katy: Yesterday We Welcomed Two New Family Members in Katy, Texas - 07/03/11 05:05 PM
 
Yesterday We Welcomed Two New Family Members but they can not replace our BFF little dog. I found Dwarf African Frogs being sold at our local card store and the bowl they come with has two frogs plus the store told me they could live 5-10 years!! I decided my step-son’s miniature fighting fish needed some company. No don’t call the guys in the white coats to come grab me as I have not lost my mind. I know calling dwarf frogs family members is a real stretch and a fighting fish wanting company???
November 2010 we lost our beloved … (8 comments)

katy: You Can Enjoy Fireworks Displays This Fourth of July in Katy and Houston - 06/30/11 03:41 PM
 
You Can Enjoy Fireworks Displays This Fourth of July in Katy and Houston but there are not a whole lot of choices.
All counties surrounding Houston including Kary ( except for Galveston) have a ban on fireworks this Fourth of July due to the continuing drought. The ban does not apply to organized events. It is my understanding that in Harris County anyone caught setting off fireworks will be subject to 6 months in JAIL and/or a fine of $10,000. I am sure the other counties have similar penalties if the law is broken. Those are stiff penalties for breaking … (4 comments)

katy: Finally Good Housing News- Pending Home Sale Statistic Go Up In May - 06/29/11 06:16 PM
 
Finally Good Housing News- Pending Home Sale Statistic Go Up In May  per data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Pending Homes Sales Index rose strongly during May 2011 and experts point out this could mean increased housing activity during the second half of 2011. Let us all take a moment of silence to pray these folks are correct.
Pending Home Sales Index is a forward looking index which is based on actual contract signings. The index increased by 8.2 % in May 2011 to 88.8 from a revised April 2011 figure of 82.1. The index is … (5 comments)

katy: Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef Band - The Summer of Love and Tequila Tour - 06/20/11 05:54 PM
 
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy Texas will continue its free summer music events. On Thursday June 23, 2011 at Heritage Square in LaCenterra from 6 PM - 9 PM Jerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef band will make a stop here in Katy as part of it “Summer of Love and Tequila Tour”. LaCenterra is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd in Katy Texas.
Jerry Diaz is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and the influences on his music include the Beach Boys, Jerry Jeff Walker and Jimmy Buffet. His music is similar to taking a tour of of … (5 comments)

katy: Keep it Simple as You can't Go Wrong!! - 06/18/11 03:14 PM
 
Tomorrow Sunday June 19, 2011 is Father’s Day. Have you found a gift to give dear old Dad and Grandpa ? (!!!)  Maybe not and it is not too late. I previously wrote a blog about the  background of  Father’s Day earlier this month which I posted on Active Rain (AR) and I only got one little comment. I am not sure what that says about AR participants/readers attitude about Father’s Day and/ or Dads or Grandpa’s as I do remember this year and last year seeing/reading numerous AR blogs with really nice comments about Mother’s Day and Mom’s. I … (8 comments)

katy: Like to Fish? Try Mary Jo Peckham Park Katy, Texas - 06/15/11 04:55 PM
 
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be stocking channel catfish in the lake at Mary Jo Peckham Park. The park is located 5597 Gardenia Lane in Katy, Texas. The stocking will take place the weeks of June 13 and June 27 and July 11 and July 25, 2011 as part of the neighborhood fishin program. The lake is 5 acres in size with bank access and a covered fishing pier. The park is open from 7 AM until 10 PM every day.
Channel catfish rank with fishermen behind only bass and crappie as the most preferred fish to catch … (5 comments)

katy: Newsweek Magazine Top 1600 High Schools in United States - Year 2010 Katy ISD - 06/02/11 05:52 PM
Every year Newsweek Magazine during late May and early June publishes its list of the Top 1,600 High Schools in the entire United States. They have adopted a complex model over the years so that a comparison can be made between all the schools. The Top 1,600 High Schools comprise only six percent of the total High Schools in the nation. I examine this list each year to see how the Katy ISD schools did and to see how other area schools fared. 
The year 2010 once again found four Katy ISD High Schools in the top 1600. These schools were:
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katy: National Cancer Survivor Day - 05/31/11 03:58 PM
National Cancer Survivor Day (NCSD) is Sunday June 5, 2011. This will be the 24 th annual celebration of this day. There are approximately 12 million cancer survivors in the United States alone. Numerous communities all across the globe will host some type of event to celebrate LIFE and to show everyone that there is life after cancer. The countries across the globe who will join the US in celebrating this include: Canada, Antigua, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Greece, India,  Malaysia, Guam, Australia, and American Samoa.
The day is traditionally … (0 comments)

katy: Seven Lakes High School in Katy Raises Money to Find Land Mines in Sri Lanka - 05/26/11 05:14 PM
The Interact Club of Seven Lakes High School raised over $20,000 to sponsor a special dog named Spartacus to travel to Sri Lanka to find land mines. The club members raised these funds through the school year and had support of the entire school body and the local community. Donations were received from the students plus several local businesses, Katy community members, and students at Dulles High School ( Fort Bend ISD) and Morton Ranch High School also part of KISD.   
On May 13, 2011 Interact sponsors and Interact officers visited Global Training Academy in Somerset , Texas for the … (1 comments)

katy: Open Car Show in Katy Saturday May 21 at Firethorne Subdivision - 05/19/11 12:49 PM
Saturday May 21, 2011 an open car show will be held in the Firethorne Community parking lot from 10 AM until 3 PM which is located at 28100 North Firethorne Rd. Katy, TX. The proceeds from this car show will be used by the Project Grad event from Katy High School. Project Graduation 2011 will be held on June 4, 2011 at Katy High School and will run from 11PM until 6 AM.
There is limited parking for this event and my advice is to go early. A $20 pre-registration donation and a $25 day registration donation is required for the … (1 comments)

katy: Katy Christian Ministries in Katy Texas is Expanding its Resale Shop - 05/12/11 01:28 PM
Katy Christian Ministries is a non-profit social service charity that is serving Katy, West Houston, Fulshear and Simonton Texas areas. This group offers emergency financial assistance to individuals , food pantries that feed the needy and a crisis center that houses domestic abuse and sexual assault centers. The charity has two resale shops and two donation centers. This group has been in existence since the mid 1980's and was formed by the alliance of several different churches who were all trying to help their communities. 
The Katy Christian Ministries resale shop located at 5510 First recently completed a 1,600 square foot … (1 comments)

katy: GRAND OPENING TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WEST LOCATION - 04/09/11 12:59 PM
Saturday April 9, 2011 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM Texas Children's Hospital located near Katy, Terxas will be hosting their     Grand Opening Celebration. There will be free entertainment, refreshments, and seevral activities for children inclusing pony rides, petting zoo, slides, and moon walks. Texas Children's West Campus is located at Barker Cypress and I-10 or 18200 Katy Freeway and their phone number is 832-227-1000. There is free parking at the Wood Group that includes a free suttle. The Wood group is loacted at 17420 Katy Freeway and their web site is www.woodgroup.com .
Texas Children's Hospital is the only pedriatic … (1 comments)

katy: Katyhomefinder - Top 10 Factors that Determine Resale Value of a Home - 11/07/10 05:42 PM
I tell all my buyers that when they are currently buying a home, they also have to think about selling that same home some day in the future. I believe the average number of years a someone lives in their home in the US is about 4-5 years. Here are my top 10 factors that have a significant impact on the resale value of any given home.
1) Location - acess to employment, education, hospitals, shopping, etc.
2) The school district and its local and state standing for education excellence. Sorry all the folks that voted against the Katy school bond issuance but … (5 comments)

katy: Katy 4 U - National Night Out in Katy, Texas - 10/03/10 01:48 PM
Tuesday October 5, 2010 is National Night Out for the entire nation. It is time to meet your neighbors and leave the TV controller alone. Many have called this night a " Meet and Greet " opportunity to mingle with your neighbors. All of us get so involved with our daily activities that we all forget to out meet new folks who have moved into our neighborhoods. My family resembles this remark.
The City of Katy's Nigh Out is scheduled for Tuesday Oct. 5 from 5:30 Pm until 8:30 PM and will be held at the Katy City Park located at Avenue D … (1 comments)

katy: KATY 4 U - Katy Rice Harvest Festival being Held Oct. 9-10 2010 in Katy, Texas - 09/30/10 05:24 PM
If you and your family are looking for something to do for family fun or individually you should consider the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. The Festival will be held on Friday October 9, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 11:30 PM and on Saturday October 10 from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM. This is the 30 annual festival and it has been named for several years as one of the top 10 festivals in the whole Houston area. The festival originally was named a "Sellabration" and was intended to bring the community together to educate folks about rice and let the area … (5 comments)

katy: Katy 4 U - Health Fair in Katy Texas on 9/22/2010 - 09/19/10 03:25 PM
On Wednesday September 22, 2010 Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community will hosta health fair. The fair will be in the Epiphany family center. If you are unsure where to go don't hesitate to ask as the people there are all friendly and helpful. The fair will start at 9:30 AM and run until 1:30 PM. There will be over 35 different health care groups with booths providing valuable health information. Flu shots are available for $20/each and the shots are free for medicare individuals but you will need your card. In addition blood pressure screening and glucose testing is available … (1 comments)

katy: Katy 4 U : CUBAN FOOD AT RINCON CRIOLLO NEAR KATY TEXAS - 09/14/10 06:19 PM
My wife and I do not have the ability to eat lunch together very often so we like to go some place different when we do have one of our few opportunities to dine together at lunch. On Labor Day we had such an opportunity and we discovered a new Cuban Restaurant near Katy, Texas named Rincon Criollo. The restaurant is located at 2150 South Highway 6 suite 150 Houston, TX 77077 and phone is 281-679-7148. This place is just north of Westheimer in a strip district before you get to Best Buy. It is on the west side of the … (1 comments)

katy: KATY 4U: DRIVERS IN KATY/CYPRESS GUESS WHAT? SCHOOL HAS STARTED - 08/24/10 06:31 PM
Drivers in Katy and Cypress Texas please remember school has started and all the school speed zones are in effect once again. It is also a fine of up $200 if you using your cell phone in a school zone. Yes I know most folks in Texas believe it is their God given right to speed. School zones are there for a purpose and not for you folks out there to speed through while talking or sending a text message on your cell phone!!!!
I have wanted to write a short blog about this problem for sometime and this morning, when this … (1 comments)

katy: KATY 4 U: KATY HOME DECOR AND REMODELING SHOW AUGUST 28- AUGUST 29, 2010 - 08/23/10 05:20 PM
The Katy Home Decor and Remodeling Show will be held this weekend at the Merrel Center  6301 South Stadium Lane Katy,TX 77494. Show times are Saturday August 28 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM and Sunday August 29 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Admission is $8.00 for all adults; $6.00 for Seniors; $4.00 for all military ( with ID) and kids 12 and under are free. All scouts will be admitted to the show free and a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Boy Scouts.
A map to the Merrel Center is available by clicking here  _____
This show … (0 comments)

katy: KATY 4U: NEW HEB NEAR OLD KATY TEXAS IS AN EXCELLENT STORE - 08/15/10 01:47 PM
I finally got the opportunity to go into the new HEB store in Katy, Texas off of Pin Oak road and close to old Katy yesterday afternoon (August 14). My impression is that this an excellent store and one that I will visit several times in the future. We live In Grand Lakes and there is a large HEB super store very close to us as it is located at Fry just west of 99 (Grand Parkway). While the new HEB is definitely smaller I found many aspects to be to my liking as compared to the super HEB.
Today when I visited … (0 comments)

 
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