Monday, May 6, 2013

This Blog's Final Entry

It has been my distinct honor and privilege to keep the community informed of WCID#89 business on this blog for the past 3 years. I have enjoyed living in Brunswick Meadows for the past 8 years, but alas. All good things must come to an end...

My 87 year old mother has decided to come live with us and our 3 bedroom house was just too small for all of us to live together comfortably. So, we've built a new house in Crosby, TX and will be moving into it next month. It's got 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. As you can see, Mom is doing her happy dance!

We will be leasing our current home and my intent is to stay on the Board until my term is expired November 2014. However, since I will no longer be living in the community, I am willing to relinquish my role as president if the other Board members choose to replace me.

Please visit for news about the District. I bid you all a fond adieu.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mark Your Calendars Now for Town Hall Meetings

The Board recently approved quarterly Town Hall meetings to be held at the New Beginning Church on 4251 Schurmier Rd, Houston, TX 77048 which is located at the purple spot on the map, just past Old Chocolate Bayou Road.

Meetings will be held on the following Tuesday nights from 6-8PM:
  • March 12
  • June 11
  • September 10
  • December 10
The purpose of these meetings is to have open discussions between the Board members and the residents on any/all issues within the District.

The church is much closer to the neighborhoods than the attorney's office where the Board holds regular business meetings, and can hold up to 200 people very comfortably in the sanctuary. Come and let your voice be heard on what concerns you have. Listen to your neighbors and together we will build a stronger WCID#89 for the entire community.

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Meeting Time and Christmas Tree Info

The Board decided to make the 2nd regular business meeting each month start at 6PM. This should make it easier for those who have an issue related to their water bill, sewer service, garbage pickup, or security to come and make their concerns known during the Public Comments section of the agenda. It is almost always the first thing on the agenda, so please be sure to arrive by 6PM. The meetings are still held at the office of Strawn & Richardson, P.C.
6750 West Loop South, Suite 250
Bellaire, TX 77401-4111 which is on the corner of Bellaire and the 610 Loop in the Frost Bank Building. The first evening meeting will be held on 12/18/12, and the Board will consider adding quarterly "TOWN HALL" type meetings for 2013. What's the difference between these quarterly meetings and the regular business meetings?

While the Board is eager to hear of residents' concerns during the regular business meeting, the point of the meeting is to conduct the business of the District.  The point of having TOWN HALL meetings will be to allow residents to come and discuss any issues of concern openly with the Board members in a give-and-take format. To understand why that can't be done during our regular business meetings,  please see my earlier post The Peanut Gallery Revisited.

Here's some information from Waste Management about what to do with your Christmas tree when the holidays are over.

January 2 – January 19 Waste Management will collect holiday trees at the curb. Please make sure your tree is placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on any Friday during that time period.

(Flock trees unacceptable) If you prefer to drop off your tree for recycling between December 26 – January 14, you can take it to any of the following:

21000 East Hwy 6
Alvin, TX 77511

10550 Tanner Road
Houston, TX 77041

3623 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77396

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Board Members Take Oath of Office

On November 20, CG Johnson, Sharyn Smalls, and Mike Smith took the oath of office delivered by the District's attorney, Chris Richardson.
After the swearing in ceremony, the first order of business was to elect officers for the Board. I was elected President; AK Babers Vice President, and Sharyn Smalls Secretary. Each of the newly elected Board members proudly showed off their certificates of office.

Transparency and accountability will be the guiding principles for the WCID#89 Board of Directors as long as I am President. We are eager to serve the community.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The People of WCID#89 Have Spoken!

Harris County W.C.I.D. No. 89 Directors
Karri Garza                           381                        13.34%
Sharyn Smalls                       496                      17.37%
Michael Clancy Smith          425                        14.88%
Victoria D. Lastee                 319                        11.17%
Byron Keith Watson, Sr.       422                        14.78%
Charles "C.G." Johnson         459                        16.07%
Arthur Washington                354                        12.39%

Registered Voters      2,726

Ballots  2,214        Percent 81.22%


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Early Voting Results Posted

There are 2726 registered voters in WCID#89 and 1754 of them voted absentee or in the early polling places. This is 64.34% of all registered voters in the District. Results of these early votes are:

Karri Garza             302 votes
Sharyn Smalls         376 votes
Michael Smith         320 votes
Victoria Lastee       264 votes
Byron Watson        313 votes
CG Johnson           383 votes
Arthur Washington  302 votes

Votes at the polls today have not been reported yet, but the early results show CG Johnson, Sharyn Smalls, and Michael Smith as winners. I'll post again once the full results are in.


I was at Crista Adair park early this morning handing out flyers for three candidates running for the WCID#89 District race:

Mike Smith was there as well,

and states:

So was Sharyn Smalls asking for voters to re-elect her.
And finally Byron Watson was greeting voters as they came to cast their ballots as well, requesting he also be re-elected.
I'll be at the meeting today and then back at the polling place. Will report on who won as soon as the results are known. This is truly exciting, isn't it????