Category: Recent News

Perkin Holiday Gift Delivered

On Monday, 1/2/2017, Brian Warwick (President KVCC) and Grant Heemer (Treasurer) presented Perkin La Cour with a holiday gift of $4,640 raised by Knollwood Village neighbors. Officer Perkin La Cour wanted to thank everyone for his gift, and said he loves our neighborhood and appreciates your well wishes. He wanted us to let you all know that he hopes you had a fantastic holiday season and wishes everyone a wonderful new year.

Holiday Decoration Winners 2016

The results are in for our annual holiday decorating contest. It was a really tough competition and the judges felt like the first place winners defended their title again this year but many other residents are becoming strong contenders!

Below are the results. We have also included several pictures of the winners.

1st place ($150 gift card) – Mike & Cheryl Crawford at 8427 Hatton
2nd Place ($75 gift card) – Chris & Samantha Dewey at 3018 Linkwood
3rd Place ($50 gift card) – Bill & Jennifer Klein at 2802 Fairhope
Best Color Scheme ($25 gift card) – 8227 Lorrie
Most Traditional ($25 gift card) – 2811 Ashwood
Most Creative ($25 gift card) – 3106 Deal

Thank you Knollwood Village for another great year of decorating!

Bethany UMC Senior Living project

The KVCC has had two resident meetings so far (Dec 2015 and Sept 2016) where Bethany UMC has presented plans for their proposed senior living project. Bethany has said that the project consists of a four story senior apartment building on the west side of the existing parking lot. We wanted to let you know that additional questions and comments can be directed to Pastor Dan by calling the church at (713) 667-7574. You can also send emails to seniorliving@bethanyumc.org. Bethany has also created an FAQ page at http://bethanyumc.org/seniorliving which provides information on the project.

As always, you can also contact Larry Green’s office:
Main Office: 832-393-3016 Phone
832-395-9410 Fax

Satellite Office:
832-393-4203 Office
832-395-9410 Fax

District Email:
DistrictK@houstontx.gov

USDA Citrus Canker on Brays Bayou

Hello Neighbors,

We wanted to pass along a notice sent to us by the USDA. We’re mentioning it because you may see several USDA employees in the area (and they may be knocking on doors if they see a citrus tree on/near your property.

Thanks,

Brian Warwick
KVCC President

 

A confirmed case of Asiatic citrus canker has been found along Brays Bayou greenway in Houston. The suspected plant was reported to authorities via a USDA mobile website called SaveOurCitrus.org on May 11, 2016. The plant was confirmed positive for citrus canker on May 20, 2016. The infected plant was immediately bagged and taped to contain any further infection of nearby citrus plants. The Texas Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the City of Houston removed the infected plant on May 26, 2016.

The USDA is coordinating with state and local officials to respond to this situation as quickly as possible. An interagency response team started a delimiting survey spanning one mile around the original find site on May 23, 2016. Citrus canker spreads quickly and easily to other citrus plants through wind and rain. This is the second citrus canker detection in Texas in the past twelve months. There was a confirmed find in a residential area in Rancho Viejo, Texas, in October 2015. The situation in Rancho Viejo is being contained and no commercial citrus producers have been affected. A quarantine has been established in Cameron County. There is no information available to link the two detections.

Citrus Canker is a disease caused by a bacterium that affects citrus plants causing lesions on leaves, stems and fruit, which can lead to fruit drop as well as defoliation. Citrus canker is not harmful to humans or animals but can easily be transported by human or animal contact with the infected plants. Citrus canker can also be spread by rain, especially when combined with high winds. If someone suspects a plant has been infected, they can report it at http://www.saveourcitrus.org/

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact the Houston Plant Inspection Station at (281)982-9555.

Officer Perkin La Cour Gift

On January 10th, we presented Officer Perkin La Cour with his holiday gift that we collected from Knollwood Village residents. Officer La Cour was as gracious and thankful as he always is. Thank you to all who contributed in showing our appreciation for his service.

Office La Cour Gift

 

Neighborhood Sign Replacement Fundraising Campaign

Have you heard we are trying to replace our deteriorating neighborhood signs?

Click here for details!

We need your contributions and we need them by March 15th in order for us to complete installation and receive our grant from the City of Houston.

If you haven’t paid your annual dues yet, you can do it in one payment by visiting the Contribute page.
If you’d like to donate only to the neighborhood signs fundraiser for now, please visit the Esplanade Signs page.

Questions or Volunteers for fundraising, please email president@knollwoodvillage.org

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