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Harvest Bend The Village

Volume 8, Issue 10 October 2011 www.myhbtv.org

PEOPLE PROTECTING OUR PARKS PARKING GUIDELINES IN CUL-DE-SACS

THE CONSTABLES HAVE ADVISED THAT VEHICLES CANNOT BE PULLED “HEAD IN’ TO THE CURB. VEHICLES MUST BE PARALLEL PARKED AND NO MORE THAN 18 INCHES FROM THE CURB. PLEASE BE ADVISED TICKETS ARE BEING ISSUED FOR VEHICLES THAT ARE PARKED ILLEGALLY IN CUL-DE-SACS.

Notice To Homeowners

New Fire Safety Campaign for City of Houston Parks

People Protecting Our Parks calls on all Houstonians to proactively protect the City's parklands during the ongoing drought. The campaign has two main goals: fire prevention education and the protection of public parklands. The first step in this campaign is the issuance of a temporary ban on all barbeque pits in City of Houston Parks. The temporary ban on barbeque pits will remain in effect until further notice. Signage notifying the public about the ban will be placed in the parks. To allow for a period of public education, warnings will be issued to violators until City Council adopts a permanent enforcement mechanism next week. Houston Fire Department recommends the following safety tips during this drought: BARBEQUE SAFETY

• P  ortable barbecue pits, charcoal grills and other open-flame cooking devices outside of a building should not be operated on combustible balconies or located within 10 feet of combustible walls or roofs or other combustible materials. • When igniting the barbecue charcoal, use a charcoal lighter, not gasoline. Gasoline can flash violently in and around the pit causing serious injuries to anyone in the area of the flash. A fire extinguisher or charged garden hose should be handy while the fire is burning. Check the pit frequently to ensure that it is okay. • Hot ash and coals from barbecue pits and charcoal burners should be placed in a non-combustible container until cooled or thoroughly saturated with water, before being disposed. (Continued on Page 3)

Please be advised that Harvest Bend the Village Association, Inc Board of Directors (The Board) has not authorized any individual to do a survey, collect data, distribute information via door to door, regular mail or e-mail.

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Harvest Bend The Village IMPORTANT NUMBERS Emergency ....................................................................9-1-1 Constable Precinct 4 .......................................281-376-3472 ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL Chairman: Sandra Thompson Deed Restrictions............................................281-447-3388 MANAGEMENT COMPANY Sterling ASI.... servicedesk@sterlingasi.com, 832-678-4500 Fax: 281-598-4487..... P.O. Box 38113, Houston, TX 77238 POOL COMPANY South Pool and Spa.........................................713-423-4663 TENNIS COURT KEYS Sterling Management......................................281-447-3388 SCHOOLS

Francone Elementary......... http://schools.cfisd.net/francone, 281-897-4512 Willbern Elementary......http://schools.cfisd.net/willbern/, 281-897-3820 Campbell Jr. High....http://schools.cfisd.net/campbell/index.stm, 281-897-4300 Cypress Fairbanks ISD..................http://www.cfisd.net/, 281-897-4000 Cypress Ridge H. S....http://schools.cfisd.net/cyridge/index.htm, 281-807-8000

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President......................................................................................Robbie Adams Vice President................................................................................Susan Norris Secretary........................................................................................Lucretia Allen Treasurer..............................................................................................Ella Darby Director at Large................................................................................Paul Miller Board Committees include: Security, Pool Registration, Pool Building, Recreation, Architectural Control(ACC) If you are interested in volunteering on a committee, or establishing a new committee please contact one of the board members.

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Animal Control............................................................................281-999-3191 Cy-Fair Ambulance....................................................................713-466-6161 Cy-Fair Fire Department....................................emergency) 281-466-6161 .......................................................................(non-emergency) 281-550-6663 Cy-Fair Hospital..........................................................................281-890-4285 DPS Sex Offenders .....................Website: http://records.txdps.state.tx.us/ FBI..................................................................................................713-693-5000 Highway Patrol............................................................................713-957-8192 Houston Chronicle......................................................................713-220-7211 Houston SPCA............................................................................713-869-8227 Leaking Gas Fire.........................................................................713-659-3552 Metro Transit Info.......................................................................713-635-4000 NW Library ............................................................................281-890-BOOK Poison Control.........................................................................1-800-764-7661 Comcast Cable............................................................................713-341-1000 Toxic Chemical & Oil Spills................................................1-800-424-8802 Texas Enviromental Waste.......................................................281-368-8397 HARRIS COUNTY Commissioner, Pct. 4.................................................................281-353-8100 Animal Control............................................................................281-999-3191 Flood Control District................................................................281-684-4000 Tax Office.....................................................................................713-224-1919 Health Department.....................................................................713-526-1841 Post Office - Willow Place........................................................281-890-2392 UTILITIES CenterPoint (Gas).......................................................................713-659-2111 CenterPoint (Electric).................................................................713-207-7777 S.W. Water Co (Water Repairs)............................................. 713-405-1750 Entex Gas......................................................................................713-659-2111 Emergency Gas Leaks...............................................................713-659-3552 Southwestern Bell.......................................................................800-246-8464 Trash Company (Republic Waste) ........................................281-446-2030 2

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HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT FOUR CONSTABLE’S OFFICE

Contract Activity Statistical Report Harvest Bend The Village

Type of Activity AUG JULY Year to 2011 2011 Date-2011 Burglary of a Habitation 2 0 6 Burglary of a Motor Vehicle 0 1 8 Theft from a Habitation 0 0 0 Theft of Motor Vehicle 0 1 2 Theft – Other 0 0 1 Robbery 1 0 1 Assault 0 1 3 Sexual Assault 0 1 1 Criminal Mischief 0 0 8 Disturbance – Family 3 1 9 Disturbance – Juvenile 0 1 5 Disturbance – Other 5 6 46 Alarms 11 1 58 Suspicious Vehicles 6 9 30 Suspicious Persons 3 2 25 Runaways 0 0 1 Telephone Harassment 0 0 3 Other Calls 5 16 152 Copyright © 2011 Peel, Inc.


Harvest Bend The Village Protecting Our Parks...- (Continued from Cover Page) OPEN FLAMES

• Th  e City of Houston Fire Code prohibits all openburning within the Houston city limits at all times. The burn ban in unincorporated areas of Harris County also prohibits any outdoor open-burning, including the burning of: a bonfire, rubbish fire, campfire, trench fire, or other fire in an outdoor location when not contained. VEHICLES,TRAILERS AND TOOLS

• P  ark vehicles so that the exhaust system does not come in contact with dry grass, leaves, or weeds. • Adjust the safety chains on trailers to ensure they don't drag and create sparks that can cause roadside starts. • Keep lawn mowers and agricultural equipment in proper working condition and avoid rocks and other materials which might cause a spark. • Do not weld or cut without a spotter, a water source and a shovel. • Notify the electric power company when dead trees or overhanging limbs endanger the electric wires. The wires may touch each other or the ground, causing sparks that start fires.

HARVEST BEND

Yard Of The Month

The goal of the Yard of the Month Award is to recognize the efforts of Harvest Bend the Village Residents who take pride in their home and landscape and inspire others to do the same. AWARD RULES: 1. Yard of the Month will be awarded for the months of July, August, September, and October. 2. One home will be selected each month. 3. Each yard is limited to winning the award only once in any calendar year. 4. Only the portion of the yard viewed from the street, will be judged. 5. Yard of the Month signs will be placed in the winning yard and are to remain the entire month.

CIGARETTES OR OTHER SMOKING MATERIALS

• A  nother cause of accidental fires is carelessly discarded cigarettes or other smoking materials. They can smolder for hours and should be completely doused with water before being discarded in a safe manner, rather than tossed out a window or on the ground. • Texas' arson law includes felony punishment for anyone whose cigarette recklessly sets fire to a building or injures anyone. Arson is a second-degree felony in Texas, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, but if a person is hurt or killed or if the fire involves a church, arson is a first-degree felony, carrying possible punishment of up to life in prison. For more safety tips see www.houstontx.gov/fire.

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Harvest Bend The Village Disney Children’s Concert AT CY-FAIR HIGH SCHOOL

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The Cy-Fair High School Orchestra will host a Children’s Concert at the school auditorium (22602 Hwy 290 at Telge Rd) on Thursday, October 27. Disney characters and Disney music by Orchestras from Cy-Fair High School, Arnold Middle School, and Hamilton Middle School will be featured. C h i l d re n f ro m t h e e n t i re community are invited to this free event and are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Disney character. Children’s events (face painting, clowns, and balloons) and a silent auction will begin at 6pm. The concert will be at 7pm.

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Harvest Bend The Village ADOPTION COALITION MEET DENVER Denver is 14 years old and is always smiling! He has a very sweet personality and is a friendly, polite young man. He makes friends easily and loves to have fun. Denver enjoys riding bikes, reading comic books, playing basketball and video games. He is a huge animal lover! Denver enjoys school and receives special education services. Denver needs a family to open their hearts and provide him with unconditional love. To find out more about Denver, Please contact Stephanie Berka, Wendy’s Wonderful

Kids Recruiter, at the Adoption Coalition of Texas, (512) 301-2825 or stephanieberka@ adopttexas.org. To learn more about the foster care adoption process, please call the Adoption Coalition of Texas at (512) 3012825. Email info@adopttexas.org and visit our website at www.adoptioncoalitiontx.org. Adopting a child from the foster care system requires little or no cost to the adoptive family and funding may be available to help the adoptive family support the child or sibling group.

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Your friends are our friends! Call today to learn about our referral program!

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Attention KIDS: Send Us Your Masterpiece! Color the drawing below and mail the finished artwork to us at: Peel, Inc. - Kids Club 308 Meadowlark St Lakeway, TX 78734-4717 We will select the top few and post their artwork online at www.PEELinc.com. DUE: October 31st

Be sure to include the following so we can let you know! Name: _________________________________________ (first name, last initial)

Age:__________ Email Address: __________________________________ [This information will only be used to notify you or your parents if your artwork was selected.]

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Harvest Bend The Village NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

At no time will any source be allowed to use the Harvest Bend, The Village Newsletter contents, or loan said contents, to others in anyway, shape or form, nor in any media, website, print, film, e-mail, electrostatic copy, fax, or etc. for the purpose of solicitation, commercial use, or any use for profit, political campaigns, or other self amplification, under penalty of law without written or expressed permission from Peel, Inc. The information in the Harvest Bend, The Village Newsletter is exclusively for the private use of Harvest Bend, The Village residents only.

National Night Out is a time to get outside and meet and greet your neighbors - it is an anti crime and drug prevention event held throughout the nation…in Texas, it is held on Tuesday, October 4th. See how many neighbors you can get outside Use ice cream social or hotdogs to lure people from their homes Get to know your neighbors…they can function like a secondary security system Exchange information and work to create a master contact list to distribute to each other Distribute information from local crime and drug prevention organizations This also is a great time to discuss upcoming events on your street for Halloween and safety for your children.

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