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WEST MEMORIAL IMPORTANT NUMBERS
West Memorial Mailing Address: c/o High Sierra Management
722 Pin Oak Road, Katy, TX 77494 ª 281-391-7914
Sherri Carey – Manager - email@example.com
Tristan Herbert–Assistant Manager/Deed Restriction Violation support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brytnie Galeas – ACC support/Clubhouse Reservations - email@example.com
Brandie Galeas – Accounts Receivable support - firstname.lastname@example.org
SECURITY (CONTRACT #83)
EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911
Constables Office 281-463-6666
Harris County Precinct 3 713-755-6306
HCE SD FIRE DEPT. 48 281-599-8888
KISD Administration 281-396-6000
KISD Security 281-396-7560
KISD Transportation Dept. 281-396-6220
West Memorial Elementary 281-237-6600
West Memorial Jr. High 281-237-6400
Katy High School 281-237-6700
Poison Control Center 800-764-7661
Animal Control 281-999-3191
Memorial Hermann Katy Hosp. 281-644-7000
Houston Methodist W. Hospital 832-522-5522
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Texas Children’s Hospital West 832-227-1000
Children’s Protective Svs. 713-394-4000
Harris Co. Public Health & Environment 713-439-6000
Comcast Cable 713-341-1000
Reliant Energy 713-207-7777
Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222
West Memorial MUD 281-392-2290
WCA (trash pick-up service) 281-368-8397
West Memorial Civic Association, Inc.
Board of Director Assignments 2019-2020
Harry Woodstrom – President/Landscape Liaison - email@example.com
Jerry Wells – Vice President/ACC & Violations Liaison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Gonzales – Treasurer - email@example.com
Anna Khan – Secretary/Communications Liaison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Leo – Director/Constable Patrol Liaison - email@example.com
Lindy Rajput – Director/Parks & Pool Liaison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanessa Shell – Director/Clubhouse Liaison - email@example.com
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PARK HOURS: 8 AM - Dusk, 7 days a week
TRASH PICK UP: Wednesday & Saturday
WEST MEMORIAL BOARD MEETINGS ARE
THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7
PM AT THE CIVIC CENTER
WEST MEMORIAL TIGER SHARKS
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WEST MEMORIAL TIGER SHARKS
Look at our website for specific information: https://wmst.swimtopia.
Please remember that any exterior change to your home requires approval
from the Homeowners Association prior to performing the improvement
and/or addition. You can find the governing rules and application process
on the Association website at www.westmemorial.org or by contacting
management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking volunteers for several upcoming projects. More
homeowner participation would be appreciated. Please email
email@example.com for more information or questions.
WEST MEMORIAL EMAIL ALERT &
West Memorial has a new alert and notification system that works with
email. The alerts are for emergency notifications, security alerts and
messages from our constables. The notifications are for neighborhood
events, meetings and issues. To be a part of the system, you must request
the service. If you are interested, open our website at www.westmemorial.
org and locate the Sign-Up icon on the right side of the main page. Follow
the instructions and you will receive all future alerts and notifications.
Anyone wishing to send an alert or notification should submit the
message to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval, posting and
transmission. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
WEST MEMORIAL PARK
Our community park is located at 22415 Kingsland and is open to all West
Memorial residents for outdoor activities. It has playground equipment
and a large sheltered pavilion.
Soliciting is prohibited in West Memorial Subdivision. Please make
sure you have a sign posted on your residence for no soliciting. If you
are approached by a solicitor, please call the Constable’s office at 281-
463-6666. Continue to call this number if you see suspicious person or
Do not hesitate to call Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191, if
you see animals that are roaming the neighborhood unleashed.
WEST MEMORIAL CONSTABLES
Please make sure you call and report any suspicious behavior. Please file a
report for any stolen or missing property we need to know what is going
on in the neighborhood. Our Constables patrol our subdivision 24 hours
a day/seven days a week. Please call them at 281-463-6666 to report any
disturbance or to request vacation patrols.
WEST MEMORIAL WEBSITE
www.westmemorial.org is the address for West Memorial information
on the internet. The web site contains pool information, Board member
contacts and complete documentation of your deed restrictions. It
also contains neighborhood information, including schools, security,
recreation and local worship centers. Check it out, you might find
something you have been looking for.
The purpose of Deed Restrictions in your neighborhood is to protect
and enhance property values. They set guidelines for initial construction,
perpetual maintenance and property use. As residents agree to abide by
the majority view; the style and standards of a community are established
and everyone benefits. For your information, restrictions are written by
the developer before the first home is constructed and the Association
is then charged with the on-going responsibility of enforcing them.
They can be changed, but a very large percentage vote of homeowners
is required to do so. Please let us know if you see a problem in the
West Memorial Civic Association’s Board has approved the following:
A $250 reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest
and prosecution of person or persons vandalizing or destroying West
Memorial Civic Association property.
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If you are interested in renting the clubhouse, please call Brytnie Galeas
at 281-391-7914. At the time your call is returned, the guidelines for
renting and using the clubhouse will be provided. Be sure you allow
yourself plenty of time to fulfill the requirements, such as hiring security
officers. You will be provided with the names and phone numbers of the
individuals to contact to make the necessary arrangements.
A few, but not all, of the guidelines are listed below:
1. There is no smoking in the clubhouse.
2. Residents must have all dues/assessments paid prior to booking the
3. A certified check for all rental fees and deposits is required 30 days in
4. The security deposit will be returned within 30 days after the date of
the event based on the condition the premises was left in.
5. Renter is responsible for the conduct of all attendees.
6. Police Officers are required at all functions of 50 or more attendees or at
any event in which alcohol will be served. Arrangements and payment,
for the officers, are to be made by the renter.
Rental rates are as follows:
Security deposit $300
Your Association pays for streetlights from your annual dues, whether
they work or not. If a light is out in your area, please call 713-207-2222 and
report it. You may also report outages online at www.centerpointenergy.
com/outage. Each light has a number on it. When reporting the out light,
give the pole number and street location. We want all lights to work. A
lighted area is a safer area.
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.
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HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBARIES
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
Harris County Public Library will continue to offer a wide array of online
• Use HCPL Wi-Fi service while maintaining social distancing with HCPL’s
• Download ebooks and audiobooks, stream movies, research and learn
• Attend an HCPL program or story time online through Facebook or
• 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
• 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
MAUD MARKS LIBRARY
1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592
LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM
- 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun.
closed. Website: www.hcpl.net. “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.
com/maudmarkslibrary. Subscribe to our newsletter at www.hcpl.net/
KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY
16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885
Our hours are: Monday - 1 PM - 8 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM - 6 PM,
Wednesday -10 AM - 8 PM, Friday - 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday - 10 AM - 5 PM.
All programs are free and open to the public. For information, call 281-
550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.
KATY BRANCH LIBRARY
5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493, 281-391-3509
Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM, Wednesday 1 PM - 8
PM, Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM, Friday 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM,
Sunday CLOSED. Join online at www.hcpl.net or come by in person and
we’ll help you sign up!
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LAKEMONT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, 2021, 8 AM-2 PM • The Lakemont
community is off Mason Road, south of the Westpark Tollway.
EPIPHANY OF THE LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH’S
SECOND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT -
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church’s second annual golf tournament
fundraiser sponsored by the ACTS Ministry will be held on Monday, April
19 th at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Shotgun start at 10 AM. Prizes
with breakfast and lunch served. Registration online at epiphanycatholic.
THE 22ND ANNUAL KCM “SWING FROM THE
HEART” CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
On April 19 th , KCM Staff and Supporters will take to the Green and
“Swing for the Heart” as they compete in the 22 nd Annual KCM Charity
Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place at Weston Lakes
Country Club and is shaping up to be a blast! Besides just the tournament
itself, a silent auction and raffle will be part of the festivities this year! The
silent auction will be conducted online and more information regarding
it will soon be available on ktcm.org/golf! Keep an eye out!
Registration is now live for the tournament and can be done at website
listed below! But playing and participating in the silent auction/raffle,
isn’t the only way to get involved with the Tournament! Sponsorship
opportunities are now available! Show support for your community by
sponsoring the 22 nd Annual KCM Charity Golf Tournament today! https://
ktcm.org/golf/ to get started now!
THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY
Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101, Houston, Texas
77019 • www.landingtheatre.org
A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER
5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Box Office: 713-526-2721
Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday
We have done everything we can to try and reopen our doors, including
becoming the first theater in the country to install hospital grade UV lights
in our air filtration system. We even offered a safe and distanced indoor
concert as well as an indoor offering from our educational touring unit
this past fall. And when those projects proved financially challenging and
COVID numbers spiked again, we created “Light Up the Lot” and moved
all our programming outdoors. We’ve never given up. We never will give
up. But due to circumstances beyond our control, we find ourselves
needing to pivot once more. Which brings us to the announcement of
our virtual season. Go to www.adplayers.org for all the information.
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MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY
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TOOTH AND TAIL: full production - March 18-April 3, 2021, Deluxe Theater,
3303 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
Keep an eye on our website, www.mildredsumbrella.com for ticket sales
and developments. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or send an
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• Garden Soil, Top Soil
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March 22nd: 4th Elementary Grading Cycle Begins
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL UPDATES
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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.
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KATY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES CALL
FOR A MAY 2021 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved to hold a general election in
May 2021 for a three-year term in Positions 6 and 7.
• Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Mon, April 19 to Tues, April 27, 2021
• Election Day: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Currently, Position 6 is being held by Susan Gesoff and Position 7 is held
by Dawn Champagne. State law requires a candidate for trustee of an
independent school district to be a qualified voter by the time mentioned
in Election Code Section 141.001. Katy ISD trustees are the governing body
of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and
shapes policies. Individuals serving as Board members are not employees
of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district.
KATY VIRTUAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPEN
For students, virtual classes are an excellent way to acquire graduation credits
and/or expand their learning opportunities. Last year, over 4,000 students
utilized the Katy Virtual School (KVS) program offered by the Katy Independent
School District. KVS launched in 2013 with a primary goal of expanding the
learning opportunities for students by offering choice and flexibility for rigorous
online courses developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers. KVS has begun
online registration for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
“KVS provides online learning that offers a flexible, online experience, which
helps students achieve their educational goals,” said Susan Richards, Katy ISD
Instructional Technology e-Learning Manager. “The virtual model of e-learning
is in high demand and delivers quality instruction to Katy ISD students, outside
of normal school hours, to support student graduation plans. KVS is different
from the current Katy Virtual Academy (KVA), which is the online learning
model implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Richards.
KVS will offer a wide range of courses from Creative Writing, AP Art
History, English III, World Geography, Economics, Psychology and more.
There are over 30 Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program
(KAP) and academic level courses available to students with additional
opportunities being added each year. The cost per course is $200 per
semester. KVS is an approved College Board online provider for Advanced
Placement (AP) courses and by the NCAA for student initial eligibility.
For more information, students can talk with their campus counselor for
additional information, email KVS at email@example.com or
visit the Katy ISD Virtual School website.
Please note: Katy Virtual School and Katy Virtual Academy are two
separate programs. Katy Virtual School is a supplemental program to
help entering or present high school students take courses in advance.
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KATY ISD SEVEN LAKES HS CHEER WINS STATE
It’s been a great school year of state championship wins for Katy Independent School District, this time the trophy goes to the Seven Lakes High School
(SLHS) Cheerleaders, who won the 2021 Conference 6A-D1 UIL State Spirit Championship, which took place in Fort Worth, Texas. Out of 43 6A-D1
schools, the Spartans took home the gold and the coveted title of being named “CHAMPIONS.” “This is the second time the Spartan Cheer Team has
medaled at state,” said SLHS Cheer Coach Amy Weaston. “In 2019, the Spartans took home third place. We are so proud to bring home another state
title to our supporting Spartan Nation,” added Weaston.
OTHER KATY ISD TEAMS WHO EARNED TOP 10 SPOTS AT UIL SPIRIT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS INCLUDE:
Mayde Creek HS Cheer Team - fifth place at the 6A-D1 competition
Jordan HS Cheer Team - fifth place in the 5A-D2 competition
Cinco Ranch High School Cheer Team - seventh place at the 6A-D1 competition
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Back L-R: Allyson Struble, Abby Scott, Savanna Zavidny, Camryn Noble, Alexandra Cotton, Hannah Ivey, Sydney Shushan, Brooke Berry, Sadie Stalker, Shannon
King, Abigail Moon, Ava Adams, Elise Stovall and Megan Knicely. Center L-R: Emily Hutson, Emma Drury, Emma Samaie, Morgan Stahl, Isabella Carr, Cassidy
Mazy and Julia Diehl. Front L-R: Adriana Gimenez, Elizabeth Fowler, Claire Dumas and Kaylie Martin. Photo by Kim Schaffer Photography
NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC., STAR CHAPTER RECOGNIZES
SENIOR CLASS OF 2021 FOR ACHIEVEMENTS
On February 14 th , National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter (NCL, Inc.) honored the Senior Class of 2021 at the Chapter’s annual Senior Recognition
Ceremony. The evening included recognition of each of these 25 graduating seniors for their accomplishments and contributions to the community
as well as dinner and dancing with family and friends in attendance.
Over the last six years, these young ladies, alongside their mothers, have contributed over 12,211 volunteer hours at 32 local charities. The Class of
2021 volunteered at the Westview School, Neighborhood Kidz Club, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), Interfaith Ministries (Meals on Wheels), The
Ballard House, Katy Christian Ministries, Fort Bend Women’s Center, The Krause Center, The Monty Ballard YMCA, Brookwood, Willow River Farms and
Texas Children’s, to name a few.
In addition to serving their community through volunteering, these young ladies were also honing leadership skills and developing cultural awareness
by planning and attending educational meetings, chapter-wide events, socials, class retreats and cultural events including ballet, symphony and
The Star Chapter wishes these accomplished young women great success in their future endeavors. The seniors honored are: Ava Adams, Brooke Berry,
Isabella Carr, Alexandra Cotton, Julia Diehl, Emma Drury, Claire Dumas, Elizabeth Fowler, Adriana Gimenez, Emily Hutson, Hannah Ivey, Shannon King,
Megan Knicely, Kaylie Martin, Cassidy Mazy, Abigail Moon, Camryn Noble, Emma Samaie, Abby Scott, Sydney Shushan, Morgan Stahl, Sadie Stalker,
Elise Stovall, Allyson Struble and Savanna Zavidny.
A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Want to bring a little culture into your life and the lives of your children? Why not try hosting a high school foreign exchange student? It’s a great way
to learn about a new culture all from the comfort of your home. STS Foundation is currently looking for host families for the 2021/2022 school year.
Hosting is such a rewarding experience and it benefits all of those involved. STS Foundation accepts all types of host families - from single parents,
newly marrieds, empty nesters and same sex couples. In order to host, you would need to meet the following qualifications:
• Host must be 25 years or older • Pass a background check • Provide food for 3 meals daily
• Ensure reliable transportation to and from school (bus is ok) • A bed for your student • A safe and loving home
STS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that places foreign exchange students with American host families. For more information about hosting,
please contact me at 832-455-7881, PM me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MARCH 21ST IS COMMON COURTESY DAY
Queue jumpers, finger clicking… people that board the train carriage
before giving you the chance to get off. What about those people that
never say “please” or people that read your messages but don’t reply for
days? Common Courtesy Day gives people the opportunity to be more…
well, ‘courteous’ - even if it’s just for one day out of the entire year.
In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, courtesy is described as a: behavior
marked by polished manners or respect for others: courteous behavior b:
a courteous and respectful act or expression. Common courtesy can be as
simple as saying “please” and “thank you” when asking for and receiving a
service, gift or assistance. Kindness and courtesy do go a long way and are
noticed by others even if you do not realize it. Letting someone in front
of you in traffic is easy. Hold open a door for someone or give a person a
hand with his groceries. Give up your seat on the bus to someone who
might need it. Introduce yourself to the new employee or kid at school
and take the time to introduce her to the rest of the crew. These are just a
few examples of small things that make a difference to someone else. They
are momentary deeds of being courteous. The aim of Common Courtesy
Day is to practice common courtesy for one day and encourage others
to do the same. According to the Collins English dictionary, Courtesy is
defined as: politeness, respect and consideration for others.
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• Greet people with “good morning” and “good afternoon.”
• Give up your seat for someone who may need it more.
• When you drink the last of the milk in the fridge, replace it.
• Hold the door.
• Place the cardboard tube from the toilet paper holder in the bin and
replace with fresh roll.
• Refill the printer with paper when it runs out.
• Pay someone a compliment.
• When you ‘borrow’ a pen, actually give it back.
• Contact someone you’ve not spoken to in a while.
• Complain less.
• Instead of getting mad, appreciate that the person that just barked at
you is probably just having a bad day.
• Feed the homeless.
• Do a spot of cleaning at home or at work.
• Leave someone a ‘thank you’ note.
• Respect the environment - don’t litter and maybe consider walking to
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Easy Banana Cream Pie
You could make this on National Banana Cream Pie Day March 2nd!
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant banana pudding mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 bananas, sliced
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1 cup heavy cream
Using an electric mixer, whip 3 cups heavy cream on low speed until
it starts to thicken. Add crushed ice and continue to whip another 4
minutes. Increase speed and add vanilla and banana pudding mixes,
whipping until pudding mixes are blended fully with the cream and the
mixture thickens. Increase speed to high and beat until mixture is stiff.
Line the bottom and half way up the sides of pie crust with banana
slices. Cover bananas with half of the banana cream mixture and top
completely with banana slices. Top with the remaining banana cream
mixture. In a small bowl, whip 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form. Using a
pastry bag, pipe cream onto top of pie, covering completely. Refrigerate
1 hour before serving.
You could make this on National Blueberry Popover Day March 10th!
3 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 equal-sized pieces
1 cup whole milk
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, or to taste
1 lemon, halved
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Put a piece of butter
into each of 6 large muffin cups. Put muffin tin in preheated oven until butter melts,
about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Beat milk, eggs, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Whisk flour into
the milk mixture until you have a batter. Divide batter between muffin cups. Drop
even amounts of blueberries into each batter portion. Stir 1 tablespoon sugar and
cinnamon together in a small bowl, sprinkle evenly over the batter portions.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees
C) and continue baking until popovers are no longer moist in the center, about 25
minutes. Dust tops of popovers with confectioners’ sugar. Squeeze lemon juice over
popovers. Serve warm.
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March Gardening Tips
VEGETABLES: Plant vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and
snap beans and pepper, as well as cucumbers, lima or butter beans,
cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has warmed sufficiently - 70 degrees F. or
higher), southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon.
LAWN: Re-sod or replant as needed with turfgrasses adapted to this
part of Texas and suited to the planting location (shade or sun). • When
resodding semi-shaded areas with St. Augustine, use ONLY the variety
Floratam for best pest resistance. See www.plantanswers.com/grass.htm.
TREES AND SHRUBS: Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as
possible. In shady areas, where grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a
dependable groundcover such as English ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of
the prostrate junipers. • Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during
early March. However, be sure to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have
bloomed. • Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer
analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden
planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because
you give them food just before the spring growing season starts.
NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY - MARCH 12TH
Spring is just around the corner and March 12 th is the day to participate
in National Plant a Flower Day. Each year this day is dedicated to the
planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. Flower
gardening has become a hobby for many, young and old and National
Plant a Flower Day is a start to the new season each year.
Marigolds and Daffodils are the flowers of this month. It’s good to know
the zone you live in to determine which flowers grow as perennials (those
that grow back every year) in your area and which are considered annuals
(those that require planting every year). To find out more check out the
USDA site for Hardiness Zones.
Seeds can be started inside and set in a sunny window. When the weather
is nicer, move those plants outside. Keep the soil moist, but not wet and
follow the instructions on the seed package for proper germination of
the seedling. For those who can’t wait, get out those seed catalogs and
start planning your next flower garden.
Are you in a warmer climate? Then it’s time to get out the trowel and
the garden gloves and start turning over some new soil. Sow some new
seeds, bulbs or plants and nurture those blossoms into a brilliant blaze
for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.
Tips for Starting a Flower Garden: Start with a potted garden. If you aren’t
ready to tear up a patch of lawn, this is a good way to go. They do require
more watering, but less care overall. • Select plants that grow well in
your spot. Some plants grow well in the shade and others prefer the sun.
Others love both! • Did you know gardeners who prefer perennial gardens
have to thin their flower beds every couple of years? They also like to
share the extra bulbs and seeds with those who are new to gardening,
so if you know someone with a green thumb, get to know them better.
You might get some free plants, advice and a budding friendship! • Local
greenhouses stock plants that grow well in your area. Don’t be afraid to
ask them questions and shop there frequently. • Let’s all work together
by planting a flower and helping make the world a more beautiful place.
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