Williamsburg Settlement November 2019

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Vice President CO Holt 281-347-8702

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Secretary/Treasurer Dave Ellis 281-347-2580

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

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WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT INFO

WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION

www.wsmaonline.org

UTILITIES

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

Gas Problems 713-659-2111

Reliant Energy 713-207-1111

Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222

Street Repairs 281-463-6300

MUD #61 281-347-8686

MUD #62 281-347-8686

TAXING AUTHORITIES

Harris Co. Appraisal Dist. 713-683-9200

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

Director Chris Cox 832-413-2432

Community Events Chairperson

Director Bill Petry 281-347-6465

Landscaping

Director Larry Barrow 903-219-0001

Flags & Signs, Welcoming of New Residents

For all other issues, please contact:

CREST MANAGEMENT Switchboard 281-579-0761

Cindy Bojé 281-945-4668

Swim Team Katy Hall 713-569-4530

Ladies Tennis Leagues Karen Mace 281-347-4058

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration KISD 281-396-6000

Transportation 281-396-7560

Winborn Elem. 281-237-6650

Morton Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7400

Morton Ranch High School 281-237-7800

Katy High School 281-237-6700

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

EMERGENCIES 911

Sheriff Non-Emergency Dispatch 713-221-6000

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

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Dept. 713-526-1841

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Yard of

the Month

OCTOBER

YARD-OF-THE-MONTH

Williamsburg Settlement’s Yard of the Month for October 2019

is awarded to Patrick and Patricia Schrum of 22314 Bucktrout.

The Schrums have lived in the Settlement for 20 years and over

this time have raised two children who have now given them

three grandchildren. Both Patrick and Patricia are semi-retired

giving them plenty of time to enjoy golfing, traveling, working

in their yard and attending their grandchildren’s activities.

Like so many of our residents they like the Settlement because

of their great neighbors and the quietness of the subdivision

resulting from it being largely isolated from through traffic

flows.

Patricia describes their yard as being basic, clean and

simple which, she says, makes working in it that much more

enjoyable. Their yard is neatly manicured with heavy stone

rocks that border their pine trees and flower beds, these beds

containing a variety of plants including gardenias, viburnum

loropetalum, driftwood roses, a juniper tree, lady of the night,

leopard ear, wood fern, society garlic, day lilies and caladiums.

Congratulations Patrick and Patricia Schrum on being

awarded our October 2019 Yard of the Month. Thank you for

your continued outstanding contribution in adding such

beauty to our neighborhood.

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2020 MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT

TO INCREASE TO $750

At its September 17, 2019 meeting, your Board of Directors finalized the

2020 Williamsburg Settlement Homeowners’ Association budget. To

maintain the balance between income and predicted expenses, after

review and discussion, the decision was made to increase the assessment

for 2020 to $750 per home.

The table below gives the amount forecasted in each income and

cost category followed by a pie chart illustrating pictorially how the

maintenance fees are spent. This data together with that for the previous

four years is also shown in the Budget section of the Association website

www.wsmaonline.org where you can review it at any time.

The Board is committed to careful management of expenditures and

continued emphasis on collecting the funds that are owed to the

Association by homeowners who are delinquent on their accounts. This

is essential for the viability of the budget.

2020 APPROVED BUDGET

2020 MAINTENANCE FEE RATE $750

INCOME

Maint. Fee Income 572,196

Delinquency (5,714)

Interest on Fees 1,550

Bank Interest 8,809

Reimbursed Attorney Fees 6,000

Club Income 3,915

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Miscellaneous 2,200

TOTAL REVENUE 588,956

EXPENSES

MAINTENANCE

Vandalism Expenses 500

Sprinkler System Repair 1,560

Landscape Contract 25,140

Landscape Extras 9,740

Forced Mows 350

Pest Control 2,533

Cleaning Services and Supplies 160

Tennis Court Maintenance 1,800

Playground Repairs 1,520

Clubhouse Repairs 2,700

Entry Maintenance 840

Fence Repairs 1,320

Flag Maintenance 335

TOTAL MAINTENANCE 48,498

POOL

Pool Contract 39,125

Pool Maint & Repairs 4,400

Pool Tags 1,250

TOTAL POOL 44,775

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Audit and tax Return 1,900

Legal 2,400

Legal-Deed Restriction Enforcement 2,000

Legal-Maintenance Fee Collection 7,200

Administrative Services 29,400

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SVS 42,900

UTILITIES

Power-Street Lights 33,120

Power-Recreation Center 6,880

Power-Entry 964

Telephone 600

Water/Sewer Clubhouse 3,510

Water-Entrances & Cul-de-sacs 2,304

TOTAL UTILITIES 47,378

TRASH

Trash and Recycling 177,475

TOTAL TRASH 177,475

SECURITY

Patrol Services 100,464

TOTAL SECURITY 100,464

INSURANCE

Insurance 22,650

TOTAL INSURANCE 22,650

OTHER EXPENSES

Record Storage Fee 300

Office Supplies 255

Copies 1,300

Postage 3,200

Distribution 350

Deed Restriction Expenses 2,500

Community Events 4,500

Welcoming Committee Expenses 129

Christmas Decorations 200

Memberships & Website 384

Miscellaneous/Contingency 600

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES 13.718

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Including Operating Reserve 25,000

TOTAL CAP IMPROVEMENTS 25,000

TAXES

Property Tax 11

TOTAL TAXES 11

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES 522,869

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(including fence reserve) 66,360

TOTAL EXPS PLUS RESERVE 589,229

PROFIT / (LOSS) (273)

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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD

OF DIRECTORS OF WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT

MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION, INC.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Williamsburg Settlement

Maintenance Association, Inc. was held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

at 5:30 PM at the Crest Management office, 17171 Park Row, Suite 310,

Houston, Texas 77084.

ATTENDANCE

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

Chris Cox, Larry Barrow and Bill Petry.

Also, in attendance was Cindy Bojé representing Crest Management and,

for a short time, Sheriff Deputy Chad King.

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

PM.

SECRETARY REPORT - APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes for the August 20, 2019 Board Meeting were presented and

a motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to accept the

minutes without change.

HOMEOWNER CONCERNS

There was one homeowner present at the meeting to observe.

SHERIFF PATROL REPORT

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

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

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

packets.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE REPORT

Welcoming Committee Chairman, Larry Barrow, reported that there was

one new homeowner since the last meeting and that he had made follow

up attempts to meet some new residents who were not home on his

previous visits. A copy of the activity report was included in the meeting

packets.

OLD BUSINESS

National Night Out Planning

Chris Cox updated the Board on the National Night Out planning. Chris

stated that he has obtained a proposal from James Coney Island to

provide hot dogs and staff for the event for a cost in the order of $930. He

also reported that he was successful in requesting donation funds from

various organizations. The Association has booked the bounce houses,

photo booth and Chris is inquiring on a DJ to not only play music but also

to MC the event. Jim Calvert provided raffle prizes from local vendors.

NEW BUSINESS

Decisions taken by email vote since the last meeting - Approval of

A-Beautiful’s proposal to replace 50 feet of loose pool tiles for $300.

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

item voted on by the Board outside of a Board meeting.

Approval of Crest Management Contract Renewal

Dave Ellis discussed the 2020 Crest contract renewal pointing out its

minor changes from 2019. After a brief discussion, a motion was made,

seconded and unanimously carried to approve the Crest Management

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contract renewal at $2,450 per month.

Approval of TLC Landscaping Contract Renewal

Dave Ellis informed the meeting that TLC’s 2020 contract renewal now

includes the previously approved monthly mowing around the outside of

our perimeter fence. There are no other changes and no increase in price.

After a brief discussion, a motion was made, seconded and unanimously

carried to approve the 2020 Texas Lawn Care landscape contract renewal

at $29,266.50 annually.

Budget Planning for 2020

Dave Ellis reviewed the proposed 2020 budget with the Board. He

explained that to prepare the draft he had sought input from the Board

members who have responsibility for each area of our expenditures and

from Crest personnel for the administrative costs. He also presented

the executive summary to the reserve study that has been prepared by

Association Reserves. The reserve study calculated that the Association

is currently 97.7% funded. Dave motioned that the Board accept the

reserve study and its recommendation that the monthly capital reserve

contribution be increased to $5,530 from $4,667 in order to gradually

allow us to move to the 100% funding goal.

After review and discussion, the 2020 reserve study and the proposed

budget were approved. The 2020 assessment rate will increase to $750.

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION - With no further business to

come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned into executive

session at 6:32 PM.

Delinquencies - Two accounts remain on the trash suspension list.

Deed Restriction Enforcement - Jim Calvert reviewed the Enforcement

Action Report with the Board. The report was discussed and it was

agreed that no action is needed at this time.

The Board discussed clarification of the enforcement process regarding

parking of recreational vehicles and trailers. The process is that a

courtesy letter will not be sent upon the first sighting of a recreation

vehicle or trailer, but the sighting will be noted on the homeowner’s file.

If the recreational vehicle or trailer is still there the following month at

that point a courtesy letter will be sent. After a discussion, a motion was

made, seconded and carried with 4 approval votes and 2 opposed votes

to ratify the above process.

Attorney Action Report - Jim Calvert reviewed the Attorney Action Report

with the Board. After review, the Board approved the filing of a suit

against account 2530103024 for non-compliance.

ADJOURNMENT

There were no homeowners present to hear a summary of the executive

session. The next meeting will be held on October 15, 2019 at the

community clubhouse.

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

adjourned at 7:18 PM.

NEXT WSMA BOARD MEETING

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

clubhouse on Hoyt Lane at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. If

you wish to be placed on the agenda, please contact Cindy Bojé of Crest

no later than the Tuesday preceding the meeting date.

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WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT

CLUBHOUSE AND POOL RENTAL

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

residents in good standing with the Association

• The fees are as follows:

BIG ROOM RENTAL FEE:

Up to 49 people - $50

50-100 people - $75

Plus a refundable security deposit:

No alcohol served - $100

Alcohol served or the attendance of 20 or more under the age of 21 - $200*

PET ID TAGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A happy pet is a loving pet.

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WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT SECURITY REPORT

August 1 through August 31, 2019

Type of Incident Number of Incidents

Accident-Minor 1

Alarm /local 4

Animal /Humane 2

Assault/Family 1

Burglary/Motor Vehicle 1

Check School / Clubhouse 31

Child Custody Dispute 1

Disturbance/Family Assault 1

Disturbance/Noise 1

Disturbance/other 1

Follow-Up 2

Information Calls/Alarms 2

Meet the Citizen 4

Solicitors 1

Suspicious Persons 3

Traffic Stop 2

Unknown Med Emergency 1

Vacation Watch 3

Vehicle/Suspicious 3

Welfare check 1

STREET LIGHT OUTAGES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

working days.

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

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

methods without delay. Our Association is charged for every streetlight

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

please help us get value for your hard earned money!

SMALL ROOM RENTAL FEE:

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

kitchen)

Plus a refundable security deposit of $50

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

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

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

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

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

by their family members the Association requires one responsible adult

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

• All deposits refundable upon passing the exit inspection.

POOL RENTAL

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

subject to the posted pool rules and the following restrictions.

During Pool Hours: Only 1 group at a time. • Parties must be scheduled at least

2 weeks ahead of time using the Clubhouse Booking Form. • Parties held during

open hours are restricted to 20 or fewer persons (adults and children) who will

be entering the water and do not have their own pool tags and a total of not

more than 60 persons in total within the pool area. • Parties that include a total

of between 20 and 40 swimmers (i.e. including those who have their own pool

tags) are required to hire one additional lifeguard. • Parties that include a total

of more than 40 swimmers (i.e. including those who have their own pool tags)

are required to hire two additional lifeguards. • The charge for the additional

guard(s) will be $26 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours. • If at any time the

number of swimmers in the water or the number of persons within the pool

area (including regular pool users who are not members of the party) exceeds

the limits that can be safely managed by the lifeguards on duty then the guards

have the authority to ask some swimmers to leave the water or in extreme

cases to close the pool. • Two responsible adults must be in the pool area at all

times acting as chaperons to ensure the good behavior of all members of the

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

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

Rental Fees: 1-49 people - $50; 50 plus - $75. • Private pool parties may only be

scheduled on days on which the pool is open. The parties may start at 8 PM

and must end, the area cleaned up and the facility vacated by the scheduled

end of the party, either 10 or 11 PM, as selected on the booking form. The

lifeguards will clear the pool 15 minutes prior to end time. • One responsible

adult for every 10 persons under the age of 21 must be in the pool area at

all times acting as chaperones to ensure the good behavior of all members

of the party. • Lifeguards will be booked by the Association from the pool

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

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

pool. The per-lifeguard hourly fee is $26. • The cost for the lifeguards will be

added to the rental fee and will be payable by the renter to the Association

at the time the booking is confirmed. • A $150 refundable deposit is required.

For clubhouse and pool availability, refer to the Clubhouse Bookings page of

the Association website www.wsmaonline.org and then to make a reservation,

please complete the pool entries on the on-line Clubhouse Booking Form. If

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

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VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH LEASH LAW

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

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

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

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

hurt trying to avoid the animal. Veterinary Public Health (formerly called

Harris County Animal Control) advises that, “All dogs and cats must be kept

under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas.

The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any

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

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

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

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

controlling or governing the dog or cat in question.

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle.

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

have access to sidewalk to street.

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

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

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

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

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

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

to properly restrain their pet.

KATY AREA PLAYGROUP

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

aged children in the Williamsburg area meets every Monday at different

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

playgroup, please contact the playgroup coordinator, Laura Bannerman,

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

neighbors and friends!

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SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER

Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three

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

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

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

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

Computer/IPhone and Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of

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

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

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

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

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

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally

know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part

time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking

helpers and the teens and their parents.

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FAITH WEST FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT FIRST

ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 ND , 9 AM-3 PM

Faith West Fine Arts Department invites you to its first annual Holiday

Arts & Crafts Fair. Our hope is to raise money for our Band and Fine

Arts Program at Faith West Academy and give our local artists a way to

showcase their arts and crafts. We are hoping with your help and the help

from our community, we will be able to create a wonderful fair! Faith

West Academy is located at 2225 Porter Road, Katy, TX 77493.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 200 ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM

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5TH 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.

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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,

TX 77471.

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 info@coastalprairie.org. See

our website at www.coastalprairie.org or our Facebook page at www.

facebook.com/TXMNCoastal.

HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW

NOVEMBER 9 TH , 9 AM-4 PM

Holy Covenant UMC of Katy, 22111 Morton Ranch Rd, Katy, TX 77449

Come celebrate 30 years of the Heartwarming Christmas Craft Show.

Come check out our vendors and get a great start on your Christmas

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While you browse make sure to grab lunch from our Sandwich Shoppe,

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CY-RIDGE FFA HOLIDAY MARKET

NOVEMBER 30 TH , 9 AM-5 PM AND DECEMBER 1 ST , 10 AM-4 PM

CyFair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa and play games like

Chicken Bingo, Cake Walk and more. Lots of vendors with original and

unique items so you can find all those special gifts for the holidays. Don’t

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Mission Bend United Methodist Church, 3710 Hwy 6 S., Houston 77082

Come do your Christmas gift shopping with our featured vendors! Camel

rides, live animals and games with prizes for the kids! Enjoy the food &

drinks and experience a Live Nativity as we enter the Christmas Season!

CALL TO VENDORS: If you are a vendor or crafts artist & would like to

participate in this event, contact Terri at finance@MBUMC.org for more

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KATY OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

DECEMBER 7 TH , 10 AM-5 PM

Historic Downtown Katy: Beer Garden, Food Trucks, vendors, Santa,

Snow Park. Free family event. For more info, www.katymarketday.com.

Garage Sales

WESTHEIMER LAKES & WESTHEIMER LAKES

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Our residents have cleaned out their closets and can’t wait for you to stop

by on Saturday, November 2 nd from 7 AM to 12 Noon! You’ll find treasures

galore in our community-wide garage sale! Residents will be selling their

items right out of their garages. For a map and list of items being sold at

Westheimer Lakes and Westheimer Lakes North, don’t forget to stop by the

SplashPad (located in the Westheimer Lakes section - 26103 Canyon Fields

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OFF DUTY SERVICES 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day for our

community in Katy and across the country. In honor of these men and

women, we are hosting our 1 st Annual Chili Cook Off and all proceeds and

donations will be going directly towards the National Law Enforcement

Officers Memorial Fund. The event is taking place on Saturday, November

2, 2019 from 12-4 PM at No Label Brewery in Katy, TX. We are expecting

over 500 attendees and a huge sampling from our chili cook off teams!

Kids under 12 are free with an adult admission. For more info, www.

odsfundraiser.com. Off Duty Services is a proud national partner with

the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The Memorial

Fund built and continues to maintain the nation’s monument to law

enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. In addition, the Memorial

Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty

officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues

and serves as an information clearinghouse. More recently, the Memorial

Fund has built the National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the

Memorial in Washington, DC. The Museum tells the story of American law

enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL

16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

Enjoy the spirit of the season by touring the lovely homes of James E.

Taylor High School’s Holiday Home Tour filled with inspiring holiday

décor.

Thursday, December 5 th : 5-9 PM

Friday, December 6 th : 10 AM-2 PM and 5-9 PM

Also included in this two-day event are multiple silent auction baskets

and decorated wreaths made by Taylor High School students and their

parents. Pre-Sale tickets for the Holiday Home Tour can be purchased

after November 1 st for $15 from Hauerland’s Store at 1648 South Mason

Road or at the Senior Office of James E. Taylor High School. At the door,

ticket prices rise to $20 per a person. Money raised will help seniors

celebrate their 2020 graduation by offering a safe haven with friends and

teachers. For more info, www.THSProjectgrad.com (“Events” tab).

Theater & Fine Arts

FEMFEST HOUSTON: VOICES OF ISRAEL

Where: Jewish Community Center of Houston’s Joe Frank Theatre,

5601 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096.

When: O GOD, December 7 th at 2:30 PM

MATERNITY, December 7 th at 7:30 PM

VERSACE, December 8 th at 2:30 PM

Cost: $15 for one play, $35 for all 3 plays

THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY

Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101, Houston, Texas

77019 • www.landingtheatre.org

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5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

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

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STAGEWORKS THEATRE

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Sunday matinees at 3 PM

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

77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

10TH ANNUA -A MERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10 AM-12 PM

Family Life Assembly of God, 24911 Roesner Road, Katy, TX 77494

Delicious homemade Christmas cookies for that special loved one, last

minute gift or holiday gathering. Choose from an assortment of goodies

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the same experience that boys have traditionally enjoyed. Scouts BSA Troop

418 is a new girl-led unit, meeting at Trinity Baptist Church on Spring Green

on Mondays 7:30-8:30 PM. We are looking to grow our troop and would love

to have you join us! For more information contact us at scoutsbsatroop418@

gmail.com or find other units in your area at www.beascout.org.

SCOUT IT OUT AND COME JOIN

CUB SCOUTS WITH PACK 353!

FIELD TRIPS. CAMPING. RACING. FITNESS. FRIENDSHIP.

Pack 353 has been keeping the Scout spirit alive since 1982. With over 60 scouts

and 20 dynamic leaders, we are gearing up for a fun-filled year with a wide

variety of activities that help boys develop leadership skills, build character,

strengthen communication skills and demonstrate good citizenship.

Boys entering first through fifth grades are welcome to join us anytime

throughout the year. If you would like more information on joining Cub

Scouts and participating in our summertime activities, please contact

our Cubmaster Randy Barras at: 353katy@gmail.com. Keeping it fun.

Doing our best.

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 entering 1 st through 5 th grade, please contact

Jack M. Jones at 281-558-5722.

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Houston Area

Road Trips

Feast with the Beasts - November 1 st , 7-11 PM, Houston Zoo, 6200

Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030. Enjoy cuisine from Houston’s best

restaurants, beer and wine and a live concert performance! Learn more:

www.houstonzoo.org/events/feast-with-the-beasts. Ticket Prices: $119

General Admission, $109 General Admission for Zoo Members, $219

VIP. The event features spectacular animal experiences throughout the

evening and animal feedings sponsored by Comcast, so guests may watch

the animals dine as they get their own taste of Houston’s best cuisine.

Vintage Market Days - November 1 st -3 rd , 10 AM-5 PM, Waller County

Fairgrounds, Hempstead. Vintage Market Days is a place where friends

and family gather, treasures are found and memories are made! Vintage

market days is an upscale market featuring original art, antiques,

clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings,

consumable yummys, seasonal plantings and a lot more!!

Jersey Village FFA Craft Show- November 2 nd (9 AM-5 PM) and 3 rd (10

AM-4 PM), CyFair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429.

Dia de los Muertos in The Heights - November 2 nd , 12 PM, Montie Beach

Park. Free admission! Join us for a great day of music, dance, art, food

and vendors at Montie Beach Park. All proceeds from the festival go to

the Montie Beach Park Improvement Initiative.

Blessington Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival - Saturdays, November

2 nd and 9 th , 10 AM-5 PM. Blessington Farms, 510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, TX

77476. Admission: $20 person which includes all activities all day. Seniors $15,

Camel, bird feeding, flower picking $3 ea. (enough for 2 people to participate).

Come enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities. A great outing for the

entire family with many Fall activities that include hay rides, giant slides,

barrel train rides, pedal cars and hands-on animal encounters with chickens,

Baby Doll sheep, goats and MANY more. Check the website for updates and to

purchase tickets online www.blessingtonfarms.com.

Walk MS: Houston - November 3, 9 AM, The Grove, Moore’s School of

Music at the University Of Houston, 3333 Cullen, Houston, TX 77004.

Admission: $0, fundraising is 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 step you take is backed by a supportive community. Together, we

are stronger. Together, we will end MS forever. 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.

SugarPlum Market - November 7 th -9 th , Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd,

Stafford, TX 77477. The Sugar Plum Market is the largest annual holiday

shopping extravaganza in Fort Bend County hosted by the Fort Bend

Junior Service League. With more than 100 fabulous vendors, Sugar

Plum Market patrons are able to experience a high end holiday shopping

experience while directly impacting local charities. For more info and

times, www.sugarplummarket.com.

Night Market 2019 - November 8, 6 PM, Asia Society Texas Center, 1370

Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004. Free Admission. Our annual Night

Market is bigger and better than ever! Enjoy after-hours access to two

new exhibitions, live music, a curated selection of food + home goods +

art + apparel from local artisans and a ticketed beer garden with special

culinary offerings. Free and open to the public!

Sweet Desserts Fest Fall Edition - November 8-9, A. D. Players at the George

Theater, 420 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056. For times and info call 832-

881-0882. $10 General Admission, $45 VIP. Did you miss the first Festival?

We’ve got you covered! Satisfy your Sweet Tooth at the 2nd Sweetest Event

of the Year! Indulge in a variety of Houston’s local treat makers and bakers.

Enjoy a Dessert Themed Experience with family and friends. Sample, Shop

Dessert Vendors and make memories at this sweet event!

Montgomery County Nutcracker Market - November 9 th , 10 AM-5 PM, The

Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, TX 77303.

Call the girls and mark your calendar for the start of Holiday shopping

season! Come explore this upscale inspired indoor market with so many

unique local vendors offering unique funky junque, handmade and fashion

jewelry, art, antiques, women’s and children’s boutique clothing, home,

garden and holiday decor, gourmet food items and so much more.

Junk Hippy-Rosenburg - November 9 th , 9 AM-5 PM, Fort Bend County

Fair (4310 Hwy 36 S). Shop over 200 vendors with everything from vintage

furniture, antiques, retro + midcentury decor, handmade goods and

architectural salvage. Stay for lunch with your favorite local food trucks!

Tomball Depot Day - November 9 th , 11 AM-5 PM, The Depot Museum, 401

Market St, Tomball, TX 77375. A National model railroad month event at The

Depot in Tomball! Three different model railroad displays in three different

scales. Entertainment, activities for the kids, festival foods and more!

Houston Filipino Street Festival - November 9, 12 PM, Constellation

Field, 1 Stadium Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77498. Admission: Presale: $12 -

Children 7 and below are free! A true celebration of Filipino culture,

heritage and spirit as a Filipino-American!

Martyn Farm Harvest Festival - November 9-10, 10 AM-4 PM, Armand

Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507. Admission:

$12 for nonmember adults; $8 for nonmember kids and seniors; $10 for

member adults; $5 for member kids and seniors. Old fashioned harvest fun,

children’s games & crafts, general store with homemade goodies, handmade

toys & gifts, quilting, weaving, & spinning, wagon rides, cowboy poet story

telling, music & dancers, woodcarving & woodworking, butter making &

homemade biscuits, pie-eating contest, cupcake walk, blacksmithing, food,

drinks & baked goods and raffle. Purchase tickets at the gate or reserve your

tickets online at www.abnc.org/martyn-farm-festival.

2019 Canstruction Houston - November 9-16, George R. Brown

Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, TX 77010. Admission free.

Canstruction® is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about

hunger. In Houston, Canstruction is self-organized as a creative design-build

competition and art display that benefits the Houston Food Bank through

donations of canned goods. www.canstruction-houston.com.

31 st Annual Tree Lighting at The Galleria - November 9, 12-6 PM, The

Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056. Free Admission.

Gyth Rigdon, fan favorite runner-up from Season 16 of The Voice and

skaters, including Karina Sinding Johnson, Erin Reed, Joe Gorecki,

Cheyne Coppage and Katie Uhlig are scheduled to perform.

2 nd Annual Blackwood Harvest Hoedown - November 9, 12-6 PM,

Blackwood Educational Land Institute, 27144 Rock Island Road, Hempstead,

TX 77445. Admission: $15 (16 and over), $5 (5-15), Free (4 & under). A fun,

immersive, family-friendly fall festival and farm experience celebrating the

bounty of our Gulf Coast region. Attendees will enjoy live music, a farmer’s

market full of local vendors, farmers and artisans, curated classes and

demonstrations ranging from fermentation and mixology to chicken and

beekeeping, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, delicious food and so much more!

The 14 th Annual International Risotto Festival - November 10, 2-6

PM, Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Rd, Houston, TX 77024. Early

Bird tickets can be purchased online at www.risottofestival.com. The

exceptional outdoor strolling event returns with delicious Italian creations

from top Houston chefs, fantastic wines, music, entertainment, exotic

cars, a charity auction, designer showroom tours and lively activities for

kids. This year’s festival will benefit BEAR… BE A Resource for CPS Kids.

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market - November 14 th -17 th , 1 NRG Park, Houston,

TX 77054. A one-stop shop featuring over 270 merchants, offering unique items

for everyone, including home décor, gourmet food, apparel, toys, men’s items,

novelties ornaments, accessories and more… just in time for your holiday

shopping! It is the best way to shop and give back during the holidays, as

proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that is purchased, plus

11% of all the merchandise bought, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation.

See www.houstonballet.org/about/nutcracker-market for times and more info.

Spring Klein Nutcracker Market - November 15 th -16 th , 10 AM 5 PM, Spring

Klein Funky Junque Market, 7500 FM 2920, Spring, TX 77379. Come do all your

holiday shopping with over 120 vendors offering everything from Women’s and

Children’s Boutique Clothing, Handmade and Fashion Jewelry, Home, Holiday

and Garden Decor, Gourmet Food Items and so Much More! Free Event!

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The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy® - November 1 -February 2,

Discovery Green,1500 Mckinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Free Admission.

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and embrace the

holiday cheer on The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy! See times and

more at www.downtownhouston.org/calendar/ice-powered-green-mountainenergy/42555.

The ice rink may be closed or delayed at times due to weather

conditions. Call 713-434-RINK (7465) for updates and check discoverygreen.

com for closures and other delays. General admission: $11 admission. $4 skate

rental. Tickets can be purchased online at discoverygreen.eventbrite.com.

Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy® - November

16, 6-8 PM, Discovery Green, 1500 Mckinney Street, Houston, TX 77010.

Free Admission. Treasure-hunt at this monthly, one-of-a-kind market.

The destination market features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items,

mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and

collectibles and crafts by local artisans and designers.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights Sweetened by Imperial Sugar - November

22-January 5, 6 PM, Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr., Sugar Land, TX

77498. Admission: $15. Sugar Land Holiday Lights Sweetened by Imperial

Sugar will kick off your holiday season with over 3 million lights and a full

evening of entertainment. The carnival will feature thrilling rides, games

and traditional carnival food and beverages. Santa Claus will be on site

November 22 nd -December 23 rd for photo opportunities and meet and greets.

Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival - November 23-24, 10 AM-6

PM, Downtown City Hall, 901 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002. Admission:

Tickets: $7 (in advance) or $10 (On Site); VIP Lounge Tickets: $40. Via

Colori is the only festival of its kind in Houston! It features more than 240

local, national and international artists on the streets of downtown! Via

Colori includes three stages of live music, Via Bambini family zone, food

and beverage vendors over the two-day event! Each year, the Via Colori

Street Painting Festival raises more than $300,000 annually to fund health

and educational services for children with hearing loss in Houston.

5 th Annual Houston Exotic Auto Festival - November 24, 10 AM-6 PM, MSR

Houston, 1 Performance Drive, Angleton, TX 77515. Admission: $ 0-$ 80.

Houston’s ultimate show of private exotic automobiles, luxury dealerships,

high-end aftermarket and elite non-automotive brands, is now going viral

with The “FAST & FABULOUS” experience ON THE TRACK! Fabulous trophies

and prizes will be awarded to the best automobiles, SUVs, off-road and

motorcycles in Houston under various different categories.

2019 Theta Charity Antiques Show - November 23-24, 10 AM-6 PM,

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

TX 77010. Admission: $25. Bringing together top exhibitors, designers,

collectors and admirers of fine arts and décor from around the nation,

this year’s event will be the Theta Charity Antiques Show’s grand finale-a

celebration of the countless exhibitors, speakers, volunteers and patrons

who have made the Show possible for nearly 7 decades. An exciting lineup

of speakers is scheduled and proceeds support local charities.

32 nd Annual Uptown Holiday Lighting - November 28, 4-7 PM, Post Oak

Boulevard, Between San Felipe And Westheimer, Houston , TX 77056. Free

Admission. An iconic and time-honored Houston tradition, the familyfriendly

celebration will be reimagined with the lighting of over 300 all-new,

twenty-foot-tall holiday trees that will line Post Oak Boulevard from the

West Loop to Richmond Avenue. This family event will also feature festive

music, holiday concessions, holiday characters and a special appearance

from Santa, culminating with an exhilarating fireworks extravaganza.

Houston Turkey Trot 2019 - November 28, 7:30-10:30 AM, Dillard’s

Uptown Galleria, 4925 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056. Admission:

10K Untimed - $30, 10K Timed - $35, 10K Untimed Seniors - $15 (For

participants age 70+ on race day), 5K Untimed - $30, 5K Timed - $35, 5K

Untimed Seniors - $15, Sleep-In Registration - $35 (Support the cause

and still sleep in). Bring the whole family. Register for the 5K, 10K and

Kids Run! If you can’t make it to the Uptown Galleria area, register for the

Virtual Trot! Register at HoustonTurkeyTrot.org/register.

Moody Gardens Presents Home for the Holidays Gift Market -

November 29 th (12-8 PM) and 30 th (12-6 PM), 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston,

TX 77554. General Admission - $6. Food and Wine Festival meets Gift

Market! Come sip and shop with all our great vendors! We will have local

restaurants and wineries sampling their food and wines while you shop.

We will be posting a separate admission ticket for our sip and shop!

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Recipes

and Gardening Tips

Creamy Spicy Guacamole

You could make this on National Spicy Guacamole Day November 14th!

INGREDIENTS:

3 large avocados - peeled, pitted and diced

1 tomato, seeded and chopped

2 green onions, finely chopped

1/2 lime, juiced

1 tablespoon salsa or more to taste

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon sour cream

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon cumin

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Mash avocado in a large bowl. Stir tomato, green onions, lime juice, salsa,

garlic, sour cream, vinegar, cayenne pepper and cumin with the mashed

avocado until evenly mixed; season with salt and black pepper. Cover bowl

with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the flavors blend, about 30 minutes.

Source: allrecipes.com

Three Cranberry Relish

You could make this on National Cranberry Relish Day November 22nd!

Ingredients:

1 pound cranberries

1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

1 1/2 cups sweetened-dried cranberries

1/4 cup orange juice

2/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon orange zest

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan and cook over medium

heat until cranberries pop. Serve warm or cold. As it the relish sits it

thickens up.

Source: allrecipes.com

Gardening Tips For November

• Brown patch will continue to plague St. Augustine lawns as nights get cooler and humidity and rain continue. Discolored circles will appear in low

areas almost overnight. Apply a fungicide recommended for brown patch according to label directions. Avoid walking through brown-patched turf.

It spreads easily from the bottom of your shoes. If brown patch appears in the same lawn areas every year, add an inch or two of sandy topsoil to

eliminate those low spots.

• Fertilize St. Augustine turf with a winterizing formula to promote root growth over the winter months. Lower your lawn mover blades now and mow

on a schedule that cuts no more than one-third of the grass blade away.

• As chrysanthemums and other perennials finish blooming, cut flowering stalks to the ground to permit all strength to be used in making root growth.

• Feed roses lightly, but avoid nitrogen fertilizers. Do not prune now. Keep up spraying program and water deeply.

• Remove dead foliage and plant debris to help eradicate insects and disease organisms. Thin out and transfer volunteer seedlings. Beds made now

will benefit by weathering before being planted. If soil is heavy, dig six inches deep, leave rough, cover with gymsum and strawy manure, water and

allow to mellow.

• Bananas are more likely to bear fruit if the trunk does not die back in winter. Cut banana stalks back to six feet, wrap with newspaper and burlap.

• Continue mulching for winter. Build up a thick top mulch to protect roots from freezing and winter drying. Don’t throw away those pine tree needles;

they make great acidic mulch for azaleas, gardenias and next Spring’s impatiens.

• Place pansies in beds after weather has cooled. Use a little blood meat mixed in soil under each plant.

• Now is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.

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