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10710 Barker Cypress

(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the

HSE Medical Parking Lot)

CYPRESS MILL IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Cypress Mill Resident Board of Directors

The HOA Board Members are volunteers, elected by the residents of

Cypress Mill. They are working for the well-being of our community.

Please consider that they have families also and respect their time and

privacy.

Jeff Garrett – President

Kevin Tolls – Vice President

Stacey Lucas – Director

Larry Turner – Treasure

Beverly Mcgaughey - Secretary

MANAGEMENT COMPANY

PRINCIPAL MANAGEMENT GROUP

Angela Rivera - On Site Manager

281-213-3184

angela.rivera@associa.us

CYPRESS MILL CONTACTS

Block Captain Committee

Newsletter Editor

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Questions/Comments?

SCHOOLS

Robison Elementary School 281-213-1700

Spillane Middle School 281-213-1645

Cy-Woods High School 281-213-1800

www.cfisd.net

SECURITY

Constable Mark Herman 281-376-3472

For a Real Emergency Dial 911

BLOCK NAME EMAIL PHONE

Bladenboro (Park 1) Theresa Bacom theresa.bacom@yahoo.com 832-443-0236

Cypress Ridge Dot Wilson dotwil@att.net 281-304-1440

Delta Estates Ct. Elaine Nall elainenall@gmail.com 281-304-0604

Harmony Estates Gloria Layman glslaymn4250@gmail.com

Huntmont Drive (Place) Brett Stanaker brett@stanaker.com 832-257-2428

Mallard Estates Ct. Jo Ann Nowak jonowak@comcast.net 281-304-1614

Meadow Estates Ln. Carrie Carpenter ccarcarpenter@yahoo.com 281-758-5422

Mills Park Ln. Kim Kirkhart k.kirkhart@gmail.com

Rosehill Estates Ln. Ronnie Kallus ronkallusjr@comcast.net 281-304-1246

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TRASH/WATER

Best Trash 281-313-2378

Cypress Hill MUD #1 (24-hr. Emergency) 281-374-8989

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Fire/Ambulance 911

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000

DPS Sex Offenders website

http://records.txdps.state.tx.us

Harris Co. Public Health & Envir 713-439-6000

U. S. Post Office 800-275-8777

AT&T

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AT&T Repair Center 800-246-8464

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

En-Touch Systems 281-225-1000

Reliant Energy (Repair) 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-659-2111

Street Light Repair (give pole #) 713-207-2222

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OFFICE HOURS

PMG Manager: Angela Rivera

Telephone: 281-213-3184

Email: Angela.Rivera@associa.us

PMG Manager is in office

(located in Recreation Center)

the following days & hours:

Monday

8 AM - 5 PM*

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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MESSAGE FROM YOUR HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

At the next annual meeting, there will be HOA Board positions becoming

open in April. If you are interested in serving your neighborhood and

would like to run for a position on the HOA Board, please contact Angela

Rivera for more information. It is a two-year term and takes just a few

hours each month. Our community manager handles the day-to-day

operations of the neighborhood under the direction of the HOA Board. If

you have a special interest in your neighborhood, now is the time to act

and become a part of the HOA Board.

REMINDER: ASSESSMENTS WERE DUE JANUARY 1 ST

The annual dues for 2021 are $600, due on January 1, 2021. The Association

statements were mailed in November 2020. This is done to enable you to

pay something each month before the deadline of January 31, 2021, if

you wanted to do this. 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 payment plan, you can

contact the onsite community manager Angela Rivera at angela.rivera@

associa.us. Keep in mind the terms of the payment plan agreement

include a monthly payment plan fee and the association’s monthly

interest. Please pay your assessments on time to prevent receiving late

fees and interest charges to your account. Please visit TownSq https://

app.townsq.io/login to pay and/or mail in your payment to PO Box 3157

Houston, TX 77253. As soon as possible. For your future reference you can

always pay ahead on your yearly assessments either in full or a little at a

time throughout the year. This is also encouraged to each homeowner.

Cypress Mill HOA Board of Directors

CYPRESS MILL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - OCTOBER 28, 2020

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Directors meeting of the Cypress Mill Homeowners

Association Inc. was held, on October 28, 2020, at the Cypress Mill

Recreation Center, 14710 Mills Park Lane, Cypress, Texas.

Those in attendance were Jeff Garrett, Stacey Lucas, Larry Turner, Beverly

McGaughey and Kevin Tolls. Angela Rivera was also in attendance

(representing Associa Principal Management Group). With a quorum duly

established, President Jeff Garret; called Cypress Mill Board of Director’s

meeting to order at 6:01 PM, Larry Turner opened with an invocation.

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE

The Board of Directors - The President; announced the September

meeting minutes are available on the community app TownSq.

CONSTABLE - Lt. Rogers updated the Board and homeowners on

activity in and around the Cypress Mill community. Lt. Rogers stressed

homeowners to register for vacation watch.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

After reviewing the minutes, the Board of Directors, Larry and Kevin

motioned to accept the meeting minutes of September 23, 2020, all in

favor.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Angela Rivera presented September 2020 financials. The financials are

accepted as presented. The following items noted:

• Operating Funds - $138,768.14 and Reserve Funds - $216,137.46 as of

September 2020. September 2020 YTD actual expenses are over budget

by $20,483.76.

HOMEOWNERS FORUM

Homeowners’ present and discussed the following items:

• The landscape mowing days to be perform later in the week on

Wednesday and Thursdays.

• The amount of the utility line item, pool operations, the bid handling

of vendors.

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ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION | RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE

SESSION

The following items were discussed during the executive session. Motions

were made and seconded and passed unanimously to:

• (334-2082) The Board reviewed owners account and noted action will

be taken.

• (235-3522) The Board reviewed owners account and will meet owner on

November 06, 2020 to discuss account.

• The Board reviewed the proposed 2021 budget with assessments at

$600. A motion was made 1st by Stacey and 2nd by Kevin to approve the

2021 proposed budget, all in favor.

• An I-tech quote; was reviewed; to troubleshoot/repair video surveillance

and access system at Mills Park Lane and Cypresswood locations at $500.

A motion was made 1 st by Beverly and 2 nd by Stacey, all in favor.

• The renewal contract of Monarch Landscaping under review.

• Nine DR accounts approved for attorney turnover.

• The posting dates of the HOA assessment signs in the community was

approved to begin mid-November to the 3 rd week of January.

• The install and removal of community Christmas decorations; will be

performed by the community porter and Jeff.

• Two gift cards are approved; from each vendor, HEB, Chick Fil A and The

Home Depot. At $25 each.

• The on-site managers vacation was approved for November

23-November 25, 2020 and December 28-December 30, 2020 and

January 4, 2021.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Board, the regular

business session of the meeting adjourned at 8:43 PM.

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6 PM.

Special Meeting on 11/06 and 11/13/2020

The following items were discussed during the special meeting(s).

Motions were made and seconded and passed unanimously to:

• (235-3522, 277-4473, 235-2248) The Board reviewed the owners’ account

and action has been noted.

• (431-7113) An owner’s request for variance was reviewed and denied.

• To deny; the renewal contract of Monarch Landscaping on 01/01/2021

at $233,561-40 visits. A motion was made 1 st by Jeff and 2 nd by Kevin, all

in favor.

• To except; the proposal from Silversand Services starting on 01/01/2021

at $197,000-42 visits. A motion was made 1 st by Larry and 2 nd by Kevin,

all in favor.

• Non-functioning fitness equipment was approved to be removed from

the fitness room.

• The Board tabled leasing fitness equipment to January 27, 2021, for

further discussion.

Silversand Services Startup Meeting on 01/07/2021

The following items were discussed during the startup meeting.

• The schedule for the community mowing will be on Wednesdays

and Thursdays. Discuss the mowing as well over trash or debris. And

the proper disposal of the blowing; not into storm drains. The areas of

mowing to the fence line were all discussed.

• Bandit sign removals in the community.

• The playground area trash bins to be maintained.

• The set up for flower installs will be send to the Board for review.

• Jeff requested a bid for the removal of 33 Bradford Pear trees.

Ratify Actions In Between Meetings

• A quote from Alvarez Service; for the repair/replacement of three

irrigation zone valves on Cypress Mill Park. Two zones on Cypress Walk;

and one zone on Cypresswood at $1080. A motion was made 1 st by

Beverly and 2 nd by Larry to accept the quote, all in favor.

• A quote from I-tech; was reviewed; to troubleshoot/repair at the Mills

Park Lane men restroom and access unit not responding at fitness room

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door at $500. A motion was made 1 st by Beverly and 2 nd by Stacey to

accept the quote, all in favor.

• A quote from I-tech; was reviewed; to troubleshoot/repair the access

system at Mills Park Lane fitness room door not responding with all cards

and replaced strike for men’s restroom door at $600. A motion was made

1 st by Stacey and 2 nd by Beverly to accept the quote, all in favor.

• A quote from Classic Sports of Houston; was reviewed for a damaged

tennis court net replacement for $385 and was approved by Larry, Jeff

and Beverly.

• A quote from Dunrite Commercial Services; was reviewed; for the north

side replacement fence at $48,320 and the staining on both sides; off

Cypress Mill Park Lane at $10,954. A motion was made 1 st by Jeff and 2 nd

by Beverly to accept the quote, all in favor.

• (235-1333, 235-0143) The Board reviewed two ACC applications and

action has been noted.

Approved, Board Member

CYPRESS MILL BOARD

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DATES TO REMEMBER

Board Meetings: 4 th Wednesday of every month at 6 PM.

(exception of Annual Meeting in April at 7 PM)

November and December - no meetings

POLITE PARKING

Several complaints have been received about visitors leaving their

vehicles parked for extended periods of time. Please ask your visitors to

park in your driveway or at least in front of your property, leaving your

neighbors room for their visitors to park or to pass through with their

vehicles.

DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS

BY PMG OF HOUSTON MANAGEMENT

Trash bins need to be out of view from the street. That means you cannot

have your trash bins on the driveway, side of home or behind columns

in front of garage door. You will get a letter and if you don’t comply we

will send you to the attorney just for this trash bin violation and you will

receive the attorney charge on your account. Please move your trash bins

out of view from the street.

LEASH LAWS

There have been several complaints about dogs either running loose in

the neighborhood or being walked but not on a leash. It is annoying and

sometimes frightening, when dogs run up to a homeowner, so for safety

reasons, please keep your dog on a leash. FYI-Excerpt from: The Khan Law Firm

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:

• dogs aren’t permitted to run around at large and

• they always must be kept under direct physical control (on a leash) of

their owner

BARKING DOG PROBLEM:

• The best way is to call the Constable office to make a noise complaint. 24

dispatches number 281-376-3472.

• Call from outside when the dogs are barking.

• Request from the operator who answers the phone exactly what to ask

for on a formal noise complaint.

• Tell them you would like to meet the constable to a make a formal

complaint.

• The best way is to talk to your neighbor, but if you don’t feel comfortable

call the Constable’s office.

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ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW PROCESS

The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s) as well other legally

binding documents, are provided to homeowners prior to closing on a

house. Please read the guidelines before submitting your Architectural

Control Committee application. You can receive a copy online on

TownSq www.cypressmillhoa.com under documents or you can call your

community manager Angela at 281-213-3184 and/or email angela.rivera@

associa.us to request a form. All application can take up to 30 business day

before an approval or denial is correspondent to a homeowner.

RESIDENTS OF CYPRESS MILL:

Having your lawn cut either by yourself or a hired landscaper please don’t

put out your grass clippings out on the sidewalk until trash days, Monday

or Thursdays. We are getting complaints of homeowners putting out

grass clippings before trash days. We thank you for your understanding

and corporation.

SWEEPING OR BLOWING DEBRIS

INTO STORM DRAINS

According to Herman L. Sanders of the Harris County Watershed

Protection Group, “Sweeping grass, leaves, grass clippings, yard waste,

etc., into a storm drain is cited as a civil solid-waste violation of State

Municipal Solid Waste rules, Chapter 330.15 (a)(1). Civil penalties are $50

to $25,000 per day per violation. Criminal penalties, if pursued, are $500

to $100,000 per day per violation.”

NOTICE: FITNESS ROOM USAGE

No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the fitness room at any time.

If you are found in the fitness room your access card will be deactivated

and you will have to come in front of the Board of Directors to discuss

reactivating card. Please comply with the rules.

TREE TRIM

It’s that time of the year, “tree trimming.” Please be courteous and trim up

your trees. For those fellow neighbors who walk the community as well

for school buses, vehicles and emergency personal to have a clearance

of tree limbs on sidewalks and streets. Please review your CC&R of the

clearance height in your section.

SOLICITATION IS AGAINST

OUR DEED RESTRICTION:

Please do not purchase from solicitors and ask them to leave our

neighborhood. Although it is difficult to enforce this violation we

can work together to keep this activity at a minimum. Please contact

Constable Mark Herman dispatch at 281-376-3472 if any harassment

issues or suspicious behavior arises.

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PROTECT ONE OF YOUR MOST VALUABLE

INVESTMENTS BY

DEVELOPING A CONSISTENT MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

By doing some simple preventative maintenance, you can extend the life

of your home and minimize costly repairs.

Painting - It is important to put a good coat of paint on your home which

may mean painting every three to five years on an average, depending

on the quality of the paint. Painting obviously improves the appearance

of your home and protects your wood or hardiplank from the elements

reducing rot. Don’t forget your ACC application along with paint color

samples, which must be processed and approved first!

Power washing - Take a walk around your property. If you see green or

black mildew on your home and driveway, you can power wash the

mildew off your gutters, home exterior, driveway and sidewalk. This small

step of maintenance can keep your property looking well maintained.

Gutters - Gutters need to be cleaned out on a regular basis. This time of year

they fill up with pine needles and leaves. If the gutters are full of leaves and

pine needles, they will not drain properly and will need to be cleaned. The

extra weight will cause the gutter nails to become loose and the gutter will sag

or fall from your home. Gutters are important as they protect the fascia boards.

Landscaping - Trees, shrubs and seasonal flowers add a great deal to

the value of your home and the community. Remember that over time

trees and shrubs can become overgrown and unsightly. Please keep

your landscaping well-trimmed and yard edged so that it enhances your

home and does not interfere with the street.

Street Parking - Please keep in mind that the streets belong to the City.

Please report all street parking to Harris County Constable Precinct 4

non-emergency line at 281-376- 3472.

If you would like to report any violations, please do so. Any questions please

contact Angela Rivera at 281-213-3184 or via email at angela.rivera@associa.us.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting articles/information to the Cypress Mill

Messenger is the 6 th of the preceding month. Please email articles to:

angela.rivera@associa.us. Information should be sent as an attachment

in Word document format.

DISCLAIMER

Cypress Mill Homeowners Association and the Newsletter Committee,

assume no responsibility for the advertising content, warranties or

representations made in such advertising of this newsletter. These are

solely the responsibility of the advertiser. At no time, will any source be

allowed to use the Cypress Mill Messenger contents or loan said contents

to others in any way, shape or form nor in any media, website, print, film,

email, electrostatic copy, fax, etc. for the purpose of solicitation, commercial

use or any use for profit, political campaigns or other self amplification,

under penalty of law without written or expressed permission from the

Cypress Mill Homeowners Association. The information in the Cypress Mill

Messenger is exclusively for the private use of Cypress Mill residents.

STREET LIGHT OUT?

Have you noticed a streetlight out? You can report it to CenterPoint

Energy 24 hours a day at 713-207-2222. Choose a language preference

and then select option “4” for street light outages. Please provide the

streetlight’s six digit number located approximately 5 feet up the pole.

Also, it is helpful to give the street name and address.

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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RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP -

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Jersey Village - 8 PM

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Cypress Park - 8 PM

Friday, June 4, 2021

Bridgeland - 8 AM

Langham Creek - 8 PM

Monday, May 31, 2021

Cypress Ridge - 8 AM

Cypress Springs - 8 PM

COMMUNITY GENEROUSLY SUPPORTS 2021

LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE

The 27 th Annual CFISD Livestock Show Association Show and Sale, held

Feb. 1 st -6 th at the CFISD Exhibit Center, saw an incredible amount of

generosity from the CFISD community through the live auction, freezer

sale, monetary donations and the first-ever online sale, despite the

COVID-19 pandemic.

The Premium Sale (live auction) unofficially raised $281,950, which is

$23,250 more than last year. Final amounts from the Freezer Sale (animals

not placing high enough for the live auction), Agriculture Mechanics and

Horticulture silent auction and additional gifts to students are not yet

available. More than 130 projects had pre-sale commitments to purchase

and animals in the Freezer Sale sold out in record time. In addition, one

new record was set for Grand Champion Turkey:

• Texas Travel Plaza & Cana Tire Inc. paid $20,000 for the Grand Champion

Turkey exhibited by Mason Oehlers from Jersey Village High School.

“The support from the community was amazing,” said Denise Kubecka,

director of career and technical education. “The common message

community members shared was that they were there to ensure our

FFA students were rewarded for their hard work and they did not want

the pandemic to take anything away from that. So many wanted to be

a part of this event that the students will remember for a lifetime. The

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have happened without the parents, community members, countless

CFISD departments and, of course, our ag teachers working together on

the common goal to put our students first. Thank you to all. We did it!”

The following Livestock Royalty representatives were chosen:

• Show King - Reagon Carter from Bridgeland FFA;

• Show Queen - Evyn Barnes from Bridgeland FFA;

• Mr. Show Teen - Lucas Payan from Bridgeland FFA;

• Miss Show Teen - Emily Fayard from Cypress Woods FFA; and

• Top Hand (Sales) - Kaitlyn Smith from Cypress Woods FFA.

GRAND CHAMPIONS

DIVISION - EXHIBITOR - HIGH SCHOOL

FFA Cookie Basket - CFISD LSA - Cy-Fair Culinary Academy Central

Comm. Buckle - CFISD LSA - N/A

Ag Mechanics - Mikaila Reiland and Weston Coleman - Cy-Fair

Breeding Rabbits - Kendall Harris - Cypress Woods

Broilers - Carson Treichel - Cypress Ranch

Goat - Madison Treichel - Cypress Ranch

Goat Showmanship - Madison Treichel - Cypress Ranch

Heifer - Logan Jones - Cypress Falls

Heifer Showmanship - Kyleigh Emerson - Cy-Fair

Horticulture - Ashley Beavers - Cypress Creek

Lamb - Jessica Donalson - Cy-Fair

Lamb Showmanship - Marisa Dodson - Bridgeland

Rabbit - Caleb Lee - Cy-Fair

Steer - Kalvin Mullinax - Cypress Woods

Steer Showmanship - Travis Moore - Cypress Ridge

Steer Weight Gain - Catherine Labay - Cypress Ranch

Swine - Addison Thorin - Cypress Ranch

Swine Showmanship - Addison Thorin - Cypress Ranch

Turkey - Mason Oehlers - Jersey Village

RESERVE CHAMPIONS

DIVISION - EXHIBITOR - HIGH SCHOOL

Ag Mechanics - Abigail Esparza and Jaimyre Mitchell - Cypress Park

Breeding Rabbits - Marie Antoinette Salazar - Jersey Village

Broilers - Morgan Branch - Cypress Woods

Goat - Maddilyn Kelly - Cypress Ranch

Goat Showmanship - Madison LeBrock - Cypress Ranch

Heifer - Brandon Blackshear - Cypress Ranch

Heifer Showmanship - Alyssa Simpson - Cy-Fair

Horticulture - Victoria Gonzalez - Cypress Ridge

Lamb - Marisa Dodson - Bridgeland

Lamb Showmanship - Amanda Slaback - Cypress Ranch

Rabbit - Rylie Ruisinger - Cypress Ranch

Steer - Brandon Blackshear - Cypress Ranch

Steer Showmanship - Emma Morgan - Cy-Fair

Swine - Laynee Buchanan - Cypress Ranch

Swine Showmanship- Reese McDaniel - Cy-Fair

Turkey - Evyn Barnes – Bridgeland

Visit www.cfisd.net/en/news-media/district/community-generouslysupports-2021-livestock-show-and-sale

for more winner information.

FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS RECEIVE FIRST WAVE OF

SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS

Four high schools have finished receiving new synthetic turf baseball

and softball fields as part of the community-supported 2019 bond

referendum. Cypress Ridge, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Woods and Cypress

Falls high schools each received the improvements this year, at an

estimated cost of $14.5 million. The project was designed by IBI Architects

and constructed by ICI Construction.

“A three-phase plan is being implemented for the design and

construction of the fields,” said Roy Sprague, CFISD chief operations

officer. “Phase 1 started in 2019, with those four campuses having

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been substantially completed. Phase 2 design work is being completed

and construction is anticipated to start in April 2021 and the Phase 3

campuses design work will start in early 2022.”

Phase 2 is scheduled to include Cypress Creek, Cypress Lakes, Jersey

Village and Langham Creek high schools. Phase 3 is scheduled to include

Cypress Springs, Cypress Park and Bridgeland high schools. The Cy-Fair

High School synthetic turf fields will be constructed as part of the Cy-Fair

Multi-Campus Master Plan Improvements, with design starting in late

2021.

The synthetic turf, supplied by FieldTurf USA, allows for almost immediate

playability after rainfall; as well as less groundskeeping and maintenance,

year-round availability and increased safety.

“We are excited for the start of our upcoming softball and baseball

seasons and the recent addition of our four baseball and four softball

turfed fields,” said Ray Zepeda, CFISD director of athletics. “The entire

project will allow us to have a facility that is much more useful and

functional for our programs, athletes and coaches.”

In addition to the surface improvements, the project also increased the

seating capacity at the Cypress Ridge and Cypress Ranch softball fields

and the Cypress Woods and Cypress Falls baseball facilities.

“We are hopeful that this will allow us to host more playoff contests within

our school district,” Zepeda said. “The quality of the materials and the scope

of the entire project reflects our communities’ commitment to having firstclass

facilities for our athletes. We sincerely appreciate the support of our

community and will certainly take great pride in our new facilities.”

GARAGE SALES

ANNUAL ELDRIDGE PARK SPRING COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

It’s time for our annual Eldridge Park Spring Community Garage Sale,

Saturday, March 20 th , 7 AM till everything is gone. Come find furniture,

household goods, tools, children’s clothing/toys and those special items

you’ve been looking for. We are located at the intersection of N. Eldridge

Parkway and W. Little York (behind the Toshiba facility). See you there!

COPPERBROOK GARAGE SALE

First Saturday in April, April 3 rd from 7 AM-2 PM, rain date will be the

following Saturday, April 10 th .

Located West Rd - east of Hwy 6

COPPER VILLAGE SPRING GARAGE SALE

The Copper Village Spring Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 3 rd

from 7 AM to 12 Noon. Located West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston

EASTON COMMONS SPRING GARAGE SALE

The Easton Commons Spring Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April

10 th from 7 AM until 3 PM.

SOUTHDOWN SPRING GARAGE SALE

The Spring Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 10 th from 7 AM

until 3 PM. Located in Copperfield off of Longenbaugh near Hwy. 6

WESTCREEK VILLAGE SPRING GARAGE SALE

The Spring Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 10 th from 7 AM

until 3 PM. Located off of Queenston between FM529 & Longenbaugh.

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ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021

Located near Telge and West as well as Tuckerton and Telge.

VILLAGES AT LAKEPOINTE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021, 8 AM TO NOON

Located off of Eldridge, north of Little York.

YORKTOWN COLONY COMMUNITY YARD SALE

APRIL 23 RD AND 24 TH

West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6

COMMUNITY EVENTS

14 TH ANNUAL CY-FAIR HOME & OUTDOOR LIVING SHOW

MARCH 27 TH , 9 AM-6 PM & MARCH 28 TH , 10 AM-5 PM

Barry Center - 8877 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, Texas 77433

Adults $5, 12 and under free. Spend Time with Cy-Fair Home & Garden

Show’s Home Improvement Experts and More Time ENJOYING Your

Home! Transform your house into a dream home with the latest products

and fresh ideas. Parking is free. Show Attendees are directed to come into

Entrance Two off of Barker-Cypress Rd. just south of the intersection at

West Rd. When coming into Entrance Two attendees will see parking and

the show entrance straight ahead.

THEATER/ARTS

THEATRE SUBURBIA

4106 Way Out West Dr. Houston, Texas 77092, 713-682-3525

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Students

& Seniors and $16 Sunday Matinees. Cash, Check and all Major Credit

Cards are accepted in payment. For reservations, call 713-682-3525 or

reserve seats online at www.theatresuburbia.org. Theatre Suburbia is

Northwest Houston’s longest running all volunteer playhouse. We are

currently celebrating our 58 th season and have now produced nearly 400

shows. Throughout the years, we have endeavored to provide quality,

live theatre to the Houston area. Theatre Suburbia is funded in part by

the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

We have done everything we can to try and reopen our doors, including

becoming the first theater in the country to install hospital grade UV lights

in our air filtration system. We even offered a safe and distanced indoor

concert as well as an indoor offering from our educational touring unit

this past fall. And when those projects proved financially challenging and

COVID numbers spiked again, we created “Light Up the Lot” and moved

all our programming outdoors. We’ve never given up. We never will give

up. But due to circumstances beyond our control, we find ourselves

needing to pivot once more. Which brings us to the announcement of

our virtual season. Go to www.adplayers.org for all the information.

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

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Easy Banana Cream Pie

You could make this on National Banana Cream Pie Day March 2nd!

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup crushed ice

1 (3.5 ounce) package instant banana pudding mix

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

3 bananas, sliced

1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked

1 cup heavy cream

DIRECTIONS:

Using an electric mixer, whip 3 cups heavy cream on low speed until

it starts to thicken. Add crushed ice and continue to whip another 4

minutes. Increase speed and add vanilla and banana pudding mixes,

whipping until pudding mixes are blended fully with the cream and the

mixture thickens. Increase speed to high and beat until mixture is stiff.

Line the bottom and half way up the sides of pie crust with banana

slices. Cover bananas with half of the banana cream mixture and top

completely with banana slices. Top with the remaining banana cream

mixture. In a small bowl, whip 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form. Using a

pastry bag, pipe cream onto top of pie, covering completely. Refrigerate

1 hour before serving.

Source: allrecipes.com

Blueberry Popovers

You could make this on National Blueberry Popover Day March 10th!

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 equal-sized pieces

1 cup whole milk

3 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, or to taste

1 lemon, halved

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Put a piece of butter

into each of 6 large muffin cups. Put muffin tin in preheated oven until butter melts,

about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Beat milk, eggs, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Whisk flour into

the milk mixture until you have a batter. Divide batter between muffin cups. Drop

even amounts of blueberries into each batter portion. Stir 1 tablespoon sugar and

cinnamon together in a small bowl, sprinkle evenly over the batter portions.

Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees

C) and continue baking until popovers are no longer moist in the center, about 25

minutes. Dust tops of popovers with confectioners’ sugar. Squeeze lemon juice over

popovers. Serve warm.

Source: allrecipes.com

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VEGETABLES: Plant vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and

snap beans and pepper, as well as cucumbers, lima or butter beans,

cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has warmed sufficiently - 70 degrees F. or

higher), southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon.

LAWN: Re-sod or replant as needed with turfgrasses adapted to this

part of Texas and suited to the planting location (shade or sun). • When

resodding semi-shaded areas with St. Augustine, use ONLY the variety

Floratam for best pest resistance. See www.plantanswers.com/grass.htm.

TREES AND SHRUBS: Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as

possible. In shady areas, where grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a

dependable groundcover such as English ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of

the prostrate junipers. • Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during

early March. However, be sure to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have

bloomed. • Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer

analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden

planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because

you give them food just before the spring growing season starts.

NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY - MARCH 12TH

Spring is just around the corner and March 12 th is the day to participate

in National Plant a Flower Day. Each year this day is dedicated to the

planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. Flower

gardening has become a hobby for many, young and old and National

Plant a Flower Day is a start to the new season each year.

Marigolds and Daffodils are the flowers of this month. It’s good to know

the zone you live in to determine which flowers grow as perennials (those

that grow back every year) in your area and which are considered annuals

(those that require planting every year). To find out more check out the

USDA site for Hardiness Zones.

Seeds can be started inside and set in a sunny window. When the weather

is nicer, move those plants outside. Keep the soil moist, but not wet and

follow the instructions on the seed package for proper germination of

the seedling. For those who can’t wait, get out those seed catalogs and

start planning your next flower garden.

Are you in a warmer climate? Then it’s time to get out the trowel and

the garden gloves and start turning over some new soil. Sow some new

seeds, bulbs or plants and nurture those blossoms into a brilliant blaze

for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

Tips for Starting a Flower Garden: Start with a potted garden. If you aren’t

ready to tear up a patch of lawn, this is a good way to go. They do require

more watering, but less care overall. • Select plants that grow well in

your spot. Some plants grow well in the shade and others prefer the sun.

Others love both! • Did you know gardeners who prefer perennial gardens

have to thin their flower beds every couple of years? They also like to

share the extra bulbs and seeds with those who are new to gardening,

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You might get some free plants, advice and a budding friendship! • Local

greenhouses stock plants that grow well in your area. Don’t be afraid to

ask them questions and shop there frequently. • Let’s all work together

by planting a flower and helping make the world a more beautiful place.

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