Quail Creek resident, Justin Hood, has risen to the rank of Chief in the Dallas Fire Department! This achievement is extraordinary, especially in light of the size of the department and highly competitive atmosphere among firefighters. As he did when he was working to earn the rank of Lieutenant and Captain, Justin faced a comprehensive written exam to qualify as a finalist. The real test took place a few weeks later at the Kay Bailey Convention Center in Dallas where he faced a rigorous three day interview process, where Fire Chief’s from around the nation were flown in to evaluate candidates that were confronted
Last night at approximately 10pm our dear neighbor Mr. Lonnie Cannon passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Lonnie & his beloved wife Marilyn moved here about three years ago from East Texas so that Marilyn could be closer to doctors as she successfully battled cancer. A few months ago, however, Lonnie was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Lonnie loved sitting on his back porch looking out to watch the cows graze in the open pasture. When warm weather came around each year he was often seen mounted on his riding mower or tending the landscape that has always
Two “near misses” have been recently reported to us at the corner of Pheasant Hill and Partridge when drivers have failed to observe the stop sign. There’s likely more. As a reminder, the members voted to keep the stop sign at the intersection in October of 2015 in an effort to increase safety. Please observe all the traffic signs in the neighborhood, stop signs and speed limit signs alike! Nobody wants to wreck their day!
On January 10th, an email was sent to homeowners regarding the burglary of the Court residence, which stated: This is part of a string of home burglaries that have hit Buffalo Creek, Stoneleigh, and now our neighborhood. There are 3 vehicles that have been linked to these burglaries: Gold minivan, paper plates on rear (no front plate), with passenger side damage Gold Buick, older model (big) Le Sabre, metal plate but unknown number Black or blue Nissan Maxima or Altima, metal plate but unknown number 3 black males were observed running from the back of the house and the two
Over the course of several weeks, homeowners have awoken to the images above, tracks through a portion of 3 different yards. It appears to have been made by a higher profile vehicle with a fairly narrow wheel base and tire tread. Besides the aesthetic aspect of mud tracks through the yards, there is potential for damage to sprinkler heads and other irrigation. It’s vandalism and could lead to unnecessary homeowner repairs. Please be watchful for unfamiliar vehicles and report suspicious vehicles or observed vandalism to the Sheriff’s Department.
A new board was elected for the 2016/2017 term at the Annual Membership Meeting held on October 5 at the new City Hall building. By unanimous consent, members returned Shana Nalls to her post as President, Brad Peters as Vice President, Rhonda Smith as Treasurer, and Casey Berley as Secretary. All three members of the ARC, David Hoye, Ken Daulong, and David Fuller, where Ken Daulong received the most votes, which, by rule, makes him the Chair. While the agenda had no other ballot items, members received updates about street repairs in the neighborhood, the HOA’s ongoing fight with the state &
Homeowner and owner of Packer Brick, Brett Packer, donated the materials and labor for our new HOA mailbox, which was installed this week! Because of Mr. Packer’s generosity, the HOA finally has a permanent mailing address and is also the official (and secure) repository for homeowners to place their annual dues, ARC applications, cast votes on neighborhood referendums, and leave comments, among others. In the Spring 2015 edition of the Quail Creek Newsletter, homeowners were asked to weigh-in on creating a permanent mailbox, since each year, when a new President or Secretary is voted into office, the official address of the Association had to be
If you haven’t already done so, please remit payment of your 2016 HOA Dues, $319. Payments are considered late after July 31st. You can mail payment to 140 Quail Creek Dr or drop the check in the new HOA mailbox, located at the neighborhood entrance. Feel free to call with questions, 214-577-8543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s impossible to miss the roadway construction on 1139, which will add additional pavement width and resurface the road. The completion date is unknown. Funding has also been approved to add turn lanes at both intersections of FM 549 & SH 205, projects that were supposed to be completed by August of this year, but have not yet been started. SH 205 is also scheduled to be expanded from two lanes to four, with a shoulder, which will allow for expansion to an inevitable six lane highway. However, construction for this project is still five years out! There is also a new planned route
Last week, preventative street maintenance was completed where the many cracks were routed out and filled in with a Urethane sealant, which is supposed to improve the longevity of the repairs. We thank you for your patience throughout the process and for taking caution when approaching/passing the crews! This marks the first phase of the repairs approved by the members at the annual meeting in October 2015. Funds from the Special Assessment are being used to pay for the repairs. Please reach out to any Board Member if you have questions about the repairs or assessment.