Event: National Night Out

National Night Out
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm : Park Pavilion 

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Join us at the Park Pavilion, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st through 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride! As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

Event: National Night Out 2014

Read about this event and then fill out the form below to let us know if you plan on attending. This will help to ensure that we order enough food!

National Night Out
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Park Pavilion

 

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Join us at the Pool Pavilion, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st thru 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride! As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

 

Will you join us?!

Reminder: Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

This is a reminder that the Neighborhood Watch will be meeting this Tuesday at the park pavilion.

Join us as we continue planning for National Night Out in October! We will need lots of volunteers and welcome all ideas.

Come out and get involved with your local Neighborhood Watch.

Reminder: Neighborhood Watch Block Party

Neighborhood Watch Committee

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

 

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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! All residents are invited to join us.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help Neighborhood Watch, please contact us at waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

 

 

KPD Alert: Tips for Dealing with Solicitors

This is a recent release from the Kyle Police Department – Citizen Observer Alert System

Tips for Dealing with Door-to-Door Solicitors

Kyle, TX – Door to door solicitors come in many shapes and sizes. These solicitors can offer deals on magazines, energy audits, opportunities to sign petitions, cookies, and much more. Most of the time they are what they say they are, but homeowners should always be wary when strangers come to visit.

Please heed these crime prevention tips when dealing with solicitors to help protect you, your family, and your property:

  • Never open the door to someone you do not know.
  • Always look through the peephole or window and see who it is.
  • Teach your children what to do if they are alone and someone comes to the home or is looking in windows.
  • If you do not know them, say “No thank you” through the door and walk away.
  • Do not get into a conversation with a solicitor through the door. They will try to converse with you but getting into a conversation of any kind with a solicitor only encourages them to stay.
  • If solicitors try to approach you while you are outside, do not let them approach. Say, “No thank you,” and walk back into your house and close and lock your door. A conversation only encourages a solicitor.
  • If the solicitor does not go peaceably on their away, call the police for assistance.
  • Follow identify theft prevention guidelines by never giving credit card information or a check to anyone who solicits you and you do not know.  It is often very difficult to determine if someone is legitimately representing a real organization or charity.
  • Watch where the solicitor goes next and notice what they do.  Look for suspicious behavior such as looking in car windows, testing doors for locks, or entering back yards.
  • Report aggressive or suspicious solicitors to law enforcement immediately at 911 (aggressive or threatening) or Non-Emergency 512-268-3232 (suspicious).  Provide a description of the solicitor and what direction they were headed.
  • Alert other neighbors in the immediate area. If you have a Neighborhood Watch, immediately contact your NW Chairperson who can notify the other residents of this activity.

City of Kyle ordinance, “Peddlers, Solicitors and Vendors,” states any person desiring to go from house to house or from place to place, or to own, operate, or control a temporary location or stand on a public street or right-of-way in the city, to sell or solicit orders for goods, wares, merchandise, services, photographs, newspaper, magazines, or subscriptions to magazines, shall obtain a permit from the City. Residents are advised to ask to see this permit and to not conduct business with anyone not in possession of the proper permit.

State law allows licensed alarm companies and insurance companies to be exempt from requiring a solicitor’s permit.  While the City cannot enforce its ordinance against them, private property owners can still have “No Trespassing” or “No Solicitation” signs on their property and if these vendors violate that, they could be apprehended.  A “No Solicitation” sign posted at the entrance of a neighborhood is not enforceable by the police department; individual signs at a residence can be enforced.

Sign up for Local Alerts with Citizen Observer. 

Neighborhood Watch Tuesday Tip: What NOT to do for Snake Bites

What NOT to do for Snake Bite Victims

 

DO NOT attempt to suck venom from the bite wound or make cuts over the snake bite. This often leads to more tissue trauma and damage.

DO NOT apply a tourniquet or other constrictive device.

DO NOT apply a cold pack or ice to the snake bite.

DO NOT take pain reliever or other medications unless instructed to do so by a physician or drink alcoholic beverages.

DO NOT administer antivenin in the field.

Treatment for snake bites is best conducted in an appropriate medical facility.

Info from http://www.universalcitytexas.com/index.aspx?NID=704

See past Tuesday Tips for proper First Aid for Snake Bites.

 

 

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Neighborhood Watch Tuesday Tip: Snake Bite First Aid

First Aid for Snake Bite 

 

What to do for snake bite victims. Move the victim safely away from the snake. If you see the snake, try to remember what it looks like or take a digital picture of it if you can but do so without putting yourself at risk. This will aid the doctor in determining which antivenom is needed. Do not attempt to capture the snake; however if the snake is dead, place it in a suitable container and bring it with you to the hospital for identification. Be careful to avoid contact with the dead snake’s head however, as it may be able to bite reflexively for a short time after death. Keep the victim and yourself, calm. Remove jewelry or constricting clothing from the victim quickly, before any swelling begins. Lift the bitten limb so that it is level with the heart. Raising it above the heart level could hasten distribution of the venom to other parts of the body. Holding the limb below the heart level could lead to increased swelling of the affected limb. Limit movement of the bite wound with soap and water, if available. Call 911 if available and seek medical attention immediately. If you are transporting the victim to a hospital, call ahead so that the medical staff can prepare the antivenom for administering upon arrival.

 

 

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Neighborhood Watch Tuesday Tip: Snake Bites

Snake Bites

This month’s tips are all about snakes.

For a snake bit, please seek medical attention immediately. If possible, call ahead to the emergency room so that antivenom can be ready when the person arrives. Call 911 or the Texas Poison Center Network at 1-800-222-1222 Information is available to identify medical centers in your areas that have appropriate antivenom solutions. The center can be called from anywhere in the United States. This national hotline number will let you talk to experts. They will give you further instructions.

This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional information about signs, symptoms and treatments, you can consult MedlinePlus from National Institutes of Health.

 

 

This month’s first Tuesday tip appeared in the newsletter, but is below for your reference:

It’s snake season again. A few things to remember to help avoid snake bites. Although non-venomous snakes are actually beneficial (if unnerving) to have in your yard, the venomous variety are the ones you should be most concerned with.

The best way to avoid encountering a snake is to remove the things around your yard that could make it a haven for them. There are some steps you can take to remove food and shelter for them. Get rid of any rock piles, brush piles and mulch piles, keep your grass well-mowed and trimmed. In addition, eliminate piles of lumber, debris, firewood, tin and plastic.

Since snakes can also enter structures, and they most always do so from ground level, you may also think about sealing any low openings or spaces you have on your home or outbuildings. Wear long pants and boots when in areas known to have snakes. Be alert where you step and place your hands when outdoors. A snake bite is a serious condition and can be life-threatening, seek immediate medical attention should you be bitten.

 

 

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Event: NW Block Party at Pasture Cove

Neighborhood Watch Block Party

Saturday, May 17, 2014
6:00 PM – Pasture Cove cul-de-sac

 

The first Neighborhood Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at 6pm, at the Pasture Cove cul-de-sac. We will be extending invitations to local law enforcement agencies and other local officials to stop by if their schedule allows. A BBQ pit will be provided, please bring your item to grill for your family, your own beverages and a dish to pass that will serve 8 along with your picnic gear, i.e. chairs, blankets, etc.

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Reminder: Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
7:00 PM – Park Pavilion

We will continue discussing the re-organization of our committee. We are looking in to planning new events and all of your ideas are welcome. Block Captains are also needed. Please stop by our meeting or contact us if you are interested in joining Neighborhood Watch.

 

 

//Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the meeting date to be Wednesday instead of Tuesday.  May 13th is in fact a Tuesday.