Roar Fall 2007
THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER FOR CAT HOLLOW AT BRUSHY CREEK
The billboard in the front of Cat Hollow that has been the
source of concern for many area residents has finally been
Saturday, October 13
The 13 Annual Hairy Man Festival on Saturday,
October 13th from noon to 7pm at Cat Hollow
Park in Round Rock. Admission to the festival is
two non-perishable food items or $2 per person
to go to local food banks. This event is sponsored
by The Brushy Creek Women’s Association and
the Brushy Creek MUD (rain date Sunday, October
The family fun-centered event raises money for
many local charities and offers a full day of food,
arts & crafts, children’s activities, and enjoy special performances and live music all day. This
year, the festival proceeds will benefit the Texas
Baptist Children’s Home. For more information on
the Texas Baptist Children’s Home call
512.255.3682 or visit www.tbch.org.
The festival is located at Cat Hollow Park off of
RM 620 at 8600 O’Connor Drive.
For more information please visit
In January, the apartments changed ownership and this introduced a new desire for cooperation between the parties
involved that had not previously existed.
The desire to resolve the issue in conjunction with the litigation by the Williamson County Attorney’s office and the
Cat Hollow Owner’s Association resulted in the sign being
removed in early August.
We look forward to a future positive relationship between
the community and the new owners of the now named
Monterone Round Rock.
Board of Directors
At the Annual Meeting of the Owner’s Association in June,
Malcolm Grey and Bonnie Bisher were re-elected as Directors. We wish to welcome Maina Macharia to the Board.
He replaced Chad Feghali. The neighborhood would like
to thank Chad for his service on the Board of Directors!
Officers were elected by the Board for 2007-2008:
Name That Street!
OK, so we live in Cat Hollow. Everything makes sense on the north (east) side of O’Connor. Streets have “cat” names (Tonkinese,
Sabertooth, Korat, Tomcat—to name a few). But what happened to the south side of O’Connor?
They appear to have gone European. Coming in from 620, you first happen upon the Irish part (Luckenwald, Brienne, Hawick, Bailey Jean, Lerwick, and Carrick). Then the French part is behind that (Avignon, Avaranche, and Ronchamps). Across Liberty Walk
from there it gets half Spanish (Cordillera, Barletta, Malaga Hills) and half French (Albacete, Rambollet, Chamonix, and Anjou).
The interesting thing is that it wasn’t planned this way … Cat Hollow was to continue …
When looking at the original plans for the area, there are some interesting streets that never became reality.
• Malaga Hills Drive was originally going to be called Egyptian Mau Drive
• Brienne Drive was originally going to be an extension of (and called) Tonkinese (from the other side of O’Connor)
• Rambollet Terrace was originally going to be called Colourpoint Drive
• Luckenwald was originally going to extend across O’Connor into Colourpoint (Rambollet Terrace)
• Stray Cove was originally going to be Stray Lane and extend into Bobcat
• Judy Scholl was originally going to continue through to Splitrock (and be called Splitrock)
• Mouse Trap was going to extend into Bobcat
Of course, 20 years ago, the whole neighborhood was a big field ...
Deed Restrictions strictly enforced. Please contact the Association Managers at 328-6100, or visit the
Cat Hollow website (www.CatHollow.org) to get a copy of the Architectural Request Form if you are
planning home improvements. This should be filled out completely before submitting it to the Board
for review. For new pools, you must also obtain approval from the Brushy Creek MUD.
COMMISSIONER BIRKMANS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 400 West Main, Ste. 216, Round Rock, Texas 78664
This annual open house gives the public an opportunity to visit
with Commissioner Birkman and her staff in an informal setting. (Light refreshments will be served)
Weekly — Bi-Weekly — Monthly
Flexible Hours — References
GRAND OPENING OF CHAMPION PARK
Date: Saturday October 20, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Brushy Creek Road approximately 1 mile west of
We will be celebrating the grand opening of Champion Park
with special guest Congressman John Carter This unique park
will be a wonderful addition to the county’s park system. We
will have refreshments as well as a variety of activities planned
for the whole family to enjoy. Ribbon cutting ceremony will be
at 10 a.m.
BRUSHY CREEK TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Monday, November 5, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Brushy Creek Community Center, 16318 Great Oaks
Drive, Round Rock
Commissioner Birkman, Pct. 1 and Commissioner Covey, Pct.
3 will be holding a joint Town Hall meeting to update citizens
on Williamson County projects. Including but not limited to
roads, trails and parks. (Light refreshments will be served)
Ind. Future Executive Sr. Sales Director
Round Rock, TX 78681
Email: [email protected]
Microchip Your Pet
By Williamson County Commissioner
My family has had the pleasure of Babe’s company for
about five years now. Babe is our female basset hound.
My husband, Rick, has always admired basset hounds
and when our daughters got to be seven and eight years
old, they began to frequently ask for a dog. We had another dog when they were smaller, but she had died and we had not gotten another one, even though I
love dogs. Admittedly, I was somewhat reluctant as I had then, as I do now, a very busy schedule.
Erika Carter, wife of Congressman John Carter, talked me into it one day when she heard the girls ask
for the thousandth time. Mrs. Carter is a well known dog lover and she reminded me of how having a
pet teaches children many life skills, such as putting other needs ahead of your own. So, we picked
Babe out of a litter. According to the breeder, Babe would be small for a basset hound. Of course,
our vet, Dr. Wade McLeod, later told us she is the biggest female basset hound he has seen in years.
But, she is a wonderful family pet. She is kind and gentle to the children and has allowed them to
have fun with her all these years. For example, she did not object when they used to dress her in
bride’s clothing and marry her to the dog next door. Babe’s friendliness can be a bit of a problem,
however, in that she sometimes gets out of our back yard and proceeds to make friends around the
neighborhood. We live in a rather large neighborhood and we have had several scares when we could
not find her for several hours.
And, recently, we got another dog, My daughters, now in middle school, and I volunteered at the
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. While we were there, we found another friend, Buddy.
He is a small black and white terrier/Chihuahua mix. We took him home and he has become Babe’s
companion as well as ours.
So, when the shelter recently sponsored a low cost microchip day, we took both Babe and Buddy out
there. I was a little apprehensive about the procedure as I did not know much about it. My apprehension turned to relief when I saw that the procedure was very simple. A needle with the microchip was
placed into each dog’s shoulder blade area and the microchip was inserted. Babe did not even react,
given she has a lot of extra skin! Buddy yelped a bit but seemed to recover quickly. The cost was
$15 per dog, and for Buddy, it was part of his adoption fee. I was shown how a special wand, when
placed over the area where the chip is located, could read a number that would be entered into a registry so that if one of the dogs ever got lost, we could find him or her. The whole thing, including driving from my home to the shelter, took less than an hour.
Many local veterinarians and shelters offer microchip insertion services. I urge everyone with pets to
have this simple and effective service done. It will help you if you lose your pet and it will help our
community to have less stray animals.
If you need further information on this or any county issue, please contact me at [email protected]
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MUD PARKS & RECREATION/COMMUNITY CENTER
Fall Catalogs are available at the Community Center
and online at http://www.brushycreekmud.com/catalogue.html .
1 - Cat Hollow and Creekside Pools CLOSED for season
5 - Elementary Early Release Day Program at BCCC
8 - Elementary Vacation Day Camp
8 - Adventure Trip - Georgetown Ropes Challenge
9 - Open Registration begins /Winter Youth Basketball
9 - Elementary Vacation Camp - Come Sail the Ocean
9 - BCCC Volleyball Camp
10 - Winter Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Registration Begins
11 - Badminton League Begins
12 - Parents Night Out - Pumpkin Decorating
13 - Hairy Man Festival
13 - Free 5K Run and 1K run for kids
23 - Elementary Early Release Day Program at BCCC
25 - Elementary Early Release Day Program at BCCC
26 - Friday Funtastics - Carnival Craze
31 - Spookyfest for Middle School Fun
2 - Sendero Pool closed on Sundays
8 - Holiday in the Park
9 - Free 5k Run at Sendero Springs Trail
15 - Community Center closed at 6pm
21 - Winter Fun Camp Begins
21 - Friday Funtastics - Mr. Puppet performs
24-25 - Community Center Closed
27-28 - Winter Fun Camp Continues
27-28 - BC Basketball Clinic
27-28 - BC Sports Camp
27-28 - BCCC Volleyball Camp
27 - Free Skate Night at Round Rock Roller Rink
31 - Community Center open 10am - 6pm
7 - Winter Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Registration Ends
9 - Parent's Night Out - Making Ornaments
10 - Saturday Morning Gardner's Club
14 - Winter Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Season Begins
16 - Fall Adult Basketball League Begins
18 - Free 5K Run at Creekside Trail
22 - Community Center Closed
23 - Community Center open 10am - 6pm
25 - Winter Youth Basketball Registration Ends
30 - Friday Funtastics
Most activities listed are available to
non-members of the Community Center, however the activity fee is usually
slightly higher for non-members. For
more information, you can call the
Community Center at 255-7871 or look
ROUND ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
PREK — 12TH GRADE
(512) 255-4491 www.rrca-tx.org
Degreed, professional teachers
ACSI and SACS Accredited school
Diverse curriculum integrated with Biblical truth
(Abeka, Bob Jones, ACSI, and Saxon)
Athletics, fine arts, field trips, Spanish, computer
Missions emphasis, Student Council, Honor Society
for over 30 years.
301 N. Lake Creek Drive
(across from Round Rock High School)
HOW ARE YOUR TREES?
The great growing conditions of
this summer have probably
caused considerable growth of
your trees. Please take a close
look at any limbs that may be
impacting your cedar fence or
pressing against the concrete
fence. Particularly if you back up
to O'Connor Drive, you may
need to trim limbs before they do
McNeil High School
Come out and support your the McNeil High School Choir on
October 18th, 19th and 20th!
This year's Choir Follies Performance is titled “Reel Music, Defining Moments in Movie Music”. Performances will be at 7 p.m.
at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC). Tickets
are $8 at the door. Refreshments and gifts for the performers will
be available for sale.
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Williamson County News
Cat Hollow Crime
Historical Museum opened new exhibit
May Jun Jul
Alarm hold up
Animal at large
Animal in trap
Hit & run accident
Narcotics / marijuana
Nosie complaint / Fireworks
Suspicious ( other activity)
Lakeline Boulevard extension is now open
The extension of Lakeline Boulevard, from Lyndhurst
Drive east to just west of Parmer Lane tying in at Neenah,
opened on July 23. The roadway is a free alternative to SH
45 and provides access to shopping as well as the Capital
Metro Station at Lakeline Boulevard and Lyndhurst.
Ideas for reducing air pollution emissions
There are many things the CLEAN AIR Force of Central
Texas recommends to help reduce air pollution. For example, limit your driving on Ozone Action Days, postpone
refueling until after 6 p.m., don't top off the tank, and tune
up your vehicle because a well-maintained car operates efficiently and cleanly. For more ideas and information visit
Spay and neuter clinics now twice a week
On Wednesday, July 25, the Williamson County Historical
Museum unveiled its newest exhibit, “Uncovering the
Past”. This exhibit will focus on Williamson County’s earliest human inhabitants, the tools and technology they used
and the archeological evidence uncovered throughout the
county that has helped establish the context of how people
in the past once lived. The museum is located at 716 S.
Austin Avenue in Georgetown. For more information, visit
www.wchm-tx.org or call 943-1670. The museum is open
Wednesday and Thursday from 12 to 5 p.m., Friday from
12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Humane Society of Williamson County is now holding
their low cost spay and neuter clinic twice a week every
Tuesday and Thursday. During spay and neuter surgery,
your pet also can receive all its vaccinations and microchipping for an additional cost. For more information and about
the clinic, call the Humane Society at 260-3602 x 101.
Let’s get visible. Together we are stronger.
16450 N FM 620
Round Rock, TX 78681
Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 1pm-5pm
Computerized Access System
24-Hour Access Available
On-Site Resident Manager
Extra Wide Concrete Drives
United States Post Office
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Packing and Moving Supplies
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Yard of the Month
Gold 16637 Cordillera Ln
Silver 16615 Malaga Hills Dr
Gold 8700 Tin Roof Cv
Silver 16812 Sabertooth Dr
The new grass seeded along O’Connor has
for the most part taken very well. Any remaining bare patches are still being addressed by our landscaper, EcoSystems.
thank you to the winners!
The efforts of all homeowners greatly enhance
the appearance of our
The unusually wet summer season caused
many of our annual bedding plants to become
unsightly, so they were removed earlier than
usual which left our entrance ways lacking in
color. It was too late in the season to replace
these plants, so we look forward to adding
color again in the Fall and Winter.
If you would like to recommend a neighbor for a
Yard of the Month award,
please contact the Roar
Editor at [email protected]
The excessive rain in June has damaged some
of the area hike and bike trails. They are in
the process of being fixed by the Brushy
Creek MUD and Williamson County.
CAT HOLLOW ROAR
October 2007 through December 2007
Cat Hollow HOA Meeting
McNeil High School Choir Performance
RRISD Elementary Early Release
1/2 Page: Cat Hollow Resident $50.00
BCE 3rd Grade Musical
1/4 Page: Cat Hollow Resident $30.00
No Cat Hollow HOA Meeting due to Thanksgiving
Full Page: Cat Hollow Resident $100.00
Bus. Card: Cat Hollow Resident $10.00
Cat Hollow Residents may place one Classified Ad
per issue approx. six lines) at no charge.
Note: All ad copy must be approved by the Cat
Hollow Board which reserves the right to request
changes or reject any advertisement. The
advertiser, and not the Cat Hollow Board, is
responsible for the truthful content of the ad. All
advertisements must be prepaid.
Nov 21-23 RRISD Holiday
BCE 4th Grade Musical
Cat Hollow HOA Meeting
Dec 21-31 RRISD Winter Break (continues into January)
All residents are welcome to attend the Cat Hollow
HOA Board of Director meetings which are held on the
third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the
Community Center on Great Oaks Drive. The agenda
for the meeting is posted on the web site 1-3 days prior
to the meeting. If you’d like something added to the
The HOA Web Site, www.CatHollow.org, has
been updated to include more of the information
important to you as a Cat Hollow homeowner.
Now available on the web site are electronic
versions of Newsletters from 2001 through 2007
(available in HTML and PDF format). HTML
format is much better for dial-up users.
Miscellaneous documents are also available,
including Architectural Request Forms as well
as the Architectural Guidelines recently adopted
by the Association.
You will also find contact information for the
Association's management company to report
miscellaneous problems or just to get information or if you’d like to see other things added,
please send email to:
Locally Owned and Operated
First Texas Bank is proud to be a part of the Brushy Creek Community. We offer a
full range of banking services to both consumers and businesses and are committed
to ensuring personal and friendly service, while offering a variety of loan products
and account options to meet your needs.
Linda Peacock and her staff at our Brushy Creek Branch are eager to assist you with
all of your banking needs. Linda and her family have lived in Round Rock for several years. She is already your neighbor, why not also call her your banker
7509 O’Connor Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78681
BEST LITTLE PRE-K. Licensed in-home daycare. Now enrolling ages 2-4 yrs. M-F, 7:30 AM—6
PM. Full & half day rates. Planned curriculum including Spanish. Call Maria @ 310-2588.
BOYLES, Katelyn. 13 year old Cedar Valley student. Red Cross Certified, experienced through Girl
Scouts. Weeknights & weekends anytime of the
year. Great references. 218-1741.
CHAMBERS, Jessica. Age 18. Lots of experience,
good references. All ages, available anytime. 3100808.
Personalized Individual Attention
Call For Your Free Report:
Eight steps to selling your home.
How to price to sell and still make a profit.
Chris Cagle, Broker
GALVIN, Caitlin. 16. Baby sit for my brother and
sister. Talented at games & crafts with younger children. 248-2287.
HART, Ashley - 14 yeas old; experienced with infants-10 years; available some nights, weekends and
mostly summer jobs. 341-2998.
HOME SCHOOL AND CHILD CARE: Provide
nurturing, in home child care, part/full time. Degree
in Early Childhood Education, experience teaching
in a Montessori School. Will provide summer care.
Sonal Shah, 246-9858, 296-1136.
PRIYA, Ragu - provides nurturing, entertaining and
educational in-home child care during the work week
(Mon.-Fri. 8-5). Part & full time. Please call 512-248
STAY AT HOME MOM Provides nurturing, educational, interactive, in-home child care during the
work week. Part time and full time. Call Gina
GISH,Trey - 14 year old McNeil high student, experienced sitting with boys ages 4-9, available most
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the parents hiring
these sitters to check references on sitters. The advertiser, and
not the Cat Hollow Board is responsible for the truthful
content of all ads.
Parents of sitters - please check out all job offers to make sure
that they are legitimate and that your children are going into
safe situations. You should meet the people hiring your
children and check out their home at least the first time they
are hired. If you are interested in placing your name in this
directory, please send all information to:
[email protected] (Free for Cat Hollow residents).
Mention Ad for $100 off
(Some Restrictions apply)
Who Do I Call?
Have you ever wondered
who to call when you have
an issue? Use the following list of local organizations and the items they are
responsible for as a guide.
Cat Hollow HOA - (512) 347-2888
• Common area maintenance including mowing,
landscaping, and sprinkler systems along
O’Connor, Liberty Walk, Conchos Valley, and
the entrances to neighborhood sections
• Deed restriction enforcement
• Architecture Committee approval for all improvements.
Residential & Commercial
● In Business Since 1989
● Excellent References ● Interior & Exterior
● Bonded/Insured ● Member of BBB
Brushy Creek MUD - (512) 255-7871
• Common area maintenance along Great Oaks
• Residential water service
• Street lights
• Parks and pools
• Approval for installation of pools, sprinkler
systems, and other plumbing.
A Friendly Reminder
Please remember that all pets
must be on a leash when not in
your fenced yard. We have had
quite a few complaints about pets
roaming free in the neighborhood.
Please be neighborly and keep
control of your pets!
The Cat Hollow Roar is a
publication of the Board of
Directors of Cat Hollow at
Contributions are welcome.
If you have any news to share
or advertising needs, please
c o n t a c t
e d i [email protected] The next
newsletter will be published
in December. The deadline is
November 15, 2007.
See http://www.wilco.org/service.html for a complete list of services and contact numbers.
• Street signs
• Stray animals
• Land records
Now renting the community
center for children, family
and wedding portraits. All
images printed are released
to Stylevites so you can
create custom cards. For
com or 248-1493.
Let me be your personal
consultant. If interested in
”While You Were Out” will hosting a kitchen show or
take care of your pet, home, sharing catalogs while
plants, yard, car, etc. for
earning FREE products, call
weekends or longer holidays Connie, 238-9406 or email
or vacations. Katelyn, 218- at: [email protected]
Service. Quality care for
State Licensed Cat Hollow
home or special animal
area specialist. Builders
while you are away. Karen,
& resale inspections. 6 year [email protected] or
member of Cat Hollow HOA home.austin.rr.com/
planning, coordination and
Board. Paul Wingert,
onsite management for
Inspections, Inc. 217-0891 or
corporate events, private
Michelle Garcia, 228-8130.
SOUTHERN LIVING AT “Get a discount on Farmers
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Specializing in family
purchasing a needed life
Magazine. Jenny Crow, 244 insurance policy. More
portraiture. Let’s capture
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your cherished moments!
discounts with home, etc.
[email protected] can earn FREE and 1/2 price Troy Kennedy, 310-2021,
m. Call Candice, 917-9726. items
Consultant Lisa Spates.
/lisaspates. I would love to
help you start your album
making projects! Let me
help you! 238-9694.
YOUR CHILD CARE
SOLUTION. Child care,
full/part time, in-home,
educational, fun. Low child/
adult ratio. 2-3 days week.
References. Gina Simons
LAWN SERVICE - Don’t
have time? Going on
vacation, need your yard
done? Prices vary per job,
but very reasonable. Mow,
edge, trim & ant/pest
control. Greg, 512-9474339.
DO YOU JUST LOVE
Products? Want to earn
them for FREE? Interested
in a full/part time business of
your own? Start for only
$90. Call Marilyn Tucker,
238-1681 and ask me how!
AVON - Shop AVON at
home or office. Personal
delivery and a 100%
Heather Johnson 310-9698
AVON Independent Sales
CANDLES—Do you love
candles? Let me introduce
you to our wonderful
candles. Kim Baese, 2446101 or
[email protected] for
independent home business
owners who have partnered
together in mutual respect
for the purpose of mentoring
others and developing home
business leaders. Contact
Eileen Taylor at 218-1503
or visit http://
s.com/ for more information.
Cleaning, Exterior Home
Sale Prep, House Washing,
Make Ready, Move in,
Move out. Contact Rob at
775-0844 or visit http://
HAND KNITTED ITEMS
(Made to order). Scarves,
shawls, ponchos, sweaters,
etc. Call to see samples or
for ordering info. 255-0817
or e-mail for pictures:
SWEET PEA DESIGNS
Cards. To see catalogs,
Deanna Bentley, 244-7384
MARY KAY'S NEW
TIMEWISE for youngerlooking skin every time you
TimeWise skin care products
free. Lynn Cervini, Mary
Kay Consultant, 244-7999.
Experienced, loves animals.
Will Also water plants, etc.
Dependable! Jessica 3100808.
CANADIAN RED FOX
JACKET. Mint condition ,
small/medium. For sale at
recent appraisal of $2000 or
nearest, Rhonda at 512-6988192
MOMS Club® is a nonprofit network of support
groups for stay-at-home
moms. The club offers a
variety of weekly activities
for moms and their children,
and it provides a forum for
topics pertinent to childraising, homemaking,
personal improvement and
the family. Please visit our
website for more
information: visit http://
Cat Hollow at Brushy Creek Owners Association
c/o Alliance Association Management
115 Wild Basin Road, Suite 308
Austin, Texas 78746
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