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WESTLAKE FOREST DIRECTORS
Annette Baldwin, President 281-578-9118
Robin Snitofsky, VP/Secretary 281-787-4817
David Bryant, Treasurer 281-578-8376
Tina Kent, Director 832-248-1037
Edmond Stachowski, Director 281-578-3318
Ed Brzmiakiewics 832-541-7522
Rochelle Smith 281-579-8753
Forrest Croom 281-685-5088
Mark Taylor 832-689-6475
Nico Ruiz, Director 832-491-6374
SHERIFF’S OFFICE LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR
Annette Baldwin 281-578-9118
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Sheriff (Non-Emergency) 713-221-6000
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Poison Control 800-764-7661
Animal Control 281-999-3191
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Post Office - Bear Creek 281-550-4413
Post Office - Park Row 281-829-5062
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Precinct 3 Commissioner Radack 281-463-6300
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Houston Methodist West Hospital 832-522-1000
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Mayde Creek Elementary School 281-237-3950
Stephens Elementary School 281-234-0200
Mayde Creek Junior High School 281-237-3900
Mayde Creek High School 281-237-3000
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YOUR AD COULD
REPORTING NUISANCES &
HEALTH HAZARDS TO HARRIS COUNTY
If your neighbor has garbage, junk, trash, construction materials,
mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs or any other type of junk that
attracts vermin, you can directly report this to the Harris County Public
Health and Environmental Services online. You can also report dead
birds and other types of problems as well. Here is the website for online
Telephone calls might be necessary if you do not receive a reply as to the
status of the investigation. Keep a copy of your online form in case that is
the case. The telephone number is: 713-439-6000.
TREAT OUR PARKS, GREENBELT & AMENITIES
WITH RESPECT AND CARE
Both Westlake Forest and Westlake have added many lovely new
amenities for the enjoyment of all of our residents. We have also installed
cameras throughout these areas and we have noticed that some residents
are not clear on how to behave in the parks. Please refrain from picking
flowers, throwing rocks from around the fountains onto the fountains,
wading in the fountain, climbing on the fountain, dumping sand into
the streambed at the Westlake park, driving vehicles on the greenbelt
in Westlake or the parks in either Westlake or Westlake Forest, drinking
alcohol on any community owned property or vandalizing any of the
community owned property.
While most of us have a basic understanding of how to behave in public,
there are a few deviants who frequent our parks and other common areas.
The vandalism and graffiti simply waste community financial resources. If
you see anyone who is behaving destructively in our parks and common
areas, please call the Sheriff’s Office and also let a Board member know
immediately. We do not want our parks and common areas to take on a
rundown look that is ugly and repulsive.
REPORTING CRIMES AND ONGOING ACTIVITY
Some of our residents are confused about whom to call for various types
of crimes and suspicious ongoing activity. We have a contract with the
Sheriff’s Department, which includes a deputy in a marked vehicle in
our subdivisions 40 hours per week. Westlake and Westlake Forest share
these costs in order to provide a more secure environment for you and
your family. In addition to our contract deputy, we have deputies who
work in the subdivisions at odd hours of the day and night-sometimes in
marked units, sometimes in civilian vehicles.
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However, if you do not call the Sheriff’s Office when a crime occurs or
when you see suspicious activity, the deputies have no way of knowing
that a crime has occurred or that suspicious activity is happening in an
ongoing fashion. We encourage you to contact the Sheriff’s Office for
any type of crime… whether it is serious in nature such as a burglary of
a home or motor vehicle or suspicious activity that is occurring at the
moment. To report crimes, call the following numbers:
Non Emergency: 713-221-6000
If you are observing ongoing activity in your area of the neighborhood,
call Annette Baldwin at 281-578-9118. This telephone number is listed
on the inside of the back page of your newsletter each month. Ongoing
activity can be anything from teenagers consistently violating curfew
to loud music to possible drug dealing from a home. It can also include
illegal parking, hazardous waste dumping, environmental threats, etc.
If you wish to speak with the contract deputy about the activity, he will
call you, come to your home or meet you at the Sheriff’s Office Store front
located on Fry Road. If you want Ms. Baldwin to talk with the deputy
and follow up on the resolution of activity, she can call you when the
information is made available.
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ANNUAL DUES ARE PAYABLE
BY JANUARY 31, 2021
The annual dues of $475 per year are payable on or before January
31, 2021. The invoices for dues were mailed and received before early-
October 2020. This was done to enable you to pay something each
month prior to the deadline of January 31, 2021, if you wanted to do
this. The mailing also included a payment contract which, during COVID,
the Board wanted to offer to each homeowner who might need it. We
encourage each of our homeowners to pay promptly as the cost to the
homeowner for collection begins mounting on February 1, 2021.
If you would like to establish a monthly pre-payment program for your
2021 dues, contact Inframark @ 281-870-0585 and explain that you want
to set up a pre-payment program for your 2021 dues.
IT’S TREE PLANTING SEASON
December and January are ideal times in Houston to plant trees and
shrubs. The cool weather combined with the rain offer trees and shrubs
the opportunity to establish themselves. In addition, the soft winter
sunshine and warm days nurture the plants. If you are thinking of adding
to your landscaping, this is an ideal time to do it. Whether you select
a 5-gallon plant or large trees planted by a tree planting service, your
plants and trees will have the highest hope of survival this summer if
planted now. Be sure to select trees and shrubs, which are recommended
for the Gulf Coast summers. Native plants are always best and use the
least amount of water.
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DEED RESTRICTION COPY
Homeowners and renters can get a copy of the deed restrictions for both
Westlake and Westlake Forest on our website: www.westlakecia.org.
Please note that these two subdivisions have separate deed restrictions.
You may also call Inframark or send them an email to have a copy mailed
to you. Information on Inframark is on the inside of the back page of the
monthly newsletter and on our website.
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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
There are currently no teenage job seekers available. Have your teen
send in their information to be added.
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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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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
January, a day that falls on or near King’s birthday of January 15 th .
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Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with
every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the
Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, February 6, 2021 to raise funds
for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year, over 60
teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over
$115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants.
The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone
this year with over $2 million awarded in its first eight years of Inspiring
Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role
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of co-workers and friends. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring
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NCL-KATY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the oldest and largest motherdaughter
volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and
daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing
together and improving their communities through philanthropic,
leadership and cultural activities. For the 2021-2022 Membership Year,
we are accepting applications for mothers with daughters currently in 6 th
grade in the Katy ISD, Richmond, Fulshear or Sealy areas. Deadline for all
applications and required forms is due 1/15/2021.
We look forward to meeting everyone as you learn more about
this opportunity to make a aluable impact to our community while
strengthening your mother/daughter bond by joining NCL-Katy chapter.
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ALL HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS
WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS
HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-Up is now available at ALL HCPL
Harris County Public Library will continue to offer a wide array of online
• Use HCPL Wi-Fi service while maintaining social distancing with HCPL’s
• Download ebooks and audiobooks, stream movies, research and learn
• Attend an HCPL program or story time online through Facebook or
• Check your account to renew loans or request books
• eBooks, comics or graphic novels through OverDrive
• Stream classic films, indie cinema and award-winning documentaries
• Listen to audiobooks through RBDigital or OverDrive
• Read along and play with picture books on TumbleBooks
• Ask us a question via chat on Ask a Librarian
• Get book recommendations via Book Hunters
If you do not have an HCPL library card, you can get instant access to all
HCPL’s digital materials including ebooks, streaming movies and research
tools with an iKnow Digital Access Card.
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You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!
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!
1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust
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
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.
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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
• 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.
• 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
• 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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25 WAYS TO SNEAK IN
MORE EXERCISE EVERY DAY
One of the TOP New Year resolutions: exercise more! Here
are some ways to help incorporate exercise into your daily
1. Make your bed every morning.
2. Do 10 push-ups every morning.
3. Squat while you brush your teeth.
4. Park farther than you need to.
5. Clean your office.
6. Take the stairs.
7. Exercise on the job.
8. Do your own filing/copying/coffee-fetching.
9. Switch your office chair for a stability ball.
10. Schedule a daily walk break at work.
11. Take calls standing up.
12. Skip the inter-office mail and walk it over.
13. Suggest walk meetings.
14. Practice isometrics.
15. Reorganize your office or home.
16. Go on walking/biking errands.
17. Do the grocery shopping.
18. Make your own food.
19. Hand-wash dishes.
20. Keep your yoga mat/weights/kettlebell by the TV.
21. Clean your home.
22. Wash your own vehicle.
23. Play with children.
Courtesy of: www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/25-ways-tosneak-in-more-exercise-every-day/
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
To love yourself means to respect and appreciate yourself as you are and to come to
terms with those aspects of yourself that you can’t change - the aspects that make
you unique. It means allowing yourself to drop the conditions that you have created
to love yourself like, “I will love myself once I…” and simply choose to embrace the
good and the bad, the mistakes and the triumphs.
Loving yourself isn’t a one-time thing, but an endless, ongoing process that starts
with realizing that it’s not about discovering self-love; it’s about tearing down the
walls you’ve built against it. Below are 6 ways to learn to love yourself more:
1. Focus on the things you like about yourself
2. Make time to do the things you enjoy
3. Let go of mistakes and embrace the past
4. Appreciate your life
5. Get out of your comfort zone
6. Take care of your body!
Courtesy of: www.recoverywarriors.com/6-simple-ways-to-love-yourself-more