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Katy Elks Attend Conference The annual Texas Elks State Association fall conference, held in Lubbock October 26-28, 2012, was attended by a number of local Elks. In addition to the usual general sessions, opportunities to visit and share ideas with Elks from throughout the state and special breakout groups, team ritual competition and two individual ritual contests were held. Katy had 3 winners in the individual competition. Bo Williamson placed 1st place in the Jolly Cork Toast and in the 11 O’Clock Vic Elliott Toast, Gary Frizzell placed 3rd and 1st was won by Norma Coston. In the team ritual event, Katy’s team placed 2nd in the state with a number of its members receiving honors. All State officers included Inner Guard - Patrick Wyckoff; Esquire - Mary Ellen Hopperdietzel; Candidate - Dan Tass and Leading Knight - Norma Coston. Rookie of the Year honors was captured by Bo Williamson. Katy coach Mike Callahan of the Houston Elks Lodge was presented with a recognition plaque for his efforts with the Katy team and his excellent example of Brotherly Love. Others from the Katy Elks Lodge attending were: Phil and Joey Stoltz, Bob and Sandi Boyett, Gerry and Susan McGill, Gail Tass and Kelly Minnick. One of the highlights of the conference included a presentation of fellow Elk from the Roswell New Mexico lodge, Rick Callaway. In 2001 Rick and his wife lost their daughter Lindsey, aged 16, to brain cancer. Since then they, along with daughter Jessie, have each year raised funds and collected donations of toys for the children at Covenant Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, the hospital that treated Lyndsey. One of the things Rick pointed out is that the children can feel a little more comforted and not as alone while they go through their testing and treatment if a stuffed animal is in their arms to hold and hug. Lyndsey’s younger sister, in fifth grade at the time of Lyndsey’s death, has fulfilled a dream and goal since that time and is now a nurse at the hospital that treated her sister and is doing her part to help others like Lyndsey. Elks from throughout New Mexico and Texas now aid in this effort exhibiting once again that “Elks Care Elks Share.” Anyone wishing to be a part of this effort or any of our local charitable causes can contact the Katy Elks Lodge at 281-391-2763.
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The aroma of chili was in the air at the Katy Elks Lodge over the weekend of November 17-18, 2012. Not one, but two CASI chili cook-offs were held. Saturday brought a crowd of 45 cookers vying for points leading to eligibility at the 2013 International Chili Cookoff at Terlingua, Texas, while Sunday had 28 entrants. For many competitors, chili cook-offs are a way of life, while for others, this was their first experience in the world of chili cooking. In addition to the chili competition, Saturday included both Salsa and Beans as “jackpot” events. On both days Showmanship was judged and points earned. The Salsa winner and Beans winner were one and the same: Nigel Delgado from Houston Elks Lodge #151.
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MORE THAN 165 PARTICIPATE IN 15 TH ANNUAL PROMISE TO READ PROGRAM Community members from Katy and the surrounding area recently stopped what they were doing to read to students in more than 345 classes as part of Katy ISD’s 15th annual Promise to Read program. Through Promise to Read, volunteers promised to spend 30 minutes reading to an elementary classroom during one week in November. This year, ten Katy ISD elementary campuses hosted the event with Partners in Education: Morton Ranch, Hutsell, Nottingham, Kilpatrick, King, Pattison, Mayde Creek, Griffin, Bear Creek and McRoberts Elementary. Host campuses rotate each year so that, over a three-year period, every Katy ISD elementary has an opportunity to participate. “Promise to Read has become a volunteer event that many in our community really look forward to. Most of our visiting readers return year after year,” says Sandi Meier, Katy ISD Promise to Read and Classroom Champions Coordinator. “Having a guest reader in the classroom is a fun treat for students, but it also promotes the lifelong joy of reading.” Readers represented a cross section of local companies and organizations including: Amegy Bank, American Kids Athletics, AXA Financial Advisors, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, CenterPoint Energy, Chick-Fil-A of Katy, City of Katy, CiCi’s Pizza, Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music, ExxonMobil, First Victoria Bank, Grand Vision Center, Gary Greene Realtors, Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Hasta La Pasta, H-E-B Katy Market, Herff Jones Graduation Center, Houston Aeros, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Kelliwood Animal Hospital, Members Choice Credit Union, Memorial Hermann, Omni Houston Hotel Westside, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Pediatric Dentists of Katy, Pepper Lawson Construction, Rainforest Café, SmartOrigami, The Shady Lady Window Coverings, Tradition Bank and Wood Group.
Promise to Read is one of several community involvement programs offered by Katy ISD Partners in Education, the department that brings the community into the classroom. Find more information about Partners in Education at www.katyisd.org/community (website).
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GIRL SCOUTS Galveston - Houston Archdiocesan Committee on Girl Scouting Book Review Day - Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM St. Edith Stein Catholic Church, 3311 North Fry Road Katy, TX 77449 Carmel Hall - Rooms: 101,102 & 103
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BOY SCOUTS HOMESCHOOL PACK 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Texas Tech Parent Assoc. Greater W. Houston Chapter Bowling FUNDRAISER 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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Family Fun at the Historic Log Cabin Grand Re-Opening On Saturday, January 12th, from 12:30 - 5 PM, the public is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening of the historic log cabin in the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX. The cabin has just undergone a major restoration program and is now open once again for the many adult and children’s nature programs sponsored by Houston Audubon and the Audubon Docent Guild. Bring the family and tour the log cabin, meet live animals, enjoy nature activities and crafts and meet “Edith Moore,” the original owner of the cabin, as interpreted by local actress Linda Royce. This event is free. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Parking lot located at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. visit www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.
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NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN 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: 2013 January 22nd & 23rd: Skunks January 29th & 30th: Alligators February 5th & 6th: Snakes February 12th & 13th: Bird Valentines February 19th & 20th: Insects & Inverts February 26th & 27th: Roly Poly Bugs March 5th & 6th: Ants March 12th & 13th: Ladybugs
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ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS “LAS VEGAS NIGHT” The Knights of Columbus Council 8096 of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church invite you to attend our 26th Charity Las Vegas Night. 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 email Franklin Holub at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-463-6122.
Keep Kids Connected Aluminum Can Recycling Collection Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 & February 9, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494 (map) What: Aluminum Can Recycling Collection - Drop off your aluminum beverage cans to be recycled. Why: The money collected from recycling the cans is used to purchase computers. Thanks to Tradition Bank on Pin Oak Blvd. in Old Katy Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm To date Keep Kids Connected has delivered 349 computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. This was made possible with the generosity of our donors and supporters. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or email@example.com Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org
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NOT INTERESTED IN GOING TO THE CARNIVAL YOURSELF? You can send an Armed Forces member to enjoy the Carnival! In 2012, HLSR welcomed thousands of military men/women and their families to Houston. Through donations, these service personnel were able to enjoy the rides and games at the HLSR carnival. Would you be willing to make that happen? You can donate online with your credit card and designate it to the HLSR Armed Forces Day. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity, so your donation is tax deductible. Every dollar you contribute says thank you to our troops! The dates for 2013 events are: February 21st - February 23rd World’s Championship BBQ Contest February 25th - March 14th RODEOHOUSTON (visit www.hlsr.com for more details on entertainment lineup)
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HOUSTON, we have a problem! Adults who are too busy, too tired, too whatever to be bothered TEACHING and MODELING respect and integrity to their students, decide it is better to just offer them the morning after pill at SCHOOL, without consent of parents! Be realistic, they are ALL going to “do it anyway!” What message are we sending our young people? Who is going to speak TRUTH in love to this generation of young women? Where are they going hear that they are valuable? From MTV? FACEBOOK? The boy sitting behind them in Math? The school clinic handing them a chemical hormonal drug cocktail? It is time to WAKE-UP. We need to remind ourselves and those we place our children in the care of, that PARENT’S MATTER and that going behind our backs is not, nor will EVER BE in the best interest of our girls. • Thursday, January 17, 2013 - we would like to invite you (Pastors, Community Leaders, Educators) to LUNCH with Pam Stenzel. • Friday, January 18, 2013 - come join us for a frank discussion of how PARENTS MATTER (Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters & children included). • Saturday, January 19, 2013 - This “morning out” is for TEEN GIRLS and their Mom’s (Aunts, Grandmothers, Sisters)! It is a simple event that brings mom’s and daughters together to begin conversations that will help teen girls be TRANSFORMED by God’s WORD and not conformed to the WORLD! Don’t be the one that says “It’s hopeless, they are all doing it anyway.” Be the one that says “You are valued, you are loved, you are worth respecting and you have the strength and grace you need to make the right choice!!” Will you join me? Register now… Go to www.phckaty.org for more information or call 281-599-0909.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Early Childhood Development Center Registration for the 2013-2014 school year for St. Peter’s United Methodist Church - Early Childhood Development Center starts January 9, 2013 and ends January 23, 2013. Registration forms will be available at these times in the St. Peter’s ECDC Office. We offer classes that are developmentally and socially appropriate for children ages 15 months to 5 years. We are located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. For more information call the St. Peter’s ECDC Office at 281-492-0623 from 9 AM – 3 PM.
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church Plans Annual Bazaar St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 4th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street in Old Katy. Saturday night will feature a Silent Auction, BBQ dinner and a kids meal with a Sweet Shop, as well as music and the country store. Sunday will feature the Live Auction at 1 PM, Entertainment, Food Booths, Games, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Country Store and will provide fun for all ages. Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event. For more information about St. Bart’s and upcoming events, go to www.st-bart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.
January 5th - 10 am Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library 6920 Katy Fulshear Road, Fulshear 77441 New Creation Lutheran Church is hosting a free preview of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This life-changing class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. For more information, please call Sig Cornelius at 832-386-9772.
food drive New Creation will host a food drive, “Meat for the KCM Food Pantry,” the week of January 20th through 27th. Donation containers will be displayed at Dozier Meat Market, Sweet Tooth Shoppe and other local businesses. The meat locker at the Food Pantry need to be restocked as hunger continues in the community year round! Your donation will be spent at a local business to support this important ministry. Donations will also be accepted at the January 13th Worship service held 10:00 Am at the Irene Stern Community Center. Come out and meet your neighbors! 832-492-5136.
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New Creation hosts Free Coffee & Hot Chocolate at the Sweet Tooth Shoppe! New Creation arrived in Fulshear promising to share God’s love. What they didn’t tell us was that it comes with free ice cream! The launch team headed by Pastor Dale Olson is giving a free scoop of ice cream, coffee or hot chocolate to anyone who shows up at the Sweet Tooth Shoppe between 2 and 4 PM on Saturday, January 12th. The Sweet Tooth Shoppe, located at 8503 FM 359 in downtown Fulshear, is an old fashioned candy and ice cream store. There will also be a drawing for a gift certificate. Area residents are starting to enjoy having this new church in town!
New Anglican Church Opens A new church, Grace Anglican Community, has scheduled its Grand Opening for 10:30 am, January 13th at WoodCreek Elementary, 1155 WoodCreek Bend Lane, Katy, TX. “We are both historical and contemporary,” says Robert Henson, founding Rector. Our worship will include the richest, most faithful elements of the Christian heritage: scripture, song, bread and wine but it is done in a style that speaks to the needs and lives of people today. Our goal is to help people grow in faith. No matter where a person is in their faith journey, we are here to help.” “We also major in kids and youth,” says Karen Henson, Children’s Minister. “During these years, people are the most open and receptive to their faith. Our kids will learn while having fun.” Grace Anglican Community is a member of the Anglican Church in North America, which is part of the world wide Anglican Church, a global community of more than 70 million Christians. More information is available at the website, www.graceanglicankaty. com or by firstname.lastname@example.org - our email.
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The Katy Christian Women’s Connection Will be hosting A West Side Christian Women’s Conference Focusing on “A Woman’s Heart” A day of dynamic inspirational speakers, praise and worship! Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Growth in the Katy area has led to the need for a new congregation in the Katy Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A congregation, called a ward, is a geographic area with about 300-600 church members. When an area sees growth, such that local wards are reaching the upper size limits, a new ward is formed. That is what happened this October in Katy, with the creation of the new Katy Mills Ward. Portions of the existing Katy 1st Ward, Katy 3rd and Katy 4th, make up the new ward. Katy Mills Ward now serves 350 church members south of I-10, between Woods Road on the west and Mason Road on the east, with the south boundary approximately at FM 1463. TheKaty Mills Ward is one of eleven congregations that make up the Katy Stake. The Church presence in Katy began with one member in around 1950 and has steadily grown since then and now includes several thousand Latter-day Saints. The bishop or lay leader of the Katy Mills Ward is Cody Larsen, who works as a finance manager at Phillips 66 and Company. Bishop Larsen will be assisted in leading the congregation with two coun-
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.
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Family Reading Club - January 20 th-March 2 nd This six-week program is designed to encourage families to read, learn and have fun together. All Fort Bend County families are eligible to participate. Families who read 36 books or 6 hours - 6 books per week or 60 minutes per week - will be entered into a drawing for a $50 dining gift card, donated by the Friends of the Library. Each branch library will have a drawing for the gift card on March 4th. A single registration is required for each participating family. An adult (parent or guardian) is asked to register the family online by going to the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) and clicking on the “Family Reading Club Sign-Up” image, which will become available January 19th. Families may also register at one of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system. Upon registering, families will then have their own online page on which to record their books or reading time. There is no charge to join the Family Reading Club. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries and the Friends of the Library organizations that support the county library system.
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Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY # 281-391-5262. The KCM Sexual Assault Center is run by a staff of three permanent employees and a dedicated group of volunteers who manage many vital functions. The Center offers many volunteer opportunities for interested persons, including clerical, crisis hotline and direct contact jobs such as sexual assault survivor advocacy. All volunteers must obtain training offered by the Center.
All bereaved parents, family members or close friends of parents who have lost a child are invited to attend the TCF-Katy meeting. There is no cost to attend, and participation is completely voluntary. The Compassionate Friends organization is not affiliated with any religious group. For more information about the TCF-Katy chapter, please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262.
Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry provides: • Three day nutritionally balanced supplement of non-perishable food twice monthly • Hygiene items once a month • Birthday bags to our children for their special day • Fresh produce from yard gardeners & local farmers
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 pm, at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Information about The Compassionate Friends can be obtained on the internet at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter can be found at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. The Compassionate Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends on support from the community to continue reaching and helping grieving parents. Donations can be mailed to: TCF Houston West, 16303 Salinas, Houston, TX 77095. Please include the name of the person being remembered so proper recognition can be made in our Chapter Newsletter.
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HISPANIC PATIENT & CAREGIVER GROUP: Thursdays, at 6:30 PM, Katy Medical Arts Building, 1331 West Grand Parkway North, Ste., 240, Katy, TX 77493. Please call prior to at 281-844-0161. For registration and information contact Cancer Counseling 713-520-9873. Individual sessions, family therapy, In-home Emotional Therapy is available. The mission of Cancer Counseling, Inc. is to provide free professional emotional therapy and education to cancer patients, their families and friends.
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Family to Family Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities by providing information, referral, support, training, a mentoring program, a local leadership and advocacy training program, Lending Library and as well as a website created specifically for parents of students receiving special education services. The F2F-Katy Chapter meetings are held during the day at Crosspoint Community Church and in the evening at St. Peters United Methodist Church. For more information call 713-4666304. Please see Calendar of Events at page for a current schedule of Katy Events at www.familytofamilynetwork.org. Depression Bipolar
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The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers free, confidential support groups for people struggling with clinical depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression), as well as their families and friends. These are the support groups that meet in your area: Memorial/Piney Point: Chapelwood UMC, 11140 Greenbay. Adults meet in Room W204, Young adults (18+) meet in Room 5 in Copeland Center. Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. Katy: St. Peters UMC, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. Adults Room S-209, Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. Adolescents group meets Mondays in room S-209, 7:00 PM, while the parents meet in room S-204 at 7:00 PM. Any questions, please call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org.
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Katy OCD/Anxiety Support Group for Parents
The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. The purpose of this group is to support each other as we deal with raising children with OCD/anxiety/panic disorders. Does your child avoid social situations? Do they have unhealthy perfectionism or depression from anxiety? Come talk with us. We might be the right support group to find some answers, even if your child does not have a formal diagnosis. We will share resources with each other and offer advice. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/.
Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group
The Katy Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, in classroom B. There are concurrent adult and youth meetings. Adult meetings are varied with discussion, speakers and videos. During the youth meetings, snacks, crafts and games are enjoyed. Pizza/Video Game Nights and Holiday Parties are always a favorite. For more information, please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email email@example.com or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.
ECI PROJECT TYKE
ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd.org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!
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Different Strokes is a wonderful group dedicated to serving and supporting people who have survived strokes themselves and for their caregivers. Although our needs are different, care is given to fill the needs for all of us.
Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490.
The Arc of Katy
The Arc of Katy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Katy creates opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit.
Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional information.
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PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.
DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
We are a group of men and women whose lives have been affected by either our own addiction or members of our family. We offer support and encouragement to help you manage your own life rather than focusing on others. Our meetings are every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more information call 713-632-5237.
Do you still believe in marriage? We do! By celebrating the institution of marriage, while connecting families with personal and professional resources, Home Encouragement sets it sights on helping to reduce the divorce rate in the Greater Houston area. Home Encouragement is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. We have many ways of doing this (please see website for details) and there is a special monthly event in the Katy area called Dinner and a Marriage. Our goal is to encourage married couples, as well as connecting them with Houston faith-based communities, family support systems and helpful individuals. For additional information, contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org.
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The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For more information, you may contact Betty Ann Schwarz, Group Leader for IETF at: 281-347-2194 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2012-2013 meeting schedule is as follows December will be celebrated with a social, January 10th, March 14th and May 9th programs will be publicized in the local papers at a later date. The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group reaches out to persons of all ages, race and gender who suffer from tremors, a neurological disorder causing rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Local support groups are sponsored by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), which is a charitable, not-for-profit, membership-based organization, which provides patient support, educates the healthcare community about ET and funds research about the disorder. One goal of this support group is to create a supportive environment where each person can openly talk, exchange ideas about the challenge of living with ET and listen to informative educational programs about the disorder. New members are welcome.
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The Katy ADHD parent group holds its monthly meetings on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The meetings include a presentation by a guest speaker and an opportunity to share information and ask questions. There is no charge for attending the meetings and walk-ins are always welcome. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or email@example.com. Occasionally we will combine meetings with other groups in the Katy area and not meet on our regular date, please verify the meeting date before your first visit.
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Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers a safe setting for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. We offer the following biblically based support groups: • Parenting With Grace... Learning God’s timeless design for parenting. • Marriage Matters... Take your marriage to the next level. (Men love this class!) • DivorceCare... For adults and children dealing with divorce. • GriefShare... Dealing with the loss of a loved one. • Care Creations... Fellowship in a creative atmosphere. • HopeCaregivers… Encouragement while caring for a chronically ill loved one. • Leah’s Friends… Women in an Extra Grace Required marriage. • Recovery With Grace... Recovering from an unhealthy habit. • Cradle of Hope… Infertility / Miscarriage. • VIP (Victorious In Pink)... Women with cancer. First Monday each month at 9:30 AM. • Fresh Start... Single women seeking restoration after a difficult relationship. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.
st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sponsors and hosts support groups for people in our community who are dealing with difficult situations. Complete meeting information is available at www. stpkaty.org or by calling 281-492-8031. • ADHD Parent Support Group • Alanon • Alcoholics Anonymous
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CrossPoint Community Church
Celebrate Recovery is for those who want to celebrate God’s healing power in their lives through the Twelve Steps and the Eight Recovery Principles that Christ taught in His message from the Sermon on the Mount. It is uniquely designed for those who are seeking to recover from a wide variety of hurts, hang-ups, habits and addictions by sharing their experiences, strength and hope with one another. Celebrate Recovery meets at CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S.Westgreen Blvd. in Katy in the Warehouse at the SW corner of the property, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more information, go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-398-6464.
The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch
The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, all of our groups are Christ-centered and open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to our website at www.thefellowship.org/ministry/merimnao for more information.
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Open Hearts Support Group for Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians
The disclosure of a loved one’s homosexuality affects parents, family members and friends in many different ways. Dealing with a reality that may never have been anticipated can be challenging. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is offering a safe and affirming setting for those who desire understanding and support as they seek to come to terms with this fact. We meet the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 PM, in room E225 of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, at 20775 Kingsland Blvd in Katy. Childcare is available by reservation. For more information and to verify meeting times, contact Elaine Saunders at 281-492-8031.
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Eating Disorder Support Group
Eating Disorder Support Group meets in the Katy, Mason Rd area. If interested contact Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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West Houston Medical Center offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups. To inquire, please call 281-588-8657. West Houston Medical Center also offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657.
Katy FAS Family Support
If you know what the acronyms FAS, ARND or FAE stand for then this is the place for you! A new support group is starting for families with children who are on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. This group will meet once a month at a designated location to share our stories, talk about our challenges and discuss strategies. Adoptive parents and birth parents are welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this, please send an email to email@example.com.
Katy Autism Support Group
Katy Autism Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., from 7 PM to 9 PM in Asbury Hall. Speakers address a variety of topics relevant to autism spectrum disorders and time is allotted for parent networking. For more information, go to www.katyautismsupport.org.
Weight Loss Surgery Support at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital offers, free of charge, Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meetings. Our mission is to provide support for those who have undergone or are contemplating weight loss
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Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Support Group
Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group meetings are to provide information and support for sufferers and their families regarding any of these or related disorders. Will hold meetings in Katy monthly. Can sign up for more info at meetup.com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast. net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other information and meeting schedule.
Hopekeepers is a gathering place for those with a chronic illness or pain to support and connect with others while learning about the greater purpose God has for each of us. The national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM.
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Lifeway International is an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families. Lifeway is an (APG) Alternative Peer Group that offers supportive and clinical outpatient services for ages 13 -25 and the adult population 26+. Lifeway meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information, call 713-270-6753.
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Parenting Groups • LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281-829-6833, Maria 832-606-9932 (Spanish). La Leche League International’s website is: www.lalecheleague.org. • MOMS Club of Katy - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo. com. You can also contact Jamie Ensminger, Membership VP: 832493-1507. • MOMS @ Second - West Campus - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-465-3408 x 1007. • Bear Creek Baptist MOPS – Meets the second and forth Friday of each month at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10 per meeting for childcare and MOPS dues. For more info, contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-858-4202. • Katy Moms In PRAYER International group - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. • Mothers’ Share Group - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • Mocha Moms - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org. • iBLOOM - young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • All Moms of Katy - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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• West Fort Bend County Republican Women – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. • Katy Area Democrats - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281647-0986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email email@example.com. • Katy Mommy Patriots - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. • The Rotary Club of Katy Sunrise (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit www.katysunriserotary.com. • The Rotary Club of Katy - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281-392-0045 or www.katyrotary.com. • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662. • Katy Toastmasters - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at http://katy.freetoasthost.org/ • Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org. • Easy Risers Toastmasters - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. • West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • American Business Women’s Assoc. Katy Charter Chapter - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 pm, dinner and meeting at 6:30 pm. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to email@example.com. • W. Houston Chapter, Intern’l Assoc. of Admin. Professionals (WHIAAP) - meets the 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 caroline. firstname.lastname@example.org).
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• 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. • Business Network International - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-3985661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com. • (BNI) Business Network International - Cinco Ranch - meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 am at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • InHouston-Katy PremIer Professional Business Networking - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:008:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, email@example.com or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy. • BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life” - Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 KatyFlewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email email@example.com. • THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • West Katy Netweavers - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every first and third Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $1. For questions, email@example.com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/
• Katy Bar Association - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Nick Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-752-4443 for more info. • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281-395-1730. • Welcome Wagon Club of Katy - please call Sharon at 281-392-1658, or email email@example.com. • The green Trails Ladies Club - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177. • The Greater Katy Exchange Club - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub.com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-392-3034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or www.KatyExchangeClub.com.RSVP is required. • The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http://singles.meetup.com/1676. • Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks. • BP Partners - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bppartnershouston.com. • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or email@example.com. • Commute Solutions - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www.commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589.
Craft & Hobby Groups • Nottingham Country Garden Club of Katy - We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. • american sewing guild in katy - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www.asghouston.org. • The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. • The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas - meets 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). For more info. concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. • The Houston Pond Society – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org. • West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679.
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Heritage Groups • WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. For more info., call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY - Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., www.meetup.com/british-and-expat-moms-of-katy or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (firstname.lastname@example.org). • Bear Creek Brit’s - British or married to a Brit? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners, movies and children’s activities. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701. • National Council of Jewish Women - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or
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Katy area child care in need of part time and full time childcare providers. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281-758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com. Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-on-one support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/ customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at email@example.com. Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd. com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.
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Classified Ads Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to 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. 281-656-2273.
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The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.
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Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. 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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