Boudreaux Estates October 2020

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October-December 2020

We may not have it all together,

But together we have it all!

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Noise

Please be mindful

and respectful of your

neighbors and animals

regarding noise

throughout the year.

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Not to mention all your stuff.

WEBSITE

TOWNSQ.COM

This website is the official communication resource for property owners.

This website is through the management company.

We encourage all property owners to sign up on the TownSq website.

Let me help you get the protection you need.

I know home insurance. I can help you protect

your home and everything in it. Call me today to

discuss your coverage options.

ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting was postponed due to the Covid 19 situation.

Maintaining the safety and well-being of all our residents is our main

concern.

WARREN SLOAN

713-464-4442

1400 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N. #130

HOUSTON

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The Board is continuing to work on completing the Annual Meeting as

soon as possible.

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We will send notice of date, location and time.

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

You can now sign up for INFORMED delivery through the post office. Go

to the United States Postal Service website to sign up for the service.

Once you enter your information the post office will send you alerts daily

of the mail they have scanned into the computer that is to be delivered

to your address each day.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

If anyone needs anything from the store, pharmacy, etc. during this virus

outbreak, please let us know. We have volunteers that will be happy to go

to the store and drop off items outside of your front door.

Call 832-454-4501.

Email: boudreauxestates@aol.com

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ANNUAL MAINTENANCE FEES

Every household is a member of the HOA and is required to pay annual

maintenance fees. Fees pay for services such as postage, printing, mail

outs, attorney fees, web site, mosquito spraying, park maintenance,

mowing, insurance, DR violation letters, etc.

ACTIVITIES

Halloween -

Christmas -

Is anyone interested in having a neighborhood event on Halloween and

Christmas?

Please let us know if you are interested.

Would you like to see additional activities in our neighborhood?

If you have ideas for neighborhood activities or events please email

boudreauxestates@aol.com.

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MOSQUITO CONTROL

Boudreaux Estates has mosquito control come through regularly during

the summer, it is not enough to get rid of them completely. The summer

months can be uncomfortable, due to all of the biting insects. One of

the best ways to prevent mosquitoes is to eliminate their breeding

grounds. Controlling mosquitoes also minimizes the risk of mosquitoborne

diseases, including St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile Virus

encephalitis. Homeowners need to scan their property and dispose of or

remedy anything causing standing water. The eggs that mosquitoes lay

in rainwater hatch in as little as two days.

Homeowners can take actions to cub mosquito breeding by:

Dispose unused outdoor containers that hold water, change bird baths at

least every 2 days, empty and change pets water bowls daily, etc.

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YARD OF THE MONTH

December yard of the month for holiday decorating

DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS

These are our top violations:

1. All boats, trailers, motor homes, inoperable vehicles, machinery, etc.,

must be located to the rear of the residence structure.

2. All construction on or improvements to any lot, tract or residence must

be approved by Beca prior to construction.

3. Animals: please read your Deed Restrictions to see what animals are

allowed and how many are allowed per half 1/2 acre.

4. Mowing.

Please make sure you are in compliance with our deed restrictions. If you

are not in compliance, please take the time to correct any violations

DO WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL & PHONE?

If we can email, phone or text you, we can save the HOA some money

for notifications. In the event of emergencies (like Hurricane Harvey) or

to let you know about community events/news, we need a reliable way

to contact residents. Sign up on the TownSq.com website. We don’t send

out many emails, so you won’t be overwhelmed.

HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.

While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone

who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid

of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child

getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Harris County Animal Control

advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the

unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or

cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat,

nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the

control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances:

1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in

length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of

controlling or governing the dog or cat in question.

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle.

3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not

have access to sidewalk or street.”

While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work

or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.

Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all

our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect

anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet

owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing

to properly restrain their pet.

OUR NEWSLETTER NEEDS

COMMUNITY SPECIFIC INFORMATION!

Putting together a newsletter for our community is quite challenging

considering there is so much more to include in it than we do. Many

residents have interesting news to share about upcoming events, personal

milestones, issues of community interest, etc., but we never hear from you!

Generic, educational articles are important, but don’t forget that

our newsletter is one of the best communication tools available in

our community and in order to help our newsletter become more

community-specific we need to hear from you.

DITCH MAINTENANCE

- DRAINAGE ISSUES

WWW.HCP4.NET

If you are having drainage issues or need ditch maintenance please

contact Harris County Precinct 4.

Harris County Precinct 4 is in charge of our drainage issues, roads, as well

as all our stop signs, street signs, etc.

CRIME WATCH

Report suspicious Activities to our local Constable Precinct 4 office 281-

376-3472, non-emergency 24 hr. dispatch.

Together we can keep our neighborhood a safe and comfortable

Environment for all of us to enjoy.

RESIDENTS:

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advertise in our newsletter or know someone that would like to advertise

in our newsletter, please contact krenekprinting.com. All advertising

helps pay for our newsletter.

We need more advertising for our newsletter or we may not be able to

continue having our newsletter published.

Share your community news with us: Non-profit, scouts, school, dated

events, etc., send to news@krenekprinting.com.

TRASH PICKUP / RECYCLING PICKUP

Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas

346-248-5222

Trash service is twice (2) a week

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE

Don’t forget to obtain approval first! Getting our Association to approve

all proposed architectural changes is not just a good idea to protect your

investment, it is a requirement! If you have any questions, please do not

hesitate to contact Boudreaux Estates Civic Association.

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

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SAFETY CONCERNS

As the year draws to an end, the days are getting shorter and visibility

decreases. Let’s be very careful as we drive through the neighborhood -

we have a lot of children living in our neighborhood and we need to be

alert for their safety. Please slow down and stop at the stop signs.

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NEW LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

We have a little free library at our park. The library is for everyone. Take a

book or leave a book. All books are free for everyone. There are books for

all age groups. There are books in English as well as books in Spanish. The

little library was built and donated by Girl Scout Troop # 13544. A special

thank you to Victoria Delagarza of Troop 13544 for all her extra help.

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.

There is no charge for teenagers who would like to add their name to the

job seeker list.

CODE KEY:

B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS

CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER,

P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/

DETAILING, T - TUTORING

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

send in their information to be added.

FAMILY FRIENDLY OCTOBER IDEAS

October is not just for Halloween. When looking at the National

Observances for the Month of October, there are so many fun ideas of

things to do with the whole family! Here are a few ideas to spend quality

time together:

Right Brainers Rule! Month is observed in October. The right side of the

brain is considered to be the creative side. So do something creative like

writing a poem, sculpting, drawing a picture, etc to work the right side

of your brain. Maybe get the family together to carve pumpkins or make

homemade decorations. Have everyone think up ideas of HOW to do the

decorating and get those right brains going.

National Stamp Collecting Month is also observed in October. Add

to your stamp collection or start one. Have the kids help find where the

stamps came from on a map. Or talk about the importance/history of

the picture used on the stamps. Maybe take the whole family looking

through old family keepsakes for stamps or go to a flea market.

National Roller Skating Month is also observed in October. Gather

the family to go roller skating, either in a rink or enjoy the outdoors in a

park. Remember how much fun it was when you were younger to glide

around on your skates, maybe do some spins or go backwards? You can

rediscover that joy and share it with your kids.

National Cookbook Month is in October. Pick up a new cookbook,

maybe choose a new type of cuisine as a family to try. Talk about the

culture of where this type of food comes from. Have the kids help you in

the kitchen.

10 Ideas for

a Spooky

Quarantine

Halloween

While Halloween might look different this year, that doesn’t mean

it should be boring. Who would have thought social distancing

recommendations that first came about in March would still be in effect

in October? However, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you’ll

have to take some precautions to make sure your Halloween is safe.

But, just because you’ll need to put some more thought into this year’s

spooky celebrations, doesn’t mean they need to be any less fun. Here

you’ll find our favorite (safe) ideas for your quarantine Halloween. From a

movie night to outdoor outings, it’s time to get planning.

Watch a Spooky Movie: There’s certainly no shortage of Halloween

movies. From family friendly classics (Hocus Pocus, Casper) to horror flicks

(Halloween, Silence of the Lambs), there’s something in the Halloween

œuvre for everyone. Swap your popcorn for candy corn and let the movie

marathon begin.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Already a great autumnal outdoor activity, many

pumpkin patches, apple orchards and farms are implementing social

distancing protocols for their visitors. Make sure to grab some apple cider

while you’re there.

Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns: Once you’re done picking the pumpkins,

it’s obviously time to carve. Whether you’re aiming for a classic jack-o’-

lantern face or a more original design, pumpkin carving is the perfect

activity to do outdoors, distanced from friends or with kids at home.

Decorate Your House: Choose either a cute or spooky aesthetic and then

fashion your digs appropriately. Grab a scarecrow, decorative gourds and

maybe even some hay to elevate your porch.

Take a Drive or Hike: In many areas, October also brings stunning fall

foliage. A perfect way to embrace the season is to drive and observe the

changing leaves. Better yet, get outside and fully immerse yourself in

autumn with a nature hike.

Bake Some Sweet Treats: Who says Halloween is all about the candy?

This is the perfect time to get creative with your baking. Decorate some

spooky cookies or build a (haunted) gingerbread house. You’ll have both

an activity and a yummy dessert.

Host a Zoom Halloween Party: If you can’t physically attend a Halloween

party this year, don’t forgo celebrating. Get a group of friends together

and plan a time for you all to dress up, catch up and enjoy. Costumes

mandatory (at least from the waist up).

Stir Up a Spooky Cocktail: Fetch the dry ice and grab the tequila-time

to make some on-theme drinks. And for the little ones? A Halloween

mocktail is sure to excite.

Craft a Halloween Playlist: There are more Halloween-themed tunes

than you’d expect. There’s the age-old classic “The Monster Mash,” along

with more modern interpretations like “Heads Will Roll” and “She Wolf.”

So, build a playlist curated to your tastes and let the costumed dance

party begin.

Decorate Themed Face Masks: There is perhaps no more “2020

Halloween activity than decorating a face mask. Whether you’re doing

it for yourself or with your kids, make your mask match your costume or

have it be a costume in itself. Some ideas include animal faces, creepy

grins or a pumpkin pattern, but feel free to get creative.

Excerpted from article by Annie Goldsmith

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FEED THE BIRDS!!!

• Keep humming bird feeders clean and filled until

the end of October. • Tons of birds migrate to our area

for the winter, keep feeders filled with high quality

seed. There are no mess seed and seed that has

been mixed with pepper oil that keeps rodents and

squirrels from eating it all. • Tons of birds migrate to

our area for the winter, keep feeders filled with high

quality seed. There are no mess seed and seed that

has been mixed with pepper oil that keeps rodents

and squirrels from eating it all.

OCTOBER TO DO LIST

IN THE LAWN

• Replace any dead grass that has died-off from Summer with fresh

St. Augustine sod to prevent weeds from sprouting up. New sod

will be well-established by spring.

• Apply a Fall/Winter specific lawn food like Nitro-Phos Fall Special.

This will build and protect the grass roots so that it recovers in

Spring easier.

IN THE FLOWERBEDS

• Plant fall and winter color - pansies, dianthus, snapdragons,

alyssum, ornamental kale and cabbage, dusty miller, etc. Visit the

nursery to see all your options. We only stock the appropriate

plants for the season.

• Plant bulbs by the Holidays

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving:

• Crocus • Anemones • Freesia • Ranunculus • Alliums • Lycoris

• Plant paper whites in pots by November 11 th (Armistice Day) for

blooming in time for Christmas.

• Refrigerate tulips until New Year’s Day, then plant every two

weeks through Valentine’s Day for longer bloom time.

• Plant trees, shrubs, rose bushes and perennials. Planting now will

ensure better survival next spring/summer and earlier growth and

blooms.

NOVEMBER TO DO LIST

IN THE LAWN

• Apply Nitro-Phos Barricade Pre-emergent to prevent weeds in

the spring.

• If you haven’t already applied a Fall/Winter specific lawn food like

Nitro-Phos Fall Special, it’s not too late!! This will build and protect

the grass roots so that it recovers in Spring easier.

• If you want green grass all Winter now is the time to apply Rye

grass seed.

IN THE FLOWERBEDS

• Plant fall and winter color - pansies, dianthus, snapdragons,

alyssum, ornamental kale and cabbage, dusty miller, Cyclamen,

etc. Visit the nursery to see all your options. We only stock the

appropriate plants for the season!!!

• Plant wildflower seeds through November - bluebonnets,

paintbrush, larkspur, etc. Also plant sweet pea seeds in November

for better results in spring.

• Last chance to get that mulch down before the weather gets

cold. The mulch you applied last spring is long gone! Protect

roots and maintain moisture while keeping weeds to a minimum

with a 3-inch layer of the mulch of your choice. We recommend a

hardwood shredded mulch.

DECEMBER TO-DO LIST

• Flowerbeds - Deadhead and feed cool season color with Color

Star fertilizer. Continue to plant cool weather color: pansies,

snapdragons, Cabbage, kale, viola, alyssum, lobelia, cyclamen and

much more……

• Lawns - Your lawn should be in a dormant state and there’s not

much to do at this point. Make sure to back off your water while

the lawn is dormant but make sure to water if we are going to have

freezing tempratures.

• Poinsettias - Water well until soil is saturated and allow to dry

between waterings. Apply water to soil and not the foliage or

blooms. Keep away from drafts.

• Birds - Don’t forget to keep seed feeders full and fresh water in

bird baths. Put out suet cakes - the extra protein helps keep our

feathered friends warm in the winter months.

• Freezes - Have frost cloth on hand to cover tender plants in case

of freezing weather. Wrap plants completely down to ground level.

The less drafts that move under the frost cloth, the better.

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JULY 2020 JANUARY 2021

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26 27 28 29 30 31 First Day of School

September 8, 2020

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AUGUST 2020 Last Day of School

FEBRUARY 2021

S M T W T F S May 27, 2021

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1 Staff & Student Holidays 1 2 3 4 5 6

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9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Independence Day - July 3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Labor Day - September 7 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

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Winter Break - Dec. 21-Jan.1

SEPTEMBER 2020 Spring Break - March 15-19 MARCH 2021

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1 2 3 4 5 Memorial Day - May 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Staff Development/Workdays 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

27 28 29 30 Student Holidays 28 29 30 31

OCTOBER 2020 August 4-6 (New Teacher)

APRIL 2021

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NOVEMBER 2020

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MAY 2021

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8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Fall Semester: 68 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Spring Semester: 94 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Board Approved 8/4/2020

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Expanding our team of leaders in

PRIMARY CARE

Houston Methodist Welcomes Dr. Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician,

who provides acute and chronic care to patients of all ages. She joins

Houston Methodist Primary Care Group in Tomball, where she will be

seeing new and existing patients in person and virtually.

Dr. Martinez’s expertise includes:

• Acute and chronic care

• Children’s health

• Complete physicals

• Men’s health

• Minor procedures

• Thyroid concerns

• Weight loss management

• Women’s health

WELCOMING

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Family Medicine

2920

WALLER TOMBALL RD.

249

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PRIMARY CARE GROUP

IN TOMBALL

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

14211 FM 2920, Suite 110

Tomball, TX 77377

Chante Ellison-Hodges, MD

Family Medicine

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713.394.6638

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