Villages at Lakepointe January 2021

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VILLAGES AT LAKEPOINTE HELPFUL NUMBERS

DIRECT ALL CALLS AND EMAILS TO GRAHAM MANAGEMENT: 713-334-8000

Leeanne Austin Email: laustin@grahammanagementhouston.com

Address: 2825 Wilcrest Dr., Suite 600 • Houston, TX 77042

Officer Glentzer 713-471-1882

POOL COMPANY: Pools by Dallas 713-932-8803

VAL HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Brian Brown

Chuck Werninger

Laura Blount

Linda Tiedemann

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EMERGENCY: 911

Cy-Fair Fire Dept. (non-emergency) 713-466-4073

Sheriff Dept. (non-emergency) 713-221-6000

Non-emergencies include anything

suspicious, though non-life threatening.

UTILITIES:

Entex - Gas 713-659-2111

Reliant Energy - Electricity 713-207-7777

TX Pride - Waste/Recycling 281-342-8178

COUNTY COMMISSIONER:

Jack Cagle • www.hcp4.net 281-353-8424

SCHOOLS:

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Lee Elementary 713-849-8281

Truitt Middle School 281-856-1100

Cy-Ridge High School 281-807-8000

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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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MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Please direct all calls, emails and correspondence to Graham Management.

Our manager is Leeann Austin.

Phone: 713-334-8000

Email: LAUSTIN@GRAHAMMANAGEMENTHOUSTON.COM

Address: 2825 Wilcrest Dr., Suite 600

Houston, TX 77042

VLP WEBSITE AND NABR NETWORK

Villages at Lakepointe is pleased to announce the addition of NABR

network! Not to be confused with Nextdoor, the NABR site is for residents

of VLP and has many functions. Please be on the lookout for emails and

instructions for setting up your account. This site has links to Graham

Management and the website, options to ask questions, pay dues, check

design applications and more. The goal is to make NABR an official

place to go for important updates and contact information, making

communication for residents more simplified. Go to NabrNetwork.com

or contact Graham Management to set up an account.

VLP POOL RULES

The VLP pool is open 5 AM-10 PM year round for your enjoyment.

Please consider the following while using the pool:

The pool closes at 10 PM daily. Please be considerate of our neighbors

and exit the pool at this time. Anyone inside the pool area after 10 PM will

be considered trespassing.

**During this time, there is a capacity of swimmers allowed at the pool

at one time. Please be considerate of other residents and adhere to the

current restrictions set forth due to COVID. At this time, NO guest visitors

are allowed to use the pool. Please see signage posted at pool regarding

current mandates on capacity. **

In addition to these reminders, a complete list of rules is posted at the

pool.

The Pool Management Company is Pools by Dallas - 713-932-8803

Please contact Graham Management for issues with pool cards and/or

gate issues.

MONTHLY HOA MEETINGS:

We encourage all residents to participate in the monthly HOA meetings.

It is your forum to ask questions, share suggestions and stay connected

with neighbors and planned activities.

When: The first Monday evening of each month (except on Holidays and

in December) at 6:30 PM.

Where: Zoom: Visit the community website for access information.

Please refer to the website to verify meeting dates, to view previous

meeting minutes and more.

Eblasts will not be sent as notification for Board meetings as this info is

now on the website.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

VLP SAFETY TIPS

Officer Glentzer patrols VLP and shared the following valuable tips.

• Safety and awareness are key!

• If you SEE something, SAY something. Don’t be afraid to call in suspicious

activity and behavior. It gives our officers reason to investigate further

and could deter criminal activity.

• Call 713-221-6000 with non-emergency issues and 911 with emergencies

• Let our very own Deputy Glentzer (713-471-1882) know if you will be

away so he can keep an eye on your home

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• Be aware of your surroundings. Always lock your vehicle and promptly

remove packages and deliveries from your door step.

WATER USAGE

TNG is the operator for MUD 370. Villages at Lakepointe, Lakes on Eldridge

North and Nanaksar Colony make up MUD 370.

The meter readings and total monthly usage are listed on your invoices.

To conserve water, check for things like running toilets or leaks. TNG is

also a good resource and can be reached at 281-350-0895.

FENCE STAIN COLORS

Fences are required to be kept stained in the following colors:

Behr Exterior Wood Stain in Cappuccino Solid (SC-142)

Behr Exterior Wood Stain in Valise Solid (SC-123)

Behr Exterior Wood Stain in Cappuccino Semi Transparent (ST-142)

Behr Exterior Wood Stain in Valise Semi Transparent (ST-123)

DESIGN GUIDELINES

The Design Guidelines are detailed descriptions of criteria related to the

outside of your home and landscape. A complete list of these guidelines

can be found on the community website.

As VLP approaches 20+ years, it is critical to keep the integrity of the

neighborhood by upkeep of homes and yards. Please take a look at this

information to see if there is anything you can do to your residence to

help keep our home values up.

PET OWNER FRIENDLY REMINDERS

Please remember to adhere to county laws regarding your pet by always

having your pet on a leash when outside of your house or backyard. This

is a law in Harris County; details can be found under Animal Regulations

at public health.harriscountytx.gov.

This is a safety precaution as well, due to the drainage ditch that runs

through VLP and can be a place where coyotes and other animals can

be found.

Additionally, please pick up after your pet. Germs and disease can be

spread in fecal matter, not to mention the mess it causes when stepped

in. Trash cans have been installed in common areas in VLP for your

convenience. Be a good neighbor and pick up your pet waste, including

other resident’s yards and walking paths.

TREES AND SIDEWALKS

As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to trim the trees

on their property. This includes the trees on the outside of the sidewalk

that lines the property. Many have overgrown tree branches that hang

down and pose a danger to pedestrians. If someone is injured by a tree

on your property, you will be liable - so please go ahead and trim those

branches! Notices and reminders have been sent to homeowners about

this ongoing neighborhood concern. Thanks to all those who have

already taken steps to take care of their trees!

Many residents have also voiced concerns about the condition of

sidewalks that have become significantly uneven, largely from tree

roots, soil erosion, etc. Like the low hanging branches, these uneven

sidewalks also pose a risk to pedestrians and are the responsibility

of the homeowner to correct. Homeowners would be liable for any

injury caused by faults in the sidewalks on their property. Graham

Management has been notified of sidewalks in the common areas that

need attention.

As VLP reaches just over 20 years, consistent upkeep is necessary to keep

our community looking good and to keep residents safer.

Thank you for doing your part as a homeowner to keep VLP a great place

to live!

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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.

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

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

POPULAR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

• Drink Less Alcohol

• Eat Right

• Get a Better Education

• Get a Better Job

• Get Fit

• Lose Weight

• Quit Smoking Now

• Reduce Stress On-the-Job

• Reduce Stress Overall

• Save Money

• Take a Trip

• Volunteer to Help Others

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To download the 2020-2021 school calendar, visit the CFISD website at

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32ND ANNUAL B.F. ADAM GOLF CLASSIC

RAISES $130,000 FOR CFEF

The CFISD community raised approximately $130,000 for student

scholarships through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation’s (CFEF) 32nd

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

O’Brien and Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. The Lunch Sponsor

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

winner was Will Rose with Adam & Bing, P.C.

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

score of 53. Team members were Dale Songy, Sergio Weitzman, Robert

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

school level, the following students were recognized as Best in Grade

winners:

Jade Lane - Pope Elementary School

Evalyn Joseph - Pope

Peyton Bisel - Black Elementary School

Esperanza Rodriguez - Cypress Ridge High School

Visit the Season’s Greeting page on the CFISD website to view all the

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donors while scheduling appointments.

• Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal

illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a

sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged

to give now.

• The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day

for patients in need.

• Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage

them to make an appointment with you. Without more donors, patients

will not have the blood they need.

• Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency

personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to

determine a patient’s blood type.

• Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused

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• Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or

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A HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR: 11 SMART TIPS

1. Read to your children every day. Start by the age of six months.

Reading to children shows them the importance of communication and

motivates them to become readers. It also provides a context to discuss

issues and learn what is on your child’s mind.

2. Make your children feel loved and important. Kids develop a sense

of self-worth early in life. They get it from their parents. Listen to what

your children have to say. Assure them that they are loved and safe.

Celebrate their individuality and tell them what makes them special and

what you admire about them.

3. Provide your child with a tobacco-free environment. Indoor air

pollution from tobacco increases ear infections, chest infections and

even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. If you smoke, consider quitting.

Remember, the most important predictor of whether your children will

grow up to be smokers is whether you smoke. Make your home a smokefree

zone.

4. Pay attention to nutrition. Nutrition makes a big difference in how

kids grow, develop and learn. Good nutrition is a matter of balance.

Provide foods from several food groups at each meal. Emphasize foods

that are less processed, such as whole grain breads and cereals and fresh

fruits and vegetables. Review your child’s diet with your pediatrician for

suggestions.

5. Do a “childproofing” survey of your home. A child’s-eye view home

survey should systematically go from room to room, removing all the

“booby traps” that await the curious toddler or preschooler. Think of

poisons, small objects, sharp edges, knives, firearms and places to fall.

6. Make sure immunizations are up to date. Review your child’s

immunization record with your pediatrician. Make sure your child is

current on recommended immunizations.

7. Practice “safety on wheels.” Make sure everyone in the car is buckled

up for every ride, with children in the back seat in age-appropriate child

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8. Prevent violence by setting good examples. Hitting, slapping and

spanking teaches children that it is acceptable to hit other people to

solve problems. Non-physical forms of discipline work better in the long

run. Remember that words can hurt too.

9. Monitor your children’s “media.” Monitor what your children see and

hear on television, in movies and in music. Children are affected by what

they see and hear, particularly in these times of violent images. Talk to

your children about “content.” If you feel that a movie or TV program is

inappropriate, redirect your child to more suitable programming.

10. Become more involved in your child’s school and your child’s

education. Visit your child’s school. Become active in the parent-teacher

organization. Volunteer in the classroom or for special projects. Be

available to help with homework. If your child’s education is important to

you, it will be important to him.

11. Help kids understand tobacco, alcohol and the media. Help your

teenager understand the difference between the misleading messages in

advertising and the truth about the dangers of using alcohol and tobacco

products. Talk about ads with your child. Help your child understand the

real messages being conveyed. Make sure the TV shows and movies your

child watches do not glamorize the use of tobacco, alcohol and other

drugs.

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Gardening Tips For January

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water

than from lack of food.

• 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

and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before

planting.

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

fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six

inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.

Water in.

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

damage to crown.

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

leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce

water for poinsettias.

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

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

flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature

will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed

manufacturer’s directions before spraying.

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

of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded

until rooted.

• 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

myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting

unwanted canes out at base of plant.

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

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

keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new

beds for roses.

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

plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be

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

needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid

crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet

soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.

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

50% humus, including rotted manure.

• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender

plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature

rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but

remove when weather warms.

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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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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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

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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

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