Community Planting Day at Fall Creek Butterfly Meadow

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
Fall Creek 9810 Wyatt Shores Drive, Humble, Texas 77396

Come beautify Fall Creek Park’s new butterfly meadow! Learn to sow native seed and plant wildflowers. Get some fresh air and exercise while getting to know your neighbors.

The butterfly meadow is off to a good start—And it also can be improved! Our goal is to increase the ecological benefit of the meadow for butterflies and other pollinator while also increasing its attractiveness and getting a head-start on spring blooms.

Well-behaved children 9 and up are welcome to join both the orientation and planting events with a supervising parent: Orientation–Not required, but highly recommended!

  • Friday, November 4th, 5-6 p.m.
  • Location: Butterfly Meadow Along Trails of Fall Creek Park (near bayou, see map in the link below). Park at the Sports Complex at 9810 Wyatt Shores Drive, Humble, TX 77396
  • (Rain Date: Friday, November 4th, 5-6 p.m.)

Planting Event

  • Saturday, November 5th, 8-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Butterfly Meadow of Fall Creek Park (near bayou, see map in the link below.)
  • Park at the Sports Complex at 9810 Wyatt Shores Drive, Humble, TX 77396
  • (Rain Date: Sunday, November 6th, 2-5:30 p.m.)
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Secure Watch and Safecam Programs

Harris County Sheriff’s Office – Secure Watch

The HCSO SecureWatch Program powered by Coreveillance is one of many Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) initiatives enlisting the help of community members and businesses in the fight against crime.

Click here for more information.

Safecam Programs

SafeCam is one of the crime prevention and investigative tools that the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) utilizes to demonstrate the effectiveness of partnerships between police and the community. Surveillance video recorded by cameras owned by residents and business owners like you have resulted in the arrests of numerous criminals. SafeCam is your opportunity to make the neighborhood in which you live and work a safer place for the entire community. If you have a private exterior security camera, you are eligible to participate and register your camera with SafeCam through the below link. By registering your camera, you are simply allowing the HCSO to contact you in the event of a crime in your area. HCSO will not have access to your camera system and cannot access camera footage without your consent. There is no requirement to provide footage at any time.

Register Your Camera

Fall Creek National Night Out

Fall Creek Residents,

Our community National Night Out will be on October 4, 2022, from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Fall Creek Clubhouse.

National Night Out is an annual community-building event that focuses on neighborhood camaraderie and positive social interaction to help make our villages a safe and better place to live. This event allows Fall Creek families and friends the opportunity to meet our local law enforcement, fire department, and emergency response providers.

Neighborhood unity is an important part of crime prevention. This event is hosted by our Fall Creek Crime Watch Committee. There will be many family fun activities and food trucks onsite. Your participation and support will be greatly appreciated!

Sponsors

  • Chick fil A
  • H-E-B

Activities

  • Game Truck
  • Bounce Houses
  • Live music (DJ)

Food Trucks

  • Quaker Steaks
  • The Lunch Box
  • IKrave Shaved Ice
  • Funnelocity

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The HARRIS COUNTY W.C.I.D. #96 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on October 4, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at 7930 Fall Creek Bend, Humble, TX 77396. Guests may attend the hearing via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86810787940?pwd=ZzY0WDFEVGx5S21POUtGQVZEYVl5UT09

Meeting ID: 868 1078 7940
Passcode: 083043

Dial by your location:
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 868 1078 7940
Passcode: 083043

Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding vour property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

Click here to read the notice.

Crime Watch Tips & Information

As suggested by your Fall Creek Crime Watch Committee.

Call 911 for any crime IN PROGRESS

Call Harris County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Phone Number (713) 221-6000- Option 6 to report any suspicious activity.

Secure Your Car

  • Lock cars & engage anti-theft alarm system -As long as criminals keep finding easy targets (unlocked cars}, they’ll keep coming back.
  • Park in a locked garage or your driveway -Cars parked on street make easier targets.
  • Hide valuables/garage door opener from sight or remove them from your car altogether – don’t leave valuables in car overnight.
  • Consider wheel locks – Wheels/tires are typically stolen from larger vehicles (trucks & SUVs) that are parked in driveway due to size.

Secure Your Home

  • Lock all doors and windows & engage home alarm system
    • Add glass break sensors to detect entry through windows/doors without alarm sensors
  • Coordinate a Distress Code with your alarm company-A Distress Code silences the alarm, but a call still goes out to law enforcement, with 911 priority
  • Consider installing a Ring doorbell (ring.com) to monitor front door traffic from your phone
  • Reinforce doors –
    • Replace your 1″ screws with 3″ screws that go into the studs at the plate and hinges
    • Invest in quality deadbolts or swap out deadbolt locks with key bolt
  • Make it look like someone is always home
    • Open windows blinds during the day (but close them at ni$ht)
    • Use timers for indoor lighting -vary the on/off times in different rooms
  • Record Serial Numbers
    • Your items can’t be returned to you unless you’ve got a record of what you own.
    • Take pictures, especially of Serial Numbers, and store on a thumb drive kept somewhere safe.

Landscaping & Lighting

  • Pick up newspapers in yard and business cards/fliers from front door
  • Consider how your landscaping can deter or help criminals.
    • Cut large bushes/trees that provide unnoticed access to your home
    • Keep bushes in front of windows trimmed below window pane
      Thorny rose bushes in front of windows can deter a criminal
  • Lock gates to backyard using pad locks (to prevent easy entry)
  • Turn your porch lights and driveway lights on at night – use a timer to ensure lights are on even when you’re not at home or consider dusk to dawn sensor lighting
  • Install motion activated flood lights in the rear and sides of the house to illuminate areas that normally have no lighting
  • Clearly mark your street number on your home or curb so you can easily be located in case of an emergency

Be Aware & Know Your Neighbors

  • As neighbors, we all have a vested interest in securing and maintaining our homes – IF YOU NOTICE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!
  • Be aware of suspicious people/cars in your neighborhood – anything you may not recognize
  • Be aware of suspicious people/cars following you home -from bank, from shopping or commuting from work
  • Establish and build those relationships with your neighbors-Swap phone numbers so you can contact each other if you see a problem
  • Join Nextdoor – it is a great resource to help you stay informed regarding Crime & Safety within Fall Creek. You can sign-up for specific neighborhoods & also join groups specific to your interests and/or Fall Creek village. This is primarily where the CWC & Block Captains distribute information. (At a minimum, consider activating “Urgent Alerts” to receive an immediate text in the event there is a major incident within Fall Creek.)

General Home Safety

  • Establish/communicate a fire escape plan for your family & ensure maintained fire extinguishers are readily available within the home
  • Never leave extra keys in expected places -under the doormat and in the flowerpot next to the door are not smart hiding places
  • Unload and lock away firearms, and any other weapons
  • Keep medications and chemicals safely out of reach of children
  • If you have a pool, keep it locked down or fenced in when not in use

Local Numbers & Resources

  • HCSO Non-Emergency -(713) 221-6000 -Option 6
  • Eastex Freeway Volunteer Fire Dept – (281) 847-3300
  • Statewide Animal Control -Contact Paul at 713-417-7920
  • Report Street Light outages -(713) 207-2222
    • Be sure to capture the number on the pole before reporting
  • Stay up to date with what’s going on in Fall Creek via www.fallcreeklife.com
  • Utilize HCSO’s Vacation Watch Program when away for an extended time. Visit https://apps.harriscountyso.org/Programs/programs_VacationWatch.aspx or call (281) 446-9155 for more information.

If you would like to participate in the CWC or simply learn more about the Crime Watch Committee, please email fallcreekcrimewatch@qmail.com.

Bluebird in New Condo

Photos graciously provided by resident, Paul Gregg.

You Are Invited: Fall Creek Sports Complex

The wait is over! Since breaking ground in December 2020, Harris County WCID 96 has worked tirelessly to bring you more amenities and activities. We are thrilled to announce that construction is now complete, and the expanded and improved Fall Creek Sports Complex is ready for you to enjoy. So, let’s party!

In conjunction with the last evening of Music in May, the WCID 96 Board of Directors is excited to invite you to the complex for a night of music, food, games, and fun. As er celebrate the reopening of this unique and beautiful park, the end of school, and Memorial Day all together. Join us and try out the new sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, ping pong tables, chess tables, and dog parks. Take a walk on the extended walking trails and visit the butterfly garden and bird watching stations at sunset to see the magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat. Parking spaces have been added to accommodate more guests.

In traditional Music in May style, please bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and listen to the music.  See you there!

Fall Creek Bluebirds

Photos graciously provided by resident, Paul Gregg.

Closure of Fall Creek Sports Complex Pavilion Area, Playground, and Baseball Fields

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (the “USFWS”) has notified Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 (the “District”) that a bald eagle and eaglet are nesting within the boundaries of the Fall Creek Sports Complex (the “FCSC”). The eagle nest is located close to FCSC facilities including the baseball fields and the pavilion.

Pursuant to the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines, the District is closing indefinitely the pavilion area, including the playground, and the baseball fields. The District is consulting with USFWS regarding best practices and activities that may be permitted in the vicinity of the nest. The District will reopen the closed sections of the FCSC once it is appropriate.

Groundbreaking of Sports Complex

The Board of Directors for Harris County Water Control & Improvement District #96 is proud to announce the groundbreaking of the Fall Creek Sports Complex expansion project!

The groundbreaking ceremony held at the complex on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 was hosted by Board President Brett Sileo and members Lonnie Jackson, Linda Ihns, and Ben Bates. Along with Texas Parks and Wildlife representative Matt Fougerat, the first shovels of dirt were turned to officially kickoff the project. BGE’s Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Brett Mann, Project Manager Tung Huynh, District Engineer Cindy Fields, attorney Julianne Kugle with SK Law, Gandolf Burrus with Grant Development Services, and Recreation Director Kas Wright were also on site to help commence construction on the newest amenities including: a splash pad, additional playground equipment, more walking and bike paths, bird watching stations, batting cages, two dog parks, and a butterfly garden. A special thanks goes out to other project partners including D.L. Meacham, Kraftsman, and Lonestar.

Construction is currently underway! Please use caution when visiting the sports complex and stay clear of all equipment. Everyone is working hard to better serve you and your community!