April is National Volunteer Month and there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities in Katy, Texas! Just look around you… schools, churches, libraries, museums, hospitals… all need volunteers.
A “volunteer” is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.” Being a volunteer will improve your life, as well as the lives of others.
Spend some time giving of yourself in April and all year round: VOLUNTEER!
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Comcast will open the first Texas XFINITY customer service center in Katy on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
The 3,200 square foot center, located at 517 South Mason Rd., is designed around the needs of customers and provides Comcast customers with an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact directly with the latest XFINITY products and services.
Kiosks around the center provide customers with the opportunity to experience XFINITY TV, test drive XFINITY Internet’s speeds, connect with XFINITY Voice service, and try out next generation XFINITY Home Security. Other features are 55” flat screen TVs, a comfortable seating area, and more time-saving offerings, including a self-service kiosk for quick bill pay and a queue system that allows customers to explore and be entertained instead of waiting in line for service.
“We’re proud to provide our customers with a place where they can experience our XFINITY products and services firsthand and check out the latest technology in an interactive environment,” said Doug Guthrie, senior vice president of Comcast’s Houston Region. “This new model has a morewelcoming design, and most important a new attitude as we apply the same mindset of innovation, speed and utility that our customers love about our products to our customer service.”
The XFINITY Customer Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm and located at 517 South Mason Rd in Katy. This center replaces the former Comcast Service Center located at 595 South Mason Rd.
The new center in Katy is the first of four new XFINITY Customer Service Centers planned for 2012. Comcast currently has 13 service centers located throughout the Greater Houston area.
2012 is a good year for the Houston hotel industry. Two Houston hotels were awarded this prestgious designation.
The AAA five diamond award with regard to lodgings is defined as, “The ultimate in luxury and sophistication. Physical attributes are extraordinary in every manner. Fundmental hallmarks include meticulous service that exceeds guest expectations, impeccable standards of excellence and personalized services and amenities that provide an unmatched level of comfort.”
If you have discriminating out of town guests, or require a get-away for yourself, these two venues guarantee you an exceptional experience:
Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, Texas 77010
The St. Regis Houston
1919 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, Texas. 77027
Palma de Cera Restaurant
2004 S Mason Road
Katy, Texas 77450
What a great Mother’s Day meal we had at the Palma de Cera Restaurant! The menu offers Latin American dishes which originate in Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, and Chile. We were a party of five and each of us ordered a different dish that each of us loved. I had Bistec Encebollado, my husband had the Argentinian steak, my son ordered the Ropa Vieja, my daughter ordered the Pechuga de Pollo Asada, and my son-in-law had the Boricuan Steak. Each meal was accompanied by beans, rice, sweet plantains and salad. Although we did not drink alcoholic beverages, the restaurant had a well stocked bar and the other patrons appeared pleased with the exotic drinks they ordered.The service was impeccable and the environment was pleasant. The walls were graced with prints by Fernando Botero. All I can say is that my father-in-law is coming into town from Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, and we will be taking him and other family members back there for a reunion that evening!
Try it. You’ll like it!