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Made in the USA

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American . . .

This probably sounds crazy, but just yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99. I didn’t want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA . They are just as good.

Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA and they were $3.00 cheaper. We are being brain washed that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so. That is also why I don’t buy cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in China and are expensive. I buy them at Dollar Tree….50 cents each and made in USA .

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe’s the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments… They were all made in China .  The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking …..

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.. Let’s get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico … Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything….
Good idea . . .. One light bulb at a time . . ..

This past weekend I was at Kroger . .. . I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.  I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, ” Everyday Value …” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats they were the same except For the price . . . The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE
Was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio.
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here…

So on to another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets… Yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada … The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

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Whole Foods to open in Katy TX


Whole Foods has confirmed plans for a new store in Katy, TX.  The 37,000 sq. ft. location will be opening in 2013 at the corner of Fry Rd. and Grand Parkway.  Across from the HEB.  Whole Foods started back in 1980 with one store in Austin, TX and now has over 310 stores in the North America and United Kingdom.  Whole Foods is the world’s leader in natural and organic foods.  For more information on Whole Foods Market visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company/

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I-10 to close this weekend at Hwy 99 in Katy TX

A 24-hour total closure of the eastbound mainlanes of I-10 from Mason Road to Katy Fort Bend County Road is scheduled to take place beginning Friday, Oct. 21, at 9 p.m. to Saturday at 9 p.m. All I-10 eastbound traffic will be detoured onto the I-10 eastbound frontage road at the exit ramp for Highway 99 and will re-enter I-10 eastbound mainlanes after the signal via the next entrance ramp. Mason Road eastbound entrance ramp will also be closed.  

Also, I-10 westbound from Mason Road to Katy Fort Bend Road will be totally closed from Saturday at 11 a.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. All I-10 westbound traffic will be detoured onto the I-10 eastbound frontage road at the exit ramp for Highway 99 and will re-enter I-10 eastbound mainlanes after the signal via the next entrance ramp. Mason Road westbound entrance ramp will also be closed.

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Rice Harvest Festival celebrates 31 years | Katy Texas

Katy hosted the 31st annual Rice Harvest Festival – topping out at more than 50,000 people.  The carnival rides and games bring in families from all over, with one of the biggest draws being the music.  (NewsFix KIAH)

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Brookshire TX Homes For Sale | 40927 FM 1458 Rd. | Brookshire TX Real Estate Listings

40927 FM 1458 Rd., Brookshire, Texas

Passive Income…Own your own Pecan Orchard!

Property Details

$499,900

Listing Information

  • MLS ® : 25082194
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 4
  • Partial Baths: 1
  • Sq Ft: 4000
  • Lot Size: 675180
  • Garage: 2 Car
  • Heat Source: Gas
  • Schools: Royal
  • Taxes: $7,299.00
Mickie Cioccia
Mickie C. and Company Realty
21320 Provincial Blvd. Suite 109
Katy TX 77450
281-717-4412
281-948-1718
Fax: 832-201-8325
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Ground-breaking ceremony for Senior Citizens Center- Katy Texas


City of Katy officials and more than 50 area senior citizens celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of the new senior citizens center at 5370 E. Fifth St.

Katy Texas | City of Katy

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UNDERSTAND AND AVOID THE RISKS OF SMOKE EXPOSURE


Wildfires northwest of Katy are impacting the area with significantly increased levels of smoke. It’s a good idea to limit your outdoor activity if at all possible. Watch for symptoms of smoke exposure: coughing, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes and runny nose. If breathing becomes difficult or labored, seek emergency care.

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Tips to prevent Extreme heat illness this summer.

  • Drink plenty of fluids but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar. Do not wait until you are thirsty. Start drinking fluids 30 minutes before going out.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early morning or evening when the temperature is lower.
  • Take frequent breaks when working outside.
  • Wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher, wide-brimmed hats and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
  • Check with a doctor about the effects of sun and heat when taking prescription drugs, especially diuretics or antihistamines.
  • Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing. Shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.
  • Check frequently on the elderly and others who made need help.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked vehicle in hot weather.  
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Need your carpets cleaned before the Holidays?

Rip does an amazing job cleaning carpets and upholstery.  Call your Katy Orange Guy today!

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Katyites | Powered by © Katy Real Estate, Texas Real Estate - use Katyites Real Estate to find real estate in Katy Real Estate or other Texas real estate. Use our home buyer tools to research all aspects of the Katy Real Estate housing market including Katy Real Estate neighborhood information, Katy Real Estate home loans, and Katy schools. Whether looking for homes for sale in Katy Real Estate or Katy Real Estate apartments for rent, Yahoo! Real Estate can help. Our Katy real estate market snapshot gives you an overview of the housing market in Katy Real Estate, TX - easily find Katy Real Estate housing market prices, housing inventory statistics such as number of listings, median home price, home price trends, and monthly real estate market trends. Once you have a better sense for the Katy real estate market, search our Katy Real Estate foreclosures, Katy Real Estate new homes, Katy Real Estate classifieds, Katy Real Estate rentals, or all Katy homes for sale. From the award winning KatyISD school district, to the tremendous value in luxury homes in great family subdivisions like Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, Seven Meadows, Green Trails, Kelliwood, Nottingham, Windsor Park, Cross Creek Ranch, and Falcon Ranch, to world class hospitals and medical facilities that have the Katy area being dubbed "Med Center West"

realized they had found the perfect place for their clients to raise a family...and for their clients parents to enjoy the Grandchildren! Katy boasts great Active Senior options like Heritage Grand (a 55+ section of Cinco Ranch) and The Solana at Cinco Ranch, wonderful family amenities like parks, playgrounds, golf courses, lakes, fishing, boating, nature walks, and short drives to the beach and Hill Country. the Katy area is a great place to enjoy the weekend. Simply put Katy has it all! Area Tour" with you and show you why they feel Katy Real Estate is the best place in the Houston area to live, work. and play! You will see schools, great luxury family subdivisions, shopping facilities, highway options, and wonderful restaurants! Cross Creek Ranch: Cross Creek Ranch is the newest Master Planned Community in the Katy Real Estate area but is quickly catching on with those looking for a little slower pace

While still having lots of amenities and wonderful school options. Developed by the same people who brought us Grand Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch has a wide variety of homes and prices. This community is an easy commute to I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Kelliwood: Kelliwood is a beautiful group of subdivisions off S. Fry Rd. A wide range of homes and home prices can be found here. From Custom Gated sections like LakeForest that are comprised of all estate homes...to smaller patio homes that border the Willow Fork Country Club. The short commute times appeal to a wide range of buyers! Green Trails: Green Trails is a large Master Planned Community that borders I-10, S. Fry Rd, and Baker Rd. It is full of amenities for the family, is close to I-10 and the Houston Energy Corridor, and has a variety of styles and price ranges from small one story homes up to Custom Estates...no matter what you are looking for it will be easy for you to carve out your slice of Green Trails! Silver Ranch: A fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy Real Estate.

Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to major employers in the energy corridor and has easy entree to South West Houston, Sugarland, West Park Tollway along with numerous park and ride bus lots that have express service to downtown Houston. When this community is completed it will be home to about 1,500 families. Amenities include Six Lane Jr Olympic Pool , Stone Grill Children's Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Playground and Swing Set, Outdoor BBQ Pavilion and numerous Walking Trails.

Seven Meadows: Seven Meadows is a Master Planned Community that was developed by the same people who put Cinco Ranch on the map! It is located right off HWY 99 (the Grand Parkway) with short commutes to both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Pools, parks, a movie theater, work out facilities, and nature trails are all part of this great community!


Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the "K-T Railroad", now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once known as Cane Island. The name is derived from Cane Island Creek which runs just west of downtown. Cane Creek is a branch of Buffalo Bayou. The origins of the name Cane Island are believed to be from the fact that Katy was once a major sugar cane producer and rice producer. To commermorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, the Chamber of Commerce holds the Rice Harvest Festival every second weekend of October.

Katy was recently the location of one of the ten large red balloons in the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. The balloon was stationed in Katy Park.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Katy as one of nine "9 from 2009" most notable high growth areas in the United States.
After a low income apartment complex was proposed for development in an adjacent unincorporated area, in 2010 the Katy City Council passed a resolution stating that the development would decrease property values.[5] The plans for the complex were canceled.