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THE HORIZON August 2013 Volume 2, Issue 8

The Official Newsletter for the residents of Prairie On The Creek

Important Dates AUGUST 9-11, 2013 TAX-FREE WEEKEND AUGUST 26, 2013 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (HAYS CISD)

City Of Kyle Events

Cook’s Corner

Vietnamese Spring Rolls INGREDIENTS

AUGUST 6, 2013 KYLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AUGUST 8, 2013 KYLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD MEETING AUGUST 16, 2013 MOVIES IN THE PARK (GREGG-CLARKE PARK) AUGUST 20, 2013 KYLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Save The Dates SEPTEMBER 2, 2013

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SEPTEBMER 26, 2013 POTC ANNUAL HOA MEETING

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2 oz. rice vermicelli 8 rice wrappers (8.5 inches in diameter) 8-10 large cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined & chopped 1 ½ tbsp. chopped Thai basil, fresh 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro, fresh 2 leaves of lettuce, chopped ½ carrot, shredded ¼ cucumber, slivered Peanut-hoisin sauce (see recipe below) DIRECTIONS Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Boil rice vermicelli 3-5 minutes, or until al dente and drain. Fill a Prairie On The Creek - August 2013

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THE HORIZON IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY NUMBERS

EMERGENCY.................................................................911 FIRE.................................................................................911 Kyle Police Dept. (non-emergency).........512-268-3232 (24 hrs.) Kyle Animal Control...................................... 512-268-8800 Seton Medical Center Hays............................ 512-504-5000 SCHOOLS - HAYS CISD

Susie Fuentes Elementary School................... 512-268-7827 Chapa Middle School..................................... 512-268-8500 Lehman High School...................................... 512-268-8454 Hays CISD...................................................... 512-268-2141 UTILITIES

City of Kyle (water, sewer, refuse).................. 512-262-1010 CenterPoint Energy (gas)............................1-800-427-7142 To report gas leaks........................................1-888-876-5786 Pedernales Electric Cooperative..................1-888-554-4732 OTHER NUMBERS

Kyle Library.................................................... 512-268-7411 Kyle Post Office.............................................. 512-268-5541 Kyle Municipal Court..................................... 512-262-3994 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tawana Henderson................................................. President Amy Hunter.....................................................Vice President John Nice.................................................................Secretary Greg Swarny.............................................................Treasurer

Cook's Corner (Continued from Cover Page) large bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the hot water for one second to soften. Lay wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place a few pieces of shrimp, some rice vermicelli and chopped greens + veggies, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold uncovered sides inward, and then carefully roll the wrapper tightly. Repeat with remaining ingredients. PEANUT-HOISIN SAUCE 1 can coconut soda (can use 7-Up or Sprite as substitute) 3 tbsp. creamy peanut butter 6 tbsp. hoisin sauce 1 tbsp. cornstarch Water DIRECTIONS In a saucepan, heat coconut soda, peanut butter and hoisin sauce. Whisk until the peanut butter melts, bring to a simmer. Taste sauce and add more peanut butter or hoisin sauce, according to your taste. In a mug, add cornstarch and some water and stir together- should make a thick paste. Slowly add contents of mug to the simmering saucepan (whisk) to thicken the sauce to desired consistency (sauce should be thick like gravy). Cool completely before serving.

Notes: • To save time while preparing spring rolls, chop all veggies, greens & herbs first. Combine them all into one large bowl. • Double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. • Peanut-Hoisin Sauce recipe yields more than spring roll recipe; double the spring roll recipe to match yield of sauce recipe.

COMMITTEES

Angelica Covington........................ Social Committee Chair Kevin Covington.. Architectural Review Committee member Carolyn Harkins... Architectural Review Committee member HOA MANAGEMENT

Alliance Association Management 512-328-6100 www.allianceonline.net Mitchell Burgess........................................Property Manager For questions or concerns in your neighborhood contact our Property Manager at info@allianceonline.net. NEWSLETTER INFORMATION Editor..........................................prairieonthecreek@peelinc.com Publisher, Peel, Inc........................................... 512-263-9181 Advertising.................................... advertising@PEELinc.com 2

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THE HORIZON Saturday Morning Coffee with Council Member Samantha Bellows-LeMense

AYUSA

How would you like to bring the world to your children. Or maybe help out in your community and school. How would you like to make the dream of a lifetime come true for teen from a faraway land? Its easy! Ayusa, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization is looking for host families to open their hearts and their homes to a foreign exchange student. The deadline for placement is August 15, 2013 and we still have over 300 students to place nationwide. If you would like to help out in this wonderful effort, please visit www.ayusa.org and complete the online application. The only things that you need to provide for the student is a bedroom for them to sleep in and three meals a day. The students come with their own medical insurance and spending money. If you have any questions, please visit www.ayusa.org or call (888) 552-9872 for more information.

Please join me for coffee and some conversation about our great city. You can find me every first and third Saturday at Casa Garcia’s restaurant by H.E.B. Plus from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Let’s talk and see how I can be of better service to you and make our city an even better place. This month’s dates are August 3rd & 17th. Hope to see you there!!!

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    Assistance with a law enforcement investigation can come from many sources. An anonymous tip, a witness interview… and now there is a website that assists law enforcement agencies in the identification of suspects committing theft, using stolen credit cards and any other crime caught on camera. The website is boloalerts.com, and it is the work of a veteran detective with 17 years on the force.    Loss prevention specialists who work for a variety of stores can produce videos and still images of suspects committing various crimes. However, the heavy caseloads of Detectives who investigate these cases and who specialize in financial crimes can delay the investigation, allowing the suspect to get away with the crime. Boloalerts.com represents a way for loss prevention specialists to aid local law enforcement in deterring and prosecuting financial crimes. The “speed to market” concept allows departments and vendors to post suspect photos, with accompanying case numbers and other investigation information, directly to boloalerts.com. This gives law enforcement access to these photos sooner and increases the chance that the suspect will be identified and arrested.    So, how does this differ from the use of social media? Many police departments already post photos on Facebook and request assistance in identifying suspects. Most of the time, however, the non-violent crimes, including thefts, are overlooked. Resource constraints demand that departments prioritize violent crime. Another consideration is that social media are limited by the followers and shares given to a single post. Boloalerts.com, in contrast, is receiving thousands of unique views per week. The reach is broader.    Why does boloalerts.com get so much traffic? When someone identifies a suspect photo, and the detective confirms the identity, boloalerts.com pays the individual $25.00 directly. The benefits are that the law enforcement agency is closer to making an arrest, and the stores and vendors benefit from a suspect being taken off the

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streets. Another benefit is that the identified suspect is no longer unidentified, which could lead to detectives clearing other cases the suspect may be involved in.     Currently five law enforcement agencies are posting to boloalerts, at no cost. Boloalerts.com does not charge one dime to law enforcement departments to post their suspect photos. The intent is to provide a single site for people to identify suspects, rather than several, and also to encourage interagency cooperation and arrest of suspects. This will expedite identifications and arrests.    If your agency is interested in joining boloalerts.com, please send an email to info@boloalerts.com. In your email, provide the POC for the person in your agency who will give the written authorization to join boloalerts.com and also the contact person who will serve as the department’s administrator for the website. Once your agency has become a member department, boloalerts. com will set up your agency on the system and train the necessary officers/ detectives or investigators to use boloalerts.com at no cost. Boloalerts asks only the following in return: • Written permission, on official letterhead, to use your department name and image of your badge on your department’s page and on the Participating Agency page within the Boloalert.com website.  • Your agency places a link to boloalerts.com on your own agency website and publishes a local press release to let the public know about boloalerts.com. As a member department, encourage your community residents to visit the site and assist your department in fighting financial crimes. Boloalerts.com will provide a logo that can be shared on flyers, PSAs, and even social media to let your community know you have teamed up with an online mutual aid partner. Source: At The Ready Magazine

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THE HORIZON WATER SMART TIPS Small changes in your lawn and garden care routine can make a BIG DIFFERENCE FOR ALL OF US! WATER SMART TIP APPROX. DAILY SAVINGS

• Water in the morning or evening 20gallons • Adjust sprinklers so only your 20gallons LAWN is watered • Add a layer of mulch to your 25gallons planting beds (reduces evaporation) Check for leaks on outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses

PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT

You can help avoid future tree trimming, potential fire hazards and power interruptions by planting with overhead power lines in mind. Remember: When trees and vegetation come in contact with power lines, electric service can be interrupted. Dry branches and leaves also can increase the risk of fire if they interfere with lines. Visit www.pec.coop/trees to learn more. Source: Pedernales Electric Cooperative

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