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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.
PRESIDENT - Lisa Watts 713-304-3047
VICE PRESIDENT - Neva Hall email@example.com
SECRETARY/TREASURER - Chris Padfield 713-291-5856
Lost and Found Pets - Kathy Brown 281-797-8374
Marquee - Tennis Court - Sabrina Monroy 281-687-6462
Marquee - Pool - Fernando & Dee Dee Flores 713-410-8051
Newsletter - Krenek Printing 281-463-8649
Pool, Aquatic Management of Houston 281-446-5003
Recreation Committee - Melissa Seunsom 713-550-3999
Rec Center Coordinator - Dan Singer 281-300-1277
Tennis Courts Scheduling - Gloria Tann 713-410-9153
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 -
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
Published by Krenek Printing
281-463-8649 • www.krenekprinting.com
To advertise: firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-profit articles: email@example.com
Emergency (Police, Fire & Ambulance) 911
Harris County—Precinct 4 Comm. Jack Cagle
Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. 281-894-0151
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
Poison Control Center
Health Department 713-439-6000
Children’s Protective Services 800-252-5400
Mosquito Control 713-440-4800
Flood Control 713-684-4000
Appraisal & Exemptions 713-957-7800
County Clerk 713-755-6405
Malcolmson Road M.U.D. (Water Service) 832-467-1599
Texas Pride Disposal (Trash Pickup) 281-342-8178
Reliant Energy 713-207-7777
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
AT&T (Phone Service) 800-585-7928
AT&T Uverse (Internet Service) 800-288-2020
Comcast (Cable Service)
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
Tomball Post Office 281-516-0513
Willow Place Post Office 281-890-2392
Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191
Dead Animal Pickup 281-353-8424
Humane Society 713-433-6421
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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 email@example.com. 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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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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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Start planning for potatoes in February.
Get Your Green On!
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
3. Mow the lawn once to allow the sun to reach the
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.
• 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/
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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