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Stone Canyon Neighborhood Newsletter www.stonecanyonoa.org

August 2013

Volume 8, Issue 8

Official Publication of Stone Canyon Homeowners Association

July Yard of the Month winners

Congrats to the following residents who help make Stone Canyon a better place to live! 1st 8509 Sea Ash Circle 2nd 8301 Ironwood Run 3rd 7400 Two Jacks Trail

Texas’ National Night Out 2013 Coming October 1st

National Night Out is August 6th this year. But for the great state of Texas, our National Night Out is October 1st. You can guess why: temperatures of 100°+ make it too darn hot. So, it is time to start the planning process for our Neighborhood, and I am looking for your help. I need bids for catering, bouncing castles, volunteers, ideas…. The bid price is always important, but we will also take into consideration whether the bidder is a resident of Stone Canyon or not. Please contact Donna Scoggins at  neighborhoodwatch stonecanyonoa.org

Honorable Mention goes to: 8107 Broken Branch 8007 Magic Mountain Cove 18109 Whitewater 8318 Fern Bluff 9003 Sunburst Terrace Gardening in Texas can be a challenge, so Thank You for your efforts! Yard of the Month Committee

In the News: The Annual 4th of July Parade was great fun. Park Valley residents came out to join in on the fun, greeting the parade members while passing out candy. The big red Sam Bass Fire truck led the parade. The firemen and firewomen stayed a while to visit with all parade participants, allowing for tours of the great red truck! Cookies, candy, water and big smiles were in abundance! Special thanks to Sonya Buford and David Clark for making this a happening event! Special thanks to those of you who are involved in our neighborhood activities and betterment!

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CANYON StoneSTONE Canyon Owners & Association Management Teams www.stonecanyonoa.org

STONE CANYON OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President/ACC/Good Neighbor/YOM Laura Kouns.....................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Vice President/Capital Improvement/Maintenance/Website/ Newsletter Gregg Hnath....................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Secretary/Landscape/Recreation/Pool Jessica Stempco................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Treasurer Open Position..................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Parliamentarian Open Position..................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Landscape Cathy Soukup.............................................csoukup11@att.net COMMITTEE CHAIRS ACC Open...........................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Recreation Laura Kouns.....................................lbkouns63@gmail.com Swimming Pool Open.............................................pool@stonecanyonoa.org Yard of the Month Amelia Dansby & Cathy Soukup......... amdansby@gmail.com Maintenance Al Maus............................maintenance@stonecanyonoa.org Landscape Cathy Soukup.................................. csoukup@austin.rr.com Neighborhood Watch Donna Scoggins....................Donna@LetsGoToEscrow.com Newsletter Judith Horton ................................. judy@richandjudy.com Good Neighbor Laura Kouns ................................... lbkouns63@gmail.com Webmaster Ron Kellam......................... webmaster@stonecanyonoa.org

KEY CONTACTS In an attempt to make things easier to find, we have provided some key contact information for various organizations that you might need to contact.  If you have a suggestion for information to add, please contact the web committee. HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION: Bob Nardo - Goodwin Management............... 512-852-7965 ................... 11149 Research Blvd Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759 http://stc.goodwintx.com/ Payment Address: Stone Canyon Owners Association P.O. Box 93447, C/O Goodwin Processing Center Las Vegas, NV 89193-3447 Governmental Agencies: Fern Bluff Mud..............................................512-238-0606 ................ 7320 Wyoming Springs, Round Rock, TX 78681 City of Round Rock......................................512-218-5400 ............................... 221 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX Williamson County Commissioners Office....512-248-3238 ............ 400 W. Main St., Ste. 216, Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County Constable (Robert Chody) 512-248-3239 ....................211 Commerce Cove, Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (Non-Emergency)..........................................512-943-1300 Williamson County EMS (Non-Emergency)..........................................512-943-1264 Round Rock ISD.......................... (512) 464-5000 ext 1311 .....................Round Rock Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78681 Misc. Services: Gas Line Malfunction..... (Business Hours) 1-800-460-3030 .............................................(After Hours) 1-800-817-8090 Street Light Repair - TU Electric................1-800-242-9113 Texas Utilities (TXU).................................1-800-368-1398 Southwestern Bell.......................................1-888-294-8433 Time Warner Cable.......................................512-485-5555 Williamson County Road and Bridge............512-943-3330

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS Name ................................... Babysit............Pet Sit ......Sub/Age ................... Phone Allison Bird*.............................. •.....................•...........SC-14..................341-9089 Christin O’Brien........................ •.................................SC -14.................341-8183 Alexandra Orzech*..................... •.................................SC-14..................310-0509 Katie Love.................................. •.................................SC-14..................255-0652 Aja Moore.................................. •.................................SC-16..................248-8011 Drew Daily................................ •.................................SC-13..................218-8405 Jenny Lee................................... •.....................•...........SC-16..................733-5460 Amanda Parsley.......................... •.................................SC-18..................218-8605 Megan Roten............................. •.................................FB-16...................244-9662 Lyndee Arenas*.......................... •.....................•...........SC-15..................996-0061 Grace Hochhalter*..................... •.....................•...........SC-16..................255-1603 Katherine Yoder*........................ •.....................•...........SC-18..................658-1602 Katelyn Leistico*........................ •.................................SC-16..................255-5758 The Teenage Job Seekers listing service is offered free of charge to all Stone Canyon teenagers seeking work. Stone Canyon OA does not endorse any of the teenage job seekers. Please -email judy@richandjudy.com to be added or removed from the list.

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Kelsey Leigh*............................. •.....................•...........SC-13..................586-1642 Mary Pochkowski....................... •.....................•...........SC-13..................750-1739 Sydney Snowden........................ • ....................•...........SC-15..................415-4370 McKinlely Stearns*..................... •.....................•...........SC-13..................294-2051 Casey Groves.............................. •.....................•...........SC-17..................743-0050 Sarah Brill.................................. •.....................•...........SC-14..................775-0740 Michelle Wang*.......................... •.................................SC-15..................733-1166 Sivan Lubinin............................. •.....................•...........SC-14..................284-4382 Todd Attridge....................................................•...........SC-15..................590-3677 Emily Bastis*.............................. •.....................•...........SC-13..................244-1507 Madison Bergstrom.................... •.....................•...........SC-14..................246-1025 Jillian Horton*........................... •.................................SC-12..................255-1833 Destiny Allen............................. •.....................•...........SC-13..................619-1536 Cameron Hansel...............................................•...........SC-15..................288-1076 Isabella Bautista*...........................................................SC-11..................716-1628 *BS- Certified Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.


New Board Members Special thanks to those of you who are involved in the betterment of our neighborhood! Two New board members were voted in on Monday July 15th. We welcome Alvin Maus and Tina Riquelmy to the board and Scott Campbell will be a new committee member on the Architectural Control Committee, ACC.  Al and Tina’s board terms will begin immediately and run through April of next year, at the time of our next Annual meeting.

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Neighborly Concerns Neighbors are voicing concerns on the topics below: • Cars or trailers parked in the streets - We all want to insure that our neighborhood is a safe environment especially for our children. When cars are parked on one or both sides of our residential streets they create some blind spots for drivers as well as walkers or runners in the case where most of our children are concerned. • Puppy Poop - Please pick up after your puppy. The board is looking into the possibility of adding a few of the puppy poop stations. We will keep you informed on the progress. • Low-hanging trees – Low-hanging trees across sidewalks can be a hazard to others. Trim them up and you will make both your trees and your neighbors very happy. • Trash cans – Trash cans are not very pleasant to look at. Trash cans shouldn’t be put out on the street prior to 6:00pm of the evening before pickup occurs. Storage of trash cans should be in a location that is not visible to the street or to your side neighbors.

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Volunteers make our Neighborhood our Community our World Great The basic definition of a volunteer is: A person who renders aid, performs a service, or assumes an obligation voluntarily; To do charitable or helpful work without pay. But this definition falls exceedingly short of telling us what a volunteer really is. Perhaps we can learn more by “listening” to how some folks have described volunteers. Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another. --Erma Bombeck We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. --Mother Teresa Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. --Ralph Waldo Emerson No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers. --Ronald Reagan The truth of the matter is that a volunteer is the heart of our community. A volunteer is one who gives, gives and gives some more. A volunteer is someone who is undergirding the town, neighborhood or city with quality service that money can’t buy. Volunteers are making a difference each and every day. If you volunteer...THANK YOU. If you know a volunteer... THANK THEM! If you want to become a volunteer,, PLEASE DO!

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I saw this article above, and couldn’t resist sharing it with you. It illustrates how volunteering helps everyone, including ourselves. That being said, Our Neighbors need Our Neighbors! We need each other to make this the best neighborhood that it can be. We all want to live in the safest, friendliest and most beautiful environment possible. To achieve and/or continue to maintain this, all of us need to participate. Please look around and see if there is something that you would like to get more involved with. There are numerous opportunities, here are just a few: Architectural Committee – could you be one who works to understand and implement recent legislative changes as related to HOA’s; or one who could improve the ACC approval process; or someone who has the vision to move towards maintaining within the changing environmental resource limitations? Yard of the Month – could you be one who promotes yard beautification; or one who rewards neighbors who achieve it? Landscaping and Common Area Beautification – could you be one who sees those little and sometimes big things that need attention within our common areas; could you be one who promotes Green activities; and provides your neighbors with great information to that they can get in on the action? Recreation – could you be one who plans, coordinates, or participates in neighborhood events; could you be the one that brings neighbors together for fun? Swimming Pool – could you be one that looks out for our neighborhood pool; or promotes pool safety? Neighborhood Watch –could you be a block captain, one who rallies your neighbors, to watch out for one another while helping to prevent possible criminal activity? Newsletter and Web News - could you be one to bring the news to our community; possibly sharing of calendar events for the month; note hot topics going on in our surrounding area? NEIGHBORS NEED NEIGHBORS! Thanks Laura Kouns

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Flowers To Take The Heat

I have been experimenting with a few different flowers so that I can have color in the yard most of the summer. I grew up in Ohio, and it is hard to get that Mid-West style of gardening out of my system. But I am learning quickly, as the plants I grew in Ohio just don’t hold up to this Texas sun, soil or lack of rain! Shame on the ‘big box’ garden centers & nurseries for not doing more to alert first-time gardeners (or first-time-in-Texas gardeners!) to the perils of growing some of the plants they carry. I have some experience gardening so I know to stay away from plants such as Hydrangeas, Azaleas, Hosta, Lily of the Valley, Bleeding Heart, Fuchsia to name just a few as they would be tough plants to grow in this area. Some of the above like acid soil (we have Limestone), or high water needs, or shade or they just don’t tolerate the high heat we have! My other gripe with garden centers is that the plants are not marked if they are invasive. I planted a tall version of Ruellia- it will take over in no time. I pulled it out over a year ago & still have the plants coming up; the rhizomes spread quickly underground & continue to grow even if a little piece is left in the ground. Nowhere on the tag did it mention being invasive or that it should not be planted near parks or preserves. For great plant choice & care info just pick up a copy of Native & Adapted Landscape Plants. It is put out by the City of Austin. It is free & usually at any garden center. The booklet includes plants, evergreens & trees along with their planting requirements. It really contains a wealth of information. Below are just a few flowers I have had success with, maybe you can try them as well. Sun: Copper Canyon Daisy, Batface Cuphea, Mexican Heather, Coreopsis, Hybrid Lantana, Mexican Marigold, Society Garlic, Lavender, Leadwort Plumbago, Purple Heart, Sedum, Daylily, Ponyfoot. Shade: Acuba, Japanese Aralia, Cast Iron Plant, various ferns, Variegated Flax lily, Purple Heart, Ponyfoot. Purple Heart & Ponyfoot are listed for both sun & shade as I have had success either way with these plants. Ponyfoot is definitely a keeper as it does well trailing over the edge in pots (full sun) or as a ground cover in a shady area that has poor soil. I would love to hear about your favorite plants and their place in your yard! Perhaps the Stone Canyon newsletter could have a monthly column containing our resident’s gardening successes & failures. We can learn from each other’s experience. Please email me @ csoukup11@att.net Happy gardening to all! Cathy Soukup/Yard of the Month Committee Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

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