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Memorial Parkway

Official Newsletter

October 2018

Haunted House - Oct. 26th

Local Craft Shows/Festivals

Local Garage Sales

Important Numbers... 3

MPCA PROXY... 5

What’s Happening in Katy... 10

Area Festivals... 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.

MEMORIAL PARKWAY IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MPCA OFFICE: 281-492-2949

FAX: 281-492-7130

EMAIL:

mpcakaty@sbcglobal.net

COMMUNITY

EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911

Non-emergency:

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

Centerpoint Energy

www.ceneterpointenergy.com/outage

• Gas - bills/report emergency 713-659-2111

• Street LIght Outages 713-207-2222

• Power Outages 800-752-8036/800-332-7143

SCHOOLS

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

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director

www.mphoa.org

Mike Brahm

Charles Herring

Michael Olsen

William Pongrass

Michael Smyth

MPCA OFFICE

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 :

Board Meeting

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 :

Haunted House

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.

Street Representative

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 office@mphoa.org if you are interested or

would like more information.

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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

your gear!

2019 Board of Directors

Annual Election

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.

Charles Herring

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.

Michael Sheiman

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

service

*) A nature trail/easement path between the Highland Knolls community

center and Hayes and perhaps longer, extending to Cimarron, with

community approval

*) 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

Michael Smyth

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

priority.

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.

October 2018 | Memorial Parkway


DIRECTED PROXY

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

meeting thereof.

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

alphabetical order.

NOMINEE:

[ ] 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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Call 432-305-4567 for additional dates/times/locations.

Homeowner Portal

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

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Stay Connected

To find the latest news and information on upcoming events, documents,

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

Facebook.

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

us at anytime via email at mpcakaty@sbcglobal.net.

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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.

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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

Fence 3

Roof 5

Patio 1

Shed 2

Open Deed Restriction Violation Counts as of August 25, 2018:

Animals 1

Unapproved construction 3

Basketball goal 6

Decorations 5

Driveways 21

Dumpster or pod 4

Exterior lighting 2

Fences 18

Flags 0

Garages 8

Home exterior 118

Dirt & Mildew 28

Exterior Paint 53

Exterior Repair 23

Gutters 10

Roof 4

Landscaping 15

border 0

dead landscaping 9

trim bushes 5

vines 0

weeds 1

Lawn Maintenance 126

Mailboxes 36

Outdoor Furniture 1

Satellite Dish 0

Sidewalk 9

Signs 4

Stored Items 47

Trash Containers 66

Trees 62

dead tree 1

leaves and tree debris 22

low tree branches 20

palm trees 10

stump 9

Use 1

Vehicles 25

commercial vehicles 2

parking 2

motor vehicle repairs 0

motor vehicle storage 14

recreational vehicles 1

trailer 6

Windows 7

a/c unit 1

damaged glass 2

window treatments 4

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Garage Sales

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

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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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

Security Report for the month of July 2018:

Accident/Minor 1

Alarm Local 7

Alarm Silent 2

Animal/Humane/Aggressive 1

Arson/Fire 1

Assault 1

Burglary/MotorVehicle 2

Check Park/School 4

Contract Checks 110

Criminal Mischief 2

Disturbance/Family 4

Disturbance/Fireworks 3

Disturbance/ Juvenile 1

Disturbance/Loud Noise 1

Disturbance/Other 3

DOA 1

Domestic/Prevent 1

Drug/OD/Poss 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

Theft/Other 1

Theft/Residence 1

Traffic Initiative 12

Traffic Stops 45

Citations 42

Warnings 3

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

Total: 496

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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cRAFT SHOWS/FESTIVALS

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 saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

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 heartshandsmdumc@gmail.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

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

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Saturday, October 13 th

Briscoe Jr. High • 9 AM to 4 PM

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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 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

HomefortheHolidaysGiftMarket@yahoo.com.

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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WALKS/RUNs

Run4TheChildren

November 3, 2018, 9 AM

The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Pkwy

www.run4thechildren.org

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

course for those looking unable to complete the entire 4 miles. This event

is family friendly. To date, we have assisted 22 children find their forever

families.

GARAGE SALES

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

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

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

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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

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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

Fundraisers

Magnificat Houses, Inc. 50 Year

Celebration Gala and Auction

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:30 PM

The Bell Tower on 34 th , 901 W. 34 th St., Houston, TX 77018. Please join us

for cocktails, dinner, auction and celebrating founder Rose Mary Badami

who at 94 years old, started Magnificat House 50 years ago.

The 50 th Anniversary Magnificat House Gala Celebration will feature

honorary Chair Mayor Sylvester Turner and aims to raise funds for

Magnificat House. Magnificat House has been a Houston institution for

50 years, offering faith, hope and charity by providing housing, food,

work and spiritual support while our residents - of all races and creeds

- build their lives in community. For more information on Magnificat

House, Inc. and tickets for the 50 th Year Celebration Gala and Auction visit

www.mhihouston.org.

Mesa Outreach Sharing and

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.

mesa-outreach.org.

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:

gingerbreadvillage@yahoo.com.

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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.

https://chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com

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://

wacoartsfest.org

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

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

www.beethovenmaennerchor.com

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://

mainstreetfestivals.com/autumn-festival.htm

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.

http://houstonitalianfestival.com

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

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

all things mushroom in the Mushroom Capital of the World.

www.texasmushroomfestival.com

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.

www.lightthenight.org/texas-gulf-coast

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.

www.needvilleharvestfest.org/default.aspx?ID=29359

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

family event centered around LEGO building and experiences.

http://events.brickfestlive.com

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://

galvestonoktoberfest.com/here

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.

lightthenight.org/texas-gulf-coast

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.

www.texasbookfestival.org

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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OCTOBER IS

BREAST CANCER

AWARENESS MONTH

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

appointment.

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.

3. MAMMOGRAM

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

cancerous.

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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

events.houstonmethodist.org/west-pink

or call 832.522.5522.

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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

Daconil.

• 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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OCTOBER RECIPES

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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

DIRECTIONS

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.

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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!

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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 !

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DIRECTIONS

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.

INGREDIENTS

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

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