Stone Gate 1 October 2021

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S-G Owners Association, Inc. Official Newsletter

OCTOBER 2021

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S-G OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. ONSITE OFFICES & IMPORTANT NUMBERS

ASSOCIATION’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY

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(PMG) has been contracted by the Board of Directors

to manage the day-to-day activities of the community.

Principal Management Group of Houston

11000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 150

Houston, TX 77041 | 713-329-7100

TO CONTACT THE BOARD:

In order to contact the community’s Board of Directors

or if residents have concerns, questions about their

account or deed restriction violations to report,

please send in a request through TownSq or put the

information in writing and send via email to your

onsite office, stonegaterec@att.net.

STONE GATE ONSITE OFFICE:

11655 Canyon Green Dr., Houston, TX 77095

PH: 832-653-3763 Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Email: stonegaterec@att.net

General Manager - Krystal Vigil

Asst. Manager - Jennifer Hidalgo

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Lamkin Elementary School 281-897-4775

Postma Elementary School 281-345-3660

Woodard Elementary School 281-373-2303

Aragon Middle School 281-856-5100

Anthony Middle School 281-373-5660

Spillane Middle School 281-213-1645

Cy-Ranch High School 281-373-2300

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

President - Tu-Anh Connelly (Term Expires: 1/2024)

Vice President - Stephanie Wade (Term Expires: 1/2023)

Treasurer - Wendy Ray (Term Expires: 1/2024)

Secretary - Larry Connelly (Term Expires: 1/2023)

Director - Chuck Detwiler III (Term Expires: 1/2022)

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HOW TO CONTACT HOA

The Board of Directors are hard at work and cannot wait to

share the details of all of the exciting improvements being

made in our community! Until then please note we have

hired a new General Manager named Krystal Vigil and onsite

staff who cannot wait to serve our amazing residents. We will

formally announce the new team as soon as they are all on

Board. The Social Committee is planning a Meet & Greet so you

can stop by and welcome the new staff and Board of Directors.

Stay tuned for the event details. In addition to a new staff, the

onsite office also has a new phone number. Please delete all

other phone numbers you have saved for our onsite office and

use the following number to reach our new onsite team: 832-

653-3763. They can also be reached via email at stonegaterec@

att.net, but the best way to reach them is on TownSq.

STONE GATE HOA NEW WEBSITE

www.stonegatetxhoa.com

The HOA has a new website. Documents and maps are easily

accessible. Please register for access.

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The HOA will be sending important community updates, event

information and other announcements through the TownSq

app. We encourage you to please download the app to stay up

to date with the community. TownSq is the preferred method

of communication for anything related to the community

association and your account.

Ready to join TownSq? Your account is already set up and ready

to use.

Register using your Account ID and Zip Code https://app.

townsq.io/associa/signup

Login: https://app.townsq.io/login

Download the app and start experiencing community your

way!

If you are having trouble signing up for TownSq or need

your account number, contact the onsite office staff for help.

Once logged in, you will instantly be able to customize your

communication settings to start receiving notifications - when

and how you want!

Join other Stone Gate Residents on the official Stone Gate

HOA resident ran Facebook page. The page allows discussion

between residents and also posts all the up-to-date

information from TownSq.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/470015773619972

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UPCOMING EVENTS

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

10/5/21 • 6-9 PM CLUBHOUSE

Trackless train, Hotdogs, chips, and water

Please join us for a fun night at National Night Out on October 5th from

6-9 pm. Meet your neighbors and the onsite management team. We will

serve hotdogs, chips, and water. Kids will have fun riding on our trackless

train. The event will be held at the clubhouse, 11655 Canyon Green Drive.

FALL FESTIVAL

10/9/21 • 12-4 PM

Clubhouse

Pumpkin Patch

Mechanical Bull

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Bounce House

Food Trucks

Please join us for our first ever Fall Festival on October 9th from 12-4 pm.

Kids, teens, and adults will have fun on a huge inflatable obstacle course,

mechanical bull, and bounce house. There’s no need to travel far, we will

have our very own pumpkin patch for your family to take photos. Order

delicious food from food trucks. The event will be held at the clubhouse,

11655 Canyon Green Drive.

TRUNK OR TREAT

10/30/21 • 5-7 PM

Field across from Sterling Golf

Golf school will be setting up golf challenges

HOA will be providing a bounce house

Decorate your golf cart/car to participate in a contest to win prizes.

Calling all Trick-or-Treaters! We are teaming up with Sterling Golf for their

annual Trunk or Treat event on October 30th from 5-7 pm at the field

across from Sterling Golf, 16500 Houston National Blvd. Come dressed

in your Halloween costume. Decorate your car or golfcart for a chance to

win prizes. If you would like to pass out candy, please contact Christopher

Westerdahl at cwesterdahl@pga.com.

GINGERBREAD HOUSES

Let's get into the holiday spirit! Come by the clubhouse, 11655 Canyon

Green Drive, from 9 am to 5 pm on November 13th and pick up a

gingerbread house. One kit per household. Please bring a driver's license,

bill, or other documentation to show proof of residency in Stone Gate.

Please send us pictures of your decorated gingerbread house. We'll

showcase your houses on our website, TownSq and the Stone Gate

Resident’s Facebook page.

COOKIES WITH SANTA

DECEMBER 11TH • 12-4 PM

STERLING GOLF CLUB AND THE FIELD ACROSS FROM

STERLING GOLF

Santa is coming to Stone Gate! Please join us for our annual Cookies with

Santa event at Sterling Golf, 16500 Houston National Blvd, on December

11th from 12-4 pm. The HOA will provide cookies, lemonade, and hot

chocolate. After taking pictures inside the clubhouse with Santa, put on

your boots and gloves and come play in the snow! 40,000 pounds of snow

will turn the field across from Sterling Golf into a Winter Wonderland. A

2-lane 7 foot tall slide will be brought in to race your family and friends.

This will be an event to remember. Snow much fun!

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.

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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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Chosen Davis - SS, PP, H, L, C 14 513-550-4182

Azzure Palmer - PP, H, L, C 13 513-550-4182

Colton Elliott - T (1-10 M-No Geo) 16 540-604-8148

Trevin Gatto - B, SL, FAC, P, PP, T 17 832-870-1214

Coleman Gatto - P, PP, T (M) 14 832-674-3508

Tanner Dearing - PP 15 281-546-2616

Brady Dearing - PP 13 281-546-2616

Rahifah Rahifah - B, SS, PP, H, T (S,M,O (K-8)) 16 929-503-2362

Preston Ayers - PP, H 14 713-249-0902

Dominique Lowe - B, H 15 832-674-6229

Miranda Crosby - B 16 713-822-4428

Maryam Huseyn - PP 14 346-777-3003

Van Tran - T (S,M (K-8)) 14 832-434-4350

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Jamila - Birkes Elementary

Arielle - Birkes Elementary

Carlos - Spillane MS

Mark - Birkes Elem.

Josef - Spillane MS

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Alexis & Brayden - Spillane MS

Raisa - Birkes Elementary

Kamille - Birkes Elementary

BACK TO SCHOOL!

HAVE A GREAT YEAR!

Audree - Pre-K

Adrian & Tony - Calvin Nelms Charter Schools

Kiara & Noah - Birkes Elementary

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fun Things to do

AROUND TOWN...

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.

ST. IGNATIUS OF

LOYOLA CATHOLIC CHURCH

FALL FESTIVAL

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.

OCT. 2

OCT. 2-3

OCT. 3-31

OCT. 8

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!

OCT. 8-10

PLYMOUTH UNITED CHURCH

PUMPKIN PATCH

OCTOBER 3 RD -31 ST ,

5927 Louetta Rd, Spring • plymouthunited.org

Pumpkins, Pet adoptions, local vendors, garage sales!

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. 9-10

OCT. 9-

NOV. 28

BAYOU CITY ART

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

Located along Allen Parkway

and Sam Houston Park

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CHAPPELL HILL

SCARECROW FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 9-10

5070 Main St, Chappell Hill, TX 77426

TEXAS

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WEEKENDS & THANKSGIVING FRIDAY

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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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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

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OKTOBERFEST

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for halloween

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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

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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.

buggyandbuddy.com.)

Materials for Bat Craft

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

sheets without making your hand sore!)

Glue

Googly eyes

Marker (We used black and silver Sharpies.)

Bat wing template (optional)

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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

until the cheese is melted.

4. Serve.

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