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Northwest Austin neighborhoods pay out of pocket for more police (TX)

Concerns over speeding and code enforcement have led at least three Northwest Austin neighborhoods to pay for extra law-enforcement patrols.   On top of its individual tax contributions to the city’s police budget, the Balcones Village/Spicewood Homeowners Association—located west of

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Decades-old deed restriction reads ‘Caucasians only’ (TX)

Decades-old deed restrictions can protect a community’s charm and value, but some also contain outdated and racist reminders of a dark past.  A deed restriction drafted in 1947 for the Oak Forest neighborhood states:  “None of the lots shown on

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Undelivered mail frustrates SW Houston condo residents (TX)

Jerry Hobby is not a mail carrier.  He lives at a southwest Houston condo, and on Tuesday he found an open mail box full of undelivered mail.  “There’s all kinds of stuff in here and it’s been building up for

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2 Firefighters Injured After Battling SE Houston Condo Fire (TX)

Firefighters struggled against high winds while trying to put out a condominium fire in southeast Houston.  SkyEye was over the scene of the fire at Saint Joseph Condominium on Park Place near the Gulf Freeway.    Read the article…………….

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HOA bill proposal hearing held in Texas House

Some homeowners said the fines and fees tacked onto their homeowners association dues are unfair, and now the state Legislature is discussing a proposal to make changes.  State representatives in Austin will hear details Monday of a proposed bill to

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Neighbors say HOA should do more about gators (TX)

Folks in one Fort Bend County neighborhood are thankful for some peace and quiet this evening, after a Texas game warden got this 10-foot gator out of a homeowner’s yard.  Neighbors in the Old Orchard Park neighborhood say the gators

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Couple Blames HOA For Crumbling Home (TX)

A Hood County home is slowly crumbling into the Brazos River.  It’s owner, Mark Hall, says he first noticed something was wrong a year and a half ago, when he woke to find part of his patio missing.  “The whole

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Answer Line: Trouble with HOA? See the board, then lawyer

QUESTION: We have a homeowners association in our subdivision. We pay our money but everything that should be taken care of with the money is not being done, or it’s very, very slow getting done. Who do we contact if

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Onion Creek residents search for flood risk solutions as Austin continues feasibility study (TX)

As the city conducts a feasibility study determining how to best mitigate flood risk in the Onion Creek area of South Austin, grassroots efforts continue to curb the loss of life and property.  Ken Jacob, vice president of the Onion

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Atascocita man attacked by dog while defending his own (TX)

“I couldn’t believe an animal could do that amount of damage in such a short period of time,” said the victim’s daughter.  Harris County Animal Control did not come out Monday night, so the dog was not seized.  Now, neighbors

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North Side neighbors clear brush, protect against wildfire (TX)

A spark of community spirit could help save a North Side neighborhood from the spark of a wildfire.  Volunteers from the El Chapparal/Fertile Valley Homeowners Association gathered Saturday for a day of clearing brush. Helped by the San Antonio Fire

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Homeowners Association Makes Sonar Equipment Donation to Lake Police (TX)

Wednesday afternoon, San Angelo Police Officials met with Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association President Ted Logan for a special dedication at the Department’s newly constructed SAPD Boathouse, located at 2022 Cat Tail Lane.  Public Information Officer Tracy Gonzales said the Association

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Carrollton residents seek vote on infill of contaminated silt basin (TX)

Two homeowner’s association boards in the Country Place subdivision have voted to fill a nearby silt basin that contains traces of beryllium, lead and other contaminants, despite opposition from some residents.   The Country Place and Townhome One HOA boards

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A North Side Neighborhood Really Wants Its Geese Back (TX)

Three geese have gone “missing” from Eden Pond and a North Side neighborhood would really, really like to have them back.  Folks from the Eden Homeowners Association near Thousand Oaks and Tavern Oaks by McAllister Park are worried someone has

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Former residents of Dallas condo still in limbo after deadly fire (TX)

Residents who lost their homes in the deadly 7-alarm Preston Place condo fire are still in limbo as they wait to salvage what’s left of their belongings.  The smell of charred wood lingers around the remains of the condo building,

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Padre Island Property Owners Association still unable to elect board members

Padre Island residents will have to wait at least another month to find out who the two new members of their POA board will be.  The Padre Isles Property Owners Association had their annual meeting today.  They were supposed to

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Homeowner and HOA engage in bluebonnet battle (TX)

Battles between property owners and homeowners associations are fairly common, but what one woman is fighting to keep only comes around two months out of the year.  At the Park At Two Creeks they have a homeowners association that says

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Flames Rekindle at Scene of Deadly Dallas Condo Fire (TX)

Dallas Fire-Rescue remains on the scene of a Dallas condo building fire, three days after the fast-moving blaze called for seven alarms.   View the news report…………..

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Dallas Condo Fire Damage Tops $12 Million (TX)

Dallas Fire-Rescue says damages from a 7-alarm fatal condo fire have topped $12 million and that the cause of the fire remains a mystery.  Jason Evans, public information officer for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, issued his incident report Tuesday which

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Padre Island residents considering legal action against property owners association (TX)

A group of Padre Island residents are considering legal action against their property owners association. This comes after the Padre Isles POA held an emergency meeting Sunday.  The board and homeowners have gone back and forth on different policies for

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Body found in North Dallas condo ravaged by 7-alarm fire (TX)

Firefighters found a body early Monday in the North Dallas condominiums destroyed by a fire this weekend.  The body was near the condo of an elderly woman reported missing, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office has

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About 100 ‘primarily elderly’ residents displaced after 7-alarm fire rips through North Dallas condos (TX)

About 100 people were displaced after a 7-alarm fire caused extensive damage to condos in North Dallas overnight.  Crews responded to the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway, near Preston Road, just before 11:30 p.m. Friday.   As residents, who

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Houston condo residents concerned after mailboxes tampered during tax season (TX)

The U.S. Postal Inspector is investigating after several residents’ mailboxes at the Sugar Hill Condominiums were tampered with Friday morning.  One resident said someone had clearly forced open some of the mailboxes.  “These two panels in the mailbox were open.

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Tornado damage forces condo owners out of North Side complex for “upwards of a year” (TX)

It’s been four days since five tornados hit the area, and now people living at some North Side condominiums are finding out that it will be along time until they can come back home.  Condo owners at Chateau Dijon received

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Tornado rips through upscale Alamo Heights-area condo complex (TX)

Chainsaws were buzzing Monday morning in the courtyards of Chateaux Dijon, an upscale condominium complex in the Alamo Heights area that suffered severe damage after a tornado tore through the area Sunday night and into Monday.   Read the article………….

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More than 50 displaced in Dallas condo fire (TX)

Several residents are displaced after a fire damaged two condominiums in Northeast Dallas.  Fire crews were called to the Richland Trace Condominiums, on Walnut Street near Audelia Road, late Wednesday night when they saw a “generous amount of flames” coming

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No consensus on fixing low water crossing problem near Georgetown (TX)

A proposal by Williamson County to connect two neighborhoods with a new road to help some residents get in and out during times of flooding has drawn opposition.  Some residents of the Lost River neighborhood don’t want the county to

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April Sound residents, POA clash over election petition (TX)

Residents in April Sound will vote Saturday in a controversial election regarding the April Sound Property Owners Association Architectural Control Committee.  The POA’s ACC is a three-person panel that considers requests by residents who want to make architectural changes to

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Sinking Yard: A Fort Worth Homeowner’s Fight With The HOA (TX)

It’s a fear homeowner Cathy Hernandez worries about these days. Her yard is teetering on a seemingly unstable slope that ends in the creek behind her home in Riverbend Estates in Fort Worth.  And, she said no one, not the

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Second HOA sues Missouri City over Briggs Tract (TX)

A Harris County judge issued a restraining order yesterday against Missouri City, temporarily halting the city from changing the zoning of the Briggs Tract property near Watts Plantation Road after a second group of Missouri City residents sued the city

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Woman helps blind neighbor escape raging condo fire in southwest Houston (TX)

A woman said she helped her blind neighbor Tuesday morning escape a fire that destroyed several condominiums in a southwest Houston neighborhood.  The fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. at the Hamlet of Cherbourg Condominiums at Jeanetta and Lipan roads.

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Trio of Edgemere on the Parkway Owners Sue Sellers, HOA, and Managing Agent ICI (TX)

Just last month we reported on a lawsuit involving Preston Tower and now it’s been uncovered that another Pink Wall condominium is reeling from at least three lawsuits filed by recent buyers against their HOA, the prior owners, and managing

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Homeowners Association Causing Financial Burden On La Bota Ranch Residents (TX)

A homeowner is speaking out about the financial burden, her homeowners association is causing for not only her but many other La Bota Ranch residents.  A home turned into a financial nightmare for many residents at La Bota Ranch.  One

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Trash pile up at West Side town home complex upsetting people within a HOA (TX)

A trash situation at a town home complex on the West Side is creating growing frustration.  People who live at the Villas at Westlake on Marbach say trash service hasn’t happened for weeks and now the bins are overflowing leaving

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Residents in Sienna Plantation are concerned and taking precautions after train derailment (TX)

Residents in the Sienna Plantation community near Steep Bank Trace are having to deal with a big inconvenience after a train headed to Sweetwater, Texas, derailed Wednesday night  “There are some traffic issues currently they have the whole Steep Bank

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Homeowner groups want lawmakers to cap HOA fees (TX)

It’s a fee that you have to pay or else you could lose your home. We’re not talking about your mortgage, or your property taxes. It’s your homeowner’s association fee.  Sometimes homeowners have no control over how high it goes

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Residents of local subdivision upset with HOA over flooded dog park (TX)

A flooded dog park and other maintenance issues have some Killeen residents fed up with their homeowners’ association. After paying nearly $400 in annual HOA fees, some say they are not seeing where that money is going.  “Where’s the money?

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Weslaco Residents Call for Internet Service in Subdivision (TX)

Several Weslaco residents said they’ve been requesting internet access in their subdivision for years.  Cornerstone Meadow Estates is located south of Westgate Dr. in Weslaco. The subdivision’s layout is broken up in three phases.  Homeowners living in the third phase

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Clear Lake Residents Ticketed for Parking in Their Driveway (TX)

City is willing to meet with HOA’s to talk about the program and minimize the number of tickets being issued   Read the article…………..

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Resident Wins Preston Tower Lawsuit; HOA Responsible for Damages (TX)

The case came about after a catastrophic flood in the building resulting from a blown water booster pump on the penthouse level that sent water cascading throughout the building.  It was decided by the HOA and their management company that

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Wild hogs destroying homeowners’ yards in Fort Bend County (TX)

They say a fence originally built to keep wildlife out, is no longer working; the animals are able to burrow holes in the wire.  “We have pigs running roughshod over us, just tearing everything up,” said homeowner, David King. “It’s

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Jury sides with homeowners association in Tanglewood property suit (TX)

A Harris County jury has sided with a homeowners association in the affluent Tanglewood neighborhood that was sued by residents over plans to build a house on their lot.  Stewart and Marla Feldman, along with a trustee, sued Tanglewood Homes

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Legislature May Address HOA Foreclosure Issues in Upcoming Session (TX)

The Texas Legislature may make another run in the 2017 session at curbing the powers of homeowner associations. The likely focus: restricting the ability of associations to hit homeowners who commit even minor violations of community rules with attorney fees

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Woman Killed in 2-alarm condo fire (TX)

Houston firefighters are investigating a fire that broke out at a condominium in southeast Houston.  It happened around 3:20 Tuesday morning at the Briarwick Condominiums on Holly Hall and El Mundo.      Read the article…………..

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Racist notice celebrating Trump’s election, threatening minorities posted at McKinney park (TX)

Several notices threatening non-white residents were posted at a park in McKinney’s Craig Ranch subdivision this week.  The Craig Ranch Community Association sent out an email advising residents of the notice, which fits with the recent trend of racially insensitive

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Dispute between HOA, residents ends (TX)

A months-long dispute between a homeowners association and residents of a local subdivision resulted in the dismissal of a lawsuit and a display of democracy as residents of the Lakeside subdivision met Friday evening to cast their ballots for a

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Schertz neighborhood threatens lawsuit against developer over high HOA fees (TX)

Residents of a neighborhood in Schertz are threatening to sue local developer Chris Price, who they say has hoarded control of their homeowners association, hiked up their annual fees and used the proceeds to build another master-planned community.   Read the

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Lawsuit filed against former Lakes Northwest HOA board member (TX)

Earlier this year, KRIS 6 News told you about an investigation that found an estimated $61,000 missing from the Lakes Northwest Homeowners Association account. Now there is a civil lawsuit against the woman who was president of that HOA at

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County Commissioners Consider Taking Over Roads

Bowie County commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. today to consider accepting maintenance responsibility for two roadways near U.S. Highway 67 inside the Redbridge subdivision.  Both roads are in the county’s Precinct 4 Road Department area.  The Redbridge Homeowners Association

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Q&A: Comfort chickens, holiday lights and other conflicts that bedevil homeowner groups

Houston has no zoning laws, and homeowner associations have stepped up as powerful enforcers to keep things looking good in many neighborhoods. The powerful associations impose a wide range of rules from prohibiting RVs in driveways to maintaining quiet hours.

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