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TWIN LAKES HELPFUL NUMBERS

www.twinlakeshouston.com Webmaster: David Dronet • 713-937-9223

TWIN LAKES MANAGEMENT COMPANY - Crest Management

Liz Pettit - Community Manager 281-579-0761

Dale Caskey - Assistant Manager

Diane Broyles - Account Rep.

HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

President – Jonathan Katzen 713-302-9000

Vice President – Colin McHattie 832-359-5906

Secretary – Cecelia Valencia 346-312-1480

Tresurer – Tim Napp 713-775-5276

Director – Cyril Andalcio 713-504-4575

TLHOA CONTACTS

•Landscape Jonathan Katzen 713-302-9000

Member Facilities Operations

•Clubhouse Cecelia Valencia 346-312-1480

Emely McHattie 713-443-7357

•Tennis Courts Brenda Tolbert 713-703-5644

TWIN LAKES SECURITY

Entrance Security Gate - 713-466-1629

Security Officer’s Cell - 832-953-9918

TWIN LAKES - MISCELLANEOUS

Clubhouse Reservations Crest Management 281-579-0761

Post Office James Griffith Station 1-800-275-8777

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HPD Dispatch - Addicks Reservoir only 713-222-3131

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2nd VP Membership: Mel Haynie 713-446-2113

Secretary: Cecelia Valencia 346-312-1480

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STUDY ON THE BIRTH OF JESUS

The birth of Jesus from a young mother who was a virgin, who became

impregnated when the Holy Spirit came upon her, is one of the most

celebrated and revered events in Christianity. However, throughout the

Bible, God reveals himself to the world, to Adam & Eve, Abraham, Moses

and to many more. God, not just a distant, uninvolved Creator, has always

been a relational God, opening a way for humans to know Him. We could

not hope to know him had he not made himself knowable!

If one understands that the God who created the universe... galaxies,

black holes, the Earth with plants and animals, each species distinct and

not mauled by continual ravages of mutations ... has intelligence and

power far exceeding our comprehension, then one can marvel further

still that he designed humans to have a relationship with him and each

of us is incomplete without that personal relationship. We should not be

surprised that God is so far beyond us that we cannot fully comprehend

him, but shows us his immutable characteristics: he is eternal, perfectly

good and his essence is love.

Christians believe that there is one God, not three Gods or multiple Gods.

He reveals a bit to us about his essence through Jesus as “the visible

representation of the invisible God.” He is unique in all the world religions:

no other claims to be God in the flesh. With a human birth and human

death he always existed and always will; though his body died on the

cross, his essence continued in existence. So in January we celebrate this

revelation of God, Immanuel (meaning God with us!) If you’re interested

in knowing more, read the book of John about the life of Jesus (you can

Google it!) written by a man who followed Jesus and called himself “the

disciple whom Jesus loved.” The Share & Prayer group is open to ALL

women of Twin Lakes! Contact Patty Napp at patricia.napp@woodgroup.

com or Carol Monahan at 713-305-9809. We meet through Zoom or in

person on alternate Tuesday evenings!

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RULES FOR REAL ESTATE

OPEN HOUSE SIGNS IN TWIN LAKES

Open House signs are allowed:

• On community property.

• Only the minimum required to direct buyers to homesite with maximum

number allowed 5.

• Can be placed immediately prior to the Open House Opening time and

must be immediately removed after Open House - Maximum 3 hours.

• Must be placed firmly and neatly in the ground.

• Signs only no flags, balloons or banners.

• Signs must be smaller than 2’x2.’

NOTICE TO TWIN LAKES

HOMEOWNERS

AND THEIR VISITORS:

In an effort to ensure the safety of our residents,

their visitors, our guards and the security of our

community, the Twin Lakes Board of Directors is

asking everyone entering the neighborhood to

be mindful of their speed limits. We have received

complaints of drivers rushing past the guardhouse

when the expected speed is 5 mph when passing

through the entrance. Please also remind your

visitors to stop at the guardhouse for check-in

before proceeding into the neighborhood.

DOGS AND CATS OWNERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

Leash laws apply to both cats and dogs. Please abide by the leash laws

and leash your cat or dog.

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HOW TO GET TWIN LAKES NEWS

Twin Lakes has several resources for you to get information on the

community and upcoming events. These resources include:

• Facebook (Twin Lakes Houston, closed group)

• Next Door

Twin Lakes Web Page (www.twinlakeshouston.com)

Did you know that Twin Lakes also has an online directory for our

residents? You must register with the Twin Lakes home page. Call 281-

579-0761 during business hours for the registration code.

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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TLWA CUPPA TEA & COFFEE CONNECTION

Greetings, Twin Lakes Women!

The Women’s Association has been actively at work this fall and

it’s fabulous fun! There are about forty-five active members in

the Cuppa Tea & Coffee Connection, the Thursday morning chat

group that has been together for a zillion years connecting new

neighbors and old alike. Meeting by Zoom has proven to be a

delightful way to gather while we are in the midst of this grievous

pandemic. When the group size burgeons, we break off into

smaller groups to make conversation easier! What a great way to

get to know and stay connected with our great neighbors! It’s also

important to the Board to continue to make individual contact

with each member of the Cuppa group by bringing goodie bags

right to your door. Membership Chair: Mel Haynie - 713-446-

2113. Contact Mel for information on joining Twin Lakes Women’s

Association.

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Name:________________________________________Home#_______________________________________

Spouse: ______________________________________ Email_______________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________Cell#_____________________________

Children (Name & Year of Birth):________________________________________________________________

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Membership Chair: Mel Haynie • 713-446-2113 Please send/deliver your check ($35) and form to Mel Haynie - 5515 Olympiad Dr.

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COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES

As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of

the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:

1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and

controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium

include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor

appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of

milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified

orange juice and dark, leafy greens.

2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms

of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or

weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to

softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings

of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,

twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.

3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs

work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term

because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or

because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney

disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of

a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in

severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,

consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.

4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get

too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia

can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse

hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans

(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.

5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make

neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans

and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is

becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include

numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;

anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;

paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal

sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for

vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes

and breakfast cereals.

6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for

women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such

a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number

of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an

unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,

mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,

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go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.

7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in

energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,

nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can

lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,

personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your

levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,

cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.

Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/

common-nutrient-deficiencies

EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES

The new food plate unveiled by the Department of Agriculture sends a

clear message: eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are easy ways to get

more of these important foods into your diet:

Start early: Get in the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables

a day by eating them early with your morning meal. Add a banana to

your cereal, berries to your yogurt, veggies to your omelet.

Make them visible: Set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen or have carrot

sticks available for snacking. Take some time to prepare the fruits or

vegetables, so they are ready to eat.

Frozen is good: Frozen vegetables, such as peas and carrots, are a great

way to make sure you always have vegetables in the house.

At mealtime, think of the veggies first, not the protein: Half of your

plate needs to be filled with fruits and vegetables. Base your meals on

what vegetables you’ll have and then think of the grains and protein to

go with it.

Have fruit with your sweets: Fruits are nature’s natural candy. Puree

berries and adding them as a sauce to desserts, such as ice cream.

Courtesy of: www.livescience.com/35730-five-easy-ways-eat-morefruits-vegetables.html

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and Nobel Prize

winner was one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights

movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s

challenges to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950s and

1960s helped convince many white Americans to support the cause

of civil rights in the United States. After his assassination in 1968, King

became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racial justice. In 1957,

King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed

to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became

the organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual

influence. He was responsible for much of the organization’s

fundraising, which he frequently conducted in conjunction with

preaching engagements in Northern churches. SCLC sought to

complement the NAACP’s legal efforts to dismantle segregation

through the courts, with King and other SCLC leaders encouraging

the use of nonviolent direct action to protest discrimination. These

activities included marches, demonstrations and boycotts.

“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963

March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for

jobs and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote

address to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters.

His “I Have a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights

movement in oratory as moving as any in American history. After

his death, King came to represent black courage and achievement,

high moral leadership and the ability of Americans to address and

overcome racial divisions. Perhaps the most important memorial

is the national holiday in King’s honor, designated by the Congress

of the United States in 1983 and observed on the third Monday in

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The CFISD community raised approximately $130,000 for student

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annual B.F. Adam Golf Classic, held Nov. 16 th at BlackHorse Golf Club.

The annual event, named after longtime CFISD school Board member

and elementary school namesake Bernard Fred (B.F.) Adam, contributes

to the CFEF mission of increasing college access for CFISD graduates by

awarding scholarships.

“We were so thankful to be able to have our tournament this year,

COVID-19 has impacted our community and we are blessed to have

events that benefit students and staff of CFISD,” said Marie Holmes, CFEF

executive director. “Many thanks to our incredible sponsors for their

support.”

The tournament was underwritten by Allegiance Bank for the second

consecutive year. Platinum Sponsors were IBI Group, Linebarger

Attorneys at Law and Zenith Real Estate Group. Gold Sponsors were

Cromdane Steel, Inc.; DivisionOne Construction; PBK Architects; Salas

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was Caldwell Companies and The Backyard Grill and Carl’s BBQ were the

Dinner Sponsors.

The North Course winner was Raba Kistner, Inc., shooting a 17-underpar

score of 55. Team members were Scott Blank, John Baker, Chad Thoe

and Chuck Shelton. The North Course Longest Drive winner was Thomas

Glover with Hightower Electric Company LTD and the Closest to the Pin

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The South Course winner was Natex Architects, shooting a 19-under-par

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Machi and Michelle Freck. The South Course Longest Drive winner was

Anthony Snipes with J.P. Morgan Securities and the Closest to the Pin

winner was Wade Bradow with Caldwell Companies.

Terry Rasmussen of Edgenuity was the Putting Contest winner.

CFISD STUDENTS RECOGNIZED IN

SUPERINTENDENT HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST

Students from Fiest Elementary School, Spillane Middle School and

Cypress Lakes High School placed first in the annual Superintendent

Holiday Card Contest, as their designs were selected from more than 265

entries across 78 CFISD campuses.

CFISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry and associate superintendents

served as jurors for the contest, designating a winner for each grade level

and choosing the top three honorees at the elementary, middle and high

school level from the “Best in Grade” winners.

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In the elementary school category, Fiest Elementary School third grade

student Emma Marshall placed first with her color pencil/paint card titled

“Snowy Holiday.” Wells Elementary School fourth grade student Ivana

Welch finished second and Wilson Elementary School kindergarten

student Anett Huerta placed third.

In the middle school category, Spillane Middle School eighth grade

student Christopher Soliman finished first with his color pencil piece

titled “Brightest Light.” Spillane seventh grade student Carla Salcedo

Cano was the runner-up and Salyards Middle School sixth grade student

Daniel Valdez Gonzalez placed third.

In the high school category, Cypress Lakes High School freshman Caleb

Weaver earned first place for his color pencil piece titled “Secret Santa.”

Cypress Woods High School senior Kylie Thomas placed second and

Bridgeland High School sophomore Jacob Lemos placed third.

In addition to the top three honorees at the elementary, middle and high

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Spaghetti Pizza

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup milk

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch

baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti

and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.

Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a

large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared

baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and

reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining

1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until

cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand

5 minutes before cutting.

Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust

4 eggs

1 cup butter, softened

8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS:

Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat

the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’

sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.

Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into

chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of

pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.

• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.

• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and

old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into

heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate

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• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete

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• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze

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• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off

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• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.

• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as

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• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings

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• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.

Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs

before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape

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• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the

spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds,

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• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody

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expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural

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• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about

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