WILLOW WALK 2018 HOLIDAY PARTY
Be sure to mark your calendars - the annual Willow Walk Holiday party is set for Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the clubhouse. We will be enjoying fajitas and margaritas this year. Come visit with neighbors and help us all get ready for the 2018 holiday season. Yes RSVPs only to either:
by phone: 832-754-9906 or
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone: 832-622-1160
by email: email@example.com
PINE CREST GOLF COURSE - SOLD
Meritage Homes acquires Pine Crest golf course from Metronational for new Spring Branch community. The following article appeared in The Houston Business Journal on Monday, May 1, 2017.
Building has commenced for Meritage's Spring Brook Village development on the site of the old golf course. The first model homes are well underway. We will continue to watch as things progress and keep you informed with any major changes.
WILLOW WALK ACCESS GATES
The controlled access gates have been installed for most of Willow Walk. All six alley gates are in place and doing a great job reducing the amount of "cut through" traffic we were experiencing. Each alley gate also has a courtesy pedestrian gate nearby for easy access by Willow Walk residents. All of these pedestrain access gates are now keyed to match the same key operating the swimming pool gates, tennis court gates, and pool area restrooms. New keys were necessary because the pool locks were so old. Be sure to replace your old pool gate key with a newer one. Work remains on the last Teague Rd. courtyard gate. This gate must be ADA compliant due to the access ramp. The configuration had to be changed to allow room for a walker or wheelchair at the top of the ramp. Additional concrete work is underway with the gate work to follow. Thanks for your patience!
In our Summer 2015 newsletter, the Board requested input regarding any interest in holding a day of shredding at Willow Walk. Residents could destroy old files, bills, other paperwork, etc. Due to a lack of interest we will not be hosting this event. However, we can provide information for free shredding, located nearby. Vanish Documents Shredding is located at 4846 Cranswick (west off Blalock just before you reach Hempstead Highway) and offers free shredding on Fridays from 4pm to 6 pm, and on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12noon. For questions, please visit their website at www.vanishdocuments.com or call them at 713-682-6474.
As many of you are aware, we are in the process of reviewing our landscaping. Our goal is to overhaul and re-beautify our neighborhood. We are currently undertaking one courtyard at a time. You will see some old, dying or dead plants being removed. Some will be replaced now, while others will be replaced when the weather begins to cool somewhat. We don't want to plant certain plants now in the heat of summer only to lose a new, replacement plant, too. As a part of this project, we are also reviewing our irrigation system. In particular, we are concentrating on length of time the water is on, watering patterns, coverage and sufficiency. If you see a plant stressed from the hot weather, please consider watering that plant until it is improved and we can get our irrigation review complete. Every plant we lose that we have to replace costs all of us money. Thanks for your help!
We have been asked by several Willow Walk residents if we intend to post a Directory of Residents on our website. The Board would like each resident to decide whether to participate or not. If you would like more than your name and address to be included in the Directory, please notify us by email with your additional information. This can include telephone numbers (home, cell, work) and any email addresses you want shared. Likewise, if you do not wish to participate, and don't want any listing, please notify us by email.
We are undergoing a review of all existing security lights at Willow Walk. As you know, we have many different types of lights in our neighborhood - front lights on homes and chimneys, garage lights in alleys, spot lights in walkways and driveways, entry lights into courtyards, etc. The Board is considering which lights are functional as is, and which lights need to be repaired or replaced. We have already installed new lights and replaced others on the west half of Willow Walk (Phase 1 - from the Clubhouse toward Gessner) and will be working on the east half of the property (Phase 2 - from the Clubhouse toward Northbrook Middle School). Thank you for your patience. And remember, if you have a light out or see a light out, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org for replacement bulbs. Thanks.