This Week in Westcreek 
 
P ublished Weekly by the VWOA Communications Committee
October 17, 2016 Edition!
 
 
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see". ~ Mark Twain 


The following information will assist you with the upcoming election.  

 

 

Find your sample ballot and polling location: https://www.bexar.org/2229/Voter-Registr...

View Early Voting Locations and Hours (You may vote at any location during Early Voting):  
View Map of Early Voting Locations:  
Additionally, we are still looking for civic minded individuals to work as election judges at various locations throughout Bexar County, if you are prepared to serve your community please review the following information and send a message to our inbox for further consideration.

Thank you.

Gilbert Saiz Elections Coordinator


AT&T has announced that they will be upgrading their network and are scheduled to begin work in the Villages of Westcreek beginning in the month of October. AT&T crews will bring cutting-edge Internet technology and lightning-fast 1 Gbps speeds on AT&T's 100% fiber network, delivering a reliable, ultra-fast Internet connection with speeds up to 1 Gbps and a better Wi-Fi experience with expanded coverage.

Q: What is AT&T doing in my neighborhood?
A: Our experts are working hard to bring a cutting-edge 100% fiber network directly to your home - delivering speeds 20 times faster than the average cable customer!

Q: What is AT&T GigaPower?
A: Our premium 100% fiber network delivers Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps and a connection you can count on. Plus, it includes our latest Wi-Fi technology and equipment for expanded coverage and support for all of your devices.

Q: How long is this upgrade going to take?
A: You can count on our crews to work quickly, as well as minimize any disruptions to your neighborhood.

Q: How is this new 100% Fiber network better?
A: Fiber-optic cable can send higher volumes of information over longer distances, allowing it to travel faster over your Internet connection. That means less waiting or buff.

AT&T will distribute door hangers and place yard signs in the area prior to beginning construction, and the door hangers and yard signs will
have our contact information shown below, if you have any questions.
  • Phone number: 210-829-5095 (7:00 A.M. - 4 :00 P.M. CST - please leave a voicemail if no answer)
Ben Castro
Senior Sourcing Specialist


4th Quarter Assessment - Due Date was October 1, 2016



No matter how hard you try, things sometimes don't go the way you plan.  We had such an episode last week in the "Making a Difference" article recognizing our Sports Coaches.  For some reason not all the coaches were listed.  The dedication of our Coaches, as mentors to our future leaders, is to be commended!  We apologize for the error and would like to recognize and thank the men and women of our community who volunteered their time and skills to our Sports Programs. 

Darius Jones, Isabel Roque, Phil Dominguez, Kevin McFarland, Jared Hooks, Earl Floyd, Jorge Ortiz, Easton Silverman, Carolyn Bendien, Mario Aldaco, Chandler Dixon, Laura Herrera, Josh Orozco, Ivan Keene, Korey Witt, Keith Smith, Shawn Allwein, Chad Guieb, Jacob Carreon, Ryan Haskins, Richard Gentry, Jon Warnicki, Chace Morris, Darrin Carroll, Edgar Flores, Mario Carrillo, Aaron McClain, Joseph Castillo, Joseph Grunalt, Carlos Kela, Tammy Carrillo, Edwin Calderon, Ramon Ortiz, David Palmer, Ivan James, Lenne Mahan, Rhonda Prothro, Abel Feliciano Nieves, Jessica Rosborough, Seth Rosborough, Glenn Wendland, Joseph Medina, Julie Martin, Christian Haynes, Alejandro Branch, Anthony Coleman, Christian Ramirez, Clint Seitz, Tianna Carroll, David Thompson, Malori Adams, Thomas Witt, Ryan Shoptaugh, Thomas Farnsworth, Daniel Morales, Scott Davis, and Demetric Flemings

This is just another example of how our volunteers are "Making a Difference"! 
 
Volunteer today and you too can "Make a Difference"!
 

 

The VWOA will hold its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 19, 2016, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. in the Sports Park.

We are now accepting "Vendor Registration Applications"!

Click here to download the "Vendor Registration Application"!
Click here to download the event flyer! 

Event Planning:  Recreation Department 


As fall weather approaches, we thought we would share with you some helpful Fall Gardening Tips from the San Antonio Botanical Gardens

  • To minimize the likelihood of weeds this fall, do not allow weeds to go to seed.
  • Plant shade trees now to take advantage of the mild fall and winter weather for root growth.
  • Prepare beds to plant cool season flowers.  Add compost as needed to your flowerbeds.
  • Deadhead flowering plants to stimulate more blooms.
  • This is the last time to fertilize roses for the winter months.  Wait until January/February to fertilize again.
  • With the mild weather, it is a perfect time to plant landscapes.  The cooling temperatures allow for more root growth, which will establish the plant before winter cold snaps.
  • Take advantage of the weather and dig, divide and plant your spring/summer blooming perennials.
  • Begin to back off on watering.  With the cooler temperatures, soils stay moist longer than they did this summer.  You do not want to overwater your plants.
  • Mulch all new plantings to reduce weeds, maintain soil moisture and regulate soil temperatures.
  • This will be the last time to do any pruning on your rose bushes until February.
  • Sow bluebonnets and other wildflowers.
  • Make preparation to protect tropical plants or move them to a greenhouse.
  • Prepare exposed pipes for winter.
  • After last use of mower or other power equipment, make the machines ready for winter storage.  Don't leave gasoline in the machine over winter.
  • Start thinking about purchasing fall planting/spring blooming bulbs.  Don't plant until all hot weather is over.
  • Prune trees when they are dormant.

Following these fall gardening tips will help in our efforts to beautify our community!   

 

Source:  San Antonio Botanical Gardens


This weekend around the house, take time to inspect and clean out your rain gutters and downspouts. If they are loose or sagging, be sure to re-secure them.

Clogged rain gutters and downspouts not only contribute to water damage to your trim and fascia boards, but also create the perfect environment for insects to harbor. 

Let's Make Westcreek Beautiful!





Call  Metro Waste Systems to get the low price of $19.99 per month for Twice Weekly Trash and Once Weekly Recycling collection.  Your choice of a small recycling bin or large container at no extra cost.  But hurry, this offer is only good until October 31, 2016.

 
Please call their friendly staff at 210-807-8555 and mention Promo Code: CREEK to take advantage of this offer for The Villages of Westcreek Community. 

2 WEEKS LEFT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER!  

Sports Park Pool to Remain Open

The Board of Directors has approved that the Sports Park Pool remain open every day from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. thru October 30, 2016, in response to requests from several homeowners. 

This will be the final extension of the 2016 Pool Season.

Click here to view the Sports Park Pool Calendar!
Crime Report

Reported Crimes

 

  • No Crimes Reported to the office this week
  • Please remember to be observant in your neighborhood.  
  • Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Bexar County Sheriff's office at 210-335-6000.
  • If you see graffiti or vandalism in the Villages of Westcreek, please report it to the office at 210-679-8761. 

Tip #3: Don't Hide the Key 
 
One day, you forget your keys, and you decide it's a good idea to hide one under the doormat or one of those fake rocks. That's a terrible idea. Get rid of that idea right now, and pretend you never even considered it. Give a spare key to a neighbor instead. If your closest neighbor lives 10 miles away, and you absolutely must leave a spare key outside, put it in a combination lock-box.  
 
Disposing of Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous household waste collection service is free and available for residents of Bexar County by calling 1-800-449-7587. A collection date will be scheduled and a special Kit that includes instructions along with a hotline phone number to call for questions will be furnished before the scheduled date. Upon arrival for the pick-up, the materials will be sorted and packed for proper disposal before removing the waste from the residence.
  • Acceptable waste includes, but is not limited to, automotive fuel and chemicals; used motor oil and filters; paint/paint products; antifreeze; DC batteries; lubricants; cleaners; rust removers; corrosive chemicals; drain openers; herbicides; pesticides; poisons; aerosols; and fluorescent tubes.
  • Unacceptable waste includes, but is not limited to, biological waste, ammunition; explosives; fire extinguishers; gas or propane cylinders; biological or radioactive materials; commercial chemicals; and unlabeled or unknown items.

Click here for more information about the Bexar County Hazardous Waste Pick up Program


Click here
to view the  2016 Standards!
 

Westcreek resident Michelle de Jongh prepares a weekly list of "Things to do in San Antonio." 

To subscribe, send your email address to mmsdej@yahoo.com 

Click here to download and print!



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The VWOA is hosting a Farmers Market from
9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. every Thursday, thru November 17, 2016.

The
market is located in the overflow parking lot adja cent to the Com munity Center.  They accept WIC, Senior FMNP Vouchers and Credit Cards. Drop by and support our local farmers!