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Be thankful Wheatstone Village/Copperfield! Because of YOU, Wheatstone Village/Copperfield is experiencing statistically record low crime. At the same time, we are experiencing a record high number of calls for suspicious person/vehicles. In other words, when YOU call in suspicious behavior/activity, crime goes down in Wheatstone Village/Copperfield! If you see any suspicious persons/ vehicles, call the Sheriff’s Department at 713-221-6000, option 1. For all emergencies, please call 911. 1. Save the Sheriff Department’s phone number on your mobile phone now. 713-221-6000. Be aggressive in calling in any suspicious behavior/activity! 2. On your smart phone, download the Sheriff Department’s iWatch app to report any crimes at: http://iwatchharriscounty.com 3. Follow us on Facebook at “Copperfield Safety and Security,” where we just received over 500 Likes! You can find a link to this at the Wheatstone Village website at: www.wheatstonevillage.com/ watch.php 4. Follow us on Twitter @CPRFLDWatch 5. Attend our Crime Watch meetings! We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Copperfield Community Center. 6. Tell your friends and neighbors! The stronger we are as a community in fighting crime, the safer we can make Wheatstone Village/Copperfield!
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Statistically, crime rates go down when Wheatstone Village/ Copperfield residents like you are aggressive in reporting all suspicious persons/vehicles/activity to the Sheriff’s Department. So please follow these six tools to being a Hero in Wheatstone Village/ Copperfield and help us make a difference in our community! DID YOU KNOW? 99% of all car burglaries in Copperfield had valuables visible in their car!! Lock your cars and homes, and be sure no valuables are visible!! Crime Reports - www.crimereports.com CrimeReports is the only near real-time source for both official crime data and sex offender information, giving you access to information from over 700 participating law enforcement agencies across North America and sex offender data for all 50 States.
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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office participates in the CrimeReports. com system. See Something, Say Something!! Reminder: As a reminder, it is critical to be able to recognize something that is out of the ordinary. Although many residents don’t know all their neighbors, they usually know a few. They also become familiar with patterns of living, like when people leave for work, the cars normally seen in a driveway, etc. It is these patterns that become what we consider “normal.” Whenever we see something that is not normal, it should warrant our attention. It may be a vehicle parked in a driveway or street, it may be someone walking on the street from house to house or it may even look like someone who is working on a project. If anything looks suspicious, call the Sheriff (713-2216000). If someone knocks on your door, make certain you know who it is before you open the door, it if sounds out of the ordinary call the Sheriff. If you in any way think something may be suspicious, call it in to the Sheriff (713-221-6000)! The Crime Watch Committee also asks you to consider becoming involved in our Crime Watch program. Please visit one of our monthly committee meetings, second Wednesday of each month at the Copperfield Community Center at 6:30 PM. In order to receive updates you may register at the Copperfield website at: www. copperfield.org/sl_register.php to stay informed, and receive crime watch updates. Please continue to call in any and all suspicious activity you observe at any time, to the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 713221-6000 (Option 1 for dispatch). For life threatening emergencies call 911.
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In order to increase compliance and spread awareness, our office is requesting your assistance in informing residents in your community through your HOA newsletter or your scheduled HOA meetings of the need to obtain a permit for operating an alarm system, residential or business, within unincorporated Harris County. Many residents and businesses are unaware of the requirement to obtain an alarm permit once an alarm system has been installed and activated by the alarm company. Alarm systems are established and defined in the Local Government Code 233 (subchapter D), as well as the authority to regulate, adopt rules and impose penalties for unpermitted locations. Obtaining the required permit will avoid the issuance of a citation and excessive false alarm fees. The fee for current permit issuance is $35 with a yearly renewal fee of $10. All permit fees are waived for senior citizens 65 years or older. Under current guidelines, a permitted location is allowed five (5) free false alarms annually. Any subsequent false alarms during your permitted year are subject to a $75 fine that is billed to the permit holder’s address. If a site has an active alarm system, yet does not have a permit to operate such alarm, a false alarm may result in a Class C citation, which could range up to $500. Should you or your residents require a copy of the permit application form, or would like to review the regulations regarding permit requirements, you may do so by visiting the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website at www.hcso.hctx.net. The application can be printed from the website, then completed and mailed to our office with the applicable fees. We are currently in the planning stages of making the application and payment process available on-line for the convenience to the public. Should you have any questions, please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Alarm Detail at 713-7554600 M-F, 8 AM- 5 PM. If you would like any of our Alarm Detail personnel to attend one of your HOA meetings, we would be glad to attend and answer as many questions as possible.
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• Turquoise and Zircon are the birthstones? Characteristic is Wealth? Flowers are Holly, Narcissus and Poinsettia? • Scientists achieved the first controlled atomic chain reaction, in Chicago on December 2, 1942. • First human heart transplant performed by Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon on December 3, 1967. • Phi Beta Kappa, honorary scholastic society, founded at the College of William and Mary on December 5, 1776. • Columbus discovered Hispaniola on December 6, 1492. • Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in World War II on December 7, 1941. • John Lennon shot and killed in New York City on December 8, 1980. • The Territory of Wyoming authorized women to vote and hold office on December 10, 1869. • George Washington died at Mt. Vernon on December 14, 1799. • Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911. • The first 10 amendments to the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, ratified on December 15, 1791. • Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. • Orville Wright made first heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. on December 17, 1903. • Amendment 13 to the U.S. Constitution, ending slavery, proclaimed on December 18, 1865. • The United States took over Louisiana on December 20, 1803. • The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts on December 21, 1620. • U.S. Federal Reserve System established on December 23, 1913. • Some important people in history born in December: Martin Van Buren, Walt Disney, Eli Whitney, William Lloyd Garrison, Emily Dickinson, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jane Austen, Margaret Mead, Jean Baptiste Racine, Joseph Stalin, Giacomo Puccini, “Kit” Carson, Isaac Newton, Clara Barton, Louis Pasteur, Woodrow Wilson, Andrew Johnson, Rudyard Kipling and Henri Matisse. • The following were admitted as part of the Union: Illinois, Mississippi, Indiana, Alabama, Iowa and Texas.
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The Coalition Would Like to Wish Everyone a Fantastic Holiday Season and a Very Happy New Year! Cy-Fair ISD Liaison Committee The Coalition has formed a new committee, the Cy-Fair ISD Liaison Committee. This committee will address any and all issues within the Coalition boundaries concerning the Cy-Fair School District. We would also like to introduce DeBra Edwards as the chairman of the committee. If you would like to join this committee, please email Ms. Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the issues that are currently being discussed are Title I schools and vocational education. Cell Phone Towers An update concerning cell phone towers on Cy-Fair ISD school property: We met with CFISD representatives Ms. Marney Sims, General Counsel, Mr. Stuart Snow, Associate Superintendent Business & Financial Services and Mr. Roy Sprague, Assistant Superintendent - Facilities and Construction. In the contract signed with T-Mobile, T-Mobile has an option to renew their lease for up to 15 years. There is a clause that allows Cy-Fair to request a one-time relocation of a cell tower. We discussed the possibility of relocating the cell phone tower to a point at least 300 feet away from the school building and surrounding residential homes (the same distance required by City of Houston regulations). They felt that if they made this request to T-Mobile, that T-Mobile would just remove the tower rather than relocate it, which would result in the loss of revenue. They were not supportive of that idea (we will keep that option on the table). Another option that we discussed was to camouflage the tower. We presented several pictures in which the cell tower can be made to look like a tree, i.e. pine tree, palm tree, etc. They were very open to this idea. They plan on contacting T-Mobile to see what options they have and are willing to implement. Pictures of these camouflaged cell towers can be seen on our website. Crime, Security and Safety In November, the Coalition met with Sheriff Garcia and his command staff. This was a follow-up from the September 18th Town Hall. This article was written prior to the meeting with Sheriff Garcia. Please view our website for the details of that meeting. Monthly Meetings Open to All The Copperfield Coalition meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Copperfield Community Center, 15409 Willow River Drive. The meeting is in the activities room; please come in the main door. Please check the website for any last minute cancelations and/or changes before attending. Come to one of our meetings and find out what we are all about. If you are interested in protecting the integrity of Copperfield, our lifestyle and our property values, then please join us. Volunteers Needed If you are interested in becoming a member, being on a committee or being an advisory member, then please contact us at Anthony@ CopperfieldCoalition.com or come to one of our meetings. Sincerely, The Board of Directors CopperfieldCoalition.com
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Do you have a street light out in your neighborhood? Our community pays a fee monthly to our electric provider for every light pole in our community. The fee is a combination of electricity cost and maintenance fee and it is paid whether the light is working or not! It is up to each of us as residents to report outages. Here’s how to do it: 1. Write down the number posted on the light pole that is out. 2. Call Reliant Energy at 713-207-2222. 3. Select English (1) or Spanish (2). 4. Select Option #4 which includes reporting street lights out. 5. Provide the customer service representative with the location and pole number. Note: You can also go online at www.centerpointenergy.com/outage and report the outage.
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• Keep Christmas lights stored in a covered box, wrapped neatly around a plastic light organizer or just loosely wrapped, untangled. • Check each and every light for broken or non-functioning bulbs. Discard lights that don’t work and replace with new bulbs. • Make sure cords and wiring are intact. Avoid frayed cords - discard immediately if frayed. • Know that there are separate lights for indoor and outdoor use. Use indoor lights inside your home and UL-approved outdoor lights outside. • Turn off all Christmas lights when you go to bed. • Use mini, low-voltage lights on a tree. The large lights generate too much heat and can dry out your tree faster, making it a fire hazard.
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Every Saturday in December - Saint Arnold Brewing Company Tours, 11 AM - 2 PM. Come visit Texas’ oldest craft brewery in their new location. The doors open at 11 AM and groups will rotate in and out of the facility in an open-house format until the final group is allowed in at 2 PM. If Saturdays don’t work for you, check out their weekday open house at 3 PM. After the tour, guests are welcome to stay for a free tasting. December 1st - 24th - Home for the Holidays, daily, Old Town Spring. Old Town Spring celebrates it 31st Annual Home For The Holidays Festival with a whole new flare. This year we have added a display of thousands of lights to our towering trees and quaint buildings to accent the addition of the Be An Angel Fund Train and our beautiful horse drawn Carriage Rides. Streets are filled with sounds of the Holidays as each weekend live entertainers perform on the stage as well as strolling the streets. Complimentary balloons and candy canes are handed out to remind you to visit Mr. & Mrs. Santa in their house and have your photo taken. Merchants in town all put on their best face and decorate the shops. Look for special sales and mini attractions each weekend. We will be sponsoring a Toy Drive for the Be An Angel Fund and Supporting our U.S. Troops through the Marine Moms and Wreaths Across America. December 1st - Jingle on the Boardwalk, 9:30 AM - 11 PM, Kemah Boardwalk. Holiday music, crafts, activities, a toy drive, parade and Starbucks Cheer Party at the Kemah Boardwalk. December 4th - Job Fair - Engineering, 10 AM - 3 PM, Reliant Center. If you are in search of your next big move, the Job Fair is the place to land your next job. Come check it out and see what all they have to offer! Go to http://reliantpark.com/events/job-fair/houston-chroniclejob-fair-0 for more info. December 5th - Mommy Mingle, 10 AM - 2 PM, Children’s Museum of Houston. Calling all Greater Houston Area Moms! You’re invited to the Mommy Mingle at the Museum. Once the kids are off at school come and enjoy free coffee and breakfast on us (while supplies last) and meet other mommies from your part of town. Bring your little ones to Tot*Spot (our exclusive exhibit for children 35 months and under) for awesome playtime. Daddies, nannies and caretakers are welcome too! December 7th - German Christmas Market & Festival, 10 AM, Old Downtown Tomball. Celebrating Texas German Heritage at Christmas time on the old downtown streets of Tomball Texas. Weihnachtsmarkt Texas style. Music Street Festival with continuous live music on four stages and many street performers. Bring your camera for pictures on request and a whole lot of family fun. You don’t have to be German to enjoy this festival. Free admission and parking.
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December 13th - January 5th - Festival of Lights, nightly, Moody Gardens. As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than 1 million lights within 100 soundenhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. In addition, you can skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink, take pictures with Santa or watch holiday films in the MG 3D, 4D Special FX or Ridefilm theaters. See www.moodygardens.com/ seasonal_fun/festival_of_lights/ for more information. December 22nd - Museum District Walking Tour, 10 AM - 12 PM, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Sculpture Garden. The Houston Museum District is one of the few areas in the country with such a dense population of museums, public art, contemporary architecture and landscape design. On this 2-hour walking tour you will experience the quintessential Modernism of Mies van der Rohe, the structuralist view point of Gunnar Birkerts, the simplicity and craft of Isamu Noguchi and the first free standing American structure designed by Yoshio Taniguchi.
Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday created in 1966. It begins on December 26th and lasts through January 1st. The name Kwanzaa comes from the language of Swahili and means first fruits of the harvest. To prepare for the holiday, families decorate their homes with Kwanzaa symbols. A candle is lit for each day of Kwanzaa. A black candle is lit first, then red and green candles are lit alternately. There are seven principles of Kwanzaa, one for each day. They are Umoja or Unity, Kujichagulia or Self-Determination, Ujima or Collective Work and Responsibility, Ujamma or Cooperative Economics, Nia or Purpose, Kuumba or Creativity and Imani or Faith.
In Judaism, the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Consecration or the Feast of the Maccabees; also transliterated Chanukah. According to tradition, it was instituted by Judas Maccabeus and his brothers in 165 B.C. to celebrate the dedication of the new altar in the Temple at Jerusalem. The festival occurs in December near the time of the winter solstice, as does Christmas and lasts eight days. Hanukkah later came to be linked also with a miraculous cruse of oil that burned for eight days, leading to the practice of lighting special Hanukkah candles, one the first evening, two the second and so on. The eight-branched candle stand (menorah) used in that ceremony is a frequent symbol for the holiday.
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• If a long flowering period is desired, pansies should be placed in their permanent beds not later than this month. Fertilize monthly with manure, super-phosphate or a liquid high-phosphate product. Keep flowers picked for more bloom. • Take tulips out of cold storage and plant late this month. • Fertilize established trees, spring-blooming shrubs, spurias and sweet peas (after they are a foot tall) with a fertilizer such as 13-1313; Louisiana iris with cotton seed meal and manure. • Azaleas and camellias may be moved now. Keep moist to lesson cold weather damage. May acidify again. • Last month to plant early blossoming spring bulbs, speciosum and other varieties of lilies. Mulch. • Water plants well before a freeze; dry roots are easily damaged. • Don’t forget to provide food and fresh water for birds. More birds die from lack of water than lack of food.
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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission.
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The Foundation will kick off its fifth “Salute to Our Heroes” event on February 9, 2013 at the Omni Hotel Westside Houston. “Salute to Our Heroes” honors the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event go to an endowment enabling graduating students from CFISD to attend college. The event will be generously underwritten by Earthcare Management and Kodiak Gas Services, as the Missing Man Underwriters. The Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will be the Major General Sponsor. This year our guest speaker is Steve Russell. LTC Steve Russell (Ret.) commanded the central unit responsible in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. Through leadership and joint efforts across multiple teams, a large organization worked effectively to capture one of the world’s most notorious criminals. Russell is an American Hero. His proven leadership and problem-resolution techniques engage audiences through his storytelling.
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Salute to Our Heroes has two purposes. First, to give tribute to our heroes - soldiers serving now, veterans and those who have been wounded or killed in action. We want to honor those who have served their country. The second purpose is to raise funds for scholarships for Cy-Fair ISD students. Each year we give three scholarships per Cy-Fair ISD high school, and the number of high schools is growing. It has been a challenge keeping up with the demand, but CFEF is dedicated to this mission. The inaugural event honors Jersey Village High School graduate 1st Lt. Jeremy E. Ray, who was killed Dec. 20, 2007 while serving his country in Iraq. A CFEF endowment was established in Jeremy’s memory by an anonymous donor. Last year the 1st Lieutenant Jeremy Ray Community Service and Peace Award was presented to Klein Funeral Homes & Memorials. Following tradition, the event will have the Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony. The table will have empty table settings with chairs leaning up against the table as though saved for someone. The table settings have a single red rose displayed in a vase in reminder of the bloodshed for our country and the vase was tied with a red ribbon - a symbol of the continued pledge to shed blood for our country. A slice of lemon on the bread plate is a reminder of the bitterness of the loss of comrades in arms; a bowl of salt to symbolize the tears shed by family members of lost loved ones and glasses turned upside down indicate no one will sit there. Last year’s ceremony was performed by the 75th Army Division Honor Guard and was proceeded by Taps performed by William Veenstra, Cy-Fair High School Senior. For more information on the 2013 event please contact Marie Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-807-3591.
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The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation will host the 3rd annual Cypress Hoops Invitational tournament on December 6th, 7th and 8th. As a partner with the district, our goal is to create a successful high school basketball tournament that engages the entire community. Profits from the tournament will be used for innovative staff development programs and for scholarships for deserving high school seniors. By supporting our tournament, you are investing in the Cy-Fair community and making a significant difference in the lives of our students! Please consider purchasing a sponsorship or a program ad. As a donor, you will receive a tremndous amount of exposure and truly “touch the future” of students and teachers alike. We’re hoping to count on you for you support! Sponsorship flyer: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/ file/1102716750342-106/combined+files.pdf Ad flyer: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/ file/1102716750342-107/2012+BB+Ad+Sales+Flyer.pdf Games will be played at Cy-Fair High School, Cy-Woods High School, Cy-Falls High School and the Berry Center. Featuring basketball teams from the following schools, including the 10 CFISD High Schools: Aldine Nimitz, Atascocita, Beaumont Ozen, Brazoswood, Crowley, Katy, Klein, Klein Collins, Klein Forest, Lamar, Morton Ranch, Pearland, South Grand Prairie and Spring.
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FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD FINALISTS
Two CFISD football players were among 25 finalists for the Touchdown Club of Houston High School Football Scholar-Athlete Award. The award was presented during the 14th Annual High School Football Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. Cypress Ranch High School senior Jeffrey Hensley and Langham Creek High School senior Jared Ross are CFISD’s two finalists for the honor. Nominees are required to be high school seniors, have the best grade-point averages on their respective football teams and have good citizenship, as embodied in extra-curricular activities. The first-place award winner received a $1,500 scholarship to the college or university of his choice, while the second and thirdplace award recipients received a $1,000 and $750 scholarship, respectively. The remaining 22 finalists received a $500 scholarship. Please visit www.touchdownclub.org for more information.
STUDENT AUTHORS PUBLISHED IN SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY
Five CFISD students were among 43 students in the Houston area to be published in the Texas-based literacy foundation, Read3Zero, third annual short-story anthology entitled I-Write: Short Stories By Kids, For Kids. The student winners will be recognized during a public book signing on Saturday, December 1st at the Houston Public Library Downtown - Central (500 McKinney Street). The following CFISD student authors were honored: Emily Green, Lowery Elementary School; Alexis Moscariello, Swenke Elementary School; Sarah Hart, Adam Elementary School; Megan Taylor, Smith Middle School and Sarah Young, Cy-Falls High School.
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CFISD culinary students had an impressive display at the Greater Houston Area Cupcake Battle, sponsored by the Hospitality Educators Association of Texas and held last November at Pasadena Rayburn High School. The students swept first through third places and took home two other superlatives at the event, which featured approximately 140 entries from high school students in greater Houston. Cy-Fair High School senior Kaylen Gonzalez won first place for her “Reese’s Cupcake,” followed by Cy-Fair senior Phillip Morado in second place for his “Triple Chocolate Pistachio Cupcake.” Cypress Ridge High School senior Nancy Lopez placed third for her “Mocha Cupcake.” Cypress Woods High School sophomore Shelby Richey won the award in the Best Cake category for “The Turtle Cupcake” and Cypress Springs High School senior Ajee Hayes won the award in the Most Elaborate Technique category for her “Peach Cobbler Cupcake.”
Cy-Fair High School senior Kaylen Gonzalez, right, displays her firstplace trophy from the Greater Houston Area Cupcake Battle, held at Pasadena Rayburn High School.
“Congratulations to the CFISD culinary students, who took five of the eight awards. It is a remarkable achievement to have their cupcakes chosen from the approximately 140 entries,” said career and technical education coordinator Mark Williams. “These students and their teachers worked diligently and their hard work paid off.”
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The annual Langham Creek Cheerleader Cheer Clinic held on October 27th was a huge success! Approximately 100 participants came to enjoy learning about the cheerleading talents our girls display everyday and to meet and get a picture with our outstanding Lobo mascot. The parents enjoyed the “show off” at the end of the clinic, as well as seeing the kids perform on the sidelines with the Lobo cheerleaders at the JV game on November 1st! Thank you to everyone who came to the clinic - it really is a fun event for all. The Lobo cheerleaders have been vigorously supporting the mighty Lobo football team all season. Even during a lengthy rain delay during the Cy-Ridge game when they were given an option to leave, they chose to stay and help the Lobos fight on to a victory! That same enthusiastic support is being shared with the Lobo basketball teams. On November 8th, the cheerleaders kicked off their season by decorating the locker room with signs, streamers and balloons! Way to pump up our players for an exciting Lobo basketball season! Go Lobos!
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On November 10, 2012, the Langham Creek High School LOBOS Varsity Football Team earned the title of CY-FAIR ISD “DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!” The Golden Football Award was presented to Coach Thompson and the LOBO football team at the Berry Stadium following the final in-district game. After playing, a 10-week schedule of highly competitive games the LOBO WORLD is extremely excited about the award and title. Cy-Fair ISD is filled with gifted talent, the in-district schools are highly motivated to win… so it has been no small task for the LOBOS to prevail. The LOBOS are thankful and grateful to have played against some great teams in the area and we realize those games were our precursor to achieving success. The Langham Creek High School Varsity Football Team thank our entire community and fan base for their continued enthusiasm and support. We realize success comes to us when we all work well together! We thank you! The LOBOS charged into the State Championship Playoffs on Friday, November 16, 2012 and are battling to bring home the ultimate prize… The State Championship! Please continue to follow LOBO news and excitement at: www. langhamcreekfootball.com.
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MIGHTY LOBO MARCHING BAND GOES TO STATE!
For the 9th consecutive biannual UIL 5A State Marching Band Championship, the Mighty Lobo Marching Band represented with honor Langham Creek High School. From a field of 23 high schools at area competition, the Lobos were 1 of only 4 bands to advance to state. Among those 4 finalists, Langham Creek was one of only two Cy-Fair high schools. Carrying on a long tradition of excellence, the Lobo Marching Band received a superior rating at UIL Regional Marching Contest for the 23rd consecutive year! GO LOBOS!
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The Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club will celebrate its 26th Anniversary Season by hosting its annual free information/registration breakfast on Saturday, February 2, 2013, for all boys, girls and their parents who are interested in joining for the 2013 track season. The breakfast starts promptly at 8:30 AM at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Forum located at 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX, 77379. The free breakfast is the opportunity for youth athletes to register for the club’s 2013 spring/summer track season and to meet the Northwest Flyers coaches, staff and other new and returning athletes. All new parents and athletes interested in joining the Northwest Flyers must attend. The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a youth (ages 6 -18) track club, affiliated with USA Track & Field (USATF), that provides a full program of sanctioned “track” events such as sprints, hurdles, middle distance, distance and relays and sanctioned “field” events such as long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin. For additional information on the Northwest Flyers Track Club, please visit the team website at www.northwestflyers.org or contact Linette Roach at 281-587-8442 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Christmas Programs Bear Creek United Methodist Church offers a special gift to the community Sunday, December 2nd, with its Neighborhood Christmas Block Party. The celebration, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot at 4810 Highway 6 North, features free food and craft activities. Festivities will be followed by the 15th Annual Texas Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Fund Parade of Lights. The Bear Creek UMC Chancel Choir will present John Leavitt’s “What Child Is This?” on Sunday, December 16th at 6:30 PM at Bear Creek UMC, 16000 Rippling Water Dr. This inspirational concert is free and open to the public. Come and celebrate the miracle of Christ’s birth! Communion, music and candlelight will enhance all Christmas Eve worship services: 5:00 PM. Family Service in the Sanctuary; 7:00 PM. Contemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall; 9:00 PM. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary and 11:00 PM. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary. For additional information, please visit bearcreekumc.org or call 281-463-2330.
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“Joy to the world the Lord has come...” this is the good news celebrated during the Christmas season by young and old alike. Cornerstone United Methodist Church will be providing a number of celebration opportunities during the month of December at their West Road Campus, 18081 West Road, Houston TX 77095. • Saturday, December 8th, the Children’s Ministry Team will be sponsoring a special children’s event called “Breakfast with Santa” from 9:30-11:00 AM, that will include pictures with Santa, face painting, delicious donuts, crafts and other family friendly activities. • Saturday, December 8th, the church will present a “live” Nativity Scene from 6 to 8 PM. Not only will there be the normal cast of characters including shepherds, Wisemen and the baby Jesus, but there will be live animals as well: donkeys, sheep and maybe even a camel. • Sunday, December 9th, the church will be celebrating “Be a Cheerful Giver” Stewardship Commitment Sunday. At both the 8:30 and 10:45 AM services, the Chancel Chimes will be performing their Christmas music. At the 9:30 AM worship service, the Journey Praise Band will be leading worship with celebrative music. At all three services, Dr. Dave Meadows will be bringing an inspiring Advent message. • Sunday, December 16th, at 10:45 AM, the Children’s choirs will be presenting their Christmas Musical entitled: “A Rockin’ Royal Christmas.” At the 9:30 AM worship service, the Journey Praise Band will be leading worship with celebrative music. At both the 8:30 and 9:30 AM services, Dr. Dave Meadows will be bringing an inspiring Advent message. • Sunday, December 23rd, the Cornerstone Chancel Choir accompanied by an orchestra will be presenting a special Christmas music program entitled “Night of the Father’s Love” at both the 8:30 and the 10:45 AM services. At the 9:30 AM service led by Journey Praise, the message will be a special “Advent-themed Readers Theater.”
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Tomball High School Auditorium, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball, Texas 77375. This year featuring guest artists Bridget Kuhns as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Eric White as the Cavalier, both courtesy of Houston Ballet II, as well as Daniel Woellner as the Snow King, courtesy of Houston Ballet Academy. For ticket information, visit www.hrbdance. org or call 281-940-HRB1 (4721). Ticket prices range from $15 to $18 and $10 for the Sunday 1 pm performance, which is just Act I. The Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded by Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome, both nationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers who served as its co-artistic directors.
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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to come celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, during our Christmas Eve services on Monday, December 24th at 5:30 PM, with a Christmas Pageant and at 9:00 PM with choir music. Both services will include the Holy Eucharist. There will also be a service on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th, at 10:00 AM. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road in Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org
Celebration for Children on Christmas Eve at Living Word Lutheran Church
Living Word Lutheran Church would like to invite children ages 2 years through 3rd grade (and their parents) to a “Celebration for Children” on December 24th at 4 pm. This interactive service will allow children to “live” the story of Christmas. To support the Christ Clinic in Katy, donations of paper towels and toilet paper will be accepted at the service. Living Word Lutheran Church is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd. in Katy. For more information, visit www.livingwordkaty.org or call 281392-2300.
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Our bowling event in January is a fundraising event for Texas Tech students, through Texas Tech Parent Association - Greater West Houston Chapter. Our bowling event will be held at Copperfield Bowl on Sunday, January 6th from 3-5 pm. Cost per person is $20 and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Open to Texas Tech parents and students. RSVP is required. Visit www.texastechparents. org/group/GWH for more information.
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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:00 pm Come join our planning committee or register your own team to help raise money for cancer in our Cy-Fair community!! The Heart of Relay: During the Relay for Life event, three ceremonies are held. Survivors Lap: To start Relay, those who have survived their battle with cancer join together to walk a lap celebrating their victories over the disease. Luminaria Ceremony: At dark, the track is lined with candle-lit bags bearing the names of those who have been touched by or have lost their lives to cancer. Fight Back Ceremony: Before participants leave Relay, they make a personal commitment to help fight back against cancer in several ways.
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As interest in Relay for Life grew in the Houston area, the American Cancer Society began forming events in local communities and the first Cy-Fair Relay for Life committee was formed in 2004. This is our 9th year in Cy-Fair and our goal is to reach the $1 Million Dollar Mark. We are very close and only need $150,000 to meet our goal and with YOUR help, we can make this goal a reality!! 100% of our profits go to ACS to use for research and other programs. With more than 1,000 participants in last year’s Relay, we know that we can grow even bigger this year! For more information, contact Erin Kasperek below: email@example.com Phone: 713-706-5652 | Mobile: 281-732-8324 www.relayforlife.org/cyfairtx
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We sure hope to see you there!
Blood Drive St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church Blood Drive
On Sunday, December 30th, beginning at 8:30 AM, St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive with a mobile unit set up in their parking lot. Registration and donor forms will be available in the Parish Hall. To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age, at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. Remember, it takes about 15 minutes and one pint of blood to save three lives. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org
Theater/Fine Arts The Cypress Creek FACE 2012-2013 Season
All performances at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., • Spring, TX 77379 Box Office: 281-440-4850 www.cypresscreekface.org Baylor Brass - 3 PM, Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The Baylor Brass brings a wealth of experience to its performances and educational clinics. Made up of the Baylor University brass faculty, the group concertizes regularly on the Baylor campus, in the public schools throughout Texas and has toured major music schools outside of Texas and to foreign countries. The Baylor Brass members have impressive credentials as chamber music performers, clinicians and as instrumental coaches. Tickets: $6 - $12. WindSync “in Wonderland” - 10 AM, Saturday, December 8, 2012. Get into the holiday spirit with WindSync! Complete with music and choreography from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, introductions and demonstrations of the instruments, WindSync’s seasonal assembly program gives children an interactive look into
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Season subscriptions are available for $92-$144 and offer incredible savings, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. Subscribers save as much as 30% off single-ticket prices. HFAC subscriber perks include the opportunity to pick the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, an opening night reception, and recognition in every Playbill. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. Â Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season Youâ€™re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Annie (March 1-17, 2013 at the Berry Center) Leaving Iowa (April 5-21, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Over the River and Through the Woods (June 7-23, 2013 on the Garzas Main Stage) Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center)
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Kimberly Akimbo, By David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Ron Jones, STUDIO 101 (1824 Spring Street, Houston 77007). Kimberly Akimbo is a play written in 2000 by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Its title character is a lonely teenage girl suffering from a disease a lot like progeria, that causes her to age 4 and a half times as fast as normal. Thus, Kimberly is trapped inside the frail physical body of an elderly woman. She meets another misfit (a teenage boy) and the two form an attachment to one another that borders on attraction. The situation is not helped by Kimberlyâ€™s rapidly deteriorating health. Soon Kimberlyâ€™s family gets mixed up in some crazy money schemes and the family gets emotionally destroyed. Through December 15, 2012, (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday). All performances begin at 8 pm. Price- $18 regular/ $10 students and seniors. MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com - email@example.com orÂ 832463-0409
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Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you have questions, classes offered or need directions, please call us at 713274-3250. If you are currently registered at Glazier - call us and ask about our new classes. You may register over the phone for any new classes. Volunteer Opportunities available, please call to speak to us about teaching your own class! DECEMber Schedule - Must preregister in person for classes (or by phone if already registered and participating at center 713274-3250). New Classes at Glazier - iPhone, iPad/tablet, Smartphone, Texas History Series and more. • December 6th, Doctor Louise Hayes Brain Repair and Memory Series; “Stop Stress Damage!” 1:00 - 3:00 PM. • December 7th, iPhone Class - Bring your iPhone but you do not need an iPhone to take the class. 1:00-3:00 PM. • December 7th, Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? Great will class - covers non-titled property NOT spelled out in a traditional will; 2:00 - 3:00 PM. • December 10th, Better Business Bureau presents “Guard Yourself Against Holiday Scams on-line” from 10:00 -11:00 AM. • December 10th, Join an expert Card maker to hand-make Christmas cards; from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. • December 11th, Digital Camera; 1:00 - 3:30 PM. • December 11th, Excel Spreadsheet; 9:00 - 11:00 AM.
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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 Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: December 4th: Animal Homes December 11th: Christmas in the Woods The cost is $5 per child (or buy a 5-session card for $20) and the child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the sanctuary through the marked gate. The program will be held in the outdoor classroom. Call 713464-4900 or go to www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.
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Epiphany Lutheran Church, located at 14423 West Road Houston 77041, is pleased to announce the opening of a Food Pantry for zip code area 77041. The food pantry is open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 AM - noon. An application process is required. Please bring photo I.D. and proof of address. For more information about our food pantry, contact the pantry coordinator at 281-746-7740.
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The Church is organized geographically into stakes, which are similar to a Catholic diocese. In his new assignment, President Lauck will preside over 12 congregations in Cypress, Waller, Fairfield, Bridgeland, Tomball and Northwest Houston. Stake presidents typically serve for approximately 9-10 years and come from a variety of backgrounds. President Lauck was raised in the Sugarland/Missouri City area. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in business. Currently he resides in Northwest Houston and is a business development manager with Shell Oil Company, where he has worked for over 21 years. The Church has no salaried ministry, so President Lauck will continue to work full time while fulfilling his new ecclesiastical responsibilities. He and his wife, Leanne, have been married for 23 years. Houston has been their home for 14 of those years. They have three children - one currently serving a two-year church mission in New York, one attending college and one a student in Cy-Fair I.S.D.
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Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM • Limited Seating CAC is dedicated to helping, networking, educating and empowering those who still believe in the American dream. We believe that God has a job for you somewhere and it will take networking power to get the job. Information is power. It is all about job networking and helping one another. Come and network with others between jobs. Located at 5930 Hwy. 6 N., Suite F-1, Houston, TX 77084, 281-8042520, Fax 281-741-1686.
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On October 28th, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the appointment of a new ecclesiastical leader, David R. Lauck, who will serve as the president of the Cypress Texas Stake in Northwest Houston. He succeeds Stirling D. Pack Jr., who successfully completed nine years of service.
Did you know that on the second Friday of each month Bear Creek United Methodist Church provides a caring, Christian atmosphere for your loved one? The program, scheduled from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. This gathering provides free time for caregivers and includes crafts, chair exercises, word games, entertainment, lunch and more. Caregivers are also welcome to stay and join the fun. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 281-463-2330. Bear Creek United Methodist Church is located at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, near North Hwy. 6 and Kieth Harrow.
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We are a group of women from non-denominational backgrounds and various nationalities. We fellowship once a week by reading the Bible and praying for our needs in English and Spanish. Please feel free to join us every Thursday, from noon to 1:30 PM and together we can learn and grow in His word. For more information, contact Paula at 281-703-0670.
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GAME DAY - The first Friday of the month - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday - 9:30 am - 11:00 am DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info., www. copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273. WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) - 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come join our group! We are an active, fun-loving bunch. Once you come for a visit and get to know us, you’ll want to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. You do not have to be a member of Copperfield Church to be a part of our Senior Adult Group.
Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986. Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar, and large cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281-5783905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.
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Pole Bibliomaniacs & Jelly Cookie Fans or PB&J’s, as they like to call themselves! She talks about the adventures she’s had reading and spending time at the North Pole Public Library. Mrs. Kringle wraps up her visit with T’was the Night Before Christmas, accompanied by original artwork. Come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk. Limit 80 people. • Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-6 - Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project. • Baby Book Time for children ages 0-18 months - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Children’s Librarian will read a simple story, lead everyone through the performance of nursery rhymes and songs and encourage interaction between caregivers and babies through the use of educational toys. • Infant Gymboree - non-walkers only - Wednesday, December 5th at 2:00 pm. Encourage development through play and learning with this program designed to support your child’s growth at their own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, this class uses play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. • Para los Ninos/For the Children Story Time Wednesday, December 5th at 4:30 pm. For the Children is a funfilled, family-friendly parent workshop. The workshop encourages families to use library resources and teaches simple inexpensive activities that parents and children can do together to help children learn. Receive a free pass to the Children’s Museum when you attend. • Holiday iPad Nutcracker Musical Storybook Wednesday, December 19th at 4:30 pm. Join us for an iPad adventure, a cinematic storybook of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker Ballet, combining original artwork by Yoko Tanaka with full symphonic orchestral excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. A wonderful holiday story for all ages and after the story make a nutcracker craft. Come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk. Limit 80 people. • Toddler Story Time for children ages 18-36 months Thursdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project for this younger set. • Dinosaur iPad Drawing Program - Saturday, December 8th at 2:00 pm. Do you like to draw? Would you like to learn how to draw dinosaurs? If you answered yes, then come to the iPad drawing class. We have 8 iPads to use or you can follow along with pen and paper, we provide everything. Come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk. Limit 24 children ages 5 years old and up. • Holiday iPad Drawing Program - Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 pm. Do you like to draw? Would you like to learn how to draw Santa, Reindeer or a Snowman? If you answered yes, then come to the iPad drawing class. We have 8 iPads to use or you can follow along with pen and paper, we provide everything. Come 30 minutes early to get a free ticket at the desk. Limit 24 children ages 5 years old and up.
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ETools: Apps, Software and Websites for Work, Home and Play Each week we share our favorite eTools for your smartphone, tablet and computer. December 10th, 6:00-7:00 pm, LRNC 105 Spanish and French Conversation Clubs Spanish Schedule: Mondays, 1-2 Pm, LRNC 215, Thursdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, LRNC 118. French Schedule: Thursday, 2-3 pm, LRNC 215. TEEN Contemporary Books for Everyone Book Club, Sundays, 2 - 3 PM, LRNC 215. December 2nd: Pop by Gordon Korman Classics for Home Schooled Teens Book Club, Fridays, 1 - 2 PM, LRNC 215. December 7th: The 39 Steps by John Buchan
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Boy Scout Troop 10 meets every Tuesday night during the school year at the West Houston Church of Christ on West Road and Queenston. Our meetings begin at 7 PM. We spend our time working on merit badges, planning for our monthly camp outs and having fun!! The boys had a great time at Galveston State Park. They camped, swam, surfed and built sand castles on the beach! They also had the opportunity to visit the historic Strand area in downtown Galveston! The weather was beautiful and this is one of the Troop favorites! This month, December, brings Winter Camp at Camp Strake, our annual Christmas party and of course, Christmas! At the Christmas party the top three sellers of popcorn get to treat their favorite Scout Master to a cream pie! In the face! I’m glad I’m not a Scout Master! Now is the perfect time to join us and get started on this fabulous journey! If you have a son in the 6th grade or higher that would like to join in the fun and adventure please contact us. Our Scout Master is Michael Widaski and his number is 713-376 5166. You can also contact our Committee Chairperson, Regan Armstrong, at 832-7257208 or check our website at www.bsat10.com
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Welcome to this month’s fun loving episode of “The Chronicles of Pack 445!” We spent most of November getting ready for our District Pushmobile Race! In this event one Scout rides in a homemade car and steers while another Scout pushes him. They must maneuver their way through an obstacle course, switch drivers and pushers and get to the finish line before the other teams. While this is not Nascar, it is still very exciting to watch and play! December brings the Parade of Lights! Our pack has floats that are overflowing with Scouts and leaders ready to celebrate the holidays! The kids love decorating the trailers and trucks and waving to all the spectators on the streets! Our Scorpion Patrol and Stealth Patrols are preparing to cross over to Boy Scouts. We wish each of them luck and know they will have a great time with their new troops. The Pack will be taking a small break through he holidays but will be back stronger than ever in January! If you have a boy in the 1st-5th grade in the Copperfield or surrounding area who would like to be a Cub Scout, please see our website at http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/cubpack445houston, we would love to add you to our family! From all the Boys and Parents in Pack 445 we wish you wonderful holidays and we’ll catch ya’ next time!
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KIWANIS/ROTARY CLUBS: • BEAR CREEK/COPPERFIELD ROTARY CLUB, Thursdays, 12 Noon, Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant at 7540 Highway 6 North. Paula Allen - 281-855-9664. • Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary flag project - Please call Darlene at 281-463-4296 for info. On having flags set up, take down and store flags for the major flag holidays. • Cy-Fair Rotary Club - meets each Monday, at 12:00 noon, at Carl’s Bar-B-Que located at 21920 Highway 290 West, in Cypress, Texas. For further information, contact Justin Lindstrom at 281-4931141. • CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB, Hearthstone Country Club, 12:15 PM 1:15 PM (cost of lunch is $10). John Carroll, 281-463-0373; George Crowl, 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell, 281-304-7127 for more info and meeting dates. TOASTMASTERS: • TALK-OF-THE-TOWN TOASTMASTERS, Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, DeVry University (Room 1160), 11125 Equity Drive, Houston TX, 77041. Use Clay Road exit off West Beltway 8, Eddie, 713-4086751, email@example.com or Thilippe Letellier, 713-857-8595. • FOUNDRY TOASTMASTERS, Thursdays, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM, Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, 713-466-3400. • Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club, every Thursday, 11:45 AM, NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, 281-228-6287 or www. toastmasters.org • Easy Risers Toastmasters Club, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 AM, Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney, downtown Houston, conf room 2739! Ed Young: firstname.lastname@example.org • Cy-Fair Superspeakers, meets every Monday at 6:45 to 8:00 PM at the MET Family Life Center, 11403 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429. For more info., www.cyfairsuperspeakers.org or call 832-523-4808. • Phoenix Risers Toastmasters - meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. For further info, email Phoenix Risers@Phoenix.edu. • SPEAKERS CONNECTION - meets at 9110 Rodney Ray Blvd., “The Castle” in Rolling Fork Subdivision. For more info., contact either Alfredo Barriga at 281-374-7834 or Jude Wiggins 713-4663400 or visit our website at http://speakersconnection.org BUSINESS/NETWORKING: of • West Houston International Assoc. Administrative Professionals, fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/ CAP email@example.com). • Business Networking Group, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Holiday Inn, Hwy. 6 and I-10. 713-515-2998. • WEST NORTHWEST SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Sterling Bank, 6985 Highway 6 North. Leslie Lawson 281345-1825 or visit www.dgurka.com for more info. • CY-FAIR EXPRESS NETWORK - held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, the fourth Thursdays of the month, at Sterling National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston, Texas 77095. For cost and reservation info., www.cyfen.org or contact Melanie Hugele at 281989-3190. • 290 CYPRESS BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP - Meets every Thursday, at Cypress Station Grill (located at 26010 Hempstead Road - on the corner of Hempstead Road and Spring Cypress), at 7:30 AM. • ABWA west houston network - meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org. • HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - National Country Club, at 11:30 AM, located at 16500 Houston National Golf Club, in Stonegate subdivision. Contact Gayla Skates for additional information firstname.lastname@example.org
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• HARRIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER - Generally meet on the first Tuesday of the month. For more info., call 281-855-5600 or visit http://harris,agrilife.org/hort • Spring Branch African Violet Club - meets the second Saturday of each month, (Jan. through Nov.), at 10:30 AM at the Copperfield Baptist Church, 8350 Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77095. Call 713-462-4257 to confirm meeting date and time. For more info: www.orgsites.com/tx/sbavc • Cypress Creek Lakes Garden Club - a nonprofit group, meets the second Monday (September-May), from 7-9 PM. For more information, see blog spot at www.cypresscreeklakesgc. blogspot.com or email email@example.com • THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS, 1st Mondays, 6:30 - 9 PM, Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter, 281-3702005. • PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS, 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Bear Creek Comm. Center (Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park), 281-492-0246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org • The Tri-County Quilt Guild - meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, at 7 PM till 9 PM, at Fairfield Baptist Church off 290 and Muescke Rd. Check out the website for more information www. tricountyquiltguild.org • MOCKINGBIRD SMOCKING GUILD, 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, JoAnn’s Fabrics, Willowbrook, 281-859-6031. • 40 Something, 2nd Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Denny’s, located at Kieth Harrow and Highway 6. Sandy, 281-858-7833 or JoAnn, 281550-8162. • BUNCO FOR FUN, Looking for players to formulate a Bunco Club. For info., call 281-682-1750 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org • MONTHLY BUNCO GROUP, meets once a month and the cost is only $5. If you’re interested in joining or want more information you may email me at email@example.com or call 281-859-5577. • MAH JONGG PLAYERS NEEDED, We love to play days, evenings or weekends (western version with card). Contact me for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
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for profit organization that is run entirely by volunteers. We hope that you enjoy our website, and that what you find there informs, endears and enlightens. Maybe you too will become a part of the ever-growing S.T.A.A.R. family. Visit us at www.staarnet.org to see pictures of the available dogs or you can call 281-392-0927. Please donate online or by mail to: P.O. Box 6575, Katy, Texas, 77491. Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas has wonderful Weims available for immediate adoption in the Houston area. Visit www. weimrescuetexas.org for details or call 972-994-3572. Foster homes for these marvelous dogs are also urgently needed. Houston area Wiemarner’s can be found at this website.
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Too many pets are getting out without any form of ID and collars. The shelters are filled up and will euthanize within 24 hrs. This happened to someone’s pet in Deerfield. Please put a collar and phone # on your pet. I will be happy to call the owner if you find a pet and let them know that it should have been kept in a safe environment. I do know that there are circumstances whereby a gate is ajar or a utility person leaves it open after checking the meter and that pet gets out. You can reach the county website at www.countypets.com and their phone number is 713-999-3191. Remember thunder and fireworks are reasons why dogs bolt from their yards. Help keep them safe.
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7-piece dining set, cherry, deep drop-leaf table, 42’X28” closed, with 4 Hitchcock chairs, matching three door buffet, glass front china cabinet, asking $800. China cabinet can be sold separately, $200. Call 281-861-6422 for pictures/additional measurements. Bassett Fremont brown leather sofa. Beautiful, excellent Condition! Paid well over $ 2,500, yours for only $800. 713-253-2104. 4 burner gas range, white, perfect condition, $175. 281-463-0413. Winchester 1894 old saddle ring carbine 30-30 born 1920 has a western look, first 1150. firstname.lastname@example.org. Crib, $90, like new. White GE Hotpoint, 17 cubic refrigerator, with icemaker, top freezer, $175; GE Hotpoint washer and dryer, Amana Dish Washer all $150 each. Call 281-550-0110. Styer GB 9mm, 3-18 round mags., collector or CCL holder only, call 918-633-2333. New Women’s Cowboy Boots (Sizes 5.5, 6 & 6.5) Justin Ropers, $50 each, Colors-white or tan; Lucchese Black Cherry Smooth Ostrich, $150; Dan Post Black Cherry Kangaroo Skin, $100; Larry Mahans HighTops, blue-green with colored designer stitching on sides and instep, $150. In Copperfield. Call 713-557-0889.
Total Gym XL Deluxe, paid $1,400, sell $550; Ab Circle Pro, new-inbox $100; telescope 675-power, new-in-box, $100; new (unopened) 16GB iPod Nano (red) with volume control, $95. In Copperfield. Call 713-557-0889. Furs; Black Ranch mink jacket, oyster colored Beaver Jacket, fawn colored ribbed mink and suede jacket, paid $1,500-$3,000 each, sell for $750 each. In Copperfield. Call 713-557-0889. Women’s one-piece ski-suits, sizes 8, 10, 12, 14. Also other ski apparel. Great prices. In Copperfield. Call 713-557-0889. Sewing machine cabinet with two side drawers (walnut), like new, $150. new futon with deluxe mattress (frame still in box), paid $450, sell $225. In Copperfield. Call 713-557-0889. 5-drawer professional legal metal file cabinet, $100. In Copperfield. Call 713-557-0889. Ladies 12-speed Murray Biotech bicycle, excellent condition, never used, $95. In Copperfield. Call 713-557-0889. 4 plots - Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 4 spaces together, valued at $32,400. All 4, $25,000 or 2, $12,000; single, $6,500. Call 713-542-3685. Traditional chestnut dining room. Table extends to 96 in., 8 chairs and tabletop protector pads, china cabinet is 66 in. long, 4 yrs old. $2,100 cash; Thomas Kincaid “Sunrise” Canvas #101, 20”x24”, burl framed 29”x33”, $375. 713-851-7374. Apex weight bench with lots of accessories, including 600 lbs. of rubber-coated Olympic weights for sale. Hardly used, need the space, $400 OBO. Call Duke, 281-304-0778 after 3:30 PM.
57x81 Toshiba TV with two side cabinets, $500. Call 713-298-9537. Christmas ornaments, mostly themed, mainly Hallmark - will show by appointment. Scrapbook papers and stickers. 281-703-0926. Rockets tickets, 2 seats, section 102, row 23, $90/pair, includes free Tundra parking, face value season ticket holder. Great seats. Good Christmas gift. 713-851-5431 call/text. Like new Sears 10-inch Radial Saw with metal stand (model #113.197280), including blade and manual. Like new cutting table, without saw cuts, (+/-) 5 hours use, $175 cash only. Call 281-2563076 between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm only.
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Free to loving home: Mature Chihuahua needs a mature human, she is 10 yrs. old with a lot of spunk yet. Please, no other dogs or young children. Serious inquiries only. 281-859-7069.
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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. 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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