Grand Lakes September 2020

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The Official Newsletter of Grand Lakes

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Grand Lakes | September 2020 1


Your Community is Fighting Back

We have already won the case, but...

you must file your claim to be eligible for compensation.

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After Harvey, the Army Corps of Engineers refused to take responsibility for

intentionally using Upstream properties to store storm water. After a hard-fought

courtroom battle in 2019, Judge Lettow issued his decision. He found the

government liable under the Fifth Amendment for the intentional flooding of

Upstream homes and businesses. In a landmark case, Judge Lettow ruled that

intentional government action was the sole cause of the Upstream flooding.

Upstream residents have filed lawsuits to protect and enforce their Fifth

Amendment rights to just compensation. Attorney Armi Easterby is honored to

represent over 1,300 Upstream families and businesses.

The Chief Judge of the Court of

Federal Claims picked attorney Armi

Easterby to serve as Co-Lead Counsel

to protect the rights of individual

plaintiffs. Armi and his legal team

have taken the lead in obtaining

sworn testimonies from dozens of

government witnesses in

Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and

Texas. Pictures and videos from our

Upstream plaintiffs helped to prove

that the Army Corps’ actions were

the sole cause of flooding. Litigation

is still ongoing to determine financial

compensation and there is still time

to file a claim.

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Association - Principal Management Group of Houston

11000 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 150, Houston, TX 77041

Phone: 713-329-7100 Fax: 713-329-7198

Emergencies can be reported after hours and on weekends by calling

713-329-7100, the emergency on call manager can assist you.

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Contact: Margie Pingleton - mpingleton@pmghouston.com

Please contact Erica Morgan PMG for community events and

inforamtion, questions or concerns.

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Fire Department (Emergency) 281-498-2800

Fire Department (Non Emergency) 281-498-1310

Fort Bend Co. Sheriff 281-341-4665

Utilities/Post Office/FT BEND CO.

CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111

Reliant energy 713-207-7777

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Reliant energy light outage 713-207-2222

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Billing/Payment/Customer Care 281-290-6507

Consolidated Comm.(west of Peek) 1-866-989-2255

AT & T (east of Peek) 1-800-464-7928

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Katy & Park Row Post Offices 1-800-275-8777

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Poison Control 1/800/222-1222

Ft Bend Co. Animal Control 281-342-1512

COMMUNITY

Katy Family YMCA 281-392-5055

Fort Bend Co. Court House 281-342-3411

Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-5289

SCHOOLS

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KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation 281-396-7560

Alexander Rae Elementary 281-237-7100

Beckendorf Junior High 281-237-8800

Griffin Elementary 281-238-8700

Seven Lakes High School 281-237-2800

Miller Career Center 281-237-6300

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LIBRARIES FT. BEND CO.

Katy/Ft. Bend Mini-Branch 281-395-1311

Cinco Ranch Library 281-395-1311

George Memorial 281-342-4455

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MEDICAL

Methodist West Hospital 832-522-5522

Texas Childrens Hospital West 832-227-1000

Fort Bend Co.Health Dept. 281-342-6414

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-392-1111

Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital 281-599-5700

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Happy Labor Day! Hello Fall!

GRAND LAKES NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2020

Dear Editor, News from the HOA Board, Grand Lakes, Best Trash and the

Grand Lakes Scoop by Stock and Spafford. Much more in the newsletter!

Grand Lakes is online: grandlakeslife.com or Townsq.com.

NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DEADLINES

Newsletter articles are due by the 20 th of the month for the upcoming

issue. Newsletter article deadlines are:

November 2020 - due 9/20 • December 2020 - due 10/20

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!

Yes - it’s that time: back to school! What an exciting time of year for

everyone, yes, everyone. Students are back on a normal schedule. Parents

can focus on what THEY need to do. Activities galore at school. Above

all - there is learning happening. Learning is a constant. It happens all

the time with every aspect of our lives. From waking up in the morning

to make that cup of java or breakfast, driving to work or school, going

about your day and then closing for the night. We are constantly learning

something each and every day of our lives. However, it’s what we are

doing with the learning is the big challenge. By applying our learning

through extensions in the form of challenging our thinking, we are going

above and beyond our existing knowledge. Think about this - who wants

to be known as just average? None of us want that title because we know

we are capable of much more in life. Some people express that they are

afraid to learn, afraid to go back to school, afraid to move forward. Why?

There is nothing to fear about learning because learning helps you out

of challenges and helps you into blessings. The day we stop learning is

the day we stop living. Live and learn! Questions/comments: email - Carla

Brownlee at girls1900@aol.com.

GRAND LAKES WEBSITE & GRAND LAKES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

For the latest on community happenings and contact information, visit

grandlakeslife.com. For Facebook book user please search for Grand Lakes

Community Association Forum on Facebook and request to be added.

This is an unofficial community Facebook page created by residents for

residents. The Grand Lakes Community Association Forum on Facebook

is not monitored by PMG or the HOA Board.

SUBSCRIBE TO TOWNSQ FROM PMG

For Grand Lakes news, updates and service requests please down load

TownSq.at https://app.townsq.io/associa/signup and download the app

on their smartphone. This will allow the residents to view information for

their property, general information and news, community events from

PMG. Did you receive your Grand Lakes newsletter? If not, please contact

PMG at 713-329-7100 or www.townsq.com to get your newsletter.

In July, the Grand Lakes HOA Board and legal counsel

proposed the “SECOND AMENDMENT to DECLARATION

OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS (CC&

R) for GRAND LAKES.” This amendment would not allow

a homeowner to lease his or her home for less than six

months. This amendment would not allow a homeowner to rent out one of his

or her rooms in their house either. The second proposed amendment for Grand

Lakes has other changes to Article XI and Article XIII, which affects all the

homeowners in Grand Lakes. The second proposed amendment also includes

additional fine language as well. Please review second proposed amendment

at Grand Lakes Life www.grandlakeslife.com/document-library.html (look in

document library) or on Townsq under documents. The homeowners will vote

on this amendment in December at the yearly HOA homeowners meeting.

Please remember it takes 67% of the homeowners in Grand Lakes to vote yes

before this amendment is added to the CC&R’s. Questions or feedback please

contact Carla Brownlee at girls1900@aol.com.

THE GRAND LAKES SCOOP BY STOCK AND SPAFFORD MARTINEZ

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HOA BOARD MEETINGS

Grand Lake’s monthly HOA Board meetings takes place every 4 th Monday of

the month at 6 PM on Zoom due to Covid-19. Log on to wwwgrandlakeslife.

com or Townsq for up to date Zoom meeting information/invite as dates

and times are subject to change. Please check Grandlakeslife.com under

Upcoming Events for HOA Board for meetings date changes as they

changed in 2020. All residents of Grand Lakes are invited to attend the HOA

Board meetings each month. Homeowners are encouraged to attend the

monthly meetings to hear important updates or projects that will occur

or happen in Grand Lakes. Homeowners can also voice their concerns to

their elected HOA Board Members about deed restrictions, community

facilities that are in need of repair or anything else you would like to see

your elected HOA Board members address or resolve.

WWW.BEST-TRASH.COM

Grand Lakes has garage door service; we will pick up your household trash

(kitchen and bathroom trash) at your garage door. Place your trash out in

trash bags or trash cans (between 30 and 50 gallons in size) and must

be accessible and visible near your garage. We are not able to go behind

gates, so please make sure your garbage is not behind a gate. All other

trash, such yard waste and heavy trash, has to be placed at the curb for

collection. All trash needs to be out by 7 AM on your collection day. Trash

days are on Monday and Thursday. Recycle trash is picked up on Thursdays

only. Please visit Best Trash website if your trash was not collected on the

scheduled trash day or you have questions about heavy trash.

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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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.

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

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words and ideas important?

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?

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 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

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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 difficult-procrastination 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.

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

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY -

SUNDAY AFTER LABOR DAY

Each year on the Sunday following Labor Day,

grandchildren across the country honor their

grandparents. There is a special bond that can only be

shared between grandchildren and their grandparents.

Grandparents are full of hugs and kisses, family

history, wisdom, patience, love and guidance. National

Grandparents Day gives grandchildren the opportunity

to show love and appreciation to their grandparents.

National Grandparents Day has its very own song. The National Grandparents Day Council of

Chula Vista, California announced in 2004 that A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny

Prill would be the official song of the United States National Grandparents Day holiday. The

Council presented Prill with the National Songwriter’s Award in recognition of his highly

popular composition A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.

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WALKS/RUNs

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Garden Tips For September

TIME NOW TO MAKE PLANS FOR

FALL LANDSCAPING PROJECTS.

• 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

the roots.

• 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

mealybug.

• 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

disease in the St. Augustine grass. Watch for yellowish spots if the nights

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

starting in mid-August.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION INVITES

KATY/WEST HOUSTON RESIDENTS TO

JOIN 2020 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®​

Participants will Raise Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for

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,​​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.

There is no registration fee for participants. Sign up today as a team and

encourage your friends, family members, neighbors, book club, gym and

coworkers to join your team and start walking today!! There are many

incentives to raise funds but our main objective this year is to increase

participation in this growing community and increase awareness. For

more info, please visit www.alz.org​ or call 800-272-3900.

cRAFT SHOWS/FESTIVALS

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

a virtual online market. For more details about the show and for current

status and changes due to COVID 19, check out our website, www.

cyfairwomensclub.org/current-year-status-and-vendor-list.

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FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 3, 2020, 9 AM TILL 3 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities and food! Bring

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

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THEATER/ARTS

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

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2020-2021 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

We are calling the 2020/2021 season, A Season Of Discovery. It is perhaps our

most ambitious season yet, featuring two commissioned World Premieres,

two Houston Premieres and two musicals!. Remember, the more shows

you subscribe to, the more you save! Buy 6 shows and receive 20% off our

regular ticket price (that’s a whole show for FREE), buy 5 shows and receive

18% off our regular ticket price, 4 shows and receive 15% off or buy 3 shows

and receive 10% off our regular ticket price! ALL packages include FREE

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package! We have limited availability via phone at this time, so if you have

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

prepare to return in the fall, there will be a new focus on social distancing,

as well as expanded health and safety measures for your protection.

Apollo 8 - September 9-October 4, 2020

The Christmas Shoes - November 25-December 27, 2020

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY

ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON

Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

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

treats in store while we wait for the time to be right for live theater.

TOOTH AND TAIL - a fun-filled digital reading -

September 5-15, 2020 ONLINE

OH MY GOD - October 13-25, 2020 ONLINE.

Ticket registration begins September 15 th

FINE WINES - November 2020 (exact dates TBA) Online

FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES -

December 4-6, 2020 at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston TX 77009

WOMEN ROCK, annual concert fundraiser at RUDYARDS! -

February 2021 Exact Date TBA

Keep an eye on our website, www.mildredsumbrella.com for ticket sales

and developments. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or send an

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will explain what DNA is and what your results mean. This is a virtual

meeting so go to our website for the link to our Zoom meeting. Click

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