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CONCORD BRIDGE BOARD MEMBERS
Mary Ann Harvey, President
Maria Cutlip VicePres.
Sandra Peters,, Secretary
Trudy Culp, Treasurer
Margarita Engebretson, Member at Large
*Mail all Board correspondence to
CB Board of Directors,
c/o Preferred Management Services
P.O. Box 690269 Houston, TX 77269
CONCORD BRIDGE WEBSITE www.preferredmgt.com/concordbridge
Sandra Peters 713-806-3886
Krenek Printing Co. www.krenekprinting.com 281-463-8649
Concord Bridge Pet Hotline 281-468-9414
www.facebook.com/#!/Concord Bridge PetHotline
SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
Sharlondrea Basquine-Franklin, Board Pres. 713-931-7066
CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111
Horsepen Bayou- MUD
Billing Questions 281-290-6500
Service & Repair 281-290-6503
Comcast Communications 713-341-1000
Reliant Energy 713-207-2222
WCA Waste Corporation of Texas 281-368-8397
Texas Pride Disposal- Horsepen Bayou MUD
Constable, Contract 99 281-463-6666
Cy-Fair Fire Dept. 911
Non Emergency 713-466-4073
MUD 102 Harris County Sheriff Office 713-221-6000
Horsepen Bayou MUD-Constable Precinct 5 281-463-6666
Cy-Fair Hospital 281-890-4285
Memorial City Hospital 713-932-3000
Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661
Post Office-Griffith Station 1-800-275-8777
Lee Elementary 713-849-8281
Hairgrove Elementary 713-896-5015
Truitt Middle School 281-856-1100
Cypress Ridge HS 281-807-8000
The pool will be open weekends through September 30, 2018. Pool hours
will be 11 AM to 8 PM. Each pool tag admits one resident and one guest.
Children under 10 will not be issued pool tags but must be accompanied by
an adult with a pool tag.
Deed restrictions are in place to maintain continuity within the neighborhood.
Without these standards, a home could be left in disrepair or abandoned
and could become a plight to our neighborhood. At entrances to
the neighborhood, there are signs declaring deed restrictions are strictly
enforced and when you purchased the home you were given a copy of the
deed restrictions. Please remember, this is a legal document in place to
protect the value of your home.
If your home is not in good repair, it not only affects the value of it, but the
surrounding homes. In order to maintain our values, it is mandatory that
everyone make the necessary repairs, remove the mildew and/or paint as
Inoperable vehicles are to be repaired or removed. Covering them with
covers or tarps does not change the fact that they are not in compliance
with the deed restrictions. Motorized vehicles cannot be parked in the yard
or on your porch.
Preferred Management handles most of the business transactions for
Concord Bridge under the direction of your Board of Directors. If you don’t
understand any correspondence from Preferred Management, please call
for clarification. The homeowners association pays for all correspondence
related to deed restrictions, therefore duplicate letters cost all of us additional
fees. Do not ignore correspondence from Preferred Management!
DO NOT IGNORE VIOLATION LETTERS.
CONCORD BRIDGE SERVICES
Services in Concord Bridge are provided by two different municipal
utility districts. Areas covered and service providers are shown
below. The overhead power lines running north and south through
the subdivision is the dividing line between the MUD district responsibilities.
HORSEPEN BAYOU MUD
Concord Bridge Sections 1 through 5 and
Concord Bridge North, Sections 2 and 3.
• Law Enforcement Patrol - Harris County Constable
Precinct 5 - 281-463-6666
• Water & Sewer Services - Municipal District Services, LLC
Billing, new service, disconnect questions - 281-290-6507
Problems - 281-290-6503
• Trash collection and recycling - Texas Pride Disposal
Recycle Day is Monday
HARRIS COUNTY MUD 102
Concord Bridge Section 6 and Concord Bridge North Section 1.
• Law Enforcement Patrol - Harris County Sheriff’s Office -
• Water & Sewer Services - Municipal District Services, LLC
Billing, new service, disconnect questions -
Problems - 281-290-6503
• Trash Collection and recycling - WCA Waste Corporation
of Texas - 281-368-8397 Recycle Day is Monday
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NEXT GARAGE SALE DATE
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8 AM to 2 PM
CONCORD BRIDGE PET HOTLINE IS ON FACEBOOK
PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS JUDGES
Would you like to judge the holiday decorations this year? Usually we
ask everyone to be sure to turn their lights on the 2 nd or 3 rd weekend
of December. The date will be determined by the judges and posted
online and on the marquees. If you are interested, please contact Preferred
Management Services at 281-897-8808.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 5
Many services are offered by Precinct 5 that you may not be aware of.
Following is a brief description of some of these services and information
on how to find out more.
You can sign up on the Precinct 5 website and receive a text message
or email when important events are taking place in your district. The
alerts will contain relevant information regarding events. You may
unsubscribe at any time.
Citizen’s Police Academy
Learn about the various aspects of being a police officer. Some classes
will include hands on participation. The course is held two and a half
hours once a week for nine weeks. You must be 21 age and up in order
to participate. There is an application on the Precinct 5 website.
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Operation Safe Child
Precinct 5 has two certified child safety technicians who are partnering
with Texas Children’s Hospital to demonstrate the proper usage and
installation of car seats. They have current information regarding
styles, brands, recalls and the proper way to secure a child based on
age, height and weight. There will be quarterly sessions where you can
bring your child and their child seat to learn the proper way to install
and remove it. For more information and to sign up go to the website.
Home Safety Inspections
Upon your request, Precinct 5 will schedule a free home inspection
with one their certified Crime Prevention Specialists. These officers,
certified in both home and commercial inspections, will make simple
suggestions on how to better secure your home. This inspection could
save you 5% to 10% on your homeowners insurance. To participate,
contact Deputy John Jerome Kovar at 281-642-8814 or by email at john.
There are other services available to local citizens. You can visit the website
for additional information and to sign up for the available services.
MOBILE APP AND WEBSITE
Preferred Management Services AAMC has created Preferred Link,
a mobile app and website for your community.
Get important HOA information and connect with your association.
Multiple ways to join:
• Text “preferredlink” to 59248 and receive a text back with
a mobile app download link.
• Search for the mobile app “Preferredlink” in Google Play store.
• On your computer log in to: https://concordbridge.nabrnetwork.com/
and follow the directions.
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As a homeowner you have certainly responsibilities. You are obligated
to pay taxes and homeowners association fees. Often people assume
that is the extent of their responsibilities.
There were deed restrictions set forth by the developer of the subdivision
with the intent of maintaining your home’s value.
As many of us have realized recently, these responsibilities often seem
to encroach on our ability to maintain our home in any manner we
wish. However, these deed restrictions are registered with the county
and your association has the obligation to remind us when they are
Sidewalks are a topic that has been discussed a lot recently. In years
past, the county had often repaired them. However, these are a part
of the homeowner’s responsibility. This work is not the responsibility
of Harris County or Concord Bridge HOA. Homeowners must have and
must maintain the sidewalk on their property.
If you do not have a copy of the deed restrictions for your section in
Concord Bridge, please contact Preferred Management Services and
request a copy.
Harris County Constables Office
Precinct 5 - Patrol Stats
911 Hang up 2 Accident/Auto-Pedest 0 Accident/FSGI 3
Acci/Unk Maj Min 1 Accident/Major 2 Accident/Minor 8
Accidental Injury 0 Alarm Holdup 0 Alarm Local 31
Alarm/Rep. Site 3 Alarm Vehicle 0 Alarm/Sil/Pan/Hu 0
Animal Aggressive 1 Animal/Humane 2 Animal/Livestock 0
Arson/Fire 0 Assault 0 Assault/Family 1
Burglary/Business 0 Burglary/Hab 2 Burglary/Motor Vehicle 7
Car-Jacking 0 Check Business 150 Check Park 0
Check School 0 Child Cusdy Disp 1 Compliance Check 1
Contract Check 358 Credit Card Abuse 2 Criminal Mischief 5
Discharge Firearm 0 Dist/Family 5 Dist/Fireworks 0
Dist/weapon 1 Dist/Loud Noise 1 Dist/Other 5
Domestic/Prevent 3 DOA 0 Drug/OD/Poss 0
DWI 1 Follow Up 14 Forgery 0
Fraudulent Use ID 2 In Progress 1 Indecent Exposure 0
Incident Report 6 Information Call 28 K9 Deployment 1
Meet the Citizen 17 Mental Case 0 Missing Person 0
MUD Building Check 25 Neighborhood Check 1 Out to Lunch 2
Parking Lot Check 6 Private Party Tow 1 Probation Verification 0
Property Found/Lost 0 Referred External 0 Referred Internal 0
Road Rage 2 Robery Individual 0 Runaway 0
Solicitors 1 Special Assignment 1 Stranded Motor Vehicle 1
Subject Stop 0 Susp Person 8 Telephone Harassment 2
Terroristic Threat 0 Theft/Business 1 Theft/Other 0
Theft/Residence 2 Theft/Shoplifter 0 Traffic Initiative 7
Traffic Hazard 7 Traffic Stop 39 Traffic Pursuit 0
Unknown Med Emerg. 0 Vacation Watch 92 Van Run 0
Vehicle Abandoned 3 Vehicle Repossession 0 Vehicle Speeding 0
Vehicle Stickered 0 Vehicle Stolen 0 Vehicle Suspicious 24
Vehicle Recovery 0 Warrant Service 1 Welfare Check 4
Writ Check 0
These numbers are based on a report of calls made by the Horsepen Bayou MUD contract officers. This
covers a large portion of Concord Bridge, Eldridge Park, McKindrie Park and various business areas
within the Horsepen Bayou MUD district.
Our contract program is successful with the cooperation of residents and officers. If you have
information regarding illegal or suspicious activities, contact the dispatcher, or flag down one of our
patrolling officers. Dispatch # 281-463-6666.
Remember that our constables offer this valuable service. School is out
and the kids are bored. They often are unsupervised and seek thrills in
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dangerous and malicious ways. If your home will be unoccupied while
your family is enjoying a vacation, you can complete a vacation watch
form and submit it to one of the officers patrolling in the neighborhood.
There are other services available to local citizens. You can visit the
appropriate website for additional information and to sign up for the
4 September 2018 | Concord Bridge Community Newsletter
HARRIS COUNTY ALARM PERMIT
A permit is required for all alarms in Harris County. Obtaining the required
permit will avoid the issuance of a citation and excessive false alarm fees.
The permit application can be downloaded from the Harris County
Sheriff’s Office website at www.hcso.hctx.net and click on forms. The
application should be completed and mailed with the appropriate fees
to the address shown on the application. A new permit will cost $35 and
annual renewals are $10. Should you have any questions, please contact
the Alarm Detail office at 713-755-4600 during normal business hours.
CONCORD BRIDGE PETS
Have you lost a pet or found a dog or cat? You can contact the Concord
Bridge Pet Hotline at 281-468-9414 and on the Facebook account, www.
You can use this source to report lost and found animals. This has been
a great help in returning lost and found animals to their owners. Even
if you don’t have access to Facebook, you can call 281-468-9414. It is
far more efficient than posting illegal signs all over the neighborhood.
Another great source for finding a lost pet or reporting a rescued one
Harris County requires that all pets be on a leash or confined within your
yard. Unleashed dogs are a nuisance to your neighbors and other pets.
Please pick up all dog waste and dispose of it properly. Remember, our
children play in the park areas and their yards. It’s very inconsiderate of you
to allow your dog to defecate if others yards and the parks. When walking
your dogs, please be prepared to remove any waste they may leave behind.
TRASH PICK UP
Please remember that our trash pick up days are Monday and Thursday.
Heavy trash day is Thursday and the trash company is required to
pick up heavy items approved on their retrieval list. If a holiday falls
on trash day, it will not be picked up the next day. It will be picked
up the next scheduled pick up day.
RECYCLING IS IMPORTANT
MONDAY is recycle day for ALL SECTIONS of Concord Bridge. The bins
provided by Texas Pride Disposal are to be used for recycle only!
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If you have old paint buckets, water based, enamel, stains and sealers,
they can be taken to the Harris County Paint Disposal site, 11500 South
Post Oak Rd., 713-551-7355. This is a free service offered by the county.
The hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 AM to 3 PM. You need
a copy of your water bill to verify your address.
There is also Harris County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located
at 6900 Hahl Rd. Hahl Rd. is off W. Little York, just east of Hwy 290. This
facility is open Wednesday from 9 AM to 2 PM and every 2 nd Saturday
from 9 AM to 2 PM. It is open on the 4 th Saturday as shown on their
calendar. You can access this information at www.eng.hctx.net.
Click on the HHW in the list of departments.
CenterPoint Energy depends on the assistance of customers to help
identify streetlights in need of repair. If you notice a streetlight outage
or a streetlight on during daylight hours, visit CenterPoint Energy’s
website https://slo.centerpointenergy.com to report the issue.
You may also call 713-207-2222 to report an outage.
When reporting a streetlight in need of repair,
it is important to provide the following:
• Light number
• Location description
• Streetlight address, city, state and zip
• Problem description
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CONCORD BRIDGE 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 subdivision, 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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SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY,
H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING
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YORKTOWN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6
September 28 th and 29 th
VISIT THE 2018 ST. MARY’S FALL GIFT MARKET!
On Friday, September 28 th and Saturday, September 29 th from 9 AM to 4 PM,
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting its 13 th annual Fall Gift Market. This is the
ideal event to kick off your holiday shopping and decorating! The convenient
location at the corner of Louetta Road and N. Eldridge Parkway makes it easy
to shop the selection of unique jewelry, home decor, creative toys, handcrafted
gifts, collectibles, pottery, candles and trendy clothing for ladies and children.
The Fall Gift Market also features The Tea Room offering the famous taco soup,
sandwiches, desserts and homemade baked goods, plus the Silent Auction
benefiting church-affiliated projects and outreach. For more information,
please visit stmaryscypress.org or call Michelle at 832-559-8726.
1 ST ANNUAL RUN WILD RUN FREE 5K RUN/WALK
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
SHOTS FOR HOLLY SLATES ANNUAL KICKOFF
Flu season is around the corner and the Shots for Holly crew is gearing
up for its busiest time of the year. Founder and president, Dr. Michelle
Becker, said the group’s annual kickoff party is slated for Saturday,
September 8 th , 2-5 PM at Creekwood Grill, 12710 Telge Road, Cypress,
Texas 77429. A kickoff party might seem odd for flu season, but this is
the fifth year the organization has held such an event.
There will be a few silent auction items and Chinese raffle items. Proceeds from
the auction and raffle will help us cover the cost of flu shots for those in need. The
band SoulShine will be on-hand to provide the soundtrack for the afternoon.
Shots for Holly is a 501(c)(3) charity organization. In 2018, Shots for Holly
was named the CyFair Houston Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of
the Year. For more information, go to www.shotsforholly.org.
ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE
St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will be hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday,
September 30 th beginning at 8:30 AM. A mobile unit will be in the parking
lot until 12:30 PM. To donate, you must be a least 17 years of age,
at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. If just 20 people donate,
we can save 60 lives! It only takes about 15 minutes, so please stop by.
Save a life - donate blood. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road
(at Queenston). For more information, visit us at www.st.cuthbert.org.
BACK TO SCHOOL PARENT EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Wyndham Energy Corridor, 14703 Park Row Drive,
Houston Texas 77079
8:30 AM: Open Registration
9:30 AM-2:30 PM: Instruction 2:30-3 PM: Audience Q&A
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alternative to the streets, providing shelter, meals, clothing, community and guidance
towards a brighter future to Houstons homeless and mentally ill.
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Disney Magical Express, transportation from Orlando International
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Transportation to Resort and parks included via Disney Transportation
Enjoy “Magic Hours” - extra time at the park before or after it closes to
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Drawing will be held at the Magnificat House Gala and Auction on
Saturday, Oct. 6th 2018
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WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
September 15-22, 2018
County Fair celebrates 150 Years of Texas History! Oldest county fair still going
strong! The Washington County Fair Association will celebrate the Washington
County Fair Sesquicentennial Celebration September 15-22, 2018 in Brenham, TX.
The Association and Long Films Studios will commemorate Texas’s oldest county
fair through a locally produced documentary of former residents, multi-generational
family accounts, fair visitors, historians and participants to share their stories and
experiences. In addition, any newspaper, historical documents or former exhibits
have been shared for history recording purposes. The 2018 Washington County
Fair will be held in Brenham, TX. For full lineup and complete details, please visit
Anyone with supporting information that is interested in participating is being encouraged
to attend the fair this year and to schedule an interview time by calling Anita Long
at 713-677-9736 or going to www.longfilmsstudio.com. For additional information,
please contact Anita Long, 713-677-9736 or Roger Chambers at 979-830-7708.
MAGNIFICAT HOUSES, INC.
50 YEAR CELEBRATION GALA AND AUCTION
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
The Bell Tower on 34 th , 901 W. 34 th St., Houston, TX 77018
Please join us for cocktails, dinner, auction and celebrating founder Rose Mary
Badami who at 94 years old, started Magnificat House 50 years ago.
The 50 th Anniversary Magnificat House Gala Celebration will feature honorary Chair
Mayor Sylvester Turner and aims to raise funds for Magnificat House. Magnificat
House has been a Houston institution for 50 years, offering faith, hope and charity
by providing housing, food, work and spiritual support while our residents - of all
races and creeds - build their lives in community. For more information on Magnificat
House, Inc. and tickets for the 50 th Year Celebration Gala and Auction visit
CONCORD BRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE
West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8 AM to 2 PM
COPPERBROOK NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE
West Rd - east of Hwy 6
Saturday, October 6, 2018
SOUTHDOWN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Saturday, October 6 th , 8 AM-12 Noon
Rain date will be October 13 th .
STONE GATE FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Located off Queenston between Barker Cypress and West Road
Saturday, October 6 th , 7 AM-12 Noon
COPPER VILLAGE GARAGE SALE
West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston
Saturday, October 13 th , 8 AM-12 Noon
MIDDLEGATE VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE
Saturday October 13, 2018, 7 AM-3 PM
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NORTHMEAD VILLAGE FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
The Northmead Village Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday,
October 13, 2018 from 7 AM until 4 PM. Signs will be posted
throughout the community one week prior to the event. Residents
who wish to participate should set-up in their respective driveways.
Off West Rd, near Hwy 6.
WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE
Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.
October 13, 2018
COPPERFIELD PLACE VILLAGE GARAGE SALE
Date: Saturday, October 20 th , 7 AM-5 PM
SYDNEY HARBOUR FALL GARAGE SALE
Cypress Rosehill and Huffmeister
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 AM-12 noon
ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD FALL GARAGE SALE
Come shop for great deals throughout the neighborhood as Aberdeen
Green residents have their huge Semi-annual Community Garage Sale
on Saturday, October 27 th from 7 AM until 2 PM! Aberdeen Green is
located on Telge Road at West Road, south of Hwy. 290.
CRAFT SHOWS / FESTIVALS
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!!
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ST. EDITH STEIN FALL FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018, Noon to 8 pm
Food, games, beer, bingo, live music and shopping.
Located at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church,
3311 N. Fry Road, Katy, TX 77449.
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!
SAINT AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
FALL FESTIVAL AND HOLIDAY MARKET
Sunday, October, 28 th , 10 AM-5 PM
13131 Fry Road, Cypress, TX
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church will hold its 5 th Annual Fall Festival and
Holiday Market on Sunday, October, 28 th at 13131 Fry Road just South of
290. Our festival features Market Booths, Children’s Area, Food Trucks,
Silent Auction, Live Music throughout the day, Cake Walk, Trunk N Treat
at 3 PM, Blessing of Animals at 4 PM. Lots of vendors with a variety of
goods for sale. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Interested in being a vendor? For additional information and register
online, visit our website http://aidanschurch.org/fallfest. If you prefer
to mail in your registration, you can obtain a Booth Reservation form
by contacting us at 281-373-3203 or email email@example.com.
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HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR OPPORTUNITY AWAITS
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. If you are
a vendor who would like to showcase your arts, crafts, seasonal décor,
etc. at our event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or application.
VENDOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Are you crafty? Are you a distributor for a specialty item? Saint Aidan’s
Episcopal Church’s ACE Committee has opened vendor registration for
our 5 th Annual Fall Festival and Holiday Market! The Market will be held
Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 10 AM-5 PM. Saint Aidan’s is located in
Cypress at 13131 Fry Road - just south of Hwy 290. Our festival features
Market Booths, Children’s Area, Food Trucks, Silent Auction, Live Music
throughout the day, Cake Walk, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Drive, Trunk
N Treat and Blessing of Animals. For more information and to register
online, visit our website at http://aidanschurch.org/fallfest, email
email@example.com or call 281-373-3203 for a registration form.
FUN RUN/WALK FOR HEROES
The purpose of The Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes
fundraiser is to 1) Raise Funds to Build a $1.5 million dollar Veterans
Memorial in the Bridgeland Community in Cypress, Texas, 2) Support
Immediate needs for Veterans in the Community and 3) Continue our
Bridgeland Veterans Memorial Day, Bridgeland Veterans Day Festivals
and Christmas Toys for Veterans’ Children Programs. Please see our
amazing conceptional design video for the Memorial Site at: www.
youtube.com/watch?v=mDsCn_7brn0 or by searching for
“The Veterans Memorial at Bridgeland” on youtube.com.
The Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes will be held
October 20, 2018, at 8 AM at Bridgeland’s Festival Park in Cypress, TX.
The event will include a 5k walk/run and a 9 AM children’s superhero
costume 1k run/walk, along with booth vendors, entertainment and
activities for the children. The children’s walk is open to strollers and
wagons. The event is open to anyone. Please register for the event
at bridgelandrunforheroes2018.eventbrite.com or make a monetary
contribution. We know this will be an exciting and fun family event,
but we need your help! Any item, service or monetary donation you
contribute is greatly appreciated. In exchange, you will receive excellent
community exposure. We provide great sponsorship benefits as well.
The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans, Inc. is an IRS approved
501(c) (3) tax-exempt corporation. If you would like more information,
please contact Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE OF CY-FAIR
Benefiting the American Cancer Society
Come join us on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 1 PM for our
14 th Annual Golf Tournament at Windrose Golf Club. Create a team, join
as an individual, challenge your co-workers, make it a group outing!
Tournament Entry Fee: $100/Person or $400/Team.
Checks made payable: HP Relay For Life
Checks mailed to Stacie Hemann: Attn: 14 th Annual Golf Tournament
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Team Size: 1 Team = 4 Persons
Location: Windrose Golf Club, 6235 Pine Lakes Blvd., Spring, TX 77379
Time: Shot Gun Start at 1 PM
Includes: Green Fee, Cart & Range Balls, Lunch & Dinner, 4 Drinks Tickets
Awards: 1 st Place, 2 nd Place, 3 rd Place Teams, Most Honest Team, Closest
To Pin (4 Different Holes) & Longest Drive (3 Different Holes)
BIRDIES “FORE” THE CHILDREN 7 TH ANNUAL
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
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.
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CHURCH GARAGE SALE CYPRESS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP
Saturday, November 3 rd , 7 AM-1 PM
17330 West Little York Rd., Houston TX 77084
Rain or shine, this is an inside Garage Sale! Lots and lots of treasures,
priced to sell. Proceeds will benefit our missions work in Mexico, including
a Children’s Home, building more dormitory’s to house children, youth
and adults for camps and retreats and to support missionaries there.
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 at Lisab0912@gmail.com.
ST. CUTHBERT CHURCH IS SEEKING VENDORS
St. Cuthbert Church, located at 17020 West Road, is seeking vendors for
our Thirteenth Annual International Festival on Saturday, November
3 rd . The Festival honors all of the different countries, heritages and
backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse congregation.
The Festival includes food, entertainment, activities for children and
youth and so much more to learn about our world. We are especially
interested in showcasing vendors with wares from other countries and
cultures in addition to arts, crafts and seasonal décor. Contact sally@
stcuthbert.org for more information and/or an application.
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20 TH ANNIVERSARY ADAM J SKINNER
MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
November 8, 2018
Shotgun start 11 AM. This annual golf tournament benefits
the Adam J. Skinner Memorial Scholarship of the
Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. In the 20 years since the
tournament was established, more than $111,000 has
been given to the Adam Skinner Memorial Scholarship.
The Cypress-Fairbanks Educational Foundation
(CFEF) makes it possible to award the scholarship in Adam’s
name for years to come. The scholarship is funded
by family and friends on holidays and Adam’s birthday
and a large portion has been donated from some of the
proceeds from the Adam J. Skinner Memorial Golf Tournament
every year. The Skinners wanted the scholarship
to be given to a student who emulates some of Adam’s
traits and interests, someone who is outgoing, optimistic
and extremely energetic, possibly playing team sports,
choir, high school drama, debate or Boy Scouts of America
participation. Thanks to these golf tournaments, the
scholarship amount was increased to $12,000 in 2017
and is available to any eligible Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Blackhorse Golf Club 12205 Fry Rd. Cypress, TX 77433
Format for the day:
9 AM: Registration & Lunch
11 AM: Scramble-Shotgun Start
4 PM: Awards Dinner
Contact Information: Co-Chair Mark McShaffry, The
Backyard Grill 281-897-9200; Eric Dunlap, Cy-Fair Houston
Chamber of Commerce 281-373-1390
$25 DINNER ONLY (at Awards Dinner)
RAFFLE TICKETS - $10 EACH, 6 FOR $50 or 15 FOR $100
APOLLO CHAMBER PLAYERS
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3 PM
Apollo Chamber Players sees a unique opportunity to challenge the traditional notions
of classical chamber music presentation and audience engagement by highlighting
the rich cultural influences and folkloric traditions of various world cultures. Their
program will feature: a selection from Villa Lobos and Leo Brouwer string quartets,
as well as a work by a Brazilian film composer Marcelo Zarvos and Barber’s ‘Adagio
for Strings’ in observation of 9/11.
Performance location: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes
Dr., Houston TX 77069. Tickets: $12 adult, $10 senior, $6 student/child
This is a child friendly performance. All ages are welcome. For tickets: online at www.
cypresscreekface.org or call 281-440-4850
HNAM FIRE DANCES CONCERT
The Houston New Arts Movement explores the fiery and passionate music from South
American and Spanish origins in the third concert of their Light and Shadows season, Fire
Dances, September 8 th and September 14 th at 7 PM, at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
and Houston Piano Company, respectively. (Tickets available at www.artsmove.net).
Fire Dances brings to life works of Spanish composers and music inspired by the sounds
that are traditionally Spanish and/or Latin-American in nature.
A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER
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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
10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070
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Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinees at 3 PM
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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
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ART COLONY ASSOCIATION TO CELEBRATE 47 YEARS
WITH BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN
The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) will celebrate 47 years of fine
art and giving back to local non-profits as it spotlights 300 artists at
Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston, Saturday and Sunday,
October 13-14, 2018, 10 AM - 6 PM at 901 Bagby Street. Cost $12 online
and $15 at the gate.
The sophisticated gallery will transform the streets of Downtown into
artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. As one of the top
outdoor fine art festivals in the U.S., the weekend festival will provide
guests with the opportunity to see and purchase unique, custom art
under the iconic Houston skyline. Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will
benefit local non-profits and feature live music in front of City Hall and
throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations,
food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy. In the Children’s Creative
Zone, the festival’s non-profit partners will host art activities for
all ages and include a cool interactive place to hang out.
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Celebrating 47 years since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival,
now known as Bayou City Art Festival, ACA has provided a venue for over
20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from
all over the world. Every year, a new jury selects participating artists,
some new and some returning. This helps create a fresh and different
festival year after year.
For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtag #HouArtFest,
like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can
subscribe to our newsletter here: http://artcolonyassociation.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=748035e06d248e81e269eb2d7&id=c50e0ad242.
HARRIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER
The Texas A&M AgriLife extension Service and the Harris County Master
Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of
Lectures. These presentations are free and there are no reservations.
For questions please call 713-274-0950.
GREEN THUMB GARDENING SERIES OF LECTURES
ROSES: PLANTING, GROWING & UPKEEP
September 15, 2018: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.
Maud Smith Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd. Katy.
September 18, 2018: 6:30-8:30 PM.
Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale.
Due to Harvey damage, there is no access to the Bear Creek Extension.
Open Garden Day has been relocated to the Weekley Community Center
at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Houston. We won’t have outdoor gardens, so
the activities will focus on nature crafts, small plants in pots and games.
OPEN GARDEN DAY, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
September 25, 2018: 10-11:15 AM. Weekley Community Center,
8440 Greenhouse Rd. Free. Registration required by
Sunday, September 23rd to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LW SPORTS KIDS VOLLEYBALL AND
NFL FLAG FOOTBALL
NFL Flag Football
Ages: 3-13 (co-ed)
Each paid participant receives:
reversible NFL Flag jersey and flags
Ages: 8-15 (co-ed)
Each participant will receive a 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 more information.
The West Houston Thunder is a baseball program
for homeschool boys between the ages
of 8-18. Spring try-outs will be the week of
November 12 th . Spring registration will be in
January. We offer baseball programs for Elementary,
Middle School and High School level
competition. We regularly compete against
schools, leagues, select teams and other homeschool
teams. Our practice location is Memorial
Ashford Little League, 12900 Westmere
Drive, Houston. Contact info@WestHouston-
Thunder.org for more information or go to
our website at www.westhoustonthunder.org.
KIDS’ RUNNING TEAM REGISTRATION
STARTS SEPTEMBER 10 TH
The Northwest Flyers Track Club Youth Cross
Country Team kicks off the fall season with a
mandatory orientation meeting for parents
and athletes on Tuesday, September 10,
2018 at 6:30 PM at the D. Bradley McWilliams
YMCA at Cypress Creek outdoor pavilion,
19915 TX-249, Houston, TX. Registration starts
online September 1 st at www.northwestflyers.
org. Practices are held at the YMCA, Kickerillo
Mischer Park and at Spring Creek Park in
The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a member
program of USA Track and Field (USATF), the
national governing body for track and cross
country. The club is celebrating its 31 st year
in the northwest Houston area. Ages 6-18 may
participate in the team and both beginners
and experienced runners are welcome. Middle
school and high school cross country athletes
can also register, but should compete after
their school cross country season is over. For
more information contact Coach Genia English
at 818-223-1618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.northwestflyers.org to get updates
and learn more about the team.
FALL SOCCER SIGN UPS - CY-FAIR/
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 are required.
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 Cy-Fair North league plays at Matzke Elementary
(13102 Jones Rd). Our Cy-Fair South
league plays at Windfern School of Choice
(12630 Windfern Rod.). Our Cy-Fair West league
plays at Horne Elementary (14950 W Little York).
Our Tomball League plays at Tomball Alternative
Education Center (1302 Keefer Rd). Our
Magnolia League pays at Magnolia Elementary
(31900 Nichols Sawmill Rd). Our Spring/Klein
League plays at Wells Middle School (4033
Gladeridge Dr). For more information, maps of
all locations or to sign up, visit www.FFPS.org
or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).
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 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 email@example.com for
more information or questions.
Want a more competitive program? Join AHFC!
Call us and we can find you a team: 713-939-
7473. Website: www.albionhurricanes.org.
A new ladies golf group is now forming at Cypress
Lakes Golf Club. No handicaps required.
This will be a casual ladies golf outing to improve
your game and make some new friends.
Play will be on Thursday mornings at 9. For
information please email ladiesgolf4fun@
gmail.com or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men
and youth to join in, play and learn netball,
Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston.
We are also looking for interested players,
adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball
club. No experience necessary. For more information,
go to our facebook page, Houston
Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com
or contact houstonnetball@
netballamerica.com for further information.
CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION
Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration
for baseball, football, cheerleading
and soccer. Please see our website for more
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 Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Yana Dommert at
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Langham Creek High School
2018 Cheer Clinic
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
9:00am – 12:30pm
Details & Registration at
Open to all girls & boys (ages 4 & older)
Cheers, Jumps, Stunting,
Dance & Tumbling
Bailadora Dance Clinic
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Langham Creek High School
CY-RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
BOOSTER CLUB MEMBERSHIP UNDERWAY!!!
The Cypress Ridge Athletic Booster Club’s (CRABC) membership
drive is underway! CRABC has one purpose and that is to support all
student athletes at Cy-Ridge High School - football, track, softball,
volleyball, basketball, cheering, swimming, soccer, wrestling, golf
Our goal is the betterment of all athletic departments along with two
scholarships awarded each year to two of our graduating athletes.
Each sport incurs costs for their equipment, repairs, banquets,
tournament entry fees and much more. In addition to these costs,
we have maintenance on equipment and fields, new equipment
needs, training equipment and changing technology needs. The
CRABC strives to help cover as much of these costs as possible.
Cy-Ridge High School Campus Athletic Coordinator, Coach Gary Thiebaud,
fondly known as “Coach T” is excited about a winning season
in 2018-2019 with an inspiring slogan of “Be 100” on court and off.
This past school year, CRABC funded over $10,000 to Cy-Ridge High
School for the school’s athletic needs. With your help, we will be able
to do so much more for our school, coaches and athletes. It is our
hope that your involvement will forge new relationships between
Cy-Ridge High School, parents and the businesses in the area.
Parents of Cy-Ridge High School students are invited to join for as
little as $20 to $100.
Businesses can become members for donations ranging from $100
The WORLD is
Register at www.bailadoras.com
There are many wonderful opportunities to interact with the Cy-
Ridge staff, coaches, trainers and the budding athletes themselves.
This is an exciting time for the athletes and it is a joy and delight
to be around them as they develop into successful young adults.
Want more information? Contact: Juanita Shihadeh - email@example.com
or Brenda Stancik - firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download membership forms: www.goramsathletics.com. Then
click on “More.”
The Cypress Ridge Athletic Booster Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit IRS
501(c)(3) organization - # 04-3634442.
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CFISD BRINGS SAFETY AND SECURITY
TO FOREFRONT WITH 2018-2019 ACTION PLAN
Following a summer of planning, the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD safety and security
committee unveiled its 2018-2019 Safety and Security Action Plan
at the Board of Trustees committee-of-the-whole meeting on Aug. 9 th .
Comprised of representatives of the CFISD leadership team, the committee
hosted a series of meetings throughout June and July to review
current security initiatives that are already in place as well as explore
what additional layers could be implemented for the district this year.
Featuring roundtable discussions with experts as well as input from
all campus principals and the Community Leadership Committee, the
meetings resulted in an action plan focused on prevention of, identification
and intervention of and response to potential security threats
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s School and Firearm Safety Action Plan, released
on May 30 th , was used by the committee as a baseline to review
school safety and implement recommended strategies.
The following summary of the safety and security committee’s action
plan can be found in more detail on the district website under the
“Safety for All” block:
The CFISD police department has increased its number of commissioned
police officers from 86 in 2017 to 108 for 2018-2019. The department
will also implement three K-9 units trained in narcotics and nitrate
detection. Two police officers will transition into mental health officer
positions to assist the guidance and counseling and psychological services
departments in addressing mental health concerns on campuses.
Safety and security upgrades funded by the 2014 Bond Program continue
to roll out at campuses, including secured entry vestibules, bullet-resistant
glass, additional security cameras and emergency call stations.
Panic buttons will be installed in all portable buildings in 2018-2019.
All students in grades 6-12 will be required to wear a student ID badge
during the instructional day and will join elementary students in
wearing the badges on board school buses. All school visitors will be
distinguished by a visitor badge issued at check-in.
Backpacks worn by secondary students on school property are required
to be clear backpacks. Belongings carried inside or outside of the
backpack are limited to no more than two non-transparent 6- by 9-inch
purse(s) or similar bag(s). Approved extracurricular bags including
instrument cases are permitted in the building but must be stored in
respective areas during the instructional day. Visitors to Cy-Fair FCU and
Pridgeon stadiums in 2018-2019 will be required to limit bags to clear
bags or a non-transparent 6-by-9-inch purse or similar bag.
All campuses will implement procedures for limiting entry points for faculty,
students and visitors. The district will also continue to explore the possibility
of identifying exit-only doors and removing door handles on certain doors.
Food deliveries for students will be prohibited by fast food delivery drivers.
Identification and Intervention
Campuses will continue to advertise the Cy-Fair Tipline for students,
an internal and anonymous reporting system. A visible button will
be added to each campus website for easy sharing with the CFPD
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and campus administration. The CFPD will continue to work with the
Houston Regional Intelligence Service Center to identify potential threats
on social media.
Two mental health intervention teams, each consisting of two licensed
professional counselors, a licensed specialist in school psychology and
a mental health school resource officer, have been developed to assist
students, administration and parents in developing a positive and proactive
plan for mental health. All teachers, counselors, district and campus
administrators, transportation and community programs staff will undergo
mental health assessment training prior to the start of the school year.
All elementary and secondary counselors will be trained on completing
threat assessment interviews.
CFISD’s school safety and security committee will meet three times per
year and provide updates and reports to the Board of Trustees twice a year.
All campuses will continue to implement and practice emergency operations
plans, based on a template provided by the Texas School Safety
Center. All campus and district administrators will be trained in the Standard
Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method prior to the
start of the school year.
All staff members will receive active shooter training prior to the start of the
school year, while all CFPD officers are required to complete active shooter
trainings such as ALERRT and ERASE as well as crisis intervention training.
A mental health crisis response team consisting of licensed behavior
health professionals has been formed to respond during critical incidents.
View the Safety and Security Action Plan presented during the Aug. 9 th
Board of Trustees work session on the CFISD YouTube channel. For all
safety- and security-related details in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, visit
TOUCH A TRUCK
Join us Saturday, September 29 th , from 10 AM to 2 PM for St. Cuthbert
School’s Eleventh Annual Touch A Truck. Touch A Truck is a hands-on
event where kids and adults of all ages can explore and learn about
vehicles of all shapes and sizes - from emergency vehicles to construction
equipment to really cool cars! Admission is only $2. Touch A
Truck will be held at St. Cuthbert Church located at 17020 West Road,
Houston, 77095, at the corner of West Road and Queenston. For more
information, visit our website at stcuthbert.org.
EPIPHANY FALL PRE-REGISTRATION
FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
If you are interested in our 18 month through Pre-K 4/5’s classes OR our
School (K-8 th grade) classes for the Fall of 2018, we would love for you
to join us. For more information visit our website at www.epiphanylutheranschool.org
or call 713-896-1843 for (K-8 th grade) OR 713-896-1316
for (18 mo. through Pre-Kindergarten classes). We would love for you to
join our school family. We are located at 14423 West Rd. @ Jackrabbit.
LITTLE RAMS PRESCHOOL
Cost friendly, full day, preschool for 3 & 4 year olds at Cypress Ridge
High School. Requirements: Must be 3 by September 1 st , live in/or
work for CFISD and be fully potty trained. Our times are 8:30 AM-2 PM
Tuesday-Thursday. We incorporate circle time, learning centers, core
learning and field trips. We are now registering for the 2018-2019 school
year, which begins in October and ends in May. For more information
or to register please contact Rachel Campise - Director by email at
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR FALL!
LSC-CyFair offers affordable and flexible options to earn degrees,
workforce certificates and more with classes available day, night,
weekends, on campus or online. Registration continues for fall semester
with Late Start classes. Register now at the Barker Cypress
campus located at 9191 Barker Cypress, the LSC-Fairbanks Center
located at 14955 Northwest Freeway or the LSC-Cypress Center
located at 19710 Clay Road. Registration is also available online at
LoneStar.edu/registration or call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 for
information. For Weekend College information, call 832-482-1070
or go to LoneStar.edu/weekend-college.
IN THE ART GALLERY
Stop by the Bosque Gallery to see Thomas Austin’s collection of
abstracts in this “Embryonic Journey” art exhibition on display
through October 4 th . Two artist talks will be held at 6:20 PM and 7
PM during the opening reception set from 5-8 PM Thursday, September
6 th . In addition, a “Tea + Art + Talk” is set from 1:30-2:15 PM
Tuesday, September 18 th . For information, go to
L.I.F.E. LESSONS FOR SEPTEMBER
The Learning, Inspiration, Friendship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.)
programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star
College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in September
are “Coupons, Codes, & Apps” September 12 th , “I Like to Move It,
Move It” September 19 th and “Another Side of Sicily” September
26 th . Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information.
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
• 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)!
Courtesy of: www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-merle/how-to-havean-attitude-of-gratitude_b_8644102.html
18 September 2018 | Concord Bridge Community Newsletter
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.
Concord Bridge Community Newsletter | September 2018
KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY
16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885
Our hours are: Monday - 1 PM - 8 PM,
Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM - 6 PM, Wednesday -10 AM - 8 PM,
Friday - 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday - 10 AM - 5 PM.
Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 3 rd
• WELLNESS CLUB - Tuesday, September 4 th and 18 th , 1 PM. Join us for
our new Wellness Club! We will discuss topics related to healthy living
and share our experiences with each other. Learn from your neighbors
about how you can strive to stay well!
• SPECIAL TEEN PROGRAMS - Wednesday, September 5 th and 19 th ,
6 PM and Monday, September 24 th , 4:30 PM. Want to meet some new
friends and have a great time? Come to our special teen events! Topics
still TBD. Call the library for more information.
• POKÉMON CLUB AT CLAY’S RESTAURANT - 1 st Thursday of the
month, 4:30 PM. All school age children are invited to come and bring
their Pokémon Cards or Nintendo DS for this event. We ask that parents
remain at Clay’s for the duration of the program. We hope to see you
there! Clay’s Restaurant is located at
17717 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084.
• GAME NIGHT AT CLAY’S RESTAURANT - 1 st Thursday of the month,
6 PM, 17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084. Bring the whole family to play
games with us at Clay’s Restaurant! We will have several board games
to play or bring your own!
• FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING - Saturday, September 8 th , 2 PM. Come
learn how to grow a vibrant vegetable garden in the fall from Master
Gardener Teresa See. She will bring expert advice from her gardening
experience. She is a speaker with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
and can help answer your vegetable gardening questions.
• PASSPORT SERVICES - Mondays, September 10 th and 27 th , 12 PM to
6:30 PM. Come to the library to apply for your passport or renew one.
The person receiving the passport must be present. Call the District
Clerk’s Office at 832-927-5690 to make an appointment or for more
information. Walk-ins are also accepted.
• WRITERS’ WORKSHOP WITH HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD “CREATING
TENSION” - Saturday, September 22 nd , 10:30 AM-12 PM. Come to the
library to develop your writing skills with excellent advice from the
Houston Writers Guild! Today the focus will be on creating tension. Fine
tune your work with these tips for a more captivating piece.
• FIRST TIME HOME BUYING SEMINAR - Saturday, September 22 nd , 1:30
PM. Come to this free seminar to learn the basic steps when buying a new
home. The prequalification process, inspections and appraisals and more.
• SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING FOR BOOMERS - Saturday,
September 29 th , 10 AM. Come to hear financial planner Karin Tyson
explain how to get the most out of Social Security. Bring your questions!
She will discuss Social Security’s many aspects. You will learn
five important factors & strategies to consider when deciding to apply
for benefits, including:
When it makes sense to delay benefits-and when it does not
Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy
How to estimate your benefits
Innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse
How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits
How to coordinate Social Security with your other forms
of retirement income.
• CONVERSATIONAL ESL - Thursdays, 2 PM. Join our free Conversational
ESL class each week. Attendees will need to fill out an application.
Everyone is welcome. Please join us!
• SAVVY STITCHERS - Thursdays, 3:30 PM. The Savvy Stitchers is a
place to share ideas for different crafts such as knitting and crochet!
Don’t miss out on the weekly fun! Make sure to bring your needles and
yarn. All ages welcome.
• SOCIAL CRAFTERS - Saturdays at 10 AM. Join our new social crafting
group! Are you working on a craft or fabric arts project now? Bring a
project to the library and share your ideas with others. Or, just come to
learn more about crafts you may want to try. All are welcome!
• MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Join us for our monthly mystery book discussion
at the library. This month we are reading Conspiracy of Faith by
Jussi Adler-Olsen. Or, check out an e-book or e-audiobook through the
library’s Overdrive collection. The mystery book club meets the third
Thursday of each month at 11 AM.
• PARA LOS NINOS BILINGUAL STORYTIME - Friday, September 28 th ,
1:30 PM. Bilingual storytime and activities for children 3-7 and their
parent/caregivers. Please join us!
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Early literacy
program with stories, songs, finger plays and the occasional craft
geared towards preschoolers aged 3-6 yrs old. In order to ensure the
safety of our youngest patrons, this is a ticketed program. Free tickets
are available on the morning of the program. First come, first served.
• INFANT STORY TIME - Wednesdays, at 10:30 AM. Infant Time is an
early literacy program for the children ages birth to 18 months. Please
join us as we share literacy tips, stories, songs, fingerplays, bubbles
and books. In order to ensure the safety of our youngest patrons this
is a ticketed program. Free ticket available on the morning of the
program in the library.
• COMMUNITY STORYTIME AT CLAY’S RESTAURANT - Wednesdays, at
2:30 PM. Community Storytime is an early literacy program for children
ages 18 months to 6 years. Come join us at Clay’s Restaurant, 17717
Clay Road, as we share literacy tips, stories, songs and fingerplays. Each
week this storytime will be an adaption of our library’s preschool or
toddler program. We want to thank Clay’s Restaurant for partnering
with us in providing community storytime.
• TODDLER TIME - Thursdays, at 10:30 AM. Toddler Time is an early
literacy program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. Please
join us as we share literacy tips, stories, songs and fingerplays. In order
to ensure the safety of our youngest patrons this is a ticketed program.
Free tickets are available on the morning of the program in the library.
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call
281-550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.
LONE STAR COLLEGE - CY-FAIR LIBRARY
9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433
HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7 AM-10 PM,
Friday-Saturday, 8 AM-6 PM and Sunday, 1 PM-6 PM.
• FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - The LSC-CyFair Friends Bookstore
accepts gently used books year-round, offering them to the public
for a set donation amount. The store is open six days a week and
staffed by volunteers. Proceeds support library programs. Help
support our community library.
• CYFAIR LIBRARY BRANCH BLOG PAGE at http://hcpl.net/location/
cy-fair-college-library, for news and events about the library and
college and in the community.
• FACEBOOK at LSC-CyFair Branch Library.
• WEEKLY EVENTS & PROGRAMS EMAIL REMINDER, the Library
eUpdate: subscribe at LoneStar.edu/library/16099.
ADULT EVENTS & PROGRAMS
BOOK CLUBS: BACK IN TIME: HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK CLUB -
1 PM, LRNC 131
BOOK CLUBS: BOOKS WITHOUT BORDERS – 1 PM, LRNC 131
or 7 PM, LRNC 215
BOOK CLUBS: I LOVE A MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - 12 PM, LRNC 131
Common Thread: Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group
Tuesdays: 9-10:30 AM, LRNC 116.
COMPUTER WORKSHOPS, LRNC 105
Call for info.
eBooks Appointments now available. Make an appointment
ESL: TALK TIME - LoneStar.edu/library/15209
Mondays, 1-2 PM, LRNC 215
Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 PM, LRC 215
SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB
Mondays, 1-3 PM, LRNC 131
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM, LRNC 118
ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS
See the full schedule of Adult Programs and Activities at LoneStar.edu/
library/cyfair-adults-LoneStar.edu/library/cyfair-adults-services or call
Note: All programs are subject to change. Please contact the library or
visit the website for up-to-date information.
TEEN EVENTS & PROGRAMS
BOOK CLUB: (Registration required)
SCREEN - PLAY:
Tweens & Teens only (ages 10 - 18) 5-6 PM: Games, 6 PM: Movie -
See the full schedule of Teen’s Programs and Activities at
CHILDREN EVENTS & PROGRAMS
• Mondays: BABY TIME (6-24 months) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.
• Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.
• Wednesdays: Preschool Time (3-6 years) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.
• Thursdays: Spanish Time/Tiempo de cuentos (2-6 years) - 11 AM
BABY PAJAMA TIME:
1 st Tuesday, 6 PM (up to 24 months)
2 nd Tuesday, 6:30 PM (all ages)
FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES, 5 PM:
Thursdays, for children of all ages. Limited to 40 children.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT:
Thursdays at 6:30 PM. For children of all ages. Limited to 40 children.
See the full schedule of Children’s Programs and Activities at LoneStar.
edu/library/cyfair-children-services. All programs are free and open
to the public.
Note: All programs are subject to change. Please contact the library
or visit the website for up-to-date information.
20 September 2018 | Concord Bridge Community Newsletter
LAWN & LANDSCAPE
• LAWN AERATION
• LAWN DETHATCHING
• LAWN MAINTENANCE
• LANDSCAPE DESIGN
• YARD CLEAN-UPS
• BED MULCHING
• SPRINKLERS INSTALLED
• Basic Service $ 28
• Full Service $ 38
GRASS $ 229
Per Pallet Installet
BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER
281-859-1566 • 713-274-3190
Houston, TX 77084
The Bear Creek Community Center will be temporarily
housed and have limited classes/events at the Glazier
Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine Forest Lane, Houston,
In addition to scheduled activities on the Bear Creek
Community Center, Commissioner Steve Radack’s Bear
Creek Community Center is now offering the following
upcoming events and activities for the summer. Please
call 713-274-3190 to register for any of these events.
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH: Has it been
awhile since you spoke Spanish? Maybe you want to refresh
your skills because you are taking a trip? Join Maria
Venegas every Friday, 9:30-10:20 AM. You must have
some knowledge of Spanish before starting this class.
FAMILY ZUMBA: All ages are welcome to this high-energy
cardio class. Everyone will enjoy this mix of Latin and International
dance moves. Classes are 6-7 PM on Mondays
TAI CHI: Every Saturday morning 8:30-9:30 AM. Learn
this ancient Chinese art that integrates and strengthens
mind & body through slow, practiced movements that
help to lower stress and blood pressure.
CHAIR YOGA: This class is perfect for anyone with mobility
or balance limitations. Chair yoga involves performing
specific poses while using the support of a chair. The class
meets every Friday, 10-11 AM.
Special note: Advance registration for activities is typically
requested. An adult must accompany and remain with
anyone under the age of 18 visiting the center. A calendar
of events is available at the Harris County Precinct Three
website at www.pct3.com.
Concord Bridge Community Newsletter | September 2018
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 we
get 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 earliergerminating
winter broadleaf weeds needed to be put out starting in mid-August.
A BIG THANK YOU
A Big THANK YOU to Cy-Fair Women’s Club for the awarding of their 2018
Adopt a Cause Award to MESA-OUTREACH for our upcoming November
2018 Share the Table Event. This is a Community Outreach Event with
Food Boxes, Gift Cards, New Underwear and Used Coats to assist the
needy families in our area before Thanksgiving. They awarded this to us
on Tuesday evening, July 24, 2018 at the MESA-FOOD PANTRY located
at BCUMC 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, TX 77084.
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HOLDS ITS 5 TH ANNUAL
STUFF THE BUS SCHOOL
On August 7, 2018, Mesa Outreach served
180 families with 445 students receiving
school supplies for K-12 grade. A total
of 317 pairs of shoes were distributed,
655 pairs of socks, 722 children’s books
and 300 Texas Children’s Health Plan
Backpacks filled with supplies, 1100
bags of popcorn, countless bottles of
water and 189 volunteers logged 512
volunteer hours for the 2 nights of Stuff the Bus (Prep & Event). Special
thanks to all our volunteers from NCL-Cypress Belles, NCL-Yellow Roses,
Skyline Rotarians, Just Serve, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Bear Creek
UMC, Addicks UMC, Peace Community Church and many other individual
volunteers! We could not have done this without you! We are so grateful
for all your support of MESA-OUTREACH and Stuff the Bus 2018!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY
If you are a homeowner in the Northwest Harris County area and are still
in need of home repair from damage experienced by Hurricane Harvey,
you may qualify for Habitat for Humanity’s Northwest Harris County
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Home Repair program. This is at no
cost to you and is made possible by the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
To submit an application, contact Robert at 281-477-0460 or visit www.
HarveyHomeConnect.org. Apply today 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 deserving
family, repair an existing home, serve lunch, assist with events and
much more. If your business or organization is seeking a fun, energetic
teambuilding event, we can customize an onsite construction project.
Habitat is a non-profit, faith based and volunteer driven organization
dedicated to advocating for families who currently reside in sub-standard
housing within the Northwest Harris County area. Our mission
is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to those in need by
partnering with qualified families in the building of their new home.
For volunteer opportunities, call 281-477-0460. Donations can be mailed
to Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County, PO Box 682785,
Houston, TX 77268-2785 or dropped off at our office at
13350 Jones Rd., Houston.
22 September 2018 | Concord Bridge 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
Concord Bridge 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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