Katy Communicator September 2020

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Harris County Sheriff 713-221-6000

KISD Police Department 281-237-4000

Ft. Bend County Sheriff 281-342-6116

Ft. Bend Constable Precinct 3 281-238-1430

(after 5PM call Ft. Bend Co. Sheriff’s office)

COMMUNITY

Katy Family YMCA 281-392-5055

VFW 281-391-4872

Fort Bend Co. Court House 281-342-3411

William B. Travis Building 281-342-3411

Jane Long Annex 281-342-3411

Harris County Court House 713-859-0685

Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-5289

SCHOOLS

www.katyisd.org

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation. 281-396-7560

Creech Elementary 281-237-8850

Exley Elementary 281-237-8400

Hayes Elementary 281-237-3200

Pattison Elementary 281-237-5450

Beck Junior High 281-237-3300

McMeans Junior High 281-237-8000

Cinco Ranch High School 281-237-7000

Taylor High School 281-237-3100

Katy Creative Arts 281-391-5003

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Katy 281-391-3509

Libraries Ft. Bend Co.

Cinco Ranch Branch 281-395-1311

George Memorial Branch 281-342-4455

Mamie George Branch 281-491-8086

UTILITIES/POST OFFICE

Centerpoint Energy Gas 713-659-2111

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy (to report outages) 713-207-2222

SiEnviro (water/sewer) 832-490+1601

Fort Bend Telephone 281-391-2222

AT & T Repair 1-800-246-8464

AT & T New Service 1-800-288-2020

Waste Corp. of Texas (WCA) 281-368-8397

(Trash Pick up Mon. & Thurs.)

Comcast Communications 713-341-1000

Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Baker Road Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Dept. of Public Safety 713-465-8462

Poison control 1/800/764-7661

Harris County Animal Control 281-652-1970

Medical

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Kingsland Diagnostic Center 713-932-3000

Memorial Hospital 713-932-3000

Columbia Rosewood Medical 713-780-7900

Houston Methodist West 832-522-5522

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

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION INVITES

KATY/WEST HOUSTON RESIDENTS TO

JOIN 2020 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®​

Participants will Raise Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for

Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research. ​The Alzheimer’s Association®​

is inviting​Katy, Fulshear, Cypress, Richmond and other West Houston

area ​residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in

the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.​​The Walk will take

place on Saturday, September 26, 2020,​​The Katy/West Houston Walk

to End Alzheimer’s continues, but instead of hosting a large gathering,

the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as

individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Katy,

West Houston, Fulshear, Richmond and surrounding areas.

Time-honored components of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s are being

replicated. On walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers

and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons

participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all

delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers. A small

group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic

Promise Garden in a “view only” format on Walk day on commercial Blvd

along the original walk route to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

To enhance the participant experience leading up to the event and on

Walk day, new features are being added to the Walk to End Alzhemer’s

mobile app to create an opportunity for the community to connect.

Participants can use the app and new “Walk Mainstage’’ to track their

steps and distance, follow a virtual Walk path, manage their Facebook

fundraisers and access information and resources from the Association

and Walk sponsors to help individuals and families affected by the

disease. A new audio track is available to encourage participants along

the way and to congratulate them upon completion of their Walk.

There is no registration fee for participants. Sign up today as a team and

encourage your friends, family members, neighbors, book club, gym and

coworkers to join your team and start walking today!! There are many

incentives to raise funds but our main objective this year is to increase

participation in this growing community and increase awareness. For

more info, please visit www.alz.org​ or call 800-272-3900.

cRAFT SHOWS/FESTIVALS

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP MARKETPLACE

Shop ‘til You Drop Marketplace is a huge vendors market, which provides

a unique and varied shopping experience. This event is an annual

fundraiser that is put on by the Cy-Fair Women’s Club, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit,

community-service based organization. Our fundraising efforts are

directed back to the community. Vendors and shoppers look forward to

the event year after year and our membership is committed to its success

This year’s show will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the

Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. The doors

will open to shoppers from 9 AM to 5 PM. NEW THIS YEAR! We have added

a virtual online market. For more details about the show and for current

status and changes due to COVID 19, check out our website, www.

cyfairwomensclub.org/current-year-status-and-vendor-list.

September 2020 | Katy Communicator


8TH ANNUAL ST PAUL’S

FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 3, 2020, 9 AM TILL 3 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities and food! Bring the family and friends for

a fun filled day! Vendors contact Mary @ saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

THEATER/ARTS

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

2020-2021 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

We are calling the 2020/2021 season, A Season Of Discovery. It is perhaps our most ambitious

season yet, featuring two commissioned World Premieres, two Houston Premieres and two

musicals!. Remember, the more shows you subscribe to, the more you save! Buy 6 shows and

receive 20% off our regular ticket price (that’s a whole show for FREE), buy 5 shows and receive

18% off our regular ticket price, 4 shows and receive 15% off or buy 3 shows and receive 10% off

our regular ticket price! ALL packages include FREE exchanges and the opportunity to purchase

unlimited additional single tickets at your subscriber rate! You can choose between a 6, 5, 4 or

3 show package! We have limited availability via phone at this time, so if you have questions

or need assistance, please email rather than call. A representative from our box office will call

you back as soon as possible. Be assured, as we prepare to return in the fall, there will be a new

focus on social distancing, as well as expanded health and safety measures for your protection.

Apollo 8 - September 9-October 4, 2020

The Christmas Shoes - November 25-December 27, 2020

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2020-

2021 SEASON

Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater has put a hold on live productions until December 2020, to insure

the safety of our patrons and our artists. We hope you are all safe and healthy and we miss you.

In the meantime, we have some other free treats in store while we wait for the time to be right

for live theater.

TOOTH AND TAIL - a fun-filled digital reading -

September 5-15, 2020 ONLINE

OH MY GOD - October 13-25, 2020 ONLINE.

Ticket registration begins September 15 th

FINE WINES - November 2020 (exact dates TBA) Online

FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES -

December 4-6, 2020 at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston TX 77009

WOMEN ROCK, annual concert fundraiser at RUDYARDS! -

February 2021 Exact Date TBA

Keep an eye on our website, www.mildredsumbrella.com for ticket sales and developments.

For more information, call 832-463-0409 or send an email to info@mildredsumbrella.com.

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Sports opportunities

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 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.

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”

NETBALL CLUBS

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.

Contact houstonnetball@netballamerica.com for further information.

You can also “like” the Texas Netball Association on Facebook to see

regular announcements about netball in the Lonestar State! Also visit

netballamerica.com for general information about netball in America.

September 2020 | Katy Communicator


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 yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.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 league.

VOLLEYBALL

Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com 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

High School. No experience needed. For more information visit our

website, www.katycavalierlacrosse.org.

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.

U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAY

Each year league bowlers across the United States recognize U.S. Bowling

League Day on September 3 rd . Primarily an outdoor sport until around

1840, bowling was called the game of ninepins and popular with

gamblers. To snuff out the gambling, the state of Connecticut banned

the game in 1841, which led the newly indoor lane owners to add one pin

to their alleys to circumvent the law.

Clubs tried organizing and creating set rules, but it wasn’t until 1895 when

the American Bowling Congress came together at Beethoven Hall in New

York City. The American Bowling Congress established a maximum score

of 300, which still stands today. Other rules, such as lane length, widths

and distances between pins were also determined.

Today, leagues of men, women and mixed teams of all ages play in

bowling competitions around the world. Weekly league bowling is a

great social outing as well as great physical activity.

Gather your league and go bowling. If you are not a member of a league,

just invite some friends.

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8 TIPS FOR STUDYING AT HOME EFFECTIVELY

1. TRY ACTIVE STUDYING: Active studying is

as simple as asking questions before, during

and after study time. Not only does this help

to give your study session direction, but it also

helps keep you on track and reflect on how to

improve for your next study session!

Questions to ask yourself before you study:

What am I about to learn?

What do I already know about this subject?

Questions to ask yourself while you study:

How does this information fit into a bigger

picture?

Do I understand what I have just read?

Can I paraphrase it?

Are there any key words or ideas that I need to

write down? Why are these words and ideas

important?

Questions to ask yourself after you study:

What can I take away from this study session?

What do I need to review or learn next time?

HOW TO STUDY AT HOME

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Studying at home has its perks: it’s a comfortable, low-pressure environment. However, there

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procrastinate-when you do start, it’s easy to get off track.

At home, procrastination and distraction can prevent you from accomplishing what you

need to get done. Watching TV, taking a nap, scrolling through social media or other activities

(maybe even cleaning your room!), are big productivity killers that take you away from your

goal of studying for or completing that assignment.

Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to help you be more productive. Here are 8

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2. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: Students of all

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3. STUDY AT THE RIGHT TIME: Every student

has his or her own daily highs and lows. Some

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prefer the morning. Take advantage of the time of the day you feel most

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space clean and organized so you can put more time into studying (and

less trying to find a pen that works).

5. EAT PROPERLY: Don’t forget to eat! Your body (and your brain) needs

fuel to help stay in top form. Plus, it’s difficult to focus when your stomach

is growling. Have healthy snacks while you study, but make sure they’re

prepared in advance so you don’t spend too much time away from your

work. More time away means more opportunity to be distracted!

6. CREATE A TIMETABLE: Creating a timetable helps organize your time,

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