Westheimer Lakes September 2020

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SplashPad Texas Onsite Office 832-222-2355

WLN Recreation Center Onsite Office 281-394-5961

CG Recreation Center (Canyon Gate only) 832-222-2970

Priority Protection & Investigations (Office) 832-243-5056

Priority Protection & Investigations (Patrol) 281-210-6248

Board and Advisory Members 2020

BOARD MEMBERS

Rachel Gwin

Randy Carter

Brian Walz

Philip Booth

James Valdes

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

ADVISORY

Tony Gutierrez

Richard Paz

Fred DeRivas

Selene Malek

Shawn Demaree

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Utilities

Electricity (TXU) (800) 368-1398

Electricity (Reliant) (713) 207-7777

Gas (Centerpoint) (713) 659-2111

En-touch (Customer Service) (281) 225-1000

Trash (Waste Management) (713) 686-6666

Water (Fort Bend MUD #142) (832) 467-1599

Property Tax Authorities

Fort Bend County Tax (281) 341-3710

Katy ISD (281) 396-6000

Lamar CISD (832) 223-0000

Area Hospitals

Christus St. Catherine Hospital 281-599-5700

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-392-1111

West Houston Med Center 281-558-3444

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Features of the Westheimer Lakes Community Intranet include:

• Receive e-blasts from the Association (i.e. Association news and announcements, community events,

local area happenings and more!)

• Resident Directory

• Classifieds

• Current Events and Activities

• Documents and Forms (i.e. ARC guidelines, deed restrictions, financials, etc.)

• Event Photos and MORE!

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US Post Office-South (281) 633-0386

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Voters Registration (281) 341-8670

Vehicle Registration (281) 341-3709

Drivers License Information (281) 633-5400

Fort Bend Chamber (281) 491-0800

Police & Fire

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Ft. Bend Co. Sheriff Patrol Sgt. Desk (281) 341-4665

Fulshear Fire Department (281) 346-2800

Emergency Medical Services (281) 342-7233

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Texas DPS (281) 633-5400

Westheimer Lakes North Schools (KISD)

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Seven Lakes Junior High (6-8) (281) 234-2100

Seven Lakes High School (9-12) (281) 237-2800

Westheimer Lakes Schools (Lamar ISD)

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AUGUST WINNERS - YARD OF THE MONTH!

Westheimer Lakes - 10911 Dermott Ridge Drive (Canyon Gate)

WESTHEIMER LAKES SPLASHPAD TEXAS HOURS

26103 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond, TX 77406

Business Office (2 nd Floor)

Phone: 832-222-2355

EMAIL: wsplashpad@entouch.net

Office Hours: Tuesday - 11 AM-7 PM

Wednesday through Saturday - 9 AM-5 PM

Onsite Community Director: Casey Gwin

The SplashPad Texas water park is open during the winter months if

weather permits. Office staff only are on duty. The SplashPad Slide Pool

is only open during the summer season. Private parties can be arranged

with the Onsite Community Director during regular business hours only.

Please call 832-222-2355 or email wsplashpad@entouch.net for more

information.

WESTHEIMER LAKES NORTH RECREATION CENTER HOURS

6201 Westheimer Lakes North Drive, Katy, TX 77494

Business Office Phone: 281-394-5961

EMAIL: wln@entouch.net

Office Hours: Monday through Friday - 9 AM-5 PM

Fitness Center Hours: 7 days a week - 5 AM-10 PM

Onsite Community Manager: Marci Birthisel

CANYON GATE RECREATION CENTER HOURS

25501 Canyon Crossing Drive, Richmond, TX 77406

Business Office Phone: 832-222-2970

EMAIL: wlgate@entouch.net

Office Hours:

Tuesday- Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM

Fitness Center Hours: 7 days a week - 5 AM-10 PM

Onsite Community Manager: Will Gwin

Congratulations to the “Yard of the Month” winners! Special thanks to our

sponsor Cornelius Nursery!

Do you have a neighbor or friend in the community who has an

outstanding front yard? Nominate them for the Yard of the Month! To

nominate a yard, please email the address and a picture, if possible, to

mevrard@canyongate.com.

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Westheimer Lakes North - 6018 Remson Hollow Ln. (Section 4)

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Register from your laptop or desktop today!

NEW HOMEOWNERS MUST REGISTER TO GAIN

ACCESS TO AMENITIES

All new homeowners, as well as current residents (if not already

registered), are asked to register at the Westheimer Lakes onsite office

located on the second floor of the SplashPad Texas building. This process

ensures that all residents have access to the amenities such as the pool,

automobile stickers and EZ Tag enrollment (no cost with a Harris County

EZ Tag) for entry into the EZ Tag lanes at the gated sections. Some

electronic tag fees are applicable. Your proof of resident ownership will

be needed to properly complete your registration. The gate attendants

maintain a list of residents that have registered at the onsite business

office. Your visitors should also be reminded to stop and register with

the gate attendant. Association’s property is under camera surveillance

cameras are in place throughout strategic areas of the community. For

more details and assistance, please contact your onsite office manager

at 832-222-2355.

DISCLAIMER

The Association doesn’t verify, endorse or approve any products,

information or opinions mentioned at Association sponsored functions

or contained in this community newsletter.

Note: Hours are depending on COVID-19 restrictions.

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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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.

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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 @

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THEATER/ARTS

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

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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.

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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 -

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

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FINE WINES - November 2020 (exact dates TBA) Online

FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES -

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WOMEN ROCK, annual concert fundraiser at RUDYARDS! -

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HOUSTON WEST FAMILY GENEALOGY SOCIETY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020, 12:30-3 PM

Do you have DNA results? So what do you do now? Join us for a special

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will explain what DNA is and what your results mean. This is a virtual

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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

(WITHOUT GETTING DISTRACTED)

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

are a few reasons it can be difficult to study at home; with so many distractions, it’s easy to

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

ways to help you stay focused and get more done when studying at home.

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

ages should get at least eight hours of sleep

every school night. It’s the best way to ensure

that the brain is refreshed and ready to process

all of the information learned during the day. It

may be tempting to stay up late to cram, but it’s

more beneficial to get enough rest. A full night’s

sleep is especially important the night before a

test-a good night’s sleep makes you more alert

and improves memory for test material, leading

to better test results.

3. STUDY AT THE RIGHT TIME: Every student

has his or her own daily highs and lows. Some

people are night owls while some people

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

productive and don’t try to force yourself to study when your brainpower

isn’t at its peak. Try to study when you are most alert, so you are able to

process and retain the information that you are studying.

4. HAVE A DESIGNATED STUDY AREA: Whether it’s the kitchen table or

the desk in your bedroom, create an area to study that is a designated

study zone. Try to reserve your bed for sleeping and avoid studying in it

(it can be all too easy to take a nap!). Most importantly, keep your study

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,

schedules your breaks and is especially useful when you have multiple

subjects to study. Write your schedule down so you can remember it

and refer to it often. Set reasonable limits for how much time you spend

studying each day and break your study session up into manageable

chunks of time.

7. USE A TIMER: Use a timer to help keep track of time and to make sure

you stick to the timetable you created. Setting a timer helps keeps you

focused on the task at hand, committed to working until the timer goes

off and helps keep you on track to cover all the material you need to.

Above all else, it helps keep your break time effective and guilt-free

(because you’ve earned it!).

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME

Although it seems convenient, studying at home can be difficultprocrastination

and distraction can happen easily. But with a little bit of

planning and organization, it can be an effective (and comfortable) place

to study. Try some of these tips for studying at home to help you stay

focused and more efficient with your study time.

Source: www.oxfordlearning.com/tips-for-studying-at-home/

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY -

SUNDAY AFTER LABOR DAY

Each year on the Sunday following Labor Day, grandchildren across

the country honor their grandparents. There is a special bond that

can only be shared between grandchildren and their grandparents.

Grandparents are full of hugs and kisses, family history, wisdom, patience,

love and guidance. National Grandparents Day gives grandchildren the

opportunity to show love and appreciation to their grandparents.

National Grandparents Day has its very own song. The National

Grandparents Day Council of Chula Vista, California announced in 2004

that A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill would be the official

song of the United States National Grandparents Day holiday. The Council

presented Prill with the National Songwriter’s Award in recognition of his

highly popular composition A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.

The forget-me-not is the official flower for National Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents Day is expected to grow in significance over the

next decade and beyond as the number of grandparents in the United

States rises from 65 million in 2011 to 80 million in 2020 as a result of the

baby boom. Show your appreciation for everything your grandparents

have done for you.

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Four Cheese Margherita Pizza

You could make this on National Cheese Pizza Day September 5th!

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

8 Roma tomatoes, sliced

2 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crusts

8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese

4 ounces shredded Fontina cheese

10 fresh basil leaves, washed, dried

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Stir together olive oil, garlic and salt; toss with tomatoes and allow to stand

for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush each pizza crust with

some of the tomato marinade. Sprinkle the pizzas evenly with Mozzarella

and Fontina cheeses. Arrange tomatoes overtop, then sprinkle with shredded

basil, Parmesan and feta cheese.

Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about

10 minutes.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

You could make this on National Butterscotch Pudding Day September

19th!

INGREDIENTS:

1 loaf day-old bread, torn into small pieces

4 cups milk

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

3 eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup butterscotch chips

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking

dish. In a large bowl, combine bread, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and

butterscotch chip, mixture should be the consistency of oatmeal. Pour

into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven 1 hour, until nearly set. (It should have a “thigh

wiggle” or wiggle as much as a well endowed thigh.) Serve warm or cold.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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