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  • Copyright 2012 Peel, Inc. Hunter's Chase Gazette - December 2012 1

    Hunter's Chase Gazette

    HUNTER'S CHASEHUNTER'S CHASEThe Official Newsletter ofthe Hunter's Chase HOA

    December 2012Volume 2, Issue 12

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    Hunter's Chase Gazette

    Hunters Chase Yahoo Newsgrouphttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/hunterschase/

    Hunters chase POA website - http://hca.goodwintx.com/

    UTILITIESElectricity City of Austin ..................................................... 494-9400Gas Atmos Energy ...........................................1-888-286-6700 Emergency ................................................... 866-322-8667Water/Wastewater (City of Austin) Emergency .......................................................... 912-6000Trash/Recycling Texas Disposal Systems ...................................... 421-1340

    Austin Recycles .............................................................311

    PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHC HOA Goodwin Management Inc. Carmen.Glassinger@goodwintx.com ........... 512-502-7503Estates of HC POA CA Managers: info@camanagers.com ................................. 512-288-2376

    ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEEApplications are found on the intranet site at

    http://hca.goodwintx.com/

    DEED ENFORCEMENT To report violations contact Sage Management sage.

    management@yahoo.com - Deed Documents,http://hca.goodwintx.com/ Download the file

    HCA.GOV.xx.19840530.CCRS.pdf

    SCHOOLSPond Springs Elementary ................................ 512-464-4200 .................... http://schools.roundrockisd.org/pondsprings/Deerpark Middle School ................................. 512-464-6600 ..........................http://schools.roundrockisd.org/deerpark/McNeil High School ....................................... 512-464-6300 .............................http://schools.roundrockisd.org/mcneil/

    OTHERCrime Stoppers .......................................... 1-800-253-STOPCounty Commissioner Lisa Birkman, Pct. 1 ....................733-5384 fax; 733-5380Animal Control ...................................................... 943-1389Spicewood Springs Branch Public Library ....................... 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd 512-974-3800

    HOA BOARDDarin Siefkes (ds@dsaustinlaw.com) ........................ PresidentBrian James .....................................................Vice President Michael Kuykendall .................................................TreasurerRebekah Sheppard ...................................................SecretaryCalandra Bradford ................ At Large and Newsletter Editor

    To reach any one of the board members please contact Carmen Glassinger at carmen.glassinger@goodwintx.com

    HUNTERS CHASE POA COMMITTEESResidents interested in joining a committee should contact Darin Siefkes at ds@dsaustinlaw.com1. Neighborhood Watch - will assist with implementing a

    neighborhood watch program2. Amenities (Pool, Park & Tennis) - will be responsible for

    maintenance and improvement suggestions to the Board3. Events - responsible for determining which neighborhood

    events to plan and carrying out the planning and execution of the events (Neighborhood garage sale, Christmas caroling, potlucks, etc)

    NEWSLETTER INFOEDITOR Calandra Bradford ..........carmen.glassinger@goodwintx.comPUBLISHER Peel, Inc. ...................................................... 888-687-6444 Advertising................................ advertising@PEELinc.com

    Interested in submitting an article? You can do so by emailing Brian.james@pineappleandbanana.net or by going to http://www.peelinc.com/articleSubmit.php. All news must be received by the 9th of the month prior to the issue. So if you are involved with a school group, scouts, sports etc please submit your articles for The Subdivision Name. Personal news for the Stork Report, Teenage Job Seekers, special celebrations and military service are also welcome.

    ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

    DONT WANT TO WAIT FOR THE MAIL?View the current issue of the Hunter's Chase Gazette on the 1st day of each month at www.PEELinc.com

    CONTACT NUMBERS & IMPORTANT INFO

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    AUSTIN NEWCOMERS CLUBAustin Newcomers is dedicated to introducing new residents to

    Austin while extending a hand to make new acquaintances and join fun Interest Groups.

    Our program this month is Malcolm Nelson directing the choir First Edition. Mr. Nelson is currently in his seventh year as choir director at McCallum Fine Arts Academy.

    First Edition is the premier mixed choir at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy. Its members are auditioned each year and chosen because of their singing ability and commitment to excellence. The group performs all types of music but is best known for its seasonal offerings and pop Broadway style. Members of First Edition have performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City Each year First Edition sings at numerous private parties, celebrations and luncheon meetings. This promises to be a lively and popular program.

    The monthly luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 5 at Green Pastures Restaurant, 811 Live Oak St, Austin TX 78704. The luncheon is $20 per person; reservations are required, and payment must be received by Thursday, November 29.

    The club website is www.AustinNewcomers.com and the telephone number is (512) 314-5100.

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    Manners... (Continued from Cover Page)

    Think AdoptionAs I walked through the Dog Adoption Center at Austin Pets Alive

    for the first time a month ago, I admit that I was nervous about what I would find when I entered the external hallways housing the organizations adoptable dogs. Nervous because the last time I visited the animal center at Town Lake Austin was still a kill city and the experience left me worried and anxious about whether or not the animals I came into contact with would still be alive the next day. I took a deep breath and walked through the bright red door.

    On the other side I found a large open courtyard with several fenced in play areas, each occupied with potential adopters getting to know one of the organizations adoptable dogs. Encouraging staff and volunteers hustled from one part of the courtyard to the next tending to the needs and nourishment of the 150 (give or take) dogs housed at APAs Town Lake Center. I took my time and walked through each part of the dog adoption area- observing the color coded signage (green for walkable and red for adoption counselor assistance) and short vignettes describing each dog. I paused at the pen holding Barbie and read her story carefully. She is a nine year old pit mix whose family of seven years had recently moved on without her; she had spent her first few nights in the shelter trembling. My heart broke. I put my hand to the chain linked gate fence, a small effort to ease her anxiousness. It was greeted by a cold nose that timidly sniffed at the flesh of my overturned palm. Gradually that shy initial contact gave

    way to tongue licks and tail wags. There are so many stories and so many animals looking for homes. I breathed a sigh of relief Barbie would still be alive tomorrow. So much hope. But, hope that needs constant tending by the community a hope sprung from donations, volunteers, foster families and, perhaps most importantly, adopters.

    Adoptions are the bread and butter of animal rescue organizations like Austin Pets Alive. The best possible outcome is to see animals find good, loving forever homes so that more animals can be rescued and in APAs case, particularly from shelters where adoptable pets are at risk of euthanasia. In putting together the photos for this essay, I was privileged to speak with several individuals and families considering adoption from Austin Pets Alive. I met one family who had recently lost their young boxer. They werent sure they were ready for a new pet, but they were at least ready to start looking. I talked with one couple who were excitedly adopting an 8 week old puppy a sibling for their 14 month old dog and their second adoption from Austin Pets Alive. I had the pleasure of photographing them as they met their puppy for the first time. I met a single mom looking for a dog that would be able to keep up with her nine year old son. I made the acquaintance of Max, Sasha and Katie who were excitedly waiting with APA foster parents, Monica Delgado and Chelsea Ruiz, for their

    by Sarah Bremer

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