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Nottingham Country View





Offical Newsletter for Nottingham Country, Sections 1-9

Nottingham Country View

November 2013 CONSTABLES


NOTTINGHAM HAPPENINGS A HAPPY NO PARKING UPDATE Great news! Harris County has agreed with NCCIA regarding the parking issues on Windsor Glen. There are now three “No Parking” signs on each side of Windsor Glen from the Ford dealership to Laverton. The constables began issuing tickets to violators on 9/14/13 and management at the dealership has been informed accordingly. The impetus for our involvement stemmed from the fact that Ford employees and patrons were parking along both sides of Windsor Glen, which made the street almost impassable during working hours. That problem has now been, hopefully, resolved. We would like to profusely thank Precinct 5 Constables for taking our concerns to the Harris County Traffic Department. GOOD NEWS ON TWO FORECLOSED HOMES The neighbors in the 500 block of Rennie St. and the residents on Pittsford Ct. can finally breathe a sigh of relief in that homes in each of those areas that have long been a thorn in the side of NCCIA and the neighborhood, finally have been sold by the mortgage companies that foreclosed them. We spent a great deal of money for legal action against both previous owners of the homes due to delinquent installments and a multitude of deed restriction violations. The current owner of the Pittsford Ct. home is apparently an investor who has spent money on renovations. As I write this, the house is on the market for $300,000+, although

I’m betting it has sold by the time this issue goes to print. The home on Rennie is in the process of renovations and is listed for sale or lease. In both of these cases, foreclosures have ended up benefiting our community in the end. BAD BREAKS: WATERING TIME Our community continues to experience many water leaks due to water line breaks. This is primarily being caused by soil shifting, which can be attributed to the extremely dry weather we have experienced the past few years. The lines are old and when the soil moves, it tends to try to move the pipeline, which leads to the breakage. Our MUD has quickly repaired the damage, which is greatly appreciated. Homeowners can also assist in this area by being more diligent about watering their lawns. If the water lines are breaking due to soil movement, I can assure you that your slab is moving too. Personally, I would rather spend about $100 per month on my water bill than spend in excess of $10,000 for foundation repair down the road. Something to consider… PANHANDLING ACTIVITIES Many of you have seen an increase in panhandlers in our area, particularly in the area on the east side of Fry Road near the strip center and on major intersections in the Katy area. We all have different opinions on this topic and I will not go into those here. My foremost concern is the safety of our residents. In that vein, I will ask you to please report any panhandler activity on NC streets to our Constables and they will ask the violators to move on.

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STREET LIGHT OUTAGE If a street light is out on your block, please check the pole and there will be a number. You can call Centerpoint or go to their website and report the outage. They quickly replace the bulbs. It will be getting dark much earlier now so it’s important that all our street lights are functioning properly for the safety of all. ANNUAL MEETING The 2013 annual meeting of NCCIA will be held at the community center at Houghton and Kingsland on Tuesday, November 19th, starting at 7 PM. All homeowners are encouraged to attend. Ballots for the election of four positions on the Board will be mailed to all homeowners around the end of October. Don Mach NCCIA President and Legal Liaison


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have been very fortunate in that our MUD, MCUD, has assisted us in areas whereby they are legally permitted to do so, such as paying for street lighting, assisting in alleyway repairs when storm drains are involved and other areas involving utilities. However, they are faced with additional costs also such as our aging storm sewers, water lines and sewage treatment plants. Therefore, the NCCIA Board felt we had little choice but to make an increase in our annual assessment fees. A few months ago, we wrote a newsletter article regarding this subject and the majority of homeowners who responded to our request for input felt we should not back off on the security of the subdivision. The annual cost of our Constables is about $260,000 and that is really the only area where we could feasibly reduce fees. Nottingham Country is known as a very safe subdivision and we have to give some credit to the Constables presence for that fact.

As NCCIA directors, we take our fiduciary responsibilities seriously and be advised that we will continue to spend prudently and the increased fees will be used entirely for the betterment ANNUAL HOA FEES INCREASING of our community. In addition to doing much needed alleyway At the September NCCIA Board meeting, the Directors repair, we intend to have another pavilion built in Rennie Park, approved a $100 increase to the annual HOA fees that which should be a nice addition to the park. homeowners will pay beginning 2014. At the present time, homeowners pay $200 per year and that will now increase NCCIA Board of Directors to $300 and will show up on the statements mailed to homeowners in November.


Accidents 8 Alarms 28 Arrest 0 Assault 4 BMV 8 Burglary Hab. 1 Burglary Garage 10

There has been no increase since 1996 and even at $300 per Criminal Mischief 1 year, we will still have one of the lowest assessments in Harris Suspicious Persons/Vehicles 25 County. No one wants to pay additional fees; we as DirecThefts 0 tors fully realize that. However, the increased alleyway repair Traffic Stops 55 costs in Sections 1, 2 and 3 are causing a rapid depletion of Vacation Watch 45 our reserves. The Board debated whether to raise the fees the full $100 or something less, but it was determined that we need to get some much needed repairs completed and move forward. No one can predict the future, but hopefully, Please note that burglary to motor vehicles continues as homewe will find ourselves in a position in a few years, whereby, owners are NOT locking their vehicles that are parked on the we can reduce the fees back to the $200 per year level. We streets, driveway or alleyways. Not only that, but they continue


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to leave valuable objects in their vehicles. Thefts will continue until homeowners start taking some personal responsibility.

FORECLOSURES IN NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY The following is the current inventory of foreclosed homes in NC as of 9/20/13:

ADDRESS OWNER 402 Sancroft Fannie Mae 1514 Hannington Bank of America (Foreclosure pending) 20507 Manette U.S. Bank 706 Houghton Fannie Mae 20611 Cranfield Foreclosure pending 214 Houghton HSBC Bank

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

Free Estimates NCCIA WEBSITE REPORT - SEPTEMBER 2013 If you are a resident who hasn’t visited our website, please go to: and sign-up to become a member and you will become one of a growing of number of residents who keeps up-to-date with our Community’s events, Lost Pets and Security Issues. Take a look and as always, your feedback and suggestions are always appreciated. Thanks to all of you who did visit www.nottinghamcounty. org in the past months. You may have noticed that our Security Alerts are becoming more frequent and numerous. It somewhat parallels the evening newscast for Houston. It’s also a sign for us all to keep vigilant. While our constables do a great job - neighbors watching out for neighbors plays a big role. The latest news in Nottingham Country is posted on the website first. You will find Monthly Board of Director Meeting minutes, Election Results, Safety/Security Incidents and other events of interest to our residents posted on the site. We also have applications and forms posted for download. Our Lost Pets section is a popular section where residents can post photos and descriptions of their furry (or feathered) family member that may have become lost or perhaps a lost pet and they are trying to find the owner. Thank you for making our community a better place by your interest and participation. Sam Cresap NCCIA Webmaster


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












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

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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 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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With the economy still slumping, a lavish Thanksgiving might not be on the table this year. But we can still - and should - feast. We just have to squeeze our fistful of dollars a little harder. Go for What’s in Season When planning your meal, first consult the calendar. This is no time for asparagus and artichokes. Buy produce in season and you will get much more for your money, not to mention livelier flavors. Brussels sprouts are at their peak in late November; farmers’ markets should have them in huge quantities, still on their stalks. (Serving them sliced rather than whole not only makes them more tantalizing but also helps them go further.) Fresh herbs have become available all year round, so it can be a better deal to buy a bunch rather than an expensive jar of the dried kind - fresh sage might be $1.99 compared with $6.50 for half an ounce dried, which could go stale by the next time you need it. Buy a Supermarket Bird In an ideal world we would all be eating heritage turkeys. They have outstanding texture and flavor and when we buy them, we help preserve unique breeds. But they are anything but a bargain: A 12 to 14 pound bird, which feeds eight, from Heritage Foods USA goes for $159 including shipping or more than $10 a pound. Supermarket turkeys can be fine alternatives for less than $2 a pound. Just be sure to buy a free-range or organic turkey rather than an industrial one injected with flavored oil. Plus, brining will add flavor and improve texture in even the least expensive birds, all for about $2.29 for a big box of kosher salt, an ingredient that can be used to season the rest of the meal.



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THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY Of all the Thanksgiving symbols, the turkey has become the most well known. The wild turkey is native to northern Mexico and the eastern United States. The turkey has brown features with buff-colored feathers on the tips of the wing and on the tail. The male turkey is called a Tom and as with most birds, is bigger and has brighter and more colorful plumage. The female is called a Hen and is generally smaller and drab in color. The Tom turkey has a long wattle (a fleshy, wrinkled, brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat) at the base of its bill and additional wattles on the neck, as well as a prominent tuft of bristles resembling a beard projecting downward from its chest. The turkey was originally domesticated in Mexico and was brought into Europe early in the 16th century. Since that time, turkeys have been extensively raised because of the excellent quality of their meat and eggs. Some of the common breeds of turkey in the United States are the Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland and Bourbon Red. Though there is no real evidence that turkey was served at the Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving, in a book written by the Pilgrim’s Governor Bradford, he does make mention of wild turkeys. In a letter sent to England, another Pilgrim describes how the governor sent “four men out fowling” returning with turkeys, ducks and geese.

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NOTTINGHAM/KELLIWOOD TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely 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 (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. (Revised 8/13) Over the past couple of months, we have attempted to contact all the teens on our jobseeker list. Many have not responded and this is a final attempt to get a response. If you have not spoken to us by phone or answered our email, you will be removed from the list until you contact us. DISCLAIMER Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents. 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 Luke Ward - B, CPR, FAC, RCC, PP, H, L, T (M/Sci/Cert. lifeguard), C

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NEW CREATION FOOD DRIVE FOR KCM Stop by the Fulshear Kroger’s Store on Hwy. 1093 at Spring Green November 16th and take part in the New Creation food drive to benefit the local Katy Christian Ministries Food Bank! Just select a pre-packaged grocery bag and donate it to KCM as you check-out. The groceries will be distributed before Thanksgiving. Remember, hunger doesn’t take a holiday! For information: Pastor Dale 832-492-5136.  

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ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES On November 19th, Benefits for Children with Disabilities, with guest speakers: Rosa Clay, Financial Professional, of The Prudential Insurance Company of America and Andrew Hardwick, Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration. Rosa will be providing an insurance sales presentation on how to help maintain government benefit eligibility for helping to secure your child’s financial future. Rosa will also be speaking on how you can help ensure that your child’s lifetime needs are met with appropriate insurance and financial products. Rosa has experience in working with families who have dependents with special needs and can help provide information on some of your most pressing questions about your dependent’s financial security needs. Please join us to learn how you can help create a more fulfilling life for your child now and after you’re gone © 2013. Rosa Clay, 713826-8902,   Location: St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Asbury Hall, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450. Free childcare is available, but you must RSVP for a spot for your child(ren) at least 24 hours in advance to Sarah Morrison at sarahmorrison@ You do not need to RSVP to attend the meeting. Contact for more info.

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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 or call the church office at 281-579-6724.


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At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

Call 1-855-351-GOLD MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF KATY BLOOD DRIVE Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street, will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on November 12, 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.

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The Star of Destiny (Katy) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will have a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The sale will be held from 7:30 am until 11:00 am at: Estates of Chesterfield Swim and Tennis Club 1707 Briarchester Katy, Texas 77450   There will be household items, furniture, toys, clothing, books and much more! The items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main source of funds for our patriotic activities

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Our residents have cleaned out their closets and can’t wait for you to stop by on Saturday, November 9th from 7 AM to 12 Noon! You’ll find treasures galore in our communitywide garage sale! Residents will be selling their items right out of their garages.   For a map and list of items being sold at Westheimer Lakes and Westheimer Lakes North, don’t forget to stop by the SplashPad (located in the Westheimer Lakes section - 26103 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond 77406, 832-222-2355) on the day of the sale.   For a map and list of items being sold at Cardiff Ranch, don’t forget to pick it up at the entrance to Cardiff Ranch, which is not far from Westheimer Lakes North (located off of FM 1463 and 1-2 miles from the FM 1093 intersection, Katy 77494, 281-394-7944) on the day of the sale. Don’t miss out!


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Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, Texas 77449 will be having their 24th annual heartwarming Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 9 AM to 4 PM. We have 68 vendors, along with our Tea Room filled with homemade wassail and baked goodies, silent auction baskets and our Sandwich Shoppe with homemade chicken salad sandwiches. We have beautiful pottery, wood crafts, soft sculpture, floral, jewelry, bows, Christmas décor, clothing and so much more. Santa will visit during the day too... the Choir will be singing carols. for more information, visit our website at or call 281-579-1200, ext. 329.


The 18th Annual Langham Creek FFA Craft Show is November 9th & 10th at the Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center at Telge/ Hwy 290. The indoor facility will have over 100 vendors selling a wide variety of products just in time for holiday shopping. We will have concessions, silent auction and raffle, chicken bingo and more! Vendor booths are still available! Please email or call 281-734-1153 with questions or to obtain a vendor application. All proceeds benefit the LC FFA students!


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Please join us for the “Crafts at the Creek” annual Mayde Creek Martinette Dance Team Craft Show, scheduled for Saturday, November 16th at Mayde Creek High School. Hours for the show will be 9 AM - 4 PM and admission is free. The show will include unique crafts, gifts and special activities for children, including face painting. Interested vendors are encouraged to contact Brian Carr at Mayde Creek High School is located at 19202 Groeschke Road. Proceeds from the show benefit the Martinette Dance Team.


CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FROM CRAFT VENDORS OF HANDMADE CRAFTS ONLY. First Congregational Church will be celebrating its 19th annual Pilgrim Festival on Saturday, November 23rd, from 10 AM - 4 PM, rain or shine. Booth space varies in price depending on size and inside or outside. Please email Sue Earl at jearl8925@ for application or further information. The church is located at 10840 Beinhorn Rd, Houston 77024 (Voss/Bingle exit off I-10).

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The award-winning Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) proudly announces its 2013-2014 Season Subscription Program. Season subscriptions offer incentives and discounts to new and returning patrons for every performance in our 2013-2014 season. Subscribers save 20% off the regular ticket price. Compared to the individual ticket price, it is like getting two shows for free. Not only do patrons save money and get to choose the best seats, but they receive exclusive perks, including recognition in every Playbill and two complimentary concession items for every show.

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281-391-SOLD (7653) Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1976 DECIBELLES (A BARBERSHOP CHORUS) Do you like to sing? Are you looking for a place to display your talents or just to have fun with music? You should be a Decibelle! We are a (ladies only) daytime chorus rehearsing every Friday morning from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Treemont Retirement Center, 2501 Westerland, near Westheimer and Gessner. Some of us read music, but it is not required. We are provided a CD to help in learning new songs. Our director, Martha Upton and assistant director, Cay Eckland will help you find out if you are a Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass. We have been performing in the Houston area for over 35 years. We prepare two types of shows each year; a Christmas show with old favorites, but always a new fun tune including props, narratives and choreography. Our regular show this year includes songs from the 1920’s, as well as a Spiritual Medley that will start your toes tapping. Come visit any Friday. We would love to see you and if you decide to join us, we would be delighted. For more information, please call Pat at 281-497-4904 or visit our website, PS: We are starting rehearsal for this Christmas Show. You have time to prepare for it.




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Come join the churches of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community Church The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints St. Peter’s United Methodist Church as they present the ‘Messiah Sing-a-long’ with full orchestra featuring solos and choruses from the Christmas Portion, Part 1. We will also sing the “Amen” and “Hallelujah! Chorus.” The event will be held in the Sanctuary of the Church at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy on Saturday, December 7th, at 7:30 pm. We invite everyone in the community to join us, either as a singer or a listener. Scores will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; however, given the limitations of available scores, you are encouraged to bring your own music. If you have any questions, please email us at or or call 281-492-8031.

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Discover the magic of the holidays!! Welcome to Taylor High School’s Holiday Home Tour on Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday Dec 13, 2013. Make it an event and enjoy five festively adorned homes. A Holiday Market Place is also one of your stops, with local vendors to help you fill all your holiday gift needs and wants! Tickets can be purchased at Hauerlands, Katy Floral Market and Taylor High School. Proceeds are in support of THS Project Grad 2014.

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SATURDAYS IN NATURE Saturdays in Nature is a hands-on science program for families to do together offered by the Audubon Docent Guild at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary the second Saturday of each month, September - May. Naturalists of all ages will enjoy quality time outdoors, fun nature themes, crafts and guided nature walks (walks offered at 10 and 11 AM). Upcoming programs include: Saturday, November 9th Theme: Tree Walk Craft:  Leaf Printing Art Saturday, December 14th Theme: Winter in the Woods Craft:  Nature Ornaments  Start any time between 9 and 11:30 am - no reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of materials. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, visit

THE TEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS COASTAL PRAIRIE CHAPTER CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter is please to host Bob Honig as the speaker for our monthly program. The topic for the September program is the “Christmas Bird Count” program. As an added bonus, Bob will also entertain any questions attendees may have with regard to butterfly counts. Bob is an environmental consultant who serves as a board member and volunteer for the Katy Prairie Conservancy. He is also a member of the Houston Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, The Wilderness Society, the Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club of Houston and other natural history organizations. He has a wealth of experience in leading field trips, presenting programs and performing bird surveys. This program will take place on Thursday, November 7th, at 7 PM. The meeting will be preceded by a social at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy, TX. The meeting is free and open to all interested persons. The Texas Master Naturalists program is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information, call 281-633-7033 or email  

DAR TO HONOR VETERANS On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11th, 11 AM, the Houston Astros and the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution will honor all American Veterans with a free screening of the inspirational documentary Honor Flight: One Last Mission. Free tickets. Doors open at 11:00 AM. For ticket instructions:


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HOMESCHOOL PACK 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact Jack M. Jones at 281-558-5722.

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Katy Youth Basketball is launching the 28th season of Youth Basketball for boys and girls. Teams are forming for boys and girls in 1st through 8th grade zoned to the Katy Independent School District. Late Registration is available online at www. Teams are formed by grade level and announced in late November. Katy Youth Basketball depends on volunteers for its success. If you are able to coach during the Basketball season please download the coaching form from and fax it to 281-712-6770. Katy Youth Basketball is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a basketball program for all students within KISD in 1st through 8th grades. The organization is administered by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who share a common mission to provide an opportunity for boys and girls of similar age and dissimilar abilities to participate in an organized basketball program. For more info., visit

BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading 2013-14 Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for K-8th Grade. Cost is $70 for Basketball and for Cheerleading. This year the cost does not include the basketball shorts or the cheer mock turtleneck. These can be purchased for an additional $15 each. They will have one hour of practices a week and on Saturdays they will have a game for one hour. Every practice and game takes place on our Campus. They will learn great new skills from encouraging coaches. Registration began October 15th. Each child needs to attend one evaluation session. Our first Evaluations will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, November 4th, 5th and 7th, between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our gym on the North side of our church. We will also have one on Saturday, November 9th between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. We will kick off the season with a Skills Clinic on Saturday, December 7th and practices will begin the next week starting December 9th. You can register on line at www. (click on Register Now). For more information contact Linda Newhouse at Linda.newhouse@ Bear Creek Baptist Church at 5901 N. Fry Rd. Katy, Tx 77449, 281-859-9900.

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REAL SCIENCE...REAL RESULTS SG1 U12 GIRLS TEAM WINS LABOR DAY TOURNAMENT KATY TEAM GOES UNDEFEATED TO WIN 2013 HOUSTON LABOR DAY CUP Sports Group 1 (SG1) is proud to announce that our U12 girls team took first place in the 30th Annual Houston Labor Day Soccer Tournament held at Katy and Bear Creek Parks. “The ladies worked together, overcoming the heat, lack of substitutions and still remained without a loss throughout the three-day tournament, we are extremely proud of their efforts,” said SG1 Director, Mr. Alex Parra. Even more impressive was the fact that the team did not receive one goal against during the entire tournament. Fredy Sanguinetti, who prepared the girls for the rigors of multiple pressure packed games, coaches the team. Coach Fredy said “They played great and deserve that first place trophy.”

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Sports Group 1 - U12 Girls Team Roster Izabela Gonzalez - Wertheimer Middle School (Lamar CISD) Grace Hunter - Woodcreek Junior High (Katy ISD) Sabrina Lopez - Slabatura Middle School (Pearland ISD) Sarah Narum - Alexander Elementary (Katy ISD) Rachel Obermam - Beckendorff Junior High (Katy ISD) Skylar Parker - Beck Junior High (Katy ISD) Trinity Schaffer - Cinco Ranch Junior High (Katy ISD) Emma Thompson - Beckendorff Junior High (Katy ISD) Caitlin Tomberlin - Beckendorff Junior High (Katy ISD)  The 30th Annual Labor Day Cup, is Houston’s premier youth soccer tournament presented by Texas United Futbol Club with games taking place at Bear Creek and Katy Park. Over 400 teams from North and South Texas and Louisiana participated in the 2013 edition of the Tournament. For more information, visit:

NETBALL CLUBS Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or or contact Ros at or call 832-790 3772.


WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at for more information. You can also find us at www. and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

VOLLEYBALL Please contact Dean at if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

KATY RUGBY CLUB Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit

KATY VALKYRIES HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: for additional information.

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WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL LADY TIGERS WIN 3 RD PLACE Texas Christian High School Lady Tigers have been giving their all in practice and their season is looking very bright! The team took 3rd place in their preseason volleyball tournament on August 22-24, 2013. The tournament held some individual competitions where Megan Austin won 1st place in passing and Kortney Carmouche took 1st place in setting. The Coaching staff, parents and administrators at Texas Christian are extremely eager for the Lady Tigers Volleyball season to begin and see these girls grow in skills and have a winning season. Let’s go Tigers!


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• BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club normally meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. Due to the election, the Evening Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month, November 11th. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL - School gets out early on Friday, November 8th, do you have plans? At the library, we will be watching a movie at 1:30 PM. Come watch Tod and Copper, an unlikely pair of best friends as they grow up and their friendship is put to the ultimate test. Popcorn will be provided. • FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR - Paying for college is a real concern in today’s economy. However, there is more financial aid available out there for students than you might expect. Find out how to lower your out of pocket college expenses. Come to the library on November 9th at 2 PM to learn how to find funds for post-secondary education. • COMPUTER CLASSES - The library offers a variety of computer classes each month. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Seating for this is extremely limited. This month’s class schedule is as follows: Internet Basics: Part 1: Saturday, November 2nd, at 10 AM, we will start with the basics of why and how to search the internet. Internet Basics: Part 2: Tuesday, November 5th, at 10 AM, learn how to communicate on the internet using email. Introduction to Blogging: Tuesday, November 5th, at 1 PM, learn the basics of starting your own blog whether it’s for your business or just personal use. E-Audio Books: Part 1: November 5th, at 7 PM, learn all about the HCPL e-audio collection through our Digital Media Catalog. Learn all about downloading from our collection of e-audiobooks and music. Introduction to iPads: Tuesday, November 12th, at 10 AM, learn the basics of using your iPad. Learn how to download an app, set up your email, search your device and more. Basic Microsoft Word Class: Tuesday, November 12th, at 1-3 PM, learn the basics of how to use Microsoft Word. Can’t come then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat that evening at 7-8:45 PM. Internet Hot Topic: Automotive Maintenance: Want to be your own mechanic? The library will be hosting a one-time class about finding automotive repair data on the Harris County Public Libraries Databases on Saturday, November 16th, at 10 AM. Intermediate Microsoft Word Class: Tuesday, November 19th, at 10 AM, go beyond the basics of how to use Microsoft Word. This class is a two-parter which will continue that day at 1 PM. Participants are encouraged to sign up for both classes. E-Audio Books: Part 2: Tuesday, November 19th, at 7 PM, learn all about the HCPL e-audio collection through our One Click Digital database. Learn all about downloading from our collection of e-audiobooks. Advanced Microsoft Word Class: Tuesday, November 19th, at 10 AM, learn advanced uses for Microsoft Word. This class is a two-parter which will continue that day at 1 PM. Participants are encouraged to sign up for both classes. • DIY CRAFTS - We’ll be having fun at the library preparing for Thanksgiving. Join us on Wednesday, November 13th at

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2 PM as we learn how to fold beautiful napkins for our holiday table. We will be learning with both paper and cloth napkins. • USED BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, December 14th at 10 AM until 4 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Also, join us on Friday, December 13th from 4:30 to 6 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? Not a problem, you can join at the door!


• STORYTIME - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. November 6th will feature a black light puppet show. November 27th will be a special bagged craft time due to the Thanksgiving holiday. • PAT-A-CAKE CLUB INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event. There will be no Toddler Storytime on November 6th due to the election. There will be only one Toddler Storytime on Tuesday, November 26th at 10:30 AM. Wednesday, November 27th will be a special bagged craft time due to the Thanksgiving holiday. • AFTERNOON ART- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesday, November 13th at 4:30 PM, the library will host Afternoon Art for ages 6-11. We will be making holiday napkins. These art programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided. Please call the library at 281-492-8592 for more information.

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• SUPERACION PERSONAL - Second Wednesday of every month, 6:00 PM. The library hosts motivational discussions in Spanish led by Liz Arguedas. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - The Katy Library offers an array of computer classes in English - please call for more information.


LAND CARDIO CLASSES - This classes combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays: Cardio Muscle Ball - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays: Zumba - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (HC & KCL residents call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Friday starting at 12 noon) Fridays: Cardio Muscle Interval - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturdays: Zumba – 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (HC & KCL residents call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Friday starting at 12noon) CARDIO-MUSCLE CONDITIONING - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. YOGA – Yoga postures exercise every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the skeletal system. It also reduces physical and mental tension, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM. MEDITATION - An ancient Chinese art of mind-body relaxation and healing. Its benefits include increased energy, enhanced concentration, stress reduction. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. KARATE - The American Society of Karate has classes for ages 6 years and up. For more information call Ian Ekblad-Frank at 832-722-8819 or (email). Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM - Junior class 6-12 years and Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM - Senior class 13 & up FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equipment. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.


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POOL WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:05 - 10:05 AM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM. MUST HAVE A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN. DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Thursday, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM. LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS – Ages 6 months – Adults. Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. Cost is $50.

SURVIVING BLACK FRIDAY Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, can be thrilling and stressful all at the same time. With stores offering drastically marked-down prices on in-demand items on Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day sales bring big crowds and long lines are to be expected. To successfully make it through the mall without being pummeled by other moms looking for a good deal, we have some tips and tricks to make your holiday shopping spree a little easier: Weeks Before Black Friday: • Make a list of the must-have products that you are shopping for this holiday season, including the names of the people for whom you are shopping. This will make your day more organized and will reduce the number of unnecessary purchases that you make. • Sign up for store email updates so that you will be among the first to know what will be on sale. • Print out any online coupons you may have. • Sign up for free store club cards that offer discounts or coupons. Stores like Barnes & Noble offer such programs. • Consider outlet shopping.   The Day Before Black Friday: • Eat a lot of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. This will not help your shopping, per se, but will make you feel happy and satisfied. • Get a good’s night sleep the night before. Thanks to all that food in your belly it shouldn’t be too hard to fall asleep.   The Day Of Thanksgiving Day Sales: • Know exactly the time that the stores you want to hit are open and go to the store that has the best deals and/or the gift you want to get the most first. Be there at least a halfhour before it opens if the gift is popular. • Leave the kids at home; this is not a day to worry about handholding and good behavior. • Be caffeinated and full - don’t shop on low energy and an empty stomach. • Pack snacks so that you don’t have to stop your marathonshopping day to grab some grub from the food court. • Bring along a MP3 player or portable CD player to help pass the time when you are waiting to pay for your finds.

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• Don’t worry about purchasing little gifts today, such as stocking stuffers, but rather focus on gifts that are bigger, harder to find and more expensive. • Consider this a good day to look for that new winter coat or little black dress you need. Clothing sales are usually very good on Black Friday, because so many people are already in the stores looking for toys and gifts. • If a product is not available, but the store offers a rain check, take it. Make sure that when you cash in your rain check you are getting the price that the product was listed at for that day.


A MapQuest poll regarding Thanksgiving traffic indicated that most people who travel by car for Thanksgiving, have more than an hour’s drive ahead of them and 25% have road trips that exceed 200 miles. With all those Thanksgiving travel cars on the road, traffic can get pretty messy. The busiest Thanksgiving travel days are Wednesday and Thursday. If your schedule allows, try to leave Tuesday. It feels early, sure, but nothing dampers the fun of a family holiday more than hours stuck in close quarters, as the highway - crowded with cars at a near standstill - stretches out interminably before you. And since you’ve started a day earlier than usual, you may then be able to avoid traffic jams post-Thanksgiving, by returning on Friday. The MapQuest poll suggests that Friday is the best day to return home for those traveling by car. Most people polled either leave Thursday night or stay for a long weekend.

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November 8th - Early Dismissal November 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday KATY ISD BOARD CALLS FOR NOVEMBER BOND ELECTION During the August Board work study meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees accepted a bond referendum recommendation by the Student Activity Facilities (SAF) Bond Committee and called for a Nov. 5th Bond election. It is projected that there will be no tax rate increase from the current rate of $.40 with the $99 million authorization. The authorization of the bond referendum by voters would fund the building of three new Student Activity Facilities:

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Agricultural Sciences Center - $25 million The District has outgrown the current L.D. Robinson Pavilion and room for growth or expanded instructional opportunities is limited. Developing an Agricultural Sciences Center at the current Gerald D. Young facility on Katy-Hockley Road will address student safety and convenience; reduce animal safety risk caused by travel; address the negative impact on Katy HS and Leonard Merrell Center operations and allow for strategic investment in a long-term solution. STEM Project Center - $4.5 million The STEM Project Center will provide additional classroom and project space for students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and activities. It will provide increased space for students to conduct largescale experiments such as robotics and would lend itself to a variety of engineering projects such as boats, catapults and chip manufacturing. Physics teachers would also have the ability to video a large-scale demonstration at the S.T.E.M. Center while students are viewing from their classroom.

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The James E Taylor Band would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their continued support of the JET Band March-A-Thon held in August. We are simply overwhelmed with the success of this event. Once again, our neighbors lined the streets cheering and encouraging the band as they made their way through the 6 mile route in the heat of the summer. We played 23 concerts and accepted generous donations from the most supportive network of Taylor High School families we have ever seen. This year we were joined by Taylor High School administrators, teachers, KISD board members and Superintendent Alton Frailey, all marching side by side with the students in a sincere show of support. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our local sponsors. These companies have chosen to be a part of our mission to create the upcoming leaders though music education and investment in the future of the Taylor Band. Our sincere thanks to:


Academy Sports and Outdoors John Eagle Honda Piche Photography Smoothie King on Mason Road Chick-Fil-A on Mason Road Randall’s on Fry Road Christus St. Catherine Hospital Adams Automotive Which Wich on Mason Road Pavestone Thank you for choosing to be a part of this year’s March-A-Thon and supporting the hard work, discipline, artistry and spirit of the 2013 - 2014 JET Band. We hope to see you on the route next year. Sincerely, Taylor Band Booster Parents

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AUTOMOTIVE 2004 VW Passat Wagon GLS 1.8t, dark green with power windows, locks, mirrors, moonroof, black leatherette seats, ABS, ESP traction control, 6 airbags, heated seats & mirrors, no accidents, clean title, 100k mls, all scheduled maintenance with records, by owner, $7,500. 281-844-0976. 2012 VW Jetta Sedan, 4dr, auto SE, super clean, drives excellent, great gas mileage, power windows & doors, CD,and more! Mileage 35,235, $15,499. 832-594-5856. 2000 Harley Davidson Sportster Hugger 883, low miles, $6,000; 2000 Harley Davidson Road King, award winning daily use, $18,000. Call 281-859-2362 and leave a message. Motor Guide ET54 Trolling Motor and Minnkota 24LB Trolling Motors, never been used. Sell both for $350. Ken at 832-655-4746.

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HELP WANTED Before/After School Counselors: Responsible adults needed to supervise children in local Katy ISD elementary child care sites either before school, after school or both. High School Diploma or GED required. Must love working with children and embody the 5 core values of the YMCA - Faith, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility and Respect. Part-Time. Shifts available Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:30 AM and/or 2:30-6:30 PM. Submit applications to Sherry Hubbard; or call 281-392-5055 ext. 235. Member Services Representatives: Responsible adults needed to work the front desk at the Katy YMCA to register members for programs, answer questions, greet, etc. Early morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts available. Must love working with the public and be strong at multi-tasking. Part-Time. Submit applications to Michelle Steffes; michelle. or call 281-392-5055 ext. 214. Director/Assistant Director for Extended Care Program. Management position available for Extended Care Program at Faith West Academy. Candidates must have high school diploma equivalent and CDA or Director’s credentials. Experience of at least one year in education or related field and at least one year supervising the care of children in a licensed facility. Please call 281-391-5683 x 222 or E-mail - for an appointment. Mother’s Day Out teacher, Tuesday/Thursday teacher position available for Mother’s Day Out (toddler) at Faith West Academy. Candidates must have high school diploma equivalent, CDA credentials. Experience of at least one year working with 2-year-olds and/or 3-year-olds in a licensed facility required. Please call 281-391-5683 x 222 or E-mail - for an appointment. Katy Memorial Power Washing is seeking a Power Washing and Roof Cleaning Technician. Requirements: must be a selfstarter, flexible, team player, willing and able to work multiple jobs with minimum supervision; must be able to work on max height 2 story roofs; have a good driving record; must have 12’ trailer, towing experience and be proficient at backing trailer; no prior experience power washing or roof cleaning necessary, we train; live in the Katy, Texas area. Submit your resume via email to Salon Picasso looking for experienced stylist and full time salon coordinator. Call 281-861-9911.

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