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Community emails are sent regularly to homeowners/residents with community news and other important, up to date information. Email addresses remain confidential and are not shared in any way. If you would like to receive regular updates, please email the office at with your information.


Please be sure we have your most up to date contact information. The Security Officers have been instructed NOT to allow visitors in during overnight hours if the resident can not be reached to confirm, so please be sure we have your correct phone numbers.


We wish to remind everyone that there are lots of children in our subdivision and we want each and every one of them to be safe during the summer months. That means being extra cautious while driving in the community. Unfortunately, summer is usually a time when mischief and nuisances increase in the community, including theft. Please remember to lock your vehicles and houses and do not leave garage doors open - criminals are opportunists, so let’s not give them the opportunity.

ONSITE OFFICE HOURS Monday 8:15 AM to 3:30 pM Tuesday 8:15 AM to 3:30 pM Wednesday Closed Thursday 8:15 AM to 3:30 pM Friday 8:15 AM to 3:30 pM pHONE 281-492-6020 Closed Saturday Voicemail is available. Calls will be returned during scheduled office hours.

Pellet/BB GunS

We have received complaints recently from homeowners about CO2 cartridges being found and pellet guns being shot off. One homeowner had to replace a window that was damaged by a pellet gun. Please be aware that the discharge of ANY firearm within the community is prohibited, regardless of its size - including BB and pellet guns. So please tell your kids to have target practice outside the subdivision.


Now that the pool is open full time, there are numerous residents stopping by the office to pick up replacement or additional pool access cards. One card is given per household free of charge (usually at move in). Additional cards are available for $10 each. Please be aware that if you are not current on your assessments, you are not eligible for a pool access card.

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The board has contracted with Sweetwater Pools to manage the pool for the 2012 season. Through August 26th Mon. Tue. - Sat. Sun.

Closed 10 am - 8 Pm 1 Pm - 8 Pm

August 26th – September 3rd Mon. - Fri. Closed Sat. 10 am - 8 Pm Sun. 1 Pm - 8 Pm Labor Day 10 am - 8 Pm

Formerly Lawn Karekeepers, Inc. We have changed our name to better reflect what we have grown to specialize in.

The pool is closed for cleaning on Mondays. However, if a holiday falls on a monday, the pool will be open on the holiday and cleaning will be scheduled for the Tuesday following.


Please note that the Clubhouse must be rented in order to have use of the pool for a party. Should a homeowner wish to utilize the pool during a Clubhouse Rental, be aware that the pool will not be closed down for private parties if it is during normal pool hours. additionally, extra lifeguards must be hired (via the lifeguard company) and paid for separately from the Clubhouse Rental. Please contact Sweetwater Pools or the onsite office for more details. There is a limit of four guests per resident at the pool, so please be sure not to bring more than that number.


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DeeD RestRictions

Please be aware that the HOA has enlisted the help of some homeowners who have volunteered to assist with deed restriction inspections. As they are able to do inspections on foot and get “up close and personal,” they see more than can be seen from a vehicle. Also, it was thought that a “fresh eye” would be good to pick out those things that might have been missed for some time. The board wants to crack down on all violations and is trying to bring the level of maintenance up a few notches. So if you receive a letter for something that has been in the same condition for some time, it may be because it had not been noted before.

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It is already hot this year and that means dry, dead grass and plants if we are not careful. While we have been lucky to not have the drought conditions we had last year, we do need to be sure to water lawn every three days or so. Don’t forget that the foundation needs to be kept from drying out as well. A cracked slab could cost thousands! Take the time to keep your yard maintained and avoid the high cost of replacement and repairs. Speaking of yards, please be aware that during the growing season, yards require weekly trimming. Grass grows very quickly during the summer months (weeds grow even quicker!), especially if we get rain regularly. Yards generally start looking shaggy even before a week passes. If you wait until two weeks has passed, your yard really starts looking bad, which is a violation of deed restrictions. Regular yard maintenance includes but is not limited to mowing, weeding, edging, watering, fertilizing, trimming hedges and trees, as well as replacing dead sod, flowers, bushes, etc.

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Homeowners need to be aware that Texas is home to many snakes, including venomous and non-venomous varieties. With the natural areas surrounding the community, Canyon Gate is especially prone to snakes, especially the park in the back of the community. Please be vigilant when in grassy areas that snakes may hide. If you should see a snake, please do not approach it - they will not normally attack or bite unless provoked.

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We have also received reports of alligators in the bayous nearby. Please use caution when walking the bayous - and be sure your dogs are careful as well.

RecReation centeR RentaL

The recreation center has a room available for parties, meeting, reunions, etc. A signed contract plus a $300 security deposit will hold your reservation. Homeowners must be current on their dues (or payment plans) and rental fees must be received prior to the party. The rental rate is $35 an hour with a two-hour minimum. The key for the clubhouse is to be signed out and returned to the guards in the guardhouse. Please READ THE CONTRACT CAREFULLY before signing - this is a binding legal document and the rules and regulations stipulated in the contract will be enforced. Call the onsite office for additional information.

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Please call the onsite office (281-492-6020) or email us to register your Harris County toll tag (phardilek@ccbpropertymanagement. com). The following information is required: Name, Address, Vehicle Make & Model and Old and New EZ Tag Numbers. Please do not give tag information to the guards - they do not have access to the gate computer. PLEASE REMEMBER to have your old tag number available when you are registering a new tag, so we can remove it from the system.

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The sticker-type EZ tags can be programmed into the system. However, the signal is not as powerful as that of the battery-powered tags. Please approach the gate slowly and stay as close to the left median as possible (that is where the reader is located); the new tags canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be read by the system until you are very close to the gate.


The Association would like to remind everyone that there is NO CURBSIDE PARKING between the hours of 11:00 PM - 9:00 AM. VEHICLES IN VIOLATION WILL BE STICKERED. If vehicles are found repeatedly in violation, they will be towed at the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expense. These parking regulations were put in to place to alleviate the difficulty school buses were having navigating the neighborhood and to allow a time for problem-free residential access for emergency vehicles. Safety issues relating to morning work traffic and children going to school, garbage trucks, bike lanes and homeowner complaints about blocked driveways were also concerns. Please remember that angle or perpendicular parking is against deed restrictions. It is also a violation of local ordinance. Please remember that the front and back wheels of a vehicle must be parallel and within 18 inches of the curb. Angle or perpendicular parking may prohibit police, fire or any other emergency personnel from ingress or egress. Violators will have their vehicles stickered and if necessary, towed, if the vehicle is repeatedly found in violation. There is NO PARKING anytime in bicycle lanes. Exceptions to the street parking policy are made only to out of town guests with PRIOR NOTICE given to the office at 281-492-6020. Be sure to give your name and home address, the year, make, model and license plate number of the car, as well as the specific dates that car will be parked in the street.

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___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Mail or fax this to Canyon Gate Cinco Ranch HOA, 20422 Canyon Gate Blvd, Katy TX 77450 (281-492-3415) or drop off at the onsite office located in the Recreation Center. No names need be given. Onsite office personnel will verify complaint and follow up with compliance procedures. Thank you for your help.

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CANYON GATE TEENAGE JOBSEEKER’S LIST 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 Must have parent(s) permission. Taylor Pomilla - B, SS, CPR, FAC, RCC, PP, T (Read./Lang. Arts) Taylor White - PP, H, B Katelynn Dobson - B, PP, T, CPR, FAC Coral Waters - B Scott Paisley - PP Dominique Bai - B, H, P, T Samantha Swanson - B, PP, H Lauren Brown - B, PP Syed Fazal - CPR, PP, L, T Brandon White - PP Andre Casimiro - B, CPR, L, C

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Pigs surely did “fly” at the Katy Elks Lodge. This was the occasion of the 1st Annual “When Pigs Fly” Charity Spam Cook-Off sponsored by the Katy Elks PER Association. Some unusual offerings as well as some delicious ones were presented in the 4 categories of competition. Winners included: Art: 1st Place - Dorris Conley, 2nd Place - Kristen Severson; Appetizers: 1st Place - Butter Barteck, 2nd Place - Nancy Draper, 3rd Place - Donna Powell; Entrée: 1st Place - Joe & Kristen Severson, 2nd Place - Jim Clark, 3rd Place - Jim Quiggins and Desserts: 1st Place - Tonja Poorman, 2nd Place - Sandi Boyett, 3rd Place - Joe & Kristen Severson.



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Details are important: Hand-picked British goodies arranged into baskets for raffle prizes, some carefully wrapped and brought back in hand luggage from the UK; home-made gravy cooked by one of our organizers and delivered to the Club earlier that day; Union Jack bunting (decorative flaggarlands) air-mailed to an Expat family in Katy by relatives in the UK and custom-ordered cakes displaying photographic images of Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty and two Royal Corgies, resplendent and bejeweled, were standing on display at the top of the staircase as if poised to greet and welcome arriving guests and every table bore the title and photograph of a Royal Property surrounded by candles, confetti and balloons.

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Administration to obtain medical care and compensation. With the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9182, Sam also serves on the Color Guard assisting with burial detail. He is the Department of Texas Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart and serves on the board of Spaulding for Children, a special needs adoption agency. Sam is a retired Supervising United States Probation Officer. He is often called upon to speak about his work, especially to share his knowledge of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Samuel Luna was honored as a White House Vietnam Veteran Champion of Change for his work to educate military veterans about Post Traumatic Stress.

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Spartans Out Serving is a student volunteer organization founded by parents in 2005. This organization strives to educate, empower and inspire the student members to volunteer and serve others. The members learn selflessness and community awareness as they make a positive impact on the community. During the past year, over 1,200 members reported 30,500 community service hours. They have volunteered here at school, throughout Katy and the Houston area, the United States and around the world. This year 139 Senior SOS members completed the requirements to wear a white community service cord at graduation. Each of these students will receive a $1,000 to use towards their education after graduation: Kimberley Argarwal, Kenzie Buchanan, Natalie Chen, Rachel Fallin, Matthew Williamson, Nicole Yost and Jane Weber. Natalie Chen served 535 hours during her time in Spartans Out Serving (SOS). Natalie’s most meaningful volunteer experience was working with children at the Chinese Community Center in Houston through their summer youth Program. She plans to continue to volunteer when she begins her journey at UT Austin. Rachel Fallin served 275 hours during her time in SOS. Community Service changed her life when she became a camera operator at Second Baptist church and she knew she wanted to major in radio, television and film studies in college. The impact of one testimony videotaped and seen by thousands was profound. Jane Weber served 401 hours during her time in SOS. Jane has volunteered in various activities with a focus on working with children and giving them a good role model, especially with the DARE and Power organizations. From that experience Jane plans to become a teacher and a mother. Matthew Williamson served 165.5 hours during his time in SOS. His most meaningful volunteer experience was on mission trip to Nicaragua in 2011 when he worked with the House of Hope organization. Through volunteering, Matthew has become aware of the pain and suffering in the world and plans to continue volunteering wherever he may go. Kenzie Buchanan served 287.6 hours during her time in SOS. The most meaningful volunteer experience was when she went to New Orleans for a week mission with her family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kenzie has come to love serving others and finding joy in being able to help out the community. Kimberly “Komal” Agarwal served 154.5 hours during her time in SOS. Komal’s most memorable volunteer experience was at Katy Visual and Performing Art Center as a teacher’s assistant while using her artistic skills. Nicole Yost served 498 hours during her time in SOS. The most meaningful experience Nikki had was building a ramp for a wheelchair bound man through UM Army. She learned skills to be a well-equipped independent homeowner one day as well as touching the life of someone who was prisoner in his own home. Nikki plans to continue contributing to her community wherever she goes.


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During a special meeting following the May 21st regular meeting, Katy ISD’s Board of Trustees recognized the dedication and community service of its two outgoing members Robert Shaw and Neal Howard. Retiring board member Shaw has served on the Board of Trustees since 1997 and outgoing member Howard has served since 2009. New Board members Bryan Michalsky and Charles Griffin were sworn-in and new officer seats were elected. New officers for the 2012 - 2013 school year are as follows: Rebecca Fox, President; Joe Adams, Vice President; Henry Dibrell, Secretary; Bryan Michalsky, Treasurer; Charles Griffin, Sergeant-at-Arms; Terry Huckaby, Member and Bill Proctor, Member. Katy ISD Board of Trustees meetings included a work-study meeting on June 11th and a regular meeting on June 18th. Visit the School Board page at for more information about the Katy ISD Board of Trustees.

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The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved a change in the eligibility requirements for students to receive transportation services. Starting in August 2012, the eligibility for bus transportation will change from the current 3/10 of a mile to approximately 1/2 mile for elementary students and approximately one mile for junior high and high school students. Bus transportation will continue to be provided for students for whom a hazardous condition may exist between home and school, as well as special needs bus routes.

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Approximately 52 bus routes (elementary and secondary) will be eliminated, affecting approximately 6,600 students or nearly 21% of the 32,000 students that ride school buses daily. The Katy ISD Transportation Department began building bus routes in June and will have specific routing information available for parents sometime in August. The district will announce specific dates once they become available.

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In Texas, high school bowling began as a club sport in 2001 with the formation of the Texas High School Bowling Club Program. In its inaugural year, there were only 5 districts, 25 schools and 13 centers that participated in the program. Today, those numbers have grown to include 75 districts, 177 schools and 53 centers across the state. However, despite the rapid growth of high school bowling in Texas, it has never been adopted by the Texas U.I.L. to be recognized as a high school sport. On June 12th two Houston area high school bowlers, Keith Gardner (Katy ISD) and Dominick Savage (Ft. Bend ISD), traveled to Austin to appear before the Texas U.I.L. Legislative Committee at their Annual Policy Meeting to make a proposal that bowling be added as an U.I.L. athletic sport in high schools across the state. They prepared a presentation and were given only five minutes to speak to the committee members, which was comprised of district Superintendents from throughout Texas. Having only a limited amount of time to present their topic, Keith and Dominick focused on some of the highlights about high school bowling. At the end of their presentation, members of the Legislative Committee commended Keith and Dominick on making such a great presentation and asked several questions, such as how many students are on each of their bowling teams; which areas currently have the most concentration of high school bowlers; how much are they currently paying for a participation fee and what are there averages, to name just a few. Each committee member was provided with a copy of Keith and Dominick’s presentation along with a brochure from USBC, which discusses a little more about High School bowling. Karen Miller, the Executive Director of the Texas Bowling Centers Association, had also filed a proposal with the Texas U.I.L. to add bowling as a new U.I.L. sport and was also in attendance at the meeting as a representative of the Texas High School Bowling Club. She provided additional information to the Committee in response to some of the questions that were being asked of the youth bowlers. The Texas U.I.L. Legislative Committee will reconvene in October and will vote at that time whether or not to pass bowling as a new U.I.L. sport. Let’s hope this will be the year. It’s been 75 years and it’s about time bowling gets state athletic association recognition in Texas.

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KISD TRAINERS AWARDED SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIPS Three local student athletic trainers were recently awarded Sports Medicine scholarships from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Jarrell Beckett, Morton Ranch High School; Catherine Long, Cinco Ranch High School and Victoria Costilla, Katy High School. Each of these recent graduates received $1,000 in recognition of the distinguished service they provided to Katy ISD athletic programs throughout their high school years. Beckett will attend Prairie View A&M University, Long will start her studies at Valparaiso University in Indiana and Costilla will attend Texas Tech University.

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MeMorial lutheran ChurCh of Katy Blood drive Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on August 7, 2012, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM, in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.

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hoMeSChool PaCK 393 Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at

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If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.) AmericAn Legion: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Will Miller, Post Commander. Visit us at www. for more information. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. Peyton Lumpkin, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. miLiTAry order oF The PurPLe heArT: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in Old Town Katy. David Lemak, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS (8387).


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CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY (FT. BEND CO. LIB.) 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311, Hours Mon. 12 Noon - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed. CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘THE FOOTPRINTS OF GOD’ The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, August 16th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. LEARN JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL TIPS - Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. The library will present a free, three-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, August 6th, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, in the Meeting Room. The series will continue on August 7th and 9th, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night. The three-part series is designed to help all job-hunters, from those applicants applying for a position at a fast-food restaurant to executives looking for a position in a large company. The tips that are presented can help any applicant plan a more efficient job hunt and make a more favorable impression. The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required and late arrivals are welcome. WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE : Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. Program dates are: August 14, 21 and 28, 2012. at 10:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are: August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2012. : Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 PM . Program dates are: August 14, 21 and 28, 2012. at 7:00 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. Program dates are: August 16, 23 and 30, 2012. a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Kinder Korner will not take place in August. The program will resume in . : crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades - begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The After-School Breaks will not take place in August. These programs will resume in . , which begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th grade and up. The Tween Café will not take place in August. These programs will resume in .

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Last year over 200 friends joined us for dinner and we were able to raise $17,500. Keep Kids Connected donated $5,000 for pediatric cancer research from last year’s proceeds. Since August 2010, the organization has delivered over 245 computers to kids with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Our wish is to be able to continue with our mission to brighten the lives of kids battling a serious illness and keeping them connected with their friends and family. The dinner will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:30 - 9 PM at St. Bartholomew Parish Hall, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX 77493. Dinner tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a reserved table for 8 people. Sponsorships are available at several levels, beginning at $125. For more information, contact or go to to download ticket and sponsorship information. Forms and payment can be mailed to P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492. Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. Donate your aluminum cans every 2nd Saturday (next one - August 12th) from 9 AM - 12 PM at Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy, 77494. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements at and download an application.

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DECIBELLES (A BArBErShop ChoruS) We are a ladies daytime chorus with approximately 30 members. We have been performing in the Houston area for over 30 years. We sing old favorites and contemporary tunes arranged in the barbershop style. The four parts creating the barbershop sound are Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass. We rehearse Friday mornings from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Treemont Retirement Center located at 2501 Westerland, off Westheimer and Gessner. We love to have visitors and even more when you decide to join our chorus. For additional information, please call Pat at 281-497-4904 or (email).We perform two types of shows each year. Currently we are singing a selection of patriotic songs, Johnny Mathis’ “Chances Are,” Perry Como’s “Hot Diggity Dog” and other fun tunes. you’ll be singing along with us before you know it.

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Our Christmas show includes old favorites, but also includes new fun tunes with props, narratives and choreography. We’ll begin preparing that program in October and book performances for the first two weeks in December. Come visit any Friday and see how much fun you can have with us.



houSton FAmILy ArtS CEntEr Announces 2012-2013 seAson MeMories And TrAdiTions The Houston Family Arts Center announces its 8th subscription season, an exciting line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony Award-winning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies. Season subscriptions are available for $92-$144 and offer incredible savings, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. Subscribers save as much as 30% off single-ticket prices. HFAC subscriber perks include the opportunity to pick the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, an opening night reception, and recognition in every Playbill. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season Our Town (Aug. 17 - Sept. 9, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) The Glass Menagerie (Sept. 23 - Oct. 14, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) Crazy for You (Nov. 2-25, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage)

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Annie (March 1-17, 2013 at the Berry Center) Leaving Iowa (April 5-21, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Over the River and Through the Woods (June 7-23, 2013 on the Garzas Main Stage) Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center)

TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING TO BEGIN THIS FALL If you enjoy nature and would like to learn more, do more and/or teach young people about the great outdoors, consider joining others in a local chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. There are 60 or so friends and neighbors in the Fort Bend County area who are members and invite you to check out the organization at Weekly training classes will run September 8th - October 25th. You can see more information about joining online or contact dougsimons@ with any questions.

HARRIS COUNTy FAIR BULLRIdING EvENT Friday, September 7, 2012 6:00 pM-10:00 pM At the Houston Farm & Ranch 1 Abercrombie Dr. Houston, Texas 77084 Live Bullriding, Mutton Bustin’, Stick Horse Race and Calf Scramble. $5 per person For more information, contact Chaille Voelkel - 281-932-2838 or

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ST. EdITH STEIN CATHOLIC COMMUNITy FOUNdERS’ dAy FESTIvAL please join the St. Edith Stein Catholic community for our Founders’ Day Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 11 AM to 10 pM. There will be fun for the whole family with food, games, BINGO, live music, a beer garden and raffles for amazing prizes! plus, a country store selling handmade goodies! St. Edith Stein Catholic Church - 3311 N. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77449


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WESTSIdE CHURCH OF THE NAzARENE “Crafts with a Mission” Craft show, September 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 4:00 pM at the Westside Church of the Nazarene, 3434 N. Fry Road. Outdoor vendor spots are still available. Email Annetta at for more information and the forms.

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Morton ranch high School FFa craFt Show Morton Ranch FFA Craft Show Get a jump on Holiday shopping, Homecoming Mums and more! September 22, 2012 at 21000 Franz Road (Morton Ranch High School) from 9 AM to 4 pM. FREE admission! Vendors contact

ViSit the St. Mary’S ...Fall giFt Market! On September 28th and 29th, from 9 AM to 3 pM, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting its annual Fall Gift Market. This is the ideal event to kick off your holiday shopping and decorating! The convenient location at the corner of Louetta Road and N. Eldridge parkway makes it easy to shop the selection of unique jewelry, home decor, flower arrangements, handcrafted gifts, collectibles, pottery, candles and trendy clothing for ladies and children. The Fall Gift Market also features The Tea Room offering the famous taco soup, sandwiches, desserts and homemade baked goods, plus the Silent Auction/Raffle benefiting church-affiliated projects and outreach. For more information, please visit or call Jennifer (281-655-8774) or Terri (713-301-8791). St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 15415 N. Eldridge parkway, Cypress, Texas 77429-2005, 281-370-8000.

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If you or someone you know would like to display and sell Arts, Crafts and/or Market/Retail Items at one of the most successful Arts & Crafts Shows in this area, then this is for you! The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, will be hosting their 20th Annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Over 130 booth spaces are available. The Arts and Crafts Show will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 6646 Addicks-Satsuma, Houston, Texas 77084 (just north of I-10 @ Hwy. 6).

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FirSt congregational chUrch oF hoUSton 18 th annUal PilgriM FeStiVal The festival will be on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10 AM to 4 pM, providing fun for all including craft booths offering handmade crafts. We are currently taking applications from craft vendors. Contact Sue Earl at for booth prices and other information.

katy SPORtS weSt hoUSton girlS SoFtBall aSSociation regiStration West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OpEN for our Fall 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! 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): If you have questions, please feel free to email Monica Canady at

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Katy Pony Baseball for ages 4-17, co-ed, will be registering for the 2012 on the following dates and locations: ACADEMY SPORTS AND OuTDOORS AT I-10 AND GRAND PARKwAY : 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM : 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is still in progress. Limited spaces available. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website:


: Ages 6-15. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA Camp Cinco, located behind Creech Elementary. Sessions still have a few spaces left for the rest of the summer. Drop off as early as 7 AM, pick up as late as 6:30 PM. Swimming, field trips, old fashioned camp experience!

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: The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. : Child Care provided at most Katy ISD elementary schools until 6:30 PM. Some schools offer both before and after school care. Please call for specific school offerings and prices. : Register now for fall youth NFL Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball or Cheerleading. Teen Volleyball and Basketball registration are also in progress. Registration deadline is ($10 late fee added after August 26 ). : Physical Education, Theatre Arts, Spanish, Art and more are part of the Y’s Homeschool curriculum. Meets from 1 PM – 3 PM. Call for more information and pricing.

i9 sPoRts Registration is open for summer sports camps and fall Flag Football, Basketball and Soccer leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. we focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. Summer camp registration is going on now and fall leagues start . For more information, please visit or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).

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around 2:00 PM. The league will have a tournament at the conclusion of the season. Evaluations for all players will be September 11th and 13th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM and the 15th from 10 AM - 12 PM. These will take place on the fields behind the church. Cost for the league will be $35 per player covering cost of officials and jersey. First practice/games will be October 13th and season concludes on November 10th with a tournament. For more information call 281-859-9900 and ask for Linda Newhouse or Scott Denton or email us at linda. or You can register online at and look in middle of page for registrations in red for Outward Flag Football.

Upward Soccer, Upward Flag Football & cheerleading at bear creek baptiSt chUrch Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Soccer, Flag Football and Cheerleading this Fall. Our address is 5901 N. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. We will be having Upward Soccer for children 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2012 through 6th Grade. Our Flag Football and Cheerleading will be for children in K this year through 6th Grade. Register began in July. Our evaluations start before the start of school. You can register on line at - click on Upward and register or register in the Main Office, Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Each child needs to attend an evaluation, not for the whole two hours but for about 20 minutes. Evaluations will be Tuesday and Thursday, September 4th and 6th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the back behind our parking lot. On Saturday, September 8th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Cost is $75. We will be holding a clinic for the league on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in our backfields. Our practices will begin the week of September 12th. Our first games will be October 13th and go through November 17th. For more information, contact Linda Newhouse or Scott Denton at 281-859-9900.

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

lady SharkS woMen’S golF aSSociation (wga) The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote women’s golf and fellowship among our members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Susie Hatfield 832-437-3670, or Sue Crookson 281-392-4913,

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

woMen’S baSketball leagUe Looking for as many ladies as possible to play. Ages 16+. Contact Krystal Horn for more information at

katy FaMily yMca Volleyball Katy Family YMCA has open volleyball for Y members on Tuesday and Thursday nights for adults only, from 8:00-10:00 PM. If you know the rules and can enjoy volleyball, please join us.

weStSide golF leagUe Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.



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Congregation Or Ami, West Houston’s only Conservative synagogue, invites interested families to play miniature golf and learn about the synagogue on Sunday, August 19th, from 5:00 to 7:00 Pm at Katy miniature Golf & Batting Cages, 2482 South mason Road (77450), between Highland Knolls Dr. and Cinco Ranch Blvd. With an energetic, engaging rabbi, a welcoming community spirit and an innovative religious school curriculum, Congregation Or Ami is located at 3443 Wilcrest Dr. (just south of Richmond Ave.). Religious school sessions are held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more information about the synagogue, call the Or Ami office at 713-334-4300 or visit - the congregation on the Web.

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moms and grandmothers are invited to a time of prayer and to learn more about moms In Prayer International, a Christian prayer ministry where women gather to pray for children and schools. The 1st Day of School event will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 9:30-10:30 Am at Second Baptist Church, West Campus, 19449 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. Childcare will be available for our prayer time. RSVP for childcare, contact Andrea Oliver 832-321-4131 for childcare. If no answer, leave message with ages of children. moms In Prayer is an interdenominational, nonprofit organization where two or more moms gather together to pray for children and schools. moms will experience how to replace anxiety and fear with peace and joy by praying specifically and scripturally for children and schools. Visit the mIPI website at for more information.

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Join us for a prayer, coffee and fellowship 10 AM to 11:30 AM La Madeleine’s 23322 Mercantile parkway, Katy, TX (Grand parkway and I-10) Bring a friend and don’t forget to bring your Bible. 2012 prayer Connection dates: August 9th September 13th th October 11 November 8th December 6th

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CreeKSide CoMMunity CHurCH Community Bible Studies: Ladies Studies - Thursday Nights at 7 pM Grand parkway & Westheimer Men’s Bible Study - Saturdays at 7:00 AM - Katy Mills Denny’s Youth Bible Study - Sundays at 4:30 pM - 542 Applewhite Dr. Couples Bible Studies - Tuesdays at 6 pM - Long Meadow Farms Wednesdays at 7:00 pM - North Cinco Ranch Thursdays at 7:00 pM - Silver Ranch

The Katy Christian Women’s Connection (KCWC) hosted a prayer coffee on June 14th at La Madeleine’s in Katy. The ladies enjoyed the fellowship, sharing and prayers of the women in attendance. Joanne Dyer shared her testimony of how the Lord has work through her life, with abundant blessings for her family, very inspiring and she touched everyone’s hearts. For more information about our prayer connections, directions or to RSVp, please call 281-232-8338 or visit

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ditioning their body for the long haul. Regardless of your present condition, Christy will help you improve while making the exercise fun and beneficial. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

The devotional is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 4-5 PM and will be followed by a sharing of thoughts, ideas and ways to apply spiritual principles to one’s day-to-day affairs. Refreshments will be served. For details on the location or for answers to any other questions you may have, please call the Baha’i Faith of Fort Bend County at 281-395-9026.



Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided) and we will eat together at noon. Group Exercise Class - The exercise class for adults 55+ meets every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 45 minutes of exercise led by Christy Kennedy, a group fitness certified instructor. This is a great time to enjoy like-minded folks who are strengthening and con-

Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. THERE IS No SMoKING AlloWED DuRING All BINGo GAMES. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.

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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. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

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Katy area Democrats

3rd tuesday

Katy mommy Patriots twice a month rotary clubs the rotary club of Katy sunrise (rcKs) tuesday morning, the rotary club of Katy West houston rotary club

each thursday tuesdays,

toastmasters Katy toastmasters first three thursdays of each month Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. every thursday easy risers toastmasters


every tuesday

business/netWorKing West houston’s (cbmc) christian businessmen committee

See our

Web Promos


american business Women’s assoc. Katy charter chaPter

2nd tuesday of each month

W. houston chaPter, intern’l assoc. of aDmin. Professionals (WhiaaP) fourth tuesday of each month

abWa West houston netWorK thursday



Visit us @ every





Eyebrow Threading or Waxing

each tuesday morning

First time or new customers only.



5205 S. Mason Rd., Ste 205

281-578-0400 Mon & Sat, 10am - 7pm Sun 12pm - 6pm Tue - Fri 8:30am - 7pm Walk-ins Welcome

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$5 OFF

Any Service $30 or more One coupon per person.



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- meets the 2nd , 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam. com or InHouston-Katy. rd Networking And Breakfast $5: 1 , 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email - Meetings are the at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or - meets at Essence Cafe in downtown Fulshear . Starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $1. Members may bring a number of your business cards to exchange with others and leave one with us. For questions, contact at

* Free Estimates & 2nd Opinions * We service ALL makes & models * No Weekend overcharges * Licensed and Insured * Residential and Commercial * Over 25 Years Experience

Up to $900 CenterPoint Rebate (on qualifying systems)

281.786.0770 Resident

Gene Henneke,


- Meets monthly on the , at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281-395-1730. - please call Sharon at 281-392-1658, or email : - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177. - meets the at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-392-3034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or is required. - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit - meets on the , at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at or - meets at 11:30 AM, on the , at 2nd the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit or call 832-681-2589.

Craft, hobbY, just for fun groups

We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016.

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Need Window Coverings? Call Robin Now! Custom Draperies and Bedding Blinds Shades Shutters

HunterDouglas Schedule a no-obligation consultation for: At-home shopping convenience Style, color, and fabric recommendations Competitive pricing (credit cards accepted)

Special event planned? Ask about Rush Orders! Robin Brodie is an interior designer with over 25 years’ experience in the Katy / Houston area. Specializing in custom window and bedding fashions, she will work with you one-on-one to achieve custom designer solutions for your home at competitive prices. You’ll enjoy Robin’s friendly, relaxed approach to design!

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american sewing guild in katy of every month

3rd wednesday

the Pride of texas decorative artists day of the month

2nd thurs-

west houston Quilt guild 3rd wednesdays, katy Quilters the BlueBonnet stencilers of texas of the month katy area knitting guild

last monday of the month

the houston Pond society month america

1st monday

first saturday of each

2nd saturday of each month

fairBee sQuare and line dance cluB thursday night,


Prairie Promenaders sQuare dance cluB four friday nights


houston sQuare & round dance council, inc. westside over 50 cluB month

1st wednesday of each

the katy 4-f Bass cluB (friends fishing for fun)

the texas triumPh register (ttr) the katy Bead grouP

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the katy Pokemon tcg league evenings

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POOL CLEANING SERVICE Weekly pool maintenance


Flagstone, pavers, spray deck & stamped concrete


LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION Custom landscapes, water features and stonework

IRRIGATION (Lic. 8260)

Sprinkler system / drainage installation and repair


Basic lawn maintenance & full-service packages


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Family & Cosmetic Dentistry $500 OFF Regular Fee

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twice a month Pinky Stromek at 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347.


2nd Thursday of each month (September-may)

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# 1 Getting Homes Sold and

Making Customers Happy


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SOLDS FOR 2012 5131 Juniper Walk 22823 Roberts Run 27410 Middlesprings 9715 Chicory Chase 26706 Longleaf Valley 9826 Parsonsfield 26010 Pepper Bend 10402 Radcliff Lake 22515 Coral Chase 5603 Timber Bay 27426 Villa Mountain 3527 Shoreview 2710 Crestbrook 6103 Harmony Park 13710 Pertshire 1407 Queens Bay

27906 Heritage Stream 6122 Emberwood Falls 22910 Roberts Run 25323 Hall Meadow 23322 Millcross 25614 Foster Bridge 9902 Fiona Pines Trail 4810 Hollowvine 5811 Grand Creek 27711 Rocky Creek 539 W 17th St 2911 Town Gate 602 E. 8th St 9047 Necklace Tree 16023 Mickleham 6415 South Saddle Creek

5211 Tyler Park 4710 Derbywood Glen 10502 Lindabury Hollow 4814 Hollowvine 6122 Summerfield Glade 3211 Eagles Knoll 3411 Alden Manor 22734 Johndale 6438 Clear Bend 6006 Silver Thistle 2914 S. Blue Meadow 5315 Evermart Manor 5722 Spring River 27815 Pinpoint Crossing 6518 Misty Retreat

3514 S. Lake Village 25402 Estes Lake 6003 Lakebluff 26822 Longleaf Valley 28011 Michener Falls 9423 Hawks Harbor 25303 Hall Meadow 22511 Coral Chase 3910 Rivermoss 2719 Texas Laurel 27415 Royal Canyon 11422 Overland Trail 28910 Hollycrest 17210 Windy Pines 20802 Katie Marie

CALL KYLE at 281-646-2120 Sell Quickly For Top Dollar Call Kyle at 281-646-2120 Re/Max Cinco Ranch 916 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 77450

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Pediatric Dental Safari “happy kids, beautiful smiles”

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10% Discount Amita Damani DDS Pediatric Dental Specialist

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Classified Ads FOR SALE Spinet piano with bench, very good condition, $600. 281-578-7409. Big backyard swing set. Call for more info, 281-395-9839. Simmons Beautyrest 9” queen mattress and box springs, “Luxury Firm,” perfect condition, enclosed in vinyl protector since new, only used in guest room. $450, cash only. 281-463-4603. Solid wood antique dining room table with beautiful spiral legs. Draw leaves store underneath table and extend the size from 3’3” x 5’3” to 8’8”. Very solid, good condition, $400. 281-693-2406. Glass table with 4 high back, brown wicker chairs and umbrella, purchased at Chair King, $175. Ducane natural gas grill, all stainless, like new, $200. 832-437-8977. Solid wood decorative display cabinet, dark stain, good condition, $150. 281-463--8655. Solid oak entertainment center, medium oak stain, excellent condition, $325. 281-463-8655. Kawai organ, KL4, used less than 30 hours, $2500. 281-392-8034. Black & Decker electric lawn equipment: cordless push mower, cordless string trimmer and edger, cordless blower, $275 for all. 281-656-8999. Acoustic guitar, pro-custom model DR5-SRD, Cort USA soft cover, $100; acoustic/electric guitar American Legacy model AL-100, hard cover plus Esteban amplifier, $100; Yamaha portable keyboard, PSR-77, $40. Email for pictures. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40x70, 3 - 34x58, 1 sink window 34x40. $40 each. Call 281-463-1175.

Hotze Health & Wellness Center is searching for individuals with a commitment to excellence and a passion for serving others!

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405.

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Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO.


Family Nurse Practitioner* RNs* LVNs*

Salary depending on experience

Rolex watch. Call for details. 281-414-3597.

NO Nights or Weekends

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.

To apply please visit our website and fill out our online appplication at

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

LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd. Spring! Summer! Fall!

AUTOMOTIVE 1999 Silverado, very good condition, $4,200. 281-734-5876. New ATV tires, only 4, Mud Light ITP, 27X10.00-12 and 27X12.00-12, value $550, will sell for $300 for all 4. Call to see 713-492-8248.

Free Estimates

What a great time to paint the interior & exterior of your home. at Lou's Painting would like you to relax & enjoy 2 Dugout seats to an Astros Game! With completed approved job. While supplies last. Call for your free estimate

Mike McKay


"Doing business from the same location since 1978"

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Classified Ads



Yellow Brick Road Preschool 281-391-7606 Call 281-391-7808 or Sign-up Online

1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746. 1998 Honda Civic LX 4dr AT, dark green - original owner, excellent condition, always garaged, 62,000 miles, have all maintenance records. $5,000, or best offer. 281-395-9015.

E. 5th St.


2010 Ford F150 XLT with Extended Cab, 4.6L V8. Exterior color, silver with tan cloth interior. Upgraded chrome wheels, 6 foot long bed with liner, power windows, doors, tinted windows, Sirius XM capable. Less than 20k miles on it. For pictures and inquiries, email

Grand Parkway

Sunday Bible Classes - 9 am Morning Worship 10 am Evening Worship - 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm 5458 E. 5th St.

Katy-Fort Bend

1987 (Antique) Cadillac Allante with 105K miles. Luxury 2-door/seat convertible roadster. Beautiful gold color with four new Michelins. Looks, runs and drives great but is in need of some mechanical repairs, hence the low asking price of $2,500 cash. If you enjoy working on antique cars, come take a look. 281-221-7658.


Oh Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalms 34:3

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. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle, eggshell on white in color, black leather saddle bags, $3,000. 281-726-4305 Pat.


QUALITY PLUMBING Operated by Master Plumbers MLP19029

WANTED Wanted: Pinball machines. Any age and condition. Cash paid. 281-855-6783. Wanted: To buy gold jewelry, 10K - 21K and old U. S. coins. 713-894-8490. Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

HELP WANTED - CARE Caregiver needed after school from 3 - 6 PM for 2 children, ages 8 and 12. Canyon Gate Subdivision. Must drive and have own transportation. Contact Kelly, at 713-417-4504.

HELP WANTED Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1035. Position available for an experienced sales/appointment setter for a local security company. Offering salary plus commission, work from home or office. Apply at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, TX, 77079, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 11 AM.


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Technician wanted – no experience necessary. Are you mechanically inclined, able to take things apart and put them together again? Looking to learn a new industry or just out of school? D3S Service, a growing appliance repair company, is looking to hire technicians. This is your opportunity to start an exciting career. We will train the right person(s). Must be able to pass a background check and have own vehicle. Contact 832-334-2058 for more information. Swimming pool cleaner – Need experienced person to maintain a minimum of 40 pools per week in the Northwest Houston area. Must have two years + experience, must know water chemistry, have cell phone and reliable transportation. Only experienced need apply. Please leave contact information at 281-256-9610.

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Classified Ads Golf Hole Monitor for Par 3 Contests. Enjoy golf and the outdoors? Hole In One Challenge, a national par 3 company and affiliate of The First Tee and The World Golf Foundation, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contests on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 6 hour shift - approximately 8 AM to 2 PM. This is a commission only position with daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson at 281-345-1517. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Driver needed, $10 an hour, prefer someone who lives in Sunset Meadows subdivision, good for retiree or college student, 713-688-4700. Wanted - Hairstylists. Looking for a fun and relaxing place to work, one that appreciates you? Look no further! Sheri Marieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon & Co. is hiring great hairstylists. Visit or call 281-463-7375.

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Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to 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. Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person.



Housekeepers needed. Great hours for momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.


Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to


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Interior & Exterior Painting

2 AKC male Yorkie puppies, born March 13, 2012, $550 each. Also have 2 adult females, 1 adult male, w/papers, $250 each. 979-220-3945 or 979-224-3955.

Larry Mikeska


281-391-1595 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.

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Room for rent in family home, Katy-Fry Road at Morton, all bills paid, non smoker, $375.00. Call 713-822-8615 - individual.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. Playa del Carmen private condo, 2 bed / 2 bath. 1600 square feet, beautifully furnished. 2 blocks from beach, 3 blocks from famous Fifth Avenue. Photos, rates, guest reviews at: Call Jeff, 713-856-7774.

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 for more information.

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NOVENA 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.

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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.

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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.

GRASS $139

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 – LA

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The Lord God has a place for you in His House!

August 2012

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Canyon Gate @ Historic Cinco Ranch 20422 Canyon Gate Blvd, Katy, Texas 77450 Phone: 281-492-6020 Fax: 281-492-3415 Visit Us on the Web:

CCB PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Recreational Center Canyon Gate Guard House Pay Phone @ Pool

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