Laredo leaders address concerns over HOAs with new lawn watering rules (TX)

City Council adopted an ordinance for homeowners who may deal with strict restrictions by Home Owner Associations throughout the city as drought contingencies continue to affect Laredo residents’ lawn care. District VII Councilmember Vanessa Perez brought up the item at a recent meeting speaking on behalf of her constituents and others in the city who […]

Caruth Ridge Estates Neighborhood awarded “2024 Best Community In Texas”

Every year CAI hosts a gala to recognize achievement in our industry.  Community of the Year is awarded to a community association which has exhibited excellence over the course of the year in the areas a management, governance, finance, and lifestyle opportunities.  Congratulations to Caruth Ridge Estates for winning Best Community in Category I: Less […]

Coastal communities brace for impact as hurricane season begins (TX)

“We’ve been through a few floods, we’ve been through a lot of hurricanes, we’ve been through ice storms,” she said.  Broadway Johnson’s day job is in insurance. She’s also president of her local homeowners’ association and the neighborhood point person when a disaster strikes.  This spring, a local community organization, West Street Recovery, equipped her […]

Horseshoe Bay POA vs. resort back in court (TX)

A visiting district judge is considering granting injunctive relief to the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners’ Association from the Horseshoe Bay Resort following a temporary restraining order hearing on May 16.  The order request is part of a lawsuit filed by the POA against the resort on May 6 in the 33rd Judicial District Court in […]

Ask Amy: Can my HOA just raise my dues (TX)

From fines and fees to unexplained expenses we commonly hear your complaints about issues some of you are having with your homeowner’s association. Investigator Amy Davis is getting answers to your HOA related questions.  Part of the problem people have with their HOA is that homeowners often don’t know what the rules are so they […]

Houston homeowners told remove utility box or pay fine (TX)

A grandmother worried about paying daily HOA fines calls KPRC 2 to help resolve issues with a utility box in front of her home.  The box is a utility hub for several condominiums around her. Because of this, Bernadette Stinson said it’s filled to the brim.  “The lines are pushing the box up,” Stinson said. […]

Amberlake HOA protests Amazon drones at weekend event (TX)

On Saturday Amazon Prime held a meet and greet for the neighborhood at 1700 Sebesta Road. While the event saw many supporters according to College Station Mayor John Nichols it also saw a protest for the Amberlake HOA over the Amazon drones flying over their neighborhood.  Amazon Drones have been controversial in College Station since […]

Ovilla Residents Rally for Community Harmony, Charting Future in HOA Meeting with Police Department (TX)

In an expression of tight-knit community spirit, a local Homeowners’ Association (HOA) brought residents together over the weekend at the Police Department to hash out plans and concerns for the future of their city. The meeting announced on the Ovilla Police Department’s Facebook page, encouraged discussions on urban development, communal issues, and strategies for enhancing […]

Meadowlakes POA requiring ID for roofers to enter gated city (TX)

Gatekeepers for the Meadowlakes Property Owners’ Association are requiring that all roofers present valid state identification before being allowed into the incorporated gated community.  The move follows a “barrage of storm-chasers” entering the city in the aftermath of a large hailstorm” on April 9, POA President Don Wheeler told     Read the article…………………………….

Steiner Ranch residents vie over pickleball court proposal (TX)

Two groups of Steiner Ranch residents are at odds over the proposed introduction of pickleball courts within the homeowners association community.  On April 4, a group of residents created a petition that advocated for converting one tennis court at the Bella Mar Community Center into four semi-permanent pickleball courts. The petition alluded to a recent […]

Former Galveston condo manager charged in $188,000 theft (TX)

A former island property manager is behind bars after being charged with felony theft in connection to embezzlement of about $190,000 from a condominium complex over about seven years, according to court documents.    Read the article…………………………….

Texas sues Colony Ridge development for fraudulent real estate practices

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Houston-area developers of Colony Ridge on Thursday, accusing them of deceptive sales, marketing and lending practices that allowed their sprawling housing development to flourish.Residents of Colony Ridge filed dozens of complaints for years about the development to state agencies, but Texas had little to show for addressing those […]

Dallas Embarks on Urban Renaissance with “ForwardDallas” Plan and Digital Initiatives for Neighborhoods and Businesses (TX)

The Neighborhood Organization Map (NOM) available for viewing online, is a voluntary registry showcasing active neighborhood organizations across Dallas.  PUD uses NOM to involve homeowner associations, neighborhood associations, and neighborhood coalitions more directly in urban development processes.   Read the article…………………………….

City debates taking over unkempt private park from HOA (TX)

A possible lease agreement with the City of Laredo and Concord Hills Community Association was recently debated and tabled for further discussion due to conflicting ideas surrounding the area’s park.A 2.95-acre tract of land is currently unkempt in the Concord Hills subdivision off Highway 359, and the residents of the area reached out to District […]

Proposal for more oversight of homeowner associations expected in April (TX)

Deadlines for records requests, membership approval for assessment increases, and restrictions on foreclosures are among several recommended changes for homeowners’ associations up for debate come April.  The Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations in the House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously approved a report with recommendations and draft legislation for the upcoming short session to address […]

Some Houston condo owners fed up with $6000 in annual HOA fees (TX)

From broken glass and torn up sidewalks to a dilapidated children’s playground and wacky wiring, John Seckar gets frustrated every time he walks outside his southwest Houston condo.  Seckar said despite paying off the two bedroom, two bath condo in full, he still pays $550 in monthly fees to his HOA. But for all that […]

Former Burleson HOA faces discrimination allegations (TX)

Calvin Brown resigned from the board of his neighborhood’s homeowners association in Burleson recently after he got a series of texts from his fellow board members over whether or not a lesbian couple in the neighborhood should be fined for their yard sign.   Read the article……………………….

Horseshoe Bay Resort wrestles with POA in civil lawsuit (TX)

A Llano County district court judge has ruled that the Horseshoe Bay resort and the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association (POA) must mediate their differences, giving them until Friday, Dec. 8, to come up with a mediator both sides will accept. (Most of the story behind saubscription paywall)   Read the article…………………………

A source of neighborly debate: The boundaries of Alamo Ranch (TX)

The boundaries of Alamo Ranch, which sits just outside of Loop 1604 in west Bexar County, are unofficial.  That’s as far as officials are concerned, anyway.   Several neighbors we talked to wish there was something a little more concrete.    Read the article…………………………..

‘It makes me feel unwelcome in this community’ | Property association fee hikes make low-income, affordable homes difficult to keep (TX)

“At the time of closing the homeowners association payment was estimated to be about $200 a month,” Longnion said.  Longnion said the fees jumped.  “They increased the homeowner’s fees from $200 to $331 like within six-months time after I moved in,” Longnion said.   Read the article……………………………..