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Official newsletter for the villages of northpointe HOA

Christmas Light Contest Winners!

January August 2013 2011

2013 Social Calendar

Presented by: The Women’s Group Information can change so please check each newsletter, the Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group NorthpointeNeighborhood/ and the club house sign.

There were so many beautiful homes decorated for Christmas this year in our neighborhood! The judges said it was a very hard decision to only pick 3 winners. Next year we definitely need to expand the categories and possibly have a best overall in each village. Our Christmas Light Contest overseers need your help in order to make this happen. Throughout the year this year we are asking all of our neighbors in The Villages of Northpointe community to please donate items for the Christmas Light Contest event in 2013. I will put together baskets for each of the 1st place winners for each village. Items to donate would be things like a bottle of wine, champagne, boxes of crackers, chocolate, dips, summer sausages, Christmas candies, cheese knives, Christmas ornaments, even plain empty baskets etc. Anything you can think of that you yourself might like to receive in a gift basket will do as well as gift cards to Starbucks, coffee mugs, coffee, hot cocoa stuff. Anyway, you get the idea I’m sure. I appreciate you all for doing this for us! On to the winners for the 2012 BEST OVERALL CHRISTMAS DISPLAY: CONGRATULATIONS! 1st Place: 18910 Magnolia Arbor 2nd Place 18902 Rustling Ridge 3rd Place 12713 Madera Canyon Contest rules are simple: 1st place winners can only win 1st place every other year. Lights have to be on Friday – Sunday of the contest weekend from at least 6:30pm – 10:30pm . We ask this because we have to come back for two days and narrow down the homes. If we come back to see your display and the lights are off we can’t compare your display to the others on the narrowed list. Signs will be displayed in each of the yards by the Friday after the contest weekend for bragging rights! Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

5th Annual Egg Hunt – TBA April Spring Garage Sale - TBA April Ice Cream Social – TBA May Bike Parade – TBA July 4th Fall Garage Sale – TBA October Breakfast With Santa - TBA December Christmas Light Contest – TBA December Night of The Carolers – TBA December Cookie Exchange – TBA December Community Service Project - TBA December

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The Compass 2013 WOMEN’S GROUP IMPORTANT NUMBERS Villages of Northpointe Security Director........................................ Andy Elmore ............................................. hit02@scbglobal.net Waste Management (garbage – paid through MUD #281)................. .............................................................................. 281-376-8802 Centerpoint Energy (street lights – get 6 digit # off lamp post)............. .............................................................................. 713-207-2222 Tomball Post Office................................................... 281-516-0513 Harris County MUD #281 (water and recycling)...... 281-376-8802 Harris County Constable Precinct #4............................................... 24-hour Dispatch ................................................ 281-376-3472 Villages of Northpointe Patrol Officer.............................................. Deputy Miller...................................................... 281-370-9106 SCHOOLS Tomball Independent School District................. www.tomballisd.net Canyon Pointe Elementary.................................... 281-357-3122 NorthPointe Intermediate...................................... 281-357-3020 Willow Wood Junior High.................................... 281-357-3030 Tomball High School............................................. 281-357-3220 Tomball Memorial High School............................ 281-357-3230 TAX ENTITIES: Tomball ISD Tax Office......................................... 281-357-3100 . www.tomballisd.net and follow the link to the Tax Office MUD #281 & NorthPointe WCID...................... 713-462-8906 ................................................................. www.wheelerassoc.com Harris County Appraisal District........................... 713-957-7800 ............................................................................... www.hcad.org Electric Company Choices.......................................866-7974839 ..............................................................www.powertochoose.corg MANAGEMENT Chaparral Management (Villages HOA Issues)............ 281-537-0957 Please direct all questions, comments, and concerns about the landscape along NorthPointe Blvd. to: TEAKWOOD LANDSCAPING............................281-720-0022 http://www.teakwoodlandscaping.com marisa@teakwoodlandscaping.com WEBSITE www.villagesofnorthpointecai.com

BOARD & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

EXECUTIVE BOARD President -Rhonda Harshbarger - 713-447-1024/Rhondakay2003@ netzero.net Vice President - Deana Clark - .281-706-6894/willowhousedc@ gmail.com Secretary - Elicia Moody - ..832-492-3013/eve_ayla@hotmail.com Treasurer - Linda Holmes - lsh55@sbcglobal.net Community Service - NEEDED COMMITTEE CHAIRS Programs/Social Events - Karen Webster - 281-516-2395/karengo@ sbcglobal.net & - Linda Skelton Publicity - Pam Ferguson - .713-724-6978/pamelaferg@comcast.net Historian - Robyn Clark - .281-635-4926/robynclark615@gmail. com Audit - Sally Dresch - larsal@sbcglobal.net Hospitality - NEEDED - This person/persons’ would welcome new neighbors, acknowledge any neighbors who have major events happening in their lives or that may have needs that can be provided by the women in the community.

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The Night of The Carolers We had so much fun caroling around the community. I wanted to extend a warm thank you from our carolers and my family for inviting us all to carol at your homes this past Christmas! We had a total of 20 homes we sang to that night and even at a few Christmas parties that were going on in the community! Afterward, we all came back to the club house for some holiday cookies, banana bread, candy canes, hot cocoa and spiced apple cider! We sang, we danced and laughed the night away. We didn’t get home until way after my bedtime! HA! Thank you also to Kyla Bayang and Melissa Desuk for helping me put together an awesome group of carolers and for bringing some great yummies! Also, thank you to Andrea McElroy and to her two beautiful kiddos, for helping me and my son decorate the inside of the club house, it turned out so fun and festive! We will be doing this again so if you didn’t get a chance to sign up there is always next year :)

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The Compass Villages of Northpointe Association Meeting Hi neighbors keep in mind our Annual Association meeting with the developer and our one board member is sometime this month. I am writing this on December 10, 2012 and have not yet heard the date and time. It is typically held in the club house. Be watching the information board at the club house for more details!

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Happy Birthday to David Vonheeder on January 31st! We love you dad and hope you have a wonderful and fun day, love Jessica, Sean, Allydia and Ashton! You are the best dad and Pop Pop a kid could have. Happy Birthday Jackson. “I can’t believe your going to be 5 already, you are such a smart and sweet boy. Wishing you the very best birthday on January 4th!"

Happy Anniversary Edd & Rhonda Harshbarger will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on 1/23/13! Your friends and neighbors wish you both a happy anniversary!

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The Compass THE MUD BATH Neighbors…for the New Year I present to you a primer on traffic congestion. As you can imagine, being on the MUD district board we learn a great deal about how all the public roads we build eventually get turned over to the county for them to maintain, as well as the requirements for the construction of same to satisfy the county. One of the things we are seeing in today’s world is a shift in how the county engineers view traffic flows and how each neighborhood fits into the big picture. Back in the day, developers would build a subdivision with one entrance/exit if possible. This provided a quiet atmosphere for homeowners with no “through traffic”. What has been discovered is that if all of the neighborhoods are built this way, traffic flows get concentrated on main roads with limited mobility. Thus we get roads like Spring Cypress where we all sit waiting for everyone in front of us to get out of our way. The “new” way of planning requires developers to give options on alternate ingress/egress in and out of their neighborhoods. And with “Eunice” the trusty GPS guiding all as we move about,

this should keep all of us out of each other’s way as much as possible. As such, you will see Northpointe Blvd extended to Shaw Road and you’ve already seen the back of Village Creek opened up to VNP. And in the future you will see more “cut throughs” to facilitate traffic. With the 249 expansion and Grand Parkway both scheduled for completion in the next 24 months, we should see dramatic improvement in our congestion problems in the near future. And now students.. some punny humor to begin your year…and yes, this one is a keeper! To wit: A bowling team is missing their best bowler, Dee. Her alternate Michele only averages 120 per game. The team is doing very poorly, having lost the first game of the match, when Dee finally shows up. The assistant captain is then bombarded by requests to let to take Michele out and to let Dee bowl, when she yells out ... “Do not ask for whom Michelle bowls, she bowls for Dee!” Class dismissed. ~Paul

New Year, New Home! Call Jacque today to make your New Home resolution!

Jacque Kendrick

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The Compass Are you a Tomball Memorial High School Wildcat? Do you know one? We have something for everyone at the 1st Annual Wildcat

Golf & Gaming Tournament Sunday, April 07, 2013, 12:30PM ~Gleannloch Pines~ 19999 Champion Forest Dr, Spring TX, 77979

Teeing off with the TMABC directly supports ALL sports teams at Tomball Memorial High School! The Tomball Memorial Athletic Booster Club is the ALL sports booster club for the newest addition to the Tomball ISD, Tomball Memorial High School. The sole purpose of the TMABC is to assist, promote and help support ALL athletic teams and athletic programs at TMHS. We honor all TMHS athletes with annual recognition events, provide scholarships for senior athletes of current Family/ Individual members, and supplement the athletic department budget by helping coaches purchase “wish list” items. This is NOT your ordinary golf tournament! Golfers will enjoy 18 holes on Gleannloch Pines well-manicured fairways, participating in contests for long-drive contests, hole-in-one on all par 3’s, and our special Wildcat Hole. We’ll even help you shave a stroke at the buy-a-drive hole! Gamers will experience a double elimination NCAA style basketball tournament delivered by CurbGames.com using the latest Xbox console. These 2 player teams will go head-to-head vying for the top three spots. There will also be hourly golf lessons and free games as you wait for your next challenger. Not a golfer or a gamer? You can still participate by volunteering, donating auction and raffle items, and/or participating in one of our sponsorship opportunities. For more information on how you can sponsor or participate visit our website http://www. tomballmemorialabc.com or email: tmabcinfo@gmail.com.

Creekside Elementary UIL (University Interscholastic League)Competition Our community is so proud of our Northpointe Intermediate School (NIS) kiddos! They placed first in the UIL competition and here are some of the winners names: Ariana Ericksen won 1st place in Ready Writing Susana McElroy won 1st place in Spelling Radha Malhotra placed 1st in Math and Calculator Sanna Apolski placed 1st in 5th Grade Social Studies Audrey Cascarelli placed 4th in Oral Reading Arjun Rajasekaran placed 1st in social studies Ryan Chong placed 2nd in math Drake Henrich placed 5th in social studies Evan Silva in 4th for social studies Kaitlyn Phillips placed 2nd in Spelling Jyothika Kumar placed 3rd in Spelling Andrew Le placed 5th in social studies Ryan Chong placed 2nd in social studies Randall Shaborize placed 1st in social studies. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS:

• • A Limited Number of $1,000 Wildcat • • The $700 GameCat gaming sponsor(s)  • • There are 4 - $200 Beverage Sponsors available.  • • The $700 Catering Sponsor • • Golf Clinic Sponsor(s)  • • Unlimited number of these $100 sponsors. • • Donations for Auction and Raffle Items.

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The Compass Bunco Christmas Party

Christmas with Santa 2012

The Thursday night VNP Bunco Babes enjoyed their annual Christmas party and white elephant ornament exchange at the home of Robyn Clark on December 6th. The group had dinner, played bunco and exchanged ornaments. Afterwards the yearly awards were given out. Most wins for the year: Jennifer Levy; most buncos: Linda Skelton; and most losses: Amy Parker. If you would be interested in playing or being a substitute, contact Robyn Clark at robynclark615@gmail.com.

Santa visited with at least 50 kids last Sat morning - kids enjoyed donuts, pigs in a blanket and pancake/sausage on a stick along with juice and milk. A good time was had by all.

Women’s Group Monthly Meeting

(All Villages of Northpointe Women Welcome) 7PM: CLUB HOUSE JANUARY 21ST 2013

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