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Meadows of Brushy Creek

Meadows of Brushy Creek

September 2012

Volume 5, Issue 9


THE FENCE PROGRAM There have been a lot of questions coming in about the fences. We have had trouble getting into a smooth rhythm with the installations, but hopefully a little information might shed a little light on the subject. The material is available and it will be the lighter color that has recently been installed on O’Connor Drive. One section was down for about five weeks. We had already taken down the fence and set some posts in the hope of moving more quickly. Then we switched suppliers and the materials didn’t come in on time. We apologize for that and it won’t happen again. THE PLAN OK, so what’s next? The plan is to finish the O’Connor section and then install fencing at both the Pepper Rock and the O’Connor ends of Great Oaks. The Pepper Rock section was started so that we would not interfere with the start of the school year by blocking traffic. The fence contractor will be leaving a note and/ or knocking on doors to notify the homeowners as they approach each property. We are all very aware that the yards cannot be left open for very long….. The Board is trying to complete the fence installation ASAP which is most likely going to be mid to late September. We are very sorry for the delay and we are trying to stay on schedule……and not at the expense of the homeowners. The cap is still $15.00 per linear foot. The HOA’s costs will be increasing due to some unforeseen problems, but again we don’t anticipate passing those increases along to the homeowners. We are thankful to those people who’ve given us input. We can work out the glitches if we all work together.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 11 AM TO 6 PM AT CAT HOLLOW PARK Our Mission: To provide an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations and individual volunteers to raise funds that will serve our community. Over 5,000 participants will come out to enjoy the festivities and support local nonprofits. 18th Annual Hairy Man Festival - Saturday, September 29th   Each year, the festival raises about $40,000 in food and cash donations to help local children and families in need. The net proceeds from the Hairy Man Festival are donated to local food banks (Round Rock Serving Center and St. Vincent de Paul) as well as multiple local nonprofit organizations. Proceeds will also benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The mission of CASA is to be a voice for abused or neglected children through the power of volunteer advocacy and changes in the child protection system.  CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and speak up for abused and neglected children. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant in their lives - and often the one adult who cares only for them.   The family fun-centered event raises money for many local charities, and offers a full day of food, arts & crafts shopping gallery, children’s activities, and live entertainment all day. Admission to the festival is two non-perishable food items or $2 per person to go to local food banks. This event is sponsored by The Brushy Creek Women’s Association. The festival is located at Cat Hollow Park off of RM 620 at 8600 O’Connor Drive.  For more information please visit or

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THANK YOU! A big “Thank You” is in order for Larry Haig for all his time and effort as chairman of the HOA. We are most grateful for his great work!

Gene Bennett, President.......................term expires 09/2013 Anna Huckabee, Chairperson...............term expires 09/1013 Keith Walkup, Treasurer.......................term expires 09/2013 Joe Chateau, Secretary..........................term expires 09/2013 Keith Walkup, Director........................term expires 09/2013 Justin Roush, Director..........................term expires 09/2012 Joe Chateau, Director...........................term expires 09/2013

All members can be contacted at: NEWSLETTER EDITOR

..........................................................................Joe Chateau



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Cat Hollow Park Friday, Sept. 28th @ 10am Come play at the park, meet new friends & enjoy • Bubble blowing • Balloons • Popsicles • Snacks • Learn about MOMS Club MOMS Club is a non-profit organization with chapters made up of local stay-at-home mothers that offer support and social activities for moms in the area.

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Understanding Cholesterol For Healthy Living Balancing “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol Cholesterol is found in hamburger, steak, chicken, fish, and just about every other animal-based food. It’s also a natural substance created by the liver which has both health benefits and health risks. David Joseph, M.D., a Texas -based family practitioner, says people seeking to lower their levels of “bad” cholesterol—called low density lipoprotein (LDL)—can begin by eating less food sources that contain LDL. The three main food sources of LDL in your diet are saturated fat, which is a type of fat found mostly in foods that come from animals; trans fat, found mostly in foods made with hydrogenated oils and fats—such as stick margarine, crackers, and french fries; and cholesterol, which comes only from animal products. “Cutting your intake of these food sources could help to lower your cholesterol levels,” says Dr. Joseph. “Some foods, such as whole grains and whole-wheat products, and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and brazil nuts, may have a healthy effect on blood cholesterol levels.” Instead of animal-based foods like hydrogenated oils and fats, Dr. Joseph suggests considering things like omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fatty fish like tuna, salmon or mackerel, as well as fish oil supplements, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil.

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