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Lakemont Living Official Newsletter for the Residents of Lakemont

Volume 3, Issue 9

FOOTBALL IS

BACK!

REGULAR SEASON

Houston Texans off to a good start at training camp Summer is ending and traffic will be getting heavier soon as the back to school routine is once again upon us. Vacations come to a close and the reality of fall sets in. One thing we have to look forward to, FOOTBALL! And the hope that our own Houston Texans can live up to all the 2012 season hype. Coming off the first playoff winning season last year there is a lot of pressure on the shoulders of these young men and coaches. But the odds are in our favor; with solid, experienced returning players and good prospects in the mix we are likely going to see another high caliber season from our boys. You can expect an exciting 16 games of football, 8 of them at home in Reliant stadium. If you haven’t had a chance to attend a game yet this might be the year to do it, you could be witnessing history! Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

September 2012

PRE-SEASON @ Carolina Panthers Aug. 11, 6:00 PM KTRK San Francisco 49ers Aug. 18, 7:00 PM KTRK @ New Orleans Saints Aug. 25, 7:00 PM CBS Minnesota Vikings Aug. 30, 6:00 PM KTRK

Miami Dolphins Sept. 9, 12:00 PM CBS @ Jacksonville Jaguars Sept. 16, 12:00 PM CBS @ Denver Broncos Sept. 23, 3:15 PM CBS Tennessee Titans Sept. 30, 12:00 PM CBS @ New York Jets Oct. 8, 7:30 PM ESPN Green Bay Packers Oct. 14, 7:20 PM NBC Baltimore Ravens Oct. 21, 12:00 PM CBS BYE WEEK Oct. 28 Buffalo Bills Nov. 4, 12:00 PM CBS @ Chicago Bears Nov. 11, 7:20 PM NBC Jacksonville Jaguars* Nov. 18, 12:00 PM CBS @ Detroit Lions Nov. 22, 11:30 AM CBS @ Tennessee Titans* Dec. 2, 12:00 PM CBS @ New England Patriots Dec. 10, 7:30 PM ESPN Indianapolis Colts* Dec. 16, 12:00 PM CBS Minnesota Vikings* Dec. 23, 12:00 PM FOX @ Indianapolis Colts* Dec. 30, 12:00 PM CBS

Lakemont Introduction

SEPTEMBER YARD OF THE MONTH Be sure to keep your yard mowed & flower beds well groomed & the next winner could be you! Lakemont Bend................... 20919 Sage Laurel

Lakemont Park.................20307 Hidden Point

Lakemont Court................. 7026 Alcott Manor

Lakemont Ridge............... 7110 Rambling Tree

Lakemont Cove................. 21111 Breezy Shore

Lakemont Shores...........21002 Shelby Meadow

Lakemont Grove........21134 Chadbourne Trace

Lakemont Terrace................ 7206 Chase Grove

Lakemont Manor................ 7430 Avalon Trace

Lakemont Trace.................21118 Meadow Ash

Lakemont Meadows...7003 Sundance Meadow

CORRECTION: The July YOM state the winner for Lakemont Park incorrectly. It should have been 7326 Autumn Aspen, sorry for the inconvenience. Lakemont Living - September 2012

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Lakemont Living COMMUNITY INFO LAKEMONT

FM 1093 at Mason Road www.visitlakemont.com For questions, comments or to become a volunteer contact any of the Committee Chairs listed below:

COMMITTEE CHAIR/HOA BOARD

Activities & Events/Executive Chair........................ Jennifer L. ...................................................................jenpli@yahoo.com Deed Restrictions......................................................... Gena T. ......................................................lakemontdeed@yahoo.com Lakes, Parks & Playgrounds...................................... Jason M. ..........................................................jamino69@hotmail.com Newsletter............................................................... Kristina J. .................................................. lakemontliving@yahoo.com Neighborhood Watch.....................................................CK N. ....................................................lakemontwatch@yahoo.com Pools............................... Diane P., lakemontpool@hotmail.com Welcome Committee.................................................. Leslye C. ..........................................welcome.committee@hotmail.com Swim Team..............................Rob M., robmitzi@sbcglobal.net

ADVERTISING INFO Please support the advertisers that make the Lakemont Living possible. If you would like to support the newsletter by advertising, please contact our sales office at 888-687-6444 or advertising@PEELinc.com. The advertising deadline is the 8th of the month prior to the issue.

ARTICLE INFO Lakemont Living is mailed monthly to all Lakemont residents. Residents, community groups, churches, etc. are welcome to include information about their organizations in the newsletter. Personal news for the Stork Report, Teenage Job Seekers, recipes, special celebrations, and birthday announcements are also welcome. To submit an article for consideration in Lakemont Living please email it to lakemontliving@yahoo.com. The deadline is the 1st of the month prior to the issue.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

ALL EMERGENCY CALLS.............................................911 Sheriff’s Dept./Non-Emergency ... 281-341-4700/281-341-4665 Poison Control.............................................. 1800-222-1222 Hurricane Preparedness/Red Cross.................. 713-526-1536 Community Fire Department Station 3........... 281-578-6444 Texas Driver License Office – Katy................... 281-391-4874 Fort Bend North Annex................................... 281-238-1400 Fort Bend County Animal Control.................. 281-352-1512 Fort Bend County Appraisal District............... 281-344-8623 Fort Bend Co. Tax Assessor/Collection............ 281-341-3710 Fort Bend County Vehicle Registration............ 281-341-3709 Fort Bend County Voter Registration............... 281-341-8670 Fort Bend Co. Library – Cinco Ranch.............281-395-1311 McNeill Elementary School.............................832-223-2800 Briscoe Junior High School.............................832-223-4000 Foster High School..........................................832-223-3800 CenterPoint Energy (Natural Gas)................... 713-659-2111 Royal Disposal & Recycle................................ 713-342-0508 AMI – Association Management Inc................ 713-932-1122

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Lakemont Living Kristina’s Korner Have a question about the community or surrounding area? Ever wonder about new development or want opinions on good restaurants or entertainment venues in the area? Send your questions to lakemontliving@yahoo.com and I’ll do my best to find out the answers! If you're already longing for summer to return so you can start planning your next cacation you might consider a fun weekend get away with the family. Q: Are there nice places close by for a family friendly weekend?   A: Yes, my husband and I just embarked on an extended weekend trip to Seaworld in San Antonio with our girls. Although our trip consisted mostly of Shamu and waterslides our hotel was really kid friendly and we would’ve been happy hanging out there all day. We stayed at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel Resort and Spa and before you start thinking “that’s too expensive” it actually was pretty reasonable. My husband was diligent about looking for good deals and lower rates and was able to book our room on priceline.com for $119 per night. This understated resort featured two swimming pools, basketball court, spa and nice in-room amenities. There were daily kid’s camps, nightly activities and an

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outdoor movie each night on their patio. The most unique activity we experienced was the cute s’more making kit that could be purchased at the front desk for $5, which included all the items needed to make a delicious treat even the stick to roast the marshmallows in one of their safely burning fire pits. There are other similar resorts around the area as well. The well-known Hyatt Hill Country resort is right next door to the Hilton hotel, the Hyatt Lost Pines resort in Bastrop just East of Austin also has a great reputation and La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe is also a great alternative.

Do You Have Reason to Celebrate? We want to hear from you! Email lakemontliving@yahoo. com to let the community know!

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Lakemont Living At no time will any source be allowed to use the Lakemont Living 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 newsletter is exclusively for the private use of the Lakemont HOA and Peel, Inc. 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.

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Neighborhood Announcements & Events

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Begins Sunday, September 30th at McNeill Elementary Stop worrying about money so you can focus on the important things in life! You are invited to join us for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, an opportunity to learn how to pay down a significant amount of debt while still saving money. FPU is based on biblical principles and offers solutions to living within your means. Start your journey to Financial Peace today. Please visit www.TheRiverUMC.com and click on the Events/FPU tab to sign up - hurry, space is limited! Call 832.451.5958 or email wadingin@ theriverumc.com with any questions. (FPU is hosted and sponsored by The River Church) JOIN IN THE ZUMBA CRAZE!

Sundays in September, 5-6pm @ McNeill Elementary Zumba is coming to the Lakemont area! Ladies, you are invited to join your neighbors fun exercise located conveniently at McNeill Elementary. Cost of the class is just $2 per person to cover the cost of the professional instructor. Childcare options may be available. No need to sign up - just show up and give it a try! If you have any questions, please email wadingin@theriverumc.com with Zumba in the subject line. (Classes hosted through The River Church, www. TheRiverUMC.com) SEEKING BLOCK CAPTAINS

Would you like to become a part of the Neighborhood Watch program as a Block Captain? We welcome residents interested in serving. If you or someone you know is interested, please send your contact information to our Neighborhood Watch Committee at LakemontWatch@yahoo.com for more information. If you are a current Block Captain and have not been receiving monthly updates from our Neighborhood Watch Program please contact us. JOIN THE QUILTING BEES

If you are interested, please contact Michelle at hudson.michelle@ att.net. The meetings are held at The Lakehouse from 1-5pm on select Tuesdays and from 2-6pm on select Sundays. Please refer to (Continued on Page 5)

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Lakemont Living (Continued from Page 4) the calendar of events for specific dates. LAKEMONT SELF-DEFENSE CLASS

Come join the next Lakemont Self-Defense Class (KAJUKEMBO) to get some great exercise and meet a few of your neighbors. The activity is held at the Lakehouse on select Saturday’s from 9am – 11am. It is free and open to all Lakemont residents 17 years and older. Please refer to the calendar of events for specific dates. GET CONNECTED…

Sign up to receive community e-mails and updates. Go to our community website www.lakemontca.org and login (for login information contact the HOA). HAVE AN IDEA?

Interested in forming a new Lakemont club/organization? E-mail us by the 5th of the month to include it in next month’s newsletter at lakemontliving@yahoo.com

Calendar of Events 9/1............................................... KAJUKEMBO 9/11................................................ Quilting Bee 9/15............................................. KAJUKEMBO 9/23................................................ Quilting Bee 9/29............................................. KAJUKEMBO 10/9................................................ Quilting Bee 10/13........................................... KAJUKEMBO 10/20-21................................. Garage Sale 8-2pm

BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON Hurricane Season is here and runs from June 1 to November 30. The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management urges Houstonians to prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms and other emergencies by following a few key steps. Build a Kit - Have a disaster supply kit with enough supplies to last you and your family for 5 - 7 days; the kit should include food, medications, water and other basic necessities Make a Plan -Have an emergency plan for your family and check to make sure that your workplace, children’s school and other places you frequent have emergency plans in place; be sure to practice your family’s emergency plan before disasters happen Be Informed - Remember, during and after a hurricane, electricity and internet connections may be unavailable, so have a way to stay informed, including access to a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Alert radio or a hand-crank or battery-powered radio Know Your Neighbor -Neighbors can be a great source of help before and after a disaster, so get to know your neighbors, particularly those who are elderly or who may not be able to prepare for disasters by themselves; Houstonians know how to work together to be ready for disasters For more information visit www.houstonoem.net. If an evacuation is necessary, it is key to have a plan for how to get out of harm’s way. If you are unable to evacuate by yourself or with the help of family and friends, register for the Transportation Assistance Registry by calling 2-1-1 from any phone in Texas or by visiting www.houstonoem.net.

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Refreshing Edamame Salad Submitted by: Samina Merchant (Lakemont Ladies Club)

    1 bag (16oz) frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans) 1/4 cup rice vinegar or lime juice (your choice) 1 tbsp olive oil Salt to taste Freshly ground white pepper to taste 1 bunch red radishes thinly sliced 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro   Bring water to a boil in a large pot add salt. Add the shelled edamame and bring water to a boil again once the water has come to boil cook for 5-6 mins or until beans are tender, drain and cool. Toss the edamame with the rest of the ingredients. Serve chilled or at room temperature.   Serves 4

SEPTEMBER Holidays & Themes Birth Flower: Morning Glory Birthstone: Sapphire Theme: National Hispanic Heritage Month Holidays: September 3 – Labor Day September 8 – International Literacy Day September 9 – National Grandparents Day September 11 – Patriot Day September 13 – International Chocolate Day September 17 – Citizenship Day September 22 – First Day of Fall September 27 – Google's Birthday September 29 – Family Health and Fitness Day Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc


Lakemont Living Dear Homeowners, In an effort to keep the homeowners informed about the operations of our community, we wanted to make everyone aware of the actions that are being taken with regard to the distressed/dying trees within the community. As most of you have probably already noticed, there are numerous trees within our common areas that are distressed and dying. Many factors have contributed to the large increase in dying trees; therefore, the Board has spent a lot of time discussing the best way to proceed with handling this issue. After reviewing several options and recommendations on how to proceed, the Board of Directors feel the best route to take is to remove the dead/ dying trees as soon as possible and replace them in early winter per the recommendation of our landscaper. We understand that the curb appeal for the community is important to you and we are working diligently to correct the current landscape issues. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Roxanne Rocha, Onsite Manager, at 832-595-6808.

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