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Whispering Pines

Official Community Newsletter of Terranova West, Oaks of TNW, Terravista, Terravista Estates & Villa Nova

TNW POA BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, August 13 2013, 4:30 pm, at Clubhouse All residents encouraged to attend www.terranovawest.com ∣ www.chaparralmanagement.com Resident input: 6:30pm / Constable: 281-376-3472 JULY POA MEETING NOTES WILL APPEAR ONLINE

Family visiting from Austin

August 2013 Volume 6, Issue 8

Scenes of the Neighborhood 4th of July Parade

Having Fun at the Festivities

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Sudoku 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.

TNW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Crossword Puzzle

Bill Carpenter, President................................281-376-1127 Arthur Oden, Vice President...........................281-257-0694 Peter Vogel, Secretary/Treasurer.......................281-251-6543 Sharon Natenberg, Director............................281-257-9850 Mary Beth Kreml, Director.............................281-376-2310 NEIGHBORHOOD NUMBERS Security, Tom Harrington...............................281-352-3086 Maintenance—Chaparral Mngt......................281-537-0957 …………………………………….Judy Gordon, Manager Architectural Review, Dan Winters.................832-698-2448 Deed Restriction, Judy Gordon.......................281-537-0957 .......................................recpt1@chaparralmanagement.com Beautification, Bill Heuer......................bill@ihostpoker.com Tennis Keys, Jan Lundy....................................281-251-0510 Swimming Pool, Diane Moynihan...................713-898-4271 Sweetwater pools.............................................281-988-8480 Clubhouse Rental, Maria Carra.......................832-717-5202 .......................................................................carram66@ live.com Water Board, Bill Loyd, President...................281-379-6843 Park Issues/Suggestions........................tnw.mud@gmail.com Park Field Reservation...............res.a.park.facility@gmail.com SCHOOLS Benfer Elementary..........................................832-484-6000 Strack Intermediate........................................832-249-5400 Klein Collins High.........................................832-484-5500 Klein High.....................................................832-484-4000 KISD Central Offices.....................................832-249-4000 OTHER SERVICES Cypress Creek Library......................................281-376-4610 Fire & Ambulance Emergencies......................................911 Harris County Constable.................................281-376-3472 CCEMS...........................................................281-440-4300 Harris County Health Dept.............................713-439-6270 NW Hospital...................................................281-440-1000 Poison Control Center......................................281-654-1701 Royal Waste Disposal.......................................713-526-1536 Fire (Klein VFD)..............................................281-251-0101 Water/Sewer Repairs........................................281-353-9809 CenterPoint Energy..........................................713-659-2111 Reliant Energy..................................................713-207-2222 Street Lights Out (HL&P)................................713-207-2222 Harris County Prec. 4.......................................281-353-8424 (Street problems or tree trimming) Harris County Pollution Cntrl...........................713-920-2831 Report Dead Birds.............................................713-440-3036 NEWSLETTER INFORMATION Newsletter Editor, ShirleyWillis.....................832-559-7216 ...........................................................tnweditor@gmail.com Newsletter Publisher....................................www.peelinc.com

View answers online at www.peelinc.com DOWN ACROSS 1. Incline 1. Tack 2. Change 5. Giant 3. Small particle 9. Philippine dish with marinated 4. Compass point chicken or pork 5. Night bird 11. Journalist's question 6. Body snatcher 12. Tiny insects 7. Cultivate 13. Cut of beef 8. Volcano 14. School group 10. Change into bone 15. South 16. Musical productions 17. United States 18. Canadian prov. 18. Bottle need 19. Palladium (abbr.) 20. Upset 20. Many 22. Cow's chow 21. Perfect 23. Year (abbr.) 22. Captain (abbr.) 24. Computer makers 24. Institution (abbr.) 27. Brews 25. Swain 29. Sleep disorder 26. African country 31. Parent teacher groups 28. Fast plane 32. Strong rope fiber 30. Pastry 33. Bend 34. Decorative needle case © 2006. Feature Exchange

SUDOKU

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2007. every Feature column, Exchange and The goal is to fill in the grid so that every©row, every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. Each digit may appear only once in each row, each column, and each 3x3 box.

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Whispering Pines CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATE! Lauren Claire Fennel graduated 4th in her class from Klein Collins High School. She is a life-long resident of TNW subdivision, and has been a member of the TNW swim team for 14 summers. While at KC Lauren has been a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Integrity Committee, Student Council, and the swim team. In her senior year she was president of the Student Council and co-captain of the swim team. As an active member of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church she works in the nursery, has participated with the youth group in mission trips, VBS, and various other activities. In the fall Lauren will be attending Texas A&M University, majoring in nursing. We will miss you! Love, Mom, Dad, Sean, Kristen, Kyle.

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Whispering Pines Chinch Bugs

Submitted by Randy Lemmon

Once it’s hot enough in Houston, it’s not long before the dreaded chinch bugs come to suck the life out of our St. Augustine turfgrass. They especially like to chew up lawns that aren’t taken care of very well. In other words, well-watered and well-fertilized lawns are the best way to keep chinch bugs at bay. But what if you suspect you’ve got chinch bugs? Unfortunately, when the first telltale sign pops up in the form of small yellowing spots, people either assume they have a fungal disease or iron deficiency. Then, they spray in vain with a fungicide or put out an iron supplement or fertilizer. And even when people think they have chinch bugs, they sometimes don’t treat often enough to break the cycle. I’ll get to that a little later. If you start seeing a small yellowing, irregular patch in the lawn, first find out if you have chinch bugs. You can make that determination with a regular coffee can and a water hose, while you get down on your hands and knees to do a little investigation. On the green-yellow edge of the patch, shove the coffee can (open at both ends, for my Aggie brethren out there) into the soil and fill it with water. If you see flea-like insects floating to the top, you’ve got chinch bugs. While you’re on your hands and knees, push the grass aside and look down near the root systems‒near that yellow-green edge of the patch again. See if you can spot those flea-sized bugs with white spots on their sides or the baby ones that are orange with a white ring. To treat for chinch bugs, you need to apply a liquid insecticide (a synthetic pyrethroid like Bifenthrin, Permethrin, Cypermethrin or Deltamethrin) three times over a 21-day period ... or once every five to seven days ... up to four applications at most. Sadly, most people who try to treat for chinch bugs use a granular insecticide or they only make one application of liquid insecticide. Randy Lemmon has been host of the GardenLine radio program and has worked in with it in one capacity or another since December of 1995 on Newsradio 740 KTRH, replacing Bill ZAK. He is now heard exclusively on weekend mornings. (Article slightly edited for length).

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Neighborhood General Information PARK INFORMATION Up to date information about the Park, including a Q&A, can be found on the TNW website under the "Facilities" "MUD Park" tab. If you do not see what you are looking for, send an email to tnw.mud@gmail.com. TENNIS COURT KEYS Tennis court keys will be handed out in new homeowner packets. The first key is free but any extra or replacement keys cost $2.00. A record is kept of each key issued. Call 281251-0510 to arrange to pick up a key. My address is 5902 Ashmere Ln. My email is jplundy@sbcglobal.net. – J. Lundy TERRANOVA WEST WEBSITE INFORMATION

The TNW website address is: http://www.terranovawest. com. You will find current news, lost and found, pool information, and a form that will give you the Gate Code information. Please send a in a request for the code so that if the code changes in the future, you will receive an email with the new code. If you have timely information that can’t wait for the newsletter, it is a good place to display it. It is a great site and very easy to navigate! Check it out DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE There is a residential waste facility at 290 and Gessner that is open to all Harris County residents that live in the un-incorporated areas. The address of the program is: Residential Environmental Services, Harris County MultiUse Facility, 6900 Hahl Road @290 & North Gessner, Houston, TX 77040. Tel. (713) 290-3000—Main Line. Open Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and the second Saturday of the month 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please call in advance around holidays as the facility may be closed to the public. Household Hazardous Waste Program Manager: Cheryl Burton-Fentress, (281) 560-6230 – Direct Line. cheryl.burton@hcpid.org

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Terravista Estates is now on Facebook! Residents of Terravista Estates who wish to join our Facebook group please search for Terravista Estates and then click the “join group” button in the upper right corner of the page. The group will help residents and neighbors communicate more efficiently. For questions, contact Alyson Howlett at alysonhowlett@gmail.com.

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Whispering Pines -IntroducingDaryl and Donna Virgilio are

The Virgilio Team your neighborhood Realtor

It’s true, we can occasionally sell your homes over list price and YOU deserve it! Our greatest privilege is serving the real estate needs of you, your family, and your friends. Thank you for allowing us to serve your community.

We personally invite you to...Call us for a free neighborhood analysis and receive an estimated fair market value of your home. The Virgilio Team & Keller Williams Two Names You Can Trust C: 713-392-7000 C: 281-413-3382 Serving Your Community

This letter is not intended as a solicitation of your business if you are presently working with an agent. Copyright Š 2013 Peel, Inc.

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Whispering Pines Trash Removal Rules

Not Available Online

• Monday and Thursday service. • Put trash out after 6 pm on day before service. • Household trash must fit into Royal bin. • If there is room, add your yard clippings to the bin. • Extra clippings should be bagged or placed in your own container and placed beside the bin. • Extra lawn clippings picked up each day. • Tree limbs/branches should be bundled and tied in 4 foot lengths. • Heavy items (boxes, large household items) on Thursday only. • Be considerate of driveways and mailboxes. • Put containers at least 5 feet away from mailboxes. • If trash pickup falls on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, our trash will not be picked up. Contact Royal Disposal with any questions – especially if you have a very large item to dispose of – like a refrigerator: www.royaldisposal. com or royaldisposal@comcast.net And, remember to replace your trash container/s COMPLETELY OUT-OF-SIGHT!

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Whispering Pines 2013 Swimming Pool Information Wristbands will be distributed this summer to residents in good standing allowing them to use the pool facilities. Wristbands must be worn by all residents (unless a minor with a parent) to use the pool. NOTE: As of June 13, 2013 residents are now required to go to Chaparral Management Company to get their wristbands and will be charged $5.00 per bracelet or a maximum of $20.00 per family.**CASH ONLY** JULY - SEPTEMBER POOL SCHEDULE HOURS OPEN • Regular Pool Hours for remainder of season Tues & Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sat, Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • August 25, 2013 – Last day of Regular Summer Hours due to school opening (Pool Closed All Week) • Labor Day weekend, 8/31, 9/1, 9/2 – Pool Open 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Pool season closes after Monday, September 2 • Other Closures as noted** **The pool is closed for chemical treatment on Mondays unless it is a holiday. If a holiday falls on a Monday the pool will be closed the next day, Tuesday, for cleaning and chemical treatment.

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Spring Childhood Obesity Awareness Races Set for September

Message to Parents: ‘We Can!’ Prevent Childhood Obesity Texas Stallions Track Club Offers New National Institutes of Health Program to Families in Spring to Address Growing Epidemic and launching Ways to Enhance Children›s Activity & Nutrition! (We Can!), a national education program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to prevent obesity among youth ages 8-13. We Can! reaches parents and caregivers with educational materials and community programs to encourage healthy eating, increase physical activity and reduce sedentary time. Texas Stallions Track Club Cross Country program is pleased to invite you to participate in our brand new event, The 1st Annual Stallions Stampede 2K/5K Fun Run Walk and We Can!® FitZone. The Stampede will feature a 2k Fun Run race for kids 5 – 14, a chip timed 5K and 10K Relay for individuals 15 and up. Participation medals will be given to all and Top 3 medals for overall male and female in each age division. The We Can!® FitZone is a free festival offering fun, health related samples, demonstrations, and seminars for the community to learn creative ways to get active! Join us September 21, 2013, 8:00 am, at Forest Oaks Park, 19023 Joanleigh Dr., Spring, Texas 77388. Information on this exciting program is available at www.stallionsstampede.com. Registration is now open and partnership opportunities exist. For info, visit http:// wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov, or call 1-866-35-WECAN.

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