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Westlake Forest February 2018


PARKING LAWS MEANTTO INCREASE SAFETY Once again, we are asking you to please be considerate of your neighbors and the emergency personnel who risk their lives for us. Fire engines and ambulances often cannot squeeze down some of our streets when cars and trucks are parked on the street. Park cars in your garage and on your driveway. Always lock cars parked on your driveway and make sure you have removed “attractive valuables” from them. Since the largest homes in our subdivisions have four bedrooms, there is really no reason for more than four cars per house… two in the garage and two in the driveway. Guests can park on the street, but they need to be very aware of the parking laws in Texas. Due to the continuing upswing in street parking, the following Parking Laws of the state of Texas will be enforced to the letter: 1. Park no closer than 30 feet from a stop sign 2. Park no closer than 20 feet from a cross walk 3. Park no closer than 15 feet from a fire hydrant 4. Park no farther from the curb than 18” 5. Cars parked on the street must be locked 6. Park with the flow of traffic 7. Vehicles parked on the street must have a valid and current registration and inspection sticker and be in operable condition 8. Parking for more than 48 hours on the street is a violation that can result in towing 9. Do not obstruct the driveways of others with your vehicle 10. Double parking will result in immediate citation and possible towing These laws are not designed for a neat appearance and for the safety of the public. The life you save might just be your own. And many citations have been written over the past six months; citations will be written to any vehicle that is illegally parked. WCIA DUES WERE PAYABLE BY JANUARY 31, 2018 Your 2018 annual maintenance dues were payable on or before January 31, 2018. Please make sure you mailed your check in advance of the date so that you do not incur a late penalty. As in previous years, if you would like to make arrangements to pay your 2019 dues in advance over the twelve-month period, please send your checks to PCMI and include the address and account number for the home. PCMI is listed on the inside page of this newsletter. If you are having a financial hardship and could not pay your 2018 dues in full by January 31, 2018, please contact PCMI to make arrangements for monthly payments. Texas law permits homeowners to set up a payment plan if they are unable to pay the full amount owed to their HOA by the deadline. TREE PLANTING TIME January and February are excellent times to plant trees and shrubbery in the Houston area. The temperatures are chilly to moderate and the trees and shrubbery are given the best possible start on life. If you are considering adding to your landscaping, we recommend that you choose one of these two months to do it. Your money will be well spent. STREETLIGHTS OUT? Please report outages of streetlights to Centerpoint Energy. Get the pole number as well as the nearest street address and call 713–207- 2222 or go to their website and complete an on-line form. It is very important that non-working lights are reported for the safety of our each of us. Call it in, call it in. EMAIL LIST FOR WESTLAKE & WESTLAKE FOREST OFFERS INFORMATION If you would like to receive quick information about events in our area including crime, notification about emergencies, reported crime patterns, etc., you are invited to join our email list. To have your name added to the list, send an email from the address that you normally open regularly to Include your name, address and telephone number in case of emergency. You are also invited to go the website at and register for email of notices regarding meetings and special projects in both subdivisions. While at the website, please look at some of the information we are including that is timely in nature. DEED RESTRICTION COPY Homeowners and renters can get a copy of the deed restrictions for both Westlake and Westlake Forest on our website: Please note that these two subdivisions have separate deed restrictions. You may also call PCMI or send them an email to have a copy mailed to you. Information on PCMI is on the inside of the back page of the monthly newsletter and on our website. TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS WESTLAKE/WESTLAKE FOREST TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www., click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission. DISCLAIMER Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LISTMAY NOT BE VIEWED ONLINEAVAILABLE IN PRINTED NEWSLETTERS ONLY 4 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

Katy First UMC Ash Wednesday Service February 14, 2018 -8 AM Evening Service & Ashes 7 PM 5601 5th Street— and egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream mixture. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture almost comes to a simmer and thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fettuccine in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until nearly cooked through, about 7 minutes. Drain. Stir parsley, 1 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano and cream mixture into the pasta. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for a few minutes until thick. LIGHTER CHICKEN FETTUCCINE ALFREDO You could make this on National Fettuccine Alfredo Day February 7 th ! INGREDIENTS: 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 4 cloves garlic, minced ground black pepper to taste 2 cups heavy cream 2 egg yolks salt to taste 1 pound fettuccine 1 sprig chopped fresh parsley 2 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided DIRECTIONS: Combine chicken breasts and chicken broth in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for 5 minutes. Turn breasts, cover and simmer another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit with the cover on for 15 minutes. Remove chicken breasts from the broth and set aside to cool, reserving the broth in the saucepan. Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into bite-size slices. Return the chicken broth to medium heat and cook until reduced to 1 cup. Stir garlic, black pepper and heavy cream into the reduced broth; bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Whisk egg yolks in a bowl until smooth. Beat 1 tablespoon of the warm cream mixture into the eggs until thoroughly incorporated; repeat until about 1/2 cup of the warm cream mixture is used. Whisk the warm cream Community Newsletter | February 2018 Fold chicken and 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano into the pasta mixture to serve. Source: CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES You could make this on National Cream Cheese Brownies Day Feb. 10 th ! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips 5 tablespoons shortening 1 cup white sugar 3 eggs 3 tablespoons cream cheese 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup chopped almonds Cream Cheese frosting - optional DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 9 inch square baking pan. In top of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and mix in sugar, cream cheese and eggs. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Gradually mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in almonds and pour the batter into pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan before cutting into bars. Add Cream Cheese frosting if desired. Source: 5