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WILLIAMSBURG COLONY HELPFUL NUMBERS
(Pool Badges, Tennis Keys, Deed Restriction, Mosquito
PCMI/Severn Trent 281-870-0585
2002 West Grand parkway North, Ste. 100-Katy, TX 77449
Gloria C Black 281-504-1306
Assistant – Dina Defenbaugh 281-504-1397
W.C.C.A. • P.O. Box 6636 • Katy, TX 77491
The Community Clubhouse is available for rent to
residents with current maintenance fees.
Doray Wallace 713-906-7774
W.C.M.A. BOARD MEMBERS
John Atkins, President 281-636-6398
Raushanah Bashir, Vice President 832-350-9270
Charles “Chad” Ray, Treasurer 832-766-3951
Yvette Smalls, Secretary 832-721-4157
Terry Thurman, Director at Large unpublished
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
The monthly Board of Directors meeting for Williamsburg Colony
generally are held on the 2 nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00
PM, at the clubhouse located at 2315 John Crump. Anyone that
would like to attend a meeting and address the Board should
contact PCMI’s office 281-870-0585, at least a week prior to the
meeting so that you can be included on the agenda.
Remember to keep all cars and trucks locked and windows rolled
up. Call on any suspicious persons or vehicles. We need everyone’s
help here. Please call the Constables at 281-463-6666.
Your Association pays for your streetlights from your annual dues,
whether they work or not. If a light is out in your area, please call
713-207-2222 and report it. Each light pole should have a number
on it. When reporting the out or malfunctioning light, give them
the pole number and closest street address. We want all of our
lights to work. A lighted area is a safer area.
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WILLIAMSBURG COLONY TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
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 on our website (www.krenekprinting.com, click
submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone
number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check
the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we
send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want
to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you
from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.
Neither the Williamsburg Colony, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those
listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if
you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the
subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by
these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.
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L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING
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Melanie Mueller 281-347-3665
Loretta Evans 281-347-6657
John Eberlan 281-392-4595
Vera Weatherspoon 281-701-7861
Chris Johnson 713-515-3246
Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222
Reliant Energy 713-207-1111
Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222
Gas - Entex 713-659-2111
Water & Sewer - MUD #2 281-347-8686
Waste Management - Garbage 713-695-4055
Consolidated Telephone Co. 1-866-989-2255
Harris Co. Appraisal Dist. 713-683-9200
Tax Roll Name Change (MUD #2) 713-462-8906
Waller Co. Appraisal Dist. / KISD Tax 281-391-3188
KISD Administration KISD 281-396-6000
Winborn Elem. 281-237-6650
Morton Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7400
Morton Ranch High School 281-237-7800
Harris Co. Constable 281-463-6666
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000
Poison Control 800-764-7661
Animal Control 281-999-3191
Harris County Health Dept. 713-526-1841
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still in need of home repair from damage experienced by Hurricane
Harvey, you may qualify for Habitat for Humanity’s Northwest Harris
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This is at no cost to you and is made possible by the Hurricane
Harvey Relief Fund. To submit an application, contact Robert at
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as limited funding is available.
You can support Habitat by sponsorship, monetary donations and/
or volunteer by assisting with the construction of a new home for a
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Our mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to
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GET READY FOR GRANDPARENTS DAY 2018
SEPTEMBER 9 TH !
HISTORY, ACTIVITIES AND GIFT IDEAS
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
Take the time to honor your grandparents with these ideas!
WHY DO WE CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY?
History of Grandparents Day: Marian McQuade hoped to establish a national
day that would honor grandparents and in 1970 she began a campaign to
do so. McQuade raised awareness about senior citizens throughout the
1970s. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor
Day to be National Grandparents Day. Each year, the president issues
a proclamation to keep the tradition going.
Grandparents Day has both an official flower and song. The official flower is
the forget-me-not, and the song is Johnny Prill’s “A Song for Grandma and
Grandpa.” Both were chosen by the National Grandparents Day Council.
GRANDPARENTS DAY ACTIVITIES AND GIFTS
Let’s appreciate all the joy and wisdom that grandparents bring to our
lives! Many schools celebrate Grandparents Day with special activities or
assemblies. Students often invite their grandparents into the schools for
a day and the children find creative ways to celebrate their grandparents.
Some towns will also hold special events for Grandparents Day.
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Most grandparents don’t care what activity they
do-they just want to spetime with their grandchildren.
Maybe ask your grandparents to show
you one of their favorite hobbies. Many National
Parks hold special Grandparents Day events and it
can be fun to spend time with your grandparents
exploring nature. If your grandparent would prefer
a calm day, ask them to show you their favorite
movie. No matter what, the best Grandparents
Day activity involves you and your grandparents
together, celebrating your family and each other.
Some families get cards or gifts for the grandparents
on Grandparents Day. Most grandparents would say
that a handwritten card is the perfect gift.
Another great gift is simply to take your grandparents
somewhere fun. Maybe your grandfather
loves baseball, so you can get him tickets to see
his favorite team with you. Let your grandparents
teach you a skill, like how to fish. Or, perhaps it
would be fun to make arts and crafts together.
Maybe you can bring them some treats, like Grandpa’s
Banana Bread or Grandmother’s Blueberry Cake, both
made by talented grandparents. Or, try making one of
the dishes that your grandparents usually make for you.
On Grandparents Day, it really is the thought that
counts-just make sure your grandparents know
that you’re thinking of them.
What’s your favorite way to celebrate Grandparents
Day? Let us know below, and happy
GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 28 TH
Neighbors are an integral part of our social lives - whether at home or at work. Good Neighbor
Day on September 28 th is an annual holiday that promotes neighborliness and niceness towards
people who surround us.
How to Celebrate?
• Be nice to your neighbor - at home or elsewhere.
• If you don’t know your neighbors well, maybe today is your
chance to go up to them and strike up a conversation.
• Bake some goodies and share them with your neighbors.
Bring them to work for your work neighbors.
• Invite your neighbors to your home for a meal.
Did You Know…
…that the word neighbor comes from the Old English word neahgebur,
where neah means near and gebur means inhabitant?
On September 28 th , National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated. This annual holiday was first proclaimed
by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana came up
with the idea of a national holiday recognizing the importance of good neighbors in 1971. In 1978,
U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced the creation of a national day aimed at raising public
awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving
communities. Since then, National Good Neighbor Day has been acknowledged by various levels
of government and is celebrated every year. The holiday was originally celebrated on the fourth
Sunday in September, but in 2003 its date was changed to September 28 th . On this day, Nextdoor.
com, a social network for neighborhoods, announces the recipients of Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor
Award. Everyone can nominate a neighbor or a group of neighbors by writing a short story about
what they have done to help their local community and make it a better place. National Good
Neighbor Day is the perfect occasion to honor the people who make significant contributions to
creating safer neighborhoods and stronger communities across the United States.
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GARDEN TIPS FOR SEPTEMBER
Time now to make plans for fall landscaping projects.
• Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves and dead wood.
Light green leaves may signify lack of iron (chlorosis).
Correct with iron cheleates.
• Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little bone meal
around the roots.
• Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall growth.
Follow up with a dose of fertilizer the first week of September.
• Plants come out of summer rest and go crazy. Insect populations
explode as weget into cooler temperatures.
Diseases that have been dormant wake up.
- Citrus, croton, avocado and mango are susceptible to spider
mites and thrips. Discourage them with a strong jet of water ‘
from a hose directed to the undersides of the leaves.
- Hibiscus, citrus, palms, gardenia and ixora are susceptible
to scale and mealybug.
• Winter vegetable gardens and perennials get planted.
• Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies.
• Fire ants baits should be put out in September-October
to lessen the number of eggs that make it to Spring.
• St. Augustine grass gets its fall fertilizer during September.
Continue to mow at maximum height. You want to leave a lot
of leaf surface to produce carbohydrate reserves for the winter.
• Keep an eye out for sod webworms. First sign of them is grass
that appears to stop growing. You need to get them early for biological
controls to work. When the caterpillars are only 1/4 inch,
Bacillus thuringiensis applications can slow them.
Bt is a bacteria that works on the caterpillars’ digestive systems
and makes them stop feeding. Do the application late in the day.
The larvae feed at night and you want them to get nice fresh Bt.
• When the heat and drought end, the weather could bring
brown patch disease in the St. Augustine grass. Watch for yellowish
spots if the nights drop into the 60’s and days stay in the 80’s.
• Get any pruning of hedges and such done now.
You want the flush of new growth to be hardened-off before the
end of October. Tree pruning should be put off until winter,
when the trees are dormant.
• Pre-emerge herbicide applications targeting annual bluegrass
and the earlier-germinating winter broadleaf weeds needed to be
put out starting in mid-August.
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Send your kids to school with a nutritious breakfast and they
might come home with better test scores and fewer behavioral
problems. There’s no doubt about it - breakfast is a big deal.
Decades of research have shown that kids who make this meal
a habit have better diets, healthier bodies, higher test scores,
lighter moods and more mental stamina. No matter how hectic
your mornings are, it’s worth taking the time to make sure your
kids get good food before school starts.
Does breakfast really make a difference?
Food fuels the body with glucose, the main energy source for the
mind and muscles. This refueling is especially important in the
morning because the body hasn’t had any food since the night
before. Children’s daily nutrient intake also tends to be higher
when they eat breakfast, according to the American Dietetic
Association (ADA). Whole-grain cereal with milk and a glass of
citrus juice, for example, delivers lots of vitamin C, calcium,
thiamin, riboflavin, fiber, iron and folate.
Children who eat breakfast are also more likely to have lower
blood cholesterol levels and are less likely to gain weight, miss
school or visit the school nurse than children who don’t have
a morning meal.
Make a breakfast plan
Mornings can often be the busiest part of the day. To help make
sure breakfast stays on your family’s schedule no matter how
pressed for time you are, try these tips from the ADA and the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
• Set your table the night before. Save yourself a few precious
minutes in the morning by setting out dishes, cereal, bagels,
bread, fruit or instant breakfast mix before you go to bed.
• Use last night’s leftovers. Don’t fret if it’s not traditional breakfast
food. A slice of pizza or macaroni and cheese warmed up in
the microwave can still provide needed nutrients.
• Keep your cupboards and fridge stocked with quick, healthy
breakfast foods, such as granola bars, bagels, bananas, yogurt,
cottage cheese, dried fruit, instant oatmeal, whole-wheat toaster
waffles and fruit or vegetable juice.
• Be flexible. If your child can’t or won’t eat first thing in the
morning, offer fruit juice at home and pack a breakfast to go.
English muffins or bagels with peanut butter, a low-fat cheese
sandwich or whole-wheat banana nut bread will travel well. You
can also ask if your child can have breakfast at school-many
school cafeterias offer morning meals.
The best breakfasts include foods with carbohydrates, proteins
and fats. This type of meal can satisfy hunger and maintain blood
sugar levels for hours. Sugary foods cause a quick rise in blood
sugar and energy that fizzles out in about one hour.
The bottom line on breakfast
A morning meal gives kids an edge on hunger, energy and brainpower.
Even if it means setting alarm clocks 20 minutes early,
find a way to make breakfast a regular at your house-your kids
aren’t ready for school without it.
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Itch, Ouch, Scratch, It’s Bug Season
Whether you’re attacked while working in the garden, enjoying a
picnic in the park or lounging by the pool, bug bites and stings are
an inevitable summer annoyance. At best, bites and stings can be
uncomfortable for a few days; at worst, they can be a serious, lifethreatening
Here are some tips on how to relieve the itch or sting and when to
know if you should seek medical attention:
If the bite or sting is mildly painful or itchy, apply over-the-counter
medication that contains Benadryl or cortisone for topical relief. Other
home remedies, like applying a paste made from baking soda and
water, dabbing on ammonia with a cotton ball, soaking in oatmeal
baths or even applying toothpaste to the site may also provide relief.
Whatever you do, don’t scratch. This can cause an infection and leave
a scar. And it won’t relieve the itch or sting.
If you feel faint, nauseous, dizzy or disoriented or if you experience
rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing or your lips, tongue or throat
swell, call 911 immediately and get medical attention. These
symptoms indicate a severe allergy to the insect’s venom. Administer
an Epi-pen (injectable epinephrine) if one is available and administer
CPR if symptoms worsen before emergency personnel arrive. After
the episode, follow up with a physician who can determine an allergy
Stay alert for delayed symptoms around the bite or sting, like redness
or swelling, which could indicate an infection or other condition.
And see a doctor right away if you have a headache, fever or joint
pain within a few days of being bitten. Some insects, like ticks and
mosquitoes, can infect their victims with serious, flulike illnesses,
such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and West Nile
virus, which only a physician can diagnose and treat.
Most important, use insect repellant when outdoors and wear light-weight,
light-colored clothing over arms, legs and feet to keep insects off your skin.
And avoid wearing perfume and fragrances, which can attract bugs.
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CINCO RANCH LADIES CLUB
The Cinco Ranch Ladies Club (CRLC) is a 501(c)3 providing residents
in Katy and surrounding cities with activities, both social and charitable.
We designate charities each year as recipients for our fundraising
events. We typically meet each month as an entire club at The Golf
Club at Cinco Ranch at 7 PM to partake in themed events such as a Chili
Cook Off, Halloween Party, Craft Fairs, Silent Auction, Line Dancing,
Self--Defense Class, Favorite Things Exchange and Luau.
We also offer about 22 sub-clubs that each meet once a month on a small
scale in residents homes, businesses, restaurants and walking trails. A few
special interest clubs are Book, Business Network, Bunco, Coffee, Craft,
Dining, Lunch, Ladies Night Out, Movie, Garden, Game Night, Meditation,
Wine, Walking and more. $35 annual dues for all the social and charitable fun.
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NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB (NCGC)
On Thursday, September 6, 2018, Nottingham Country Garden Club
(NCGC) will feature Mary Karish with a presentation on “Insects: the
Good, the Bad and the Not So Ugly.” Mary’s gardening adventures
started when she helped her grandmother in the family garden. Mary
has been a Master Gardener with the State of Texas since 2009. She
is a certified specialist in growing citrus, composting and home fruit
Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from
September through May. We welcome all people interested in gardening
and gardening related topics. We serve the West Houston and Katy
areas. You do not have to live in the Nottingham Country neighborhood
to belong to our group! NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with
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the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs, the Texas State Garden Clubs
and the National Garden Clubs. The purpose of the club is to promote
the beautification of our community, support local and national educational
and civic organizations and educate the community about
our environment. Donations from the NCGC are funded by our annual
Spring Sale and projects that vary each year.
Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will begin at
10 AM, followed by the NCGC business meeting. Please join us at the
Municipal Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive, Katy, 77450.
For more information, see our website: www.ncgctx.org.
AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness
and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis,
for both the big and small things alike. Here is a menu of tactics to
develop this mindset:
• Wake up every day and express to yourself what you are grateful for.
• Tell whomever you are with at the end of the day the 3 things you
are most grateful for.
• Tell whomever you are with right now (significant other, friend, family
member, etc.) the 3 things that you are most grateful for in this moment.
• Start a gratitude journal - Express gratitude in this journal every night
by noting the things that you are grateful for, proud of and excited
• Acknowledge yourself for what you have done and accomplished in
the last day/week/month/year. Instead of comparing yourself to others,
give yourself credit for the big and small things you have been doing!
• Acknowledge other people and thank them for inspiring/helping/
supporting you - oftentimes people wait their whole lives to be acknowledged
(and yet it happens far too infrequently)!
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STEPS FOR HAVING A
GREAT LABOR DAY
1. Have a good old-fashioned last summer fling. Take
yourself, your family and friends to your town’s parade.
Then go home or to your favorite park and stage
the biggest, best barbecue of the summer.
2. Sit down after your fling and give some thought to
labor - especially yours.
3. Start doing something about that career change
you’ve been pondering. Schedule some informational
interviews or sign up for a class in your chosen
4. Find some direction if your thoughts are still vague.
Make an appointment with a counselor organize a
brainstorming session with like-minded friends or just
gather up a few good books on fields that interest you.
5. Take some time to appreciate your work if you
enjoy what you do and pat yourself on the back for
a job well done.
6. Go out and find yourself a hobby if you think you
like your work a little too much. Look for balance.
And remember the words on one Mathew Maguire
banner: “Eight Hours for Work, Eight Hours for Rest,
Eight Hours for Recreation!”
All Americans! When thinking of today’s work force,
think of your Armed Forces. They may not be in an
office, but they still work.
Enjoy! Enjoy your family and show them your love
everyday ... not just for today.
WHAT’S OPEN AND CLOSED ON LABOR DAY
Labor Day began in the late 19 th century as a way to celebrate
the achievements of workers in the U.S. As such, it is intended
to give all working people a chance to rest.
September 3, 2018
LABOR DAY FACTS AND STATS
• 153.2+ Million- number of Americans (over 16 years) in the labor force
six years ago, that number is down 1.2 million from Labor Day 2010.
• 12% of American workers belonged to a labor union
• 84.7% of full time workers have health insurance.
• 2.2 Million more females than males are in management
positions as of 2009.
• Registered Nurse- occupation expected to add
the most positions in the next 10 years.
• 25 minutes - average time for the commute to work.
• 5.9 Million people worked from home in 2009.
We’ve already begun preparing for the long Labor Day weekend,
getting ready for beach getaways, cookouts and road trips. A
variety of services and stores may be closed including:
• Post offices, government services and Federal Reserve banks
will all be closed Monday.
• As it is a federal holiday, schools and most offices will
also be closed.
• Big box stores will all be open and have a variety
of sales offers ongoing.
• For travelers on the road, most fast food chains, pharmacies
and convenience stores are set to remain open
• Many supermarkets will remain open with shortened hours
and shoppers should call ahead.
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BEST THINGS TO BUY IN SEPTEMBER
September feels more like the start of a new year than January - that’s
why many manufacturers treat it as such. The transition from summer
to fall is a great time to release new models and send the old to
the clearance section. Here’s your guide to the best things to buy in
HOLIDAY WEEKEND ROAD TRIPS FROM H-TOWN!
• Apple products
• Large appliances
• Grills and accessories
• Mattresses and linens
• Summer apparel and shoes
• China, housewares, small appliances
Houston is conveniently located by many fun places that are so close.
Whether you’re looking for something trendy, educational or just something
in the great outdoors, you can find it in Texas:
1. Magnolia Market (Waco, Texas) - About 3 hour drive
2. Hamilton Pool Preserve (Austin, Texas) - About 3 hour drive
3. The Comal or Guadalupe River (New Braunfels, Texas) -
About 2.5 hour drive
4. The Alamo/ Riverwalk (San Antonio, Texas) - About 3 hour drive
5. Corpus Christi, Texas - About 3 hour drive
6. Marfa, Texas - About 8 hour drive
7. Pedernales Falls State Park (Johnson City, Texas) - About 3 hours drive
8. Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Canyon, Texas) - About 9.5 hour drive
9. Hill Country (Wimberley/ Fredricksberg, Texas) - About 3 hour drive
10. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (Fredericksburg, Texas) -
About 4 hour drive
KEEP FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FRESH LONGER
• Berries: Rinse with vinegar
• Lettuce: Store with paper towel
• Avocado: Squirt with lemon
• Carrots: Store with water
• Lemons: Avoid cutting in half
• Onions: Wrap in pantyhose (ha ha!)
• Potatoes: Store with apples
• Apples: Soak slices in salt water
• Celery: Wrap in aluminum foil
• Bananas: Wrap stems with plastic wrap
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IMPORTANT DATES & HOLIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER 2018
SEPTEMBER OBSERVANCES & FUN FACTS
September is observed as:
• National Cholesterol Education Month
• National Honey Month
• Whole Grains Month
• Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Fruit & Veggies for September:
• Nectarines, Figs
• Cayenne Pepper
• Chili Peppers, Poblano Peppers
• Serrano Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
Flower: Aster & Forget-me-not
Astrological Signs: Virgo & Libra
September 3 rd : Labor Day
September 9 th : Rosh Hashana (Start), September 11 th (End)
September 9 th : Grandparents Day
September 11 th : Patriot Day
September 19 th : Yom Kippur
September 22 nd : September Equinox/Fall begins
September 23 rd : Sukkot (Start), September 30 th (End)
PET ID TAGS
Folks - as soon as the vet gives your young pets their Rabies shot remember
to get their ID tags. The Rabies tag lists the name, phone number and
address of the vet. So! All you need to do is put the Rabies tag onto the
pet’s collar and leave it there all the time. That way, if the pet gets loose,
anyone finding him or her can look at the tag to see the vet’s phone
number and call to report the lost animal. Better yet, add another tag
to your pet’s collar that lists the dog or cat’s name and your own phone
number or address. You can get these from any pet store. When a pet
has these but goes astray, anyone finding it can call you and you can go
get him or her right away. Your pet will be very glad to see you! A happy
pet is a loving pet.
ATTENTION! PET POOPS / YOU SCOOP
Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If your
pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. Come with
a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be
the most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect
for every homeowner and our beautiful community.
HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW
Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.
While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running
at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many
children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could
result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal.
Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be
kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris
County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to
have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any
dog or cat to become a stray.”
12 September 2018 | Community Newsletter
Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following
1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet
in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who
is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question
2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle
3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal
does not have access to sidewalk or street.”
While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work
or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.
Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for
all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only
protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also
the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued
for failing to properly restrain their pet.
To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly
restrained please contact:
Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666
Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191
Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section
2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588
THE TOP DOG
By Cheryl Conley
Living just a few miles north of Houston, it’s not uncommon for me to hear
coyotes howling at night. I get a little nervous when I hear them because
they have been known to attack domestic animals. I saw on the news a few
weeks ago where a coyote jumped a fence in broad daylight and attacked
a small dog. Luckily, the owner was able to scare the coyote and no harm
was done to the dog. Because natural habitats are disappearing, more and
more coyotes are being sighted in urban settings.
TWRC only accepts coyote pups and we get very few of them but they
are very interesting animals and I thought you might enjoy learning
• They are about the size of a small German Shepherd.
They have yellowish eyes.
• They are highly intelligent members of the dog family and are
described by wildlife experts as clever, cunning and sneaky. They
have a strong sense of hearing, smell and sight.
• Dogs run with their tails up; coyotes run with their tails down.
• They are classified as carnivores but will eat almost anything.
• The coyote is very vocal. A long howl lets others know its location.
Short barks warn others of danger. They “yip” when reuniting with
other pack members and will growl to establish dominance within
the pack. They whimper and whine when bonding and make a highpitched
bark to call its pups.
• They can live up to 14 years in the wild.
• Some consider them a nuisance and attempt trapping and other
nuisance-control measures. This will never eliminate them. Remove
one and another one will move in to take its place. In The Woodlands,
Texas, a few years ago several coyotes were removed. The result was
that feral pigs moved in and destroyed lawns. According to Texas
Parks and Wildlife, “The real solution and the greater need facing
Texans right now is public education. We need to inform and empower
people to take steps to coexist with coyotes and other urban wildlife.”
• Coyotes can run up to 40 mph.
• Coyotes are 100% monogamous according to a study by scientists
at Ohio State University in 2012. “I was surprised we didn’t find
any cheating going on,” said study co-author Stan Gehrt, a wildlife
ecologist with Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural
• Coyotes are great swimmers.
If you have questions about wildlife, please refer to our website at
www.twrcwildlifecenter.org. If you can’t find the answers you need,
give us a call at 713-468-8972.
Community Newsletter | September 2018
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Your Pets Deserve the Luxury of a Nanny
A child in KCM’s Homework Buddies program
getting afterschool assistance with
Volunteers Jane Lebo, Jennifer Brown, and KCM staff member Lynn
Hooge pose in the KCM Food Pantry as they switch to a 100% Client
Choice distribution system for families in need of supplemental
KCM Red Apple School Supplies Program.
Supplies ready to help children in
need start the school year strong.
KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES SPENDS
$3.25 MILLION ON PROGRAMS ASSISTING
LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED
8,216 Families Served and 605,588 Meals Distributed in 2017.
[Katy, TX, July 18th, 2018] Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) has been
a place of hope and transformation for 34 years in the Katy/West
Houston Community. Founded by a collaboration of churches as
a way to address growing needs in the community, KCM provides
critical help at what is often the point of desperation in the lives of
those who need it. KCM strives to strengthen families by providing
comprehensive case management, emergency financial assistance
to prevent homelessness, supplemental food, help with Health
Benefits Access such as Gold Card, SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Medicare,
and CHIP, as well as safety planning, counseling, and advocacy for
victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Abuse. "KCM helped me and
my family 7 years ago. I now own my own business and I am able to
come back and share the love back with them. Whatever situation
you are in, never give up...let this be an example that anything is
possible" - Andrew, former client, now a donor.
Key Achievements of Katy Christian Ministries in 2017:
• KCM spent $3.25m on Programs providing services free
of charge to the community.
• The Crisis Center assisted 620 victims of domestic violence
and 292 victims of sexual abuse.
• Social Services assisted 8,216 families.
• $424,000 was used for direct financial assistance for
emergency shelter, mortgage/rent, and utilities.
• 1,658 families were assisted with Health Benefits Access Program
including, Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program), Gold Card, TANF (Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families), CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program).
• The Food Pantry served 3,166 families and distributed
• With the Board of Directors assistance, KCM achieved a successful
& clean 2017 Audited Financial Statement for the second year in a
row, confirming all financial controls are in place and in compliance.
• KCM improved efficiencies to invest an outstanding 0.89 cents of
every dollar to helping our families in need through their Counseling,
Crisis Center, Food Pantry, and Social Services Programs.
“Financial accountability and transparency is important to us
at Katy Christian Ministries and we have worked very hard to
demonstrate a new standard of good stewardship to the churches,
foundations, organizations, businesses, and individuals who give to
support the life transforming work of KCM” says Deysi Crespo, Executive
Director. “The 89% ratio is remarkably high, and we attribute
this to our increased commitment to financial accountability and
board involvement. We are so blessed to live in such a generous,
loving, and faithful community that allowed us to achieve great
outcomes even in the midst of Harvey and during the long term
recovery phase we are currently in.”
14TH ANNUAL GALA
Katy Christian Ministries would like to invite
the community to attend their 14th Annual
“Transforming Lives” Gala, September 25th,
2018 starting at 6pm at the historical Beckendorff
Farms in Katy, TX. Tickets and Sponsorship
information are available at www.ktcm.
org/gala2018. An exciting announcement will
be made at the event that you won’t want to
miss. Katy Christian Ministries relies on the
financial support of local churches, organizations,
foundations, businesses, social clubs,
and community members to continue serving
the needs of the community.
Katy Christian Ministries is accredited by the Evangelical Counsil for
Financial Accountability (ECFA), meeting their Seven Standards of
Responsible Stewardship. KCM is also a Gold Star participant with
GuideStar.org, and is an Accredited Charity by the BBB of Greater
Houston and South Texas. The organization’s financial statements
are available to the public and can be found online at
“Katy Christian Ministries is grateful to all those in our community
for their ongoing support that allowed us to overcome the obstacles
Harvey presented with our own facilities being flooded. Despite
these challenges, KCM accomplished much in 2017 through God’s
provision and guidance, and continues to thrive and grow with
realistic goals aligned with our Strategic Plan for the coming years,”
Kent Black, KCM Board President.
For more information please visit: www.ktcm.org or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay informed about KCM, Text “KCM” to 42828.
14 September 2018 | Community Newsletter
PREGNANCY HELP CENTER SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS
Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West
Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy
choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion
loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small
groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and
development. Discover your calling!
For information inquire through the web site email@example.com or call 281-
578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of
West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.
KATY COMMUNITY GIVING CIRCLE
The Katy Community Giving Circle is open to any resident of the Katy area
or surrounding communities who wants to make a difference by giving
collectively. Our mission is to create a circle of giving by providing grants
to local 501(c)3 organizations that will benefit or improve the lives of the
people in our Katy community. By combining members tax deductible
donations of just $10 per month, we are making a greater giving impact!
Our circle provides members opportunities to learn about other organizations
who may need volunteers or donations in our area through our
nomination process. Since starting in 2015 The Katy Community Giving
Circle has collected over $10,000 and given grants to organizations that
have provided services and financial assistance to families all over our area.
We are building a community of giving as we grow! For more information
please visit our Facebook page facebook.com/katycommunitygivingcircle.
TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WEST CAMPUS (KATY)
We are looking for volunteers 18 years old and up, be committed once a week
3-4 consecutive hours for a minimum of six months. Different assignments
are available to choose from 7 AM-midnight Monday - Sunday to support
patients, families and staff. Please contact us if you are interested at 832-
227-1185 or www.waystogive.texaschildrens.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT
MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available.
Whether you are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception
desk, in our gift shop or even transporting patients, we have a place for
you. For more information, please contact Heather Rojas, Manager of
Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.
TEXAS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COALITION, INC
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES
Love Animals? Looking for a rewarding opportunity? Get involved in one
of TWRC’s many volunteer opportunities to help Texas wildlife. Volunteers
at TWRC Wildlife Center are the backbone of our organization. We offer
several ways to help including our Animal Care Program, Education and
Outreach, working in our main enter and we can even help you become
an independent Texas Wildlife Rehabilitator! Please Go To www.twrcwildlifecenter.org/volunteer
for more information.
Community Newsletter | September 2018
SIRE, HOUSTON’S THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTERS
Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities
improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional
stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback
happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee
that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will
have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives.
In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers
donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual
Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on
hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off
and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse
Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state
Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success
between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering
section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become
more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day.
To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer
coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-
356-7588. SIRE Fort Bend, call 281-344-4308.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE
Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn Grove Cottage is an
assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related
illnesses. We are interested in volunteers socializing with our Residents.
We are a small cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16 Residents.
If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like atmosphere then call
the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website www.
autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part of our philosophy - “To honor
our Residents and those who love and care for them.” Volunteers will need
to complete a volunteer application and attend a brief training session.
BECOME A SUNRISE VOLUNTEER
Fond memories and treasured traditions start here! Enrich lives through
your generous gift of service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call the Activity
and Volunteer Coordinator for opportunities and details at 281-240-0500
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunrise Assisted Living of
Cinco Ranch is located at 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas, 77450. For more
information, you can also visit our website at www.sunriseseniorliving.com.
Meet with other local people who will gather and discuss/plan community
service projects and try to figure out the best way to make a difference
in our community. All volunteers welcome. Contact: Linda Wilson at 281-
222-1771 or visit http://volunteerism.meetup.com/230.
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CLOTHED BY FAITH
We are looking for volunteers to join our amazing team! Please see our
website www.clothedbyfaith.com for more information or email yiasmere@
clothedbyfaith.org. Located at 802 Dominion Drive, Suite 100 in Katy. CBF
demonstrates God’s love through the provision of gently used clothing to
those in need.
ADOPT A US SOLDIER
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and
donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom
that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians
with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate
encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States
Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce
located across the United States.
After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as
follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III
When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from
writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items
a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and
meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt
a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our
country. If interested, please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register.
SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little
free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you
volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish Meadows
Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in
a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located
at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on
volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or email@example.com.
Please visit our website at www.spanish-meadows.com.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT
HOUSTON APHASIA RECOVERY CENTER
HARC, a non-profit wellness facility for persons with aphasia, is looking for
volunteers to help in our programs. HARC is located at 3701 Briarpark Drive,
Suite #310, Houston 77042, which is just inside of Beltway 8 in the Westchase
district of town. We offer training and support to all of our volunteers.
Volunteer days and times are flexible based on need. For more information,
contact our center at 713-781-7100. More information about HARC and
aphasia is also available on our website: www.harctx.org.
KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Katy Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in various areas
of the ministry and special events. If you would love to make a difference
in the community by volunteering, please visit our website at www.ktcm.
org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-391-5261 for further information.
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 email@example.com.
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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 all-day 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.ncjwhouston.org.
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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 email@example.com.
Or visit www.christclinickaty.org to register for
an upcoming volunteer orientation.
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 visit our website at
www.fbpfy.org for more information.
GIVE A SENIOR THE GIFT OF MOBILITY!
KATY AREA RIDE SERVICE NEEDS YOUR
HELP DRIVING OLDER ADULTS
Katy Area Ride Service (KARS) is looking for your assistance in transporting
seniors in need of personal (hair salon, bank, classes, volunteering, visiting
a loved one, taking a pet to the vet) and occasional medical rides. Rides are
provided in your personal vehicles to passengers who are age 65+ and ambulatory
(not wheelchair bound, may use walking aids). Time commitment
is flexible and you choose the Katy territory in which you want to drive.
Volunteers do not provide rides that go east of Barker Cypress, north of
Clay Road, west of FM 1463 or south of Bellaire Blvd at the Grand Parkway.
Benefits to Volunteer Drivers include the opportunity to help seniors retain
independent living, dignity and freedom. Drivers tell us the day(s) and times
they are able to drive. Drivers choose if they wait for the senior or return
later to pick them up. Drivers must be between 21 years of age and 78 years
of age with a good driving record, pass a background check and show
proof of insurance coverage (state minimums) as required by the State
of Texas. To request a volunteer driver application, call 832-773-8645
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. KARS operates under an official 501(c)(3)
that designates it as a transportation service provider for seniors and
non-wheelchair bound persons with disabilities.
Christ Clinic, 25722 Kingsland, Blvd Suite 101, Katy, TX 77494, provides
quality medical care to the uninsured. We need bilingual volunteers
to facilitate communication between Spanish-speaking patients and
English-speaking staff by providing skilled language interpretation
services. Volunteers will serve as Interpreters for doctors, nurses and
other health professionals. The clinic is also in need of Medical Providers
(MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider) Registered Nurses, Medical
Assistants and medical students looking to gain experience in a charity
medical clinic setting. To volunteer, please call Michael Peterson at
832-913-8476 or via email at email@example.com. Visit www.
christclinickaty.org to complete a volunteer form.
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Community Newsletter | September 2018
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Drive, Houston Texas 77079
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1 ST ANNUAL RUN WILD RUN FREE
Hey Runners! Come Run Wild with TWRC
Wildlife Center at our 1 st Annual Run Wild Run
Free 5K Run/Walk, September 8, 2018 at Burroughs
Park in Tomball, Texas. Proceeds will
help with the care and rehabilitation of Texas
Wildlife right here in Houston. There will be
prizes for top male and female runners, best
wildlife costume, face painting for the kids
and much more. This will be fun for the whole
family. Register at www.twrcwildlifecenter.
KATY VOCAL EXPRESS CHORUS
Monday, September 10 th , 7-9 PM
Love to sing? Can’t find a place to sing with
other women in a friendly, fun chorus? Your
voice has a place in our chorus! Katy Vocal
Express is a prospective chorus of Sweet
Adelines International, the premier organization
for women that love to sing. Over 23,000
women of all ages, throughout the world sing
4 part, acappella harmony in Sweet Adelines
choruses. Katy Vocal Express was formed in
2016 and is always accepting new singers.
Whether you are an experienced singer or
just like to sing along with the radio, there is a
place for you on our risers. Can’t read music?
No problem, we’ll help you. Don’t sing harmony?
We’ll teach you or have you sing melody.
Not sure if this is for you? Come visit and listen!
Katy Vocal Express will be holding an Open
House for ladies that love to sing, age 14 and
up, Monday, September 10 th , 7-9 PM in the
choir room of Holy Covenant United Methodist
Church, 22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy
77449. Come see what singing barbershop
harmony is all about. For information about
Katy Vocal Express go to www.katyvocalexpress.org
and it will take you to our information.
To let us know you are coming, please
email email@example.com. Hope
you find a place in our chorus.
KATY LIONS CLUB 15 TH ANNUAL
Friday, September 14 th , 5-8 PM
Top Golf in Katy -
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd. Houston, TX
The annual Katy Lions Club Golf Tournament
has a new location and format this year. Please
join us at Top Golf Houston-Katy for a top
contender tournament game. This a family
friendly format and all are welcome to come
and support Lions Club charities and have a
good time as well. Your entry fee will cover
your game, dinner and unlimited non-alcoholic
beverages. Tickets will be available for
Mulligans and raffle items.
All proceeds will go to benefit Lions Club
Texas Lions Camp for children with
Lions Eye Bank of Texas
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Scholarships for Katy ISD high school seniors
Eye exams and glasses for Katy ISD students
Donations to the Lions Club International Foundation
For more information and to reserve a place,
contact Janice Sayer-Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorships and donations are welcome. The
Katy Lions Club is a 501(c)3 organization. All
donations are tax deductible.
INIT2WINIT JUMPER QUALIFIER
The Great Southwest Equestrian Center would like
to invite the community to experience the excitement
of horse show jumping! On September 29 th
at 7 PM, GSEC will be hosting a $15,000 InIt2WinIt
Jumper Qualifier. Horse & Rider combinations will
be jumping obstacles nearly 5’ tall for a fastest
with no faults competition. The top 3 placing rider
of this event will advance to the $100,00 Finals
held in Omaha in April 2019. The Saturday night
event is free to the public. The pre-show will start
at 6:15 PM for a chance to win GSEC merchandise.
At the end of the class spectators will have a
chance to meet the pro-riders, receive autographs,
take photos and will also be allowed to walk out
onto the course and see the obstacles up close.
Where: Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501
S Mason Road, Katy, Tx 77450
Name of the Event:
$15,000 InIt2WinIt Jumper Qualifier
When: September 29, 2018
Pre-Show: 6:15 PM
Competition Start time: 7 PM
Questions about the event: Val Garza,
Operations Manager, 210-870-4584 or
email at ValGarza@gswec.com
18 September 2018 | Community Newsletter
Back to School Special
FREE MUSIC LESSON
Up to $40 Value! Must register before 9/30/18. Cannot combine with any other special.
One-on-One Instruction • Highly Qualified Instructional Staff
Private Instruction in:
Piano • Guitar • Violin • Voice • And Other Instruments
BEST in KATY
KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 14 TH ANNUAL
“TRANSFORMING LIVES” GALA,
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Katy Christian Ministries would like to invite the community to
attend their 14 th Annual “Transforming Lives” Gala, September 25,
2018 starting at 6 PM at the historical Beckendorff Farms in Katy,
TX. Tickets and Sponsorship information are available at www.
ktcm.org/gala2018. An exciting announcement will be made at
the event that you won’t want to miss. Katy Christian Ministries
relies on the financial support of local churches, organizations,
foundations, businesses, social clubs and community members
to continue serving the needs of the community.
BIRDIES “FORE” THE CHILDREN 7 TH ANNUAL CHARITY
We are excited to invite you to participate in
the Birdies “Fore” the Children 7 th Annual Charity
Golf Tournament 2018 benefiting Shriner’s
Hospital for burned children in Galveston, Texas.
This tournament will be held at Tour 18 Golf Course, on Saturday
October 27, 2018. Registration begins now online. Registration and
breakfast will start at 6:30 AM. The tournament will start at 8 AM
sharp. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to provide funds for the tissue
bank at Shriner’s Hospital. Our sponsors and players truly help us
provide funds that directly go to Shriner’s Tissue Bank where hundreds
of patients receive life-saving tissue which helps the children
not only survive but also return home to their families! Thanks to
all our friends and family for helping us reach $167,360 since 2011.
In order to speed up the registration process the morning of the
tournament, we have added the ability to pay by card on our website.
This payment method will be shown once you complete your
online registration. If you plan to pay by check, please mail in your
checks to the address listed on your invoice as quickly as you can.
We are still accepting cash, checks and cards at the tournament
for registration, but, we ask that you please pay upfront before the
tournament. We are looking forward to spending the day with all
of our supporters and players, we look forward to seeing you out
there and having a great 2018 golf tournament.
GO HERE TO REGISTER:
3719 N. Fry Road #N2
Katy, TX 77449
23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd
Katy, TX 77494
6 TH ANNUAL ST PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW
Please join us for our 6 th Annual St Paul’s Episcopal Church Fall Festival &
Craft Show. Grab a friend and join us for shopping, children’s activities,
Petting Zoo and BBQ. Special Guests include the Katy Fire Department &
Katy Police department!!
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 5373 Franz Road, from 9 AM to 4 PM. FREE admission!
Interested vendors please contact Mary at email@example.com.
2 ND ANNUAL WESTLAND’S WELCOME HOME CRAFT SHOW
The 2 nd Annual Westland’s Welcome Home Craft Show will be held October
6, 2018 at Westland Baptist Church. We are located at 1407 W Grand Parkway
South in Katy.
26 TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET
OCTOBER 27, 2018
The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their 26 th annual
Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on October 27, 2018. We are located at
6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, 77084. Featuring arts, crafts, specialty
foods, fashion good and more
4 TH ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET
The St. Faustina Women of Mercy cordially invite you to their 4 th Annual
Mistletoe Market. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM. Westlake
Preparatory Lutheran Academy, 23300 Bellaire Blvd, Richmond, TX 77406.
(Do NOT call the school about booths or questions.) Come enjoy THE BEST
SHOPPING experience Christmas can bring! As always, Santa will make a
surprise guest appearance! All booth inquiries, please email Lisa Thigpen
The 2 nd Annual Westland’s Welcome Home Craft Show will be held October 6,
2018 at Westland Baptist Church. We are located at 1407 W Grand Parkway
South in Katy. Interested vendors should send an email to Martha Wells
Community Newsletter | September 2018
Take classes close to home!
´ Houston Community College - Katy Campus
Register today: www.hccs.edu
Visit: 1550 Foxlake Dr., Houston
We’re here Mon. - Fri. to get you
on your way to a college degree,
at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what you are
selling. A 10x10 booth space is $60. Only one national/retail rep will be
accepted on a first come basis.
THINKING HOLIDAYS?! The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic Church will hold their 26 th Annual Gingerbread Village Holiday
Market on October 27, 2018. If you are interested in showcasing your
arts, craft, products, etc., consider joining us as a vendor this year! For
an application or more information regarding this event, please email:
A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER
5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Around the World in 80 Days -
September 14 th -30 th
(Previews September 12 th -13 th )
Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday
7:30 PM and Sunday 2 PM.
Box Office: 713-526-2721
Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday
KATY VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (KVPAC)
2501 S Mason Rd., Suite 290, Katy, TX 77450
• Load & Unload Dishwasher
• Clean Outside of Appliances
• Sweep Front Porch
• Change Linens & Towels
• Dust Window Ledges & Sills
• Remove Trash
• Dust Mini Blinds & Ceiling Fans
• Damp Wipe Outside of Cabinets
• Clean Baseboards
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Estate Planning & Asset Protection
Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate
Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
• Probate Specialist
• Living Trusts & Wills
• Powers of Attorney & Health Care Directives
• Medicaid Trusts, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning
• Special Needs Planning & Guardianships
• LLC’s, Family LLC’s & Limited Partnerships
• Business Formation & Planning
• Pool Services
• Personal Assistance Care
• Move In/Out
• Competitive Rates
• Locally Owned & Operated
• Bonded & Insured
• FREE PHONE ESTIMATE
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Free Initial Estate Planning & Probate Consultations
21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450
Season Tickets, including all new FLEX Packages, are on-sale now
to lock-in the best price and choice seat. Pre-Sale Show Tickets are
$15 Adults and $12 Seniors. Tickets increase by $3 at the door. Group
rates are available at www.kvpac.org or in person. For Katy audience
members who seek an evening at the theater, they can look to Encore
Players as a source to enjoy the theater in their own home town without
the long commute or high cost involved with heading to one of
downtown Houston’s theaters. Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center
(KVPAC) is a non-profit arts education organization helping artists find
their light since 2001.
MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO.
Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100,
Houston, TX 77006
THE MOORS: August 30-September 15, 2018 - Thursdays-Saturdays
at 8 PM; Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3 PM and
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8 PM
Cost: All Shows Pay What You Can
MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com,
email@example.com or 832-463-0409.
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress: September 7-30, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinees at 3 PM
Stageworks Theatre is located
at 10760 Grant Road,
Houston, Texas 77070.
20 September 2018 | Community Newsletter
PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES
These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents.
5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net
PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS & THOSE WHO
LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF KATY
MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked.
Rules are posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6 AM-10 PM. If you
have questions, please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592.
PILATES - Mondays and Fridays - 10:45 AM-11:45 AM.
YOGA - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM & Mondays &
Wednesdays, 5 PM-6 PM.
ZUMBA - Tuesdays - 11 AM-12 PM (HC & KCL residents call Tuesday
starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Tuesday
starting at 10 AM) & Thursdays 5 PM - 6 PM (HC & KCL residents,
call Thursday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call
Thursday starting at 10 AM) and Saturdays - 8:15-9:15 AM (HC &
KCL residents, call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other
counties call Friday starting at 10 AM).
SENIOR OUTDOOR FIT & FUN - Tuesdays - 11-11:30 AM.
FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your
own on the fitness equiPMent. You must be 16 year and up & bring
a full size towel and wear atheletic shoes. Various times available
daily. The machines are closed during class times.
DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular
workout. A flotation device is advised. Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 9 AM.
WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is
easy on the joints. Monday-Friday, 9:05 AM-10:05 AM. Monday &
Wednesday 5:45 PM-6:45 PM.
ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion,
muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays,
Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 AM - 12 PM.
RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - There is no lap
swimming at this time. Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 PM-5:30 PM,
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday, 2:30
PM-4 PM. Reservations may be made 1 day in advance for Harris
County residents & those who reside within the Katy City Limits.
Other counties may call the day of the Recreational Time.
LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. (for ages 12years
LAP SWIM FOR AGES 8-11 - Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM-1:30
PM (in 30 minute increments). Call to reserve a lane. Reservations
may be made 1 day in advance for Harris County residents & those
who reside within the Katy City Limits. Other counties may call
the day of.
AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS - Ages 6 months - Adults.
Call or come in to get schedule for lessons.
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Community Newsletter | September 2018
Classes we offer:
• Mom & Tot/Me
• Preschool Gymnastics
• Girls & Boys Gymnastics
• Cheer Technique
• Special Needs
(Ages 5 & Up)
• Hip Hop
• Dancing Tots
• Combo Ballet/Tap/Jazz
• Leaps & Turns
• Drill Team Prep
Call for FREE Trial!
23333 Taswell Dr., Katy, TX 77494
20 Years of AWESOMENESS!
Types of Dance we offer:
Play Dates « Open Gym
Flip Flop Clinic « Skills Clinic
Birthday Parties « Parent’s Day Out
COME DANCE WITH US!
Call for FREE Trial!
23333 Taswell Dr., Katy, TX 77494
SEPTEMBER 2018 HOUSTON AREA EVENTS AND ROAD TRIPS
Music in the Plaza - September 1, 2018, 7:30-9:30 PM. Admission is free.
Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Pack up
your lawn chairs and head to the Plaza for a night of great tunes! Named the
2018 CMA of Texas Band Of The Year and made up of members of the former
high energy, dynamic, crowd-pleasing Chris Brade Band, Southern County
Line has become one of the premier country music acts in the Houston area.
They are also the band that backs the popular Tribute to George Strait Show
featuring Derek Spence.
Labor Day Backyard Barbecue - September 1, 2018 and September 3,
2018, 9 AM-5 PM. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Road, Richmond,
TX 77469. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with traditional games and
an old-fashioned 1930s barbecue at the George Ranch House. Listen to period
music on a vintage radio, play games from the past and help make ice cream
the old-fashioned way from 11 AM to 2 PM! At 12:30 PM, chow down on some
hearty Texas grub in the yard of the 1930s George Ranch Home. Cost for the
meal is $15 for adults ages 13 and older; $12 for children ages 5-12 and $4 for
children 4 and under. Please call 281-243-0218 to make reservations for the
First Saturday Arts Market - September 1, 2018 and October 1, 2018, 6-10
PM. Historic Houston Heights, 530 W. 19 th Street, Houston, TX 77008. Admission
is free. First Saturday Arts Market is a monthly outdoor fine arts event featuring
the works of dozens of visual artists. The market showcases paintings, sculpture,
photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. The entire family is welcome to
come enjoy the great outdoors, live music and delicious fare from some of the
area’s best gourmet food trucks. For more information, visit us at
www.FirstSaturdayArtsMarket.com or call 713-802-1213.
September 6 th - Toddler Music with Sessions, 9:30-10:15 AM. Sing, Sway,
Laugh, Play! Join us for a FREE class on the Plaza with Sessions Music. Immerse
your child in a musical atmosphere of play, song and dance, all while developing
fundamental skills and connecting with other moms, dads and families. Recommended
for ages newborn - 7 years. For more information, visit
September 7 th - Summer Music Festival. Gather with friends on our pool deck
for the end of our second annual Summer Music Festival! Enjoy live concert
performances, $5 beers and poolside. Featured artist for September 7 th it is
DJ Baby Roo.Complimentary admission and open to the public. Guests who
attend the events will receive complimentary valet parking. For more information
on our live art bar, please call the Four Seasons Hotel at 713-650-1300.
Fall Katy Home and Garden Show - September 8, 2018, 10 AM-6 PM and September
9, 2018, 11 AM-5 PM. Merrell Center & Robinson Pavilion, 6301 S Stadium
Ln., Katy, TX 77494. Admission: $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and $3 for military, Kids
under 12 are FREE. Fall in love with the latest trends in home design at the Fall
Katy Home and Garden Show, where Texas-size ingenuity will be on full display
including the unveiling of a Tiny Home Village, Vintage Market, Kitchen & Bath Idea
Center and much more. Master chalk-painting with help from local Vintage Artists,
Arcalee Gautier and Megan Morgan of Vintage Back Roads, as they teach you how
to create your own vintage master piece. Spruce up the yard and patio at the Fall
Plant Sale from Brookwood Community. Get inspired and ready to renovate and
decorate! For ticket information, directions, and hours visit
www.FallKatyHomeandGardenshow.com or call 832-392-0165.
104.1 KRBE Roula & Ryan Road Show - September 14, 2018, 7:30 PM. Smart
Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479. Admission:
$35-$58. The Roula and Ryan Show takes their popular show on the road
again. Fans will experience everything they love about the show - LIVE - in a
unique, variety-style show, including Roula & Ryan’s Roses, Special K’s Prank
Calls and/or The Mystery Box! Plus, this year’s show will showcase a special
“Game Night Edition,” featuring activities where fans could be a part of the fun
on stage with Roula, Ryan, Producer Eric, Special K, Krystina and Mumbles.
CineBrew Sip & Screen presented by Houston Cinema Arts Society - September
20, 2018, 7:30-10 PM. Admission is free. 8 th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas Street. Join
us for a fun evening full of beer and film as we partner with 8 th Wonder Brewery to
present Richard Linklater’s hilarious 2003 comedy, “School of Rock,” featuring Jack
Black. Special brews, merchandise and memberships will be available! Local, Houstonian
short films will start at 7:30 PM before the movie, which will be screened at 8 PM.
Comedy Night at HPL - Monthly on the 3 rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. Houston Public
Library, 500 Mckinney Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission is free.
The Houston Public Library offers “Open Mic” comedy night where local
and non local comedians, comediennes, ventriloquists and impressionists
of ALL ages present family comedy to the audience. Improv Performers from
Station Theater closes out the night with games that involve the audience.
Everyone who participates in at least one open mic throughout the year become
eligible to participate in the Annual Comedy competition which is held
in December. Prizes in the amounts of $100 and $75 gift cards are given to the
4 winners. Two adult and two youth. Event is free and open to the public. Food
and non alcoholic beverages are allowed in the sitting area during this event
only. You can bring your own food and order from many of the surrounding
food places. All ages.
Beetles, Brew and Barbecue - September 29, 2018, 8:30 AM-4 PM. Balls Out
Burger Main, (FM 2920) and Walnut Streets, Tomball, TX 77375. Admission: All
Spectators free, free parking, $15 entry fee. The North Houston VW Club’s 24 th
annual show takes place at the beautiful park surrounding Tomball’s Historic
Downtown Train Depot. See great cars and sample Texas craft beer from Houston-area
brewers. Mouth-watering Texas-style barbecue, local area vendors of
all kinds and live music onstage. Swap meet area too. All air or water-cooled
Volkswagens are welcomed. Registration is from 8:30-11:00 AM. Awards and
prize winners announced at 3 PM. Over 40 Trophies and Awards! Raffles, door
prizes, the best goodie bags in Texas, manufacturers samples and gift certificates,
local garage gift certificates and discounts, many gift baskets and great
fun! All proceeds benefit local NW Houston charities.
Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference - Weekly
through January 13, 2019. Cistern At Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine Street,
Houston, TX 77007. Times: Wednesday through Friday - 3:30-6 PM; Saturday
and Sunday - 11 AM-6 PM. Admission: $10 per person; $8 for Seniors, Youth
and Students. The Cistern’s distinctive architecture as well as its sheer size
and raw interior, punctuated by a series of rhythmical columns, will make for
an intriguing and interactive experience. Visitors to Carlos Cruz-Diez at the
Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference will be encouraged to wear white or light
colored clothing and will actively participate in viewing as the color changes
creating a sensation of movement.
Open House - Daily from dawn until dusk through February 28, 2019,
admission free. Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002. The artistic
duo, Havel Ruck Projects, made up of local artists, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck,
transformed a previously abandoned house into an interactive temporary
public sculpture. Sourced from Cherry House Moving Company, the 1940s-era
house was originally located in Santa Fe, Texas. After moving the home to Sam
Houston Park in April, Havel and Ruck stripped the structure’s interior and
exterior using drill saws and other tools. They cut circular holes into the walls
and filled them with PVC pipe to create a “Swiss cheese” or “lace” appearance
and collaged the interior walls with vintage images sourced from family, friends
and local resale shops representing the city’s people, places and past.
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes - Daily through September
30, 2018. Houston Museum Of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park
Drive, Houston, TX 77030. Museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes,
a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of
clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most mysterious crimes. The
exhibition features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative
tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes and interactive crime-solving
opportunities. Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to
solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation and just
receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.
Cars and Coffee - through December 29, 2018, 9 AM-12 PM. Gateway Classic
Cars Of Houston, 1910 Cypress Station Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77090.
Admission is free. Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the
month for Cars & Coffee. So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we
want to continue to grow! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet
rides! No Admission fee and everyone is welcome! No cruiser? No sweat bring
the daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics.
Farmers Market at Imperial - Saturdays through December 29, 2018, 9
AM-1 PM, 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Admission is free. In addition
to a wonderful selection of vendors, the Farmers Market brings you family fun!
Each week, the Market features live music, cooking demonstrations or other
seasonal entertainment. Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.
22 September 2018 | Community Newsletter
MAUD MARKS LIBRARY
1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592
LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM,
Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM,
Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed.
To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.
hcpl.net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants
may also register by calling or by visiting the library.
“Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/maudmarkslibrary.
Subscribe to our newsletter at www.hcpl.net/content/it-has-arrived.
We will be closed for Labor Day.
• BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their
next book sales on Saturday, September 1 st and September 29 th
at 10 AM until 4 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and
nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All proceeds
will benefit the library.
• VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY - Volunteer opportunities abound at
the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and
more. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to
two hours a week. If you would like to help in any way, please contact
Elizabeth Herndon at 281-492-8592.
• CHESS WARS - Teens and tweens are invited to join us for Chess Wars!
You played during the summer, now play during the school year! Join
us every Tuesday, beginning September 4 th at 4:45 PM as we battle
it out on the chessboard. Come learn basic strategies and techniques
to up your chess game so you too can play out of this world.
• TEENMAKERS - Teens & tweens in 6 th grade and up are invited to come
MAKE something at the library. This will be a monthly program, which
will include robotics, science experiments, art & crafts and more! We
will be meeting one Thursday a month beginning September 6 th at
4:30 PM. Come have fun and MAKE something!
• TEEN BOOK CLUB - We have started a teen book club! Teens are invited
to join us on Thursday, September 20 th at 4:30 PM as we discuss the
book Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. If you are interested
in joining us, extra copies of the book are available at the checkout desk
beginning September 1 st . Please register if you plan to attend.
• S.C.O.R.E. - The library likes supporting our local businesses. This month,
on Saturday, September 15 th at 1 PM, S.C.O.R.E. will be here to present a
seminar on exporting. Houston is increasing its exporting opportunities.
Here is a chance to get in on the ground floor. Seating is limited.
• DIY WORKSHOP - Ole! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the library.
On the second Tuesday of every month the library hosts a fun
adult time. This month, September 11 th at 2 PM, we will be making
crepe paper marigolds. All materials will be provided.
Community Newsletter | September 2018
• KATY MAKERSPACE - Did you know that the Katy area has its very own
MakerSpace? We’ll be learning all about this special place for creators
and inventors at the library on Tuesday, September 11 th at 7 PM. Harry
Krueger will be here to give us an introduction to Katy MakerSpace and
all you can do there. Makers of all ages and disciplines are encouraged
to join us as we learn everything our new MakerSpace has to offer.
• GREEN THUMB GARDENING - Master Gardeners of Harris County
will once again be bringing their Green Thumb series once a month
where they will discuss various topics unique to gardening in the
Houston area. This month, on September 15 th at 10:30 AM, learn all
about roses, their planting, growing and upkeep. Seating is extremely
limited for this class.
• STAYING FIT AND FLEXIBLE FOR THE LONG HAUL - Senior citizens
and their family members are invited to join us for a new series at the
library. Every 3 rd Friday of the month, experts will be here to discuss
various topics pertinent to senior living. On September 21 st at 10:30
AM, Dr. Robert Rocque will be here to teach us all about physically fit
in our more mature years. Come discover what kind of life is best for
you or your loved one.
• TIMELESS TRAVELERS: GEORGE OBSERVATORY - Seniors 55+ are
invited to join the library’s Timeless Travelers program for a trip to
the George Observatory. The bus will be departing for the George
Observatory on Friday, September 21 st at 4 PM. We will be gaining
first-hand knowledge of the beautiful and awe-inspiring sights of the
night. Seating is extremely limited. Registration required and began
August 31 st .
• COLOR ME RELAXED - What is the newest way for adults to relax and
have a good time? Coloring! The library now has an adult coloring hour
on the 4 th Tuesday of every month. Join us as we color, chat, have a
snack and listen to relaxing music. We will provide plenty of pages for
coloring and colored pencils, although, you are more than welcome
to bring your own.
• BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet
monthly. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of
the month at 1 PM.
• JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Meetings held the third
Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your
favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their
• COMPUTER CLASSES - The library offers a variety of computer classes
each month. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
Seating for this is extremely limited. Registration is required. To see
this month’s classes go to the library’s website www.hcpl.net, click on
“Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.”
• WEDNESDAY WONDERS - Come to the library and let imaginations
soar as you explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art
and Math) with crafts and activities. On Wednesdays at 4:30 PM, the
library will host Wednesday Wonders for ages 6-11. These programs
normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided.
This is a ticketed program. Tickets will be available at 4 PM.
• SUNSET STORYTIME - Bring the entire family out to our bedtime
storytime. This storytime will meet on Tuesdays, September 4 th &
18 th at 6:30 PM. We will have stories, songs and rhymes for the whole
family. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas.
• INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Tuesday morning
at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children,
ages 0 to 12 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about
20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays.
• STORYTIME - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each
Wednesday at 10:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured.
This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers
• PRE SCHOOL EXPLORERS - Is your pre-schooler ready to explore
the world? Children ages 2 ½ to 5 are invited to come to the library on
Wednesdays at 11:15 AM as we learn about the world. There will be
plenty of stations for science and sensory exploration.
• TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months,
are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will
be held on Thursdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. Tickets are required
for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day
of the event.
“Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/maudmarkslibrary.
KATY BRANCH LIBRARY
5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493, 281-391-3509
Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM, Wednesday
1 PM - 8 PM, Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM, Friday 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday CLOSED. Join online at www.hcpl.net or come
by in person and we’ll help you sign up!
• HISPANIC BOOK GROUP/CLUB HISPANO DE LIBROS - First
Wednesday of each month, 6 PM. Every month, a group of Spanish
speaking adults get together to discuss a chosen book. Les invitamos
a que todos los meses se reuna con nosotros para conversar
sobre un libro. Lláme para más información.
• SUPERACION PERSONAL - Second Wednesday of every month,
6 PM. The Katy Branch Library hosts motivational discussions in
• SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS/CLASE DE LA COMPUTADORA -
Every Friday, 4:30 PM. Basic computer classes taught in Spanish.
• ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - The Katy Library offers an array
of computer classes in English - please call for more information.
• MANGO ESL CLASS - Every Friday, 3:30 PM. Learn English with
a group going through Mango Languages, an online computer
• GARDENING CLUB - Every month on the 2 nd Thursday, 11 AM.
Join other gardeners in the area to learn new ways to grow. Bring
your leftover seeds and exchange them for new seeds to try.
• GENEALOGY SQUAD - Every Monday, 2 PM. Bring your lunch and
join us for an informal genealogy get-together. We’ll have computers,
Ancestry.com and other genealogists to help each other with
• KNOTTY & NICE CLUB - Every Wednesday, 1 PM. The Knotty &
Nice Club is the place for you if you want to learn new needlework
techniques, teach someone else or just hang out with other crafters.
Come & join the club!
Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce
Tuesdays, 10:15 AM and 11 AM - Toddler Time
Thursdays, 10:15 AM and 11 AM - Preschool Storytime
HOW TO CELEBRATE READ A BOOK DAY
Read a Book Day comes to us every September 6 th . It may seem strange
to celebrate an activity that plenty of us enjoy many, if not most, days
of the year. But it never hurts to indulge in something extra to make a
cherished activity more enjoyable. You can read outside, enjoy a snack,
reflect on what a favorite book means to you and more. Here are five
ideas to celebrate Read a Book Day.
Read a Book Day fortunately coincides with a time of year that for much
of the globe brings pleasant weather. Late summer often provides the
right amount of sun and heat, begging a reader to bring books outside.
Granted, that’s a bit difficult for those of us who have to spend prime
daylight hours at work or in school, but you can always sneak some
reading time in the early morning, late afternoon or evening. Take your
book to the beach, an outdoor table, the porch or anywhere else that
makes your day of reading a little more special.
Enjoy a Book With Good Food (or a Drink)
C.S. Lewis said that “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine
admirably.” We might take this as a cue for our own Read a Book
Day celebration. There are some things to consider, though. I, for one,
traditionally have trouble finding the right food to eat while reading
(fruit like grapes and strawberries wet my fingers and the pages and
large meals involving fork and knife make holding the book open unwieldy).
But for Read a Book Day, I might put those past failures behind
me. Baked goods like cookies and pastries make for great company,
while coffee and tea are always enhancements to a good story. Heck,
it’s the summer. You might even celebrate the day with a glass of wine
or a special cocktail.
Share a Quote or Reflection on Social Media
Many a book goes unread because it gets lost in the noise. It can be
hard to know what’s worth our attention in the dizzying selection of
books we have available and one of the most important resources we
have as readers is a good recommendation. You can celebrate reading
by excerpting a favorite quote from a book and sharing it on Facebook
or Twitter. If you want to go the extra mile, dress up a favorite title for
a photo on Instagram and caption it with why it means something to
you. Picking the right book intimidates more people than you think
and you never know who you’re helping and who might add your
recommendation to their reading list.
Go Outside of Your Typical Selection Habits
Some readers want to own their books and love bookstores. Some
readers prefer the different selection and freedom of a library. Others
prefer shopping online. All of these habits are great, but it can be
rewarding to try something new. Does your community have a used
bookstore? There’s a lot that might surprise you, especially if you’re
used to going to Barnes & Noble. Do you like to shop online for books?
There are plenty of places where you can get old, unusual, rare or interesting
editions that the major vendors won’t have. Plus, it always
pays to visit your local library. A little difference can go a long way in
reminding you of the wide cultural world of books.
Ask Someone for a Recommendation
Celebrating books goes the other way, too. It’s always good to make
something solitary, like reading, more social. A good way to do this is to
reach out to someone who could give you a recommendation. People
are always happy to share their favorite titles and it’s a nice way to
reconnect with someone over books. After all, a book’s very purpose
is to connect us better to the world in the first place.
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KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
September 3 rd - Holiday - Students and Staff
KATY ISD VARSITY FOOTBALL TICKETS
Season Tickets may be purchased online at www.katyisdtix.com
until the first football game of your schools’ season at the Academy
Sports + Outdoors Student Activities Complex. The season ticket
price is $10 per ticket and $6 per transaction convenience fee for
For Individual Varsity football tickets at Legacy and Rhodes Stadium
the prices are:
Pre-sale on Campus Adults - $6 Students - $4
Gate Prices Adults - $10 Students - $5 (with a valid student ID)
Senior Citizen - Free with Gold Card or $5
(with a valid driver’s license)
Military - Free with ID
Individual tickets also available online,
the Monday of game week.
GOLD CARD CLUB
The Gold Card Club is free to Katy ISD residents who are 65 years of age or
older. To obtain a Gold Card, present a valid driver’s license at the reception
area of the Education Support Complex and fill out a small application.
Questions should be directed to the Katy ISD Communications Department
at 281-396-2308. Membership benefits include the following:
Free or reduced-price admission to most Katy ISD fine arts events such as
plays, musicals and concerts in all district schools with the exception of
fund-raising events such as dinners.
Free admission to district-sponsored regular season athletic events (not
playoffs) at Katy schools and Rhodes Stadium.
Athletic schedules are available through the Katy ISD Athletic Department
website or individual schools. Fine arts schedules are posted on each
school’s website. Many fine arts performances such as band, orchestra
and choir concerts offer a free admission, but some events such as plays,
musical productions or dance shows may require an admission charge.
Reduced-price admissions to these events are available to Gold Card
members. Reservations may be required and some performances may
have limited free-admission seating for Gold Card members.
Gold Card Members that have an original card signed by Dr. Merrell are still
valid. The information on the back of the card has been updated to reflect
that not all plays and other events will always be free.
For more information or to join the Gold Card Club, contact the Katy ISD Communications
Department at 281-396-2308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KATY VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DEC - Approved KISD Varsity Football Schedule 2018 4-6-18
Cinco Ranch Katy Mayde Creek Morton Ranch Seven Lakes James E. Taylor
Stratford Klein Collins Aldine Davis Clear Lake Cy Lakes Ridge Point Cy Ridge Cy Springs
Aug Cinco Ranch Away Legacy Home Aldine Davis Away Challenger Away Cy Lakes Away Ridge Point Away Away Rhodes Home
Friday Aug 24 6:30 Friday Aug 24 4pm TBD TBD TBD Friday Aug 24 7:00 Friday Aug 24 6:30 Friday Aug 24 6:00 Friday Aug 24 TBA Friday Aug 24 4pm
Cy Ranch Northshore Conroe Cy Lakes SB Memorial Atascocita
Ft. Bend Austin
Aug/Sept C-F FCU Stadium Away Legacy Home Legacy Home C-F FCU Stadium Away Tully Away Turner Stadium Away Rhodes Home Rhodes Home
30-1 Thur Aug 30 7:00 Friday Aug 31 6:30 Sat Sept 1 6:00 Sat Sept 1 6:00 Thurs Aug 30 7:00 Fri Aug 31 7:00 Sat Sept 1 7:00 Friday Aug 31 7:30
Jersey Village Atascocita Ft. Bend Austin Cy Ridge Laporte Cy Springs Klein Cain Northbrook
Sept. Pridgeon Away Legacy Home Mercer Away Legacy Home Rhodes Home Rhodes Home Klein Memorial Away Legacy Home
6-8 Fri Sept 7 7:00 Sat Sept 8 6:00 Fri Sept 7 7:00 Fri Sept 7 6:30 Fri Sept 7 7:30 Sat Sept 8 7:00 Fri Sept 7 7:00 Thur Sept 6 6:00
Pearland IPN Aldine Nimitz Westside Ft Bend Austin Deer Park
Sept. Legacy Home Legacy Home Rhodes Home Rhodes Home Mercer Away Abshier Stadium Away AISD Memorial Away Mercer Away
13-15 Sat Sept 15 6:00 Fri Sept 14 6:30 Fri Sept 14 7:30 Sat Sept 15 7:00 Thurs Sept 13 7:00 Fri Sept 14 7:00 Fri Sept 14 7:30 Friday Sept 14 7:00
Parent Night Homecoming Homecoming
Cedar Park Clear Springs Alvin Sam Houston Houston Heights Dickinson Clear Creek OPEN
Sept. Legacy Home Challenger Away Legacy Home Rhodes Home Legacy Home Sam Vitanza Away Veterans Mem. Away
20-22 Fri Sept. 21 6:30 Sat Sept 22 6:30 Sat Sept 22 6:00 Fri Sept. 21 7:30 Thurs Sept 20 6:30 Fri Sept 21 7:00 Fri Sept 21 7:00
JH Night/ 20 Year Parent Night Parent Night
Mayde Creek OPEN Cinco Ranch Taylor Tompkins Morton Ranch
Sept. Rhodes Home Rhodes Away Legacy Away Legacy Away Legacy Home Legacy Home Indian Stadium Away
27-29 Fri Sept 28 7:30 Fri Sept 28 7:30 Sat Sept 29 6:00 Fri Sept 28 6:30 Sat Sept 29 6:00 Fri Sept 28 6:30 Fri Sept 28 7:30
Morton Ranch Tompkins OPEN Cinco Ranch Taylor Seven Lakes Katy Lake Creek
Oct Rhodes Away Rhodes Home Rhodes Home Legacy Home Legacy Away Rhodes Away Legacy Home
4-6 Sat Oct 6 7:00 Fri Oct 5 7:30 Sat Oct 6 7:00 Fri Oct 5 6:30 Fri Oct 5 6:30 Fri Oct 5 7:30 Sat Oct 6 6:00
Taylor Morton Ranch Tompkins Katy OPEN Cinco Ranch
Oct. Rhodes Away Legacy Home Legacy Away Legacy Away Rhodes Home Legacy Home Merrill Green Away
11-13 Fri Oct 12 7:30 Fri Oct 12 6:30 Thurs Oct 11 6:30 Fri Oct 12 6:30 Fri Oct 12 7:30 Thurs Oct 11 6:30 Fri Oct 12 7:30
OPEN Seven Lakes Taylor Tompkins Katy Mayde Creek Morton Ranch A&M Consolidated
Oct. Rhodes Away Legacy Away Rhodes Home Rhodes Home Legacy Home Rhodes Away Legacy Home
18-20 Sat Oct 20 Noon Fri Oct 19 6:30 Fri Oct. 19 7:30 Sat Oct 20 Noon Fri Oct 19 6:30 Fri Oct. 19 7:30 Sat Oct 20 2:00
Katy Cinco Ranch Seven Lakes OPEN Mayde Creek Tompkins
Oct. Legacy Away Legacy Home Rhodes Away Rhodes Home Legacy Away Legacy Home Bower Stadium Away
25-27 Fri Oct 26 6:30 Fri Oct 26 6:30 Fri Oct 26 7:30 Fri Oct 26 7:30 Thur Oct 25 6:30 Thur Oct 25 6:30 Fri Oct 26 7:30
Tompkins Mayde Creek Katy Seven Lakes Morton Ranch OPEN Cinco Ranch Montgomery
Nov. Legacy Home Rhodes Away Rhodes Home Legacy Home Legacy Away Legacy Away Rhodes Home
1-3 Sat Nov 3 11:00 Fri Nov 2 7:30 Fri Nov 2 7:30 Fri Nov 2 6:30 Fri Nov 2 6:30 Sat Nov 3 11:00 Sat Nov 3 2:00
Seven Lakes Taylor Morton Ranch Mayde Creek Cinco Ranch Katy
Nov. Legacy Home Legacy Away Rhodes Home Rhodes Away Legacy Away Legacy Home Rhodes Home
8-10 Fri Nov 9 6:30 Thur Nov 8 6:00 Thurs Nov 8 7:00 Thurs Nov 8 7:00 Fri Nov 9 6:30 Thur Nov 8 6:00 Fri Nov 9 7:30
Community Newsletter | September 2018
TWO KATY ISD HIGH SCHOOLS ARE “BEST IN HOUSTON AREA”
Katy ISD is known to have some of the best schools in the area and just
recently Cinco Ranch High and Seven Lakes High were recognized as
part of the top 100 list of “the best high schools in the Houston area
for 2018” according to the nonprofit organization Children at Risk.
For 13 years, Children at Risk has ranked Texas schools to help
parents, educators and community members understand how
their schools are performing and to spark dialogue on the quality
of public education across Texas. This year Seven Lakes High School
received an A+ and Cinco Ranch received an A.
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district where families find great opportunities for their children to
reach their fullest potential.”
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The SLHS chapter was awarded the Overall International Outstanding
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• Nurture Catholic faith development in each child
and in each child’s family.
• Teach students about prayer and to respect the world
• Allow opportunities for young children to learn socialization skills.
• Encourage self-esteem while teaching acceptable behavior.
• Provide a low teacher-child ratio with caring, experienced staff.
• Offer a curriculum that will help prepare our students for
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• Expose the children to a variety of learning opportunities
like Spanish, motor lab, and music.
• Foster an appreciation of others through charitable
acts of kindness.
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HIGHFLYERS JUMP ROPE TEAM OF KATY
Six members of the Highflyers Jump Rope Team of Katy, Texas competed
in the U.S. National Jump Rope Championship June 20-24, 2018,
in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The team has competed at the National
Championship each year since 2001. Qualification to the Championship
is via a Regional Tournament, which for the second consecutive year,
was hosted by the Highflyers in Katy in late April.
49 teams from across the United States were present at the National
Championship. More than 550 jumpers competed within their age
groups. The top 12 from all age groups progressed to Grand Nationals
on the final day. The competition included individual, pairs and
group entries in speed, power and freestyle events with single rope
and Double Dutch.
The Highflyers had a successful Championship with many members
achieving personal bests and/or placing in their age group. Cinco
Ranch High School Sophomore Stephanie Detgen, won gold in both
30 Second Speed and Double Unders within her age group. In addition,
the team’s four person Double Dutch freestyle team scored sufficiently
high enough in their age group to qualify for Grand Nationals - placing
as the seventh best team in the nation.
The Highflyers Jump Rope Team is a competitive and performance
youth team whose mission is to promote the sport of jump rope as a
fun, heart healthy activity that also promotes teamwork, dedication
WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging
new members. We invite you to join us every
Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club.
Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to
meet new friends and have fun while improving
golfing skills. For more information, contact the
Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.
MONTY BALLARD YMCA AT CINCO RANCH
22807 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy, TX 77494
Monty Ballard YMCA Fall Sports:
Tiny Tots Soccer (age 3 and 4 years)
Youth Soccer League (grades K-7)
Youth flag Football league (grades 1-7)
Youth Volleyball League (grades 3-6)
Teen Volleyball League (grades 7-12)
Teen basketball League (grades 7-12)
Fall tennis lessons (grades K-7)
Start Date for Traditional League
Practice: Week of 9/17/18
Start Date for Tiny Tots Practices:
Week of 9/24/18
First Game Day (Season Starts) 9/29/18
Last game: 11/10/18
For the best pricing to join one of our league,
please see below. You can come into the Monty
Ballard YMCA or Katy Main Street YMCA to register
or go to: www.ymcahouston.org.
Regular Registration period:
8/14/18 to 9/10/18
Extended Registration Period: 9/11/2018
SWIM LESSONS: The Y has been teaching swim
lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels
welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions
available. Call the Y, stop by the welcome center
or visit us online at www.ymcahouston.org/blog/
FALL SOCCER SIGN UPS - KATY/
Registration - Now Open!
Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open
for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for the Fall Season. Games
start on October 6, 2018. FFPS is a non-profit youth
soccer program dedicated to providing a positive youth
sports experience for all children. Founded in 1986 in
Katy, Texas, FFPS has grown to 22 leagues and 16,000
players throughout the Greater Houston area. FFPS offers
children a fun and fair experience, including one practice
per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal
playing time and play every position, co-ed/balanced
teams, positive coaching and more. No tryouts
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Online Registration schedule and fees
(sign up early and save):
Through September 17 th : $124
September 18 th until teams full: $129
Go to www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration
fee includes a full uniform (jersey, shorts and
socks), trophy, trained positive coaches, nice
fields and background checks on all volunteers.
Coaches will call players to schedule practice by
October 2 nd . Practice times and location will be
determined by the coach and team. The schedule
includes eight games, played locally on Saturdays,
October 6 th to December 1 st . Our Katy
league plays at George Bush Park - FFPS Soccer
Complex (20150 Westheimer Parkway). Our Fulshear
League plays at Huggins Elementary (No.
1 Huggins Dr). Our West Houston League plays
at Westside High School (14201 Briar Forest).
Our Westpark/Beltway League plays at Quillian
Center (10570 Westpark Dr). Our Spring Branch/
Memorial League plays at St. Andrew Lutheran
Church (1353 Witte Rd).
For more information, map of all locations or to
sign up, visit www.FFPS.org or call
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR LW SPORTS’
JR. ROCKETS FALL BASKETBALL
AND FALL SOCCER LEAGUES
JR. ROCKETS FALL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Dates: Through October
Ages: 4-15 (boys and girls!)
Each paid participant receives: a Rockets jersey
for games, a FREE ticket to a Houston Rockets
game & an entry into a drawing for a J
ames Harden SIGNED Rockets Jersey!
FALL SOCCER LEAGUE
Dates: Through October
Ages: 3-8 (co-ed)
Each participant will receive a game jersey.
For more information go to:
www.myLWSports.com or call 281-500-8913!
HCYA HOMESCHOOL BASKETBALL
Registration is now open for the
HYCA (Homeschool Christian Youth Association)
is now accepting registrations through October
15 th for the 2018-2019 season. The organization
has been in existence for more than 25 years and
our coaching staff has over 30 years of total experience
with HCYA. We have a number of teams
to accommodate boys ages 8 through the Varsity
Level. We compete against private schools,
public schools and home school organizations.
We practice at Katy Hustle gym.
Visit our website at www.hcyawarriors.com for
AHFC JUNIOR HURRICANES (JHSL)
REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2018 NOW OPEN
The Junior Hurricanes Soccer League (JHSL) is
led by professional United States Soccer Federation
(USSF) licensed staff and is designed for boys
& girls who want to play and have fun in a safe
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and developmentally appropriate environment.
The JHSL program is being offered at multiple
locations and in conjunction with CFSA at the
Schiel Road Complex. To learn more about each
location and to register please visit www.albionhurricanes.org.
Season begins in September!
For those wishing only to train, join us in Katy for
AHFC Friday Night Academy. Visit Katy Youth Soccer
to register for this Friday Fun Program. AHFC
is proud to partner with New Territory and offer
New Territory Thursday Night Academy, a 5-week
Skills Program. Email us at jhsl@albionhurricanes.
org for more information or questions.
Want a more competitive program? Join AHFC!
Call us and we can find you a team: 713-939-7473.
WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB
West Houston Rugby Club offers excellent opportunities
for players of all ages from minis to adults
to participate in one of America’s fastest growing
sports. Our coaches are fully accredited with USA
Rugby and include former European premiership
players. We are a not for profit club with a mission
to provide outstanding club management, a fun
social environment and the feeling of a rugby family.
Registration is now open for the 2018 season at
www.westhoustonrugby.com. Enquiries may be
sent to email@example.com. Come and
join the fastest growing club in Houston!
KATY AREA RUNNING CLUB
The Katy Area Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit
corporation which exists to serve people living
in and around Katy, Texas who have an interest
in running. We are a community of people of all
ages, backgrounds, heritages and abilities who
share a common interest - running! Our focus is on
group runs, having fun, socializing and sharing our
knowledge and experience with our members and
the public. We welcome all who are interested in
joining us. We have a full calendar of runs, events
and socials. We hold group runs every Saturday
morning at the Sergeant Hatch Sports Park off the
south I-10 feeder road just east of Barker Cypress
Rd. On Tuesdays (5 AM and 6:30 PM) we meet at
one of the KISD junior high tracks for speedwork
and on Thursday (6:30 PM) we meet at Crosspoint
Community Church for tempo runs of various
distances and paces. To find out more and to join
our club, visit www.KatyAreaRunningClub.com.
TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB
Track Houston is the nation’s largest and most
successful youth track and field organization. Our
goal is to assist interested boys and girls ages 6
to18 years old in improving their physical fitness
and mental stamina. We have multiple practice
sites in the Greater Houston area including Mc-
Means Junior High School in Katy and Cypress
Lakes High School in Cypress. Visit www.trackhouston.com
to register for a location near you.
KATY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB (KC/KC)
Established March of 2014 (Over 200 Members).
Never paddled before, that’s okay too! We don’t
own a store, don’t purchase anything yet! Join
our meetings and we can answer your questions
and/or assist you in trying out new gear and
equipment. KC/KC is a non-profit organization
with major Sponsors. Must be at least 21 years of
age to join. LIFE VEST/PFD IS A MUST!!!!
We meet every 3 rd Wednesday of each month
at 24638 Kingsland Blvd., Katy TX 77494 (Manta
Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9 PM. For more information,
call Philip at 713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252.
“Remember-Think Safe, Paddle Safe”
Katy Swifts Netball Club invites people to come
and learn about netball and have some fun playing
a great team sport. Open to everyone from
eight years and up including adults. Contact katynetball@netballamerica
for further information.
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men
and youth to join in, play and learn netball,
Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston.
for further information.
You can also “like” the Texas Netball Association
on Facebook to see regular announcements
about netball in the Lonestar State! Also visit
netballamerica.com for general information
about netball in America.
WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY
Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s
flat track roller derby team is now forming. This
isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in
the past. We train derby athletes to compete
according to the rules and guidelines set forth by
WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
We are actively recruiting skaters, referees
and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18
or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or
older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.
com for more information. You can also find us
at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook.
Join up now to become an integral part in
founding and building our league.
Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.
com if you are interested in playing volleyball.
You must be at least 18 years old and be able to
play at intermediate level. We play at different
locations in and around Katy area.
KATY RUGBY CLUB
Want to learn the newest Olympic Sport - Rugby?
All ages welcome - boys & girls, Training every Sunday
2-4 PM at Cinco Ranch High School, For more
information, please visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.
KATY CAVALIER LACROSSE CLUB
The Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club invites you to come
and see what Lacrosse is all about. Join us as we
continue to bring one of the fastest growing team
sports in the United States to the youth of Katy.
Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club offers lacrosse for boys
and girls from Kindergarten thru High School. No
experience needed. For more information visit our
Did you play Lacrosse in college, coached lacrosse
or just love the sport? We are looking for Coaches
for boys and girls. Please contact us for more information
if you would like to volunteer and be a part
of the Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club, 281-942-8822.
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LIVING STONES CHURCH OF
HOUSTON - DISCERNING THE VOICE
OF GOD BY PRISCILLA SHIVER
LADIES BIBLE STUDY
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.,
Ste. H120-300, Katy, TX 77494
All Katy ladies invited! Discerning
the Voice of God by Priscilla Shiver
Ladies Bible Study starts Tuesday,
September 18, 2018, 9:30-11:30 AM
for a 7-week series. Meeting at home
near Tompkins High School. For more
information or to register, visit
KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S
KCWC is part of Stonecroft, a ministry
for women which provides Bible Studies,
Prayer Connections and fellowship
luncheons around the US. Katy Christian
Women also sponsors monthly
Prayer Coffees. These are held on the
second Thursday of each month.
New Bible Studies started in January.
Please visit our website at Katycwc.
org for locations or call Janet Collins
For more information or to RSVP for the
luncheon, please email Nancy at Katycwc@gmail.com
or call 281-232-8338.
KATY WOMEN’S AGLOW
Katy Women’s Aglow, a part of Aglow
International, is a local, spirit-filled
women’s ministry fellowship. We
meet monthly, usually on the fourth
Saturday 10-11:30 AM. We come
together for fellowship, to worship
and to hear inspirational speakers
and testimonies, as well as for special
events. Katy Women’s Aglow is a great
place to make new friends! View our
website for information about current
Bible studies. Prayer meetings, special
events and speaker biographies,
HOPE IMPACTS BIBLE STUDIES
Mondays at the Bagel Café 7-8:30 PM.
Bible Study includes dinner. Located
631 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
Thursdays 12-1:30 PM, Ladies Discovery
Bible Study and lunch on the first
3 weeks of the month. Hope Impacts
office is located at 802 Dominion Suite
300, Katy, TX 77450. Registration is required
and onsite childcare provided
upon advance request. Minimum participation
2, Maximum 10. Questions
call 713-705-7884 ask for
Marilyn or Tina.
PROPHETIC BIBLE STUDY
FROM THE TORAH
Prophetic Bible Study from the Torah
starting with Leviticus chapter 23, “the
feasts of the Lord,” using authentic Hebrew
Scrolls and the New Testament.
The lessons are in English, Chinese
and partially finished in the Russian
language. Lessons are web based until
a group study is formed in Katy http://
scrolls4all.org. Contact: Gary Zimmerman
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
SENIOR ADULT NEWS
Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults
get together on Monday afternoons
from 1-4 PM for a time of fellowship,
prayer and games... Come join the fun!
Trinity Baptist Church is located at
10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of
Spring Green and Fry). For more information,
visit www.trinity-katy.org or
call the church office at 281-579-6724.
Epiphany conducts their bingo games
every Friday night except holidays.
THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED
DURING ALL BINGO GAMES. They have
security, lighted parking, big screen
color monitor, computerized bingo
equipment, snack bar and large cash
prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach
programs. Epiphany Catholic
Church, Church Community Center,
1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and
Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind
Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland
Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30
PM and regular games at 8 PM. For
more info, call the bingo hall number
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE
CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO
At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic
Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is
being played in our Parish Hall every
Friday evening except Holidays. Doors
open at 7 PM, games start at 7:15 PM
with four Early Bird games. Regular
games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will
benefit community outreach and Religious
Education programs. The Church
is located in downtown Katy at 5356
Eleventh St. You can get to the church
if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland
Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second
stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh
St., turn left and the Church Hall will be
on your right one block down. For more
info., call 281-391-4758.
30 September 2018 | Community Newsletter
ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
Made with the most perfectly tender,
juicy, chicken meatballs! So hearty
and flavorful. Not to mention, it’s
simple, quick and easy!
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
8 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup uncooked acini di pepe pasta
1 sprig rosemary
3 cups baby spinach, chopped
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
For the chicken meatballs
1/2 pound ground chicken
1/2 pound chicken sausage, casing removed
1/3 cup Panko
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, chicken sausage, Panko,
Parmesan, egg, oregano, basil, parsley and garlic powder; season
with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands,
stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 3/4-to-1-inch meatballs,
forming about 25-30 meatballs.
• Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over
medium heat. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides
are browned, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined
plate; set aside.
• Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the stockpot. Add garlic,
onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender,
about 3-4 minutes. Stir in thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.
• Whisk in chicken stock and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Stir in acini di
pepe, rosemary and meatballs; reduce heat and simmer until pasta
is tender and meatballs are cooked through, about 9-12 minutes.
• Stir in spinach, lemon juice and parsley until spinach has wilted,
about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
• Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Damn Delicious
Community Newsletter | September 2018
You could make this on National Apple Dumpling Day September 17 th !
1 pastry for double-crust pie
6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups water
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Butter a 9x13 inch pan.
On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a large rectangle, about 24 by
16 inches. Cut into 6 square pieces. Place an apple on each pastry square
with the cored opening facing upward. Cut butter into 8 pieces. Place 1
piece of butter in the opening of each apple; reserve remaining butter for
sauce. Divide brown sugar between apples, poking some inside each cored
opening and the rest around the base of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and
nutmeg over the apples.
With slightly wet fingertips, bring one corner of pastry square up to the top
of the apple, then bring the opposite corner to the top and press together.
Bring up the two remaining corners and seal. Slightly pinch the dough at
the sides to completely seal in the apple. Repeat with the remaining apples.
Place in prepared baking dish.
In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, vanilla extract and reserved butter.
Place over medium heat and bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Boil for 5
minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Carefully pour over dumplings.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Place each apple dumpling in
a dessert bowl and spoon some sauce over the top.
You could make this on National Eat a Hoagie Day September 14 th !
1/2 pound cooked ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced
1 pound processed American cheese, sliced
2 cups mayonnaise
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 onion, chopped
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, diced
12 hoagie rolls, torn into pieces for dipping
Tear the ham, salami and
American cheese into small pieces.
Place in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, blend the mayonnaise and oregano.
Mix the mayonnaise mixture into the ham mixture 1/2 cup at a time,
until meats and cheese are well coated. Mix in the onion.
Before serving, mix in the lettuce and tomatoes.
Serve with the hoagie roll pieces for dipping.
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