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NEWS FROM THE BOARD
The Falcon Point East (“FPE”) subdivision consists of the 613 lots located in
the Arbor, the Grove, the Landing and the Meadows. Owners of these lots
are members of the FPE Homeowners Association, Inc. (the “Association”).
The Association is managed by Community Solutions Unlimited LLC
(“CSU”). Policies are set by a five member Board of Directors (the “Board”).
The Board is elected by the members of the Association at the Annual
Meeting held in November of each year.
• 2020 Assessments: 96.37% collected. If you have not paid your annual
dues, please reach out to Rachel Schmutz and set up a payment agreement.
FALCON POINT EAST MEETING
Date: 4 th Thursday of each Month Time: 6 PM
Location: Community Pool - Storage Room
COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED
1. Is there an open position on the Board?
Yes, there are two open positions that we hope to fill at the Annual
Meeting in November. The Arbor and the Grove Sections do not currently
have residents on the Board, but all positions are at-large. Please consider
submitting nominations to Rachel Schmutz.
2. What are the different types of HOA meetings?
Monthly Board Meeting: The “board meeting” is the most common type of
HOA meeting. This is a meeting of the Board of Directors and is open to all
members. These meetings are held monthly and members are required to be
notified. The requirement for notice and for open Board meetings extends to
members of the association the right to attend and to observe the business
being transacted at the meeting. It does not extend the right to participate in
the meeting or to object to any action being taken by the board of directors. An
agenda of topics to be discussed is provided and as a rule, no other business
is addressed during these meetings. Members can request to be added to the
agenda in advance of the meeting. At these meetings, the Board discusses the
routine management of the community. Topics might include reviewing the
property manager’s work, resolving disputes between members or tracking the
progress of maintenance projects. A member of the Board will keep minutes of
these meetings and those minutes will be available to HOA members.
The HOA Board periodically will hold “executive session” meetings, to which the
members of the HOA are not invited - only the board of directors is permitted
to attend these meetings. The Board holds an executive session when it needs
to discuss confidential, private or privileged information. For example, a
conversation with the HOA lawyer about ongoing litigation may be held during
an executive session. Other topics of an executive session include personnel
issues or delinquent assessments. The Board may vote on actions during an
executive meeting and those votes are binding. Often, these meetings are held
after the open Board meeting rather than on a separate date. But, an executive
session can be called, according to the governing documents, to address an
appropriate topic. Detailed minutes of these sessions are not made available to
the members, but a note that such discussions took place is usually in minutes of
the open Board meetings. For example, the minutes for a public Board meeting
may include a comment such as: “An executive session was held after the meeting.
The Board discussed legal advice received concerning an employment issue.”
Special Meeting (Emergency): When your Board needs to take action
on an important item that must be deliberated at a meeting and it is too
important to wait until the next regular Board meeting, you can hold a
special meeting. Special meetings usually have only one or two items on
the agenda and are not called very often. As a type of Board meeting,
special meetings are still noticed according to state requirements and
meeting minutes are taken. A quorum of the Board needs to attend for
action to be taken and a special meeting, like a regular Board meeting, is
open to all members to observe the proceedings. Due to their nature, these
meetings sometimes can be held virtually, through email or phone call, if
agreed to by the members and/or permitted by the governing documents.
Minutes should be recorded and made available to the members.
Annual Meeting of the Members: The annual meeting, which, as its
name suggests, is held annually and open to all its members. The annual
meeting serves to address the “big-picture issues” of the HOA - the
Board presents the annual budget, new Board members are elected and
upcoming capital projects are announced. If the Board has committees,
they present their reports at the annual meeting. A notice must be
provided to all members according to the governing documents. Minutes
are taken and made available to members.
Town Hall Meeting: Town hall meetings are informational meetings held so
that important topics can be explained to the membership, members’ concerns
can be addressed, information can be gathered and members can ask questions.
A town hall meeting might be held for the developer to discuss how the
association will transfer to homeowner control or for officials to explain issues
affecting the neighboring area, such as a new store being built or upcoming
highway construction. Unlike a Board meeting, special meeting or annual
meeting, a town hall meeting does not require a quorum to be present because
no official association business or voting, occurs at this type of meeting.
Committee Meeting: Another type of meeting you might encounter
is a committee meeting. Some HOAs, especially the larger ones, form
committees, each of which focuses on a particular area. For example, there
may be a landscaping committee, a safety committee or a committee for
nominations to the Board. These committees will be made up of some subset
of the Board of Directors and may include one or more non-director members
as well. Whether a Board has committees and who can serve on them will be
controlled by the governing documents. Each committee is required to hold
periodic meetings and to present its work to the Board and membership at
large at the annual meeting and possibly at the regular Board meetings. The
committee meetings generally are subject to the same requirements as is the
open Board meeting, such as providing notice and keeping minutes.
COMPLIANCE: Some of the most common mistakes that homeowners/
renters make are:
• Forgetting to cut and edge your grass on a regular basis:
Frequency of maintenance depends on the weather, rate of growth,
weeds, etc.; however, the maintenance must occur often enough to
ensure the lawn is maintained to the community wide standard.
• Forgetting to put up your trash can at the end of a trash collection day:
• Please put your trashcan and recycle bin away and out of public view.
Leaving your can by the front of the garage door or on the side of the
home warrants a letter from Community Solutions.
• If you have a lack of storage space within your garage, an alternate
solution might be to purchase an enclosure for the side of your yard,
which hides the trash can from view.
• Not putting in a Home Improvement application before you make a
modification to the exterior of your home.
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Falcon Point East Website: Go to www.csutx.com for community
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• Power Outages • Sign up for Power Alert Service (PAS) and - receive a
notification if you have a power outage lasting several minutes or more that
cannot be resolved quickly by our smart grid technology- get an estimated
time for repairs and a new estimate if repairs take longer than expected - get a
notification when the problem has been resolved and the causes of the problem
have been identified - Enrollment is easy! Call 713-207-2222 or go online and
submit a request. You will need your meter number to complete the form.
• Streetlight Outage: Before you call or go online be sure to have the
pole number and street address. Your HOA Dues pay for the electricity
which are incurred whether the bulbs are functioning or not.
Motorist Assistance Program (M.A.P.):
Precinct 3 Commissioners Office - 281-341-4665
• Changing a Flat Tire • Supply Fuel, Water and/or Air • Jump Start Vehicles
• Assist with Minor Engine Repair • Remove Stranded Vehicles from Roadway
• Provide Courtesy Transport of Stranded Motorist to a Safe Location
Moving or Selling Your Home: If you are moving and need to have the
gates locked open for the moving van to access your community, please
contact Rachel Schmutz of Community Solutions 713-429-5440.
Nextdoor: An online private network you can post, chat and stay informed
with your neighbors at https://falconpointeast.nextdoor.com/join. Board
members are not obligated to read/respond/react to your post on Nextdoor.
Soccer Field Reservations: 713-429-5440. Reservations must be made
by a FPE homeowner who is responsible for the activities on the field
during the reserved time.
Street Gutters and Drains: Please keep the street area in front of your
house clean, so that leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, dirt and liter
will not accumulate in the gutters next to the curb.
Trash Service: Republic Services, Inc: Call 281-446-2030 for repairs,
replacement & missed collection of trash. • The trash collection contract
is administered by Harris Fort Bend MUD #5, not the HOA. • Trash is
collected on both Monday & Thursday • Recycling is only collected on
Monday • Bulk waste and oversized items are collected every Thursday
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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 only 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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Participants will Raise Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for
Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research. The Alzheimer’s Association®
is invitingKaty, 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,The Katy/West Houston Walk
to End Alzheimer’s continues, but instead of hosting a large gathering,
the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as
individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Katy,
West Houston, Fulshear, Richmond and surrounding areas.
Time-honored components of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s are being
replicated. On walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers
and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons
participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all
delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers. A small
group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic
Promise Garden in a “view only” format on Walk day on commercial Blvd
along the original walk route to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s.
To enhance the participant experience leading up to the event and on
Walk day, new features are being added to the Walk to End Alzhemer’s
mobile app to create an opportunity for the community to connect.
Participants can use the app and new “Walk Mainstage’’ to track their
steps and distance, follow a virtual Walk path, manage their Facebook
fundraisers and access information and resources from the Association
and Walk sponsors to help individuals and families affected by the
disease. A new audio track is available to encourage participants along
the way and to congratulate them upon completion of their Walk.
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SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP MARKETPLACE
Shop ‘til You Drop Marketplace is a huge vendors market, which provides
a unique and varied shopping experience. This event is an annual
fundraiser that is put on by the Cy-Fair Women’s Club, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit,
community-service based organization. Our fundraising efforts are
directed back to the community. Vendors and shoppers look forward to
the event year after year and our membership is committed to its success
This year’s show will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the
Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. The doors
will open to shoppers from 9 AM to 5 PM. NEW THIS YEAR! We have added
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questions or need assistance, please email rather than call. A representative
from our box office will call you back as soon as possible. Be assured, as we
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Mildred’s Umbrella Theater has put a hold on live productions until December
2020, to insure the safety of our patrons and our artists. We hope you are all
safe and healthy and we miss you. In the meantime, we have some other free
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will explain what DNA is and what your results mean. This is a virtual
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8 TIPS FOR STUDYING AT HOME EFFECTIVELY
1. TRY ACTIVE STUDYING: Active studying is
as simple as asking questions before, during
and after study time. Not only does this help
to give your study session direction, but it also
helps keep you on track and reflect on how to
improve for your next study session!
Questions to ask yourself before you study:
What am I about to learn?
What do I already know about this subject?
Questions to ask yourself while you study:
How does this information fit into a bigger
Do I understand what I have just read?
Can I paraphrase it?
Are there any key words or ideas that I need to
write down? Why are these words and ideas
Questions to ask yourself after you study:
What can I take away from this study session?
What do I need to review or learn next time?
HOW TO STUDY AT HOME
(WITHOUT GETTING DISTRACTED)
Studying at home has its perks: it’s a comfortable, low-pressure environment. However, there
are a few reasons it can be difficult to study at home; with so many distractions, it’s easy to
procrastinate-when you do start, it’s easy to get off track.
At home, procrastination and distraction can prevent you from accomplishing what you
need to get done. Watching TV, taking a nap, scrolling through social media or other activities
(maybe even cleaning your room!), are big productivity killers that take you away from your
goal of studying for or completing that assignment.
Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to help you be more productive. Here are 8
ways to help you stay focused and get more done when studying at home.
2. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: Students of all
ages should get at least eight hours of sleep
every school night. It’s the best way to ensure
that the brain is refreshed and ready to process
all of the information learned during the day. It
may be tempting to stay up late to cram, but it’s
more beneficial to get enough rest. A full night’s
sleep is especially important the night before a
test-a good night’s sleep makes you more alert
and improves memory for test material, leading
to better test results.
3. STUDY AT THE RIGHT TIME: Every student
has his or her own daily highs and lows. Some
people are night owls while some people
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prefer the morning. Take advantage of the time of the day you feel most
productive and don’t try to force yourself to study when your brainpower
isn’t at its peak. Try to study when you are most alert, so you are able to
process and retain the information that you are studying.
4. HAVE A DESIGNATED STUDY AREA: Whether it’s the kitchen table or
the desk in your bedroom, create an area to study that is a designated
study zone. Try to reserve your bed for sleeping and avoid studying in it
(it can be all too easy to take a nap!). Most importantly, keep your study
space clean and organized so you can put more time into studying (and
less trying to find a pen that works).
5. EAT PROPERLY: Don’t forget to eat! Your body (and your brain) needs
fuel to help stay in top form. Plus, it’s difficult to focus when your stomach
is growling. Have healthy snacks while you study, but make sure they’re
prepared in advance so you don’t spend too much time away from your
work. More time away means more opportunity to be distracted!
6. CREATE A TIMETABLE: Creating a timetable helps organize your time,
schedules your breaks and is especially useful when you have multiple
subjects to study. Write your schedule down so you can remember it
and refer to it often. Set reasonable limits for how much time you spend
studying each day and break your study session up into manageable
chunks of time.
7. USE A TIMER: Use a timer to help keep track of time and to make sure
you stick to the timetable you created. Setting a timer helps keeps you
focused on the task at hand, committed to working until the timer goes
off and helps keep you on track to cover all the material you need to.
Above all else, it helps keep your break time effective and guilt-free
(because you’ve earned it!).
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME
Although it seems convenient, studying at home can be difficultprocrastination
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Grandparents are full of hugs and kisses, family history, wisdom, patience,
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highly popular composition A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.
The forget-me-not is the official flower for National Grandparents Day.
National Grandparents Day is expected to grow in significance over the
next decade and beyond as the number of grandparents in the United
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Four Cheese Margherita Pizza
You could make this on National Cheese Pizza Day September 5th!
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
8 Roma tomatoes, sliced
2 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crusts
8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 ounces shredded Fontina cheese
10 fresh basil leaves, washed, dried
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Stir together olive oil, garlic and salt; toss with tomatoes and allow to stand
for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush each pizza crust with
some of the tomato marinade. Sprinkle the pizzas evenly with Mozzarella
and Fontina cheeses. Arrange tomatoes overtop, then sprinkle with shredded
basil, Parmesan and feta cheese.
Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about
Butterscotch Bread Pudding
You could make this on National Butterscotch Pudding Day September
1 loaf day-old bread, torn into small pieces
4 cups milk
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking
dish. In a large bowl, combine bread, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and
butterscotch chip, mixture should be the consistency of oatmeal. Pour
into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven 1 hour, until nearly set. (It should have a “thigh
wiggle” or wiggle as much as a well endowed thigh.) Serve warm or cold.
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• Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves and dead
wood. Light green leaves may signify lack of iron (chlorosis). Correct
with iron cheleates.
• Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little bone meal around
• Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall growth. Follow up with
a dose of fertilizer the first week of September.
• Plants come out of summer rest and go crazy. Insect populations
explode as we get into cooler temperatures. Diseases that have been
dormant wake up.
- Citrus, croton, avocado and mango are susceptible to spider mites and
thrips. Discourage them with a strong jet of water from a hose directed to
the undersides of the leaves.
- Hibiscus, citrus, palms, gardenia and ixora are susceptible to scale and
• Winter vegetable gardens and perennials get planted.
• Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies.
• Fire ants baits should be put out in September-October to lessen the
number of eggs that make it to Spring.
• St. Augustine grass gets its fall fertilizer during September. Continue
to mow at maximum height. You want to leave a lot of leaf surface to
produce carbohydrate reserves for the winter.
• Keep an eye out for sod webworms. First sign of them is grass that
appears to stop growing. You need to get them early for biological
controls to work. When the caterpillars are only 1/4 inch, Bacillus
thuringiensis applications can slow them. Bt is a bacteria that works on
the caterpillars’ digestive systems and makes them stop feeding. Do the
application late in the day. The larvae feed at night and you want them
to get nice fresh Bt.
• When the heat and drought end, the weather could bring brown patch
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drop into the 60’s and days stay in the 80’s.
• Get any pruning of hedges and such done now. You want the flush of
new growth to be hardened-off before the end of October. Tree pruning
should be put off until winter, when the trees are dormant.
• Pre-emerge herbicide applications targeting annual bluegrass and
the earlier-germinating winter broadleaf weeds needed to be put out
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