HOA News
A Publication of the Paloma Creek Homeowners Association, Inc.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Paloma Creek family. My
name is Shawn Smith, and I am your new HOA Manager. I bring many years of experience
to Paloma Creek in property management, in both onsite management operations and
customer service operations. Like you, I am a homeowner and know the importance of
maintaining a home environment you can be proud of! I am very excited to be working with
your Homeowners Association and look forward to meeting many of you in the coming
What a wonderful time of year this is, bringing cool crisp weather and opportunities to
spend time with family and friends. I would like to wish you a healthy and happy season.
As I am learning your community I have noticed a few things, so please allow me to offer
some important reminders regarding your community:
Trash receptacles may not be out on days other than collection day. Please store
your trash receptacle out of public view.
Portable basketball goals are to be maintained only on the paved driveway of the
home. Please do not allow them to be stored blocking the sidewalks or stored in the
It is fall and the perfect time for replacement of all dead trees or shrubs. If you
have lost a tree in your yard, please be reminded that you must replace it with a
3.5” caliper tree. I can provide you with a list of the approved trees for the
Remember to that you are still required to maintain your lawn in the fall and winter
It takes everyone to keep your community beautiful. Please don’t hesitate to let me know
if you should have any questions at all about your Association.
Shawn Smith
Association Manager
[email protected]
• Move your refrigerator
away from the stove,
dishwasher, or heat vents.
Make sure the door seals
are airtight.
• Use pots that fit the size
of the burners on your
stove. Use lids so you can
• Clean your dryer lint
filter before you put in a
new load.
• Make sure your water
heater is set to 120
thermostats are preset to
140 degrees, which can
cost you more money.
The 380 Softball
League will be
starting up in
March 2009. If you are
interested, please contact
either Greg Schaefers or Tim
Powell for more information.
[email protected]
[email protected]
Paloma Creek Elementary News
Calendar of Upcoming Events:
6th Fiesta Math Night 6:00pm-fun for the whole family!
21st – Spirit Day-Dress Patriotic
26th-28th – Thanksgiving Break
1st-5th Holiday Shop
5th – Tree Lighting at Paloma Creek Elementary
11th Choir Program
19th – Spirit Day-Wear your Pajamas& Slippers
22-Jan 5th Christmas Break
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
There are now recycling bins in front of the school (Northwest
corner of front parking lot). These bins are for paper only.
Recycle and at the same time you are helping contribute funds
to the school.
Visit the New PTA website for Paloma Creek
Happenings and Updates:
Thank you to all the supporters of the Falcon
Festival and Silent Auction.
A special Thank You to our sponsors:
Paloma Creek Development Corp
The Kids Corral
Capital One-Little Elm
Talon Martial Arts
Jared Raye-Prime Lending
Savannah Pet Nanny
Little Elm Chiropractic
Children’s Lighthouse
Dallas Saw and Supply
24 Hour Emergency Room
Having a Party?
Why not rent one of the clubrooms. You
can rent the room for $125 with a $500
refundable security deposit. If you would
like more information please call 972-347-9160.
If you notice a street light out please
contact CoServ at 940-321-7800
As required in the Paloma Creek Homeowners
Bylaws and in the Declaration of Covenants,
Conditions and Restrictions of the Association, all
exterior improvements must be approved in writing
by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). The
ACC issues the final approvals or denials of all
While the following list is not intended to be all
encompassing, it is safe to assume that any exterior
change to a lot or residence does require an
application to the ACC. The following are common
topics of application requests to the ACC:
Landscaping beds
Fences and gates/Fence Staining
Patios/Patio covers/Storage sheds
An application detailing the modification desired with
all dimensions must be submitted. A plot plan with a
drawing of the modification facilitates the process,
along with pictures, plans, bids, or brochures as
necessary. A copy of the application may be
website For convenience, one is
also included in the newsletter.
Paloma Creek Homeowners Association
900 Villa Paloma Blvd.
Little Elm, TX 75068
Fax: (972) 347-9357
E-mail: [email protected]
Dates at a Glance
Nov 7th - Scrap booking
Nov 8th - Poker Night
Nov 18th - Social Committee Meeting
Nov 27th - Safety Committee Meeting
Nov 28th - Poker Night
Dec 5th - Scrap booking
Dec 13th - Poker Night
Dec 16th - Social Committee Meeting
Dec 19th - Scrap booking
Dec 20th - Paloma Creek Women’s Club
Dec 26th - Poker Night
As a Paloma Creek resident, I care about my
neighbors and their real estate needs!
• Buying a Home? Whether buying an existing home or
building, I represent my clients to protect their interests
• Selling a Home? Don’t just list your home, Market it! I
professionally market your home to bring you more buyers
• Considering Leasing? Not ready to buy or thinking of
leasing your existing home, I can help!
• Need a Home Valuation? Call me today to determine
your homes value with a FREE market analysis
• Property Management? I can provide property management services for your investment property
Cheryl Billotte
[email protected]
RE/MAX Premier Group
Paloma Creek Special
Free Home Warranty or Inspection for Paloma
Creek Residents* (friends & family included)!
Call Today For Details!
“Your home is my business!”
*Credited at Closing,Must Close with Cheryl Billotte, Some Restrictions Apply.
Halloween Décor Winners!!!!
Paloma Creek
Join us Saturday, November
15th at 7pm at the Creekside
Community Center. This
month everyone is bringing
Appetizers ~ The craziness of
the holidays starts here so
let’s make this a night to relax
with appetizers, conversations
and sharing holiday ideas.
Bring your favorite holiday
recipes or post them on the
yahoo group at http://
g r o ups . y a ho o .c om / gr ou p /
PC_Women/ so we have
some new ideas in addition to
our traditional family favorites. Also, if you would like to
contribute, you may bring a
non-perishable item to donate
to the food pantry and/or an
unwrapped toy or board
game, etc to donate to Toys
for Tots and a couple of us
can go together or I'll
volunteer to drop them off at
the appropriate place.
Saturday, December 20th at
7pm, Creekside Community
Center we are having a
potluck dinner, cookie
exchange and gift wrap party.
1001 Partridge
1035 Aviary
Let’s all bring either an
appetizer, entree, or dessert
to share & what you would like
to drink. If you have last
minute gifts that haven't been
wrapped yet and need to get
away from the kids & hubby's
to get it done this is the
perfect time to take care of
that. If you have left over
wrapping paper that you'd
rather share than have it
taking up storage space for
another year bring it with you.
If you have questions, please
[email protected] or
call 972-814-5205.
National Night Out!
Safety Committee
On Street Parking is a Safety Issue.
Please park your vehicles in the driveway or garage. Parking in the street inhibits visibility for
motorists and is generally unattractive for the neighborhood. But more importantly, vehicles
parked in the street hide small children who are playing. Our deed restrictions provide that each homeowner shall have a
garage suitable for parking two automobiles, while at the same time homeowners have the right to use public streets for
overflow parking. Most cities approve street widths during the platting and development process that, while meeting city
codes, lack the width to accommodate heavy street parking loads. Many fire marshals will tell you that vehicles parking on
both sides of a street, too close to corners, or on cul-de-sacs create an obstacle for emergency vehicles that can cause a
safety issue and a delay in response time. When we drive through a neighborhood, we may consider the neighborhood
either desirable or undesirable based on curb appeal. If you are a prospective homeowner, would that persuade you to
look elsewhere? Do you want to dodge all those cars each night when you get home from a long day at work? Other problems that are created include the blocking of other neighbor’s driveways, mailboxes and storm sewers. We all have legitimate reasons to park in the street…too many cars, too many kids, a boat in the garage…too much stuff in the garage.
Take a look for yourselves and see what you can do to help with this problem. Please be considerate of your neighbor and
especially that small child. Make every effort to park in your garage first, driveway second, and only as a last resort, the
public street.
Please also drive safely and courteously. We have many concerned homeowners worried about the safety of their children
due to drivers whipping around the streets too fast.
Please slow down!
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P.O. BOX 384
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972-347-1530 Fax
[email protected]
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"JOE the PLUMBER is now servicing your
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Mention this ad for a 15% discount on first service call
(applies to labor only)
The December Holiday decor winners will be
selected the week of 12/14/2008.
The winners of the 1st and 2nd place
awards will receive Lowe's gift cards of
$40 and $25 respectively.
Timely Tip for November Gardeners:
Brighten up your fall and winter landscape with annual
flowers. Go ahead and add those tired, bloomed out
summer flowers to your compost piles and replace
them with fresh, colorful plants.
Pansies are by far the most popular winter color. Big
blooms, a wide selection of colors and good cold
tolerance make them a favorite in the winter garden.
Dianthus, Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Violas and the
fragrant Alyssum are also good choices for cold
tolerant annuals. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale
provide striking foliage forms for the landscape as well
as color. For best effect, limit your planting to two or
three colors per bed.
The key to growing beautiful annual flowers is soil
preparation. Select a well drained flowerbed and add
lots of organic matter such as Organic Compost or
Bedding Plant Mix. Add either Flower Food or Blood
and Bone Meal to the soil at planting to provide the
extra nutrients for growth and blooms. Mulch will to
reduce moisture loss and to insulate the soil.
These same annuals can be used in patio containers.
Fill your containers with fresh potting soil and plant
food. Keep them watered as necessary. Pinching off
faded blooms will encourage repeat blooming.
Now sit back and enjoy this
transformation to your landscape!
2711 N. HASKELL, SUITE 2650
DALLAS, TX 75204
TELEPHONE: (214) 871-9700
FAX: (214) 871-0355
Association ManagerShawn Smith, (972) 347-9160
[email protected]
Accounting / Billing questions214-389-1377
[email protected]
Amenities [email protected]
Resale & Refinance Certificates214-451-5434 or 214-451-5422
Newsletters / WebsitesJamie Crowsey
[email protected]
After hours Emergency number214-871-9700 ext. 350
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single
crust pie
8 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
Apple Pie
1. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and
nutmeg. Mix this with apples and pour into pie shell.
Sprinkle lemon juice over top.
2. To Make the Top Crust: Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup
flour, then cut in butter. Sprinkle over pie.
3. Take two 15 inch pieces of parchment paper and enclose
pie; fold edges up 3 times. Place on a baking sheet.
4. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 1 hour.
Remove from oven, split parchment open and cool pie on
wire rack. DO NOT open parchment covering while
1 medium sugar pumpkin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single
crust pie
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup honey, warmed slightly
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Pumpkin Pie
1. Cut pumpkin in half, and remove seeds. Lightly oil the
cut surface. Place cut side down on a jelly roll pan lined
with foil and lightly oiled. Bake at 325 degrees F (165
degrees C) until the flesh is tender when poked with a
fork. Cool until just warm. Scrape the pumpkin flesh
from the peel. Either mash, or puree in small batches in
a blender.
2. In large bowl, blend together 2 cups pumpkin puree,
spices, and salt. Beat in eggs, honey, milk, and cream.
Pour filling into pie shell.
3. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 50 to 55
minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge of pie
comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.