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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
Mark your calendars! The annual Canyon Gate Christmas party is scheduled for Saturday, December 21st, from 10 AM - 12 noon, at the Recreation Center. Come join us for lots of fun, food and visits with Santa. Be sure to bring your camera!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
PHONE 281-492-6020 Closed Saturday Voicemail is available. Calls will be returned during scheduled office hours. Please note the office will have limited holiday hours; the office will close at 12 Noon on Friday, December 20th and will be closed through January 6th. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, January 7th.
Please note that our deed restrictions do not allow holiday lights and/or décor to be displayed before the day after Thanksgiving. Conversely, we ask that it be removed by January 15th of the new year. Please remember that holiday decorations should not be so excessive as to cause a nuisance to neighboring homes.
The current Board of Directors would like to extend warm holiday greetings to all Canyon Gate residents. Please remember that school will be out of session early on December 20th through January 6th. Use extra caution when driving in and around the community, as there will be many children out and about. School being out of session sometimes can mean an increase in other “unconstructive” happenings. Please remember that we need to be more security conscious than usual at Christmas - be sure to remove any valuables from your vehicles and lock your vehicle doors, as well as those of your home. Most thieves are opportunistic, so don’t give them the opportunity! In the past, some residents in the community have experienced vandalism of their holiday decorations. While teens may think it is amusing to damage inflatable decorations or reposition things, it is usually upsetting to the resident and can be expensive. Please pass the word that this is not in the spirit of the season and if kids are caught vandalizing holiday décor, charges may be filed against them by the owner of the decorations.
2014 ASSESSMENTS DUE JANUARY 31, 2014
A $50 discount is offered for those who pay by January 31, 2014 - this now includes credit card payments, as well as cash or check (a 3% transaction fee will be applied for credit card payments or echecks). Dues can be paid ONLINE with your Visa or MasterCard (credit cards can no longer be swiped at the office) at www.canyongateatcincoranch.com. Interest starts accruing March 1st.
PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
Payment plans are available by calling or emailing the onsite office. You must call or email to request the plan - it will not be set up automatically. The earlier you call to set up a plan, the easier it will be to work the plan into your budget. The Board is willing to work with those having financial difficulties, but urges all homeowners to set a plan up early and keep up with the payments.
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4. If you see a deer standing by the side of the road, always slow down. Deer are unpredictable so you can’t assume it will stay there until you’ve passed. 5. If you see one deer, you can assume there are more. Sometimes people relax when they see that one deer has successfully crossed the road. Deer travel in herds so no doubt there are more deer trying to cross. 6. Scan both sides of the road and watch for movement. Because deer are so well camouflaged it’s difficult to see them when there’s tall grass, brush and low tree branches. 7. If you see a downed or injured deer on the road and want to help it, please remember to keep your distance. Deer have very sharp hooves and can harm you. Call 911 and ask for assistance. 8. Since most of the collisions take place at dusk or dawn, supplementary lighting for your vehicle like driving lights can help. Use your high beams whenever you can and make use of your horn. 9. Pay attention to deer crossing signs. They are placed in areas with high deer populations and serve as a reminder to slow down and keep your eyes open. TWRC Wildlife Center is a 35-year-old non-profit organization that helps area communities by rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife and through education. TWRC admits nearly 6,000 animals every year. If you’d like more information or want to know how you can help, please go to www.twrcwildlifecenter.org.
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HARRIS COUNTY TOLL TAGS Please call the onsite office (281-492-6020) or email us to register your Harris County toll tag (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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. 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 can’t be read by the system until you are very close to the gate.
REMINDER ABOUT PARKING REGULATIONS 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 owner’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. January 2014
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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.
DEED RESTRICTION COMPLAINT FORM CANYON GATE AT CINCO RANCH Date ________________________ Address ______________________________________________ Violation _____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 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. Canyon Gate @ CR
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FITNESS CENTER/RECREATION CENTER LOBBY Anyone under the age of 18 is not allowed in the fitness center unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The recreation center lobby is not to be used as a gathering place for kids to socialize. The Association is asking for all homeowners who use these facilities to help with watching over these areas. If a child is under the age of 18 and is in the fitness center without a parent or guardian or appears to be simply loitering in the lobby, please politely ask them to leave. Thank you.
EZ TAGS FOR FRONT GATE ACCESS The Homeowners’ Association sells EZ tags that will open the resident gate at the Canyon Gate entrance. Residents may purchase these at the onsite office for $35. These EZ tags contain a battery that should last for, approximately, 3 years. The HOA offers a one-year warranty on these tags. If the battery goes bad and your EZ tag stops working within the first year, the tag will be replaced at no cost. If your EZ tag stops working after the one-year time limit, a new EZ tag will need to be purchased.
and regulations stipulated in the contract will be enforced. Call the onsite office for additional information. Remember to bring your trash home with you after a party - the clubhouse trashcans are being filled to overflowing regularly. Fines will start being assessed if the rec center trashcans are filled up with party debris.
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Please remember that when planning to do any outdoor home improvements, you must first apply for approval from the Architectural Control Committee. Forms are available via the website at www.canyongateatcincoranch.com/forms or by contacting the office.
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
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Between 1955 and 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped change America. He brought to the world’s attention how unfairly blacks were treated. He had the help of millions of Americans, but his strong leadership and unprecedented power of speech gave people the faith and courage to keep working peacefully even when others did not. This led to new laws that ended the practice of keeping people of different backgrounds apart, making life fairer for everyone.
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America will always remember the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, on the third Monday in January, we celebrate his birthday. This is the first national holiday to honor an individual black American. The legacy of Dr. King lives in each of us and we are responsible to promote, teach and live the American Dream. Courtesy of king-raleigh.org
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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 completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to news@krenekprinting. com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. DISCLAIMER Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING
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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 drainage. 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 manufacturer 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, 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.
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• 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.
JANUARY 2014 OBSERVANCES & FUN FACTS January 2014 is observed as: • National Mentoring Month • National Glaucoma Awareness • Cervical Health Awareness Month • National Blood Donor Month • Thyroid Awareness Month • Birth Defects Prevention Month Birthstone: Garnet Fruit & Veggies for January: Tangerines, Dried Cranberries, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Raisins, Yucca Root, Jicama, Sunchoke Taro Root, Water Chestnut. January Flower: Carnation Astrological Signs: Capricorn & Aquarius
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Driving • Avoid driving alone or at night. • Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device. • If you must shop at night, park in a well-lit area. • Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked. • Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside. • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight. • Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car. • Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door. • When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings. Canyon Gate @ CR
• Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area. • Ask mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location. AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM) • Protect your PIN by shielding the ATM keypad from anyone who is standing near you. • Do not throw your ATM receipt away at the ATM location. SHOPPING • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member. • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. • Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings. • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. • Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home. • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps. • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, “con-artists” may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings. CHILDREN • If possible, leave small children at home with a trusted babysitter. • Teach your child to go to a store clerk and ask for help in case your child is separated from you. • Teach children to stay close to you at all times while shopping. January 2014
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• Never allow children to make unaccompanied trips to the restroom. • Children should never be allowed to go to the car alone and they should never be left alone in the car. • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security. Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them. AT HOME • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave the house, even for a few minutes. • Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer. • Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied. • Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home. STRANGERS AT YOUR DOOR • Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts. • It is not uncommon for criminals to take advantage of the generosity of people during the holiday season by soliciting donations door-to-door for charitable causes, although no charity is involved.
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Katy Area Democrats meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Briarchester club house at 7 PM. Great speakers each month as well as opportunities for community involvement. For information, contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986 or pdarwish@comcast. net or visit our website www.katydemocrats.net.
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Katy Mommy Patriots is a group of moms meeting together to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Come join us as we study the issues, work to elect candidates that will protect our rights and join with other groups across America to ensure that our voices are heard. We meet twice a month. For more information, call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854.
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Katy Sunrise Rotary Club is a member club of Rotary International, a 100-year-old worldwide service organization. Katy Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, at Cinco Ranch Golf Club, guests and visitors are welcomed. For more information please visit www.katysunriserotary.com.
ROTARY CLUB OF KATY
Formed in 1946, the Rotary Club of Katy has a diverse membership of 30 business and professional men and women. The club meets each Thursday, from noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E, Katy, TX 77494. For more information, call 281-392-0045 or visit www.katyrotary.com.
WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB
West Houston Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 PM for Lunch and Fellowship at the Omni Hotel West Houston, Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Guests and visitors are welcome. Rotary clubs provides many opportunities for giving back to our community (local and global); come join us for fun, friendships and community service. Contact 281-627-0662 for more info.
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BNI Katy meets every Thursday at 7:00 AM at Willowfork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77450. If you are interested in growing your business, please come to a meeting. Call Kitty Tennison, President, 281-221-0016 or Susan Hendrix, Vice-President, 954-729-3870 for more information.
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The Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413.
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The Katy ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce that BP America has joined the organization as a Cornerstone Investor by contributing $50,000 for STEM-related teacher grants. The BP STEM Grant Program will be administered via the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant initiative. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and represents the integration of science and mathematics into existing areas of study. “As a Katy ISD Education Foundation Cornerstone Investor, BP stands at the forefront of an initiative from which generations of Katy ISD students will benefit,” said Chris Crockett, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President. “BP’s contribution will provide Katy ISD teachers with countless opportunities to bring extraordinary classroom experiences to their students.” BP, which has a long standing relationship with Katy ISD through the Cinco Ranch High School FIRST Robotics Program, Junior Achievement and other programs, is eager to deepen their support through the BP STEM Grant Program. “BP is thrilled to support an innovative program that will provide Katy ISD teachers additional resources they need to continue inspiring their students,” said Mike Zanghi, BP Vice January 2014
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The Katy ISD Education Foundation launched its second annual Inspiring Imagination teacher grant cycle Dec. 1st. All Katy ISD educators directly involved in classroom instruction will be invited to apply. Last year, in its inaugural grant cycle, the foundation awarded more than $88,000 to 117 Katy ISD teachers for inspiring, innovative classroom projects to be implemented this school year. To learn more, contact us at 281-396-6031 or visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.
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Please join us at our Men Who Mentor breakfast January 31st 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM At the ESC Men are needed for mentoring, save the date: January 31, 2014. If you have ever thought about mentoring or are currently mentoring a Katy ISD student, save the date for thie SUPER event! Hundreds of young men and boys are needing a male mentor and waiting for someone like you. Save the date to learn how to become a superhero to a Katy ISD student on the brink of success.
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The Pope John XXIII Cross Country team left after a short day of school on Friday, October 25th and made the long trip up to Elm Mott, TX (Just north of Waco) for the TAPPS State Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. Once again Junior Emily Yoder was the star performer for the Lady Lions by running her fasted time of the year by 18 seconds and finishing 6th overall in a field of 157 runners, 25 seconds out of first place! Sophomore Elisabeth Martini followed closely by Brandie Guice (who ran her best time by 34 seconds) finished well within the top half of the field while Freshman Riley Donelson-Newhouse, running in only her 2nd Varsity race of the season, ran her best time by 1 minute and finished right in the middle of the pack. In the boys race, Senior Alan Lasater led the way by running his fastest time all year by 16 seconds, finishing 67th overall in a field of 185 runners. Junior Austin Morrison ran his best time by 1:03, Senior Noah Hearn ran his best time by 1:25, Thomas Ritter returning from an injury ran his best time by 7 seconds, Junior Osa Imoisi ran his best time by 37 seconds, Freshman Rossell Martinez ran his best time by 1:01 and Sophomore Kyle Smith ran his best time by 36 seconds. The boys team finished 18th out of 25 very good teams from all over the state of Texas. The team did an excellent job this season and will have almost everyone back again next year!
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Chad Bell from Pope John XXIII High School in Katy, Texas is one of 50 All Star Mascots from across the country who will perform in the 2014 Capital One Bowl Pre-Game in Orlando, Florida. The individuals invited to perform are Mascots All-Americans selected from Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on their overall character development and crowd leading skills. Only the top 12% of the mascots attending UCA camps earn the chance to perform in this year’s Bowl. The All-American program is now in its 27th year. Mascots to Orlando for a week of rehearsals dedicated to preparing them for their Capital One Bowl pre-game performance. The hours of rehearsals will be well worth the effort when they perform in front of tens of thousands of fans at this major college football event. While in town, they will also have the chance to visit Central Florida’s famed theme parks. For more information, visit www.varsity.com or contact Melanie Berry with Varsity, at 800-238-0286 or email@example.com. Photo by Brenda Read. January 2014
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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF KELLIWOOD CELEBRATED VETERANS DAY WITH STUDENTS AT MCMEANS MIDDLE SCHOOL
In honor of Veterans Day, students from Primrose School of Kelliwood said thank you to Katy area veterans. The celebration was part of Primrose School of Kelliwood’s Balanced Learning®system, which offers activities related to positive character development in children. Primrose School of Kelliwood led the pledge of allegiance and joined the older students at McMeans Middle School to honor veterans from the Katy area. January 2014
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West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2014 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): www.whgsa.com. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at email@example.com
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Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.
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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: www.katyvalkyries.org for additional information.
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THEATER/ARTS HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASONMEMORIES AND TRADITIONS The award-winning Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) proudly announces its 2013-2014 Season Subscription Program. Season subscriptions offer incentives and discounts to new and returning patrons for every performance in our 2013-2014 season. Subscribers save 20% off the regular ticket price. Compared to the individual ticket price, it is like getting two shows for free. Not only do patrons save money and get to choose the best seats, but they receive exclusive perks, including recognition in every Playbill and two complimentary concession items for every show.
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THE LONE STAR SYMPHONIC BAND The Band is based in west Houston, with rehearsals and concerts held at CrossPoint Community Church off of Westgreen Blvd. and I-10 (The Katy Freeway). Five concerts are slated for the Lone Star Symphonic Band’s 21st Season, with tickets for all concerts available on the Band’s website, www. lssband.org, for $5.50 each and will be available the day of the concert at the door for $10 each. All concerts begin at 4:00 PM and feature the Lone Star Dixieland Band for 30 minutes prior to the main performance in the foyer. All selections performed will feature life’s many colors. On March 2, 2014, the Band will perform “Lone Star,” a concertas big as Texas! The Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform on May 4, 2014, a spring-filled concert titled “Spring into Fun!” The annual patriotic concert, titled “We Hold These Truths,” will be held on June 29, 2014. The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college. The Band is under the direction of Mr. Bob Bryant.
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Experience the latest craze of singing 4-part acappella harmony! Announcing open auditions (women only) for the award-winning Houston Horizon Chorus, Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Program Place for girls, 3000 Southwest Freeway, Houston 77098. Prepare a 2 minute presentation of acappella music that showcases your talent! Schedule your audition time by visiting www. houstonhorizon.org. We invite you to join us! The Houston Horizon Chorus is the 2012 Region 10 Chorus Champion and represented the region at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii in November! Choruses are comprised of women singers of all ages, so come join the fun!
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CHURCH NEWS ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH CHILI COOK-OFF Cook-Off on Saturday, January 25th, from 12:00-2:00 PM. This event is open to the public. Come and taste a variety of chili, from mild to Texas hot and vote for your favorite. You can even participate in our Chili Bowl football game - no experience necessary. 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.
SENIOR CHURCH GROUPS TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR ADULT NEWS Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun! Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.
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Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels. 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 www. kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.
EPIPHANY BINGO 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.
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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Fearful of having your identity stolen? Or your bank account emptied? Or your passport sold to an illegal alien? Kenny Seymour, the Police Chief of Fulshear is joining Thrivent Financial and New Creation Church in presenting a one hour workshop on how to prevent identity theft. Chief Seymour advises that being informed is the best way to minimize becoming a victim of identity theft. Bring your questions and concerns to the workshop to be held in the Bob Lutts Library January 9th at 7 PM. The library is located at 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear 77441. Bring a friend! Snacks provided by Thrivent Financial of Fort Bend County. Questions? Marlene 281-646-0748.
FORT BEND MASTER GARDENERS For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit www.fbmg.com or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281-341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events. January 2014
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Saturday, January 4, 2014: SATURDAY WITH THE MASTER GARDENERS “BACKYARD FRUIT PRODUCTION” - Visit our 4 acres of Demonstration Gardens and talk to the MG volunteers who design and maintain them. It’s a great way to learn gardening and plants well-suited to Fort Bend County. Park in front of the Agriculture Center, located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building where you’ll find the gardens and Master Gardeners at work. Gardens are open from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Attend an informal garden talk on Backyard Fruit Production in the Orchard, which starts at 10:00 AM.
The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter is eager to inform the public of the resumption of their monthly bird hikes, which began Wednesday, November 6th, from 8 - 10 AM. The bird hikes take place the first Wednesday of each month through May. They are led by expert birders in the Chapter and are free and open to the public. Participants, novices and up, should gather in the parking lot to meet their guides and obtain birding lists. Binoculars are strongly recommended. Seabourne Creek Nature Park is located on Hwy 36 next to the Rosenberg Civic Center.
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The Coastal Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist (Fort Bend and Waller Counties) will hold their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the Bud O’Shieles Community Center in Rosenberg, Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about the Texas Master Naturalist volunteer organization is invited to attend. The meeting will showcase the various opportunities the chapter offers for learning about nature on fields trips or during monthly program meetings, working together with other naturalists on local projects or teaching children and adults in the community.
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Sugar Land Garden Club meets at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land 77478. For more information visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org. Sugar Land Garden Club was established in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. Membership is open to all.
FORT BEND CHAPTER NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Join the Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We will meet Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. Our January program will be “DNA by Leon Anhaiser.” Contact Natalie Aggarwal Natalie-aggarwal@ hotmail.com for more information. The Fort Bend Chapter website is www.texasdar.org/chapters/FortBend.
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hccnorthwest FORT BEND COUNTY LIBRARIES (FBCL) PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE - 281-341-2677 WWW.FORTBEND.LIB.TX.US CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK - JANUARY 19-25, 2014: Every Fort Bend County baby born during this week may receive a special baby book bag, courtesy of the Friends of Fort Bend County Library. Each bag contains a book, a bib, a special certificate, a list of suggested reading for children and information on parenting and on library services. Baby book bags will be given to babies born during that week at OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and to babies cared for at AccessHealth, but ALL Fort Bend County babies who are born during Children’s Book Week are eligible to receive one, while supplies last. Families of Fort Bend babies born at other locations during Children’s Book Week should call the Youth Services department, at 281-341-2634, to receive their book bag. FAMILY READING CLUB - JANUARY 19, 2014 - MARCH 1, 2014: This six-week program is designed to encourage families to read, learn and have fun together. All Fort Bend County families are eligible to participate. Families who read 36 books or for 6 hours - 6 books per week or for 60 minutes per week - are eligible to receive a book bag for the family and will have their name entered into a drawing for a $50 dining gift card, donated by the Friends of the Library. Each branch library will have a drawing for the gift card on March 3, 2014. A single registration is required for each participating family. An adult (parent or guardian) is asked to register the family online by going to the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) and clicking on the “Family Reading Club Sign-Up” image, which will become available January 18, 2014. Families may also register at one of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system. Upon registering, families will then have their own online page on which to record their books or reading time. There is no charge to join the Family Reading Club. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries and the Friends of the Library organizations that support the county library system.
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Empty nesters home for sale in Bear Creek Village. Key Map 448E, Katy ISD. Easy access to Beltway or I-10. 2266 SF per HCAD. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car attached garage down, gameroom(or 4th bedroom) & office up. Built in 1976. has been our well cared for home last 25 years. New a/c, ductwork, insulation in 2011. New roof 2007. New laminate floors 2009. Foundation repair with transferrable warranty 2013. Neutral paint 2013. Huge island kitchen. Built in office furniture stays. W/D, refrigerator, hanging pot rack, custom drapes, sofa, MBR and DR furniture negotiable to stay. $165k. 281-814-0194.
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Resort Cabo San Lucas Vacation Villa for rent. Luxurious Villa home overlooking Jack Nicklaus’ new Quivira Golf course and Pacific ocean. Fully equipped, gated, sleeps 8-10, two story, private infinity pool, outdoor jacuzzi, large terraces, private on-site concierge, sunsets, etc, etc. Available July 16 - August 1, 2014 by the week only. Ed 832-392-5109. Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-463-4717. Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427.
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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 helper 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 - CKV, MGK, JZ Canyon Gate @ CR
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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: http://www.canyongateatcincoranch.com CCB PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 281-793-8938 Recreational Center 281-492-6020 281-646-7906 Canyon Gate Guard House Pay Phone @ Pool 281-492-9075
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