Governors Place January 2020

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Governor’s Place

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January

2020

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CRIME REPORTING

Together as a community we must always be alert for both ourselves

and our neighbors. Please phone (713-221-6000) the sheriff for anything

suspicious; robbery, suspicious looking people, speeding, etc.

WASTE REMOVAL

Please remember not to place your garbage out any sooner than the

night before the scheduled pick-up day. After pick-up, all garbage cans

should be kept out of public view. They should not be kept in front of

garages, in the front yards of any home or on the side of any home. Please

make every effort to conceal the trashcans from public view on non-trash

days.

On a side note we should be putting all trash in bags and not directly in

bins as this creates a problem for everyone. Governors Place is our home

and we like to keep it nice. If you spot trash in the area, please pick it up

and to ensure our beautiful community stays as such.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

Parking recreational vehicles in the community is a violation of the

governing rules and regulations. We understand this is the time of year

vacations and family visits are planned, so if you will take a moment to call

Crest Management at 281-579-0761 to notify us as to when you will have

your recreational vehicle(s) in the driveway, we will give you 1 to 2 days

grace period. We understand people have to live, that is why we want to

open the lines of communication. If we do not hear from you and your

vehicle(s) are noticed on our regular inspection, don’t get upset when

you receive a citation. Again, we will only allow parking of recreational

vehicles for a short period of 1 to 2 days.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES PARKING

Although the streets in Governors Place are public, we are receiving

numerous complaints regarding parking of personal vehicles and

commercial vehicles in the streets. The parking of COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

within the community is RESTRICTED in the governing documents and

fines will be assessed. Please try to utilize your driveways as much as

possible when parking your personal vehicles.

STREET LIGHT MAINTENANCE

To report a streetlight that is not working, call Reliant Energy at 713-207-

2222. You need to report both the number on the base of the pole and

the street address.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

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

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your

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

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

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

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

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

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

DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible

for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check

out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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

P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/

DETAILING, T - TUTORING

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Governor’s Place Community Association

Crest Management

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Monica Hamm, Community Mgr. 281-945-4630

Marlin Parada, Community Asst. Mgr. 281-945-4664

marlin.parada@crest-management.com

Questions concerning pool and tennis courts access, grounds maintenance,

pest control spraying, Association dues, etc., should be directed to Crest.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gary Russell 281-395-8164

Jan Surmacz 281-693-3597

Gary Harrington 281-395-3873

Jesse Garcia 281-392-8803

Dave Gilkeson 281-392-3771

The GP board meetings are typically the third Monday of each month at

6:30 pm in the clubhouse.

GOVERNOR’S PLACE CLUBHOUSE

Rental Fee is $75 • Administrative Fee is $50

Refundable Deposit is $100

Clubhouse Rentals call Crest Mgmt. 281-579-0761

Swimming Pool Payphone 281-395-1699

Governor’s Place pool is open Memorial Day weekend through

Labor Day weekend.

SECURITY

Harris County Sheriff’s Dept. 713-221-6000

Crime Stoppers

713-222-TIPS

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Fire/Ambulance 911

Harris County ESD 48 281-599-8888

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Houston Methodist West Hospital 832-522-5522

Texas Children’s Hospital West 832-227-1000

Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital 281-599-

5700

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Mosquito Control 713-796-6900

Harris County Public Health & Environmental 713-439-

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Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

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Cimarron MUD (water) 832-490-1600

Texas Pride Disposal 281-342-8178

METRO 713-635-4000

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-237-6000

Cimarron Elementary 281-237-6900

West Memorial Elementary 281-237-6600

West Memorial Jr. High 281-237-6400

Katy High School 281-237-6700

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WALKS/RUNS

KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

ANNOUNCES REASON2RACE

Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with

every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the

Katy Half Marathon/5K/1K on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Katy Mills

Mall to raise funds for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone

this year with $1,600,000 awarded in its first seven years of Inspiring

Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role

in reaching milestones such as this and will continue to garner support as

the foundation’s grant program expands.

Register and join Team Katy ISD Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus

team or recruit your own team of co-workers and friends. The Katy ISD

Education Foundation has a goal of $60,000 for this year’s Reason2Race.

All proceeds will directly support Inspiring Imagination grants awarded

to teachers in May 2020.

Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/Reason2Race20

or www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact the Katy ISD

Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.

GRAEME’S RUN - 5K & 1 MILE WALK

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

No Label Brewery • Registration 8 AM

Run Starts at 9 AM • Family Entertainment

No Label Brewery, Face Painting, Bounce

Houses, Food, Raffle, Chris Boise and Righteous

Cause Band

Register & Learn: www.graemessuperheroes.org

All funds raised benefit The Children’s Heart

Foundation

FUNDRAISERS

5K & 1 Mile Walk

February 22, 2020

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES SOUPER BOWL No Label OF CARING Brewery

Registration 8:00am

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020

Run Starts at 9:00am

Katy Christian Ministries Souper Bowl of Caring - a National event to

restock the shelves of local food pantries Family across the nation. Entertainmen

Occurring

after the holiday season and before the No summer, Label Brewery, when the Face needs Painting, are the Bounce Ho

Food, Raff le, Chris Boise, and

greatest and donations typically decline due to so many people traveling.

Righteous Cause Band

Food Donations can be made at local grocery store “Red Barrels” (See list

of stores supporting KCM Food Pantry Register at www.ktcm.org/foodpantry & Learn or Mor

directly to the KCM Food Pantry at 5506 1 st Street, Katy, TX 77493 (back of

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JOIN US AT THE HOUSTON WING HANGER DANCE

If you want to have a really good time and support a really good cause,

mark your calendar for the Houston Wing Annual Hanger Dance, set

for Saturday, February 22 nd at the West Houston Airport (Hanger B-5).

Dinner and dancing are on tap for the night.

Doors open at 5 PM and a swing dance lesson will take place from 5:30-

6:30 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:15 PM. The band “Third Coast Swing”

will keep the mood festive no doubt.

The CAF is an organization worthy of support, as it is dedicated to

preserving and honoring our military history by keeping historical

airplanes in flying condition. Tickets are only $45 for the dinner and

dancing or $25 for dancing only. Please visit houstonwing.org for more

information. And yes, you may bring your own libations. See you there!

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THEATER/ARTS

THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY

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

77019 • www.landingtheatre.org

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO.

MAINSTAGE SEASON : Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd.

#100, Houston, TX 77006

LADIES’ NIGHT WITH SAMUEL BECKETT (January 9-January 18, 2020)

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM

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

MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com, info@

mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

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

77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

SAVVY CAREGIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM

AT KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH

20555 Kingsland Blvd, Katy 77450, Tuesdays, January 14 th -February

18 th , 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

This free, six-session, two-hour class will provide:

• Opportunities to practice new behavior management skills

• Interactive coaching to identify solutions for individual issues

• Feedback to assess how applied strategies are working at home

To register for an upcoming Savvy Caregiver program, please contact

Sharon Cantrell, Amazing Place Caregiver Educator: scantrell@

amazingplacehouston.org or 713-440-8177.

KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION (KCWC)

KCWC is part of Stonecroft, a ministry for women which provides Bible

Studies, Prayer Connections and fellowship luncheons around the US.

Katy Christian Women also sponsors monthly Prayer Coffees. Please visit

our website at Katycwc.org for locations. The Katy group meets every

other month for lunch and a program at the Club at Falcon Point, 24503

Falcon Point Drive, Katy. There are no membership dues to pay and the

luncheon is $20 all inclusive paid at the door. Lunch reservations are

required. For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon, please Email

KCWCReservations@gmail.com or call Kathy at 816-517-9279.

KATY WOMEN’S AGLOW

Katy Women’s Aglow, a part of Aglow International, is a local, spirit-filled

women’s ministry fellowship. We meet monthly, usually on the fourth

Saturday 10-11:30 AM. We come together for fellowship, to worship

and to hear inspirational speakers and testimonies, as well as for special

events. Katy Women’s Aglow is a great place to make new friends! View

our website for information about current Bible studies. Prayer meetings,

special events and speaker biographies, www.katyaglow.com.

HOPE IMPACTS BIBLE STUDIES

Mondays at the Bagel Café 7-8:30 PM. Bible Study includes dinner.

Located 631 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450

Thursdays 12-1:30 PM, Ladies Discovery Bible Study and lunch on the

first 3 weeks of the month. Hope Impacts office is located at 802 Dominion

Suite 300, Katy, TX 77450. Registration is required and onsite childcare

provided upon advance request. Minimum participation 2, Maximum 10.

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Houston Area

Road Trips

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.

Prismatica - Sunday, January 5 th , 8 AM, Avenida Houston, 1002

Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010. Event is FREE and open

to the public. Bring the family down to Avenida Houston, Downtown’s

center for entertainment and enjoy our new, interactive art installation

comprised of 50 pivoting prisms more than two metres tall, transforms

the Place des Festivals into a giant kaleidoscope!

The Bridal Extravaganza Show - January 4 th -5 th , George R. Brown

Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010.

Two whole days of fashion shows, wedding seminars and over 650 booths

featuring 325 local wedding vendors. See in person what they have to

offer, including samples of their designs, photos and videos of reception

locations, displays and new ideas to make your wedding special. For

more info, visit www.bridalextravaganza.com.

8 th Annual ChocoLoco 5K/10K - Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30 AM,

Start/Finish: Sam Houston Park 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002. Are

you crazy for chocolate? Then this race is for you! We will have hot cocoa,

chocolate fountains and more after the run! All participants receive a chip

timed race, ChocoLoco 5K & 10K finisher medal and unisex t-shirt! Kids K

participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal. More info and to sign up:

https://raceassist.redpodium.com/2020-chocoloco-5k10k.

Festa Della Befana 2020 - January 12, 2020, 3:30-5:30 PM, Italian

Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Free admission,

Donations are welcome. Children from our Italian language classes will

be participating in a recital and all guests will receive sweets from Befana

when she comes to visit. Come learn about this Italian Christmas tradition

with your family! The ICCC is funded in part by the City of Houston

through Houston Arts Alliance.

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.

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

well-loved 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.

Chinese Cultural Showcase Performance - January 16, 2020, 10 AM-

11:59 PM, Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr. Purchase

Tickets: $15/person General Admission (Online or in person at the Chinese

Community Center) $18/person at the door. A special performance lineup

showcasing an array of traditional Chinese dances, demonstrations,

musical performances and more! Join us as we celebrate days leading up

to 2020 Lunar New Year Festival.

14 th The Annual MLK Youth Parade-Houston - January 18, 2020, 12

Noon, Parade Route: San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B on San Jacinto to

Webster St. The Parade will feature participants from across the U.S. and

will be co-lead by The Stephen F. Austin High School Marching Band-

Houston, Texas and the Huntington HS Marching Band-Shreveport, LA.

Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest - January 18, 2020, 10 AM-6 PM, 2314

Strand, Historic Strand District. To participate in the Chili tasting, tickets

start at $12. Not to fear, the Chili & Beer is here, again! For the past ten

years, Yaga’s has brought a diverse crowd of Chili & Beer lovers from all

over the nation to Galveston, TX. This years festival will consist of the ever

so popular Chili & Beer tasting with a ton of added perks. Get ready for

live music, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, a washer pitching tournament, a jackpot

margarita contest, vendors and a historical strand merchant walk-about.

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 At Lucky Land - January 19, 2020,

10 AM-6 PM, 8625 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77037. Admission: $10 for

adult, $7 for senior, $5 for kids, FREE for kids younger than 3 years old.

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 the year of rat with us. There are so many

activities, watching the live performances, feeding koi fish, riding the rick

shaw, ceramic painting, dress up the authentic costumes, shopping, enjoy

the delicious foods and get the red envelop for good luck!

19 th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands - Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3-7

PM, W.W. Thorne Stadium, Houston, Texas 77032. Marching Bands from

across the nation competing in friendly competition. Learn more at www.

mlkgrandeparade.org or call 713-953-1633.

26 th Annual MLK Grande Parade - January 20, 2020, 10 AM, Parade

Route: San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B on San Jacinto to Webster St. The

MLK Grande Parade is the third largest Parade in the U.S. behind The Rose

Parade and The Macy’s Day Parade.

24 th Annual Texas Lunar Festival - January 25, 2020, 10 AM-5 PM,

International Trade Center, 11122 Bellaire Blvd. Free Admission. In

the Chinese lunar calendar a different animal or mythological beast

represents every year in a twelve year cycle. The year of 2020 is the year

of the Rat. At the annual Texas Lunar Festival, we celebrate the impressive

qualities of every culture while celebrating the Asian Lunar New Year.

From the exciting entertainment to the remarkable cuisine, the Texas

Lunar Festival not only celebrates Houston… but every culture across

our beautiful planet.

16 th Annual All In For ALS - January 25, 2020, 10 AM-10 PM, Bayou

City Event Center Houston, 9401 Knight Rd, Houston, Texas 77045. The

ALS Association of Texas is excited to be part of the 16 th Annual All in for

ALS Poker Tournament, presented by Six Foot. Come enjoy a fun day of

poker and casino and arcade games, all to raise money for our mission

to discover treatments a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for and

empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Lunch

and dinner will be provided and the top 30 players will win prizes (valued

at over $100,000).

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.

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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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You don’t have any kids? Are you a single parent? Same sex couple? An

empty nester? This is not a problem, we place our students in all kinds of

families!

You’re not rich? Neither am I! Your exchange student comes with their

own spending money and health insurance. All you provide is room/

board and three meals a day. Oh and TLC…but that’s free. Live in the

middle of nowhere? Small town? Not a big deal. Some kids prefer to get

away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. The exchange students also

do pretty well in small schools, as they usually get to be the center of

attention and make friends rather quickly. Our students also get chances

to travel to New York, Washington DC, Hawaii and California…so they

can get their fill of the city life and return back to the peaceful sounds of

nature. Do you consider yourself a boring person? More than likely this

is not true and you should quit being so hard on yourself. Your student

will make friends. Your student will meet other exchange students. Your

student will attend activities offered by our program. Your student will

get involved in sports and school clubs. Your purpose is not to entertain

them. But you might find that you bring a little adventure to each others

lives. Kids are too young? Great! Lots of students love young kids and

your kids will love them. It’s beneficial to introduce your kids to new

cultures at a very young age. You’re preparing them to accept people no

matter what the religion, color of their skin or language they speak. That

my friend, is good parenting. Don’t hold back! This is a gret experience for

both parties. You get the opportunity to change a child’s life. You get the

satisfaction of seeing them grow, even after they leave your home into

becoming a doctor, a lawyer, a diplomat, artist, teacher…the list goes on.

And you contributed to that success! And the best part of it all, is you gain

another family member for life. We need people like you to give these

kids a chance.

STS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place

exchange students in our area. If you are interest in hosting, please

contact me at 832-455-7881 or at vicki.stsfoundation@yahoo.com. I’ll be

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