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Whispering Pines

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

TNW POA MEETING NO MEETING IN DECEMBER NEXT TNW POA MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 4:30 PM AT CLUBHOUSE ALL RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. RESIDENT INPUT 6:30 PM

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December 2013 Volume 6, Issue 12

the regular expenses, such as electricity for streetlights, watering landscaping and paying our contractor for landscape maintenance, running the pool, etc. We anticipated other large expenses including repairing Tennis Courts 3 and 4 (not on the major scale of the renovation of Courts 1 and 2), possibly re-plastering the pool, powder-coating the pool furniture, and completing the hedge on T.C. Jester. We will not raise the yearly fee for 2014. It will remain at $700. Chaparral Management will be mailing the statements. All residents of TNW can take credit for the solvency of TNW. We are good citizens who pay our fees so that our neighborhood can be maintained and improved.

Report of Meeting Held Tuesday, November 12 Submitted by Sharon Natenberg

Architectural Review and Deed Restrictions: There have been 86 requests for home improvements. We thank Dan Winters for guiding your requests through the review process.

Security: The Constable reported that the month was very quiet until one night when three cars were vandalized. Windows were broken. All of the cars were on the street. Some were unlocked with valuables inside. These burglaries happened on streets off Terranova West Drive close to Louetta. Landscape rocks were stolen from a new construction site in Villa Nova. Vinyl convertible roofs were slashed on Woodville. A credit card was used without consent. Call the Constable with any suspicious incidents. There were 79 tickets issued. Miles driven on patrol were 1588.

Neighborhood News: Our neighbors in Spring Creek Oaks are also questioning Precinct 4 on the installation of stoplights along T.C. Jester. Approximately 200 people met with Commissioner Cagel. Just as our TNW Board Members questioned the validity of the information the Precinct is using to justify the installation of the stoplights, Spring Creek Oaks residents also questioned the plan. We urge all residents to be involved. Call any of your TNW Board members for information. “Love Louetta” is a new group forming to promote a secure, prosperous, and beautiful business and residential area along Louetta Road. The group welcomes all interested residents. Check our TNW website for more information.

Budget Review: The Board, under the direction of Peter Vogel, our treasurer, and Stacy Johnston of Chaparral Management, did a thorough review of the expenses for 2014. We considered

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Whispering Pines TNW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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, Stacy Johnston......................................... ...................................sjohnston@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

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Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum Volunteers Perform at Luncheon Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum’s performing group, the Melodies, began the year with a rollicking musical based on the 50’s sock-hop era and the proverbial teen love triangle. Seniors at Harvestwood Apartments enjoyed an up-lifting performance at a recent CWJF Forum Friends luncheon. Always a crowd favorite, the Melodies will perform at several CWJF events throughout the year. The purpose of the group is to support CWJF service programs benefiting our communities. Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum is a growing organization of women dedicated to providing volunteer services, leadership and philanthropy to enrich the communities in north Harris and south Montgomery counties. CWJF partners with agencies, schools and corporations to fulfill identified needs in education, crisis intervention, interaction with an aging population and support for people with disabilities (See photo on page 4). Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit assistance organization and a recognized chapter of Junior Forum, Inc. For more information on joining or donating to CWJF, call 281-379-1391 or visit www. cwjuniorforum.org.

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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 unincorporated areas. The address of the program is: Residential Environmental Services, Harris County Multi-Use 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

December Graduates We would like to feature our December graduating seniors in our February issue of the Whispering Pines. This is a great accomplishment and we would like to congratulate each of them by an individual recognition. Please submit a short article (about a 2-inch tall, typed paragraph) with the student’s name, school, and accomplishments from his/her senior year, as well as any future plans. A photo can also be included. (Please submit only photos that do not have to be returned). You may e-mail your bio with photo attached to tnweditor@gmail.com by January 12, or you may send it by mail to arrive by January 12, to Editor, 17802 Green Elm Lane, Spring, TX 77379. Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

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Whispering Pines Trash Removal Rules • 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 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! "Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!" As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

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He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself! A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose! He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight, "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!" -Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863)

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Whispering Pines CROSSWORD PUZZLE Crossword Puzzle ACROSS ACROSS 1. Charge 1. Charge 5. bishop 5. Syrian Syrian bishop 9. Against 9. Against 10. 10. Landing Landing 11. 11. Leaves Leaves 12. box 12. Boom Boom box 13. Allure 13. Allure 15. African antelope African antelope 16. Polite 18. Leafy green green 21. Marry Esophagus 22. Esophagus 26. Woken 28. Goad 29. Type Type of 29. of tooth tooth 30. Refer 30. Refer 31. Posttraumatic Posttraumatic stress 31. stress disorder disorder 32. Sieve Sieve 32.

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