Plan to Attend Bridgeland’s Wonderful Nature Fest on April 26th, 2014!

Birdeland Nature Festival

Bridgeland’s Nature Fest 2014 is certain to be a wild adventure with amazing new acts and returning festival favorites! It will be held next Saturday, April 26th. from 10:00 am until 5 p.m. at Bridgeland’s Oak Meadow Park.

To watch a video of last year’s celebration, click this link: 2013 Nature Fest.

Back for a third year is Staples Safari Zoo – a menagerie of more than 100 animals!  This group, led by Brian Staples, will entertain guests throughout the day with hourly animal shows, including the Primarily Primates performance, which will feature a capuchin monkey who starred with Eddie Murphy in “Dr. Dolittle.” Staples is also bringing some new animals that were recently rescued, including a lion cub named Rory and a baby water buffalo named Jackson.  More surprises are sure to delight guests of all ages!

Join us at 11:30 for a Guinness World Records attempt for most people bird-calling!  The first 1,000 people will receive an official attempt t-shirt. We will begin admitting participants into the area at 11:15. Birding experts Gary and Kathy Clardwill instruct the participants on how to mimic the call of a Northern Cardinal.  Sara Wilcox, a representative from Guinness World Records will be onsite to adjudicate the attempt and grant the award.

Enjoy stage performances throughout the day presented by Crocodile Encounte Birds of Prey, Circus Safari and much more. A second stage hosted by Brian Staples will contain a variety of comedic animal shows.

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City of Fulshear to Host Victorian Christmas Festival

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The City of Fulshear will be hosting their annual Festival of Lights on December 7, 2013 in downtown Fulshear from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. The tree lighting will be held at 6 P.M. followed promptly by the lights.

The parade down Main Street will feature Huggins Elementary Choir, First United Methodist Chancel Choir/Orchestra and the Keller Dance Academy. The event has a Victorian theme and will include many fun activities including pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse Read the rest of this entry »

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Cinco Ranch’s Heritage Grand Offers Residents a Grand Lifestyle

Heritage Grand in Cinco Ranch is a grand lifestyle for active adults over 55-years old! Part of the master-planned community Cinco Ranch, this gated community is in an ideal location, just west of Houston in Katy. Heritage Grand offers spacious Luxury Homes so residents can spend time enjoying their new life.
Heritage Grand active adult community sets the standard for lifestyle, fulfillment and value. This unique resort-at-home community provides a private world where friendships flourish.
Today, there are five patio homes on the market ranging in price from $200,000 to $372,300. There are eight homes that are sale pending! This is indicative of the bustling market in Heritage Grand. If you are shopping for a home in Heritage Grand, call me so we can get started looking right away! Read the rest of this entry »

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Taste of Texas: Firethorne to Showcase 12 Homes, Four Model Home Parks May 4-10

Firethorne is revving up for its 2013 Taste of Texas Model Home Tour Saturday, May 4 – Friday, May 10, showcasing 12 homes in the master-planned community’s four Model Home Parks, including a model in Firethorne’s first-ever gated section.  The Model Home Tour, free and open to the public from10 a.m. to7 p.m., will feature prize drawings for those who complete the full tour. 

Firethorne will open its dozen fully furnished and landscaped model homes in the four Model Home Parks, including a new brick and stone veneer Perry home in Firethorne’s Model Park III.  The Perry model is a one-story, four-bedroom, three-bath home with a three-car garage. Perry Homes is the exclusive builder in this gated neighborhood composed of 60-foot lots. The two-phase section will house approximately 150 homes upon completion.  

Other members of the Firethorne builder team are Ashton Woods Homes, Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, M/I Homes and Plantation Homes.  

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Bridgeland to Attempt Record-Breaker at April 27th Nature Fest

CYPRESS, TX  – Bridgeland’s April 27 Nature Fest will be a hoot as event-goers attempt to break the Guinness World Records® title for the most people giving a simultaneous bird call, finely feathered aerialists perform seemingly impossible stunts and a world-renowned zoologist entertains with his even more famous contingent of animals. 

The event, which attracted a crowd of more than 7,000 last year, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bridgeland’s Oak Meadow Park. 

Houston Chronicle nature columnist and noted bird watcher Gary Clark will teach the crowd how to call the northern cardinal, common to the Houston area and known for the male’s bright red plumage. To break the world record, more than 801 people will need to make the bird call for 10 seconds or more. Nature photographer Kathy Adams Clark will be on stage to help. 

“We will teach both the whistle and the mnemonic call, a common trick in the bird-watching world to help us remember a bird’s song,” Gary said. “The northern cardinal has a beautiful song, starting with ‘cheery, cheery, cheery,’ and should be easy for the crowd to learn.” 

And even if the hundreds of amateur bird-callers nail the attempt, Gary cautions participants not to expect cardinals to flock to the area. 

“A bird rarely comes when a human makes a bird call,” he said. 

The “call of the wild” attempt will be conducted amid acts featuring reptiles, famous monkeys and other animals as the Crocodile Encounter and Staples Animal Safari make repeat appearances during the free event. The gravity-defying “Feathers in Flight” aerialist show is new this year, as is a roaming menagerie of entertainers, including a human topiary.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center Offers Intern Positions

Want a fantastic summer experience filled with loads of people, fun and an opportunity to be inspired or be inspiring?

Our KVPAC Interns experience the thrill of working in all areas of the theater and art:

Our Visual Arts Program includes clay, painting, drawing, and photography to name a few. Our Interns will be given the opportunity of assistant teaching with a professional artist. We also feature a gallery space for exhibitions every Friday, at the end of class.

Our Theatre Arts Program includes musical theatre, set design, sound and light technology, acting, singing, dancing and more.  Our Interns will work with a professional creative team (director, choreographer, musical director, and designers), to assist with the rehearsal and performance of a major musical theatre production, with full design and technical support.

Interns will help students experience a fun-filled day, coordinate clean-up in the classes, assist with daily duties of our curriculum and make life-long friends through our summer program.

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Katy’s LaCenterra and Citizens for Animal Protection Host Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk and Expo


Grab a leash and bring your precious pooch to LaCenterra this Saturday for a fun-filled morning at the CAP Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk & Expo.

Activities include a one-mile dog walk to help Citizens for Animal Protection raise money for their shelter pets, as well as a canine costume contest and a chance to win great door prizes.

 Visit with veterinarians, pet food distributors and other pet-centric businesses.

 See the Howl-O-Ween Registration Form for complete participation rules and information.

Thanks to the 2012 Platinum & Gold sponsors: Rover Oaks Pet Resort; Kroger; Baccarat; Invisible Fence Brand; Mirage Mobile; Natural Pawz;; Texas Dogs & Cats; Mis Tee V-Us’; Waggin; Tails Pet Ranch.

“Eats & ‘Treats” provided by Mission Burrito, Fish City Grill, Jamba Juice and Starbucks.

If you are interested in buying, selling or leasing Katy real estate, contact me at 713-818-2404 or [email protected]. I have sold real estate for more than 23 years; experience does matter!

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MD Anderson Pink Lighting at Katy’s LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch

Save the date: Friday, October 12th from 7-9 p.m. Location: Heritage Square at LaCenterra.

Join MD Anderson Cancer Center as it teams with LaCenterra to fight breast cancer and raise awareness. The lights in Heritage Square will be turned on to display a pink hue; they will remain that way for one month.

MD Anderson physicians and staff will be on hand during the event to pass out free educational materials. They will also distribute pink glow necklaces to spread the light of breast cancer awarness and hope.

The evening also includes pink powered live entertainment by the Norma Zenteno Band.

To learn about the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy visit,

If you are interested in selling, buying or leasing real estate, contact me at 713-818-2404. I have sold real estate for over 23 years. Experience does count!

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KVPAC Art Classes Enrolling Now


Kids who engage in the arts fare better within other academic areas. Art develops concentration, creativity, empathy, and teamwork. Children who have extensive art training become more imaginative thinkers, offering greater opportunity as they grow up. For a full list of classes offered by the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center see, Fall Art Class Schedule.

If you are interested in leasing, selling or buying real estate in Katy, contact me at 713-818-2404. I have sold real estate for over 23 years. Experience does count!

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Support the Arts in Katy with a KVPAC Membership!

Experience community fellowship by becoming a Katy and Visual Performing Arts Center, KVPAC, member today!  Membership support is the greatest resource to help KVPAC grow and service the Katy area. So whether you are a thespian, an artist, a parent or just a supporter of one, join the KVPAC family of members and enjoy exclusive benefits all year long.

We did the math and the average member family saves $500 in discount tuition and complimentary tickets alone! Join now and save BIG!

All new benefit: You will receive a free family portrait session courtesy of Adventure Photo & Design!

For more information: KVPAC website.

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