Seven Meadows January 2021

johnnykrz

Seven Meadows

Community News

January

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.

Seven Meadows | January 2021 1


KEEP

YOU

MOVING

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

FRY RD.

GREENHOUSE RD.

PARK ROW DR.

HOUSTON METHODIST

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:

houstonmethodist.org/jointpain

832.522.8280

2

January 2021 | Seven Meadows


www.sevenmeadowslive.com

Principal Management Group 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr., Suite 150 Houston, TX 77041

Community Manager

Erica Slater,

e.slater@pmghouston.com

281-896-9896

Assistant Community Manager/Event Coordinator

Erica Donner

7meadowskaty@gmail.com

281-394-2274

Clubhouse Onsite office 281-394-2274

23610 Seven Meadows Pkwy., Katy, TX 77494

Avalon at Seven Meadows CAI

katyavalon@gmail.com

Crest Management 281-579-0761

Alarm Monitoring (En-Touch) 281-225-1000

Emergency Numbers Police/Fire 911

Fort Bend County Sheriff 281-341-4665

City of Katy Police 281-391-4848

Fulshear Fire Dept. Sec. 1-8 281-346-2800

Community Fire Dept. Sec. 9-11 281-498-1310

Willowfork Fire Dept. 281-578-0009

Info. Center, Avalon,

Meadowbrook Farms Golf

281-693-GOLF

Utilities

Gas-Center Point 281-342-6665

Water/Sewer-

MUD 34-Municipal Operations & Consulting 281-367-5511

Section 1-8

MUD 35-Inframark 281-579-4500

Section 1-9, Avalon

Seven

Meadows

Important

Numbers

Garbage Collection- Best Trash 281-313-2378

Telephone-TXU 281-396-5000

Cable-

Xfinity.com

Internet Service-

Xfinity.com

Consolidated Comm. 281-396-5000

Library-

Cinco Ranch Branch 281-395-1311

Government Offices

US Post Office 281-391-3909

Driver’s License- 281-391-4874

City of Katy 281-232-4334

Fort Bend County

Motor Vehicle Reg. 281-341-3710

Voter Registration-Fort Bend 281-341-3411

Fort Bend County Courthouse 281-342-3411

Chamber of Commerce 281-828-1100

Fort Bend County EMS 281-344-3006

Southeast Texas Poison Center 800-222-1222

NEWSLETTER:

Krenek Printing Co.

281-463-8649 7102 Fax: 281-463-2425

For Business ads: ads@krenekprinting.com

Non-Profit articles - news@krenekprinting.com

SCHOOLS

Katy ISD 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation(West) 281-396-7560

Holland Ele. 281-234-0500

Griffin Ele. 281-237-8700

Beckendorff Jr. High 281-237-8800

Seven Lakes High School 281-237-2800

Merrill Career Center 281-237-6300

NEWSPAPERS

Katy News 281-578-0595

Katy Times 281-391-3141

MEDICAL

Fort Bend County Health Dept. 281-342-6414

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-392-1111

Kingsland Diagnostic Center 281-579-1119

Christus St. Catherine Hospital 281-599-5700

Seven Meadows | January 2021 3


SEVEN MEADOWS CLUBHOUSE

Office: 281-394-2274

23610 Seven Meadows Parkway Katy, TX 77494

Clubhouse Hours:

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

4

10 AM-5 PM

Closed

10 AM-5 PM

10 AM-6 PM

8:30 AM-12:30 PM

COMMUNITY HEROES - VOLUNTEER

BE AN EVERYDAY HERO

Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever

have. Community VFD offers free fire training and volunteering is a great

way to make a difference personally while having a positive impact in your

community. Volunteers can fight fires, drive apparatuses, extract patients from

vehicles at accidents scenes and etc. Community VFD also provides emergency

medical services (EMS) and provides opportunities for individuals with a Texas

EMS certification to serve their community. Visit www.communityvfd.org or

email Chief Steve Fowler at sfowler@communityvfd.com.

STREETLIGHT OUT?

If your streetlight is out, • go to the pole • get the number off the pole (should

be vertical at eye level) • go home and go to www.centerpointenergy.

com/outage • enter your information and the pole number • if you would

like to know when it has been received and fixed, check the box to get

the email notice. And in a few days the light should be fixed. Thanks for

being a good neighbor and keeping our neighborhood safe and bright!

GOING ON VACATION?

If you are going on vacation, and would like Fort Bend Sheriff’s department

to check on your residence while you are away, call the sheriff at 281-341-

4666 or fill out a Vacation Watch Form online at: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/

vacationForm.asp. Report any suspicious activity to the Ft. Bend Sheriff’s

Department at 281-341-4666.

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.

CODE KEY: 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

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 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.

Community

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 membershipkaty@nclonline.org

January 2021 | Seven Meadows


LIBRARIES

ALL HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS

WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS

TIME

HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-Up is now available at ALL HCPL

branches.

Harris County Public Library will continue to offer a wide array of online

services:

• Use HCPL Wi-Fi service while maintaining social distancing with HCPL’s

Drive-up Wi-Fi

• Download ebooks and audiobooks, stream movies, research and learn

at www.hcpl.net

• Attend an HCPL program or story time online through Facebook or

YouTube

• Check your account to renew loans or request books

• eBooks, comics or graphic novels through OverDrive

• Stream classic films, indie cinema and award-winning documentaries

on Kanopy

• Listen to audiobooks through RBDigital or OverDrive

• Read along and play with picture books on TumbleBooks

• Ask us a question via chat on Ask a Librarian

• Get book recommendations via Book Hunters

If you do not have an HCPL library card, you can get instant access to all

HCPL’s digital materials including ebooks, streaming movies and research

tools with an iKnow Digital Access Card.

How does Curbside Holds Pick-Up work?

Here’s how it works: When you receive notification that your holds are

ready for pick-up, call your HCPL pick-up location. Please have your

library card number and PIN handy. You will be given a pick-up time and

instructions for curbside pick-up (These may vary slightly from branch to

branch). When you arrive at the library, follow the instructions you were

provided over the phone. You may be asked to show your library card or

other form of ID for verification.

Note: Library staff will not be able to take your returns during curbside

pick-up, please put them in the book drop. For your safety and that of

HCPL staff, curbside pick-up may be temporarily suspended during bad

weather.

DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and

do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Krenek Printing Co. or its employees. Krenek

Printing is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by

others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content within

this publication. All warranties and representations made in the advertising content are

solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken

up with the advertiser.

The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to

place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising.

• Interior & Exterior Painting • Wood Replacement

• HARDIPLANK ® Replacement • Interior Carpentry

• Sheetrock Repair

• Sheetrock Insulation

• Interior & Exterior Door

• Cabinet Painting

Replacements

• Pressure Washing

• Stucco Repair

• Fence Replacement • Wallpaper removal and texturing

• Custom Staining

• Crown Moldings

NO MONEY UP FRONT

30 Years Experience • References Available

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL

- FREE ESTIMATES-

BashansPainting@yahoo.com

www.BashansPainting.com

* FULLY INSURED *

281-347-6702 or

281-731-3383 Cell

We accept all major credit cards

GUTTERS

SEAMLESS ALUMINUM GUTTERS

• Sales • Repairs • Cleanouts

NOW OFFERING FINANCING!

Ask us for more details!

281-492-1991

www.kustomgutters.com

Joni & Jimmy Rechner

Owners &

Katy Residents

Family owned &

operated for

over 45 years!

FREE Estimates • Lowest Price Guaranteed • LIFETIME LABOR WARRANTY

Always there for you!

Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints in this publication

the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical

mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of

misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. Under no circumstances shall the

publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss

of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to

publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above.

Published by: KRENEK PRINTING CO,

281-463-8649 • news@krenekprinting.com

MPL#40815

Water Heaters • Drain Problems

Faucet Installation & Repair

Gas Test • Water Leaks & Much More

35+ Years Experience

832-890-8449

info@tonysplumbingtx.com

www.tonysplumbingtx.com

$30 off

any Job

Over $95

Low Price Guarantee

Licensed & Insured

Seven Meadows | January 2021 5


COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES

As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of

the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:

1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and

controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium

include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor

appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of

milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified

orange juice and dark, leafy greens.

2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms

of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or

weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to

softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings

of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,

twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.

3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs

work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term

because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or

because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney

disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of

a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in

severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,

consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.

4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get

too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia

can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse

hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans

(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.

5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make

neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans

and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is

becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include

numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;

anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;

paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal

sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for

vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes

and breakfast cereals.

6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for

women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such

a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number

of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an

unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,

mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,

6

go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.

7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in

energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,

nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can

lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,

personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your

levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,

cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.

Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/

common-nutrient-deficiencies

EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES

The new food plate unveiled by the Department of Agriculture sends a

clear message: eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are easy ways to get

more of these important foods into your diet:

Start early: Get in the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables

a day by eating them early with your morning meal. Add a banana to

your cereal, berries to your yogurt, veggies to your omelet.

Make them visible: Set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen or have carrot

sticks available for snacking. Take some time to prepare the fruits or

vegetables, so they are ready to eat.

Frozen is good: Frozen vegetables, such as peas and carrots, are a great

way to make sure you always have vegetables in the house.

At mealtime, think of the veggies first, not the protein: Half of your

plate needs to be filled with fruits and vegetables. Base your meals on

what vegetables you’ll have and then think of the grains and protein to

go with it.

Have fruit with your sweets: Fruits are nature’s natural candy. Puree

berries and adding them as a sauce to desserts, such as ice cream.

Courtesy of: www.livescience.com/35730-five-easy-ways-eat-morefruits-vegetables.html

January 2021 | Seven Meadows


MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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 boycotts.

“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 .

Providing Compassionate Care to the Companions in Your Life

Grooming

& Boarding

Available

• Dr. Cynthia Aswad • Dr. Sadie Bowling • Dr. Michelle Hessell

• Dr. Bryan Ping • Dr. David Thurmond

M-F 7am-6pm

Sat 8am-12pm

Dr. Michelle Now Seeing Pocket Pets

(by appointment only)

Family Owned & Operated

FRE E

HEALTHY

NEW PET EXAM

With coupon. One coupon per family.

Not valid with any other offer.

5910 FM 1463 (Next to CVS) • Katy, TX. 77494

www.thewellpetcenter.com

NATIONAL PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

15% OFF Canine/Feline

Dental Cleaning Packages

+FREE Dental Exam in February

281-394-2355

info@thewellpetcenter.com

Valid for multiple pets within the same family

With coupon. Not valid with any other offer.

Valid 2/1/21-2/28/21

Flewellen Way

FM 359

WellPet

Center

Shell

CVS


McDonalds

FM 1463

FM 359

S. Fry Road

Wendy’s

FM 1093

Seven Meadows | January 2021 7


25 WAYS TO SNEAK IN

MORE EXERCISE EVERY DAY

One of the TOP New Year resolutions: exercise more! Here

are some ways to help incorporate exercise into your daily

routines:

1. Make your bed every morning.

2. Do 10 push-ups every morning.

3. Squat while you brush your teeth.

4. Park farther than you need to.

5. Clean your office.

6. Take the stairs.

7. Exercise on the job.

8. Do your own filing/copying/coffee-fetching.

9. Switch your office chair for a stability ball.

10. Schedule a daily walk break at work.

11. Take calls standing up.

12. Skip the inter-office mail and walk it over.

13. Suggest walk meetings.

14. Practice isometrics.

15. Reorganize your office or home.

16. Go on walking/biking errands.

17. Do the grocery shopping.

18. Make your own food.

19. Hand-wash dishes.

20. Keep your yoga mat/weights/kettlebell by the TV.

21. Clean your home.

22. Wash your own vehicle.

23. Play with children.

24. Dance.

25. Laugh.

Courtesy of: www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/25-ways-tosneak-in-more-exercise-every-day/

8

POPULAR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

• Drink Less Alcohol

• Eat Right

• Get a Better Education

• Get a Better Job

• Get Fit

• Lose Weight

• Quit Smoking Now

• Reduce Stress On-the-Job

• Reduce Stress Overall

• Save Money

• Take a Trip

• Volunteer to Help Others

LOVE YOURSELF

To love yourself means to respect and appreciate yourself as you are and to come to

terms with those aspects of yourself that you can’t change - the aspects that make

you unique. It means allowing yourself to drop the conditions that you have created

to love yourself like, “I will love myself once I…” and simply choose to embrace the

good and the bad, the mistakes and the triumphs.

Loving yourself isn’t a one-time thing, but an endless, ongoing process that starts

with realizing that it’s not about discovering self-love; it’s about tearing down the

walls you’ve built against it. Below are 6 ways to learn to love yourself more:

1. Focus on the things you like about yourself

2. Make time to do the things you enjoy

3. Let go of mistakes and embrace the past

4. Appreciate your life

5. Get out of your comfort zone

6. Take care of your body!

Courtesy of: www.recoverywarriors.com/6-simple-ways-to-love-yourself-more

January 2021 | Seven Meadows


A HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR: 11 SMART TIPS

1. Read to your children every day. Start by the age of six months.

Reading to children shows them the importance of communication and

motivates them to become readers. It also provides a context to discuss

issues and learn what is on your child’s mind.

2. Make your children feel loved and important. Kids develop a sense

of self-worth early in life. They get it from their parents. Listen to what

your children have to say. Assure them that they are loved and safe.

Celebrate their individuality and tell them what makes them special and

what you admire about them.

3. Provide your child with a tobacco-free environment. Indoor air

pollution from tobacco increases ear infections, chest infections and

even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. If you smoke, consider quitting.

Remember, the most important predictor of whether your children will

grow up to be smokers is whether you smoke. Make your home a smokefree

zone.

• FAMILY OWNED • REFERENCES • INSURED & BONDED

• 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

2 Call or Text

Estimates@cphou.com

www.cphou.com 81-345-980 0

FREE

Estimates

Carpentry • Sheetrock - Texture • Pressure Washing • HardiPlank ®

Refinish-Staining • Crown Molding • Fences

4. Pay attention to nutrition. Nutrition makes a big difference in how

kids grow, develop and learn. Good nutrition is a matter of balance.

Provide foods from several food groups at each meal. Emphasize foods

that are less processed, such as whole grain breads and cereals and fresh

fruits and vegetables. Review your child’s diet with your pediatrician for

suggestions.

5. Do a “childproofing” survey of your home. A child’s-eye view home

survey should systematically go from room to room, removing all the

“booby traps” that await the curious toddler or preschooler. Think of

poisons, small objects, sharp edges, knives, firearms and places to fall.

6. Make sure immunizations are up to date. Review your child’s

immunization record with your pediatrician. Make sure your child is

current on recommended immunizations.

7. Practice “safety on wheels.” Make sure everyone in the car is buckled

up for every ride, with children in the back seat in age-appropriate child

safety seats. All bikers, skaters and skateboarders should wear helmets.

8. Prevent violence by setting good examples. Hitting, slapping and

spanking teaches children that it is acceptable to hit other people to

solve problems. Non-physical forms of discipline work better in the long

run. Remember that words can hurt too.

9. Monitor your children’s “media.” Monitor what your children see and

hear on television, in movies and in music. Children are affected by what

they see and hear, particularly in these times of violent images. Talk to

your children about “content.” If you feel that a movie or TV program is

inappropriate, redirect your child to more suitable programming.

10. Become more involved in your child’s school and your child’s

education. Visit your child’s school. Become active in the parent-teacher

organization. Volunteer in the classroom or for special projects. Be

available to help with homework. If your child’s education is important to

you, it will be important to him.

11. Help kids understand tobacco, alcohol and the media. Help your

teenager understand the difference between the misleading messages in

advertising and the truth about the dangers of using alcohol and tobacco

products. Talk about ads with your child. Help your child understand the

real messages being conveyed. Make sure the TV shows and movies your

child watches do not glamorize the use of tobacco, alcohol and other

drugs.

American Academy of Pediatrics

CC Building by Design

Licensed Interior Designer, Registered Builder, Contractor

Kitchen / Bath / Home Remodeling


Custom Cabinets

Shower and Tub

Int/Ext Painting

Electrical

Color Concepts

Flooring

Countertops

Siding

Plumbing

Home Repairs

FREE Estimates

281-395-0551

www.DesignsWithYouInMind.com

Seven Meadows | January 2021 9


Spaghetti Pizza

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!

Ingredients:

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!

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust

4 eggs

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

DIRECTIONS:

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.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

10

January 2021 | Seven Meadows


LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd.

• Interior - Exterior

• Power Washing

• Sheetrock & Texture

• HardiPlank ® Replacement

• Minor Repairs

Your home is an expensive investment!

Painting beautifies &

preserves that investment!

Free Estimates

O 281-492-2643 C 281-844-4338

"Doing business from the same location since 1978"

myACandHEAT.com

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

planting.

• 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.

Water in.

• 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

until rooted.

• 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.

Call Anytime!

HEATING • AIR CONDITIONING

HEATER SAFETY

CHECK

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Must redeem coupon at time of service. Expires 1/31/2021

TACLB019260E

FREE ESTIMATES on New Equipment

Helping Build Businesses & Bring Communities Together since 1979

Krenek Printing

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTERS

281-492-3450

LLC

$59 OO

Up to $1100 00 Rebates

on a New Qualifying

Home Comfort System

Expires 1/31/2021

Visit our website for a full price list or

call our office today!

281-463-8649

www.KrenekPrinting.com

ONE COMPANY.

OMPAN

ONE AGENT.

GENT.

Let me help you save time and money.

Protecting more of your world with Allstate makes your life easier.

And it can put more money in your pocket. Bundle your policies and

you can save even more. Why wait? Call me today.

Warren Sloan

(713) 464-4442

1400 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N #130

Houston

warrensloan@allstate.com

Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Savings vary. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Allstate Fire

and Casualty Insurance Co., Allstate Insurance Co., Allstate Texas Lloyd’s, Allstate Indemnity Co., Allstate Vehicle and

Property Insurance Co. Northbrook, Illinois © 2011 Allstate Insurance Co.

Same-Day Service

87877

Seven Meadows | January 2021 11


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

Richard Behlmann

Founder

Free Initial Estate Planning & Probate Consultations

www.behlmannlaw.com

281-398-0088

21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450

MPL#40046

For all of your plumbing needs, call...


FREE

ESTIMATES

Low Price Guarantee

Licensed and Insured

Follow me on Angie’s List

Any job

over $95

*

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

12

info@petersplumbingtx.com

MR. SOLD

Your Neighborhood Specialist

Buying, Selling or Want to Know

the Value of Your Home?

Ask Me About Discount Rates!

Al Mesrahi

281-513-8346

www.MrSoldHomes.com

281-394-0028

$25 off

any

repair

Expires 1/31/2021

• Motivated

• Educated

• Recommended

• 20+ Yrs. Experience

RE/MAX Signature

WINTER SPECIALS ON EQUIPMENT INSTALLS

• Annual

Maintenance

Programs

• Serving area

since 1994

Free estimate or 2 nd opinion

License TACLB 24777E and Insured

FREE

Wi-fi thermostat

w/ equipment purchase

• All repairs

guaranteed

0% Interest

financing available

Expires 1/31/2021 WAC Expires 1/31/2021

IdealAirServices.com

MEMBER

Greater Houston

January 2021 | Seven Meadows

More magazines by this user