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WILD December 2012

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Volume IV, Issue XII

Official Publication of the Wildhorse Homeowners Association

Wildhorse Homeowners Associaton Inc. MEMORANDUM

To: WILDHORSE HOMEOWNERS From: WILDHORSE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013 ANNUAL DUES DISCOUNT *PLEASE READ BEFORE PAYING*

The Board of Directors has approved the continuation of the annual incentive which has been offered in previous years. All accounts paid in full for the year of 2013 will be eligible to participate in the drawing. In order to qualify, the entire balance for the year (not quarterly) must be paid by March 31st of 2013. This would require a payment of $300.00 in full (if you are current on your account). Your statement may vary depending on your existing balance. Please note that the first quarter assessments are still due January 1st but paying quarters 2, 3, and 4 by March 31st will make you eligible to participate in the drawing. There will be 10 gift cards valued at $50.00 each provided to 10

Best Decorated House for the Holidays Contest

The Social Committee is sponsoring a best decorated house contest for the holidays. You may enter your own house or a neighbors into the contest by emailing the address of the house to social@wildhorsecommunity.com. The judging will take place from Sunday, November 25, 2012 through Sunday December 30, 2012. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Judges will be members of the Social Committee who do not have submissions in the contest.

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lucky members of our community as a measure of appreciation. Again, remember that in order to be eligible you must pay the entire balance no later than March 31, 2013. Payments may be made by check or credit card by visiting www.spectrumam.com. If you have not already registered, this will be required in order to complete your payment. You may also access your account, governing documents, minutes from meetings and budgets as well. Thank you in advance for making our community a great place to live! Sincerely, Wildhorse Board of Directors

From the Board Farewell to Emmanuel

The Board of Directors would like to thank Emmanuel Beauchef for his service to the Wildhorse community as a director for the past year as he originally stepped in to complete another board member’s term. Emmanuel, who was-elected for a 1 year term at our last annual meeting, has had to step down due to other obligations. During Emmanuel’s tenure on the board, he has led in improving administrative procedures related to managing the handyman, contracts, and other vendors. Emmanuel, thank you for your service and sense of humor, we wish you all the best with your future endeavors.

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HOA Board

Chris Winnier.......................................................... President Enrique Yanes....................................................Vice President Emmanuel Beauchef..................................... Member at Large Gerardo Gtierrez.......................................... Member at Large Jennifer Winslow.......................................... Member at Large To contact the board, email: board@wildhorsecommunity.com OPEN............................. Communications Committee Chair communication@wildhorsecommunity.com OPEN................................................. Pool Committee Chair pools@wildhorsecommunity.com Jason McClure.......................Public Works Committee Chair publicworks@wildhorsecommunity.com Hilda Black..........................................Recreation Committee recreation@wildhorsecommunity.com Danny Garcia.................................... Safety Committee Chair www.wildhorsecommunity.com Suzanne Patrick & Courtney Hanes.Social Committee Chairs social@wildhorsecommunity.com

Important Numbers

Bexar Co. Public Works.....................................210.465.4528 ...................................................... (shredding, graffiti, etc.) Bexar Co. Sign Dept.........................................210.465.0536 ........................................... (report damaged/missing signs) CPS...................................................................210.353.4357 ................................................... (report street light outage) Sheriff - Non-Emergency...................................210.335.6000 Spectrum Mgmt. Association............................210.494.0659

Newsletter Information Publisher Peel, Inc........................ www.PEELinc.com, 512-263-9181 Article Submission..... communication@wildhorsecommunity.com Advertising................................ advertising@PEELinc.com

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS Interested in submitting an article? You can do so by emailing communication@wildhorsecommunity.com or by going to: http://www.peelinc.com/articleSubmit.php. All news must be received by the 9th of the month prior to the issue.

Best Decorated House for the Holidays Contest The Social Committee is sponsoring a best decorated house contest for the holidays. You may enter your own house or a neighbor into the contest by emailing the address of the house to social@wildhorsecommunity. com. The judging will take place from Sunday, November 25, 2012 through Sunday December 30, 2012.   Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Judges will be members of the Social Committee who do not have submissions in the contest.

Wildhorse Holiday Party

Saturday, December 1st, 2012 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Two Step Restaurant and Cantina 9840 West Loop 1604 N, at the Corner of Braun Rd and Loop 1604 in the parking lot of the Braun Pointe Shopping Center. Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages sponsored by the Wildhorse Social Committee. Please bring a can of food to be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank

Save the Date for a Morning with Santa December 8, 2012 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Phoenix Children’s Academy, 10014 Wildhorse Parkway This is a great opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa. There will be some light refreshments and kids’ activities. We will also be collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots, please bring an unwrapped toy with you to the event. More details regarding signing up for time slots for photos will be sent via email closer to the event. If you have questions please email us at social@ wildhorsecommunity.com.

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WILDHORSE Wildhorse Online Resale

Wildhorse now has a brand new website where our residents can post household items for sale or shop for items. The website is maintained exclusively for all Wildhorse residents and is completely free! Please tell your neighbors and remember...... “One mans junk is another mans treasure!” http://wildhorseresale.weebly.com/index.html

Traveling with your pet over the holidays? HERE ARE SOME TIPS THAT WILL HELP MAKE YOUR DRIVE SMOOTH SAILING.

Submitted by Kristen West 1. Take your pet on short trips prior to the big day to let him get used to traveling by car. 2. Keep your pet safe in a secured, well-ventilated crate or carrier. It should be large enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down and turn around. Letting him have free range in the car not only puts him at risk, but it also poses a risk to your family if you were to stop suddenly. 3. Never let your dog travel in the bed of a truck. Even if he is secured on a short line to prevent him falling or jumping out, your pet can experience discomfort from the weather and wind or sustain injury from debris. 4. Feed your pet three or four hours prior to departure and avoid giving him any food or treats in the car. 5. Never leave your pet in a parked vehicle, which can quickly become a furnace and cause heatstroke, even with open windows. In cold weather, the car holds the temperature like a refrigerator. 6. Your pet’s microchip should be up-to-date and he should be wearing a flat collar and ID at all times. 7. Bring a bowl and extra water in case you get stuck in the inevitable holiday traffic jam! 8. Take lots of breaks to let your pet stretch his legs and relieve himself. It’s a great excuse to do some sight-seeing or pick up a fun treat for yourself!

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WILDHORSE Why Knowing About Kilowatt-Hours Can Help You Save Money By Chris Lee

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Let's all admit it - we've all taken electricity for granted. As soon as we were young enough to reach the light switch to turn on the lights, we've never thought about electricity since it's been integrated into our lives as a basic neccessity. By understanding a little bit about a Kilowatt-Hour (kWh) of electricity use, you'll more easily measure and compare the costs to operate your appliances in order to figure out how you can save some money. The concept of kWh is difficult to visualize since most of us have forgotten the details of our high-school physics class (for those of us that actually took high school physics). Power, energy, time?...how can we define kWh? If you turned on twenty 100watt lightbulbs in your house and left them on for 1 hour, you would have used 2 kWh (20 lightbulbs x 100w x 1 hour = 2000 watt-hours). And if you used your clothes dryer for an hour and your dryer is rated at 5000 watts, then you used 5 kWh (5000w x 1 hour). While each family uses electricity differently based on their living habits, here's a website that will give you an idea on energy use of common household appliances. Caution: the dollar figures used in this chart are based on $0.07 per kWh instead of they typical $0.10 per kWh in Texas: www.glendalewaterandpower.com/rates/appliance_operating_costs. aspx (Shortened: http://goo.gl/kCelA) So if you looked at your energy bill, you'll see that you're paying for the amount of Kwh's that you and your family use. By knowing the concept of kWh you'll be able to more easily correlate your energy use to your energy bill and therefore be able to do more to save money. To help you save energy and therefore more money, here are some resources with helpful energy saving tips: www.takealoadofftexas.com/index.aspx?id=energy-efficiency-tips (http://goo.gl/meydE) http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/energy_savers.pdf (http://goo.gl/u3fuE) I hope you've understood the basics of a Kilowatt-Hour and how it's measured to help you see your energy usage. If you have any questions about this, please ping me at leec89@gmail.com.

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WILDHORSE The challenge is to fill every row across, every column down, and every 3x3 box with the digits 1 through 9. Each 1 through 9 digit must appear only once in each row across, each column down, and each 3x3 box.

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