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Officers President Ann Collum 713-645-0241 Vice President Shannon McNair 713-847-6685 Recording Secretary Allison Kennedy 713-855-4812 Membership Secretary Norma Navarro 713-645-3409 Treasurer Vicky Schoppe 713-643-7643

Directors at Large Jamie Oyler (NE) Roxanna Ramirez (NW) Saundra Hughes (SWI) Dolores Thacker (SWII) Gilbert Martinez (SE)

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Section Directors 1. Yvette Miles 2. Billimarie Gannon 3. Robert Searcy 4. Emma Valdes 5. Larry Rucker 6. Dianne Punch 7. Penny Frierson 7X. Fernando Cardoza 8. Karen Kemper 9. Bunnie O’Brien 10. Karen Carpenter 11. Cy Clark 12. Lorena Gomez

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Helpful Numbers For Deed Restriction questions call any Officer or Director City Deed Restriction Hot Line 832-393-6333 Citizens-on Patrol 713-645-1886 HPD Reports www.hpdsoutheast.com Non-Emergency Police 713-884-3131 Broadway Storefront 713-847-4155 Heavy Trash Pick-up 3rd Wednesday of each month; Report problems to 311

Neighborhood Protection/ Public Works 311

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Street light problems 713-207-2222 District Council Member James Rodriguez 832-393-3011 E-mail: districtI@cityofhouston.net

State Representative Dist. 147 Garnet Coleman 713-520-5355 E-mail garnet.coleman@house.state.tx.us

State Senator Dist. 6 Sylvia Garcia 713-923-7575

Historic Glenbrook Valley Civic Club “Glenbrook Valley Is A Deed Restricted Neighborhood” November

2013

General Meeting

Reunión General

Please join us

Por favor reúnase con nosotros

Thursday, November 21, 2012 7:00 p.m.

El jueves 21 de noviembre, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Glenbrook United Methodist Church 8635 Glen Valley

Glenbrook United Methodist Church 8635 Glen Valley

Mark your calendar.

Marque su calendario.

Our guest speaker will be David Hawes, Executive Director of the Greater Hobby Area Management District. This is your opportunity to learn about the management district and the long range goals for the revitalization of the Hobby area. 

Nuestro locutor invitado será David Hawes, Director ejecutivo del Greater Hobby Area Management District. Esto será su oportunidad para aprender del distrito de administración y sus objetivos de largo alcance para la revitalización del área Hobby. 

Christmas Traditions Plan to "Light it Up, Glenbrook Valley!” All residents are encouraged to decorate their homes for the holiday season. For over 50 years Glenbrook Valley has had outstanding participation from neighbors in planning and putting up holiday decorations. Let's keep the tradition alive, decorate your home for the holidays!! A few lights on every house in Glenbrook Valley would be fabulous. Please continue the traditions, make your contribution to the spirit of the season. Glenbrook Valley is divided into five sectors for the selection of award winning yards, Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest I, and Southwest II. Broadway is the north-south dividing line and Bellfort is the east-west dividing line. The Southwest section has the largest

Tradiciones de la Navidad ¡Es la temporada de encender las luces de Glenbrook Valley! Se anima a todos los residentes que decoren sus casas para la temporada festiva. Por más de 50 años Glenbrook Valley ha tenido decoraciones festivas sobresalientes. ¿Cuántas veces le ha dicho usted a alguien que usted vive en Glenbrook Valley y la primera cosa que dice trata de las decoraciones navideñas? Mantenga la tradición viva; ¡¡decore su casa para los días festivos!! Un cordón de luces en cada casa en Glenbrook Valley trasformaría nuestra vecindad a una estrella brillante para una vista satélite de Houston. Favor de hacer su contribución al espíritu de la estación. Glenbrook Valley se divide en cinco sectores para la selección de los jardines que

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noreste, sudeste, sudoeste I, y sudoeste II. La Broadway es la línea que divide el norte del sur y la Bellfort es la línea que divide el este del oeste. La sección sudoeste tiene el número mayor de casas, de modo que se divide en subsecciones. Sudoeste I incluye la Sección 7 la Sección 7 extendida. Sudoeste II es la sección 9.

baked "goodies" Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m., to Glenbrook Methodist Church, 8635 Glen Valley @ Wilmerdean. Thank you in advance for your support and holiday spirit! 

Los jueces son voluntarios. Nos regalan su tiempo y su gasolina amablemente para seleccionar las residencias ganadoras. Su decisión es final. Los jueces buscan la creatividad y el esfuerzo. Un teThe Glenbrook Valley Civic Club ma es bueno. Las categorías prehonors those homes that have miadas son “Más bonita”, Más been continuous award winners by original”, y “Mención honorable”. declaring them to be in the “Hall of Fame.” To become a member El Club Cívico Glenbrook honra of this elite category requires five las casas que han recibido premios consecutive years of winning in continuamente por declararlas en any of the categories. The “Hall of el “Salón de Fama”. Para ser Fame” sign is placed in the desig- miembro de esta categoría élite nee’s yard each year the yard con- exige 5 años de ganar en cualquier de las categorías. El letrero tinues to be decorated. “Salón de fama” se pone en el jarThe judges will be making their dín designado cada año que el jardecisions on Tuesday evening, dín sigue estar decorado. December 17. Please have your lights turned on as close to 5 p.m. Los jueces harán sus decisiones el as possible. Winners are required jueves por la noche, el 17 de dito have their displays lighted ciembre. Favor de tener sus luces encendidas tan cerca de las 5 p.m. through the end of the como le sea posible.  year. 

Otra tradición de Glenbrook Valley es proveer “dulces de los días festivos” para los agentes de policía y bomberos que sirven y protegen nuestra vecindad. Traiga sus “goodies” cocidas en casa sábado, el 14 de diciembre a las 10 a.m. a la Iglesia Glenbrook Methodist, 8635 Glen Valley @ Wilmerdean. ¡Muchas gracias de antemano por su apoyo y espíritu festivo! 

number of homes so it is divided into subsections. Southwest I includes Section 7 and Section 7 Extended. Southwest II is section 9. Your neighbors volunteer to be judges. They graciously give their time, and gasoline, in selecting the winning residences. The judges decision is final. The judges are looking for creativity and effort. A theme works! The award winning categories are “Most Beautiful,” “Most Original,” and “Honorable Mention.”

ganan premios, noroeste,

Ayúdenos decir, “Gracias!”

"This Old House" We are starting to sound like a broken record, but the media accolades for our historic neighborhood continue to roll in, this time from a national media source. "This Old House" magazine, the companion to the popular PBS television series, has named Glenbrook Valley one of the editor’s top ten older neighborhoods in the country!

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This huge honor was also spotlighted in the Houston Chronicle and on-line social magazine, culturemap.com.

with these latest accolades. We are fortunate to have this positive exposure that clearly is related to our status as a historic district.

The home improvement publication listed 61 neighborhoods across the country that they believed, “have promising futures, strong communities and homes that truly deserve a long-term commitment.” Of the 61 neighborhoods, Glenbrook Valley was selected as an overall top 10 Editor’s pick, as well as several other categories, including best in the south, best for fixer uppers, gardeners, city living, easy commute and retirees.

We have a great thing in Glenbrook Valley, and now, more and more people are beginning to recognize it! 

On the This Old House website, they describe Glenbrook Valley as follows: The word swanky comes to mind when you survey the daring roof lines and sweeping lawns of Glenbrook Valley, a neighborhood that would have tempted Mad Men’s Don Draper had he landed a Big Oil account. This planned community, which was rolled out after Houston’s Gulf Freeway began funneling downtowners to greener subdivisions, contains more than 1,200 houses built between 1953 and 1962. Noted landscape architects Hare and Hare, who lent their genius to many of the city’s public spaces, designed the development, which boasted big lots on which buyers custom-built their dream homes— no two are exactly alike. In the follow up article on the culturemap.com site, they further describe our community as having, quote, “… drawn a recent wave of architecture enthusiasts hoping to score an untouched piece of American design history.” The respect and status of Glenbrook Valley continues to grow October, 2013

"This Old House" ("Esta casa vieja") Estamos empezando a sonar como un disco rayado, pero los honores de la media para nuestra vecindad histórica siguen llegando, esta vez por una fuente nacional de la media. La revista "This Old House", compañera a la serie de televisión PBS popular, ha nombrado a Glenbrook Valley ¡una de las diez vecindades viejas más preferidas del editor en el país! Este gran honor también se destacó en el Houston Chronicle y la revista social electrónica, culturemap.com. La publicación mejora de casa listó 61 vecindades por todo el país que creía que "tienen futuros prometedores, comunidades fuertes y casas que de veras merecen dedi-

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cación de largo plazo." De las 61 vecindades, se seleccionó Glenbrook Valley como selección de las mejores 10 en general, también como en varias otras categorías, incluyendo la mejor del sur, la mejor para la gente a quienes les gusta arreglar casas, jardineros, viviendas en la ciudad, viaje diario fácil y para jubilados. En el sitio web "This Old House", describen a Glenbrook Valley así: La palabra fanfarrona viene a la mente cuando se ven las líneas audaces del techo y los céspedes arrolladores de Glenbrook Valley, una vecindad que hubiera tentado a Don Draper de Mad Men si hubiera conseguido una cuenta grande de petróleo. Esta comunidad planificada, que se desarrolló después de cuando la autopista Golfo (IH 45) de Houston comenzó a canalizar a la gente del centro a subdivisiones más verdes, contiene más que 1.200 casas construidas entre 1953 y 1962. Los arquitectos del paisaje célebres Hare y Hare, que prestaron su genio a muchos de los espacios públicos de la ciudad, diseñaron la comunidad, que contaba con lotes grandes en los cuales los compradores construyeron casas hechas de encargo de sus sueños-ningunos dos exactamente iguales. En el artículo que siguió en el sitio culturemap.com, además describen a nuestra comunidad como, citando, "…ha atraído una ola reciente de aficionados arquitectónicos esperando acertar un hecho antes no tocado de la historia del diseño americano." El respeto y prestigio de Glenbrook Valley sigue creciendo con estos elogios más recientes. Somos afortunados de tener esta Page 3


exposición positiva que obviamente se relaciona con nuestra categoría como distrito histórico.

Community Calendar Thursday, Nov. 14

Tenemos una gran cosa en Glenbrook Valley, y ahora, ¡más y más gente comienza a reconocerla! 

Save time & money! Before you begin any work on the outside of your home check with the Architectural Review Board, the Preservation Department and permitting department.

Glenbrook Valley Architectural Review Board P. O. Box 262164 Houston, TX 77207-2164

Certificate of Appropriateness Historicpreservation @houstontx.gov 713-837-7963

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Monday, Nov. 18

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Citizens On Patrol Community Meeting 7 p.m. 8635 Wilmerdean @ Glen Valley Glenbrook Methodist Church

Membership not required.

Thursday, Nov. 21 Civic Club Meeting November Garbage Collection Garbage Pick-Up Alert Veteran's Day is Monday, November 11 City services will be closed. Garbage & recycling pick up will be Wednesday, November 13 Thanksgiving will not affect our garbage pick up

La colección de la basura en noviembre Alerta de la recogida de basura El Día de Veteranos, lunes, el 11 de noviembre, no habrá servicios municipales. La recogida de la basura y el reciclaje será miércoles, el 13 de noviembre. El Día de dar gracias no afectará nuestra recogida de basura. glenbrookvalley.org

7 p.m. 8635 Wilmerdean @ Glen Valley Glenbrook Methodist Church

Membership appreciated, but not required.

Curbside Recycle “Green” Cans WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 Tuesday, Nov. 26 Tuesday, Dec. 10

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Citizens On Patrol Community Meeting Monday, November 18 7 p.m. Glenbrook Methodist Church 8635 Glen Valley What do you know about gangs? How do you identify gang members? Are there any active gangs in our area? We have invited officers from HPD to join us at our community meeting to answer the questions for us. Please join us in learning how to better protect our neighborhood. 

Ciudadanos en patrulla Reunión comunitaria Lunes, 18 de novembre 7 p.m. Glenbrook Methodist Church 8635 Glen Valley

Hemos invitado a agentes de HPD a reunirse con nosotros en nuestra reunión comunitaria para contestar estas preguntas para nosotros. Por favor júntese con nosotros para aprender como proteger mejor a nuestra vecindad. 

New Hike and Bike Trail A few years ago a volunteer organization began a hike and bike trail on the north bank of Sims Bayou. A person from another neighborhood complained because it was concrete and not black top plus it was 4 feet wide and not 3 feet. We never understood the rational of this because 3 out of 4 groups involved were for it. Bottom line, the non-profit abandoned the project. It was announced Friday, September 20, that 14 miles of hike and bike trail along Sims Bayou from I 45 to Croquette Street would be built linking 7 parks. It will be a joint project with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the City of Houston. The estimated cost of the project is $7 million, funded mainly by the Corp of Engineers. The City of Houston and Houston's Parks Board are responsible for paying for the planned recreation amenities and acquisition of 3 properties. 

¿Qué sabe usted acerca de las pan- Senda nueva para caminar dillas? ¿Cómo se identifica a los y montar bicicleta miembros de una pandilla? ¿Hay pandillas activas en nuestra área? Se anunció viernes, el 20 de septiem-

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bre, que 14 millas de senda para caminar y montar bicicleta al lado de Sims Bayou de I 45 a Croquette Street se construirá juntando 7 parques. Será un proyecto conjunto con el U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps de ingenieros del Ejército EE.UU.) y la Ciudad de Houston.

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Crime Statistics for August, 2013 Murder:

0

Rape:

0

Robbery 0 Assaults: 8400 Glencross Burglary: 7700 Meadville 7900 Glenscot 8000 Glen Forest Ct

Auto Theft: 0 Theft:

7700 Meadville 7900 Glenbrae 7900 Glenbrae 7900 Glen Dell Ct 7900 Glenlea 8300 Dover 8400 Glen Valley

Narcotics: 0 DWI: 0 Statistics collected are for Glenbrook Valley residential only and exclude apartments, shopping centers and peripheral businesses. This data is reported as supplied by H.P.D. Crime Reports.

El costo estimado del proyecto es $7 millones, fundado principalmente por el Corp of Engineers. La Ciudad de Houston y Houston's Parks Board tienen la responsabilidad de pagar las instalaciones de recreación planificadas y la adquisición de tres propiedades. 

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