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Domestic Abuse Center (emerg) 281-391-4357
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Health Dept. (backyard cleanup) 713-274-6300
Animal Control 281-999-3191
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MP Jr. HIgh School 281-237-5800
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
21600 Cimarron Parkway
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
The office is open the first Tuesday of each month:
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September 4 th -5 th :
Garage Sale Weekend
September 8 th :
OFFICE HOURS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
Monday through Friday:
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(Unless otherwise posted on the front door.)
MPCA BOARD MEETINGS
The Board of Directors meets in the Memorial Parkway
Clubhouse (21600 Cimarron Parkway) on the first
Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. The meeting is open
to all members of the Association. The Board is only
required by the State to have ONE meeting per year,
but MP has always had monthly meetings so that
they can be more accessible to the members that they
serve. Our monthly Board meeting, will be Tuesday,
September 8, 2020.
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2021 MAINTENANCE FEES
A statement along with the Annual letter will be mailed out to all
homeowners in October. The 2021 Maintenance Fee will be due on
January 1, 2021. If you want to get a head start and not have to pay
all at once you can set up a monthly auto pay through your online
bill pay. There is no charge to do this. Contact our office for more
2020 SEPTEMBER POOL SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 5 th :
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Saturday, September 26 th :
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10 AM-6 PM
10 AM-8 PM Labor Day
10 AM-8 PM
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To find the latest news and information on upcoming events, documents,
copies of Board minutes and to register for Memorial Parkway’s
blog, please go to our web page mphoa.org. As another way to share
communication, ideas and events in our neighborhood is to “like” us on
QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? SUGGESTIONS?
We welcome communication from homeowners and residents. The
MPCA Board of Directors are your neighbors and are available to answer
questions. We love having comments and suggestion from everyone as
we strive to make Memorial Parkway a great place to live. Please contact
us at anytime via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMORIAL PARKWAY ROADWAYS
Please help us keep our streets clear. We are receiving many complaints
from residents about cars being parked in the street with empty
driveways. Please be considerate of your neighbors when parking your
vehicles. Try to always park in your garage or on your driveway. If you
can’t park in your garage because you have too much clutter, spend some
time and clean out your garage! As a reminder, commercial vehicles are
not allowed in Memorial Parkway subdivision.
STREET GUTTERS AND DRAINS
We ask that you keep the street area in front of your home clean, so that
leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and dirt won’t accumulate in the
gutters next to the curb and end up being washed into the drains causing
them to back up and flood the streets. If you see someone putting grass
clippings, oil or other debris down the drains, please contact the MUD
District and the County at 281-463-6300. This includes lawn contractors
that are blowing the leaves into the street instead of bagging them.
HOW TO REPORT BACKYARD NUISANCE
If you have a neighbor with a terrible backyard such as garbage dumping,
unsanitary conditions, unsecured private swimming pools, etc., you can
call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services’ at 713-274-
6300 to file a report.
NEED CURB REPAIR??
Do you have a broken curb in front of your home... Did you know that
Harris County Precinct 3 will come and fix it? It is as easy as going to
their website and filling out the service request form. They will come
and fix it for free (well, that is your tax dollars at work)! They will not fix
the curved part that attaches to your driveway, that is the homeowner’s
responsibility. You can go to www.pct3.com/about/service-request and
fill out the service request form if you have a broken curb that needs
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE
All exterior changes to your property must be submitted to our committee
for approval before you start any work. This includes, but is not limited
to, painting, re-roofing, sheds, patio covers, fences, etc. All requests must
be on our request form that can be found online at our website www.
mphoa.org or at the office. Please give as much detail as possible, so there
is no delay in getting your request reviewed. Except for painting and reroofing,
it would be best to include a plat of your property that shows
property lines and easements in relation to the location of your project.
Architectural Modifications Approved June24-July 23, 2020
Exterior Paint 3
Exterior Repairs 6
Open Deed Restriction Violation Counts as of July 23, 2020
Basketball Goal 2
Dumpster or Pod 2
Exterior Lighting 1
Flags & Flag Poles 3
Dirt & Mildew 27
Exterior Paint 41
Exterior Repair 12
Gutters & Downspouts 12
trim bushes 2
dead landscaping 2
bare spots 28
mow, edge, grass in seams 85
grass in seams 38
street curb debris 1
Outdoor Furniture 0
Satellite Dish 0
Stored Items 56
Swimming Pools & Spas 0
Trash Containers 93
dead tree 0
leaves & tree debris 7
low tree branches 5
palm tree 3
recreational vehicles 3
window a/c unit 1
window treatments 2
damaged glass 0
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JUNE SECURITY REPORT
Accident Major 1
Accident Minor 2
Accident FSGI 2
Alarm Local 7
Assault-Sex Child 1
Check Park/School 18
Child Custody Dispatch 1
Contract Checks 82
Criminal Mischief 1
Discharge Firearms 1
Disturbance-Loud Noise 4
Domestic Prevent 1
Flooded Roadway 1
Follow Up 4
Incident Report 2
Information call 82
Meet the Citizen 47
Meet the Officer 3
Mental Health 5
Missing Person 1
MUD Building Check 4
Neighborhood check 85
Open Door/Window 2
Silver Watch 6
Special Assignment 10
Stranded Motor Vehicle 1
Suspicious Person 11
Telephone Harassment 1
Traffic Initiative 11
Traffic Stops 6
Unk Medical Emergency 1
Vacation Watch 23
Vehicle Abandoned 1
Vehicle Suspicious 9
Vehicle Stickered 1
Vehicle Stolen 1
Welfare Check 7
Writ of Execution 14
Clubhouse rental is subject to availability on a first come/first serve basis. The
clubhouse is only rented to Memorial Parkway adult residents (owner or renter) in
good standing (maintenance fee current and not in violation of deed restrictions).
Resident must show valid ID when renting facility and must be present during the
entire time of rental. A rental fee of $50 is required at the time the reservation is
made. Rental of the Clubhouse requires refundable deposit of $275.
HOURS OF RENTALS & FEE RATES
• Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM: $50
• Monday-Saturday, 5 PM-1 AM: $50
• Sunday, 8 AM-1 PM: $50
• Sunday, 1:30 PM-1 AM: $50
• All Day Rentals from 8 AM-1 AM: $100
NON-PROFIT CLUBHOUSE RENTAL
The Memorial Parkway Clubhouse is available to non-profit adult and
youth groups for meetings. The meeting times and days are: 3 PM, 5:30 PM,
6:45 PM and 7 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday (some
exceptions regarding times on Sunday). Reservations must be made at
least 2 weeks prior to reservation date. For additional details, contact the
MPCA office at 281-492-2949. All groups who wish to use the Clubhouse
must be comprised of no less than 80% of Memorial Parkway residents.
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MPCA would like to suggest that garage sales be conducted the first Friday and
Saturday of each month. This will eliminate the many signs that are out each week
and also makes for a stronger turn out. Most area communities only allow sales
twice a year. Memorial Parkway could be known for its “Once a Month” garage
sales. Do not attach your garage sale signs to the STOP signs, as it is against the
law and the County can issue citations for this. If a sign is on a public right of way,
like the esplanades), they may be subject to fines of $500-$1,000 per occurrence
per day. We also ask that you do not post your signs on the property of another
resident. When your sale is over, please go back and pick up all of your signs.
REMINDER FOR DOG WALKERS
Be a responsible/considerate pet owner by picking up your dog’s waste
from your neighbor’s yard when you’re out for a walk. There’s nothing
more frustrating than stepping in fecal matter in your own yard when
you don’t even have a pet.
PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING BARKING DOGS:
1. Contact your neighbor and work it out as good neighbors should.
2. In the event that #1 is not possible, contact the Constables at 281-463-
6666. It is our understanding that the Constables will investigate the
barking dogs. In order to file a formal complaint you must be willing to
give the officer your name, address and phone number for their records.
PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING LOOSE DOGS,
DOG BITES & LOST PETS:
1. Contact Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191 or 281-999-3194.
A recorded message will guide you through the system. When reporting a
loose animal you will be asked to give your name and address, a description
of the animal and the address of the animal’s owner (if known).
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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.
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.
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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8 TIPS FOR STUDYING AT HOME EFFECTIVELY
1. TRY ACTIVE STUDYING: Active studying is
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to give your study session direction, but it also
helps keep you on track and reflect on how to
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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
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?
What do I need to review or learn next time?
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(maybe even cleaning your room!), are big productivity killers that take you away from your
goal of studying for or completing that assignment.
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ways to help you stay focused and get more done when studying at home.
2. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: Students of all
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to better test results.
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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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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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