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The CFISD nutrition services department is responsible for feeding
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a continual demand for large quantities of food. In an effort to enhance the
supply of fresh produce, the nutrition services team devised a plan to source
it locally via high school greenhouses.
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The team brought the plan to district partners Slow Food USA and the Whole
Kids Foundation, who noted that CFISD serves a large amount of romaine
lettuce in its cafeterias. Their recommendation was for the district to grow
its own lettuce using a hydroponic system-a soilless growing method using
a specific combination of nutrients to help plants grow only using water.
Knowing that the Cypress Woods High School greenhouse had available
space and the proper equipment, Emmy Durand, coordinator of nutrition
education, put the plan into action. She contacted Kyle Atkins, Cypress
Woods agriculture science teacher, about preparing the greenhouse for a
hydroponic test grow.
Growing produce using hydroponics is different than growing produce
in soil. First, seeds are planted in water-absorbent “plugs” that then go
into a nursery until the seeds germinate. After germination, the plugs are
moved into the greenhouse where they are placed in gutters that constantly
have water running underneath them. The water, which contains nutrients
conductive to plant growth, allows the produce to grow to full size in the
gutters. After a year of growing romaine lettuce at Cypress Woods, Durand
and her team expanded the program to Cypress Springs High School to help
utilize their greenhouse. In addition to growing romaine lettuce, Cypress
Woods and Cypress Springs will grow other leafy greens, including basil
and butter lettuce during the 2019-2020 school year. All produce grown
in the greenhouses will be taken to the CFISD food production center to
be washed and then returned to school cafeterias in place of traditionally
grown lettuce. For more information about CFISD nutrition services, visit
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NAC PROGRAM WINS PRESTIGIOUS GOLDIN
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD was recently selected as a recipient for the Goldin
Foundation for Excellence in Education Exemplary Projects Award,
which recognizes and rewards individuals or teams of educators who have
made notable contributions in their respective classrooms, schools and
communities. The district was honored for its New Arrival Center (NAC)
program, a one-year innovative approach for students who have been in a
U.S. school for six months or less and who speak limited to no English. The
NAC program, which currently serves 404 students in 13 CFISD schools,
is designed to motivate participating students and advance the acquisition
of the English language through the accelerated learning model. Harriet
Goldin, the foundation’s president, visited CFISD on March 19 th to see the
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NAC program in action at multiple levels. She conducted site visits at Cy-
Fair High School, Arnold Middle School and Lieder Elementary School,
completing the district’s submission process that included a written entry and
conference call. While the goal of the program is to increase each student’s
language proficiency by one level, results have indicated that approximately
50 percent of students increase two or more language proficiency levels after
participating in the NAC program for one year. Additionally, the high school
completion rate for NAC alumni greatly exceeds the 60-percent statewide
rate for students from comparable backgrounds. The NAC program serves
as a model sought out by districts nationwide and has been featured on
the local news station, Univisión, as well as the Houston Chronicle and
Community Impact newspapers. In addition, the program and other award
recipients were shared on the foundation’s website so other schools and
organizations have the opportunity to replicate the notable initiatives.
22 CFISD NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS
A total of 22 CFISD seniors representing nine high schools were confirmed
as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program,
officials announced on September 11 th , giving the talented students an
opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,600 National
Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring.
The following students have been National Merit semifinalists:
Bridgeland: Joshua Fang
Cy-Fair: Thanh-Nhu Bui, Evelyn Pan, Roshan Rajan
Cypress Creek: Hasan Abbasi
Cypress Falls: Jacob Siboyeh
Cypress Ridge: Neel Narayan
Cypress Ranch: Donald McAfoose, Michael Zhou
Cypress Woods: Govind Chada, Sritha Cheemerla, Steven Cheng, David
Chu, Walker Drury, Allison Hinaman, Brian Janger, Alexandra Pugh,
Mariam William, Angela Zhong
Jersey Village: Jane Nguyen
Langham Creek: Alia Nathani, Chloe Tang
The 22 semifinalists are among the 16,000 throughout the U.S. selected
by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They placed
among the 1 percent of about 1.5 million students who entered the Merit
Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit School Qualifying
Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. To be considered for a merit
scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance
to the finalist level of competition, which include a detailed application,
essay and endorsement by a high school official. More than 90 percent
of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, with roughly half
winning a National Merit Scholarship. Qualifying students will be notified
of their final designations in February, with National Merit Scholarship
winners announced beginning in April and concluding in July.
PEER ASSISTANCE LEADERSHIP (PALS) COURSES
Hundreds of CFISD students spent September 30 th at the Berry Center
for annual training in Peer Assistance Leadership (PALs) courses. More
than 600 students attended the required training, which included breakout
sessions with CFISD’s guidance and counseling, psychological services and
community programs departments, networked with other students from all
12 high schools and heard talks from former Cypress Springs High School
PALs adviser Hal Bowman and recording artist Austin Lanier. Students also
participated in multiple team building activities.
PALs courses are available for juniors and seniors who qualify through
an application process. Like the name states, PALs are student mentors
to elementary and middle school students, with duties determined by the
needs of each campus. Some duties include serving as tutors, playing
games, working on social and speaking skills, helping boost self-esteem
and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
PALs began in 1980 as a “peer-helping” program, growing from an informal
extracurricular activity within a school district into a structured, curriculumbased
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The Cypress Ranch Choirs will will perform their Winter Concert, “Candles
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School Auditorium. Join us for hot chocolate, cookies and holiday cheer!
For more information, please check the Cypress Ranch Choir website
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CY RANCH HS EQUESTRIAN RIDER EARNS
Cypress Ranch High School senior Samantha Reynoso is gaining national
attention for her latest accomplishments as an award-winning equestrian
rider. Reynoso started riding horses when she was 8 years old and has
been collecting accolades ever since. She finished the 2018 riding season
as the Zone 7 champion of the United States Hunter Jumper Association
(USHJA), which consists of riders from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas. This past summer, Reynoso competed
in the USHJA Combined Zone 7 and Zone 8 Championship in Santa
Fe, N.M., where she earned a team gold medal as well as an individual
bronze medal. Reynoso was the only jumper to receive two medals in
Her performance at the USHJA Combined Championship qualified
Reynoso to compete in the USHJA National Finals being held November
11 th -17 th in Las Vegas, Nev. and attend one of USHJA’s Gold Star Clinics,
which is exclusively for USHJA gold star emerging jumpers.
During the first day of school, August 26 th , Reynoso learned that she is one
of 16 riders from across the country to be selected for USHJA’s Emerging
Athlete Program, a program for professional and non-professional riders
under the age of 25. Selection for the program includes not only the
rider’s talent, but their knowledge of all phases of horsemanship.
Reynoso trains three to four hours six days a week, all while taking
advanced level courses and retaining a 4.0 GPA. As she enters her senior
year, Reynoso hopes to attend Texas A&M University or Baylor University
to continue her equestrian career. If not selected for a college-level team,
Reynoso would still like to continue riding as a student trainer.
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Faith West Fine Arts Department invites you to its first annual Holiday
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from our community, we will be able to create a wonderful fair! Faith
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5TH ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
ST. CUTHBERT CHURCH 14TH ANNUAL
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.
A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM
Visit Bethlehem this season on Saturday, December 7 th & Sunday, December
8 th , 5-8 PM. This is a FREE event for the community! Messiah’s A Night in
Bethlehem is an outdoor, interactive event where individuals and families
are invited to stroll through Bethlehem at their own pace. Imagine what
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
gifts for Jesus, as Mary & Joseph look on. Don’t miss this living, interactive
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
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18 who are willing to accept the Girl Scout Promise and law. Copper
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elementary schools listed below, as well as the corresponding middle
and high schools. Home schooled and private school students are always
welcome. Our elementary schools are: Birkes, Fiest, Hairgrove, Horne,
Kirk, Lee, Lieder, Lowery, Metcalf, Owens, Tipps, Wilson, St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton, Texas Christian School and Christian Life Center. More information
about Girl Scouts may be found on the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
website, www.gssjc. The Council phone number is 713-292-0300. For
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For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found
in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant
in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting
helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership
skills, outdoor skills and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities
that allow them to:
• Try new things. • Provide service to others.
• Build self-confidence. • Reinforce ethical standards.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as
individuals while promoting activities that lead to personal responsibility
and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made,
peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
Scouting provides a rewarding experience for boys ages 5 to 21. Scouting
through the local Packs and Troops teach outdoor and life skills which
help our youth Be Prepared. Your area is serviced by the BSA Sam
Houston Area Counsel - Copperhead District which includes 23 Cub Scout
Packs (boys 5 to 10 years old), 13 Troops (boys from 11 to 18 years old)
and 10 Venturing units (boys and girls from 14 to 21). Our Units typically
Many of our units are supported by the local Elementary Schools
including: Birkes, Copeland, Duryea, Fiest, Hemmingway, Holmsley,
Horne, Jowell, Lowery, Metcalf, Owens, Postma, Robinson, Sheridan,
Tipps, Walker and Wilson.
Other Community groups include: Autumn Creek Baptist Church,
Beck and Masten Automotive, Cornerstone United Methodist Church,
Copperfield Church, Crossbridge Church, Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club, Deerfield
Village HOA, LDS Bear Creek and Copperfield Wards, Middlegate Village
HOA, Peace Community Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 10
Boy Scout Troop 10 meets at Copperfield Church on Monday
evenings from 7-8:30 PM. Our meeting rooms are upstairs in
conference room #3. Please enter through the front doors of
the church, head up the stairs and feel free to come visit us
at any time! Troop 10 would like to congratulate our FOUR
newest Eagle Scouts! We are so proud of all their hard work!
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 609
Boy Scout Troop 609 is a specialized for Boys with high functioning
Autism Spectrum Disorders. They meet at the Westview School on the 1 st
and 3 rd Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30 AM.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 838
Troop 838 is a small pack located near Hwy 6 and West Road at the
Crossbridges Church. We are between the Copperfield and Aberdeen
neighborhoods. Being a smaller troop allows us to be flexible and address
the needs of our scouts more nimbly. We currently have boys from ages 11
to 17 within our group working to make Eagle. We try to camp monthly,
with a wide variety of locations on our agenda. The different locations are
chosen by the senior boys to more directly meet our training needs and
to keep expenses low. In fact, we have some of the lowest expenses in the
area. Our adult leaders are all experienced with years of scouting under
their belt per individual. We also work closely with several local packs of
cub scouts and participate in civic duties around the area as well. Please
contact us at TROOP838CYPRESS.ORG or 414-331-3321.
Troop 1865 runs a diverse program of outdoor and service activities,
with events selected by the scouts themselves. We meet Mondays at 6:30
PM, at the Copperfield HOA building on Willow River and Hwy 6, behind
Labay. We’ve gone backpacking through the National Forest, rappelling
off Enchanted Rock, Survival camping, boating, canoeing and anything
else the scouts can dream up. We do high-adventure camping at
Philmont and Seabase. Our advancement program has enabled scout to
achieve the coveted rank of Eagle Scout at 10 times the national average
rate. We see scouting as a practice run on adult life. Scouts learn about
leadership and teamwork through having to work together in the field.
We learn about responsibility through fund-raising activities that have
allowed the entire troop to pay for their own summer camp each year.
CUB SCOUT PACK 2
We are an active year round pack for Kindergarten-5 th grade that focuses on life
skills, teamwork, leadership and FUN! Cub Scout activities include camping,
fishing, pinewood derby, hiking and much more! During the school year we meet
on the 3 rd Monday of each month at 7 PM at Birkes Elementary in the cafeteria.
Contact me for more information and to find out what exciting activities we have
planned for summer! Ame Lane-281-740-5020, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 61
Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop
61 at 7 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks
Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience
of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the
Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has
done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping,
fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival,
community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting
and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to
High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Meet 7 to
8 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church.
Contact Mike Viator. 713-253-8465, email@example.com.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 3
Boys, are you yearning for exciting outdoor programs that stir your
imagination and interest? How about camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking,
backpacking and off-road biking? Do you want to learn wilderness survival,
cooking, first aid, orienteering and shooting skills? Scouting is Fun… with
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Troop 3 is a boy-lead troop where the boys plan an exciting
year-round outdoor program. We camp monthly and include rock climbing,
backpacking and canoeing. Troop 3 also participates in a weeklong winter
camp, as well as a weeklong summer camp. We welcome all young men, 11-
18 years old to visit Boy Scout Troop 3 at 7 PM Monday nights at Richard &
Meg Weekley Community Center located at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress.
No previous scouting experience needed! www.houstontroop3.com
PACK 4 CUB SCOUTS
Meet at Lieder Elementary for the first 3 Tuesdays of each month at 7 PM.
We help turn young boys into men with fun and games while learning
new skills that will help them grow. We also work around tough sport
schedules. So come see what Pack 4 is all about!
HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164
Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the
Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to
country and to others. If you are interested and your son is in 1 st through 5 th
grade, please contact Jack M. Jones at 281-558-5722.
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The club invites all interested competitive players from the ages of 7 to
13, to the Player Evaluations and to become part of our success. AHFC
competitive evaluations will be the first week of December. We ask that all
interested players pre-register before coming out to the fields. Please visit
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than 13 interested in joining AHFC will need to contact the Directors below.
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Girls Director: Dan Hill - email@example.com
ECNL/Elite Director: Steve Firth - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fair and Central locations and offers additional training at Katy Friday Night
Academy as well at Thursday Night Academy for players in the New Territory
area. Visit albionhurricanes.org to register and for times and dates.
TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB
Track Houston Youth Track Club has one of the largest and successful youth
track and field club training programs in the nation. Our program has
developed national champions in AAU, USATF, New Balance and Adidas.
Our Track and Field athletes have been selected for and competed on youth
international teams - Team USA and Team Trinidad. We have multiple
practice sites in the Greater Houston area including Katy and Cypress. Visit
www.trackhouston.com for Indoor Track and Field in November and Track
and Field in January. Track Houston is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization.
A new ladies golf group is now forming at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. No
handicaps required. This will be a casual ladies golf outing to improve
your game and make some new friends. Play will be on Thursday
mornings at 9. For information please email email@example.com
or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at 281-304-8515.
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and
learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also
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CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION
Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration for baseball, football,
cheerleading and soccer. Please see our website for more information
WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
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you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our
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Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), Houston’s premier pre-professional
ballet company, celebrates its 24 th season, beginning with its 21 st
annual performance series of The Nutcracker, featuring professional
guest artist Jared Matthews as the Cavalier and Joseph Modlin as Herr
Drosselmeyer, with the Cypress Philharmonic directed by Glynnes
Lanthier. Performances will begin on Friday, December 6 th at 7 PM, which
is the abbreviated Arts & Education performance and is perfect for young
children. The Friday night ticket prices are just $15. The performances
continue Saturday, December 7 th at 2 PM & 7 PM and Sunday, December
8 th at 1 PM & 4:30 PM at the Tomball High School Theatre, 30330 Quinn
Road, Tomball, Texas 77375. For ticket information, call 281-940-HRB1
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Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 3 PM
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reserve seats online at www.theatresuburbia.org. Theatre Suburbia is
Northwest Houston’s longest running all volunteer playhouse. We are
currently celebrating our 58 th season and have now produced nearly 400
shows. Throughout the years, we have endeavored to provide quality,
live theatre to the Houston area. Theatre Suburbia is funded in part by
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HOUSTON MAYOR AND HOUSTON AUDUBON
EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCE THE BIRD OF HOUSTON
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner alongside Houston Audubon’s Executive
Director, Helen Drummond, proclaimed the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
as the official Bird of Houston. In an effort to increase awareness of the
birds around us, Houston Audubon coordinated the Bird of Houston
contest, where Houstonians voted on their favorite local bird through a
series of bracket rounds. Over 60 bird species were originally nominated,
leading to the final round, which pitted the Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken
against the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.
Houston’s location on the central flyway is a vital stopover for migratory
birds and a welcoming, year-round, home to our resident bird. Not
only do birds need our city to thrive, but Houston needs a healthy bird
population. Birds are essential to human welfare thanks to the many
ecosystem services they provide, from pollination and pest-control, to
clean-up and seed dispersal. A representative Bird of Houston is just the
thing to connect our residents to their avian neighbors.
The Bird of Houston announcement coincides with Houston Bird
Week celebration from September 21 st until September 28 th , in honor
of Houston Audubon’s 50 th anniversary. Houston Audubon’s Young
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MAKE A CHAIN OF THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING
Turn giving thanks into a game. Print out our free printable template,
attach to twine and ask your Thanksgiving guests to write down what
they’re thankful for, then take turns reading the sentiments aloud during
HOW TO WINTERIZE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM
Winterizing a sprinkler system requires a homeowner to know the type of
system installed. Proper care and maintenance in the fall prevents heartache
over cracked pipes, ruined seals and broken valves in the spring. Damage to an
underground irrigation system is costly to fix and may require a large portion of
the yard to be dug out to locate the problem. Most systems have a built-in manual
or automatic drain valve that uses gravity to move water from the pipes. Yet the
thin tubing used in irrigation systems has a tendency to shift and sink over time.
This movement allows water to become pooled within the pipes. Any water left
behind has the potential to destroy the plastic and metal within the system as it
expands in freezing temperatures. Winterizing is fairly easy to learn and most doit-yourselfers
already own the necessary tools for the job. To completely remove
water from the system, a purge must be completed using compressed air. Follow
these steps to “blow out” an underground sprinkler system.
Step 1 - Shut Off the Water Supply: All underground sprinkler systems
have a main shut off point. For safety, it is usually located in a basement,
a crawlspace, or buried underground in a valve box. Valve boxes are
buried up to 5 feet underground and may require a long key to shut off. If
the original 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
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hot water heaters.
paper cutter or scissors
4 sheets of metallic card stock
hot glue gun and glue sticks
pens, pencils or markers
Create a few templates with the words I’m thankful for... in different
fonts. Print them out on four sheets of card stock. Use paper cutter or
scissors to cut strips along template guidelines.
Attach to Twine: Heat hot glue gun. Add a line of hot glue to back of paper
strip then press twine along line of hot glue. Add a small piece of doublesided
tape to one end of strip then fold over to meet taped side and press
to seal. Repeat with remaining paper strips, adding a paper strip about
every five inches, alternating colors as you go.
Fill In: Display completed chain on a flat surface with assorted pens,
pencils or markers. Invite guests to write what they’re thankful for on
blank sides of chain links.
Step 2 - Purge the Backflow Device. Sprinkler heads in a lawn. Systems
that run from community water usually have one of two kinds of
backflow devices: an Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB) or a Pressure
Vacuum Breaker (PVB). Sometimes a PVB is also called a Reduced
Pressure Device. If the system is supplied with privately owned water,
check the installation plan. If no backflow device was installed, then the
homeowner can skip this step. AVBs are installed below each valve and
are purged with the system. PVBs should not be purged with compressed
air because the heat may cause them to soften and melt. After the system
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
should refer to their manufacturers’ instructions to find the correct
procedure for their device.
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 based on the information provided
in the manufacturer’s instructions or on their website. Essentially, the
zone GPM is calculated by adding up the GPM for each nozzle within
the zone. Find the GPM rating for the different nozzle models on the
manufacturers’ website. Use a compressor providing the proper CFM of
air within the correct psi range. 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.
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Creamy Spicy Guacamole
You could make this on National Spicy Guacamole Day November 14th!
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
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.
Three Cranberry Relish
You could make this on National Cranberry Relish Day November 22nd!
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
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
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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