skirt and cockpit cover. Garage stored, like new, total 3 hours in water, $1,200 OBO. Call 281-394-2789. Bow Flex Motivator XTL (cost $1,200 new), $350 OBO; Life Fitness Life Cycle C1-5 upright stationary bike (cost $825 new), $250 OBO; Computer Armoire w/ hutch (cost $150 new), $50. Elisanor5903@msn.com for inquiries or photos. Fisher Price kids toys: farm gate, music table and much more. Barely used, almost new, very reasonable price. Contact 281-746-7552. Very large 50” X 37”, very comfortable overstuffed chair with ottoman, $50 OBO; Weider Home Gym System, $50 OBO. Call 713-826-0216. Tennis bags, like new: Wilson Double, $65; single bag, Dunlop, $35. 281-743-3500. GE white microwave, GE white gas stove with 4 burners, GE white dishwasher. All are working and standard size, $275. Pictures available, 832-228-2195. Windows 7 desktop computer, $400 OBO. For detail and specs look up HP Omni 100-5155 desktop PC, Product # BV677AA. Email at: email@example.com. Blue Razor Scooter with seat. In great condition. Pick up and cash only, $150 OBO. Contact Meredyth, 832-593-9494. Antiques for sale: Eastlake style mahogany early 20th century shelf, $275. Art Nouveau, circa 1920’s, complete bedroom suite; includes double bed with head and foot boards, mattress, box springs and frame, drawer dresser with bench and mirror, 5-drawer chest of drawers and night stand, $3,500 (paid $6,000 at Auction Barn). All in excellent condition. Email me for pictures at fae@krenekprinting. com or call me at 281-858-4422 or 832-651-5863. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lease space available, upscale salon in Copperfield. Contact Leticia 713-898-4484 or Craig 832-483-0114. Trading company located in I-10 & Highway 6 N. Looking for (1) Office Assistant - need fundamental Microsoft Office skills. (2) Accounting Assistant - need Quick Book skills. Both positions request fluent English and Spanish speaking/reading/writing abilities. Insurance compensation and guaranteed 1-month year-end bonus are included after probation. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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 email@example.com Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Earn $50 to $75 dollars an hour promoting and selling women’s designer fashion jewelry. Work part-time and earn full-time pay with flexible hours. Earn trips, car allowance, free jewelry, plus money. Training provided, must have car and computer. Paid weekly. No experience is needed, but previous direct sales are rewarded. Must be 18 years or older. Contact Amber, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713505-4250. If no answer, please leave a voice mail message with reference to job and phone number. 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.
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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.
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About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, 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. 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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Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.
Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500.
Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to email@example.com. 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 281979-0454 for more details.
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PETS FOR SALE
Happy, healthy little Shih Tzu puppies. 281-743-3500.
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LOST AND FOUND
FOUND: 8GB SanDisk, looks like a disk that you would use in a camera and has files with pictures of a proposal, engagement photos and wedding photos.The wedding photos look like the wedding was up north. Call 713-545-8245.
HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE
For sale by owner: 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, theater and playroom, dining, study, spacious kitchen, 2 car garage, backyard patio, crown molding, 4,300 sq. ft. with a lot of upgrades. Former model home, must see! Lakemont Shore subdivision, Richmond, TX 77407, $330,000. Call for more information/pictures, 281-766-4101 or 281-215-3433.
Roommate Wanted. Elderly woman looking for elderly female roommate to share new, 3 bdrm house. Prefer roommate who has relatives in this subdivision. All rent/utilities shared equally. 281-989-6170.
Easton Commons Animal Hospital
West Rd Hwy 6
Easton Commons Dr
N KROGER CENTER
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Please call to schedule an appointment One Coupon Per Family • Valid Monday thru Friday Coupon must be presented at time of service Expires 8/31/2013
Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-463-4717. Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www. frioman.com for more information.
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Important Colonies Numbers
Bradford Colony I and II Board Members President Arturo Alcedo, 1st VP Eric J. Berning, 2nd VP Open , Secretary Pauline Dunglinson, Treasurer Esquire Community Management, LLC
Bradford Colony Section Three (BCS3) Board Mark Przywara , President Vice President 2nd Vice President Josh Murray, Treasurer, Andy Nguyen, Secretary/Website Theodora Daly /ACMP
Rick Moore, Sect. 3, President Dan Grosu, Sect. 3, Treasurer & Secretary Beverly Franklin, Sect. 3 Jim Osburn, Sect. 2 Donna Hackemack Bryant, Sect. 1 Wayne Modgling, Sect. 1 ACMP, Theodora Daly
281-859-1211 281-667-7796 281-804-0176 832-633-1030 281-550-3527 281-855-9867
Langham Creek Colony Board of Directors
832-418-3409 firstname.lastname@example.org OPEN POSITION OPEN POSITION
William Thielen- President Eric Sandrock - Vice President Dennis Eck - Secretary/Treasurer PCMI
832-643-1974, email@example.com 281-855-9867
Langham Creek Colonies Tennis & Swim Assoc, Inc.
Charlestown Colony Board of Directors
Alex Vargo, President 832-498-7085 Curley Cose, V. President peggy_Cosey@sbcglobal.net Heather Malone, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Albers, Secretary 713-502-4651 Sharon Tipping, Vice Pres./Arch. Control 281-550-7915 SCS Mgmt Services 281-463-1777 www.scsmgmt.com Debbie Spaw email@example.com
Concord Colony Board of Directors
Important Colonies Numbers
Jamestown Colony Board Members
Jeanne Pressler, President/ACC Chairman Melanie Scholler Vice President Olivia Hernandez, Secretary Phyllis Scott, Treasurer
281-463-7550 281-858-0081 281-550-6513 281-855-4524
Consolidated Mgmt. Allison Malandrucolo
Georgetown Colony I Board of Directors
Brian Rogers, President/ Architectual Control Richard Cottrell, Vice President Terri Brugh, Secretary Andy Menard, Director COMMITTEE POSITIONS Deed Restrictions Committee Yard of the Month Signs-Lydia Rodgers www.scsmgmt.com or Ola Guess
281-861-5411 281-855-4433 281-550-2660 281-855-9876 281-861-5444 281-463-1777
Georgetown Colony II Board of Directors Lori Dickens, President Bruce Medley, Vice President Timothy Fiore, Treasurer www.scsmgmt.com or Ola Guess
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Tim_Fiore@yahoo.com 281-463-1777
Langham Creek Colonies HOA #1 Langham Creek Colonies HOA #2 Genesis Property Management, Inc.
Yorktown Colony Board of Directors
Monroe Burks, President / ACC 281-859-2220 Beverly Wolfe, Vice Pres/ ACC Chair./Newsletter 281-861-7492 Martha Muzquiz, Secretary 832-563-2207 Beverly Wolfe, Treasurer 281-861-7492 Beverly Wolfe, Yard of the Month 281-861-7492 David Furr, Director at Large 832-593-4687 Anita Ashmore, Consolidated Mgmt. 281-296-9775 2204 Timberlock Plc #245, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Fx 281-296-9788
The Colonies Recreation and Property Owners Association Rick Moore, President (Jamestown Colony)
Beverly Wolfe, Secretary/Treasurer (Yorktown Colony)
Melanie Scholler, Director (Concord Colony)
Alex Vargo, Director (Charlestown Colony)
Brian Rogers, Director (Georgetown I Colony)
Lori Dickens, Director (Georgetown II Colony)
Theodora Daly, ACMP, Inc, Property Management
Craig Lawshe, A-Gleam Pool Management
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NUMBERS MUNICIPAL ULTILITY DISTRICT 102 Municipal Utility District 102 - 15300 Falmouth MDS (Water) - District Operator, Customer Service/Billing Inquiries Service Dept (leaks, emergencies) Coats, Rose, Yale, Holm, Ryman & Lee, P.C. - Legal Council Assessments of Southwest Tax Assessor/Collector Harris County Sheriff Department - Security -
281-290-6507 281-290-6503 713-651-0111 713-482-0216 713-221-6000
Cy-Fair School District Admin. Horne Elementary (K-5) Truitt Middle School (6-8) Langham High School CyFalls High School
281-897-4000 281-463-5954 281-856-1100 281-463-5400 281-856-1000
Emergency Fire & Ambulance 713 466-6161 Clay Rd. Courthouse Annex Judge Bill Yeoman State Highway Dept. Animal Control Rape Crisis (24 hrs.) Suicide Prevention (24 hrs.) Battered Women & Children MISC. Car Share/Van Share Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours) Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Crisis Hotline (24 hours) Harris Co. Childrenâ€™s Protective Services (24 hours) Poison Control (24 hours)
911 281-256-2266 281-463-2446 281-463-2341 713-802-5076 281-999-3191 713-528-7273 713-228-1505 713-528-5785 713-227-0003 713-686-6300 713-520-8620 713 -228-1505 713-394-4000 1-800-764-7661
U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) Center Point Gas To report gas leaks Reliant Energy Street Light Repair AT & T Street Repair Harris County Animal Control Humane Wildlife Removal Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Bear Creek Library MTA Buses (Routes & Scheduling) Commissioner Jerry Eversole
1-800-275-8777 713-659-2111 713-659-3552 713-207-7777 713-207-2222 713-237-7304 281-353-8424 281-999-3191 281-377-5335 713-468-8972 281-550-0885 713-635-4000 713-755-6444
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