katy: A Document Nightmare without Electronic Signature or DocuSign - 07/28/11 02:52 PM
A Document Nightmare without Electronic Signature or DocuSign
Several years  ( first post I had typo of tears!) ago when I was first starting in the real estate business, I had a buyer client who was moving from out of state to the Katy, Texas area. These folks owned a home in another state and had a contract on the home they owned in the other state. The husband was already working in the Houston area and periodically commuting to his home.
My clients decided to spend about 9 days in the Katy area during August that year to look for homes for … (4 comments)

katy: Discover What the University Houston at Cinco Ranch has to Offer - 07/27/11 01:02 PM
Discover What the University Houston at Cinco Ranch has to Offer  
The University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas is holding an open house Wednesday July 27, from 5 PM till 7 PM. Come to the open house so you can speak directly with advisers about how to start or complete a Degree program in over 30 different types of programs or certificates. Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees are offered in business, education, arts and sciences. University of Houston at Cinco Ranch is located at 4242 S. Mason Road Katy, Texas.  


katy: American Legion in Katy, Texas Hosts " Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social - 07/25/11 05:49 PM
American Legion in Katy, Texas Hosts " Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social" on Wednesday July 27, 2011 at the Katy Elks Lodge 2628 located at 1050 Katy-Fort Bend Road Katy, Texas. The American Legion is the largest Veterans organization in the world.   Jonathan D. Rozier American Legion Post 164 started its yearly ice cream social back in 2005 and this is its seventh anniversary of this event. The cost to attend is $6.00 per person with children under age 6 $3.00. Seconds can be obtained for $3.00 per person. Proceeds will go to help support the many community service … (4 comments)

katy: Why Did No One Disclose a Registered Sex Offender Lives a Few Homes Away from Us? - 07/19/11 05:01 PM
Why Did No One Disclose a Registered Sex Offender Lives a Few Homes Away from Us?  
I received an E-mail from a client a few days ago who had changed jobs and E-Mail addresses while I had changed brokers and E-mail addresses. He had trouble finding me but through Facebook found my new E-Mail account. This is off the point of this blog but If you have not read Dan Edward Phillips  recent blog titled “ Don’t Change Your E-Mail Address” I recommend that you should read it as it is excellent advice.
My client had referred me to what is … (5 comments)

katy: Children's Summer Program in Katy Texas to Feature Ferrets - 07/18/11 03:26 PM
Children's Summer Program in Katy Texas to Feature Ferrets - The Katy Branch Library will have a Ferret Fun day on July 19, 2011 from 2 PM till 4 PM. As part of their summer learning program, children will be allowed to see up close several Ferrets. These animals supposedly make great pets ( I prefer dogs myself) and kids will learn all about having a ferret as a pet.
All attendees need a ticket and are available one day prior to the event. I advise going to the library early before the program and  find to the information desk to ask … (7 comments)

katy: If Moving to Katy, Texas this Year don't Forget Your Pets. - 07/17/11 08:02 PM
If Moving to Katy, Texas this Year don't Forget Your Pets. I have several clients who are movingfrom out of town to Katy, Texas this year and I want to send them a link about planning that needs to be done for their pets. Many families consider one or more of their pets to be family members.As with all of the moving process you and your family need to write a short plan as to how the pets will be handled.
Here are some items to consider for your pet moving plan:
* Check the shot record and medical records … (7 comments)

katy: Fun, Fair, Positive Youth Soccer Registration is now open In Katy. Texas - 07/16/11 07:39 PM
Fun, Fair, Positive Youth Soccer Registration is now open In Katy.Texas. This is a league for boysand girls aged 4 to 18. Registration is going on right now for the fall season.
Fair, Fun, positive Soccer is unique in its approach as the league offers all participants equal playing time, opportunities to play every position. The teams are co-ed and balanced. The coaching is geared to be totally POSITIVE. The registration closes on September 21, 2011.
The league plays its games at George Bush park which is located on Westheimer Parkway east of Fry.
The cost per player is reduced to $85 if you … (5 comments)

katy: Help Needy and Forgotten Children Out in Katy, Texas - 07/13/11 03:38 PM
Help Needy and Forgotten Children Out in Katy, Texas by joining radio station 94.5 “ The Buzz” at backpack Casino Night. Momentum BMW West will host a charity event on Thursday July 14, 2011 from 6 PM till 9 PM at their dealership 15865 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77094 or 713-358--9864 and is close to Katy, Texas. The cost is $20 per person which buys you and your family $5,000 of casino chips to play with as you please. There will be commentary appetizers and drinks. All proceeds will go Houston’s Children’s charities to provide needy children returning to school … (5 comments)

katy: Free Summer Health Seminars Near Katy - 07/03/11 08:32 PM
Free Summer Health Seminars Near Katy at Methodist West Houston Hospital. The hospital is located at 18500 Katy Freeway  (at Barker Cypress) Houston Texas which is close to Katy.
The first Health Seminar will be held on Thursday July 7 from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM and is titled “ The Importance of Healthy Veins”. The health expert in this Dr. Hosam F. Sayed who is a vascular surgeon will provide his unique ideas on this topic and will have a question and answer session. There will be on-site vein consultations for attendees.
The Second Health Seminar is to … (6 comments)

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:

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)

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