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NEWSLETTER DECISION Did you notice that this month’s newsletter is green instead of blue? That signifies that your Board has adopted the Krenek newsletter as our official newsletter giving us the option to select our own color. Green was chosen to signify the outdoor quality of Grayson Lakes. Since Krenek publishes area news in addition to our articles, our plan is to mark each Grayson Lakes article with the Grayson Lakes logo. The decision to stop publishing our own independent newsletter will save the community approximately $3,500 a year that can then be spent on pressing maintenance issues. Articles are posted to our website at the same time as they are submitted to Krenek, so you can get an early look at Grayson Lakes news by visiting “www.graysonlakesliving.com: latest news/events� after the 26th of each month. This posting will beat the paper copy by about 4 weeks. If you prefer to read the newsletter online in its final format, you will find electronic versions at “community: resident forms & documents: Grayson Lakes Recent Newsletters: Krenek newsletters for Grayson Lakes.� Electronic versions will be available at about the same time as the paper versions. Your Board gratefully acknowledges work by residents Gwen Heck and Edd Plesko to maintain this important communication link with residents.

Pool Rules and etiquette Summer is in full swing and many residents are enjoying our community pool. However, we have had some complaints about the misuse of the pool and thought it would be helpful to provide a reminder of the rules and pool etiquette: by a resident 18 or older

be enjoyed by all our residents. The pool is open Wednesday through Monday from 8 AM to 10 PM. The pool is closed on Tuesdays.

Rolling thRough stoP signs It is all too easy to fall into a pattern or get lost in thought and forget to stop completely at stop signs. Texas law defines “stop� or “stopping� as “when required, to completely cease movement� and failure to do so is known as rolling through a stop sign or the legal term, “failure to come to a complete stop.� With the reduction in speeding Grayson Lakes has become a much safer community. However, rolling stop

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Metal tree StakeS Are the supporting wires that initially held your tree in place slack or non-existent? Has your tree started to grow over the support wire and in danger of being killed? If either of these is true, it’s time to remove the metal tree stakes from your yard. This can be a chore. Your Board has heard that Grayson Lakes resident Lanny Hitchcock has equipment to pull these stakes and will do the work for free as long as he can keep the stakes. He can be contacted at LKHitch@yahoo.com

lake level A few residents have asked if the lake has returned to its normal level after last year’s drought. The short answer is Yes. In a typical year, the lake is kept full by natural rainfall. In addition to rain falling directly on the lake, all rainfall within the community boundaries and north of the creek makes its way through the storm sewer system and into the lake. The north lake and the south lake are connected under Grayson Lakes Blvd. and are treated as a single body of water for the purposes of this discussion. Whenever the elevation of the surface of the water exceeds 122 feet above sea level, water overflows to an underground spillway at the corner of Linden Rock and Grayson Lakes. That water makes its way into the creek and from there flows into Buffalo Bayou. Normally, rainfall keeps the elevation of the lake a few inches above 122 feet and we are constantly overflowing the spillway. This is desirable since it helps keep the lake from becoming stagnant. During prolonged dry spells, evaporation can cause the lake to drop below the spillway and we have a well to supplement rainfall. There are probes in the lake that turn the well on if the lake falls more than three inches below the spillway and turns it off when the lake rises to one inch below the spillway. In 2011, this automated system led to about $20,000 in water charges until your Board decided to manually turn the

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well off in August. The lake fell an estimated additional 5 inches until we were saved by substantial rains in October of 2011. Since August of 2011, the well has remained off and since October of 2011 there has been enough rain to keep the lake above the spillway. Should we enter into another drought, your Board will need to decide if we are going to return to automated operation or leave the well off until a conscious decision is made to turn it on. At this point, a large fraction of you are asking, “Why don’t we raise the elevation of the spillway to hold more rain water?” The answer is this. Our lakes were designed for flood control and the elevation of the spillway is part of that design.

Board CandidateS needed When the Grayson Lakes community was created by the developer, The Grayson Lakes Community Improvements Association was established to manage and maintain common area property and to interpret and enforce the deed restrictions contained in our governing documents. A 5 member Board is responsible for management of the Association. In December of each year, an election is held to fill expiring terms. Three positions will need to be filled this coming December. Grayson Lakes property owners and/or residents are encouraged to run for the Board and exercise their knowledge and judgment in the operation of our community. The Grayson Lakes CIA Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Recreation Center. Deliberations include finances, community activities, newsletter content, vendor performance and overall maintenance. A form has been provided elsewhere in this newsletter for those who would like to announce their intention to run for the Board. Please consider stepping up to serve your community.

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CANDIDATE NOMINATION FORM ThIs NOMINATION FORM sERvEs As My NOTICE OF INTENT TO RuN FOR A pOsITION ON ThE BOARD OF DIRECTORs OF ThE GRAysON LAkEs hOMEOwNERs AssOCIATION. NAME:

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Requirements to run for a position on the Board of Directors: According to the Bylaws of the Association, any owner of property or resident within Grayson Lakes is eligible to run for a position on the Board of Directors. Under Texas law, no one who has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude may run for a position on an HOA Board. Note: While residents may run for the Board only owners may vote. Please provide brief answers to the following questions: 1. What experience and/or qualifications can you bring to the Association Board of Directors?

2. What area of Community Management are you most concerned with?

3. Tell us a little about yourself.

Please return form via mail (22503 Katy Freeway, Ste. 7, Katy, TX 77450) or fax (281-347-8303) on or before November 1, 2012 in order to be included on the proxy form mailed to owners. Candidates submitting forms after that date will be announced at the annual meeting.

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Grayson Lakes GaraGe saLe reGistration 2012 Name: ___________________________________________ Phone:____________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address: _____________________________________________________ Registration must be post marked by October 1, 2012. Return this completed form and $10 (Payable to Grayson Lakes C.A.I.) fee to:

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Please make sure that you have filled in all the above blanks and enclosed a check for $10 – payable to the Grayson Lakes Homeowners Association. Registration confirmation will be emailed to you the week of the event. All participants must register in advance by completing the attached form and mailing it to Community Sound along with a check for $10, payable to Grayson Lakes Home Owners Association. The fee will cover advertising and signage expenses. Any money that is left over will go to the Grayson Lakes Events Committee account for future community events. Homeowners may place one sign in their yard and one sign at the end of their street and/or along Grayson Lakes Blvd. You may only display your signs on the day of the sale and only between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM – YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVING YOUR SIGNS at 3:00 PM. Katy Christian Ministries will be at the Grayson Lakes Recreation Center from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM collecting your donated items that have not sold. Please respect your neighbors who are not participating and remember that garage sales are prohibited unless the Grayson Lakes Homeowners Association - Events Committee, schedules the event. Let’s all have fun with on garage sale day and make it a Grayson Lakes tradition! For more information contact the Events Committee at graysonevents@gmail.com Go online to www.graysonlakesliving.com to get the registration form.

CrosswaLk Laws With the placement of the Traffic Signals at the main entrance to our community and the removal of crossing guards during school zone times, a little refresher on Crosswalk and Pedestrian Laws couldn’t hurt. This is particularly important since one of the children from our community was struck by a vehicle while in the crosswalk, so please take the time to read below. According to Texas law 5522, no vehicle can enter or pass through a crosswalk while a pedestrian is anywhere in the crosswalk and the crosswalk signal is not a solid red hand or “do not walk;” the vehicle must yield the right of way to the pedestrian(s). You may only drive through the crosswalk once all pedestrians have completely exited the crosswalk. This includes larger streets with a median, such as Katy-Flewellen and is regardless of the direction of travel by the

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pedestrian. The intersection at the entrance to our community has the new style of crosswalk signals, which includes a count down. During this count down the pedestrian still has the right of way. Only a solid red hand denotes that the pedestrian no longer has the right of way. It is also against the law to enter an intersection without ensuring that you can completely exit the intersection before the signal changes to red. Vehicles waiting to pass through a crosswalk containing a pedestrian should wait outside of the intersection until all pedestrians have cleared the crosswalk. Often drivers will look to their left when making a right turn for oncoming traffic, especially out of our community and will not notice a pedestrian entering the crosswalk on their right. Please ensure that you always look in both directions before entering an intersection, especially to look for pedestrians. Pedestrians should also take steps to ensure their safety when crossing intersections. Pedestrians should dismount anything they are riding before entering the intersection such as bicycles and skateboards. They should also meet the eyes of the surrounding drivers to ensure that the drivers are aware of them. Pedestrians should not stop in the crosswalk, but should keep moving in the same direction as the same pace until they have completely exited the crosswalk. Please help keep our community, especially our children, safe by knowing, understanding and following the laws as described above.

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According to the Grayson Lakes restriction 4.10 Trash Containers: Trash containers and/or recycling bins must be stored in one of the following locations: trash container from view from the street 10’ (feet) from the front façade of the home and reasonably screened from public view In addition to the above requirements, additional screening is encouraged to further screen trash containers from view by neighbors.

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS LIST

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to news@krenekprinting.com. Must have parent(s) permission.

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KATY ISD ANNOUNCES NEW LUNCH PRICES FOR 2012 – 2013 During the May 21st meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved a meal price increase for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. New lunch prices go into effect next fall and are as follows: Elementary – Lunch price increases by .10¢, from $1.80 to $1.90. Junior High – Maintains current price of $2. High School – Lunch price increases by .25¢, from $2 to $2.25. The price increase maintains district compliance with the USDA policy and affects the pricing on approximately 46% of all lunch meals. Visit www.katyisd.org Nutrition and Food Services web page for more details about food services in Katy ISD.

KATY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES RECOGNIZES OUTGOING MEMBERS, WECOMES NEW MEMBERS During a special meeting following the May 21st regular meeting, Katy ISD’s Board of Trustees recognized the dedication and community service of its two outgoing members Robert Shaw and Neal Howard. Retiring board member Shaw has served on the Board

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KATY ISD ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION CHANGES FOR 2012 - 2013 The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved a change in the eligibility requirements for students to receive transportation services. Starting in August 2012, the eligibility for bus transportation will change from the current 3/10 of a mile to approximately 1/2 mile for elementary students and approximately one mile for junior high and high

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Jane Weber served 401 hours during her time in SOS. Jane has volunteered in various activities with a focus on working with children and giving them a good role model, especially with the DARE and Power organizations. From that experience Jane plans to become a teacher and a mother. Matthew Williamson served 165.5 hours during his time in SOS. His most meaningful volunteer experience was on mission trip to Nicaragua in 2011 when he worked with the House of Hope organization. Through volunteering, Matthew has become aware

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of the pain and suffering in the world and plans to continue volunteering wherever he may go. Kenzie Buchanan served 287.6 hours during her time in SOS. The most meaningful volunteer experience was when she went to New Orleans for a week mission with her family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kenzie has come to love serving others and finding joy in being able to help out the community. Kimberly “Komal” Agarwal served 154.5 hours during her time in SOS. Komal’s most memorable volunteer experience was at Katy Visual and Performing Art Center as a teacher’s assistant while using her artistic skills. Nicole Yost served 498 hours during her time in SOS. The most meaningful experience Nikki had was building a ramp for a wheelchair bound man through UM Army. She learned skills to be a wellequipped independent homeowner one day as well as touching the life of someone who was prisoner in his own home. Nikki plans to continue contributing to her community wherever she goes.

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SOS Sponsors chose to honor two girls and two boys from each grade level. The criteria they used to select these students is based on the following: Total numbers of hours volunteering at three or more different places and most important what they submitted on x2vol.com and how they answered the two required questions: “How did the community benefit from this project?” and “What did I learn about myself from this event?” Freshman - Abby graeflin, Abigail Rucker, Colby Brown and Charles Deng. Sophomores - Matthew gulick, Kiran Makhnejia, Jack Weber and Caitlyn Mortus. Juniors - Angela Camille, Piper Argo, Mark Melton and Kent Cho. We also have one student that really represented what Spartans Out Serving is all about - serving our community. She brought a new program, “Milk for Many” to Seven Lakes, which collects unused milk, juice and chips at lunch and delivers them to the Katy Christian Ministries Food Bank each day. Our 2011- 2012 Spartans Out Serving MVP is Melissa Keckley.

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Children’s summer ACtivities - boot CAmp the Fellowship At CinCo rAnCh Lace up your combat boots and join our Boot Camp this summer, Through August 15th! We are looking forward to getting spiritually fit while making new friends and having lots of fun under the son! Activities are for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. We have Tuesday Bible studies, as well as Wednesday summer Daze with Pizazz Field trips ($25 each trip). Visit our website thefellowship.org for more information. The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy.

houston FAmily Arts Center ACtors ACAdemy AnnounCes 2012 summer CAmps! Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) Actors Academy announces their 2012 summer Performing Arts Camps. This summer, the HFAC Actors Academy is offering 37 different 1 and 3-week performing arts camps for grades 1-12. HFAC camps run through August 26, 2012 and feature acting, singing and dance instruction as well as performance opportunities in musicals, dramas and comedies - especially designed for kids and teens! The HFAC Actors Academy 3-week Musical Theatre Performance Camps for grades 1-3 and 4-6 are A Year with Frog and Toad, Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Jack and the Giant, and Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. HFAC is offering twelve 1-week camps for grades 1-6 that include Acting Up, Imagination Theatre, Triple Threat Fun, The Lights of Broadway, Nail that Audition, Disney Magic, Mix-up Melodrama, Musical Theatre song & Dance, Fractured Fairy Tales, Actors Workshop, When You Wish Upon a star and so You Want to be a Pop star.

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HFAC has numerous performance opportunities for teens in grades 7-12 including a 4-week performance camp for 42nd street, a 1-week Triple Threat Boot Camp, a 1-week Jazz Intensive, a 2-week performance camp for Lend Me a Tenor and a 3-week performance camp for the Gilbert & sullivan favorite The Pirates of Penzance. All camps include two complimentary tickets to the show, a camp t-shirt, a script, costumes and other needed materials. For more info and to register for summer camps check the HFAC Actors Academy website at www.hfacacademy.com or call 281-685-2623.

one A-Chord One A-Chord is an interdenominational men’s and women’s singing group with a music ministry to the elderly in Katy and West Houston. We enjoy entertaining with a combination of music including sacred (Gospel and Traditional), Broadway (this year will feature “Music Man”), “Only in America” - great # 1 hits from the big band era, Patriotic and “Old standards.” Our group (Including singers, dancers, instrumentalists and “Hams”) creates an hour of musical entertainment for the residents. Our normal rehearsal/performing day is Monday morning. We will be starting rehearsals for our new singing season on Monday, August 6th, at 9:30 AM at st. Peter’s UMC in Asbury Hall, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. We will have seven rehearsals before starting our new season. For additional information, please call Gail (Music Director) 281-347-0233, Bill (scheduling and Administration) 281-347-2520 or Jackie (Historian and Chaplain) 281-347-1568. You can check out our website www.oneachord.org for our current schedule and repertoire.

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DECIBELLES (A BArBErShop ChoruS) We are a ladies daytime chorus with approximately 30 members. We have been performing in the Houston area for over 30 years. We sing old favorites and contemporary tunes arranged in the barbershop style. The four parts creating the barbershop sound are Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass. We rehearse Friday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Treemont Retirement Center located at 2501 Westerland, off Westheimer and Gessner. We love to have visitors and even more when you decide to join our chorus. For additional information, please call pat at 281-497-4904 or decibelle@comcast.net (email). We perform two types of shows each year. Currently we are singing a selection of patriotic songs, Johnny mathis’ “Chances are,” perry Como’s “Hot Diggity Dog” and other fun tunes. You’ll be singing along with us before you know it. Our Christmas show includes old favorites, but also includes new fun tunes with props, narratives and choreography. We’ll begin preparing that program in October and book performances for the first two weeks in December. Come visit any Friday and see how much fun you can have with us.

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

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KEEp KIDS CoNNECTED 4 Th ANNuAL “CAITLyN & FrIENDS” SpAGhETTI DINNEr Last year over 200 friends joined us for dinner and we were able to raise $17,500. Keep Kids Connected donated $5,000 for pediatric cancer research from last year’s proceeds. Since august 2010, the organization has delivered over 245 computers to kids with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Our wish is to be able to continue with our mission to brighten the lives of kids battling a serious illness and keeping them connected with their friends and family. The dinner will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:30 - 9 pm at St. Bartholomew parish Hall, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX 77493. Dinner tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a reserved table for 8 people. Sponsorships are available at several levels, beginning at $125. For more information, contact keepkidsconnected@gmail.com or go to www.keepkidsconnected.org to download ticket and sponsorship information. Forms and payment can be mailed to p.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492. Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. Donate your aluminum cans every 2nd Saturday (next one - August 12th) from 9 am - 12 pm at Tradition Bank 550 pin Oak, Katy, 77494. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements at www. keepkidsconnected.org and download an application.

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Westside ChurCh of the NazareNe “Crafts with a Mission” Craft show, September 15, 2012, 9:00 aM to 4:00 pM at the Westside Church of the Nazarene, 3434 N. Fry Road. Outdoor vendor spots are still available. Email annetta at terryannetta@sbcglobal.net for more information and the forms.

MortoN raNCh high sChool ffa Craft shoW Morton Ranch FFa Craft Show Get a jump on Holiday shopping, Homecoming Mums and more! September 22, 2012 at 21000 Franz Road (Morton Ranch High School) from 9 aM to 4 pM. FREE admission! Vendors contact mrhsffaboosterclub@yahoo.com.

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

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If you or someone you know would like to display and sell arts, Crafts and/or Market/Retail Items at one of the most successful arts & Crafts Shows in this area, then this is for you! The Knights of Columbus Ladies auxiliary, will be hosting their 20th annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Over 130 booth spaces are available. The arts and Crafts Show will be held at St. Elizabeth ann Seton Catholic Church, 6646 addicks-Satsuma, Houston, Texas 77084 (just north of I-10 @ Hwy. 6). please contact Susie Schwartz at kclacraftshow@yahoo.com for booth rental information. apply early - Booths sell out quickly and you don’t want to miss this one!

first CoNgregatioNal ChurCh of houstoN 18 th aNNual PilgriM festiVal The festival will be on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10 aM to 4 pM, providing fun for all including craft booths offering handmade crafts. We are currently taking applications from craft vendors. Contact Sue Earl at jear18925@ sbcglobal.net for booth prices and other information.

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Katy Pony Baseball for ages 4-17, co-ed, will be registering for the on the following dates and locations: ACAdEMY SPoRTS And ouTdooRS AT I-10 And GRAnd PARKwAY th : 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM th nd : 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM FRozEn RoPES BASEBAll InSTRuCTIon-KATY TExAS AT 20000 PARK Row th : 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or register online at www.katyponybaseball.org August 19th.

i9 sPoRts Registration is open for summer sports camps and fall Flag Football, Basketball and Soccer leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. we focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. Summer camp registration is going on now and fall leagues start September 22nd. For more information, please visit www.i9sports.com or call 281-398-PlAY (7529).

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texas UniteD FUtBol ClUB Come join us and be a part of the largest youth soccer club in Houston. Registration is open now for u5-u10 boys and girls. To register please visit www.texasunitedfc.com

Men’s oUtwaRD Flag FootBall Come join men 18 yrs. and older for our men’s outward Flag Football league coming this fall at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Bear Creek is located on Fry Rd and west little York. Practice/Games will be on afternoons around 2:00 PM. The league will have a tournament at the conclusion of th the season. Evaluations for all players will be September 11th th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM and from 10 AM - 12 PM. These will take place on the fields behind the church. Cost for the league will be $35 per player covering cost of officials and jersey. First practice/games will be th th and season concludes on with a tournament. For more information call 281-859-9900 and ask for linda newhouse or Scott denton or email us at linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or Scott.denton@ bcstaff.org You can register online at bearcreekchurch.tv/sports and look in middle of page for registrations in red for outward Flag Football.

UPwaRD soCCeR, UPwaRD Flag FootBall & CheeRleaDing at BeaR CReeK BaPtist ChURCh Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering upward Soccer, Flag Football and Cheerleading this Fall. our address is 5901 n. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. we will be having upward Soccer for children 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2012 through 6th Grade. our Flag Football and Cheerleading will be for children in K this year through 6th Grade. Register began in July. our evaluations start before the start of school. You can register on line at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/ sports - click on upward and register or register in the Main office, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Each child needs to attend an evaluation, not for the whole two hours but for about 20 minutes. Evaluations will be , September

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4th and 6th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the back behind our parking lot. On Saturday, September 8th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Cost is $75. We will be holding a clinic for the league on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in our backfields. Our practices will begin the week of September 12th. Our first games will be October 13th and go through November 17th. For more information, contact Linda Newhouse or Scott Denton at 281-859-9900.

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laDy SHaRKS WOMEN’S gOlF aSSOCIatION (Wga) The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote women’s golf and fellowship among our members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Susie Hatfield 832-437-3670, michaelhat2002@yahoo.com or Sue Crookson 281-392-4913, scrookson@entouch.net

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

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MEN’S DROp-IN ROllER HOCKEy Bear Creek Roller Rink is the home of Men’s Drop-In Hockey. All ages and abilities are welcome. No commitment is required. Just show up and play!!! Games are played every Sunday from 7-9 PM. For more information, please call Dave Bradford at 281-855-2615.

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

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Saturday, August 4, 2012: SAturdAy witH tHe MASter GArdenerS - Visit our 4 acres of demonstration Gardens and talk to the volunteers who design and maintain them. it’s a great way to learn! Park in front of the Agriculture Center, located at 1402 Band road, rosenberg, 77471. take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building to find the Master Gardeners. Gardens are open from 9:00-11:00 AM. Thursday, August 16, 2012: MASter GArdener MeetinG - Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by texas AgriLife extension Service to hear Fort Bend Master Gardener Vegetable Specialists. they will speak on “Fall Vegetable Gardening.” the program will be held Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band road, rosenberg, 77471. the program is free to all. no reservation required. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend.

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House of Hope Fort Bend is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with national House of Hope. we are a Christcentered non-residential program working with troubled teens and their parents. Our six month program is set up to provide weekly counseling for the teens and parents. Our goal is to be a catalyst in healing and restoration in broken families. we use a modest sliding scale and books are an additional fee. we also present F.A.M.i.L.y. rules workshops for schools and other groups. this program is for any faith, culture and ethnicity in assisting parents to “parent with purpose.” if your family is in chaos, then this program is for you! this family system is designed to start with children at the age of 5 through 18 teaching authority, consequences, affirmation and being consistent and correct as parents. we have certified F.AM.i.L.y. rules Counselors available to assist you.

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WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE : Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. Program dates are: August 14, 21 and 28, 2012. at 10:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are: August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2012.

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: Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 PM . Program dates are: August 14, 21 and 28, 2012. at 7:00 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. Program dates are: August 16, 23 and 30, 2012. a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Kinder Korner will not take place in August. The program will resume in . : crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades - begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The After-School Breaks will not take place in August. These programs will resume in . , which begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th grade and up. The Tween Café will not take place in August. These programs will resume in .

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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 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. in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy www.ftbendliteracy.org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

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Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program called from a daily check. A computer will generate a call each morning, at about the same time and the participant chooses a time frame. A voice will ask, participant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just there is still no answer, the Sheriff will dispatch a deputy or the local police. They will have with them a print out of information on the person that is not responding to the calls. This program was established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy ing in the program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s D

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cinated for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the safety of all 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 recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.

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- Community Lay Responder: Cost is $30 (Check or money order only & No Refunds). This class is on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM-5:30 PM. Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First Aid. Registration will begin August 6, 2012 for Harris County Resident and those who reside with the Katy City Limits, Tuesday August 7, 2012 for those who reside outside Harris County or the City Limits of Katy.

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ONGOING CLASSES LAND - This classes combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays: Cardio Muscle Ball - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays: Zumba - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (must call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations) Fridays: Cardio Muscle Interval - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturdays: Zumba – 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (must call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations) - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. – This class exercises every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the skeletal system. It also reduces physical and mental tension, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM. - An ancient Chinese art of mind-body relaxation and healing. Its benefits include increased energy, enhanced concentration, stress reduction. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. - The American Society of Karate has classes for ages 6 years and up. For more information call Steven Sides at 832-4983666 or email askhck@yahoo.com. Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM -Junior class 6-12 years and Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM- Senior class 13 & up – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equipment. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.

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POOL WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:05 - 10:05 AM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM. MUST HAVE A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN. DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. RECREATIOnAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Thursday, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM. LAP SWIM/WATER WALk - Various times daily. AMERICAn RED CROSS SWIM LESSOnS – Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. Cost is $50.

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CHURCH NEWS TriniTy BapTisT ChurCh nEW WOrship CEnTEr Come and join us in our new worship center on the corner of S. Fry Rd. and Spring Green Blvd.! Pastor Josh Guajardo will begin a new sermon series on August 12, 2012 entitled: “A Tapestry of Brokenness” - 1 Corinthians 12. This classic passage is on Christian spiritual gifts and the unity of the church. Spiritual gifts are often misunderstood and many people focus on the individual gifts instead of the fact they are given for the sake of the whole church. Come and help us celebrate “the church” in our new church building! Visit www.trinity-katy.org for more information. Bible Study for all ages: 9:30 AM - Worship: 10:45 AM.

COngrEgaTiOn Or ami Congregation Or Ami, West Houston’s only Conservative synagogue, invites interested families to play miniature golf and learn about the synagogue on Sunday, August 19th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Katy Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, 2482 South Mason Road (77450), between Highland Knolls Dr. and Cinco Ranch Blvd.

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With an energetic, engaging rabbi, a welcoming community spirit and an innovative religious school curriculum, Congregation Or Ami is located at 3443 Wilcrest Dr. (just south of Richmond Ave.). Religious school sessions are held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more information about the synagogue, call the Or Ami office at 713-334-4300 or visit www.oramihouston. org - the congregation on the Web.

mOms in prayEr inTErnaTiOnaL BaCK TO sChOOL EVEnT Moms and grandmothers are invited to a time of prayer and to learn more about Moms In Prayer International, a Christian prayer ministry where women gather to pray for children and schools. The 1st Day of School event will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 9:30-10:30 AM at Second Baptist Church, West Campus, 19449 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. Childcare will be available for our prayer time. RSVP for childcare, contact Andrea Oliver 832-321-4131 for childcare. If no answer, leave message with ages of children.

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Moms In Prayer is an interdenominational, nonprofit organization where two or more moms gather together to pray for children and schools. Moms will experience how to replace anxiety and fear with peace and joy by praying specifically and scripturally for children and schools. Visit the MIPI website at www.MomsInPrayer.org for more information.

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

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Katy aglow Aglow International is a global, trans-denominational Christian organization. More than 200,000 Aglow members meet together each month through local fellowships. At the monthly gatherings there is time to meet and visit with friends, enjoy corporate worship and prayer, and hear from a guest speaker. Many of the ladies share lunch afterwards. You are most cordially invited to attend the Katy Aglow group. You will be glad you did. Meeting: 4th Tuesday of each month Place: Church on the Rock. 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston, TX 77094 (Dir: 1-10 Exit Barker Cypress Rd., go south 3 blocks to corner of Barker Cypress at Kingsland Blvd.) CONTACT: www.katyaglow.com for guest speaker and group information www.aglow.org for information about Aglow International

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CreeKSide CoMMunity CHurCH Community Bible Studies: Ladies Studies - Thursday Nights at 7 pM Grand parkway & Westheimer Men’s Bible Study - Saturdays at 7:00 AM - Katy Mills Denny’s Youth Bible Study - Sundays at 4:30 pM - 542 Applewhite Dr. Couples Bible Studies - Tuesdays at 6 pM - Long Meadow Farms Wednesdays at 7:00 pM - North Cinco Ranch Thursdays at 7:00 pM - Silver Ranch For more information, call 713-705-4878.

“for tHe BetterMent of tHe world� BaHa’i faitH of fort Bend County please join us for an informal devotional gathering, where we share music, prayers and inspirational readings taken from the major religions of the world, in an environment of unity and harmony. The Word of God, say the Baha’i Writings, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts and renews one’s sense of purpose.

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

KingSland BaPtiSt CHurCH weeKly eventS for adult 55+ Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 pM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided) and we will eat together at noon. Group Exercise Class - The exercise class for adults 55+ meets every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 45 minutes of exercise led by Christy

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Kennedy, a group fitness certified instructor. This is a great time to enjoy like-minded folks who are strengthening and conditioning their body for the long haul. Regardless of your present condition, Christy will help you improve while making the exercise fun and beneficial. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

KAtY PArENt’S (mOm’S) & CHIlDrEN’S GrOuPS, OrGANIZAtIONS, CluBS, EtC. lA lECHE lEAGuE OF KAtY AND wESt HOuStON

Announces its series of monthly meetings: Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 daytime Meetings: 10:00 AM-11:30 PM 1st Wednesday of each month

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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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Evening Meetings: 7:00-8:30 PM 4th Monday of each month (except december) For further information about breastfeeding, please call: Susan 281-829-6833, Maria 832606-9932 (Spanish), Michelle 281-589-6766 or Christina 713-818-4488. For info. about other lll mtgs. in Houston, call 713-3832819, www.lllHouston.org. la leche league International’s website is: www.lalecheleague.org.

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of which take place during the day when at-home moms most need support. Our calendar includes activities such as weekly (ageappropriate) playgroups, park days, group outings, book club, mom and tot lunch, family events, community service projects, mom’s night out and more! Of course, children are encouraged to come along and moms may attend as many or as few activities as are appropriate for their family. Contact Jamie Ensminger, Membership VP: 832-493-1507 or email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com.

MoMs @ second

Each month we will hear from gifted speakers and develop friendships with other moms as we explore the Fruit of the Spirit. We understand that being a mother is a difficult job and we pray that you will find wisdom, encouragement and strength at Moms@ Second. We look forward to seeing YOU and learning all that God has to teach us this year! We welcome moms with kids of all ages! Doors open at 6:45 PM, meeting to start at 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, in the High School Area @ Second Baptist, Katy. Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. Contact Kendra Krezanosky or Robin Gilliam at momsatsecond@gmail.com for more details and dates or Faye in nursery office at 713-465-3408 x 1007.

MoMs In PRAYeR InTeRnATIonAL

Moms In Touch International has a new name: Moms in Prayer International! Our mission is to impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Our vision is that every school in the world will be covered with prayer. If you would like more information about MIPI and the groups in Katy, please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org

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Mothers’ Share Group serves as a valuable outreach for stay-at home parents. We offer a supportive network of moms, interesting and informative speakers relevant to parenting and family life, creative crafts, service projects, and the opportunity to make wonderful friends with others in the Katy area. We meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). Everyone in the community is welcome. Please join us for fun, food and friendship! For more information or to confirm childcare, please contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org.

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Mocha Moms is a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. We offer monthly support group meetings, activities for moms and children. Come meet other Stay-At-Home moms as we embrace the job of motherhood with support of others. Contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org.

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We provide an OASIS in the frenzied weeks of busy moms‌ A place to be: *EQUIPPED for parenting, marriage and spiritual growth. *ENCOURAGED by sharing with other moms within mentor led small groups. *ENERGIZED by loving support of other women. Our focus is Biblically based teaching on parenting, marriage and spiritual growth. iBloom includes interesting live speakers, relevant video curriculum with just the right mix of fun! We are a group of moms of children from birth to fifth grade. Join us Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, TX The cost is $20 for the year (includes study guide). Childcare is FREE! For more information and to register go to www.graceibloom.org. Questions: call Denise at 281-693-6907 or Sonja at 713-702-2153.

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Real MoMs of Katy playgRoup

This group is down to earth and drama free. Our motto is to build lasting friendships for the mommies as well as the children. We value every member feedbacks and participation. We like for the members to take ownership of the group and feel a sense of belonging. This is primarily a preschool age group though we understand that you may have other small children so all are welcome. We are mostly stay at home moms but if you work from home or can get together in the day time than you’re welcome. We also have ladies night out! We embrace diversity and believe we all can learn from each other. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy.

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All Moms of Katy: come run AMOK with us! We are a fun group of moms who support each other through the joys and woes of parenting with playgroups, park days and the occasional moms night out. Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved.

WoRKing MoMs of Katy

This is a group to support working moms in the Katy area who would like to find support and camaraderie in other working moms and also a social network. Play dates will be held on Saturdays and an occasional mom’s night on a weeknight. I’m hoping that there are other moms out there just like myself who would like to have like-minded moms to hang out with on the weekend and fun things to plan with the kids during non-work hours. If you’re interested, please join my group and take a minute and tell me a little about yourself so we can get to know one another and start building a group together. Charlene Taylor: charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281-235-3043 or http://groups. yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty.

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Katy MoMs in pRayeR inteRnational

Moms In Touch International has a new name: Moms in Prayer International! Our mission is to impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Our vision is that every school in the world will be covered with prayer. If you would like more information about MIPI and the groups in Katy, please contact Leslie Power at 281392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org.

Katy aRea paRents of Multiples (KapoM)

Parents of (or parents expecting) twins, triplets or more are invited to attend our monthly meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM, at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. and Westgreen Blvd. in Katy. KAPOM is a member of the Texas Mothers of Multiples and the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. For more information, email membership@kapom. org or visit our website www.kapom.org.

Katy paRents of gifted and talented suppoRt Kpgt

Did you know there is a support group for the Gifted and Talented Program in KISD? The Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented is an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. The mission of the organization is to promote community awareness of the unique social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students and to support the development of appropriate educational services to meet these needs. To function successfully as an advocacy organization, KPGT needs membership and volunteer support! Funded by membership dues, KPGT publishes a quarterly newsletter, “Connections” and is now on the web! KPGT advocates for the needs of our GT students by serving on district committees, panels at state GT conferences, the Parent Advisory Board and keeping abreast of legislative issues. KPGT works cooperatively with KISD to co-host events such as the very popular “Super Saturday” and the “Student Summer Scholarship Seminar.” Our non-profit organization offers summer scholarships and grants for innovative programs to the GT teachers in KISD. Won’t you show your support of our efforts and join KPGT today? Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form.

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Classified Ads FOR SALE Spinet piano with bench, very good condition, $600. 281-578-7409. Big backyard swing set. Call for more info, 281-395-9839. Simmons Beautyrest 9” queen mattress and box springs, “Luxury Firm,” perfect condition, enclosed in vinyl protector since new, only used in guest room. $450, cash only. 281-463-4603. Solid wood antique dining room table with beautiful spiral legs. Draw leaves store underneath table and extend the size from 3’3” x 5’3” to 8’8”. Very solid, good condition, $400. 281-693-2406. Glass table with 4 high back, brown wicker chairs and umbrella, purchased at Chair King, $175. Ducane natural gas grill, all stainless, like new, $200. 832-437-8977. Solid wood decorative display cabinet, dark stain, good condition, $150. 281463--8655. Solid oak entertainment center, medium oak stain, excellent condition, $325. 281-463-8655. Kawai organ, KL4, used less than 30 hours, $2500. 281-392-8034. Black & Decker electric lawn equipment: cordless push mower, cordless string trimmer and edger, cordless blower, $275 for all. 281-656-8999. Acoustic guitar, pro-custom model DR5-SRD, Cort USA soft cover, $100; acoustic/electric guitar American Legacy model AL-100, hard cover plus Esteban amplifier, $100; Yamaha portable keyboard, PSR-77, $40. Email anitainkaty@yahoo.com for pictures. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40x70, 3 - 34x58, 1 sink window 34x40. $40 each. Call 281-463-1175.

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

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

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

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

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Salary depending on experience

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

NO Nights or Weekends

Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409.

To apply please visit our website and fill out our online appplication at www.hotzecareers.com

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.

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

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

Free Estimates

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

Mike McKay

281-492-2643

"Doing business from the same location since 1978"

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Classified Ads 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746.

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1998 Honda Civic LX 4dr AT, dark green - original owner, excellent condition, always garaged, 62,000 miles, have all maintenance records. $5,000, or best offer. 281-395-9015.

Nestled among the live oak trees of Nottingham Country, Mason Creek Community Center is a formal banquet hall with a warm atmosphere. The Kingsland Ballroom offers a caterer’s kitchen, dance floor, outdoor patio and sound system. Let us help you to make your wedding unforgettable.

1987 (Antique) Cadillac Allante with 105K miles. Luxury 2-door/seat convertible roadster. Beautiful gold color with four new Michelins. Looks, runs and drives great but is in need of some mechanical repairs, hence the low asking price of $2,500 cash. If you enjoy working on antique cars, come take a look. 281-221-7658. 2010 Ford F150 XLT with Extended Cab, 4.6L V8. Exterior color, silver with tan cloth interior. Upgraded chrome wheels, 6 foot long bed with liner, power windows, doors, tinted windows, Sirius XM capable. Less than 20k miles on it. For pictures and inquiries, email anwilbanks99@gmail.com.

8 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday

Click on Community Center @ www.mcud.com

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.

DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect to opinions of Krenek Printing Co. or its employees. Krenek Printing is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with in this publication. All warranties and representations make in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser.

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

The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising.

Wanted: To buy gold jewelry, 10K - 21K and old U. S. coins. 713-894-8490.

Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints in this publication the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above. Published by: KRENEK PRINTING CO. 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX. 77095 281-463-8649 news @krenekprinting.com

Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

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

HELP WANTED

Position available for an experienced sales/appointment setter for a local security company. Offering salary plus commission, work from home or office. Apply at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, TX, 77079, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 11 AM.

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Wanted: Pinball machines. Any age and condition. Cash paid. 281-855-6783.

Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1035.

Hate eating veggies? Acts like a salad; Tastes like dessert.

Have questions? Email loriegreen21@gmail.com

WANTED

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

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

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Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time. No experience necessary, retirees welcome, all shifts available. Accepting applications Mondays Thursdays, 8 AM to 11 AM at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Phone - 281-759-1010. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. 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. 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. 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.

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Classified Ads 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.

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

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE 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.

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

Katy Family Owned & Operated Over 20 Years Experience

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“With the same great personal service from Master Plumber, J. Russ Polsgrove.”

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

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TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. Playa del Carmen private condo, 2 bed / 2 bath. 1600 square feet, beautifully furnished. 2 blocks from beach, 3 blocks from famous Fifth Avenue. Photos, rates, guest reviews at: www.VRBO.com/235451. Call Jeff, 713-856-7774. 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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NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – LA

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