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

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ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING January 26, 2012, 7:30 PM, at HPCA Community Center.

HUNTERS PARK 2012 MEETING SCHEDULE

*January 26, 2012, 7:30 PM* (ANNUAL MEETING) February 9, 2012, 6:30 PM 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

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 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. 

HPCA BOARD ELECTIONS Announced candidates running for positions on HPCA Board of Directors are Gayle Minto and Shelly Schmitz. Both are seeking re-election to the Hunters Park Community Association’s Board of Directors. Elections will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012. Walk-in voting will be from January 30, 2012 through February 4, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, at Hunters Park Community Association’s Office.

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Sign up NOW for our website and be “in the know” with latebreaking news: www.bearcreeknetwork.org. (All registrants must be residents or property owners in Bear Creek Village. Accounts will be verified.)

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.

You want options, flexibility and affordability? We’ve got it! Try online classes, Friday only courses or Weekend College! Register now! Weekday classes start Jan. 17. Weekend classes start Jan 20-22. High school students! See your counselor now to jump start your college career with Dual Credit!

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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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.

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SIGN POSTINGS

DO NOT POST SIGNS OF ANY KIND ON COUNTY SIGNS OR EASEMENTS. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW AND YOU CAN BE FINED!

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.

Community Assistance, Precinct 4 COMMISSIONER JERRY EVERSOLE For street repairs, manhole covers, tree limbs hanging over street, etc., contact Community Assistance at 281-353-8424. Siding Products

CRIME WATCH REPORT Month of November, 2011 INCIDENTS REPORTED: Animal Humane Burglary Habitat Burglary Motor Vehicle Criminal Mischief Suspicious Persons Suspicious Vehicles Traffic Stops

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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

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BEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY Dog Owners For safety and sanitary reasons, Dogs are not allowed in the fenced playground area at Bear Creek Elementary. Please report any violations to Katy ISD Police 281-237-4000.  

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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.

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Join Us Sundays at 9:00 am or 11:09 am 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!!!!!

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

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy It’s difficult to sum up the contributions of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. in a single day, but it is, nevertheless, a positive thing that America has an official holiday to honor his accomplishments and vision. This special commemoration is generally celebrated on the third Monday of the month of January. In 2012, this commemoration will take place January 16th. The purpose of Martin Luther King Day is to mark the tremendous legacy of an American who fought for freedom, racial equality, justice and peace, never espousing his goals with hatred or violence. He endured many difficulties with amazing courage and worked with the hope of bringing people together in unity. Observations vary from state-to-state, in that some states close schools to honor the holiday, while others still hold classes, but mark the day with special programs, lessons, activities and the like. Special activities are held throughout the country to celebrate Dr. King’s life and contributions.

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GARDENING TIPS FOR JANUARY

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water than from lack of food. • Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering. • Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms. • Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drain age. Incorporate gypsum into heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before planting. • Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six inches away from plant Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal. Water in. • Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze damage to crown. • House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce water for poinsettias. • Lawns: Remove thatch, aerate and feed with low nitrogen mixture. • Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed manufac turer s directions before spraying. • Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semi-shaded until rooted. • Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape. Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs before spring buds swell,

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but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting unwanted canes out at base of plant. • Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds, keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new beds for roses. • Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist. • Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about 50% humus, including rotted manure. • Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but remove when weather warms.

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The Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County ReStore is a retail outlet that handles donated building materials, construction supplies, appliances and furniture, which are then offered to the general public at greatly reduced prices. The ReStore is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm. A key goal of the ReStore is to re-cycle and thus reduce the amount of solid waste placed into our vital landfills. Please keep the ReStore in mind for both donations and for purchases. Donation pick-up is available for large items or large quantities. All of the proceeds are used by Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing for deserving families. Visit the ReStore at 13572 State Hwy. 249 at Bammel North-Houston or call 832327-1120. Non-profit 501-c-3.

M U S E U M open in Katy, Texas

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9182 in Katy, Texas officially re-opened its Veterans Memorial Museum on Saturday, November 19, 2011, after completing major renovations. A brief reception followed the ceremony. The VFW hall and museum are located 6202 George Bush Drive in old Town Katy. For information or to schedule a group tour, please call 281-391-8387. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary are proud to share its newly renovated museum with the community and are very appreciative to the people who have contributed to this success. The museum is a great showcase for local veterans and the VFW will continue to welcome “donated” artifacts for the museum. For information about about upcoming activities or if you are a veteran in distress or a spouse of a veteran in distress, contact Colonel (Ret) Mike Mastrangelo, Commander, at 281-391-8387. For those interested in VFW Membership, please contact Dave Brasell at 713-725-3938. Post meetings are held at the VFW Hall in old Town Katy on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM

JAZZERCISE THANKS THE COMMUNITY The Bear Creek Copperfield Jazzercise Center and the Northwest Jazzercise Center Jazzercise are grateful to the community for their outpour of generosity for the 25th annual Toy and Food Drive held December 5th – 17th at both the Bear Creek Copperfield and Northwest Jazzercise Fitness Centers. Once again truckloads of donations were distributed to the Cypress Creek Ministries.

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BEAR CREEK TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to news@krenekprinting.com. Must have parent(s) permission. Susan Carlile - B, PP Tyler Blaha - C, H, PP, L Courtney Covington - H, PP Morgan Gravett - B, PP Sarah Young - B, P Leslie Balmaceda - B, P, T (K-4), SL Shannon Carr - B, P, FAC, CPR Isaiah Chavira - B, C, PP, T, SL Quintis George - B, SL, SS, H, L, C Chyann Shaw - PP Kelsey Martinez - B, C, H, P Chyann Fay - P, T, B Jojuan Angelle - B, PP, H, L, C Brianna Szymanski - B, H, PP, FAC, RCC, T (K-5) Blaire Peddicord - B, H, PP Lauren Roper - B, H, PP Demetrius Oliveras - T (K-6)

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Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks President Justin Jenkins and Living Water International Director of Development South Central Region Shannon Strossner.

The Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks Donates $4,000 to Living Water International for International Water Project The Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks recently donated $4,000 to Living Water International for an international water project. Living Water International is a faith-based non-profit organization, headquartered in Houston that helps communities in developing countries acquire safe drinking water. Established in 1990, Living Water International has drilled more than 6,500 wells and served over 9.5 million people in 26 countries. “This was a great opportunity for the club to extend beyond the great service we do in our community and help those around the world.” said Rotary Club President, Justin Jenkins.

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Local Teen Actors perform Kissless Off-Broadway in the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival The Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) Actors Academy cast of Kissless returned to Houston after performing at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). The cast of 27 Houston teens and young adults performed six times at the Off-Broadway Theatre at St. Clement’s. Kissless, with book, music and lyrics by Houston’s own Chance McClain, tells the story of two very different people forced to live together for the summer and the unlikely relationship that develops to the dismay of their friends and family. With a raucous cast of characters including Abercrombie jocks, misfit Goths, brainy nerds and backwards rednecks, Kissless the Musical tugs on heart strings between belly-laughs. A genre-hopping score paces this completely original look at what it is like to be a teen in the 21st century. “We’re elated that our actors had the opportunity of a life time to perform Off-Broadway,” said Bob Clark, HFAC executive director. “They spent 13 days in New York living their dream. In addition to

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Popular New Year’s Resolutions for 2012! Check out some New Year’s resolutions that are popular year after year. • Drink Less Alcohol • Get a Better Education • Get a Better Job • Get Fit • Lose Weight • Manage Debt • Manage Stress • Quit Smoking • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle • Save Money • Take a Trip • Volunteer to Help Others

Lose Weight the Healthy Way! While there is no “one size fits all” solution to permanent healthy weight loss, the following guidelines are a great place to start: • Think lifestyle change, not short-term diet. Think about weight loss as a permanent lifestyle change - a commitment to your health for life. Various popular diets can help to jumpstart your weight loss, but permanent changes in your lifestyle and food choices are what will work in the long run. • Find a cheering section. Social support means a lot. Seek out support - whether in the form of family, friends, or a support group - so that you can get the encouragement you need.

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• Slow and steady wins the race. Aim to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week to ensure healthy weight loss. Losing weight too fast can take a toll on your mind and body, making you feel sluggish, drained and sick. When you drop a lot of weight quickly, you’re actually losing mostly water and muscle, rather than fat. • Set goals to keep you motivated. Short-term goals, like wanting to fit into a bikini for the summer, usually don’t work as well as goals like wanting to feel more confident or become healthier for your children’s sakes. When frustration and temptation strike, concentrate on the many benefits you will reap from being healthier and leaner. • Use tools that help you track your progress. Keep a food journal and weigh yourself regularly, keeping track of each pound you lose and inch of your waist lost. By keeping track of your weight loss efforts, you’ll see the results in black and white, which will help you stay motivated.

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Bake for 6 or 7 hours in the preheated oven. You can leave it in even longer if you turn the oven down to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Remove brisket from the oven and slice across the grain. Return to the roasting pan and serve with sauce. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: CHINASMOM2000

Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas INGREDIENTS: 6 cups water 1 cube chicken bouillon 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and minced 8 ounces diced ham 4 slices bacon, chopped 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon ground black pepper salt to taste DIRECTIONS: Pour the water into a slow cooker, add the bouillon cube and stir to dissolve. Combine the black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, ham, bacon, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir to blend. Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours until the beans are tender. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: MJ46NY

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mayde Creek High School Mayde Creek High School Theatre presents “Loverly” my fair lady

Mayde Creek Theatre and Choir proudly present Lerner & Loewe’s “Loverly” My Fair Lady. Performances are January 19th & 20th at 7 PM and January 21st at 2 PM/7 PM. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Come and supports the students and enjoy a fun family entertainment.

MCHS SWIM TEAM NEWS On Tuesday, October 25th, the Mayde Creek HS swim team competed against Alief Hastings and won 216-145. A lot of the kids swam “off” events, but still had best times. Some notable swims were Priscilla Miranda who dropped 20 seconds in her 500 freestyle, Kevin Smith who went 23.91 in the 50 Freestyle and 53.18 in the 100 freestyle, and Andy McCaslin who went 58.70 in the 100 butterfly. Also, Freshman Sophia Carrico took 2nd place in the 100 yard backstroke with senior Taylor Hemenway finishing 1st. Ryan Jaw won the 100 breaststroke with a near personal best time of 1:06.46. Michelle Fritsche won the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.93 and Whitney Ducote finished in 3rd place with a time of 29.75. Matthew Schnee and Andy McCaslin won the 200 Freestyle and 200 IM respectively.

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One mentor, one student, one hour per week. KEYS brings adult role models into Katy ISD schools to motivate, encourage and inspire students on the brink of success. Mentors meet with their student on campus at a pre-designated time each week. As mentor and student build their relationship, they decide together how to spend their mentoring time. Whether spent playing games, reading or just talking, that one hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child. To be a KEYS Mentor, you need: • A belief in the potential of every child • Criminal history background check in compliance with the FCRA • One hour per week to spend with a child, on campus during the school day, during the school year • Participation in a brief campus KEYS orientation before you begin • Successful completion of a KEYS application and subsequent approval process

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Community Education offers evening and on-line classes to adults for fun, enrichment and learning. Some of the classes offered are Foreign Languages, Arts and Crafts, Finance, Computer, Sewing, Dance and Music. For information on these and many other classes and to view the fall schedule, go to www.katyisd.org/com_edu or call 281-396-6365.

Demographic Update Shows Continued Growth for Katy ISD

During the October 24th Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Pat Guseman, president of Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), presented the 2011 Demographic Update that shows steady growth for Katy ISD, at a rate of approximately three percent each year over the next five years. While slightly slower than the rapid growth experienced between 2001 and 2009, the report shows approximately 23,000 additional students moving to the district during the next 10 years. The district also announced that as part of the Long Range Facilities Plan process, Katy ISD has entered into the initial stages of the Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM) process.

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Last November, Katy ISD voters approved a bond referendum that included five new campuses – three elementary schools, one junior high and one high school. Four of the five campuses are set to open in fall 2012 and High School No. 7 is slated to open in fall 2013. Katy ISD is a TEA Recognized district serving more than 62,000 students. Covering 181 square miles west of downtown Houston, Katy ISD is comprised of 53 campuses and with more than 8,000 employees is one of the largest employers in the West Houston area.

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Hundreds of gifted and talented elementary students enjoyed getting together at the Katy Parents of Gifted & Talented (KPGT) GT Create Date, to make puppets out of recyclable materials. Students and parents let their imaginations loose as they turned trash to treasure at this fun event co-sponsored by KPGT and KISD. Led by professional puppeteer Greg Ruhe from Puppet Pizzazz and professional artist Taylor Perry, the children enjoyed an inspiring and hilarious puppet show before launching into their own creations. The Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented (KPGT) organization was formed in 1987. It is a non-profit organization. KPGT aims promote the welfare of gifted and talented students by empowering KISD families and educators with information, resources, tools and voice to ensure opportunities that encourage gifted students’ passion for learning. Further information is available on KPGT’s website at www.kpgt.org.

PRESCHOOLS Cornerstone UMC Preschool Registration Announcement Cornerstone United Methodist Church Preschool has been serving the needs of the Copperfield area since 1985. Cornerstone is a State Licensed facility operating five days a week. We offer programs for children 15 months through five-year-old preschoolers. CUMC Preschool will be offering tours every Tuesday at 10:00 AM beginning January 17th and continuing through February 7th. 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! Open family registration will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary. We are located at 15919 Ridge Park Drive in the Copperfield subdivision, Southdown Village. For further information, please call 281-859-1612.

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Copperfield Church Preschool Copperfield Church’s Preschool program will begin registering for the 2012-2013 school year in February. Our currently enrolled families and Copperfield Church members will register on Tuesday, February 7th. Registration will open to the general public on Wednesday, February 8th. For those interested in seeing the facility, tours will be given at 10:30 AM on the following days: January 24th, 26th, 31st and February 2nd. Children ages 12 months through 5 years of age will learn of God’s love through Bible stories, prayer, Bible activities, arts, crafts, music and playtime. You may contact us at 281-856-2273 X203 or lgeorge@copperfieldchurch.com for more information.

St. Cuthbert Preschool 2012-2013 REGISTRATION St. Cuthbert Episcopal Preschool’s 2012-2013 Preschool Registration will be on February 7th starting at 8:30 AM and will continue each day during Preschool hours until all of our spots are full. We offer two, three or five day classes for students ages 18 months – 4 years. Our school hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The program provides a loving, Christian environment offering the children weekly chapel, as well as music/movement, library and computer classes. Come by and visit us anytime at 17020 West Road at Queenston during preschool hours, no appointment necessary. Our program is open to all children, regardless of race, nationality or creed. For questions, contact Lynn or Lynda at 281-463-1912.

Bear Creek United Methodist Church School KINDERGARTEN: A YEAR OF MAGIC Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30 PM Parents of prospective kindergarten students are invited to come and learn about our kindergarten program from our kindergarten teaching team. Find out what makes our kindergarten “Year of Magic” the nurturing and personal experience that has been enjoyed by so many families at Bear Creek United Methodist Church School for more than twenty-five years. Call 281-463-2969 for more information or to schedule a tour.

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Bear Creek United Methodist Church School registration Bear Creek United Methodist Church School registration for 20122013 is Thursday, February, 16th at 9:30 AM. BCUMCS serves children 12 months through kindergarten, including a transition class for five year olds who would benefit from a year to grow before entering kindergarten. Please call the school at 281-463-2969 for more information or stop by the school for a tour and to see our newly expanded and renovated playground. CROSSBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Registration for our Weekday Preschool and Kindergarten 2012-2013 As an outreach of Crossbridge Christian Church, we strive to facilitate the development of our students spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally and socially and to create in our students a life-long love of learning; All for the Glory of God. Our mission is to provide Christian teachings and exemplary care for the children of our community with tailored age appropriate daily lesson plans that allow children to learn through example and hands on experiences. We are a Licensed Center with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-Child Care. Starting in the Fall we will be offering a Kindergarten Class!!! We are very excieted about this new adventure! Registration for new students is February 14th. This is a first come, first served. We accept students starting at 18 months.

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Using Service Learning to Practice Math Skills Preschoolers Collect 366 Food Items for Needy Cypress Families for Thanksgiving

For the month of November, teachers at Montessori Preschool at Copperfield introduced service as a way to inspire math-readiness in preschool children. By collecting cans and non-perishable food items for needy Cypress families, children (ages 18 months to 6 years) practiced counting skills, place value, addition and subtraction at an advanced level at an early age in the name of service. Children established a goal of collecting 65 food items in a month and surpassed their goal by 301 in two weeks. Teachers aided the counting process, introducing place value to understand the value of three-digit numbers and tracking total donations on a large chart. Kindergartners practiced three-digit addition and subtraction problems to account for the total number of food items. All food items will be donated to Cypress Assistance Ministries for Thanksgiving. In addition, students were taught the value of service and sharing, especially in tough economic times when it is difficult to give freely.

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Texas Christian School will hold their annual Open Houses: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:30 PM: “Meet and Greet,” tour the campus, visit classrooms, refreshments. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM: View Science/Art Fair projects, tour the campus, visit classrooms. Educating 2-year-old - 12th grade for over 20 years using challenging Curriculum, character development and sports. Contact us at 281-550-6060, 17810 Kieth-Harrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 or visit www.TexasChristianSchool.org.

JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Located at 1400 Parkway Plaza (near Briar Forest and Eldridge), invites interested families to tour the campus during Catholic Schools Week. Tours will be given Monday, January 30th through Wednesday, February 1st, from 9 – 11 AM. Tours will begin on the hour and every ½ hour. Appointments are not necessary. Open House for prospective families will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, from 6 – 7:30 PM. Registration for new families begins on Saturday, February 11th. For more information about this National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, please call 281-496-1500 or visit www.jp2.org.

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for January 2012 9191 Barker Cypress Rd. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Don’t miss this exciting traveling exhibition and related library programs and activities at the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library. On display through Feb. 17th, this traveling exhibition for libraries examines the crises of secession, slavery and civil liberties encountered by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and his use of the Constitution to transform the meaning of freedom in America. Organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. Local funding for programs is provided by the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library. For information and a schedule of events, go to LoneStar.edu/library/Lincoln. Add Some L.I.F.E. Lessons to Your New Year The Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in January are: “Detoxification and Your Health” - Jan. 11th; “Lincoln and the Road to the Emancipation Proclamation” - Jan. 18th and “The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History” - Jan. 25th. Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information.

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Free New Student Orientations Set and Required for First Time Students Take a tour, learn about campus programs, meet with an advisor, choose a schedule and register for spring classes at LSC-CyFair’s free New Student Orientations, which all first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are now required to attend. New Student Orientations are set for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in January. All sessions are free, but space is limited and students must pre-register online at LoneStar.edu/cyfair-orientation to receive a confirmation with room location and other program information. Call 281-2903430 or email cfoutreach@lonestar.edu for information. It’s not too late to register for Spring Semester or Weekend College! Weekday classes begin Jan. 17th. Weekend College classes begin Jan. 20th-21st! For information, call 281-290-3200 or 832-7825000 or go online to LoneStar.edu/registration. For Weekend College information, call 832-482-1070 or go to LoneStar.edu/weekend-college.

FUNDRAISERS Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston Upcoming Banquet of Life

The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston will be hosting their upcoming “Hidden Treasures” Banquet of Life on Thursday, January 19, 2012. This lovely evening includes a decadent meal and features Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney: two amazing speakers serving the pro-life mission. All monies raised at this event will go to benefit the many services offered by the Pregnancy Help Center. Tickets are now available for $75 each and can be purchased at www. donate-phckaty.org or by calling Lisa Marlowe at 281-578-0078, ext. 103. The Banquet of Life will be held at the Second Baptist Church West Campus at 19449 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Founded in 1989, the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, who ministers to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women and their extended families as they deal with the circumstances surrounding a present, potential or former pregnancy by sharing the truth and love of Jesus Christ.

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Join us for Fashion with Passiona Dinner, Silent Auction and Fashion Show benefitting Jordan Merecka Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:30 to 10:00 PM Enchanted Cypress Ballroom 12603 Louetta Road Cypress, Texas For sponsorship, volunteer, and ticket information contact: Teri Quance at teri@quancedesign.com Susie Pipkin at swpipkin@msn.com Terri Cesnik at terri.cesnik@sbcglobal.net Julie Saunders at jdsaunders@sbglobal.net Cynthis Gill at cynthis_gill@comcast.net Visit our Facebook page - “Fashion with Passion Fundraiser.” Tickets can be purchased at Quane Design Studio. Jordan Merecka was born with multiple congenital heart defects, including Dextrocardia (his heart was on the wrong side of his chest). As a child, he experienced two open chest surgeries, several surgical revisions and an implantable defibrillator. For many years after his early surgeries, Jordan was able to live an active childhood. As a teen, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and at school, he participated in FFA (Future Farmers of America). But, in September 2010, Jordan’s heart began to fail and he was placed on a waiting list for a heart transplant. With medical treatment, he was able to attend school as he waited. At the start of 2011, the senior at Cypress Woods High School was looking forward to three major milestones in his life: his prom on May 27th, his eighteenth birthday on May 29th and his graduation on June 5th. In April 2011, his health took a turn for the worse and he was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital with heart failure symptoms and kidney insufficiency. He critically needed a heart transplant. Over the weekend of May 21st, all of his organs began to fail acutely and he could not breath on his own because his heart was so weak. On May 22nd, Jordan received the Total Artificial Heart that saved his life. Jordan missed his prom, but thanks to a diligent heart-failure team and the availability of the artificial heart, he celebrated his birthday at Texas Children’s on May 29th - a week after his surgery. On June 5th, Jordan watched his graduation ceremony online while his 16-year-old sister walked across the stage to accept his diploma on his behalf. His class rose to their feet for a standing ovation. Jordan has been accepted at Texas A&M University Galveston and looks forward to studying marine biology. But for now, Jordan’s focus is on gaining his strength and being ready for his new heart.

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BERYL RAMSEY AND WAYNE VOSS TO CHAIR GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON SET FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2012 CEO of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Beryl Ramsey, returns to Chair the Go Red For Women Luncheon in partnership with CEO of Methodist West Houston Hospital, Wayne Voss. Together, Ramsey and Voss will serve as Co-Chairs and lead efforts to raise awareness that heart disease remains the number one killer of women, but is often preventable with healthy lifestyle choices. This year’s luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 13th at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair and is expected to draw more than 400 business and community leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn tips on heart disease and stroke prevention from local experts, listen to a heart-warming story of survival from an area resident, participate in interactive breakout displays and shop the “purse-onalities” silent auction. The silent auction is a unique piece of the luncheon that features items representative of the diverse personalities of the community. Purses can be anything from actual handbags to golf bags to briefcases. This year’s auction will include something for everyone! Melissa Wilson of Fox 26 Morning News will emcee the event and Dr. Valentina Ugolini of Willowbrook Cardiovascular Associates will be the featured medical speaker.

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Ramsey and Voss and their team of volunteers have a goal of raising a record-breaking $200,000 to support educational programs that the American Heart Association provides and the life-saving research it funds to reduce the effects of heart disease in women. Today, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Go Red for Women celebrates the energy, passion and power that women can use to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. To secure a sponsorship, purchase tables and/or tickets, or for further information, contact Priscilla Luna at 713-610-5071 or email priscilla. luna@heart.org. For more information about Go Red For Women, visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART. Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases - America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

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“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. 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.

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Epiphany Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive in Katy, is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT, engineering, to name a few.   A list of the companies that are participating and the openings they have will be given to job candidates on the morning of the fair. To ensure we have the most current information from our participating employers, this list will not be distributed prior to the day of the event.    This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event.   Bring plenty of resumes.

THEATER/ARTS Houston Family Arts Center Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: A Lesson Before Dying (Jan. 20 - Feb. 5, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) Seussical the Musical (Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 2012 at the Berry Center) The 39 Steps (Apr. 13-29, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) The Fantasticks (Through - June 10, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Guys and Dolls (July 13-29, 2012 TAG production at the Berry Center) Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.

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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, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, through mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit www.houstonaudubon.org or contact docent@houstonaudubon. org or 713-464-4900. Upcoming programs include: January 3rd & 4th: no program - Winter break  January 10th & 11th: Being Green  January 17th & 18th: Reptiles  January 24th & 25th: Nature Detectives Jan. 31st/Feb. 1st: Mice & Squirrels  February  February  February  February

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CWC Women Serving the Community The women’s club closed the year with a wonderful Holiday Party at Tapas Capriccio. We celebrated with our friends and are ready to start the new year as “The Cy-Fair Women’s Club.” Our first meeting in 2012 will be on January 5th at the West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 pm. Start the new year on the right track and come join us. Make a difference in the community, while developing friendships for a lifetime.

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Membership in the CWC is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston/ Cypress neighborhoods. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 PM for social time and refreshments, followed by a program at 7:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Queenston and West Road. Our monthly meetings are not only educational and enjoyable, but they develop lasting fellowships. We look forward to meeting you in the new year! If you have any questions about our club or need directions to the church, please contact Susan McLeroy, Membership Chair at sudomac@comcast.net.

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Closing the year as “The Copperfield Women’s Club,” we wish everyone, Happy Holidays and a very prosperous New Year!

Houston Fire Fighters Making Houston the City with the Biggest Heart FOR MDA It’s official, Houstonians through the Houston Fire Fighters raised a record breaking $509,961 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association making them the #1 Fill-the-Boot department in the country for the last 9 out of 10 years raising more than $6.3 million during that time. For more than 50 years fire fighters have helped MDA by filling their boots with donations from the citizens of their community. Houston Professional Fire Fighters Local #341 will begin their 2012 Fill-theBoot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday February 11, 2012 during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. Fire Fighters will also be out March 10th, April 14th and May 12th to collect funds for the campaign.

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2012 Cy-Fair Women’s Expo Event:           Cy-Fair Women’s Expo When:             April 26, 2012 Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: Sterling Country Club at Houston National 16500 Houston National Blvd Houston, TX  77095             Save the Date! The 3rd annual Cy-Fair Women’s Expo sponsored by North Cypress Medical Center is Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 11 am-2 pm, at Houston National Golf Club. This event is free to the public. Vendor registration and additional information is available at www.cyfen.org or by emailing expo@cyfen.org. Hurry, space is limited.  

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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, 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 CUB SCOUT PACK 164

Attention home school families!!! Homeschool Pack 164 is a Christian Homeschool Cub Scout Pack chartered by West Houston Home Educators (www.whhe.org) that serves the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Our Pack promotes God, Country and service! We are a part of the Sam Houston Area Council (www.shac.org) and Texas Skies District (www.texasskiesdistrict.org). If you have a boy entering 1st grade (age 6) through 5th grade (age 10), we invite you to please come join in the fun! Visit our website www. homeschoolpack.com for more information about our Pack registration and meeting times.

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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 2012 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 play! 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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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 Monica Canady at westhoustongsa@yahoo.com.

Inward/Forward Basketball For College & High School Guys at Bear Creek Baptist Church Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 20th, 21st and 23rd between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym. You can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. Look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 5th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-859-9900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email scott.denton@bcstaff.org or linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org.

Upward Baseball T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch at Bear Creek Baptist Church

We would like to invite children from 4 yrs. (as of Sept. 1, 2011) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 27th, 28th and March 1st, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also on March 3rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 5th we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 19th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-859-9900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email scott.denton@bcstaff.org or linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org. Register as soon as possible!

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The registration session for all athletes interested in the 2012 Track & Field season will be at 8:30 AM Saturday, February 4th at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center. A nationally acclaimed motivational speaker and Olympic gold medalist will be the keynote speaker for the annual registration event!!! For additional information on the Northwest Flyers Track Club, please visit the team website at www.northwestflyers.org or contact Linette Roach at 281-587-8442 or linette.roach@sbcglobal.net.

ATTENTION LADY GOLFERS

Please join us for a different golf outing every Wednesday morning. We are a small, fun group playing mostly around the west Houston area. Please contact www. golfinggals@yahoo.com or call Nancy at 281-550-2043.

Cy-Fair Sports Association

Registration schedule and fees: January 3rd – February 6th: $85 Online February 7th – March 5th: $90 Online March 6th – 19th: $95 Online March 20th and After: $100 Online

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.

Coaches will call players to schedule practice by April 3rd. Practice times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The spring schedule includes eight games, with all games played locally on Saturdays from April 7th – May 26th. The Cy-Fair league will play at the following locations:

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.

Cy-Fair West: Horne Elementary (West Little York between Highway 6 and Eldridge Parkway). Cy-Fair North: Matzke Elementary (Grant Road, north of Jones Road and FM 1960). Cy-Fair South: Cook Middle School (West Road, east of Jones Road at Wheatland Drive).

Bear Creek Roller Rink is the new home of Men’s Hockey. If you are new to hockey or have played for years, we would love to have you join us. All ages and abilities are welcome. We play every Sunday from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Come on out and give hockey a try!!! For more information, please call David Bradford at 281-855-2615.

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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will hold their 11th annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 28th, from 12:00-4:00 PM This event is open to the public and if you would like to enter your chili in the competition, there will be a $5 entry fee.  Come and share your favorite chili recipe and see if you will be the grand prize winner. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston).  For more information, visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

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, 281-8042520, 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 Highway 6 and Kieth Harrow.

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The Katy Christian Women’s Connection is offering Bible Studies at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy - across from the Katy YMCA. If you are a member of the Katy YMCA, you will receive free childcare for your child during the study. For more information or to sign up, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252. For the latest updates, please visit our website: www.KatyCWC.org.    UPCOMING BIBLE STUDIES  Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 AM Knowing God’s Will - The choices that we make often make us. The biblical book of Ruth is a story about choices and provides valuable insight into how we can make decisions that honor God and bless our own lives - 8 lessons. For information on this Bible study, please contact Joanne at 832-321-5895.   Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 12:30-2 pm Christ In Genesis 1 - The God of Creation - This is an exciting study detailing the biblical account of Creation as recorded in Genesis. The study covers history from Creation to the call of Abraham and the beginning of the nation of Israel - (12 lessons). For more information on this Bible study, please contact Janice at 281-220-1026.    Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM - 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life - This study openly addresses relevant topics while also sharing the Gospel. Learn innovative ways to manage emotions, live generously, resolve relationships, offload stress, grasp grace, and more - 10 chapters. For information on this Bible study, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252.

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West Houston Aglow Lighthouse, part of Aglow International, a network of caring women, meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am for worship, prayer Bible study and fellowship. Meetings are held at Deerfield Village Recreation Center, 4045 Deerfield Village Drive, at the intersection of Clay Road and Barker Cypress. For more information, email christinejackson@peoplepc.com.  

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.

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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 JANUARY. The only exception to the offer involves personal injury cases (workers’ compensation and auto accidents) in which there is no charge directly to the patient.

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CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281-578-3905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. Maximum Prizes given away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs, to better serve the community. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758. Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.

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BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER 3055 Bear Creek Drive • 281-859-1566 www.pct3.hctx.net 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 low-impact mid-intensity aerobics. 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. BEAR CREEK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY & LIBRARY INC. - Welcomes all genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. Meetings: second Thursday of each month, september through may from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Casual attire and pre-meeting lunch at the Omni Hotel. Genealogical research trips, speakers, workshops, special events and genealogy Library. More info: Gary at 281-398-0333, email: getober@hotmail. com or Alan at 281-579-0480, email Leeds3@swbell.net. CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH - BCCC offers anyone who has the basic knowledge of the French Language the opportunity to meet with others in a conversational French class held every Wednesday at 11:00 AM.

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Exquisite David Yurman (Madison) watch with stainless steel bracelet, 0.79+ct. diamond bezel, white mother of pearl dial, Swiss quartz. Originally $5,400, will sell $2,500. 281-787-1205. James Avery: Collet net collar, CH-539, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; sunburst pendant, CM-37S, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; matching sunburst earrings, 14k gold, lists for $400, must sell for $350; domed teardrop ear hoops, EH-860, 14k gold, lists for $410, must sell for $350. All items new and never worn. Call 281-395-4359 for serious queries only.

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World-Class Care. Hometown Heart.

Classified Ads Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. 281-861-7500. Dolphin coffee table, $500; dolphin table and 4 chairs, $150; Sony 36” TV, $300. 713-416-6716. Rocket tickets, 2 seats, section 112, row 23, seats 3 & 4, $90/pair, face value season ticket holder. Great seats. 281-578-0153. Maytag electric range, smooth top, never used, $350. 281-647-6056.

State-of-the-art medical treatment with a personalized healing touch for Katy, West Houston and surrounding communities.

Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281-392-6518. Blue sofa and love seat, $150; large study table, $75. 281-256-3609.

www.christusstcatherine.org 701 S. Fry Road, Katy, Texas 77450 | 281.599.5700

Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3-station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886. Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409.

“Living, Loving, and Learning in Christ and the Church.”

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9 AM to 2 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM Pre-K3 through Eighth Grade

6646 Addicks-Satsuma Rd. Houston, TX 77084

281-463-1444

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CHAMPION APPLIANCE SERVICE "Family Owned & Operated"

REFRIGERATORS • FREEZERS • WASHERS • DRYERS • RANGES • OVENS - MICROWAVES • DISHWASHERS • DISPOSALS

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Sliding mirror doors (one pair) for a wardrobe or closet, each door is 39 “W x 79”H, together the doors will be good for a 78”W X 79”H wardrobe or closet, comes with upper and bottom alum guide rails, the doors are similar to IKEA PAX MALM ward robe article # 900-745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.

AUTOMOTIVE

2004 GMC Sierra Extended cab truck, leather interior, Boise radio system, XM radio & On Star ready, 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome tool box. Well maintained, one owner, all maintenance records available, excellent condition, 127,000 miles. Sell for $8,500 OBO. 832-654-5339 or 281-855-9030. 1991 Chevrolet Camero RS, all power, 65,500 original miles, good condition. Call 713-598-0256. 2010 Honda CR-V, 2WD, 5 dr., EX-L navigation, sunroof, leather, fully loaded. Exterior/interior color, tango red, pearl/gray. Miles, 16,030. Excellent condition. Contact at 281-492-7460. 2002 Ford Explorer XLT fully loaded, V6 engine runs good, private seller. Asking $5,900. Call 713-907-6426. Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat

Bear Creek

January 2012


Classified Ads

FREE Energy Analysis • Annual Maintenance Programs • All repairs guaranteed • Serving area since 1994

HELP WANTED

Salons at Stonegate is now hiring a part time house keeper to help clean, fold towels and sweep. Hours 11 AM to 7 PM, good pay, 24 hours a week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call 281-256-2204. Swimming pool cleaner need: Experienced pool cleaner to help with route maintenance in Cypress and Northwest Houston. Must have dependable truck with 2” receiver towing hitch, English speaking, have cell phone and capable of lifting and carrying 100 pounds. If you meet these requirements please call 281-785-5939. About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095.

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LL Hair Studio Salon is hiring experienced stylists! Visit our website at www.LLHairStudio.com to learn more, or call us today at 281-550-5302.

Happy Maid Service

Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273.

• We furnish all supplies • Bonded • Excellent Referral • Services start at $75 • Also available Spring Cleanings • Make Ready - Move in and Move out

Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052.

More Than Just A Cleaning Service

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First Time Customers

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.

VICTORY PAINTING

& WOOD ROT REPLACEMENT PR O MPT - RELIABLE - AFFORDABLE - SINCE 1993 Interior & Exterior Painting • Storm Damage Repair Siding Replacement • Custom Woodwork Extensive References • Free Estimates Will Meet or Beat Competitor’s Prices • Satisfaction Guaranteed

Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500.

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WISHARD PLUMBING CO. The Plumber you WISH you'd called.

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

Stylist position available at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/commission. 281-861-9911. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a self-starter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

January 2012

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HELP WANTED - CARE

Looking for a lady that wants to work during the week (from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM). English or Spanish speaking. Training will be provided to help and teach a 12-year-old boy with a disability. Area: Towne Lake behind Lone Star College (West rd and Barker Cypress). Please call 713-446-9097. Live in caregiver for elderly ambulatory female. Must be mature female, non-smoker with valid drivers license, transportation, and good driving record. Duties include companionship, personal care, light cleaning, and cooking. MUST be able to live in Monday through Saturday. Please have references. 281-550-7577.

LOST & FOUND

MISSING: White wrought iron reindeer w/ lights, approx. 24” in length, from front yard. Return, no questions asked. REWARD! 281-398-3732. Nottingham Subdivision.

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

Mature female to live in and care for elderly female in Settlers Village. Duties include light cleaning and detailed personal care. 832-470-8045.

Bay House in Sargent, waterfront property with boat access to house, built in 2003. 2 BR’s, 2-car garage, vaulted ceilings, central AC/heat, storage shed attached to house, carport, enclosed stairway, water & sewer system. Call Bill at 979-429-6853.

NOVENA

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

Due to the amount of space involved and the response of those wishing to publish a Novena to St. Jude, a Novena to St. Jude will be published along with a list of initials of those wishing to publish one. We are sorry, but we cannot make exceptions. $5 Charge for each Novena per area. Please specify which area you would your Novena to appear in. - Krenek Printing.

NOVENA TO ST. JUDE

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – SMH, MN, MF, JF, KZ.

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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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January 2012


BEAR

CREEK

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 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

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 David Perry - 281 463-2662 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. South West Water 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)

January 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!

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 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.

Bear Creek

1-800-288-2020 281-368-8397 281-999-3191 713-238-9600 713-468-8972 281-550-0885 713-635-4000 281-578-2210 713-227-0003 281-463-6666 281-463-7759 281-463-2341 281-396-6000 281-237-5600 281-234-0600 281-237-3000

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 South West Water (HCUD #6) (Water & Sewer Rep.) 713-405-1750 (Water & Sewer Billing) 713-405-1750 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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