WESTLAKE PLACE HOA MEETING
The next scheduled meeting of the WLP HOA will be the first Tuesday in December 2011, 6:30 PM, at the Community Center Clubhouse. Please check the marquee at the community center for updates and (or) website. The change in the make up of the Board has required some realignment of director responsibilities. Glen Disheroon- President Anita Ratliff- Vice President Adena Sealock- Vice President Gail Mayfield- Secretary Sherry DeBons- Treasurer WLP 2011 web site... www.westlakeplace.com
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May this season bring you success, good times & happiness! Best wishes for a MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Westlake Place HOA Board of Directors will be hosting picture taking with Santa on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 1 PM-3 PM at the community center. Please be sure to bring your own camera to take pictures. Be on the look out for the Westlake Lake Fire Department for Santa, driving by doing the candy toss again this year in December.
Westlake Place Holiday Decorations
We encourage all residents to participate in decorating for the holiday season. Westlake Place HOA will be honoring the four most outstanding decorated homes with a prize of $25 to be applied toward your homeowner’s maintenance fee. The judging will be from December 15th thru December 18th. All homeowners are eligible and qualify to participate in this event. A friendly reminder Christmas decorations must be removed by January 22, 2012.
Annual Maintenance Fee
It’s that time of year again maintenance fees will be mailed out. The maintenance fee for next year 2012 will remain the same as this year. The fee will be $410 with a $25 discount for those who are paying early by December 30th. If paid on this day it must be in person by 12 noon at the ACMP office 16650 Pine Forest Lane Houston, Texas 77084, 281-855-9867.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY REPORT
Pool The majority of the work at the WLP community pool has been completed. The replacement part for the slide is still on order and will be replaced upon receipt. Front and Back Entrances The lights at both entrances have been repaired at this time. A minor traffic accident occurred at the front entrance of Fry Road at Westlake Place Drive on September 29, 2011. The damage had been reported to Harris County Precinct Three and a work order for the repairs was issued. Landscaping The sprinklers are now working properly to maintain the new sod placed in the community center. Gas leak (Sidewalk Repairs) Submitted by a resident to the HOA Board of Directors for advice: “About two months ago my neighbor had a gas leak. The gas company came out and fixed the leak, in this process they dug up the sidewalk. This is a very dangerous area since we have kids on our street. Whose responsibility is it to maintain the sidewalks? Any help the HOA can give to this problem would be appreciated.” The President (Glen) contacted Center Point on Monday, October 17, 2011 and they came out on Wednesday to repair the sidewalk. He also went by the homeowners address and informed the owner. Typically, if the gas company does repairs and breaks out the concrete, they will repair it at their cost. Any other repairs, such as roots, are the homeowner’s responsibility. South Mayde Creek Hike and Bike Trail (Update) According to the Texas Department of Transportation’s General Construction Supervisor, they expect their contractor to be complete around the first part of December; however, this will depend on the weather. TxDOT’s contracts are working day contracts, which mean they do not charge the contractor days during inclement weather. National Night Out Thanks to everyone for attending the National Night Out Event. We had a great turn out over two hundred and fifty residents; family and guests were in attendance. The entertainment was provided by Rhythm Zone and was greatly enjoyed by all. We had several activities for the children; moonwalk, snow cone machine, face painting and horseback riding provided by Harris County Sherriff’s Office Mounted Patrol. The WLP HOA Board would like to recognize and thank the following companies for their contributions; Kogers located at Fry and Park Row Resolutions Hospice, Thera Care Home Health and Oakmont Healthcare & Rehab Center of Katy. We would also like to thank the following organizations; HCSO major, captain, sergeants and deputies in showing their support by attending this event. The Westlake Fire Department made their presence known with a great turn out! Thanks Chief Mark Palmer of Westlake Fire Department your team is AWESOME!!! The Bear Creek Army recruiting office managed by Sergeant Dickson and Melissa at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for providing literature and merchandise for are resident’s. I would like to thank the nurses at Oakmont Healthcare & Rehab Center of Katy, Shandon Gonzales, Trainer Routt, Lakeisha Woodson and Samantha Tyler for serving the food for this event and special thanks to Pearlie Redeaux manager of the activity department. I would also, like to give a special thanks to a long time resident of Westlake Place Mrs. Brenda Reed, for doing a great job on face
painting for all our guest. We would also, like to thank Mr. Dennis Reed, Mr. David Reed, Ms. Carolina Aragon, Mr. Frank Smith, Mr. Dennis Fults and Mrs. Pat Fults for all their help. A great big special thanks goes to Mr. Chad Fisher and Zack Saenz for cooking all those hot dogs and helping set up. Thank you to Kimberly and Michael for helping in the distribution of the flyers. A Great Big Thank You to Mrs. Anita Ratliff for helping to make this possible and such a Huge Successful Event!! Thank you Deputy Tyler for keeping watch over all of us on this night by ensuring this was a safe and fun event!!! We will see everyone at the next event. Gail Mayfield Secretary WLP HOA Board SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL, WHO DONATED, HELPED, ASSISTED, AIDED, in our event. A Great Big Thanks goes to Mrs. Gail Mayfield for Planning and Organizing this event. A Great Big Thanks goes to Ms. Sherry DeBons and Mr. Glen Disheroon for your help and support. Thank You All!! Thank All Who Joined Us!! Hope everyone had a great time!! We hope to see you next time!! Anita Ratliff Vice President WLP HOA Board
ReconstRuction of Ramps
Construction crews from Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack’s Office were in our neighborhood on Monday September 19, 2011. Crews removed and replaced several existing ramps on Westlake Place Drive. The replacement ramps will be made into handicap ramps.
WESTLAKE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 MINUTES Pursuant to Article V, Section I of the Bylaws of Westlake Place Homeowners Association, Inc., the regular monthly Board of Directors meeting was duly called and held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM. CALL TO ORDER Director Disheroon called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM. Directors DeBons, Disheroon, Mayfield, Ratliff and Sealock were in attendance. Association & Community Managing Professionals, Inc. (the Management Company) representative, James Daly, was also in attendance. MINUTES MOTION The Board reviewed the minutes from the August 2, 2011 meeting and noted a few changes needed: • The minutes need to state past President of the HOA did not turn in his Association keys at the meeting and would deliver them to Management at a later date. • The minutes need to state that prior treasurer turned in his Association keys to Management at the meeting. Management then turned the key over to Director DeBons. Resolved, Director Ratliff motioned to approve the minutes from the August 2, 2011 meeting, as written. The motion was seconded and passed. The Board reviewed the minutes from the 2011 Annual Meeting. Resolved, Director DeBons motioned to approve the minutes as presented. Director Mayfield seconded and the motion passed.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS The Board ratified the motion to elect officers, which was held during the month of August. The positions were elected as follows: President - Glen Disheroon Vice President - Adena Sealock Vice President - Anita Ratliff Secretary - Gail Mayfield Treasurer - Sherry DeBons
Resolved, a motion was made accepting Butler & Hailey’s proposal of $1,250. The motion was seconded and passed. The Board requested the drafts of the documents to review before they are filed with the County.
OTHER BUSINESS The Board stated the Association would be hosting an event for National Night Out on Tuesday, October 4th. The Board discussed budgeting $250 for the event. Resolved, Director DeBons motioned to approve budgeting $250 for the National Night Out event. Director Ratliff seconded and the motion passed. The Board discussed rescheduling the October Directors meeting due to the National Night Out event. Resolved, Director DeBons motioned to reschedule the October meeting to Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 PM. Director Mayfield seconded and the motion passed. A motion to begin all future monthly Association meetings at 6:30 PM was also made. The motion was seconded and passed. The Board asked if the Association would need to file its ACC request form with the county due to the new laws passed by the State. Management stated it does not believe this will need to be done, but the Association’s attorney will be contacted for a more definitive answer.
The Board reviewed Butler & Hailey’s proposal to draft and file all necessary documents the Association will need to be in accordance with the new laws/statutes passed by the State legislation. The proposed price for this service will be $1,250.
The Board requested a copy of the Texas/United States Flag Code. The Board requested a draft for Association ACC Guidelines. The Board reviewed an estimate from Hou-Scape to repair the sprinkler system at the community entrance and to re-sod several areas. Director Ratliff questioned the cost of the sod. Director Disheroon stated he did not know the exact number of pieces of sod but the Association is getting a good price. Resolved, Director DeBons motioned to approve the estimate provided by Hou-Scape. Director Mayfield seconded and the motion passed. The Board discussed the Association’s account with Sam’s Club which still has previous Directors listed as members. Resolved, a motion was made to close the Association’s current membership with Sam’s Club. A new account shall be opened with Management listed as the primary account holder. The motion was seconded and passed. The Board requested a letter be sent to pass President stating he is no longer the primary cardholder.
The Board requested information about the patrol deputy’s schedule. Director Disheroon was unable to provide information at this time. Resolved, Director Disheroon instructed Directors Ratliff and Mayfield to review the crime reports and submit a schedule for the patrol deputy. Management informed the Board that the Association’s landscaping company has not returned a signed copy of the contract. Resolved, Director Disheroon signed another copy of the contract with a retroactive date reflecting the original acceptance date. Management will send the contract to the landscaping company and request a signed copy be returned. Director Disheroon submitted a bid from B & B Locksmiths to replace all of the locks on Association property.
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Resolved, the Board decided to table a decision until additional bids are received. The Board discussed the pool closing early on the last weekend of pool season due to equipment failure. The Board discussed filing a claim with the Association’s insurance provider. Director Ratliff will be contacting Houston Recreation to request an estimate for all of the repairs needed.
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The Board stated that rain barrels shall not be visible from the street. The Board stated that flagpoles might not be installed any further than five (5) feet from the front setback line. Flags may be no bigger than four feet by six feet (4’ x 6’). Residents must submit an ACC request and have it approved before erecting a flagpole. The Board stated the Association would continue to use the current payment plan structure. BOARD DIRECTION Board of Directors went into executive session to talk about outstanding deed issues. NEXT MEETING The next Directors Meeting was set for October 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 PM.
WESTLAKE PLACE COMMUNITY CENTER
The community center is available to our resident’s and their guest. The clubhouse can be reserved for any event with a $50 deposit, which is refundable after inspection of the facility for clean up / damages. The pavilion is also available for any event with a $50 deposit, which is refundable after inspection for clean up/damages. For further information and scheduling please contact Anita Ratliff at 281-6764669.
WESTLAKE PLACE COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Marquee is located in front of the community center on Spanish Needle. Posted on the marquee will be events or important information pertaining to the subdivision. Please check the marquee for any future updates to stay informed. Updates are also available on website online.
ARCHITECTURAL FORM/ HOME IMPROVEMENT FORM
All residents must complete a home improvement form for all improvements, including but not limited to: repainting (even the same color), re-roofing, new siding, sheds or outbuildings, new garage doors and basketball goals. The ACC approval must be given in advance prior to the work being started. We have specific guidelines for sheds and outbuildings. Call ACMP 281-855-9867 to request a form. Please mail to the ACMP address at the top of the form.
Trash Pick-up Stickers Belong On Trash Cans
The garbage pickup sticker you receive each quarter shows you have paid your invoice and are a valid customer. It contains your address and the expiration date. The sticker is designed to be placed on a garbage can. These stickers occasionally won’t stick even to a garbage can; use a heavy duty tape when this occurs. Remove your cans from the street as soon as possible. Do not place these stickers on your mailbox. They may well be stolen. Do not leave your garbage cans out for a period of time. The stickers might be stolen and the garbage cans could be stolen. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Some of our residents are unclear on the concept of putting trashcans at the curb for collection days (Tuesday and Friday). Trash can be put out after 5 PM the night prior to the scheduled collection day.
HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION EMERGENCY LAW ENFORCEMENT: 9-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY LAW ENFORCEMENT: 713-221-6000
Report Suspicious Activity
When you see suspicious activity & would like to file a report etc. call the non-emergency number. When a crime is in progress & or human life is a risk, call 9-1-1. If at any time someone observes a suspicious person or vehicle they should not hesitate reposting it to the Harris County Sherriff’s Department. Some residents may feel a sighting such as this may be “nothing” yet it is better to be safe than sorry. Again, let’s all be the “eyes and ears” for the law enforcement.
SUPPLEMENT OF LAW ENFORECMENT
Westlake Place HOA has hired off duty deputies employed with the Harris County Sherriff’s Department as a supplement of law enforcement for are community. Patrol Service Report: Resident reported a gas can was stolen out of the bed of his pickup truck: • Residents need to be mindful of securing all valuables inside and outside of your vehicle at all times. Monitoring of stop signs and school zones resulted in several citations issued for traffic violations: • Residents remember school is back in session, stay alert and drive at the posted speed limit. Suspicious vehicle noted at the church parking lot, occupants were instructed to leave the premises. Crime Prevention Tips For the Holiday Season • If possible, arrange for a companion preferably an adult to go with you. There is safety in numbers. • Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you. • Do not leave your purse, wallet or cellular telephone in plain view. • When parking your vehicle to go shopping, remember where you parked it!
• Always park in a well lit and well traveled area. Do not park in a remote dark area. • Lock your vehicle and put up your windows even while you are driving. • If you feel unsafe, always ask the store security to assist you to your car. • When you return to your vehicle, scan the interior of your car to be sure no one is hiding inside. Check to see if you are being followed. • When storing items purchased at the stores, place them out of sight. The best place is in a locked trunk. • Frequently check your rearview mirror to see if you are being followed. If you feel like you are being followed, DO NOT go home. Drive to the nearest police station, fire station or other place of safety.
VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH LEASH LAW
Animals that are not properly restrained pose a treat 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 to avoid the animal. Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control) advises that “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, harbored or keep any unlicensed dog or cat or to allow them to become a stray.” Restraints are 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 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 or 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle or 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. Lets all help keep our subdivision safe and comfortable place for all 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.
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Please report a burned out street light, any resident may call Center Point directly at 713–207-2222. However, for those with internet access, you may also make this report on-line. For those interested, the website address to do this is http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/ outage. Then enter your contact details so that they can get back to you if more information is needed. On the following page enter the details of the light(s) with the problem. Just as you would if reporting the outage via telephone, you will need to provide the street address where the light is located and the six digit number that is prominently displayed on the front of the pole. Under normal circumstances the crew will out to fix the problem within seven working days.
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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to email@example.com. Must have parent(s) permission. (Revised 8/11) If your name was left off the list, it is because you did not return our call to update our records. You will have to resubmit your information to be put back on. Kallie Villarreal - PP Kallie Richard - PP Jessica Ott - B, PP Sarah Stapleton - B, P, T Krista Erwin - B, PP Jessica Cortes - B, SL, PP, H, C, L George Grant III - B, SS, L Carla Castro - PP, T Juan Gonzalez - SL, L
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school news KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT www.katyisd.org IMPORTANT dates
Dec. 16th – Early Dismissal (secondary 11:35 AM; elementary 12:40 PM); End of Grading Period Dec. 19th – 30th – Student Holiday Jan. 2nd & 3rd – Student Holiday Jan. 4th – Grading Period Begins Jan. 16th – MLK Day (Student Holiday)
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Now – Dec 2nd – Food for Families Campaign. Annual fundraiser assisting Katy ISD students and their families. Jan. 20th - Men Who Mentor. A manly breakfast for guys who currently mentor and those who are interested in mentoring. 7:30 – 9:00 AM, ESC Room 1200.
Last year, our Katy ISD community supported 265 Katy ISD students and their families by raising over $13,000. Coordinating Food for Families is always a tremendous blessing for us here in Partners in Education. We hope to share that joy with you.
STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS
Drs. James Jacobs and Nicolas Manriquez, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce, two $1,500 “Stepping Into The Future” scholarships for 2012 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to the offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by March 29, 2012, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The scholarships are geared towards those students showing academic promise through a combination of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential. The two “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May.
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One mentor, one student, one hour per week. KEYS brings adult role models into Katy ISD schools to motivate, encourage and inspire students on the brink of success. Mentors meet with their student on campus at a pre-designated time each week. As mentor and student build their relationship, they decide together how to spend their mentoring time. Whether spent playing games, reading or just talking, that one hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child. To be a KEYS Mentor, you need: • A belief in the potential of every child • Criminal history background check in compliance with the FCRA • One hour per week to spend with a child, on campus during the school day, during the school year • Participation in a brief campus KEYS orientation before you begin • Successful completion of a KEYS application and subsequent approval process
Community Education offers evening and on-line classes to adults for fun, enrichment and learning. Some of the classes offered are Foreign Languages, Arts and Crafts, Finance, Computer, Sewing, Dance and Music. For information on these and many other classes and to view the fall schedule, go to www.katyisd.org/com_edu or call 281-396-6365.
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KISD Receives Top Rating in Schools FIRST Financial Accountability Rating System
Katy ISD has earned a rating of Superior Achievement under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Katy ISD has received this top rating for each of the nine years that Texas districts have been rated through Schools FIRST. Schools FIRST is a statewide rating system created to ensure that school districts are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices, while achieving improved performance in the management of their financial resources. The Schools FIRST accountability rating system assigns one of four ratings, with the highest being Superior Achievement, followed by Above Standard Achievement, Standard Achievement and Substandard Achievement. Approximately 784 out of the 1,029 school districts in Texas received the Superior Achievement rating this year. Katy ISD also recently announced that it has been named a Five-Start District in the Texas Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) – one of only 23 districts in Texas to receive this rank for two consecutive years.
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MCHS Ram Band wins big!
The Ram Band competed in the Region 23 UIL Marching Contest at Rhodes Stadium on a very windy October night. For the 9th straight year, the Ram Band earned a first division at the UIL Marching Contest. Please congratulate these students on this great accomplishment.
Ladies Night Out The Shoppes’ at Brookwood
1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423 Tuesday, November 29th From 5:00 - 8:00 pm Please join us for a Special Night of Christmas Shopping appetizers, food tastings, door prizes and more!! Revenues will help Brookwood operate independently of government subsidies and to help give innovative, educational and vocational opportunities for close to 200 adults with disabilities.
Epiphany of the Lord Frostyfest Craft Show
Epiphany of the Lord’s 17th Annual Frostyfest will be held December 3, 2011 from 9 AM until 3 PM at 1530 Norwalk Dr., Katy (South of I-10 off of Highland Knolls between Fry Road and Westgreen Blvd.). This show offers handmade merchandise from craftsman and artisans; no resale venders. In addition to the more than 80 venders, there will be a quilt raffle, silent auction, bake sale and photos with Santa.
Morton Ranch High SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET FOR PROJECT PROM 2012
We will be having a Project Prom 2012 fundraising event (Holiday Market with booths for crafts, etc.) at Morton Ranch Junior High, 2498 North Mason Road, Katy, Texas 77449 (not at the high school,) on December 3rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Interested vendors should contact the Holiday Market chairperson, Veronica Salazar at email@example.com.
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8th Annual CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL Cougar Stars Holiday Parade of Homes
This traditional holiday event is brighter and more beautiful than ever! Mark your calendars for Dec. 1st and 2nd to visit six Katy area homes, each unique and beautifully decorated from whimsical and fun to elegantly traditional. Special features include a beautifully decorated home by Curtain Call, a third story patio view over an outdoor oasis and a whimsical craft room you can almost vision Santa and his helpers working the night away in. Over the top decorations, a CRHS Bravo Choir appearance on Thursday and CRHS Orchestra Quartet appearance both nights, this will be an event you won’t to miss! Tickets are $12 and available from your favorite Cougar Star or at the following retailers: Beau Kisses, Hauerlands, YaYa Club and Curtain Call.
The Seven Lakes High School PTSA Presents The Spartan Showcase Of Holiday Homes!
Tour a variety of stately homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tickets: $12 In Advance - $15 At The Door Advanced Ticket Sales started November 21, 2011 at Seven Lakes High School 9251 S. Fry Road, Katy, TX 77494, 281-237-2800 SLHS PTA Website - www.sevenlakesptsa.com and Ace Hardware Cinco Ranch 1720 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 77450, 281-392-5200 For more information or questions: Wendy Szczechowski at firstname.lastname@example.org Stacey Zudock at email@example.com
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Journey To Bethlehem
Journey To Bethlehem has become a Katy Christmas tradition! Take your family on an amazing outdoor walking tour to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus! On your journey you’ll encounter over 20 live animals and interact with dozens of characters as the events unfold leading up to the birth of the Messiah. Current - A Christian Church is located at 26600 Westheimer Parkway, www.christmasinkaty.com, 281-395-4722. Journey To Bethlehem is a free event. Friday, December 9th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM Saturday, December 10th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sunday, December 11th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
The Christmas Revels: Musical Theater in Celebration of the Winter Solstice
The darkest time of the year casts a powerful spell over nearly every culture in the northern hemisphere, and has given birth to countless ways of celebrating the winter solstice. Many of the present-day holiday rituals in our country originate in the Nordic/German traditions and come flavored with the spices of Europe. We invite you to take a little journey to early nineteenth-century Bavaria and the surrounding regions to explore the roots of modern Christmas. As always, this interactive family friendly show will include superb music, lovely costumes, and traditional dances. Our adult and children’s choruses will add to the warmth, as will performances by accomplished guest artists, including an Alphorn duet and yodlers, who are genuine interpreters of Bavarian culture. A keepsake booklet containing information about the Bavarian celebrations and songs featured in the show is included with the ticket. Don’t miss this heartwarming event and join in with our nationwide family of returning Revels fans. The 2011 Christmas Revels takes place December 10th-11th & 17th-18th Saturdays 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM · Sundays at 2:30 PM Wortham Theater, entrance 16 from Cullen blvd. at the University of Houston Campus, Houston, Texas. Ample parking space available.
Tickets are $17.50 - $40. For Tickets & Information 713-668-3303 or www.revelshouston.org, a non profit organization Revels Houston, Inc., P.O. Box 66829, Houston, TX 77266-6829, tune in to KUHF or call the Valk family at 281 398 0774.
Covenant Lutheran Las Posadas
Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd.) is presenting its annual “Las Posadas” on Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and family to experience this symbolic journey by Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Las Posadas is a Mexican tradition carried out by a group of people who get together to honor the birth of Jesus. This outdoor event will feature drama, scripture readings, prayer, carols in English and Spanish, and a candlelight processional, followed by traditional Mexican food for everyone! All are welcome!
Two Churches, One Message: LDS and Catholic Churches Present Annual Christmas Concert
The combined choirs of Epiphany Catholic Church and the Katy Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 11, 2011, 7:30 PM, at Epiphany Catholic Church - 1603 Norwalk Drive in Katy. The concert will feature traditional Christmas music, as well as holiday songs from other cultures. The event is open and free to the public. For nineteen years, the two churches just across the street from each other have been combining their choirs for a Christmas Concert.
Living Word Lutheran Church cantata
The Choir of Living Word Lutheran Church will present the cantata “There Is a Rose” during their worship services at 8:00 am and 11:00 am on Sunday, Dec 11th. A chamber orchestra will accompany the choir for the presentation of the cantata composed by Robert Sterling and John Parker. “There Is a Rose” features many well-known Christmas carols such as Away in a Manger, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, and Silent Night, as well as newly composed music. The congregation of Living Word Lutheran Church warmly invites you to join them and enjoy the music of the Christmas season by singing along or just listening. Cookies, coffee and juice will be served after each service. For more information, please check the church website LivingWordKaty.org or call 281-392-2300, x213.
The EmPowerment Center’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive
Join us for a Ho! Ho! Ho! weekend beginning Saturday, December 17th at 9 am with food, fun, entertainment and special guest Santa and friends with toys for the girls and boys. Then on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 9 am, come see, hear and enjoy the splendor of the Christmas Story by our Drama & Fine Arts Team in our Holiday Production along Santa and friends who will be giving out more toys to the kids. Everyone is welcome. For additional information, visit us online at www.beempowered.com or call our office at 281-578-3535.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Blood Drive will be held at the Katy Donor Center Saturday, December 3rd from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 1575 S. Grand Parkway @ Highland Knolls, Suite 600, Katy TX. 281-392-7902. Donate and save three lives and get a t-shirt.
Theater/Fine Arts Houston Family Arts Center
Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: The Sound of Music (Through - Dec 18, 2011 on the Garza Main Stage) A Lesson Before Dying (Jan. 20 - 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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Blue Christmas is a special service specifically designed for those have lost a loved one and who are dealing with grief at Christmas time. The service will include a special message about managing grief at Christmas and a candle-lighting ceremony where each person can honor and remember their loved one. Friday, December 2nd, 7:00 PM, Current - A Christian Church, 26600 Westheimer Parkway, www.christmasinkaty.com, 281-395-4722.
2nd ANNUAL A MERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Family Life Assembly of God 1012 S. Mason Road, Katy, Texas www.familylifeassembly.org 281-392-0637 Don’t have time to bake? Here’s a chance to buy delicious homemade Christmas Cookies for that special loved one or that last minute gift! Choose from an assortment of goodies that is sure to bring a smile to any holiday celebration!
Grace Fellowship UMC
Come join us at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church December 23rd for Kidz Christmas. Starting at 4:30 PM we will have family activities including a modern day take on the journey to Bethlehem, live nativity, family pictures, and S’MORES! Then starting at 6:15 PM we will have a family Christmas service Kidz Style! What does this mean? We will have fun music, dancing, blacklight puppets, the Christmas Musical “Dude, You Hear What I Hear” and a few more surprises your not going to want to miss! We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you and your family! Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church - 2655 S. Mason Road - 281646-1300.
Covenant Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Worship
Covenant Lutheran Church (3785 Barker Cypress Rd) will offer two candlelight worship services on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th at 7:00 and 11:00 pm. Please join us for carols, candlelight and communion, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Creekside Community Church
Community Christmas Eve Service - Una Comunidad de Navidad Servicio - Servicios en Español e Ingles Dec. 24th, 5:00 pm (service in English and Spanish simultaneously) Community Christmas Service - Dec. 25th, 10:30 am Creekside Community Church - meeting at Woodcreek Jr. High, 1801 Woodcreek Bend Ln., Katy, Texas 77494. Contact or Information: 713-705-4878, www.thecreekside.org
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Elegant pool table, builder Imperial International Pool Tables, in great condition, has only been used in rare occasions. Top cloth burgundy, side laminated cherry wood, two one inch thick slate pieces, top lamp and utility rack all included, plus accessories. Asking price, $900. 281844-6896. 3 Rod iron Ethan Allen bar stools, $300 each; small Ethan Allen kitchen table, $250; black TV console, $200; green bench with matching cushion, $150. Call 832-437-3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Boehm porcelain nativity set. Six pieces, bisque finish, JMJ plus three angels in original boxes, $1,700 list, must sell $750. See each piece at boehmporcelain.com. Search BSB1 thru BSB6. John 281-392-7263. 2 Hyper Speed bikes, mint condition, paid $150 each, selling for $35 each, red and black, looks like a motor cycle. Call 713-298-9537. Free for the taking: Standard 4’ X 8’ pool table, three piece slate, need space for playroom for grandchildren. Call Jim for info. 832-866-6385. 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. Office Setup: Full size dark cherry executive desk, rear section & hutch; dark cherry solid bookshelf; roll-up dark cherry floor mat (for carpet or tile); brush nickel / cherry floor lamp. Total Value $1,700. Very good condition 832-510-6489.
Yamaha GH1B beautiful piano, polished ebony, like new, purchased in 2002, $7,000 OBO. 281-398-6870. Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281392-6518. Kenmore 27” gas dryer, 800 series white, $300; Whirlpool Gold washer Ultimate Care II, white, $200. Both excellent working condition. 281513-5612. 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.
Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat.
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A local State Farm agent is seeking highly motivated telemarketers to work in a fun, upbeat office environment. Applicants should have telemarketing experience and reliable transportation. Please email resume to Tom@TomZellers.com for more information. Experienced groomer, with minimum of 2-3 years of hair cutting experience (not your own dogs). Fill out application at 18310 FM 529. No calls. 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 are 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 email@example.com. Looking for part-time pest control technician for Gotcha Pest Control. Call 281-531-5113 or fax resume to 281-531-1502. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed childcare facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Now Hiring! 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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