Villages of Cypress Lakes November 2021

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VILLAGES OF CYPRESS LAKES IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MANAGEMENT

Villages of Cypress Lakes

Associa – Principle Management Company of Houston

11000 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 150, Houston, TX 77041

Association Manager, Nicole Ginardi 713-329-7104

nginardi@pmghouston.com

Villages of Cypress Lakes West

Associa Principal Management Group of Houston

25227 Grogans Mill Rd, Ste 255, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Association Manager: Yesenia Sheehan 832-442-2978

ysheehan@pmghouston.com.

SECURITY

For a Real Emergency Dial 911

Harris County Sherriff’s Department

Non-Emergency 713-221-6000

Constable (24-Hr Emergency) 281-376-3472

TRASH/WATER

Best Trash 281-313-2378

Harris County MUD #391 713-860-6489

www.HCMUD391.org

Severn Trent Services 281-578-4265

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000

Harris Co. Public Health & Envir 713-439-6000

U. S. Post Office 800-275-8777

AT&T

www.att.com

AT&T Repair Center 800-246-8464

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

En-Touch Systems 281-225-1000

Reliant Energy (Repair) 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-659-2111

Street Light Repair (give pole #) 713-207-2222

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

Street Repair 281-463-6300

SCHOOLS

Ault Elementary School 281-373-2800

Farney Elementary School 281-373-2850

Keith Elementary School 281-849-8250

Goodson Middle School 281-373-2350

Salyards Middle School 281-373-2400

Cy-Ranch High School 281-373-2300

Cy-Woods High School 281-213-1800

www.cfisd.net

HELPFUL WEBSITES

DPS Sex Offenders website

City of Houston Main Page

Transtar Traffic Main Page

Harris County Appraisal District

http://records.txdps.state.tx.us

www.houstontx.gov

www.houstontranstar.org

www.hcad.org

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6 Gifts that Keep on Giving But Cost Us Little

by Carl Phillips

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” - Jim Rohn

Whatever the time of year, here are some ideas for gifts we can give that have the potential to improve the lives of those around. Gifts

that keep on giving.

1) Giving the Gift of Our Full Attention. Give the gift of your full attention to

others around you and allow them the stage they deserve.

2) Giving the Gift of Kindness. There are many ways we can offer the gift

of our kindness. Not expecting anything in return except maybe the warm

feeling we get from knowing we are doing something good for someone else.

3) Giving the Gift of Our Time. We can do this by taking our commitments

seriously. By booking in time with friends and keeping that time free for

those friends. By making time to stop and shoot the breeze for a while with a

neighbor. By taking time out to spend disconnected from the online world to

spend undistracted with a loved one.

4) Giving the Gift of Judging Less. We’re all human and sometimes we make

mistakes in life. In such times it can help us all if we can talk to someone that

will just listen without making judgements. Good friends will do this but we

can also extend this gift to others. Judge less and remember, none of us are

perfect.

5) Giving the Gift of a Heartfelt Compliment. Closely aligned with 1 and

2 on this list, this is also worthy of its own spot. A well timed and earnest

compliment can have an immediate and positive impact on the recipient. It

shows we have noticed something in others.

6) Giving the Gift of Gratitude. Letting others know how grateful we are for

them being in our lives can mean a lot. Expressing how we appreciate all they

do for us. How they inspire us or have been there for us in challenging times.

Let others know you are grateful for them just the way they are.

Courtesy of: www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-phillips/6-gifts-that-keep-on-givi_b_13624106.html

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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.

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DISCLAIMER

Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for

those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and

check out references if you do not personally know those listed.

This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to

find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these

teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and

their parents.

CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID

CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM

LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE

CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

VILLAGES OF CYPRESS LAKES

Jake Fisher - PP 16 832-457-0428

Jonah Wiggins - PP, H, L 16 832-860-2246

Aryan Elahi - B, T (M) 17 832-853-7588

Bryson McMillan - B, H, L 15 346-412-5910

Amber Robertson-Hollon - B, PP, H, T (M (K-11))

17 346-262-4153

Eshal Warsi - T (M,L,O (K-11)) 17 832-484-9612

Michael Ferguson - T ((K-12)) 18 832-229-7079

Roberto Alvarez - P, L 16 713-463-9953

Chris Dong - P, T (L,O (K-12)) 15 832-398-5630

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TOP 7 THANKSGIVING

TRAVEL TIPS AND TRICKS

1. AVOID TRAVELLING THE DAY BEFORE AND AFTER THANKS-

GIVING

You may have heard that the day before and after Thanksgiving

are among the busiest travel days of the year, but did you know

that Thanksgiving Day itself is only a bit busier than average?

Thread the needle by flying in just in time for pre-dinner drinks,

and you’ll likely dodge the worst of Thanksgiving travel.

2. BOOK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE

Though this is true any time of year, booking your Thanksgiving

travel as early as possible will save you headaches in terms of

options, prices and agony. We’re pretty sure the film Planes,

Trains and Automobiles was inspired by some procrastinator who

decided to wing it while heading home for Thanksgiving.

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3. SNACKS

No matter your mode of transport, you’re probably going to get

peckish during your journey. Forget the $12 airport tuna melt and

the dubious convenience store burrito, and pack some energy

bars instead.

4. YOU DON’T NEED THAT

You’d be surprised at how few items you need for a long weekend

away, particularly if you’re going to see your parents who probably

have three of everything anyway. Packing light will make your

journey easier.

5. ALL RESERVATIONS

In many cases, booking your travel as a package (flight, car rental,

hotel) through an all-purpose booking website will save you

money.

6. DON’T GO HOME

You know where there isn’t a Thanksgiving travel rush? Every

other country in the world. Flights to Mexico, Central America

and the Caribbean are comparable to domestic flights in terms of

flight time. Or treat yourself to a continental hop.

7. JUST BE COOL, MAN

We just checked the whole internet and confirmed that losing

your temper with a customer service agent, no matter what injustice

you may have suffered, hasn’t ended well for anyone in the

entire history of humankind.

Source: www.rome2rio.com, Leif Pettersen

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Serving Businesses and Families Since 1983

Copperfield/Cypress

• Wills • Trusts • Probate

• Divorce • Employment

• Adoption • Consumer Law

• Incorporation • Collections

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Located in the Chase Bank Building on FM 529

Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

with Cranberries & Kale

2 medium butternut squash about 2 1/2 pounds each

2 teaspoons olive oil divided

3/4 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

1 bunch kale stems removed and chopped

(about 6 lightly packed cups)

2 cloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus additional for roasting squash

1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus additional for roasting squash

1 can low sodium chickpeas (15 ounces), rinsed and drained

Zest of 1 orange plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1/3 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries

Grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese, optional

Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat

the oven to 425 degrees F. Halve the butternut

squash, scoop out the seeds, then arrange the halves

on a baking tray, cut sides up. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon

olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake

45-55 minutes, just until the squash is fork tender.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Reduce the oven

temperature to 375 degrees.

While the squash is baking, place the broth in a small

saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, return

to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer

for 12 minutes, until most of the broth is absorbed.

Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 15

minutes. Fluff with a fork, then set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive

over medium. Add the kale and cook until wilted,

about 4 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium

low. Add the garlic, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and

1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 30 additional seconds,

until is fragrant. Stir in the chickpeas, orange

zest, orange juice, cooked quinoa, and cranberries.

Once the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out

the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick border around

the sides and a 3/4-inch border along the bottom.

Reserve the flesh for another use (or if you don’t

mind a super duper stuffed squash, mix it in with the

rest of the filling). Stuff the kale quinoa filling into

the squash halves, then return the squash to the

oven. Bake at 375 degrees until hot, about 10 additional

minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and serve warm.

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fun Things to do

AROUND TOWN...

11/6

Houston Día de los Muertos Parade

November 6, 2021, 2 PM - 10 PM

Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston

With this heartfelt parade, it is our mission to celebrate

the living and honor our beloved. No matter

who you are, no matter where you are from, we want you to attend

the parade and festival. If there is something we all share is the love

and grief for our family and friends who left us and in this Dia de

los Muertos, we are all one.

11/6

St. Cuthbert Church Sixteenth

Annual International Festival

November 6th, 3-5 PM

St. Cuthbert Church will host the Sixteenth Annual

International Festival on Saturday, November 6 th

from 3-5 PM in the front yard of the church. The International Festival

honors all the different countries, heritages and backgrounds

represented in our very unique and diverse congregation. With

health and safety precautions at the forefront, the Festival includes

food, entertainment and so much more to learn about our world.

St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston, 77095.

Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience the

international world of St. Cuthbert and never leave your zip code!

11/11-11/14

Nutcracker Market

Thurs, November 11, 10 AM - 8 PM

Friday, November 12, 10 AM - 8 PM

Saturday, November 13, 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, November 14, 10 AM - 5 PM

NRG Center

https://www.nrgpark.com/events/nutcracker-market-2021/

Whether you are a shopper, committee member, staff member, donor,

volunteer, merchant, vendor, sponsor, or social media follower, YOU

have been an integral part in making this Market the success that it

is. Without your interest, curiosity, passion, dedication, enthusiasm,

generosity, hard work, commitment, and love… the Market simply

wouldn’t be where it is today. Since our inception in 1981, YOU have

helped us contribute over $75.3 million dollars to the Houston Ballet

Foundation in support of its Academy and scholarship programs.

Although saying “Thank You” does not seem to be enough, we are

truly grateful for 40 years of support.

Houston Powwow

November 13th & 14th

11/13-11/14 Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Pkwy

A two day Native American Powwow with colorful

tribal dance contests, and arts & crafts show, tipis,

honoring ceremonies, singing and much more! Presented by the DFW

Inter-Tribal Association. https://tradersvillage.com/houston/events/powwow/

12/12-12/13

11/25

Dickens Market at Cypress Creek

November 12th & 13th, 9 AM - 4 PM

This year’s annual Dickens Market features all types

of vendors from food, crafts, Christmas gifts, books,

and anything else you can think of to check off your

holiday shopping lists. The market also features carolers from the

Cypress Creek Community Chorale and guest elementary school

choirs. In addition, we have raffles for items donated by our vendors.

Raffle tickets are on sale only during the market and winners will be

contacted via phone call after the drawings take place. Winners will

have 24 hours to respond.

The market will take place as long as the pandemic has been contained

and the community center/church reopened to the public.

Please help protect our wonderful vendors and patrons who may be

more vulnerable than you by socially distancing, wearing a mask,

and washing your hands.

YMCA Turkey Dash -

A Community Tradition

November 25th

The Katy Area YMCA’s will host the 19 th Annual

YMCA Turkey Dash to be held at Monty Ballard

YMCA at Cinco Ranch Providing Fitness, Fun and Holiday Fellowship

safely for the Whole Family on Thanksgiving Day, November 25,

2021. The tradition returns for 2021 and we are excited to return

to hosting a live race that will run through the Cinco Ranch

community as in years passed. With four events to choose from,

there’s something for everyone; a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Walk/Run, a 1

mile Kids’ Run and also a Virtual Race option. Live races will be

start and conclude at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch. All

registered race participants will receive a t-shirt with their race

packets and those completing their Live 10k and 5k will receive

a finisher’s medal. Youth participating in the Live 1 Mile Kids’ Run

will receive a kids’ run finisher’s medal. 5,000 participants and

more than 1,500 spectators and volunteers are expected to take

part in this year’s event. Race day highlights include 10K and 5K

awards in age categories, a post race party featuring refreshments,

local businesses, games and a Kids Fun Zone. A runners’ costume

contest will be held with awards for most creative, best theme and

judge’s choice. In addition to completing a good race, participants

have the satisfaction of knowing their race fees go toward a good

cause, the YMCA Be The Change Campaign. This annual fundraiser

ensures that Katy families have access to Y programs and services

regardless of their ability to pay. Interested in participating,

volunteering or becoming a sponsor? Visit https://runsignup.com/

Race/TX/Katy/KatyYMCATurkeyDash, email ymcaturkeydash@

ymcahouston.org or call the YMCA at 281-392-5055

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12/4

12/4-12/5

Fairfield Christmas Market

December 4, 2021, 9 AM - 2 PM

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

20155 Cypresswood Dr, Cypress

A variety of vendors selling an assortment of products

- perfect for Christmas shopping! Come early, as we hear many of the

vendors often run out of their goods before noon!

Now-

11/28

Texas Renaissance Festival

Weekends, Now - Nov 28 &

Thanksgiving Friday, 9 AM - 8 PM

Since 1974, there has been a magical kingdom

about an hour north of the Houston area, where

guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted world

filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies and elves,

pirates and peasants, and other fanciful delights.

CFISD Country Christmas Craft Show

December 4th, 9 AM - 5 PM •

December 5th, 10 AM - 4 PM

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center,

11206 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429

Dickens on the Strand

December 3-5th, 2021

The Strand, Galveston

12/3-12/5

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century

Victorian London, features parades, non-stop

entertainment on multiple stages, strolling carolers,

roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a host of other entertainers.

Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and

rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired

crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gift items.

Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash

December 4th, 8 AM - 11 AM

12/4 Energy Corridor District, 777 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Houston

houstonholiday5k.com

Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that

mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us!

12/6

Holiday Market Expo

December 2nd, 12-4 PM

The Hilton Rooftop, 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77081

Come enjoy rooftop vibes with breathtaking panoramic

views of Houston’s skyline. This event will be filled with

great networking opportunities, shopping, great food, entertainment,

resources and some of Houston’s most dedicated community leaders.

12/18

Wreaths Across America

December 18, 2021, 11 AM

Houston National Cemetery,

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston

Come by and take a few minutes to honor a veteran

and see what Wreaths Across America is all about. There is no charge.

For full details visit, https://waahouston.com

12/18

International Food Festival

December 18, 2021, 12 PM - 6 PM

The Zone, 10371 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025

The Best caterers from around the world! Live

performances, cultural music & dancing, crafts,

clothing, service vendors and more! Free entry with RSVP to www.

texasfoodfest.com. For more info contact Ms. Clara at 832-461-6729.

12/19-12/21

Home For The Holidays

November 19th - 21st, 2021

First Call Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM

General Admission Friday, 2 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM

Leonard. E Merrell Center

6301 S Stadium Ln. Katy, TX, 77494

Three days of fun, holiday shopping is underway with Katy’s largest

gift market! With more than 150 merchants to shop with, you’re sure

to find lots of new, unique, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place to

have you ready for all your festive events. Grab your girlfriends, mom,

or daughter, and come enjoy the fun, while shopping and supporting

some of the cutest shops at Home for the Holidays Gift Market!

10710 Barker Cypress

(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the

HSE Medical Parking Lot)

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