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September 13, 2010- Katy/Fulshear – When Wendy and Glenn Ruppert recently purchased their dream home in Firethorne, they never dreamed their family would be rewarded with a $1,000 check.

I almost fell over when Janet Burkett (Firethorne Director of Marketing) called to inform us that as the 1,000th home buyers at Firethorne, we would receive  $1,000! Wendy exclaimed.  The gift commemorates the milestone sale in the Firethorne community’s five-year history.  

Wendy, a neo-natal nurse at Texas Childrens Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, and her husband, Glenn, a Shell Oil regional IT/IM Manager of the Americas, will most likely will use the funds to plurge on something for the house or the pool were building, she noted.

The Rupperts purchased a four-bedroom Perry Home, which features a game room, media room and study for their family of five, which includes Madison, 8; Gavin, 5; and Grayson, 2. really our dream home — the perfect floor plan on the perfect lot, said Wendy.

The family moved to Katy/Fulshear because of the areas excellent public schools.  They were attracted to Firethorne for such amenities as the Fitness Center, resort-style pool, Community Center, hike/bike trails, and the proposed competitive swimming pool.

Firethorne, host of the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne October 24, 2010, blends with the best nature has to offer: 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. Firethorne combines the vibrancy of West Houston with the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear.  It is strategically located on FM 1463 near the crossroads of the 1-10 West corridor, the Westpark Tollway and the Grand Parkway.

To tour Firethorne, take I-10 West, exit Pin Oak to FM 1463 and go west on South Firethorne Rd.,  call the Visitor Center, 281-693-1011, or visit www.firethorne.info. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.