The advertisers that make your
newsletter possible are small
businesses owned by your neighbors!
Please give them a call when you
need services for your home.
The Trails | January 2021 1
without joint pain
Live life without joint pain.
At Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at West
Hospital, we know that joint pain affects every part of your life.
With treatment plans customized for you, our specialists offer
a full range of advanced nonsurgical and surgical techniques.
Our expert joint care includes:
• Innovative pain control methods
• Physical therapy to improve mobility and range of motion
• The latest technology, including minimally invasive
surgical techniques that help reduce recovery time
PARK ROW DR.
ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE
AT WEST HOSPITAL
BARKER CYPRESS RD.
And, with enhanced safety measures in place, you can
rest assured your safety is our priority.
Schedule an appointment:
January 2021 | The Trails
ALL EMERGENCIES 911
Harris County Sheriff 713-221-6000
Dept. of Public Safety 713-681-1761
KISD Police Department 281-237-4000
Ft. Bend County Sheriff 281-342-6116
HCESD 48 Fire Dept. 281-599-8888
Domestic Abuse - emergency 281-391-4357
Domestic Abuse - non-emergency 281-391-4504
Katy Family YMCA 281-392-5055
Harris County Court House 713-859-0685
Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-5289
Commissioner Radack 281-463-6300
Harris County Mosquito Control 713-440-4800
Si Enviro - www.sienv.com 832-490-1600
Health Dept. Backyard Cleanup 713-439-6270
KISD Administration 281-396-6000
KISD Transportation. 281-396-7560
Exley Elementary 281-237-8400
Hayes Elementary 281-237-3200
McMeans Junior High 281-237-8000
Taylor High School 281-237-3100
LIBRARIES HARRIS CO.
THE TRAILS IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Maud Marks 281-492-8592
Libraries Ft. Bend Co.
Cinco Ranch Branch 281-395-1311
George Memorial Branch 281-342-4455
Mamie George Branch 281-491-8086
Centerpoint Energy Gas 713-659-2111
Reliant Energy 713-207-7777
Fort Bend Telephone 281-391-2222
AT & T Repair 1-800-246-8464
AT & T New Service 1-800-288-2020
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
Poison Control 1/800/764-7661
Harris County Animal Control 281-652-1970
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000
Kingsland Diagnostic Center 713-932-3000
Memorial Hospital 713-932-3000
Columbia Rosewood Medical 713-780-7900
Christus St. Catherine 281-599-5700
PUBLISHED BY: KRENEK PRINTING
www.krenekprinting.com • 281-463-8649
INFORMATION ON BUSINESS ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org
NON-PROFIT ARTICLE REQUESTS: email@example.com
The Trails | January 2021 3
KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
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 6, 2021 to raise funds
for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year, over 60
teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over
$115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants.
The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone
this year with over $2 million awarded in its first eight 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. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring
Imagination grants awarded to teachers in May 2021.
Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/
Reason2Race2021 or www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact
the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.
GRAEME’S RUN - 5K & 1 MILE WALK
February 20, 2021, No Label Brewery
Registration 8 AM
Run Starts at 9 AM
(We are hopeful for an in-person event. Our site will be updated Run
Starts at 9 AM to reflect the most current information. Either way, shirts,
pint glasses and run bags will be ready for you at packet pick-up!)
Family Entertainment: Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Food, Raffle, Chris
Boise and Righteous Cause Band.
Register & Learn More: www.graemesssuperheroes.org
***all funds raised benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation.
NCL-KATY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the oldest and largest motherdaughter
volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and
daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing
together and improving their communities through philanthropic,
leadership and cultural activities. For the 2021-2022 Membership Year,
we are accepting applications for mothers with daughters currently in 6 th
grade in the Katy ISD, Richmond, Fulshear or Sealy areas. Deadline for all
applications and required forms is due 1/15/2021.
We look forward to meeting everyone as you learn more about
this opportunity to make a aluable impact to our community while
strengthening your mother/daughter bond by joining NCL-Katy chapter.
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity,
visit us at www.nationalcharityleague.org/vpage/index-katy/, click on
Join Our Chapter for additional information. Contact Colleen Cooper, VP
Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES TO REMEMBER
January 1st: Holiday
January 4th: Professional Learning Day - No Students
January 5th: First Day of Spring Semester
January 6th: Family Night (No Homework Assigned)
January 18th: Holiday
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL UPDATES
CONTINUED CAMPUS PHASE 1 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Katy ISD Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols remain in effect to ensure the
continued mitigation and deterrence of the potential spread of COVID-19. The
District anticipates releasing Phase 2 protocols when state, local and the Texas
Education Agency (TEA) provide updated guidance allowing for de-escalation of
virus mitigation protocols. Katy ISD will provide updates as additional information
becomes available. Please check the Katy ISD “Smart Restart” webpage to review
current Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols.
Donatutors is a nonprofit tutoring organization that donates 100% of
our proceeds to charity. All of our tutors are straight-A students at Seven
Lakes High school and we offer a multitude of courses like creative
writing, computer science, biology, public speaking, ICTW writing and
many different math courses too. We charge $20 per class, but the first
one is free! For more information, check out donatutors.com or email
us at email@example.com. What’s even cooler is that this summer
Donatutors was able to raise $1,283 which we used 70% to give to a
Houston based charity called NAMI and 30% to buy a bunch of masks
and canned food for donation. Please check us out!
TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL
SURPRISE YOUR FRIENDS
AND FAMILY WITH SOME FLAMINGO FUN!
Taylor High School Project Graduation would LOVE to help YOU surprise
that special someone on their memorable occasion!! Our flamboyance
of flamingoes is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, wedding and baby
showers, graduation parties and just about any other event you can think
of! For only $40 you will get 20 flamingoes and a “Happy Birthday” sign on
request. AND….. for only $10 more, you can get another 20 flamingoes!!
Not only that, but your purchase goes to a GREAT cause - giving our
seniors a fun, safe environment to celebrate their graduation!
To get your flock of flamingoes, contact Christina Och at Thsflamingos@
gmail.com, 713-344-3242 or visit us at THSprojectgrad.com. Get a leg up
and schedule yours today!
TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL’S
ANNUAL MADRIGAL DINNER
The 37 th Annual Madrigal Dinner is a cherished tradition at James Taylor
High School. Enter the castle, cross the drawbridge and join the student
beggars and wenches for a four-course, catered dinner featured in our
castle banquet hall. Music, food and laughter are interwoven within
Renaissance period skit.
Save the Date: February 12 th and 13 th (evening shows only). Tickets will
go on sale the second week of January at www.taylorchoir.org.
January 2021 | The Trails
NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH
The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and
resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National
Blood Donor Month. Below are key messages that can be relayed to
donors while scheduling appointments.
• Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal
illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a
sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged
to give now.
• The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day
for patients in need.
• Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage
them to make an appointment with you. Without more donors, patients
will not have the blood they need.
• Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency
personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to
determine a patient’s blood type.
• Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused
to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
• Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or
• Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading
and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get
started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by using the Blood Donor
• For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-
800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
Martin Luther King, Jr., an American
clergyman and Nobel Prize winner
was one of the principal leaders of the
American civil rights movement and
a prominent advocate of nonviolent
protest. King’s challenges to segregation
and racial discrimination in the 1950s
and 1960s helped convince many white
Americans to support the cause of civil
rights in the United States. After his
assassination in 1968, King became a
symbol of protest in the struggle for racial
justice. In 1957, King helped found the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed
to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became the
organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual influence.
He was responsible for much of the organization’s fundraising, which
he frequently conducted in conjunction with preaching engagements
in Northern churches. SCLC sought to complement the NAACP’s legal
efforts to dismantle segregation through the courts, with King and other
SCLC leaders encouraging the use of nonviolent direct action to protest
discrimination. These activities included marches, demonstrations and
“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963
March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for jobs
and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote address
to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters. His “I Have
a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights movement in
oratory as moving as any in American history. After his death, King came
to represent black courage and achievement, high moral leadership
and the ability of Americans to address and overcome racial divisions.
Perhaps the most important memorial is the national holiday in King’s
honor, designated by the Congress of the United States in 1983 and
observed on the third Monday in January, a day that falls on or near
King’s birthday of January 15 th .
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.
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.
B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC
- RED CROSS 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
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE
Together since 1979
1400 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N. #130
YOUR AD COULD
Local Subdivision Newsletters reaching over 100,000 homes
Visit our website for a full price list or call our office today!
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTERS LLC
PROTECT YOUR WORLD
Insurance and discounts subject to terms, conditions and availability. Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance Co., Allstate Fire and Casualty
InsuranceCo..LifeinsuranceandannuitiesissuedbyLincolnBenefitLife Company,Lincoln,NE,AllstateLife Insurance Company,Northbrook,
IL, and American Heritage Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, Hauppauge,
NY. Northbrook, IL. © 2010 Allstate Insurance Co.
The Trails | January 2021 5
You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!
1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch
baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti
and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a
large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared
baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and
reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining
1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until
cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand
5 minutes before cutting.
Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!
1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust
1 cup butter, softened
8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat
the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’
sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.
Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into
chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of
pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.
January 2021 | The Trails
Gardening Tips For January
• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water
than from lack of food.
• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.
• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.
• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and
old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into
heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate
and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before
• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete
fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six
inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.
• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze
damage to crown.
• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off
leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce
water for poinsettias.
• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.
• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as
flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature
will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed
manufacturer’s directions before spraying.
• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings
of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded
• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.
Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs
before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape
myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting
unwanted canes out at base of plant.
• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the
spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds,
keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new
beds for roses.
• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody
plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be
expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural
needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid
crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet
soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.
• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about
50% humus, including rotted manure.
• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender
plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature
rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but
remove when weather warms.
WINTER SPECIALS ON EQUIPMENT INSTALLS
• Serving area
Free estimate or 2 nd opinion
License TACLB 24777E and Insured
w/ equipment purchase
Water Heaters • Drain Problems
Faucet Installation & Repair
Gas Test • Water Leaks & Much More
35+ Years Experience
• All repairs
Expires 1/31/2021 WAC Expires 1/31/2021
Always there for you!
Low Price Guarantee
Licensed & Insured
The Trails | January 2021 7
HEATING • AIR CONDITIONING
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Must redeem coupon at time of service. Expires 1/31/2021
Up to $1100 00 Rebates
on a New Qualifying
Home Comfort System
FREE ESTIMATES on New Equipment
For all of your plumbing needs, call...
Low Price Guarantee
Licensed and Insured
Follow me on Angie’s List
Sewer Camera Inspection and Drain Cleaning
Garbage Disposal and Faucet • Water Heater • Repipe
Sewer Repair • Pipe Repair • Toilet Installation
ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!
Sewer Camera Inspections $120
*Cannot be combined with any other offers
CC Building by Design
Licensed Interior Designer, Registered Builder, Contractor
Kitchen / Bath / Home Remodeling
Shower and Tub
Behlmann Law Firm, LP
Estate Planning & Asset Protection
Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate
Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
• Probate Specialist
• Living Trusts & Wills
• Powers of Attorney & Health Care Directives
• Medicaid Trusts, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning
• Special Needs Planning & Guardianships
• LLC’s, Family LLC’s & Limited Partnerships
• Business Formation & Planning
Free Initial Estate Planning & Probate Consultations
21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450
“We work as unto
• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Windows / Doors • Floors • Hardi Siding
• Rooms Additions • Complete Renovations • Patio Covers
January 2021 | The Trails