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Bradford Colony 1 & 2 Dictionary.com has several definitions for the word “colony.” The most fitting is:   “A group of people with the same interests...concentrated in a particular area.”   Bradford Colony Neighbors, we all have the same interests in this area, which is to provide a safe, clean and respectful environment for our families. To this end we have taken several steps over the past few years to address some issues to strengthen the security of the neighborhood. We added the security cameras, which record the traffic in and out of the community, and the fences along the bayou to restrict the foot traffic and access to the neighborhood from behind our homes. These are only part of the solution. YOU are the best deterrent to crime and trouble in our Colony. Get to know your fellow “colonists” and if you see something out of place, say something.   Also, it should go without saying, but please respect the rules. Please be respectful of your neighbors when parking or hosting an event at your home, encourage your guests to be respectful coming and going, and remember that while you may be enjoying the season, some neighbors may have to work in the morning (or night). Let’s keep the neighborhood looking great by not putting out our trash too early or leaving the cans in the public view. Put your trash cans in the garage or backyard, please. We hope that 2012 brings everyone in our colony much joy, happiness and prosperity! That is an interest I know we all share.  

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THE BOARD WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY, SAFE AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! (BCS3) CHRISTMAS DECORATION CONTEST

As of the date this newsletter is being written, we have not yet chosen the winners for the 2011 Christmas Decoration contest. These results will be posted on the BCS3 website as soon as they become official, plus they will be published in the next newsletter. As in past years, our small neighborhood has again demonstrated their holiday spirit in creating a “Texas Winter Wonderland.” We want to thank everyone who took the time to decorate their homes during this special season.

(BCS3) 2012 BCS3 ASSESSMENT

Every property owner in the neighborhood has received their 2012 Assessment. As was outlined in the letter that accompanied the invoice, the Board did their best minimize the 2012 Budget and subsequently keep the assessment as low as possible.

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The Board would like to thank all the residents who have already submitted their 2012 Assessment payments to ACMP. Your timely payments are greatly appreciated. If you haven’t already done so, residents are encouraged to take care of this payment by the January 31, 2012 deadline so as to avoid penalties and late fees. Remember that it is possible to set up a payment plan to handle the 2012 Assessment. If you are interested in this option, please contact our management company (ACMP) at 281-855-9867 and talk to our agent (Theodora Daly) about setting up such a plan.

(BCS3) DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS / INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCESS

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The management company (ACMP) makes two inspections per month through the neighborhood for the purpose of identifying various deed restriction violation (DRV) issues. These inspections are part of our contract agreement with ACMP. Every subsequent DRV letter that is sent out to the residents costs the HOA - and therefore the residents - money to cover the cost of postage, supplies and copies. Even in our small neighborhood, these charges add up and are a significant part of our budget. If a DRV is not corrected in a timely fashion, ACMP takes a photo of the specific DRV issue and then sends a certified letter to the property owner in question with a request to correct the issue. The charges for these photos and certified letters are initially paid by the HOA but are billed back to the property owner in question for their eventual payment to ACMP. We would like to thank all the residents who put in the time and effort to take care of their homes and yards. In addition to making the neighborhood look as good as possible as well as maximize property values, you are also minimizing the charges that the HOA (and the residents) have to pay for DRV related notification and enforcement activities. Let’s all keep up the good work!

(BCS3) STREET LIGHT OUTAGES To report a street light outage or request a repair to a street light, you will need to get the six digit number of the street light (it is normally located on the side of the pole facing the street) You will also need the approximate address of the street light (e.g. house near the pole). Then click on this link (www.centerpointenergy.com/ outage) to fill out the short report form to get the light fixed.

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The website for our neighborhood is now www.bcs3.org. This is a totally new and revamped website from the original one that was developed back in 2003-2004. Please take the time to check into this new website - and feel free to contact any Board member with suggestions and comments pertaining to this site.

(BCS3) TRASH CANS AND RELATED ISSUES

The Board would like to thank all the residents who regularly and consistently follow our neighborhood policies with respect to putting out and recovering their trash and recycling containers, as well as storing them out of sight during the rest of the week. These simple actions go a long way towards helping to keep our neighborhood looking good. A drive through other subdivisions

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(BCS3) CONTACT THE BOARD

As is the case with everything in our small neighborhood, every resident should feel free to contact any Board member as to any issue or question that you have about BCS3. Contact information for all the Board members is located on the inside back cover of this publication.

Charlestown Colony (ChC) Happy New Year!

Thanks to all those who decorated their homes so beautifully for the holidays. What a beautiful sight to see and a difficult choice to pick the winner of the Holiday Decoration contest. The winner will be published in the February newsletter as the January letter one goes to press before the selection is made. It is wonderful to drive around the area and see all the beautiful decoration.

(ChC) Homeowner Assessments

Everyone has received their assessment for 2012. We kept our assessments at the same rate as last year, but unless everyone pays their fair share of our neighborhood assessments this year, an increase will be in our future.   We do have homeowners who continue to owe assessments. The assessments are not optional; they are mandatory and are due in January of each year. If you can’t pay your total assessment by the due date, please call DebbieKay at SCS Management at 281-500-7106. She will be happy to speak with you and may possibly be able to offer a payment plan. If you have past due assessments, you are continuing to accrue charges and fees on your outstanding assessments. If you choose to sell your home, all outstanding fees and assessments must be paid before you will be able to close on the home.

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  Our annual assessments pay for repairs to playground equipment, lighting along our streets and in the park, maintenance of common areas, sprinkler system maintenance, water for common areas, and the brick fences at our entrance. In our future, we will be replacing the brick fence on the west side of our entrance due to erosion. We replaced the east side of the entrance in 2010 and look forward to having the remainder of this work completed.  

(ChC) Dog Feces in the Park and Common Areas

It has been reported that residents have been seen allowing their dog(s) to relieve themselves in the park and common areas of the neighborhood. We do appreciate our responsible pet owners who carry bags with them to pick up after their dogs! Residents who do not pick up after their pet may be fined. Dog feces in the park and common areas aren’t just a nuisance, it’s are a health hazard to unsuspecting people who step in it or get it on their clothing or shoes. We think the park and common areas are great places to exercise your 4-legged family member, please just remember that these areas are also used by children!

(ChC) Winter Lawns and Gardens

In our December water bill, MUD 102 put a note that lawns and gardens don’t need as much watering during the winter months as in the heat the rest of the year. This is so very true! We have been fortunate to get some good rains in November and actually improve a bit on our rainfall totals for the year. For the past 12 months our area has gotten about 21 inches of rain (www. harriscountyfws.org). Houston’s normal rainfall is about 48 inches. We are still way below normal. Water wisely. Start thinking about applying fertilizers and herbicides in the next few months. The healthier our lawns and gardens are when the heat arrives, the better they will handle the hot weather and predicted draught.

(ChC) Mark the Dates!

Do you know when our trash company will not collect trash during 2012? Our trash pick-up is scheduled for Monday and Thursday. Recycling is collected on Monday only. WCA, our trash collection contractor, observes six holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Collection will not occur on these days. In the event that a collection day falls on a holiday for residents receiving TWICE-weekly service (that’s us), collection will roll to the next SCHEDULED collection day. There is no trash collection on Tuesday or Friday if our regular collection day falls on a holiday.

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Remember a large amount of trash can often be recycled. Check the details at http://www.wcawaste.com/Houston/houston-residential. html. According to the website, they do not take plastic bags. However, most grocery stores have bins that take any recycle number plastic bags. The website also says they don’t take wrapping paper. All the schools in the area have recycle bins that will take just about any kind of paper. WCA does take phone books. If you need an additional bin(s) or have any questions regarding WCA’s residential recycling program, please contact WCA Residential Office at 281-368-8397.

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As the New Year begins and we all consider resolutions, consider volunteering to help the neighborhood board. Remember, helping is its own reward and can be a positive on a job resume. It is through the work of many that we can keep our association dues low. We need a new volunteer to be Chairperson of the Yard of the Month. If there is regular walker who would be willing to take note of all neighborhood landscaping, then Yard of the Month is a great way to contribute to your neighborhood. Yard of the Month starts up again in March. Please contact a board member if interested. Their numbers are in the back of this publication. Without a new Chairperson, it is possible that we won’t have a Yard of the Month program in 2012. (ChC) Planning Home Improvements during the Cooler Weather? Cooler temperatures are often a great time to work on home improvements. You can work outside and not collapse due to heat exhaustion. However, please remember that major changes to your exterior home require architectural approval. The turnaround time is less than 30 days and can be as short as a few days in an emergency. The link here will take you to the site on the SCS Management page to download the form. http://scsmgmt.com/services.htm. You can download the deed restriction here also. Things like painting, major fence replacement, home additions and even some landscape changes require architectural approval.

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Concord Colony Homeowners Association Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 7:00 PM, located at 15300 Falmouth (directly under The Colony’s water tower). See the Concord Colony Facebook page for a map of the meeting location. We want to encourage all Homeowners to attend and speak to the Board regarding any matters related to Association business. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2012. Don’t miss it!  

(CC) DEED RESTRICTIONS

The Concord Colony Homeowners Association continues to be dedicated to protecting every homeowner’s investment by keeping our neighborhood attractive and appealing. Please remember that deed restrictions are strongly enforced and any outside construction or major landscaping changes to your home must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). ACC contact information for Concord Colony is on the inside back cover of this newsletter.

(CC) CONCORD COLONY’S NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

Don’t forget to check out our neighborhood Facebook page for up to the minute information about the neighborhood. There are two different options to access the page. If you are logged into your Facebook account simply go to www.facebook.com/ConcordColony77084 or you may search for ‘Concord Colony’ and select the ‘Concord Colony Organization’ page. Either way, click ‘Like’ to begin receiving notifications about the neighborhood including crime alerts, HOA meeting notices and neighborhood contest winners. Use the page to post notices about lost pets or personal garage sales, etc. You can also contact us by sending an email to ConcordColony@gmail.com. We wish you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year!!!

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Georgetown Colony I Please submit any concerns you have along with any deed restrictions questions to our email: georgetowncolony@ yahoo.com. (GCPOA1) How to make a deed restriction violation complaint Any resident may file a complaint in either of two ways: • Simply make a phone call to SCS Mgmt., www.scsmgmt.com at 281-463-1777. • Email the board members at georgetowncolony@yahoo.com. There is a process we follow that monitors deed restriction violations and enforces corrective actions on behalf of the homeowners in GC I & II.

Jamestown Colony News (JC) VISIT US ON THE WEB

Questions about the neighborhood? You can probably find the answer on the Jamestown Colony website, www.jamestowncolony.com.  

(JC) Jamestown also has a Facebook page!

Go to the Search function and type in “Jamestown Colony.” Click JOIN and you’ll be alerted when we post (very infrequent) notices about the neighborhood.   

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(JC) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We hope your 2011 holidays were safe and warm and satisfying. And we hope you achieve all that you desire in 2012.   Our holiday decoration winners for all sections will be announced next month.  

(JC) RESIDENTS SURVEY

Director Steve Villarreal asks all residents to go to the website, www.jamestowncolony.com and spend just a few minutes to complete the 2012 online residents survey. We need to hear your voice about the direction you want us to take in the new year.

(JC) SPRING COMMUNITY EVENTS

The 5th Annual Jamestown Community Garage Sale is tentatively being planned for March 17, 2012, the Saturday at the end of the week of CyFair ISD’s Spring Break. Start cleaning out your closets and garages. The usual signs and newspaper ads will be placed well in advance to ensure a big turnout by potential buyers.   The tentative date for the 2012 Easter Egg Hunt in the Section 1 park is March 31st. The final date will be announced early next year.  

(JC) HOA ASSESSMENTS DUE NOW

Remember that your homeowner assessment was due January 1st and begins to accrue late fees and penalties after January 31st. You can either send a check to ACMP based on the 2012 statement sent to you, or you can pay online at www.jamestowncolony.com (if you pay online, you are responsible for any service fees for your online payment). If you can’t pay the entire assessment at one time, contact ACMP at 281-855-9867 to arrange a payment plan. As long as you make such arrangements and stick to the payment plan, you will not be assessed penalties and late fees. Remember that your assessment will be larger this year and next till we get the new perimeter fence paid off.

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Make a resolution to reduce your carbon footprint this year.   For those spring painting projects, make a point of buying low or zero VOC paints. VOC stands for VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS and they can aggravate asthma and contribute to global warming. If you don’t have the time or funds to redo your entire home or a whole room, try painting just one wall in a bold color or give a worn piece of furniture a new look with some a new paint treatment.   And did you know most wallpaper paste contains pesticides? Try making your own. Combine 1 cup of flour (wheat, corn, or rice), 3 teaspoons of alum, water and 10 drops oil of cloves (a natural preservative). Combine the flour and alum in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, set a smaller pan inside a bigger one that contains enough water that can be brought to a boil without overflowing. Add enough water to make a consistency of heavy cream and stir until blended. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened to a gravy texture. Let cool. Stir in the clove oil. Pour into a glass jar with a screw top. When you’re ready to install your wallpaper, apply with a glue brush. Makes 1 cup with a shelf life of 2 weeks (refrigerated). There is no commercial wallpaper paste that works as well and is free of pesticides.   Here are some other homemade recipes for a lot of the stuff you buy at the store. We’ll give you more over the next couple of months.   All-Purpose Cleaner 1 quart warm water 1 teaspoon liquid soap 1 teaspoon borax 1/4 cup undiluted white vinegar Mix ingredients, and store in a spray bottle. Use for cleaning countertops, floors, walls, carpets and upholstery.   Scouring Cleansers Sprinkle baking soda, or mix baking soda with water, and scrub with a wet sponge. If the baking soda leaves a residue, rinse with cold water and vinegar. Dry with a cloth.   Glass Cleaner Mix 1 quart warm water and 1/4 cup white vinegar or 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and store in a spray bottle.   Disinfectants 1. Use 1/2 cup of borax in 1 gallon of hot water. 2. Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution) is also an effective disinfectant.   Mildew Removers 1. Scrub mildew spots with borax/water solution (1/2 cup borax to 1 gallon water) using a nylon scouring pad. To prevent mold or mildew from forming, don’t rinse off the borax. 2. Scrub with a vinegar and salt paste. 3. If you have major problems, the best solution is heat. Applying heat to an area will kill mold and mildew.  

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Instead of waiting for the CenterPoint Energy Business Office to open, report the burned out street lights while you’re thinking of it. Go to www.centerpointenergy.com/services/electricity/residential/ reportastreetlightoutage and fill in the information. Remember, the HOA pays for these lights whether they’re burning or not, so you might as well have them burning.  

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(YTC) HOME REPAIRS

(YTC) CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DECORATING JUDGING

Don’t forget if you want to make repairs on your home such as landscaping, new roof, cutting down trees; you must get approval from the Board of Directors. There is a form you need to submit and then you will be notified if approved. Contact Consolidated Management, 281-296-9775.

The Yorktown Colony Board of Directors wants to wish all of you a Prosperous New Year!

If a street light is out, get the pole # on the side of pole, approximate address and call Centerpoint Energy at 713-207-2222. You can also report the outage online at www.centerpointenergy.com/outage.

Results of the Christmas Lights Decorating Judging will be in the February 2012 newsletter.

(YTC) PETS

Many dogs have been seen running loose in the subdivision. It is the owner’s responsibility to have your animal on a leash while walking in a public area AND pick up your dog “poop.” Also, PLEASE respect your neighbors and don’t let you animal BARK ALL NIGHT. We have had many complaints about dogs barking at all hours in the night. It is up to you to control your animal and not allow it to bark late at night and disturb your neighbors.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy It’s difficult to sum up the contributions of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. in a single day, but it is, nevertheless, a positive thing that America has an official holiday to honor his accomplishments and vision. This special commemoration is generally celebrated on the third Monday of the month of January. In 2012, this commemoration will take place January 16th. The purpose of Martin Luther King Day is to mark the tremendous legacy of an American who fought for freedom, racial equality, justice and peace, never espousing his goals with hatred or violence. He endured many difficulties with amazing courage and worked with the hope of bringing people together in unity.

(YTC) DEED RESTRICTIONS

Observations vary from state-to-state, in that some states close schools to honor the holiday, while others still hold classes, but mark the day with special programs, lessons, activities and the like. Special activities are held throughout the country to celebrate Dr. King’s life and contributions.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9182 in Katy, Texas officially re-opened its Veterans Memorial Museum on Saturday, November 19, 2011, after completing major renovations. A brief reception followed the ceremony. The VFW hall and museum are located 6202 George Bush Drive in old Town Katy. For information or to schedule a group tour, please call 281-391-8387.

If anyone needs a copy of their Deed Restrictions, you can print a copy from the Consolidated Management Services website at www.cmsgroup.org. Please call Anita Ashmore if you have any questions 281-296-9775.

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Braces for Children & Adults Invisalign® Certified New Damon® System of Braces Free Initial Exam Insignia Premier Provider Affordable Monthly Payments Most Insurance Accepted The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary are proud to share its newly renovated museum with the community and are very appreciative to the people who have contributed to this success. The museum is a great showcase for local veterans and the VFW will continue to welcome “donated” artifacts for the museum. For information about about upcoming activities or if you are a veteran in distress or a spouse of a veteran in distress, contact Colonel (Ret) Mike Mastrangelo, Commander, at 281-391-8387. For those interested in VFW Membership, please contact Dave Brasell at 713-725-3938. Post meetings are held at the VFW Hall in old Town Katy on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM

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• 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

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

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

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

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Yorktown Concord

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Jamestown

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Charlestown Georgetown

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Langham

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Savannah

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$130's

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Yorktown

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Concord

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    CYPRESS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR 2012! We had a wonderful closing of our 2011 year. December was a flurry of activity. The Holiday Concert was beautifully arranged with traditional carols and an eclectic mix of international seasonal songs with accompaniment. Labay men’s choir shared their vocal talent to the festivities. It was a feast for the eyes, ears and soul. A perfect blending for a perfect start to the holidays. The students threw a joyous party with admission being non perishable food items to help out our neighbors in need. Amongst the fun was dancing, singing, the museum game and hilarity of the white elephant gift exchange. Don’t forget the mountains of cakes, cookies, flan and more cookies!!!  Auditions for the Area choir will take place January 7th in San Antonio. We wish all our participating members courage as they meet this challenge head on. Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) performance for the men’s choir will be this year. It is quite an honor to be chosen to participate and our men have been working diligently on their vocals. This will be in San Antonio and no doubt surrounded with fun as memories are made. UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest takes place on January 27th. Sing steady Eagles! A sweepstakes will be the hopeful theme of the day!             Pizzazz is the annual variety show held in the auditorium of the high school. It is always well done, complete with choreography, costumes and set design. This family event will be on February 24th and 25th. Mark your calendars now as this is one show you do not want to miss! This is always a highlight to our school year. As always, we want to thank Mrs. Douglas, Ms. Loftin and our family of volunteers for whom we could not function. GO EAGLES CHOIR!

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If you have some free time and would like to learn more about becoming a Global Volunteer, please contact Kim Nash at krnash1@ sbcglobal.net or call the CFISD Partners in Education Office at 281894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY” UPCOMING EVENTS - January 12th - VIPS General Meeting – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. Open to all CFISD volunteers, parents, staff and community members. Get the latest information on CFISD volunteering and learn through networking! - January 24th - Junior Achievement Volunteer Training – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. The purpose of Junior Achievement is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics, and be workforce ready. - January 26th - PIE Student Mentor Training – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. Training for individuals committed to serve as a role model and friend to CFISD students. District approved mentors meet with students weekly during school hours on school campuses. Along with this two-hour training, an application and criminal background check are required. - January 31st - Sooper Puppy Training – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. Sooper Puppy is a first grade class series dealing with age appropriate life lessons, facing dilemmas and arriving at solutions by making good choices. Register for training by emailing the PIE office at vipsrsvp@cfisd.net. Provide your name and the name and date of the training you wish to attend. Registration is required to guarantee a seat and training materials. Adults only please.

CFISD – SALUTE TO OUR HEROES Saturday, February 11th at The Onmi Westside Houston. Salute to Our Heroes will honor the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event will go to an endowment, enabling graduating students from CFISD to attend college. Inspirational speakers, entertainment, live and silent auctions will highlight this special evening. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. GUEST SPEAKER: Keni Thomas. Army Ranger Involved in “Black Hawk Down” Mission Keni Thomas, Bronze Star for Valor recipient, is an engaging speaker whose story captivates audiences from beginning to end. The highly successful movie “Black Hawk Down” is based on his Army Company’s mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. In addition to speaking, Thomas is a recording artist with two critically acclaimed projects.

PRESCHOOLS Cornerstone UMC Preschool Registration Announcement Cornerstone United Methodist Church Preschool has been serving the needs of the Copperfield area since 1985. Cornerstone is a State Licensed facility operating five days a week. We offer programs for children 15 months through five-year-old preschoolers. CUMC Preschool will be offering tours every Tuesday at 10:00 AM beginning January 17th and continuing through February 7th. Join the Preschool directors in the sanctuary where they will answer questions and discuss our program (curriculum, activities, special events, schedules, etc.) with interested families in the community. Families that attend one of our tours can register before our open family registration. Come and find out how! Open family registration will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary. We are located at 15919 Ridge Park Drive in the Copperfield subdivision, Southdown Village. For further information, please call 281-859-1612.

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

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

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Bear Creek United Methodist Church School KINDERGARTEN: A YEAR OF MAGIC Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30 PM Parents of prospective kindergarten students are invited to come and learn about our kindergarten program from our kindergarten teaching team. Find out what makes our kindergarten “Year of Magic” the nurturing and personal experience that has been enjoyed by so many families at Bear Creek United Methodist Church School for more than twenty-five years. Call 281-463-2969 for more information or to schedule a tour. Bear Creek United Methodist Church School registration Bear Creek United Methodist Church School registration for 20122013 is Thursday, February, 16th at 9:30 AM. BCUMCS serves children 12 months through kindergarten, including a transition class for five year olds who would benefit from a year to grow before entering kindergarten. Please call the school at 281-463-2969 for more information or stop by the school for a tour and to see our newly expanded and renovated playground. CROSSBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Registration for our Weekday Preschool and Kindergarten 2012-2013 As an outreach of Crossbridge Christian Church, we strive to facilitate the development of our students spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally and socially and to create in our students a life-long love of learning; All for the Glory of God. Our mission is to provide Christian teachings and exemplary care for the children of our community with tailored age appropriate daily lesson plans that allow children to learn through example and hands on experiences. We are a Licensed Center with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-Child Care. Starting in the Fall we will be offering a Kindergarten Class!!! We are very excieted about this new adventure! Registration for new students is February 14th. This is a first come, first served. We accept students starting at 18 months. We are a 2 to 4 day program Monday thru Thursday, New Hours 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM. Check us out at www.crossbridgehouston.org for more information on our preschool. Phone: 281-345-6438; address: 15415 West Road & Hwy 6N in the Copperfield Area.

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

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Children established a goal of collecting 65 food items in a month and surpassed their goal by 301 in two weeks. Teachers aided the counting process, introducing place value to understand the value of three-digit numbers and tracking total donations on a large chart. Kindergartners practiced three-digit addition and subtraction problems to account for the total number of food items. All food items will be donated to Cypress Assistance Ministries for Thanksgiving. In addition, students were taught the value of service and sharing, especially in tough economic times when it is difficult to give freely.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Texas Christian School OPEN HOUSE

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

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for January 2012 9191 Barker Cypress Rd. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Don’t miss this exciting traveling exhibition and related library programs and activities at the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library. On display through Feb. 17th, this traveling exhibition for libraries examines the crises of secession, slavery and civil liberties encountered by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and his use of the Constitution to transform the meaning of freedom in America. Organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. Local funding for programs is provided by the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library. For information and a schedule of events, go to LoneStar.edu/library/Lincoln.

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Add Some L.I.F.E. Lessons to Your New Year The Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in January are: “Detoxification and Your Health” - Jan. 11th; “Lincoln and the Road to the Emancipation Proclamation” - Jan. 18th and “The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History” - Jan. 25th. Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information. Free New Student Orientations Set and Required for First Time Students Take a tour, learn about campus programs, meet with an advisor, choose a schedule and register for spring classes at LSC-CyFair’s free New Student Orientations, which all first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are now required to attend. New Student Orientations are set for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in January. All sessions are free, but space is limited and students must pre-register online at LoneStar.edu/cyfair-orientation to receive a confirmation with room location and other program information. Call 281-2903430 or email cfoutreach@lonestar.edu for information.

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Upcoming Banquet of Life The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston will be hosting their upcoming “Hidden Treasures” Banquet of Life on Thursday, January 19, 2012. This lovely evening includes a decadent meal and features Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney: two amazing speakers serving the pro-life mission. All monies raised at this event will go to benefit the many services offered by the Pregnancy Help Center. Tickets are now available for $75 each and can be purchased at www. donate-phckaty.org or by calling Lisa Marlowe at 281-578-0078, ext. 103. The Banquet of Life will be held at the Second Baptist Church West Campus at 19449 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094.

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This year’s luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 13th at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair and is expected to draw more than 400 business and community leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn tips on heart disease and stroke prevention from local experts, listen to a heart-warming story of survival from an area resident, participate in interactive breakout displays and shop the “purse-onalities” silent auction. The silent auction is a unique piece of the luncheon that features items representative of the diverse personalities of the community. Purses can be anything from actual handbags to golf bags to briefcases. This year’s auction will include something for everyone! Melissa Wilson of Fox 26 Morning News will emcee the event and Dr. Valentina Ugolini of Willowbrook Cardiovascular Associates will be the featured medical speaker. Ramsey and Voss and their team of volunteers have a goal of raising a record-breaking $200,000 to support educational programs that the American Heart Association provides and the life-saving research it funds to reduce the effects of heart disease in women. Today, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Go Red for Women celebrates the energy, passion and power that women can use to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. To secure a sponsorship, purchase tables and/or tickets, or for further information, contact Priscilla Luna at 713-610-5071 or email priscilla.luna@heart.org. For more information about Go Red For Women, visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART. Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing,

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Legacy Concert: Noel Bouley - 3 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Bass-baritone Noel Bouley received a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and he completed a bachelor’s degree in both vocal performance and music education at Louisiana State University. Bouley has performed as the bass soloist in major works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Bach’s Ich habe genug and Handel’s Messiah. Tickets: $6 - $12 
Apollo Chamber Players presents “Soundscapes of the World: An Expo in France”
 - 6 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2012. Join The Apollo Chamber Players for a program featuring music by the giants of the Impressionist movement, Ravel and Debussy, complimented by a set of Apollo-arranged folk melodies from around the world.
 Tickets: $6 - $12, WindSync’s Peter & the Wolf - 10 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2012. Who took the cool out of classical music? Well, WindSync is here to put it back. A fresh, young and energetic ensemble, WindSync’s Peter and the Wolf program is dramatic and interactive, allowing audience members of all ages to explore and engage with the music. WindSync invites audiences to join the collaborative, creative process of musical imagination and expression by exploring elements of rhythm, culture, characteristics of the instruments, and the hip, story-telling nature of classical music in a staged and costumed production of Peter and the Wolf. WindSync is part of Cypress Creek FACE’s Free Children’s Series. All Free Children’s Series concerts are free and no reservations necessary.

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February Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! - 8 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2012. A talented quartet of tap dancers team up with seven musicians/vocalists for an evening of nonstop percussive madness! Rhythmic Circus integrates rapid-fire tap with a wide variety of musical genres in a show “you have to see to believe”! Tickets: $30-60. All performances are at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX 77379, 281-440-4850; www.cypresscreekface.org.

NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, through mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit www. houstonaudubon.org or contact docent@houstonaudubon.org or 713-464-4900. Upcoming programs include: January 3rd & 4th: no program - Winter break  January 10th & 11th: Being Green  January 17th & 18th: Reptiles  January 24th & 25th: Nature Detectives Jan. 31st/Feb. 1st: Mice & Squirrels

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CWC Women Serving the Community The women’s club closed the year with a wonderful Holiday Party at Tapas Capriccio. We celebrated with our friends and are ready to start the new year as “The Cy-Fair Women’s Club.” Our first meeting in 2012 will be on January 5th at the West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 pm. Start the new year on the right track and come join us. Make a difference in the community, while developing friendships for a lifetime. CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community, as well. Membership in the CWC is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston/ Cypress neighborhoods. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 PM for social time and refreshments, followed by a program at 7:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Queenston and West Road. Our monthly meetings are not only educational and enjoyable, but they develop lasting fellowships. We look forward to meeting you in the new year! If you have any questions about our club or need directions to the church, please contact Susan McLeroy, Membership Chair at sudomac@comcast.net. Closing the year as “The Copperfield Women’s Club,” we wish everyone, Happy Holidays and a very prosperous New Year!

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BOY SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 61

Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop 61 at 7:00 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7:00 to 8:00 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-409-1934, mike.viator@comcast.net.

HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164

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

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SPORTS Holy Covenant UMC Soccer What: Upward Soccer Where: Holy Covenant UMC 22111 Morton Road, Katy TX 77449 When: Evaluations are on January 14th and 21st at 9:00 AM. Who: Children ages 4 thru 5th grade Fee: $75, which includes a uniform Check out www.holycov.org for more information or call 281-579-1200.

West Houston Girls Softball Association Registration West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2012 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Monica Canady at westhoustongsa@yahoo.com.

Inward/Forward Basketball For College & High School Guys at Bear Creek Baptist Church

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

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

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Coaches will call players to schedule practice by April 3rd. Practice times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The spring schedule includes eight games, with all games played locally on Saturdays from April 7th – May 26th. The Cy-Fair league will play at the following locations: Cy-Fair West: Horne Elementary (West Little York between Highway 6 and Eldridge Parkway). Cy-Fair North: Matzke Elementary (Grant Road, north of Jones Road and FM 1960). Cy-Fair South: Cook Middle School (West Road, east of Jones Road at Wheatland Drive). For more information, maps of locations or to sign up, visit www.ffps.org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).

Northwest Flyers Track Club

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

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

Cy-Fair Sports Association

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

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Men’s Drop-In Roller Hockey

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

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

CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH BETWEEN JOBS NETWORKING Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM Limited Seating CAC is dedicated to helping, networking, educating and empowering those who still believe in the American dream. We believe that God has a job for you somewhere and it will take networking power

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

BIBLE STUDIES The Katy Christian Women’s Connection Bible Studies

The Katy Christian Women’s Connection is offering Bible Studies at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy - across from the Katy YMCA. If you are a member of the Katy YMCA, you will receive free childcare for your child during the study. For more information or to sign up, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252. For the latest updates, please visit our website: www.KatyCWC.org.    UPCOMING BIBLE STUDIES  Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 AM Knowing God’s Will - The choices that we make often make us. The biblical book of Ruth is a story about choices and provides valuable insight into how we can make decisions that honor God and bless our own lives - 8 lessons. For information on this Bible study, please contact Joanne at 832-321-5895.  

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Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 12:30-2 pm Christ In Genesis 1 - The God of Creation - This is an exciting study detailing the biblical account of Creation as recorded in Genesis. The study covers history from Creation to the call of Abraham and the beginning of the nation of Israel - (12 lessons). For more information on this Bible study, please contact Janice at 281-220-1026.    Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM - 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life - This study openly addresses relevant topics while also sharing the Gospel. Learn innovative ways to manage emotions, live generously, resolve relationships, offload stress, grasp grace, and more - 10 chapters. For information on this Bible study, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252.

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West Houston Aglow Lighthouse

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

CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF PRAYER

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

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DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info., www.copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273. WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) - 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come join our group! We are an active, fun-loving bunch. Once you come for a visit and get to know us, you’ll want to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. You do not have to be a member of Copperfield Church to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. 

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“I’m In PAIN” Can Chiropractic Help ME ? We are often asked, “What’s the best way of finding out whether or not a doctor of chiropractic can help my problem?” We believe the answer can be found in a complete chiropractic consultation and examination, including x-rays. And to help find out for sure, we will do a complete consultation and examination, including x-rays, if necessary, (procedures that normally cost $187.00 or more) for $25.00. We will make this special program available through JANUARY. The only exception to the offer involves personal injury cases (workers’ compensation and auto accidents) in which there is no charge directly to the patient.

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CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER AREA BINGOS EPIPHANY BINGO

Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986. Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar, and large cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281578-3905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. Maximum Prizes given away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education

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programs, to better serve the community. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758. Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.

BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER 3055 Bear Creek Drive • 281-859-1566 www.pct3.hctx.net Please call for more information or to register for any of these classes ASAP. All classes are FREE OF CHARGE and are suited for adults, unless otherwise noted and are open to the public.

KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY 16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885

Our hours are: Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday - Closed.

We will be closed Monday, January 2nd and Monday, January 16th. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 281-550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

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

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Classified Ads Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. 281-861-7500. Dolphin coffee table, $500; dolphin table and 4 chairs, $150; Sony 36” TV, $300. 713-416-6716. Rocket tickets, 2 seats, section 112, row 23, seats 3 & 4, $90/pair, face value season ticket holder. Great seats. 281-578-0153. Maytag electric range, smooth top, never used, $350. 281-647-6056. Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281-392-6518. Blue sofa and love seat, $150; large study table, $75. 281-256-3609. Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3-station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886. Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409.

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

AUTOMOTIVE

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

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Salons at Stonegate is now hiring a part time house keeper to help clean, fold towels and sweep. Hours 11 AM to 7 PM, good pay, 24 hours a week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call 281-256-2204. Swimming pool cleaner need: Experienced pool cleaner to help with route maintenance in Cypress and Northwest Houston. Must have dependable truck with 2” receiver towing hitch, English speaking, have cell phone and capable of lifting and carrying 100 pounds. If you meet these requirements please call 281-785-5939. About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095. LL Hair Studio Salon is hiring experienced stylists! Visit our website at www.LLHairStudio.com to learn more, or call us today at 281-550-5302. 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. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052.

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The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500. Stylist position available at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/commission. 281-861-9911. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a self-starter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

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HELP WANTED - CARE

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

LOST & FOUND

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

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

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

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

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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 help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – SMH, MN, MF, JF, KZ.

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Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/ dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.

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Important Colonies Numbers

Bradford Colony I and II Board Members President Arturo Alcedo, 1st VP Eric J. Berning, 2nd VP 281-345-0570 Rosa Graham, Secretary 281-550-7574 Pauline Dunglinson, Treasurer 281-856-0649 Bradford Colony Board Email: bradfordcolony1and2@yahoo.com Esquire Community Management, LLC 281-444-9250

Bradford Colony Section Three (BCS3) Board Mark Przywara , President      832-452-4454 msp0007@yahoo.com Irma Poirier, V. President 281-855-2517, torres123m@hotmail.com Maria Torres, V. President Jamin Jones, Treasurer, jamin@madnessmotorsports.com Andy Nguyen, Secretary      832-643-1974, andyn@springisd.org 281-855-9867 Theodora Daly /ACMP  

Charlestown Colony Board of Directors Alex Vargo, President Pleshetta Loftin, Treasurer Lisa Albers, Secretary Sharon Tipping, Vice Pres./Arch. Control SCS Mgmt Services Staci Gregory

832-498-7085 281-799-3647 713-502-4651 281-550-7915 281-463-1777 www.scsmgmt.com sgregory@scsmgmt.com

Important Colonies Numbers

Concord Colony Board of Directors Randy Ward, President Phyllis Scott, Vice President Melanie Scholler, Secretary Jeanne Pressler, ACC Chairman Olivia Hernandez, Treasurer Consolidated Mgmt. Allison Malandrucolo

281-855-9077 281-855-4524 281-858-0081 281-463-7550 281-550-6513 281-296-9775

Georgetown Colony I Board of Directors Richard Cottrell, President Brian Rogers, Vice President/Architectual Control Scott Bucley Treasurer Secretary Andy Menard, Director COMMITTEE POSITIONS Deed Restrictions Committee Yard of the Month Signs-Lydia Rodgers www.scsmgmt.com or Ola Guess

281-855-4433 281-861-5411 281-855-9876 281-861-5444 281-463-1777

Georgetown Colony II Board of Directors Lori Dickens, President Bruce Medley, Vice President Timothy Fiore, Treasurer www.scsmgmt.com or Ola Guess

ldickens@dickensdelivery.com brucemedley@sbcglobal.net Tim_Fiore@yahoo.com 281-463-1777

Jamestown Colony Board Members

Rick Moore, Sect. 3, President Steven Villarreal, Sect. 3, Treasurer & Secretary Beverly Franklin, Sect. 3 Jim Osburn, Sect. 2 Donna Hackemack Bryant, Sect. 1 Wayne Modgling, Sect. 1 ACMP, Theodora Daly

281-859-1211 281-704-1273 281-804-0176 832-633-1030 281-550-3527 281-855-9867

Langham Creek Colony Board of Directors William Thielen- President Eric Sandrock - Vice President Dennis Eck - Secretary/Treasurer ACMP, Ransom Daly

281-855-9867

Langham Creek Colonies Tennis & Swim Assoc, Inc. Langham Creek Colonies HOA #1 Langham Creek Colonies HOA #2 Genesis Property Management, Inc.

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Yorktown Colony Board of Directors

Monroe Burks, President / ACC 281-859-2220 Beverly Wolfe, Vice Pres/ ACC Chairperson 281-861-7492 Rose Garza, Treasurer 832-886-7076 Mary Starr, Secretary 832-427-1421 Mary Starr, Newsletter / Yard of the Month 832-427-1421 Martha Muzquiz, Director at Large 281-550-2218 Anita Ashmore, Consolidated Mgmt. 281-296-9775 2204 Timberlock Plc #245, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Fx 281-296-9788

The Colonies Recreation and Property Owners Association Beverly Wolfe, President (Yorktown Colony)

281-861-7492

Wanda Anglin, Secretary (Charlestown Colony)

281-856-8234

Rick Moore, Treasurer (Jamestown Colony)

281-859-1211

Director (Bradford Colony) Richard Cottrell, Director (Georgetown Colony I)

281-584-1240

Lori Dickens, Director (Georgetown Colony II)

281-802-2251

Randy Ward, MUD Rep. (Concord Colony)

713-799-6347

Stella Walleck, Consolidated Management

281-296-9775

Greater Houston Pool Management

713-771-7665

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NUMBERS MUNICIPAL ULTILITY DISTRICT 102 Municipal Utility District 102 - 15300 Falmouth MDS (Water) - District Operator, Customer Service/Billing Inquiries Service Dept (leaks, emergencies) Coats, Rose, Yale, Holm, Ryman & Lee, P.C. - Legal Council Assessments of Southwest Tax Assessor/Collector Harris County Sheriff Department - Security -

281-290-6507 281-290-6503 713-651-0111 713-482-0216 713-221-6000

SCHOOLS

Cy-Fair School District Admin. Horne Elementary (K-5) Truitt Middle School (6-8) Langham High School CyFalls High School

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281-897-4000 281-463-5954 281-856-1100 281-463-5400 281-856-1000

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Emergency Fire & Ambulance 713 466-6161 Clay Rd. Courthouse Annex Judge Bill Yeoman State Highway Dept. Animal Control Rape Crisis (24 hrs.) Suicide Prevention (24 hrs.) Battered Women & Children MISC. Car Share/Van Share Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours) Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Crisis Hotline (24 hours) Harris Co. Children’s Protective Services (24 hours) Poison Control (24 hours)

911 281-256-2266 281-463-2446 281-463-2341 713-802-5076 281-999-3191 713-528-7273 713-228-1505 713-528-5785 713-227-0003 713-686-6300 713-520-8620 713 -228-1505 713-394-4000 1-800-764-7661

U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) Center Point Gas To report gas leaks Reliant Energy Street Light Repair AT & T Street Repair Harris County Animal Control Humane Wildlife Removal Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Bear Creek Library MTA Buses (Routes & Scheduling) Commissioner Jerry Eversole

1-800-275-8777 713-659-2111 713-659-3552 713-207-7777 713-207-2222 713-237-7304 281-353-8424 281-999-3191 281-377-5335 713-468-8972 281-550-0885 713-635-4000 713-755-6444

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