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Whispering Pines

Official Community Newsletter of Terranova West, Oaks of TNW, Terravista, Terravista Estates & Villa Nova

March 2013 Volume 6, Issue 3

TNW POA Meeting

4:30 pm @ Clubhouse, 2nd Tuesday, All Residents May Attend Resident Input is desired and welcomed at 6:30 pm Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 12 www.terranovawest.com | www.chaparralmanagement.com

February 11 Board Meeting Minutes

Submitted by Sharon Natenberg SECURITY replacement and tree removal. Spring is in the air. Don’t One house was burglarized by breaking a window and stealing forget to submit an application if you are planning exterior cash and jewelry. Two residents passed away in their homes. We painting, change in landscaping, or anything to do with the offer them our condolences. Continue to call the Constables with exterior of your home. any problem. 281-376-3472. Reminder: Is your trash can stored at your home where it can’t NEWSLETTER be seen? Are you putting it out and pulling it back during the Our new publisher has our newsletter ready electronically by the designated times? Thank you to the majority of residents who are first day of the month. View the newsletter at www.peelinc.com. following this simple way to keep our neighborhood neat. And, You can also log on and read it on our website www.terranovawest. speaking of keeping our neighborhood neat, please don’t place com. Since it is mailed through bulk mail, you will not receive garage sale signs in our well-manicured landscaping beds and be it at home until the first 7-10 days of the month. If you wish to sure to pick up the signs—from where ever they were placed—when advertise in the newsletter, contact ryan@peelinc.com. you are done. In addition, as you trim bushes and spruce up your ACTION ITEMS We have signed the swimming pool contract again with Sweetwater beds, remember to put as much of this yard waste as possible in Pools. The pool will be used in April for lifeguard training. See the your trash bin before you leave it in a trash bag beside the bin. Cut article from Diane Moynihan, our pool coordinator in this newsletter. branches less than 4 feet and bundle and tie with string. UPCOMING BOARD ELECTIONS We have also signed the Constable’s contract for another year. We Please put your name in for our Board Elections that will be are gathering more bids for clearing out dead trees in the park. Don Miller, our long-trusted landscaper, will be mulching the beds and happening in April. We need at least one new member because contracting for weed control. We have also contracted to have the dedicated Board member, Phil Anderson, will be coming off the Board. To keep our neighborhood strong we need leadership. mulch in the playground re-filled. This means YOU! Contact Judy Gordon to place your name on ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW APPLICATIONS the ballot: www.chaparralmanagement.com or 281-537-0957 & DEED RESTRICTIONS Re s i d e n t s h a ve s u b m i t t e d a p p l i c a t i o n s f o r w i n d ow X26 or contact any current Board member. Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

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Whispering Pines Recycle!

TNW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Phil Anderson, President................................281-376-4165 Arthur Oden, Vice President...........................281-257-0694 Peter Vogel, Secretary/Treasurer.......................281-251-6543 Sharon Natenberg, Director............................281-257-9850 Bill Carpenter, Director....................................281-376-1127 NEIGHBORHOOD NUMBERS Security, Tom Harrington...............................281-352-3086 Maintenance—Chaparral Mngt......................281-537-0957 …………………………………….Judy Gordon, Manager Architectural Review, Dan Winters.................832-698-2448 Deed Restriction, Judy Gordon.......................281-537-0957 .......................................recpt1@chaparralmanagement.com Beautification, Bill Heuer......................bill@ihostpoker.com Tennis Keys, Jan Lundy....................................281-251-0510 Swimming Pool, Diane Moynihan...................713-898-4271 Sweetwater pools.............................................281-988-8480 Clubhouse Rental, Maria Carra.......................832-717-5202 .......................................................................carram66@ live.com Water Board, Bill Loyd, President...................281-379-6843 Park Issues/Suggestions........................tnw.mud@gmail.com Park Field Reservation...............res.a.park.facility@gmail.com SCHOOLS Benfer Elementary..........................................832-484-6000 Strack Intermediate........................................832-249-5400 Klein Collins High.........................................832-484-5500 Klein High.....................................................832-484-4000 KISD Central Offices.....................................832-249-4000 OTHER SERVICES Cypress Creek Library......................................281-376-4610 Fire & Ambulance Emergencies......................................911 Harris County Constable.................................281-376-3472 CCEMS...........................................................281-440-4300 Harris County Health Dept.............................713-439-6270 NW Hospital...................................................281-440-1000 Poison Control Center......................................281-654-1701 Royal Waste Disposal.......................................713-526-1536 Fire (Klein VFD)..............................................281-251-0101 Water/Sewer Repairs........................................281-353-9809 CenterPoint Energy..........................................713-659-2111 Reliant Energy..................................................713-207-2222 Street Lights Out (HL&P)................................713-207-2222 Harris County Prec. 4.......................................281-353-8424 (Street problems or tree trimming) Harris County Pollution Cntrl...........................713-920-2831 Report Dead Birds.............................................713-440-3036 NEWSLETTER INFORMATION Newsletter Editor, ShirleyWillis.....................832-559-7216 ...........................................................tnweditor@gmail.com Newsletter Publisher....................................www.peelinc.com

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While doing recycling research for our homeowners association, it became evident that many of our residents were not aware of recycling opportunities that are currently available in our area. Most everyone DID know that newspapers can be recycled at many local schools, libraries, churches, etc. But, a significant number of our residents were not aware that plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and cardboard can also be easily recycled at two locations in our area. Trinity Lutheran Church & School on Klein Church Road, and Meyer Park on Cypresswood Drive have recycling centers that accept all four of these recyclables (newspaper, cardboard, plastic bottles/containers, and aluminum cans). Note that Meyer Park has two recycling centers (one on each side of Cypresswood Drive). Both recycling centers accept materials with the following guidelines: RECOMMENDATIONS • Rinse all plastic and aluminum recyclables • Remove caps from plastic bottles and containers • Place plastic and aluminum recyclables in plastic bags MATERIALS ACCEPTED: • Newspaper and other paper such as mail, catalogs, etc. • Cardboard (clean, unsoiled) • Aluminum cans • Recyclable plastics #1(PET), #2(HDPE), #3(PVC), #4(LDPE), and #5(PP) • Recycling symbols are typically embossed on the bottom of the container NOTE: Glass and other items are NOT accepted at these locations While these four types of materials do not include things such as glass jars or tin cans, they do represent a significant portion of materials that are recycled today. It is very easy to drop off recyclables at one of these locations and incur virtually no additional expense. As additional recycling opportunities become available, the board will keep you apprised of such. – Arthur Oden

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Terranova West Resident Completes Marathon

Contact Judy at chaparralmanagement.com or any member of our Board by March 12th.

Long time Terranova resident, David Quiroz, completed the Chevron Houston Marathon, over 26 miles, on January 13 in honor of our neighbor, the late Jan DeBlance, former principal of Aldine High School. Jan passed away in February 2012 from pancreatic cancer. Jan lived at 5507 Ashmere Lane in Terranova West with her husband, Wayne. A student scholarship fund has been established in her name. If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund in her honor, please send your gift to:

in Honor Of Late School Principal

The Jan DeBlance Scholarship Fund ATTN: Dr. Linda Rodriguez 14909 Aldine Westfield Road Houston, TX 77032

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Whispering Pines KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP! At Benfer Elementary Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Cafeteria For the First time During Evening Hours Come and register your future Kindergartener early and avoid the rush! Benfer Elementary is having our Kindergarten Round-Up in the evening for the first time. You will be able to register your student, meet the Kindergarten teachers and take a look around the Kindergarten classes. Upon registration, you will need to bring the following documents for your student: • Proof of Residence – a current utility bill or lease agreement • Original Proof of Identity – Birth Certificate • Social Security Card • Immunization Records If you are not able to come to our Round-Up, come by Benfer Elementary any time afterward to enroll your future Kindergartener. Please feel free to call the school at 832-4845939 if you have any questions.

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Cypress Creek Hosts

Job Fair Cypress Creek High School and the Business and Finance Academy will host a Job Fair on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event will be held on the Cypress Creek High School campus, 9815 Grant Road, Houston, TX, in the large commons. The Job Fair is being held to provide the opportunity for people in the local community to find employment. The Job Fair will also afford the businesses in our local communities the benefit of finding desired employees. Businesses who would like to secure a booth set-up can register online at: http://schools.cfisd.net/cycreek/ academy_BF.html. A 10’ x 10’ booth with two chairs will cost $20.00. Booths with two chairs and electricity are $40.00. Proceeds from the Job Fair will provide qualified Cypress Creek High School seniors with college scholarships. For further information about exhibiting at the Fair please contact Vallorie Mason, Business and Finance Academy principal, at vallorie.mason@cfisd.net or Julie Larson, Business and Finance Academy secretary, at julie. larson@cfisd.net.

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Whispering Pines Neighborhood General Information PARK INFORMATION Up to date information about the Park, including a Q&A, can be found on the TNW website under the "Facilities" "MUD Park" tab. If you do not see what you are looking for, send an email to tnw.mud@gmail.com .

NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

TENNIS COURT KEYS Tennis court keys will be handed out in new homeowner packets. If you aren't a new resident and need a key, then this applies to you: The first key is free but any extra or replacement keys cost $2.00. I keep a card catalog with the resident’s name and address. Either call me or send me an e-mail and we can arrange a time for you to come by and pick up it up. My phone number is 281-251-0510 and my address is 5902 Ashmere Ln. My email is jplundy@sbcglobal.net. TERRANOVA WEST WEBSITE INFORMATION

Have you visited our website yet? It can be found at this address: http://www.terranovawest.com . You will find that it has some current news, a lost and found section, information about the pool, a map of the subdivision and most importantly, a form that will give you the Gate Code information. It is important to send in a request for the code so if the code changes in the future, you will receive an email with the new code. The gate code will be changed for security reasons in the very near future! You can also make suggestions as to what you would like to see added to the website. If you have timely information that can’t wait for the newsletter, it is a good place to display it. It is a great site and very easy to navigate! Check it out!

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DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Harris County now has its own permanent Household Hazardous Waste disposal facility located at 290 and Gessner that is open to all Harris County residents that live in the un-incorporated areas. This facility is run by Cheryl BurtonFentress, and she is the best person to contact for anything related to HHW. Cheryl has been involved in and around this industry for many years and is considered an expert in the field. The program/contact information is: Residential Environmental Services, Harris County Multi-Use Facility, 6900 Hahl Road @290 & North Gessner, Houston, TX 77040. Tel. (713) 290-3000—Main Line. Open Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and the second Saturday of the month 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please call in advance if there is a holiday around those dates as the facility may be closed to the public. Household Hazardous Waste Program Manager: Cheryl Burton-Fentress, (281) 560-6230 – Direct Line. cheryl.burton@hcpid.org Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

Whispering Pines Trash Removal Rules • Monday and Thursday service. • Put trash out after 6 pm on day before service. • Household trash must fit into Royal bin. • If there is room, add your yard clippings to the bin. • Extra clippings should be bagged or placed in your own container and placed beside the bin. • Extra lawn clippings picked up each day. • Tree limbs/branches should be bundled and tied in 4 foot lengths. • Heavy items (boxes, large household items) on Thursday only. • Be considerate of driveways and mailboxes. • Put containers at least 5 feet away from mailboxes. • If trash pickup falls on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, our trash will not be picked up. Contact Royal Disposal with any questions – especially if you have a very large item to dispose of – like a refrigerator: www.royaldisposal. com or royaldisposal@comcast.net And, remember to replace your trash container/s COMPLETELY OUT-OF-SIGHT!

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