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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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Memorial residents allegedly uncover HOA holding secret elections after ‘willfully deceiving’ notification practices (TX)

The Clayton Woods Homeowners Association was supposed to hold its annual meeting and board member elections Wednesday evening, but at noon that day an email was sent notifying a handful of parties that the election and meeting was cancelled.  Only

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1 dead in condo fire in SE Houston (TX)

The body of a 20-year-old man was found inside one of two condominiums that caught fire and burned at Thai Xuan Village at 8200 Broadway.  The first alarm came in at 3:11 p.m. on Wednesday. Firefighters arrived to find two

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Controversial group home gets help from county (TX)

The Red Rock Ranch HOA still has questions, they’re covenant doesn’t allow commercial businesses.  “Its not them though,” said Michelle Miller, Director with the Red Rock Ranch HOA, “they’re not violating the covenant, it’s the owners who signed the covenant

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One year after condominium complex fire, some still displaced (TX)

It’s been one year since a three-alarm fire ripped through the Dry Creek West Condominiums in northwest Austin. Three firefighters went to the hospital after the second floor collapsed. But after an investigation into what happened and several other delays,

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Troubleshooters: HOA Problems (TX)

The Oak Bay Townhomes are located just off Weber. There are 15 units.  Lydia Ransom owns one of the units and is the new secretary/treasurer of the homeowners association.  After looking over the association’s financial records, she says she has

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Stone Gate HOA Donates Nearly $11,000 to Elementary Schools (TX)

The Stone Gate Home Owners Association (HOA) showed its support for educators at two CFISD schools this month, providing donations totaling nearly $11,000 to Postma and Birkes elementary schools.  The contributions were part of Stone Gate HOA’s Adopt a School

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Widow Of Veteran Facing Foreclosure From HOA (TX)

She received a notice in the mail saying her home in The Colony could be foreclosed on, if she doesn’t pay her HOA fines for the missing tree in her yard.  “The tree was right here at this spot and,

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In one Bexar County neighborhood, debate over armed patrols intensifies (TX)

A handful of residents concerned about a rash of car burglaries at The Oaks at Cobblestone, a gated subdivision outside of Loop 1604 at Culebra Road, formed armed patrols last week intended to keep the neighborhood safe.  The approach was

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Neighbors Fed Up With ‘Junk” Piled Outside Katy-area Home

Neighbors say they are fed up with the junk piled up outside a Katy-area home.  The house, located in the 1000 block of Red Rock Canyon Drive, is an eyesore, according to those who live nearby. They say it’s been

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‘Disgruntled’ lawyer killed after shooting 6 people, injuring 3 others, police say (TX)

Jason Delgado, property manager of The Oaks condo complex, told KHOU-TV that there were two incidents with the suspect in the past few weeks. One was with the roofers, one of whom called police and said he’d been threatened with

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Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Fire At 3-Story Condo Building In Dallas (TX)

Dallas Fire-Rescue is responding to a three-alarm condominium fire at 9730 Whitehurst Drive.  The three-story building is at Ferris Branch Blvd and Fair Oaks Crossing.  Dallas Fire-Rescue got the call around 2:45 p.m.  Spokesperson Jason Evans said the building housed

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Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Fire At 3-Story Condo Building In Dallas

Dallas Fire-Rescue is responding to a three-alarm condominium fire at 9730 Whitehurst Drive.  The three-story building is at Ferris Branch Blvd and Fair Oaks Crossing.  Dallas Fire-Rescue got the call around 2:45 p.m.  Spokesperson Jason Evans said the building housed

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Pecan Lakes Homeowner Finds Herself in Knight Fight with HOA

Though the Castle Doctrine is law in Texas, one homeowner’s association says a knight should not be standing guard outside homes.  “Your home is your castle!” said Ammi Miller. She owns the knight and says its been on her front

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Pet Owner to be Cited for Too Many Cats (TX)

Delma says the smell is coming from the condo above where the owner has at least a dozen cats. Other neighbors say they are fed up with foul odor too.  “If it’s raining the smell is everywhere, the poo is

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Pine Forest POA, government battle back in court in May (TX)

A legal wrangling over Pine Forest property along Texas 71 will come to bear in a courtroom again early next month, when a judge might decide how the property owner’s association — which serves two large neighborhoods, one developed and

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How your neighbor’s Airbnb rental can affect your property values

Q:  I’ve been scouring the Internet (without success), looking for data regarding whether short-term rentals (STRs, e.g., Airbnb, HomeAway, etc.) increase or decrease property values in the areas around them, as well as whether home buyers are more likely to

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Princeton Meadows HOA Locked in Pool Battle (TX)

The final holiday weekend of summer means cooling off in the water for many, but homeowners in the North Texas community of Princeton Meadows don’t want to go near the neighborhood pool. In fact, they could not get in if

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HOA Tells Homeowners To Remove “Back The Blue” Flags (TX)

The letter called Ivester’s “Back The Blue” flag an ‘altered American flag’.  Not so, said Ivester.  “I know a lot of people will look at this flag and there are mixed emotions but there’s nothing more to read into it

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McKinney Homeowner Fights Back When HOA Cracks Down On Political Signs (TX)

A McKinney homeowner says his freedom of speech is under attack after his HOA cracked down on political signs in his front yard.  The first time you see the sign outside the home on Palo Duro Canyon Drive with tape

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North Dallas condos targeted again by mail thieves (TX)

People who live in a far North Dallas condo complex hope video of three suspected mailbox thieves will help police find them.  The video shows a woman crawl over the fence and then open the gate door to let the

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Congress Avenue Shut Down After Glass Falls From Austin’s Tallest Skyscraper (TX)

Congress Avenue was closed to traffic between 2nd and 3rd streets on Thursday after glass was reported as having fallen from the Austonian– a condominium tower that is the city’s tallest building.  According to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, police received

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Major “bogey” for homeowners who live along Belle Oaks Golf Club on Taylor Bayou (TX)

A major “bogey” for many people who live along Belle Oaks Golf Club on Taylor Bayou.  Some say what was once an attraction, is now a large piece of unattended grass and many homeowners are not happy with.   Read the

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SAFD (TX) urges communities to get ‘firewise’ as hot, dry Fall approaches

Viki Melton, the president of the Big Springs Homeowners Association, was the first to jump on board.  “We had 98 volunteers that came out that day,” said Melton, referring to a massive day-long cleanup operation conducted on a common area

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Residents pack HOA meeting over blue ribbons (TX)

Dozens of homeowners in the Cypresswood subdivision attended a previously scheduled HOA meeting on Monday following days of controversy surrounding blue ribbons put up to honor police.   Read the article…………

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