Memorial Parkway Community Association 21600 Cimarron Parkway - Katy, TX 77450 • 281-492-2949 Fax: 281-492-7130 • www.mphoa.org
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IMPORTANT DATES IN FEBRUARY 2012 February 3rd & 4th Garage Sale Weekend February 7th Board Meeting, 7 pm February 10th “Sweetheart” Bingo, 7 pm February 14th Valentine’s Day February 21st Committee Meetings, 7 pm
OFFICE HOURS FOR FEBRUARY 2012 Monday through Friday 9 AM-5 PM (Unless otherwise posted on the office door.) February 7th 7 pm-8 pm BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Brahm, President Doug White, Vice President Barbara Burleson, Treasurer Charles Herring, Secretary George Bridges, Director
Join us at the clubhouse on Friday night, February 10th, at 7 pm, for a pre-Valentine Night out. There will be food, drinks, prizes and a lot of fun.
We’ve scheduled our Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday, March 31st, between 10 am-11 am. We need helpers to stuff eggs and work on Saturday. Please call the office to volunteer.
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MPCA I.D. INFORMATION
Every resident must have a MPCA I.D. CARD to use the pools, clubhouse and tennis courts. Complete the I.D. Registration form in this newsletter and return it to the office at least 3 days before coming in to the office for pictures taken. If you are renting your home, please provide us evidence that you live in the subdivision, i.e. a water bill with your name on it, etc. ID’s are for residents only. Homeowners who do not live in Memorial Parkway are not eligible for a MPCA I.D. CARD. Once you have the card, turn it in to the office the following year for validation. If you already have an ID card, please turn them into the office so that we can validate them for 2012 and you’ll be ready to use the pools when they open this summer.
All sidewalks within Common Area shall be maintained by the Association. All other sidewalks shall be maintained by the Owner of the Lot on which the sidewalk is situated. If any section of your sidewalk is uneven, which may cause someone to trip and hurt themselves, you are responsible for repairing or replacing that section of the sidewalk and liable for any injuries incurred.
VEHICLE PARKING ON THE STREET
It is not a violation of our deed restrictions to park a vehicle on the street as long as it is not being stored, is fully operational and has current tags. However, the Transportation Code of Texas, Title 6, Chapter 545, Section 302, states that .a vehicle cannot park closer than 15 feet to a fire hydrant. .a vehicle cannot park closer than 20 feet to an intersection. .a vehicle cannot park closer than 30 feet to a stop sign. The Board has asked our Constables to take the appropriate action whenever there is a violation of the Transportation Code.
The parking of vehicles on the street has become a big problem in our neighborhood. School buses can’t pull close to the curb to pick up and let off students. In some cases, emergency vehicles may not be able to reach their destination if traffic flow is inhibited, especially when two cars are parked directly across from each other. Plus, vehicles parked on the street are those that are vandalized the most. Some of the worst areas are the cul-de-sacs where it’s hard enough to back out of a driveway or navigate the circle even when there aren’t any vehicles parked on the street. Be considerate of your neighbors and don’t park your vehicle in front of their house or block their mailbox. Also, think of the neighbor across the street and park so that you’re not making it difficult for them to back out of their own driveway. All of our homes have at least a two or three car garage and room for several cars in the driveway. We respectfully request that you refrain from parking on the street.
If you are having any problems with getting trash picked up or want to register a complaint, please call WCA at 281-368-8397 if you are a customer of Memorial MUD. If you are a customer of MUD 81, you may call Royale Disposal and Recycle at 713-526-1536.
The HOA has received complaints about trashcans being stored in front of the home, left at curbside, and not being stored out of sight. In the past, the deed restriction committee has not been writing letters to homeowners about proper storage of trashcans. Since this has become a problem in the neighborhood, we are now sending letters to homeowners if their trashcans are not properly stored out of sight. Trash cans should be placed at the curb the morning of trash pickup and the cans should be stored away out of sight by the end of the day. If your trashcans are visible from the street on any day other than trash day, you will in violation of the deed restriction. Thanks to all of you who have started storing your trash receptacles
out of public view. It really has made a big difference in the overall appearance of our neighborhood and we appreciate your cooperation.
STREET GUTTERS AND DRAINS
We ask that you keep the street area in front of your home clean, so that leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and dirt won’t accumulate in the gutters next to the curb and end up being washed into the drains causing them to back up and flood the streets. If you see someone putting grass clippings, oil or other debris down the drains, please contact the MUD District and the County at 281-463-6300.
2012 Maintenance Fees
The 2012 maintenance fee of $315 is now past due. A late notice has been sent to each owner who has not paid the fee and a $25 late fee, plus interest, has been added to their account. If the fee is not paid by February 28th, another late notice will be sent with an additional $25, plus interest, will be added to their account. A lawsuit in Small Claims Court will be filed on April 1st against all those who have a balance due on their account. Checks should be mailed to: MPCA P. O. Box 670612 Dallas, Texas 75267-0612
Please do not drop your payment off at the office or send it to 21600 Cimarron Parkway, as it only delays the process and could cause late fees to accrue on your account. Allow several days for your payment to reach the bank. The date that the bank deposits your payment into our account is the date we use as your “paid date.” You may pay by Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card, but no less than $100. Contact the office for information about the authorization statement that must be completed before payment will be accepted by this method. You can also go to our web page (mphoa.org) for a copy. We do not accept any cash payments.
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You may get on a payment plan with a set-up fee of $25, which will be added to the total amount due on your account... This arrangement protects you from getting late fees and possible legal action as long as you do not default on your monthly payments. The down-payment is $100, followed by a payment of $50 due the first of each month until your account has a zero balance. If you did not receive a statement, notify the office immediately.
MPCA would like to suggest that garage sales be conducted the first Friday and Saturday of each month. This will eliminate the many signs that are out each week and also makes for a stronger turn out. Most area communities only allow sales twice a year. Memorial Parkway could be known for its “Once a Month” garage sales. Do not attach your garage sale signs to the STOP signs, as it is against the law and the County can issue citations for this. If a sign is on a public right of way, like the esplanades), they may be subject to fines of $500-$1000 per occurrence per day. We also ask that you do not post your signs on the property of another resident. When your sale is over, please go back and pick up all of your signs.
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All exterior changes to your property must be submitted to our committee for approval before you start any work. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, re-roofing, sheds, patio covers, fences, etc. All requests must be on our request form that can be found in this newsletter, online at our website www.mphoa.org or at the
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Memorial Parkway Community Association has inspectors that drive through the neighborhood checking for violations of our deed restrictions. They are not permitted to get out of their cars and/or trespass on your property. They only take pictures of violations that can be seen from the street. If you see one of our inspectors stopped in front of your home, please do not approach their vehicle to confront them, but call the office to confirm whether it is our employee or not. If you get a notice of violation and you feel it was sent to you in error, please call the office. Our staff will look at the picture taken of the violation and confirm whether the address is correct or not. Our inspectors make every effort to make sure they’ve got the right violation logged to the right address with the right picture to go along with it. But with 2,219 homes to inspect and over 25 miles of streets, they sometimes get it wrong. If that’s the case, we apologize for the mistake, and will remove the violation from your record. DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS, WE DID NOT DO INSPECTIONS IN DECEMBER, SO THERE IS NO REPORT IN THIS ISSUE.
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Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question. 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle. 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street. While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet. Please remember that cats fall under the same laws as dogs and must be licensed and kept restrained when not on the premises of the owner. We’ve been told that spreading moth balls in flower beds might keep cats away.
To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact: Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666 Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191 Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588 www.countypets.com
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PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING BARKING DOGS: 1. Contact your neighbor and work it out as good neighbors should. 2. In the event that #1 is not possible, contact the Constables at 281463-6666. It is our understanding that the Constables will investigate the barking dogs. In order to file a formal complaint you must be willing to give the officer your name, address and phone number for their records.
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PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING LOOSE DOGS, DOG BITES & LOST PETS: 1. Contact Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191 or 281999-3194. A recorded message will guide you through the system. When reporting a loose animal you will be asked to give your name and address, a description of the animal and the address of the animal’s owner (if known).
RESIDENT COMMENT FORM
If you have noticed a problem in the subdivision you think needs taking care of, please complete the resident comment form and turn it in to the office. The subdivision gets a drive through inspection twice a month. Some problems may not be noticed at that time. It is helpful if residents can inform the office in writing of such problems. Having complaints in writing is helpful, if the association has to take legal steps in enforcing deed restriction violations. Our subdivision was formed 35 years ago and we need to take steps to keep it looking nice so the value of homes will continue to increase. RESIDENT COMMENT FORM
The Memorial Parkway Community Association welcomes input from our residents. If you wish to comment on any aspect of your neighborhood (positive or negative) you may use this form to do so. All comments to the MPCA office are strictly confidential. Date: ________________________________________________ Your Name: __________________________________________ Your Address: ________________________________________ Address of possible deed restriction violation or problem: _____________________________________________________ Comments:
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The ACC is receiving record numbers of requests to make improvements or changes to the exterior of homes. We thank you for your cooperation in filling out the forms before starting any work. If you are planning to do any repairs, re-roofing, re-painting, additions, pools, storage sheds, fencing or patio covers please turn in a request form for approval. Forms can be found in the newsletter or online at our website WWW.MPHOA.ORG. You may also pick up a form from the office during office hours.
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The rental fee for using the clubhouse is $50. Have you always wanted to have a large party but didn’t have enough room in your home???? Rent the newly remodeled clubhouse with full kitchen. Guidelines for renting the clubhouse are as follows: 1. Must be resident of Memorial Parkway. 2. Valid MPCA I.D. card. 3. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of use with money down and forms completed. 4. $275 damage deposit. 5. Available for use from 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM. 6. Pool and clubhouse cannot be rented at the same time. 7. Clubhouse holds maximum of 50 individuals, per fire code. 8. If alcohol is being served, a security guard may be required to be present. 9. The resident renting the facility will be held responsible for any damage to the facility caused as a result of user neglect or alcohol use. Additional charges over and above the deposit may be assessed to cover damages.
NON-PROFIT CLUBHOUSE RENTAL
The Memorial Parkway clubhouse located at 21600 Cimarron is available to non-profit adult and youth groups for meetings. The meeting times and days for adult and youth groups are from: 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM, 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM and 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday (some exceptions regarding times on Sunday). Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to reservation date.
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Katy Tween/Teen Talent Showcase Competition
Global Arm, Inc. and Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) hosted the inaugural Katy Tween Teen Talent Showcase Competition on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Zo-ca-lo Lounge (510 Mason Road). Contestants from Katy ISD and Ft. Bend County ISD entered the competition. Along with their parents, they networked with many recording industry professionals and received valuable advice on career paths, personality, stage presence and business matters. Lunch was provided courtesy of Chick-fil-A (369 South Mason Road). Music industry
packages containing valuable information regarding publishing, copyright, promotions and marketing were given to each contestant. Two of the contestants performed original numbers and the others treated the audience to covers by Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, Etta James and Jamie Fox. Vocal ability wasn’t the only surprise of the day - two of the contestants performed their numbers by playing the guitar. The 1st place winner of the showcase was Ms. Reagan Douglas, of Katy, TX. Ms. Douglas performed a song she wrote entitled, Till The End (dedicated to Cancer victims), with her guitar; 2nd place winner was Ms. Skyler Sadler (Katy, TX) who performed At Last by Etta James; and the 3rd place winner was Ms. Kaitlyn Wright (Katy, TX) who performed Change by Carrie Underwood. Each winner received a trophy, courtesy of Katy Trophies. 2nd and 3rd place winners received a Chili’s Gift Card, courtesy of Don McGill Toyota. The 1st place winner won a package valued at over $16,000 which consisted of a complimentary studio session at Music World Studios (courtesy of Matthew Knowles), a complimentary photo shoot (courtesy of Jamie LeBlanc Photography), a featured song on Coast 2 Coast Mix tape hosted by Wildman Teddy T (courtesy of Star Quality Entourage) and a featured song on the upcoming film soundtrack starring Snoop Dog (courtesy of Vision World Entertainment). Door prizes were given away between performances where audience members won gift cards from Chuy’s Restaurant, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Red Oak Grill, and Perry’s Restaurant. Additional gift cards were given away from Salt Grass Steakhouse and Carino’s (courtesy of Don McGill Toyota). T.E.E.S. will continue to host future events to raise funds for a Teen Community Center in Katy Texas, as well as expand their Teen Table Talk program to other neighborhoods around Houston. Individuals or companies interested in donating may do so by visiting the website at www.teeskaty.com. Local businesses, companies and corporations may elect to offer their support by sponsoring any of our fundraising events. Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) organization and donations to the organization are tax deductible to that extent allowed by law.
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Hayes Elementary Soaring Singers spread holiday joy throughout the community
The Hayes Elementary 5th grade Soaring Singers Choir visited The Grand Parkway Senior Living, The Sunrise Assisted Living and Christus St. Catherine Hospital. The Soaring Singers spent the day sharing their beautiful voices and holiday spirit! In return, the students were greeted with many joyful faces and warm hugs!
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The James E. Taylor Swimming and Diving Team participated in the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Gulf Zone Championships on November 18 and 19, 2011 at the Conroe ISD Natatorium. The men’s team took fifth place and the women’s team took ninth place out of 37 teams. Taylor team members qualifying for the meet included Kasey Palfreyman, Hanna Huston, Aila Taylor, Marie Saunders, Simone Romero, Carmina Alvarez, Galina Martin, Emily Roulston, Samantha Wong, Jordan Rodriguez, Megan Skinner, David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, Stuart Mossup, Alan Tankovich, James Taylor, Gavin Erdmann, Josh Kingma, Andre Romero, Skyler Phillips, Patrick Rozum, Travis Loveland, Galen Sulistyo, Kevin Hammack, Chris High and Christian Martin. Finalists included: - 200-yard medley relay - Women -7th place - Kasey Palfreyman, Hanna Huston, Aila Taylor and Marie Saunders. Men – 7th place Stuart Mossup, Alan Tankovich, James Taylor and Gavin Erdmann. - 200-yard freestyle – Women - 5th Hanna Huston, Men – 3rd David Harlan. - 200-yard IM – Women -15th Marie Saunders, Men - 14th Stuart Mossup. - Men’s 50-yard freestyle – 7th James Taylor. - Men’s 1-meter diving - 11th Kevin Hammack, 14th Chris High and 15th Christian Martin. - 100-yard fly – Women - 6th Hannah Huston, Men - 13th Alan Tankovich. - Men’s 100-yard freestyle – 1st David Harlan and 13th Gavin Erdmann. - Men’s 200-yard freestyle relay – 7th David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, James Taylor and Gavin Erdmann. - Men’s 100-yard backstroke - 14th Gavin Erdmann. - 100-yard breaststroke – Women -12th Aila Taylor, Men – 1st James Taylor - 400-yard freestyle relay – Women - 7th Marie Saunders, Samantha Wong, Aila Taylor and Hanna Huston. Men - 7th David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, Alan Tankovich, Stuart Mossup and Josh Kingma.
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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!
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Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) will be holding their next semi-annual garage sale on Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The sale will be located at The Church of Holy Apostles, 1225 W. Grand Pkwy. S. Katy, TX 77494. KAPOM’s consignment style sale will be selling gently used child related and household items. Lots of kids clothing, toys and equipment. Contact kapom@ kapom.org for more information. We will also be hosting a breakfast bake sale so come hungry!
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Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on February 7, 2012, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.
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Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: A Lesson Before Dying (Through Feb. 5, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) Seussical the Musical (Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 2012 at the Berry Center) The 39 Steps (Apr. 13-29, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) The Fantasticks (Through - June 10, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Guys and Dolls (July 13-29, 2012 TAG production at the Berry Center) 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 www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281685-6374. GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.
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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church 11th annual Chili Cook-Off
St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will hold their 11th annual Chili CookOff on Saturday, January 28th, from 12:00-4:00 PM This event is open to the public and if you would like to enter your chili in the competition, there will be a $5 entry fee. Come and share your favorite chili recipe and see if you will be the grand prize winner. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.
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CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH BETWEEN JOBS NETWORKING
Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM Limited Seating CAC is dedicated to helping, networking, educating and empowering those who still believe in the American dream. We believe that God has a job for you somewhere and it will take networking power to get the job. Information is power. It is all about job networking and helping one another. Come and network with others between jobs.
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Did you know that on the second Friday of each month Bear Creek United Methodist Church provides a caring, Christian atmosphere for your loved one? The program, scheduled from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. This gathering provides free time for caregivers and includes crafts, chair exercises, word games, entertainment, lunch and more. Caregivers are also welcome to stay and join the fun. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 281-463-2330. Bear Creek United Methodist Church is located at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, near North Highway 6 and Kieth Harrow.
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The Katy Christian Women’s Connection is offering Bible Studies at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy - across from the Katy YMCA. If you are a member of the Katy YMCA, you will receive free childcare for your child during the study. For more information or to sign up, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252. For the latest updates, please visit our website: www.KatyCWC.org. UPCOMING BIBLE STUDIES Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 AM Knowing God’s Will - The choices that we make often make us. The biblical book of Ruth is a story about choices and provides valuable insight into how we can make decisions that honor God and bless our own lives - 8 lessons. For information on this Bible study, please contact Joanne at 832-321-5895. Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 12:30-2 pm Christ In Genesis 1 - The God of Creation - This is an exciting study detailing the biblical account of Creation as recorded in Genesis. The study covers history from Creation to the call of Abraham and the beginning of the nation of Israel - (12 lessons). For more information on this Bible study, please contact Janice at 281-220-1026.
Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM - 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life - This study openly addresses relevant topics while also sharing the Gospel. Learn innovative ways to manage emotions, live generously, resolve relationships, offload stress, grasp grace, and more - 10 chapters. For information on this Bible study, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252.
Power for Today Bible Study and Prayer
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:34 Held every 3rd Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 pm Omni Hotel Westside - Café on the Lake 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079 281-558-8338
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF PRAYER
We are a group of women from non-denominational backgrounds and various nationalities. We fellowship once a week by reading the Bible and praying for our needs in English and Spanish. Please feel free to join us every Thursday, from noon to 1:30 PM and together we can learn and grow in His word. For more information, contact Paula at 281-703-0670.
COPPERFIELD CHURCH SENIOR ADULTS
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.
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West Houston Aglow Lighthouse, part of Aglow International, a network of caring women, meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am for worship, prayer Bible study and fellowship. Meetings are held at Deerfield Village Recreation Center, 4045 Deerfield Village Drive, at the intersection of Clay Road and Barker Cypress. For more information, email christinejackson@ peoplepc.com.
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West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2012 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Monica Canady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We would like to invite children from 4 yrs (as of Sept. 1, 2011) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 27th, 28th and March 1st, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also on March 3rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 5th we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 19th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-859-9900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email email@example.com or linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org. Register as soon as possible!
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Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 20th, 21st and 23rd between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym. You can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. Look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 5th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-859-9900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email scott.denton@ bcstaff.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Registration is open for spring Flag Football, Basketball and Soccer leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. We focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. Sign up during early registration to save $10. Leagues start March 31st. For more information, please visit www.i9sports.com or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).
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The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is pleased to announce its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, black belt students reaching new milestones and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next rank level during the December rank exam.
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21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450 Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belt: Bryan Lightsey, Jennifer Lightsey, Dien Chau, Kolby Conaway, Kendal Gillentine, Samantha Lucia, Harris Masson,Michael Nevins, Michael Nguyen, Nicholas Schilhab, Tanmay Sharma, Aadhithya Sivakumar, Bernardo Vilchis, Bruno Vilchis, Joseph Brinkley and River Silversmith. Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 2 “Decided” Black Belt: Bryce Amos and Caroline Rush. Congratulations to the following students for earning their Second Degree Black Belts: Quazi Asif, Max Conway, Teddy Gallas, Alex Maldonado and Damini Patel. The following students earned their Third Degree Black Belts: Tyler Blonder, Madison Brost, Ryan Brost, Joshua Boyce, Adam Mojtahed and Ryan Tough. A special congratulations goes to Nilesh Popat who earned his Fifth Degree Black belt! The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is also pleased to announce these dedicated students who passed testing requirements during the instructor exam to earn tiered instructor status. Congratulations Luke Armstrong, Lindsey West & Grady West (Level 1) and Jason English (Level 2) on earning your new instructor stripe! Congratulations to the following students who graduated from the Tiger Cubs program into the Junior program: Jenna Roberts.
Katy Rugby Club
Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.
LADY SHARKS WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (WGA)
The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote women’s golf and fellowship among our
members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Edna Hemingway at 281-579-7621, email@example.com or Michele Hurlburt at 281398-7696, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please join us for a different golf outing every Wednesday morning. We are a small, fun group playing mostly around the west Houston area. Please contact email@example.com 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, www.katyvalkyries.com.
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Katy Family YMCA has open volleyball for Y members on Tuesday and Thursday nights for adults only, from 8:00-10:00 PM. If you know the rules and can enjoy volleyball, please join us.
Men’s Drop-In Roller Hockey
Bear Creek Roller Rink is the home of Men’s Drop-In Hockey. All ages and abilities are welcome. No commitment is required. Just show up and play!!! Games are played every Sunday from 7-9 PM. For more information, please call Dave Bradford at 281-855-2615.
Westside Golf League
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 email@example.com or Yana Dommert at 281394-2481 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.
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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 When you join the Y, you belong to a Professional Fire Fighters Local #341 will begin their 2012 Fill-theain palette community of men, women and children Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association who strive every day to be healthy, on Saturday February 11, 2012 during the hours of 10 AM and 2 th th th PM. Fire Fighters will also be out March 10 , April 14 and May 12 to collect funds for the campaign. • Youth Sports Leagues Light
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 cdalton@mdausa. org.
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Solid wood entertainment center 68 x 23 x 59” tall. Includes glass front cabinet with 5 shelves plus media storage, holds 36” TV, like new, $450. Also,The Rack, new and assembled, $55. 281-492-6670. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, latpull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym with ab crunch attachment, leg curl station, preacher curl attachment, squat station attachment, leg press belt. Excellent working condition! Has always been kept indoors. $1,000.00. (Picture available with attachments.) 361-230-3223. James Avery: Collet net collar, CH-539, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; sunburst pendant, CM-37S, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; matching sunburst earrings, 14k gold, lists for $400, must sell for $350; domed teardrop ear hoops, EH-860, 14k gold, lists for $410, must sell for $350. All items new and never worn. Call 281-395-4359 for serious queries only. Sofa - good to very good condition, $250 OBO. 281-861-7500. Inversion table, used only a few times, $50; Leap Pad Learning tablet with books, $25. Call 281-703-5138. Cooling/heat pump, 1.5 ton “York” split system w/5KW electric coil, new, never been installed, $1,800 neg. Please call for further info, 713444-4180. 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. Rolex watch. Call for details. 281-414-3597. 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. 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 # 900745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.
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Afternoon teacher/assistant for daycare, from 2:45 PM - 6 PM, M - F, or 12 PM - 6 PM. Please call for more information, 281-955-2002. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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. 281656-2273. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-8781052.
The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. 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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home. Thank you for your help. Call anytime, 713-306-0805 (Carole) or 417-773-3795 (Bob). MISSING: White wrought iron reindeer w/lights, approx. 24” in length, from front yard. Return, no questions asked. REWARD! 281-398-3732. Nottingham Subdivision.
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Bay House in Sargent, waterfront property with boat access to house, built in 2003. 2 BR’s, 2 car garage, vaulted ceilings, central AC/heat, storage shed attached to house, carport, enclosed stairway, water & sewer system. Call Bill at 979-429-6853.
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