Raintree Village May 2019



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Raintree Village News

Community Events

During 2018, the HOA Board received suggestions for different community

events. In an effort to offer various opportunities to strengthen our

community, we’re looking to add an event which inspires and celebrates

the rich cultures demonstrated within our community. Of course, it will

center around food so look for more information in the coming months.

The following events are scheduled for 2019. To ensure each event is

successful, volunteers are needed.

May 25, 2019: Pool Opening - Community Pool

August 30, 2019: Community Day - Community Pool

December 7, 2019: Reindeer Festival - Clubhouse - 3838 Webster Woods

Common Violations

of Deed Restrictions

Raintree Village is a deed-restricted community aimed at ensuring there’s

aesthetic uniformity between residential properties and that certain

other activities are limited. If you intend to do anything to the exterior of

your home, you must complete an application for home improvements

and modifications form. This includes installing a storage shed in your


There’s also an expectation that all residents will maintain their yard

and general appearance of the home. Common violations include

overgrown yards, mold on homes, trashcans visible from the street and

disabled vehicles. Our management company, KPM, drives through our

community at least once a week assessing compliance with the deed

restrictions. Any violations are communicated in a letter along with a

picture of the violation (date & time stamped).

It’s understandable that issuing or receiving such letters can be

perceived as a nuisance. Yet, it’s necessary so that all of us remain on

the same page of what constitutes a well-kept community (i.e. deed

restrictions). In general, the Management Company and HOA Board

understand residents are busy. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact

the management company (KPM) when a violation cannot be addressed

within stated timeframes noted in the letter.

It cannot be emphasized enough that communication is the key if you do

not understand a violation. Again, contact KPM or attend our HOA Board

meetings for additional clarification.

Volunteers Needed

You are reminded of our standing committees, which need ongoing

volunteers. The committees are as follows:

• Pool Committee (organizes Official Pool Opening Party & monitors

activities during pool season)

• Newsletter - submit articles

• Yard of the Month - select section winners

We also need volunteers for the listed community activities. Volunteering

is an opportunity to make Raintree Village a better community for all the

residents. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the noted events

or committees, contact Walonda Hollins at hollinsw@sbcglobal.net.

Driving In Raintree Village

Our community has grown significantly over the past year. Moreover, our

community has numerous homes along our main street, Raintree Village.

With such growth, it’s important that we’re more cognizant of our speed

while driving through Raintree Village and parking on community streets.

I’m sure everyone has noticed increased congestion along with cars parked

along various streets within our community. However, it’s important that

all of us adhere to the speed limit and encourage others to do the same.

The following tips serve as a reminder for driving & parking in our


1. Drive the speed limit - 35 miles per hour

2. Do not block your neighbor’s driveway

3. Make sure you park in the direction of traffic when parking on the street

4. Make sure you park within 18 inches from the curb

5. Remain mindful if the street is narrow, street parking impose greater

limitations for emergency vehicles

Finally, we must be mindful that emergency vehicles are wider than

personal vehicles. Some community streets impose greater limitations for

emergency vehicles when there’s street parking. Although residents have

the right to park on the street, let’s be mindful of the aforementioned tips.

Tips To Reduce Your Risk Of Burglary

It cannot be stated enough of the importance of minimizing our exposure

to crime. Our contract deputies stated that certain vehicles have

increased exposure to theft, specifically the tires and rims. The vehicles

commonly targeted are Ford F150, Dodge Chargers and Chevy Tahoes.

Although these vehicles have rim locks, another safeguard is to park your

vehicle in the garage or close to another vehicle. Anyway, you can either

slow down or cause attention will help reduce the risk of theft.

You need to be mindful to breakdown bags and boxes of large purchases,

if possible place in trash bins or bags. Although it’s time consuming and

burdensome, it doesn’t call attention to such items in your home.

The list below simply reminds us of other things we should be mindful

each day.

1. Take the time to meet and know your neighbors. Let them know if you

notice anything unusual such as cars or people at their homes.

2. Make sure to close garage doors when at home & away.

3. Don’t keep garage door openers in the car, take them in the house with

you; a garage door opener makes it easier for someone to enter your

garage or house to remove personal property.

4. Keep car doors locked and take valuables either in your home or ensure the

items are not in plain site; remember to take down the attachment for your

Garmin too, as it alerts individuals that something valuable may be in the car.

5. If possible, keep a car in a driveway as it gives an impression that

someone is home.

6. Keep all shrubs and plants at a level low enough that passing by officers or

other residents can see if someone is lurking in those bushes! Shrubs should

also be trimmed high enough to show “feet” of someone hiding in them.

7. Have keys in hand before leaving the store, house or office, avoiding

standing by the car searching for them.

8. Don’t leave ladders on the side of the house or in the back yard.

Ladders provide easy access to open second floor windows and no one

will be able to see.

9. Make sure you close blinds when you are inside at night with the lights

on, potential burglars can see right inside and know who is at home.

10. Use sensor lights outside the home. It deters criminals by “spot

lighting” their efforts to enter your home.

11. Use double key locks: locks that require a key from the outside and

from the inside.

12. Repair any broken areas of your fence, reducing the access of potential

burglars or mischievous kids.

13. When on vacation, let your neighbor(s) know so they can keep an eye

out for suspicious activity. You can also inform the Harris County Deputy’s

Office serving our area. The Storefront Office is located 19818 Franz Rd.,

Katy, TX 77449, 281-647-9371. The storefront hours: 9 AM - 5 PM.

14. When on vacation, keep yards mowed and trimmed, burglars spend

a lot of time in a neighborhood looking for their next targets. Overgrown

yards are a sure sign no one’s home.

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County officials want to remind residents of the Ordinance 5.3 requiring

that addresses or building numbers be legible and visible from the street.

The section states the numbers must be in Arabic numerals at least four

inches in height and clearly visible. The number should be placed on,

above or at the side of the main entrance so the number is clearly visible

from the public right away. Whenever a home entrance is more than 50

feet from a public right away, a number should also be placed at the end

of a driveway or property entrance.

Satellite Dishes

It’s come to HOA’s attention that the installation of satellite dishes on

some homes violates the deed restrictions. Satellites are expected to

be installed out of sight of public view. The Association appreciates

residents taking the time to ensure compliance.

Raintree Village HOA Website


We encourage you to visit our community website. The website includes

a link to review current crime statistics for our community (www.

crimereports.org) and pictures of Yard of the Month winners. As a fellow

resident, you’ll have access to critical information regarding the HOA

budget and annual meeting minutes.

The aforementioned information can only be accessed by establishing

a log-on user name and password. A request for an email address

during the initial signup process will enable residents to receive alerts of

upcoming events or critical notices. If you have any suggestions, please

contact KPM Management Office at 281-685-3090.

Harris County Leash Law

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.

While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone

who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid

of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child

getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Harris County Animal Control

advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the

unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or

cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat,

nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.”

Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following


1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in

length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of

controlling or governing the dog or cat in question

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle

3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not

have access to sidewalk or street.”

Rick Martinez

Broker Associate

(281) 646-2143

Tony Cogliandro


(281) 994-5184


Crystal Martinez


(281) 646-2121

While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work

or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.

Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all

our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect

anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet

owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing

to properly restrain their pet. To make a complaint or report an animal

that is not properly restrained please contact:




Cinco Ranch

2877 Commercial Center Blvd

Katy, TX 77494

Each office independently owned and operated

Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666

Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section

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The Board of Directors feels it serves you best when the Board meetings

are conducted in an orderly manner. The HOA Board Meetings are held

to conduct Association business. Your cooperation in this regard is

requested. Parliamentary Procedure is followed at this Meeting.

There are two sessions at the HOA Board Meetings, an open session when

members may be present and an executive session when no members

are permitted.

Board Meeting will begin with the open session at 7 PM until 7:15 PM

when that time slot has been filled, members must wait until the next

month’s meeting to be placed on the agenda.

Your opinion is important to the Board of Directors. The Board desires to

hear from Members who have information concerning the Association.

During the portion of the Meeting in which the Chair accepts questions or

comments from the floor, please proceed in the following manner.

1. If you wish to address the Board, please contact the Board at least 10

days prior to Meeting to be added to the agenda. You also have to state

the topic to be discussed and stay on that topic only.

2. Any Member wishing to address the Board shall speak no more than

two (2) minutes.

3. No Member may speak more than once on the subject and no more

than two (2) minutes, until all Members who wish to speak have done so.

4. Members of the audience shall not be permitted to interrupt nor

question any speaker.

5. After the speaker has finished addressing the Board, the Meeting

Chairperson will recognize the next Member to speak.

6. Members in attendance are not permitted to engage in private discussions

during the open session and must remain quite or leave the meeting room.

7. Violations of these Standing Rules will not be tolerated. Violators may

be requested to leave the Meeting.


We want all of our streetlights to work. A lighted area is a safer area. If

a streetlight is out in your area, please go to www.centerpointenergy.

com and report it. Once on the website, click on “electricity” then

“residential.” On the left side, you should click on “report a streetlight

outage” to enter the required information. Each light pole should have a

number on it. When reporting the out or malfunctioning light, give them

the pole number, closest street address, contact information, an email

address and the number of street lights you would like to report.

Teenage Job Seekers

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job

seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.krenekprinting.

com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo.

& yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/

subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your

email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still

good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3

tries, we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

Expires June 30, 2019

DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job

Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by

these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.





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May 24 th : Teacher Preparation Day

May 27 th : Holiday

KISD Summer Band Camp to be Held

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The seventeenth annual summer band camp, offered to next year’s 7 th ,

8 th and 9 th grade KISD band students, will be held at Morton Ranch High

School July 15 th -19 th . The camp will include daily section rehearsals, full

band rehearsals and fun music based electives. Lunch is also part of the

camp. The cost of the camp is $130 and will include a t-shirt if registered

by June 5 th . All registrations after that date will need to include a late

registration fee of $25 totaling $155. Any registration request after June

28 th must be sent via email and if approved, payment MUST BE either

cash, money order or cashier’s check.

The camp concludes with the Grand Finale Concert on Friday morning

at 9 AM. After the concert, those students wishing to extend the fun a

little longer can join in the group’s optional trip to Typhoon Texas for an

additional $35 (park admission, meal, bus transportation and drinks are

included in price) for a total camp cost of $165 ($190 after June 5 th ). The

KISD JH Summer Band Camp has been a huge success each year and we

anticipate a large enrollment again this year.

Camp participants will audition for summer band camp placement as

soon as they arrive for the first day of camp. Students should prepare

major scales specific to the student’s instrument and an audition

etude, which can be downloaded from the webpage. Students will be

ability grouped with the number of bands being determined by total

enrollment for the camp. Registration Form, Audition materials and

Travel/Emergency Treatment Consent Form can be downloaded by

campers from the Katy ISD Fine Arts Webpage www.katyisd.org/dept/

finearts. An email confirmation is sent out upon receipt of registration

and follow up reminders from the camp coordinator will be sent before

the camp begins, so make sure your email address is clearly printed on

the registration form.

The camp provides an economical and convenient alternative to those

who may not have had a chance to attend another band camp over

the summer due to scheduling and/or costs. Participants will receive

top quality instruction on their instruments from our own great KISD

and Houston area Band Directors. Join us for the seventeenth annual

Katy ISD Junior High Summer Band Camp and keep your playing skills

sharp for the year! Camp brochures, with the registration form, will be

distributed to KISD band students by their schools’ directors. Camp

brochures can also be downloaded from the Katy ISD Fine Arts webpage.

Plan to register early in order to guarantee a spot! Again, registrations

requests made after June 28 th will need to follow special instructions

outlined earlier. If you have already registered and have not received

your confirmation email, contact kisdbandcamp2019@gmail.com to

make sure your registration has been received.

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Katy ISD Represented at

2019 Texas Bluebonnet Awards Event

Each year 10 Texas library districts are represented at the Texas Library Association’s (TLA) annual conference and this year Katy Independent School

District librarian Diane Austin, as well as 4 th grader Charlotte Baker, will be representing District 8 in addition to Katy ISD’s Wolman Elementary

School. Charlotte will be a part of a student group who will be announcing the grand winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

“I love the Texas Bluebonnet Program because not only are children motivated to read books but students have the opportunity to choose the

winner unlike many other publishing awards,” said Diana Austin, library media specialist at Wolman Elementary.

Twenty books are chosen each year for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program,

encouraging students in grades 3 rd -6 th to read a minimum of five books from the list. In January, participating students all over the state of Texas

cast their vote for their favorite title. The author of the book receiving the most votes is the winner and is given their award at the Texas Bluebonnet


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Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Awards

Prestigious Recognitions

to Katy ISD Students

The artwork of 27 Katy Independent School District students has been recognized

by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R), with many of those creations

now advancing to Grand Prix Judging and to auction. Best of Show, Gold Medal

and Special Merit were among some of the prominent achievements of Katy ISD

art students who have worked tirelessly to perfect their masterpieces.

The HLS&R School Art Program provides students, Pre-K through 12 th grade, the

opportunity to compete in district shows, earn scholarships, travel to summer

workshops and display artwork at the Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center for viewing.

The Grand Prix judging consists of all the 100+ school districts and private schools

that participate in the annual competition. Grand Prix selects which pieces of art

will be awarded the Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Class Champions

recognitions. Those art pieces will then advance to the HLS&R Art Auction.

Angel Luo, Cinco Ranch High School, Best of

Show for artwork titled “Spirit”

Sarah Kim, Davidson Elementary, Best of

Show for artwork titled “The Past Before Us”

Ashley Chung, Beck Junior High, Best of Show for artwork titled

“Next to the Road”

Katy ISD Students

Spelling out Victory!

W-I-N-N-E-R-S that spells Winners!! Katy Independent

School District is proud to announce the recent 2019

Katy ISD Spelling Bee Winners. The winning word was

“drupaceous” which Beckendorff Junior High Keerthana

Krishnan spelled out without hesitation. The seventhgrader

went through a rigorous 21 rounds of competition

to ultimately be recognized as the Spelling Bee Champion

of Katy ISD. Memorial Parkway Junior High seventh-grader

Beck Beathard was named the Spelling Bee Runner-up

and Janina Ojeiduma, an eighth-grader from Seven Lakes

Junior High was named Spelling Bee Alternate.

Keerthana and Beck represented Katy ISD at the Houston

Public Media Regional Spelling Bee in March. The Champion

and Runner-up at the Regional Spelling Bee event will then

advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington

D.C. in May 2019. Best of luck to these students!


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Scouting News

Ella Hummeldorf earned her Gold Award in Girl Scouts

Ella Hummeldorf, a Sophmore at Tompkins High School, has earned her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. Ella is a member of Troop 127007 and has been a

Girl Scout since she was in Kindergarten. For her project, Ella built garden boxes with the help of her brothers and a group of Boy Scouts from Troop

1103 for Goddard Preschool in Cinco Ranch NW. Her inspiration for the garden boxes was her grandfather who is currently in bad health. Obesity is a

growing problem in America and Ella is hoping the new generation of kids will make better choices. Her goal was to educate young children on the

importance of eating healthy and how vegetables play a big part in that. She wanted to teach them about vegetables in a fun way so she created the

garden boxes, supplied starter seeds and tools. She hopes they will have fun watching them grow and will teach future generations about growing

vegetables and healthy eating. Her brother, Henry Hummeldorf, was a recent contestant on MasterChef Junior so she enlisted his help with some

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Brownie GS Troop openings for

2nd Grade Girls-Katy Wide

Troop 128006, a Katy wide 2 nd Grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop, has

opening for 2 nd grade girls. We welcome new to GS, returning & existing

2 nd grade Girl Scouts. Meetings: Every other Monday, 6:30-8 PM, 20000

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For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy

Scouts of America will be open to young women, giving girls from ages

11-17 the same experience that boys have traditionally enjoyed. Scouts

BSA Troop 418 is a new girl-led unit, meeting at Trinity Baptist Church on

Spring Green on Mondays 7:30-8:30 PM. We are looking to grow our troop

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The Day Program will be held Monday through Friday, weekly, from 8

AM-3 PM at The Arc of Katy, 5819 Tenth Street, Suite C, Katy, Texas 77493.

Three Sessions are being held this Summer:

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Katy Heroes Honored

by Teenagers

Students from Tompkins High School, Tays Junior High

and Woodcreek Junior High, have gathered together to

honor a number of Katy teachers, coaches and community

leaders who are ‘heroes’ to the young people.

A special dinner and awards presentation was held by the

youth who are all members of The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints. Aged between 12 and 18, each of

them was inspired to choose one person who has had a

significant influence for good in their lives. The students

then personally invited their ‘hero’ to attend the dinner.

During the evening each of the youth gave a short speech

to introduce their hero and explain why they had had

such a significant impact on them.

Among the heroes was Danny Hill, Girls Program Director

at Albion Hurricanes FC. He was invited by Tompkins

Junior, Terin Graham. Terin also plays for the Tompkins

Varsity team, which is currently ranked number one in

the nation. She was thrilled to publicly thank Danny for

his incredible contribution to women’s soccer. Danny

commented, “I was very touched when Terin invited me to be honored at the dinner. The best part of our job is watching these kids grow into fantastic

young people. Terin always brings a smile to my face and when I stood there listening to her talk it gave me a great peace and understanding of why I

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The purpose of the evening was to thank the many people in the community who sacrifice so much of their time and energy to guide and teach the

young people in Katy. Says Brad Tippetts, one of the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Katy, “As a parent and leader, it can be

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LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6

PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed.

To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website

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Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library. “Like”

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our newsletter at www.hcpl.net/content/it-has-arrived.

LIBRARY CLOSINGS: We will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 th .


• USED BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their next

book sale on Saturday, May 25 th from 10 AM until 4 PM. There is a large selection

of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All

books sold at rock bottom prices.

• MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU - Celebrate Star Wars Day with a fun program

for the whole family with games, crafts, technology, refreshments, photo-ops and

a special appearance from Space City Sabers on Saturday, May 4 th , beginning at 2

PM. Space City Sabers will provide light saber demonstrations and participants will

have an opportunity to learn some moves. Families will have photo opportunities

with Star Wars characters.

• ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL - All are invited to join us at the library as we

celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a festival on Saturday, May 18 th at 12-4

PM. We will have food, karate, dancing, arts and crafts and more. Come for an hour

or two or stay all afternoon for our popular Vietnamese Lion Dance. Join us as we

celebrate the cultures of the Asian Pacific Rim. Contact the library for a complete

schedule of activities.

• SUMMER VOLUNTEERING AT THE LIBRARY - Volunteer opportunities abound

at the Library during the summer. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count

patrons, coordinate summer programs, hand out certificates and more. We will be

taking applications beginning on Wednesday, May 1 st at 10 AM. Students should be

going into the 7 th grade or older and must be able to commit to two hours twice a

week. Please bring your summer vacation plans with you when you come to apply.

Applications will be due back by Saturday, May 18 th at 5 PM. If you would like to

help in any way, please contact Elizabeth Herndon at 832-927-7860.

• TEENMAKERS - Make the next masterpiece. Join us on Thursday, May 2 nd at 4:30

PM as we create Art Bots. This is a ticketed program. Tickets will be available at 4 PM

the day of the program.

• CHESS WARS - Teens and tweens are invited to join us for Chess Wars! You played

during the summer, now play during the school year! Join us every Tuesday at

4:30 PM as we battle it out on the chessboard. Come learn basic strategies and

techniques to up your chess game so you too can play out of this world.

• TEEN BOOK CLUB - We have started a teen book club! Teens are invited to join us

on Thursday, May 16 th at 4:30 PM as we discuss the book The Cruel Prince by Holly

Black. If you are interested in joining us, extra copies of the book are available at

the checkout desk.

• FINANCIAL LITERACY AT LIBRARY - Why financial literacy? Every 1 st Saturday

of the month, experts will be here to discuss various topics pertinent to personal


• JOB SEARCH SEMINAR SERIES - Are you overwhelmed with the entire job search

process in today’s economy? The library has teamed up with Workforce Solutions to

provide a series for job seekers at all levels. We continue on Monday, May 6 th and

13 th at 1:30 PM, as we prepare for our job search. Seating for this and all programs

is limited.

• STITCH THERAPY - The library is starting a club for yarn crafters. Join us on the

1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays at 2 PM. Come meet other crafters or learn a new skill. We will

provide the knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn for beginners. You only have

to provide your creativity and ideas for your projects, although we will have plenty

of ideas available for inspiration. Come relax and stitch.

• PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL-TRADEMARK LAW - Do you have legal questions but

don’t even know where to start? The library is pleased to host The People’s Law

School presented by the Katy Bar Association. On Saturday, May 11 th at 10:30 AM

we will be covering the topic of trademark law.

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have a child starting post-secondary education soon? Are you worrying about how

to pay for it? Come to the library on Saturday, May 11 th at 2 PM and hear firsthand

experience on how to apply for scholarships, financial aid and grants for parents

with students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school.


Month! Here at the Library, we will be celebrating by decorating cupcakes. Join

us on Tuesday, May 14 th at 2 PM as we decorate cupcakes with cherry blossoms.

Seating for this is extremely limited.

• KATY MAKERSPACE - Did you know that the Katy area has its very own MakerSpace?

We’ll be learning all about this special place for creators and inventors at the library

on Tuesday, May14 th at 7 PM. Harry Krueger will be here to give us an introduction

to Katy MakerSpace and all you can do there. Makers of all ages and disciplines are

encouraged to join us as we learn everything our new MakerSpace has to offer.

• PROBATE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS - Senior citizens and their family members are

invited to join us for the return of our senior series at the Library. Every 3 rd Friday of

the month, experts will be here to discuss various topics pertinent to senior living.

On Friday, May 17 th at 10 AM, learn all about how real estate can affect probating

your will. Come discover what kind of life is best for you or your loved one. For more

information, contact Linda Jordan at 713-826-5145.

• GREEN THUMB GARDENING - Master Gardeners of Harris County will once again

be bringing their Green Thumb series once a month where they will discuss various

topics unique to gardening in the Houston area. This month, on Saturday, May 18 th

at 10:30 AM, learn all about water conservation for your garden. Seating is limited.

• COLOR ME RELAXED - What is the newest way for adults to relax and have a good

time? Coloring! The library now has an adult coloring hour on the 4 th Tuesday of

every month. Join us at 2 PM as we color, chat, have a snack and listen to relaxing

music. We will provide plenty of pages for coloring and colored pencils, although,

you are more than welcome to bring your own.

• BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The

Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

• JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Meetings held the third Wednesday of

the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while

we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts.


are invited to join the Library’s Timeless Travelers program for a fun-filled day of

educational, family friendly activities at the Spring Creek Heritage Festival, courtesy

of the Friends of Library and Precinct Three Transportation. Saturday, May 18 th at

9 AM, the bus departs from the library for a visit recreated confederate and union

camps to learn about Civil War era lifestyles and take a guided tour to discover the

history of the recently discovered Spring Creek Park Cemetery. Registration for our

random drawing runs May 1 st -6 th .

• COMPUTER CLASSES - The library offers a variety of computer classes each month.

You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Seating for this is extremely

limited. Registration is required. To see this month’s classes go to the library’s

website www.hcpl.net, click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.”


• WEDNESDAY WONDERS - Come to the library and let imaginations soar as you

explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) with crafts and

activities. On Wednesdays at 4:30 PM, the library will host Wednesday Wonders for

ages 6-11. These programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are

provided. No registration is required.

• SUNSET STORYTIME - Bring the entire family out to our new bedtime storytime.

This new storytime will meet on Tuesday, May 7 th at 6:30 PM. We will have stories,

songs and rhymes for the whole family. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas.

• INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM

and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 12 months and

their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes,

songs and finger plays.

• STORYTIME - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at

10:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages

3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome.

• PRE SCHOOL EXPLORERS - Is your pre-schooler ready to explore the world?

Children ages 2 ½ to 5 are invited to come to the library on Wednesdays at 11:15 AM

as we learn about the world. There will be plenty of stations for science and sensory


• TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to

participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Thursdays, at

10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given

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All American Apple Pie

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons cold milk

1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

6 Fuji apples, cored and sliced

3/4 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and salt until evenly blended. Pat mixture into

a 9 inch pie pan, spreading the dough evenly over the bottom and up

sides. Crimp edges of the dough around the perimeter.

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cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Spread

evenly in unbaked pie shell.

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1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

3 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup white sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

3 cups frozen blueberries


In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and 3

tablespoons of sugar. Mix in the melted butter. Sprinkle evenly into

the bottom of a 9 inch square baking dish and pack down into a

solid crust.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar until smooth.

Stir in salt and lemon juice. Fold in the whipped topping until well

blended, then fold in the frozen blueberries. Spoon over the crust

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Gardening Tips For May

Warm weather means our gardens and landscapes are growing fast.

Here are some tasks to keep your landscape beautiful and productive:

Flowers: Time to plant summer blooming perennials and annuals

including plumbago, zinnias, angelonia, purslane, lobularia,

sunflowers, yellow bells, pride of Barbados, duranta and bat-faced


Vegetables: May is a great time to plant, from seed or nursery plants,

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peppers, lima beans, eggplant, garlic chives and Malabar greens. If

you don’t want to dedicate an area of your yard, consider planting

here and there in your flowerbeds. Edible landscaping is a popular

new trend!

Lawns: Water 1/2 to 1” of irrigation per week. A rain gauge or straight

sided container (such as a tuna fish can) will help you know how long

to run your irrigation system to apply 1/2”.

Weeding: Hand pull or hoe weeds while they are still young or better

yet, maintain a 3” layer of mulch in all vegetable and flowerbeds to

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Pruning: Remove spent blooms on spring and summer annuals to

promote new blooms.

Fertilizing: Fertilize flowerbeds and vegetable gardens w/slow release

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Water: Deep soakings between rain events is better than frequent

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Birds: Spring migration continues until mid-May. Clean bird feeders!

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Houston Area Events

Cinco De Mayo Accordion Festival - May 3-5, 2019, Talento Bilingue De

Houston, 333 South Jensen, Houston, TX 77003. Admission: $10. As part

of what TBH and the City of Houston have collaborated to designate as

Tejano History Month the Cinco de Mayo Accordion Festival celebrates

the genre and the cultural identity of the accordion and conjunto band.

Houston Dragon Boat Festival - May 4, 2019, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Downtown

Houston, Allen’s Landing, 1005 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77002. Free

admission. The Buffalo Bayou will be overflowing with people and boats

at the Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival. More than 30 corporate and

community teams will paddle their way in the waters of downtown Houston

with other festivities celebrating Asian and Asian-American culture.

Mediterranean Festival 2019 - May 4, 2019, 11 AM-7 PM, located

between St. Elizabeth Parking Garage & The Wellness Center, 690 N. 15 th

Street Beaumont, Beaumont, TX 77702. This annual fundraiser for St.

Michael’s Church features authentic Greek and Arabic foods available a

la carte from a variety of vendors throughout the fair grounds. Along with

food, families can enjoy camel rides, face painting, games and other fun

activities. Greek and Arabic dance troops perform throughout the day.

Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival - May 4, 2019, 11 AM-8 PM, 1907

Railroad Depot Museum, 201 South Elm Street, Tomball, TX 77375. Free

admission and parking. Tomball’s annual Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival

is a celebration of the tasty crawfish through music, food and fun. Cajun

and festival food vendors, merchandise, kids zone and more. The historic

1907 Depot Museum will also be open on-site for tours with its model

train displays, art, railroad memorabilia and artifacts.

UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival - May 4, 2019, 9 AM-3:30 PM,

Discovery Green, 1500 Mckinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. FREE

registration required at www.strokefestival.org. This family-friendly

event, which is open to the public, will feature stroke and brain health

education, FREE health screenings, fitness & nutrition demonstrations

and Q&A with stroke physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health

care providers. Learn about stroke, stroke symptoms, stroke in women,

stroke prevention, treatment & recovery, migraines, brain imaging,

concussions, brain on drugs, healthy brain aging and more! Enjoy family

fun in our Kids’ Zone. Stage performances and live ice sculpting.

Comicpalooza 2019 - May 10-12, 2019, George R. Brown Convention

Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010. Admission:

$39-$260. We’re excited to bring you all the Comicpalooza fun including

celebrity appearances, comic books, a full programming schedule,

anime, shopping, cosplay, a film and literature festival, tabletop gaming,

maker’s space, podcasting, live entertainment and so much more!

Houston Crawfish Crab Grill Festival - May 11, 2019, 3-10 PM, Humble

Civic Center & Arena, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, TX 77338. Admission

starting at $10. The Houston Crawfish, Crab & Grill Festival is a family event

that celebrates the tastes and cultures of southern cooking, featuring

crawfish, crab, grilled foods and more from local restaurants, caterers

and food trucks. Live performances and DJs spinning their best tunes to

keep you on your feet. Bring the young ones and keep them entertained

with lots of fun and games in the Kids Zone. Check out the arts and crafts

vendors displaying their handmade merchandise and original designs.

This event will benefit the As One Foundation - www.asonefoundation.org.

Pasadena Strawberry Festival - May 17-19, 2019, 7603 Red Bluff Rd.,

Pasadena, TX 77507. Admission: $5-$30. Did someone say strawberries,

strawberry shortcake? Yum! The Annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival

will include 128 teams playing Mud Volleyball, 70 BBQ cook off teams,

Specialty Act, Pig races, Swam master Alligator show, Magic acts, stunt

shows, Children’s area, Teen area, Washer Pitching Contest, Wine Tent,

2 stages of Live entertainment and the World’s Largest Strawberry

Shortcake! There are 300 vendors with everything from food to arts and

crafts, Beauty Pageant, Carnival and much, much more!

2019 Pull for Puppies Charity Tug-of-War Tournament - May 18,

2019, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Citycentre Plaza, 1921 Event Center, 800 Town And


Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024. Admission: $30 per participant. Pull

for Puppies is a large Tug-of-War Tournament made up of teams from

all over the Houston area. It is also a fundraising event for the Friends

for LIFE Pet Shelter. The event is comprised of 3 separate tournaments

- Women’s, Men’s and Coed. Finally, there will be dogs to adopt at the

event from Friends for LIFE.

Blues and More at the Brown - Daily thru May 23, 2019, 11:30 AM-1:30

PM, George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas,

Houston, TX 77010. Free Admission. Whether you are looking to do a midday

activity with your kids or just need a respite from the office, head to

Avenida Houston’s ‘Blues and More at the Brown’ select afternoons to

take in the sounds of local Houston musicians. Looking to grab a bite

while you enjoy the show? Stop by several restaurants just steps way for

a tasty takeout meal.

Boot Camp in the Plaza - Fridays, 9-10 AM. Sugar Land Town Square,

2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Free Admission. Stay fit with our

free weekly Boot Camp class with Cida Fitness.

Houston Ghost Tour - Weekly on Friday and Saturday, 8 PM (family) or

9:30 PM (adult). Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030.

Admission: $20-Adults, $15 6-12 years, Free 5 years and under. Situated

near the Houston Zoo, the heart of the museum, hospital and university

district, Hermann Park is a bustling and beautiful area in the day time,

but when the sun goes down and the crowds disappear, the ghosts come

out to play. Tour guides Edward S. Burns and Doc. Strangeway lead you

through some of the most haunted spots in the park, as you will learn the

history and ghost stories relating to Hermann Park, Houston, Texas and

surrounding locations nearby.

Chimney Rock Market - 1 st Sunday of the month, 12-4 PM, Chimney Rock

Plaza, 3300 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056. Admission is free. Please

join us for our Art and Farmers Market! Our vendors will be selling mouthwatering

eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As always, fourlegged

friends are welcome. There will be plenty of treats for them too!

When you’re done shopping, stop in Sean Anthony Salons to browse the

beautiful art gallery brought to you by Creative Energy. Stay for the Art

Reception from 2-4 PM and meet the Artists! Refreshments will be served.

Also, enter for your chance to win a cut and color or brazillian blowout.

Living History Saturday - 3 rd Saturday of the month, 10 AM-4 PM.

Washington On The Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12,

Washington, TX 77880. Admission: Regular admission fees apply. Travel

back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. Staff and volunteers

dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old

Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects

of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. The program

features activities suited for the entire family. Try your hand at writing

with a quill pen and sign a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Visit with militia soldiers traveling through town or try your hand at some

early Texas games. Step back in time and discover the spot where Texas

became Texas! (Activities will vary and some are weather dependent.)

Contact Adam at 936-878-2214 ext. 228.

Comedy Night at HPL - Monthly on the 3 rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. Houston

Public Library, 500 Mckinney Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission

is free. The Houston Public Library offers “Open Mic” comedy night

where local and non local comedians, comediennes, ventriloquists and

impressionists of ALL ages present family comedy to the audience. Improv

Performers from Station Theater closes out the night with games that

involve the audience. Everyone who participates in at least one open mic

throughout the year become eligible to participate in the Annual Comedy

competition which is held in December. Prizes in the amounts of $100

and $75 gift cards are given to the 4 winners. Two adult and two youth.

Event is free and open to the public. Food and non alcoholic beverages

are allowed in the sitting area during this event only. You can bring your

own food and order from many of the surrounding food places. All ages.

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