Williamsburg Settlement August 2019

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Williamsburg Settlement

Community News

August 2019

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DONNA ROONEY

REALTOR

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Keller Williams Premier Realty office is independently owned and operated.

LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd.

• Interior - Exterior

• Power Washing

• Sheetrock & Texture

• HardiPlank ® Replacement

• Minor Repairs

Your home is an expensive investment!

Painting beautifies &

preserves that investment!

Free Estimates

O 281-492-2643 C 281-844-4338

"Doing business from the same location since 1978"

BOARD MEMBERS

President Ed Shipley 281-347-0233

Vice President CO Holt 281-347-8702

Security, Perimeter Fence Maintenance

Secretary/Treasurer Dave Ellis 281-347-2580

Communications (Webmaster/Newsletter), Elec Repairs, Keys,

Clubhouse & Pool Rental and Maintenance

Director Jim Calvert 281-380-8628

Deed Restrictions , Yard of the Month

Architectural Review Chairman

WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT INFO

WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION

www.wsmaonline.org

UTILITIES

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

Gas Problems 713-659-2111

Reliant Energy 713-207-1111

Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222

Street Repairs 281-463-6300

MUD #61 281-347-8686

MUD #62 281-347-8686

TAXING AUTHORITIES

Harris Co. Appraisal Dist. 713-683-9200

Waller Co. Appraisal Dist. / KISD Tax 281-391-3188

Director Chris Cox 832-413-2432

Community Events Chairperson

Director Bill Petry 281-347-6465

Landscaping

Director Larry Barrow 903-219-0001

Flags & Signs, Welcoming of New Residents assisted by

Michael and Jo Wood

For all other issues, please contact:

CREST MANAGEMENT Switchboard 281-579-0761

Cindy Bojé 281-945-4668

Swim Team Katy Hall 713-569-4530

Ladies Tennis Leagues Karen Mace 281-347-4058

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration KISD 281-396-6000

Transportation 281-396-7560

Winborn Elem. 281-237-6650

Morton Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7400

Morton Ranch High School 281-237-7800

Katy High School 281-237-6700

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

EMERGENCIES 911

Sheriff Non-Emergency Dispatch 713-221-6000

HCESD-48 Fire Dept. (Information Calls) 281-599-8888

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Dept. 713-526-1841

BOARD MEETINGS • 3rd Tuesday of each month.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: submittals to Dave Ellis (dave@daveellis.com) by the 20th of each month

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POSTING OF NOTICES

As we have a lot of new residents many may be unfamiliar with some

of the practices, which contribute to maintaining the ambiance of our

neighborhood. So perhaps a reminder may be in order that the posting

of notices such as those advertising garage sales or lost or found pets

etc. is not permitted on street signs, stop signs or streetlamps. As well as

often leaving the remains of tape and other residue on these signs, these

notices detract from the aesthetics of our subdivision and moreover

they are in violation of Texas law. Any signs found posted illegally may

be removed and you could also receive a citation! If you need to put up

a sign, please make sure that you put it on its own stake or frame and

respect resident property rights. Any resident who observes illegally

posted notices on traffic signs or streetlights is encouraged to remove

them.

If you need to inform other residents of lost or found pets the most

effective method now is a Facebook posting. There are currently more

members subscribed to the Settlement group than there are homes!

That is a lot of eyes covering all parts of the subdivision so a posting on

this Facebook group will have the highest chance of success.

Your cooperation in keeping our subdivision looking great will be

appreciated by all. Thanks!

POOL HOURS

The pool will be open through August 11 th , reverting to weekends

again (plus Labor Day) through its closing on September 29 th . Hours of

operation for the pool are 11 AM to 8 PM. For your ongoing reference

this information is posted on the Swimming Pool tab of the Recreation

page of our website www.wsmaonline.org. Also, in order to avoid

disappointment, please remember that if the pool is open on a Monday

for a Holiday, it will be closed the next day, Tuesday, for cleaning.

NEXT WSMA BOARD MEETING

The next meeting of the WSMA Board of Directors will be held in the

clubhouse on Hoyt Lane at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. If you

wish to be placed on the agenda, please contact Cindy Bojé of Crest no

later than the Tuesday preceding the meeting date.

JULY YARD-OF-THE-MONTH

Our Yard of the Month for July 2019 has been awarded to Brian and Alicia Noviskie of 22334 Joshua Kendell.

The Noviskies have 2 grown sons who no longer live with them, but they do share their home with their 2 dogs, a Lab named “Bos” and a miniature

Schnauzer named “Bella!” Both Brian and Alicia work full-time, Brian in Landscaping and Alicia as a Project Manager in Healthcare. The Noviskies

have only been living in the Settlement for just under 5 months and on moving in one of their major move-in projects was a total re-do of the existing

landscaping to enhance the beauty of their new home.

The front of their home consists of several new trees, shrubs, fresh flowers and blue plumbago. Along the side are bottle brushes, loropetalums and

dianella plants forming a border with ginger plants throughout to offset some of the different colors. Adding to the bugambilias they brought with

them are several new Japanese yews, Japanese blueberry hedges and several trellises on the side for confederate jasmine, finishing at the street with

two large blue pots with flowering esperanzas.

Brian and Alicia say they were looking for a place that was not just nice or well established, but where they’d feel welcome as new homeowners. The

Settlement has filled all that and more, especially having the neighborhood swimming pool and tennis courts just around the corner.

Congratulations Brian and Alicia Noviskie for being awarded our July 2019 Yard of the Month. Thank you both, the before and after landscaping of

your yard has been an amazing transition of added beauty to our community and is well appreciated.

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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT

MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION, INC. JUNE 18, 2019

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Williamsburg Settlement

Maintenance Association, Inc. was held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 5:30

PM at the Williamsburg Settlement clubhouse, 1602 Hoyt, Katy, Texas

77449.

ATTENDANCE

Board Members present were Dave Ellis, Jim Calvert, Ed Shipley, CO Holt,

Bill Petry, Chris Cox and Larry Barrow.

Also, in attendance was Cindy Bojé representing Crest Management,

along with Sheriff Deputy Chad King.

With a quorum being established the meeting was called to order at 5:30

PM.

SECRETARY REPORT - APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the May 21, 2019 Board Meeting were presented and a

motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to accept the

minutes without change.

HOMEOWNER CONCERNS

There were three homeowners present. These homeowners did not have

any concerns but stayed to observe the meeting.

SHERIFF PATROL REPORT

CO Holt, our security liaison and Deputy Chad King presented the May

security report. The community continues to enjoy an enviably low crime

rate. A copy of the monthly sheriff report was included in the meeting

packets.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE REPORT

Welcoming Committee Chairman, Larry Barrow, reported that there have

not been any new homeowner visits since the last meeting. A copy of the

activity report was included in the meeting packets.

FINANCIAL REVIEW

Dave Ellis presented a report of the May 31, 2019 financials. As of this

date, the money in the bank totaled $823,227.66. This figure includes

checking, money market accounts and CD’s, which are the funds

required to cover both operating expenses and the necessary reserve to

fund maintenance and replacement of the Association’s capital assets.

The delinquency total as of May 31, 2019 was $15,868.74.

OLD BUSINESS

Decisions taken by email vote since the last meeting:

A. APPROVAL OF BABY POOL REPAIR CONTRACT

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to ratify the

item voted on by the Board outside of a Board meeting. A contract in the

amount of $2,950 was given to Oasis Pool Plastering, which provided

the lowest bid for re-plastering the baby pool. A separate contract in the

amount of $350 was given to ABA Pool Service and Repair to clean the

baby pool tiles.

REPORT ON PERIMETER FENCE COMPLETION

AND STATUS OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH

GRAND PARKWAY APARTMENTS ON COST SHARING

CO Holt reported that he has received a communication from the Grand

Parkway Apartments’ regional manager, Shawn Sterman. CO reported

that Mr. Sterman inquired as to the ownership of the fence between

our two properties. The fence is owned by the Association; however

the Grand Parkway Apartments, under the direction of Shawn Sterman,

did set a precedent in 2017 when it contributed $3,000 towards the

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replacement project. As both the Association and the Grand Parkway

Apartments enjoy the benefit of this fence the Board continues to pursue

having it pay 50% of the cost of the balance of the fence replacement

which was completed this year.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Chris Cox stated that the Splash Day and Veterans Parade were a success.

The next community event will be National Night Out to be held on

Tuesday, October 1 st . More details will be available later.

NEW BUSINESS

Status of Baby Pool Repairs

Dave Ellis reported that both the re-plastering and cleaning of the tiles

are now complete. It was also mentioned that the hose reel was replaced

in the amount of $150.42.

Approval of 2018 Audit Report

A copy of the 2018 audit report was provided in the Board packets. After

a review, the audit report was approved as submitted.

Approval of B&B Locksmith Invoice

Dave Ellis reported that B&B Locksmith repaired the deadbolt on the

pool pump room door in the amount of $162.38. A motion was made,

seconded and carried to approve the expense.

Lemonade Stands

The Board stated that homeowners are welcome to have lemonade

stands on their own properties but as such activity is “for profit”

lemonade stands are not allowed on Association property.

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was

adjourned into executive session at 6 PM.

RESIDENT HEARING

The Board met with the homeowner of account 2530102025 regarding

open violations and a pending unapproved exterior modification. The

homeowner addressed the Board giving the background to the current

situation. After a subsequent review and discussion, the Board will

relay the action it requires Crest Management to take in conveying it’s

response back to the homeowner.

Jim Calvert abstained from any voting regarding this homeowner hearing

and removed himself from future decisions regarding this account.

Delinquencies - Four accounts remain on the trash suspension list.

Deed Restriction Enforcement - Jim Calvert reviewed the Enforcement

Action Report. The Board discussed two accounts that need to be turned

over to the Association attorney. After a brief discussion, a motion was

made, seconded and carried to send the following two accounts to the

attorney for enforcement action: 2530105025 and 2530110029.

Attorney Action Report - Jim Calvert reviewed the Attorney Action Report

with the Board. There was no action to be taken this month. One violation

had been cured.

ADJOURNMENT

The next meeting will be held on July 16, 2019 at the community

clubhouse.

With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was

adjourned at 6:42 PM.

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PET ID TAGS

Folks - as soon as the vet gives your young pets their Rabies shot

remember to get their ID tags. The Rabies tag lists the name, phone

number and address of the vet. So! All you need to do is put the Rabies

tag onto the pet’s collar and leave it there all the time. That way, if the

pet gets loose, anyone finding him or her can look at the tag to see the

vet’s phone number and call to report the lost animal. Better yet, add

another tag to your pet’s collar that lists the dog or cat’s name and your

own phone number or address. You can get these from any pet store.

When a pet has these but goes astray, anyone finding it can call you and

you can go get him or her right away. Your pet will be very glad to see you!

A happy pet is a loving pet.

WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT SECURITY REPORT

May 1 through May 31, 2019

Type of Incident

Number of Incidents

Alarm /local 2

Animal /Humane 3

Burglary/Motor Vehicle 3

Check School / Clubhouse 31

Criminal Mischief 1

Disturbance/Family Assault 1

Disturbance/other 1

Follow-Up 1

Information Calls/Alarms 1

Juvenile Misdemeanor Arrests 2

Meet the Citizen 6

Meet the Officer 1

Missing Person 1

Solicitors 1

Suspicious Persons 5

Unknown Medical Emergency 1

Vehicle/Abandoned 1

Vehicle/Suspicious 3

Welfare check 2

STREET LIGHT OUTAGES

To report a burned out streetlight, any resident may call CenterPoint

directly at 713-207-2222. However, for those with Internet access, you

may also make this report on-line. For those interested, you can go to

http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage. Then enter your contact

details so that they can get back to you if more information is required.

On the following page enter the details of the light(s) with the problem.

Just as you would if reporting the outage via the telephone, you will need

to provide the street address where the light is located and the 6-digit

number that is prominently displayed on the front of the pole. Under

normal circumstances the crew will be out to fix the problem within 7

working days.

Anyone noticing a streetlight that is out or has some other malfunction is

encouraged to report the problem to CenterPoint via either of these two

methods without delay. Our Association is charged for every streetlight

each month, irrespective of whether or not the light is functioning. So

please help us get value for your hard earned money!

Come visit anytime from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

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School Year Curriculum:

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your child’s development

• stimulates creativity and academic growth

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• arouses the development of knowledge and skills,

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CLUBHOUSE AND POOL RENTAL

The Clubhouse is available for rental for non-profit activities to all

residents in good standing with the Association

• The fees are as follows:

BIG ROOM RENTAL FEE:

Up to 49 people - $50

50-100 people - $75

Plus a refundable security deposit:

No alcohol served - $100

Alcohol served or the attendance of 20 or more under the age of

21 - $200*

SMALL ROOM RENTAL FEE:

Up to 20 people - $30 (Small Room is 17’ X 15’ and rental does not

include kitchen)

Plus a refundable security deposit of $50

• *Note that when alcohol is served, two security guards must also be on

duty. The requirement for two is mandated by the Sheriff’s Department.

• The charge for the security guards, which is paid directly to the officers,

is the responsibility of the resident requesting the rental. Also, if there are

more than 20 young people between the ages of 13 and 21 unaccompanied

by their family members the Association requires one responsible adult

for every 10 of these young persons to act as chaperones.

• All deposits refundable upon passing the exit inspection.

POOL RENTAL

The pool is available for private parties during the swim season (only),

subject to the posted pool rules and the following restrictions.

During Pool Hours:

• Only 1 group at a time.

• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time using the

Clubhouse Booking Form.

• Parties held during open hours are restricted to 20 or fewer persons

(adults and children) who will be entering the water and do not have

their own pool tags and a total of not more than 60 persons in total

within the pool area.

• Parties that include a total of between 20 and 40 swimmers (i.e.

including those who have their own pool tags) are required to hire one

additional lifeguard.

• Parties that include a total of more than 40 swimmers (i.e. including

those who have their own pool tags) are required to hire two additional

lifeguards.

• The charge for the additional guard(s) will be $26 per hour with a

minimum of 2 hours.

• If at any time the number of swimmers in the water or the number of

persons within the pool area (including regular pool users who are not

members of the party) exceeds the limits that can be safely managed by

the lifeguards on duty then the guards have the authority to ask some

swimmers to leave the water or in extreme cases to close the pool.

• Two responsible adults must be in the pool area at all times acting as

chaperons to ensure the good behavior of all members of the party.

• Party to be over and the area cleaned up by pool closing at 8 PM.

After Hours:

• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time.

• Rental Fees: 1-49 people - $50; 50 plus - $75.

• Private pool parties may only be scheduled on days on which the pool

is open. The parties may start at 8 PM and must end, the area cleaned up

and the facility vacated by the scheduled end of the party, either 10 or 11

PM, as selected on the booking form. The lifeguards will clear the pool 15

minutes prior to end time.

• One responsible adult for every 10 persons under the age of 21 must

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be in the pool area at all times acting as chaperones to ensure the good

behavior of all members of the party.

• Lifeguards will be booked by the Association from the pool management

company. There will be a minimum of 2 lifeguards plus an additional

guard for every 25 persons in excess of 50 who will be entering the pool.

The per-lifeguard hourly fee is $26.

• The cost for the lifeguards will be added to the rental fee and will

be payable by the renter to the Association at the time the booking is

confirmed.

• A $150 refundable deposit is required.

For clubhouse and pool availability, refer to the Clubhouse Bookings

page of the Association website www.wsmaonline.org and then to make

a reservation, please complete the pool entries on the on-line Clubhouse

Booking Form.

If you need further information, call Dave Ellis at 281-347-2580.

VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH 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.

Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control)

advises that, “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 or

to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.”

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

circumstances:

1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more then 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 to street.

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.

KATY AREA PLAYGROUP

A Katy area playgroup for stay at home moms and their infant-preschool

aged children in the Williamsburg area meets every Monday at different

locations. If you interested in participating or finding out more about the

playgroup, please contact the playgroup coordinator, Laura Bannerman,

at llbannerman@gmail.com. Please share this information with

neighbors and friends!

THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER

SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER

Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three

The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine

Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay

Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged

55+. Zumba, Yoga, Spanish, Dance, Legal, Watercolor, Wills and Probate,

Computer/IPhone and Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of

other classes/workshops. For more info, go online to www.pct3.com/

About/Calendars/Glazier-Senior-Center-Calendar for a schedule of all

our programs or call us at 713-274-3250.

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

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

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate

and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you

want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send

emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you

want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we

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

DISCLAIMER

Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed

on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references

if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers

from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for

any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and

the teens and their parents.

CODE KEY:

B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED

CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT

SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/

DETAILING, T - TUTORING

No Teenage Job Seekers Available at this time. Parents have your teen

send in their information to be added.

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

National Immunization Month is in August. It’s also the beginning of

back-to-school preparations and a good time to make sure your children

are properly vaccinated before they head back to school. There is no one

preventive health measure more important than immunization. As the

World Health Organization notes, the international medical community

has endorsed the use of vaccines and immunization to prevent and

control a number of infectious diseases, as well as chronic diseases

caused by “infectious agents.” Vaccinating your child can avoid suffering

and death associated with afflictions like diarrhea, measles, pneumonia,

polio and whooping cough. The American Academy of Pediatrics says

vaccines are 99% effective. Every vaccine goes through a series of tests

before being approved to ensure safety. Vaccines are necessary to

prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Some diseases that many had

thought eradicated have reappeared, as polio did in Venezuela in 2018.

Vaccines are studied intensively by the FDA, the CDC and many other

organizations that vigilantly in keep watch over existing vaccines for

possible complications.

Herd immunity is when a certain percent of immunized people in a

community reaches a level where everyone (including those who are

too young or too sick to be immunized) get some degree of protection.

It’s important that as many people as possible get immunized. It’s very

risky to the health of other children to rely on herd immunity to protect

your non-immunized child. By forgetting or opting to skip booster

vaccinations, you are undercutting the effectiveness of herd immunity

for both your own family and the community at large.

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Houston, TX 77094

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What's Happening

Around the

Community

Craft Shows/Festivals

ST PAUL’S FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 5, 2019, 9 AM-4 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities, Petting Zoo and food!

Bring the entire family and friends for a fun filled day! Vendors contact

Mary at saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

Katy Shred Day

September 21 st , 9 AM-12 Noon

McDonald’s of Spring Green, 27140 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 77494

Bring bags or boxes of outdated business or personal files, paper and

magazines for shredding.

*A minimum of $5-$10 donation per container.*

All proceeds benefit Impact A Hero! Impact A Hero provides immediate

and ongoing support for our Heroes: wounded and disabled, post 9/11

combat veterans and their families. For more information or to join the

mailing list, visit www.ImpactAHero.org.

Spread the word! Tell a friend! Questions: call/text 281-844-6285 or visit

www.KatyShredDays.com.

CAMPS

THE ARC OF KATY’S SUMMER DAY PROGRAM! THE

TIME TO ENROLL IS NOW!

The Arc of Katy is currently taking applications for three Summer

Program sessions for teens and adults with intellectual and development

disabilities who are at least 16 years of age and meet the program’s

minimum requirements.

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:

Session 3… July 29-August 16, 2019

Each session will include a variety of fun activities including excursions,

crafts, life skills, games and much more. Summer Program cost is $35

per day and participant must be a current member of The Arc of Katy to

participate. Participants will bring a snack and lunch most days and will

receive an Arc of Katy t-shirt. For more information and forms, call 832-

754-9802 or please visit www.thearcofkaty.org.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE LAB

Every week day thru August 30, 2019

Idea Lab Kids-Spring Branch Campus, 8404 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX

77024

IDEA Lab Kids provides STEAM (STEM + Arts) camps ranging from Cooking

School, Robotics, Drones, 3D Printing, Art Studio, Coding Programming,

Movie Production, Engineering and Science. Campers learn through

inquisitive hands-on activities utilizing Science, Math, Critical thinking

Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION! Camp Options: Full Day, Half

Day plus optional extended hours for before and after camp care. Camp

age groups: Preschool - Lower Elementary - Upper Elementary - Middle

School. Contact 713-463-5062 for more info.

Vendors Needed

Westland Baptist Church is will be having its 3 rd annual Craft Show

October 5, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM. If you are interested in becoming a vendor,

contact Martha Wells at westlandcraftshow@gmail.com for information.

Gingerbread Village Holiday Market

Accepting Vendors

The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their annual

Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on October 26, 2019. Vendor

applications are still being accepted. If you have arts, crafts, products,

etc. that you would like to showcase, please contact gingerbreadvillage@

yahoo.com and for more information!!

THEATER/ARTS

THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY

Stages Repertory Theatre,

3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101, Houston, Texas 77019

www.landingtheatre.org

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

STUART LITTLE - THE MUSICAL: August 9 th -11 th

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO.

MAINSTAGE SEASON

Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM

Cost: All Shows Pay What You Can (Suggested: $25)

MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com, info@

mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

MAMA MIA: July 19-August 11, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas

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Hey Lollies Square Dance Club

The Hey Lollies Square Dance Club invites everyone to its “Free

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at 25125 N. Heritage Grand Circle in Katy, 77494. Featured exhibitors will

include a variety of physicians and specialists, home health and home

care providers and many other senior-related services or organizations.

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please contact Marita Foreman at hghealthfair.com.

Katy Chamber B2B Expo Hits the

Mark for Business

‘Unique opportunity,’ ‘educational,’ ‘great networking event,’ ‘fun,’ ‘wellorganized,’

‘a success,’ ‘informative’… not a bad list of descriptions for

any event! And, yet, those were some of the comments from participants

about the first Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Business to Business

(B2B) Expo, an event that featured 43 exhibitors and 200 attendees.

Thanks to its success, the Katy Chamber’s B2B Expo probably will land on

the radar for many businesses looking to grow, network and learn about

Katy area businesses. The B2B Expo was held May 16 th at the Wyndham

Houston West - Energy Corridor and organized by Chamber Board of

Directors Margaret Laney and Cristy Fontanilla. The expo included an array

of companies, products and services such as lending facilities, hospitals,

jewelers, the Katy YMCAs, internet companies, graphic designers, storage

facilities, marketers, restaurants, higher education, non-profits and many

more. Attendees could visit business exhibits to network, make connections

and learn how the products/services can assist their own businesses.

The event also featured an information-packed luncheon that provided

valuable intelligence on access to capital issues (provided by the US Small

Business Association) and procurement/purchasing tips from a panel featuring

some the area’s largest employers: Katy ISD, BP, Houston Community College

and Houston Methodist West Hospital. All told, the four-hour B2B Expo/

luncheon seemed to provide the right balance of networking and information.

For Information about the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and its B2B

Expo, contact Matthew Ferraro, President/CEO, at 281-391-5289.

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All About That Bubbly - August 15, 2019, 6-10 PM, Houston Zoo, 6200

Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030. Admission: $35. Did someone

say bubbly party? Come and enjoy your favorite champagne or prosecco

while relaxing at the Houston Zoo’s beautiful Reflection Pool! Activities

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I’ll Be Single Before I Settle - August 17, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM, Match-

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four college friends who rekindle an old college bet to see who can find

true love first. Unexpectedly, a traumatic event occurs forcing the friends

to walk in their truth. This play brings awareness to domestic violence.

33 rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition - August 24, 2019, 10 AM-5 PM,

East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Drive, Galveston, TX 77550. Free admission,

$15 Parking. The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for

AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue

generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have

their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket

Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing

designs and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams,

stretched along the beachfront, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand

and work non-stop for five hours. The judging of the sculptures is rated

on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving

technique and utilization of the site.

Houston Symphony: Raiders Of The Lost Ark - August 28, 2019, 8

PM, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The

Woodlands, TX 77380. Admission: RESERVED SEATS: $20. The film that

gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back

and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the

original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’

epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!

Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50

Years after Apollo 11 - Daily through September 2, 2019, Museum Of

Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005. In celebration of

the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo II moon landing on July 20, 1969, the

MFAH presents Shooting the Moon, an installation of approximately 40

moon-related photographs drawn from the Museum’s collection. Works

on view range from NASA images of the mission itself to fine art classics.

This 45-minute tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to

discuss the art together.

Candytopia Houston - Daily through September 29, 2019, 7620 Katy

Freeway, Building 3B, Suite 360, Houston, TX 77024. Admission: Kids (4-

12): $20, Adults: $28. What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil

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The FOMO Factory - Daily through December 31, 2019, 10 AM-9 PM, The

Houston Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Road, Suite 4710, Houston, TX 77056.

Admission: $28 for adults, $23 for children, children under the age of 3

are free. This buzzed-about pop up will become The Galleria’s first foray

into immersive entertainment with 17 rainbow-colored rooms of fun. The

pop-up will be located in the Galleria, suite 4710 on the mall’s third floor.

Tickets are on sale at www.thefomofactory.com.

Fascination Street Flea-Art & Vintage Market - 2 nd Sunday each month

through September, 12-6 PM. Avantgarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston,

TX 77006. Free Admission. Includes some of the best local artists, artisan

makers, vintage vendors, plus food and drink that Houston has to offer!

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

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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

mouth-watering eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As

always, four-legged 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

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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. 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

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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.

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hand-held device after Monday, July 15, 2019. Parents/authorized adults

are still required to go to the appropriate campus during the dates and

times specified below to complete the registration process. Parents who

arrive after the scheduled ending time will be asked to return on the next

scheduled registration day to finalize registration.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019: First Day of School - Registration begins

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KATY ISD OPENS BUS DRIVING PARENTS PROGRAM

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Bus Driving Parents will have the opportunity to further their role in their

student’s education and drive their student’s school on field trips. BDP’s

will be vetted and trained through Katy ISD, as well as be compensated for

the time they drive. Once they’ve earned their Commercial Driver’s License

(CDL), completed training and earned driving hours, BDP’s will be able to

drive students to field trips as often as they want. While the training upfront

can take time, Bus Driving Parents will help to provide an incredible service

to the district and expand learning experiences for students. To apply and

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TEXAS HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

What better way for Katy Independent School District to end the 2018-

19 school year! Out of its 65 campuses, Katy ISD is proud to announce

that 24 of its schools were named a Texas Honor Roll School by the

Educational Results Partnership (ERP).

The 2018-19 Texas Honor Roll includes:

Elementary: Alexander, Creech, Griffin, Holland, Kilpatrick, Randolph,

Shafer, Stanley, Williams, Wilson and Wolman.

Junior High: Beck, Beckendorff, Katy, McMeans, Memorial Parkway,

Seven Lakes, Tays and WoodCreek.

High School: Cinco Ranch, Mayde Creek, Seven Lakes, Taylor and

Tompkins.

After an extensive analysis of student data, ERP found that these Katy ISD

schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.

The 2018-19 Texas Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle

and high schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student

academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and

a closing of the achievement gaps. For high schools, the Texas Honor Roll

recognition includes measures of college readiness. This year, the program

recognized 855 higher performing schools across the state. These schools

become an accepted example to other school districts seeking to learn

and replicate the best practices employed at these campuses. Katy ISD

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L-R: Scoutmaster Paul Stirrup, Reverend John Davis, Charter

Representative Glenn Hansen and Committee Chair Grady Mapes

EAGLE SCOUT AWARD PRESENTED

Russell Leach of Katy has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest

advancement award, the Eagle Scout Award and was recognized in

a ceremony on May 5, 2019. A member of Memorial Lutheran Church

Troop 73, Russell is one of only 6 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the

Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully

complete a community, church or synagogue-related service project to

earn his Eagle; Russell chose to build orchestra cases for the International

Leadership School of Katy. During Russell’s journey, he also achieved a

Gold Palm by completing an additional 10 merit badges in addition to

the 21 required to Eagle. Troop 73 is proud of Russell’s accomplishments.

SCOUT TROOP 73 CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Scout Troop 73 celebrated their 25 th anniversary on June 3 rd with their

Chartered Organization, Memorial Lutheran Church in Katy, TX. Scoutmaster

Paul Stirrup presented handmade appreciation gifts to Reverend John

Davis and the Troop’s Charter Representative, Glenn Hansen. Troop 73

was founded in 1994 with 9 Scouts. Currently, Troop 73 has over 65 Scouts

working on character development and learning how to leave a positive

impact in their community. The Troop has produced more than 60 Eagle

Scouts throughout the past 25 years. Their Eagle scouts have worked

on numerous projects over the years to leave a legacy in Katy. Troop 73

has had 5 Scoutmasters since forming. The first leader was Neal Cooper,

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Recipes & Gardening Tips

Dark Chocolate And Cinnamon

Frozen Custard

You could make this on

National Frozen Custard Day August 8th!

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup milk

3/4 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1 ounce high-quality dark chocolate (85%), finely chopped

5 egg yolks

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting

DIRECTIONS:

Whisk cream, milk, sugar and cocoa powder in a saucepan over

medium heat until the mixture is thoroughly combined and the sugar

has dissolved. Bring almost to a simmer and stir in dark chocolate

until melted. Whisk egg yolks into the cream mixture and cook until

batter is slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a container,

cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 6 hours.

Stir cinnamon into chilled custard batter and freeze in an ice cream

machine following manufacturer’s instructions. Sprinkle frozen

custard with more cinnamon to serve.

Source: http://allrecipes.com

Creamsicle Punch

You could make this on National Creamsicle Day August 14th!

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups ginger ale, chilled

2 cups orange soda, chilled

1/2 cup milk

4 scoops orange sherbet

4 scoops vanilla ice cream

DIRECTIONS:

Stir ginger ale, orange soda and milk together in a pitcher.

Divide orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream equally between 4

glasses. Pour ginger ale mixture over ice cream into each glass.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

Garden Tips

For August

• Time now to make plans for fall landscaping projects.

• Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves

and dead wood. Light green leaves may signify lack of

iron (chlorosis). Correct with iron cheleates.

• Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little

bone meal around the roots.

• Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall

growth.

• Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies.

• Chinch bug damage is obvious now. You will have

areas of thin and/or dead turf where they weren’t

brought under control. There is a new generation going

now. This batch causes the most damage. Use Dursban

to stop the damage.

• Until the weather gets back to the 80’s, St. Augustine

grass grows slowly. If you fill in with sod, don’t expect a

fast turnaround. The sod may look like it’s not growing

while it puts down roots. You will need to water the

new sod often and deeply to get it started but this also

creates a disease environment. Water early so the sun

can dry the turf.

• Now is a good time to work new beds. Till them up,

add organic material, mix it in, then let them cure for

a month or so. Add in any amendments like micronutrients.

Keep the beds moist so the microorganisms

have a favorable environment.

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August 2019 | Williamsburg Settlement

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