2 months ago

Katy West February 2018

Krenek Printing

Krenek Printing NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTERS 22 281-463-8649 RESIDENTS: Please support the businesses within this newsletter. It is because of their support that you receive this paper at no charge to you or your HOA. Share your community news with us. Non-profit, scouts, school, dated events, etc. send to ADVERTISERS: Want your ad to be placed in this newsletter and mailed to the homeowners every month? For more information, pricing or to view newsletters online please visit or email BUSINESS FINDER: Search for businesses in your local area and find great deals on the goods and services you are looking for! NEWSLETTERS: View your newsletter online! You can read your community news on our website or download it to take with you and print. Archived issues are also available. MOBILE: You now have access to our full website optimized for your mobile device, making it even easier to find the things you need on the go! MORE: Find information about advertising opportunities, article submissions, our company, frequently asked questions. NOW OFFERING FULL COLOR PRINTING SERVICES! Call today for a quote or email! LLC THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER HAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. A new place for seniors to learn, located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, near Texas 6 and Clay Road. Free classes available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to digital photography to astronomy, photo editing and memory enhancement. We need you in our classrooms! Get free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now at 713-274-3250 or email us: Operated by Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack. KATY QUILTERS NEEDS HELP FOR CHARITIES Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: VANTAGE HOSPICE Vantage Volunteers Needed! Looking to volunteer in a way that makes a difference in people’s lives? This is it! Our compassionate volunteer team takes an individualized approach to care. We help provide the best quality of life, for the end of life. This is accomplished through social interaction, companionship, active listening and activities. In addition, sometimes we aide and support the family by relieving the caregiver. If interested, contact Tracy Roth at FOSTER CHILDREN: PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING (PAL) When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent. That’s difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities arranged by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure out how to organize themselves and make their money last a whole month. Fortunately, Child protective Services offers them a program to help prepare for independence: Preparation for Adult Living (PAL). The year-long course culminates in an allday workshop hosted by the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW). The course is held at Junior Achievement’s BizTown, using computer kiosks sponsored by local businesses. Want to help with PAL or other NCJW programs that help change lives with hands-on community service? Contact or see VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHRIST CLINIC KATY Christ Clinic Katy is a nonprofit that provides quality healthcare to uninsured and underinsured patients living Fort Bend and Harris Counties. Volunteers Medical Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider) Nurses, Medical Assistants, medical students and individuals looking to learn more about the medical field are needed to help Christ Clinic fulfill its mission. To volunteer, please call Beverly Allen at 281-574-1540 or via email at beverly@christclinickaty. org. Or visit to register for an upcoming volunteer orientation. LITERACY ADVANCE OF HOUSTON IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS Your way to transform a life in need… Teach someone to read! Just a few hours a week can make all the difference for someone in your community! Literacy Advance is Houston’s largest and oldest 100% volunteer-supported literacy organization - and we need your help! We’re calling all passionate volunteers to help adults learn to read, write and speak English. All classes are free because they are taught by caring people just like you willing to volunteer a few hours a week. We’d love to match you with a person in need. Ola read her first book at age 49, thanks to a tutor just like you. Prior teaching experience is welcome but not necessary. Training and ongoing support is provided and we have locations across the city. Other volunteer opportunities are available as well, to find out more please contact Anna Zubkova, Volunteer Manager, at or at 713-266-8777 ext.16. GIVE BACK & MENTOR A LOCAL JUVENILE Please commit to becoming a positive adult role model for the youth in our community. The juveniles are referred by the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department. There are so many children in need of a listening ear and encouragement. Come forward and be that person for someone in need… you may be the ONLY one! Mentors must be 21 years of age and willing to give a minimum of an hour per week. Please contact Susan Bearden at 281-633-7317, or February 2018 | Katy West Community Newsletter

Family Focus Why They Love Living in Katy “Our family has lived in Katy for over 30 years and we couldn’t imagine our children growing up in a better city. Katy has the hometown feel of the both small towns that Patrick and Melissa were born in. Patrick is originally from Lumberton, Texas and Melissa was born in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. People in Katy are friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand to their neighbors. Katy is “country” with all the amenities of the city and Houston is close enough that if you want to see a major sporting event, concert, theater, etc., you are able to. We love the people and pride in Tigerland!” What They Love to Do This family most enjoys the local parks in Katy, feeding ducks and being in the outdoors. They love to explore the local businesses in Old Katy, especially antique and resale shops where hidden treasures are often found. The Katy Rice Harvest Festival is one of their most anticipated events of the year, as well as the parade and the Katy Rodeo. Love is in the Air How They Express It: “Something you will hear many times a day in our home is one person will say ‘Love y’all’ and you will hear all the other family members reply with ‘Love y’all.’ Levi is usually the first one to prompt this but we all do it when we want to. I think this makes our family unique because we do remind each other through our love language of what we mean to each other, daily.” Celebrating Valentine’s Day: The family gets in the spirit of this holiday by enjoying mom’s decorating in a special part of their home, and indulging in a nice meal together at home or at a restaurant. They give each other special tokens of their admiration for each other and of course, enjoy creating, crafting and delivering their Valentines. What Makes It Tick: They love reminding their family and friends about how much they mean to them, which is what Valentine’s Day is all about for this tribe. Keeping in mind how much Jesus loves them and how He asks them to love one another is also an important reflection on this holiday. Family Roster Dad: Patrick, Machine Shop Supervisor (Precision-Hayes, Sugar Land). Machinist for over 25 years, learned the trade in his dad’s machine shop in Beaumont, TX. Avid gun collector, enjoys spending time on the gun range. Mom: Melissa, Accounting (Linco Construction, Katy). Loves crafting, decorating, traveling and supporting her boys in all they do. World traveler and especially fond of Germany and German culture (spent many summers with grandparents there). Aspires to own a farm one day with cows, chickens lambs and lots of dogs. Koen: 11 YO boy. Loves to ride his hoverboard, bike and go-kart. An avid gamer, enjoys building things on his computer. Member of the National Junior Honor Society, loves joining various clubs at his school. Has played soccer with FFPS since he was four years old, has been a great way for the family to spend time together cheering him on. Aspires to be a singer and will be starting music and voice lessons in 2018! Levi: 8 YO boy. Enjoys playing outside, on his computer, and with friends. Greatest past time is spent building Lego sets. Has also played soccer with FFPS since he was four and the family loves cheering him on. Straight A student, made it to the finals at his school’s spelling bee this year. Wants to own a farm with mom one day and help raise all the animals, family calls him the “animal whisperer.” Atlas: 3 month old fur boy (mini schnauzer). Although he is a fur baby, he is most definitely one of the family – he fills their hearts with such joy. We Would OVE to Feature Your Family! Each month, one family will be chosen from one of our communities. To feature your family, email Katy West Community Newsletter | February 2018 23