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View online @ www.krenekprinting.com HAPPY 2014! GRAND LAKES NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2014 Happy New Year! Your January 2014 Grand Lakes newsletter is filled with something for everyone: make those New Year’s resolutions and achieve them! Plus, dream of becoming a runner? This month’s issue makes that dream come true! Get your finances healthy this year! Much more in this month’s newsletter!

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE CLEAN-UP Chairpersons for the following committees, please email me at monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com if you still wish to continue your committee article within the Grand Lakes newsletter: • Grand Lakes Pool Volleyball Team • Grand Lakes Woman’s Group for Spanish Speakers • Grand Lakes Indian/Desis Group • Grand Lakes Strategy Board Game Club

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• Grand Lakes Chinese Children Playgroup • Grand Lakes Katy Go Group Please note the above committee articles will be deleted after the January issue. We want to make sure our community committees are active!

YOUR GRAND LAKES COMMITTEES! Presently, Grand Lakes has the following active committees: • Grand Lakes Winter Festival, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Committees Denise Morrow & Bonnie Duhart, chair persons • Grand Lakes Woman’s Association NEW! Garima Dasgupta, chair • Grand Lakes July 4th Committee Carole Fox • Grand Lakes Garage Sale Committee - Tina Hager, thagger@comcast.net • Grand Lakes Pet Lost and Found - Lisa Lambert, chair • Grand Lakes Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Ham Radio Volunteers If you are a chairperson for any of the above or need to update your information, please email me: monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com.

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Newsletter articles are due by the 20th of the month for the upcoming issue. Newsletter article deadlines are: February 2014 - due 12/20 March 2014 - due 1/20

New Year - new chairperson for the Grand Lakes Woman’s Association! It’s been awhile since we met, so let’s get together, make friends, share stories and enjoy! Please call or email your new GLWA Chairperson: Garima Dasgupta at 303-803-2823 or email garimadasgupta@gmail.com.

GRAND LAKES NEWS New Year. New YOU! Happy New Year, neighbors! We will still have a few days remaining in 2013 by the time you get this newsletter, so spend those few days reflecting. How did you grow? What did you gain? What did you lose? What was your biggest achievement? What could you have done better? If you ask me, I reflected upon 2013 each day this year, every 365 days of it. Each day was a way for me to do something better. I made many changes within myself so that I may enjoy the beauty within others. We have to let go of many things in order to gain that one big thing. My biggest gain was my closeness to my faith. What a fascinating journey it has been as I studied His word, lived it and shared it. I am sure you all have a great story to share as well! Have a wonderful 2014! Share your thoughts with me at: monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com.

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THE GRAND LAKES ASIAN INDIAN “DESIS” GROUP The Grand Lakes Asian Indian Group organizes two meet, eat and greet events each year - one for Diwali and one for Holi. We have been hosting these potlucks for the past few years at the Cow Barn Park. If you are interested in joining, please register online at the Grand Lakes Desis group http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/GrandLakesDesis to communicate with other members and receive updates for future events. We look forward to meeting you soon!

THE GRAND LAKES STRATEGY BOARD GAME CLUB The Grand Lakes Strategy Board Game Club meets once a month for an evening of competition. If you are familiar with such games like “Diplomacy,” “Axis and Allies” and “Rail Baron,” then this club is right for you. Email billfox@chevron. com to add your name added to the email distribution list for invitations to future games.

Playgroup Announcements GRAND LAKES CHINESE CHILDREN PLAYGROUP!

We meet each Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. Learn Chinese and enjoy fun with other children aged 5 and younger. Contact Stella at 713-410-0520 (Zhang Jing) or stellagrhodes@msn.com (email).

Grand Lakes Announcements WELCOME TO GRAND LAKES! GRAND LAKES EMAIL GROUP If you are not in the community email group, go to www. grandlakeslife.com and click “Join Our Mailing List” to add as many email addresses as you like. We do not share these addresses with anyone for any reason. Messages are sent only a couple times a month with items of interest to the community.

GRAND LAKES PET LOST & FOUND Do you have pets, love animals and want to help your neighbors who have pets? Grand Lakes has a Pet Lost & Found service which helps reunite lost or found pets with their families. To receive pet “amber” alerts, please email Lisa at grandlakes4pets@aol.com and ask to be added to her list. If you ever find a lost pet or lose one of your own you’ll be glad to have this service at your fingertips. Please see more information on page (last page) and in the “Helpful Numbers for Grand Lakes” page in the back.

GRAND LAKES PET LOST & FOUND ON FACEBOOK! Be sure to check out the Facebook pages for pets lost and found in our area: www.facebook.com/GrandLakes4Pets. If residents “like” this page, they will receive even more info. regarding pets for adoption, as well as those found and lost.

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When your pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. This is a growing issue within the community. Come with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be the most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect for every Grand Lakes homeowner and our beautiful community. Pet feces damages lawns and many residents are working hard to maintaining their grass!

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For the safety of all Grand Lakes residents, please use all precautions with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you do come across a loose pet or a pet that may be lost, please try to take in the pet temporarily to your home if you can and immediately email the Grand Lakes Pets Lost and Found: grandlakes4pets@aol.com

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GRAND LAKES DOG PARK Grand Lakes welcomes you and your four-legged friend to the community dog park. The park is located in the southeast corner of Grand Lakes: from south Fry Road go south on Rainwood Park Drive, left at Central Park (Grand Brooks Lane), left on Emily Park, left on Grandwood Lane, then right on Calico Crossing. The park and parking lot is on your right toward the end of the street.

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GRAND LAKES COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) AND HAM RADIO VOLUNTEERS The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, like fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Have you been trained as a CERT member? Leslie Power and Shelia Maneffa are gathering information about CERT trained individuals in Grand Lakes. If you are CERT member and would like to be included in this Grand Lakes Team, please email Leslie: freetofly1234@gmail.com - TEEN CERT trained members are welcome, too. We would like to meet at least quarterly in order to stay informed and organized. If you have not been trained, but would like more information, visit citizencorps.gov/cert - The West I-10 Fire Department holds periodic training classes. Visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/West-I-10-CERT - If interested in a class, contact Scott Fenwick at scottfen@swbell.net - The classes are held one night a week for 8 weeks at the Fire Department. We would also like to include any Ham Radio operators in our Emergency Response Team. If you would like to join us, please let us know. You could be instrumental in our communications should the need ever arise.

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1. Protect your pet from extreme weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.). 2. Keep indoors or in a fenced yard and on a leash when walked. 3. Make sure they’re up to date with vaccinations. 4. Always make sure they’re wearing identification, so they can be returned to you if lost. 5. Spay or neuter your pet.

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RECYCLING NEWS FOR GRAND LAKES Did you know that you can recycle your GLASS jars and bottles, along with any STYROFOAM? Our community recycling company, Best Trash, accepts glass and styrofoam! It takes approximately 1 MILLION YEARS for glass bottles to decompose and Styrofoam containers over 1 MILLION YEARS! Let’s ALL try to recycle - with curbside pick-up so there are no more excuses!

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The Ft. Bend County Recycling Center in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away), accepts glass/bottles, Styrofoam and other items. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website www.co.fort-bend.tx.us for information. Also, check out Green Arrow Recycling located in Katy, west of Katy High School. Green Arrow accepts paper, plastics, aluminum, electronics, cardboard and other recyclable materials and welcome residential drop offs. Visit www.greenarrowrecycling.com for more information. For students seeking a volunteer opportunity, setting up a recycling program with your school is a great idea!

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GRAND LAKES’ PARKS

In an effort to ensure our common areas are available for use and in a usable condition by the residents of Grand Lakes, the Board of Directors is installing signage notifying the residents that the park is only open for use during daylight hours and the consequences should anyone be caught causing damage to the park. Please speak with your children and report any suspicious behavior you may witness as a resident to the Fort Bend County Sheriff at 281-341-4665 (non emergency).

BIKE RACKS

Grand Lakes’ residents are advised to lock up bikes when utilizing community parks and facilities. Bike racks are installed in various areas throughout the community.

AVAILABILITY OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Grand Lakes’ facilities are available at first come first serve basis. These facilities include, but are not limited to: Tennis Courts, Park areas, Town Square gazebos/sitting areas, Greenbelts (walk and bike trails), Community lakes, etc. The facilities cannot be reserved for any reason. Please refer to PCMI for further details.

COMMUNITY NOTICE: NO POSTING SIGNS AT MAIL BOXES

Absolutely NO signs and letters are to be posted by on Grand Lakes’ mail box stations. Contacts listed on the signs will be charged to have the signs removed by a vendor. Contact PCMI for all community issues and contact Krenek Printing for advertising in the Grand Lakes’ newsletter.

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FENCE STAINING Please be aware that resident fence painting is not permitted in the Grand Lakes Community without the approval of the New Construction Committee (NCC). In an effort to maintain visual harmony within Grand Lakes, the Association does not permit residents to color stain their exterior fences. Residents   can however, seal their fence with a clear wood preservatives treatment, provided it is approved by the Grand Lakes Community Association, NCC. Should you have any questions regarding this matter or any other home improvements, modifications or additions to your home’s exterior, please contact PCMI at 281-870-0585.

NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES, EXCEPT FOR MOBILITY ASSISTANCE VEHICLES For the safety of Grand Lakes residents, do not operate go-carts, motorized recreational scooters, three- or four-wheelers or cars on walking/jogging trails, lake bridges, sidewalks, park and play areas, greenbelts and all open common grounds. Mobility assistance vehicles, like power wheel chairs are exempt from this notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

GRAND LAKES “LAKES” NOTE: Grand Lakes has a strict CATCH & RELEASE policy. Only “barb-less” hooks are allowed to prevent injuring fish that are caught and returned. Please use care when handling fish and gently return them to the water as quickly as possible. Trotlines or other non-standard fishcatching tools are forbidden. Common sense and proper care of the fish will ensure a long-lasting experience. The fish and the water “health” are monitored to ensure a thriving underwater environment. Grand Lakes

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USE OF ANY WATERCRAFT AND SWIMMING ARE PROHIBITED ON COMMUNITY LAKES

This includes kayaking, canoeing or any form of pleasure boating. The use of remote controlled water toys is okay. Remember, our lakes are for neighborhood beautification and approved shoreline fishing. Violation of these rules is strictly prohibited!

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Publish your special wishes in the newsletter - birthday greetings, anniversaries, congrats and even a hooray! Email your personal request to monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com, no later than the 20th of each month for publication in the upcoming issue.

STREET LIGHTS

If you happen to notice streetlights that may not be burning or the pole is leaning, you can contact CenterPoint Energy directly at their customer service department at 713-2072222. The information you will need prior to contacting them, is the actual pole number; a six-digit number that is on a plate located on the pole itself and the address nearest to that particular pole.

PARKS, TOWN SQUARE AND COMMON AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY

In the community of Grand Lakes, there are several common areas for the residents to enjoy. These common areas are restricted to residents for individual and family use and for community events. It is important that we do not abuse these areas with events other than the activities mentioned. January 2014

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The homeowners association maintains all of these areas so if there is any damage to these areas the community pays for it. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community beautiful.

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Buy on tips from friends or pundits. Who needs professional advice when your new co-worker can give you some great tips? With all the experts out there crowding the airwaves with their recommendations, why not take their advice? No one has ever been 100% correct about forecasting the market. Do your own research and make decisions based on your own factors, including time horizon and risk tolerance.

Sell when the market is down, and buy when the market is up. The temptation to sell is always highest when the market drops the furthest. And it’s what many inexperienced investors tend to do, locking in losses and precluding future recoveries. The reverse is true when the market rises. Responding to the market’s ups and downs is a surefire way to lock in losses. Stay steady and keep your long-term goals in mind.

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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. Grand Lakes

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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to 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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BECKENDORFF JR. HIGH RED RIBBON WEEK

Beckendorff Jr. High hosted a Red Ribbon Week. Students were given the opportunity to sign the pledge banner to stay drug free. The banner, with over a 1,000 signatures, was then hung in the school rotunda for all students to share their commitment to remain drug free. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.

BECKENDORFF JR. HIGH 7 TH GRADE PARTY

Beckendorff Jr. High PTA hosted a grade level 7th grade party. Pizza and a “snack bar” were included as well as a DJ, dancing, games and an open gym for all kinds of sports related activities.

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SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SEVEN LAKES BAND BOOSTER CLUB EXPRESSES THANKS We are The Seven Lakes High School Band • Fort Bend County EMS fortunate to live where we do among Boosters wishes to express its gratitude • Fulshear Simonton Fire Department • Community Volunteer Fire Departsuch wonderful people.” to the community for supporting the rd ment Station 3   SLHS Band’s 3 Annual March-a-Thon, “This event would not have been poswhich was held on Saturday, Sept. 7,   The band performed 31 concerts sible without the army of volunteers who 2013. along a 7-mile route. Even though the graciously donated their time for such   This event would not be possible without weather did not always cooperate, the an awe-inspiring event. It brings the the support of local sponsors; many of march continued as planned, ending school to the community. Friends, famwith a finale concert at Seven Meadows ily and neighbors lined the sidewalks in who participated in the march: Central Park. anticipation of the approaching band,” • Wal-Mart   said Buddy Verneuil, VP-Communica• Kroger Chris Simank, VP-Fundraising, states “I tions. • Grand Lakes HOA am amazed at the amount of support   • Seven Meadows HOA that has been poured out to our orga- Thanks again to the Seven Lakes com• Fort Bend County Constable Pct. 3 nization from the community. munity and its supporters. • Fort Bend County Sheriffs Office January 2014

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Community members from Katy and the surrounding area recently stopped what they were doing to read to students in more than 375 classes as part of Katy ISD’s 16th annual Promise to Read program. Through Promise to Read, volunteers promise to spend 30 minutes reading to an elementary classroom during two weeks in November. This year, 10 Katy ISD elementary campuses hosted the event with Partners in Education: Cimarron, Creech, Franz, Golbow, Exley, Rhoads, Rylander, Williams, Wilson and Winborn Elementary Schools. Host campuses rotate each year so that, over a three-year period, every Katy ISD elementary has an opportunity to participate.

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OFFICER TAYLOR JOINS THE KATY ISD POLICE FORCE

During the November Board Work Study meeting, Officer Shannon Taylor was sworn in to serve on the Katy ISD Police Force. Officer Taylor’s law enforcement experience includes having served as a police officer for the Delphi, Indiana Police Department and Purdue University.

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Officer Taylor is a graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has been an officer for more than 14 years. After serving for Purdue and Delphi, Officer Taylor served three years as a police officer at Rice University. She resides in Katy with her husband, John Taylor and her daughter.  Katy ISD peace officers are licensed and certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education. The Katy ISD police jurisdiction includes all territory within the boundaries of the District (181 square miles) and all property, real and personal, outside the boundaries of the District that is owned, leased or rented by the District or otherwise under the District’s control. Peace officers employed by Katy ISD have the same authority, powers, privileges and immunities as bestowed on all Texas peace officers while on or off duty.

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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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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!

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

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 mberry@varsityspirit.com. Photo by Brenda Read. January 2014

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The Pope John Boys Golf Team finished 2nd in the 19 team Deer Park Invitational November. The Lions were led by junior Philip Nijoka with rounds of 80-74 and by junior Case Garrison with rounds of 78-76. Both Philip and Case finished tied for 5th individually out of 93 golfers. Juniors Jake Garrison (8382), Mark Nijoka (88-79) and sophomore Philip Grandjean (89-90) also played well for the Lions, who finished behind host Deer Park, a UIL 5A state qualifier last year.

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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 westhoustongsa@yahoo.com

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

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KATY PONY BASEBALL Katy Pony Baseball for ages 4-17, co-ed, will be registering for the 2014 Spring Season on the following dates and locations: Academy Sports and Outdoors - 24970 FM 1093 Kroger Center Saturday, January 11th: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 22nd: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Frozen Ropes Baseball Training Facility - 20000 Park Row, Katy Wednesday, January 15th: 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM

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Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

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

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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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HOUSTON CAT CLUB 61st Annual charity at show January 4 & 5, 2014 Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM Sun. 9 AM - 4 PM George R. Brown Convention Center Judging of beautiful Championship cats Judging of your household cat Veterinarian Q&A Cat Agility Contest Cat Adoptions Rescue Groups wide variety of vendors Info: www.houstoncatlub.org Sponsors: Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Royal Canin, The Cat Fanciers Association Dr. Esley’s - Precious Cat Litters

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.

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ITS 2013-2014 SEASON! ROME by John Harvey - World Premier - March 6-22, 2014. This original script is being written by local playwright, John Harvey, work shopped by designers, musicians and actors, video documented over a year and presented as a collaborative effort as our final play in the season.

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Start any time between 9 and 11:30 AM - no reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of materials. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, visit  www.houstonaudubon.org.

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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.

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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.

SUGAR LAND GARDEN CLUB

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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Are you interested in meeting your local elected officials? Would you like to know how Congress is dealing with “hot” items during this session? Contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com for information on our group. January 2014

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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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BECOME A TUTOR-UNDERSTAND OUR STUDENT’S LIFELINES Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

RECYCLE AT THE FT. BEND COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER! The Ft. Bend County Recycling center is located nearby in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away) and accepts glass/bottles and Styrofoam that Waste Management doesn’t pick up. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website for information: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. Some recycling facts: For more facts on decomposition time, visit http://behealthyandrelax.com/2007/11/ how-long-does-it-take-to-decompose.

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Cl assified Ads FOR SALE

Memorial Oaks Cemetery companion crypt (perpetual care included), $8,500. 281-807-1103, days and evening.

Dining room set, Oak finish. Table with 3 leaves, 6 chairs and hutch. Excellent condition, $1,500. Call 281-392-6932.

Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

Noritake “Breathless” service for 8, plus platter/bowls, $200. 281-578-0555.

Furniture - dining room table/6 chairs, breakfast table/6 chairs, TV armoire, bookshelves. Household items lamps, chair, framed prints. Need to sell. Make offer! 281-814-7436. Lexington girl’s 4-piece bedroom suite w/queen mattress/boxsprings, $750; 4-piece wall unit bookcase, $700; Hunter-Douglas metal mini blinds, off-white, various sizes & prices; wrought iron patio table with four chairs, bakers rack and small side table, $75; small iron patio chiminea, $10; quinceanera/prom dress, pink 2-piece sleeveless corset style top with Cinderella skirt, excellent condition, $100. Cash only. Can email photos. 281-856-7931. LG Model WM3470HA graphite steel front loading washer, with matching base (a $250 value). Light use for five months. I injured my arm and can’t reach up to put the detergent or softener in the fill cup. Like new, a fantastic deal, $775. 832-723-3384.

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Motor Guide ET54 Trolling Motor and Minnkota 24LB Trolling Motors, never been used. Sell both for $350. Ken at 832-655-4746. 2008 black Grand Cherokee, 63K miles, good condition, $14,000. Call 281-463-1175 or stultsjaney@yahoo.com for photos.

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Caregiver/Certified Nursing Assistant: Our Care Senior Solutions is interviewing for full or part time Caregivers/CNA’s positions. Schedules will depend on client’s needs. Ideal candidates will have 2-3 years experience in caring for seniors. All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug screening and background checks. Resumes should be faxed to 832-850-7122 or apply online at www.ourcareseniorsolutions.com.

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Before/After School Counselors. Responsible adults needed to supervise children in local Katy ISD elementary child care sites either before school, after school or both. High School Diploma or GED required. Must love working with children and embody the 5 core values of the YMCA - Faith, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility and Respect. Part-Time. Shifts available Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 AM and/or 2:30 - 6:30 PM. Submit applications to Sherry Hubbard, sherryh@ymcahouston.org or call 281-392-5055 ext. 235. Member Services Representatives. Responsible adults needed to work the front desk at the Katy YMCA to register members for programs, answer questions, greet, etc. Early morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts available. Must love working with the public and be strong at multi-tasking. Part-Time. Submit applications to Michelle Steffes, michelle. steffes@ymcahouston.org or call 281-392-5055 ext. 214. Pet Stytlist/Groomer in NW area. Can you groom both cats and dogs? Want to work with no boss looking over your shoulder? Professional appearance and friendly personality required for a unique grooming experience. Business is booming, be a part of the action, break away from the drudgery at the salon. We don’t rush you. It’s up to you how long you spend with a client! Full time work, with flexible hours. Pay 50-55% DOE (approx. $20/hr.) 832-762-6356. Looking for experienced hair stylists and nail tech with a clientele to join our team. Great hours, competitive pay. Full and part time available. Call Jazmyn at 281-550-0519, Michelle Salon & Spa, 16103 West Little York, Suite G, Houston, Texas 77084. Local church seeking a childcare provider for Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Sunday evenings 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Individuals will be caring for infants to Pre-K children. If interested, please send resume to trinitybcnursery@outlook.com. Background checks and interviews will be done before hiring. Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Katy Memorial Power Washing is seeking a power washing and roof cleaning technician. Requirements: must be a selfstarter, flexible, team player, willing and able to work multiple jobs with minimum supervision; must be able to work on max height 2 story roofs; have a good driving record; must have 12’ trailer, towing experience and be proficient at backing trailer; no prior experience power washing or roof cleaning necessary, we train; live in the Katy, Texas area. Submit your resume via email to support@k-mpw.com. Lifetime Learners Child Development Center and Pre-School is now hiring for our Katy location; teachers and child care providers.Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437.

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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. 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.

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Over 20 Years Experience

J. Russ Polsgrove MPL#38482

www.PolsgrovePlumbing.com

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GREEN LEAF TREE SERVICE • TREE TRIMMING • TREE PRUNING • TREE REMOVAL • STUMP GRINDING • TREE PLANTING • PALM TREE PRUNING • LANDSCAPE RENOVATION • MULCHING • SEASONAL COLOR • HARDSCAPES • WATER FEATURES

Free Estimates Fully Insured

RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL

281-642-7824

10% OFF Attic Insulation Same-Day Ser vice

Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.

281-492-2166

Call Anytime!

Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com.

Nottingham Country Building 20501 Katy Freeway, Suite 124

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HEATING • AIR CONDITIONING Furnace $ Safety Check

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Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present at time of service. Expires 1/31/14.

281-492-3450

Up to $1900 Rebate and $350 tax credit on a new home comort system.

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Only select models qualify. Call for details. Expires 1/31/14.

myACandHEAT.com

FREE ESTIMATES on New Equipment January 2014

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Classified Ads HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

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.

BOARDERS/ROOMMATES

Room for rent for professional; Katy area, private bathroom. Call 281-512-7772, leave message or email, Tashalieberman@msn.com.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

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. 

Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Journey with us as we strive to build strong marriages and families. • Weekday Pre-School • Men’s & Women’s Ministries • Pre-School Ministry • Bible Study for all ages • Mission Projects & Trips

• Youth Ministry • Awana • Family Activities • Worship Ministry • Children’s Ministry

27600 FM 1093 • Fulshear, TX 77441 281-346-2279 • RiverBendBC.org Scan with your Smartphone

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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 $465 - 7 days $595. 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.

NOVENA

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

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 Grand Lakes

January 2014


Come and Swim in Our Indoor Heated Pools! .

3514 Greenbusch Rd. Katy, Texas 77494 Phone: (832) 437- 6186 Email: info@texasswimacademy.com www.texasswimacademy.com Early swim lessons set a positive foundation towards a lifetime of participation in a variety of water sports and aquatic adventures. Our goal at Texas Swim Academy is to provide the families in Katy and the greater Houston area access to a result oriented swimming program. We will advance students from water safety to confident water enjoyment.

HELPFUL NUMBERS FOR GRAND LAKES GRAND LAKES - COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS COMMUNITY EVENTS WINTER FESTIVAL Carole Fox 281-693-1183 Bonnie Duhart GARAGE SALE OPEN EASTER EGG HUNT Bonnie Duhart Denise Morrow JULY 4th EVENT Carole Fox HALLOWEEN EVENT Denise Morrow Bonnie DuHart

carolejeanfox@yahoo.com bduhart0325@gmail.com bduhart0325@gmailcom disemorrow2002@yahoo.com carolejeanfox@yahoo.com disemorrow2002@yahoo.com bduhart0325@gmailcom

NEWSLETTER Monica Vagholkar monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com WOMAN’S ASSOC. Garima Dasgupta garimadasgupta@gmail.com LOST & FOUND PETS Lisa Lambert 281-392-5792 grandlakes4pets@aol.com PLAY GROUPS OPEN CRIME WATCH GLEN GESOFF grandlakescrimewatch@yahoo.com GRAND LAKES BOARD OF DIRECTORS Collins Pier President Jeff Ross Matthew Knies

Glen Gesoff Chuck Matheson

www.grandlakeslife.com PLANNED COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT, INC EMPLOYEES & ROLES RELEVANT TO GRAND LAKES PCMI OFFICE 281-870-0585 FAX: 281-870-9170 P.O. BOX 219223 HOUSTON, TX 77218 Email customercare@PCMI-us.com 281-870-0585 CUSTOMER CARE

January 2014

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POLICE/FIRE Emergency Numbers.... Fire Department (Emergency) Fire Department (Non Emergency) Fort Bend Co. Sheriff

***911*** 281-498-2800 281-498-1310 281-341-4665

Utilities/Post Office/FT BEND CO. CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111 Reliant energy 713-207-7777 email:service@reliant.com Reliant energy light outage 713-207-2222 Municipal District Services ( MDS) GL’s MUD # 1,2 & 4 contract with MUD Services (MDS) to operate the GL public water and sewer utilities 24-Hr Repair Hotline -Water Leaks/Sewage Stoppages 281-290-6503 Billing/Payment/Customer Care 281-290-6507 Consolidated Comm.(west of Peek) 1-866-989-2255 AT & T (east of Peek) 1-800-464-7928 Best Trash 281-313-2378 (Pick up Mon. & Thurs.) (Thurs.-Recycle) Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222 1-800-332-7143 or www.centerpointenergy.com/houston> Comcast 713-341-1000 DPS Katy 281-391-4872 Katy & Park Row Post Offices 1-800-275-8777 Dept. of Public Safety 713-465-8462 Poison Control 1/800/222-1222 Ft Bend Co. Animal Control 281-342-1512

COMMUNITY Katy Family YMCA Fort Bend Co. Court House Katy Chamber of Commerce

281-392-5055 281-342-3411 281-391-5289

SCHOOLS www.katyisd.org KISD Administration KISD Transportation Alexander Rae Elementary Beckendorf Junior High Seven Lakes High School Miller Career Center www.katyisd.org

281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-237-7100 281-237-8800 281-237-2800 281-237-6300

LIBRARIES FT. BEND CO. Katy/Ft. Bend Mini-Branch Cinco Ranch Library George Memorial Maud Smith Marks

281-395-1311 281-395-1311 281-342-4455 281-492-8592

MEDICAL Fort Bend Co.Health Dept. Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Kingsland Diagnostic Center Christus St. Catherine Hospital

281-342-6414 281-392-1111 281-579-1119 281-599-5700

NEWSLETTER: For Commercial or Classified Ads contact: Krenek Printing Co. 281-463-8649 www.krenekprinting.com 7102 Glen Chase Ct. Fax: 281-463-2425 Houston, Texas 77095 Email: news@krenekprinting.com classified@krenekprinting.com ads@krenekprinting.com

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Your Local Maid Service for 20 Years • SAME DAY • SAME CREW • AFFORDABLE • BONDED • INSURED • REFERENCES • SUPPLIES FURNISHED $

January 2014

Jan .1 New Year’s Day Jan. 20 Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Day Jan. 31 Chinese New Year Begins

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Tammy Smith, Owner-Operated

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www.westsidemaids.com

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• We Accept All Major PPO Plans

Come in for initial exam, necessary cleaning and X-rays, Get FREE custom take home whitening trays and gel ($399 value).

Exam, Digital X-rays, & Cleaning for NEW PATIENTS Only in the absence of periodontal disease Expires 1/31/2014. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

NewGenDental 281-769-7466

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Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Digital X-rays Extractions Invisalign

Root Canal Therapy Tooth Colored Fillings Emergencies

Call Us Today!

281-769-7466

www.newgendental.com

Crowns and Bridges Porcelain Veneers Periodontal Treatments Dentures and Partials Adults & Children

Grand Pkwy

$59

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Happy New Year!

Teeth Whitening

NewGenDental 281-769-7466

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281-855-9212

Offer ends 1/31/2014. Not to be combined with any other offer.

Friday

Fry Rd HEB

6725 S Fry Rd, Suite 600

(at Grand Parkway in HEB shopping complex)

Shilpa Khullar, DDS

Published by: Krenek Printing 7102 Glen Chase Ct • Houston, TX 77095 • 281-463-8649 Grand Lakes for January email: news@krenekprinting.com for articles • ads@krenekprinting.com for business ads • classified@krenekprinting.com classified 2014 ads

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