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PURPOSE OF HUNTER’S PARK

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Hunter’s Park Community Association handles the

financial and legal affairs of the subdivision. Each lot

owner is required to pay an annual maintenance fee

which is used to pay street lights; pay taxes on and

maintain the common areas, such as the swimming

pools, tennis courts, etc.; pay for security; and pay legal

expenses incurred to enforce the deed restrictions.

The Board meets the 2nd Thursday of every

month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the

community building. Residents are welcome to attend.

Anyone wishing to place an item on the agenda

should call the HPCA office in advance.

The Annual Meeting of Members is held on the

4th Thursday of January.

Members hold three year staggered terms and are

elected. The election process is as follows:

1) Mail in ballots will be mailed out with the Annual

Maintenance fee statements.

2) Voting in person will begin on the 1st Monday

after the Annual Meeting ending on the following

Saturday at 7pm.

HPCA Office:

4503 A Hickory Downs, Houston, TX 77084

Office Phone: 281 463-1216

Office Hrs: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon- Fri.

Closed Weekends and Major Holidays

HPCA employs two workers to provide coverage for

the office. Every effort is made to have one of the two

employees in the office at all times. Occasionally business

of the association may require us to be out of the office

for a short period of time. If we are out of the office

when you call or if you call after hours, please leave a

message on the answering machine and your calls will

be returned as soon as possible during office hours.

HUNTER’S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Officers

Shelly Schmitz - President

Terry Martin - Vice President

Jim Yeager - Treasurer/ Asst. Secretary

Carol Harless - Secretary/Asst. Treasurer

Amy Jones - Member at Large

Hunter's Park Comm. Assoc 281-463-1216

AT & T 1-800-288-2020

Trash Service WCA 281-368-8397

Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191

Houston Animal Control 713-238-9600

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972

Bear Creek Library 281-550-0885

Buses MTA (Information, Routes & Scheduling) 713-635-4000

KISD School Bus Info. 281-578-2210

Car Share/Van Share 713-227-0003

Harris County Constable’s Office (Clay Road Dispatch) 281-463-6666

Courthouse Annex (16715 Clay Road) 281-463-7759

Pct. 5 Judge Jeff Williams 281-463-2341

Katy Independent School District Administration Office: 281-396-6000

Bear Creek Elementary (K-5) 281-237-5600

Cardiff Junior High (6-8) 281-234-0600

Mayde Creek Senior High (9-12) 281-237-3000

Please call HPCA OFFICE at 281-463-1216 to reach a board member.

Email HPCA Office at hpca@bearcreeknetwork.org

NEW RESIDENTS

The HPCA office has a new resident package available

at the office or by mail. Please call 281 463-1216

and we will be happy to send the information to you!

DEED RESTRICTIONS

Deed restrictions are strictly enforced by Hunter’s Park

Community Association. Copies of the restrictions

are available at the association’s office or by mail

(call 281 463-1216). Complaint forms are included

in every Bear Creek Newsletter for your convenience.

The association’s office verifies complaints and writes

letters to violators. HPCA will initiate legal action

when warranted, to enforce the deed restrictions.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

You must submit any plans for improvements or

modifications of your home to the Hunter’s Park

Community Association Office. Your plans will be

checked to insure that they comply with the deed

restrictions. This includes re-roofing, playforts (8

ft. height limit), temporary storage buildings, etc.

Please call the office at 281 463-1216 if you need

any additional help or assistance.

SECURITY

Hunter’s Park Community Association provides

additional security currently through a contract

with Commissioners Court for four Harris County

Constables. HPCA also hires off-duty deputies on

an as-needed basis for additional coverage.

Please call the Constable’s Office at 281 463-6666

to report any suspicious person, activity or for vacation

watch. There is a voluntary $2.00 security

contribution on the M.U.D. #6 water bill that goes to

each homeowner. The voluntary contributions can

only be used to pay for security. This contribution

enables HPCA to provide more coverage without

raising maintenance fees.

Judy - Security Director - HPCA - (281) 463-1216

HELPFUL NUMBERS

WASTE CORPORATION OF TEXAS (WCA)

WCA collects our trash on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Poly-carts, heavy trash and extra bags or items will

be picked up on both days. Recycling picked up on

Wednesday only. The homeowner’s maintenance

fee does not pay for garbage pick-up. You must

call WCA to start service. Poly-carts and recycling

bins are provided free of charge to homeowners or

residents. When regular pick-up falls on a holiday,

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4 th , Labor Day,

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, the pick-up

will be made on the next regular scheduled pick up

day. If your recycling day falls on a holiday it will be

picked up the next week on your normal scheduled

recycle day. WCA will collect for recycling, papers,

plastics, aluminum and tin cans that are placed in

the recycling bin. If items exceed container capacity,

please place them adjacent to the bin. If you find

items left in the bin, that are not recyclable, please

dispose of the items in your polycart.

Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must

be bundled in lengths no greater than 4 feet, with

no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches. Items that

will be picked up, such as: appliances, furniture,

carpet (up to 1 room, rolled up four feet wide and

less than fifty pounds), cardboard boxes (flattened).

Refrigerators and freezers or any other items

containing Freon must be drained of Freon and

have an accompanying bill to validate such service

was performed.

Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks,

bricks, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking

oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any

materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Do

not dispose of these items in a container that is not

visible to WCA personnel.

If you need a special pickup, please call WCA.

Customer Service: 281-368-8397

WATER BOARD

The Water Board is a tax assessing board that levies

water and sewer taxes and hires a Tax Assessor

Collector to collect them. Severn Trent Services was

hired by the Water Board to manage the utility district

and they can assist you if you have any problems.

The Board meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month

at 6:00 p.m. at the Jackrabbit Rd. WWTP - 16720

Pine Forest Lane, Houston, TX 77084. Members

hold staggered 4 year terms and are elected the 1st

Saturday in April.

Repairs: Street Lights Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

(to report non-functioning light, give address and pole # off of pole needing repair)

Street Repair 281-353-8424

(streets and curbs owned/maintained by Harris County)

U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777

Utilities Severn Trent Services (HCUD#6) water/sewer 281-579-4500

(24 hour emergency:) 281-398-8211

Centerpoint Gas 713-659-2111

To report gas leaks & explosions 713-659-3552

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

Harris Ct Pct 4 Community Assistance:

(for roadway/stop signs etc. county issures 281-353-8424

Help Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713-520-8620

Hot Lines: Battered Women & Children’s Hotline (Wires-24) 713-528-2121

Crisis Hotline (24 Hours) 713-228-1505

Harris County Children’s Protective Servs.(24) 713-394-4000

Poison Control (24 hours) 1-800-222-1222

Rabies Control 281-999-3191

Rape Crisis (24) 713-528-7273

Suicide Prevention (24 hours) 713-228-1505

Women’s Information & Referral Exchange Service 713-528-2121

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HUNTERS PARK 2019 MEETING SCHEDULE

2 nd Thursday monthly at 6:30 PM

(Annual Meeting, 4 th Thursday of January, 7:30 PM)

November 14, 2019

December 12, 2019

January 23, 2020 (Annual Meeting)

MEET MR. & MRS. SANTA CLAUS!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019, 9 AM-12 PM

4503-A Hickory Downs, Dr., Houston, TX 77084

Please join your neighbors in celebrating the holiday season and bring

your camera to capture your meeting with Mr. & Mrs. Clause as they check

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SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST

Look for details at www.bearcreeknetwork.org and in the December

newsletter.

HPCA BOARD ELECTIONS

This is your chance to serve your community. One of the five Board Director

positions will expire in January. If interested in running for a position,

please submit your letter of intent to run and resume to the HPCA Office

by fax, 281-463-4071 or by mail to HPCA, 4503 A Hickory Downs, Houston,

Texas 77084. You may also send by email to hpca@bearcreeknetwork.org.

The deadline for placing your name on the ballot is December 12, 2019.

ANNUAL MEETING: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM. ELECTIONS:

Week of January 27 th through February 1 st walk-in voting at the HPCA

Community Center. Polls close at 7 PM on Saturday, February 1 st . All mailin

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DEED RESTRICTION OVERVIEW

(This is partial list of violations)

Violations: Total DRs for Month - 255

View / Other - 12

Inoperable Vehicle - 4

Fence/Gate Repair - 6

Tree Limb Removal - 11

Garage Door Repair - 2

Trash Can in View - 22

Mailbox Maintenance - 4

Clean street gutters - 1

Multi-Family Dwelling - 2

Edge Lawn - 11

Mildew Removal - 10

Grass in driveway/sidewalk cracks - 1

Maintain Other - 3

All Yard Maintenance - 123

Parking on Grass - 10

Remove Dead Tree/Shrubs - 4

Restore/replace Sod - 8

Unacceptable Window Coverings - 1

Boat/Trailer in view - 8

Debris Removal - 4

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BEAR CREEK GIRL SCOUT TROOP

We have a Scouting troop for your K-12 girls! We meet the first and third

Tuesday of each month from 6-7 PM with lots of extracurricular activities

to keep the scouts engaged, learning and active. Our regularly scheduled

meetings are held at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center at

16600 Pine Forest Ln, Houston, TX 77084. To sign up, go to www.gssjc.org

and click “Join Now.” We’re troop 128096. For more information, call or

text April at 281-844-8443.

On December 15 th from 2-5 PM, Girl Scout Troop 128096 will be in the Bear

Creek subdivision collecting old towels to benefit Greenawalds Service,

Inc., a 501c3 non-profit founded to end veteran suicide by rescuing dogs

and training them to be service, therapy or companion animals. If you

have old, even holey, towels or other items to donate, please text your

Bear Creek address and note of “Collection Drive” to April at 281-844-

8443.

BEAR CREEK BOOK CLUB

The Bear Creek Book Club meets the 4 th Tuesday of each month at 6:30-8

PM. Location may vary, but will always be local. More information can

be found on our Facebook page @bearcreekbooks. Call or text April for

more details: 281-844-8443.

The selection for our November meeting (11/26/19) is The Mindful Self-

Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.

December’s book will be a switch back to fiction with the fantasy novel

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

HPCA MEETING OPPORTUNITIES

Residents have an opportunity to gather monthly with the Board at our

Community Center. This gives HPCA members a chance to visit, meet

neighbors and voice concerns.

The Board meets each month (12 times per year) to conduct normal

business. You can always request to be on the agenda or have a special

meeting. Please refer to the above noted schedule for residents meeting

dates and times.

Call HPCA office for details or questions.

KEEP BEAR CREEK BEAUTIFUL!

Homeowners and residents, please store your polycarts, recycle bins

and all other items out of public view. Trash should be put out the night

before or day of pickup and polycarts should be promptly removed same

day as pickup. Let’s keep our neighborhood beautiful!

IMPORTANT HPCA INFORMATION -

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

ANY changes or modifications made to the exterior of structures or

on property, i.e., paint colors, roofs, sheds, etc, MUST BE APPROVED

THROUGH THE HPCA OFFICE BEFORE ANY MODIFICATIONS BEGIN.

Applications for home modifications may be obtained through our

website, email, mail or at office.

**** TO REPORT LOST AND FOUND****

Call HPCA Office at 281-463-1216 to REPORT lost or found pets or articles.

SIGN POSTINGS

DO NOT POST SIGNS OF ANY KIND ON COUNTY SIGNS OR EASEMENTS. IT

IS AGAINST THE LAW AND YOU CAN BE FINED!

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

For extra security, our subdivision has a contract with the Harris County

Precinct 5 Constable’s Department.

Notify the Constables immediately at 281-463-6666 if you see any

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suspicious persons, vehicles or activities. Please, if possible, obtain

license plate numbers, color, make and model of vehicle. Description of

person(s). Was suspicious person walking, riding a bike? - location - as

much information as possible will be helpful!

Vacation Watch - This informs our Deputies that you are on vacation.

Please call the Constable’s Dept. at 281-463-6666 in the event you will be

out of town to set up your vacation watch.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE, PRECINCT 4

COMMISSIONER JACK CAGLE

For street repairs, manhole covers, tree limbs hanging over street, etc.,

contact Community Assistance at 281-353-8424 or contact them at hcp4.net.

THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER

SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER

Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three

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

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

classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Zumba, Yoga,

Spanish, Dance, Legal, Watercolor, Wills and Probate, Computer/IPhone and

Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of other classes/workshops.

For more info, go online to www.pct3.com/About/Calendars/Glazier-Senior-

Center-Calendar for a schedule of all our programs or call us at 713-274-3250.

LEASH LAW

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

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

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

are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in

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

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

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

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

cat nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as

“the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances:

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

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

controlling or governing the dog or cat in question

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle

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

have access to sidewalk or street.”

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. Please remember that cats fall under the

same laws as dogs and must be licensed and kept restrained when not

on the premises of the owner. We’ve been told that spreading moth balls

in flower beds might keep cats away. To make a complaint or report an

animal that is not properly restrained please contact:

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

Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section

2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588

www.countypets.com

BARKING DOGS

If you have a problem with a neighbor’s dog constantly barking, you

should first contact the pet owner and make them aware of the problem.

In the event that doesn’t work, you should then contact the Constables

at 281-463-6666 to file a complaint.

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LOOSE OR LOST PETS & DOG BITES

Contact Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191 or 3194.

“COMPLAINT FORM”

Violation (use your own words) _______________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

Address of Violation ________________________________________

Frequency/Time of Violation _________________________________

Date of Complaint __________________________________________

Subdivision Area: A B C D E

Your Name: ________________________________________

(Optional)

Your Address: _____________________________________________

Your Phone: ______________________________________________

(YOUR IDENTITY WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL)

Thank you for helping us help you!!!

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Mail To:

HUNTERS PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

(DEED RESTRICTIONS COMMITTEE)

4503-A HICKORY DOWNS

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77084

BEAR CREEK IS TOUGH ON DEED RESTRICTIONS

HARRIS COUNTY ALARM DETAIL

If your home has an alarm system, you need to obtain a permit to avoid

the issuance of a citation and excessive false alarm fees. You can get a copy

of the permit application and review the regulations regarding permit

requirements at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website. The form can be

printed for mailing with the applicable fee from the website. For more info,

call the Alarm Detail office at 713-755-4600 during normal business hours.

STREET LIGHTS OUT?

Contact Centerpoint Energy at 713-207-2222. You will need to give the

address where the pole is located and provide the stenciled number on

the front of the pole. You may also report the outage on the website at:

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage.

BEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY CALENDAR

www.katyisd.org/campus/bce/Pages/default.aspx

11/1/2019 Field Day!

11/4/2019 Core Essential Monday - Gold

11/7/2019 PTA: Mod Pizza Spirit Night

11/8/2019 PTA Movie Night at BCE

11/1/2019 ¡Día de campo!

11/4/2019 Característica Esencial - Oro

11/7/2019 PTA: Noche de Espíritu de Mod Pizza

11/8/2019 PTA Noche de película en BCE

PET HOTLINE NEWS

A very important thing you can do is have a collar with some form of ID

and your phone number on it. Pet stores have special ID’s for your pets.

Many pet owners are now “chipping” the pets. If found and taken to a vet

they can scan chip and find the owner. If your pet has a rabies tag, the vet

has your name and #. The first thing I ask a caller is “does the pet have ID

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on it.” If it does, I will help contact the # on the ID and get the pet to it’s

owner ASAP. Or the owner can pick up their lost pet. Having an ID on a pet

makes life easier for all. Marie Nugent - 281-859-1104

ECI PROJECT TYKE

ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program

(ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working

with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental

services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental

milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to

children from birth to three where they live, learn or play. ECI Project

TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing

educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines

and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum

potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can

refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3

who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a

medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please

call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website

www.katyisd.org. ECI services are available statewide to help families.

Early is best!!!!!

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

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

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

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

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

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

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

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

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

DISCLAIMER

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

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

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

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

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

the teens and their parents.

CODE KEY:

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

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CRAFT SHOWS

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.

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.) Home decor, jewelry, gifts, clothing and much more. There

will be door prizes, a silent auction and of course a visit from Santa.

Contact Lisa at MistletoeMarketWOM@gmail.com for details.

THE NORWEGIAN SEAMEN’S CHURCH OF

HOUSTON ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR,

NOVEMBER 8TH-10TH

4309 Young Street, Pasadena TX 77504

Friday: 11 AM-4 PM • Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM • Sunday: 12-4 PM

Bakery with homemade bread and Christmas cookies, Norwegian store

filled with Scandinavian foods. Cafeteria with “open faced sandwiches,”

waffles and cram cakes. A unique shop with Scandinavian Christmas items

such as linens, knitwear and Norwegian “nisser” Handmade decorations,

Scandinavian Folk Dance, silent auction and great raffle prizes.

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 shopping! While

you browse make sure to grab lunch from our Sandwich Shoppe, add your bid to

an awesome Silent Auction item and don’t forget to get your Free Santa Photos!

We can’t wait to celebrate the season with you! Free Parking and Admission.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

CHRISTMAS GIFT MARKET

Katy Merrell Center: Come shop with over 175 vendors in 2 buildings.

Check everyone off of your Christmas list with our vendors from all across

America featuring clothing boutiques, handcrafted jewelry, delectable

sweets, unique holiday gifts, home décor and more!

November 22 nd : 10 AM-8 PM

November 23 rd : 10 AM-6 PM

November 24 th : 11 AM-4 PM

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CY-FAIR NUTCRACKER MARKET & EXTRAVAGANZA

BERRY CENTER, NOVEMBER 23 RD , 10 AM-5 PM

8877 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX 77433

Come do all your holiday shopping with over 150 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!

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 forget about

the silent auction and the raffle. You could walk away with an awesome prize.

BETHLEHEM MARKET LIVE -

A CHRISTMAS MARKET & FAMILY EVENT

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 10 AM-2 PM

Mission Bend United Methodist, 3710 Hwy 6 South, 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 information.

FESTIVALS

ST. CUTHBERT CHURCH 14TH 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 Against Hunger. Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience

the international world of St. Cuthbert and never leave your zip code!

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.

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life was like during this miraculous time in history as you visit the Spice

Merchant, the Produce Market, sample the wonderful treats at the Bakery

and taste the savory soup at the Soldier’s Tavern. Listen to the storyteller and

visit the shepherds & the Inn. Listen for the Kings arrival at the stable with

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recreation of the original Christmas story. Join us for free activities for the

family including candle making, creating a clay pinch pot, sewing a coin bag

or playing Bethlehem dress-up. Sample the soldiers stew and enjoy cookies,

hot cider and coffee. Messiah A Lutheran Faith Community is a congregation

of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Messiah is located at

11522 Telge Road, ½ mile north of Highway 290. For more information, 281-

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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.

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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

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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!

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:

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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

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

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key cannot be located, contact the contractor that installed the system or

the manufacturer to obtain a replacement. The shut-off valve should turn

easily - do not force it. Simply turn the valve to the “off” position. If the

system operates with a pump, this will need to be drained, disconnected,

and stored indoors for the winter. If it is not a removable variety, wrap it in

insulated blanketing for the winter. This can be purchased at the hardware

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is purged, return to the PVB and rotate the ball valves and test cocks

back and forth several times. Then, leave them in a half-open position to

prevent moisture from building up on either side of the valves. Draining a

Reduced Pressure Device is much more complicated, and a homeowner

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Step 3 - Drain the System: Compressed air is a great way to ensure all

of the water is removed from the pipes and valves in the downstream,

a portion of the system. Both pressure and air volume must reach a

critical point to completely purge the system. A range of 40-80 pounds

per square inch (psi) is ideal, with 80 psi being the maximum for rigid

PVC tubing and 50 psi for a polyethylene pipe. To find the appropriate

volume, use this simple formula: gallons per minute (GPM) divided

by 7.5 equals the cubic feet per minute of compressed air necessary.

Most sprinkler systems are given a GPM rating per zone at the time of

installation. Since each system has a unique design, the GPM is marked

on the original design plan. If needed, this can also be calculated

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If a smaller compressor is used it will take much longer for a complete

purge and will overwork the compressor. An oversized compressor

can still be used as long as it is fitted with a regulator, without an air

pressure regulator the system will “blow out” too fast causing friction

as the hot air passes through dry pipes. This will result in melted pipes

and blown valves - a costly mistake. The backflow device must have

a blowout fitting downstream. If not, compressed air cannot be used

to purge the system, but one can be added any time after installation.

While a metal fitting for the air compressor line is not required, it will

reduce the amount of friction and heat passed into the system and will

prevent unnecessary damage to the system.

Attach the compressor line to the blowout valve. Be sure the isolation

ball cock downstream of the backflow device is closed. During this step,

you should wear eyewear protection. Any loose fittings or nozzles may

pop off unexpectedly and can cause injury. Turn on one or more of the

zones at the irrigation controller and set the compressor to the correct

psi and start it up.

Use two short cycles of compressed air to completely blow out each zone.

Once a zone is blown out do not run it through again. This will cause

undue heat to build up and may cause damage to the pipes underground

that will not be visible until the system is turned on in the spring.

Step 4 - Program the Controller - Four sprinkler heads in a row.

After disconnecting the air compressor, make sure to turn all valves on

the backflow prevention device to the half-open position for the winter.

Also, leave the controller plugged in since the small amount of heat it

gives off will prevent condensation from building up inside the device.

Program the controller to run at a minimum cycle once a week to keep

the solenoid plungers from becoming stuck in one position.

In the spring, remember to turn all the test cocks and ball valves to the

closed position again before pressurizing the system. When the water

supply is re-established, slowly reopen the ball valves to prevent damage.

www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-winterize-a-sprinkler-system

BEAT THE HOLIDAY WEIGHT

Mashed potatoes, homemade apple pie, stuffing, hot dinner rolls with

melted butter, creamed corn, green bean casserole, salad with all the

fixins’ and of course the main dish - the BIRD. All of this equals at least

2,000+ calories. What is a holiday food enthusiast to do? Yes, you CAN

avoid the holiday weight gain! Here’s how:

• Drink H2O before you eat: chances are, you are thirsty before any and

every meal; drink a full glass of water to quench your thirst first, then

notice you will feel fuller.

• Rainbow plate: make sure your plate has color - fresh/not creamed

items, broiled or grilled vegetables, protein, carbohydrate and again,

water.

• On the side: those side dishes - mashed potatoes, casseroles, stuffing,

dressing, etc. are SIDES not main dishes; make sure to keep these

portions small.

• NO to salad dressing: hooray there is a salad! BUT - that tasty dressing

(ranch, thousand island, French, Russian, balsamic vinaigrette, etc.) will

reverse the purpose of the ruffage; instead, make your own dressing at

home and bring it with you or simply ask for olive oil, salt & pepper and

maybe a hint of lemon.

• Walk it off: finished eating? Go for a WALK; football can wait (yes, even

the college games), because your body deserves better.

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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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