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2013 HPCA BOARD ELECTIONS For information regarding a position on the HPCA Board for upcoming elections, please contact HPCA Office at 281-463-1216. Notice of intent to run for a position on the Board must be received no later than December 13, 2012.

HUNTERS PARK 2012 MEETING SCHEDULE

H.P.C.A. OFFICE 4503 A Hickory downs Houston, TX 77084 281-463-1216

RESIDENT OFFICE HOURS

The office is open to residents Mon.-Fri. 9AM to 4 PM Website www.BearCreekNetwork.org

PCT. 5 CONSTABLES 281-463-6666

March 8, 2012, 6:30 PM April 12, 2012, 6:30 PM May 10, 2012, 6:30 PM June 14, 2012, 6:30 PM July 12, 2012, 6:30 PM August 9, 2012, 6:30 PM September 13, 2012, 6:30 PM October 11, 2012, 6:30 PM November 8, 2012, 6:30 PM December 13, 2012, 6:30 PM

HPCA Meeting Opportunities Residents have an opportunity to gather monthly with the Board at our Community Center. This gives HPCA members a chance to visit, meet neighbors and voice concerns.

The Board meets each month (12 times per year) to conduct normal business. You can always request to be on the agenda or have a special meeting. Please refer to the above noted schedule for residents meeting dates and times. Call HPCA office for details or questions. 

KEEP BEAR CREEK BEAUTIFUL! Homeowners and residents, please store your polycarts, recycle bins and all other items out of public view. Trash should be put out the night before or day of pickup and polycarts should be promptly removed same day as pickup. Let’s keep our neighborhood beautiful!

HPCA INFORMATION

Please be advised that any architectural control requests, i.e., paint colors, roofs, structures, etc., must go through the HPCA Office. Decisions are usually made within 10 business days. Office service hours for residents are M-F, 8 AM to 4 PM and we can usually answer your questions or concerns immediately. If you call during non-office hours, leave a message and your call will be returned during business hours. If you wish to have a Board Member call you, please contact the HPCA office with details.

**** TO REPORT LOST AND FOUND****       Call HPCA Office at 281-463-1216 to REPORT lost or found pets or articles.

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH For extra security, our subdivision has a contract with the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Department. Notify the Constables immediately at 281-463-6666 if you see any suspicious persons, vehicles or activities. Please, if possible, obtain license plate numbers, color, make and model of vehicle. Description of person(s). Was suspicious person walking, riding a bike? - location - as much information as possible will be helpful! Vacation Watch - This informs our Deputies that you are on vacation. Please call the Constable’s Dept. at 281-463-6666 in the event you will be out of town to set up your vacation watch.

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HOW TO MAKE A DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATION COMPLAINT

Any resident may file a complaint in either of two ways: 1. Simply make a phone call to the Hunter’s Park Community Association Office at 281-463-1216. 2. Fill out the complaint form below and drop it in the mail. All complaints will be held strictly confidential. REMEMBER: If we don’t know about a violation, we can’t correct it. “COMPLAINT FORM”

Violation (use your own words) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address of Violation _________________________________________ Frequency/Time of Violation __________________________________ Date of Complaint __________________________________________ Subdivision Area: A B C D E Your Name: _________________________________________________ (Optional)

BEAR CREEK IS TOUGH ON DEED RESTRICTIONS Mail To: HUNTERS PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (DEED RESTRICTIONS COMMITTEE) 4503-A HICKORY DOWNS HOUSTON, TEXAS 77084

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LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street.” While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet. Please remember that cats fall under the same laws as dogs and must be licensed and kept restrained when not on the premises of the owner. We’ve been told that spreading moth balls in flower beds might keep cats away.   To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact:   Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666 Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191 Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section  2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588 www.countypets.com

BARKING DOGS

If you have a problem with a neighbor’s dog constantly barking, you should first contact the pet owner and make them aware of the problem. In the event that doesn’t work, you should then contact the Constables at 281-463-6666 to file a complaint.

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ECI PROJECT TYKE ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd.org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!

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holiday events BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVENTS

The Bear Creek UMC Chancel Choir will present John Leavitt’s “What Child Is This?” on Sunday, December 16th at 6:30 PM at Bear Creek UMC, 16000 Rippling Water Dr. This inspirational concert is free and open to the public.   Come and celebrate the miracle of Christ’s birth! Communion, music and candlelight will enhance all Christmas Eve worship services:  5:00 PM. Family Service in the Sanctuary; 7:00 PM. Contemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall; 9:00 PM. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary and 11:00 PM. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary.   For additional information, please visit bearcreekumc.org or call 281-4632330.  

Cornerstone United Methodist Church Advent & Christmas Events

“Joy to the world the Lord has come...” this is the good news celebrated during the Christmas season by young and old alike. Cornerstone United Methodist Church will be providing a number of celebration opportunities during the month of December at their West Road Campus, 18081 West Road, Houston TX 77095. • Saturday, December 8th, the Children’s Ministry Team will be sponsoring a special children’s event called “Breakfast with Santa” from 9:30-11:00 AM, that will include pictures with Santa, face painting, delicious donuts, crafts and other family friendly activities. • Saturday, December 8th, the church will present a “live” Na tivity Scene from 6 to 8 PM. Not only will there be the normal cast of characters including shepherds, Wisemen and the baby Jesus, but there will be live animals as well: donkeys, sheep and maybe even a camel.

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services, Dr. Dave Meadows will be bringing an inspiring Advent message. • Sunday, December 23rd, the Cornerstone Chancel Choir accompanied by an orchestra will be presenting a special Christmas music program entitled “Night of the Father’s Love” at both the 8:30 and the 10:45 AM services. At the 9:30 AM service led by Journey Praise, the message will be a special “Advent-themed Readers Theater.” • Monday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, Cornerstone will offer three worship opportunities: 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM. At 4:00 PM, there will be the Family Christmas Service. In addition to the singing of carols and Communion, children will be invited to the front of the church to hear the Christ Story and receive a special “Christmas” gift from the church. At 6:00 and 11:00 PM, there will be a traditional “Candlelight and Communion” service. It will include the retelling of the “Birth of Christ” through Scripture readings and hymns. All three services will include a “Candle Lighting Ceremony” with everyone lighting candles during the singing of “Silent Night.” • Sunday, December 30th, we will continue our Christmas celebrations and include a “Favorite Christmas Hymn” time at our 8:30 and 10:45 AM services. During this time, worshippers will be given the opportunity to pick and choose their favorite Christmas hymns from The United Methodist Hymnal to be sung. At the 9:30 AM worship service, the Journey Praise Band will be leading worship with celebrative music. In addition, the Rev. Greg Smith will be bringing an inspiring post-Christmas message. Everyone is invited to attend these special holiday fellowship and worship opportunities. In addition, we will have a nursery available for all of our worship celebrations except the 11 PM Christmas Eve service. For more information, please call the church office at 281859-4141. Cornerstone wishes each of you a “Merry Christmas!” and a “Happy New Year!”

Houston Repertoire Ballet Proudly Presents the Holiday Classic The Nutcracker The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), the premier pre-professional ballet company in Northwest Houston, proudly presents the Holiday Classic The Nutcracker performance series on Saturday, December 8th at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, December 9th at 1 pm and 4 pm at Tomball High School Auditorium, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball, Texas 77375. This year featuring guest artists Bridget Kuhns as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Eric White as the Cavalier, both courtesy of Houston Ballet II, as well as Daniel Woellner as the Snow King, courtesy of Houston Ballet Academy. For ticket information, visit www.hrbdance.org or call 281-940-HRB1 (4721). Ticket prices range from $15 to $18 and $10 for the Sunday 1 pm performance, which is just Act I. The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, both nationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers who served as its co-artistic directors.

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The Westside Church of the Nazarene, at 3434 N. Fry Road, will host a Live Nativity Scene with a petting zoo and live music on Dec. 19th, a Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Come enjoy the music, the animals, the hot chocolate and watching the kids interact with the animals. Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors as we celebrate the meaning of the Christmas season. No cost, just friendly fun for everyone.  

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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Christmas Eve services

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to come celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, during our Christmas Eve services on Monday, December 24th at 5:30 PM, with a Christmas Pageant and at 9:00 PM with choir music. Both services will include the Holy Eucharist. There will also be a service on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th, at 10:00 AM. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org

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Celebration for Children on Christmas Eve at Living Word Lutheran Church

Living Word Lutheran Church would like to invite children ages 2 years through 3rd grade (and their parents) to a “Celebration for Children” on December 24th at 4 pm. This interactive service will allow children to “live” the story of Christmas. To support the Christ Clinic in Katy, donations of paper towels and toilet paper will be accepted at the service. Living Word Lutheran Church is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd. in Katy. For more information, visit www.livingwordkaty.org or call 281-392-2300.

    

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Blood Drive

On Sunday, December 30th, 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

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Our bowling event in January is a fundraising event for Texas Tech students, through Texas Tech Parent Association - Greater West Houston Chapter. Our bowling event will be held at Copperfield Bowl on Sunday, January 6th from 3-5 pm. Cost per person is $20 and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Open to Texas Tech parents and students. RSVP is required. Visit www.texastechparents. org/group/GWH for more information. 

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS “LAS VEGAS NIGHT”

The Knights of Columbus Council 8096 of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church invite you to attend our 26th Charity Las Vegas Night. The event will be held on February 18, 2012, from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM, at the church, 6646 Addicks Satsuma, in the Community Life Center. A prize auction will follow with fabulous items to bid on with the play money you win. Included will be a trip to Las Vegas, hotel stays, restaurant dinners, sports memorabilia, wonderful gift baskets, fantastic coupons and fabulous merchandise. We hope you will join us and promise you a fun-filled evening of Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Slot Machines and other games. Snacks and drinks are included in the price. Donations appreciated. Bring your friends and neighbors.

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Tickets are only $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit local Knights of columbus Charities. For more information, please call Franklin Holub 281-463-6122, email holub8096@sbcglobal.net.

The NEW Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three 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! DECEMber Schedule - Must preregister in person for classes (or by phone if already registered and participating at center 713274-3250).   New Classes at Glazier - iPhone, iPad/tablet, Smartphone, Texas History Series and more. • December 6th, Doctor Louise Hayes Brain Repair and Memory Series; “Stop Stress Damage!” 1:00 - 3:00 PM. • December 7th, iPhone Class - Bring your iPhone but you do not need an iPhone to take the class. 1:00-3:00 PM.

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• December 7th, Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? Great will class - covers non-titled property NOT spelled out in a traditional will; 2:00 - 3:00 PM. • December 10th, Better Business Bureau presents “Guard Yourself Against Holiday Scams on-line” from 10:00 -11:00 AM. • December 10th, Join an expert Card maker to hand-make Christmas cards; from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. • December 11th, Digital Camera; 1:00 - 3:30 PM. • December 11th, Excel Spreadsheet; 9:00 - 11:00 AM. • December 12th, Harris County Attorney presents “Living Wills and Advanced Directives” from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. • December 13th, Harris County Attorney presents “Wills and Probate” from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. • December 14th, Classic Cinema presents the romantic comedy “The Shop Around the Corner,” with Jimmy Stewart at 11:30 am. “You’ve Got Mail,” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, was a remake of this film! Bring snacks/lunch for intermission. • December 19th, Digital Camera; from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. • December 21st, Classic Cinema presents the 1951’s “a Christmas Carol” with Alastair Sim as Scrooge, 11:30 AM. Bring snacks/lunch for intermission. • December 28th, Super Snacks with Susan - appetizers for New Year’s Eve and tasting of food and a cider toast will be at Noon! 10:00 - Noon. • January 3rd, Memory Books; using your Christmas and Holiday photos; 10-11:30 AM. • January 4th, Classic Cinema presents 1940’s “The Philadelphia Story” with Cary Grant. Bring snacks/lunch for intermission. 11:30 AM.

CHURCH NEWS Epiphany Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Epiphany Lutheran Church, located at 14423 West Road Houston 77041, is pleased to announce the opening of a Food Pantry for zip code area 77041. The food pantry is open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 AM - noon. An application process is required. Please bring photo I.D. and proof of address. For more information about our food pantry, contact the pantry coordinator at 281-746-7740.

SHALOM Hi Jewish Community. Let’s get connected! To share Shabbat dinners, Chanukah parties, Passover Seders or simply get together! Interested? Email us at info@shalomcypress.org or visit www.shalomcypress.org - our website. We are hosting a Hanukkah party on Dec. 8th. Please get in touch with us for details.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints new leadership On October 28th, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the appointment of a new ecclesiastical leader, David R. Lauck, who will serve as the president of the Cypress Texas Stake in Northwest Houston. He succeeds Stirling D. Pack Jr., who successfully completed nine years of service. The Church is organized geographically into stakes, which are similar to a Catholic diocese. In his new assignment, President Lauck will preside over 12 congregations in Cypress, Waller, Fairfield, Bridgeland, Tomball and Northwest Houston. Stake presidents typically serve for approximately 9-10 years and come from a variety of backgrounds. President Lauck was raised

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in the Sugarland/Missouri City area. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in business. Currently he resides in Northwest Houston and is a business development manager with Shell Oil Company, where he has worked for over 21 years. The Church has no salaried ministry, so President Lauck will continue to work full time while fulfilling his new ecclesiastical responsibilities. He and his wife, Leanne, have been married for 23 years. Houston has been their home for 14 of those years. They have three children - one currently serving a two-year church mission in New York, one attending college and one a student in Cy-Fair I.S.D.

CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH BETWEEN JOBS NETWORKING

Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM Limited Seating CAC is dedicated to helping, networking, educating and empowering those who still believe in the American dream. We believe that God has a job for you somewhere and it will take networking power to get the job. Information is power. It is all about job networking and helping one another. Come and network with others between jobs. Located at 5930 Hwy. 6 N., Suite F-1, Houston, TX 77084, 281-804-2520, Fax 281-741-1686.

BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ATTENTION: CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PERSONS Did you know that on the second Friday of each month Bear Creek United Methodist Church provides a caring, Christian atmosphere for your loved one? The program, scheduled from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. This gathering provides free time for caregivers and includes crafts, chair exercises, word games, entertainment, lunch and more. Caregivers are also welcome to stay and join the fun. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 281-463-2330.   Bear Creek United Methodist Church is located at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, near North Hwy. 6 and Kieth Harrow.

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BIBLE STUDIES Power for Today Bible Study and Prayer

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt. 6:34   Held every 3rd Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 pm Omni Hotel Westside - Café on the Lake 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77079 281-558-8338  

CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF PRAYER

We are a group of women from non-denominational backgrounds and various nationalities. We fellowship once a week by reading the Bible and praying for our needs in English and Spanish. Please feel free to join us every Thursday, from noon to 1:30 PM and together we can learn and grow in His word. For more information, contact Paula at 281-703-0670.

COPPERFIELD CHURCH SENIOR ADULTS

GAME DAY - The first Friday of the month 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday - 9:30 am - 11:00 am DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info., www.copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273. WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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GIRL SCOUTS Galveston - Houston Archdiocesan Committee on Girl Scouting

Save the Dates 2012 - 2013 Spiritual Awareness Retreat Weekend February 1, 2 & 3, 2013 Camp Casa Mare, Seabrook, TX Book Review Day - Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM St. Edith Stein Catholic Church, 3311 North Fry Road Katy, TX 77449 Carmel Hall - Rooms: 101,102, & 103 Religious Recognition Ceremony Saturday, April 20, 2013 Registration & Line-Up: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM; Ceremony: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM St. Edith Stein Catholic Church, 3311 North Fry Road Katy, TX 77449 For more information please go to website: www.archgh.org/Scouting

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BOY SCOUTS 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 Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7:00 to 8:00 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-409-1934, mike.viator@comcast.net.

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 “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at van.vanzant@gmail.com . We will also have an informational meeting and registration Thursday, August 16th at 7 PM at the Bear Creek Community Center.

SPORTS West Houston Girls Softball Association Registration West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2013 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to

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play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at westhoustongsa@yahoo.com

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Register now for December mini-mester courses, Dual Credit for high school students, Weekend College, online and evening classes, workforce certificates and more!

Mini-mester classes start Dec. 17 Spring semester classes start Jan. 14

Cy-Fair Sports Association Cy-Fair Sports Association is having baseball, football, cheerleading, drill team and wrestling sign ups right now. Check out the website for more information www.cy-fairsports.org

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 Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@entouch.net

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Please call for more information or to register for any of these classes ASAP. All classes are FREE OF CHARGE and are suited for adults, unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. ONGOING SENIOR DAY - Every Wed. at BCCC, join seniors for a day of fun and games. Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle and 42 are played starting at 9:00 AM. We also have afternoon bridge at 12:00 PM. WALKERCISE - BCCC offers walkercise every day at 8:00 AM. this is an indoor class that’s equivalent to a two-mile walk. Classes are free. STRETCH AND TONE - Stretch and Tone is designed to improve flexibility, strength and endurance. You will see better body composition, improved strength and range of motion. This class is geared for all fitness levels. Bring a mat or towel and join us Tues. and Thurs. from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM. Classes are free. AEROBICS - Aerobics combines muscle toning exercise and lowimpact mid-intensity aerobics. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45 -10:30 AM (Low to mid-intensity movement). Benefits include increased metabolic rate, which promotes efficient fat loss and improved body composition. Classes are free. Call BCCC for more information. NEEDLEWORK GROUP - The ladies of the BCCC Needlework Group are looking for new members. If you enjoy embroidery, cross-stitch or creative sewing, please join us Tues. mornings at 10:00 AM. FUN TIME ART GROUP - Every Thursday morning from 9:00 AM to noon, would like to extend an invitation to adults to visit and join this no fee art group. Painting is in all mediums of your choice and help is available from all members. Come have fun together! Call for more information. CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH - BCCC offers anyone who has the basic knowledge of the French Language to join our French Language group, which meets at BCCC every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Please call if you have questions. T.O.P.S (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - Come and join this group of ladies and enjoy lots of games and programs to help shed those unwanted pounds on Monday mornings at BCCC. Weigh-ins begin at 9:30 AM and the meeting takes place at 10:00 AM. Call for more information.

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16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885 Our hours are: Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday Closed. • Holiday Closings: We will be closed for Christmas, December 22nd - 25th and for New Year, January 1st.

Schedule of events Adults

• The Bear Creek Book Club - First Wednesday, 7:00 PM. Join the Bear Creek Book Club to discuss Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. • Volunteer at the Library - Interested in volunteering at the library? We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Monday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM to introduce you to our library and what kinds of work you could do. Applications are available at the Information Desks (must be signed by guardian if volunteer is under 18). Volunteers under the age of 12 must volunteer with a parent or guardian. • The Friends of the Bear Creek Library - Monday, December 10th, 6:00 PM. Planning Meeting: The Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization that raises funds for library programs and materials, is actively seeking new members. Did you enjoy a program at the library? If you did, thank the Friends. Better yet, join the Friends. Come to the meeting and see what it is all about! • The Bear Creek MYSTERY Book Club - Thursday, December 20th, 11:00 AM. The Library is hosting a mystery book club! All sleuths and amateur Sherlocks heed this call! Come to this lively group and share your passion for mysteries!

Weekly Programs

• Saturday @ the Movies - Saturday, December 1st, 15th and 29th at 2:00 PM. Enjoy an action packed film with big sound and big screen; a deal that can’t be beat!! Check with the library staff regarding title and ratings information. • Beginning Computer Classes - First and Third Tuesday at 10:00 AM. These classes are designed for people looking to learn about computers at a very introductory level. All classes are free of charge. The first twelve patrons will be accommodated. • Bear Creek Knitting Club - Every Thursday, 4:00 PM. The Bear Creek Knitters Club is a place to share ideas, to learn new knitting techniques or to teach someone else a new knitting skill. Don’t miss out on the weekly fun!! Make sure to bring your needles and yarn. All ages welcome!

Teen Programs

• Teen Programs - Every Monday, 4:00 PM. Want to do something fun and interesting after school? The library is hosting weekly Teen events. You can watch an anime, take part in a book or movie critic club and so much more!

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“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 December. 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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• Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5 years. • Tuesdays, 11:15 AM - Infant Story Time for children ages 0-18 months. • Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - Kid’s Korner Story Time for school-aged children. • Wednesdays, 10:30 & 11:00 AM - Toddler Story Time for children ages 18 months-3 years. Free ticket is required. • Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - Tweeners for middle school aged children. • 1st Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Infant Explorers: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 0-36 months. • 2nd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM – Free play for all. All ages. • 3rd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Preschool Picassos Art Camp: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 3-5 years. • 4th Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM – Build it! Recommended for children ages 3+ years. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 281-550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

THEATER/ARTS Applause for Christmas

Applause is launching its 2012/2013 raffle. This year, we will be raffling five $200 Applause vouchers, which can be used toward tickets, production fees, tuitions and merchandise. Tickets are only $20 or three for $50. Contact the theatre to learn how to get your raffle ticket. The drawing will be held during our Applause For Christmas celebration in December.   Mark your calendars. On December 15th, we’ll be hosting Applause for Christmas. This one-night-only event will feature musical performances by talented young actors from Applause Theatre’s past and present productions, Christmas caroling, a silent auction, refreshments and a whole lot more. Save the date! It will be a magical evening for the entire family that will put even the grouchiest Grinch in the holiday spirit! Theatrical School and Company Box Office: 281-440-4111
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Houston Family Arts Center

Announces 2012-2013 Season Memories and Traditions  Season subscriptions are available for $92-$144 and offer incredible savings, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. Subscribers save as much as 30% off single-ticket prices. HFAC subscriber perks include the opportunity to pick the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, an opening night reception, and recognition in every Playbill. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.   Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Annie (March 1-17, 2013 at the Berry Center) Leaving Iowa (April 5-21, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Over the River and Through the Woods (June 7-23, 2013 on the Garzas Main Stage) Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center)

DECEMBER 2012 Observances & Fun Facts December 2012 is observed as: • Universal Human Rights Month • Safe Toys and Gifts Month Birthstone: Turquoise & Blue Topaz Fruit & Veggies for December: • Comice Pears • Kumquats • Pepino melon • Sapote • Cherimoya • Ugli fruits • Parsnip • Beets • Turnips • Rutabaga • Celery Root / Celeriac • Horseradish December Flower: Narcissus & Holly Astrological Signs: Sagittarius (till 21st) & Capricorn (beginning 22nd)

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Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday created in 1966. It begins on December 26th and lasts through January 1st. The name Kwanzaa comes from the language of Swahili and means first fruits of the harvest. To prepare for the holiday, families decorate their homes with Kwanzaa symbols. A candle is lit for each day of Kwanzaa. A black candle is lit first, then red and green candles are lit alternately. There are seven principles of Kwanzaa, one for each day. They are Umoja or Unity, Kujichagulia or Self-Determination, Ujima or Collective Work and Responsibility, Ujamma or Cooperative Economics, Nia or Purpose, Kuumba or Creativity and Imani or Faith.

Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace, love and goodwill to all. But with all the stress and commotion of the season, many of us end up feeling more like Mr. Scrooge than Santa Claus.

Hanukkah In Judaism, the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Consecration or the Feast of the Maccabees; also transliterated Chanukah. According to tradition, it was instituted by Judas Maccabeus and his brothers in 165 B.C. to celebrate the dedication of the new altar in the Temple at Jerusalem. The festival occurs in December near the time of the winter solstice, as does Christmas and lasts eight days. Hanukkah later came to be linked also with a miraculous cruse of oil that burned for eight days, leading to the practice of lighting special Hanukkah candles, one the first evening, two the second and so on. The eight-branched candle stand (menorah) used in that ceremony is a frequent symbol for the holiday.

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Tired of ringing in the New Year with last year’s Christmas bills? Make Winter has a tendency to sneak up on all of us. But where you can this the year that you switch to a debt-free Christmas. Here’s how: simply dig the winter coat out of the closet when the first cold snap • Set Your Budget. Before you buy anything, you need rolls through, preparing your car for winter takes a little more foreto figure out what you can afford to spend. sight. Is your car winter ready? Here are some tips: • Start Saving Now. Open up a savings account and • Check fluids. Check your coolant to make sure you have enough, contribute to it regularly. as you’ll be left without heat if you don’t. Keep extra coolant in your • Downsize Your List. Whittle yours down to the people trunk in case of emergency. Check your brake fluid, oil and transmiswho matter most. Then, send Christmas cards to everyone else. sion fluid are also at the proper levels. • Raise Extra Funds. Find ways to cover your Christmas • Wash and wax your car at a professional car wash. A thorexpenses as they arise, so you won’t have to play catch up later. ough wash can remove harmful compounds that may cause damage • Start Shopping Early. Start your Christmas shopping before when mixed with sand and road salt. Experts from the International the holiday decorations even go up. Carwash Association also recommend a coat of wax for an extra • Look for Freebies. Keep an eye out for gift-worthy freebies layer of protection from the elements. and you’ll start spotting free gifts everywhere. • Check your tires. Cold air can cause your tires to lose pressure, • Shop Second-Hand. You can find great gifts (including so be sure to check again once the temperature drops - the recommany new items) at a fraction of what you’d pay anywhere else. mended tire pressure for your vehicle can be found on the inside of • Make Some of Your Gifts. Use your downtime to make gifts your driver’s side door. Cracking, presence of wear bars and shallow for the people on your list. It’s cost-effective and fun. treads are all indicators that you may need to replace your tires. • Undo Your Slip-Ups. Rework your budget; return items; • Check your wipers. Checking your wiper blades for wear and work some overtime. replacing them if needed can prevent huge visibility headaches once Courtesy of About.com snow and sleet arrive. • Test your battery. The next time you have the car in for an oil change, ask the mechanic to test your battery to make sure it can Stay Slim & Trim for the Holidays! provide enough starting power once the temperature plummets. Temptation galore awaits us each holiday season. How can you • Brakes. While you have your car in, ask for a brake inspection as stay slim and trim and avoid gaining weight this Thanksgiving and well, as you’ll need them to be in good working order when driving Christmas? Check out these tips: on slick roads. • Understand the temptations. There are more candies, cook• Winter emergency kit. In addition to stocking your car with a ies, cakes and creamy foods over the holidays because when a full scraper and brush, it’s a good idea to include a few provisions in stomach means a warm body. Reach for fresh fruits and vegetables. case you get stranded in snowy and cold conditions. Pack extra • Have a healthy breakfast. Cakes are so tasty with morning blankets, hats and gloves, snacks like granola bars, drinking water coffee and tea. Why not eat whole wheat bread with SmartBalance and a first-aid kit. Keeping a collapsible shovel in your trunk is also butter or even a whole wheat waffle with freshly sliced banana? a good idea in case you get stuck. • Up your fiber intake. Eat plenty of whole grains, nuts, oatmeal and green leafy veggies. Your body may be lacking fiber and as a result, you reach for those tempting foods. • Stay hydrated. Many times we’re actually thirsty instead of hungry. Aim for at least 64 ounces of water, not juices, each day. • EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE. Yes, it is cold outside. Yes, you’re unmotivated. NO, don’t stay home. Get out of that house and IN to a gym.

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Home Safety Tips While Away 1) Valuable items, such as televisions, stereos and computers should be inscribed with an identifying number unique to its owner (do not use your entire social security number). 2) Create an up-to-date home inventory including make, model, serial numbers, other detailed descriptions and photographs of items of value (including jewelry). This inventory should be kept somewhere safe, out of the house. 3) At least two light timers should be set to turn the lights and TV on and off in a logical sequence when away for an extended time period to give the appearance that someone is home. 4) The motion detector or other alarm system (if you have one) should be activated when you leave home. 5) Mail and newspaper deliveries should be stopped or arrangements for a neighbor/friend to pick them up should be made when you are away from home for a period of time. 6) Ask a trusted neighbor to tend the yard and watch your home when you are away or have a trusted friend or relative house sit in your absence. 7) Make sure all doors and windows are locked when you leave, even if you have an alarm system.  by Sergeant Mitchell Hutter

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Images Hair Studio is now accepting applications for a receptionist position. Looking for someone who is mature and professional. Customer service experience is a plus. 281-745-7801. Advertising company - looking for sales/home welcomers in 77494 or 77095. Work part time on your own schedule. Visit new homeowners in your area and go over a packet of information. Add businesses to the packet and earn unlimited $. Call 281-855-6589 for more information. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. 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, amberfolk@att.net or 713-505-4250. If no answer, please leave a voice mail message with reference to job and phone number. Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281-758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com

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Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-on-one support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at mre@mantarayenterprises.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. 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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www.metplumbing.com Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.

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Grooming/Boarding Available! DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect to opinions of Krenek Printing Co. or its employees. Krenek Printing is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with in this publication. All warranties and representations make in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints in this publication the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above. Published by: KRENEK PRINTING CO. 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX. 77095 281-463-8649 news @krenekprinting.com

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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. Applications being accepted at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/commission. 281-861-9911. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

PETS

Free to loving home: Mature Chihuahua needs a mature human, she is 10 yrs. old with a lot of spunk yet. Please, no other dogs or young children. Serious inquiries only. 281-859-7069.

LOST & FOUND

Lost on 9/28/12 - Set of car keys, with car remote. Please call 832-971-6610. 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.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

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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Bear Creek

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HUNTER’S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

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Officers Gayle Minto - President Judy VanDyke Amy Matthias Shelly Schmitz - Treasurer Terry Martin - Secretary/Assistant Treasurer Legal Counsel - Michael Gainer

Please call HPCA OFFICE at 281-463-1216 to reach a board member.

PURPOSE OF HUNTER’S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Hunter’s Park Community Association handles the financial and legal affairs of the subdivision. Each lot owner is required to pay an annual maintenance fee which is used to pay street lights; pay taxes on and maintain the common areas, such as the swimming pools, tennis courts, etc.; pay for security; and pay legal expenses incurred to enforce the deed restrictions. The Board meets every other month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the community building. Residents are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to place an item on the agenda should call the HPCA office in advance. The Annual Meeting of Members is held on the 4th Thursday of January. Members hold three year staggered terms and are elected. The election process is as follows: 1) Mail in ballots will be mailed out with the Annual Maintenance fee statements. 2) Voting in person will begin on the 1st Monday after the Annual Meeting ending on the following Saturday at 7pm.

HPCA Office

Office Phone: 281 463-1216 Office Hrs: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon- Fri. Closed Weekends and Major Holidays HPCA employs two workers to provide coverage for the office. Every effort is made to have one of the two employees in the office at all times. Occasionally business of the association may require us to be out of the office for a short period of time. If we are out of the office when you call or if you call after hours, please leave a message on the answering machine and your calls will be returned as soon as possible during office hours.

DEED RESTRICTIONS Deed restrictions are strictly enforced by Hunter’s Park Community Association. Copies of the restrictions are available at the association’s office or by mail (call 281 463-1216). Complaint forms are included in every Bear Creek Newsletter for your convenience. The association’s office verifies complaints and writes letters to violators. HPCA will initiate legal action when warranted, to enforce the deed restrictions. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL You must submit any plans for improvements or modifications of your home to the Hunter’s Park Community Association Office. Your plans will be checked to insure that they comply with the deed restrictions. This includes re-roofing, playforts (8 ft. height limit), temporary storage buildings, etc. Please call the office at 281 463-1216 if you need any additional help or assistance. SECURITY Hunter’s Park Community Association provides additional security currently through a contract with Commissioners Court for four Harris County Constables. HPCA also hires off-duty deputies on an as-needed basis for additional coverage. Please call the Constable’s Office at 281 463-6666 to report any suspicious person, activity or for vacation watch. There is a voluntary $2.00 security contribution on the M.U.D. #6 water bill that goes to each homeowner. The voluntary contributions can only be used to pay for security. This contribution enables HPCA to provide more coverage without raising maintenance fees. Judy - Security Directory - HPCA - (281) 463-1216

WCA collects our trash on Tuesdays and Fridays. Poly-carts, heavy trash and extra bags or items will be picked up on both days. Recycling picked up on Tuesdays only. The homeowner’s maintenance fee does not pay for garbage pick-up. You must call CWA to start service. Poly-carts and recycling bins are provided free of charge to homeowners or residents. When regular pick-up falls on a holiday, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, the pick-up will be made on the next regular scheduled pick up day. If your recycling day falls on a holiday it will be picked up the next week on your normal scheduled recycle day. WCA will collect for recycling, papers, plastics, aluminum and tin cans that are placed in the recycling bin. If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to the bin. If you find items left in the bin, that are not recyclable, please dispose of the items in your polycart. Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be bundled in lengths no greater than 4 feet, with no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches. Items that will be picked up, such as: appliances, furniture, carpet (up to 1 room, rolled up four feet wide and less than fifty pounds), cardboard boxes (flattened). Refrigerators and freezers or any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed. Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks, bricks, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Do not dispose of these items in a container that is not visible to WCA personnel. If you need a special pickup, please call WCA. Customer Service: 281-368-8397

WATER BOARD Mike Kerr - 713-822-6654 Wayne Rouse - 281-463-9377 Ray DeBock - 281-550-2717 Gary Goodart - 281-550-8823 Jim Yuhnke - 281-463-4899 xxxxxxx The Water Board is a tax assessing board that levies water and sewer taxes and hires a Tax Assessor Collector to collect them. Severn Trent Services was hired by the Water Board to manage the utility district and they can assist you if you have any problems. The Board meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Building. Members hold staggered 4 year terms and are elected the 1st Saturday in April at the Bear Creek Community Building.

HELPFUL NUMBERS

Hunter's Park Comm. Assoc

281-463-1216

AT & T Trash Service WCA Harris County Animal Control Houston Animal Control Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Bear Creek Library Buses MTA (Information, Routes & Scheduling) KISD School Bus Info. Car Share/Van Share Harris County Constable’s Office (Clay Road Dispatch) Courthouse Annex (16715 Clay Road) Pct. 5 Judge Jeff Williams Katy Independent School District Administration Office: Bear Creek Elementary (K-5) Cardiff Junior High (6-8) Mayde Creek Senior High (9-12)

December 2012

NEW RESIDENTS The HPCA office has a new resident package available at the office or by mail. Please call 281 463-1216 and we will be happy to send the information to you!

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Repairs: Street Lights Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222 (to report non-functioning light, give address and pole # off of pole needing repair) Street Repair 281-353-8424 (streets and curbs owned/maintained by Harris County) U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777 Utilities Severn Trent Services (HCUD#6) water/sewer 281-579-4500 (24 hour emergency:) 281-398-8211 Centerpoint Gas 713-659-2111 To report gas leaks & explosions 713-659-3552 Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222 Help Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713-520-8620 Hot Lines: Battered Women & Children’s Hotline (Wires-24) 713-528-2121 Crisis Hotline (24 Hours) 713-228-1505 Harris County Children’s Protective Servs.(24) 713-394-4000 Overeaters Anonymous Hot Line 713-973-6633 Poison Control (24 hours) 1-800-222-1222 Rabies Control 281-999-3191 Rape Crisis (24) 713-528-7273 Suicide Prevention (24 hours) 713-228-1505 Supportive Outreach Service (counseling for battered women and children - no charge) 713-528-5785 Women’s Information & Referral Exchange Service 713-528-2121

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