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WELCOME TO WEST MEMORIAL

West Memorial, Katy TexasWest Memorial is an established suburban development in West Houston between S. Mason Road and the Grand Parkway (SH 99), I-10 and Kingsland. 

Situated in Katy ISD, we have an Elementary and Junior High School in the center of the subdivision, both within walking distance of virtually the entire community. Our high school is Katy HS, one of the premium high schools in Texas.

Our proximity to amenities is second to none. We are minutes away from the Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, the Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus, the Methodist West Houston Hospital, the Methodist St. Catherine Long Term Acute Care Hospital and all types of clinics and doctors and medical facilities. We are close to Katy Mills Mall, the Houston Energy Corridor and the Mason Road/Grand Parkway (SH 99) shops, stores and restaurants including La Centerra.

We are a quiet, safe neighborhood with wide, shady sidewalks and a friendly atmosphere. We have an active community association with a pool (open during the summer), a clubhouse and a lovely park with play areas and a pavilion.

 


STOLEN SIGNS

The three signs which were posted at each entrance to our park at the corner of Kingsland and Promenade have been stolen. The purpose of the signs is to provide our residents with the rules of the park. Until we can produce new ones, we have replaced and posted large temporary signs at two of the three entrances.

If anyone would care to return the stolen signs, we’d be happy to accept them back, no questions asked.

Stolen Park Signs


WMCA BOARD MEETINGS

As reminder to all residents: Our annual general meeting is to be held on the 4th Tuesday in May (May 23, 2017) at 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse at 22415 Kingsland and we encourage all homeowners to attend. We will be mailing you a ballot so if you cannot attend please mail in your vote to High Sierra, 722 Pin Oak Road, Katy. TX 77494 or permit a neighbor who will be attending the meeting to collect a proxy vote from you. Any and all of these methods to cast your vote will go toward the quorum number of votes needed to elect members of the Board of Directors.

There will be three positions open on the Board of Directors for a two year period, so if you have any interest in running please email High Sierra to have your name placed on the ballot.

We hope to see you there!

The WMCA Board meets at the Clubhouse at 22415 Kingsland on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 8:00 PM. All homeowners are welcome to attend.

Board Meetings Schedule 2017
Tuesday, January 24 2017
Tuesday, February 28 2017
Tuesday, March 28 2017
Tuesday, April 25 2017
Tuesday, May 23 2017 - Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, June 27 2017
Tuesday, July 25 2017
Tuesday, August 22 2017
Tuesday, September 26 2017
Tuesday, October 24 2017
Tuesday, November 28 2017

If you have a specific issue that you would like to address with the Board, please email High Sierra seven days before the meeting to be put on the agenda.


Parking Lot Maintenance

Submitted by Marilyn Spalter, March 24 2017
Per TxDOT, Director of Maintenance:
There is a firm contractor agreement to have trash removal from the Mason Road/I-10 frontage parking lot on Thursday or Friday depending on weather conditions.

There is no update at this time regarding the homeless people that congregate in that lot other than they have been interviewed by HCSO, they were offered assistance, identification cards and criminal background checks were peformed.

TxDOT did send Marilyn a copy of the landscape agreement between the TxDOT and Mud District 346 relating to the landscape work currently underway at the Park and Ride at Fry Road and I-10 Frontage. She is planning on presenting this to the WM MUD District to see if it can be duplicated at the Mason Road lot.

Crosswalk and Median Painting

Submitted by Marilyn Spalter, March 24 2017
Per Harris County Road-Foreman:
White painting from Mason Road east/west at cross walks and skipping along Kingsland, Merrymount and Provincial and north/south between Kingsland to I-10 Frontage along Promenade throughout WM, including the yellow caution paint at the medians along same route, will be all done by the end of April. Quite a few of the yellow medians have already received their face lift. She asked about the chance of having additional curb ramp access installed and that is now under review.

Marilyn also said that if you can safely do this please stop and thank the workers for a job well done, especially if Eric (foreman) is on site. He's very proud of the qualtiy of work that's produced by his team. AND if you have an extra second, please drop Commissioner Radack an email as well. I'm sure with all the requests and complaints his staff receives, I'm sure it would be refreshing to just get a message of thanks.

The face lift request for crosswalk and median painting was accomplished by sending a friendly email to Commissioner Radack's office and in less than a week Commissioner Radack called Marilyn. She said that Commissioner Radack welcomes such messages so, if you have a concern about anything that might affect our area, by all means go to his web site and see if he can give assistance.


TWRC Wildlife CenterTWRC Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization that helps area communities by rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife and assisting the public on how to live in harmony with wildlife. TWRC admits nearly 5,000 animals every year. Learn more about us and how you can help at www.twrcwildlifecenter.org

NATURE'S CLEANUP CREW
by Cheryl Conley

You always know when an animal has met an untimely and unfortunate death when you see Black Vultures or Turkey Vultures. So how can you tell the difference? The Black Vulture has a featherless black-grey head while the Turkey Vulture has a featherless red head. In flight, the Black Vulture is distinguishable by white-tipped wings whereas the majority of the underside of the Turkey Vulture is pale in color.

Black Vulture

Both species of vultures feed primarily on carrion. Most of what vultures eat would make any other animal very sick but they are strong animals with an incredible digestive system and a very strong immune system. Their stomachs are extremely acidic. They can usually survive eating carcasses infected with botulism, anthrax, cholera and salmonella. Some believe that vultures spread disease because they eat dead meat. Actually, the opposite is true. They rid our environment of what could potentially cause the spread of diseases.

Turkey Vultures use their eyesight and keen sense of smell to find their food. By flying low, they are able to see dead animals and detect the gases produced when an animal begins to decay. They prefer to feed on animals that are recently dead. Black Vultures can’t smell but will often follow Turkey Vultures to find food.

Turkey Vulture

The breeding season of the turkey vulture starts in March, peaks in April to May, and continues into June. Interestingly, vultures don’t make nests. In most cases, females lay two eggs but have been known to lay one and rarely three. The eggs are whitish/cream colored and heavily marked with dark brown or lavender spots around the larger end. Eggs are generally laid on a bare surface in a protected location. TWRC receives many calls from the public reporting that a vulture took up residence in their atrium or on their front porch.

Both parents incubate, and the young hatch after 30 to 40 days. Chicks are altricial, or helpless at birth. Both adults feed the chicks by regurgitating food for them, and care for them for 10 to 11 weeks. When adults are threatened while nesting, they may flee, or they may regurgitate on the intruder or feign death. If the chicks are threatened in the nest, they defend themselves by hissing and regurgitating. Family groups will remain together until fall.

Although not endangered, vultures have been impacted by the use of lead bullets and buckshot used by hunters. If the shot animal is not removed or covered, vultures will consume the contaminated meat and become ill or die.

Because of their eating habits and appearance, vultures would probably never win a “My Favorite Bird” contest or “Most Beautiful Bird” award but they play an important role in keeping our environment cleaner and definitely smelling better. Have you thanked a vulture today?

If you have questions about wildlife, please call TWRC Wildlife Center at 713-468-TWRC. They are available to answer your questions and give you guidance on living in harmony with our furry and feathered friends.

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WM CONSTABLES
Our West Memorial constables patrol our subdivision 24/7. Please call them at 281-463-6666 to report any disturbance or to request vacation patrols.
Special Watch Form
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STRAY ANIMALS
Don't hesitate to call the Animal Control Officer at 281-391-4848 or the Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191 if you see animals roaming the neighborhood unleashed.

CLUBHOUSE RENTAL
The clubhouse is located at 22415 Kingsland Ave and is available for rental. You can download the rental agreement after you have confirmed your reservation date by email with High Sierra.
West Memorial Clubhouse Rental Agreement

CAR STICKERS
West Memorial car stickers are now available if you would like to identify yourselves as West Memorial residents. Please email High Sierra for more details.

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
Your West Memorial Community Newsletter will be delivered to you monthly. To add or change items of interest please contact
Krenek Printing Company 7102 Glen Chase Ct,
Katy, TX 77095
news@krenekprinting.com

KISD HOME ACCESS CENTER
Katy ISD Home Access CenterThe Katy ISD Home Access Center provides an online grade book where parents and guardians can view helpful student information to support and guide their children through the educational process. From home or work, at any time of the day or night, parents can access the Web portal to track academic achievement. E-mail links are also available throughout the portal so parents can communicate with the school and teachers.

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