2007 Yard of the Month Winner
yard of the month in Grogan's Mill for May
goes to Violet Hargrove. Her home is located
at 2004 North Red Cedar Circle and is an inspiration
to us all. While handling her job as an accountant
and watching over her grandson, Violet does
her own planning and planting, with the exception
of mowing & edging. She has lived in this Grogan's
Mill location for nine years and has built her
landscaping as she has time.
Among raised beds surrounded by red sandstone,
you will find begonias, roses, lily of the
nile, various shrubs, scheffelera and numerous
other healthy, beautiful plants. We can
all find motivation & inspiration in Ms. Hargroves'
efforts. Congratulations Violet!
If you would like to nominate a home
for Yard of the Month, please see our Web
|Go to an Astros Game and Leave the Driving to Us
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The village will again sponsor a trip to the Astro's vs. Mets game on July 7th. Tickets will be $11 and the Village Association will provide free bus transportation to and from the game. For tickets call Joe Giovanniello 281-363-2698. As a bonus we received another eleven seats to the Braves game on September 29th. We are looking for ways to give these seats away that will support the community. If you have suggestions for how to do this let us know.
|Wal-Mart Updates and Complaints
The GMVA and Wal-Mart will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 16th, at 2:30 in the afternoon. The meeting will be held at the site and we will meet in the driveway. Wal-Mart will have their Community Relations Director, engineers and architects on hand to answer questions. This meeting is open to residents of Dreamweaver and Wind Whisper and others who are directly affected. County and school board member have also been invited. If you would like to attend, or if you can't attend but have questions you would like us to ask, please let us know at email@example.com.
We will continue to monitor this situation
and if you have concerns please contact us
through the GMVA Web
Avalos is the Board member who is working
directly with Wal-Mart.
|Sound Wall Updates
TxDOT is working on the assumption that a noise wall will be built from 82 to 124 N. Deerfoot. We are still working to determine some of the finer details such as who has liability if a problem occurs with the wall. We will be asking the WCA to pick up this cost.
If you have questions Jim
is the local coordinator for this
|WCA Examines Purchase of the Woodlands Athletic Center
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~One year after The Woodlands Development Company said it would close The Woodlands Athletic Club in September 2008, a Woodlands Community Association board member wants the board to consider buying the property for use as a community-wide master recreational facility.
Robert Tyson, who represents residents in Grogan's Mill - the village where the WAC is located - suggested at a recent WCA meeting closing the 12 neighborhood pools sprinkled throughout The Woodlands in neighborhood parks and instead operating the WAC.
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|At the May 21st GMVA Meeting
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lynne Aldrich - Manager Environmental Services will be making a presentation on this year's mosquito control program. We have new types of mosquitoes in the area and control requires new techniques. Spraying will not be done. Come and find out what you can do.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Residents had reported seeing an alligator along the Nature Path between Grogan's Mill and Panther Creek. The alligator apparently had been on the golf course for years but has moved closer to the path, near the 16th green on the Panther Trails course. A private company removed the alligator two weeks ago, after resident complained about the animal. Bill Langley, managing director of The Woodlands, confirmed the news.
|New Gardening Page on Web Site
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The GMVA has added a new page to its Web site specifically for gardeners. This page offers tips on gardening and lawn maintenance. We encourage residents to send in their own gardening tips and we will post the tips on our Web site.
|Register for Summer Programs
Registration for the Community Associatons Parks and Recreation Department summer programs begins May 14, 2007. Most programs begin the week of June 4th.
|Local Scout Needs Flags for Eagle Scout Project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Benjamin Smart, of Troop 204, plans to educate our community on the correct way to retire worn American flags for his Eagle project. In order to do this he will retire flags during the 4th of July Market Street Red, White & Blue Celebration. Flags are being collected at the First National Bank located in the Sterling Ridge shopping center. His goal is to collect 500 worn, faded and tattered flags to retire this coming July 4th.