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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE

Twin Creeks October 2011

TRIBUNE

Volume 4, Issue 10

Official Publication of the Twin Creeks Homeowner's Association

Twin Creeks Community HOA FALL GARAGE SALE Please mark you calendar for Twin Creeks Community HOA  Fall Garage Sale, Saturday, October 15, 2001, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  The HOA will advertise in local publications and put out bandit signs for the event.  Everyone is welcome to join in.   Simply set up in your own yard the morning of the sale. Questions?  Call Kathy Taylor with Goodwin Management at 512-852-7998.

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Twin Creeks Country Club GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY & HAUNTED HOUSE HAUNTED HOUSE • CARNIVAL GAMES & MUCH MORE!

Show up early so you can partake in all the spooky fun! Prize will be awarded for the best costume, so come dressed to win! See you at the spookout! Shelly Aucoin, Your HOA Social Director

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Neighborhood Watch Committee There’s a suspicious-looking person loitering around your neighbor’s house … a car that you do not recognize has been driving on your street at the same time each day for several days … What do you do? Whom do you contact? Do you just ignore these incidents and go about your usual routine and then find out later that your neighbor’s house was burglarized … or worse? Because of similar incidents to those listed above, concerned neighbors realize that the Twin Creeks Community needs an active Neighborhood Watch Committee. One of our newest residents, Terra Tisdale, and Anne Wilson have begun the process to reactivate this committee which would work with local law enforcement officials to establish and maintain a neighborhood watch group to help keep our community safe and secure. Preliminary planning has begun; however, your suggestions and participation are necessary for the development of a successful Neighborhood Watch Committee. Volunteers from every neighborhood in our community are needed. Commitment to this committee would take very little time, yet would provide great assurance to your neighbors and yourself. Please contact Terra at terra@tisdale.com or Anne at annecw1@aol.com to offer your assistance. By doing so, you will help Twin Creeks continue to maintain its unique qualities as a country club community and ensure that we have not only a beautiful, but a safe neighborhood for our families.

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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE BOARD OF DIRECTORS President............................................................ Tom Moody Vice-President..................................................Adam English Secretary...................................................... Christie Wieland Treasurer...........................................................Chuck Smith Assistant Secretary....................................... Brian Dougherty

MANAGEMENT INFO Kathy Taylor Property Manager Goodwin Management Office: 512-852-7998 Cell: 512-934-3736 Fax: 512-346-4873

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COMMUNITY COMMITTEES In order for the Twin Creeks Home Owners’ Association to provide the best service to our community, several committees have been established to allow the participation of residents to help build the best neighborhood possible. Listed below are the five core committees necessary to achieve this goal.

Social & Recreation Committee

The Social & Recreation Committee helps plan neighborhood events, such as biannual garage sales, holiday parties, and National Night Out, as well as combined events with Twin Creeks Country Club.

Maintenance Committee

The Maintenance Committee monitors the general condition of the neighborhood and helps identify areas in need of repair or improvement, such as the irrigation system, street lights, or other common property.

Yard of the Month Committee

The Yard of the Month Committee judges our yards and then selects a different yard each month that exemplifies the orderly and well-maintained look we expect to find in our neighborhood.

Communication Committee

The Communication Committee helps organize articles for the newsletter and other neighborhood communications, and assists in the establishment of a neighborhood website, news group and email distribution list.

Neighborhood Watch Committee

*The Neighborhood Watch Committee works with the local law enforcement office to establish and maintain a neighborhood watch group to help keep the community safe and secure. *Our Neighborhood Watch Committee is currently inactive; however, recently there have been several incidents within our community that impress upon us the need for neighbors to become involved in looking out for one another and to know what course of action to take if there should be a problem. Volunteers from every neighborhood within our community are needed! This commitment would take very little time, yet provide a great assurance to your neighbors and yourself. Contact a neighbor and volunteer together! To volunteer for Neighborhood Watch or any other committee, please contact Kathy Taylor at (512) 852-7998 or kathy.taylor@ goodwintx.com. Participation in our Home Owners’ Association is necessary in order for Twin Creeks to maintain its unique qualities as a country club community and to ensure a safe, beautifully maintained residential neighborhood for our families. Copyright © 2011 Peel, Inc.


TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE TWIN CREEKS SCHEDULES WEEK-LONG EVENTS BENEFITTING BREAST CANCER RESEARCH ALL EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC PROFESSIONAL COUNTRYWESTERN LINE DANCE LESSONS

Cedar Park, TX. For the past three years, Twin Creeks Country Club’s Ladies Golf Association has sponsored a golf tournament benefitting local and national breast cancer research charities. This year, the event is open to both men and women players, club members and non-members, and a week’s worth of fun events for the whole family have been added to the popular affair. All events center around this year’s “Give Breast Cancer the Boot” country-western theme, and include:

Thursday, September 29 Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. for the 7-8:30p.m. lesson with professional instructor Dorothy Cielonko. Cost: $5/ person. Location: Twin Creeks Clubhouse. “CONCERT FOR THE CURE”

Friday, September 30 featuring live music by “The Rejectables.” Food and drink specials and charity booths. FREE!

FUN RUN/WALK 3K & 5 K

Monday, September 26 Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. walk/run. Entry fee is $5 or $20, which includes a commemorative t-shirt. Medal prizes to be awarded. Starting location: Twin Creeks Clubhouse. “HOWDY’S SCIENCE ADVENTURE” FOR “KOWBOY KIDS NIGHT.”

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Tuesday, September 27 Cost: $14.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids. Cowpoke kit: $5. “BURGERS, BEER & BINGO”

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Saturday, October 1 Public welcome. Women’s and Mixed team flights. Cost: TC members $100/ person, non-TC members $125/person. Four-person scramble. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Lunch, dinner, contests, raffle, and awards included in entry fee. For more information on sponsorships, to register, or to donate items, please contact Karen Clary at lgarally@gmail.com or call the Twin Creeks pro shop at 512/331-2752.

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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE Health Briefs - (Continued from Page 4) to be weighed whenever you take them,” cautioned Dr. Phil Alapat, assistant professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at BCM and medical director of the BCM Sleep Center. Some of the most common prescription sleep medications are non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, like Ambien and Lunesta. These medications are not physically addictive and will not cause withdrawal symptoms when a person stops taking them. However, many people depend on them because they believe they cannot sleep without them, Alapat said. One of the most common over-the-counter sleep aids is the nutritional supplement melatonin. It is helpful for some people but Alapat cautioned that it is not , an FDA regulated substance. Overthe-counter sleeping pills may also contain antihistamines and while these can help a person sleep, they have other side effects, including dry eyes and mouth. They may also cause an altered mental state, and this can be especially concerning in older adults, Alapat said. Before turning to any type of sleep aid, Alapat recommends a visit to a physician, or a sleep disorders specialist. Best bets in beverages for kids When your kids need something to drink, reconsider reaching for that juice box. It’s easy to get confused about what is and what is not

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Parents can help their children make healthy beverage choice by making healthy options available and being a good role model.

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TWIN CREEKS TRIBUNE BRITT’S BOOK BUZZ: THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

Remember the compelling and cultfollowing TV show, Lost? To me, The Hunger Games is the literary equivalent in that the writers creatively demonstrated survival and unity when faced with extremely harsh circumstances. The difference is that while Lost was the result of a plane crash on a strange island where anything could happen, The Hunger Games is ruled by the Capitol where young adults fight to the death as a form of entertainment for the government. Set in the not so distant future, North America as we know it has been completely reorganized into separate districts (12 of them) all closely controlled by the militant, big brother, harsh “Capitol.” These districts were formed when the Earth had become so violated environmentally and morally that war broke out. As a reminder to all of the segregated districts that rebellion is not tolerated, there is a yearly “Hunger Game”

where a male and female from each district aged 12-18 is chosen at random to fight each other to the death. There can only be one victor and everything is televised, complete with sponsors. It is in district 12 that the heroine, Katniss Everdeen lives with her mother (a healer) and her younger sister. Her father was killed in a mining accident but left his oldest daughter with the gifts and talents of hunting, which is her family’s key to survival. When Katniss’ sister is chosen as one of the “tributes” to fight in the hunger games, Katniss volunteers in her place. Her male counterpart, Peeta, is also chosen. Their experience at the Capitol and the whole tradition around the hunger games

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is so intriguing and fascinating as are the people they encounter. However, it is the way the hunger games are so carefully and technologically orchestrated and Katniss’ amazing ingenuity and will to live and survive that kept me reading and enjoying the brutal, yet thoroughly entertaining book. At the time I am writing this review, I am already on the final book of the trilogy! This book has it all -- a love triangle, a heroine, an underdog, fighting, mystery, science fiction--it is a reader’s big Kit Kat bar! Feel free to comment on this review, your thoughts on the book or suggest a book for me to review on my blog: http://brittsbuzz.blogspot.com

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