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Raintree Village News
During 2018, the HOA Board received suggestions for different community
events. In an effort to offer various opportunities to strengthen our
community, we’re looking to add an event which inspires and celebrates
the rich cultures demonstrated within our community. Of course, it will
center around food so look for more information in the coming months.
The following events are scheduled for 2019. To ensure each event is
successful, volunteers are needed.
December 7, 2019: Reindeer Festival - Clubhouse - 3838 Webster Woods
of Deed Restrictions
Raintree Village is a deed-restricted community aimed at ensuring there’s
aesthetic uniformity between residential properties and that certain
other activities are limited. If you intend to do anything to the exterior of
your home, you must complete an application for home improvements
and modifications form. This includes installing a storage shed in your
There’s also an expectation that all residents will maintain their yard
and general appearance of the home. Common violations include
overgrown yards, mold on homes, trashcans visible from the street and
disabled vehicles. Our management company, KPM, drives through our
community at least once a week assessing compliance with the deed
restrictions. Any violations are communicated in a letter along with a
picture of the violation (date & time stamped).
It’s understandable that issuing or receiving such letters can be perceived
as a nuisance. Yet, it’s necessary so that all of us remain on the same
page of what constitutes a well-kept community (i.e. deed restrictions).
In general, the Management Company and HOA Board understand
residents are busy. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact the
management company (KPM) when a violation cannot be addressed
within stated timeframes noted in the letter.
along various streets within our community. However, it’s important that
all of us adhere to the speed limit and encourage others to do the same.
The following tips serve as a reminder for driving & parking in our
1. Drive the speed limit - 35 miles per hour
2. Do not block your neighbor’s driveway
3. Make sure you park in the direction of traffic when parking on the street
4. Make sure you park within 18 inches from the curb
5. Remain mindful if the street is narrow, street parking impose greater
limitations for emergency vehicles
Finally, we must be mindful that emergency vehicles are wider than
personal vehicles. Some community streets impose greater limitations for
emergency vehicles when there’s street parking. Although residents have
the right to park on the street, let’s be mindful of the aforementioned tips.
Raintree Village HOA Website
We encourage you to visit our community website. The website includes
a link to review current crime statistics for our community (www.
crimereports.org) and pictures of Yard of the Month winners. As a fellow
resident, you’ll have access to critical information regarding the HOA
budget and annual meeting minutes.
The aforementioned information can only be accessed by establishing
a log-on user name and password. A request for an email address
during the initial signup process will enable residents to receive alerts of
upcoming events or critical notices. If you have any suggestions, please
contact KPM Management Office at 281-685-3090.
We want all of our streetlights to work. A lighted area is a safer area. If a
streetlight is out in your area, please go to www.centerpointenergy.com
and report it. Once on the website, click on “electricity” then “residential.”
On the left side, you should click on “report a streetlight outage” to enter
the required information. Each light pole should have a number on it.
When reporting the out or malfunctioning light, give them the pole
number, closest street address, contact information, an email address
and the number of street lights you would like to report.
It cannot be emphasized enough that communication is the key if you do
not understand a violation. Again, contact KPM or attend our HOA Board
meetings for additional clarification.
You are reminded of our standing committees, which need ongoing
volunteers. The committees are as follows:
• Pool Committee (organizes Official Pool Opening Party & monitors
activities during pool season)
• Newsletter - submit articles
• Yard of the Month - select section winners
We also need volunteers for the listed community activities. Volunteering
is an opportunity to make Raintree Village a better community for all the
residents. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the noted events
or committees, contact Walonda Hollins at email@example.com.
Driving In Raintree Village
Our community has grown significantly over the past year. Moreover, our
community has numerous homes along our main street, Raintree Village.
With such growth, it’s important that we’re more cognizant of our speed
while driving through Raintree Village and parking on community streets.
I’m sure everyone has noticed increased congestion along with cars parked
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.
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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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BETHLEHEM MARKET LIVE - A CHRISTMAS
MARKET & FAMILY EVENT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 TH , 10 AM-2 PM
Mission Bend United Methodist Church, 3710 Hwy 6 South, Houston
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
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.
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
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).
CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL
COUGAR STARS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR 2019
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 TH , 6-9 PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 TH , 6-10 PM
Tickets are $15 each and are available from your favorite Cougar Star or
at the following retailers: Beau Kisses, Hauerlands, Cobblestone Cottage
and Southern Divas Boutique. www.crhsCougarStars.org
St Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450
Would Christmas be complete without Handel’s Messiah? For more than
a decade, the Chancel Choir of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in
Katy has been performing Part I and the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel’s
beloved Messiah. We invite you to join us this year, on Sunday, December
8 th at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. There will be professional soloists and a full
orchestra, so please come to sing or just listen to this beautiful music.
There is no charge for the performance and copies of the sheet music
will be available so you can raise your voice with us. If you need any more
information, please contact David Galasso at 281-492-8031, ext. 328.
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LIVING WORD TO PRESENT
“LET THERE BE CHRISTMAS”
3700 S. Mason Rd., Katy 77450, 281-392-2300, www.livingwordkaty.org
“Let There Be Christmas” by Joseph M. Martin, is a service in song and
a joyous celebration of hope and peace for the Christmas season. From
jubilant songs of praise to reflective carols of peace, this cantata is filled
with moments designed to energize the spirit of the season.
Living Word invites the community to its presentation of “Let There Be
Christmas” on Sunday, December 8 th at 8, 9:15 and 11 AM in the church
sanctuary. Let us inspire and prepare you for the celebration of the birth
of our Lord with both familiar Christmas carols and newly-composed
pieces. The musical presentation will feature the Living Word Choir
accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
SECOND ANNUAL JINGLE JAM: UNBOXED
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019, 6-8 PM
The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450
A FREE event of holiday fun - Christmas photo booths, music, crafts,
movies, show, lots of beautiful decorations and yummy snacks! For more
info, visit www.thefellowship.org/resources/events/jingle-jam.
JINGLE BELL JAM FOR PEOPLE OF
ALL AGES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Arc of Katy and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Special Needs
Ministry are hosting the 2019 Jingle Bell Jam for people with special
needs 9-11 AM, Saturday, December 14 th on the campus of St. Peter’s
Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy. The cost is $15 for special needs
participant and an accompanying adult. All ages are welcome.
Chick-fil-A Mason Road is a sponsor and the Chick-fil-A Christmas mascot
cow will attend as will Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. There will be light breakfast,
a Christmas craft area, favors and photo opportunities with Santa and
To purchase tickets, visit The Arc of Katy website at www.thearcofkaty.
org. The deadline for ticket purchase is December 11 th .
“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
that will bring a smile to any holiday celebration. Come early for the best
selection. All sold by the pound. For more information, contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-392-0637.
FEMFEST HOUSTON: VOICES OF ISRAEL
DECEMBER 7-8, 2019
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
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Cost: All Shows Pay What You Can (Suggested: $25)
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Holly Jolly Jingle - December 5, 2019, 7:30 PM, Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. Admission: Free. A holiday concert
tradition that highlights the best and brightest orchestras and student
musicians from across Conroe ISD - and a whole lot more! Don’t forget
caroling, performances in the plazas and everything you could possibly
hope for to help get ready for the Holiday season!
Dickens On The Strand - December 6-8, 2019, Strand Street, Galveston.
Admission: GHF members are available for $10 in advance or $12 at the gate.
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19 th -century Victorian London,
features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions
like Tiny Tim’s Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village and roaming characters
throughout the festival. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street
stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired
crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items. For info and
Christmas On The Brazos - December 6-7, 2019, 4:30-8 PM, Washington
on the Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12. Admission: $10
for adults and $5 for children. Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington
Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the
Civil War. Discover the origins of some of our favorite Holiday traditions
as costumed interpreters bring to life the festivities of the season with
musket-fire, music, dancing and more! Sip a hot cup of cider, cozy up to
the fire and begin your holiday season with Washington on the Brazos
State Historic Site.
The Christmas Train - December 6-7, 12-14, 16-23, 2019, Victory Camp,
1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, TX 77511. Departure Schedule: Weekdays 6:30-9:30
PM, Fridays & Saturdays 6-10 PM. Tickets at the door $12, Kids 2 and under
free. The Christmas Train is a unique holiday experience, unlike anything
else in Houston! An old-fashioned train ride through Christmas Scenery and
over 300,000 lights. Tickets and info, www.thechristmastrain.com.
Christmas On Commerce - December 7, 2019, 11 AM-4 PM, Commerce
Street in downtown Tomball. Free admission and parking. Christmas
on Commerce is Tomball’s traditional holiday celebration for kids. Meet
Santa, ride the street train, shop the vendors for Christmas gifts, enjoy
holiday tunes from area school choirs and more. It’s all at this annual
street festival in downtown Tomball.
11 th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off - Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10
AM-5 PM, Hermann Square, 900 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002. Open
to the public and free for spectators. Competing teams will create their
masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,000 spectators
are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’
construction zone and see Santa! All of that entertainment is free and
open to the public!
3 rd Annual Jingle All The 5K, 10K, 1K- December 7, 2019, 8:30-10:30
AM, 14230 Katy Freeway. Admission: $30-50, $20 KIDS 1K. Kick-start
your holiday festivities and outpace that mischievous abominable
snowmonster with the whole family and benefiting Memorial Assistance
Ministries. The Kids 1K kicks off the event at the Addicks Park and Ride
right off of I-10. Not only do participants receive a festive participant bib/
performance tech t-shirt/finishers medal and jingle bell, but there will
also be an appearance by Santa and Post-Race Refreshments. So, come
out and show everyone your best holiday attire and spirit!
Christmas Village At Bayou Bend - December 12-30, 2019, opens
at 5:30 PM, 6003 Memorial Drive. Discover an immersive Christmas
experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. A dazzling
bridge brings you into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of lights
and activities for all ages throughout the 14-acre estate. Fun, holidaythemed
tours of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion feature live actors, theatrical
effects and Christmas decorations. You’ll find lots more to see and do.
57 th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade - December 14, 2019, 6 PM,
Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Avenue. Admission: free. Ring in the holidays
with this Clear Lake tradition. The parade features more than 60 brightly
decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel
from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to
Campfire Christmas: Family Tours - Saturday, December 14 and 21,
2019, 6 PM, George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd, Richmond,
TX. Journey back in time to experience Christmas celebrations of the
1830s through the 1930s! Join us for a family-friendly holiday evening
tour that culminates with cowboy songs, stories and hot cocoa around
the campfire. Unlike previous Campfire Christmas events, this year’s
format will feature holiday tours at each of the main historic sites. And
don’t forget everyone’s favorite stop: join the George Ranch cowboys and
cowgirls for songs, stories and hot cocoa around a roaring fire! A tram will
be circling the Park at regular intervals so you can hop on and hop off to
visit each site at your own pace. Tickets and info, www.georgeranch.org.
Prestonwood Forest Holiday Lights - Last 3 weeks in December,
Prestonwood Forest Drive and SH 249. Drive through Prestonwood Forest
subdivision in NW Houston for its Nite of Lites, a holiday tradition and
competition since the 1980s. Visitors can drive through the community
weekdays till 10 PM and weekends till 11 PM. Folks are encouraged to
vote online for their favorite home as the People’s Choice Award.
Family Capoeira - December 21, 2019, 10 AM-11 PM, Midtown Park,
Address: 2811 Travis Street. Bring your family and enjoy capoeira
together! The unique Afro-Brazilian martial art develops discipline,
coordination, strength and rhythm, while the group setting emphasizes
social skills, communication and respect for others. Students learn the
physical art, as well as how to play music (an essential component) on a
variety of instruments used in the roda or circle, between two players and
to sing and speak in Portuguese. The class is free and open to family of all
sizes and skill levels!
Santa’ s Wonderland - Through December 30, 2019, 18898 Hwy 6,
College Station, TX 77845. Santa’s Wonderland is here to brighten the
lives of all of our guests every Christmas season! Hay Rides, Carriage
Tours, Frostbite Mountain, Snow Playground, visit Santa, Toboggan rides,
Naughty and Nice Lists, Wonderlands Kid’s Train, Live Music, Food and
Drink, Winery, shopping and so much more! For more info, times and
The FOMO Factory - Daily through December 31, 2019, 10 AM-9 PM,
The Houston Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Road, Suite 4710, Houston, TX
77056. Admission: $28 for adults, $23 for children, children under the age
of 3 are free. This buzzed-about pop up will become The Galleria’s first
foray into immersive entertainment with 17 rainbow-colored rooms of
fun. The pop-up will be located in the Galleria, suite 4710 on the mall’s
third floor. Tickets are on sale at www.thefomofactory.com.
Sugar Land Holiday Lights Sweetened by Imperial Sugar - thru
January 5, 2020, 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
thru December 23 rd for photo opportunities and meet and greets.
5 th Annual Magical Winter Lights - through January 5, 2020, 5-11
PM, Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. Admission: Online
(https://magicalwinterlights.com) Advanced Ticket: Adult: $22, Children:
(ages 4-13): $13, Senior Citizens (65+): $13, Children under 4: FREE, Family
4-Pack: $76. The festival is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern
festival with themed lantern sections, nighty acrobatic performances,
carnival rides and games, an interactive dino area and lots of holiday fun
for the whole family.
Holiday In The Gardens - Through January 12, 2020, Moody Gardens,
Seven Hope Blvd. Eight Holiday Attractions! One Venue! Ice Land:
Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph
4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, Photos with Santa, Plus Live
Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More! For
info, times and tickets, www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season.
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Zoo Lights - Through January 12, 2020, 5:30-10:30 PM, Houston Zoo,
6200 Hermann Park Drive. Admission: $12.75-$29.95. Houston Zoo is
transformed into a winter wonderland and one of Houston’ s most wellloved
holiday traditions. Guests will sip hot chocolate as they stroll through
the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of
the season. Earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate the ancient oak trees
and decorate the paths to light the way. Guests also have an opportunity
to interact with Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra, get a selfie on the giant ice
throne and take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Additional experiences
like decorating churros and making s’mores are also available for purchase.
The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy® - Thru February 2,
2020, 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-mountain-energy/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.
Boot Camp in the Plaza - Fridays, 9-10 AM. Sugar Land Town Square,
2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Free Admission. Stay fit with our
free weekly Boot Camp class with Cida Fitness.
Chimney Rock Market - 1 st Sunday of the month, 12-4 PM, Chimney
Rock Plaza, 3300 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056. Admission is free.
Please join us for our Art and Farmers Market! Our vendors will be selling
mouth-watering eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As
always, four-legged friends are welcome.
Living History Saturday - 3 rd Saturday of the month, 10 AM-4 PM.
Washington On The Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12,
Washington, TX 77880. Admission: Regular admission fees apply. Staff
and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and
events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover
various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Activities will vary and some are weather dependent. Contact Adam at
936-878-2214 ext. 228.
Comedy Night at HPL - Monthly on the 3 rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. HPL,
500 Mckinney Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission is free. The HPL
offers “Open Mic” comedy night where local and non local comedians,
comediennes, ventriloquists and impressionists of ALL ages present
family comedy to the audience. Everyone who participates in at least
one open mic throughout the year become eligible to participate in the
Annual Comedy competition which is held in December. Prizes in the
amounts of $100 and $75 gift cards are given to the 4 winners.
Caffeine and Chrome - Recurring monthly on the last Saturday
of the month, 9 AM-12 Noon, Gateway Classic Cars Of Houston, 1910
Cypress Station Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77090. Admission is free
to spectators. Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides!
No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+
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1 cup whipping cream
1/4 pinch white sugar
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked or graham cracker pie crust
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, combine gelatin and cold water; set
aside to soften. Combine milk and 1/2 cup sugar in a small glass bowl.
Microwave for 3 minutes or until milk begins to boil. In a steady stream,
pour hot milk into beaten eggs, whisking constantly. Cook custard in the
microwave, whisking after each minute, until it thickens slightly, about
2 minutes. Stir in softened gelatin and mix until melted. Stir in rum. Let
filling cool to room temperature. (If you refrigerate it, stir occasionally to
prevent gelatin from setting too soon.) In a medium bowl, whip cream
until soft peaks form; beat in 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside 1/2 cup of whipped
cream for garnish; keep refrigerated. Fold remaining whipped cream
into eggnog mixture. Pour filling into pie crust and refrigerate 4 hours
or overnight. Garnish with reserved whipped cream and a dusting of
nutmeg. Source: allrecipes.com
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3/4 cup instant oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
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ALBION HURRICANES FC (AHFC)
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
albionhurricanes.org for details about your particular campus. Players older
than 13 interested in joining AHFC will need to contact the Directors below.
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AHFC also offers JHSL (a recreational program for 5-10 year old) at our
Cy 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.
WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB
West Houston Rugby Club offers excellent opportunities for players of all
ages from minis to adults to participate in one of America’s fastest growing
sports. Our coaches are fully accredited with USA Rugby and include former
European premiership players. We are a not for profit club with a mission
to provide outstanding club management, a fun social environment
and the feeling of a rugby family. Registration is now open for the 2018
season at www.westhoustonrugby.com. Enquiries may be sent to info@
westhoustonrugby.com. Come and join the fastest growing club in Houston!
KATY AREA RUNNING CLUB
The Katy Area Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which
exists to serve people living in and around Katy, Texas who have an interest
in running. We are a community of people of all ages, backgrounds,
heritages and abilities who share a common interest - running! Our focus
is on group runs, having fun, socializing and sharing our knowledge and
experience with our members and the public. We welcome all who are
interested in joining us. We have a full calendar of runs, events and socials.
We hold group runs every Saturday morning at the Sergeant Hatch
Sports Park off the south I-10 feeder road just east of Barker Cypress Rd.
On Tuesdays (5 AM and 6:30 PM) we meet at one of the KISD junior high
tracks for speedwork and on Thursday (6:30 PM) we meet at Crosspoint
Community Church for tempo runs of various distances and paces. To find
out more and to join our club, visit www.KatyAreaRunningClub.com.
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 Cross Country signups in August,
Speed Camps in October, Indoor Track and Field in November and Track
and Field in January. Track Houston is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization.
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KATY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB (KC/KC)
Established March of 2014 (Over 200 Members). Never paddled before,
that’s okay too! We don’t own a store, don’t purchase anything yet! Join
our meetings and we can answer your questions and/or assist you in
trying out new gear and equipment.
KC/KC is a non-profit organization with major Sponsors. Must be at least
21 years of age to join. LIFE VEST/PFD IS A MUST!!!! We meet every 3 rd
Wednesday of each month at 24638 Kingsland Blvd., Katy TX 77494
(Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9 PM. For more information, call Philip at
713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252. “Remember-Think Safe, Paddle Safe”
Katy Swifts Netball Club invites people to come and learn about netball
and have some fun playing a great team sport. Open to everyone from
eight years and up including adults. Contact katynetball@netballamerica
for further information.
Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in,
play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston.
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regular announcements about netball in the Lonestar State! Also visit
netballamerica.com for general information about netball in America.
WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY
Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby
team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in
the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and
guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must
be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older.
Email us at email@example.com for more information. You
can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook.
Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our
Please contact Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in
playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at
intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.
KATY RUGBY CLUB
Want to learn the newest Olympic Sport - Rugby? All ages welcome -
boys & girls, Training every Sunday 2-4 PM at Cinco Ranch High School,
For more information, please visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.
KATY CAVALIER LACROSSE CLUB
The Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club invites you to come and see what Lacrosse
is all about. Join us as we continue to bring one of the fastest growing
team sports in the United States to the youth of Katy. Katy Cavalier
Lacrosse Club offers lacrosse for boys and girls from Kindergarten thru
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Did you play Lacrosse in college, coached lacrosse or just love the sport?
We are looking for Coaches for boys and girls. Please contact us for more
information if you would like to volunteer and be a part of the Katy
Cavalier Lacrosse Club, 281-942-8822.
WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite
you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our
purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun
while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro
Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.
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CHRISTMAS TONGUE TWISTERS
Can you say each of these lines three times... fast?
• Bobby brings bright bells.
• Chilly chipper children cheerfully chant.
• Comet cuddles cute Christmas kittens carefully.
• Eleven elves licked eleven little licorice lollipops.
• Running reindeer romp ’round red wreaths.
• Santa stuffs Stephie’s striped stocking.
• Santa’s sack sags slightly.
• Santa’s sleigh slides on slick snow.
• Seven Santas sang silly songs.
• Ten tiny tin trains toot ten times.
• Tiny Timmy trims the tall tree with tinsel.
• Two trains travel together to Toyland.
Q: What goes oh, oh, oh?
A: Santa Claus walking backwards!
Q: How do you know Santa Claus is good at karate?
A: He has a black belt!
Q: What’s black, white and red all over?
A: Santa Claus after he comes down the chimney!
Q: What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa Claus when she looked up in the sky?
A: Looks like rain, dear!
Q What is a monkey’s favorite Christmas carol?
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Q: What do elves learn at school?
A: The elf-abet!
Q: What did the reindeer say to the elf?
A: Nothing silly, reindeer can’t talk!
Q: Where did the mistletoe go to become famous?
Q: What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
A: Frosted Flakes!
Q: Where does a snowman keep his money?
A: In a snow bank!
Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
Q: What do you have in December that you don’t have in any other month?
A: The letter D!
Q: When does a reindeer have a trunk?
A: When he goes on vacation!
Q: What does Frosty the Snowman hang on his Christmas tree?
Q: What’s invisible and smells like milk and cookies?
A: Santa’s burps!
Q: Why did Santa put a clock in his sleigh?
A: Because he wanted to see time fly!
Q: What’s a big as Santa but weighs nothing?
A: Santa’s shadow!
Q: What’s Santa’s dog’s name?
A: Santa Paws!
Q: Why does Santa use reindeer to pull his sleigh?
A: Because moose can’t fly!
Q: Who’s black and white and says “HO, HO, HO?”
A: A penguin in disguise!
Q. What do sheep say to each other at Christmastime?
A. Merry Christmas to ewe!
Q. A. How do sheep say Merry Christmas in Mexico?
A. Fleece Navidad!
Q. What’s red, white and blue at Christmas time?
A. A sad candy cane!
Q. What’s the best thing to give your parents for Christmas?
A. A list of everything you want!
Q. What did one Christmas light say to the other Christmas light?
A. You light me up!
Q. Why do Mummies like Christmas so much?
A. Because of all the wrapping!
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