Lakewood Grove January 2021

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LAKEWOOD GROVE IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Lakewood Grove Homeowners Association

SCS Property Management - 7170 Cherry Park Dr • Houston, Texas 77095

Property Mgr.: Rita Haban - 281-500-7128 • Asst. to Property Mgr.: Patty Weber - 281-500-7139 • ACC Coordinator: Ricardo Alvarez - 281-500-7114

Important: Please refer all questions and comments to SCS Property Management and then SCS will

send the Board members information they need to respond to. This will save everyone time and effort.

BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT - Lisa Watts 713-304-3047

lm.watts@att.net

VICE PRESIDENT - Neva Hall nevahall@gmail.com

SECRETARY/TREASURER - Chris Padfield 713-291-5856

cpad65@gmail.com

Community Contacts

Lost and Found Pets - Kathy Brown 281-797-8374

kathyb77377@yahoo.com

Marquee - Tennis Court - Sabrina Monroy 281-687-6462

sabrina_monroy@yahoo.com

Marquee - Pool - Fernando & Dee Dee Flores 713-410-8051

ddftex@aol.com; fgfsatx@aol.com

Newsletter - Krenek Printing 281-463-8649

www.KrenekPrinting.com

Pool, Aquatic Management of Houston 281-446-5003

Recreation Committee - Melissa Seunsom 713-550-3999

mlseunsom@gmail.com

Rec Center Coordinator - Dan Singer 281-300-1277

dan.singer@garygreene.com

Tennis Courts Scheduling - Gloria Tann 713-410-9153

Website

Neighborhood Events

gtann@sbcglobal.net

www.scsgo.nabrnetwork.com

Easter Celebration, Last Day of School Party,

4th of July Party, End of Summer Party, Fall Festival,

Santa Ride & Christmas Festival,

Christmas House Decorating Contest -

Melissa Seunsom

713-550-3999

mlseunsom@gmail.com

HOSPITALS

Cy-Fair Hospital 281-890-4285

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital 281-477-1000

Northwest Hospital 281-440-1000

Tomball Hospital 281-401-7500

Veterans Hospital 713-795-4411

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SECURITY

Emergency (Police, Fire & Ambulance) 911

Harris County—Precinct 4 Comm. Jack Cagle

JackCagle@hcp4.net 713-755-6444

Constable 281-376-3472

Sheriff 713-221-6000

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. 281-894-0151

E.M.S. 281-440-4300

SCHOOLS

T.I.S.D. (School Administration) 281-357-3100

Lakewood Elementary School 281-357-3260

Willow Wood Junior High School 281-357-3030

Northpointe Intermediate School 281-357-3020

Tomball Memorial High School 281-357-3230

Lone Star College - Tomball 281-351-3300

HELPFUL NUMBERS

Poison Control Center

800-POISON-1

Health Department 713-439-6000

Children’s Protective Services 800-252-5400

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Flood Control 713-684-4000

Metro 713-635-4000

Appraisal & Exemptions 713-957-7800

County Clerk 713-755-6405

UTILITIES

Malcolmson Road M.U.D. (Water Service) 832-467-1599

Texas Pride Disposal (Trash Pickup) 281-342-8178

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Centerpoint 800-332-7143

To report street lights problems, call with 6 digit pole number

& closest street address

Centerpoint Energy (Gas Leak) 713-659-2111

Power Outage 713-207-2222

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

AT&T (Phone Service) 800-585-7928

AT&T Uverse (Internet Service) 800-288-2020

Comcast (Cable Service)

800-COM-CAST

LIBRARIES & CHAMBER

Houston Public Library 713-236-1313

Cypress Creek Public Library 281-376-4610

Northwest Public Library 281-890-2665

Tomball Public Library 281-351-7269

Tomball Chamber of Commerce 281-351-7222

NW Chamber of Commerce 281-440-4160

POST OFFICE

Tomball Post Office 281-516-0513

Willow Place Post Office 281-890-2392

ANIMALS

Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191

Dead Animal Pickup 281-353-8424

Humane Society 713-433-6421

S.P.C.A. 713-869-8229

PROTECT YOUR WORLD

WARREN SLOAN

713-464-4442

1400 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N. #130

HOUSTON

warrensloan@allstate.com

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ANNUAL HOA MEETING

Due to these unprecedented times, the

annual meeting will be held in May of

2021 but we don’t have a specific date

yet. Owners will receive notice by mail

10-50 days prior to the meeting. There

are 2 Directors up for re-election as we

did not have an election in 2020 because

of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Election of two positions to the

Lakewood Grove HOA Board of Directors

for a 3 year term. The Director positions

are currently held by Lisa Watts and Chris

Padfield, who have indicated they will

seek re-election for that role. Any other

candidates who wish to run for this

position should submit their request to

Patty Weber at SCS Management (281-

500-7139 (office) or 281-463-0050 (fax)

or pweber@scsmgmt.com) before May

1 st , in order to be added to the printed

ballot for the May meeting. Annual

meeting notice with proxy will be mailed

out in 10-50 days before the meeting.

You may also submit a biographical

profile, which will also be included in

the ballot. Nominations to the Board

position can also be taken from the floor

at the meeting.

A quorum, 10% of the resident votes is

required in order to meet the election

requirements. You can bring your proxy

to the meeting or submit it directly to

SCS Management (postage paid) but

must be received prior to the meeting

date. You can also have a neighbor that

is attending bring it to the meeting. If we

do not have at least 10% of the resident’s

votes the meeting will be void and

consequently will cost us more money

to schedule another meeting. If you

have questions/concerns regarding your

neighborhood, make an effort to have

at least one member of your household

attend the meeting.

Lakewood Grove HOA Board of Directors

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that as a resident in Harris

County, you can file a work order for curb

and street repair? Contact Harris County

Precinct 4 and enter a work order, 281-

353-8424 or www.hcp4.net.

Did you know that you can place a

vacation watch, request extra patrol

and route your alarm system to the

Constable’s office? Check out their

website at www.constablepct4.com and

click on Community Involvement and

then Services Offered. When you file a

vacation watch, Deputies will routinely

check on your home, walk the premises

and make sure all is well. It’s a little extra

security while you are traveling.

EAGLE SCOUT PROVIDES

FREE LITTLE LIBRARIES TO LAKEWOOD GROVE

My name is Joshua Box and I’m a Life Scout with Troop

469. When I began thinking about my Eagle project, I had

heard from many neighbors expressing interest in having a

Little Free Library in the neighborhood. Part of becoming

an Eagle Scout involves planning and executing an Eagle

Scout Project. The goal is to learn how to plan and manage

a project that benefits my community. My older brother

James built similar libraries for our old neighborhood,

Heatherwood, so I was also interested in building some of

my own because I thought I could design a better library. A

bit of brotherly competition. The libraries I installed are one

of a kind and while designing them, I tried to consider how

they would look as well as their function.

The libraries are like large mailboxes that contain books,

which are free to be borrowed. The idea is to ‘take a

book/leave a book.” This helps the books move around in

circulation and keeps the variety ever-changing. It has been

awesome seeing pictures of residents using the boxes and

getting such wonderful feedback. Numerous people were

offering kind words and sharing their excitement while I

was out installing the boxes. I have always enjoyed reading

and hope these two libraries can help others share my joy

of reading. - Josh

STREETLIGHT OUTAGE

CenterPoint Energy depends on the assistance of customers to help identify streetlights in need of repair. If

you notice a streetlight outage or a streetlight on during daylight hours, visit CenterPoint Energy’s website

https://slo.centerpointenergy.com to report the issue. You may also call 713-207-2222 to report an outage.

When reporting a streetlight in need of repair, it is important to provide the following:

• Light number

• Location description

• Streetlight address, city, state and zip

• Problem description

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

Do you need time away from your kids, pets and the overgrown yard? Why not give

yourself a mini vacation and call in your local teen to help out.

B-Babysitting, HS-House Sitting, PS-Pet Sitting, T-Tutoring, YW-Yard Work

In order to keep this list as updated as possible, please take a look and make sure all

listed information is correct. If you would like your name added or removed, please

contact Lisa Watts at lm.watts@att.net. You must be 18 years or younger to be added

to the Teen Job Seeker list.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

SCS MANAGEMENT SERVICES

7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, TX 77095 - 281-463-

1777 - info@scsmgmt.com

We are excited to announce that we launched a new

online portal for our owners in May. The portal gives you

the ability to see your financial history, make electronic

payments, submit architectural requests, view violations

(with pictures), easily communicate with your Community

Manager and much more! In order to receive your portal

login credentials, please email us at communication@

scsmgmt.com. You’ll need to include your name, street

address and email address. You can sign up directly by

going to portal.scsmgmt.com and selecting “Login” and

“Sign- up.”

Homeowners will be assigned a new 10-digit account

number, which will be utilized on all future HOA business.

Please use this new account number when making

payments.

New Online Services Coming Soon

Manage My Home - Submit and track architectural

requests and view violations.

Financial Services - Make online payments, view account

history and sign-up for recurring ACH.

Communication - Communicate seamlessly with your

manager. Trackable and transparent messaging!

We appreciate your patience as we upgrade our system.

This investment will put better technology in your hands

and improve our ability to provide you the best service.

Thank you,

SCS Management

REMINDER: HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW

In Texas, each county may impose a dog bite law that owners must adhere to, in

addition to any statewide dog bite laws. Harris County has a fairly strict dog leash law

in the hopes of protecting the safety of children and other passersby. Harris County

Animal Control clearly states that “all dogs and cats must be kept under restraint

while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas.” In other words:

1. Dogs aren’t permitted to run around at large.

2. They must always be kept under direct physical control (on a leash) of their owner.

Do the right thing. Keep your pets on a leash.

PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR PETS

It doesn’t take much to remember that we have pets in our community. In fact, if

you don’t watch your step, you’re liable to step in one such reminder! Besides being

unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of our children

who play in the community and other pets. One of the most common forms of

disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter. When walking your

dog in our community, remember that it should be leashed. Also, it is important to

remember to immediately clean up after your pet. Take along a baggie with you to

pick up waste with and then dispose of it properly. Thank you for your cooperation!

SANTA COMES TO LAKEWOOD GROVE

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CHRISTMAS

LIGHT

WINNERS

MARTHA STEWART - 11503 PECAN CANYON COURT

GRISWOLD - 15819 TIMBER GROVE COURT

NOSTALGIC - 11519 PECAN CANYON COURT

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS - 15827 ARBOR LAKE

ANYTHING GOES - 16410 LAKEWOOD FIELD DRIVE

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JANUARY TO-DO LIST

In the beds

• Add new mulch to protect plant roots during freezing

temperatures, conserve soil moisture and discourage

weeds.

• Prune crape myrtle trees, removing only limbs

necessary to thin out trees and provide a stately

structure. This provides additional energy for profuse

blooming all summer. Topping is not necessary. To

avoid topping, plant a variety that will grow only to the

height proper for the growing area. Ask your nursery for

available colors and growth patterns. When pruning,

use sharp tools and cut at 45 degree angles, leaving no

stubs. This promotes proper healing. Cuts at right angles

produce deadwood.

• Prune woody trees, shrubs and fruit trees.

• Cut back ornamental grasses to ensure that the new

growth will be able to emerge unhindered by old

foliage. You will get a nice flush of growth in the spring.

• Winter-flowering plants need a feeding with a balanced

fertilizer to keep blooming in these cold months.

• Prune back plants with freeze-damaged vegetation

late in the month of January.

• Tree leaves can remain in flowerbeds for temporary

insulation of plants.

In the Lawn

• Grass mowing is usually not necessary this month.

A light covering of leaves can protect grass from cold

weather, but do not allow to collect heavily and kill the

grass below.

• Aeration of the lawn improves air circulation, helps

break down any buildup of thatch and other organic

material, improves moisture distribution and helps

sunlight reach plant roots.

In the Garden

• Continue seeding lettuce, carrots, beets, cabbage,

broccoli, peas, onion & radish.

• Keep garden fed with MicroLife Ultimate.

• Cover crops if we are going to have icy weather.

• Make sure to water if we are going to freeze to insulate

root systems.

• Start planning for potatoes in February.

Get Your Green On!

FEBRUARY TO-DO

1. Cover plants, water well if a freeze is forecast. The

coldest oldest days usually occur this month.

2. Remove covers first thing in the morning if it’s above

freezing. Heat builds under covers and your plants will

cook!

3. Mow the lawn once to allow the sun to reach the

roots.

4. Prune grafted roses; Valentine’s Day is traditional

time-to trigger healthy new growth.

5. Plant later-blooming bulbs, corms and tubers, such as

amaryllis, canna and gladiolus.

6. Watch the temps, if towards the end of the month, temps look like

freezes are over… get tomatoes in the ground!!! We have to start early in

Houston if you want good yields!!!!

7. Don’t commit crapemurder!!! Resist the urge to do what your neighbors

and ill-informed landscapers do. If you need to prune and shape your

crape myrtle stop by the nursery and we can show you the correct way

to prune them.

MARCH TO-DO

• Get cool-season crops and tomatoes into the garden now!!!! Don’t waitsoon

the weather will be too hot for them. Have row covers or homemade

windbreaks handy to protect plants on chilly nights.

• Early this month, sow the last plantings of spinach, turnips, mustard,

beets, carrots and broccoli.

• In mid-to-late March, plant corn, squash, peppers and cucumbers.

Nourish young plants with liquid organic fertilizer.

• Pull mulch away from perennials, shrubs and trees to allow the soil to

warm around them.

• Feed everything with the pink label Micro-Life.

• Fertilize the lawn with Micro-Life Hybrid Fertilizer!!!! It’s AMAZING!!!!!

• Apply MicroLife Humates plus and a soil activator like Medina plus. This

will help naturally aerate, dethatch and help with water retention come

Summer and build soil microbes to fight fungus naturally!!!

• Bye caladiums now!!! There are many exciting new varieties that have

been introduced this year. Get them while their HOT!!! If you wait too

long, you’ll miss out!

• Check out the new addition at Plants for all Seasons! We are super

excited to offer terrium plants and supplies, indoor plants, MORE SEEDS

and BULBS than ever before and a bigger selection of garden flags.

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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,

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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LAKEWOOD GROVE

90 Day Market Report

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Homes SOLD

Avg Days on Market - CDM

Avg Sales Price

Average List Price vs. Sales Price Ratio

Avg Sales Price Per Sq Ft

11

16

$340,245

99.15%

$108.42

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Homes Active on the Market

2

Homes Under Contract

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