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PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS EVENT FUN FOR OUR STUDENTS!
All families, neighbors and community members are invited to line the streets to cheer on the BCE students and staff during our 1/2 mile “Jingle Bell Walk Around the Block!” Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time: 8:30 am
Route: We will walk around the track and exit the school yard at the Whispering Falls gate. We will proceed down Whispering Falls and take a right on Hidden Springs and then another right on Four Leaf. This will take us back to the front of BCE. We will then proceed up to BCE and K-5th will enter through the front door of the school.
NOTICIAS DE LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA BEAR CREEK: ¡4ª CAMINATA DE CASCABELES ALREDEDOR DE LA CUADRA! ¡POR FAVOR AYÚDENOS A HACER ESTE EVENTO DIVERTIDO PARA NUESTROS ESTUDIANTES!
¡Todas las familias, vecinos y miembros de la comunicad están invitadas a por favor formarse en las calles para animarnos y darnos porras durante nuestra caminata de 1/2 milla “Jingle Bell Walk Around the Block”! Fecha: miércoles, 18 de diciembre, 2013
Hora: 8:30 AM
Ruta: Vamos a caminar alrededor de la pista y salir del patio de la escuela por la puerta de Whispering Falls. Se procederá por Whispering Falls y giraremos a la derecha en Hidden Springs y luego a la derecha en Four Leaf. Esto nos llevará de vuelta a la puerta de enfrente de BCE.
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SWIMMING POOL CARD PICK-UP PROCEDURES
Each HPCA household in Bear Creek is entitled to one FREE Swimming Pool card each season. Beginning this year, to qualify for the free card residents must PICK-UP THEIR POOL CARD IN PERSON on the following dates: APRIL 22nd, 23rd, 24th or 25th, from Noon to 7:00 PM daily at the HPCA Clubhouse - 4503-A Hickory Downs Drive - by the tennis courts. For details about this new procedure, see the flyer that was included with your 2014 Annual Maintenance Fee invoice, mailed at the end of November or visit our website for up-to-date information: www.BearCreekNetwork.org.
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HUNTERS PARK 2013 MEETING SCHEDULE
(Meetings held at 6:30 PM, 2nd Thursday monthly) December 12, 2013 ANNUAL MEETING: JANUARY 23rd, 2014 (7:30 PM)
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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.
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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!
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.
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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.
Office service hours for residents are M-F, 9 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.
2014 HPCA BOARD ELECTIONS
Elections will be held Saturday, February 1st, at the HPCA Office. Walk-in voting allowed January 27th through February 1st at HPCA Office from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Polls close at 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
BEAR CREEK FLAG PROGRAM
Have you noticed the US flags flying around the neighborhood? Don’t they look great? Would you like a flag in your yard on six national holidays? The MAYDE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR will place the USA flag in your front yard showing patriotism and support for the Choir. Cost: $36. Holidays: Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day & Patriots Day. To place an order or for more info., contact Timothy Klingler, MCHS Choir Director, at 281237-3594 or email@example.com. Bear Creek
RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF CFVFD STATION 5 The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department (CFVFD), in cooperation with Emergency Services District #9, began the renovation and expansion of Station 5 located on Aspenglenn Drive in early August. The construction is expected to take approximately 8 months and will involve remodeling the current living quarters and expansion in the rear to accommodate additional dorms, offices and parking. This work is being undertaken to provide suitable facilities for the ambulance and fire/rescue personnel who staff the Station and better accommodate the needs of this growing area. Once Station 5’s construction is completed, the CFVFD will hold an Open House for the Community to see the new facility and meet the staff who call Station 5 home. The CFVFD is always looking for new members, so if you may be interested, call the CFVFD Office (281-550-6663) or stop by your nearest Station on Thursday evenings at 7 PM to learn more about volunteering. You can also learn more about the CFVFD by looking at its website, www.cyfairvfd.com.
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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) Your Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Your Phone: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ (YOUR IDENTITY WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL) Thank you for helping us help you!!! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mail To: HUNTERS PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (DEED RESTRICTIONS COMMITTEE) 4503-A HICKORY DOWNS HOUSTON, TEXAS 77084 BEAR CREEK IS TOUGH ON DEED RESTRICTIONS
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
HARRIS COUNTY ALARM DETAIL
If your home has an alarm system, you need to obtain a permit to avoid the issuance of a citation and excessive false alarm fees. You can get a copy of the permit application and review the regulations regarding permit requirements at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website. The form can be printed for mailing with the applicable fee from the website. For more info, call the Alarm Detail office at 713-755-4600 during normal business hours.
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.
LOOSE OR LOST PETS & DOG BITES Contact Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191 or 3194.
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GARDENING TIPS FOR DECEMBER • If a long flowering period is desired, pansies should be placed in their permanent beds not later than this month. Fertilize monthly with manure, super-phosphate or a liquid high-phosphate product. Keep flowers picked for more bloom. • Take tulips out of cold storage and plant late this month. • Fertilize established trees, spring-blooming shrubs, spurias and sweet peas (after they are a foot tall) with a fertilizer such as 13-13-13; Louisiana iris with cotton seed meal and manure. • Azaleas and camellias may be moved now. Keep moist to lesson cold weather damage. May acidify again. • Last month to plant early blossoming spring bulbs, speciosum and other varieties of lilies. Mulch. • Water plants well before a freeze; dry roots are easily damaged. • Don’t forget to provide food and fresh water for birds. More birds die from lack of water than lack of food.
PET HOTLINE NEWS A very important thing you can do is have a collar with some form of ID and your phone number on it. Pet stores have special ID’s for your pets. Many pet owners are now “chipping” the pets. If found and taken to a vet they can scan chip and find the owner. If your pet has a rabies tag, the vet has your name and #. The first thing I ask a caller is “does the pet have ID on it.” If it does, I will help contact the # on the ID and get the pet to it’s owner ASAP. Or the owner can pick up their lost pet. Having an ID on a pet makes life easier for all. Marie Nugent - 281-859-1104
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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, whitewater 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.
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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 email@example.com (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
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CORNERSTONE UMC PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT Cornerstone United Methodist Church Preschool has been serving the Copperfield area since 1985. Cornerstone is a State Licensed facility operating five half days a week. We offer programs for children 18 months through five-year-old preschoolers. All children are welcome regardless of race, sex, religion or nationality. CUMC Preschool will be offering tours every Wednesday at 10:00 AM beginning January 22nd and continuing through February 12th. Join the Preschool directors in the sanctuary where they will answer questions and discuss our program (curriculum, activities, special events, schedules, etc.) with interested families in the community. Families that attend one of our tours can register before our open family registration. Come and find out how!
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Open family registration for those not attending a tour will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 11:00 AM in room 106. We are located in a new location at 18081 West Road behind CVS at Barker Cypress and West Road. For further information, please call 281-859-1612.
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH GENESIS ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE The Genesis Academy Pre-School, a ministry of Prince of Peace Lutheran church, will be holding an open house on the following Saturdays, January 11, 2014 and January 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Come and visit our pre-school and see what we have to offer you and your child. If you enroll your child in January, registration will be 1/2 off. Our address is 16650 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston, TX 77095. For more information call 281-859-6200. The Genesis Academy web site is www.thegenesisacademy.com.
BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SCHOOL
Bear Creek United Methodist Church School is a developmentally based Christian preschool from 12 months through Kindergarten where each child is loved and nurtured, enjoys hands-on experiences and is encouraged to foster a life long love of learning. Limited openings are available for the 20132014 school year.
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This year, the Texas Christian Lady Tigers have worked their way to District Runners Up in TAPPS Volleyball. They are headed to the Bi-District Playoffs and are expected to go Bear Creek
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The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. If you have questions, classes offered or need directions, please call us at 713-274-3250. If you are currently registered at Glazier - call us and ask about our new classes. You may register over the phone for any new classes. Volunteer Opportunities available, please call to speak to us about teaching your own class! DECEMBER SCHEDULE - Must preregister in person for classes (or by phone if already registered and participating at center 713-274-3250). • December 1st-31st, Register for basic computer classes, 4-week Comprehensive Session, 2 days per week, curriculum provided, small computer labs, award winning program. • December 9th, Senior Boot Camp (Fitness is Ageless), 9-10 AM.
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• December 18th, Spiraling motion, therapeutic, healing, exercise class for all levels, helps deal with pain, stress and anxiety, 9-10 AM. • December 18th, Learn to play Mah Jongg, 1-3 PM. • December 20th, Classic Cinema presents the original Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood, bring the grandkids! Bring snacks or lunch for intermission, 11:30 AM. • December 27th, Classic Cinema presents 1947’s comedy It Happened On Fifth Avenue. Bring snacks or lunch for intermission, 11:30 AM.
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Mark your calendars, our next luncheon will be Thursday, December 19, 2013 , 11:00 AM-1 PM at The Club at Falcon Point , 24503 Falcon Point Dr, Katy, TX 77494. $16 inclusive per person. Enjoy Christmas songs by local talent Lori Etchison and our speaker will be Donna Bogema. Donna is a former school teacher, mother of 3, grandmother of 3, who enjoys quilting and golf. She was raised in a Christian home but found her faith challenged when a high school boyfriend was killed in a car wreck. Later, her prayer for God to help her wayward son was surprisingly answered when he went to jail. Her talk is titled “When a Choice becomes a Challenge.” Please bring a Christmas ornament (under $5) and be a part of a festive ornament exchange! Mark your calendars... You don’t want to miss it!! Reservations: Call 281-232-8338 or email KatyCWC@ gmail.com by 5 PM, Monday, December 16th. Bear Creek
Holiday Church Services and Events BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DECEMBER EVENTS
“Turning strangers into friends, friends into family and family into saints of God” is a mission taken to heart by Bear Creek United Methodist Church, located at 16000 Rippling Water Dr. Bear Creek United Methodist Church offers a special gift to the community on Sunday, Dec. 1st, with its Neighborhood Christmas Block Party. The event, 2:30 to 5:00 PM in the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot at 4810 Highway 6 North, features free food, craft activities and live music. Festivities will be followed by the 16th Annual Texas Volunteer Firefighters Relief Fund Parade of Lights. Bear Creek UMC’s Chancel Choir, KidsRock children’s choir and Faith Matters praise band present a musical celebration on Sunday, Dec. 15th, at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Highlights will include the Chancel Choir’s cantata December 2013
“The Prophecies of Christmas” with live orchestral accompaniment and carol arrangements by John Rutter; a traditional Christmas pageant by KidsRock and Christmas songs with a contemporary twist, performed by Faith Matters. The program is free and open to all.
with the citizens of Bethlehem. There are opportunities to pet the sheep and meet the village craftsmen, even say hi to BC the camel from the East, and of course, see the Baby Jesus and His family in the stable. Free activities for the children and lots of photo ops.
Communion, carols and candlelight will enhance all Christmas Eve worship services: Family Service (5:00 PM) in the Sanctuary; Contemporary Service (7:00 PM) in the Fellowship Hall; Traditional Service (9:00 PM) in the Sanctuary and Traditional Service (11:00 PM) in the Sanctuary.
Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 11522 Telge Road, 1/2 mile north of Highway 290. For more information, 281-890-3013 or www.messiahlc.org.
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Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting “A Night in Bethlehem” on Saturday and Sunday evenings, December 7th and 8th, 5-8 PM. The event is free, Messiah’s gift to the community. Messiah’s Night in Bethlehem is an outdoor, interactive event where individuals and families are invited to stroll through Bethlehem at their own pace, visiting
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: • On Saturday, December 7th, the church will present a “live” Nativity Scene from 6 to 8 PM. Not only will there be the normal cast of characters including shepherds, wisemen and the
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CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER baby Jesus, but there will be live animals as well: donkeys, sheep and maybe even a camel. • On Sunday, December 8th, at 10:45 AM, the Children’s choirs will be presenting their Christmas Musical entitled: “An Out-of-the-Box Christmas.” At the 9:30 AM worship service, the Journey Praise Band will be leading worship with celebrative music. At both the 8:30 and 9:30 AM services, Dr. Dave Meadows will be bringing an inspiring Advent message. • On Saturday, December 14th, the Children’s Ministry Team will be sponsoring a special children’s event called “Breakfast with Santa” from 10-11:30 AM that will include pictures with Santa, face painting, donuts, crafts and other family friendly activities. • On Sunday, December 15th, the church will be celebrating “God’s Greatest Gift” Stewardship Commitment Sunday. At both the 8:30 and 10:45 AM services, the Chancel Chimes will be performing their Christmas music. At the 9:30 AM worship service, the Journey Praise Band will be leading worship with celebrative music. At all three services, Dr. Dave Meadows will be bringing an inspiring Advent message. • On Sunday, December 22nd, the Cornerstone Chancel Choir, accompanied by an orchestra, will be presenting a special Christmas music program entitled “Heaven’s Child” 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.” • On Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 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 PM 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.” • On Sunday, December 29th, we will include a “Favorite Christmas Hymn” time at our 8:30 and 10:45 AM services. Worshippers will be given the opportunity to 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. At all three services, we will also be celebrating a special moment called “The Blessing of the Toys.” The Rev. Trish Woodruff will be bringing an inspiring post-Christmas message. Cornerstone UMC is located at 18081 West Road (across from the CFISD Berry Center). For more info., please call the church office at 281-859-4141. Cornerstone wishes each of you a “Merry Christmas!” and a “Happy New Year!”
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Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Join us as we celebrate our Savior’s birth. Craft, activities and lunch will be included. Free family fun for everyone. Come and join us also on Christmas Eve for our Candle Light Service at 7:15 PM. Our address is 16650 Longenbaugh Drive.
BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES
We will be holding three services for Christmas Eve, December 24th at 3 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM. The Sunday after Christmas (December 29th) we will have our Holiday Schedule which is that we will ONLY have 10:15 AM & 11:30 AM services. Please come and join us.
ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES
St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to come celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, during our Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, 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 10:30 AM. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.
THE FAMILY OF FAITH LUTHERAN CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AS A FAMILY
New to the Fairfield community is weekly Sunday night worship service offered at 5:30 PM in the Salyards Middle School cafeteria. The Family of Faith Lutheran has served the Copperfield community for over 20 years. Now its family friendly approach to ministry is also available in Fairfield. A light dinner is served after worship each week. Christmas services will be observed throughout December culminating with a December 22nd special celebration. For more information, visit www.TheFamilyofFaith.org or call 281-855-2950.
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ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE On Sunday, December 8th, 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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The group recently recorded a Christmas themed CD, which will be available for purchase at all concerts this season. The Band is based in west Houston, with rehearsals and concerts held at CrossPoint Community Church off of Westgreen Blvd. and I-10 (The Katy Freeway). Five concerts are slated for the Lone Star Symphonic Band’s 21st Season, with tickets for all concerts available on the Band’s website, www.lssband.org, for $5.50 each and will be available the day of the concert at the door for $10 each. All concerts begin at 4:00 PM and feature the Lone Star Dixieland Band for 30 minutes prior to the main performance in the foyer. All selections performed will feature life’s many colors. December 15, 2013 will be the Lone Star Symphonic Band’s December 2013
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MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ITS 2013-2014 SEASON!
MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IV December 6-14, 2013. Short plays from 200 writers who submitted from all over the US and were chosen by a panel. Co-produced by Wordsmyth Theatre. ROME by John Harvey - World Premier - March 6-22, 2014. This original script is being written by local playwright, John Harvey, workshopped by designers, musicians and actors, video documented over a year and presented as a collaborative effort as our final play in the season. Located at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. All performances begin at 8 PM. Price - $18 regular/ $10 students and seniors. Pay as you can on Mondays and $25 for opening night with a party immediately after the show. More info/reservations: www.mildredsumbrella.com - email@example.com or 832-463-0409.
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 are not performing. We would love to see you and if you decide to join us, we would be delighted. For more information, please call Pat at 281-497-4904 or visit our website, www.Decibelles.org.
NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN
Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 11 AM, from mid-September until mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: December 10th & 11th: Christmas in the Woods December 17th & 18th: No program - winter break December 24th & 25th: No program - winter break December 31st: No program - winter break
The cost is $5 per child per session or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, please visit the website, www.houstonaudubon. org and click on “Titmouse Club” under the Audubon Docent Programs heading or contact docent@houstonaudubon. org or 713-464-4900.
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, December 14th Theme: Winter in the Woods
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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 www.houstonaudubon.org.
2014 MISS CY-FAIR HOUSTON PAGEANT Miss Cy-Fair Houston is ready for its 5th anniversary in February 2014 with new leadership. The Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce began the pageant in 2010 as a family-friendly event aimed at raising scholarships and empowering young women and girls to achieve their goals. The Pageant will continue to be a great community event under the direction of the newly formed Miss Cy-Fair Houston Organization with the leadership of Blaire Pancake and Tiffanie Vaughan. This year’s pageant will take place on February 15-16, 2014, at the Cypress Academy of the Performing Arts. The Miss division will continue to be a preliminary for the Miss America Organization, with Miss Cy-Fair representing the area at the Miss Texas Pageant in July 2014. The Miss (1824 yrs.) and Teen (15-17 yrs.) will compete on Saturday, the 15th and the Miss Houston Princesses will compete on Sunday, the 16th.
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MAYDE CREEK GIRLS VARSITY AND JV CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS BRING HOME GOLD! The Mayde Creek Girls competed at the Caldwell Cross-Country Invitational at Davidson Creek Park. The Varsity Girls and JV Girls both won their divisions, bringing home two Team Championship Plaques and 12 medals! The girls competed hard and had a great showing against 12 schools in the Austin and Bryan/College Station area. We were very fortunate the rain and storms cleared out so we would be able to race. The Varsity team and JV team both raced a 2-mile loop over some very muddy terrain. The Varsity squad was led by Senior Shenaya Thomas, who
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Resort Cabo San Lucas Vacation Villa for rent. Luxurious Villa home overlooking Jack Nicklaus’s new Quivira Golf course and Pacific Ocean. Fully equipped, gated, sleeps 8-10, two story, private infinity pool, outdoor jacuzzi, large terraces, private on-site concierge, Sunsets, etc, etc. Available July 16 - August 1, 2014 by the week only. Ed 832-392-5109.
Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-463-4717. Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $465 - 7 days $595. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409.
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HUNTER’S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
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 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.
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.
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! 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
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Harris County Constable’s Office (Clay Road Dispatch) Courthouse Annex (16715 Clay Road) Pct. 5 Judge Jeff Williams Chief Clerk
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Katy Independent School District Administration Office: Bear Creek Elementary (K-5) Cardiff Junior High (6-8) Mayde Creek Senior High (9-12) U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) Harris Ct Pct 4 Community Assistance: (for roadway/stop signs etc. county issures
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WASTE CORPORATION OF TEXAS (WCA) 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 WCA 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.
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) 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 Katy Christian Ministries Domestic Abuse Center 281-391-4504 Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713-520-8620 Greenhouse Landfill 281-492-2558 Compucycle Electronics Recycling 713-869-6700 Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Facility 281-560-6200 City of Houston Reuse Warehouse 281-814-3324 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 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 Women’s Information & Referral Exchange Service 713-528-2121
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