October 2022 | HSBPOA


A word from the Horseshoe Bay POA


Welcome October! Although we are entering fall, the new season in Horseshoe Bay still brings us pretty warm and sunny days with slightly cooler mornings. Even if the weather has not marked the season, your HSBPOA welcomed fall with a fun for all Fall Fest and Chili Cook Off and it did not disappoint! Bringing the community together and community outreach is a very important task that your Board of Directors takes very seriously. Our main goal goes beyond entertainment or offering Quail Point Lodge as a venue where we can all enjoy the facilities. We focus on getting our residents involved and engaged in our planned events which contribute to help facilitate local awareness, act as a vehicle or starting point for connection, bring economic benefit for local vendors and artisans and to build a strong community spirit. We are very grateful for your participation and encourage everyone to get involved by partaking in our events and attending our monthly Board Meetings. This month’s Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 at 9:00 AM.  

Your HSBPOA is gearing up for nominations of our upcoming three openings on the Board of Directors for the 2023 – 2026 term. The nomination process opens in November and we encourage all of our residents to consider getting involved and become part of a very active HSBPOA Board of Directors. We will continue to work on positive existing projects such as the enhancement of the different entrances into our neighborhoods, the building of new and reorganizing existing mail box kiosks and educational sessions for our members. A strong and functional POA board is integral to the success of our community so if you are willing to serve your community, are prepared to be transparent, honest and willing to collaborate in a friendly and cohesive manner with everyone, please consider joining our Board of Directors. For more information please email Linda Burling at linda@hsbpoa.org or by calling your HSBPOA at 830-598-8795. 

The latest on

this month's issue:

HSBPOA Board Message 1

Monthly Announcement 2

HSBPOA Helpful Tips 3

Community Corner 4

Mail Call 5

Did You Know 6

October 2022 | HSBPOA

Monthly Announcements

The Horseshoe Bay POA Office will be closed at 12PM on October 21st.

A Five Minute Firework display will happen on October 8th at 10:45 pm.

Quail Point Lodge grounds will be closed Oct, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 24th and 27th for private events.  

Bingo is happening October 13th in the Lake room at Quail Point Lodge!

Doors open at 6 PM and it starts at 7 PM

POA First Wednesday Ladies' Marathon Bridge! 

First Wednesday of every month. 

We need two more ladies for the first Wednesday Ladies POA Marathon Bridge. Contact person is Debbie Engler at dengler2@verizon.net or at 512-755-1450. Ladies need to be able to play party bridge, and they must be signed up with Debbie who will review the rules and get the needed information for the scheduled games. The cost for the season is $15.00 with play on the first Wednesday in the Lodge Room at 12:30 pm. A list of subs will be provided for members who are responsible to find their own replacement when they have to be absent.

Llano County Townhall Meeting

Monday October 17, 2002 at 4 PM

Quail Point Lodge (Lodge Room)

Hosted by Llano County Commissioner Peter Jones

Agenda Items

  • Financial Status, 2023 Budget and Property Tax Rates
  • Countywide Broadband Internet Expansion
  • LCRA Highland Lakes Dredging Ordinance
  • Hill Country Transit District information– The HOP
  • 2022 November 8th General Election Information
  • Other issues and Q & A

Halloween, less commonly known as All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October. 

So make sure you get your candy bags ready for the kids and dress the part for this spooky day! 

⬇ Small Businesses We Support ⬇ 

Below is a list of small businesses that we believe are going to help your needs, that being monuments, title companies, electrical, etc...! Each month we will give you three businesses from our phone directory advertisers that are our Rockstars! 

Certified Arbor Care is a professional tree service company located in Austin, Texas. Our team of ISA-Certified Arborists have the knowledge and experience needed to solve any tree-related problem you encounter and they pride themselves on their excellent quality of work and speedy response time. We are fully insured and carry general liability and workman’s compensation insurances. We also operate a tree consultation company that focuses specifically on arborist consultation services in the Austin area. Whether you need tree trimming, pest and disease control, or emergency services, you can count on Certified Arbor Care to complete the job with the utmost professional care. We are passionate about trees, and want to help you maintain the integrity and beauty of the greenery on your property.

Clarkson and Company, Inc. is able to provide the best in the industry when you are in need of new installation or the replacement of an old, inefficient, unit with a new, high efficiency, unit. We sell other brands but the one that sells the best and saves the most is the American Standard brand. They are an elegant solution to the Texas weather extremes. They are efficient, which saves you money on utility bills. They are dependable, saving you money on repair bills. They even have an optional 10 year warranty available.

Our greatest source of business is from customers who refer us to others. Regardless of your needs, please look over the website and give us a call. We do our best to live up to this trust.

At Children’s Health Center, we have a team of doctors, health care providers, and staff dedicated to your children’s health. We are committed to high standards of professional medical practice. Our office keeps a clean, kid friendly environment that welcomes every patient equally. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, accessible healthcare to individuals from birth to 21 years of age in central Texas, with sensitivity to the cost of their care. We believe that each doctor-patient relationship is unique. We are committed to high professional standards in providing personalized care and promoting healthy lifestyles.

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Horseshoe Bay POA Helpful Tips

Fall is the start for many celebrations and gatherings. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning an event: Using a party checklist is a good way to get your celebration started on the right direction. Choose a theme and stick to it, this will make things easier when purchasing decorations, eating utensils and drink ware. 

Have a budget in mind and stick to it. If you don’t have enough room to accommodate everyone in your home, book an amazing venue with plenty of time in advance.

Did you know that Quail Point Lodge is available for members? 

Yes, it is! Members enjoy phenomenal discounts and you can rent the entire venue or just a room if that fits your celebration better. We currently have several celebrations on the books ranging from family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and even block parties! Additionally, Quail Point is available to host memorials for members free of charge. Certain rules applies but you can call the HSBPOA for more rental information at 830-598-8795. 

Quail Point Lodge

October 2022 | HSBPOA

Community Corner

This space is reserved for our community members. A place where recipes, crafts and talents are shared. If you would like to share something nifty with your community please contact: Karen Calderon-Schweitzer at karen@hsbpoa.org

Pumpkin, Squash and Apple Soup

By Karen Calderon-Schweitzer

Hello October! Cooler weather, pumpkin and spice everything, family and friends gatherings is what we are expecting this time of the year. October is packed with almost daily celebrations such as Homemade Cookie Day, World Teacher’s Day, National Chocolate Day and of course Halloween Day.

This simple, velvety and simply delicious Pumpkin, Squash and Apple Soup definitely tastes like fall! Some recipes should be kept simple and in my opinion this is one of those dishes. The mild, natural flavor of the ingredients is good enough that you need very little to make a beautiful, creamy, full-flavored soup.


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed yellow pumpkin or 1 cup canned pumpkin pulp
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed Butternut squash
  • 1 cup peeled and cubed green apples
  • 1 large Vidalia onion diced
  • 3 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 large garlic clove sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt


Step One

In a large pot, over medium heat, melt butter and olive oil. Add onion and cook until onion is translucent. Add garlic, pumpkin, squash and apple cubes. Coat everything with oil and butter. Add chicken stock and let it come to a slow boil. Lower the heat to low, season with salt and pepper, cover pot and cook for about 30 minutes or until all ingredients are very soft. Turn off heat and let it cool down a bit. While the soup is cooling in a small skillet add vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. Once hot, add pumpkin seeds and toss to fry up a bit. Add seasoned salt and coat well. Set aside.

Step Two

Transfer cooled down soup to blender or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. At this point you can add more chicken broth if you would like a thinner soup. Adjust seasoning to taste. Return soup back to cooking pot and reheat. 

Serve hot topped with pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of the oil in which they were fried up. This soup goes very well with pumpernickel bread or a crusty bread. You can do fun bat cut outs of pumpernickel bread, fried in a little oil and serve in a carved out and rinsed pumpkin or in small carved out and hollowed out individual pumpkins. Enjoy!

October 2022 | HSBPOA

Mail Call

Special Delivery!

The Centralized Kiosk located adjacent to the Fire Department West (off Broken Hills) is under construction. The initial purchase of 60 Cluster Box Units (CBUs) has been delivered. While construction continues on the kiosk site, work to identify mailbox assignments is making progress. There are still several administrative and regulatory actions pending, but we will advise the members/residents affected once everything is complete.

For clarification, the term Cluster Box Unit (CBU) refers to the single mailbox container that houses 16 mailbox compartments and 2 package compartments. For this project we ordered 60 CBUs (960 mailbox compartments, 120 package compartments). A "kiosk" is the structure over the CBUs.

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