October 2014

Surburban House

Your Curb Appeal Checklist

The curb appeal of our community depends on each resident maintaining his or her property as completely as possible. For those who keep their homes and yards well maintained, the association thanks you for your efforts and good examples. We encourage all residents to pay particular attention to the following maintenance items. 1) Exterior paint.

Volunteering

Sign Me Up

While serving on the board is probably the most visible example of volunteerism in our association, there are many other ways that you can contribute your time and talents to improving our community. Your participation in the community is beneficial to you, your neighbors and the association. For example, common benefits gained by volunteering include:

Voting Smart

November Elections: Every Vote Counts!

The upcoming November elections provide our annual opportunity to elect leaders at a local, state and federal level. While we may not always celebrate our choices on the ballot, voting is a critical means of not only promoting accountability in our political process, but it is increasingly critical to protect the viability and autonomy of

Safe Halloween

It’s Never Too Early to Plan for a Safe Halloween

When I moved to Dallas to work for Associa, I was fortunate to find a home in one of Dallas’s very first deed restricted communities. Believe it or not, my neighborhood association is over 100 years old. It is characterized by tre- lined streets, huge front porches and is both scenic and very walkable. The

Political Signs

Sign of the Times

Few issues elicit as much emotion as politics. Political discussions can turn a family dinner into a shouting match and even drive the best of friends into enemies. Adding fuel to the fire is record spending on political advertisements that promise the end of America as we know if the opposing candidate wins. Thus, dealing

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