Governors Place September 2020

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Swimming Pool Payphone 281-395-1699

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Harris County Sheriff’s Dept. 713-221-6000

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Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Mosquito Control 713-796-6900

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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.

POOL TAGS

In light of the pandemic, pool tags will be mailed to homeowners. They

must request the tags online @ crest-management.com

POOL HOURS

Weekends Only, August 15 th -September 7 th :

Saturday-Sunday

Labor Day

11 AM-7 PM

11 AM-7 PM

ACC FORMS

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.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY:

Report any and all suspicious activity to S.E.A.L. Security - 281-749-1300

as well as the Sheriff’s office.

STREET PARKING

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.

SECURITY SOLUTIONS

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

DOGGIE DON’TS

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

Management.

• Cars may not be parked on the front lawn of your property.

• Trailers, boats, RVs, recreational vehicles must be stored out of view of

the street.

• 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.

CRIME REPORTING

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.

WASTE REMOVAL

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.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

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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There are currently no teenage job seekers available. Have your teen

send in their information to be added.

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

talked about.

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

Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Find more help at www.nami.org/Find-Support.

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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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11-17 the same experience that boys have traditionally enjoyed. Scouts

BSA Troop 418 is a new girl-led unit, meeting at Trinity Baptist Church

on Spring Green on Mondays 7:30-8:30 PM. We are looking to grow our

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Pack 353 has been keeping the Scout spirit alive since 1982. With over

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with a wide variety of activities that help boys develop leadership skills,

build character, strengthen communication skills and demonstrate good

citizenship. Boys entering first through fifth grades are welcome to join

us anytime throughout the year. If you would like more information on

joining Cub Scouts and participating in our summertime activities, please

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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

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

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steps and distance, follow a virtual Walk path, manage their Facebook

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Shop ‘til You Drop Marketplace is a huge vendors market, which provides

a unique and varied shopping experience. This event is an annual

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community-service based organization. Our fundraising efforts are

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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

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8 TIPS FOR STUDYING AT HOME EFFECTIVELY

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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

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Do I understand what I have just read?

Can I paraphrase it?

Are there any key words or ideas that I need to

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Questions to ask yourself after you study:

What can I take away from this study session?

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prefer the morning. Take advantage of the time of the day you feel most

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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

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Source: www.oxfordlearning.com/tips-for-studying-at-home/

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You could make this on National Cheese Pizza Day September 5th!

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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

10 minutes.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

You could make this on National Butterscotch Pudding Day September

19th!

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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

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