January 20, 2017: Donald John Trump and Michael Richard Pence were sworn in as the 45th President and Vice President, of this great country, America. God Bless America and all His people. Give Thanks !

Patriotism: Stand by your country. It does not mean to stand by the president or by any other public official. Theodore Roosevelt.
(My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty.)
To All Our Military & Personnel Serving USA around the world:
Please know that, wherever you are, what you are doing for America is Greatly
All of us here at home are with you in spirit. Your courage keeps us safe.
Your Sacrifices Keep Us Free. May God Keep You Safe, and Bring You Home
to a Grateful Nation. Amen.

Honor those who have served and are serving in our Nation's Armed Forces. God Bless Them & Their Families.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the
Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty
and justice for all.
The Continental Congress adopted the original design of the Stars and Stripes,
specifying a flag containing 13 red and white stripes and 13 stars June 14,1777.
Honor the Texas flag: I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
Give Me Liberty:
Listen to this man's story: 'I wasn't going to give up. Liberty is expensive, and you have to fight for it or live without it' Jose` Daniel Ferrer, 45, who spent eight years in a Cuban prison; expecting his death sentence, clinging to his sanity in solitary confinement with literature and daily pushups and pull-ups. Ferrer urges pressure on Cuba for increased freedoms and not assume that lifting the embargo signals an end to Cuba's struggle. (Freedom is not Free.) Houston Chronicle 6-6-2016 byline: Lomi Kriel

It ain't bragging if it's true.
Always remember: You are unique, just like everyone else.

You Do Not Need a Parachute to Skydive. You Only Need a Parachute To Skydive Twice.

Optimism: Going After Moby Dick in a Rowboat: and Taking the Tartar Sauce
With You
! Anonymous

A Texas Original: The 100 Club.
The only organization that financially takes care of the dependent families of fallen firefighters and peace officers in Texas. In 1953, The 100 Club began with the goal of helping the dependents of Houston Police Dept. officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Over time, we grew into what we are today-more than 30,000 members dis-
-playing our familiar decal and pledging to financially support the dependents of fallen peace officers and firefighters, as well as provide funding for life-protecting equipment to law enforcement agencies.
Join our ranks today: 713-952-0100 the 100club.org Thanks for your support.
The Blue Bow Foundation: Support Our Local Police.
Founder Kimberly Colley started handcrafting and selling large blue bows to adorn
area trees in support of local police. She formed the nonprofit entity which offers counseling, financial assistance, scholarships, grants, and more. Learn more: BlueBow.org .

May All Your Days Be Happy Days, Filled With Love & Laughter,
And May Each Day Bring Joy Your Way, Each Day that Follow After.
If you can't see God in all, you can't see God at all.

The PTSD Foundation of America is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), giving back to those who have given of themselves so selflessly, and to increasing public awareness of PTSD.
1-832-912-4429 or call the PTSD Veteran Line at: 1-877-717-PTSD (7873).

Barbara Bush Library, 281-376-4610, 6817 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, 77379.

The #1 Busiest Branch in the Harris County Public Library System !
Head Librarian: Clara Maynard.
Miles and Miles of Texas: Gonna Live Here 'til I Die .
There are 2, 623 miles of scenic drives and remote highways and hidden spots just waiting beyond the bend.
Drive Carefully: It's Not Only Cars That Can Be Recalled By Their Maker.

It ain't bragging if it's true.
Does Having an Open Mind Mean You Have an Empty Head ? Michael Katzeff
(Where does the time go ?………It just flies away……………)

Cajun French Music Association, Houston Heritage Chapter.Cajun Jam Session
Third Sunday
each month: Cajun Music Jam & Dance. Pizza Inn, 1801 Mangum,
Houston . 6 p. Bring your Instruments/ and/or Dancing shoes. More info:
Steve or Donna Bing, 225-405-9707. Bonjour ! Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler ! (Let the Good Times Roll !)

Farmers Market & Bluegrass Jam:
First Thursday
Each Month: Conroe, Founder's Square, Metcalf & Main, next
to Owen Theatre, downtown Conroe. Fresh produce, handmade products, arts,
crafts, baked goods, honey, spices, beverages, live music and food trucks. 4-8 p.

Bernhardt Winery, 936-894-9829, 8 mi. west of Montgomery off Hwy. 105, north on County Road 204. www.bernhardtwinery.com .
Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, Fredericksburg, TX 830-990-4653.
Gulf Greyhound Park: This park is NOT CLOSED !
Sam Houston Race Park, 281-807-8700 (SHRP),7575 N. Sam Houston Prkwy, W.

Garth Brooks will Open and Close Rodeo 2018 ! Woo-Hoo ! !
His play dates are Feb. 27 and March 18, 2018. Tix on sale: Sat. Sept. 9, 2017
Sold online only, first come, first served basis. Tix will be located in the Loge
and Upper Level sections of NRG Park, purchasers are encouraged to join the
Online Waiting Room at rodeohouston.com by 9:30 a . Four tix for one perfor.
Service fee of $4 per tix will be added to all orders. Tix: delivered via Flash Seats, an electronic tix delivery system for all tix to the 2018 RodeoHouston@
GarthBrooks performances. Flash seats will allow fans to enter NRG Stadium
with the swipe of a registered credit card or Driver's License; or with a simple
scan of the tix barcode in the Flash Seats mobile app.
Houston Chronicle 3-17-2017 byline: Joey Guerra
Garth Brooks concert tix for RodeoHouston go on sale: Dec. 1, 2017
Merry Christmas, Y'all !
(The World's First Rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas on July 4, 1883. )

Thanksgiving Feast:
Thurs. Nov. 23 Klein Area United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring,
presents: 6th Annual Feast for the Community. 11 a.-2 p. Volunteers will serve
a free feast including turkey, ham and all the trimmings, plus dessert. Free eye
health screenings will also be available. 281-353-8202 for more info. Last year
the event fed approx.. 530 people .

Change of Venue for Bob Schneider & Moonlight Orchestra to: Hobby Cen-
-ter. Box Office: 832-487-7041. Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.-5 p.
Fri. Nov. 24 Hobby Center, Zilkha Hall, McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents:
Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra, featuring the Tosca Strings Quartet
w/special guests: Lex Land, Erika Wennerstrom and Mobley. Doors open: 7 p.
Show: 8 p. Tix: BobSchneider.com
Estate Sales of Champions:
The full-service estate liquidation company provides in-home estate sales; in-cluding purchasing of entire estates, single items and consignments.

Now open at 5020 Louetta Rd. Spring, Tx 77379. www.estatesaleschampions.com
Hasta La Pasta//Lasagna House:
Hasta La Pasta on Cypresswood has not re-opened yet due to Hurricane Harvey, but Lasagna House, 281-580-7797, 217 FM 1960 W. near I-45 is open for your
enjoyment serving lunch and dinner. Owner Alan Smith will be happy to see
you and your friends. Yes, your coupon is good.
Pasta e Pesto Italian Restaurante:
Serving traditional Northern Italian dishes: pasticcio, a lasagna, mozzarella fritta,
penne Amatriciana, Italian chocolate cake, the café opened in Jan. 2017, owned
and operated by Matt Vernon. Located at 1678 FM 1960 W., 281-580-1430.
New Bakery//Café:
Zag Café & Bakery, 713-444-2125, 9440 Louetta, Spring,Tx 77379, offers classic
baker staples: bread, cakes, cookies, coffee and tea.
www.zagcafe.com .
Come by, meet your new neighbors and stay for lunch.
Tommy's BBQ & Steak House, Inc.
New restaurant: Tommy's BBQ & Steak House, 832-823-4675, 4915 FM 2920, Spring, is open. Serving BBQ, including brisket, pulled pork, seafood, steak and baked potatoes. www.tommysbbq.com .
Christmas Open House Invitation in Chappell Hill:
Main Street Antiques/Cotton Pickin's, 5084 Main Street in Chappell Hill, TX: 77426, invites the public to Open House.
All day Sat: 10a.-8 p. Our decked out for Christmas store is ready for you and
your friends to stop by for goodies, hot cider and more ! Bring your Christmas List and enjoy the day with us. Hope you can be here !
Dickens Christmas Market:
Nov. 17-18 The annual event usually held at Cypress Creek Christian Church is
being hosted this year (due to Hurricane Harvey) at Klein United Methodist Church, 281-353-8202, 5920 FM 2920, Spring. Booths filled with crafts, clothing,
antiques and holiday décor. 9 a-4 p. both days. Free. Please come by, bring a friend and your Christmas List. We look forward to seeing you.
Winter Wonderland Kids Festival:
Sat. Nov. 18 Kingwood Town Center presents: Winter Wonderland Kids Festival.
Snow slides, full-size Ice Skating rink, Carnival rides, Food trucks, Vendors,
Live music and More ! Enjoy a Wonderland !
Christmas Open House//Gala 2017 :
Sat. Dec. 2 La Grange, TX Fairgrounds. Open house : 10 a-3 p. Free admission.
Vintage decorated Czech village, Gift Shop specials, Museum displays, Pastry
booth, Seasonal music, Chicken Noodle Soup lunch. Gala: 6-9:30 p. Pavilion.
Honoring Women of Polka: Martha Viktorin and East Bernard Czech Singers,
Alice Sulak, Musician, Dance Hall owner, Marie Tupa, Texas Polka News,
Theresa Cernoch Parker. Tix: $125 pp. includes: buffet, appetizers, open bar,
dancing to music by Czechaholics. Silent auction. Advance Tix: 888-785-4500.
CzechTexas.org . 250 W. Fairgrounds Rd., La Grange, TX.
Goodtime Polka & Waltz Dance Club:
Sun. Dec. 3 New Braunfels Eagles Hall, 830-660-4866, music by Travelers Orchestra. 3-7 p. Guests Welcome ! Memberships available.
Christmas-themed Play:
Sat. Dec. 9 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE) 281-440-4850, hosts Ensemble Theatre's 'The Toys Take Over Christ-
. Performance at Mangum-Howell Ctr.281-591-7830, 2500 Frick Rd. Houston 77038, is Free. 9 a.
Christmas @ Winedale:
Sat. Dec. 9 Winedale, TX Hill Country with, entertainers, tours of decorated historic homes & barns, story-tellers, musicians, dancers, wagon rides, spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, lace making 19th century craft demos. Kid-friendly farm animals and much more ! 12- 9 p. 3738 FM 2714, Round Top. 979-278-3530.
Swiss Alp Dance Club:
Sun. Dec. 10 KC Hall Schulenburg, Music by Mike Gest & Moonglow Orchestra.
3-6:30 p. $10 pp. Guests welcome ! Memberships available. 361-596-4357 James
j.freytag@sbcglobal.net .
Ice Land Rainforest Holiday & Festival of Lights:
Nov. 11-Jan. 7 Moody Gardens Galveston Island, 800-582-4673, presents:
Ice Land, along with Festival of Lights, the Ice rink, Arctic slide, holiday 3D films
Rudolph and more offer a unique holiday experience.
Houston Zoo Lights:
Nov. 18-Jan. 15 Zoo Lights celebrates its fifth year as one of Houston's most well-loved holiday traditions. Presented by TXU Energy and a courtesy photo
from the Houston Zoo. Stroll through the beautiful Zoo, take in the sights and
sounds of the Season. Festive carols, sip hot chocolate, enjoy more than 2 Million
lights. Fifteen miles of eco-friendly LED lighting illuminate the ancient oak trees
and decorate the paths to light your way.
H.E.B. Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade:
Thursday, Nov. 23 Downtown Houston: 68th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
9 a. Showcasing Houston community, entertaining parade-goers lining the streets
is produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events and sponsored by your
H.E.B. stores. Free for you and me.
Thanksgiving Buffet:
Thurs. Nov. 23 Downtown Aquarium, 713-223-3474, 410 Bagby @ Memorial
Kemah Boardwalk Aquarium, 281-334-9010, Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave. 77565.

Thurs. Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Day. Let us Give Thanks That We Live In
AMERICA ! Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. Freedom to say what
we believe and protected by the Brave who gave the ultimate sacrifice: their Blood.


May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump,
May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving Dinner stay off of your thighs ! Unknown
Christmas Wonderland !
Nov. 24 Grand 1894 Opera House, 409-763-7173, 2020 Post Office St. Galveston, presents: Christmas Wonderland ! 3 p. and 8 p. True Holiday
Spectacular featuring costumes, high-kicking chorus girls, Santa and his merry
helpers. Your Fave Holiday Songs.
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival: Thanksgiving Weekend.
Nov. 24-26 Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Ctr., Galveston Island,
and special events at various venues around the island. Tix: $25-$8. 8th Annual
Event was postponed from Labor Day Weekend due to Hurricane Harvey.
www.brewmastersbeerfest.com .
Spring//Klein Mistletoe Market:
Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Klein ISD Multi-Purpose Bldg, 7500 FM 2920,
Upscale festive gift market, vendors offering boutique women's and children's
clothing, jewelry, home décor, holiday décor, crafts, art, gourmet food items and
MORE ! Thurs: 10 a.-5 p. Fri: 9 a.-4 p. $5 admission.
Blue Room Party:
Sat. Dec. 2 SPJST Lodge 88,713-869-5767, 1435 Beall St. 77008, Dinner/Dance.
5-10 p. Open bar. Music by Red Ravens & Czechaholics Polka & Variety Band.
Deadline for tix: Nov. 26. $40 pp. Open to public. Singles welcome.
Brookwood Christmas Open House:
Fri. & Sat. Dec. 1 & 2 Brookwood Community, conveniently located off I-10 just
ten minutes west of Katy; visit the Brookwood Gift and Garden Center for unique
and handcrafted products, holiday home décor, clothing, jewelry and assortment of
beautiful plants and poinsettias.
Brookwood citizens will perform a Christmas pageant both days at 10 a. and 2 p.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in the gourmet Café and take a self-guided tour of the cam-
-pus. The Community was founded over 30 years ago; provides an educational
environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and real purpose for adults with disabilities. Work programs and residential homes serve
over 225 adults. Info: 281-375-2100.
Thanks for your support !
Tomball German Christmas Market/Festival: Tenth Annual Event !
Fri. Sat. Sun. Dec. 8-10 Texas-style Weihnachtsmarkt. Near Historic Train Depot,
201 S. Elm. Featuring over 200 street vendors, German food, beer and wine.
Strolling carolers, Folk dancers, Carnival rides. Four music stages with performers
including: Squeezebox w/Molly B, Ted Lange, Auf Gehts, Chris Rybak, Eurofest,
Das Ist Lustig, Tubameisters, Mike Stroup Trio, Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band. Free Admission, Free Parking /Shuttle. Fri: 6-10 p. Sat:10-10 p. Sun:10-6 p.
Willkommen Y'all !
Joe Biden:
Thurs. Dec. 7 Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land, Tx. presents:
Joe Biden: American Promise Tour. Tix on sale now. LiveNation.com .
Every tix includes a copy of Joe Biden's forthcoming memoir: Promise Me, Dad:
A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose.
In stores Nov. 14.
Winter Concert & Auction:
Dec. 12-13 Tues. & Wed. Lobo Band Winter Concert and Auctions: Langham
Creek HS auditorium, 17610 FM 529, Houston. Public invited to Dinner and
auctions @ 5:30 p. Performances: 6-9 p. Concert music, talent show, perfor-
-mances by Colorguard Squads, live and silent auctions. Dinner provided by
Adriatic Café. Activities are fundraisers for band and colorguard.
Info: Beth Wentworth: 832-687-3290. Invite your friends and neighbors !
Thanks for your support !
New Year's Eve: Fundraiser.
Sun. Dec. 31 San Marcos, TX: Puttin' On the Ritz: Embassy Suites & Conv. Ctr.
Music by Sentimental Journey Orchestra, Blanco River Regional Recovery Team,a
non-profit dedicated to helping rebuild lives and business victimized by the floods.
All Info:
www.br3t.org/benefits.html or call: 512-677-9701 BRT3 organization.
Please join us.
Squeezebox Band Texas Tour:
Sat. Jan. 13: KC Hall, Hallettsville. 6:30-10 p. Tix: $15/$20.
Sun. Jan. 14 Lodge 88 Houston. 2-6 p. Tix: $15/$20.
Tues. Jan. 16 Mission Bell, Mission, Tx: 7 p-10 p.
Wed. Jan. 17 Bentsen Grove Resort. 7 p.-9 p. $15.
Sat. Jan. 20 Lodge 24 Flag Hall. 7-11 p. Tix: $15/$20.
Sun. Jan. 21 Round Top Rifle Hall. 3-6 p. Tix:$15/$20.

Take It Eeesy… Don't Let the Sound of Your Own Wheels Drive You
Crazy….. Jackson Browne Band song.