The official newsletter for the Villages of Copperfield:
Copperfield Place, Easton Commons, Middlegate,
Northmead, Southcreek, Southdown and Westcreek
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COPPERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER HOURS
9 AM-1 PM
9 AM-1 PM
If you need any information,
please contact your
Copperfield Important Numbers
COPPERFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
2825 Wilcrest, Ste. 600, Houston, TX 77042 713-334-8000
COPPERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER (281) 856-9060
15409 Willow River Dr., Houston, TX 77095 Fax (281) 856-9040
COPPERFIELD PLACE COMMERCIAL / EASTON COMMONS COMMERCIAL
Spectrum Association Management 832-500-2222
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COPPERFIELD PLACE VILLAGE • MIDDLEGATE VILLAGE
7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, TX 77095 (281) 463-1777
EASTON COMMONS VILLAGE • NORTHMEAD VILLAGE
SOUTHDOWN VILLAGE • WESTCREEK VILLAGE
Graham Mgmt Inc. (713) 334-8000
2825 Wilcrest, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77042 fax (713) 334-5055
Associa - PMG Houston (713) 329-7100
11000 Corporate Centre Drive, Ste 150, Houston, Texas 77041
Emergency (Fire, Ambulance, Sheriff) 9-1-1
Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch - Option 6 (713) 221-6000
Copperfield HCSO Satellite Office (message only) (832) 593-7159
Copperfield Crime Watch (Contact your management company)
TRASH / WATER
Waste Corp (281) 368-8397
Water/Sewer - MUD 163 & 264 - INFRAMARK (281) 579-4500
Water/Sewer - MUD 162, 179, 186 & 208 - H20 Consulting (281) 861-6215
WCID 145 - H2O Consulting (281) 861-6215
Fiest Elem. (281) 463-5838
Birkes Elem. (281) 345-3300
Copeland Elem. (281) 856-1400
Holmsley Elem. (281) 463-5885
Lowery Elem. (281) 463-5900
Owens Elem. (281) 463-5915
Aragon Middle School (281) 856-5100
Labay Middle School (281) 463-5800
Cy Falls High School (281) 856-1000
Langham Creek High School (281) 463-5400
Lost & Found Pets (Copperfield Comm.Center) (281) 856-9060
Centerpoint Energy (to report burned out street lights) (713) 207-2222
Harris County Animal Control (281) 999-3191
Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222
Langham Creek YMCA (281) 859-6143
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info for all of the VILLAGES of copperfield
(CCA) EGRETS AND NIGHT HERONS
Egrets and Night Herons have created nesting sites in Copperfield for
the last 5 years shutting down pools, mailboxes & creating havoc in
our neighborhood. The Egrets and Night Herons WILL be returning in
February!! Prevention is Crucial - Egrets, herons and other migratory birds
are protected by Federal International Treaty, it’s illegal for residents to
harass or harm the birds once they lay eggs. Residents will need to band
together and drive them out of our neighborhood for the next several
years. Preventing the birds from building nests on residential property or
in our parks is key. Use these tactics between now and February.
1. Trim your tree and remove dead wood, these birds favor oak trees and
other hardwoods. But will nest in other mature trees as well. Trim your
tree canopy to allow sunlight between limbs and other nearby trees.
Experts say this is the MOST effective step.
2. Remove any old inactive nest in your trees. February - Egret Prevention
Tools! This is the only opportunity homeowners have to scare the birds
away and to disrupt the cycle. Any home with mature trees is a potential
• Visual deterrents - Hang aluminum pie plates, Mylar balloons, beach
balls with shiny streamers or other moving objects in large trees.
• Noisemakers - Pump-style air horns, whistles, clappers and even
children’s toys are effective. Make as much noise as possible aimed at
• Bright lights - High-intensity flashlights, strobe lights, flashing holiday
lights can be effective.
• Water sprayers - Power sprayers and pump-style toy water shooters can
help. Homemade PVC pipe sprayers can help reach tall tree limbs.
• Pool poles - Telescoping pool safety poles can be used to reach and
remove early nesting material.
• Any Non-lethal devices.
• Check trees daily and remove the start of any nest quickly. Once birds
begin sitting on the nest, eggs are probably present and birds cannot
be harassed. If you have not yet taken action to prevent nesting on your
property, please do so now!
WCA TRASH AND/OR RECYCLING SERVICES
The level of residential trash and/or recycling services to be provided by
WCA to each of Customer’s communities are as follows:
COPPERFIELD PLACE - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays
and no recycling
EASTON COMMONS - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and
curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided I8-gallon recycling bins
MIDDLEGATE - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and
Fridays and curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided 48-gallon
NORTHMEAD - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and
curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided 48-gallon wheeled carts
SOUTHCREEK - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and
Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesday with WCA-provided 48-gallon
SOUTHDOWN - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and
Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesday with WCA-provided 48-gallon
WESTCREEK - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and
Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesdays with WCA-provided I8-gallon
COYOTES IN COPPERFIELD
Coyotes have been sighted in many of the subdivisions in the Copperfield
area at night and before dawn. Please protect your pets. They should not
be left unattended after dark, even in their own enclosed yard as coyotes
can jump or scale a 6-7 ft fence.
Will you be going away and want the Sheriff’s Department to check on
your home while you’re gone? If so, you can print a Vacation Watch Form
from the website. Simply go to www.copperfield.org and follow the link
to the Online Forms and Documents. Other forms on the site include
Architectural Control Committee Applications and a Deputy Request
Form. The site also includes a Lost/Found Pet page, listings of local
area daycares and places of worship, schedule of upcoming Board of
Director meetings and information on each of the Villages of Copperfield,
as well as links to other area organizations, schools, etc. If you have a
comment or suggestion on the website, you can email us at webmaster@
STREETLIGHT NOT WORKING?
Make a note of the ID number & call CenterPoint Energy at 713-207-2222.
CY-FAIR WOMEN’S CLUB
WOMEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY
CWC is a non-profit service organization that gives back to the Cy-Fair
community. All the funds raised by the club are given to the community
by way of scholarships for graduating high school seniors, grants at Lone
Star College-CyFair and funds to other non-profits in our community
as well. Membership for the Cy-Fair Women’s Club is open to all ladies
in Northwest Houston/Cypress neighborhoods. We always meet the
first Thursday of the month at The Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress
Rd. You can park at Entrance 2 and look for the directional signs to the
meeting room. Our meetings begin with social time and refreshments at
6:15 PM, immediately followed by a program at 6:45 PM. Our monthly
meetings are not only educational and enjoyable, but they can also
develop lasting friendships too. In addition, we have a social event and
volunteer opportunities throughout the month as well. Please check
out our website at cyfairwomensclub.org and contact Membership at
membership@CyFairWomensClub.org if you have any questions about
the club or our meeting location. We look forward to meeting you there!
COPPERFIELD CRIME WATCH
The Copperfield residents need to continue to call for any and all
suspicious activity you observe at any time, to the Sheriff’s Office nonemergency
number at 713-221-6000. For life threatening emergencies
call 911. Nextdoor is the best way to stay in the know about what’s going
on in your neighborhood -whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter,
learning about an upcoming block party or hearing about a rash of car
break-ins. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us, we just
need an easier way to connect with them. Please invite all residents to
sign up for the Nextdoor.com APP for their respective neighborhood. The
Copperfield Villages will get weekly posts from Sergeant Adam Lightfoot
(HCSO) to share information with their neighbors.
Reference websites: www.copperfield.org/watch.php
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When: 11:30 AM to approximately 3:45 PM. Check in 11:45 AM. Play starts
promptly at 12 PM. Tables set up for brown bag lunch and game at 11:30 AM
Cost: $3 for standard games.
Where: The Richard and Meg Weekly Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse
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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.
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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
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VILLAGES OF COPPERFIELD
(CPV) A WORD FROM THE BOARD
GARAGE SALE!!! GARAGE SALE!!!
IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER: Saturday, October 26 th , 7 AM-5 PM
It is time to clean out your attics, storage room and garage and put it
out for a garage sale. If you have not used it in several years, it is time to
get rid of it. Also, with the holidays around the corner, you may want to
put out décor you no longer use. What does not sell you can donate it to
organizations that help the needy.
YARD OF THE MONTH
September was the last month for Yard of The Month. The Yard of the
Month award is carefully selected to make sure that everyone gets an
opportunity to receive the award. We try to make sure that the same
people do not get the award year after year even though their yards
may look better than their neighbors who got the award. By doing this,
it allows the homeowners to take pride in their yards even though they
cannot afford to maintain it with all the expensive landscaping and still
are capable of receiving Yard of the Month.
Summer is here and the yards and landscape are taking a toll with
the summer heat index. Remember to keep your yards watered in this
You may have noticed that our landscaper is replanting new shrubs and
plants and sprucing up the landscape in the pool and parks area. Our
goal is to do this where needed around the cul-de-sacs.
Neighbors, please be considerate of others when you have a “BACKYARD
PARTY!” The loud noise level will not be tolerated and is very
inconsiderate of your neighbors. This includes loud music in the garage
or out in your patio. We have been experiencing such behavior even late
at night. The Harris County Sheriff Department can be contacted if you
are experiencing this for disturbance of the peace. Call 713-221-6000
POOL AND PARKS:
POOL: Pool closed officially until next year on September 30 th .
Once again we thank our pool committee members for a job well done
in keeping our pool clean and ready for our homeowners to use daily.
We thank them for donating their time again this year. Hopefully, we will
be able to have more volunteers in closing and overseeing our pool next
Again we must remind everyone that cameras will pick up any illegal
activity at all times in the pool and park area. The one thing that we
are picking up in our cameras is drinking alcohol and smoking. This is
a violation of pool rules. The second time we see the same person or
persons, we will deactivate their card if we know who they are. Please
abide by the rules posted. This is for everyone’s protection.
POOL TRESPASSING: Jumping over the fence when the pool is closed is
trespassing and illegal. IF YOU ARE IN THE POOL WHEN CLOSED WE WILL
CONSIDER YOU TO BE TRESPASSING AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPT. WILL BE
CONTACTED! CAMERAS ARE ACTIVATED 24/7.
Please remember NO PARTIES, BBQ PITS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES,
SMOKING OF ANY KIND or FOOD BEYOND DESIGNATED AREAS. REFER TO
POSTED POOL RULES.
COPPERFIELD PLACE VILLAGE
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS, CALL AND REPORT IT! Program your
phone for the non-emergency phone number to the Sheriff’s department
(713-221-6000) or crimes in progress dial 911. You do not have to give out
GREEN BELT AND PARK:
GREENBELT AND PARK AREA TRASH: Did you know that there are trash
bins in these areas for your convenience? Please be considerate and help
keep these areas free from trash.
DOG LEASH LAW: There have been many complaints that dogs are
running loose in the neighborhood. If this is the case, call animal control!
If you are walking your dogs, keep them on a leash at ALL times. This
is a deed restriction and also against Harris County Leash Law. Be
considerate of others. Many children are afraid of animals and also
people in the neighborhood do not appreciate dogs running around
loose in their yards using it for doggie stations. Use the green belt area.
ILLEGAL PARKING: No parking in the Pool/Park area is allowed after 9
PM. We will begin towing any vehicle seen after hours at the owners’
expense. It does not matter if you are a homeowner or a guest visiting
the homeowner. It is illegal and considered trespassing. If you notice a
suspicious car or cars parked after hours, contact the non emergency
sheriff department so a deputy can be dispatched. You do not have to
give out your name when calling. The number is 713- 221-6000, prompt 6.
ILLEGAL VEHICLE STREET PARKING OR ABANDONMENT:
Vehicles must be parked legally on the roadway and facing the correct
direction for the side of the road which it is parked on. Additionally, the
below apply: 1) Must park within 18 inches of the curb with BOTH right
side wheels, which means you CANNOT park FACE IN in a cul de sac. This
is parking at an angle where prohibited. 2) Must park no closer than 15
feet from a fire hydrant on either side of said hydrant. 3) Must park no
closer than 30 feet on the approach side of a stop sign at an intersection.
4) Must not block any driveways with any part of the vehicle. Additionally,
any vehicle, which is over 5 years old and has been parked for longer than
48 hours without moving, can be considered an abandoned vehicle and
is subject to stickering and being towed after 48 hours under the sticker
notice without being removed. If you have an old vehicle parked in the
street, which is not in use, please consider moving it into your garage or
making other arrangements for it.
CRIME WATCH: Report any suspicious behavior. Report it to the Harris
County Sheriff’s dispatcher. You do not have to leave a name or number.
Call 713-221-6000 #6.
CRIMES IN PROGRESS CALL 911
NON-EMERGENCY: 713-221-6000 and prompt 6.
Report any strange activity you see by calling the Sheriff’s Department!
Nothing is too small to report. You pay the Department to help keep our
neighborhood safe; therefore, it is up to you to report any strange activity
in your neighborhood!
GET INVOLVED! If you want to be aware of what is happening in your
neighborhood as far as crime, the Sheriff’s department posts news
or important information in the new website created for the various
Join in by registering at nextdoor.com. Lost and found, contractor
referrals, news etc. can be posted or found here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Panhandlers and solicitation is becoming
a more frequent issue through out Copperfield and surrounding
neighborhoods! It is important that you keep safe by locking your
doors and vehicles to prevent any theft or break-ins! You can put a “no
trespassing” sign in front of your home so the law can enforce it on your
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COMMUNITY CENTER IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a reminder the Community
Center will continue to handle baseball field reservations and room
reservations for parties or special events ONLY. They DO NOT handle pool
cards/issues! The phone number is 281-856-9060 and days of operation
are as follows: Tuesday: 12-6 PM, Thursday: 12-7 PM, Friday: 9 AM-1 PM
and Saturday: 9 AM-1 PM.
DEED RESTRICTIONS VIOLATIONS
NOTE: SCS continues to do drive throughs within our sub-division
on specific dates and times. They will continue to handle anything
pertaining to deed restrictions and violations. The Board does not do the
drive through inspections nor send out the deed restrictions letters. If
you need a copy of the deed restrictions you may obtain from SCS or you
can also obtain same from the Copperfield Website (www.copperfield.
NOTE: ACC Forms are available at SCS offices for house paint colors,
roof changes, building structures, etc which must be approved by the
Architectural Control Committee before proceeding with any changes
pertaining to your property.
DO NOT DISREGARD DEED RESTRICTION LETTERS! Important that you
read and act accordingly. If you think you received this in error, please
contact SCS immediately. Repeated cites or non-compliance letters will
automatically incur a fee against your account.
Contact SCS Monday-Friday (8 AM - 5 PM) for any deed restrictions, CPV
issues or questions at phone 281-463-1777.
EXAMPLES OF DEED RESTRICTIONS:
IMPORTANT!!!! ILLEGAL PARKING - DO NOT PARK YOUR VEHICLE WHERE
IT FACES THE WRONG DIRECTION OR BLOCKING OTHERS DRIVEWAY.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Department is monitoring this violation
throughout the neighborhood and repeated violators can be ticketed!
FENCING: Check your fencing and repair if boards are loose or missing!
Animals can either come in or out of your yard if boards are missing on to
the street or green belt.
GARBAGE CANS MUST BE STORED OUT OF SIGHT! Garbage pick up is
scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays. In the evening, please remove
trashcans from the street after pickup! Put trash out the night before and
not 2-3 days prior to pickup!
No boats, trailers, commercial trucks or inoperable vehicles are allowed
in driveways or street and are against deed restriction violations! You will
be charged a fee if you have been cited before for the same offense or
for repeated violations. This offense creates emergency vehicles access
ability at times and therefore considered a serious violation.
EASTON COM MONS VILLAGE
(EC) BOARD MEETING
Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday every other month at
6 PM at the Copperfield Community Center, at 15409 Willow River Drive.
Please call 713-334-8000 on the day of the meeting to verify that there is
(EC) TRASH PICK UP SERVICE
All Residents must have an account with WCA for trash pickup. If you do
not have an account with WCA, your trash will no longer be picked up.
Trash pickup days are Tuesdays for trash and Fridays for trash and
recycling. Have waste ready at the curb for collection no later than 7 AM.
Residents may purchase a trash receptacle from any hardware store.
Recycling boxes may be requested from WCA, additional boxes may be
purchased from them as well. WCA Phone# 281-766-1914.
In order to keep the neighborhood appealing to potential buyers,
increase curb appeal and deter vandalism we ask that trash be placed at
the curb no earlier than the evening before scheduled pick up and trash
cans be removed the same day. If you have lawn service, please request
the lawn clippings to be hauled away or have them placed in a location
that cannot be seen from the street.
(EC) HOME ARCHITECTURAL CHANGES
Homeowners are reminded that approval from the Architectural Review
Committee must be obtained prior to any changes or improvements
made to the exterior of your property. Updated ARC application
forms can be obtained on the website: www.copperfield.org/easton_
(MG) BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Help with the fun the morning of Saturday, December 14 th . Tag a neighbor
and pick up the coffee-and-hot-chocolate dispensers and deliver them
to gazebo park. Or help set up tables and decorate the gazebo area for
the festive occasion. Attend an HOA meeting to volunteer. Or submit
your contact information to SCS Go website. This event is planned by
Middlegate residents and funded by Middlegate assessments.
(MG) SCS office and Copperfield Community Center, two distinct locations
Where are locations of SCS Management Services office and the
Copperfield Community Center (CCC)?
SCS is located at 7170 Cherry Park Drive, east of Highway 6, next to the
new fire station. This is the office where you can report Middlegate issues,
get pool tags, visit with management and even pay your association
dues. Main number is 281-463-1777. Your community manager is Margie
Naranjo. You can reach her at email@example.com or at her direct
CCC is located at 15409 Willow River Drive next to Labay Middle school.
It serves all seven villages of Copperfield. Contact Rita at 281-856-9060
to inquire about use of center’s meeting room or of athletic field in
adjoining community park. This center is where Middlegate HOA Board
monthly meetings are held.
(MG) POOL AND PARK NEWS
The pool is now closed. Remember that no one is allowed in the pool
area for any reason. Anyone entering the pool enclosure except for
maintenance will be considered a trespasser. The sheriff’s office will be
notified and charges will be filed. Video recording takes place 24/7.
Night Herons have been reported at the pool park. They are not nesting
but are comfortable in the trees. They will try to return in the spring
to begin nesting. Remember that your trees can be affected by these
When our problem in Middlegate exploded in 2014, Night Herons had
been using our park and increasing in numbers over several previous
years. Night Herons are a sentry bird and alert Egrets that an area is safe.
Please look at your trees during these coming months and consider
trimming them. As noted in the September Copperfield newsletter, this
is a community problem.
The benches in the gazebo have been repaired, reinforced and repainted.
If you have any concerns about our parks, please contact SCS
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(MG) MIDDLEGATE CLASSIFIEDS
The Classifieds page on your Middlegate website is the place for free,
super-local classifieds. Trade your unwanted desk for patio furniture, sell
your BBQ grill, buy a swing-set or offer up your lawn care services to earn
some extra cash. On SCS Go site, select ‘For Residents’ tab. The Classified
text box allows you 500 characters to describe your deal.
(MG) YOU AND YOUR ASSESSMENTS
If you have a question about where your assessments are spent, you are
welcome to inquire. You can visit the website for budget reports. Feel free
to attend any monthly HOA meeting. Middlegate budgets for utilities,
lawn maintenance, pool upkeep, neighborhood events and much more.
Just like our home budgets, Middlegate must pay its bills. The HOA
Board of Directors meets with the property management company to
project upcoming expenses. When you have a suggestion of an event
or improvement you’d like to see put in place in Middlegate, share your
idea with SCS and your HOA Board of Directors. Perhaps you can even
spearhead a committee to gather bids for the idea. Committees have
been the boots on the ground for Middlegate since its inception. The
committees gather the data to share with HOA Board of Directors.
(MG) WHO DO I CALL?
I AM A MIDDLEGATE RESIDENT
When you have water pressure or storm sewer questions, call the company
that services your Harris County Municipal Utility District. Call H2O
Consulting at 281-861-6215 for MUD 162; it’s a 24 hour service number. Call
Inframark (Formerly Severn Trent) at 281-579-4500 for MUD 163. For afterhour
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To start or discontinue trash pick up service call WCA directly at 281-368-
8397. If you like to follow your trash service provider on Facebook, then
take a look at www.facebook.com/WCAWaste.
Do you need to report an electrical power outage? Contact CenterPoint
Energy at 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143. CenterPoint Energy
also maintains streetlights. Report street light outage at above
phone numbers or online at: www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/
To report a suspected natural gas leak, immediately leave your home, go to
a safe location and call CenterPoint Energy at 713-659-2111 or 888-876-5786.
Do you want answers about your USPS mail service? Contact the
Copperfield Annex Post Office at 281-859-9014. Keep in mind that the
annex is a work location for carriers, not a retail station. Annex is located
at 8825 Highway 6 North at Point Northwest Blvd. Hours Monday through
Friday 8 AM-4 PM, Saturday 8 AM-1 PM. No sales counter, but at Dutch door,
you can sound bell to request assistance such as picking up held mail or to
discuss matters affecting delivery to your mailbox or cluster box.
Let’s say you see playground equipment in need of repair in one of
the Middlegate parks. Or park trees that need to be trimmed. Contact
SCS who oversees all common areas of Middlegate. SCS Management
Services Community Manager is Margie Naranjo. You can reach her at
firstname.lastname@example.org and 281-500-7138.
The Copperfield Community Association (CCA) maintains the Copperfield
perimeter easements and fences. The CCA also manages the security
contract with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. The CCA owns
and maintains the Copperfield Community Center and Park on Willow
River Drive. The CCA Board of Directors consists of one representative
from each of the seven Copperfield villages. The Copperfield Community
Association is managed by Graham Management. Any Copperfield
Middlegate resident is welcome to attend a CCA Board meeting. The
resident should contact Graham Management in advance to attend open
portion of meeting or to request to be placed on agenda to discuss a CCA
matter. Call Kristi Cole, Community Manager at 713-334-8000.
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HOA BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 1/22/20,
3/25/20, 5/27/20, 7/22/20 AND 9/23/20
Meetings of the Northmead Village Board of Directors are held the
fourth Wednesday every other month and we encourage all residents
to attend the meetings, either to address the Board or just to listen
and know what is going on. The executive session begins at 6-6:30 PM
with the open session starting at 6:30 PM. The meetings are held at the
Copperfield Community Center located at 15409 Willow River Drive. All
residents are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings. If you
have a specific item that you would like to address with the Board, you
may call Graham Management at 713-334-8000 or email them at tracyg@
grahammanagementhouston.com to be added to the agenda.
(NM) THE NORTHMEAD HOA
BOARD NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The Northmead HOA Board enjoys putting on our special events during
the year like: Pool Party, Yard of the Month, Movie in the Park and
Christmas Decorating Contest but we need volunteers! If you would like
to volunteer, please contact Teresa Prather at teresa_prather@yahoo.
(NM) YARD OF THE MONTH CONTEST
The Northmead Yard of the Month Program! Reviews of resident’s yards
began in May and continued through August.
August Winners are:
15514 Pebble Lake for Section 1
(NM) NABR NETWORK
We have implemented Nabr Network. Their one-touch technology can
send immediate and scheduled alerts, reminders, documents, links and
all types of content to residents via mobile app, text, email and autoupdated
websites. Residents view the information in the format they
want and on their device of choice. Their number one goal is to make
information visible and easily accessible for residents so they can selfserve
whenever and wherever possible. Multiple ways to join: - Text
“grahamgo” to 59248 & receive a text back with a mobile app download
link - Search for the mobile app “Graham Go” in Google Play Store - Go to
(NM) NORTHMEAD VILLAGE WEBSITE
Be sure to check out the Northmead Village website for all the latest
news and information. There is great information on the Northmead
Website featuring upcoming fun neighborhood events, pictures of past
events, HOA meeting dates, agendas and minutes, forms to remodel
or paint your house, bylaws and pool and park information. You can
find it all here: www.grahammanagementhouston.com/Communities/
Northmead%20Village/northmeadvillage.ht or www.northmeadvillage.
org if you have NABR Network.
8510 Green Leaf Lake for Section 2
(NM) JOIN THE CROWD ON NEXTDOOR.COM
Register at www.nextdoor.com. It only takes a few seconds to get up to
date and checking out what is going on in the neighborhood. You can
sell items, find lost pets, read a weekly share from Sgt. Lightfoot at the
Sheriff’s office and get recommendations. It’s a great way to stay in touch
with what goes on day to day. Join us!
(NM) SAVE THE DATE
Our Movie in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 th .
(NM) FALL GARAGE SALE
Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 7 AM to 4 PM
(NM) EGRETS AND NIGHT HERONS
Egrets and Night Herons have created nesting sites in Northmead over
the past 6 months.
See information and tips under CCA at the front of the newsletter.
8319 Lake Crystal for Section 3
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(NM) CRIME WATCH
The Copperfield Villages monthly Crime Watch meeting has been
converted to a ‘virtual’ delivery of the crime watch statistics due to the
low turnout at meetings and lack of interest from the public to attend.
Sergeant Lightfoot (HCSO) is posting monthly data via Nextdoor.com
along with notable arrest info and tips monthly.
(NM) DEED RESTRICTIONS ISSUES
Educate yourself with the deed restrictions for our community. They are
available for reading or download on the community website, under
Documents and Forms, www.northmeadvillage.org/docs.html. The most
common issues are yard issues, stored vehicles, fences with missing
pickets, houses needing painting or power washing on the exterior.
(NM) HOME IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENTS
If you are planning changes to your home, remember to check in with
Graham Management on home improvement and painting projects.
Home Improvement Requirements are available for reading or
download on the community website, under Documents and Forms,
Village/northmeadvillage.htm or www.northmeadvillage.org if you have
NABR Network. ARC application forms can be obtained on the website.
Before making improvements or changes that may be impacted by our
deed restrictions, you can call Graham Management at 713-334-8000 for
assistance. They will be happy to advise you and provide forms needed
for approval of your renovation. Remember that you (the owner) are
responsible for the cost of removing or redoing any unapproved changes.
(NM) DOG LEASH LAW
There have been many complaints about dogs are running loose in the
neighborhood. If this is the case, call animal control! If you are walking
your dogs, keep them on a leash at ALL times. This is a deed restriction
and also against Harris County Leash Law. Be considerate of others. Many
children are afraid of animals and also people in the neighborhood do
not appreciate dogs running around loose in their lawns. Please pickup
after your dogs, no one wants to step in your dog’s poop.
(NM) SUGGESTIONS AND TIPS ON HOW TO PROPERLY NUMBER YOUR
Believe it or not, a large number of house numbers are not visible from
the street during the daytime. It’s even worse at night. A badly displayed
number can hinder the police, ambulance and fire department in the
event of an emergency.
Street curb - The number should be painted about two feet from the
driveway in the direction of the house. Most paintings are inexpensive. If
the driveway has a curb of its own, this is fine as long as the number faces
traffic. Black numbers painted on white background are excellent. They
are clearly visible from a distance even with very little light.
House - The best place is near the front door and within the radius of
the porch light. Above the front door is usually a good spot. Any location
close to the door and above eye level is good.
• Trees and bushes must not block the view from the road. Avoid having it
away from the front door, such as over the garage door.
• Pick a color that has a light and dark contrast with the background. The
background is usually the color of the house. This will make the number
stand out so it can be viewed from the street. If your house has a dark
color, you need a number in a light color. If your house has a light color,
get a dark color number. For example, a black number is perfect on a
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(SC) EGRETS AND HERONS
The snowy egrets and black-billed night herons are coming to your
neighborhood and we need considerable homeowner engagement to
protect our community from the devastation they leave behind. The
Southcreek Village HOA Board of Directors is consulting with Southdown
Village HOA to deter invasive heronries such as can be found at Southdown
Village’s pool area and previously around Middlegate Village’s pool area.
This summer small numbers of them nested in the Autumn Laurel Pool
park, in trees along Royal Gardens Road and especially around the
gazebo in Signal Creek Park. These birds are generally protected under
state and federal law and legally cannot be harassed when nesting,
especially when eggs and young are in the nest.
Your HOA BOD is currently considering bids to aggressively reshape or
eliminate trees that the birds appear to favor for nesting. We will also
be asking every homeowner to engage in a neighborhood watch and
deterrence effort for herons mid-February through June. Primarily we
will ask each of you to use acceptable measures to deter them from
taking over our community. For now, if you see them on your street or
in your trees take efforts to shoo them away - but do not attempt to
capture or harm the birds. We will post more about this routinely on the
Townsquare Message Board. Please check that site frequently for more
In the spirit of communications with our neighbors in South Down and
South Creek our working collectively we can try and resolve the issues
with these pesky birds.
See information and tips under CCA at the front of the newsletter.
(SC) BOARD MEETINGS
Copperfield Southcreek Board meetings are on the third Thursday of
each month. Please feel free to stop by the Autumn Laurel Pool at 6 PM
for a recap on events impacting Southcreek. This is a public forum where
you can ask any questions or express any concerns to the Southcreek
(SC) STREET LIGHTS
If you notice a street light out in the neighborhood, please report street
light outage: https://slo.centerpointenergy.com.
(SC) COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
The community garage sale will be held on October 5, 2019.
(SC) HOA DUES
Friendly reminder! Your HOA dues help keep Southcreek looking like as
great as it does-please make it a priority to pay your dues if you have not
yet done so.
(SC) STREET PARKING
Please be courteous to your neighbors when street parking. Do not
obstruct driveways or sidewalks. Should you need to briefly park a trailer
in the street, please make sure it’s not obstructing anyone’s access to
their driveway. As a reminder, it is prohibited to street park commercial
vehicles in Southcreek-this includes, but is not limited to, semi-trailer
trucks and heavy equipment vehicles.
(SC) HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT.
See something fishy going on the neighborhood? Report any suspicious
activity to the Harris County Sheriff’s non-emergency line at 713-221-
6000. Remember, the patrolling Sheriff’s deputies depend on us as much
as we depend on them.
(SC) DEED RESTRICTION LETTERS
Please do not ignore deed restriction letters sent to your residence about
deed restriction violations. Doing so can subject the property owner to a
$35 charge per CERTIFIED letter if not settled by the homeowner in the
time noted in the letter. Associa (PMG) manages this process and should
be contacted If you require assistance in complying. Associa (PMG) will
work with you to get the violation resolved, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICITONS EVERY HOMEOWNER
AGREED TO ABIDE BY, SOME VIOLATIONS CAN BE CURED VIA THE
ASSOCIATIONS SELF HELP RESTRICTION. The Association can hire a
contractor to repair THESE VIOLATIONS and charge THE COST OF THIS
SERVICE charged back to the Home Owner.
The South Creek Village Community Association takes these violations
very seriously and strives to keep up the Southcreek standards for
attractive, well maintained homes. If you should receive a violation,
please take this seriously and CORRECT the violation. If the violation is
not CORRECTED, the Southcreek Village Community Association will BE
FORCED to turn it over to its legal representatives. Once that happens
all future expenses are born by the homeowner. There is a charge of
$125 AND UP FOR EACH LETTER. Please note that The Southcreek Village
Community Association does not want to make the violations public. We
are here to protect everybody’s property values. Please don’t disregard
the letters, work with us to maintain property values and to keep
Southcreek looking great, a place where everyone wants to live.
(SD) BEING A BLOCK CAPTAIN
Does your street have a Block Captain? If not, it needs one. And maybe
Southdown Village Crime Watch believes that a well-connected
community is a safer community. Block Captains help build and maintain
that connection. They collate and share contact details for their block,
disseminate information from the Crime Watch Committee and help lead
efforts like the National Night Out.
If you already know most of your neighbors, then being a Block Captain
cements that existing connection. If you only know perhaps one or two of
your neighbors, then being a Block Captain gives you the opportunity to
get to know them and to foster a connection between them.
For me, becoming a Block Captain has been very rewarding. I now know
nearly everybody in my street and we are working together on something
fun for National Night Out. I certainly feel like we have taken our first
steps toward becoming a connected group and I am looking forward to
getting to continuing to get to know my neighbors better.
Thinking of trying it out? Reach out to SouthdownCrimeWatch@gmail.
(SD) HOA WEBSITE
Please remember that the official website of the community is through
Nabr Network (go to southdownvillage.org and you will be redirected). All
communications from the Association will be on this website. In addition,
all of the Associations governing documents and other important and
helpful information is accessible on the site.
(SD) ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Homeowners are required to obtain approval from the ARC before
doing ANY exterior changes to your property. Forms are available at:
www.southdownvillage.com. You will also find Exterior Maintenance
Requirements, ACC Guidelines, Deed Restrictions, Play Structure
Resolution as well as other helpful information at the site.
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(WC) WESTCREEK BOARD
Meetings - 4 th Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Forest Heights Pool Meeting Room
Westcreek Village community garage sale will be Saturday, October 5,
2019. Sunrise to Noon. Please do not put your own signs out.
WESTCREEK CRIME WATCH COMMITTEE
Meetings - 3 rd Monday at 6 PM
Forest Heights Pool Meeting Room
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KUDOS
Many thanks to our wonderful neighbors who volunteered to host a
“block gathering” for National Night Out (NNO), which was celebrated on
Tuesday, October 1 st . Also a big thank you to the nine neighbors who gave
up their time to participate and to sponsor a ‘know your neighbor event.’
At many of the gatherings, Sheriff’s Deputies stopped by and visited
with the various groups for the purpose of strengthening community
bonds and or discussing various crime prevention tips. HEB, Target and
the Westcreek Homeowners Association made donations to help the
sponsors host their events. This generosity is sincerely appreciated.
Westcreek would like a captain for each block; so if you would like
to serve in this rewarding position, please contact Larry Berger at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We all want to live in a safe community!!! If you
see something suspicious, please call the Sheriff Dept. non-emergency
number 713-221-6000 #6.
As children are walking and riding their bikes to and from school, please
make sure your sprinkler system is turned off during these times. Many
sprinklers are going off and making it a difficult for children to get to their
destination without getting wet.
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The Westcreek Landscape Committee meets on the 2 nd Monday
every month. If you are interested in helping make a difference in
our neighborhood and would like to become part of the group, we
welcome and encourage your attendance and hope to see you there -
there is always room for you! Contrary to popular opinions we do not
do the manual labor! We are a friendly group of decision makers!
Comments, suggestions or questions regarding common areas or other
landscape topics are always welcome. The Landscape Committee at
LandscapeWestcreek@gmail.com. A member will then get back with you
to answer your questions or concerns.
Broken plants caused by
pedestrians cutting through
landscaped beds at cross walks.
PLEASE BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR:
COPPERFIELD TRAIL - SAFETY FIRST!
Unfortunately, once again, we have had pedestrians taking a short cut
through the landscaped beds at the crossings of Forest Heights and
Hudson Oaks. These landscaped beds are designed to stop pedestrians
moving quickly into traffic and hence make our neighborhood safer.
Please reframe from cutting through the beds and stay on the path.
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YARD OF THE MONTH:
The winners for September were:
1 st Place: 7930 Emerald Bluff
2 nd Place: 7915 Ivy Trail Court
3 rd Place: 7506 Almond Springs
Honorable Mention: 7919 Granite Ridge
This was our last recognition for the year. Thanks to all residents who
continue to maintain their yards and sidewalks. And thanks to our
committee members for their diligence in judging. If any resident would
like to volunteer to help the committee judge Christmas decorations in
December please contact a Landscape committee member.
OH NO THE BIRDS!!
Westcreek is trying to alleviate a potential problem that has plagued
some of the other villages; namely the nesting of egrets and herons.
Presently Southdown has had to close their park and pool due to the
nesting birds. Middlegate, Easton Commons and Northmead have also
suffered from the bird population. These birds make a mess and the
smell is horrendous, but they are protected so once the nest is formed
in the Spring nothing can be done for the entire season. The key is to not
allow the birds to start a nest. The herons and egrets select areas with a
closed canopy of trees, primarily oaks. They also need a nearby source
of food and water and few predators. Westcreek will have a trimming of
the trees in both parks to discourage the nesting, but we will also send
out more information each month to advise the residents of how they
can help to discourage the birds. These herons and egrets will also nest
in residents’ trees as well if the canopy is thick. Please be vigilant and let
the HOA know if you see some nesting activity. Again, more information
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Texas natives – flowering Green milkweed (Asclepias viridis) and Aquatic
milkweed (A. perennis) this summer in the Monarch Bed, Copperfield
COPPERFIELD TRAIL - POLLINATOR CORRIDOR:
Milkweeds: Fall is a time of many southward migrations, as some birds and
insects travel to warmer over wintering areas. One amazing migration is
that of the Monarch butterfly, making the journey from Canada to Mexico!
These butterflies are reported to fly around 20-30 miles per day on their
journey south, but up to 120 miles. They need to feed on nectar during
their journey and to sustain themselves during the winter. The Monarch
Bed on the Copperfield Trail has native Fall flowering plants such as Blue
mistflower, Salvia and sunflowers available for migrating butterflies.
Some monarchs will stay in our region through the winter, if the weather
is mild and may even breed during that time due to the presence of
Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica). However, the butterflies that
over winter in our area have an increased risk of becoming infected by
a debilitating parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (OE) which lives on
these non-native milkweeds.
If you have tropical milkweed please cut it back from October-February
to within 6” of the ground (unless it dies back naturally on its own).
Also remove any new plant growth at the base of the plant. Cutting
the milkweed back is especially important in our region and it will be
necessary to prune frequently (every 3 weeks) as it quickly re-grows.
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How to Carve
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve
got tips on carving the best pumpkin, as well as how to pick a good
pumpkin for carving!
HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING
Look for one that is a little misshapen. Inspect it for soft spots (especially
the end opposite the stem). Reject a pumpkin that has soft spots, they
will cause it to deteriorate quickly. Remember, your pumpkin doesn’t
have to sit on its base, in fact, that’s often its weakest spot.
Let the pumpkin guide the shape of the face: An elongated pumpkin
should have an elongated face. A fat and happy pumpkin should have
a fat and happy face.
HOLLOW OR WHOLE?
There are two reasons for hollowing: (1) If the inside is going to be
exposed (through the mouth, etc.), it looks better if it is hollowed
neatly. (2) If you plan to light the pumpkin from the inside, it must be
hollow. You can hollow it out from a hole in the back instead of the top,
so that the look of the face isn’t affected. If you’re illuminating with a
candle, you need to hollow from the top to allow the heat and smoke
Use a water-based marker to outline the face that you want to carve.
First, draw a line down the center to establish symmetry. Then sketch
the nose, the approximate center of the face. Once you’re satisfied with
the details, trace over the lines using a permanent marker. For carving,
basic kitchen implements, such as a paring knife or a steak knife with
a standard - not serrated - blade that’s not going to bend, work well.
You can also use a standard jigsaw blade. Otherwise, improvise: Use a
melon-ball cutter to make circles, for example.
MAKE A FACE
To achieve a three-dimensional appearance, carve the entire pumpkin.
Exaggerate the features. (If you aren’t sure what teeth really look like or
how the gum line works, smile and look in the mirror.) If the pumpkin is
frowning, carve wrinkles under the mouth. To add character, carve a lot
of “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes. Consider using the stem as the
nose and inserts such as radishes for the eyes or cut eyeballs from the
back of the pumpkin and hold them in place with toothpicks.
CARVE WITH CARE
Use two hands at all times: one to control the blade and the other to
control the pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth). Take care
not to jab the blade into the pumpkin; you don’t want to cut all the
way through the rind - except to determine its depth. The thickness of
the rind will vary, not only from pumpkin to pumpkin, but also within
one pumpkin. To determine your pumpkin’s average depth, cut a
core sample where you want an eye or a nostril to be. Keep that piece
nearby as a reminder of how deep you can safely cut.
ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS
Pumpkins, which are actually a fruit, not a vegetable, are 90 percent
water, so after carving they usually last only three days to a week. A
jack-o’-lantern with a surface carving will last longer than one that
is cut all the way through. Putting a candle or other light inside will
shorten its life span, as the heat that results can “cook” the pumpkin
and reduce its longevity to a matter of hours. For a bright, shiny finish,
spray Armor All on the pumpkin and rub it in. Paint will not preserve a
pumpkin. However, if you decide to paint your pumpkin for decoration,
use a water-based latex paint and wait at least an hour after carving
so that the cuts you have made in the pumpkin have a chance to dry.
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Halloween Safety Tips
Walk Safely: Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put
electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as
far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest
street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to
never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Trick or Treat with an Adult: Children under the age of 12 should not be alone
at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without
supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat
Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe: Decorate costumes and bags with
reflective tape or stickers and if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint
and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s
vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by
drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween: Slow down and be especially alert in residential
neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable
ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions
inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Drive
slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the
day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30
PM to 9:30 PM so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
Teens and Adolescents:
• Travel in groups. Go only to the houses of people you know. Younger
children should be accompanied by a responsible older person.
• Carry flashlights.
• Carry a mobile phone for quick communication.
• Stay focused on your surroundings. If harassed or threatened, go into
the closest store/restaurant and ask to use the phone. Call parents and/
or police. Let the proprietors know that your group feels unsafe.
• Be very cautious around jack-o’-lanterns with lit candles. Keep an eye
out for flames and/or candles on porches.
• Consider alternatives to trick-or-treating. Alternatives include house or
school parties or volunteering at a haunted-house project.
Teen and Adult Drivers:
• Clear the driver’s view. Be sure that neither the driver’s costume nor
anything else in the car obstructs the driver’s view.
• Wear a seat belt. Be sure your passengers are wearing a safety belt, even
if they have to take off part of their costume to attach it.
• Drive slowly and defensively. Don’t assume that a pedestrian, especially
an excited youngster in a costume, will move as you expect. Keep an eye
out for trick-or-treaters darting out from parked cars.
• Replace burned-out bulbs in exterior lights. Leave your exterior lights
on later than usual - perhaps even all night.
• Clear the pathway. Make sure the path to your door is well lighted and
your lawn is clear of things that could be tripped over, such as jack-o’-
lanterns with lit candles, ladders, garden hoses, flowerpots, bikes and
• Sweep wet leaves from sidewalks and stairs.
• Keep excitable pets away from the door. You’ll have a safer and calmer
house if you keep Fido away from where you are dispensing the treats.
• Put your car in the garage. Lock your garage doors.
Look what you can make with
garbage bags, balloons and a
few crafty additions:
Dress your youngster as Robin
Hood with a green plastic
garbage bag belted in the
middle, tights and a V-shaped
hat made of brown paper.
Staple real or constructionpaper
leaves to pajamas, tights,
an old shirt or another garbage
bag, so Robin’s companion(s)
can come as Sherwood Forest.
Alternatively, use the leaves
and attach red, yellow or
orange balloons to the costume. Presto: you’re an apple, lemon or
orange tree. (Leaves can be stuck to a headband as an extra touch.)
Blow up a multicolored group of balloons. Dress child in black turtleneck
and tights, then make leg holes in a clear plastic dry-cleaner’s bag. Slip
legs through, then fill the bag with balloons. (Bag should reach from
shoulders to thighs). Seal top and reinforce sides and bottom “seams”
with clear wrapping tape. Your child is now a bag of jellybeans.
Have a fun and Safe
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CFISD College Night, Berry Center, 6-8 PM
Health Expo, Berry Center, 9 AM-1 PM
PSAT (10th & 11th grade students)
CFISD COLLEGE NIGHT
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD College Night 2019 will be held Tuesday, October
8 th and Wednesday, October 9 th at the Berry Center from 6-8 PM (please
note the later start time this year).
All 9 th -12 th grade students and their parents are invited to attend this
FREE event. Browse and visit with representatives from over 200 colleges,
universities, technical and specialty schools as well as all branches of the
military and the US service academies.
NEARLY 400 VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN 2019
BUS BUDDIES PROGRAM
A total of 390 community volunteers assisted new CFISD bus riders in
safely reaching their proper drop-off points as part of the 13 th annual
CFISD Bus Buddies program, August 26 th -27 th . Bus Buddies rode CFISD
school buses from 2:45 PM to 5 PM during the first two days of school,
assisting bus drivers with the transition back to school.
“The Bus Buddies program motivates hundreds of volunteers from the
CFISD community, Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce and Adopta-School
partnerships to keep our students safe as they adjust to their
school year routine,” Bevin Gordon, director of marketing and business
relations, said. “We are always grateful for this incredible community
collaboration.” In addition to community volunteers, 83 businesses and
organizations participated in the program.
CFISD’S CAMP SUMMIT EARNS
DISTRICT OF DISTINCTION AWARD
Camp Summit, a primary literacy program for kindergarten through
second-grade students, was recently named a District of Distinction
award winner by District Administration magazine.
Camp Summit was established in 2014 and prioritizes prevention over
remediation to address an observed decline in reading achievement.
The camp helps any CFISD kindergarten, first- and second- grade student
who lack reading readiness or struggle to keep pace. Students receive 23
full days of instruction and all students get books to take home daily to
practice their reading skills.
“We are honored to be one of the 34 districts from across the country
to receive the 2019 Districts of Distinction award for Camp Summit,”
said LaTisha Bard, coordinator for primary curriculum. “This award
pays tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff, administrators
and Board of Trustees who have supported Camp Summit for the past
six years. We look forward to continuing our work with our youngest
learners to help them become more proficient and confident readers.”
Based on 2018 enrollment data, 96 percent of students experienced
no “summer slide” in reading levels and 84 percent of students
demonstrated growth of one or more reading levels.
“These districts have developed innovative programs to support
students in their education and well beyond the classroom,” said JD
Solomon, editorial director of District Administration magazine. “We
hope our readers are inspired by the efforts of these honorees to create
successful initiatives in their own districts.”
Districts of Distinction was established by District Administration
magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way with new
ideas that solve challenges. Honorees are selected based on quantifiable
results and the replicability of their initiatives. The July 2019 Districts
of Distinction honorees were selected by the magazine’s editors from
numerous nominations. To view a full list of the 2019 honorees, visit the
District Administration magazine’s website.
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Alia Nathani, a senior at Langham Creek High School, recently
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which included a weeklong residential summer program where she
helped create, design and build models for the task of planning how to
live on Mars. Nathani qualified through a competitive selection process
where she not only needed an expressed interest in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM), but also be nominated by a state
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“The opportunity was truly incredible,” Nathani said. “We got to stay there
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because we accomplished so much every day. We got the opportunity to
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Scholars selected for the program complete a four-month online portion
during the 2018-2019 school year, with NASA activities and a statealigned
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school year we meet on the 3 rd Monday of each month at 7 PM at Birkes
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 609
Boy Scout Troop 609 is a specialized for Boys with high functioning
Autism Spectrum Disorders. They meet at the Westview School on the 1 st
and 3 rd Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30 AM.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 838
Troop 838 is a small pack located near Hwy 6 and West Road at the
Crossbridges Church. We are between the Copperfield and Aberdeen
neighborhoods. Being a smaller troop allows us to be flexible and
address the needs of our scouts more nimbly. We currently have boys
from ages 11 to 17 within our group working to make Eagle.
We try to camp monthly, with a wide variety of locations on our agenda.
The different locations are chosen by the senior boys to more directly
meet our training needs and to keep expenses low. In fact, we have some
of the lowest expenses in the area.
Our adult leaders are all experienced with years of scouting under their
belt per individual. We also work closely with several local packs of cub
scouts and participate in civic duties around the area as well. Please
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CUB SCOUT PACK 2
We are an active year round pack for Kindergarten-5 th grade that focuses
on life skills, teamwork, leadership and FUN! Cub Scout activities include
camping, fishing, pinewood derby, hiking and much more! During the
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA -
For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found
in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant
in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting
helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership
skills, outdoor skills and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities
that allow them to: Try new things. • Provide service to others. • Build selfconfidence.
• Reinforce ethical standards. Scouting provides youth with
a sense that they are important as individuals while promoting activities
that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result,
when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and
the right choices can be made. Scouting provides a rewarding experience
for boys ages 5 to 21. Scouting through the local Packs and Troops teach
outdoor and life skills which help our youth Be Prepared. Your area is
serviced by the BSA Sam Houston Area Counsel - Copperhead District
which includes 23 Cub Scout Packs (boys 5 to 10 years old), 13 Troops
(boys from 11 to 18 years old) and 10 Venturing units (boys and girls from
14 to 21). Our Units typically meet weekly.
Many of our units are supported by the local Elementary Schools
including: Birkes, Copeland, Duryea, Fiest, Hemmingway, Holmsley,
Horne, Jowell, Lowery, Metcalf, Owens, Postma, Robinson, Sheridan,
Tipps, Walker and Wilson.
Other Community groups include: Autumn Creek Baptist Church,
Beck and Masten Automotive, Cornerstone United Methodist Church,
Copperfield Church, Crossbridge Church, Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club, Deerfield
Village HOA, LDS Bear Creek and Copperfield Wards, Middlegate Village
HOA, Peace Community Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic
Church and Thornton Middle School. Please contact Brendan Cronin,
Copperhead District Executive (713-756-3383 or email brendan.cronin@
scouting.org) or to go www.copperhead.shac.org to find join a Scouting
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 61
Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout
Troop 61 at 7 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151
Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a handson
experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity
to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the
things the troop has done during meetings and activities.
Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun
shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service,
citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more.
Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure
Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer.
Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7 to 8 PM every Wednesday in the Activity
Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if
your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-253-
BOY SCOUT TROOP 10
Boy Scout Troop 10 meets at Copperfield Church on Monday evenings
from 7-8:30 PM. Our meeting rooms are upstairs in conference room #3.
Please enter through the front doors of the church, head up the stairs
and feel free to come visit us at any time! Troop 10 has a campout
scheduled for every month of the school year, which gives the Scouts
ample opportunities to earn their ranks and many assorted merit badges.
Stay tuned for more great photos and stories and if you have a young
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 3
Boys, are you yearning for exciting outdoor programs that stir your
imagination and interest? How about camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking,
backpacking and off-road biking? Do you want to learn wilderness
survival, cooking, first aid, orienteering and shooting skills? Scouting is
Fun… with a Purpose - where boys grow into men instilled with values
of duty to God and Country, community service, citizenship, leadership
and self-confidence. Troop 3 is a boy-lead troop where the boys plan an
exciting year-round outdoor program. We camp monthly and include
rock climbing, backpacking and canoeing. Troop 3 also participates in a
weeklong winter camp, as well as a weeklong summer camp.
We welcome all young men, 11-18 years old to visit Boy Scout Troop 3 at 7
PM Monday nights at Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center located
at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress. No previous scouting experience
needed! Come see for yourself what Boy Scouts has to offer and visit with
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Please visit our website www.houstontroop3.com for more information.
PACK 4 CUB SCOUTS
Come Join Pack 4 Cub Scouts at Lieder Elementary for the first 3
Tuesdays of each month at 7 PM. We help turn young boys into men
with fun and games while learning new skills that will help them grow.
We also work around tough sport schedules. So come see what Pack 4
is all about!
HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164
Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect,
responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home
school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area.
Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are
interested and your son is in 1 st through 5 th grade, please contact Jack M.
Jones at 281-558-5722.
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Fall Product Program. By participating in this program, troops get a head
start on funding their activities for the year! Product sales help troops
earn necessary funds, but also help girls learn valuable business skills
such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills
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Lowery Elementary Girl Scout Troops have a legacy of pride and service to their school and communities. Troop 113035 refurbished the school
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focusing on nectar and host plants for migratory and local butterflies. Additional refurbishments of fresh gravel for the walkways and mulch, garden
décor featuring a birdbath, pottery and benches for seating. As a component of the Bronze Award Troop 113035 installed educational signage about
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Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5 (must be in kindergarten) through
18 who are willing to accept the Girl Scout Promise and law. Copper
Creek Meadows Community serves girls in the residence areas for the
elementary schools listed below, as well as the corresponding middle
and high schools. Home schooled and private school students are always
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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!
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October 12 th , 9 AM-4 PM
11330 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX 77070
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JUDY DIERKER HOLIDAY MARKET
October 18 th -19 th , 9 AM-4 PM
The Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065
The Judy Dierker Holiday Market is a wonderful shopping experience
with great holiday shopping! There will be over 100 vendors to shop.
Hosted by Cy-Hope & Foundry Church.
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October 21 st : Preview Party* 5:30 PM-8 PM
October 22 nd : Shopping - 9 AM-7 PM
October 23 rd : Shopping - 9 AM-3 PM
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CY-WOODS FFA 10 TH ANNUAL FALL CRAFT SHOW
October 26 th , 9 AM-5 PM & October 27 th , 10 AM-4 PM
CFISD Telge Exhibit Center (Telge & Hwy 290)
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SEAS 27 TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET
Saturday, October 26 Th , 9 Am-4 Pm
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SAINT AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL FALL FESTIVAL & HOLIDAY MARKET
Sunday, October 27 th from 10 AM-4 PM.
13131 Fry Road, Cypress, TX 77433
The ACE Committee of Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church invites you to
join us for a day of shopping, fellowship, food and fun. Market Booths,
Children’s Area, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Food Trucks
featuring Truck on the Bayou, The Toasted and BCCO Fancy Snowballs,
Community Service area including Shots for Holly Flu Shots, a Fire Truck
(11:30 AM-1:30 PM) and Precinct 5 Constable, Silent Auction benefiting the
Youth of Saint Aidan’s, Live Music throughout the day, Cake Walk, Trunk N
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Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM
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5 TH ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET
The St Faustina Women of Mercy cordially invite you to the 5 th annual
Mistletoe Market, to be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9 AM to 4 PM. It
will be held at the Westlake Prep Lutheran Academy at 23300 Bellaire Blvd.,
Richmond TX. (Please do not call the school about booths or questions.)
Get a head start on your Christmas Shopping. You will find home decor,
jewelry, gifts, clothing and much more. There will be door prizes, a silent
auction and of course a visit from Santa.. The vendor deadline is October
15 th . Contact Lisa at MistletoeMarketWOM@gmail.com for details.
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SEABORNE NATURE FEST
November 2 nd , 10 AM-4 PM
Come enjoy the Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist’s
fun and FREE Seabourne Nature Fest. This is a great day of fun
experiences which include face-painting and crafts for the children,
nature tours, butterflies, wildlife, native plant sale, hayrides, expert
speakers & exhibitors, food and much more! It is held from 10 AM to 4 PM
at Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, 3831 TX-36 S., Rosenberg,
The Texas Master Naturalists are sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional
information, call 832-225-6936 or email email@example.com. See
our website at www.coastalprairie.org or our Facebook page at www.
ST. CUTHBERT 14 TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 2 nd , 3-5 PM
17020 West Road, Houston, 77095
The International Festival honors all of the different countries,
heritages and backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse
congregation. The Festival includes food, entertainment, activities for
children and so much more to learn about our world. Admission is $1
per person or $5 per family with proceeds going to Rise Against Hunger.
On Sunday, after the 9 AM service, all are welcome to participate in an
outreach project, a meal-packaging event in conjunction with Rise
Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience the
international world of St. Cuthbert and never leave your zip code!
BRIDGELAND FUN RUN/WALK FOR HEROES
This Bridgeland Fun Run/Walk for Heroes will be held October 19, 2018,
at 8 AM at the Lakeland Village Festival Park in Bridgeland in Cypress, TX.
Please register for the event at bit.ly/heroesfunrun2019.eventbrite.com.
The event will include an 8 AM 5K walk/run and a 9 AM children’s 1K
run thru the Bridgeland’s beautiful parks & lakes along with booth &
food vendors, a bouncy house, a rock climbing wall, entertainment
and activities for the children. The children’s walk is open to strollers
and wagons. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and female 5K
runners. Medals will be awarded to all children under 10. 1 st , 2 nd & 3 rd
place prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Children’s Super Hero
Make Sure You Honor your Military Hero by giving us the name of the
veteran or active service member you would like to honor and we will
create signs along the race course to honor their service.
The Race is sponsored by The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans,
Inc., which is raising funds to support veterans, educate our children and
build a Veterans Memorial in Bridgeland.
9 TH ANNUAL FAIRFIELD TRIATHLON
Sunday October 27, 2019, 7 AM start
The triathlon features both a triathlon and a duathlon for participants.
Triathletes will swim 300 meters in North Bradford Lake. Then ride a ten
mile bike course followed by a three mile run along the trails of Fairfield.
Duathletes will start with a one mile run around both Bradford Lakes,
then a ten mile bike followed by the same three mile run course as the
All participants will receive dry fit shirts, finisher medals, age group
awards, post-race party with refreshments and a finish line photo.
Individuals will compete for awards in five-year age groups.
The race site is located in Cypress, Texas in the Fairfield Community.
Headquarters is the Fairfield Athletic Center on Mason Road with the race
site just up the street at the lake.
The event accepts both individual entries and relays. Relays consist
of three athletes with each doing one segment of the race. There is
a minimum age of twelve years of age to compete in the event. The
event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will follow their rules and
For additional event information or to register online, please visit the
event website, www.fairfieldtri.com.
When: Saturday, November 2nd
COME TAKE A FREE TRIP ROUND THE WORLD
St. Cuthbert’s Fourteenth Annual International
Festival honors all the different countries and
heritages represented in our very unique and
diverse congregation. The festival includes food,
entertainment, native dress, and activities for
children and youth. It is the perfect place to learn
about the world around us. Admission is $1 per
person or $5 per family.
Where: St. Cuthbert Church
17020 West Road
Houston, TX 77095
Come experience the International
World of St. Cuthbert and never
leave your Zip Code!
For more information
visit us at stcuthbert.org
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ANNUAL BOO BASH HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
Looking for a safe alternative to Trick or Treating for your kids this Halloween?
Epiphany Lutheran Church & School invites you to attend our Annual Boo
Bash Halloween Celebration from 5-7 PM on October 31 st . Our Church &
School will be transformed into a safe and fun place for parents and kids.
Your family will have a blast traveling through a variety of decorated stations
where they can play games and receive candy! We will also be serving Cotton
Candy and Popcorn and have a Photo Booth set up for family photos. And
don’t forget to stop by our Glow Party Dance Room with a live DJ! This is a
free event and we welcome all children preschool through 5 th grade to wear
your favorite costume (Nothing too scary) to join in on the fun! Epiphany
Lutheran Church & School is conveniently located at 14423 West Road. For
more information, visit our website www.elcsh.org or call us at 713-896-1773.
JOIN US AT MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR FREE
COMMUNITY SEED/PLANT EXCHANGE!
OCTOBER 5, 2019, 12-2 PM
11522 Telge Road, ½ mile north of Highway 290
This comes in time for the new growing season and allows fellow
gardeners to discover new varieties and share knowledge and resources.
Below are the guidelines for the exchange.
1. All seeds should be in an envelope or plastic bag marked with the
plant variety and date of harvest or sell by date. All plants should be in
containers and labeled. Bulb’s should be in bags and labeled.
2. No GMO or hybrids are allowed. Do not bring sickly plants or plants with bugs
3. If bringing bulk seeds have it clearly labeled. Only 20 to 30 seeds per
person, labels and plastic seed bags will be provided.
4. You can either exchange or if you have excess plants or seeds you can
5. Please only take the amount of seeds or plants that you bring.
6. People who did not bring seeds or plants are limited to 2 items either
plant or seeds.
If you are interested in participating in the seed/plant exchange, please sign
up at http://www.messiahlc.org/current-events. For more information,
281-890-3013 or www.messiahlc.org. All people are welcome at Messiah.
SPRING BRANCH AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM
The Spring Branch African Violet Club will hold their Annual Plant Sale on
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center,
2020 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004. Violets of all types such as
standards, miniatures, semi-miniatures and trailers will be available. Other
Gesneriads such as Episcias and Streps and supplies such as potting soil, pots
and fertilizers will also be featured. Club members will be available to answer
general questions on growing African Violets. Admission is free and the public
is invited to attend. Free parking available at Judson Robinson Jr. Community
Center. The Spring Branch African Violet Club meets the second Saturday of
each month, January through November, at 10 AM at the Copperfield Church,
8350 Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77095. Please email kjwross@yahoo.
com prior to attending to confirm meeting date and time.
WINGS OVER HOUSTON SET FOR OCTOBER 19 TH -20 TH
One of the most popular events for kiddos is at Ellington Airport: CAF Wings
Over Houston. One of the top air shows in the United States, this event is
dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills
of modern aviation. The event has supported a variety of local and national
charities during its 35-year history. General admission tickets at the gate are
$45, but can be purchased online for $32.50. There is also an insider-only price
of $30; for more details, visit wingsoverhouston.com. The insider-only ticket
provides admission for one adult and six children (under age 14). The airshow
gate opens at 8 AM and the last entry is at 3 PM. Flight times are approximately
10:30 AM to 4:15 PM. For complete details, please visit wingsoverhouston.com.
2019 CELEBRATION OF HOPE DINNER AND AWARDS BANQUET
Shield Bearer invites you to be part of the 2019 Celebration of Hope Dinner and
Awards Banquet! This signature fundraising event will be held on Tuesday,
October 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM at 2700 Cypress Creek Parkway. Celebration of
Hope Award winners in Business, Organization, Church, Ministry and Volunteer
categories will be announced, best-selling author Bob Goshen will speak
and dinner will be served. Proceeds will help fund professional counseling
services and prevention programs for local families including those that have
experienced the trauma of domestic violence, human trafficking, crime, war,
natural disasters and more. To attend, sponsor or volunteer, visit shieldbearer.
org/hope or contact 281-894-7222. For more information about Shield Bearer
services, programs and additional events, visit shieldbearer.org.
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FALL SOCCER SIGN UPS -
CY-FAIR/MAGNOLIA/TOMBALL/SPRING KLEIN -
REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!
Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open for boys and girls
ages 4 to 18 for the FALL Season. Games start on October 12, 2019. FFPS
is a non-profit youth soccer program dedicated to providing a positive
youth sports experience for all children. Founded in 1986 in Katy, Texas,
FFPS has grown to 22 leagues and 16,000 players throughout the Greater
Houston area. FFPS offers children a fun and fair experience, including
one practice per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal
playing time and play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive
coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Online Registration schedule
and fees: $132. Go to www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration fee includes
a full uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), trophy, trained positive coaches,
nice fields and background checks on all volunteers.
Coaches will call players to schedule practice by October 8 th . Practice
times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The
schedule includes eight games, played locally on Saturdays, October
12 th to December 7 th . Our Cy-Fair North league plays at Matzke Elementary
(13102 Jones Rd). Our Cy-Fair South league plays at Windfern School
of Choice 12630 Windfern Rd). Our Cy-Fair West league plays at Horne
Elementary (14950 W Little York). Our Tomball League plays at Rosehill
United Methodist Church (21022 Rosehill Church Rd). Our Magnolia
League pays at Magnolia Elementary (31900 Nichols Sawmill Rd) Our
Spring/Klein League plays at Wells Middle School (4033 Gladeridge Dr).
For more information, maps of all locations or to sign up, visit www.FFPS.
org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).
TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB
Track Houston Youth Track Club has one of the largest and successful
youth track and field club training programs in the nation. Our program
has developed national champions in AAU, USATF, New Balance and
Adidas. Our Track and Field athletes have been selected for and competed
on youth international teams - Team USA and Team Trinidad. We have
multiple practice sites in the Greater Houston area including Katy and
Cypress. Visit www.trackhouston.com for Speed Camps in October,
Indoor Track and Field in November and Track and Field in January.
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A new ladies golf group is now forming at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. No
handicaps required. This will be a casual ladies golf outing to improve
your game and make some new friends. Play will be on Thursday
mornings at 9. For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at 281-304-8515.
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and
learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also
looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball
club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook
page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or
contact email@example.com for further information.
CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION
Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration for baseball, football,
cheerleading and soccer. Please see our website for more information
WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite
you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our
purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have
fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact Sue
Crookson at 281-392-4913 firstname.lastname@example.org or Yana Dommert
at 281-394-2481 email@example.com.
GOLF LOVERS DAY IS ALWAYS ON OCTOBER 4TH!
What is this Holiday for? This holiday is for celebrating and enjoying
a day of golf. So let this holiday be the day you play a game of golf or at
least have some fun learning about the game. This day is actually a big
day for a charitable event sponsored by the PGA every year. The 4 th has
been held for charity since 1952.
Who celebrates this holiday? Everyone who loves the game of golf! This
game is played all over the world.
What is Golf? Golf is a game in which a player, using many types of clubs
including a driver, a putter and irons, hits a ball into each hole on a golf
course in the lowest possible number of strokes. Golf is one of the few ball
games that does not use a standardized playing area; rather, the game
is played on golf “courses,” each one of which has a unique design and
typically consists of either 9 or 18 holes. Golf is defined in the Rules of Golf as
“playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke
or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.” The first game of golf
for which records survive was played at Bruntsfield Links, in Edinburgh,
Scotland, in A.D. 1456, recorded in the archives of the Edinburgh Burgess
Golfing Society, now The Royal Burgess Golfing Society. The modern game
of golf spread from Scotland to England and has now become a worldwide
game, with golf courses in the majority of countries.
Golf Etymology The word Golf was first mentioned in writing in 1457 on a
Scottish statute on forbidden games as gouf, possibly derived from the Scots
word goulf (variously spelled) meaning “to strike or cuff.” This word may, in turn,
be derived from the Dutch word kolf, meaning “bat” or “club” and the Dutch sport
of the same name. It is often claimed that the word originated as an acronym for
“gentlemen only, ladies forbidden,” but this is strictly a false etymology.
World Golf Popularity In 2005, Golf Digest calculated that there were
nearly 32,000 golf courses in the world, approximately half of them in
the United States. The countries with most golf courses in relation to
population, starting with the best endowed were: Scotland, New Zealand,
Australia, Ireland, Canada, Wales, United States, Sweden and England
(countries with fewer than 500,000 people were excluded). Apart from
Sweden, all of these countries have English as the majority language,
but the number of courses in new territories is increasing rapidly. For
example the first golf course in the People’s Republic of China opened in
the mid-1980s, but by 2005 there were 200 courses in that country.
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BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER
281-859-1566 • 713-274-3190 Houston, TX 77084
The Bear Creek Community Center will be temporarily housed and have
limited classes/events at the Glazier Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine
Forest Lane, Houston, Texas 77084
In addition to scheduled activities on the Bear Creek Community Center,
Commissioner Steve Radack’s Bear Creek Community Center is now
offering the following upcoming events and activities. Please call 713-
274-3190 to register for any of these events unless otherwise noted.
HOMEMADE CARD CLASS: Linda Gabrielson will teach you how to make
homemade cards with many different mediums. From Stamps, yarn or
shiny embellishments you will learn how to make your own cards for
Birthdays, Thank You notes, Holidays to just Thinking of You cards. There
is a $5 materials fee but you will go home with a card or two you made
yourself. Classes are the first Wednesday of the month, 1-3 PM. Must
register and prepay.
PARTY BRIDGE: If you play Bridge, you are invited to play cards with us
every Monday, 11:30 AM-3 PM and/or Tuesdays, 12-3 PM. Please call if
you have questions.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MEDITATION: Come and join this circle to gain a
healthy mind and body on Fridays, 11:30 AM-1 PM.
FUN TIME ART: A time and place to do your creative art with other artists.
Join us every Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM.
LINE DANCE LESSONS: Get fit and have fun with a variety of music. Join
us Saturdays, 10 AM, all abilities are welcome.
Attention Community, Civic and Scout leaders: Do you have a group
or club that needs a place to meet? Call us at 713-274-3190. We have
meeting rooms that can accommodate small to medium sized groups.
Special note: Advance registration for activities is typically requested.
An adult must accompany and remain with anyone under the age of 18
visiting the center. A calendar of events is available on the website.
Community Centers & Libraries
RICHARD & MEG WEEKLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
8440 Greenhouse Rd., Cypress, TX 77433
Phone: 713-274-3161 WeekleyCC@hctx.net
Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack has opened the
much anticipated Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center. Located at
8440 Greenhouse Road, the center is now open to the general public for a
variety of programs and activities. The approximately 21,000 square foot
building will serve the community as a center for all ages. Classes and
programs can be viewed at www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Weekley-
Community-Center. Whether you are looking for a place to exercise, attend
a community event, learn new crafts, play games or just to meet new
friends, Weekley Community Center is sure to be a place for all!
Current ongoing classes are as follows:
• Zumba: Mondays 11 AM-12 Noon, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:15 PM &
Wednesdays/Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM
• Zumba Gold: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5 PM
• Bootcamp: Mondays 9:45 to 10:30 AM
• Yoga: Every Friday 8:30 AM and Wednesday 6:30 PM
• Stretch and Tone class: Wednesdays, 9:45-10:30 AM, Tuesdays &
Thursdays 9 AM
• Knitting and Crocheting:: Monday 10 AM-12 Noon, Thursday 10 AM
(Note: This will be a social group not an instructional class. Just bring
your current project to work on and maybe get some pointers from your
Please note that all classes are free to the public unless supplies are
needed for a particular class.
JUERGEN’S HALL COMMUNITY CENTER
26026 Hempstead Hwy., Cypress, TX 77429
A variety of classes, programs and activities are now being offered at
the Juergen’s Hall Community Center, 26026 Hempstead Road. Those
activities can be viewed by visiting the Precinct Three website at www.
• Zumba: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 AM-10:15 AM
• Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
• Party Bridge: Tuesdays, 12 PM-3:30 PM
• Senior’s Game Day: Wednesdays, 1 PM-3:30 PM
• Pilates: Fridays, 9:30 AM-10:15 AM
Classes are free to the public unless supplies are needed for a particular
subject. More activities and programs are being scheduled. For more
information, email the center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call center
staff 713-274-3188. Volunteer opportunities are available!!
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+. Must
register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and
attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
If you have questions or need directions please call us at 713-274-3250.
Volunteer Opportunities are available; please call to speak to us about
teaching your own cooking, language or other class.
• Ongoing -
- Spanish, French, Computer, Email, IPad, IPhone, Genealogy and
Watercolor Classes are available year-round.
- Laughter Yoga. Meets every Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 AM.
- GYROKINESIS Inspiring Movement - Therapeutic, Gentle, Healing,
Exercise to Deal with Pain, Stress and Anxiety. Tuesdays and Wednesdays
from 9:30-10:30 AM and Fridays from 10:15-11:15 AM.
- Zumba Classes for seniors Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8
- Senior Boot Camp. Meets on all Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from
- Ballet Bar Class. meets on Mondays, 10:15-11:15 AM.
- Zumba inspired Latin Dance meets on Mondays, 8-9 AM; Wednesdays,
11AM-12 PM and Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.
- Bollywood Dancing and Bhangra meets Mondays from 11:30 AM-12:30
PM Fridays from 8-9 AM.
- Line Dancing every Monday at 1 PM and Wednesday and Friday at 2:30.
- Yoga meets Tuesdays, 10:45 AM and Fridays, 1 PM.
- Meditation classes meets Tuesdays at 9 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM.
- Glazier Choir, Tuesdays, 1-2 PM
- Depression and Bipolar Support Group with LPC Meets every Monday,
- The Breakfast Klub meets every Monday; 10-11 AM.
- Health and Wellness Support Meetup, meets every Monday, 1-2 PM.
- Seventy-Five Plus Meetup/Lunch meets every Tuesday, 12 PM.
- Learn to Play Mahjong. Every Wednesday, 1-3 PM
- Brain, Body and Gut Healing Exercises meets every Thursday from 2:30-
- Chess meet up every Friday, 1-3 PM.
- Ukulele Lessons for Intermediate Players. Fridays, 11 AM-12 PM.
- Spanish Club for all levels. Fridays, 10-11 AM
- Karaoke. Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM
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KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY
16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885
Our hours are: Monday - 1 PM - 8 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM - 6 PM,
Wednesday -10 AM - 8 PM, Friday - 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday - 10 AM - 5 PM. All
programs are free and open to the public. For information, call 281-550-
0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.
HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429, 281-890-2665, www.hcpl.
HOURS OF SERVICE - Monday - 1 PM-8 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM-6
PM, Wednesday -12 AM-8 PM, Friday - Closed, Saturday - 10 AM-5 PM -
Sunday - Closed.
LONE STAR COLLEGE - CY-FAIR LIBRARY
9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433
HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7 AM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday, 8 AM-6
PM and Sunday, 1 PM-6 PM.
See the full schedule of Programs and Activities at www.lonestar.edu/
cyfair.htm. All programs are free and open to the public.
LONE STAR COLLEGE –
TOMBALL COMMUNITY LIBRARY
30555 TX-249, Tomball, TX 77375
832-559-4200 - hcpl.net
HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 8 AM-9 PM, Friday 8 AM-6 PM,
Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday, closed.
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area who have experienced damage from a disaster since August of 2017.
“As we continue to work in our community, we have realized there are
still so many who have unmet needs. We are continuing to serve families
across the county who have been effected by the devastating disasters
since August 2017.” Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Northwest
Harris County, Soleil Watt, said. “After an outpouring of emails and phone
calls from homeowners who have shared their positive experience with
us, we are so excited for this program’s continuation.”
To find out more and to start the application process, visit our website:
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Houston Area Road Trips
2019 Komen Houston Race for the Cure® - October 5, 2019, 6-10 AM.
The race will be held on Allen Parkway, with pre- and post-race activities
taking place at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002.
Admission: $25 early rate, $40 regular rate. The majority of the funds
raised will help fund breast health screening, treatment and education
in the Greater Houston area. Go to www.komen-houston.org to create a
team and start fundraising for our community or to volunteer.
11th Annual Korean Festival Houston - October 5-6, 2019, 10 AM-7 PM,
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77056. Free admission.
Partnered with dozens of global and local sponsors, the Korean Festival serves
over 40,000 visitors and brings a truly exhilarating and spectacular experience
to the heart of Houston. Mark your calendars and get ready for another great
KFest on Discovery Green! You can expect a great weekend of amazing food,
interactive games and special guest performances on our main stage!
5th Annual Southern Smoke Festival - October 6, 2019, 4-8 PM,
Underbelly, Hay Merchant and Blacksmith, 1018 and 1100 Westheimer
Rd., Houston, TX. Admission: $200 general admission $350 VIP (includes
early entrance and VIP lounges). The proceeds of the 2019 Southern
Smoke Festival will once again raise funds for both the Southern Smoke
Emergency Relief Fund and the National MS Society.
7th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - October 12, 2019, 8 AM, Pearland Town
Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland, TX 77584. Admission: $15 for kids,
$27-$40 for adults. Race to raise awareness, funds and hope for the local
brain cancer community!
2019 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown - October 12-13, 2019, 10 AM-6
PM, Downtown Aquarium, 901 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77072. Admission:
Adult Ticket Online: $12, Adult Ticket at the Gate: $15 cash; $16 credit
card, Children 6-12: $5; children under five are free. Features live music
throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations,
food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy. In the Children’s Creative
Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities for
all ages and include a cool interactive place to hang out.
Fandemic Tour 2019 - October 18-20, 2019, NRG Park, 1 NRG Park, Houston,
TX 77054. Admission starts at $40. Fandemic Tour is a three-day entertainment
extravaganza celebrating all things pop culture! The Fandemic Tour gathers pop
culture celebrities, artists, illustrators, professional and amateur cosplayers,
vendors and exhibitors with programming and panel discussions. Complete
event details and packages available at www.fandemictour.com/houston.
8th Annual East End Street Fest - October 19, 2019, 2-9:30 PM, Navigation
Esplanade, 2800 Navigation Boulevard, Houston, TX 77003. Free admission.
Join us for a day-to-evening street party with two stages packed with live
music and cultural performances, our Cultural Food Kitchen featuring an array
of cultural cuisines, an action-packed Kid’s Zone, Artisan Vendors selling art,
attire, delicacies, jewelry and more, PLUS games and activities for all ages!
Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience - October 19-20, 2019, 10 AM-5 PM,
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054. Admission: $15.32 to $36.95.
Over a million Lego® Bricks are on display and ready for play. Filled with
hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate and
entertain. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/404613-0?pid=5045.
Water Lantern Festival Houston - October 19, 2019, 4-10 PM, Magnolia Garden
Park, 12044 Beach St., Houston, TX 77044. Admission: $0 for Kids (0-7), $12 for
Youth (8-14), $25-$40 for Adults. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern
event that is all about connections. Magical nights include food, games,
activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned
with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. As the sun
begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with
the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together.
Energy Day Houston 2019 - October 19, 2019, 11 AM-4 PM, Sam Houston
Park, 1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002. Free admission. Energy
Day, Houston’s largest annual free family festival, showcases science,
technology, engineering and mathematics through entertaining, handson
experiments and demonstrations. Energy Day has nearly 70 interactive
exhibits to help teachers, students and their families discover new things
about energy, conservation, efficiency and many other real-world STEM
applications and career opportunities. Hosted by the Consumer Energy
Education Foundation, Energy Day is open to curious minds of all ages!
Freight Train Food Truck Festival - October 19, 2019, 11 AM-5 PM, The Historic
1907 Railroad Depot, 201 South Elm Street, Tomball, TX 77375. Free admission
and parking. More than 20 rolling gourmet kitchens will converge on Tomball’s
historic railroad depot for an afternoon of great food and music at the annual
Freight Train Food Truck Festival. Scheduled to perform are Galveston’s ultimate
party band, The Mambo Jazz Kings and Folk Family Revival. Visit the Pour Patio,
shop the vendors and play in the kids zone. Free admission and parking.
9th Annual Houston Halloween Festival - Saturday, October 19, 2019,
5-10 PM, in the Houston Heights. Houston’s Most Unique Charity (www.
houstonzombiewalk.org/#welcome). The festival will feature entertainment
and activities for the entire family including live music, beer gardens, artist &
business vendors, food trucks, a costume contest and a large Kids Zone. The
kid’s zone will include magician & juggling performances, carnival games, spin
art, Halloween arts and crafts, kids cartoon characters, face painting, trick
or treating, a kids costume contest and much more! All proceeds from this
amazing event support our 2020 ‘Too Ghoul for School” Education Fund.
Boo Dash 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run - October 23, 2019, 8-10 AM, Challenger
Columbia Stadium, 1955 W Nasa Blvd., Webster, TX 77598. Admission: $15
for Kids, $30 12+. Halloween themed event with medals for all finishers.
Kids 1K, Trick or Treating, Costume Contest and Haunted Tunnel.
Screams and Nightmares: Halloween Ball - October 25-26, 2019, 10 PM-2
AM, National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston,
TX 77090. Admission $30-$250. Here is your chance to experience a REAL
Halloween party. Come join us for the Halloween Ball. Walkthrough our
haunted house to get to the dance floor... and we have everything you need
including 2 bars, live DJ and great vibes. Attire: Costume or cocktail attire.
Haunted Grounds - October 25-31, 2019, 8-11 PM, Lake Madison Park,
712 Industrial Park Lane, Madisonville, TX 77864. Good old fashioned
haunted forest. Explore the Lake Madison Park walking trail at dark,
getting back to nature was never so much fun. That is, until the ghosts
and monsters jump out to show themselves.
Walk MS: October 26, 2019 - Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, TX
77565, 8:30 AM or Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands,
TX 77380, 9 AM. Admission: $0, fundraising encouraged. Walk MS brings
together passionate people who connect in communities nationwide and
raise funds to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.
Each walk has a 1 and 3 mile route and all routes are fully accessible. There
will be a kid zone with fun activities for children and the route is stroller and
wagon friendly. Form a team and come walk with us to help end MS.
Tomball Bluegrass Festival - October 26, 2019, 11 AM-6 PM, Tomball’s
Historic 1907 Railroad Depot, 201 South Elm Street, Tomball, TX 77375.
Free admission and parking. The sounds of mandolins, banjos and down
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home mountain tunes will fill the air around the historic downtown railroad
Depot. There are food and merchandise vendors, kids zone and more.
BOOFEST - October 27, 2019, 4-9 PM, Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N.
Main St. Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339. Free admission. Come out
and participate in Koutour Event’s Market right in the heart of Kingwood.
Attractions, free candy at every booth, 2 bobbing for apples tubs, mini
pumpkin patch, Bouncy house, shopping, music and Costume contest.
Make sure you come dressed in your Halloween costumes!!!
Halloween at the Ranch - October 31, 2019, 7 PM, George Ranch Historical
Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX, 77469. Visit the George Ranch Historical
Park for an after-hours walking lantern tour! Adults and children 12+ are invited
to come hear unique Texas ghost stories - including some tales from right here
at the Ranch! Please note that this tour will incorporate over a mile of walking.
Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights and good walking shoes.
The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green - Thru
November 3, 2019, 6 AM-11:55 PM, Discovery Green, Labranch at Lamar,
Houston, TX 77010. Free admission. This is the first exhibition of the Craig-
Martin’s sculptures to be seen in Texas and only the second venue in the United
States. Six sculptures ranging from 8 to 12 feet high depict everyday objects such
as an umbrella, a wheelbarrow, a light bulb, a shoe. These larger-than-life works
are playful and evocatively simple. The works are showcased around the park’s
Kinder Lake and are on view during park hours.
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.
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.
Chimney Rock Market - 1st 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.
Living History Saturday - 3rd 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. 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 3rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. HPL, 500 Mckinney
Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission is free. The HPL offers “Open Mic” comedy
night where local and non local comedians, comediennes, ventriloquists and
impressionists of ALL ages present family comedy to 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.
Caffeine and Chrome - Recurring monthly on the last Saturday of the
month, 9 AM-12 Noon, Gateway Classic Cars Of Houston, 1910 Cypress Station
Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77090. Admission is free to spectators. Enjoy
delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No cruiser? No sweat bring the
daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics.
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Caramel Pecan Delight
YOU COULD MAKE THIS ON
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1 (16 ounce) package pecan cookies, crushed
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping, divided
1 1/2 cups cold milk
1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Festive Foods for Halloween
Here are some simple ways to spice up everyday foods:
1. Put a licorice straw into the breakfast orange juice and pack an orangedyed
hard-boiled egg in the lunch box.
2. Make American cheese the sandwich of the day and cut a pumpkin
shape onto the top slice of bread.
3. Poke cloves into an orange to make a smiling pumpkin face - or just
draw one on with a marking pen.
In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13-in.
x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool on
a wire rack.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup caramel topping
until smooth. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; fold
into cream cheese mixture. Spread over the cooled crust. Sprinkle with
pecans. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Cut into squares;
drizzle with remaining caramel topping.
Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
YOU COULD BAKE THESE ON
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY OCTOBER 18TH!
4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with
paper liners. In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate and butter.
Heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove
from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.
Sift flour and sugar together into a large bowl. With mixer on low speed,
beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in chocolate mixture, vanilla and pecans.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Tops should
be shiny but give slightly when touched. Add your favorite frosting!
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
• 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 post-emerge 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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