CPCA Directory: Info Update Underway

Friends & Neighbors,

I am working on a new CPCA directory. I know that several of you had recommended putting the directory online because the constant turnover here makes the information outdated so quickly. However, in researching this I have come across a number of warnings regarding security. It seems any information published online, even behind a password, is vulnerable. The directory has always been an internal book, a primary tool of our informal crime prevention, and a great way to keep in touch with neighbors, confirm social engagements and set up play dates for kids. I have one on my desk, carry one in my car, and have used both to let neighbors know about loose dogs, trees across the road, broken sprinkler heads, and misdirected UPS and Fed-Ex packages.

Over the next week or so I am will be sending emails in waves to everyone to confirm the information on record (I’m now up to the H’s). Many of you have already replied with confirmation and/or updates. For those who haven’t replied, I’ve begun texting. If you haven’t received either by this time next week, please feel free to text me at 903.484.4797. If you are new and haven’t filled out the form, it is available through this link: New Residents’ Info Sheet.

We offer advertising in the directory and residents are given priority. If you are interested, please text me. I have print production expertise working in Adobe InDesign and will be happy to help you create your ad.

Halloween Hayride/Festival 2021

We had a picture-perfect day for our Hayride and Fall Festival today. Many thanks to Valencia, Charles, and their crew for such an enjoyable event.

  • The Stricklands put up black witches

Brush Begone!

Most mornings I walk past and admire a neighbor’s acreage located right here in our neighborhood. Taylor Burns owns about 30 acres at the east end of Copperoaks, most of which is heavily wooded. Recently I stopped to watch a man on Taylor’s property using a grinder to sharpen the blades of a tractor attachment I’d never seen before. At the end of my walk, I went back by to watch, at a distance, as he cleared some of the heavy undergrowth from Taylor’s land. He would raise the Tecon mulcher on the arms of his Bobcat T76, and then, with the cutting blades rotating, he would lower them onto small trees and heavy brush which would be reduced to mulch. If you’ve never seen one of these in action, click the link below and fast forward about seven minutes.

See the Fecon brush mulcher in action

And here you can see the results.