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Harris County Sheriff 713-221-6000

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Animal Control 713-869-7722

Dead Animal Pick Up 281-463-8703

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In an effort to provide and protect each individual Homeowner’s rights and values, it

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or changes to their home or property submit a REQUEST FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT

APPROVAL to the Architectural Review Committee. For a detailed description of

Application Procedures and General Guidelines, please visit www.townsquare.

nabrnetwetwork.com (see resources, Governing Documents, then Copper village ARC

application). Should you require a hard copy of anyone of these documents, please

contact Inframark at 281-870-0585. Ask for Erinn.

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on Monday. If Monday is a

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BACK TO SCHOOL

2021 HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST

It is hard to believe that it is almost time for our annual decorating contest.

Homeowners should start planning their decorations for the contest; the

two best houses on either side of West Road will win $50 Gift Cards.

Judging will be done on Monday December 13th, so please have any

decorations that you wished to be included in the contest in place by

then.

TRASH

As a reminder, our garbage days are Monday and Thursday. If trash from

yard clippings and other sources are placed on the curb after these days,

they will need to be moved to the side/back of your house, out of view

from the street. Lawn companies should be reminded of this, as well.

Best Trash is being paid to empty your trashcans from your garage door.

Unless you desire, there isn’t any need to put your cans on the curb; they

will be emptied from in front of your garage door.

Trash Cans should be put out by 7 AM on the days of service (Monday and

Thursday) and should be removed from view by the end of the day. Any

cans left longer will be subject to a potential Deed Restriction violation

by the Homeowners Association.

Recyclables will still have to be placed at the curb; bins will not be

emptied from the front of the garage door.

If you have any issues with trash pickup, please contact Best Trash directly

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MONTHLY MEETINGS

The Copper Village Community Association Board of Directors is pleased

to announce the resumption of in person monthly meetings. Until

further notice, the monthly meetings will be held at the West Houston

Church of Christ, 17100 West Road. We will be meeting at the church for

the next few months to allow homeowners space for comfortable social

distancing.

We will have signage showing the exact meeting room. These meetings

will be held on the 3 rd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM and we hope

that many of you will choose to attend.

COPPER VILLAGE 2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Board meets 3 rd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. The meetings are

being held in person again and will be held at West Houston Church of

Christ, 17100 West Road.

October: Garage Sale: Saturday, October 9 th from 7AM to Noon.

FALL FESTIVAL

Due to the ongoing COVID concerns, we will not be having the Fall

Festival. We hope to have some type of Community Event in late Fall

or early Spring. We will definitely keep the community informed on

upcoming events.

FALL GARAGE SALE

The Fall Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 9 th , from 7AM to

Noon. Please make sure to have any unsold garage sale items cleaned up

by noon or shortly thereafter.

Also note that the only two times that garage sales can be held in the

Copper Village subdivision are the scheduled Spring and Fall garage sale

dates. Any garage sales held other than these dates are considered to be

Deed Restriction Violations.

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Telephone: 281-313-2378, FAX: 281-313-2379

If you have any issues with Best Trash, please contact them directly

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HOME RENTALS

Homes in the subdivision can only be leased for a MINIMUM of 6 months.

Anyone who leases/rents their homes MUST provide the first page of the

Rental Agreement to Inframark. Additional details about the process to

provide this information can be found on TownSquare.

It is a Deed Restriction Violation if homeowners do not provide the proper

documentation. If your home is already leased or rented, please provide

rental information to Inframark at your earliest convenience so that you

will not be in any violation.

COMMUNITY PARKING

We have had numerous complaints lately about the number of cars

being parked at certain houses. Society has evolved over the years from

one car to multiple-car households; unfortunately, the developers of the

subdivisions didn’t allocate enough space for parking. Associations are

at a loss about how to control parking; it is an issue that is fraught with

challenges and abuses.

The streets belong to the County; the HOA is unable to enforce traffic

laws as there is nothing in the covenants that limit the number of

personal vehicles a Resident may have. If a resident feels there is an issue

with parking, i.e., location of vehicle, blocking site lines, parking in front

of fire hydrants, etc., you may call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on the

non-emergency line, which is 713-221-6000. As much as we would like to

do something about this issue, our hands are really tied on it. Therefore,

your best course of action would be to call the Sheriff’s office directly.

HOMEOWNER WEBSITE

Inframark, our Property Management Company, has a website that

homeowners can log into to access current Association information. The

website is: townsquare.nabrnetwork.com; the site is constantly being

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updated to provide the latest association news. You are also able to see

all pertinent governing documents related to the association.

All homeowners will need to register to access this website. Currently

there are less than one-half of the homeowners registered. Please

register to be able to access this website so that you can stay abreast of

neighborhood happenings.

HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Copper Village Board of Directors has been discussing possible 2022

Capital Projects. Proposed projects include:

a) Repair/replace the green wrought iron fence around the pool.

b) Upgrade/improve subdivision entrance signs.

c) Repair and/or replace the wooden fence we own along West Road.

d) Install lighting around the lake path.

e) Install swing set in empty lot on North side of West Road.

f) Install sidewalk passage through the empty lot by Gentlewood Court

to the walking trail.

g) Construct a new shelter for the lake pumps.

h) Install dog wash station near the clubhouse.

i) Add flowers/bushes in the little park on East Copper Village Drive.

While we are unable to do all of the projects due to their cost, we will

be able to do many of them. Please let Inframark know if you have any

feelings on one or more of these 2022 projects.

HOWDY NEIGHBOR! IMPORTANT NOTE:

Thank you to those who have cleaned your bronze street number plate

on your home exterior. PLEASE make sure your house number is visible

from the street. You might need to lower the shrubs that are blocking the

visibility of your house numbers. Or polish/clean the plate. This is very

important because in the event an emergency vehicle needs to find you

and can’t, it might be critical in time lost.

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9TH ANNUAL FALL

FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 2, 2021, 9 AM TILL 3 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities, Petting Zoo

and food! Bring the entire family and friends for a fun filled

day! Vendors contact Mary @ saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

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OCTOBER 2 ND , 12 PM - 7 PM

OCTOBER 3 RD , 12 PM - 6 PM

7810 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

Live Auctions, Silent Auctions, raffle, craft fair, live entertainment, bingo, attic

treasures, food, drinks, games and fun! Questions email festival@silcc.org.

KATY WINE FEST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021

The Katy Wine Fest is a must for any wine lover! Highlighting

a wide selection of wines from Texas and beyond, guests will

sample rare finds and unique vintages not found in your local

grocery store. We’re certain you’ll find a few new favorites!

Along with a fantastic selection of wine, the Katy Wine Fest

will feature local restaurants serving delicious light bites. For those more into hops

and barley, craft beer will be available for sampling. Live musical entertainment, a

wine pull, silent auction and Big Board auction featuring fantastic items will round

out the evening. Proceeds of the event will directly benefit the Brookwood Center

for Learning. The Katy Wine Fest is perfect for a special date night or Girls Night

Out. Mark your calendars, grab your tickets and join the Cinco Ranch Rotary for the

Katy Wine Fest! We look forward to seeing you there!

KATY RICE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 TH , 6 PM - 10 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 TH , 10 AM - 10 PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 TH , 12 PM - 6 PM

Kick the weekend off Friday evening with live music, food

trucks and beer! Bring the family and enjoy a full day of

great craft vendors, live music, food trucks & much more!

There will be fun for the whole family, including a kids/teen zone, craft beer and

expanded food area. Free Shuttle Service to and from the Merrell Center all day!

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OCT. 8-10

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Pumpkins, Pet adoptions, local vendors, garage sales!

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NOV. 28

BAYOU CITY ART

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OCTOBER 9-10, 2021, 10 AM - 6 PM

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OCTOBER 9-10

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OCT. 16

PICK-A-DILLY

CRAFT FAIR

St. Peter’s UMC •

20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy

OCTOBER 16, 2021, 9 AM - 4 PM

St. Peter’s 30 th annual craft fair will be just in time for

Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Proceeds from

Pick-a-dilly Craft Fair and Silent Auction will benefit St.

Peter’s United Methodist Church Missions.

OCT. 17

TREAT STREET

OCTOBER 17 TH FROM 5-8 PM

Join Cinco Ranch Church of Christ for our

annual Treat Street on October 17 th from 5-8

PM. This free event is for our families to enjoy a

safe evening where our community gets to wear costumes, get

candy, enjoy a hot dog dinner and play in the bounce houses.

If you would like more information on this event, please visit

www.cincochurch.com/crkids. We can’t wait to see you there!

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OKTOBERFEST HOUSTON

OCTOBER 22 ND , 5 PM - 10 PM

OCT. 22-23

OCTOBER 23 RD , 12 PM - 10 PM

Join us for the 9th annual Oktoberfest Houston,

showcasing German and Texas culture in one

fantastic day! First 250 tickets sold are 50% off! The

Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

HOLIDAY MARKET

OCT. 23

LADIES AUXILIARY OF

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON

OCTOBER 23, 2021

It’s Holiday Shopping Time! The Ladies Auxiliary

from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their annual Gingerbread

Village Holiday Market on October 23, 2021! It is held at 6646

Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, TX 77086. The event opens at 9

AM and continues until 4 PM. Admission is free! Arts, crafts, unique

products and many, many more items will be featured. Get a head

start on your holiday shopping all in one place! A wonderful lunch

menu will be offered including barbecue pork sandwiches, baked

potatoes, etc. Come join the fun!

OCT. 30

OCT. 30

HOWL-O-WEEN

KATY DOG PARK

OCTOBER 30, 2021, 9 AM - 11 AM

Costume Contest, games, door prizes &

vendors Event entry is a donation of pet food

for our local shelter

EPIPHANY LUTHERAN

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Drive-thru trunk or treat!

OKTOBERFEST

OCTOBER 30, 2021, 11 AM-9 PM

Family Fun Event at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic

OCT. 30 Church - International Food, Vietnamese, Pupusas,

Tacos, BBQ, Hotdogs, Desserts, Hamburgers, Funnel

cakes, Beer and Wine Garden, Music, Dance, Hayride,

Pumpkin Patch, Arts and Crafts, Hay Maze, Camel

Ride, Pony Ride Petting Zoo, Exotic Animal shows, Ice Skating

Performance by Paul and Gillian Schatz, Face painting, Games, Prizes,

Model Railway Train Exhibition, Bingo, Auction, Free Candy, and so

much more. Wear your favorite Saint Costume! Free Shuttle, Free

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fun crafts to do

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1. Start with the right pumpkin.

Choose one that's fresh, with a sturdy stem, no bruises, and a

flat bottom so it won't roll while you carve.

2. Cut from the bottom, not the top. Michael

Natiello, pumpkin carving pro and creative director for The Great

Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze, says cutting your "lid" from the bottom of

the pumpkin helps prevent the sides from caving in later.

3. If you do carve from the top, cut out the lid

on an angle. This way it won't drop inside the pumpkin

when you put it back on top, like it would with a straight upand-down

cut. A boning knife should work well for this.

4. Scoop out all the pulp (and then some). You

can buy a special "claw" for pumpkin gutting, but an ice cream

scoop will do just fine. Thin the inner wall of the "face" area to

1¼-inch thick, so it will be easier to pierce the shell.

5. Sketch out your design on paper first. If you

draw your jack-o'-lantern face to size, Natiello says you can

use it as a pattern: Just tape it to the front of your pumpkin

and use a fork or pencil to poke holes along the lines you want

to carve. (Or save yourself from creative blocks by getting a

pumpkin carving kit, complete with a marker, scraper, cutting

tools, and pre-made patterns.)

6. Hold the pumpkin in your lap. It's easier to create

features when the face is gazing up at you. Natiello suggests

using a serrated kitchen knife or an X-Acto knife for carving,

but to make intricate designs, you could try using a small saw.

Just don't cut on a slant — clean up-and-down slices look best.

How to carve a pumpkin

7. Start by making simple rough cuts. If you get

the big pieces of pumpkin out of the way first, you can go back

and clean up the edges of your design later.

8. Use your scraps creatively. Make a tongue, pipe,

or hair accessories out of a discarded piece of pumpkin shell,

for example.

9. Keep your pumpkin fresh. Natiello recommends

spreading petroleum jelly on the cut edges to seal in moisture.

If your pumpkin still shrivels a few days later, you can revive it

with a facedown soak in cold water for up to eight hours.

10. Create a chimney. First, leave the lid on for a few

minutes while the candle burns. Then make a small hole where

the lid has blackened. Or, save yourself the stress and go with

battery-operated votives instead.

11. Sprinkle cinnamon inside the lid. That way,

when you light the candle, your jack-o'-lantern will smell like

a pumpkin pie. Yum.

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Hanging Bat Craft

Here’s a simple hanging bat craft for kids using empty toilet paper rolls. These

adorable cardboard tube bats are a great way for kids to help decorate for

fall or Halloween. They also make a great activity to go with the children’s

book, Stellaluna! (Free bat wing template is provided on website www.

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Cardboard tube (We used an empty toilet paper roll.)

Tempera paint (black or brown) and paintbrush

Construction paper (black or brown)

Black pipe cleaners

Scissors

Single hole punch (This is my favorite! It can punch through multiple

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Glue

Googly eyes

Marker (We used black and silver Sharpies.)

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3. Glue the wings onto the back of the cardboard tube.

4. Cut out some little triangles from your construction paper to make

ears. Glue these onto the bat, along with some googly eyes. Use a marker

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5. Punch two holes in the bottom of your cardboard tube. This is where

the legs will go.

6. Cut a black pipe cleaner in half. Twist one end of each pipe cleaner

through each punched hole.

7. To make the feet, snip off the last inch of each leg. Wrap the one-inch

piece of pipe cleaner around the bottom of each leg. Fold the middle part

of the foot to make a hook for hanging.

8. Hang your bat up for fall or Halloween!

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fun recipes for

for halloween

ghost pizza bagels

INGREDIENTS

8 slices mozzarella

8 mini bagels

1/2 c. marinara

4 black olives

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut

mozzarella slices into ghost shapes using

a paring knife. • Spread a thin layer of

marinara over pizza bagel and top with

ghost. • Bake until cheese is melty, 10

minutes. • Meanwhile, cut olives into

little pieces for eyes. Dot the ghosts and

serve.

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spooky grilled cheese

INGREDIENTS

butter

8 slices pumpernickel or dark rye bread

4 slices cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. Using a Halloween themed cookie

cutter, take four slices of the bread and

cut out the centers.

2. Heat butter in a griddle or skillet over

medium heat.

3. Cook the cut side pieces of bread and

the whole pieces of bread in the saute

pan for 3 minutes. Flip the whole piece

of bread, cover with a slice of cheese and

top with the un-cooked piece of cut-out

bread cooking an additional 3 minutes or

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