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VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1

JANUARY 2012

FAIRFIELD Community Gazette MUNITY ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER M O C D L E I F R I A F OFFICIAL

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FAIRFIELD IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance/Fire................................................................................................... 911 Poison Control.....................................................................................800-222-1222 Sheriff’s Department............................................................................................ 911 NON-EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance...........................................................................................713-466-4073 Cy-Fair Medical Clinic (24 hr).............................................................281-890-4285 FBI......................................................................................................713-693-5000 Fire......................................................................................................713-466-4073 Harris County Animal Control............................................................281-999-3191 Sheriff’s Department............................................................................713-221-6000 Vacation Watch....................................................................................281-290-2100 MISCELLANEOUS NUMBERS A.M.I (deed restrictions, etc.)..............................................................713-932-1122 Cecelia Panzinetti, AMI Onsite Manager.............................................281-256-0065 Community Meeting Room................................................................281-373-0834 Cy-Fair College....................................................................................281-290-3200 Cypress Area Home Schoolers..............................................................281-890-3792 Fairfield Athletic Club (FAC)...............................................................281-373-0834 Fairfield Information Center................................................................281-373-1177 Friendswood Development..................................................................281-875-1552 Harris Co. Library (Northwest)...........................................................281-890-2665 Harris Co. Animal Control..................................................................281-999-3191 Harris County Mosquito Control........................................................713-440-4800 UTILITY NUMBERS ENTEX (gas).......................................................................................713-659-2111 Centerpoint Energy (Electricity)..........................................................713-659-2111 Southwestern Bell (phone)...................................................................713-638-7000 ST Environmental (Sewer/water).........................................................281-398-8211 Comcast Cable/High Speed Internet....................................................713-341-1000 Waste Management (trash)..................................................................713-686-6666 COMMITTEE NUMBERS Crime Watch Chairman: Freeman Martin.................. freemanmartin1@comcast.net Fairfield Area Swim Team: Shalle Hovorka..........................shovorka98@yahoo.com Fairfield Women’s Club: Charlotte Byrne................. fairfieldwomensclub@gmail.com Security Coordinator: FAIRFIELD VILLAGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Resident Board Members: Please remember that the resident Board Members are volunteers with families. As a courtesy please communicate with them during reasonable hours. Ed Hofer (Bradford Creek, FF Village Community Assoc.)....... bradford.neighbor@hotmail.com Jan Bertoli (Bradford Creek)..................................................... JLB8848@gmail.com Tami Ehler (Bradford Creek)....................................fairfield-bradford@sbcglobal.net Roy Erickson (Bradford Creek)........................... Bradfordcommunity@sbcglobal.net Joni Seifert (Chappell Ridge)...............................................................281-256-2853 Bill Page (Chappell Ridge).................................................... wpage001@comcast.net Kay Jukes (Chappell Ridge, FF Village Community Assoc.).................281-373-9301 John White (Chappell Ridge)..............................................................281-373-1223 Brian Gambrell (Fairfield South).................................. brian_gambrell@hotmail.com Donna Bonneau (Garden Grove).........................................................281-304-7294 Louis Iselin (Garden Grove).................................................................281-256-1874 Robert Nichols (Inwood Park).......................................... Susan.nichols@yahoo.com Alex Griffith (Inwood Park).................................................................281-304-4026 Craig Jackson (Inwood Park)............................................ craig.r.jackson@gmail.com Billy Sutton (Inwood Park)..................................................................281-304-9419 Mark Newman (Inwood Park)................................. marcnewman1957@comcast.net

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John Hanes (Lakes of FF, FF Village Community Assoc.)....................713-431-2245 Patrick Wong (Lakes of Fairfield).......................................... pcwong1@earthlink.net Kevin Hoffman (Lakes of Fairfield)................................... khoffman00@comcast.net Candace Buenger (Trails of Fairfield).............................candacebuenger@yahoo.com Ken Heil (Trails of Fairfield)......................................... Fairfield@walkingsphere.com Brian Roberts (Trails of Fairfield)...........................................brian.roberts53@att.net Friendswood Development: Tim Fitzpatrick (Chappell Ridge, Garden Grove, Lakes, Trails, FF South) ........................................................................................................ 281-875-1552 Tommy Weaver (Chappell Ridge, Garden Grove, Lakes, Trails, FF South) ........................................................................................................ 281-875-1552 Nan Peavey (Lakes, FF South)............................................................281-875-1552 NEWSLETTER PUBLISHER Peel, Inc. ...............................................fairfieldgazette@peelinc.com, 888-687-6444 GOVERNMENT/STATE NUMBERS Courthouse Annex...............................................................................281-859-0685 Driver’s License....................................................................................713-681-6187 Post Office...........................................................................................281-373-9125 Voter Registration................................................................................713-224-1919 SCHOOL NUMBERS Ault Elementary...................................................................................281-373-2800 Bus Information..................................................................................281-897-4380 Cy-Fair Administration........................................................................281-897-4000 Cy-Fair High School............................................................................281-897-4600 Cy-Ranch High School........................................................................281-373-2300 Goodson Junior High School...............................................................281-373-2350 Keith Elementary.................................................................................281-213-1744 Spillane Middle School........................................................................281-213-1645 Swenke Elementary..............................................................................281-213-1200

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Table of Contents AROUND FAIRFIELD 9 10 13 14 15 15 16 18 19 19 19 20 21 23 24

Congratulations Fairfield Triathlon Racers! Fairfield’s Fifty Plus Happy Birthday Fairfield Women's Club Invites You Cooking Demo Fairfield Women’s Club (Fwc) Texas Hold-Em Tournament Kick Off The New Year Fairfield Book Club Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club Cypress-Tomball Democrats January 18Th Meeting Attention All Quilters Girl Scout Juniors From The Cy Fair School District What Can A Cookie Do? Christmas Tree Recycling  Teenage Job Seekers

SPORTS SECTION 26 28 30 31 32

Fairfield Baseball And Softball Congratuslations Freshman Ault Falcons Rosehill Christian School Boys Basketball Team U.S.A. Track Olympian To Speak Congrats Freshman Swenke Dolphins

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CONGRATULATIONS FAIRFIELD TRIATHLON RACERS! Thank You to Cy-Fair Emergency & Imaging Center for their Title Sponsorship.

FAIRFIELD WOMEN’S CLUB PRESENTS DONATION CHECK TO LOCAL CHARITIES:

Pictured left to right- David and Kim Russell, Morning Glory Ranch, Jessica Martin, Phred’s Place, Charlotte Byrne, President, Fairfield Women’s Club, Suzie Bruin, Team Tiara and Mike Michaelis, OMS Research & Teddy Bear Drive

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Fairfield’s Fifty Plus Fun-Loving Group The Fairfield Seniors

The Seniors of Fairfield are an active, fifty plus, fun-loving group of couples and singles who enjoy fellowship, monthly trips, and various activities together. If you or your spouse is fifty or older, a newcomer to Fairfield Village or have lived here in Fairfield for some time but have never attended one of our functions, you are cordially invited. Come and be a part of our funloving group. We’re sure you will enjoy it.

OUR HISTORY: Over these past ten plus years we've taken over a hundred trips. The Fairfield Gazette's web-site has back issues available from September, 2004. In order to go back to our beginning, we must thank Kelly Peel of Peel Inc. for locating all our articles from their archives and sending them to us. We now have every article submitted, which enabled us to put together Our History, and a complete listing of all our trips. Just go to Our History in our weekly email to read about our beginning and all the trips we’ve taken. OUR JANUARY BUS TRIP PLANS ARE FOR: Wednesday, January 18, to go to Shiner, Texas. This month our trip will take us to the Shiner, Texas its 125 miles west of Cypress. Shiner was founded as a railroad stop in 1887 when San Antonia and Aransas Pass Railroad was built, and was named for the town donor, H. B. Shiner. The town grew as trade center for Czech and German farmers. We will first tour the Wolters Museum, which is housed in the Wolters home, built in 1915. We will also get to tour

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the landscaped grounds, which include the Farm Implement Shed, the 1870's Herder House, the Old General Store and the Shiner Jail. Then we will have a buffet lunch at the Werners Restaurant, which is included in the cost of the trip, which includes the buffet, tea and tip. After lunch we will be able to tour the historic gothic Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, placed on the National Registry of Historical places in 1983. It is known as one of the most eye-catching landmarks in South Central Texas. We will also tour the Spoetzl Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Texas, and maker of the famous Shiner Beer. The cost for this trip is $15.00, which includes the buffet lunch. To get your name on the list for this trip call: Jackie or David Johnson at 281-256-3794 Checks are to be made out to: Fairfield 50 Plus. Checks can be given to Jackie Wurth, Kay Wheeler, Mary Lou Cook or Jackie or Dave Johnson, also the checks can be mailed to the (Continued on Page 12)

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Around Fairfield Fairfield's Fifty Plus- (Continued from Page 10) Johnson’s at 20923 Golden Sycamore Trail, Cypress, Texas, 77433. We will depart from the Fairfield Village Parking Lot promptly at 7:30 a.m. Please be there by 7:15 a.m. OUR FEBRUARY BUS TRIP PLANS ARE FOR: Wednesday, February 15, to go Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This month our trip will take us to the Museum of Fine Arts to view the King Tutankhamen: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibition. The exhibition is a time-ticket exhibit so we will have time for lunch at the Café Express in the Museum and to visit the other parts of the museum before the tour. The cost for this trip is $24.00 per person plus the cost of lunch. To get your name on the list for this trip call: Jackie Wurth at 281-304-0805 Checks are to be made out to: Fairfield 50 Plus. Checks can be given to Jackie Wurth, Kay Wheeler, or Mary Lou Cook; also the checks can be mailed to the Jackie Wurth at 21119 North Yellow Bud Court, Cypress, Texas, 77433. We will depart from the Fairfield Village Parking Lot promptly at 10:30 a.m. Please be there by 10:15 a.m. This trip we will leave a little later for a change. School children usually tour the museum in the morning until about noon, so we have booked after 12.

OUR JANUARY ACTIVITIES PLANS: Thursday, January 12: The Monthly Planning Committee meeting is at 1:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Trails Club House. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings and participate in our upcoming trip plans. We really need to see more participation, especially from those that are taking trips. In fact, without more participation we may be forced to cut back on some trips, possibly one every other month. Then later, around 6:30 p.m. that evening, we have our Monthly Pot Luck. It is also at the Lakeside Trails Club House. However, plan on being there early. Doors open around 6:00 p.m. for socializing and fellowship. . Then stay and join many of our members that stay to play games after the meal and to finish up the deserts. Tuesday, January 17: Game Night at the Cooks’ House. It starts around 6:30 p.m. Just bring a little snack and a healthy appetite. This is always a fun evening with great fellowship. The directions are in the Activity page on our website and will also be in our January, 15 weekly newsletter. Thursday, January 26: Game Night at Lakeside Trails Club House. It starts around 6:30 p.m., and we have plenty of room at the club house. We would like to see you there to enjoy an evening

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Fairfield's Fifty Plus- (Continued from Page 12) of games and fellowship with us. Just bring a little snack and plan on having lots of fun. There are some card games, some games that the members bring and of course dominoes. For additional information on activities other than trips: Call Mary Lou Cook @ 281-304-8359 We recommend that you check our website regularly. Things do change occasionally from the time this article was submitted, and it is possible that some of the information in this article has changed. www.fairfieldseniorsgroup.com OUR FUN-LOVERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: An event reminder. It is emailed each week to our members and others who have requested it. It provides updated information on any changes from what appears here in the Gazette. We also include member birthdays and prayer requests, other news and items of interest, and links to all our web pages. If you would like to receive our weekly newsletter, send your email address, to wmcook@comcast.net

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Around Fairfield Fairfield Women’s Club Invites you to:

An Hors D’ Oeuvres Party and Cooking Demonstration with Chef Michael When:  January  17,  2012;  7:00  pm  –  9:00  pm   Where:  Highland  Model  Homes  

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Fairfield Women’s Club (FWC) “The Heart of Fairfield”

What is FWC? A nonprofit group dedicated to making Fairfield an enjoyable community in which to live. Who is FWC? All Fairfield women aged 18 years and older are invited to join. What does FWC do? It meets once per month for a fun evening plus it raises money for local charities and holds community events in Fairfield. Events include outdoor movie nights, triathlon, graduation tea, Independence Day Parade, scarecrow competition, Stop Solicitation campaign, garage sale and more! Where? The FWC usually meets right in Fairfield either at the Bradford Creek Clubhouse or in model homes throughout the neighbourhood. Sometimes we plan fun

“field trips” to nearby venues. When? The FWC typically meets the third Tuesday of the month. Why should I join? Meet new people, make new friends, help your community, have fun, get out of the house, try something new, get involved in your community! Are you new to the neighborhood? FWC is perfect for you. Have you lived in Fairfield for a while? FWC is for you, too! Is it a lot of extra work? There is no obligation to join committees! The monthly meetings which are free, fun events only take 2 hours of your time! How much does it cost? $30.00 per year How do I Join? Check out our website at fairfieldwomensclub.org

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Around Fairfield KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR With NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club 2012

“Kick Off ” your new year by joining Aggie Moms at the first 2012 NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 10th at 7 pm. The Aggie Moms’ Club is currently finalizing details for a truly special speaker for January and more details will be announced later on our website. All meetings are held at the Houston Distributing Company, Inc. conveniently located at 7100 High Life Drive and Cutten Road near Willowbrook Mall. The NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club brings area Aggie Moms together to support Aggie students through donations for scholarships and for on campus organizations at Texas A&M University. Come join other Aggie Moms for food and fellowship! At the January meeting, the Aggie Moms’ boutique will feature our new “ Aggie Traditions” pillows and other original Aggie gift items. These gift items are fabulous for birthdays and graduations and support a great cause! Aggie student scholarship applications are also available online at www.nwhcaggiemoms. org and must be postmarked no later than Monday, Feb. 7th, 2012. Last year the Aggie Moms’ Club awarded more than $11,000 in scholarships to future and current Aggie students. Check out our website for eligibility requirements for your Aggie student.

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NWHC Aggie Moms will be hosting their annual spring fundraiser “Boots ‘N Whoops!” on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 1 to 5 pm. The event will feature country singer Kimberly Dunn and will be held at the Red Star Dance Hall on Hwy 249 near Tomball. The fundraiser will include a barbecue lunch, drinks, great music, dance performances, a silent auction, and other activities. Ticket information and more details will be available on our website. For more information, go to our website at www.nwhcaggiemoms.org. NW HARRIS COUNTY AGGIE MOMS’ MEETING “AGGIE MOMS GO GREEN” TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012 Aggie Moms GO GREEN with Randy Lemmon, from the 740 KTRH weekend morning show, Gardenline. We encourage you to join NW Harris County Aggie Moms to learn how to turn ON your green thumb and transform your yard into a gorgeous garden! Guest speaker Randy Lemmon worked at Texas A&M University where he served as Communications Specialist for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Prior to that he was a freelance TV producer and he produced several agricultural documentaries and advertising campaigns. During his time at Gardenline, Randy has authored two books which will be

for sale at our February meeting. You won’t want to miss this great opportunity! Join us Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 7 pm at the Houston Distributing Company, Inc. conveniently located at 7100 High Life Drive by Cutten Road near Willowbrook Mall. The NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club works to provide scholarships for Aggie students and funds for on-campus student run organizations. The Aggie Moms’ Club is a great place to meet other Aggie Moms, find out important information about your student’s experience at Texas A&M University, and provide support for all Aggie students. Scholarship Monday is still available for Aggie students! NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club awarded over $11,000 in 2011 scholarships for Texas A&M students. There are Awesome Aggie students in the NW Harris County region and this could be your student! The scholarship DEADLINE is Monday, February 7th, 2012 (postmarked). Get more details on our website at www.nwhcaggiemoms.org. Aggie Recording Artist, Kimberly Dunn, will be performing at our spring fundraiser “Boots ‘N Whoops”. Join us for this private performance on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Red River Dance Hall (SH 249). Visit our website www.nwhcaggiemoms.org for ticket information. This is a concert that you won’t want to miss!

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y p p a H New Year Now is a great time to purchase a home! Interest rates are SUPER low! Thinking of selling or leasing your home? Please give us a call! We provide free staging, professional photo tours, Colored flyers for inside and outside of your home and more! In 2012, To Thank Fairfield for our past 10 plus years of selling Fairfield homes, we would like to donate $250 to the school, scout troop or church of your choice upon closing and funding for each transaction where we represent the buyer or seller.

Cindy Brown-Boutwell RE/MAX Northwest The Dan Boutwell Team 281-797-3590 Direct cindy@dan-cindy.com

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Around Fairfield Ladies Prayer Group Ladies Prayer Group now forming in Fairfield to pray for our children, grandchildren and their teachers and schools. Anyone interested please contact Belinda Thomas at 281-773-0545 or belinda110@ gmail.com

Your Unwanted Books

 If you throw out your paperbacks, please give me a call and let me pick them up, if they are in good condition. We spread them around to people who can’t buy for themselves (homeless shelters, prison ministry, etc.). Hardbacks and kid’s books are welcomed, as well. Thanks! Please call Deanna at (281)-373-4477.

Fairfield Book Club

The Fairfield Book Club is a terrific way to meet other women in our community, enjoy great conversations, and develop new friendships. We meet the third Wednesday of each month (rotating homes) from 7 to 9:30pm. Book Club members share food and drinks while discussing the book selection for that month. We read all kinds of books suggested by our members - classics, contemporary fiction, non-fiction, biographies, romance, sci-fi, etc. There are no book snobs in our group - we read it all! If you are a book lover or simply want to expand your reading and social network, please consider joining us. We invite you to attend one of our meetings as a guest or a member. We currently have openings; however, because we hold meetings in our homes, membership is limited. For membership inquiries, please contact Linda Locke by email (linda15226@yahoo.com, subject heading “Book Club”) or by phone (713-298-6514, evenings only). UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS January – Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson February – Beneath the Night Tree by Nicole Baart

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CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB

Start your new year by being actively involved with working to improve your community. Visit the Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club and learn about the projects in which its members participate to enrich and improve life for citizens in our community. We sponsor the Key Clubs in the Cy-Fair and Katy communities and work with them in service to the Cy-Fair area. Internationally, both Kiwanis and Key Club are participating in the ELIMINATE PROJECT aimed at the eradication of maternal/neonatal tetanus. We welcome new members who would like to be involved. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club meets at Hearthstone Country Club on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month at 12:15 for lunch and informative programs. For more information, call John Carroll at 281-463-0373, George Crowl at 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell at 281-304-7127. We invite you to be our guest at one of the meetings and enjoy the fellowship of Kiwanians from your community as you learn about our organization. CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE is the motto of Kiwanis Clubs worldwide. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club sponsors nine Key Clubs and one Builders’ Club in the Cy-Fair School District; sponsors the Kids Triathlon; Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and Sea Scout troops and activities; awards scholarships to outstanding Key Club members in our district; provides assistance to Cypress Assistance Ministries and Bear Creek Ministries; the Houston Food Bank; and many other nonprofit organizations.

Attention All Quilters or Just Lovers of the Art of Quilting Come check out Tri County Quilt Guild   Serving Northwest Harris, Montgomery, and Waller Counties Meets the 1st Tuesday of the Month, 7-9pm Fairfield Baptist Church 27240 Hwy 290, Cypress,TX On 290 westbound between Mueschke & Mason Roads We are a very friendly group and welcome quilters of all levels of expertise, from the “Just Love Quilts” and never sewn to the experienced and published. Some of our activities include Guest Speakers, Show & Tell, BOM’s, Fabric Exchanges, Charity Quilts, Bees, Special Programs,  and more, with Door Prizes at every meeting! www.tricountyquiltguild.org

Cypress-Tomball Democrats January 18th Meeting

The Cypress-Tomball Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, at Rudy’s Grill and Cantina, 11760 Grant Rd. at Lakewood Forest Dr., Cypress, TX 77429 A meet and greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 7:00 p.m.  January’s guest speaker will be Robert M. Stein, Ph.D., the fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute and the Lena Grohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice University. He will discuss “Hispanic voting potential in the Cypress-Tomball area.” All are welcome to join this growing club. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Olga Moya at cytomdems@yahoo.com.

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Around Fairfield Girl Scout Juniors from the Cy Fair School District

Celebrate Their 100th Year In 2012

Brownies camp at Lone Star Yogi Camp ground located in Waller, TX.     They earned 7 badges during their overnight experience. SUBMITTED BY MELINDA RISO

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Mark your calendars, because the 2012 Girl Scout cookie sale begins on January 7th. The cost per box of cookies is $4. Eight varieties of cookies are available for sale this year, including Thin Mints, Caramel De Lites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Shout Outs! The activity of selling cookies is directly related to our purpose of helping all girls realize their full potential and become strong, confident, and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouts learn life skills and are able to realize their goals—and they have fun! All of the proceeds support Girl Scouting in the local community. Girl Scout cookies are delicious too. So be on the look-out for a Girl Scout to place your order with & thank you Fairfield for your support!!

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Around Fairfield Fairfield Pet’s Lost & Found

The Fairfield Village website has gone digital!

If you are already registered on the website, you can use your current user name and password to log on. If you have not registered, go to www. fairfieldvillage.org and enter the information requested. You can find your Governing Documents, calendars of events, clubhouse rental information, FAC programs, pool schedules and much more. You can also contact AMI via the website and even send a Service Request. The website is a great way to find out more about your community.

Have you lost or found a pet? Please call 281605-5775 or go to www.fairfieldanimals.com. Information is posted in hopes to matching it to the owner. We are unable to pick up, deliver or provide medical assistance but will try to help find the owner. We are currently in the need of potential fosters for found animals. A day, week or month will help save a life of a pet. ~YOUR PET’S ID TAG IS THEIR ONLY TICKET HOME! ~ *

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Let these Boys Have a Blast, Taming Tinsel-Time Trash! Scouts Will Pick Up and Recycle that Tree If Placed Curbside, Light and Ornament Free. The Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops of Fairfield will be working together to collect and recycle Christmas trees after the holiday season. Please have your tree on the curb by 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 7th to be picked up for this free recycling service!

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CROSSROADS: Community Partnership for Youth Inc. (CROSSROADS), a United Way agency, provides mentoring for youth involved with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. These youth are in need of caring adults who can serve as mentors to provide encouragement and guidance. With thousands in the juvenile justice system, the need for mentors is growing. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, commit to 1 hour each week and attend a training and orientation session. There are many sites, areas (Katy, Clear Lake, Chimney Rock/Bellaire, and Downtown) and available times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned child. Volunteers mentor boys and girls that are placed in facilities by the juvenile probation department and who are in desperate need of a positive role model. The program is very simple, flexible and especially beneficially to both the youth and the mentor. Please consider devoting just one hour a week to the future of a needy and hurting child (10 -17 yrs. old). Many times you may be the only positive role model in their lives! The mission of CROSSROADS is to prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering positive relationships between youth and volunteers. CROSSROADS is symbolic of where the youth we serve are standing - at a critical point in time in their lives. For more information you may contact us at 713-295-2779 or visit our website at www.crossroads-volunteers.org.

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Sports Section FAIRFIELD BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION ENDS JAN 15th FSA Divisions for 2012

BASEBALL – AGE OF CHILD AS OF APRIL 30, 2012

• Instruction T-Ball – 4yrs old (coed) • Tee Ball – 5-6yrs old • AA7 – 7yrs old (coach pitch) • AA8 – 8yrs old (coach pitch) • AAA – 9-10yrs old • Majors – 11-12yrs old

SOFTBALL – BASED ON CHILD’S CURRENT SCHOOL GRADE

• Sweetees (Tee Ball) – Kindergarten and 1st Grade • Darlings (coach pitch) – 2nd and 3rd Grade • Angels – 4th and 5th Grade For baseball, please be aware that FSA does NOT offer a 13/14 year old age division. In addition, a child MUST turn 4 Years of Age on or before April 30th, 2012 in order to participate in FSA (in other words, no 3 year old children will be accepted in Instructional Tee-Ball).

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Softball divisions are based on the child’s current school grade, rather than the April 30th date. ON-LINE REGISTRATION

The quickest and easiest way to register you player is through our on-line registration system. Please go to www.fairfield-sports.com and follow the menu. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

We will hold a 1 DAY IN-PERSON Registration Saturday January 14th at the Lakeside Trails Clubhouse from 9am to 3pm. Payment will be required at the time of registration. SORRY NO LATE REGISTRATION There will be NO LATE REGISTRATION as we are providing 8 weeks to sign up. Unfortunately our size has dictated a more strict approach to this in order to handle all of the administrative duties and preparation necessary to start the season. (Continued on Page 27)

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2012 FSA BASEBALL & SOFTBALL- (Continued from Page 26) GETTING INVOLVED

Lastly I would like to remind everyone to find a way to take part in your sports association. FSA is a volunteer organization and could use your help to provide the best facilities around. There are jobs ranging from helping with try-outs, opening day help, field maintenance, and concessions duty. We urge you to familiarize yourself with the Baseball and Softball Committee via our website and reach out to committee members to see how you can help. Two areas needing the most help with are nightly field maintenance and concessions. These are opportunities to not only get involved and meet great people, but most of all contribute to making Fairfield one of the best places around for our kids to play sports. On behalf of the Fairfield Sports Association and the Baseball/Softball committee members, I would like to thank you for all your support. Mark Walston Baseball Commissioner

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Sports Section Congratulations to the

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The Freshman Ault Falcons beat the Lowery 49er's, 7-0, Thursday December 8th at the 2011 CFSA Superbowl that was held at the Berry Center. The Ault Falcons are made up of 2nd and 3rd grade boys that attend Ault Elementary in Fairfield.

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Sports Section Rosehill Christian School Boys Basketball Team Wins Conroe Covenant Tournament

Pictured from L-R: Coach Ed Lamar, Wayne McCullough, Keith Self, Coach Jonathan Whitson, Jimmy Courtright, Jeremy Michel, Breck Powers, Ethan Stagg, Jon Ogle, Anthony Froelich and Will Swain. With the sting of losing in the finals of the Irving Cistercian Tournament still fresh on their minds, the RCS Boys came out strong and defeated #3 ranked Austin Waldorf 47-37 in the title game of the Conroe Covenant tournament. Keith Self tied for a team high 13 points with John Ogle, going a perfect 5 for 5 from the field including 3 for 3 from three point range. To get to the finals, Ogle led the team in scoring with 25 points in the semi-final match against host Conroe Covenant. It was RCS’s first win against the school in three years. With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses, #2 ranked RCS is off to their best start in four years after being just one basket away from a TAPPS 3A final four appearance last season. “It is important to these guys,” RCS coach Ed Lamar said. “Hopefully they will look back and say they were part of a special team.” Lamar added, “Í was very proud of how they took the loss two weeks ago in the finals of the Cistercian tournament by two points, and they took that adversity and used it as fuel to prevail this week.” In a smothering display of defense, the RCS Eagles held Waldorf

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to just l0 points in the first half, leading 24-10 at the break. Jimmy Courtright led the team with 7 rebounds. ln addition to Courtright and Ogle, guard Wayne McCullough was also named to the all tournament team. RCS was the only school with three players selected to the squad. At the Cistercian tournament, Ogle and McCullough were also named to the team after leading the team to the title game. To get to the finals of the Covenant tournament, RCS defeated Woodlands Prep Academy 63-48 in the first round, and were led the way by Ogle and Courtright contributing 20 points each, ln the second round, they routed Calvary Baptist 81-24, after leading 52-14 at the half. RCS was led in rebounding by Jeremy Michel, Ogle and McCullough all chipping in with 8 rebounds. Currently ranked #2 in the State for TAPPS 3A Schools, prior to defeating the 3rd ranked Austin Waldorf, Rosehill Christian has also defeated #5 ranked Dallas Shelton, followed by a win against SPC division Trinity Valley. Earlier in the season, RCS defeated #4 ranked Northeast Christian. Irving Cistercian is ranked #21 in the large private school category.

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U.S.A.TRACK OLYMPIAN TO SPEAK at Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club Registration Breakfast on February 4th The Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club will celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary Season by hosting its annual free information / registration breakfast on Saturday, February 4, 2012, for all boys, girls and their parents who are interested in joining for the 2012 track season. The breakfast starts promptly at 8:30 AM at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Forum located at 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX, 77379. The free breakfast is the opportunity for youth athletes to register for the club’s 2012 spring/summer track season, and to meet the Northwest Flyers coaches, staff, and other new and returning athletes. The event will be highlighted by a special presentation from a member of the USA Track & Field Olympic organization. All new parents and athletes interested in joining the Northwest Flyers must attend. The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a youth (ages 6 -18) track club, affiliated with USA Track & Field (USATF), that provides a full program of sanctioned “track” events such as sprints, hurdles, middle distance, distance and relays, and sanctioned “field” events such as long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin. The Northwest Flyers has approximately 275 members.

The club was founded 25 years ago by Olympic gold medalist Fred Newhouse to foster the development of youth track & field in the Northwest Houston area. The Northwest Flyers is a member of the “Win with Integrity” program, a partnership between USATF and the American College of Sports Medicine. “Win with Integrity” brings elite track & field athletes and school-aged kids together to promote healthy lifestyles, keeping active, and living with integrity through the sport of track & field. For additional information on the Northwest Flyers Track Club, please v i s i t the team website at http://www. northwestflyers.org or contact Linette Roach at (281) 587-8442 or linette.roach@ sbcglobal.net.

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Sports Section Congratulations to the

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Personal Classified PERSONAL CLASSIFIED - (one time sell items, such

as a used bike...) run at no charge to FAIRFIELD RESIDENTS ONLY, limit 30 words, please e-mail fairfieldgazette@peelinc.com. The deadline to submit a personal classified ad is always the 10th of the month PRIOR to the issue.

FOR SALE: Pecan finish, table with six chairs. (1 is broken) sale as is? Matching lighted hutch and special made table pad. Asking price is $500.00. Cash Only. Please call Sharon at 832.691.1552. FOR SALE: Solid Oak lighted  Entertainment Center for sale. Located in Kingwood, Texas. Asking price: $1450.00. Cash Only. Please call Sharon at 832.691.1552.

WANTED: Firebird, Trans Am, and Camaro owners. Houston F-Body Club meets at 2pm every third Saturday of the month at Pappa’s Burger on Westheimer. For info, e-mail Doug at Mav75@ aol.com.”

FOR SALE: Pottery Barn Kids Crib Set. This absolutely adorable 3 piece set include: crib skirt, sheet, and bumber. Color pink. Asking $80. Please contact Lorna at lornac22@yahoo.com for photos or more information.

WANTED: At home day care service for a newborn. From 7 am5:30 pm. Prefer Fairfield resident. Please call 713-992-5859.

FOR SALE: Lexington maple 6’ dining table with 6 ladder back chairs and matching buffet hutch. Like new. 450.00. Also 90” sofa. 50.00. Call 713-851-1126 Can email pictures.

FOR SALE:  Chocolate Brown MicroFiber Sofa, Love Seat and Ottoman. Ashley Furniture light wood desk. Call 713-992-5859. FOR SALE:  Beautiful White Wicker Bedroom Set. Queen Headboard, rocking chair and medium sized dresser. Complete set for $200. Great condition will email pics if interested. Call Melissa @ 281-373-9905. FOR SALE:  Red Polaris Peg Perego Electric 4 Wheeler. Excellent condition/perfect for Christmas. Weight capacity up to 130 lbs. $ 75/Call Melissa @ 281-373-9905.

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FOR SALE: Small piano wood veneer (58” wide) and bench $325 or BO dark cherry wood jewelry cabinet approx 44” by 22” wide $75 or BO. Christine 281-217-3344. FOR SALE: 2002 Harley Davidson Sportster XL .883 with hyper charger, slasher exhaust and chrome upgrades. Extra rear Mustang seat. See eBay item number 130612111880 for pics and details. 832-455-5846 (Albert). (Continued on Page 35)

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Personal Classified- (Continued from Page 34) FOR SALE: Bicycle Giant Sedona 21 speed large men’s. Rarely used. Great shape. $250 Craig 281-814-3848. FOR SALE: Rainbow Play set. will email pics if interested. Great condition: slide, rock wall, fort, three swings and tire swing. call Melissa @ 281-373-9905. FOR SALE: Solid Oak Entertainment Center $75 Big compartments for TV etc. Excellent Condition. call Melissa @ 281-373-9905. Also Doone & Burke zebra purse. For young girls/gently used $30. FOR SALE: Tractor 2008 New Holland 1510, 30HP, PTO, 4 wheel drive. Comes with canopy, 5 ft brush hog, plow, disk, auger and small bucket. $14,000. Call 281-615-7770. FOR SALE:  Meade Telescope DS 2090 AT-TC, fully computerized + 5 eyepieces, incl dvd & accessories $100;  2 Fat Boy Original Bean Bags – XL bean bags, chocolate $100 each or $150 both; Panasonic SC-HT830V 5-Disc DVD/VCR Home Theater System – good working order - $75;    Call 281-304-7985 or Email iagottpf@ hotmail.com for photos or more info. FOR SALE: BUFFET CLARINET: E11 Intermediate wooden clarinet in good playing condition: silver plate keys, vandoren mouthpiece, hard case, silk swab, and accessories; $650 Call 281304-7985 or Email iagottpf@hotmail.com for photos or more info. FOR SALE: Elliptical machine/trainer with programs, NB9000. Bought for $1,300.00 will sell for $450.00. Used less a dozen times. Selling because of move.  936-828-0891. FOR SALE: Dining Table w/extension, originally $2100. Asking 1200.00. Covers for chairs included. Childs Red Radio Flyer Tricycle $15  pink w/white $10.00,  Solid wood Childs table w/2 bench seats asking 35.00, paid 85.00. 281-256-8888. FREE TO A GOOD HOME: Wooden swing set, you transport and it is yours. Needs swing and slide. Call for information or pictures.

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From AMI REWARD You may not be aware that there has been a great deal of vandalism within Fairfield Village, all repaired at a cost to you, the homeowner. As the vandalism continues, and as the cost to make the necessary repairs and replacement increases, it also becomes necessary to increase your assessment. Your Association is offering a reward of $2,000.00 for information resulting in the arrest and FELONY conviction of the person(s) who vandalizes or steals Association property. Vandalism includes the damage to or destruction of Association property by the improper operation of an ATV, or dirt bike on common areas or greenbelts. Should the person(s) be under age, the Association will legally pursue the legal guardian for all damages incurred. Your Association has spent thousands of dollars, your dollars, repairing irrigation, gazebos, entry markers, ruts, etc., and it’s time to make these vandals stop. If you see anyone suspicious, by all means contact the Sheriff on the non-emergency number (713-221-6000) and report the incident. Thank you

MUD Meetings Open to the Public MUD (Municipal Utility District) meetings are open to the public. We encourage homeowners to attend to learn how the MUD’s function and how you can have a voice in your local government. Harris County MUD 322 meets at 12:00 pm every fourth Wednesday Harris County MUD 354 meets at 11:30 am every third Monday Harris County MUD 396 meets at 12:00 pm every second Wednesday Harris County MUD 397 meets at 11:30 am every third Tuesday Harris County WCID 155 meets at 12:00 pm as needed on the second Tuesday

All of these meetings normally occur at the offices of Fulbright and Jaworski, LLP., 47th Floor, South Conference Room. The address is Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney, Suite 5100, Houston, Texas 77010-3095. If you need any further information, please contact Yvette Deitrick, Sr. Paralegal for Fulbright and Jaworski at ydeitrick@fulbright.com or 713-651-3601.

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BB GUNS SHOOTING AT THE DUCKS Dear Residents, Concerns have been received regarding teenage boys seen shooting BB guns at the ducks in Lake 9 in the Lake Point area. This is inhumane treatment of your wildlife and if you see anyone deliberately harming any animal please notify the Sheriff immediately at 713-221-6000. This is no doubt very disturbing to everyone, especially the residents living around the lake who have witnessed this cruel behavior. Thankfully no homeowners, children or passersby have been harmed. Thank you.

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Friendly reminder to keep dogs on a leash and out of the lakes around Fairfield. Not all homeowners are comfortable with loose dogs or cats. Please be courteous to your neighbors and follow the leash law.

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911 Hang Up Calls........................8 Accidents-Major.............................4 Accidents-Minor............................4 Alarm Calls..................................41 Assaults..........................................2 Burglary of Habitations..................1 Burglary of Motor Vehicles.............6 Business Check...........................105 Park Check...................................30 School Check.................................3 Contract Check..........................178 Criminal Mischief..........................4 Family Disturbances...................... 3 Other Disturbances........................3 Information Calls...........................9 Meet the Citizens.........................24 Parking Lot Check.......................33 Suspicious Persons .........................6 Thefts...........................................12 Traffic Stops................................ 20

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From AMI What Can You Do About Soliciting In The Neighborhood?

CHECK LIST

(Property Reviews are done monthly) ‰‰ Check for weeds in lawn (including clover) ‰‰ Weed and Feed as necessary ‰‰ Mow lawn as needed ‰‰ Edge lawn ‰‰ Weed tree wells and shrub beds, remove growth from expansion joints if necessary ‰‰ Shrubbery trim as needed ‰‰ Add mulch to tree wells and bed areas ‰‰ Trees: Trim trees as necessary, (especially the street trees) remove any dead material – if you need to replace a tree please apply for replacement type and requirements ‰‰ Remove mildew on the house ‰‰ Paint exterior (Please submit ARC Application*) ‰‰ Fence (replace broken pickets or secure if necessary) ‰‰ Trash Cans (removed from view at the end of pick- up day) ‰‰ Holidays decorations need to be removed ‰‰ Toys need to be stored out of public view when not in use – except approved basketball goals ‰‰ Parking on the street – Please be considerate and do not park on the street *ARC = Architectural Application for Home Improvements

Many communities are ripe targets for solicitors – for a variety of reasons. While the Association has no real control over soliciting activities, we have tried to discourage solicitors from marketing in our community by placing “no soliciting” signs in common areas. The reason that we cannot prevent soliciting is that the streets and roadways within the community are public access ways owned and maintained by the county. This means that no person or persons may be prevented from entering the community. Of course, if an individual or individuals are in the process of breaking the law, the Sheriff or other law enforcement officer can take immediate action. Your Association recommends the following actions that every owner can take to discourage unwelcome soliciting in the community: • Report all suspicious persons to the Sheriff’s Department and request the deputies on duty be made aware of your concerns. • Promptly remove all flyers left on your front or garage door. • Promptly report to the Post Office all flyers left on the mailboxes. • Refuse to make use of solicitors’ offers and refuse to patronize any company being marketed in this manner. • Notify the managing agent of any companies presently soliciting so that letters can be sent advising them of this policy of not permitting door to door soliciting (they will be reminded of the community newsletter and/or the Green Sheet as marketing options). • Individual homeowners have the ability to place a small “No Trespassing/No Soliciting” sign at the entry to their homes. Should a solicitor continue to leave flyers, the homeowner then has the authority to file charges against the Solicitor/Company for trespassing on private property.

**Please remember these are some of the items that we check for monthly. There may be others that are not listed. **

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CURBSIDE TREES

The appearance of your trees at the sidewalk at your home is vital to the overall appearance of your community. The trees are part of the overall plan of development and it is each homeowner’s responsibility OLID to ensure the trees are trimmed on a regular basis. Many trees have TONE ANUFACTURING branches hanging over the street, brushing the tops of vehicles and Standards as Solid as Our Stone some are even blocking stop signs. For the benefit of all the Fairfield Custom Countertops Custom Countertops & Backsplashes residents, and the overall appearance of your neighborhood, please Wood, Tile Flooring Wood, Tile Flooring check your trees and if necessary, raise the canopy (should be 12-14 281.900.7024 Backsplashes ft. from the street), remove dead branches, and shape the tree. roberto@solidstonemanufactuirng.com 281 Road . 900 . 7024 Regrettably, should you chose not to do this, the County has the 8770 West Tidwell roberto@solidstonemanufacturing.com authority to trim them back and will not take the time to groom *20 YEARS EXPERIENCED IN BUSINESS* Fully licensed Insured 8770&West Tidwell Road them properly. Quality Service & EXPERIENCED Material * 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS * Thank you for your understanding. We Accept Credit Cards

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Business Section BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS GARAGE DOORS AND OPENERS Repair or replace. Broken springs and cables replaced. We also offer preventive maintenance. New openers installed $290.00. Please call CHOICE DOOR at 281-807-5588 or 713-545-3414. Ask about our door/ opener discount package pricing. Credit cards accepted. 7 day service. PIANO LESSONS Piano Lessons for Beginner and Intermediate piano students given in my home on a weekly basis.  I have been teaching 7 to 70 year olds for the past 7 years in Fairfield.  I enjoy getting to know my students and seeing them begin or improve their piano skills. Contact Carla Daniel at 281-256-1916 or e-mail cmd739@msn.com. CORNERSTONE CARPENTER,INC: Home Improvements, Home Repairs, Remodeling, Siding Painting, Patios, Flagstone, Shade Arbors and More. Lots of references. Call 281-890-6474 or visit our website: cornerstonecarpenter.com PIANO LESSONS: Please feel free to call for an appointment to visit our studios. All Beginner and Advanced Students and Parents may schedule a Free aptitude test and lesson with no obligation. Stephen and Judith Habermacher are highly qualified experienced teachers with music degrees from the University of Houston. 281-373-3214.

MAID SERVICES: We want to CLEAN your home. References Available. Bonded. Family owned since 1987. FREE ESTIMATES. Fans, blinds and baseboards included. ECONOMY PACKAGES offered. Need just floors or Kitchen or Bathrooms cleaned? Call us at 281-859-3162 for details. HORSEBACK RIDING INSTRUCTION - Beginner Advanced. Just for run, exercise, or show preparation. Children and Adults welcomed with any experience. I have safe horse and facilities. Prices are very reasonable and according to each lesson plan. References are available. 713-560-7491 RAINCO IRRIGATION SPECIALIST: Commercial & Residential. Backflow Testing, Drainage, Irrigation (Sprinkler) System, Design & Installation, Service & Repair, Rainbird – Hunter. Fully Insured. Lic. # 9004 & 9226. Call 713-824-5327. FAIRFIELD FAUX FINISHING & CUSTOM PAINTING - Tuscan & Old World Finishes; Aging & Antiquing; Faux Leather & Marble; Textured Effects; Faux Wood Grain; Stone & Brick; Venetian Plaster – Walls, Ceiling, Columns, Cabinets & Furniture. Fairfield Resident (Free In-Home Consultation) Call 281-851-4072

WOOD FURNITURE REFINISHING AND REPAIR Expert wood furniture refinishing and repair. Repair that wobbly chair or make that older furniture look brand new! Call 281-3048453.

Business classifieds (offering a service or product line for profit) are $75.00, limit 40 words, please contact Peel, Inc. Sales Office at 1-888-687-6444 or email your ad to advertising@PEELinc.com.

FITNESS FOR YOU: Nationally Certified and professionally insured Personal Trainer will come to you! Services include:  health assessment, goal setting, nutritional guidance, and fitness program design. Sessions scheduled in your home at your convenience for individuals and small groups. Call Allison Ziegler at 205-807-5207  for a free consultation.

Personal classified (one time sell items, such as a used bike...) run at no charge to Fairfield residents ONLY, limit 30 words, please e-mail fairfieldgazette@peelinc.com. The deadline to submit a personal classified ad is always the 10th of the month PRIOR to the issue.

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2012 CY-FAIR WOMEN’S EXPO EVENT:

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Save the Date! The 3rd annual Cy-Fair Women’s Expo sponsored by North Cypress Medical Center is Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 11am-2pm, at Houston National Golf Club.  This event is free to the public. Vendor registration and additional information is available @ www.cyfen.org or by emailing expo@cyfen.org. Hurry, space is limited.  

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Cypress Oil & Gas Networking Group

We will start our 2011 monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of every month in February. We will meet at IHOP(In the glass room) on 290 & Fry road between 6:30 am - 7:30 am the 1st Monday of every month. In 2010 we had a total of 52 people in our data base and look to grow it more in 2011. If you work in any aspect of the O&G Industry come stop by, meet your Industry neighbors, and have a cup of coffee. Network with us as we share Industry news, job openings, event happenings, and much more. Please feel free to call me @ 832623-2419 or Email me at Kevin.kays@sbcglobal.net

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School News Are You Ready For MR. MUSTANG? Cypress Ranch High School A Project Prom M.A.N.E. Event for Senior Men TALENT

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• Give Back Night” at Raising Cane’s every 1st & 3rd Wednesday!! 15% of your purchases all day long will be donated when you mention WRAP to the cashier. No Flier needed!!! Just mention WRAP. This is good for dine in, carry out, and drive thru!! WRAP is the very first booster club to get a Spirit Night at Raising Cane’s, so let’s make it count! • Night at Newk’s – every 4th Monday. Come support WRAP by dining at Newk’s and 20% of your purchase will be donated when you mention WRAP to the cashier at dinner time. For lunch purchases, you will need to bring the flier (see attachment or go to the website!) • Kroger Gift Cards: Kroger gives 3% back to WRAP of the amount you load onto the card, and you earn 100 WRAP Bucks for every $1 you load on the card! Each card you request will be linked to your senior, so family, friends and neighbors can use it to support your senior and WRAP! Reload the card as often as needed to keep earning WRAP Bucks. (Contact JJ Walden at jacqjw@sbcglobal.net to get a Kroger Gift Card) • Keep your eyes open for more details about Mr. Cy-Woods and ‘Rangler & Rhinestones Silent Auction & Dinner. o Denim Sponsors: ($150-$499) o Jewel Sponsors: ($500-$999) o Diamond Sponsors: ($1,000+) To find out more about becoming a community sponsor for this wonderful event please email CyWoodsWRAP@yahoo.com. MEETINGS: Other meeting will be the 2nd TUESDAY of each month is the Cy Woods Commons @ 7:00 pm Next General Membership Meeting Dates: Jan 10th and Feb 14th VISIT US ON Cy-Woods W.R.A.P. 2012 and become a fan or www.wix.com/wrap2012/wrap and be an active parent!

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Cy Falls High School WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR 2012! We had a wonderful closing of our 2011 year. December was a flurry of activity. The Holiday Concert was beautifully arranged with traditional carols and an eclectic mix of international seasonal songs with accompaniment. Labay men’s choir shared their vocal talent to the festivities. It was a feast for the eyes, ears and soul. A perfect blending for a perfect start to the holidays. The students threw a joyous party with admission being non perishable food items to help out our neighbors in need. Amongst the fun was dancing, singing, the museum game and hilarity of the white elephant gift exchange. Don’t forget the mountains of cakes, cookies, flan, and more cookies!!! Auditions for the Area choir will take place January 7th in San Antonio. We wish all our participating members courage as they meet this challenge head on.

Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) performance for the men’s choir will be this year. It is quite an honor to be chosen to participate and our men have been working diligently on their vocals. This will be in San Antonio and no doubt surrounded with fun as memories are made. UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest takes place on the 27th. Sing steady Eagles! A sweepstakes will be the hopeful theme of the day! Pizzazz is the annual variety show held in the auditorium of the high school. It is always well done, complete with choreography, costumes and set design. This family event will be on February 24th and 25th. Mark your calendars now as this is one show you do not want to miss! This is always a highlight to our school year. As always, we want to thank Mrs. Douglas, Ms. Loftin and our family of volunteers for whom we could not function. GO EAGLES CHOIR!

3rd Annual Swenke Winter Wonderland! Join us Saturday, February 4 from 11am-2pm at Swenke Elementary school. Bring the family and enjoy food, fun and games and SNOW! There will also be a Silent Auction with fabulous items all benefiting the Swenke PTO! For more information, go to swenkepto.org.

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School News “TEAMWORK IS KEY” in Cy-Fair ISD!

It’s the time of the year when we find ourselves setting new goals or “resolutions”. Maybe it’s time to set a new personal goal to become a part of our winning team. Unlock your talents and volunteer your time in our school district. The Cy-Fair VIPS team roster needs you and is never too full! VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) in Cy-Fair ISD center the attention of their service on supporting students and staff and making a significant contribution to the education of children. These dedicated individuals, who give freely of their time and resources, impact the academic and personal development of Cy-Fair ISD students. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is fortunate to be able to draw from a diversity of skills and knowledge in its community. The district VIPS Executive Board spearheads the business of the VIPS. This board is comprised of volunteers elected to take on specific responsibilities offering support, guidance, and training to all volunteers in the district. The VIPS Executive Board meets monthly to evaluate and address the needs of the district and distribute information relating to volunteer and community activities and strengthen parental involvement in education.

If you are interested in being involved at Cy-Fair schools as a volunteer and making a difference, or would like more information, please contact Pam Scott, Partners in Education Director at 281-894-3950. CY-FAIR ISD VOLUNTEER JANUARY 2012 EVENTS

JANUARY 12...........................................VIPS General Meetin 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Berry Center Open to all CFISD volunteers, parents, staff and community members. Get the latest information on CFISD volunteering and learn through networking! JANUARY 24...............Junior Achievement Volunteer Training 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Berry Center The purpose of Junior Achievement is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics, and be workforce ready. JANUARY 26..............................PIE Student Mentor Training 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Berry Center Training for individuals committed to serve as a role model and (Continued on Page 45)

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School News CYPRESS RESIDENTS ENJOY HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT THE CANDY CANE FUN RUN & WALK FOR EDUCATION More than 800 people, many decked in fun holiday outfits, participated in the First Annual Candy Cane Fun Run & Walk for Education on Saturday, December 10th in Fairfield. Hosted by the combined forces of Ault, Keith, and Swenke Elementary PTOs, the Fun Run benefits students of CFISD. CFISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry was the honorary starting judge. Salyards Middle School Principal Jill Smith, CFISD Board Trustee Christine Hartley, and Dr. Henry also judged a costume contest prior to the race. “We wanted to have an event that brought our community together and benefited CFISD students,” said Swenke PTO President Stacie Keneker. “Our elementary school families eventually come together at Salyards Middle School, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a head start.” Keneker brought the idea to fellow PTO presidents Gini Howell of Ault and Kelley Fisher of Keith, and both PTOs embraced the plan. Cheered along the way by Fairfield residents, participants ran, walked, and rode in strollers on the three-mile course winding through the neighborhood. Volunteers served as traffic monitors, passed out water, signed in registrants, and passed out hundreds of goody bags and t-shirts. CFVFD was on hand with a vehicle for kids to explore, local Key Club volunteers provided face painting, and a bake sale sold delicious goodies and hot cocoa while raising funds for all three schools’ 5th Grade Parties. Local vendors provided a Christmas shopping opportunity at the Candy Cane Market. Sponsors for the Candy Cane Fun Run & Walk supported the event and provided prizes for the age category winners and costume contest winners. Sponsors included Gringo's, Qdoba Mexican Grill (Spring Cypress), Jitterbug Café, Dave's Hoagie House, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Candelari's Pizzeria, The Golf Center in Fairfield, Cache Chic Custom Jewelry with Tricia Legg, Smashburger, Keeton Custom Pools & Patios, KCS Construction Services, Cricket, Melanie Martinsen Remax, Clint and Amy Nabors of the Ellis-Nabors Team of Heritage Texas Properties, Tru Tri Sports, Optimal Wireless, and Mustang Development.

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FAIRFIELD TRIATHLON

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SHOW OFF YOUR SUPERHERO Parents this is your chance to brag on your kiddos. We want pictures of your kids doing everyday things, school events, plays, sports, etc. Send in your pictures to be featured in the Fairfield Gazette. E-mail your pictures to Fairfield@peelinc.com by the 9th of the month.

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“He speaks to Me”

By Pricilla Shirer

Wednesdays beginning January 18 Mornings from 9:30-11:45 am Evenings from 6:30-8:15 pm For more information or to register online, visit our website at www.fairfieldbaptist.com. Childcare & Home School Study Hall provided with pre-registration.

281-256-2204

www.salonsatstonegate.com

Salons at Stone Gate 11734 Barker Cypress

(One block south of Hwy 290) Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

Tues-Thurs 9AM - 7PM Fri 9AM - 5PM Sat 9AM-4PM

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News You Can Use At no time will any source be allowed to use the Fairfield Gazette contents, or loan said contents, to others in anyway, shape or form, nor in any media, website, print, film, e-mail, electrostatic copy, fax, or etc. for the purpose of solicitation, commercial use, or any use for profit, political campaigns, or other self amplification, under penalty of law without written or expressed permission from the Fairfield Community Association and Peel, Inc. The information in the Fairfield Gazette is exclusively for the private use of Fairfield Neighborhood residents only.

USPS Mail

From time to time the United States Postal System (USPS) may incorrectly deliver mail pieces. If you receive a neighbor’s mail piece please drop it in the outgoing mailbox so USPS can correctly redeliver it. Please be considerate of your neighbors. “No act of Kindness no matter how small is ever wasted” -Aesop If you are experiencing issues with your mail items please call the Post Office at 281-373-9125.

Spring Cypress Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Our mission is to provide the highest quality care in the most comfortable environment.

281.256.3222 1.877.TOOTH.11

• State-of-the-Art Technology • Children Welcomed • Digital X-rays

Straighten teeth without braces!

Virtually Invisable •

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One hour teeth whitening

with great results.

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COMPLIMENTARY

Dental Exam, Bite Wing X-Ray, & Consultation (up to a $150 value)

2/15/12 New patients only, not valid with insurance or other offers. Exp. 1/15/12

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& Home Repair Commercial/Residential Free Estimates

281-347-6702

• Interior & Exterior Painting • Garage Floor Epoxy

• Intra-oral cameras •

Bashans Painting

281-731-3383cell

• Soothing Nitrous Oxide

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DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Peel, Inc. or its employees. Peel, Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with this publication. All warranties and representations made in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. * The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. * Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints, the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. * Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above.

• Hardi Plank Installation

• Custom Staining

• Wood Replacement

• Roofing

• Sheetrock Repair

• Gutter Repair/Replacement

• Interior Carpentry

• Faux Painting

• Cabinet Painting

• Door Refinishing

• Wallpaper Removal and Texturizing

• Window Installation

• Pressure Washing

• Ceiling Fan/Light Fixtures

• Fence Repair/Replacement

• Trash Removal

References Available • Fully Insured NO PAYMENT UNTIL COMPLETION bashanspainting@earthlink.net Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.


• Special Emphasis on Cosmetic Veneers & Metal Free Restorations • Oral Surgeon on Staff • Modern state-of-the-art equipment • Exceptional dental care for the entire family • 6 Month Smiles-Adult Cosmetic Orthodontic • Sedation available to make your visit more relaxing

281-256-6866 www.lorilogandds.com

Located 1 Block South of 290 on Barker Cypress

• A Spa-like Experience; Enjoy complimentary refreshments and paraffin treatments in our spa surroundings • Complimentary Second Opinions

Treat yourself to a comfortable & relaxing dental experience. Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

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We would like to thank the residents of Fairfield for your business and many referrals over the years. Your continued trust and confidence in our team has made 2011 another successful year. We wish you and your families a blessed and bright 2012! With much gratitude, Fairfield Residents and Foremost Realtors The Dawn Fore Team

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Robert Fore

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Corey Guerrero

David Jordan Copyright Š 2012 Peel, Inc.


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