July 2014 Newsletter

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To All of Our Neighbors:

The summer season is officially in full swing, and we now have our lifeguards working full time. We would like to ask that everyone review the pool rules listed in last month’s newsletter, or on our website waterleaffalls.com. We would like to remind everyone that the pool is CLOSED EVERY MONDAY except holidays that fall on Mondays with no other exceptions. We use this day to allow our pool company to come in and maintain the pool in order to help it recover from the heavy use on the weekends. Secondly, we want everyone to keep in mind that the lifeguards are there to ensure the safety of everyone enjoying the pool. We have entrusted them with not only our lives, but the live of our friends and family who utilize the pool. Please show them respect as they are merely doing their job to keep everyone safe and preserve life. Please remember that it is still your responsibility to watch your children at all times.

We would also like to invite everyone to come out and support all of our committees in all that they do. Our committees are in need of volunteers and would love to have help from all of you. And don’t forget to enjoy all of the events, and block parties to meet your neighbors and raise awareness for the safety of our neighborhood, as each every one of us is responsible for what goes on in our community. Please check the calendar in this newsletter, or on our website for all of the events and meetings we’ll be having in the future.

Have fun, enjoy your summer, and be safe!

David Vail and Tracy Scheel


Community Calendar July 2014


6   ::   Welcome Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

7   ::   Trash and Recycle

10 ::   CORE Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

12  ::   Pool Committee Meeting – 8:00 am Pool Pavilion

14  ::   Trash and Compost

19  ::   Neighborhood Watch Block Party – 7:00 pm 191 Sheep Trail

21  ::  Trash and Recycle

28  ::  Trash and Compost


Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is in full swing and so are plans for summer vacations and getaways. If you will be out-of-town for an extended amount of time, you can notify the Kyle Policy Department and they will check on your residence or business for up to ten consecutive days while you are away. If you will be gone longer than that, you can fill out a subsequent request. Simply fill out a Vacation Watch Form which can be found at: www.cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some tips from KPD:

  • Have an alarm installed even if you choose not to have it monitored. Burglars will not stay if an alarm is going off.
  • Stop all deliveries or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
  • Have a neighbor place garbage cans at the curb on your normal pickup day and return them after the garbage pickup is made.
  • Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio (talk show) or television, on and off, at the appropriate times. Have several throughout the house.
  • Turn the bell or ringer on your telephone down low. If a burglar is around, he/she won’t be alerted to your absence by a ringing telephone.
  • Let your neighbors know when you will be gone. Have them call the police if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Ask a neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway.


New Business Coming to Center Street in Kyle

Business is certainly booming in Kyle and there are a lot of exciting options coming to us in the near future. The Hays Free Press reports some changes coming to Center St in downtown Kyle. You can expect to see a new Chinese restaurant and the owner of Center Field is reportedly looking to open a dance venue at the old Center Grocery.

Walmart construction has begun across the street from Lowe’s and is expected to be completed by January 2015.

The movie theater on Kyle Crossing is also currently under construction and should be completed by Thanksgiving. Dunkin’ Donuts and other businesses will be coming to Kyle Village shopping center on Kyle Parkway. (Source)




City of Kyle

Star Spangled CelebrationIndependence Day Celebration
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, the pre-show celebration at the PCGC Clubhouse is free to the public and includes live music and fantastic viewing. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold under the large tent, along with other snacks.  Parking at the golf course is available for a donation to the Kyle Masonic Lodge. Walk ins welcome.

7:00 pm – Hays CISD Star Spangled Event *NEW this year! Hays CISD’s PAC will entertain with music until the fireworks start. The free public program starts off with Kem Watts, a local singer and songwriter, performing from 7 pm – 8 pm followed by Starlight Symphony Orchestra from 8 pm – 9:30 pm.

9:30 pm – When it gets dark enough, around 9:30 pm, the fireworks show will launch from the driving range. Find a spot early enough to see the tall water tower that is next to the Hays CISD PAC on Kohler’s Crossing. If you can see the water tower, you will have a great view of the fireworks.Parking in paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler’s and Kyle Parkway are the safest locations. The approximately 15-20 minutes of “ooohs and ahhhs” will cap off a day of fun in Kyle.

City of Buda

Red, White and Buda Independence Day Celebration

9:30 am – Children’s parade in the morning with free activities at City Park following the parade. Parade line up begins at 9:00 am. in the parking lot next to Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant on Main Street. Anyone can participate, no registration required, just show up! Decorated bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers and more will take a short parade route to City Park starting at 9:30 am. Concessions provided by Buda Chamber of Commerce. There will be various Children’s activities from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the park (bounce house, water slide, magician).

9:30 pm – Evening Fireworks at Buda City Park For more information call 512-295-7170.

City of San Marcos

Summerfest San Marcos
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at San Marcos Plaza Park San Marcos Plaza Park is located on the banks of the San Marcos River at E. Hopkins Street and N. CM Allen Parkway. Festival grounds will open at 6:00 pm with food and activity booths and Cheryl Murdock opening! Children’s parade registration begins at 6:30 pm with the parade and costume contest beginning at 7:00 pm. David Ybarra and Friends band plays at 7:30 pm Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm- Free parking for Summerfest will be available at the Public Library and Activity Center parking lots, City Park and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot. More information here.

City of Austin

38th Annual Austin Symphony HEB July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Austin FireworksThis year, the Austin celebration is moving out to the Circuit of the Americas while Auditorium shores is under construction. COTA will host a variety of fun holiday activities, including interactive games and contests for the whole family, starting at 4:00 pm. The orchestra will perform at 8:30 pm, followed by the fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking lots open at 3:00 pm and Gates open at 4:00 pm. FREE parking is available in COTA Lot F. Up-close parking available in Lots H&A for $10. For more information, visit austinsymphony.org




Per the City of no_fireworksKyle: Remember it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, store, transport, receive, keep, offer to another or to otherwise have possession with the intent to sell, use, discharge, cause to be discharged, ignite, detonate, fire or other wise set to action any fireworks of any description, except under special permit as authorized by the city or in the fire code adopted by the city. Any person in violation, in the city of Kyle, may be charged by a class C misdemeanor.

The fines for possession or use of fireworks is anywhere from $500 up to $2,000.

Please celebrate responsibly and if you want to enjoy fireworks this year, we encourage you to visit one of the nearby city celebrations.

If you hear fireworks in the neighborhood, you can call the Kyle Police at 512.268.3232







Concerts for a Cause: D.C. Bloom
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Milt’s BBQ – 208 W Center St
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

First Saturdays are to raise money and awareness for a different charity that does good in Kyle. This month’s concert benefits PAWS! Entry is by donation and 100% of donations are given the the charity of the month.


Movie in the Park
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd
Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special Camp N’ Catch a Movie at Lake Kyle. We will be showing this year’s favorite, “Frozen!” This is a Saturday night where you can set up your tent and camp out at Lake Kyle, or come out to watch a movie under the stars, or BOTH! Details, rules and regulations can be found under the Spring Break Camp N Catch program at cityofkyle.com

Friday, July 25, 2014
Dive-In Movie at Kyle Pool

Tickets handed out at 7:00 pm, Gates open at 8:00 pm Movie begins at sunset. Join us for a special showing of “Surf’s Up” “Dive In Movie” at Kyle Pool. On this night, the pool will close at 7pm and all patrons must leave the pool. Pool staff will begin handing out admission tickets at 7pm no earlier. on the night of the movie, until all 230 tickets are handed out. One ticket per person no exceptions (if you have children, please make sure they are in line with you at the time tickets are being handed out). The pool gates will reopen at 8pm and only admit those 230 people with admission tickets. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be admitted. All regular pool rules apply to all attending, and maximum pool complex capacity is 230. Gates open at 8pm and pool closes 30 minutes after conclusion of the movie.

To see the summer movie schedule, visit the city website: cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

Sherlock Mystery Party
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10:30 am – City of Kyle Public Library

See if you can break the case like Sherlock does at the Teen Mystery Party. Watch the show “Sherlock,” play a life size Clue Game, and make a detective kit to take home. No registration required and young adults ages 12 to 18 are welcome to attend this event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 512-268-7411 or via email at circulation@cityofkyle.com. You may also drop by the library to speak with a friendly staff member.

Hill Country Kids & Family Tri
Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:00 am – Plum Creek Community

Registration is open for the Hill Country Kids & Family Triathlon! Join us to cheer on our teams in the Plum Creek Community. Register and find more information at www.hillcountrykidstri.org


5th Annual CTMC BabyFest
Friday, July 27, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – CTMC Main Lobby
1301 Wonder World Dr San Marcos 78666

When your family’s growing and mom is showing,there’s lots of stuff you oughta be knowing! Bring the whole crew for a fun-filled day of learning, sharing and a little child’s play. CTMC’s yearly event that helps expecting families to become familiar with the latest in products and services for moms and babies. The afternoon will include mini-tours of the Women’s Center, goody bags for moms and moms-to-be, healthy snacks, a fitness challenge for dads, children activities, great door prizes, giveaways and more than 30 booths featuring products and services for new parents, moms-to-be and their babies. BabyFest is a great way to network with new moms and moms-to-be in the area, baby boutiques, eco-friendly products, nutritional options for moms and babies, information on vaccinations and safety, representatives from obstetrics, pediatric physicians who practice at CTMC and more. Visit ctmc.org for more information


Committee Updates


CORE Committee

Thursday, July 10, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion


Welcome Committee

Sunday, July 6, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

Check us out! We have A LOT going on. We will have a design for our T-Shirt’s up for discussion, learn about upcoming events for our committee, brainstorming for new recruits, and how to involve those neighbors who are new renters to the Waterleaf Falls Subdivision. If you are a new home owner prior to June 1st and you haven’t received a Welcome Packet, please email the committee at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com and we will send one to your house. Thank you, Jana Wybo and Tricia Swietek


Pool Committee

Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:00 am – Pool Pavilion


Neighborhood Watch Committee

Block Party
Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:00 pm – 191 Sheep Trail

Join us Saturday, July 19 at 7:00pm in the driveway of Jason Lolley and Cathy Frankowski, 191 Sheeptrail.



Come meet your neighbors!! We had such a great time at the last BBQ we’ve decided to continue these every other month. Please bring your families item to grill (Barbecue pits will be provided), beverages and a dish to pass that will serve 8. Also please bring your picnic gear, i.e. chairs, blankets, etc. We have once again invited the Kyle Police and Fire Departments to join us!

Neighborhood Watch had a great meeting this past month and we send a big thank you to Mike Leas of Breadcrumbs ID and Texas DPS. They informed us on the topic of missing children and adults, and the many ways communication is sent out for anyone missing. We learned a lot of what goes on behind the scenes and what we need to do to help law enforcement find a missing person.

There is no Police Blotter this month, as it was not received from KPD.

Happy 4th of July Waterleaf! Please celebrate safely and keep in mind that fireworks are not allowed in the City of Kyle. Let’s try and be respectful of each other. Many have babies and children sleeping and pets who are very frightened by fireworks. Let the professionals do this entertaining for us!

The following weeks from now through October we will be working on National Night Out. If anyone is interested in volunteering we need your help! Please email us and we will let you know when we get together! Thank you! waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek


Yard of the Month

Congratulations to July’s Yard of the Month!!

276 Matthews



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