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ROUND ROCK RANCH

Official Newsletter for the Residents of Round Rock Ranch April 2012

Dear Fellow Homeowners, What a difference a new property manager can make! I rode with Jennifer English the other day on one of her inspections thru the neighborhood, three hours later we had only covered half the subdivision. Lots of weeds growing, trash cans improperly stored, fencing that has been let go, etc. Many of you have received violation notices as we have had a lot of catching up to do. This is all a good thing for the betterment of our community. Painful as it might be, even embarrassing for some, we are all in this together! Please tend to the issue as quickly as possible so as to avoid another notice. Your HOA is racking up charges for the letters, and the certified fees when necessary, as we pay for each and every one. Certified Management of Austin uses a unique SmartWebs program for the biweekly inspections, taking a picture that is imbedded in the notice when it is mailed to the homeowner. The system then reminds the manager on their next inspection of notices that were sent out and to follow up on the improvement. Pretty cool stuff. If you rent your home or are the management company for the property, CMA does not send notices to the residence, only the address of record for ownership. Please contact your renter immediately to take care of the matter; the next inspection is two weeks later and with the second notice, a certified fee is included - more charges to the HOA. Your RRR HOA Board of Directors has directed the manager to send out notices for dead shrubs and trees, so please remove as soon as possible to help reduce charges to us, the dues paying homeowners. With all the rain we have gotten recently, yards kept mowed, trimmed and edged will also save us $$$. Remember, this keeps our property values up and our HOA fees down. Lea Beth Munoz President Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

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ACC Information

Fellow Neighbors,

I have been tasked with leading the ACC committee this year and would like to let you know about a few items that can make it easier to submit and get your request approved quickly. 1. The ACC guidelines are posted on the Round Rock Ranch website (www.roundrockranch.com) . Please review them prior to filling out a the ACC request form (Also on the website) 2. Please remember that the ACC request form is used to document and outline your plans. This is NOT just a form that needs to be filled out, 2 weeks prior to building something. Please provide DETAILS when submitting the request. Example details include: type of shed (with picture). Pavers/ bricks to be used (with pictures), paint colors, siding type etc. The more photos and plans you include- the better. Lack of details makes us think that you do not have an overall plan. Please convince us otherwise. 3. Front yard improvements are encouraged and needed after last years drought. Please submit a complete plan if you wish to do any zero-scaping or hard-scaping. This plan must include drought resistant plants and grasses. It is NOT OK to just dump a bunch of loose gravel in your front yard. Although rock can be part of your plan. It is well worth your time, and ours, to document what you are planning. 4. Please email me at paul.t.yehl@gmail.com or call me at 512-745-4144 if you have questions about what to include in your plan.   Thanks for your time and energy to improve our neighborhood. Paul Yehl, ACC Chairman Round Rock Ranch - April 2012

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ROUND ROCK RANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Morris Winkle...........................................................Treasurer 244-9338...............................treasurer@roundrockranch.com

Neighbors! This is going to be another very exciting social activity year! We have a lot of great activities planned. This month please mark your calendars for the Annual Round Rock Ranch Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will take place on Saturday April 7th at 10:00am in the Sundrop Pool Field Area. This is one of the most exciting activities planned and we always have a great turn out! Also, please make a note of the Round Rock Ranch Neighborhood Garage Sales that will also take place this month on Saturday April 28th from 8:00 am to Noon. More details will follow through email as the dates get closer. Thank you!

Leamon Lanham.......................................................Secretary 917-0260...............................secretary@roundrockranch.com

Sherrill Erwin 512-238-9367

ROUND ROCK RANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS LB Munoz................................................................ President 940-1832..............................president@roundrockranch.com Jena Richards....................................................Vice President 608-1523........................................ vp@roundrockranch.com

Khris Tuffentsamer....................................... Director at Large 925-7322................................ director@roundrockranch.com ENCLAVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jennifer Smith.......................................................... President

2012 SOCIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Polly Middlebrook....................................................Secretary

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday April 7th, 10:00am Sundrop Pool Field Area

PROPERTY MANAGERS

Movie In The Park - Saturday May 19th, 9:00pm Sundrop Pool Field Area

Rene Franco........................................................VP Treasurer

Spring Garage Sales - Saturday April 28th, 8:00am to 12:00pm

ROUND ROCK RANCH PHASE ONE HOA

Neighborhood BBQ - Saturday July 28th, 5:00pm Sundrop Pool

Certified Management of Austin (CMA)......... 512-339-6962 ...........9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 100E. Austin, TX 78759 Fax/Email............. 512-339-1317/frontdesk@cmaaustin.com Jennifer English, Manager................jenglish@cmaaustin.com ENCLAVE AT ROUND ROCK RANCH HOA www.roundrockranch.com/contact PS Property Management Co., Inc. ................ 512-251-6122 ..................................PO Box 7079 Round Rock, TX 78683 Fax.................................................................. 512-251-3470 Phyllis Starr-Johnson, Manager..........psproperty@psprop.net

Fall Garage Sales - Saturday October 20th, 8:00am to 12:00pm

NEWSLETTER INFO PUBLISHER Peel, Inc........................................................ 512-263-9181 Article Submission..................editor@roundrockranch.com Advertising................................ advertising@PEELinc.com

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ACTIVITIES

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Christmas Snow Party - Saturday December 8th, Sundrop Cul-D-Sac or field area *Please note that these are tentative dates. Due to factors beyond our control, some dates may need to be changed.

VOLUNTEERS The HOA runs on volunteers. Your talents and a little time can make a big difference. To volunteer, call any Board member or committee chairperson. Contact info is in left column.

Classified Ads Personal classifieds (one time sell items, such as a used bike...) run at no charge to Round Rock Ranch residents, limit 30 words, please e-mail vp@roundrockranch.com. Business classifieds (offering a service or product line for profit) are $50, limit 40 words, please contact Peel, Inc. Sales Office @ 512-263-9181 or advertising@PEELinc.com. Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.


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Check out our new website. One of our homeowners, Brian Wild, has done an excellent job of revamping it. Go visit www.roundrockranch. com and see the goodies that are at your fingertips. Thank you, Brian!! And thank you, Rich Denis, for your past dedication to our website!

Recently my mechanic said my catalytic converter is defective and has to be replaced. What is a catalytic converter and how does it become defective? A catalytic converter is a device that converts three harmful compounds (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides) in car exhaust into harmless compounds. Carbon monoxide is a poison for any air-breathing animal. Nitrogen oxides lead to smog and acid rain, and hydrocarbons produce smog. A catalytic converter becomes defective when too much raw fuel enters the exhaust system—causing the metals inside to start imploding. When this happens, severe black exhaust fumes (smells like raw fuel) and/or “bogging down” can happen and causes back pressure on the engine. Your check engine light will illuminate on your vehicle’s dashboard when this occurs.

WEBSITE GETS A FACE LIFT!

EMAIL LIST

FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

Every now and again, information about something highly important to our neighborhood needs to reach as many households as possible. Certified Management of Austin is building an email list, slowly but surely, for announcements. Please contact CMA at frontdesk@cmaaustin.com with your current email address so you don’t miss out on information you need to know.

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WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT CATALYTIC CONVERTER FAILURE? TWO SIMPLE THINGS:

• Make sure your vehicle is tuned up on time; every time. Why? Once the spark plugs become worn, they will not burn fuel optimally—this causes raw fuel to enter and/or collect in the vehicle’s exhaust system. • Service your cooling system every two years or 30,000 miles (contrary to the manufacturer’s suggestion of five years or 100,000 miles. With wear and tear, your vehicle’s cooling system thermostat may be sticking “open,” causing continuous flow of coolant—never allowing the engine to reach its full operating temperature the majority of the time. The driver will never see this issue on the gauge. It’s a minute problem that will cause severe issues to the catalytic converter later down the road. If the vehicle continuously stays cool, the computer wants to dump more fuel in the engine than what is really needed. This again allows raw fuel to enter the exhaust thereby causing catalytic converter failure. Tommy Bludworth is an ASE certified technician with more than 15 years experience. Advice and recommendations given are for your convenience. You should see a qualified, professional when having any automotive repairs made on your vehicle.

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ROUND ROCK RANCH Seton Care For Your Entire Family As the leading provider of health care services in Central Texas, the Seton Healthcare Family is proud to offer a full continuum of care for your family. Our primary care clinics provide a wide range of medical services to improve the health and wellness of infants, children and adults: • Primary family care • Physicals and sports exams • Well-woman annual exams • Diabetes care and prevention • Blood pressure and cholesterol management • Minor emergency care • Disease management For more information, please visit SetonFamilyofDoctors.com.

Three Convenient Locations In Round Rock & Pflugerville

RR 1431

Chandler Rd.

University Blvd. 1

Round Rock

Gattis School Rd.

To Hutto

2

130

I-35

Hwy 79

Texas 45 Toll To Austin

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1. Seton Family of Doctors at Williamson Family Medicine • Phone: (512) 324-4813 Cardiovascular Care • Phone: (512) 324-4812 Seton Medical Plaza I, 301 Seton Parkway, Suite 302 Round Rock, TX 78665 2. Seton Family of Doctors at Forest Creek Internal Medicine Adults Only • Phone: (512) 324-4870 Forest Creek Medical Center, 4112 Links Lane, Suite 200 Round Rock, TX 78664 3. Seton Family of Doctors at Stone Hill Family Medicine • Phone: (512) 324-4875 Stone Hill Shopping Center 1512 Town Center Drive, Suite 100 Pflugerville, TX 78660

Williamson clinic offers comprehensive cardiac care by the specialists of

SetonFamilyofDoctors.com

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For appointments, please call (512) 324-4812.

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ROUND ROCK RANCH APRIL EVENTS

at the Wildflower Center SPRING PLANT SALE & GARDENING FESTIVAL Members Sale, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13. Public Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15. Choose from nearly 300 hardy and drought-tolerant species. Walks and talks with experts, authors and artists in the store. A BOUQUET FOR MRS. J Through May 28. Logan Stollenwerck’s centennial exhibit of giant metal flowers in the gardens SHOU PING’S PAPER SCULPTURES Through May 28. In the McDermott Learning Center

EARTH DAY/ARBOR DAY 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Ralph Yznaga signs Living Witness: Historic Trees of Texas and more JEAN ANDREWS LECTURE Wednesday, April 25. Reception, 7 p.m. Visitors Gallery, Lecture 8 p.m. Auditorium. Mark Blumenthal, executive director of the American Botanical Council speaks on Health Benefits of Popular Herbal Supplements in the U.S. Market: The Safety and Efficacy of Leading Botanical-based Products. Free admission.

OPEN EASTER SUNDAY

April 8, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CENTENNIAL GALA Friday, April 27. Wildflower Center closes at 3 p.m.

DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE WWW.COLINSHOPE.ORG

LAYERS OF PROTECTION 2012

CONSTANT VISUAL SUPERVISION

LEARN TO SWIM

WEAR LIFE JACKETS

MULTIPLE BARRIERS ON ALL POOLS & HOTTUBS

April

VOLUNTEER & SIGNUP WWW.COLINSHOPE.ORG

Colin’s Hope Upcoming Events Calendar

KEEP BACKYARDS & BATHROOMS SAFE

LEARN CPR

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VISIT US CHECK POOLS/HOTTUBS 1ST FOR MISSING CHILDREN ONLINE

April - May: Water Safety Walk - Packet Stuffing Distribution April 18: Colin’s Hope Classic Golf Tournament at Flintrock Falls June 14: World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Schlitterbahn June 16: Colin’s Hope Got2Swim the Pure Austin Quarry

CPR

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ROUND ROCK RANCH RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Ingredients NOT AVAILABE ONLINE

• 2 lbs. carrot, sliced • 1/8 tsp. pepper • ½ Cup chopped onions • 1½ C milk • ¼ Cup oleo, divided

• 4 oz. processed • 3 T. flour • American cheese, cubed • ½ tsp. salt • 1 T. dried parsley

Cook carrots until tender crisp. Drain. In saucepan saute onions in 3 T butter. Stir in flour, salt, & pepper. Gradually add milk and bring to boil. Cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted. Add carrots and parsley. Pour in greased 2 quart baking dish. Melt remaining butter and pour over carrots. Bake at 350º 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. (8-10 servings)

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DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Peel, Inc. or its employees. Peel, Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with this publication. All warranties and representations made in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. * The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. * Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints, the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. * Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE Dist. 31 John R. Carter 512-246-1600

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U.S. SENATORS Kay Bailey Hutchison 512-916-5834 John Cornyn 512-469-6034

STATE SENATOR Dist. 5, Steve Ogden 512-463-0105 STATE REPRESENTATIVES Dist. 52, Larry Gonzales 512-463-0670 Dist. 20, Charles Schwertner 512-463-0309 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Pct. 1, Lisa Birkman 512-244-8610 Pct. 3 Valerie Covey 512-943-3370 Pct. 4, Ron Morrison 512-238-2111 Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.


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