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Cimarron Star

Official Newsletter

October 2018

Craft Shows


Garage Sales

National Night Out - Oct. 2nd

Important Numbers... 3


Teenage Job Seekers... 7

What’s Happening in Katy... 8

Festivals in the Area... 13

Houston Area Events... 14

Gardening Tips... 18

Recipes... 19

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Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely: Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put

electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as

far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest

street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to

never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat with an Adult: Children under the age of 12 should not be alone

at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without

supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat

in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe: Decorate costumes and bags with

reflective tape or stickers and if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint

and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s

vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by

drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips

and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween: Slow down and be especially alert in residential

neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable

ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions

inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Drive

slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the

day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30

PM to 9:30 PM so be especially alert for kids during those hours.



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Welcome to Cimarron! Cimarron has an active Cimarron Community

Improvement Association, which is led by an elected, five-member

Board of Directors. Each CCIA Director serves a three-year term in office.


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Sheriff - Harris County 713-221-6000

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Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Public Health & Environment Services 713-439-6000

Post Office Central 1-800-275-8777

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Security 281-396-6220

Cimarron Elementary 281-237-6900

West Memorial Jr. High 281-237-6400

Katy High School 281-237-6700

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

Centerpoint Energy (Outage) 713-207-2222

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Currently serving on our Board are:

Jim Knebel - President

Pete Lopez - Vice President

Mike Tessman - Treasurer

Harry Martello - Secretary

Karrilyn Bolden - Member at Large

Share Your News

The Cimarron Star Newsletter is always looking for the latest news

that can help our community. Should you, your family, club or

organization (scouts, sports, school news, etc.) have any news

you’d like to share - please mark it Cimarron Star and send it to Krenek

Printing either by email: news@krenekprinting.com or mail: 7102 Glen

Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. We prefer email if at all possible.

Please keep in mind that your news must arrive to us between the 20 th

and the 25 th of the month ... the Star is mailed around the 25 th of the

next month but will be labeled for the following month. Also, be sure

to include your name and phone number so that we may contact you, if

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Yard of

the Month

These are the Yard of the Month Winners for August:

1027 Cheyenne Meadows Drive 711 Copper Creek Drive 827 Hidden Canyon Road

Yard of the Month

For the months April-September, the Cimarron Community Improvement Association, Inc. Yard of the Month Committee will choose (3) homes and

reward them for their exemplary lawn care. The winners of the Yard of the Month will be provided with a decorative yard sign for display indicating

their winning yard along with a $25 Lowe’s gift card. In order to qualify, residents must be current on their Association Dues for the year. Please note,

the sign will be picked up at the end of the month by the Yard of the Month Committee. We encourage all homeowners to take pride in their homes

and our neighborhood this year! Good Luck!

Cimarron Holiday Decorating Contest

The Christmas Holidays will be here before you know it and it will be time for the judging of the annual Holiday Decorating Contest! Make sure to check

November’s issue for the judging dates. Three (3) homes will be chosen and awarded a cash prize: 1 st prize-$100; 2 nd prize-$75 and 3 rd prize-$50. We

will also be selecting three (3) Honorable Mentions, which will be awarded a $25 cash prize. You will need to make sure your lights will be on during

that date at those times, so that you can be a participant. We hope to see lots of festive decorations and lights this year. Good luck!

Note: In order to qualify, residents must be current on their Association Dues for the year.


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‘Fun in the Sun’

Thank you to all our neighbors who joined us for the Fun in the

Sun event!

Email blast

The Cimarron CIA Board of Directors has implemented an Email Blast

feature for residents on their website: www.mascapi.com under MY

NEIGHBROHOOD-Cimarron CIA, Inc. to distribute important information

such as reminders to pay the HOA dues, annual meeting dates, pool

registration dates and community events like our annual Easter Egg Hunt

Out and our famous Fun in the Sun. If you are interested in receiving our

community Email Blasts, make sure to go to our website and sign up!

Annual Assessments

Assessments were due on January 1, 2018. Any assessments paid after

January 31, 2018 will be considered late and penalties will be assessed.

You can mail in your payment, drop if off at the offices of MASC Austin

Properties, Inc at 945 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 or pay online

with a valid checking account at www.mascapi.com. Payment plans are

available. Please contact Pennie Johnston at pjohnston@mascapi.com

for more information.

ACC Approval for Home Improvement

If you are planning any home improvements, keep in mind that all exterior

modification to your property, with the exceptions of basic landscaping,

must be submitted to the architectural control committee. No work may

be started until the ACC committee has approved your request. This

includes painting and roof replacement, even if you’re using the existing

colors. Cimarron requires that all homeowners receive ACC approval

in order to maintain the beauty and design of our neighborhood. The

rules and regulations as established in the deed restrictions help ensure

an attractive appearance throughout our community. If you have any

questions, please call MASC Austin Properties, Inc., at 713-776-1771.

Crime Patrol

Would you please consider volunteering a couple hours a month with the

Cimarron Crime Patrol. As always, we NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Please call

Austin Properties @ 713-776-1771.

upcoming Homeowner’s meetings

Our next Cimarron Homeowner’s Meeting is coming up and everyone

is invited! Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month.

Homeowner’s Quorum is from 7-7:30 PM and the Executive meeting

starts at 7:30 PM. Date, Time & Place as follows:

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Please be careful and slow down while driving through the subdivision;

remind your young drivers to do also. Please, be aware of your

surroundings and parents, remind your children to watch for vehicles

when crossing the street.

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Animal / Pet Control

Please respect your neighbor’s yard and their personal space. Remember,

that pets must be confined to a fenced backyard or within the house and

must not allowed to bark all night long or cause a nuisance to neighbors.

They must be on a leash at all times when away from this contained

environment. It is also the pet owner’s responsibility, when walking their

pet within the subdivision, to keep ALL areas free of pet debris. Please

remember that cats must also be confined. Animal control will pick up

strays and/or unconfined pets.


We are having problems with cats loose in the neighborhood. Loose cats

can be a nuisance to your neighbors and their pets/property. Children

can be scratched by unfamiliar cats, sleep can be disturbed by two loose

cats howling in fights, gardens can be torn up by cats using them as litter

boxes. There are also many dangers for your cats running loose - other

people’s pets, wild animals, disease, cars.

Need A Place To Exercise?

I have a place for you that is completely free. On Mondays and Thursdays

at 6 PM, I teach an absolutely free Zumba class for women of all ages and we

would love to include you. We are located at 6655 South Mason Road, Katy,

77450. Not sure that Zumba is for you, come try it out because the best part

is that every class is free! If you would like more information, please contact

Cami Cooper at aspencoop07@yahoo.com. Hope to see you there!

Cimarron Bicycle Club

Interested in joining a Cimarron bicycle club? Weekly rides through the

neighborhood at a casual pace. All ages welcome. Call Robert at 281-392-6105.

Cimarron CIA Trash Pick Up

If you pay your water bill to Harris County MUD #81: Collection days are

Monday and Thursday for garbage and Monday for recycling. Please

secure all garbage in the 65 gallon black garbage cart with red lid and the

green recycling cart provided by Best Trash. On collection days, please

place the carts as close to the street as practicable, facing forward.

For more information, please check out HC MUD #81 website at www.


If you pay your water bill to Cimarron MUD: Collection days are Monday

and Thursday for garbage and Monday for recycling. Homeowners

are required to provide their own 20 gallon up to 96 gallon trash

receptacle. Trash pickup service is provided by Texas Pride Disposal.

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On collection days make sure to set your trash receptacle out by 7 AM but

no earlier than 6 PM the evening before. Trash receptacles/carts must be

stored inside your garage or behind the fence line at all times. They must

be stored out of public view by 8 AM the following morning. Please note

that a deed restriction violation letter will be sent out for those who do

not comply with the policy.

Parked Cars

Please park your vehicles in your garage or at least in your driveway, if at all

possible. Please be considerate of your neighbors and the fire trucks on your

street. If you must park on the street, be considerate of the neighbor across

the street, who must back from a driveway in order to enter the street. As

our area has grown, so has the number of vehicles in the subdivision. Most

seem to have more than one car per family and some have even more, as

the children become driving age. Please try to be considerate of others who

try to navigate between the cars that are left on the street. Children darting

into the street or riding bicycles are more easily seen with less parked cars

blocking the view of them. Thank you for your cooperation.


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A Note From The Constables

1. The Vacation Watch form is now available online on our website in the

left column. From this page (www.harriscountytx.gov/vacationwatch/

vacation.aspx?constid=5) you can fill in the form and submit it. The

submitted form will be emailed to dispatch for distribution.

2. The Special Watch form is now available online on our website in the

left column. From this page (www.harriscountytx.gov/alertnotification/

alertnotification.aspx?id=5) you can fill in the form and submit it. The

submitted form will be emailed to dispatch for distribution.

3. A new page named Online Crime Tips (www.harriscountytx.gov/pct5/

onlinecrimetips.aspx) is now available.

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s office is proud to announce their

new website. Residents are encouraged to access www.constablepct5.

com, which went live as of February 27, 2015. The website is designed to

provide the user with information about the command staff, the various

divisions within the Precinct 5 Constable’s jurisdiction and various

programs the office offers to the public.

• The Precinct will be offering Crime Alerts as a way to quickly let citizens

know what is going on in their area. One you sign up on the website, a

person will received a text message or an email when important events

are taking place in the district. These alerts will only contain relevant

information and a person may unsubscribe at any time.

• The Precinct will also be offering a Citizens Police Academy. For 2 -1/2 per

week over a 9 week period, instructors will show the participant various

aspect of being a police officer. Many of the classes will include hands on

participation and are available to anyone 21 and up and the application is

available on the website. Class size is very limited. A brief video concerning

this program can be viewed on www.youtube.com/watch?v+y iuleyWHWs.

• The Precinct will be offering Operation Safe Child. Precinct 5 has 2 certified

child safety technicians who are partnering with Texas Children’s’ Hospital

to demonstrate the proper usage and installation of car seats. These

technicians are current on all styles, brands, recalls and the proper way to

secure your child based on height, weight and age. The sessions are quarterly

and a person can actually bring their car seat and child for a demonstration.

A person can also request these outings to be held in the neighborhood.

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If you have a monitored alarm, make sure it is calling the Constables

Dispatch number.

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.

DISCLAIMER: 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

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6th 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

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2nd 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.

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.

2018 Hearts & Hands

A Holiday Market

Monday, October 22-Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Presented by: Memorial Drive United Methodist Women,

October 22 nd : Preview Party*- 5:30-8 PM

October 23 rd : Shopping - 9 AM-6 PM

October 24 th : Shopping - 9 AM-3 PM

Proceeds benefit missions for women, children and youth

70+ exciting favorite and new vendors

Boxed Lunches · Bake Sale · Premium Coffee · Silent Auction

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12955 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77079

713-468-8356 • www.mdumc.org

American Legion Post

200 Arts/Craft Show

Wallis American Legion Post 200

330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX

Saturday October 27, 2018 (9 AM-5 PM)

Sunday October 28, 2018 (10 AM-4 PM)

Hamburgers and Chopped BBQ on Bun

Desserts & Drinks

$1 Admission-Hourly Door Prizes

For more information, call 281-743-3678

26th 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!

7th Annual This

& That Craft


Saturday, October 13 th

Briscoe Jr. High • 9 AM to 4 PM

FREE Admission

4300 FM 723

Richmond, TX 77406

For vendor info

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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 fallfest@aidanschurch.org.

4th 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.

Holy CovenantUMC Presents

29th Annual Heartwarming

Christmas Craft Show

November 10, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM

22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, TX 77449

Katy’s Largest Gift Market at the

Katy Merrell Center

The 11 th Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Market will take place

November 16-18, 2018. We are excited to be back in the arena this year

as well as the pavilion. 180 vendors in 2 buildings! Show hours: First

Call Shopping Hours 10 AM to 1 PM. General Admission: Friday 1-8 PM.

Saturday 10 AM-6 PM & Sunday 11 AM-4 PM. Follow us on Facebook

to get up to date contest, coupons, vendor introductions and more.

Facebook: Home for the Holidays Gift Market.

Contact information: 281-788-4297 Stacie, Katelyn or Lynnie. Email


Also, Cinco Ranch Wonderland Market is Saturday, October 27 th at Cinco

Ranch High School 10 AM-5 PM and Home for the Holidays Galveston

Moody Gardens Convention Center is Friday, November 23 rd 12-8 PM

and Saturday, November 24 th 10 AM-6 PM.

24th Annual Frostyfest Craft Fair

December 1, 2018

The 24 th Annual Frostyfest Craft Fair will be held on December 1, 2018, at

Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 1530 Norwalk Drive, in Katy, Texas

77450, from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be over eighty top Texan vendors

selling HANDCRAFTED merchandise. Santa Claus is coming to Frostyfest

for pictures presented by Boy Scouts of Katy.

Refreshments will be sold by the Knights of Columbus all day starting

with breakfast tacos. Ladies Club will be having a bake sale and also a

Silent Auction run by the Craft Club.

All proceeds will be benefitting the new Epiphany Catholic School. For

more information contact Brenda Cason at 281-346-8009.



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November 3, 2018, 9 AM

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Created several years ago, Run4TheChildren is a fundraiser for families

interested in adoption to assist with the financial burden of adopting.

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Seven Meadows Fall Garage Sale

October 6, 2018

Near 1093 and Grand Parkway.

Westlake and Westlake Forest

Community Garage Sale

October 13, 2018

Off of Saums Road

Grayson Lakes Garage Sale

October 20, 2018

Held in the Clubhouse. Grayson Lakes is located off Katy Flewellen Road.

Lost Creek Fall Garage Sale

October 20, 2018

Lost Creek is located off of 1093, east of 99.

Governor’s Place Garage Sale

October 20, 2018

Located off Kingsland.

Westheimer Lakes Garage Sale

Saturday, November 3 rd , 7 AM-12 Noon

Near 1093 and Grand Parkway


5Th Annual Honor Flight

Houston Golf Tournament

OCTOBER 4, 2018

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course: Honor Flight Houston is a non-profit

organization 501 (c)(3) and a proud member of the Honor Flight Network,

created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor

Flight Houston transports our heroes from Houston, Texas, to Washington

D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. The flights and tours that

Honor Flight Houston provides World War II veterans are absolutely

FREE. Honor Flight Houston is our way of paying a tribute to those who

gave so much - a memorable and rewarding TOUR of HONOR! This year,

51 veterans were sent to Washington D.C. and 50 more are scheduled to

depart by the of October.

Of all of the war in recent memory, it was World War II that truly

threatened our very existence as a nation and as a culturally diverse,

free society. Now with more than 1,000 World War II veterans passing

each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and

women (The Greatest Generation) is running out. For information,

please contact Jerry Pinto at 281-578-6306H, or 713-594-3553C or


Birdies “Fore” the Children 7th

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


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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: http://birdeasepro.com/birdiesforethechildren


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

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Mesa Outreach Sharing and

Shooting Sporting Clay Tournament

November 7, 2018

Westside Sporting Grounds, 10120 Pattison Road, Katy TX 77493

11:30 AM | Shotgun Start: 1 PM

There will also be a raffle and silent auction. For more info, go to www.


VEndor Opportunities

Vendors Needed

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 at westlandcraftshow@gmail.com 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.

Vendors Wanted

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:



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Community Fun Fridays

Friday, October 12 th , 6:30-8:30 PM

The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy 77450


Community Fun Fridays will be held the second Friday of each month

at The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway - it is a free event for the

entire family. October’s event will be a family friendly movie (as well as

an age appropriate preschool movie) with free popcorn. Bring a chair,

blanket and pillow. Other activities will include Bingo and outside


Katy Christian Women’s Connection

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 at 281-762-8252.

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, spiritfilled

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


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Now that it is cooling down a bit, maybe you are wanting to get out

and enjoy something a little different? Here are some ideas, right

here in the Houston area or within a couple hours drive, whether you

want music, books, food or just wandering around looking at crafts.

October 13-14, 2018: Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta-Sugar

Land, TX - Held at Brooks Lake at Fluor in Sugar Land, Texas.


October 13-14, 2018: 40 th Annual Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival-Chappell

Hill, TX – Main St. and Providence St. www.texasdragonboat.com

October 4-7, 2018: Gruene Music and Wine Fest-New Braunfels, TX - Four

days with four distinct and different type festivals in one. Sunday includes

a “Texas Style Musicfest.” Located at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine

Grounds. http://gruenemusicandwinefest.org

October 5-14, 2018: Austin City Limits Music Festival - Impressive lineup

of 100+ bands on 8 stages over two weekends. One of the leading fall music

festivals in America. www.aclfestival.com

October 5-7, 2018: Waco Cultural Arts Fest - White Linen Night fundraiser,

dance and music festival, art show, WordFest and ScienceFest. https://


October 5-13, 2018: Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor-

San Antonio, TX - Friday and Saturday for 2 weekends!


October 5-21, 2018: King’s Oktoberfest-Pearland, TX - Two weekends

with a weekend off in the middle. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland!

Food, fun, Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and

strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too! www.kingsoktoberfest.com

October 5-7, 2018: Oktoberfest Fredericksburg - If you are looking for

an Austin Oktoberfest, we encourage you to check out the Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest, located 90 minutes east of Austin. It will celebrate its 38 th annual

event with three stages of oompah music, German bier tent, Kinder

Park area for kids, arts & crafts, domino tournament and the chicken dance.

Location: 100 West Main, Fredericksburg, TX. https://oktoberfestinfbg.com

October 6-7, 2018: Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival-Spring, TX - Come

out to Old Town Spring and enjoy great Texas wine and original art. Lots

of artists and 150 quaint shops. Located at 427 Gentry Street. http://


October 9-13, 2018: Floresville Peanut Festival-Floresville, TX - Carnival,

games, parade, pageant, live entertainment and more during the second

full weekend in October. https://floresvillepeanutfestival.org

October 11-14, 2018: Houston Italian Festival - Live music and lots of

fun like a Bocce Tournament, Pasta Eating, classic car show and kids fun.


October 12-14, 2018: Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival - Enjoy catfish and

cajun food dishes as well as a carnival, three stages of live music, pageant,

car show and kid zone. http://conroecajuncatfishfestival.com

October 13, 2018: Texas Mushroom Festival-Madisonville, TX - A day of

all things mushroom in the Mushroom Capital of the World.


October 14, 2018: Light the Night Walk-The Woodlands - A fundraising

walk to to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefiting the Leukemia and

Lymphoma Society, takes place at Town Green Park in the Woodlands.


October 19-20, 2018: Needville Harvest Fest-Needville, TX - Thousands

visit Harvest Park on the third Saturday in October for a BBQ cook-off,

pageants, 5K fun run and other activities.


October 20-21, 2018: LEGO KidsFest Texas-Houston, TX - An entertainment-packed

family event centered around LEGO building and experiences.


October 25-November 1, 2018: Austin Film Festival - Film pass permits

access to 180 premieres, indie films, narrative and documentary competition,

shorts program and more. https://austinfilmfestival.com

October 26-28, 2018: Alamo City Comic Con-San Antonio, TX - Held at

the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. www.alamocitycomiccon.com

October 26-27, 2018: Island Oktoberfest-Galveston, TX - Authentic

German food, live music, beer, games and more at this 37 th annual Galveston

Oktoberfest hosted by First Lutheran Church. It will run 5-11 PM

on Friday night and 11 AM-11 PM on Saturday. Admission is free. http://


October 27, 2018: Hogeye Festival-Elgin, TX - A free, small town family

friendly festival with BBQ pork cook-off, carnival, car show, beer/wine

garden, arts/crafts and children’s activities. www.hogeyefestival.com

October 27, 2018: Light the Night Walk-Houston - A fundraising walk to

to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma

Society, takes place at Hermann Square Park at City Hall. www.


October 27-28, 2018: Texas Book Festival-Austin, TX - More than 250

authors will attend. Admission is free. The event is held at the State Capitol.


October 27-28, 2018: Texas Clay Festival-New Braunfels, TX - Free admission

to this event featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay

artists. www.texasclayfestival.com

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Original Greek Festival - October 4-7, 2018, Annunciation Greek Orthodox

Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. Times: Thurs. 5-10 PM, Fri.

11 AM-10 PM, Sat. 11 AM-10 PM, Sun. 11 AM-6 PM. Admission: $5, Under 12 free.

Celebrate the Annual Houston Greek Festival on the grounds of the Annunciation

Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Authentic Greek food, wine, dancing and artifacts are

fun for the entire family.

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion - October 6-7, 2018, Daily 10 AM-5 PM, free.

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway Street, Pearland, TX 77584. Abstract art,

handcrafted jewelry, pottery and wooden treasure boxes are just a few of the unique

items you’ll find. The FREE, juried art show offers visitors an opportunity to shop

for unique art and handcrafted pieces created by local artists and artisans. NEW: A

singer/songwriter showcase featuring artists performing original music rounds out

the live music stage. Live music, a food truck court, pop-up paint studio and kid’s

interactive art station are part of the family-friendly fun. Check out visitpearland.

com/artshow2018 for details.

moonGARDEN - Thru October 7, 2018, Daily 6 PM-Midnight, Discovery Green, 1500

McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Admission is FREE. A series of 22 illuminated

spheres transform Discovery Green and Avenida Houston into a magical moonscape.

Ranging in size from six to 30 feet in diameter, moonGARDEN features 11

shadow “theaters” that tell the diverse, dynamic story of Houston and Discovery

Green, as well as interactive works that allow visitors to become part of the experience.

This is the largest ever created by Lucion Traveling Light of Montreal. Free.

Visible during all park hours; activated nightly 6 PM-Midnight. On October 5 th , there

will be a pajama party. Milk and cookies will be served, celebrity readers will share

the beloved children’s book in the languages of Houston. The Astrological Society

will be on hand with telescopes for star-gazing. 7-9 PM.

40 th Houston Italian Festival - October 11-14, 2018. University Of St. Thomas,

3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. Times: Thurs. 5-10 PM, Fri. 11 AM-10 PM,

Sat. 11 AM-10 PM, Sun. 11 AM-6 PM. Free Admission Thurs. night and Fri. until 4

PM, otherwise it is $5-$25. This year’s festival features: Live Music, Wine and beer

tastings, Film screenings, Cooking classes for children, Italian language classes,

Marionette puppet shows, Interactive sidewalk art, Pasta eating contests, grape

stomps and a bocce ball tournament, Classic Car Show and so much more!

For more information, visit www.houstonitalianfestival.com.

Texian Market Days Festival - October 20, 2018, 9 AM-5 PM, George Ranch Historical

Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX 77469. Admission $10-$20. It’s cannon time!

The Fort Bend History Association is proud to present the 35 th annual Texian Market

Days festival, held at the George Ranch Historical Park. Bring the whole family to

discover more than 150 years of Texas history! Enjoy hands-on activities, battle

re-enactments, live entertainment, first-person costumed interpreters, historic

home tours, games, cowboys, vintage vehicles, food, craft vendors and more. Texian

Market Days is our biggest living history event of the year - you don’t want to miss it!

Wings Over Houston Airshow - October 20-21, 2018, 10 AM-6 PM, Ellington

Airport, 11210 Blume Ave, Houston, TX 77034. Wings Over Houston Airshow is

celebrating its 34 th year at Ellington Airport with the US Navy Blue Angels, as well

as nearly five more hours worth of thrilling aerial shows from some of the world’s

greatest military and civilian pilots. Ranked as one of the top airshows in the country,

Wings Over Houston also offers great ground attractions, such as simulators,

ride and drive opportunities and nearly 100 static aircraft to view.

Unplugged at Discovery Green - October 21, 2018, 5-9 PM, Discovery Green, 1500

McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Admission is FREE. An evening of acoustic

music from some of Houston’s top talent on the Grace Event Lawn. This much loved

local series challenges bands to rearrange and reimagine songs using acoustic

instruments only; resulting in unique, intimate and soulful performances.

Scream on the Green® - October 26, 2018, 6-10 PM, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney

Street, Houston, TX 77010. Admission is FREE. Visitors will have a spooky good

time at Houston’s citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the

whole family! There will be prizes, Halloween spectacle, a movie, performances,

living statues, music and more! Visitors can win candy and prizes playing our FREE

games! Enjoy watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen at 7:30 PM. Costume

Contest: Registration will take place on-site near the Anheuser-Busch stage

before the contest and winners will be announced after. Prizes were awarded to

1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place in each category. (Infant-8 years, 9-17 years, Best Male 18+,

Best Female 18+, Best Family and Best Dog.) Costume contest registration opens

at 6:45 PM (at the side of the Anheuser Busch stage), contest begins at 7 PM. Registration

will close at 8 PM.

The 2018 Houston AfriFEST-Festival of African Arts Culture and Entertainment

- October 27, 2018, 12-8 PM, Houston Baptist University Holcombe Mall, 7502

Fondren Road | Houston, Tx 77074. Admission $5 entry through October 20 th , $10

entry after October 21 st , kids, students and seniors are free. Africans are colorful,

vibrant and full of expression! We will take you on a cultural journey through Africa

to celebrate her rich diversity in a typical African open market setting featuring

special live performances, a tour of country arts and crafts, ethnic cuisines from

different regions, Ankara fashion, folklore tales, kids’ activities and a lot more.

Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican Fest 2018 - October 27, 2018, 12 Noon-10

PM, Midtown Park, 2811 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77006. Admission $15-$200.

This festival is done annually to support the continuous efforts to disseminate

the Puerto Rican and Cuban cultures within the city of Houston. We also want to

teach our children about our roots, assisting them with their self-esteem, identity

and letting them know that they have a strong support group. Additionally, we are

educating the citizens of the City of Houston about who we are and asking them

to embrace our cultures in a friendly and festive environment.

Texas Renaissance Festival - Weekends thru November 25, 2018, 9 AM-8 PM,

21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363. Admission varies. The Texas Renaissance

Festival is an interactive theme park that embraces different eras, including the

16 th century and beyond. The 55-acre theater is filled with live entertainment, food

and shops. The enchanted 55-acre village comes to life as all of Europe comes to

pay homage to the King and Queen with Eight Themed Weekends. Hundreds of

costumed performers are showcased in over 200 daily performances. Visitors meander

along shaded cobblestone walkways visiting almost 400 shoppes overflowing

with unique arts and crafts of offering delicious foods and beverages. All ages will

be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides.

6 th Annual Fall Fest - Fridays, 12-7 PM, North Shore Rotary Pavilion, 14350 1/2

Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049. Part food festival, part music festival, CTC’s

“Fall Fest” is an excellent opportunity to bring a taste of Chicago to Houston area

residents. This one-day, Chicago, cultural festival features several food vendors,

who offer Chicago culinary classics. Additionally, the event features DJs who will

spin a variety of music types including: House music, which is an internationally

known style of music born in Chicago which gave birth to techno and EDM. Also,

the event hosts a dance lounge where attendees can learn Stepping which is a nationally

known dance style born in Chicago and similar to this area’s two-step and

swing out dance styles. Event entry tickets for ages 14 & up are only $5 advanced,

$10 at the gate. It is FREE for attendees age 13 and under.

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.

Flea by Night - third Saturday of every month unless affected by weather, 6-10

PM, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Treasure-hunt at

this monthly, one-of-a-kind market nestled in the southeast end of the downtown

park. The destination market features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items,

mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles

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and crafts by local artisans and designers. Whether you are a bargain hunter or

an eco-sensitive collector dedicated to repurposing and reusing, seek and find at

Discovery Green Flea by Night while enjoying light bites and local entertainment.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

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.

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.

Aggie Habitat for Humanity Pumpkin Patch - The Aggie Habitat Pumpkin Patch

site is located on Covenant Presbyterian Church’s grounds in College Station at

220 Rock Prairie Rd and sells over 3,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes every

year! The pumpkin patch is open thru October 31 st . If you would like to schedule a

school field trip or have a pumpkin carving social, please send request to events@


Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch 2018 - thru Nov. 10, 2018, Fri. 9 AM-3 PM,

Sat.-Sun. 10 AM-5 PM - Open to the Public. Blessington Farms, 510 Chisolm Trail,

Simonton, TX 77476. Phone: 832-444-8717. Email: info@blessingtonfarms.com.

Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.

Fearshire Farms-Haunted corn maze, haunted field, haunted house - 1100 S

Walker St, Angleton, TX 77515. Phone: 979-848-3327. Email: info@fearshirefarms.

com. Open October 5 th -November 2 nd , Fridays and Saturdays 7-11 PM, plus October

25 th and 31 st 7-9 PM. Haunting starts at dark. We keep haunting until we’ve

scared all of the ticket-holders off of the property (or buried the ones that didn’t

survive!) Directions: From Houston; Take 288 South to Angleton. Pass Angleton

West Columbia exit and taking next exit CR 290. Take left at stop sign. Follow CR

290 watching for Fearshire Farms signs. We have Haunted Attractions for thrill

seekers of every level. Fearson’s Farm House and Dead End Corn Maze are for the

strong of heart. The Curtain Chaoz and Haunted Hay Ride are great family fun for

all ages. New this year is Spooky Jacks, a corn maze designed for younger guest

in the spirit of the Halloween Season. While you are waiting on your friends to

regroup you can roast marshmallows for Smores at the Community Campfire or

enjoy watching a classic scary movie under our covered pavilion. Visit venders

booths like Temporary Tattoos or Shoot the Corn Cannon ($1 for 3 shots). Food

and Drinks are available at our ticket booth and Food Vendor tents. *No outside

food or drinks allowed.

Phobia Haunted Houses-8 haunts, 1 location - Open Weekends in October - Located

on Beltway 8 South, between 288 and I-45, Phobia operates multiple great

haunted houses. Phobia employs hundreds of actors at its massive ScreamPark in

Houston. Tour the Darke hallways of Phobia Haunted Houses weekends in October.

Texas’ scariest haunt is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Halloween.

Tickets start at $15 per person for one great haunted house. See more killer haunts

for discounted multi attraction pricing. For the biggest world of scream in Houston,

checkout Phobia’s the Darke Institute, Mind Control, Clown Mania, Exile, Savage

Ground, Contagion, DarkeWorld, Dawn of the Machine and Genetic Nightmare,

the creepy haunted house. Under 12 bring a parent. Over 12, get ready for a scary

haunted house. For more info,www.darke.com.

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2018-2019 KARE Officers and Committee Chairs.

KARE Book Project with Becky French,

Cindy Katz and Margie Finley.

KARE Scholarship Committee with Karen Reese,

Bob & Felice Bryant and Hindie Dershowitz.

Katy Area Retired Educators

(Kare) Hooky Day

On August 15 th , Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held its annual Hooky

Day to kick off the new school year. Over 100 retired KARE members were

in attendance to celebrate “Preserving the Past, Securing the Future” and

to welcome new retirees.

You’re welcome to bring a retired educator, friend or neighbor who is not

a current member to join us. KARE represents anyone who has worked in

a school district and retired through the Teacher Retirement System. For

more information about the Katy Area Retired Educators check out our

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October is National Protect

Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing month. More than 36 million

Americans suffer from some type of hearing loss. Contrary to what many

people think, this isn’t an issue just for the older adult population: half of

hearing loss sufferers in America are younger than 65. Let’s take a closer

look at the causes of hearing loss and how to be proactive in protecting

and preserving your hearing.

Types of Hearing Loss

There are three types of hearing loss. Aging is the reason most of us think

of first. Hearing loss can also be caused by illness. Noise-induced hearing

loss (NIHL) is the third type of hearing loss and it’s on the rise in America.

We are exposed to more noise than ever before. This doesn’t mean,

though, that hearing loss is inevitable. Hearing care and examinations at

a hearing clinic can help protect your hearing and prevent hearing loss

due to excessive noise.

How We Hear

How do we hear? The outer part of our ear acts as a funnel, channeling

sound waves into the ear canal. There, they vibrate the ear drum and

pass through to the middle ear. Within the middle ear are the three

smallest bones in the human body. These tiny bones are responsible for

amplifying the sounds waves before they move to the inner ear. This part

of the ear is related to balance. The middle ear also contains microscopic

hairs that, when vibrated, trigger the electrical impulses that are then

sent to the brain from the auditory nerve, allowing us to hear.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss happens with prolonged exposure to noise

levels at 85 decibels or higher. When the tiny hairs in our ear canal are

exposed to this level of noise over time, these hairs can become damaged.

This damage is permanent. You might be surprised to find out that many

noise sources that we encounter in our daily lives measure higher than 85

decibels - the threshold at which noise levels start to become damaging

to the ears.

Hair dryers and ambulances are two such examples. Music concerts

and sporting events also have noise levels above 85db. Does this mean

drying your hair occasionally or going to a few football games will lead

to hearing loss? Not necessarily. It’s important to talk to a trained and

licensed audiologist and get a hearing assessment to make sure you’re

doing what you can to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

How an Audiologist Can Help

An audiologist is a state-licensed health care professional that holds a

master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited university. Audiologists

don’t just fit hearing aids or deal with a patients’ hearing loss after the

fact - though this is an important part of their work. Audiologists are also

able to design and implement a plan for you to prevent noise-induced

hearing loss in the first place.

Take steps this October to better protect your hearing. Get to know your

audiologist and schedule a hearing assessment. If you are someone who

is regularly subject to excessive noise levels, an audiologist can work

with you to prevent permanent hearing damage.


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Gardening Tips For October

• Dig and store caladiums before the foliage dies. Allow the bulbs to dry in the

shade, shake off the dried soil and dust with sulphur to control fungus. Store by

hanging in open mesh bags or old panty hose.

• Flowers planted for spring can begin when the temperatures are going to stay

cooler. Shrubs and trees can be planted now. Woody plants concentrate on root

growth through the winter and the more headstart they can get before summer,

the better.

October 15th is about the time for dividing and planting daylilies.

• Watch out for brown patch in St. Augustine grass. These circular brown patches

are caused by a fungus that is activated by moist cool weather. Control with


• If you need to do any pruning, do it early in the month. The re-growth stimulated

by pruning needs to harden off before that odd-ball frost of Halloween. Prune

fruit trees when leaves begin to fall. Remove all dead, weak and over-crowded

growth. Tip back main branches to control size and shape. Spray w/dormant oil

when temperature is between 30-60 degrees.

• Cut back tops of perennials after they have bloomed. Divide roots and transplant

anytime from now until March, the earlier the better.

• Get the ant baits down. This will greatly reduce your spring populations.

• Clover left over from last year may be growing. It’s best to hit it with the postemerge

herbicides in October and November. At least two applications are usually

needed, even if done this early.

• For color throughout the winter, begin planting pansies.

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You could make this on National Gumbo Day October 12 th !


1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 large onion, chopped

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick

4 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

Creole seasoning to taste

6 cups chicken broth

1 bay leaf

1 rotisserie chicken, boned and shredded


Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, whisk in flour.

Continue whisking until the roux has cooked to the color of chocolate

milk, 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn the roux. If you see black

specks in the mixture, start over.

Stir onion, bell pepper, celery and sausage into the roux; cook 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and cook another 5 minutes. Season with salt,

pepper and Creole seasoning; blend thoroughly. Pour in the chicken

broth and add the bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce

heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the chicken and simmer 1 hour more. Skim off any

foam that floats to the top during the last hour.



An amazing combination of sweet and spicy! And the chicken comes

out perfectly tender and juicy with a finger-licking sticky glaze!


1/4 cup gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)

1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts,

cut into 1-inch chunks

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

1 green onion, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


In a medium bowl, combine gochujang, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar,

brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Reserve 2 tablespoons

and set aside.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine gochujang mixture

and chicken; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, up to 8 hours,

turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade,

discarding the marinade.

Preheat grill to medium high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers;

brush with canola oil.

Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken

is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature

of 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes. Brush skewers with reserved

gochujang mixture, cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Serve immediately, garnished with green onion and sesame seeds.


You could bake these on National Pumpkin

Cheesecake Day October 21 st !

This delicious recipe brought to you by Damn Delicious



Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a

large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.

Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time.

Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of

crust; set aside.


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

remaining batter and stir gently until well blended.

2 eggs

Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate

1 pinch ground cloves

for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping

1 pinch ground nutmeg

before serving. http://allrecipes.com/

1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Cimarron Nottingham | October Country 2018 | October 2018 19

A Night of Positively Pink at LaCenterra

Hosted by

Houston Methodist West Hospital

Friday, Oct. 12 | 6-9 P.M.

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Courtyard

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 77494

Join us and bring your family for a night of Positively

Pink, a breast cancer awareness celebration.

At this fun and educational event, you will:

• Meet our Breast Care Center team and women’s

health specialists

• Receive breast health information

• Enjoy live music by The Mockingbirds Band

• Get free giveaway items and much more!

The event is free. For more information, visit


or call 832.522.5522.


October 2018 | Cimarron

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