Raintree Village August 2020

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Bryon Myers

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Antonia Vicente

Emergency (Police/Fire/Ambulance) 911

Sheriff (Non-emergency) 713-221-6000

Fire Dept. (non-emergency/events) 281-578-2518

Sheriff (Fry Road) 281-647-9371

Katy Police (Non-emergency) 281-391-4848

Crime Stoppers 281-999-3191

COMMUNITY/UTILITIES

Mem. Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

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McDonald Jr. High (North) 281-237-5300

McDonald Jr. High (South) 281-237-7400

Morton Ranch HS 281-237-7800

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

HARRIS COUNTY NUMBERS

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Animal Control 281-999-3191

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

The HOA Board received suggestions for different community events. In

an effort to offer various opportunities to strengthen our community,

we’re looking to add an event, which inspires and celebrates the rich

cultures demonstrated within our community. Of course, it will center

around food so look for more information in the coming months.

COMMON VIOLATIONS OF DEED RESTRICTIONS

Raintree Village is a deed-restricted community aimed at ensuring there’s

aesthetic uniformity between residential properties and that certain

other activities are limited. If you intend to do anything to the exterior of

your home, you must complete an application for home improvements

and modifications form. This includes installing a storage shed in your

backyard.

There’s also an expectation that all residents will maintain their yard

and general appearance of the home. Common violations include

overgrown yards, mold on homes, trashcans visible from the street and

disabled vehicles. Our management company, KPM, drives through our

community at least once a week assessing compliance with the deed

restrictions. Any violations are communicated in a letter along with a

picture of the violation (date & time stamped).

It’s understandable that issuing or receiving such letters can be perceived

as a nuisance. Yet, it’s necessary so that all of us remain on the same

page of what constitutes a well-kept community (i.e. deed restrictions).

In general, the Management Company and HOA Board understand

residents are busy. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact the

management company (KPM) when a violation cannot be addressed

within stated timeframes noted in the letter.

It cannot be emphasized enough that communication is the key if you do

not understand a violation. Again, contact KPM or attend our HOA Board

meetings for additional clarification.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

You are reminded of our standing committees, which need ongoing

volunteers. The committees are as follows:

• Pool Committee (organizes Official Pool Opening Party & monitors

activities during pool season)

• Newsletter - submit articles

• Yard of the Month - select section winners

We also need volunteers for the listed community activities. Volunteering

is an opportunity to make Raintree Village a better community for all the

residents. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the noted events

or committees, contact Walonda Hollins at hollinsw@sbcglobal.net.

DRIVING IN RAINTREE VILLAGE

Our community has grown significantly over the past year. Moreover, our

community has numerous homes along our main street, Raintree Village.

With such growth, it’s important that we’re more cognizant of our speed

while driving through Raintree Village and parking on community streets.

I’m sure everyone has noticed increased congestion along with cars

parked along various streets within our community. However, it’s

important that all of us adhere to the speed limit and encourage others

to do the same.

The following tips serve as a reminder for driving & parking in our

community:

1. Drive the speed limit - 35 miles per hour

2. Do not block your neighbor’s driveway

3. Make sure you park in the direction of traffic when parking on the street

4. Make sure you park within 18 inches from the curb

5. Remain mindful if the street is narrow, street parking impose greater

limitations for emergency vehicles

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Finally, we must be mindful that emergency vehicles are wider than

personal vehicles. Some community streets impose greater limitations for

emergency vehicles when there’s street parking. Although residents have

the right to park on the street, let’s be mindful of the aforementioned

tips.

TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF BURGLARY

It cannot be stated enough of the importance of minimizing our

exposure to crime. Our contract deputies stated that certain vehicles

have increased exposure to theft, specifically the tires and rims. The

vehicles commonly targeted are Ford F150, Dodge Chargers and Chevy

Tahoes. Although these vehicles have rim locks, another safeguard is to

park your vehicle in the garage or close to another vehicle. Anyway, you

can either slow down or cause attention will help reduce the risk of theft.

You need to be mindful to breakdown bags and boxes of large purchases,

if possible place in trash bins or bags. Although it’s time consuming and

burdensome, it doesn’t call attention to such items in your home.

The list below simply reminds us of other things we should be mindful

each day.

1. Take the time to meet and know your neighbors. Let them know if you

notice anything unusual such as cars or people at their homes.

2. Make sure to close garage doors when at home & away.

3. Don’t keep garage door openers in the car, take them in the house

with you; a garage door opener makes it easier for someone to enter your

garage or house to remove personal property.

4. Keep car doors locked and take valuables either in your home or ensure

the items are not in plain site; remember to take down the attachment for

your Garmin too, as it alerts individuals that something valuable may be

in the car.

5. If possible, keep a car in a driveway as it gives an impression that

someone is home.

6. Keep all shrubs and plants at a level low enough that passing by

officers or other residents can see if someone is lurking in those bushes!

Shrubs should also be trimmed high enough to show “feet” of someone

hiding in them.

7. Have keys in hand before leaving the store, house or office, avoiding

standing by the car searching for them.

8. Don’t leave ladders on the side of the house or in the back yard.

Ladders provide easy access to open second floor windows and no one

will be able to see.

9. Make sure you close blinds when you are inside at night with the lights

on, potential burglars can see right inside and know who is at home.

10. Use sensor lights outside the home. It deters criminals by “spot

lighting” their efforts to enter your home.

11. Use double key locks: locks that require a key from the outside and

from the inside.

12. Repair any broken areas of your fence, reducing the access of potential

burglars or mischievous kids.

13. When on vacation, let your neighbor(s) know so they can keep an eye

out for suspicious activity. You can also inform the Harris County Deputy’s

Office serving our area. The Storefront Office is located 19818 Franz Rd.,

Katy, TX 77449, 281-647-9371. The storefront hours: 9 AM - 5 PM.

14. When on vacation, keep yards mowed and trimmed, burglars spend

a lot of time in a neighborhood looking for their next targets. Overgrown

yards are a sure sign no one’s home.

BE SURE ADDRESS IS CLEAR FROM THE STREET

County officials want to remind residents of the Ordinance 5.3 requiring

that addresses or building numbers be legible and visible from the street.

The section states the numbers must be in Arabic numerals at least four

inches in height and clearly visible. The number should be placed on,

above or at the side of the main entrance so the number is clearly visible

from the public right away. Whenever a home entrance is more than 50

feet from a public right away, a number should also be placed at the end

of a driveway or property entrance.

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SATELLITE DISHES

It’s come to HOA’s attention that the installation of satellite dishes on

some homes violates the deed restrictions. Satellites are expected to be

installed out of sight of public view. The Association appreciates residents

taking the time to ensure compliance.

RAINTREE VILLAGE HOA WEBSITE

WWW.RAINTREEVILLAGE.COM

We encourage you to visit our community website. The website includes

a link to review current crime statistics for our community (www.

crimereports.org) and pictures of Yard of the Month winners. As a fellow

resident, you’ll have access to critical information regarding the HOA

budget and annual meeting minutes.

The aforementioned information can only be accessed by establishing

a log-on user name and password. A request for an email address

during the initial signup process will enable residents to receive alerts of

upcoming events or critical notices. If you have any suggestions, please

contact KPM Management Office at 281-685-3090.

HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.

While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone

who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of

animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting

hurt trying to avoid the animal.

Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept

under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas.

The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep

any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.”

Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following

circumstances:

1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in

length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of

controlling or governing the dog or cat in question

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle

3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not

have access to sidewalk or street.”

While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work

or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.

Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all

our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect

anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet

owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing

to properly restrain their pet.

To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained

please contact:

Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666

Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section

2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588

www.countypets.com

THE STANDING RULES FOR

RAINTREE VILLAGE HOA BOARD MEETINGS

The Board of Directors feels it serves you best when the Board meetings

are conducted in an orderly manner. The HOA Board Meetings are held

to conduct Association business. Your cooperation in this regard is

requested. Parliamentary Procedure is followed at this Meeting.

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Board Meeting will begin with the open session at 7 PM until 7:15 PM

when that time slot has been filled, members must wait until the next

month’s meeting to be placed on the agenda.

Your opinion is important to the Board of Directors. The Board desires to

hear from Members who have information concerning the Association.

During the portion of the Meeting in which the Chair accepts questions

or comments from the floor, please proceed in the following manner.

1. If you wish to address the Board, please contact the Board at least 10

days prior to Meeting to be added to the agenda. You also have to state

the topic to be discussed and stay on that topic only.

2. Any Member wishing to address the Board shall speak no more than

two (2) minutes.

3. No Member may speak more than once on the subject and no more

than two (2) minutes, until all Members who wish to speak have done so.

4. Members of the audience shall not be permitted to interrupt nor

question any speaker.

5. After the speaker has finished addressing the Board, the Meeting

Chairperson will recognize the next Member to speak.

6. Members in attendance are not permitted to engage in private

discussions during the open session and must remain quite or leave the

meeting room.

7. Violations of these Standing Rules will not be tolerated. Violators may

be requested to leave the Meeting.

STREETLIGHTS

We want all of our streetlights to work. A lighted area is a safer area. If a

streetlight is out in your area, please go to www.centerpointenergy.com

and report it. Once on the website, click on “electricity” then “residential.”

On the left side, you should click on “report a streetlight outage” to enter

the required information. Each light pole should have a number on it.

When reporting the out or malfunctioning light, give them the pole

number, closest street address, contact information, an email address

and the number of street lights you would like to report.

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.

krenekprinting.com, 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.

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FAMILY FUN MONTH

Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout the month of August. It is the opportune time to enjoy family with extra fun and activities. Make

some time this month for family fun.

You may want to:

• Go camping

• Take a vacation

• Go out for ice cream

• Enjoy a backyard campfire

• Build a backyard fort

• Family bike ride

• Day trip to the zoo

• Fishing

• Hiking

• Day at the park

• Make a talent show

• Cook meals together

• Have a karaoke night

• Order pizza/watch a movie in the backyard

• Use your imagination, spend time together and have fun!!

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Please call from 6:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and ask about

our programs and curriculum. You can also visit our

Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you.

Summer Activities:

water play, science, story time, cooking, and music

School Year Curriculum:

• is designed to complement each stage of

your child’s development

• stimulates creativity and academic growth

for each child

• arouses the development of knowledge and skills,

as well as create a love of learning

We offer programs for Infants through Schoolers.

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Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research. ​The Alzheimer’s Association®​

is inviting​Katy, Fulshear, Cypress, Richmond and other West Houston

area ​residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.​ ​The Walk will take place

on Saturday, September 26, 2020,​​at​ ​La Centerra Shopping Center in Katy,

Texas. On walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s

disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden

Ceremony - a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons

participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s. This year’s challenge is

whether we will be able to come together of 1,300 walkers or not. So

we have two plans - Plan A is to have the big event. Plan B is to have

a virtual event that may be held in various neighborhoods, businesses,

schools and other smaller communities where people can come together

and Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In addition to the 3-mile walk, participants

will enjoy a fun-filled experience that includes valuable information,

celebrations, entertainment, corporate sponsors and so much more.

Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at ​www.

alz.org/walk​. Even though the office has been closed, the Alzheimer’s

Association has continued to offer support through various avenues than

before the stay-at-home order. The 24/7 Free Hotline can be a lifeline for

those who suffer from the disease and those who care for them, call

800-272-3900. Support Groups are meeting virtually, please check www.

alz.org for times and locations. Facebook Live sessions are held every

Wednesday at 11 AM. Find the live sessions and lots of other programs

and events on the Facebook page, “Alzheimer’s Association: Houston &

Southeast Texas Chapter.” Virtual classes are offered to cover many issues

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• Students will get to view real author manuscripts and the stages of story

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BONUS: Everyone who signs up for 2020 Virtual Summer Camp will

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writing fun each week after summer camp! We’ve thought of everything

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5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

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the family and friends for a fun filled day! Vendors contact Mary @

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GINGERBREAD VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET 2020

VENDORS WANTED

The ladies auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their

Gingerbread Village Holiday Market again this year! It will be held

on October 24, 2020 from 9 AM to 4 PM. It is located at 6646 Addicks

Satsuma Rd., Houston, TX, between west little york and Highway 529. If

you have arts, crafts or unique booths that you wish to highlight, vendor

applications are being accepted. Please email gingerbreadvillage@

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may have answered!

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25 CAMPGROUNDS WITHIN/AROUND

2 HOURS OF HOUSTON TX

It’s summertime and that means it’s time to get out the camping gear, fishing

poles and sun screen! There’s no better way to relax than to sit outside of the

tent you just set up and breathe in.

SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL PARK: NEW WAVERLY, TX

This gorgeous national park offers tent pads, picnic tables, parking spurs

for trailers, lantern posts, grills, potable water, and toilets. Hiking is very

popular in the spring when the climate is milder. Water activities get

going in the summer on Double Lake with canoes and paddleboats that

can be rented from the park. Deer is the most popular game animal in the

Sam Houston National Forest, with squirrels second. Quail and dove are

found around newly regenerated timberland. For the water sportsman,

fishing and duck hunting can be enjoyed on area lakes and streams.

BRAZOS BEND: NEEDVILLE, TX

This park has got plenty of options for activities during your stay. Lots

of trails, some of which are even wheelchair friendly, wind through the

woods and bring you to the water’s edge of the lake. Just make sure you’ve

brushed up on your alligator safety because they’re not uncommon in

certain areas of the park. Aside from walking or biking the trails, there’s

also the option of horseback riding on one of the multiuse trails.

LAKE CONROE KOA: MONTGOMERY, TX

Here’s a KOA that’s got your back this weekend if you’re trying to relax

to the max. Bring your RV here, up to 80’ and enjoy the cable tv, wifi,

hookups and pools to lounge in all day. If you haven’t got an RV, don’t

feel left out! You can stay in one of the 35 cabins that have bathrooms and

a full kitchen. Tent campers are welcome as well. Visitors can explore the

area and find the nearby golf course, restaurants and the lake has plenty

of recreational activities.

GALVESTON ISLAND STATE PARK: GALVESTON, TX

This park is a freaking island, so as far as camping goes you really can’t

go wrong with this option. There is hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching

and lots more. One of the many things that make this island campground

unique is the paddle trails they boast. Though, if you decide to go on these,

you’ll need to bring your own canoe or kayak because they don’t rent them

out. Outside the campground, there is an educational theme park called

Moody Gardens. Bring the kids along and there’ll be plenty of nature for

people of various interests to enjoy and participate in during the stay.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE PARK: SAN FELIPE, TX

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as well. Campsites have full hookups and some sites even hold up to 60

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HUNTSVILLE STATE PARK: HUNTSVILLE, TX

Here’s a State Park full of relaxation. You can go and unwind in the shade

of the trees and go fishing from one of the fishing piers or off your boat

or canoe. There are watercraft for rent including paddleboats, canoes and

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This park has 4,000 acres of marsh and a boardwalk going through so you

can enjoy without getting your feet wet. Campers, cabin-dwellers and

RV-goers all have a place here at Sea Rim State Park. Feel free to fish from

the boardwalk or explore with your rented or own canoe or kayak. Sea

Rim also has the option to explore its grounds from home via their virtual

tour of the trails map.

NORTHLAKE RV RESORT: HOUSTON, TX

Come to Northlake RV Resort if you’re looking for a nice and relaxing place

to kick your feet up and breathe deeply. This resort has got a massive list of

amenities so it’s ridiculous to try to write them all here, but if you’re interested

you should definitely check out their website. Some of the best aspects of

this resort are the park-wide wifi, the stocked fishing lakes and the fire pits.

This place allows for extended stays and weekend trips, so regardless of your

plans you’ll definitely have plenty of options right next to home!

TRADERS VILLAGE RV RESORT:

Traders Village is a short drive for you and a wonderful place to stay. The

electric and water hookups are free, there is a pool for swimming, and

there’s wifi. Bring your picnic supplies so you can eat outside at the picnic

tables while enjoying the weather. You’re welcome to lounge around

and enjoy relaxing or you can go next door to the flea market that hosts

events and activities for visitors.

ALLSTAR RV RESORT: HOUSTON, TX

At AllStar RV Resort, they’ve got anything you could need while camping

in your RV and more. If you’ve got yourself a Fido who wanders himself

into a smelly situation, there’s a dog washing station here for your (and

your nose’s) convenience. Take advantage of the swimming pool, the

computer room, the recreation room and more. There’s also a stadium

nearby for baseball fans to watch their games.

ESCAPE THE PAVEMENT: HOUSTON, TX

There are actually two camping sites associated with Escape the Pavement

near Houston. There are four aspects to Escape the Pavement: Heyne

Ranch, Lake Houston Wilderness Park, Blackwood Land Institute and Big

Thicket National Preserve. It’s actually super great, because no matter

your flavor preference of outdoors experience, this place has got you. One

is a ranch for you and your horse to enjoy pastures, rivers and wooded

trails; perfect for a day trip. You’ll also love the bonfires on the beach! One

of their campgrounds has over 4,000 acres of forest and a creek that you

can go ahead and explore the trails winding around through it on your

horse, bike or on foot. The other area available for camping is restricted to

primitive camping only because it is located on a preserve. Lastly, the land

institute is a great educational place for kids and adults alike. Check out

their website if any of these interest you and start planning a trip!

LAKE SOMERVILLE: SOMERVILLE, TX

The campground and park are also full of opportunities for fun in the sun.

Water activities like swimming, skiing, fishing, and the likes are all great

ideas on Lake Somerville. There are picnic areas for campers or day hikers

to sit, enjoy the view, and munch on their sandwiches. Birdwatching,

volleyball, hiking and horseback riding are popular pass times. Overall,

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SHELDON LAKE STATE PARK: HOUSTON, TX

Sheldon Lake State Park is open to fishing and wildlife observation. You’re

welcome to take your boat out for a ride or fish off the banks, so long as

you’re wary of the alligators inhabiting the park. The learning center has

tons of activities for the kids that you can sign up for and enjoy. Some

of these activities are more hands-on, like catch and release fishing

and some are visual demonstrations like green building technologies

or smart wildscape demonstrations for gardening and using beautiful

native plants.

BASTROP STATE PARK: BASTROP, TX

A forest with a history and personality, the Lost Pines located on Bastrop

State Park used to be a luscious and well-groomed forest before being

damaged by floods and fires. Now, the forest’s recovery is just as beautiful

a sight. The story itself is a perfect reason to visit, but Bastrop also has

swimming, biking, hiking and geocaching as an incentive. If you’re

looking to exploring the surrounding area, Bastrop also has museums

and restaurants to check out on your vacation!

BUESCHER STATE PARK: SMITHVILLE, TX

Experienced bicyclists looking for a challenge will enjoy the bike trails

here at Buescher State Park. This park connects with Bastrop State Park via

a paved road with great views of the area. Unfortunately, there is currently

no swimming in this park, but if you adventure the short commute to the

nearby Bastrop you’ll find a nice swimming pool for visitors like yourself.

Lastly, if you’re hankering to float along in a tandem kayak or a canoe, you

can do so through rental at Buescher State Park.

LOCKHART STATE PARK: SMITHVILLE, TX

This park has a pool, grounds for camping, trails to hike and a nine-hole

golf course among many other things that allow you to get active! If you

want to go fishing but don’t want to lug around your equipment, you’re

in luck! The park has fishing equipment available for guests to use during

their stay. If you’re looking to have a gathering of people for a family or

church event, there is a Group Recreation Hall that also has a kitchen

capable of holding up to 75 people at once.

LAKE LIVINGSTON: LIVINGSTON, TX

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to host a family reunion, try looking

here! Campsites have full hookups and there are rentable screen shelters

as well. As long as you’re wary of the alligators that dwell in the area,

visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, birding, swimming, and biking. On

your way in and out you can stop at the souvenir shop that sells treats

and equipment!

LAKE LIVINGSTON KOA: ONALASKA, KOA

Here’s a popular KOA that you’ll probably need to make a reservation for

ahead of time to ensure you get yourself a spot for the night. There is

a beautiful pool with lounge chairs for you to relax and sink into while

soaking in the sun. Your kids will enjoy the playground. If you love

enjoying the great outdoors and its many inhabitants, there is a local bald

eagle named Eddie who supposedly flies around the area frequently.

There is also fishing, a pavilion to admire the scenery in, and is known for

the sunset views.

VILLAGE CREEK STATE PARK: LUMBERTON, TX

Campers interested in sleeping in tents, RVs or cabins are welcome here.

You’ll be able to go swimming, fishing, biking, hiking and more with your

friends and family. If you prefer to learn about your surroundings and its

history rather than being emerged in the real deal, there are programs

and museums aplenty for you to observe and glean information from

during your stay.

PALMETTO STATE PARK: GONZALES, TX

This little oasis has a multitude of thirsty plants that cannot live in other

areas due to the lack of water. The park is named for the dwarf palmettos

that grow beneath the trees. As a visitor, you can also enjoy the copious

amounts of flowing and stagnant water by swimming, tubing, fishing

and canoeing. Those interested in keeping dry will enjoy bird watching,

hiking, geocaching or staring at the dwarf palmettos.

VICTORIA COLETO CREEK LAKE KOA: VICTORIA, TX

Come to this RV and tent camping site to enjoy the lovely wildflowers,

scattered oaks, birds and other wildlife. There is a pond with catfish that you

can relax on the edge of while fishing and other areas for freshwater fishing.

The winters are not as frigid as up north, so you can always count on decent

weather should you decide to vacation here! There are plenty of places in the

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• Chinch bug damage is obvious now. You will have areas of thin and/

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Chocolate Raspberry Cloud

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INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies

3 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup raspberry syrup

1 (9 ounce) package thin chocolate wafers

1/4 cup fresh raspberries (optional)

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)

1/8 cup semisweet chocolate curls (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

To Make Crust: In a small bowl, mix together crushed cookies and melted butter. Press

mixture into a 9 inch pie pan using your hands or the back of a spoon. Refrigerate until

firm.

To Make Filling: Whip 2 cups of cream until soft peaks form. Continue to whip while slowly

adding sugar, followed by vanilla extract. Whip until stiff, then stir in 1/2 cup raspberry

syrup.

Spread a layer of whipped cream mixture 1/2 inch deep into bottom of pie crust. Cover

with a layer of chocolate cookies. Cover with another 1/2 inch layer of whipped cream

mixture, followed by more cookies. If desired, slightly overlap the cookies, dipping them

in whipped cream mixture before placing them in pan. Continue alternating layers until

cookies are gone, and finish with a layer of whipped cream mixture. Cover carefully.

Refrigerate at least 12 hours before serving. Pie will keep up to 3 days.

Just prior to serving, whip remaining 1/2 cup cream and cover pie with a fresh layer. If

desired, garnish with fresh raspberries, mint leaves and chocolate curls.

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Chop Suey

You could make this on National Chop Suey Day August 29th!

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups diced pork loin

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced celery

1 cup hot water

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (14.5 ounce) can bean sprouts, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup cold water

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon white sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Heat shortening in a large, deep skillet. Sear pork until it turns white, then

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Cover skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Add sprouts and heat to boiling.

In a small bowl combine the cold water, cornstarch, soy sauce and sugar.

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