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What’s Happening in Katy... 10
Area Festivals... 14
Gardening Tips... 18
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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
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
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.
MEMORIAL PARKWAY IMPORTANT NUMBERS
MPCA OFFICE: 281-492-2949
EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911
Harris County Constables 281-463-6666
HCE SD FIRE DEPT. 48 281-599-8888
Dept. of Public Safety 281-517-1300
Poison Control Center 800-764-7661
Domestic Abuse Center (emerg) 281-391-4357
• non-emergency 281-391-4504
Health Dept. (backyard cleanup) 713-274-6300
Animal Control 281-999-3191
Mosquito Control 713-440-4800
Memorial Hermann Katy Hosp. 281-644-7000
Post Office 800-275-8777
MUD #81 281-392-8112
MUD #81 (Trash) Best Trash 281-313-2378
Memorial MUD (Trash) WCA 281-368-8397
• Gas - bills/report emergency 713-659-2111
• Street LIght Outages 713-207-2222
• Power Outages 800-752-8036/800-332-7143
KISD Administration 281-396-6000
KISD Security 281-396-7560
KISD Transportation Dept. 281-396-6220
MP Elementary 281-237-5850
Hayes Elementary 281-237-3200
MP Jr. HIgh School 281-237-5800
Taylor High School 281-237-3100
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
21600 Cimarron Parkway
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
The office is open the first Tuesday of each month:
7pm - 8pm (except on holidays)
Answering machine - 24 hrs/day Please leave a message.
Photos for MPCA I.D. card may be taken any time the
office is open as long as the I.D. form was submitted no
less than 3 days in advance.
IMPORTANT DATES IN OCTOBER 2018
October 2 nd :
October 4 th : Ladies Game Night /Pot Luck
October 5 th -6 th : Garage Sale Weekend
October 16 th : Street Representative Mtg.
October 26 th :
OFFICE HOURS FOR OCTOBER 2018
Monday through Friday: 9 AM-5 PM
(Unless otherwise posted on the front door.)
MPCA BOARD MEETINGS
The Board of Directors meets in the
Memorial Parkway Clubhouse (21600
Cimarron Parkway) on the first Tuesday
of every month at 7 PM. The meeting is
open to all members of the Association. The
Board is only required by the State to have
ONE meeting per year, but MP has always
had monthly meetings so that they can be
more accessible to the members that they
serve. Our monthly Board meeting, will be
Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
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2019 HOA DUES
A statement along with the Annual letter will be mailed out to all
homeowners in October. The 2019 Maintenance Fee are due on January
1, 2019. If you need to get on a payment plan, please come into the office
as soon as possible.
Mpca Ladies Game Night
Join us other neighborhood ladies for game night and pot luck. We play
Bunco ($13) and LRC ($3). Bring your favorite dish to share Thursday,
October 4 th at 6:30 PM in the Memorial Parkway Clubhouse. Newbies
we always love to teach you how to play. Such easy games and some
great prizes, but the fun of getting together for great food and great new
friends is the best part. We play the first Thursday of each month at the
same location and time.
Memorial Parkway is launching a new committee, “Street Representative
Committee” and we need you to make this committee a success!!
What is a “Street Representative?” Each Representative would
volunteer to communicate issues on behalf of their street in Memorial
Parkway, which are then logged and followed up by the office staff, the
Board of Directors and other relevant county agencies. Representatives
also voice inquiries and suggestions for community development. It
uses the skills and experience of local people to create safer and better
neighborhoods. Additionally, each representative is encouraged to
communicate ideas for positive activities or events and we help them
to put their ideas into practice in their community. This provides local
people a platform to share their agenda for community development.
Being a part of this committee will give you a unique opportunity to have
your voice heard as issues or ideas arise. You will also meet like-minded
people, giving them the potential to work together in order to have a
greater impact for the benefit of your community. By partnering together,
we believe this community group would be able to achieve great things
with in our community.
The committee will meet for quarterly in the community clubhouse. The
first meeting will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7 PM.
Please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or
would like more information.
MPCA Haunted House
It might be scary... it might be a fright... but
it’s sure to be fun on Halloween night! So
join us if you dare, for a Halloween scare on
Friday, October 26 th from 7-10 PM at the
Memorial Parkway Clubhouse for a Fornite
themed Haunted House! Entry is only $1
per person-all ages welcome! Bring a friend,
bring a neighbor; bring your bravery and
2019 Board of Directors
An elected Board of 5 Directors manage the affairs of the HOA. Each of the
Directors is elected for a 3-year term. The 5 Board positions are staggered
in rotation meaning every year there is at least one Board position up for
re-election. The Board election will be held November 13, 2018 at the
Annual Meeting. For 2019, there will be two Board positions open for reelection.
The candidates running for the Board of Directors are Charles
Herring, Michael Sheiman and Michael Smyth. A bio can be found for
each candidate on the website. A Proxy will be mailed out in the Annual
Mailing in October. We have to meet the quorum in order to have a valid
election. If we do not have enough members return the proxy/vote, then
we will have to do another mailing which will cost the members, $1,200.
Please help keep your HOA Dues down, by voting this year.
My name is Charles Herring and I am running for re-election to the MP
Board. I have lived in Memorial Parkway for 31 years and have been
involved with the homeowners’ association for 15 years while serving on
the Board for the past 12 years. Prior to this, I served with my wife, Susan,
on the Security Committee for many years. Keeping property values high
and our neighborhood safe are my foremost priority. As an auditor for 38
years, I understand the value of a dollar and the proper/ethical use of our
community’s money. I enjoy visiting with my neighbors at the Board and
committee meetings while listening to their concerns and helping them
find equitable solutions. My children grew up in this neighborhood and
I will continue to strive to do my best to keep Memorial Parkway a safe
neighborhood where families choose to make their home.
My name is Michael Sheiman and I am running for the Board. I want
to make this place to feel like a free vacation and look the part. I aim
to make changes that will greatly increase livability, safety, fun and
neighborhood attractiveness immediately, cost very little short term and
make neighborhood values balloon while costing essentially nothing
to maintain long term. I, as an individual, have designed built a small
electric car for about $6K, a solar system that charges it essentially free
for $1K, an air conditioned tiny home/cabin for about $1.5K and an
original $100 rotating swing-set solely on a single software engineer’s
(my own) budget, creating something out of almost nothing. Likewise, I
will not support anything beyond cost limits I could not afford out of my
own pocket and will send details of every dime spent to all community
members, I run a very lean shop.
Some of my goal projects include:
*) A virtually self-policing free text-alert emergency system linked to our
patrol and street representatives run through free Google mail relay
*) A nature trail/easement path between the Highland Knolls community
center and Hayes and perhaps longer, extending to Cimarron, with
*) A near zero maintenance solar powered motion gaming pavilion
(Nintendo Wii) for virtual reality tennis/golf/bowling for all ages
*) A simple sandbox/pit area similar to that at the Nottingham Country
park with a volleyball net
*) Several outdoor community events such as outdoor evening movies,
neighborhood runs/races/fundraisers and group barbecues
My name is Michael Smyth and I am running for re-election to the MPHOA
Board. I am a Professional Engineer who along with my wife, Kathy,
has lived in Memorial Parkway since 1983. I have two grown daughters,
Penny and Paige who attended Taylor High School. Besides my past
experience on the Board, my professional experience includes working
for a major Engineering and Construction Company for over 40 years here
in Houston. I have been responsible for managing major engineering and
construction projects world-wide valued for billions of dollars.
As a Board Member my main objectives have been and will continue to be:
1. Ensure that the overall upkeep of the neighborhood is kept such that
the homeowners and families’ lifestyles and investments remain the top
2. Ensure all Memorial Parkway Association funds are spent in a timely
and judicious manner.
3. Ensure the enforcement of deed restrictions program is fair and justly
administered and to initiate improvements to the system.
I look forward to serving the community where my family and I have
enjoyed living for the last 30 plus years.
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FOR 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF
MEMORIAL PARKWAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
I/we, the undersigned, a member of the Memorial Parkway Community Association, acting on behalf of all the owners of
the property described below, does hereby appoint _________________________________________ (or if no individual
is designated, then the Board of Directors of the Association) as my/our true and lawful attorney-in-fact and proxy, to
vote in my place and stead on my behalf, as though I myself were present, with power of substitution, at the Annual
Meeting of the above-named Association on November 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., or any re-adjournment or continuation
Please select ONLY one (1) of the three (3) options set forth below.
[ ] Option #1: Quorum Only Purposes – Check this box to limit the use of this form for quorum only.
We need 10% of the neighborhood to sign for a quorum. OR
[ ] Option #2: Open Proxy – Check this box to allow your agent and proxy to vote for such director
candidates, and on such matters as he or she deems worthy; and such shall be my vote. OR
[ ] Option #3: Directed Proxy – My/our Proxy Holder is directed to cast my/our votes in the election of
Directors as directed below. Note: You may not vote for more than two (2) candidates. If more than two
(2) names are designated, the proxy will be counted for quorum purposes only. This is for an election of
two (2) full term officers. You may vote for one (1) or two (2) of the nominees listed below in
[ ] Charles Herring
[ ] Michael Sheiman
[ ] Michael Smyth
This proxy is revocable at any time before the Annual Meeting, and the undersigned reserves the right to attend the
Annual Meeting and vote in person. Only one vote per household for each property you own in Memorial Parkway
subdivision. Write-in candidates are not allowed and will invalidate this Directed Proxy. However, additional candidates
may be nominated from the floor at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
You must sign, date, print name and include your property address below for this proxy to be valid.
Member’s Signature _______________________________________________Date__________________________, 2018
Member’s Name (Please Print) _________________________________________ Phone ___________________________
Property Address ______________________________________ Email Address___________________________________
Please return this proxy no later than 5:00pm on November 13, 2018 to the Memorial Parkway Community
Association Office, located at 21600 Cimarron Parkway, Katy TX 77450.
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October 11 th and 23 rd , 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
If you are a Senior approaching 65 or already a Medicare
recipient, this free, no obligation workshop is for you.
Memorial Parkway Community Center
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Call 432-305-4567 for additional dates/times/locations.
Make sure to register your account in our Homeowner Portal. The
‘Homeowner Portal’ is for all homeowners in Memorial Parkway. The
Homeowner Portal provides homeowners access to their HOA account
in REAL time. Homeowners can view their accounts and pay online, view
compliance issues including copies of compliance letters, view maintenance
issues including submitting service requests, update profile information
and view documents. To register, visit www.mphoa.org and sign up!!
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copies of Board minutes and to register for Memorial Parkway’s
blog, please go to our web page mphoa.org. As another way to share
communication, ideas and events in our neighborhood is to “like” us on
Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
We welcome communication from homeowners and residents. The
MPCA Board of Directors are your neighbors and are available to answer
questions. We love having comments and suggestion from everyone as
we strive to make Memorial Parkway a great place to live. Please contact
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Memorial Parkway Roadways
Please help us keep our streets clear. We are receiving many complaints
from residents about cars being parked in the street with empty
driveways. Please be considerate of your neighbors when parking your
vehicles. Try to always park in your garage or on your driveway. If you
can’t park in your garage because you have too much clutter, spend some
time and clean out your garage! As a reminder, commercial vehicles are
not allowed in Memorial Parkway subdivision.
Street Gutters And Drains
We ask that you keep the street area in front of your home clean, so that
leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and dirt won’t accumulate in the
gutters next to the curb and end up being washed into the drains causing
them to back up and flood the streets. If you see someone putting grass
clippings, oil or other debris down the drains, please contact the MUD
District and the County at 281-463-6300. This includes lawn contractors
that are blowing the leaves into the street instead of bagging them.
How to Report Backyard Nuisance
If you have a neighbor with a terrible backyard such as garbage dumping,
unsanitary conditions, unsecured private swimming pools, etc., you can
go to Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services’ Website
to file a complaint, www.hcphes.org/eph/complaints.
Need Curb Repair??
Do you have a broken curb in front of your home... Did you know that
Harris County Precinct 3 will come and fix it? It is as easy as going
to their website and filling out the service request form. They will
come and fix it for free (well, that is your tax dollars at work)! They
will not fix the curved part that attaches to your driveway, that is the
homeowner’s responsibility. You can go to www.harriscountytx.gov/
servicerequestform/default.aspx?pct3 and fill out the service request
form if you have a broken curb that needs repaired.
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Architectural Control Committee
All exterior changes to your property must be submitted to our committee
for approval before you start any work. This includes, but is not limited to,
painting, re-roofing, sheds, patio covers, fences, etc. All requests must be
on our request form that can be found online at our website www.mphoa.
org or at the office. Please give as much detail as possible, so there is no
delay in getting your request reviewed. Except for painting and re-roofing,
it would be best to include a plat of your property that shows property
lines and easements in relation to the location of your project.
Architectural Modifications Approved July 26-August 23, 2018:
Exterior Paint 10
Exterior Repair 1
Open Deed Restriction Violation Counts as of August 25, 2018:
Unapproved construction 3
Basketball goal 6
Dumpster or pod 4
Exterior lighting 2
Home exterior 118
Dirt & Mildew 28
Exterior Paint 53
Exterior Repair 23
dead landscaping 9
trim bushes 5
Lawn Maintenance 126
Outdoor Furniture 1
Satellite Dish 0
Stored Items 47
Trash Containers 66
dead tree 1
leaves and tree debris 22
low tree branches 20
palm trees 10
commercial vehicles 2
motor vehicle repairs 0
motor vehicle storage 14
recreational vehicles 1
a/c unit 1
damaged glass 2
window treatments 4
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MPCA would like to suggest that garage sales be conducted the first
Friday and Saturday of each month. This will eliminate the many signs
that are out each week and also makes for a stronger turn out. Most area
communities only allow sales twice a year. Memorial Parkway could be
known for its “Once a Month” garage sales.Do not attach your garage sale
signs to the STOP signs, as it is against the law and the County can issue
citations for this. If a sign is on a public right of way, like the esplanades),
they may be subject to fines of $500-$1,000 per occurrence per day. We also
ask that you do not post your signs on the property of another resident.
When your sale is over, please go back and pick up all of your signs.
Clubhouse rental is subject to availability on a first come/first serve
basis. The clubhouse is only rented to Memorial Parkway adult residents
(owner or renter) in good standing (maintenance fee current and not in
violation of deed restrictions). Resident must show valid ID when renting
facility and must be present during the entire time of rental. A rental
fee of $50 is required at the time the reservation is made. Rental of the
Clubhouse requires refundable deposit of $275.
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• Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM: $50
• Monday-Saturday, 5 PM-1 AM: $50
• Sunday, 8 AM-1 PM: $50
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NON-PROFIT CLUBHOUSE RENTAL
The Memorial Parkway Clubhouse is available to non-profit adult and
youth groups for meetings. The meeting times and days are: 3 PM, 5:30
PM, 6:45 PM and 7 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
(some exceptions regarding times on Sunday). Reservations must be
made at least 2 weeks prior to reservation date.
For additional details, contact the MPCA office at 281-492-2949. All
groups who wish to use the Clubhouse must be comprised of no less than
80% of Memorial Parkway residents.
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Security Report for the month of July 2018:
Alarm Local 7
Alarm Silent 2
Check Park/School 4
Contract Checks 110
Criminal Mischief 2
Disturbance/ Juvenile 1
Disturbance/Loud Noise 1
Follow Up 5
In Progress 3
Incident Report 6
Information call 55
Meet the citizen/officer 35
Mental Case 1
Neighborhood check 54
Open Door/Window 1
Parking Lot Chk 1
Special Assignment 1
Stranded MV 2
Suspicious Person 15
Traffic Initiative 12
Traffic Stops 45
Unk Medical Emergency 4
Vacation Watch 69
Vehicle Abandoned 1
Vehicle Repossession 6
Vehicle Speeding 2
Vehicle Suspicious 7
Vehicle Stolen 1
Warrant Service 4
Welfare Check 9
Reminder For Dog Walkers
Be a responsible/considerate pet owner by picking up your dog’s waste
from your neighbor’s yard when you’re out for a walk. There’s nothing
more frustrating than stepping in fecal matter in your own yard when you
don’t even have a pet.
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What’s Happening Around Katy...
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
Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com
*Preview Party tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
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
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
4300 FM 723
Richmond, TX 77406
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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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
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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
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November 3, 2018, 9 AM
The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Pkwy
Created several years ago, Run4TheChildren is a fundraiser for families
interested in adoption to assist with the financial burden of adopting.
This is a 4 mile run located in the heart of Cinco Ranch with a shorter
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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,
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Birdies “Fore” the Children 7th
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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.
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tournament, we have added the ability to pay by card on our website.
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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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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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Shooting Sporting Clay Tournament
November 7, 2018
Westside Sporting Grounds, 10120 Pattison Road, Katy TX 77493
Sign-in 11:30 AM | Shotgun Start: 1 PM
There will also be a raffle and silent auction. For more info, go to www.
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 email@example.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.
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
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OCTOBER FESTIVALS AROUND SOUTHEAST TEXAS
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
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
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The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) program is
dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of the early
detection of breast cancer through a nationwide campaign. NBCAM
started as a weeklong campaign in 1985 with 2 founding members.
Today the American Cancer Society is one of many national public
service organizations, professional associations and government
agencies that form the NBCAM Board of Sponsors. During October,
which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the member
organizations of the Board of Sponsors join forces to spread the
message that early detection of breast cancer followed by prompt
treatment saves lives.
The American Cancer Society recommends early detections. Women
age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year
and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
The third Friday in October each year is National Mammography Day,
first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day or throughout
the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography
To find a facility in your area, please call:
American Cancer Society 800-227-2345
National Cancer Institute 800-4-CANCER
Or visit nbcam.org or www.cancer.org for more information.
3 STEPS TO EARLY DETECTION
One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
However, with early detection and treatment, you can greatly
improve your chance of survival.
Early detection means finding the cancer before it spreads to other
parts of the body. Although breast cancer cannot be completely
prevented, early detection provides the greatest possibility of
successful treatment. By following these three steps, you will help
increase your chance of detecting cancer early.
Changes to look for include:
• A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
• A change in the size or shape of the breast
• Dimpling or puckering in the skin of the breast
• A nipple turned inward into the breast
• Discharge (fluid) from the nipple
• Scaly, red or swollen skin on the breast, nipple or areola (the dark
area of skin at the center of the breast)
You should see your health care provider about any of these
symptoms. Often these symptoms are not due to cancer, but if
you notice any changes in your body, tell your health care provider
immediately so that the problems can be diagnosed and treated.
2. WELL-WOMAN EXAM
It is recommended that women visit their family physician or gynecologist
each year for an annual Well-Woman Exam. In addition
to a routine pelvic exam and pap smear, the doctor may perform
a brief breast exam to check for abnormalities. The Well-Woman
Exam is a great opportunity for you to discuss with your health care
provider any questions or concerns you have regarding your breast
health. For example, your doctor may help you to determine the
most appropriate frequency for your early detection steps.
In its early stages, breast cancer doesn’t usually cause symptoms.
NBCF recommends that women ages 40 and older get a mammogram
every year. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is a safe
way to detect cancerous tumors and other abnormal breast conditions
and women who have screening mammograms have a lower
chance of dying from breast cancer than women who do not have
screening mammograms. Mammograms can detect cancer or other
problems before a lump becomes large enough to be detectable
to the touch. They provide an effective way to find breast cancer
in its early stages when treatment is usually the most successful.
Mammograms are considered safe, quick and relatively painless.
Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation
1. BREAST SELF-AWARENESS
Breast self-awareness can help you become familiar with how your
breasts normally look and feel. Knowing this will help you identify
any changes in your breasts that should be reported to your health
care professional promptly. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment
with your doctor, but don’t panic - 8 out of 10 lumps are not
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Join us and bring your family for a night of Positively
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At this fun and educational event, you will:
• Meet our Breast Care Center team and women’s
• 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
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• Dig and store caladiums before the foliage dies. Allow the bulbs to dry in the
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hanging in open mesh bags or old panty hose.
• Flowers planted for spring can begin when the temperatures are going to stay
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growth through the winter and the more headstart they can get before summer,
• 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
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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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CAJUN CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO
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.
KOREAN CHICKEN KABOBS
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.
DOUBLE LAYER PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
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.
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
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