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Nottingham Country Garden Club On January 5, 2012, Nottingham Country Garden Club will feature Shari Grahmann, Ph.D, County Extension Agent in Horticulture for the Texas AgriLife Extension Services of Fort Bend County. Her program will be “Water Conservation/Sustainable Landscaping.” Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will start at 10 AM, followed by the NCGC Meeting. Please join us at the Municipal Utility Bldg. #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive in Katy. For more information, see our website: or call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. We welcome all people interesting in gardening and gardening related areas from West Houston and the Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our group!   NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Federation of Garden Clubs. (Our membership dues include the fees for these.)  The purpose of the club is to promote beautification in the community, support local and national educational and charitable organizations and educate the community about our environment. Donations from the NCGC are funded by our annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale and projects that vary each year.

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



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NOTTINGHAM/KELLIWOOD TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to Must have parent(s) permission. 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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RECIPES Texas Brisket INGREDIENTS: 3 1/2 fluid ounces liquid smoke flavoring 1/4 cup ketchup 1 (10 fluid ounce) bottle steak sauce, (e.g. Heinz 57) 1 (3 pound) beef brisket DIRECTIONS: Line a shallow roasting pan with aluminum foil. Place the brisket on the foil. Stir together the steak sauce, liquid smoke and ketchup. Pour half of the mixture over the brisket, then turn the meat over and pour sauce over the other side. Wrap tightly in a double layer of aluminum foil. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Let the roast stand at room temperature while the oven preheats to take off some of the chill. Bake for 6 or 7 hours in the preheated oven. You can leave it in even longer if you turn the oven down to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Remove brisket from the oven and slice across the grain. Return to the roasting pan and serve with sauce.

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Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas INGREDIENTS: 6 cups water 1 cube chicken bouillon 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and minced 8 ounces diced ham 4 slices bacon, chopped 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon ground black pepper salt to taste DIRECTIONS: Pour the water into a slow cooker, add the bouillon cube and stir to dissolve. Combine the black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, ham, bacon, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir to blend. Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours until the beans are tender. Source:, Submitted by: MJ46NY

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

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

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SOLDS FOR 2011 7718 Bulrush Canyon 2107 Foreland 5106 Cambridge 20935 Tranquil Shores 5216 Feagan 27422 N Saddle Creek 2039 Broken Branch 27803 Walsh Crossing 1335 Crescent Parkway 1384 Studer 19611 Cottage Park 7622 Crescent Lake 28226 Daystrom 13603 Barons Lake 21310 Twisted Willow 2411 Marquette Trail 7034 Tallow Knoll 9710 Pine Lake 19723 Twin Canyon 2703 Zachary Bend 22911 Silent Spring Creek 25415 Skye Springs 25611 Winston Hollow 5502 Tyler Park 5415 Humboldt Park 26103 Allenford 27014 Downing Park 3011 Nickleby 23814 Browndale 25326 Overbrook Terrace 23915 Bonnamere 24031 Northshire 22207 Baron Cove 6414 Middlelake 21143 Beech Landing 22738 Cascade Springs

5903 Hawthorne Garden 26822 Wylie Valley 903 Woodland 12611 Adams Run 11311 Stonecreek Bend 5722 Spring River 27302 N Saddle Creek 6223 Creekside Park 28015 Longspur 1302 Copper 7502 Crescent Lake 13114 Avalange 9306 Adagio 6402 Bryce Canyon 7003 Spruce View 15302 Paxton Landing 20811 Garden Arbor 3627 Broken Elm 8123 Sweetgum Trace 27811 Charter Lake 25607 Cliffhill 25507 Granger Oaks 4114 Garden Branch 28010 Michener Falls 4410 Ruttand Park 10146 Shortleaf Ridge 3010 Pennywell 5126 Shadow Breeze 3227 Markstone 2631 Rayburn Ridge 24915 Garnet Shadow 21218 Somerset Park 5106 Grand Phillips 5735 Brennan Ridge 6014 Coral Springs

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KISD PARTNERS IN EDUCATION Jan. 20 - Men Who Mentor. A manly breakfast for guys who currently mentor and those who are interested in mentoring. 7:30 – 9:00 AM, ESC Room 1200. th

Families campaign Last year, our Katy ISD community supported 265 Katy ISD students and their families by raising over $13,000. Coordinating Food for Families is always a tremendous blessing for us here in Partners in Education. We hope to share that joy with you.  

STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS Drs. James Jacobs and Nicolas Manriquez, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce, two $1,500 “Stepping Into The Future” scholarships for 2012 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to the offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by March 29, 2012, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The scholarships are geared towards those students showing academic promise through a combination of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential. The two “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May.

KEYS Mentoring

One mentor, one student, one hour per week. KEYS brings adult role models into Katy ISD schools to motivate, encourage and inspire students on the brink of success. Mentors meet with their student on campus at a pre-designated time each week. As mentor and student build their relationship, they decide together how to spend their mentoring time. Whether spent playing games, reading or just talking, that one hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child.

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Firethorne Leads the way as KEYS Platinum Sponsor Firethorne has committed to Katy ISD’s Partners in Education (PIE) as the first KEYS Scholarship Platinum Sponsor for 2011. As a KEYS sponsor, Firethorne is helping to create scholarships for students who have participated in KEYS through their senior year. This is the first year that PIE has opened sponsorship levels for KEYS, with 100 percent of the sponsorship dollars going directly to KEYS Scholarships. Former KEYS student Eduardo Reyes and his KEYS mentor Jim Burns visited Firethorne representatives last week to thank them for their generous support. The KEYS (Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success) mentor program is offered to Katy ISD students who are on the brink of success. Often, these students have been challenged by life circumstances outside of their control. Mentors meet with their students on campus each week during the school year, in between the school day.

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When Reyes’ mentor first met him, it wasn’t with the intent of becoming his mentor, it was with the intent of helping him organize his backpack, locker and life. After several weeks of helping Reyes get organized, Burns naturally fell into the role of becoming his mentor. For the next six years, Burns helped Reyes recognize his gifts, talents, intelligence and encouraged him to pursue his dreams. Firethorne, a 1,400-acre residential community in Katy/Fulshear, is actively involved with Katy ISD through programs such as Junior Achievement and the Partners in Education annual Promise to Read and Food for Families programs. Firethorne is located near the crossroads of I-10 west and FM 1463. KEYS’ annual event Ties & Tiaras, hosted at Agave Road on March 1, 2012, will celebrate mentors while supporting the KEYS Scholarship Fund. Featuring student performances throughout the come-andgo event, the 2012 Mentors of the Year will also be announced. KEYS is brought to you by Partners in Education, the department that brings the community into the classroom. For more information about KEYS and to find out how you can get involved, visit the KEYS web page at, or contact Martha Brown at 281-396-2468.

Community Education

Community Education offers evening and on-line classes to adults for fun, enrichment and learning. Some of the classes offered are Foreign Languages, Arts and Crafts, Finance, Computer, Sewing, Dance and Music. For information on these and many other classes and to view the fall schedule, go to or call 281-396-6365.

Demographic Update Shows Continued Growth for Katy ISD

During the October 24th Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Pat Guseman, president of Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), presented the 2011 Demographic Update that shows steady growth for Katy ISD, at a rate of approximately three percent each year over the next five years. While slightly slower than the rapid growth experienced between 2001 and 2009, the report shows approximately 23,000 additional students moving to the district during the next 10 years. The district also announced that as part of the Long Range Facilities Plan process, Katy ISD has entered into the initial stages of the Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM) process. Last November, Katy ISD voters approved a bond referendum that included five new campuses – three elementary schools, one junior high and one high school. Four of the five campuses are set to open in fall 2012 and High School No. 7 is slated to open in fall 2013. Katy ISD is a TEA Recognized district serving more than 62,000 students. Covering 181 square miles west of downtown Houston, Katy ISD is comprised of 53 campuses and with more than 8,000 employees is one of the largest employers in the West Houston area.

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Hundreds of gifted and talented elementary students enjoyed getting together at the Katy Parents of Gifted & Talented (KPGT) GT Create Date, to make puppets out of recyclable materials. Students and parents let their imaginations loose as they turned trash to treasure at this fun event co-sponsored by KPGT and KISD. Led by professional puppeteer Greg Ruhe from Puppet Pizzazz and professional artist Taylor Perry, the children enjoyed an inspiring and hilarious puppet show before launching into their own creations. The Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented (KPGT) organization was formed in 1987. It is a non-profit organization. KPGT aims promote the welfare of gifted and talented students by empowering KISD families and educators with information, resources, tools and voice to ensure opportunities that encourage gifted students’ passion for learning. Further information is available on KPGT’s website at


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Second grade students: Elizabeth Wang, Seth Lumsden, Bjornar Schei and Sofia Cortes came on stage to ask the cast questions about their performance.

Tacky the Penguin visits pattison

KVPAC (Katy Visual Performing Arts Center) performed Tacky the Penguin for Pattison Elementary’s 2nd graders recently. After the show they invited students onto the stage to answer questions about stage performance.

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Winners from left to right: Joshua Jeffrey (PPCD), Alice Beckett (K), Daria Lissotchenko (1st), Alexander Kyriakides (2nd), Sarah Schneider (3rd), Chris Darden (4th) and Freya Manuel (5th).

The Pattison Elementary Library sponsored a “Be a HOT Potato” Book Character decorating contest. There were many outstanding potatoes, so special guess judges helped determine a winner at each grade level. The winning students received a gift certificate to use at the upcoming Fall Book Fair. Also, the library gave all participants a special “I’m one HOT Potato!” kid tag for their carabineer.

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Congratulations to the Cinco Ranch High School choir students who participated in the second round of auditions for a chair in the Texas Music Association’s All-State Choir. The students pictured each earned a chair in either the Mixed or Treble Region Choirs. Of these students, 28, will advance to the Pre-Area audition for the Texas All-State Choir. The choirs performed Saturday, November 12th at Westbury Baptist church in Houston. CRHS choirs are under the direction of Dorothy Wilson and David Lee.

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281-391-SOLD (7653) Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1976 Cinco Ranch Students “Scare Away Hunger” Members of the Future Business Leaders of America at Cinco Ranch High School decided they would take a stand in the fight against hunger instead of trick or treating this year. The group spent their Halloween collecting nonperishable foods for needy families in the Katy Independent School District for the annual “Scare Away Hunger” campaign. The students, led by sponsor John Bryan, split into six groups and hit the pavement asking their neighbors to donate canned foods to their project. Under the direction of club co-presidents Ashley Ramsey and Selena Ibeig, the group collected 1,369 cans for their local chapter.

The response was phenomenal and group members say they exceeded their expectations. The students gathered at the Red Oak Grill on Mason Road in Katy on the evening of Halloween to drop off and package the goods. They also enjoyed a nice meal and held a costume contest, judged by the restaurant‘s employees. Later, they counted and transferred the cans into boxes and loaded them into two big trucks to be delivered to Katy Christian Ministries. Group members say they are happy to do their part to assist the local food banks that are already stretching their resources to meet growing demands in a weak economy.

seven lakes high school SLHS VOLLEYBALL NEWS Seven Lakes High School’s junior varsity volleyball team became district champs after beating Taylor on October 25th. They had only one loss for the season!

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TAY LOR HIG H SCHOOL Taylor HS 3rd Annual Mustang Family Fun Night January 21, 2012 Time to be announced Location: Taylor High School Bingo and Silent Auction Concessions * Silent & Live Auction * Door Prizes * Grand Prize

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Registration for the 2012-2013 school year for St. Peter’s United Methodist Church – Early Childhood Development Center begins January 9, 2012 and continues through January 20, 2012. Registration forms will be available in the St. Peter’s ECDC Preschool office. We offer classes that are developmentally and socially appropriate for children ages 15 months through 5 years of age. We are located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450. For more information, please visit our website and click on the ECDC Preschool tab at the top of the page or call the St. Peters ECDC Office at 281-492-0623 from 9 AM - 3 PM.

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS Pope John XXIII High School news Pope John XXIII High School runners Maria Gonzales (L) and Aaron Murray (R) medaled in the TAPPS 4A State Cross Country Championships in Waco, Texas. POPE JOHN XXIII HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN BIG AT TAPPS STATE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Senior Aaron Murray and Junior Maria Gonzales won medals at the TAPPS State Championship Cross Country Meet in Waco, Texas. Murray, who joined the Pope John cross country team just last year, took home the first place medal for the second time. His 4,800 meter course time of 15:30.6 minutes was the fastest time across all divisions. This first place win earned him the title of Boys 4A State Champion for the second year in a row.

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Junior Maria Gonzales took second place in the 4A Girls Division, running the 3,200 meter course in 12:20.5. This is Maria’s first year to place at the state meet and only second to participate, with a 3-minute improvement over her time in 2009 as a fresh man. Pope John XXIII lead runners Dylan Brokmeyer and Maria Gonzales near the finish line in San Antonio’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon.

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12 members of the Pope John XXIII High School cross country team ran in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Antonio on November 13th. All of the runners completed the course. Congratulations to Michael Alexander, Dylan Brokmeyer, JP Gonzales, Maria Gonzales, Cameron Guice, Osa Imoisi, Connor McColl, Thomas Roccaforte, Ben Snow, Bethany Vuyk and Emily Yoder! Two runners placed in the top three in their age group and received a special award. Maria Gonzales’s time of 1:39:00 placed her second in the Women’s 15-17 age group, while Emily Yoder placed first in the Women’s 12-14 age group with a time of 1:43:02. Two other runners placed in the top 10 in their age group: Dylan Brokmeyer ran a 1:39:00 for 6th in the Men’s 12-14 and Bethany’s Vuyk’s 1:49:26 netted her 6th in the Women’s 15-17 age group.


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Five members of the Pope John XXIII High School band participated in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Region 23 All-Region Clinic and Concert held at the Kinkaid School on November 12th. Participation was based on auditions held a week earlier. Congratulations go to Sydney Braunreiter (flute), Alec Smith (trombone), Shelby Racca (trombone), Joseph Drewes (trombone) and Emily Yoder (trumpet). Sydney, Alec and Shelby advance to Area level and will audition for All-State Band in January. The Pope John XXIII Lion band is directed by Mrs. Wendy Elko. Dr. David R. Holsinger was Clinician and Conductor for the Region Band.

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

Katy Pony Baseball Spring Registration Dates Katy Pony Baseball for ages 4-17, co-ed, will be registering for the 2012 Spring Season on the following dates and locations: Saturday, January 14th - 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Frozen Ropes, 20,000 Park Row Wednesday, January 18th and 25th - 6:00 PM-8:30 PM and Saturday, January 21st - 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Academy Sports and Outdoors at I-10 and Grand Parkway Or register online at through January 22nd.

Holy Covenant UMC Spring Soccer Registration Spring Soccer season is just around the corner at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church. Registration began in December. Evaluations are January 7th and January 21st. Practice begins the week of February 6th. Come out and join the fun. The cost is $75, which includes uniforms. Ages 4 - 5th grade. Providing the Best Sports Experience for every child. For more information: Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Rd, Katy, Texas 77449-3717, 281-579-1200 or


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Inlow, Connor McIntyre, Caleb Mendoza, Trey Morris, Devin Pitre, Carter Smith, Matthew Stockard, Kaleb Thompson, Garrett Walker and Matthew Zuniga. Coaching staff included: Macky McIntyre, Gene Thompson, Cody Guidry and Javier Mendoza. Along with a few roster changes, the Katy Bulldogs have moved up to 13U Premier level and are now known as the Texas Sluggers. Look for the Sluggers to continue their winning ways in Nation’s Baseball tournaments in the Spring of 2012.

Standing, L to R: Coach Cody Guidry, Caleb Mendoza, Connor Fay, Coach Javier Mendoza, Carter Smith, Trey Morris, Devin Pitre, Manager Macky McIntyre, Jared Inlow and Coach Gene Thompson. Kneeling, L to R: Matthew Zuniga, Matthew Stockard, Connor McIntyre, Garrett Walker, Tyler Cauchy and Kaleb Thompson.

Katy Bulldogs Win World Series The Katy Bulldogs 12U Elite Baseball team was able to prevail in the National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions World Series in Oneonta, New York during the week of July 16-22, 2011. In facing some stiff competition from all across the country, their record for the week was 9-1-1, finishing off the series with a 17-7 win over the OC Hitmen from California in the championship game. Every member of the team contributed to the week’s success with key defensive plays, consistent pitching and a total of 44 homeruns throughout the week. The Katy Bulldogs consisted of players from all over the Katy and Bellville areas: Tyler Cauchy, Connor Fay, Jared

CYFL 5 th Grade Cougars Are Back to Back Champions Crosspoint Youth Football League’s (CYFL) 5th grade Cougars beat the CYFL Gators on Saturday, November 12th, 30 - 0 at the Taylor High School Competition Field. This is the second year in a row that the Cougars have won a CYFL Championship in a shut out. The Cougars also went on to win the Super Bowl, 24 - 18 against the ADC (Alief Dads Club) Buccaneers on Saturday, November 19th at Taylor High School.

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Winter Swim Lesson registration is going on now. Weekday morning, evening and Saturday sessions available. Private lessons also offered. Scholarships available.

CINCO BOYS LACROSSE Based in Katy, Cinco Lacrosse strives to be the best of the best in lacrosse, both in sportsmanship and in skill. We play in Division I of the boys Texas High School Lacrosse League and compete against many nearby teams and also in various tournaments in the Houston area under the leadership of our professional coaching staff. If you attend Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes or Pope John XXII high schools, you are eligible to join our team. Please see our website, to register or for more information.


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Katy YMCA Programs Register now for YMCA Winter Sports Leagues. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or Low fees! Scholarships available.

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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 Edna Hemingway at 281-579-7621, or Michele Hurlburt at 281-398-7696,


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

Katy Valkyries Girls’ Lacrosse

The Katy Valkyries, a girls’ lacrosse league in the Katy area, is recruiting middle and high school girls to play in competition. Contact Liz Jones at 281 578-8439 or read more about the league on our website,

Women’s Basketball League

Looking for as many ladies as possible to play. Ages 16+. Contact Krystal Horn for more information at

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

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Pope John XXII High School COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE Pope John XXII High School, 1800 West Grand Parkway N. Katy TX 77449, located on the corner of Franz and W. Grand Parkway, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the school gym (rain or shine). 12X12 Spaces are available to rent for $30, if interested. Please contact Ana Sanchez re: Community Garage Sale at ams1965@att.NET. Space is limited, so act fast!

FUNDRAISERS Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston Upcoming Banquet of Life The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston will be hosting their upcoming “Hidden Treasures” Banquet of Life on Thursday, January 19, 2012. This lovely evening includes a decadent meal and features Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney: two amazing speakers serving the pro-life mission. All monies raised at this event will go to benefit the many services offered by the Pregnancy Help Center. Tickets are now available for $75 each and can be purchased at or by calling Lisa Marlowe at 281-5780078, ext. 103. The Banquet of Life will be held at the Second Baptist Church West Campus at 19449 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Founded in 1989, the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, who ministers to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women and their extended families as they deal with the circumstances surrounding a present, potential or former pregnancy by sharing the truth and love of Jesus Christ.

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ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS “LAS VEGAS NIGHT” The Knights of Columbus Council 8096 of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church invite you to attend our 26th Charity Las Vegas Night.

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The event will be held on February 18, 2012, from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM, at the church, 6646 Addicks Satsuma, in the Community Life Center. A prize auction will follow with fabulous items to bid on with the play money you win. Included will be a trip to Las Vegas, hotel stays, restaurant dinners, sports memorabilia, wonderful gift baskets, fantastic coupons and fabulous merchandise. We hope you will join us and promise you a fun-filled evening of Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Slot Machines and other games. Snacks and drinks are included in the price. Donations appreciated. Bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets are only $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit local Knights of columbus Charities. For more information, please call Franklin Holub 281-463-6122, email

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Job Fair Epiphany Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive in Katy, is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT, engineering, to name a few.   A list of the companies that are participating and the openings they have will be given to job candidates on the morning of the fair. To ensure we have the most current information from our participating employers, this list will not be distributed prior to the day of the event.    This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event.  Bring plenty of resumes.

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Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. GO TO for more information or to request an audition appointment.

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The MOMS Club of Katy, TX presents the 9th Annual Katy Preschool Fair on Saturday, January 21st, from 10 am until noon, at Crosspoint Community Church (located at 700 S. Westgreen Blvd. Katy, TX 77450). The Preschool Fair not only helps bring many area Preschools and Mother’s Day Out Programs together in one location for the convenience of families, but also benefits the Pregnancy Help Center of Katy. Donations of diapers and wipes will be collected at the fair for the Pregnancy Help Center. The Preschool Fair is open to the public and admission is free, but we encourage all who attend to please bring a donation. For additional information, please contact Erin Morey at For additional information about the Pregnancy Help Center, please visit their website at

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Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, from mid-September through mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit or contact or 713-464-4900.

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Houston Fire Fighters Making Houston the City with the Biggest Heart FOR MDA It’s official, Houstonians through the Houston Fire Fighters raised a record breaking $509,961 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association making them the #1 Fill-the-Boot department in the country for the last 9 out of 10 years raising more than $6.3 million during that time.


For more than 50 years fire fighters have helped MDA by filling their boots with donations from the citizens of their community. Houston Professional Fire Fighters Local #341 will begin their 2012 Fill-theBoot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday February 11, 2012 during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. Fire Fighters will also be out March 10th, April 14th and May 12th to collect funds for the campaign.


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The Fire Fighters rely on support and donations from the community for the success of the campaign. Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA’s outpatient clinics at Texas Children’s Hospital and The Methodist Neurological Institute. Money raised from Fill-the-Boot also sends young people ages 6-17 to MDA summer camp, held in Burton, Texas. For more information, please contact MDA Director of Business Development Carrie Dalton at 713-522-3679 or

MAUD MARKS LIBRARY 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592

LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. We will be closed on January 1st & 2nd for New Year and January 16th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (, click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library.

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YOU’VE BEEN WORKING HARD Are Your Investments Doing The Same? Financial Planning and Wealth Management for Oil and Gas Industry Professionals (713) 927-8464 Securities offered through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC. Investment advisory products and services offered through AXA Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor registered with the SEC. Annuity and insurance products offered through AXA Network, LLC and its insurance agency subsidiaries. Flodder Financial Group is not a registered investment advisor and is not owned or operated by AXA Advisors or AXA Network. Branch office located at 19901 Kingsland Blvd Suite E, Houston, TX 77094: 281-578-7878. PPG-65441(09/11)

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Bringing Healing and Restoration to Hurting Teens and Their Families 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. Our volunteers have been screened with background checks and approved by the Fort Bend Juvenile Probation Department. For more information regarding our organization, check out our website at, or contact Janeen Smith at 832764-1123,

NEWBORNS RECEIVE SPECIAL WELCOME DURING CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK In celebration of Children’s Book Week, January 22-28, 2012, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will continue its annual tradition of welcoming newborns to the wonders of books. 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. These bags represent the library system’s commitment to providing library services for county residents throughout their lives, beginning at birth. Families of Fort Bend babies born at other locations during Children’s Book Week should call the Youth Services department, at 281-3412634, to receive their book bag.


The popularity of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens and adults has inspired the library system to add a similar program for families during the winter season. The Family Reading Club will begin on Saturday, January 21, 2012 and will continue for six weeks through March 3, 2012 at all branches in the Fort Bend County library system. 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 6 hours – 6 books per week or 60 minutes per week – will be 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 5, 2012. 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 and clicking on the “Family Reading Club Sign-Up” image, which will become available January 20, 2012. 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.

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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. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch nearest you.

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For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events.

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 or call 281-491-1621. Sugar Land Garden Club was established in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. Membership is open to all.

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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 training every other month. The next training will be in January. 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!”

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RUOK Program

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program called “Are You OK?” (RUOK). It is a computer-generated call intended for senior citizens (over 55) and disabled persons who live alone and could benefit 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, “Are you OK?” After this, all they have to do is hang up the phone. If the participant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when you return. If the call goes unanswered, the computer will call back 3 times at 15-minute intervals. If 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 Alumni Assoc.) in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating 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 dept. at 281-341-4704.

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PLEASE NOTE - Pets on Leashes It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated 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 see ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even 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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Animal control authorities are permitted to enter your Property to patrol and remove pets. Pets must be registered, licensed and inoculated as required by law.


As a dog owner, you are responsible for the control of your dog. If your dog is one that ‘makes objectionable noise,’ you must make every effort to respect your Neighbor’s right to their ‘peace and quiet.’


When your dog is not in your yard, it is imperative that you keep your dog on a leash at all times. While your dog is friendly to you and your family, imagine the consequences if it were to harm someone while it was ‘roaming free.’



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Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If your pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. 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 homeowner and our beautiful community.

Please respect other resident’s right to walk the common area ground without fear of attack from an unleashed dog. Laws are written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their property or kept on a leash to free a community of unrestrained and free-roaming animals. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies infected wildlife. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control program’s efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community.

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LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current. • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident. • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program. VACCINATION Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.

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• Different Strokes - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • The Arc of Katy - members are encouraged to attend The Board of Directors meetings at 7:15 PM on the first Thursday night of each month, at The Katy Christian Ministries Administration Building, 5011 East 5th Street, Katy, TX. Please visit or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) - meets every Saturday. For times and locations, please see our website at or call 281-392-8914. • West Houston Medical Center - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - meets at Radical Recovery, 21811 Katy Freeway, D-110 Katy (behind Discount Tire), every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • Home Encouragement - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at • Katy Essential Tremor Support Group - meets the first Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email • Katy ADHD parent group - meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or • Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church - located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, • st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • Christ Clinic - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77492 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • Holy Covenant United Methodist Church weekly Support Groups - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to or call 281-398-6464. • Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule. • Hopekeepers - national web site is for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM. • Lifeway International - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753.


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business/networking: • West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit or • American Business Women’s Assoc. Katy Charter Chapter - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 pm, dinner and meeting at 6:30 pm. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to • W. Houston Chapter, Intern’l Assoc. of Admin. Professionals (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. (Caroline Champness CPS/ CAP • ABWA west houston network - meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at The Cellar Door. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at • Business Network International - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-398-5661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to • (BNI) Business Network International - Cinco Ranch - meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 am at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • InHouston-Katy PremIer Professional Business Networking - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:008:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@ or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, or InHouston-Katy. • BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life” - Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or

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neighbors/welcome: • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281-395-1730. • Welcome Wagon Club of Katy - please call Sharon at 281-392-1658, or email misc community groups: • The green Trails Ladies Club - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832577-7177. • The Greater Katy Exchange Club - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub. com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-392-3034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or RSVP is required. • The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit • Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit • BP Partners - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@ or • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or • Commute Solutions - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit or call 832-681-2589.

Craft, hobbY, just for fun groups • Nottingham Country Garden Club of Katy - We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-394-2827 or 281-395-2154. • american sewing guild in katy - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www. • The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Salt Grass Building on Bear Creek Drive, near the Farm and Ranch Club, off Hwy. 6, For more info., check our website at • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. • The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas - meets 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). For more info. concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. • The Houston Pond Society – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website • West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679. • FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or • Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701.

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• Houston Square & Round Dance Council, Inc. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: • WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB - meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459 or Betty Larsen at 281-392-3836. • The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit • The Texas Triumph Register (TTR) - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, or • The Katy Bead Group - meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon at the Spalato Gelateria & Cafe, 22758 Westheimer Parkway #200, Katy, TX 77450 (832-437-1835). For info, call Jean at 281-6934398 or Carol 281-492-6053 or email her at • The Katy Pokemon TCG League - We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at 832-721-5481, email or check out (look under Pokemon Organized Play) or for additional info. • Katy Woodworker’s Guild - meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215. • The Houston Area Wood Carvers Club - meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Bayland Community Center in Houston (6400 Bissonnet). For more info., call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email carolynann@ or visit • The Katy Cruizers ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE Club - meets the first Monday of each month at the La Finca Mexican Restaurant on Westheimer Parkway (back room). Eat at 6 PM. Meeting from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. Questions: Send email to • BUNCO GROUP FORMING - If interested, please email me at It is tentatively set for the second Wednesday of each month, from 7-10 PM and will cost approximately $5-10 a night to play. • The KATY Area ARTISTS - Please contact the KAA Programs Officer at 281-352-8057 for more information on artist mentoring and monthly members’ meetings or visit • Cinco Ranch Men’s Poker Group - Looking for new players. We play once per month Friday night from 7 PM to 11 PM, at host member’s homes in the Cinco Ranch area. If interested, call Jim at 832-715-8206 (cell) for further information.


• WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Addicks-Satsuma. For more info., call Carolyn or Derby Smith 281-463-1678. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • British Club of Katy - Free to join and open to all Brits and ExPats who live in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., contact Jane at 281-693-4707, Vanessa at 281-579-2832 or Nicky at 281-574-3653. Or email, Vanessa. or • Bear Creek Brit’s - British or married to a Brit? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners, movies and children’s activities. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701. • National Council of Jewish Women - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@ • BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION - Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at

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• CIVIL WAR REENACTING - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit Select 1st Texas and then Co C.” • The Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas - meets 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http:// or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • JAMES BATES SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more info., go to


• AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend. • Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391-VETS(8387) or come see us! • Marine Corps League: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge #2628. For additional information, call 281-799-9382 or 936-931-5945. Or visit us online at • CIVIL AIR PATROL THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON - Cadet program is open to boys and girls, age 12 - 18. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM at 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport. For further info., email


• Delta Gamma Alumnae Group of Katy/West Houston - For more info., contact Terri Barrow at 281-492-2847 or • Katy Coogs Alumni Network - University of Houston Alumni Club that serves U of H alumni in Katy and its surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact: Rom Crespo, • KATY AREA A&M MOM’S CLUB - meetings and special events periodically throughout the year. All ages are invited to participate. For more info., visit or • Xi Mu Eta - We are Beta Sigma Phi, an international Sorority. Please call Norma Gunderson at 832-437-1636 for more info. regarding our chapter and meeting dates. • Laureate Theta Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi - meets twice a month in member’s homes. For more info., please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347. • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Southwest Houston Council - an international women’s friendship network, that also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. For info., please contact Jill Coble at 281-392-7181, • Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc - meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, at Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. For more info., contact Gary at 281-398-0333, email or Betty at 713-4676302, email • Greater Katy Alumnae Panhellenic - welcomes all NPC sorority members to come to their meetings. For further information, see their website at

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Pro-form treadmill with 6 programmed workouts, folds up to occupy less space, in excellent condition, tracks distance, calories burned and speed, paid $1,000 when new, selling for firm $375. Call Randy at 281-300-1848 if interested.



KATY FAMILY YMCA 22807 Westheimer Pkwy. Katy, TX 77494 (281) 392-5055

Yamaha flugel horn, silver, $500; Holton trumpet, silver, $500; Olds cornet, silver, $300; Roland arranger, $250. All OBO and in excellent condition with cases. Call 281-676-4176. YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Everyone is welcome.

Cooling/heat pump, 1.5 ton “York” split system w/5KW electric coil, new - never been installed, $1,800 Neg. Pls. call for further info: 713-444-4180.

Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281-392-6518.

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Maytag electric range, smooth top, never used, $350. 281-647-6056.

5-piece girl’s bedroom set, $500: Dresser, mirror, chest, sleigh bed, night stand, twin mattress/box springs. In excellent condition. 281693-5617 for pictures/info.

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Blue sofa and love seat, $150; large study table, $75. 281-256-3609. Dynamo McIntire 7 foot slate solid wood pool table, great shape, red felt with 3 pool sticks, stick rack and cover, $600. You move. Call 713-204-0368. Matching living room and dining room furniture. 713-553-0970. Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3 station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886. Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409.

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Roof Cleaning - No Pressure Damage Free Power Washing - Low Pressure Damage Free Pressure Washing - High Pressure

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 # 900-74572, picture available, asking $205. Contact

HELP WANTED Looking for part-time pest control technician for Gotcha Pest Control. Call 281-531-5113 or fax resume to 281-531-1502.

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Swimming pool cleaner need: Experienced pool cleaner to help with route maintenance in Cypress and Northwest Houston. Must have dependable truck with 2” receiver towing hitch, English speaking, have cell phone and capable of lifting and carrying 100 pounds. If you meet these requirements please call 281-785-5939.

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Classified Ads Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to 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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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. A growing residential construction co. locally owned & operated looking for advancement minded English speaking individual w/truck & tools. Call for more information 713-591-7825 or 713-446-6989. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a self-starter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

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Dental Hygienist needed part-time, minimum 3 years experience, 2 days a week, 7 AM-4 PM, 9 AM-6 PM, days flexible, San Felipe/ Voss. Fax Resume to 713-974-4760. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.



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2010 Honda CR-V, 2WD, 5 dr., EX-L navigation, sunroof, leather, fully loaded. Exterior/interior color, tango red pearl/gray. Miles, 16,030. Excellent condition. Contact at 281-492-7460.

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.

2002 Ford Explorer XLT fully loaded, V6 engine runs good, private seller. Asking $5,900. Call 713-907-6426. Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat.

WANTED Wanted: Treadmill. 281-345-9364. Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

MOVING/GARAGE SALES Estate Sale: Duncan Phife dining table, $350; dark Rattan barrelback chair & sectional sofa, $750; Ancient Minnesota peddle sewing machine, $100; Florida light maple bedroom set, 2 night stands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350; Admiral Signature 21 cu.ft. frost-free refrigerator w/ice maker, $125; Roper heavy duty large capacity electric dryer, $85; solid oak dining table w/six chairs, 2 leaves, $350; white Fossil Rock 2 end tables, sofa table and coffee table w/glass tops, $400; blue/white country plaid sleeper sofa, $175; solid pecan credenza, $125; Florida dark maple bedroom set, 2 nightstands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350. 281-856-0765.


.TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES 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 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 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 – IK, AP, KT, LHA.

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS ALL EMERGENCIES 911 Constable 281-463-6666 Harris County Sheriff 713-221-6000 KISD Police Department 281-237-4000 Ft. Bend County Sheriff 281-342-6116 Community Katy Family YMCA 281-579-3303 VFW 281-391-4872 Fort Bend Co. Court House 281-342-3411 William B. Travis Building 281-342-3411 Jane Long Annex 281-342-3411 Harris County Court House 713-859-0685 Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-5289 Schools KISD Administration KISD Transportation. Creech Elementary Exley Elementary Hayes Elementary Pattison Elementary Beck Junior High McMeans Junior High Cinco Ranch High School Seven Lakes Taylor High School Katy Creative Arts

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Libraries Harris Co. Maude Marks 281-492-8592 Katy 281-391-3509 Libraries Ft. Bend Co. Cinco Ranch Branch 281-395-1311 George Memorial Branch 281-342-4455 Mamie George Branch 281-491-8086 Utilities/Post Office Centerpoint Energy Gas Reliant Energy Fort Bend Telephone AT & T Repair AT & T New Service Waste Corp. of Texas (WCA) (Trash Pick up Mon. & Thurs.) Comcast Communications Katy - Park Row Post Office Baker Road Post Office Katy - Park Row Post Office Dept. of Public Safety Poison control Harris County Animal Control Medical Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Kingsland Diagnostic Center Memorial Hospital Columbia Rosewood Medical Christus St. Catherine

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