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WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION
President CO Holt 281-347-8702
Vice President Bill Petry 281-347-6465
Landscaping and Meeting Room Setup
Architectural Review Committee Member
Secretary/Treasurer/Webmaster Dave Ellis 281-347-2580
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Director Jim Calvert 281-380-8628
Deed Restrictions , Yard of the Month , Architectural Review Chairman
Director James Kelley 832-812-5567
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Cindy Bojé 281-945-4668
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AUGUST YARD OF THE MONTH
The Yard of the Month for August 2021 is awarded to Raul and Christie Moreno of 1703 Calveryman Lane.
The Morenos have 4 children: three adult children who graduated from Morton Ranch and the youngest who will be in the class of 2027. Their daughter
works just outside the neighborhood at Academy on their communications team; their son works in sales in New York City for Klarna and they have a
son who is a recent Morton Ranch grad who is headed to TAMU this month to study as a Nutrition/Physician Assistant. The youngest Moreno keeps the
family busy with weekend baseball tournaments and other extracurricular activities while attending Aristoi Classical Academy.
Raul is employed with Cardinal Health and Christie works at Paetow High School. They enjoy spending time outdoors, teaching youth at St. Bartholomew
Catholic Church, volunteering at MRHS and in the community and trips with their children and extended family.
The Morenos said that they enjoy the pride that The Settlement residents take in keeping the neighborhood beautiful, as well as the helpfulness and
friendliness of our community. “Having experienced COVID quarantine and SNOVID! it was reassuring knowing that we had caring neighbors willing
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bushes, a sago palm, Mexican heather, monkey grass, pine trees and landscaping stones.
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The 87 th Texas Legislative Session packed
a number of unwelcome surprises for
Home Owner Associations (HOAs) such as
ours. Most of the regulations in Senate Bill
1588, which was signed into law by the
Governor Greg Abbott and take effect on
September 1 st can be accommodated with
procedural changes, but the real bite is the
new requirement that after that date no
Board member, their spouse or someone
residing in a Board member’s residence
may be a member of an Architectural
Control Committee (ACC). This is the
committee charged with the responsibility
of reviewing all homeowner requests
for make changes to the exterior of their
property to ensure that a subdivision is not
degraded as a result of uncontrolled and
poorly conceived modifications. This task
has always been a major function of HOA
As there aren’t even sufficient volunteers
to fully staff our Board, to find additional
qualified and committed volunteers to
staff a separate ACC would not be realistic
so the Board has decided to outsource the
ACC function to Crest, our management
company. This will require a significant
increase in the value of the Crest contract,
which will have to be included in our 2022
ANOTHER GREAT SEASON FOR THE DOLPHINS!
The Williamsburg Settlement Dolphins had a great 2021 swim team season. After a “practice only”
2020 season, the coaches and swimmers were excited to get back into the water and compete in a
more normal-looking 2021. All the swim meets were “virtual,” meaning each team swam at their own
pool, but the kids were excited to race in a real swim meet setting again. Your Dolphins won every
meet and finished as Virtual Season Champions! Thank you to all the swimmers for their hard work
and to the volunteers who made the meets possible. We’d also like to especially thank Head Coach
Nicole Morgan, Asst. Head Coach Jacob Hudzina and our Asst. Coaches Anna Ng and Tanner Griffin
for all their hours and hard work this year. Go Dolphins!
POOL SEASON DRAWS TO A CLOSE
As a reminder, full time operation of our pool ended on August 15 th . It will remain open on weekends,
including Labor Day (September 6 th ), through September 26 th following which it will close for the
Hours of operation for the pool are 11 AM to 8 PM.
NEXT WSMA BOARD MEETING
The next meeting of the WSMA Board of Directors will be the annual budget meeting and will be
held at the Crest offices located at 17171 Park Row, Suite 310. The meeting will begin at 5:30 PM on
Tuesday September 21, 2021.
This is not good news, but is necessary to
comply with the decisions made by our
In light of the ongoing threat from
the COVID variants, the hold on Board
sponsored community events will continue
at least through the remainder of this
year. Regrettably this includes the annual
National Night Out celebration, which until
the onset of COVID-19 we have held in the
first week of October since 2014.
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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
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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION, INC., JULY 20, 2021
A meeting of the Board of Directors of the
Williamsburg Settlement Maintenance
Association, Inc. was held on Tuesday, July
20, 2021 at 5:30 PM at the Williamsburg
Settlement clubhouse, 1602 Hoyt, Katy, Texas
Board Members present were Dave Ellis, Jim
Calvert, CO Holt, Bill Petry and James Kelley.
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 from the June 15, 2021 Board
meeting and the July 8, 2021 hearing were
presented and a motion was made, seconded
and unanimously carried to accept the
minutes without change.
Three homeowners were present, mainly to
observe the meeting. The homeowners had
various questions regarding deed restrictions,
security and perimeter fencing.
Welcoming of New Residents - Dave Ellis
reported that five new residents had been
added to the welcoming list since the June
meeting and good progress is being made
to clear the backlog. A copy of the report was
provided in the Board packets.
Dave Ellis presented a report of the June 30,
2021, financials. As of this date, the money
in the bank totaled $912,958.12. This figure
includes checking, money market accounts
and CD’s 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 June 30,
2021, was $38,453.46.
The following motions were made and
approved since the last Board meeting:
a) Appointment of CO Holt, James Kelley and
Bill Petry to the ACC
b) Approval of Donald Electric to Install New
Bruton Park LED Fixture in the amount of $790
c) Approval of Texas Lawn Care for South Car
Park Fence Area Drainage in the amount of
d) Approval of Texas Lawn Care for the
Entrance Landscaping improvements in the
amount of $9,388.50
e) Approval of Clubhouse Chairs Replacement
in the amount of $1,797.83
f) Approval of Donald Electric to Install Pump
and Chemical Room Fans in the amount of
g) Approval of Texas Lawn Care to Install
Bull Rock Around the Tree in the Car Park to
Improve Drainage in the amount of $1,585
Big Room Renovation Status - Dave Ellis stated
that the installation of the acoustic panels
has been completed. The kitchen upgrade
is proceeding, howbeit a little slower than
expected. The cabinets have been installed
and the appliances will be installed within the
next few days. The task pacing completion is
the granite countertop which it is hoped will
be installed by the end of the month.
Issues Arising from 2021 Texas Legislative
Session - The Board discussed various topics
but focused mainly on the practicality of
forming a separate Architectural Control
Committee (ACC) in response to the new
law that states as of September 1 the Board
is no longer authorized to perform this
function. The alternative is to outsource
this function to a third party, which in this
instance would be Crest Management.
After a discussion, the Board unanimously
approved appointing Crest Management to
perform the ACC function by reviewing the
Exterior Modification Requests (EMRs) at $75
per request. The Board did state, however,
that they might be interested in additional
inspections during the month to include
inspections for EMR compliance. (Subsequent
to the meeting Cindy Bojé informed the Board
that the cost of one additional inspection
each month would add $600 to the current
monthly management fee).
Increase in Board Members’ Emergency
Expenditure Authorization - CO Holt stated
that the current Board member emergency
expenditure allowance without Board
approval is $250. He stated that as costs
have increased over the years this amount
is no longer sufficient and recommended
that it be increased to $500. The motion was
Preliminary 2022 Budget Planning - Dave
Ellis stated that the budget meeting will
be held on September 21, 2021, at the
Crest Management office. As there will be
a number of new projects to be included in
the 2022 budget CO Holt suggested that the
responsibility for providing estimates of the
cost of each be assumed by various Board
members. Dave will provide a list of the
projects and solicit volunteers for each.
Texas Strong Proposal for Re-Piping
Clubhouse Water Lines - A copy of the
proposal was provided in the Board packets. CO Holt
requested that this topic be tabled.
Community Events - The Board discussed community
events. After the discussion, the Board decided that
due to the ongoing COVID situation coupled with the
Board being two members short it would be best to
table community events until the situation improves
and the Board is fully equipped to handle the many
different roles and tasks.
ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION - With no
further business to come before the Board, the
meeting was adjourned into executive session at 6:38
Delinquencies - Seven accounts remain on the trash
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. The Board stated that
the Attorney has its approval to move forward with
deed restriction maintenance efforts.
There were no homeowners present to hear a
summary of the executive session. The next meeting
will be held on August 17, 2021.
With no further business to come before the Board,
the meeting was adjourned at 7:19 PM.
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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
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!
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.
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.
During Pool Hours:
• Only 1 group at a time.
• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time.
• Parties held during open hours are restricted to 20 or fewer persons
(adults and children) who will be entering the pool and do not have their
own pool tags.
• In the event that the total number of persons in the pool (including
regular pool users who are not in the party) is likely to exceed the 50 that
can be handled by the 2 regular lifeguards then, two weeks prior to the
event, the renter may request that an additional lifeguard be added for
the duration of the party. The charge for this additional guard will be $26
per hour. If no provision has been made for an additional lifeguard then
the number of party members entering the pool must be limited such
that the total number of people in the pool at any time (including regular
pool users who are not in the party) does not exceed 50.
• 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.
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• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time.
• Rental fee 1-49 people $ 50
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• 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 PM
or 11 PM as selected on the booking form. The lifeguards will clear the
pool 15 minutes prior to end time.
• 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 20 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. (No exceptions!)
For clubhouse and pool availability refer to the Clubhouse Bookings
page of the Association web site, www.wsmaonline.org 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.
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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.
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
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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
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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
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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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KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
DATES TO REMEMBER
September 6 th : Holiday - Students and Staff
September 24 th : Professional Learning Day - Student Holiday
September 27 th : 2 nd Secondary Grading Cycle Begins
KATY ISD SAVES OVER $4M BY IMPLEMENTING
ENERGY SAVING STRATEGIES
Twenty-four Katy Independent School District campuses have earned the Energy Star
Certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and have saved the District
over $4 million to date due to their efforts. Since 2019, Katy ISD has partnered with
Cenergistic, a Texas-based company that helps school districts conserve energy through
strategies that include fine-tuning air conditioning (AC) run times, identifying unused
AC/lighting schedules, overnight equipment checks, updating technology and other
protocols. “Through approved bond projects, the Katy ISD Operations Division has
been able to install new equipment that is both energy-efficient and more reliable for
campuses and District facilities,” said Chief Operations Officer Ted Vierling. “Small changes
such as upgrading lighting from old technology to light-emitting diode (LED) to larger
adjustments such as replacing boilers and chillers have improved efficiency for both
energy and water consumption,” added Vierling. Over the past three years, Katy ISD has
committed to making energy conservation a priority due to the rising cost of electricity,
gas and water. Every dollar saved on these utilities amounts to greater funding that can
be redirected to classrooms, teachers and students. Looking to sustain conservation
efforts now and well into the future, all new Katy ISD facilities are built with energyefficient
components such as LED lighting, automatic shut-off switches for classroom
lighting, upgraded control systems and utilization of natural light whenever practical.
The following campuses have been awarded the Energy Star Certification:
Elementary Campuses:, Alexander Elementary, Bear Creek Elementary, Cimarron
Elementary, Creech Elementary, Davidson Elementary, Fielder Elementary, Golbow
Elementary, Griffin Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Jenks Elementary, Leonard Elementary,
McRoberts Elementary, Randolph Elementary, Shafer Elementary, Sundown Elementary,
Williams Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Wolfe Elementary, Wolman Elementary
Junior High Campuses: McDonald Junior High, McMeans Junior High, Memorial
Parkway Junior High, Tays Junior High
High School Campuses: Tompkins High School
KATY ISD SMART RESTART AND
SPEAKUP CAMPAIGNS RECOGNIZED
BY STATE AND NATIONAL
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
recently recognized the Katy Independent School District
Communication Department with a Golden Achievement
Award for its exemplary work on the District’s Smart Restart -
Return to School campaign, which was executed during the
COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign focused on educating
and engaging students, parents, staff and community
members on the return to school plan, safety protocols
and evolving initiatives impacted by the pandemic. Also
this year, the Texas School Public Relations Association
(TSPRA) awarded the Communications Department with
a Gold Star Award, the highest school public relations
honor in the state, for the District’s SpeakUp Safe Schools
campaign - a multi-level marketing and communication
initiative designed to build awareness around safety
topics; encourage the use of the SpeakUp anonymous
reporting app; emphasize student ownership of safety
protocols; educate parents; and reinforce drug and alcohol
awareness. Print and promotional materials included
posters, public service announcements (PSA) videos and
website and social media messaging. Additionally, a Best of
Category Award was earned for the Department’s scripting,
editing and filming of the PSA video titled “Vaping, It’s Up
to You,” which was part of the campaign.
“Clear, concise and timely messaging for our school
community has always been a key component to our
District’s outreach efforts,” said Dr. Andrea Grooms, Chief
Communications Officer. “While our Communications
team is small, their responsibilities are immense and their
outcomes, far-reaching. They are an extremely talented
and dedicated group of professionals - always prioritizing
the informational needs of Katy ISD families and staff, no
matter the time or circumstances,” added Grooms. The Katy
ISD Communication Department was recognized during
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KISD VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
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GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 28 TH
Neighbors are an integral part of our social lives - whether at home or at
work. Good Neighbor Day on September 28 th is an annual holiday that
promotes neighborliness and niceness towards people who surround us.
How to Celebrate?
• Be nice to your neighbor - at home or elsewhere.
• If you don’t know your neighbors well, maybe today is your chance to go
up to them and strike up a conversation.
• Bake some goodies and share them with your neighbors. Bring them to
work for your work neighbors.
• Invite your neighbors to your home for a meal.
DAY SEPTEMBER 12TH
Each year on the Sunday following Labor Day, grandchildren across the
country honor their grandparents. There is a special bond that can only
be shared between grandchildren and their grandparents. Grandparents
are full of hugs and kisses, family history, wisdom, patience, love
and guidance. National Grandparents Day gives grandchildren the
opportunity to show love and appreciation to their grandparents.
National Grandparents Day has its very own song. The National
Grandparents Day Council of Chula Vista, California announced in 2004
that A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill would be the official
song of the United States National Grandparents Day holiday. The Council
presented Prill with the National Songwriter’s Award in recognition of his
highly popular composition A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.
The forget-me-not is the official flower for National Grandparents Day.
National Grandparents Day is expected to grow in significance over
the next decade and beyond as the number of grandparents in the
United States rises from 65 million in 2011 to 80 million in 2020 as a
result of the baby boom. Show your appreciation for everything your
grandparents have done for you.
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Did You Know…
…that the word neighbor comes from the Old English word neahgebur,
where neah means near and gebur means inhabitant?
On September 28 th , National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated. This
annual holiday was first proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.
Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana came up with the idea of
a national holiday recognizing the importance of good neighbors in
1971. In 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced the creation of a
national day aimed at raising public awareness that good neighbors help
achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities.
Since then, National Good Neighbor Day has been acknowledged by
various levels of government and is celebrated every year. The holiday
was originally celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September, but in
2003 its date was changed to September 28 th . On this day, Nextdoor.
com, a social network for neighborhoods, announces the recipients of
Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor Award. Everyone can nominate a neighbor or
a group of neighbors by writing a short story about what they have done
to help their local community and make it a better place. National Good
Neighbor Day is the perfect occasion to honor the people who make
significant contributions to creating safer neighborhoods and stronger
communities across the United States.
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Step 2: Whisk eggs with 1 tablespoon water in a small jug until
well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into
prepared pan. Cook for 2 minutes or until egg is almost set.
Step 3: Top one half of omelette with avocado, fetta and dill.
Drizzle with lime juice. Fold omelette over to enclose filling.
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Things to do
IN YOUR COMMUNITY
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP
SEPTEMBER 11 TH , 9 AM-5 PM
Save the date in-person event: Cy-fair Women’s Club
presents their annual fundraiser “Shop ‘til you drop.”
The Berry Center - 8877 Barker Cypress Road, www.
2021 WALK TO END
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Katy/West
Houston residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s
by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to
End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 25, 2021
at 8:30 AM at La Centerra Shopping Mall in Katy, Texas.
Registration will begin at 7 AM. Ceremony will be at 8
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is
moving forward with plans to host the event in person
this fall. The health and safety of participants, volunteers
and staff remain the Association’s top priorities while
continuing to monitor the pandemic and make decisions
about event details in local communities. While planning
to gather in person, the Alzheimer’s Association will
continue to offer options to participate in Walk to End
Alzheimer’s online and in neighborhoods across the
To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s
Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: alz.org/walk.
& CRAFT SHOW
OCTOBER 2, 2021, 9 AM TILL 3 PM
5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449
Free Admission!!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities,
Petting Zoo and food! Bring the entire family and
friends for a fun filled day! Vendors contact Mary @
ART FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9-10, 2021
The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of Bayou City Art Festival, will
welcome artists, patrons and supporters back for Houston’s signature art event. The inperson
festival, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, will be held in Downtown Houston,
along Allen Parkway and Sam Houston Park, on Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10,
2021, 10 AM-6 PM. Bayou City Art Festival will spotlight the festival’s featured artist
McKenzie Fisk, a painter from Los Angeles, as it transforms the streets of Downtown
into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. As one of the top art festivals in
the country, the weekend event will provide patrons with the opportunity to personally
meet artists, view original works and purchase artwork from 19 art disciplines including
world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures and more. The festival will feature
live music, food trucks and beverage stations throughout the festival along with two
entertainment stages and art installations. Guests will enjoy Houston’s skyline views while
enjoying the festival’s wine garden, craft beer garden and Art Bar. In the Active Imagination
Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities for all ages.
A portion of the proceeds from Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will benefit the
festival’s nonprofit partners including Artists For Artists, Fresh Arts, Houston SPCA,
Warriors In Art, Orange Show For Visionary Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Online early bird tickets will soon be available at www.bayoucityartfestival.com for
$15 for adults; $5 for children 6-12; and children five and under are free. Adult tickets
purchased after September 24, 2021, are $18. Online pre-purchased tickets are required
to enter the festival. Tickets will not be sold at the gate and can only be purchased online.
PICK-A-DILLY CRAFT FAIR
OCTOBER 16 TH , 9 AM-4 PM
The Pick-A-Dilly Craft Fair comes just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas
for all your holiday needs! Join us on October 16 th from 9 AM-4 PM at St. Peter’s UMC,
20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. Find gifts for loved ones or something special
for yourself! Proceeds from Pick-a-dilly Craft Fair and the Silent Auction will benefit
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Missions, which partners with many non-profit
organizations in the Katy community. We hope to see you there!
GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY
MARKET DATE SET!
October 23, 2021 is the date for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s ladies auxiliary’s 28 th annual
holiday market. Please save the date for getting a head start on your Christmas
shopping! If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this fun event, please email:
email@example.com for more information and an application!
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HCYA HOMESCHOOL BASKETBALL
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON
HYCA (Homeschool Christian Youth Association) is now accepting
registrations through October 9 th for the 2021-2022 season. The
organization has been in existence for 25 years and our coaching staff has
over 30 years of experience with HCYA. We have teams to accommodate
boys ages 8 through the High School Varsity Level. We compete against
public schools, private schools and homeschool organizations. We
practice at Katy Hustle gym located at 23441 Clay Road.
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ALBION HURRICANES FC SOCCER
AHFC offers JHSL (a recreational program for 5 - 10 year olds) at our Cy-Fair
and Central locations and offers additional training at Katy Friday Night
Academy and New Territory Thursday Night Academy. All information
regarding Junior Hurricanes can be found at www.albionhurricanes.org/
Want to join a competitive program? AHFC is a full service soccer club
exposing its teams to the highest level of competition in its pursuit to
provide the best soccer schooling for its players. AHFC also wants to
encourage players that do not aspire to play at the next level to love this
beautiful game or possibly coach at some level in the future. Learn more
about AHFC: www.albionhurricanes.org/Default.aspx?tabid=304474.
WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB
West Houston Rugby Club offers excellent opportunities for players of
all ages from minis to adults to participate in one of America’s fastest
growing sports. Our coaches are fully accredited with USA Rugby and
include former European premiership players. We are a not for profit
club with a mission to provide outstanding club management, a fun
social environment and the feeling of a rugby family. Registration is now
open at www.westhoustonrugby.com. Enquiries may be sent to info@
westhoustonrugby.com. Come and join the fastest growing club in
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KATY AREA RUNNING CLUB
The Katy Area Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which
exists to serve people living in and around Katy, Texas who have an interest
in running. We are a community of people of all ages, backgrounds,
heritages and abilities who share a common interest - running! Our focus
is on group runs, having fun, socializing and sharing our knowledge and
experience with our members and the public. We welcome all who are
interested in joining us.
We have a full calendar of runs, events and socials. We hold group runs
every Saturday morning at the Sergeant Hatch Sports Park off the south
I-10 feeder road just east of Barker Cypress Rd. On Tuesdays (5 AM and
6:30 PM) we meet at one of the KISD junior high tracks for speedwork
and on Thursday (6:30 PM) we meet at Crosspoint Community Church for
tempo runs of various distances and paces. To find out more and to join
our club, visit www.KatyAreaRunningClub.com.
TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB
Track Houston Youth Track Club has one of the largest and successful
youth track and field club training programs in the nation. Our program
has developed national champions in AAU, USATF, New Balance
and Adidas. Our Track and Field athletes have been selected for and
competed on youth international teams - Team USA and Team Trinidad.
We have multiple practice sites in the Greater Houston area including
Katy and Cypress. Visit www.trackhouston.com for Cross Country signups
in August, Speed Camps in October, Indoor Track and Field in November
and Track and Field in January. Track Houston is a registered 501 (c) (3)
KATY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB (KC/KC)
Established March of 2014 (Over 200 Members). Never paddled before,
that’s okay too! We don’t own a store, don’t purchase anything yet! Join
our meetings and we can answer your questions and/or assist you in
trying out new gear and equipment. KC/KC is a non-profit organization
with major Sponsors. Must be at least 21 years of age to join. LIFE VEST/
PFD IS A MUST!!!! We meet every 3 rd Wednesday of each month at
24638 Kingsland Blvd., Katy TX 77494 (Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9
PM. For more information, call Philip at 713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252.
“Remember-Think Safe, Paddle Safe”
WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY
Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby
team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in
the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and
guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must
be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You
can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join
up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.
Katy Swifts Netball Club invites people to come and learn about netball
and have some fun playing a great team sport. Open to everyone from
eight years and up including adults. Contact katynetball@netballamerica
for further information. Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and
youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School
Contact email@example.com for further information.
You can also “like” the Texas Netball Association on Facebook to see
regular announcements about netball in the Lonestar State! Also visit
netballamerica.com for general information about netball in America.
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