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VILLAGES OF CYPRESS LAKES LAKESIDE IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MANAGEMENT

Inframark • www.inframark.com

Association Manager: Sherridda Williams 281-504-1306

Sherridda.Williams@inframark.com

SECURITY

For a Real Emergency Dial 911

Harris County Sheriff’s Dept. Non-Emergency 713-221-6000

Constable (24-Hr Emergency) 281-376-3472

Cy-Fair Fire Station 4 (non-emergency) 281-550-6663

TRASH/WATER

Best Trash 281-313-2378

Harris County MUD #391 713-860-6489

www.HCMUD391.org

Severn Trent Services 281-578-4265

SCHOOLS

Ault Elementary School 281-373-2800

Farney Elementary School 281-373-2850

Keith Elementary School 281-849-8250

Goodson Middle School 281-373-2350

Salyards Middle School 281-373-2400

Cy-Ranch High School 281-373-2300

Cy-Woods High School 281-213-1800

www.cfisd.net

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

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

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

U. S. Post Office 800-275-8777

AT&T

www.att.com

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

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

Street Repair 281-463-6300

HELPFUL WEBSITES

DPS Sex Offenders website

City of Houston Main Page

Transtar Traffic Main Page

Harris County Appraisal District

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

www.houstontx.gov

www.houstontranstar.org

www.hcad.org

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A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

Can you believe it is November already? Thanks

giving and Christmas are right around the corner.

Our annual meeting is the second Monday

this month, if you don’t plan on attending;

please send your ballot, proxy or quorum only

decision into Inframark sherridda.williams@

inframarkcom. We would love to meet quorum

this year.

We look forward to seeing you there or hear from

you online if you can’t make it in. We meet at the

Cypress Crossing Christian Church next to Shell

on Cypress Rose Hill at 6:30 PM on the second

Monday of each month.

We had a great Pool season highest attendance

so far and lots of people enjoyed the September

weekend swimming.

We have started Yard of the Month and have

already had 8 winners who received their gift

cards.

If you live around the lake make sure you

maintain your wrought-iron fence, we don’t

want any furry babies getting out.

Please remember that livestock (any outside

animal other cats and dogs) are not allowed in

the neighborhood.

BEST TRASH RECYCLING INFORMATION

Recycling/Best Trash (best-trash.com) 281-313-2378

Yes, you can recycle:

dry, clean and loose paper

(newspaper,

inserts,

magazines, catalogs, junk

mail, envelopes, file folders,

cardboard, color paper, cereal

and gift boxes, paper bags,

wrapping paper, packaging

paper, paperback and hard

cover books

milk & juice cartons

wax-coated boxes

shredded paper, paper towel &

toilet paper rolls

pizza boxes

glass (clear & color)

aluminum - cans, foil, foil

plates & containers

plastic bottles, jars, tubs &

buckets (soda, water, milk,

juice, liquor, detergent,

condiments, salad dressing,

butter, pet food containers,

etc.)

metal food cans (tin & steel)

metal pots and pans

gutters shorter than 4’

empty aerosol cans

No, you can’t recycle:

anything in plastic bags (goes

directly into the landfill)

used paper towels or tissues,

soiled diapers

plastic film

yard waste

clothing

mirrors, wood, windows

hoses, electrical cords

paint

coat hangers, light bulbs

styrofoam

furniture

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WHY DEED RESTRICTIONS?

To maintain our rising property values and attract buyers to our

neighborhood, houses and yards must be maintained. To that end,

drive through inspections are conducted by property management

once a month. Items targeted now are exterior home maintenance

and landscaping. Avoid fees, fines and attorney costs by:

• Mowing and edging your lawn regularly.

• Weeding flowerbeds and maintaining shrubs.

• Trimming your trees. Dead palm trees and fronds should be

removed. Other tree branches should be trimmed to no lower

than 8 feet above the ground. Check your email in the coming

weeks for an offer for tree trimming from one of our local vendors!

• Pressure washing your driveway, walkway and sidewalks as

needed.

• Removing weeds growing in expansion joints of driveway and

sidewalks.

• Cleaning home’s siding of unsightly mildew.

• Maintaining your fence by replacing broken pickets.

• Placing your trash & recycling receptacles out of sight. Do not

leave them on the street or driveway.

These deed restrictions apply to you whether you own or are

renting your home. Please coordinate responsibilities with

your landlord if you are renting. It is important to know whose

responsibility these maintenance issues are when renting a home.

CONSTABLE PATROL 281-376-3472

As a reminder, we are patrolled by Harris County Precinct 4

Constables, through MUD 391.

Please add the dispatch number to your cell phones or post

in a visible place at home in case you need support in a nonlife

threatening situation. If you don’t call to report a crime or

suspected criminal activity in progress or suspicious persons or

vehicles, no arrests will be made, the crime or criminal activity will

continue and the Constable’s Office will not know that anything

is going on. The social communities that we use to communicate

with each other is NOT monitored by the constables. Posting on

any media site is not notification to get assistance. Yes, we have

those rare occasions where a Deputy, by pure luck, drives up on a

crime or suspicious activity in progress. But why rely on luck when

you have a telephone? The number to call is 281-376-3472. If there

is a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. The Constable Patrol

also offers a free vacation watch service, keeping your home

under watch while you’re away.

LOITERING AND VANDALISM

Please help us to keep our recreation areas safe and clean

by reporting any and all loitering after dark directly to the

Constable at 281-376-3472. Please also remember to report any

suspicious persons walking around the community or at the parks

immediately to the Constable Patrol. Don’t call the management

co or HOA Director, We’re NOT the law! Better safe than sorry!

WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS!

We would like to build a bank of volunteers to help with various

activities throughout the year! Poolside events, National NIght

Out and other holidays. Your time and efforts will be greatly

appreciated by all. The more volunteers we have, the more events

that can take place. Events are meant to bring our community

together and they just don’t happen without these folks who give

up their time and efforts for you. Unfortunately, they are taken for

granted, when in fact, they are much appreciated by the Board.

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ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE

So you’d like to build an igloo or paint your house red and blue to

pay tribute to your favorite sports team? These are easily identified

as requests that would not be allowed in our neighborhood. But

what are the kinds of things for which you need to submit a request

for approval to the HOA? Basically, if you are making a change to

your home or yard, you are required to submit a request. Some

common requests are:

• Installing a pool

• Replacing windows, doors or shutters

• Building a covered patio

• Installing a storage unit

• Installing an irrigation system

• Replacing your roof

• Painting your home/trim

• Removing/replacing the trees in your front yard

• Expanding your driveway

Keep in mind that approval may take up to 30 days - plan ahead!

Submit your application early, so that your project is not delayed.

The ACC committee is made up of volunteers and our goal is to

provide a beautiful and consistent look to our neighborhood.

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REPLACING YOUR FENCE

This one is a little more complex. If you are replacing your fence

with EXACTLY the same fence (in the same place with the same

size boards and the same pattern), then you don’t need HOA

approval. However, if you are CHANGING anything - the pattern of

the fence (including installing a rot board at the bottom), moving

it, adding a gate or changing the material of your fence, then you

need approval of the HOA.

A top priority for the association is to maintain property values,

ensure the community is aesthetically pleasing while controlling

personal preference in exterior design. A desirable curb appeal

with a well manicured landscape can affect market stability and

raise property value when selling or buying a home.

Please, remember to pick up after your dogs when you go out

for a walk, there are plenty of trash bins and doggy poo stations.

Also remember that your pet should always be on a leash when

outside.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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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CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

VCL LAKESIDE TEENAGE JOB SEEKER LIST

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with Cranberries & Kale

2 medium butternut squash about 2 1/2 pounds each

2 teaspoons olive oil divided

3/4 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

1 bunch kale stems removed and chopped

(about 6 lightly packed cups)

2 cloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus additional for roasting squash

1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus additional for roasting squash

1 can low sodium chickpeas (15 ounces), rinsed and drained

Zest of 1 orange plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1/3 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries

Grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese, optional

Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat

the oven to 425 degrees F. Halve the butternut

squash, scoop out the seeds, then arrange the halves

on a baking tray, cut sides up. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon

olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake

45-55 minutes, just until the squash is fork tender.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Reduce the oven

temperature to 375 degrees.

While the squash is baking, place the broth in a small

saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, return

to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer

for 12 minutes, until most of the broth is absorbed.

Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 15

minutes. Fluff with a fork, then set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive

over medium. Add the kale and cook until wilted,

about 4 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium

low. Add the garlic, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and

1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 30 additional seconds,

until is fragrant. Stir in the chickpeas, orange

zest, orange juice, cooked quinoa, and cranberries.

Once the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out

the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick border around

the sides and a 3/4-inch border along the bottom.

Reserve the flesh for another use (or if you don’t

mind a super duper stuffed squash, mix it in with the

rest of the filling). Stuff the kale quinoa filling into

the squash halves, then return the squash to the

oven. Bake at 375 degrees until hot, about 10 additional

minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and serve warm.

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fun Things to do

AROUND TOWN...

11/6

Houston Día de los Muertos Parade

November 6, 2021, 2 PM - 10 PM

Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston

With this heartfelt parade, it is our mission to celebrate

the living and honor our beloved. No matter

who you are, no matter where you are from, we want you to attend

the parade and festival. If there is something we all share is the love

and grief for our family and friends who left us and in this Dia de

los Muertos, we are all one.

11/6

St. Cuthbert Church Sixteenth

Annual International Festival

November 6th, 3-5 PM

St. Cuthbert Church will host the Sixteenth Annual

International Festival on Saturday, November 6 th

from 3-5 PM in the front yard of the church. The International Festival

honors all the different countries, heritages and backgrounds

represented in our very unique and diverse congregation. With

health and safety precautions at the forefront, the Festival includes

food, entertainment and so much more to learn about our world.

St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston, 77095.

Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience the

international world of St. Cuthbert and never leave your zip code!

11/11-11/14

Nutcracker Market

Thurs, November 11, 10 AM - 8 PM

Friday, November 12, 10 AM - 8 PM

Saturday, November 13, 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, November 14, 10 AM - 5 PM

NRG Center

https://www.nrgpark.com/events/nutcracker-market-2021/

Whether you are a shopper, committee member, staff member, donor,

volunteer, merchant, vendor, sponsor, or social media follower, YOU

have been an integral part in making this Market the success that it

is. Without your interest, curiosity, passion, dedication, enthusiasm,

generosity, hard work, commitment, and love… the Market simply

wouldn’t be where it is today. Since our inception in 1981, YOU have

helped us contribute over $75.3 million dollars to the Houston Ballet

Foundation in support of its Academy and scholarship programs.

Although saying “Thank You” does not seem to be enough, we are

truly grateful for 40 years of support.

Houston Powwow

November 13th & 14th

11/13-11/14 Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Pkwy

A two day Native American Powwow with colorful

tribal dance contests, and arts & crafts show, tipis,

honoring ceremonies, singing and much more! Presented by the DFW

Inter-Tribal Association. https://tradersvillage.com/houston/events/powwow/

12/12-12/13

11/25

Dickens Market at Cypress Creek

November 12th & 13th, 9 AM - 4 PM

This year’s annual Dickens Market features all types

of vendors from food, crafts, Christmas gifts, books,

and anything else you can think of to check off your

holiday shopping lists. The market also features carolers from the

Cypress Creek Community Chorale and guest elementary school

choirs. In addition, we have raffles for items donated by our vendors.

Raffle tickets are on sale only during the market and winners will be

contacted via phone call after the drawings take place. Winners will

have 24 hours to respond.

The market will take place as long as the pandemic has been contained

and the community center/church reopened to the public.

Please help protect our wonderful vendors and patrons who may be

more vulnerable than you by socially distancing, wearing a mask,

and washing your hands.

YMCA Turkey Dash -

A Community Tradition

November 25th

The Katy Area YMCA’s will host the 19 th Annual

YMCA Turkey Dash to be held at Monty Ballard

YMCA at Cinco Ranch Providing Fitness, Fun and Holiday Fellowship

safely for the Whole Family on Thanksgiving Day, November 25,

2021. The tradition returns for 2021 and we are excited to return

to hosting a live race that will run through the Cinco Ranch

community as in years passed. With four events to choose from,

there’s something for everyone; a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Walk/Run, a 1

mile Kids’ Run and also a Virtual Race option. Live races will be

start and conclude at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch. All

registered race participants will receive a t-shirt with their race

packets and those completing their Live 10k and 5k will receive

a finisher’s medal. Youth participating in the Live 1 Mile Kids’ Run

will receive a kids’ run finisher’s medal. 5,000 participants and

more than 1,500 spectators and volunteers are expected to take

part in this year’s event. Race day highlights include 10K and 5K

awards in age categories, a post race party featuring refreshments,

local businesses, games and a Kids Fun Zone. A runners’ costume

contest will be held with awards for most creative, best theme and

judge’s choice. In addition to completing a good race, participants

have the satisfaction of knowing their race fees go toward a good

cause, the YMCA Be The Change Campaign. This annual fundraiser

ensures that Katy families have access to Y programs and services

regardless of their ability to pay. Interested in participating,

volunteering or becoming a sponsor? Visit https://runsignup.com/

Race/TX/Katy/KatyYMCATurkeyDash, email ymcaturkeydash@

ymcahouston.org or call the YMCA at 281-392-5055

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12/4

12/4-12/5

Fairfield Christmas Market

December 4, 2021, 9 AM - 2 PM

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

20155 Cypresswood Dr, Cypress

A variety of vendors selling an assortment of products

- perfect for Christmas shopping! Come early, as we hear many of the

vendors often run out of their goods before noon!

Now-

11/28

Texas Renaissance Festival

Weekends, Now - Nov 28 &

Thanksgiving Friday, 9 AM - 8 PM

Since 1974, there has been a magical kingdom

about an hour north of the Houston area, where

guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted world

filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies and elves,

pirates and peasants, and other fanciful delights.

CFISD Country Christmas Craft Show

December 4th, 9 AM - 5 PM •

December 5th, 10 AM - 4 PM

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center,

11206 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429

Dickens on the Strand

December 3-5th, 2021

The Strand, Galveston

12/3-12/5

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century

Victorian London, features parades, non-stop

entertainment on multiple stages, strolling carolers,

roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a host of other entertainers.

Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and

rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired

crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gift items.

Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash

December 4th, 8 AM - 11 AM

12/4 Energy Corridor District, 777 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Houston

houstonholiday5k.com

Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that

mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us!

12/6

Holiday Market Expo

December 2nd, 12-4 PM

The Hilton Rooftop, 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77081

Come enjoy rooftop vibes with breathtaking panoramic

views of Houston’s skyline. This event will be filled with

great networking opportunities, shopping, great food, entertainment,

resources and some of Houston’s most dedicated community leaders.

12/18

Wreaths Across America

December 18, 2021, 11 AM

Houston National Cemetery,

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston

Come by and take a few minutes to honor a veteran

and see what Wreaths Across America is all about. There is no charge.

For full details visit, https://waahouston.com

12/18

International Food Festival

December 18, 2021, 12 PM - 6 PM

The Zone, 10371 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025

The Best caterers from around the world! Live

performances, cultural music & dancing, crafts,

clothing, service vendors and more! Free entry with RSVP to www.

texasfoodfest.com. For more info contact Ms. Clara at 832-461-6729.

12/19-12/21

Home For The Holidays

November 19th - 21st, 2021

First Call Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM

General Admission Friday, 2 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM

Leonard. E Merrell Center

6301 S Stadium Ln. Katy, TX, 77494

Three days of fun, holiday shopping is underway with Katy’s largest

gift market! With more than 150 merchants to shop with, you’re sure

to find lots of new, unique, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place to

have you ready for all your festive events. Grab your girlfriends, mom,

or daughter, and come enjoy the fun, while shopping and supporting

some of the cutest shops at Home for the Holidays Gift Market!

10710 Barker Cypress

(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the

HSE Medical Parking Lot)

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