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WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT INFO
WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION
President CO Holt 281-347-8702
Vice President Bill Petry 281-347-6465
Landscaping and Meeting Room Setup
Secretary/Treasurer/Webmaster Dave Ellis 281-347-2580
Email Communications and Newsletter, Elec Repairs, Keys,
Clubhouse and Pool Rental and Maintenance
Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222
Gas Problems 713-659-2111
Reliant Energy 713-207-1111
Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222
Street Repairs 281-463-6300
MUD #61 281-347-8686
MUD #62 281-347-8686
Director Jim Calvert 281-380-8628
Deed Restrictions , Yard of the Month , Architectural Review Chairman
Director Michael Wood 281-347-1027
Community Events Chairperson,
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Director James Kelley 832-812-5567
Flags and Perimeter Fence Maintenance
Welcoming Volunteers Krystal Gillogly 832-428-0877
Deni McKay 832-297-3461
For all other issues, please contact:
CREST MANAGEMENT Switchboard 281-579-0761
Cindy Bojé 281-945-4668
Swim Team Katy Hall 713-569-4530
Ladies Tennis Leagues Karen Mace 281-347-4058
Harris Co. Appraisal Dist. 713-683-9200
Waller Co. Appraisal Dist. / KISD Tax 281-391-3188
KISD Administration KISD 281-396-6000
Winborn Elem. 281-237-6650
Morton Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7400
Morton Ranch High School 281-237-7800
Katy High School 281-237-6700
Sheriff Non-Emergency Dispatch 713-221-6000
HCESD-48 Fire Dept. (Information Calls) 281-599-8888
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000
Poison Control 800-764-7661
Animal Control 281-999-3191
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Our Annual General Meeting will be held on April 20, 2021 so is just a little over a month away. This year the terms of C.O Holt and Dave Ellis expire
and both will be standing for reelection. There will also be an open position to fill the remaining two years of retired director Chris Cox’s term. So this
is an opportunity for any resident who might be interested in joining the Board to consider submitting his or her name as a candidate. Having new
residents join the Board is the way that fresh ideas and expertise are introduced. This strengthens its ability to be responsive to the evolving needs of
all residents in our community.
In order to be included on the official ballot, any resident who has the desire to join the Board is encouraged to submit his or her name to Cindy Bojé at
Crest no later than March 1, 2021. Anyone who is thinking about it but unsure of what is involved and would like more information is invited to contact
any of the current Board members, who would be happy to answer questions and discuss what a position on the Board entails. Contact information for
Crest and all current Board members is given on the www.wsmaonline.org/Board_Members.html page of our website and their telephone numbers
are also listed in this newsletter.
If you miss the March 1 st deadline for having your name added to the notice letter ,which will be mailed to all members nominations can still be made
from the floor during the April 20 th meeting.
Please give this your serious consideration. Serving as a director can be very rewarding and is a great way to serve your immediate community and to
contribute to maintaining the quality of our neighborhood.
The Yard of the Month for February 2021 is being awarded to Dave and Jan Henson of 22706 Royal Arms Ct.
The Hensons have lived in the Settlement for 27 years. They have 2 children: daughter Ashley, a 9th grade teacher at Seven Lakes High School and son
Justin, an engineer with Shell Oil Company. Justin’s wife Heather is a dermatologist in the Houston area. The Hensons also have 2 grandchildren, Calum
and Elodie. Jan and Dave are both retired, Jan after a long career in administration with KISD and Dave after a similarly long career as an executive in
the Oil and Gas industry with Halliburton in Houston.
Knowing little about the Houston area when they moved here 27 years ago they rented a home in the Settlement. It didn’t take them long to realize
that this would be a great place to raise their family so they purchased their present home. It was then, as it is now, a very nice quiet neighborhood
with well-maintained homes, friendly folks and the safe feeling of living in a small community where kids can ‘roam’ enjoying the neighborhood with
its community pool, tennis courts and park areas. The development surrounding the Settlement has flourished but seemingly with businesses that
complement the neighborhood while continuing to allow easy access to the vast Katy/Houston area.
The Henson’s front yard has 2 very beautiful mature oak trees, a pecan tree and numerous flowerbeds all outlined in tan flagstone. The entry walkway
flower beds are filled with beautiful large nandinas. Each of the flowerbeds surrounding the trees are filled with Indian Hawthorne. The large raised
stone bed, which wraps around the front of their home and is outlined in monkey grass contains a variety of beautiful plants including crepe myrtles,
pink azaleas, holly bushes, boxwoods, spider plants and additional large nandinas. The wrap-around porch with its beautiful cypress wood porch
swing allows them the opportunity to just sit and enjoy the quietness, the view and their neighbors.
Congratulations Jan and Dave Henson on receiving our February 2021 Yard of the Month Award. Your home’s beautiful contribution to the Settlement
is greatly appreciated by all.
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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE
ASSOCIATION, INC. JANUARY 19, 2021
A meeting of the Board of Directors of the WSMA, Inc. was held on
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:30 PM at the Williamsburg Settlement
clubhouse, 1602 Hoyt, Katy, Texas 77449.
Board Members present were Dave Ellis, Jim Calvert, CO Holt, Bill Petry,
Michael Wood, James Kelley and Chris Cox.
Also, in attendance was Cindy Bojé representing Crest Management.
With a quorum being established, the meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM.
SECRETARY REPORT - APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the November 17, 2020 Board Meeting were presented
and a motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to accept
the minutes without change.
One homeowner was present to observe the meeting. The homeowner
thanked the Board for keeping the common areas well maintained by the
Welcoming of New Residents - Michael Wood reported that there was
one new homeowner in January. A copy of the report was provided in
the Board packets.
Dave Ellis presented a report of the December 31, 2020 financials. As of
this date, the money in the bank totaled $831,782.34. This figure includes
checking, money market accounts and CDs which are the funds required
to cover both operating expenses and the necessary reserve to fund
maintenance and replacement of the Association’s capital assets. The
delinquency total as of December 31, 2020 was $18,845.87.
Decisions taken by email vote since the last meeting:
a) Assignment of Perimeter Fence Responsibility to James Kelley from Bill
A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to ratify the
above item voted on by the Board outside of a Board meeting.
Discussion of Email Vote Then Re-Vote on Disbanding the Communications
Committee - After a brief discussion, a motion was made, seconded and
carried to disband the Communications Committee until further notice.
Chris Cox had previously tendered his resignation from the Board as of
the end of the January meeting.
Brick Landscaping Border at Bruton Park - Bill Petry reported that he is
working to obtain bids for the project. Once he obtains three bids he will
present them to the Board for review and consideration.
Big Room Acoustics - CO Holt stated now that the new clubhouse lights
are installed he will resume obtaining bids from various contractors to
install sound absorbing panels on the ceilings and walls of the clubhouse.
Michael Wood stated he would reach out to a colleague for assistance.
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Excalibur Contract Renewal - A copy of the contract was provided in the
Board packets. After a brief review and discussion, a motion was made
to approve and to prepay the contract to take advantage of the 5%
discount. The motion was, seconded and carried.
Pool Deck Joint Repairs - Dave Ellis mentioned that Jim Calvert had
reported that some of the pool expansion joints need to be redone. Dave
stated that he is in the process of obtaining bids and once received he
will share them with the Board for its review.
Main Pool Pump Replacement - Dave Ellis informed the Board that the
main pool pump and motor need to be replaced. He recommended that
the Board consider approving the A-Beautiful Pools proposal for this since
this is a maintenance item usually handled by the pool management
company maintenance staff and Pools by Dallas failed to submit a
requested competitive bid. The A-Beautiful Pools price is competitive
based on the type of pump being proposed and the small labor charge
for its installation. After review, a motion was made, seconded and carried
to approve the A-Beautiful Pools proposal in the amount of $5,905.
Fence Inspection Report - Bill Petry stated he drove the perimeter fencing
and saw that only two boards needed to be replaced.
MUD 61 Security Reports - CO Holt stated after many attempts to
obtain monthly security reports within the timeframe required to
meet publication deadlines it has been unsuccessful. A motion was
made, seconded and approved that the HOA no longer publish in the
newsletter nor post on its website monthly security activity summaries
and that homeowners who have questions on security should contact
the MUD 61 Security Coordinator for the information.
2020 CPA Engagement Letter - Dave Ellis informed the Board that the cost
to perform the 2020 tax return and audit with Elaine Combs remained the
same from 2019. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve
Elaine Comb’s engagement letter in the amount of $1,900.
New Lighting at Pool Entry and Corridors - Jim Calvert suggested that
now that new LED lighting has been installed in the big room that pricing
be obtaining for extending this to the remainder of the clubhouse. The
Board agreed and looks forward to reviewing pricing.
ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION - With no further business to
come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned into executive
session at 6:38 PM.
Delinquencies - Three accounts remain on the trash suspension list.
Deed Restriction Enforcement - Jim Calvert reviewed the Enforcement
Action Report with the Board. There was no action to be taken this month.
Attorney Action Report - Jim Calvert reviewed the Attorney Action Report
with the Board. There was no action to be taken this month. Upon the
Board’s request, Cindy will follow up with Holt and Young to determine
the next course of action for the open deed restriction violations.
There were no homeowners present to hear a summary of the executive
session. The next meeting will be held on February 16, 2021.
With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was
adjourned at 6:48 PM.
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NEXT WSMA BOARD MEETING
The next meeting of the WSMA Board of Directors will
be held in the clubhouse on Hoyt Lane at 5:30 PM on
Tuesday, March 16, 2021. If you wish to be placed on
the agenda, please contact Cindy Bojé of Crest no later
than the Tuesday preceding the meeting date.
CLUBHOUSE AND POOL RENTAL
The Clubhouse is available for rental for non-profit activities to all
residents in good standing with the Association
• The fees are as follows:
BIG ROOM RENTAL FEE:
Up to 49 people - $50
50-100 people - $75
Plus a refundable security deposit:
No alcohol served - $100
Alcohol served or the attendance of 20
or more under the age of 21 - $200*
SMALL ROOM RENTAL FEE:
Up to 20 people - $30 (Small Room is 17’ X 15’
and rental does not include kitchen)
Plus a refundable security deposit of $50
• *Note that when alcohol is served, two security guards must also be on
duty. The requirement for two is mandated by the Sheriff’s Department.
PET ID TAGS
Folks - as soon as the vet gives your young pets their Rabies shot
remember to get their ID tags. The Rabies tag lists the name, phone
number and address of the vet. So! All you need to do is put the Rabies
tag onto the pet’s collar and leave it there all the time. That way, if the
pet gets loose, anyone finding him or her can look at the tag to see the
vet’s phone number and call to report the lost animal. Better yet, add
another tag to your pet’s collar that lists the dog or cat’s name and your
own phone number or address.
You can get these from any pet store. When a pet has these but goes
astray, anyone finding it can call you and you can go get him or her right
away. Your pet will be very glad to see you! A happy pet is a loving pet.
VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH LEASH LAW
Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.
While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone
who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of
animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting
hurt trying to avoid the animal.
Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control)
advises that, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the
unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or
cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat or
to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.”
Restraint is defined as the control of a dog or cat under the following
1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more then six (6) feet in
length, if the line or leash is held by a human being who is capable of
controlling or governing the dog or cat in question.
2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle.
3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not
have access to sidewalk to street.
While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work
or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.
Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all
our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect
anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet
owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing
to properly restrain their pet.
• The charge for the security guards, which is paid directly to the
officers, is the responsibility of the resident requesting the rental. Also,
if there are more than 20 young people between the ages of 13 and
21 unaccompanied by their family members the Association requires
one responsible adult for every 10 of these young persons to act as
• All deposits refundable upon passing the exit inspection.
The pool is available for private parties during the swim season (only),
subject to the posted pool rules and the following restrictions.
During Pool Hours:
• Only 1 group at a time.
• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time using the
Clubhouse Booking Form.
• Parties held during open hours are restricted to 20 or fewer persons
(adults and children) who will be entering the water and do not have
their own pool tags and a total of not more than 60 persons in total
within the pool area.
• Parties that include a total of between 20 and 40 swimmers (i.e. including
those who have their own pool tags) are required to hire one additional
• Parties that include a total of more than 40 swimmers (i.e. including
those who have their own pool tags) are required to hire two additional
• The charge for the additional guard(s) will be $26 per hour with a
minimum of 2 hours.
• If at any time the number of swimmers in the water or the number of
persons within the pool area (including regular pool users who are not
members of the party) exceeds the limits that can be safely managed by
the lifeguards on duty then the guards have the authority to ask some
swimmers to leave the water or in extreme cases to close the pool.
• Two responsible adults must be in the pool area at all times acting as
chaperons to ensure the good behavior of all members of the party.
• Party to be over and the area cleaned up by pool closing at 8 PM.
• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time.
• Rental Fees: 1-49 people - $50; 50 plus - $75.
• Private pool parties may only be scheduled on days on which the pool
is open. The parties may start at 8 PM and must end, the area cleaned up
and the facility vacated by the scheduled end of the party, either 10 or 11
PM, as selected on the booking form. The lifeguards will clear the pool 15
minutes prior to end time.
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• One responsible adult for every 10 persons under the age of 21 must
be in the pool area at all times acting as chaperones to ensure the good
behavior of all members of the party.
• Lifeguards will be booked by the Association from the pool management
company. There will be a minimum of 2 lifeguards plus an additional
guard for every 25 persons in excess of 50 who will be entering the pool.
The per-lifeguard hourly fee is $26.
• The cost for the lifeguards will be added to the rental fee and will be
payable by the renter to the Association at the time the booking is
• A $150 refundable deposit is required.
For clubhouse and pool availability, refer to the Clubhouse Bookings
page of the Association website www.wsmaonline.org and then to make
a reservation, please complete the pool entries on the on-line Clubhouse
If you need further information, call Dave Ellis at 281-347-2580.
STREET LIGHT OUTAGES
To report a burned out streetlight, any resident may call CenterPoint
directly at 713-207-2222. However, for those with Internet access, you
may also make this report on-line. For those interested, you can go to
http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage. Then enter your contact
details so that they can get back to you if more information is required.
On the following page enter the details of the light(s) with the problem.
Just as you would if reporting the outage via the telephone, you will need
to provide the street address where the light is located and the 6-digit
number that is prominently displayed on the front of the pole. Under
normal circumstances the crew will be out to fix the problem within 7
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Anyone noticing a streetlight that is out or has some other malfunction is
encouraged to report the problem to CenterPoint via either of these two
methods without delay. Our Association is charged for every streetlight
each month, irrespective of whether or not the light is functioning. So
please help us get value for your hard earned money!
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
There are currently no teenage job seekers available. Have your teen
send in their information to be added.
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KATY AREA PLAYGROUP
A Katy area playgroup for stay at home moms and their infant-preschool
aged children in the Williamsburg area meets every Monday at different
locations. If you interested in participating or finding out more about the
playgroup, please contact the playgroup coordinator, Laura Bannerman,
at email@example.com. Please share this information with neighbors
THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER
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COMMISSIONER STEVE RADACK,
HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT THREE
The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine
Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and
Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged
55+. Zumba, Yoga, Spanish, Dance, Legal, Watercolor, Wills and Probate,
Computer/IPhone and Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of
other classes/workshops. For more info, go online to www.pct3.com/
About/Calendars/Glazier-Senior-Center-Calendar for a schedule of all our
programs or call us at 713-274-3250.
BEST OUTDOOR EXERCISE ACTIVITIES
Sports are generally designed to be leisure activities, but you can turn your
favorite outdoor sports and recreational activities into exercise. As a result,
you can use the sports and activities to improve your fitness level. The five best
sports and recreational activities for exercise improve your overall fitness level
by building strength and endurance while burning calories and excess body fat.
Backpacking: The simplicity of strapping on a pack and hitting the trail makes
backpacking one of the five best outdoor sports and recreational activities
for exercise. Regardless of the intensity and duration of the backpacking
trip, you burn a significant amount of calories while experiencing the great
outdoors. Backpacking for one hour can burn about 600 to 700 calories per
hour while building lower body strength and stamina.
Running: Running is a classic outdoor sport and recreational activity and
one of the best for building endurance, stamina and muscular fitness
while burning calories. Running at 8 mph can burn more than 1,000
calories per hour and you can increase that amount with rugged outdoor
terrain, such as hills or trails.
Cycling: Learning how to ride a bike is a rite of passage for kids, but
cycling can provide a lifetime of exercise and fitness. You can take the
bike on paved roads or trails along with off-road trails to experience
remote locations in the mountains or forests. Along with burning about
400 calories per hour, cycling builds lower body strength while improving
balance, coordination and cardiovascular fitness.
Swimming: Swimming is known for providing a low-impact total body
workout, but it’s also one of the top outdoor sports. You can vary your
swimming activity from freestyle swimming to aqua aerobics in the outdoor
pool or local lake. Swimming is a common alternative to running, cycling or
hiking when the weather turns hot. One hour of swimming burns about
600 to 700 calories and improves endurance, strength and coordination.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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!
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.
MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON
Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006
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
email to email@example.com.
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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.
How to Be More Courteous
If common courtesy is not a part of your daily routine, then this is the day
to start implementing courtesy into your life. Try it; not only will the other
person appreciate it, but you will feel good about it also. Practicing daily
kindness will not only make others feel better and reflect positively upon
yourself, it can make you feel good too. Here are some examples of how
you can celebrate Common Courtesy Day:
• 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
work instead of driving.
The founder of Common Courtesy Day is a complete mystery, but we
can’t argue that this is an amazing opportunity for us to implement more
courtesy into our daily lives.
21st-march and https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-commoncourtesy-day-march-21
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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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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
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Hosting is such a rewarding experience and it benefits all of those involved. STS Foundation accepts all types of host families - from single parents,
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• 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,
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