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WILD January 2013



Volume V, Issue I

Official Publication of the Wildhorse Homeowners Association

From the Board

At a recent Board Meeting, a contract was approved for landscape services. The contract term is slated for one year and has been awarded to One Yard To Go. We recently had our irrigation assessed for problems. The company will be providing us a scope of work identifying the issues and we will use that to request bids from three contractors to repair the system. If you are currently not receiving email blasts from Spectrum, please log onto their website to create an account. This will get you registered with Spectrum and in turn give you access to view documents and information relating to our community as well as add your email address to the distribution list. We are currently seeking candidates to fill the Board position vacated by Emmanuel Beauchef. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact either or .


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Welcome Ginger!! The board would like to welcome our newest member who will be completing the term of Enrique Yanes that expires March of 2014. Ginger, who is no stranger to serving in this community, has graciously volunteered to serve on the Board of Directors and brings her many years of design experience and project planning. We are thankful to have her and look forward to serving with her. Please see her bio in this month’s newsletter. Your Wildhorse Board of Directors

A Message from Ginger: Hello Wildhorse Community. I wanted to introduce myself as the newest appointed member of the Wildhorse HOA Board and provide a few details so you can get to know a little more about me. I am originally from Illinois and moved to the San Antonio area in 1992. I have been living in the Wildhorse Community since 2008 with my family. My husband Bill and I have three awesome children who attend Krueger Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School. We are a very active family, attend church regularly, enjoy the arts and we all love athletics. I personally participate in endurance running events. Since 2009 I have successfully finished 4 half marathons, 1 full marathon, and 1 duathlon. My education background includes degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have held positions on student council and a few student social organizations at these universities which fostered the leadership needed for my career. I am currently a Senior Project Manager for an architectural firm located in downtown San Antonio and I have worked in the field of architecture for almost 20 years. As a part of my daily responsibilities I manage the production of a team of 8 young professionals who work beside me to create documents for construction projects. In addition, my duties as a project manager is to facilitate the design (Continued on Page 3) Wildhorse Messenger - January 2013


WILDHORSE HOA Board Chris Winnier.......................................................... President Gerardo Gutierrez.............................................Vice President OPEN.......................................................... Member at Large Jennifer Winslow.......................................................Treasurer Ginger Johnson.........................................................Secretary To contact the board, email: OPEN............................. Communications Committee Chair OPEN................................................. Pool Committee Chair OPEN....................................Public Works Committee Chair Hilda Black..........................................Recreation Committee Danny Garcia.................................... Safety Committee Chair Suzanne Patrick & Courtney Hanes.Social Committee Chairs

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

What is the Difference in a Board, Annual and Town Hall Meeting? With the recent legislative changes, it has become a requirement to have Open Board Meetings. Typically, Board meetings take place 4 times a year (once a quarter depending on what was agreed at the time of signing with Spectrum). This type of meeting allows the Board to meet to discuss any ongoing matters pertaining to the community. This could be items such as violations, outstanding balances and financial health of the Association, fence repairs, new installations, and much more. Members of the community are welcome to attend these and are allowed to address any concerns they have during a portion of the meeting titled “Citizens To Be Heard”. The main purpose of this meeting is to resolve any outstanding business by the Board. An Annual Meeting is held once a year and requires quorum from the membership to hold an official meeting. The percentage required is mentioned in your Bylaws. Members (lot owners) will be able to obtain actions taken within the year by the Board of Directions, hold elections for new members and address any concerns they may have. At this type of meeting outside speakers may attend and placed on the agenda to address any questions from the membership. It is quite common to have a member of the Police Department attend to address such matters as crime prevention. A Town Hall Meeting may be held however, it is not a requirement. This style of meeting allows renters as well as homeowners to attend and address any concerns they may have. There is no voting at this type of meeting as it is simply an informational meeting for those who may wish to attend.

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WILDHORSE Message From Ginger- (Continued from Cover Page)

How to Use Spectrum’s Website: Steps To Register:

1. Go to the Spectrum website at 2. Click “Register” under “Start Here” on the lower left side 3. Fill out the “Register for an Account” information 4. After submission, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you do not receive this email, contact the Spectrum at 210.494.0659 and state the reason for your call. 2013 Assessments: Once you have registered online, you will also have the ability to make payments towards your account. Please note any online payments made by credit card will incur a bank charged convenience fee. If making a payment by using an electronic check, there is no fee for this service. To Submit An Improvement Request: After you have registered and logged in, please follow the steps below: 1. Click on Documents in the left-hand menu 2. Use the drop-down menu to select Forms 3. Click on ACC Improvement Request Form to open the form 4. Print out the form, complete it, and collect the required information 5. Submit the documentation via fax, e-mail, or regular mail to the number/addresses in the upper right corner of the form. 6. A final decision should be provided to you within 30 days.

process for several projects, manage clients, consultants, contractors and other tasks required to turn an idea into built form for people to occupy. I have had the opportunity to work on several schools, religious, retail, office development commercial housing and federal/ government projects throughout my career. I trust my professional experience and skill-sets required to work with groups of people will lay the foundation for me to help our community achieve its goals. I welcome your input and ideas so we can work as a team to be successful in the community’s future endeavors.



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The site will also give you access to governing documents, meeting dates, and information on events happening in our community.

Free December 2012 Report on WildHorse House Prices If you’re curious about what your WildHorse home may be worth, here’s an easy way to find out what homes like yours are selling for in today’s market. Plus: Get a free Report with up-to-the-minute statistics based on all the homes For Sale and Sold in WildHorse over the last 3-months in all price ranges. To Get your Free December 2012 Report on WILDHORSE House Prices Just go to .......

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Graffiti Reporting From time to time, there is an increase in this activity. Should you come across a vandalized area, please provide the specific location by contacting Spectrum at 210-494-0659 or emailing

Hazardous waste pickup in Wildhorse.

Have extra paint cans or other hazardous waste items you can’t throw in the regular trash? Then here is the solution for you! Bexar County makes it easy for those of us who do not live in the city limits to have our hazardous waste disposed of easily and safely.  It is actually more convenient to dispose of hazardous waste through Bexar County than it is taking it to a drop off location within the city limits. The instructions in the link below will provide you with information to arrange for the County to come to your house and pick it up for FREE!

An Evening at Two Step By Suzanne Patrick, Co-Chair Social Committee

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 Wildhorse had its first Adult Holiday Party at Two Step Restaurant and Cantina located just across 1604 and Braun near our community. The event was a huge success and neighbors had a chance to meet each other and catch up. Everyone enjoyed the lovely space we had that was beautifully decorated for the holidays including a roaring fireplace. We also had a beautiful patio space and it was a gorgeous night for it! There was plenty of food and drinks to go around and we heard lots of folks tell us they had a great time. We appreciated the feedback from folks in our community who wanted to see an event like this and ask that if you have suggestions for more events to please email them to Thank you also to those who brought donations for the San Antonio Food Bank and to Misty Lambert who graciously offered to make our delivery to the food bank the following week. The Social Committee would like to thank their committee members and board members Ginger Johnson and Gerry Gutierrez for helping us main the check in table throughout the night.

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WILDHORSE A Morning with Santa By Suzanne Patrick, Co-Chair Social Committee

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 the children of Wildhorse received a special early visit from Santa. Santa arrived at the Phoenix Children’s Academy located in our community and visited with lots of children. They took photos with him and told him of all the wishes they had for presents this year. Santa and his elves will be spending a lot of time making lots of new Legos and Barbies which were among some of the most popular gifts he heard about. Before and after their visits with Santa the children and their parents enjoyed coffee, juice and morning snacks, while coloring and visiting with friends and neighbors. Many children entered the coloring contest and the social committee was pleased to announce that Sydney Davis and Tarynn Haan were the winners. Their coloring photos are shown below this article. The families of Wildhorse were also very generous in our toy collection to benefit a local battered women and children’s shelter. Thank you Wildhorse for providing 50+ toys to children this holiday season. Because of our community’s generosity many others in the greater San Antonio community will have a better holiday. The Social Committee would like to thank the Phoenix Children’s Academy to opening their space to us for Santa’s visit. We truly appreciated their hospitality and look forward to partnering with them on future events. Our photographer for the event was New Layer Photography (https://www. Each family who attended the event received one free 8x10 of their favorite pose and discounts on some great holiday packages! Thank you again to our volunteers and all who supported this event. The Social Committee looks forward to more exciting events in 2013. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events.

Tarynn's coloring

Sydney's coloring


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WILDHORSE Teen Job Seekers Are you a teen interested in finding work in the community? Look no further than the Teen Job seeker column here in the Wildhorse Newsletter. If you are interested in participating, email your name and contact phone. Please also indicate if you have either CPR or First Aid training and what job categories you desire: Babysitting, Pet sitting/walking, House sitting, and Yard Work. It is a new year and in an effort to clean up the Teen Jobseekers list, we will be removing all names from the list. If you are currently on the list and would like to continue to be listed, please contact teenjobs@wildhorsecommunity. com to resubmit your information.


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Wildhorse Sudivision: Year in Review Numbers of Pre‐owned Homes Sold in  Wildhorse Subdivision by price range from 1/1/2012 through 12/19/ 2012

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Average days on market 86, sales price $162,524 and square footage 2110.

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