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The GP board meetings are typically the third Monday of each month at
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Clubhouse Rentals call Crest Mgmt. 281-579-0761
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Governor’s Place pool is open Memorial Day weekend through
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GOVERNOR’S PLACE NNO
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we will not host a 2020 Meet Your
Neighbor Night at Governors Place. We encourage smaller gatherings
between you and your nearby neighbors. But please follow the directions
in effect at the time from public officials.
The Texas Meet Your Neighbor Night is Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
In light of the pandemic, pool tags will be mailed to homeowners. They
must request the tags online @ crest-management.com
Weekends Only, August 15 th -September 7 th :
11 AM-7 PM
11 AM-7 PM
Approval from the Architectural Control Committee is required prior to
making any modifications to the exterior of your property. This includes
but is not limited to installation of trampolines, playsets, storage sheds,
room additions, patio covers, repainting your home, trim or front door
even if using the same color. An Exterior Modification Request Form can
be submitted electronically at www.crest-management.com by clicking
on Exterior Modification Request Form on the homepage. Please note you
do not need to log in to complete the application. Once you select your
project type, it will notify of items required to complete your application.
If you prefer a paper application, please contact Crest Management at
281-579-0761 and it can be mailed to you.
Report any and all suspicious activity to S.E.A.L. Security - 281-749-1300
as well as the Sheriff’s office.
To help avoid trash not being picked up, please do not park your vehicles
in the street on Trash days (Tuesday and Friday). When multiple vehicles
are parked in the street, the truck is unable to get through. Thank you in
advance for your assistance with this matter.
SAFETY AND SECURITY TIPS FROM S.E.A.L.
Preparation: Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. If you do
leave your purse in the front of the vehicle, don’t leave your phone in
your purse. (Since phones are now so easily traceable, the thieves will
most likely destroy and/or discard it right away. That’s one more hassle
you don’t need.)
• Keep spare keys to your home or vehicle with a trusted neighbor,
relative, at work, etc.
• Take photos or make a photocopy of all your credit/debit cards, driver’s
license, etc. (front and back), that you normally keep in your purse or
wallet and keep those copies someplace safe, such as at home. That
way, if they are lost or stolen, you will more easily be able to inform the
companies and authorities.
Prevention: Be aware of all those around you. MAKE EYE CONTACT so
potential thieves know they have been seen.
Governor’s Place Hotline 281-749-1300
Most of our dog owners are responsible, using a leash and picking up
after your pets. We thank you!
HOWEVER - We have received reports of dog owners allowing their dogs
to defecate and urinate in yards. This is especially a problem in hightraffic
areas near park entrances. Be aware that it is not just your dog.
Once a yard has been “used,” other dogs want to do so as well. A resident
should not have to pick up after even one dog, much less ten. In addition,
runners and walkers in our parks don’t enjoy dodging excrement. Please
carry a bag and pick up after your pet. Remember also, that even the
sweetest dog may seem intimidating to some people. Respect their
rights and comply with leash laws.
PARKING LAWS WILL BE ENFORCED
As many residents have noticed, cars parking in the wrong direction
on the side of the road has become an increasing problem throughout
the community. The officers that patrol the neighborhood have been
giving warnings for this, but will begin issuing tickets. Please utilize
your driveway and garage and when parking on the street is necessary,
please park in the same direction as traffic. Additional parking problems
have occurred at the tennis and clubhouse parking lots. As a result, the
Board has adopted a Common Area Parking and Tow Policy. The Policy
has been filed in the official public records with the Harris County Clerk
and is available by visiting www.crest-management.com, clicking on
Communities and selecting Governors Place. Towing will be enforced.
DEED RESTRICTION REMINDER
If you plan on making a change to your home/yard, please fill out a
Request for Home Improvement - Governor’s Place form. Please view
the form at our website and download the form to submit to Crest
• Cars may not be parked on the front lawn of your property.
• Trailers, boats, RVs, recreational vehicles must be stored out of view of
• Remember that our streets are very narrow and utilize your driveway
to park cars.
• Store trash cans out of street view.
• Now is the time to start cleaning out gutters and roof tops to get rid of
pine needles and leaves.
• We urge parents to advise your children to ride scooters and electric
toys on the sidewalks, NOT in the streets. There have been too many near
misses reported and we don’t want a child to “learn their lesson” the hard
way by being hit by a car.
Together as a community we must always be alert for both ourselves
and our neighbors. Please phone (713-221-6000) the sheriff for anything
suspicious; robbery, suspicious looking people, speeding, etc.
Please remember not to place your garbage out any sooner than the
night before the scheduled pick-up day.
After pick-up, all garbage cans should be kept out of public view. They
should not be kept in front of garages, in the front yards of any home
or on the side of any home. Please make every effort to conceal the
trashcans from public view on non-trash days. On a side note we should
be putting all trash in bags and not directly in bins as this creates a
problem for everyone. Governors Place is our home and we like to keep
it nice. If you spot trash in the area, please pick it up and to ensure our
beautiful community stays as such.
Parking recreational vehicles in the community is a violation of the
governing rules and regulations. We understand this is the time of year
vacations and family visits are planned, so if you will take a moment to call
Crest Management at 281-579-0761 to notify us as to when you will have
your recreational vehicle(s) in the driveway, we will give you 1 to 2 days
grace period. We understand people have to live, that is why we want to
open the lines of communication. If we do not hear from you and your
vehicle(s) are noticed on our regular inspection, don’t get upset when
you receive a citation. Again, we will only allow parking of recreational
vehicles for a short period of 1 to 2 days.
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COMMERCIAL VEHICLES PARKING
Although the streets in Governors Place are public, we are receiving
numerous complaints regarding parking of personal vehicles and
commercial vehicles in the streets. The parking of COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
within the community is RESTRICTED in the governing documents and
fines will be assessed. Please try to utilize your driveways as much as
possible when parking your personal vehicles.
STREET LIGHT MAINTENANCE
To report a streetlight that is not working, call Reliant Energy at 713-207-
2222. You need to report both the number on the base of the pole and
the street address.
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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NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH
September is National Suicide Awareness Month. Also known as Suicide
Prevention Month, the month brings awareness to a topic not often
Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family
and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person
commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who
commit suicide suffer from depression.
One way to help prevent suicide is to increase access to treatment for
depression. However, identifying depression can be difficult. Not all
people who suffer from depression show signs. The first step in identifying
someone who is suffering from depression and contemplating suicide
is to see how serious the issue is. Talking to the person involved and
asking about their thoughts will decrease the trigger of suicidal action.
Suggesting a counselor or treatment for depression might also help.
Often, people who are depressed need a caring friend. A common fallacy
is that people who talk about suicide never act on it. If a friend or loved
one is talking about suicide, it’s time to get help for that person. The
mental health of yourself or a loved one can never be taken too seriously.
Whether the weight of a long-term struggle or a crisis weighs you down,
allow friends, family or a profession to lighten the burden by finding
support. There is no shame in seeking help.
Learning about suicide prevention during the month of September is a
great way to educate yourself and others. If you or someone you know
needs emergency assistance, contact the National Suicide Prevention
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HOW TO CELEBRATE READ A BOOK DAY
Read a Book Day comes to us every September 6 th . It may seem strange
to celebrate an activity that plenty of us enjoy many, if not most, days
of the year. But it never hurts to indulge in something extra to make a
cherished activity more enjoyable. You can read outside, enjoy a snack,
reflect on what a favorite book means to you and more. Here are five
ideas to celebrate Read a Book Day.
Read Outside: Read a Book Day fortunately coincides with a time of year
that for much of the globe brings pleasant weather. Late summer often
provides the right amount of sun and heat, begging a reader to bring
books outside. Granted, that’s a bit difficult for those of us who have to
spend prime daylight hours at work or in school, but you can always
sneak some reading time in the early morning, late afternoon or evening.
Take your book to the beach, an outdoor table, the porch or anywhere
else that makes your day of reading a little more special.
Enjoy a Book With Good Food (or a Drink): C.S. Lewis said that “Eating
and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” We might take
this as a cue for our own Read a Book Day celebration. There are some
things to consider, though. I, for one, traditionally have trouble finding
the right food to eat while reading (fruit like grapes and strawberries wet
my fingers and the pages and large meals involving fork and knife make
holding the book open unwieldy). But for Read a Book Day, I might put
those past failures behind me. Baked goods like cookies and pastries
make for great company, while coffee and tea are always enhancements
to a good story. Heck, it’s the summer. You might even celebrate the day
with a glass of wine or a special cocktail.
Share a Quote or Reflection on Social Media: Many a book goes
unread because it gets lost in the noise. It can be hard to know what’s
worth our attention in the dizzying selection of books we have available
and one of the most important resources we have as readers is a good
recommendation. You can celebrate reading by excerpting a favorite
quote from a book and sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. If you want to
go the extra mile, dress up a favorite title for a photo on Instagram and
caption it with why it means something to you. Picking the right book
intimidates more people than you think and you never know who you’re
helping and who might add your recommendation to their reading list.
Go Outside of Your Typical Selection Habits: Some readers want to
own their books and love bookstores. Some readers prefer the different
selection and freedom of a library. Others prefer shopping online. All of
these habits are great, but it can be rewarding to try something new. Does
your community have a used bookstore? There’s a lot that might surprise
you, especially if you’re used to going to Barnes & Noble. Do you like to
shop online for books? There are plenty of places where you can get old,
unusual, rare or interesting editions that the major vendors won’t have. Plus,
it always pays to visit your local library. A little difference can go a long way
in reminding you of the wide cultural world of books.
Ask Someone for a Recommendation: Celebrating books goes the other
way, too. It’s always good to make something solitary, like reading, more
social. A good way to do this is to reach out to someone who could give
you a recommendation. People are always happy to share their favorite
titles and it’s a nice way to reconnect with someone over books. After all, a
book’s very purpose is to connect us better to the world in the first place.
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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
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group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic
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along the original walk route to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s.
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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
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Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. The doors
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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
and distraction can happen easily. But with a little bit of
planning and organization, it can be an effective (and comfortable) place
to study. Try some of these tips for studying at home to help you stay
focused and more efficient with your study time.
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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
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