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Killer Elevator Speech Challenge in Katy Texas My scenario will be take place in an area where I would have an opportunity to present myself to potential clients via a short elevator speech. The odds are much greater that I would be a in a restaurant and over hear a couple speaking to one another than standing at an actual elevator waiting to go up or down. I decided to write my presentation bas I am not sure I will have both time and access of another person to help video my presentation. The key item, in my opinion, (10 comments)
Halloween Bash at Katy Mills Mall Radio Disney and Katy Mills Mall in Katy Texas is holding a Halloween party at Kidgits inside the mall at the AMC Plaza on October 31, 2011 from 4: 00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Events similar or like this provide a very safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween. Small Ghouls, goblins and princesses are all invited. Everyone is invited to wear costumes and have fun doing crafts and other activities along with the Radio Disney group. There will be a free trick-or-treat bag and DOLE Real Fruit Bites for those who attend (7 comments)
Fall Season of Miracles for Me is Family and Always will be The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group gives you the opportunity to share the miracles in your life during this fall season with a creative writing challenge. Join in on the challenge with the FALL SEASON OF MIRACLES CONTEST | Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group. All of us have during our lifetimes meet many folks and have numerous acquaintances. Some of us are lucky enough to have had a few really good friends and I will not discuss what is meant by a really good (17 comments)
Katy Triathlon at Firethorne in Katy Texas The Rotary Club of Katy will host the 19TH annual Katy Triathlon at Firethorne subdivision on Sunday October 30, 2011. The transition area for athletes is open at 5:30 A.M. and the race itself is scheduled to be open at 6:00 A.M. with the action starting at 7:30A.M. The race will be held at the Firethorne sales office at the main entrance or 28100 Firethorne. Road, Katy Texas. The Triathlon will consist of a 16 mile bike run, 500 meter swim and 3 mile run. Individuals as well as teams are competing. (5 comments)
Kodak and ActiveRain 'Printing on the Go' Challenge in Katy Texas - 10/28/11 11:25 PM
Kodak and ActiveRain 'Printing on the Go' Challenge in Katy Texas I have clients who just recently during October wrote an offer on a home in Old Katy Texas 2which is governed by the City of Katy and is not just a Katy mailing address. The home is in a neighborhood developed in the late 1990's and recently there have been some foreclosures. My clients love the home as it gives them the space they always have dreamed of and it is priced at a level where they can afford the home payments and easily qualify for the the mortgage loan. (7 comments)
Local Katy Texas Market Report for YTD September 2011
The Houston Real Estate Market is extremely large and very complex market with numerous sub markets all performing somewhat independently. Houston has 46 separate and distinct MLS areas. Katy Texas is just one part of these numerous sub-markets. I believe the Katy market is comprised of 3 unique market areas each having different characteristics. The first market area is the town of Katy itself (old Katy) which can be isolated for the most part from the other areas as homes in this area are subject to the rules of the City (5 comments)
Local Real Estate Market Report for YTD September 30, 2011 Firethorne in Katy Texas The Firethorne neighborhood is part of Katy Texas or MLS area 36. Firethorne is a Master Planned Community located off of the Highway 1463 about 2 miles south of the I-10 exit. The neighborhood recently opened a new section of homes that are being built east of 1463 while the main section of already built homes is west of 1463. Firethorne is 1,400 acres with numerous amenities and recreational facilities. The Developer states Firethorne provides “an urban convenience with small town charm”. Currently there are (10 comments)
It’s a Dog’s Life in Katy Texas The City of Katy Texas (Old Katy) will host a Howl-A-Ween party for local dogs and dog owners. The contest will be held at the Katy Dog Park which is located at 5414 Franz Road, Katy Texas and will occur on October 27, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. All dogs will be judged for the Best costume. Applications are at the Parks Office or 5718 Second Street Katy Texas. The admission fee is a large $1.00 or one bad of dog food. All of the food or proceeds will be given (6 comments)
Home Buyer’s there is no Pot of Gold at the end of Rainbow in Katy Texas I believe there is a huge misconception of the home buyer market in Katy Texas. My best guess is that consumers watch the national news and believe everything these folks are telling them about the Real Estate marketbeing over loaded with foreclosures. To me this begs the question as to how many homes any of these supposed experts have ever sold in their lifetime. Let me go way out on limb here by answering my own question as the answer is probably NONE. (7 comments)
Homeowners Associations are difficult to deal with and I want a home without one in Katy Texas Many folks who are moving into Katy Texas are very concerned with the idea of a Homeowners Association (HOA) running a specific neighborhood once the Developer turns over control to the home owners. There have been numerous stories in the press about out of control HOA and the abuse they have inflicted on certain families. Many times the stories involve how the HOA has pushed an owner into foreclosure. As with any endeavor in all of our lives there will be a few (4 comments)
Now is the Right time to buy a Home in Katy Texas - 10/22/11 05:09 AM
Now is the Right time to buy a Home in Katy Texas I am writing this blog assuming that many folks in the local general public have already gone through all the planning stages of home buying, have decent credit, are not scheduled to get relocated but are just sitting on the fence instead of buying due to all the negative media hype surrounding the entire housing market. I am here to tell you today that it is still an excellent time to a buy a really good home at a reasonable price in Katy Texas. Right now is one of (7 comments)
Charity Walk at Katy Mills Mall Katy Texas WHAT: A FUN Walk which benefits Multiple Sclerosis (MS). WHERE: Katy Mills Mall 5000 Katy Mills Circle Katy Texas. WHEN: Saturday October 22, 2011. Walk begins at 9:00 A.M. MORE INFORMATION: No cost to enter. Walkers will cover 1 mile course inside the mall. Parking: At entrance number 8 by AMC theatre. Opening: Site opens at 7:30 A.M. Other: Zumba (exercise) start and used as warm up; Breakfast will be provided by My Fit Food; Lunch provided by Hasta La Pasta, Kids Zone and MS Expo. If you or your family (9 comments)
Country Music Duo Performs Live in Katy Texas The JaneDear Girls country music duo will perform at Mo’s Place 21940 Kingsland Katy Texas on Friday October 21, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. The JeanDear Girls are nominated for the Single of the Year for New Artists on the American Country Awards. The nominated song is named “Wildflower”.The tickets cost $10 per person and attendees have to be at least 21 years of age or older. This duo also will appear on the show “Hart of Dixie” and the episode will air November 28, 2011. Mo's in Katy has many live (10 comments)
Renting a Home in Katy Texas is No Easy Task I have heard from numerous individuals who are planning to move to Katy Texas that they want to rent a home and not buy a home. In addition, I have heard some local companies who are relocating employees to this area are encouraging through incentives for their employees to rent and not buy. You and your family can find a rental home in Katy Texas but it will not be easy and it will be expensive. The south Katy rental home market or MLS area 36 located in KISD only (13 comments)
Women’s Group in Katy Texas Hosts Fundraiser The Katy Christian Women’s Connection will hold their annual fund raiser on Thursday October 20, 2011 at The Club at Falcon Point which is located at 24503 Falcon Point Dr. Katy Texas. Reservations for this fund raiser appear to be necessary and one can call 281-232-8338 or E-mail email@example.com. You or your family are interested in this local women’s group try their web site for more information. The fund raiser will include a bake sale, live and silent auctions, lunch and penalty of shopping. A speaker will also be on hand to give (8 comments)
The Encore Players who perform at the Katy Visual Arts Center will be holding tryouts for their winter production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. These auditions are scheduled for Tuesday October 18, 2011 starting at 7:00 P.M. The Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center is located at 2501 S. Mason Road Katy Texas. Based on the maps I have seen it is probably a good idea to call before trying to find this facility. The Encore Players per their web site is “an all-volunteer adult community theater organization that taps into the acting, (6 comments)
Do you need or want Inspiration? Scott Rigsby Gives his “Do the Unthinkable” Talk in Katy Texas If you are feeling down or depressed or lacking any kind of motivation, I recommend you and your family attend Scott Rigsby’s talk this Sunday at Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy Texas. Scott is a Double Amputee and he is a Marathon and Ironman Triathlon World record holder. Scotts talk will be given during services on October 16, 2011 which begin at 8:00 A.M., 9:30 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Living Word Lutheran Church is located at 3700 S. Mason Road Katy Texas. (12 comments)
Craft Fair held at Local Katy Texas Church The United Methodist Women’s group of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church will hold their annual “Pick-a-dilly” craft fair for the twenty first time on Saturday October 15, 2011. The fair begin at 9:00 A.M. and lasts until 4:00 P.M. There will be over 100 vendors selling many different items for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Proceeds from this event will be used in St. Peter’s various mission works. There will be food for sale, numerous crafts and handmade items stretching from soap, candles, ornaments, knits, jewelry and holiday wreaths and centerpieces. (6 comments)
Professional Water Ski Competition in Katy Texas The Lakes of Katy is hosting the first, which is hoped to be an annual event, competitive slalom and jump ski competition of October 14 and October 15, 2011. The Lakes of Katy South Lake are located at Pitts Road and Morton Ranch road. The competition is scheduled for Friday from 8 A.M. to 2:45 P.M. and Saturday from 8:45 A.M. till 9:30 P.M. The general admission is $20.00 per car. The purse of $30,000 is attracting many of the best water ski slalom and water ski jumpers in the world to (10 comments)
Seven Lakes High School Theater Group Performs “The Odd Couple” in Katy Texas The Studio Theatre Troupe of Seven Lakes High School in Katy Texas will be putting on two versions of Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple”. The First version will be the normal male classic involving Felix and Oscar and the second version will be the new updated version using all females involving Florence and Olive. The story line is Felix/Florence get thrown out of their households by their spouses and move to New York City. The apartment they move into is lived in by the very (11 comments)
Almost Speechless Wednesday October 12, 2011: Classic Cars from Show on October 1, 2011 On Saturday October 1, 2011 La Centerra Cinco Ranch in Katy Texas was holding the regional American Motors car show. I went to see the classic cars as it was an absolutely beautiful day and I had written a blog about this event. I personally was disappointed as there were not that many cars in the show. The entire group of cars at this show was manufactured by American Motors Company (AMC). My favorite car was a 1967 convertible named the Ambassador. Below are pictures (9 comments)
Career and College Night in Katy Texas The Katy ISD will host a Career and College night on Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the Merrell Center which is located at 6301 Stadium Lane Katy Texas. All military branches will also be there to help seniors with any of their concerns and questions. Numerous universities and college will be attendance to answer questions and provide needed information. If you or your family need more information call 281-396-6229 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. High School seniors should find this event to be very useful as they make important decisions about their future education (10 comments)
Networking Opportunity in Katy Texas The Premier Business Professional Networking mixer will be held on Tuesday October 11, from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. at the Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill which is located at 21810 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy Texas. The group states that 20-90 people show up each month for their networking events. The focus of their meetings is for all attending to meet one another. There is no cover charge to attend. Obviously this will be a pay for your own drinks situation. The Networking group tells folks to bring plenty of business cards, a smile (11 comments)
Open House at Fire Station in Katy Texas As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Willowfork Fire Department will hold an open house on Sunday October 9, 2011 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. The station is located at 24655 Westheimer Parkway Katy Texas. All attendees will get the opportunity to visit with the firefighters, thank them for their hard work protecting many homes view all the firefighting equipment and apparatus. The station has 7 firefighters available on each swift. National Fire Prevention Week runs from Sunday October 9 and ends on Saturday October 15, 2011. The Fire Prevention (12 comments)
Garage Sale and Local Market Report for Grand Lakes Katy Texas Grand Lakes subdivision in Katy Texas will hold its fall garage sale on Saturday October 8, from 7:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Garage sales in this neighborhood usually has a large turnout of folks and most arrive early. There will be excellent items to buy throughout the neighborhood. I live in Grand Lakes and the sales have always been very successful for the residents as well as the buyers. Grand Lakes is a Master Planned Community located off of Fry Road. Take the Grand Parkway or 99 (10 comments)
Brand New Senior Center being built in Katy Texas Recently a $1.2 million project began which will involve the construction of a brand new Senior Center in Katy Texas. Ground breaking of the facility took place on August 31, 2011 and it is expected the center will take approximately 6 months to complete. The new building is a one story structure and it will be located near Fifth and Drexel in Old Katy.
The current Senior Center is just too small to handle the number of folks wanting to use the facility. The old building is located at (12 comments)
Methodist West Houston Hospital will hold a breast cancer awareness seminar on Thursday October 6, 2011 from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in women and as with several cancer type’s early detection can make a significant difference. Methodist West Houston Hospital is located at 18500 Katy Freeway Houston Texas which is right next door to Katy Texas. Methodist West states that their hospital provides the most technologically advanced care available anywhere. Space at any Methodist West Hospital class is very limited. Please register (4 comments)
Essential Tremor Group holds Meeting in Katy Texas. The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group will host a meeting on October 6, 2011 at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse which is located at 25125 Heritage Grand Circle in Cinco Ranch Katy Texas. The featured speaker will be Nora Aden who is a nurse and administrator from Encore Caregivers. The talk given by MS. Aden will focus on tips for dealing with Essential Tremor for the person with the condition as well as their families. The meeting begins at 4:00 P.M.
March 2011 will be, per House resolution, "National Essential (5 comments)
“Lazy Gardener” Brenda Beust will Speak at Local Gardening Club in Katy Texas Meeting Nottingham Country Garden Club will host its next meeting on Thursday October 6, 2011 with Houston Chronicle columnist Buest Smith AKA “The Lazy Gardener “ will be the featured speaker. The meeting begins at 9:30 A.M. with a social time and the program will follow. The meeting is being held at Harris County MUD Building No. 81 or 805 Hidden Canyon Katy Texas. Brenda will present her “The Ten Commandments of Lazy Gardening” to the group. Brenda started “The Lazy Gardener” many years ago as (10 comments)
Starting a Small Business in Katy Texas The Katy Branch Library will conduct a class titled “How to Start a Small Business” on Thursday October 6. 2011. The Katy Branch Library is located at 5414 Franz Road Katy Texas. The library phone number is 281-391-3509 and there is additional information on the Library’s web site. The Katy Branch Library is part of the Harris County Library System. The program begins at 1:00 PM. The program will be presented by SCORE and will cover key topics such as accounting, financing, managing and proper startup of a small business. SCORE is (7 comments)
Katy Texas Club to Honor Firefighters The Greater Katy Exchange Club will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday October 5, 2011 at West I-10 Fire Department Station 1 which is located at 22125 Kingsland Blvd Katy Texas. The program will begin at 6:30 PM and will include a tour of the Fire Station along with a discussion lead by one of the Firefighters who will speak about wild grass fires, home fire safety, and fire prevention. The Greater Katy Exchange Club will make a presentation of “Fireman of the Year” at this meeting. This program will include a meal and (6 comments)
Google Juice is Running Strong through Active Rain Bloggers Recently my wife and I attended a local charity event where we meet several of our friends. One couple we had not seen for several weeks. The husband travels almost every week for his job and a vast majority of the time he is not home during any given week day. As soon as I saw both of them the husband immediately motioned for me to come over as he had something important to tell me. A little less than 2 weeks ago a wildfire broke out in George Bush Park (45 comments)
Katy Rice Harvest Festival being held in Katy Texas If you and your family are looking for something to do for family fun or you as an individual you should seriously consider the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday October 8, 2011 from 10:00 AM until midnight and on Sunday October 9 from noon until 6:00 PM. This is the 31 annual festival and it has been once again been named as one of the top 10 festivals in the whole Houston area. Originally this festival was named a "Sellabration" and was intended to bring (6 comments)
Craft and Bake Sale at Church in Katy Texas Correction Dates and Time WHAT: Craft and bake sale being hosted by the Happy Hearts group. There will be a large variety of food including desserts, homemade chicken soup plus many other bakery items along with various craft items. WHERE: St Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church which is located at 5356 11 th St. Katy Texas ( Old Katy). WHEN: Saturday October 1, 2011 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in AND Sunday October 2, 8:00 A.M. til 4:00 P.M. at the Parish Hall. ( Eleventh and Sherwood) INFORMATION: Call (11 comments)
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