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The Glencairn Community Association Monthly Member meeting will be on the second Tuesday of the month (January 8, 2013). The meeting will commence at 7:30 PM at the Glencairn Civic Center.
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GLENCAIRN CRIME WATCH SECOND TUESDAY EVERY MONTH Want to know the best crime prevention device ever invented? A good neighbor! In fact neighbors working together in cooperation with law enforcement can make one of the best crime-fighting teams around. We call it Glencairn Crime Watch. Crime Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. It involves: (1) Neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance. (2) Citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods.
(3) Implementation of crime prevention techniques, such as home security, Operation Identification and others. You may hear it called Neighborhood Watch, Citizen Crime Watch, or Block Watch. The names differ but the idea is the same: Neighbors looking out for each other. OBJECTIVES ARE: • To reduce neighborhood crime. • To turn the eyes and ears of the neighborhood into a powerful, hard to penetrate, 24 hour a day protective wall to defend our neighborhood against crime. • Create a public awareness that crime is not inevitable • Through knowledge of neighborhood crime data and preventative measures we can lessen the fear of crime for all of us. • Create a formal network for neighbors to communicate with each other and with the police about crime related problems. • If you would like to join Glencairn Crime Watch just come to a meeting, call 281-855-2203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org PATTY HILL CRIME WATCH COORDINATOR email@example.com
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS Your Board of Directors are volunteers from your community that give up their time in an effort to make Glencairn a better place to live. More importantly, they strive to keep the property values up since your home is probably your single largest investment. We trust you will understand that board members do not mind discussing association issues with members. We respectfully request that homeowners do not approach board members away from board or member meetings to discuss personal deed restriction or collection matters. The individual
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board members cannot make a decision on an individual basis. It takes a majority vote of the Board to make a decision. That is why the Board meets on Mondays before the member meeting to discuss issues with members.
DISCOUNT FOR PAINT Sherwin Williams will give a ten percent (10%) discount to residents of Glencairn. The Glencairn C.I.A., Inc. Board of Directors met with representatives of Sherwin Williams, located on Highway 6 a block before West Little York and provided them with the Association color chart. They will maintain this color chart for residents to use when selecting approved colors. This does not eliminate the submission of an ACC request form to paint your house. The ACC form must still be submitted to ACMP for approval by the ACC Committee. The discount will be for the purchase of paint, paint supplies and equipment. Sherwin Williams Duration paint line is excluded from this discount. Residents just need to inform the sales clerk that they reside in Glencairn. We sincerely appreciate this local business for taking an interest in Glencairn and we ask that you support them. However, you do not have to use Sherwin Williams paint. You may select your color at Sherwin Williams or by going to ACMP where the same color chart is located and take an approved sample color to any paint store you choose to have it matched. Again, the important thing is to submit an ACC form prior to painting. Your ACC Committee and Board of Directors do everything they can within the parameters of the governing documents, to work with all homeowners in a timely manner and on a one on one basis. GLENCAIRN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
STATE OF TEXAS PARKING LAW AND REGULATIONS SUBCHAPTER G. STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING 545.301. Stopping, standing or parking outside a business or residence district. (a) An operator may not stop, park, or leave standing an attended or unattended vehicle on the main traveled part of a highway outside a business or residence district unless: (1) stopping, parking or leaving the vehicle off the main traveled part of the highway is not practicable; (2) a width of highway beside the vehicle is unobstructed and open for passage of other vehicles; and (3) the vehicle is in clear view for at least 200 feet in each direction on the highway. (b) This section does not apply to an operator of a vehicle that is disabled while on the paved or main traveled part of a highway if it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the vehicle on the highway. 545.302. Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in certain places. (a) An operator may not stop, stand, or park a vehicle: (1) on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street; (2) on a sidewalk; (3) in an intersection; (4) on a crosswalk; (5) between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of a place on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the governing body of a municipality designates a different length by signs or markings; (6) alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction if stopping, standing, or parking the vehicle would obstruct traffic; (7) on a bridge or other elevated structure on a highway or in a highway tunnel; (8) on a railroad track; or (9) where an official sign prohibits stopping. (b) An operator may not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger, stand or park an occupied or unoccupied vehicle: (1) in front of a public or private driveway; (2) within 15 feet of a fire hydrant; (3) within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection; (4) within 30 feet on the approach to a flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
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(5) within 20 feet of a driveway entrance to a fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to a fire station within 75 feet of the entrance, if the entrance is properly marked with a sign; or (6) where an official sign prohibits standing. (c) An operator may not, except temporarily to load or unload merchandise or passengers, park an occupied or unoccupied vehicle: (1) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or (2) where an official sign prohibits parking. (d) A person may stop, stand, or park a bicycle on a sidewalk if the bicycle does not impede the normal and reasonable movement of pedestrian or other traffic on the sidewalk. (e) A municipality may adopt an ordinance exempting a private vehicle operated by an elevator constructor responding to an elevator emergency from Subsections (a)(1), (a)(5), (a)(6), (a)(9), (b), and (c). (f) Subsections (a), (b), and (c) do not apply if the avoidance of conflict of other traffic is necessary or if the operator is complying with the law or the direction of a police officer or official traffic control device. (g) If the governing body of a municipality determines that it is necessary to improve the economic development of the municipality’s central business district and that it will not adversely affect public safety, the governing body may adopt an ordinance regulating the standing, stopping, or parking of a vehicle at a place described by Subsection (a)(1), other than the road or highway in the state highway system, in the central business district of the municipality as defined in the ordinance. To the extent of any conflict between the ordinance and Subsection (a)(1), the ordinance controls. 545.303. Additional parking regulations. (a) An operator who stops or parks on a twoway roadway shall do so with the righthand wheels of the vehicle parallel to and within 18 inches of the righthand curb or edge of the roadway. (b) An operator who stops or parks on a oneway roadway shall stop or park the vehicle parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway in the direction of authorized traffic movement with the righthand wheels 18 inches of the righthand curb or edge of the roadway or the lefthand wheels within 18 inches of the lefthand curb or edge of the roadway. This subsection does not apply where a local ordinance otherwise regulates stopping or parking on the oneway roadway. (c) A local authority by ordinance may permit angle parking on a roadway. This subsection does not apply to the federal aid or state highway unless the director of the Texas Department of Transportation determines that the roadway is wide enough to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic. (d) The Texas Department of Transportation, on a highway under the jurisdiction of the department, may place signs prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle on the highway where the director of the Texas Department of Transportation determines that stopping, standing, or parking is dangerous to, or would unduly interfere with, the free movement of traffic on the highway. (e) To the extent of any conflict between Subsection (a) or (b) and a municipal ordinance adopted under Section 545.302(g), the ordinance controls. 545.304. Moving the vehicle of another; unlawful parking. A person may not move a vehicle that is not lawfully under the person’s control: (1) into an area where a vehicle is prohibited under Section 545.302; or (2) away from a curb a distance that is unlawful under Section 545.303.
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545.305. Removal of unlawfully stopped vehicle. A peace officer listed under Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, or a license and weight inspector of the department may remove or require the operator or person in charge of a vehicle to move a vehicle from a if the vehicle: (1) is unattended on a bridge, viaduct, or causeway or in a tube or tunnel and the vehicle is obstructing traffic; (2) is unlawfully parked and blocking the entrance to a private driveway; (3) has been reported as stolen; (4) is identified as having been stolen in a warrant issued on the filing of a complaint; (5) is unattended and the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the vehicle has been abandoned for longer than 48 hours; (6) is disabled so that the normal operation is impossible or impractical and the owner or person in charge of the vehicle is; (A) incapacitated and unable to provide for the vehicle’s removal or custody; or (B) not in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle; (7) is disabled so that normal operation is impossible or impractical and the owner or person in charge of the vehicle does not designate a particular towing or storage company; (8) is operated by a person an officer arrests for an alleged offense and the officer is required by law to take the person into custody; or (9) is, in the opinion of the officer, a hazard, interferes with a normal function of a government agency, or because of a catastrophe, emergency, or unusual circumstance is imperiled. (b) An officer acting under Subsection (a) may require that the vehicle be taken to: (1) the nearest garage or other place of safety; (2) a garage designated or maintained by the governmental agency that employs the officer; or (3) a position off the paved or main traveled part of the highway. (c) A law enforcement agency other than the department that removes an abandoned vehicle in an unincorporated shall notify the sheriff. (d) The owner of the vehicle that is removed or stored under this section is liable for all reasonable towing and storage fees incurred. (e) In this section: (1) “Towing company” means an individual, corporation, partnership, or other association engaged in the business of towing vehicles on a highway for compensation or with the expectation of compensation for the or storage of the vehicles and includes the owner, operator, employee, or agent of a towing company. (2) “Storage company” means an individual, corporation, partnership, or other association engaged in the business of storing or repairing vehicles for compensation or with the expectation of compensation for the storage or repair of the vehicles and includes the owner, operator, employee, or agent of the storage company. SUBCHAPTER E. JUNKED VEHICLES:
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The deed restriction violation reviewed in this issue is “improperly stored materials.” Once again, this is an overview and there could be specific issues that are not covered. For additional information, feel free to contact the Deed Restriction Department at ACMP, Inc. 281-855-9867. The Association regularly cites properties with trash, trash cans, landscape material, toys and any number of items that remain in the front yard or are visible from the street. The minutes of the June member meeting list items Mr. Rothchild of REMAX has stated create good property values. The major issue is curb appeal, which includes not storing items in view from the street. Trash, papers and other items in view from the street are it unsightly but will depress property values. The Association would hope that neighbors are considerate of each other and maintain their properties in a neat, attractive manner. This is the “community” attitude. Unfortunately, some people prefer a more individualistic attitude or just simply don’t care and leave trash and other items in view from the street on a continual basis. While they have a right to their views, the deed restrictions prohibit the storage of trash, refuse or any other material in view from the street. It is fine to have and express views, but the appearance of the subdivision should be a community issue in which everyone is considerate of each other’s property and property values. We truly hope that as homeowners walk throughout the subdivision
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and see random trash blowing or laying around, they will pick it up. It only takes one person to start making a difference. That one person could be you. However, for properties where items are stored in view from the street on a continual basis, the Association must enforce the deed restrictions to preclude this storage.
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“Article IV, Section 13 No Lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish. Trash, garbage or other waste materials shall not be kept except in sanitary containers constructed of metal, plastic or masonry materials with sanitary covers or lids. All incinerator or other equipment for the storage or disposal of such waste material shall be kept in clean and sanitary condition. Provided, further, that no Lot shall be used for the open storage of any materials whatsoever which storage is visible from the street, except that new building materials used in the construction of improvements erected upon any Lot may be placed upon such Lot at the time construction is commenced and may be maintained …” The Association, its Board of Directors and management company have a responsibility to enforce this deed restriction. The Board believes the enforcement procedure is fair and offers property owners the opportunity to explain any problems regarding storage of material. The management company inspects the subdivision twice a month. If a material of any type is observed the violation is noted on the first citing. If material of any type is observed on a subsequent inspection, a first letter will be sent via first class mail. The first letters states that if there are extenuating circumstances or you believe the letter is in error to contact the management company. Landscape material, construction material and trash cans will be cited unless the owner has called in and informed the Association about the situation and stated an agreeable date the materials will be removed. Since the Association has no way of knowing the exact length of time the material has been stored in view from the street, but has allowed sufficient time to complete improvements, the material must be cited. The Association is attempting to be considerate, the restrictions state that it there be no open storage of materials period. They do not say until the flower bed is constructed or until the dirt is spread in the backyard. The Association wants to work with homeowners. If no communication is received after the property owner receives the first and the material is observed during a subsequent inspection, a second letter will be sent via certified mail. A picture is taken at the time the material(s) is observed during the second inspection. The charges for the certified letter and photo are the responsibility of the property owner in accordance with the Texas Property Code. If the material is still in view from the street and still in violation during the subsequent inspection, it is placed at Board Direction. The material has now been stored on the property for at least six weeks. The Board will inspect the property to observe the violation and will take one of three courses of action.
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If the material remains in view from the street, the Association may have the material removed by a contractor. The charges for enforcement of deed restrictions are the responsibility of the property owner, but the Association must pay the expense up front and get reimbursed by the property owner.
The Association could have the attorney send a letter to the property owner requesting removal of the items. There is definitely a charge associated with this avenue of enforcement. If the Board chooses to take the attorney avenue for correction of the violation and the
Every section of Glencairn Community Improvement Association, Inc. has a restriction regarding improper storage of material or storage and disposal of garbage and refuse. The restriction regarding storage of materials was, once again, not something the Board instituted, but put in place by the Developer. The restriction was put in place to prevent a cluttered, unsightly appearance in the neighborhood. This in turn would cause property values to decline. Most sections of Glencairn C.I.A., Inc. have the following restriction regarding improperly stored material.
violation is not corrected, the next step is a lawsuit. Once this step is taken, legal fees increase rapidly. The Association could send a “President’s“ letter, which is a final appeal from the Association for the violation to be corrected. Once again, the trash, materials or whatever, has now been stored in view from the street for almost six weeks.
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The Association does not want to file lawsuits for any deed restriction violations. If homeowners communicate with the Board, they have always worked with the homeowners. The same would apply in this situation. The key issue is communication. The Board will rarely ever file a lawsuit for improper storage of material. It would, however, use a contractor to remove the material if at all possible. The charge associated with the removal will be billed to the property owner.
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Should you have any questions regarding the enforcement of deed restrictions, please feel free to contact Brandy Sutton at 281-8559867 or attend the monthly Board meetings. These Board meetings take place at the Civic Center on 17030 Kieth Harrow the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM.
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The GLENCAIRN Community Improvement Association Board of Directors would like to inform the owners of the maintenance fee collection policy. The Board reserves the right to change this policy from time to time without notice to better serve the members of the Association.
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Homeowners begin receiving their annual assessment and account statement usually between November 15th and November 30th of each year. These statements will list any balances owed to the Association and payment is due by January 1st of the next year, unless the account is being handled by the attorney.
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If the account is being handled by the Association attorney then, the next year maintenance fee assessment is still due by January 1st. All other balances are due at that time, but you should contact the Association attorney at 713-780-4135 to determine the total amount owed. There will probably be some legal fees invoices that have not yet been received by our management company. Once again, if legal fees are displayed on the statement, then the owner should contact the Association attorney to determine the total legal charges owed unless stated otherwise.
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The assessment is due January 1st, becomes delinquent January 31st and is subject to the following actions when delinquent. The week of February 1st interest will accrue and be posted to any accounts that are delinquent. Additionally, a late penalty will be assessed to each delinquent account. A letter will be sent to each delinquent account stating the current balance. Once again, those accounts being handled by the attorney for prior year delinquent fees or lawsuits should contact the Association attorney at the phone number listed above. The letter will request payment within fifteen days or a certified letter will be sent by the Association and the homeowner will be responsible for all charges associated with the collection of this debt.
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If the payment is not received within fifteen days from the postage date of the first delinquent notice, a certified letter is sent by the Association to all accounts with delinquent balances. The same circumstances for accounts being handled by the attorney as stated above apply to this circumstance. The Association’s certified letter will state that an administrative charge plus postage has been added to the balance of the account for processing the certified letter. The letter will also state that payment of the balance is due within thirty days or a lien may be filed or the account will be turned over to the Association attorney. The owner will be responsible for all charges associated with filing and releasing of the lien and/or any legal fees incurred for the collection of this debt.
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If every homeowner would pay their assessment on time, it would result in fewer expenses and less aggravation for everyone involved. The Association must expend some funds for the collection of delinquent accounts. This expenditure is passed on to the individual homeowners but it is still an expenditure to the Association until the homeowner reimburses the Association. If homeowners pay on time, these expenses are eliminated along with the aggravation of getting certified letters and/or being turned over to the attorney.
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The Board of Directors does not want to foreclose on any property, but has a responsibility to all the homeowners to ensure all fees are paid. It is unfair for other homeowners to bear the burden for homeowners that will not pay their maintenance fee assessment. However, the Board has, on a case by case basis, worked with homeowners unable to afford paying the assessment all at one time. This Board will continue to do so but if there is no communication from the homeowner, the Board has no other option but to proceed with the above collection policy.
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Delinquent accounts turned over to the attorney for collection will normally be handled in the following manner. A certified letter will be sent and a charge added to the account for the letter. A lien could be filed. If payment is not received within the specified time a lawsuit will be filed for collection of the assessment. This could ultimately lead to foreclosure.
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In order to increase compliance and spread awareness, our office is requesting your assistance in informing residents in your community through your HOA newsletter or your scheduled HOA meetings of the need to obtain a permit for operating an alarm system, residential or business, within unincorporated Harris County. Many residents and businesses are unaware of the requirement to obtain an alarm permit once an alarm system has been installed and activated by the alarm company. Alarm systems are established and defined in the Local Government Code 233 (subchapter D), as well as the authority to regulate, adopt rules and impose penalties for unpermitted locations. Obtaining the required permit will avoid the issuance of a citation and excessive false alarm fees. The fee for current permit issuance is $35 with a yearly renewal fee of $10. All permit fees are waived for senior citizens 65 years or older. Under current guidelines, a permitted location is allowed five (5) free false alarms annually. Any subsequent false alarms during your permitted year are subject to a $75 fine that is billed to the permit holder’s address. If a site has an active alarm system, yet does not have a permit to operate such alarm, a false alarm may result in a Class C citation, which could range up to $500. Should you or your residents require a copy of the permit application form or would like to review the regulations regarding permit requirements, you may do so by visiting the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website at www.hcso.hctx./net. The application can be printed from the website, then completed and mailed to our office with the applicable fees. We are currently in the planning stages of making the application and payment process available on-line for the convenience to the public. Should you have any questions, please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Alarm Detail at 713-7554600 M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM. If you would like any of our Alarm Detail personnel to attend one of your HOA meetings, we would be glad to attend and answer as many questions as possible.
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If you are planning to paint, repair, improve or alter the exterior of your house or lot an Architectural Control change request form must be submitted.
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If you plan to paint, in accordance with the Association governing documents, you must submit a color sample with your change request form EVEN IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE THE SAME COLOR already on the structure. We encourage you to plan ahead because the Architectural Control Committee has up to thirty (30) days to approve the form once your request is received by the managing agent. The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is unique and important function. Its main purpose is to ensure that all changes are harmonious with the surrounding neighborhood and to assist in maintaining property vales. They are volunteers and go about fulfilling their function by ensuring all changes are structurally sound, attractive and harmonious with the neighborhood. The Association has color guidelines that have been set by the Architectural Control Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. These guidelines are comprised of earth-tone and neutral colors.
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The NEW Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you have questions, classes offered or need directions, please call us at 713-274-3250. If you are currently registered at Glazier - call us and ask about our new classes. You may register over the phone for any new classes. Volunteer Opportunities available, please call to speak to us about teaching your own class! JANUARY Schedule - Must preregister in person for classes (or by phone if already registered and participating at center 713274-3250).
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• Thursday, January 3rd, Create your very own hand-made Memory Books from Christmas/holiday photos; 10-11:30 AM. • Friday, January 4th, Chess - Beginner Lessons; (Day 1 of 6); 1-3 PM. • Friday, January 4th, Classic Cinema Presents – the romantic comedy “The Philadelphia Story” with Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart; 11:30 AM, bring snacks/lunch for intermission. • Monday, January 7th, Excel; 10 AM - Noon. • Monday, January 7th, Crochet; 1-3 PM. • Monday, January 7th, Keyboarding for the Beginner; 1-2 PM. • Wednesday, January 9th, Keyboarding for the Beginner; 1-2 PM. • Friday, January 11th, Chess for the Beginner; (Day 2 of 6); 1-3 PM. • Monday, January 14th, Crochet; 1-3 PM. • Monday, January 14th, Introduction to Computers; 4-week session begins. Must preregister. • Wednesday, January 16th, Keyboarding for the Beginner; 11-Noon or 3-4 PM. • Thursday, January 17th, Email Class; 9-11 AM or 1-3 PM. • Friday, January 18th, Chess for the Beginner; (Day 3 of 6) 1-3 PM. • Friday, January 18th, Classic Cinema presents “Gilda” with Rita Hayworth and John Ford; 11:30 am, bring snacks/lunch for intermission. • Tuesday, January 22nd, Internet Safety; 9-11 AM or 1-3 PM. • Wednesday, January 23rd, Digital Camera Class; 1-3:30 PM. • Thursday, January 24th, Digital Camera Class; 1-3:30 PM. • Thursday, January 24th, Dental Program; free floss/toothbrush; 2-3 PM. • Friday, January 25th, Doctor Louise Hayes, PHD; Brain Growth and Repair Workshop; Brain Growth at Any Age; 10-Noon. • Monday, January 28th, Crochet; 1-3 PM. • Tuesday, February 5th, Senior Boot Camp 9-10 AM. Must register in advance for this series. • Thursday, February 7th, Living Well with Diabetes Type II; day one. Please register in advance for this series. • Friday, February 8th, Smartphone, iPhone and iPad class. Must register in advance.
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GARDENING TIPS FOR JANUARY • Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water than from lack of food. • Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering. • Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms. • Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before planting. • Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal. Water in. • Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze damage to crown. • House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce water for poinsettias. • Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture. • Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed manufacturer s directions before spraying. • Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semi-shaded until rooted. • Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape. Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting unwanted canes out at base of plant. • Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds, keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new beds for roses.
• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist. • Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about 50% humus, including rotted manure. • Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but remove when weather warms.
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Pet Tip: A very important thing you can do is have a collar with some form of ID and your phone number on it. Pet stores have special ID’s for your pets. Many pet owners are now “chipping” the pets. If found and taken to a vet they can scan chip and find the owner. If your pet has a rabies tag, the vet has your name and #. The first thing I ask a caller is “does the pet have ID on it.” If it does, I will help contact the # on the ID and get the pet to it’s owner ASAP. Or, the owner can pick up their lost pet. Having an ID on a pet makes life easier for all. Marie Nugent - 281-859-1104
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GLENCAIRN TEENAGER JOB SEEKERS If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING
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q B -Babysitting Name _________________________________ q SS -Safe Sitter q SL -Swim Lessons Address ________________________________ q CPR -CPR Certified Email _________________________________ q FAC -First Aid Cert. q RCC -Red Cross Cert. Birthdate - Mo/Yr_________________________ q P -Pet Care (only) q PP -Pet/Plant Sitter Age ______ Grade________ Class of ________ q H -Housecare Phone _________________________________ q L -Lawncare q T -Tutor Subdivison______________________________ q C -Car Detailing
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BOY SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 61 Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop 61 at 7:00 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7:00 to 8:00 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-409-1934, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMESCHOOL PACK 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/ Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at van. email@example.com . We will also have an informational meeting and registration Thursday, August 16th at 7 PM at the Bear Creek Community Center.
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January 1st - 4th - Student/Staff Holiday January 7th - 8th - Student Holiday January 21st - Student/Staff Holiday
CY-FAIR EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HONORS MILITARY HEROES The Foundation will kick off its fifth “Salute to Our Heroes” event on February 9, 2013 at the Omni Hotel Westside Houston. “Salute to Our Heroes” honors the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event go to an endowment enabling graduating students from CFISD to attend college. The event will be generously underwritten by Earthcare Management and Kodiak Gas Services, as the Missing Man Underwriters. The Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will be the Major General Sponsor. This year our guest speaker is Steve Russell. LTC Steve Russell (Ret.) commanded the central unit responsible in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. Through leadership and joint efforts across multiple teams, a large organization worked effectively to capture one of the world’s most notorious criminals. Russell is an American Hero. His proven leadership and problemresolution techniques engage audiences through his storytelling. Salute to Our Heroes has two purposes. First, to give tribute to our heroes - soldiers serving now, veterans and those who have been wounded or killed in action. We want to honor those who have served their country. The second purpose is to raise funds for scholarships for Cy-Fair ISD students. Each year we give three scholarships per Cy-Fair ISD high school, and the number of high schools is growing. It has been a challenge keeping up with the demand, but CFEF is dedicated to this mission. The inaugural event honors Jersey Village High School graduate 1st Lt. Jeremy E. Ray, who was killed December 20, 2007 while serving his country in Iraq. A CFEF endowment was established in Jeremy’s memory by an anonymous donor. Last year the 1st Lieutenant Jeremy Ray Community Service and Peace Award was presented to Klein Funeral Homes & Memorials. Following tradition, the event will have the Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony. The table will have empty table settings with chairs leaning up against the table as though saved for someone.
The table settings have a single red rose displayed in a vase in reminder of the bloodshed for our country and the vase was tied with a red ribbon - a symbol of the continued pledge to shed blood for our country. A slice of lemon on the bread plate is a reminder of the bitterness of the loss of comrades in arms; a bowl of salt to symbolize the tears shed by family members of lost loved ones and glasses turned upside down indicate no one will sit there. Last year’s ceremony was performed by the 75th Army Division Honor Guard and was proceeded by Taps performed by William Veenstra, Cy-Fair High School Senior. For more information on the 2013 event, please contact Marie Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-807-3591.
“VOLUNTEERS ARE A TREASURE” IN CY-FAIR ISD! It’s the time of the year when we find ourselves setting new goals and resolutions. Our schools also have goals. And we actively look to our community to partner with us and help us meet our goals. VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) in Cy-Fair ISD center the attention of their service on supporting students and staff and making a significant contribution to the education of children. These dedicated individuals, who give freely of their time and resources, impact the academic and personal development of Cy-Fair ISD students. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is fortunate to be able to draw from a diversity of skills and knowledge in its community. If you are interested in being involved at Cy-Fair schools as a volunteer and making a difference or would like more information, please contact Pam Scott, Partners in Education Director at 281-894-3950.
CY-FAIR ISD VOLUNTEERS WHERE “VOLUNTEERS ARE A TREASURE” JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS January 15th - Junior Achievement Volunteer Training, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. The purpose of Junior Achievement is to
educate and inspire our students in grades K - 12 to value free enterprise, understand business and economics. January 17th - VIPS General Meeting, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Berry Center. Open to all CFISD volunteers, parents, staff and community members. Get the latest information on CFISD volunteering and learn through networking! January 31st - PIE Student Mentor Training, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. Training for adults committed to serve as a role model and friend to CFISD students. District approved mentors meet with students weekly during school hours on school campuses. Along with this two-hour training, an application and criminal background check are required. February 12th - PIE Student Mentor Training, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Berry Center. February 13th - Galveston Bay Training, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. Open to all CFISD school staff, volunteers and parents. Learn how to present a science lesson to 4th grade students at your school. Students will learn about the importance of our bay and waterways and what measures can be taken to protect this life-giving estuary. February 26th - PIE Student Mentor Training, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. February 21st - VIPS General Meeting, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Berry Center. February 28th - Sooper Puppy Training, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. Sooper Puppy is a first grade class series dealing with age appropriate life lessons, facing dilemmas and arriving at solutions by making good choices. How to register for training - Register for training by emailing the PIE office at email@example.com, provide your name and the name and date of the training you wish to attend. Registration is required to guarantee a seat and training materials. Adults only please.
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CY-LAKES HIGH SCHOOL CYPRESS LAKES HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT PROM 2013 Hello to all 2013 Cy-Lakes seniors and parents! Prom 2013 has been scheduled for May 17, 2013 and believe it or not, it will be here before we know it! The Project Prom Board would like to extend an invitation to all senior parents to join us in the planning of the most fantastic Project Prom ever! We want to provide all of our seniors with an event that will make memories that will last a lifetime. Our 2nd Coca Cola and Tamale Sale will be coming up soon and it’s time to begin planning Mr. Spartan and King of the Court. Please join us to get involved and have a real stake in the success of Project Prom. Our next general meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2013, 7 PM, at Cy-Lakes High School. To be included in future emails, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also visit our website at www.cypresslakesprojectprom.com and join our Facebook page - Cypress Lakes Project Prom 2013.
CYPRESS LAKES HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONTEST What is it? Cypress Lakes High School Winter Contest is a winter color guard competition hosted at Cypress Lakes High School. When is it? Saturday, January 26, 2013, ALL Day!! FYI! Over 50 Color guard units from Houston and the surrounding area will be performing from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM. We invite the entire community to spend a very entertaining day with us enjoying the talents of our amazing color guard units, supporting all the participating students and sampling the many delicious concessions that we have to offer.
Can I help? Yes! Adult and Student Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jeff Zarse at 281460-9006 (c) or Celeste Heath at 281-435-6817 (c). We will need help on Friday evening, January 25th and all day Saturday, January 26th. Do you need donations? Yes! We will be operating a full service concession stand so any and all donations will be appreciated. We will need sodas (in cans), water, baked goods individually packaged, candy, chips and paper goods like napkins, plates and utensils. Donations can be brought to the Band Hall on January 24th - 25th (Thursday-Friday). Monetary donations are also appreciated. Can I be included in the Contest Program? Yes! Please contact Teresa Nounou at 713- 927-5842 for further info about purchasing business or personal ads in our CLHS Winter Contest Program. This is an excellent opportunity to advertise your business or wish the students good luck and support the band. So please, come and experience a world class Winter Color Guard competition right in your own neighborhood and contribute to the success of each of the participants and to the Cypress Lakes Spartan Band! Thanks for your support!
CY-LAKES COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – JANUARY EVENTS Catch the Dream V - January 19th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Cypress Lakes High School will host the fifth annual Catch the Dream community event on Saturday, January 19th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the campus (5750 Greenhouse Road). The event is open to the public and is geared for students in middle school and high school and their parents.
“I’m In PAIN” Can Chiropractic Help ME ? We are often asked, “What’s the best way of finding out whether or not a doctor of chiropractic can help my problem?” We believe the answer can be found in a complete chiropractic consultation and examination, including x-rays. And to help find out for sure, we will do a complete consultation and examination, including x-rays, if necessary, (procedures that normally cost $187.00 or more) for $25.00. We will make this special program available through January. The only exception to the offer involves personal injury cases (workers’ compensation and auto accidents) in which there is no charge directly to the patient.
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THESE CONDITIONS ARE SOME OF THE DANGER SIGNALS: Headache Arthritic pain by stiff neck Loss of sleep Scoliosis (Curvature of the spine) Leg pain & numbness Arm pain & numbness Backache Fatigue Tension Whiplash Injury
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✓A REFERRAL TO THE PROPER SPECIALIST IF WE DETERMINE CHIROPRACTIC CAN’T HELP YOU.
CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER Catch the Dream will feature many exciting activities for students and parents, including sessions that will focus on preparing for the workforce, college and/or careers after graduation. Students and parents can attend sessions of their choice on paying for college, college admissions, career options and preparation and military opportunities. A College and Career Resource Fair will be held during the event. Sessions will also be held in Spanish. For more information, please contact the Cy-Lakes College and Career Center at Brenda.email@example.com Financial Aid Night - January 23rd, 6:30 PM, Cypress Lakes High School. All Seniors and their parents are invited to attend Financial Aid Night at Cy-Lakes on January 23rd at 6:30 PM. Seniors heading to college or technical programs need to attend this important meeting to find out how to apply for financial aid. Last year, more than 2 billion dollars in financial aid was awarded to students in Texas. Find out how to get your share of this money. For more information, please contact the Cy-Lakes College and Career Center at Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org College Ambassadors - January 11th, Cypress Lakes High School. On January 11th about 75 former Cy-Lakes students will visit the campus to share their knowledge and advice about college with current students. This tradition began with Cy-Springs graduates who came to Cy-Lakes in January 2009 and talked about the things they wish they had known before they went off to college. January 11th will mark the fifth year of the program and our own Cy-Lakes alumni will take over as the Cy-Lakes College Ambassadors. These college students continue the Cy-Lakes tradition of showing valor, service and leadership in all that they do.
BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SCHOOL REGISTRATION DATES FOR 2013-2014 Public registration 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 6th. Bear Creek UMC School serves children 12 months through kindergarten. New for 2013-2014: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM for all ages. Visit www.bearcreekumc.org/ ministries/preschool for more information. Feel free to call 281-463-2969 for more information or drop by 16000 Rippling Water, Houston, TX 77084 for a tour. KINDERGARTEN: “A YEAR OF MAGIC” 6:30 PM, Thursday, January 31st - Come hear from our kindergarten team about the wonder of kindergarten at Bear Creek United Methodist Church School! Bring friends! Current enrollment at BCUMCS is not a requirement for registration. Public registration is Wednesday, January 5th at 9:30 AM. KINDERGARTEN OR A YEAR TO GROW? Bear Creek UMC School offers a transition class for children who are old enough to attend kindergarten but may benefit from a year to grow before beginning kindergarten. Gesell screening is available at the school January 10th - January 16th to help determine readiness. Please call the school 281463-2969 for more information.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Meeting When: Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 6:30 pm What: American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Meeting Where: Sydney Harbor Subdivision Clubhouse 18115 Harbor Bridge Pointe Dr. Cypress TX, 77429 *For directions, call Tory at 713-205-2850
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Sparkles and Spurs Dinner, Dance and AuctioN The Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Katy Subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will host its annual Sparkles and Spurs Dinner, Dance and Auction at 6:30 PM, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Live music featuring the Al White Band will entertain guests throughout the evening. A steak dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The live auction will begin at 8 PM with the silent auction closing 30 minutes after the conclusion of the live auction. Wine, beer and setups will be available for purchase at the facility. Tickets are available for $50 each or a table for eight may be purchased for $400 and all proceeds benefit the Show. In 2012, $256,000 in scholarships was awarded to Katy ISD high school students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact event coordinator Steve Rechner at 281-395-5339 or steve. email@example.com or co-coordinator Jennifer McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org The 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Monday, Feb. 25th through Sunday, March 17th. The Show is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable event, committed to benefiting youth, supporting education and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has contributed more than $330 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, school art participants and other educational and youth programs.
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Upward Baseball - T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch at Bear Creek Baptist Church We would like to invite children from 4 yrs (as of Sept. 1, 2012) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports online. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 25th, 26th and 28th, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also, on March 2nd at 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 4th, we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 18th and the league runs through May 18th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information, you can email email@example.com or Linda. firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Register as soon as possible!
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The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900.
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TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409.
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HOUSTON, we have a problem! Adults who are too busy, too tired, too whatever to be bothered TEACHING and MODELING respect and integrity to their students, decide it is better to just offer them the morning after pill at SCHOOL, without consent of parents! Be realistic, they are ALL going to “do it anyway!” What message are we sending our young people? Who is going to speak TRUTH in love to this generation of young women? Where are they going hear that they are valuable? From MTV? FACEBOOK? The boy sitting behind them in Math? The school clinic handing them a chemical hormonal drug cocktail? It is time to WAKE-UP. We need to remind ourselves and those we place our children in the care of, that PARENT’S MATTER and that going behind our backs is not, nor will EVER BE in the best interest of our girls. • Thursday, January 17, 2013 - we would like to invite you (Pastors, Community Leaders, Educators) to LUNCH with Pam Stenzel. • Friday, January 18, 2013 - come join us for a frank discussion of how PARENTS MATTER (Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters & children included). • Saturday, January 19, 2013 - This “morning out” is for TEEN GIRLS and their Mom’s (Aunts, Grandmothers, Sisters)! It is a simple event that brings mom’s and daughters together to begin conversations that will help teen girls be TRANSFORMED by God’s WORD and not conformed to the WORLD! Don’t be the one that says “It’s hopeless, they are all doing it anyway.” Be the one that says “You are valued, you are loved, you are worth respecting and you have the strength and grace you need to make the right choice!!” Will you join me? Register now… Go to www.phckaty.org for more information or call 281-599-0909.
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