Upcoming Board Election
On November 18, 2015 the Neighborhood Voting Delegates will elect two additional Board members to the Telfair Community Association following the Bylaw amendment that passed by a majority vote of the Delegates on August 13, 2015.
The Nominating Committee members for the upcoming election are: Doug Lally (Chair), Sapana Patel, Ed Pearson and Afshi Merchant. If you would like to run for a Board position, please click here to review the attached information. The required documents must be submitted no later than October 15, 2015 directly to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a desire to serve your community, please review the attached documents and submit your information by the deadline.
Telfair 3rd Annual Crime Prevention Expo
and Home & Garden Show
You are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Telfair Home and Garden show expo with an emphasis on crime prevention.
The event has been scheduled for October 03, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Telfair Central Hall.
By special invitation from Telfair, vendors and representatives of local security companies, glass and door installation companies, locksmith, landscapers, etc. will be there with their displays and provide valuable information on their services. This is a come and go event for ALL Telfair residents. Food will be available for purchase at the event.
The Local charity being sponsored by this event is
Behind the Badge Charity of Fort Bend
Please mark your calendars for this special community event!
On October 6th, Telfair will join forces with thousands of communities across Texas for the Annual Night Out event. The purpose of National Night Out is to build strong partnerships between the police and communities and to promote crime awareness programs such as Neighborhood Watch groups. In an effort to reduce crime, residents are encouraged to get to know who lives on their street and nearby their home. Keeping an eye out for each other is a big part of stopping crime. Come out and meet your neighbors! Exchange contact information and get connected! Please see the below flyer for the locations for each Neighborhood's event location. If you do not see your neighborhood listed, check back on October 1st as we will update the list with additional neighborhoods that have registered.
Let’s send a message to criminals letting them know Telfair is organized and Fighting Back against crime!
Take a lot of pictures during your Neighborhood event and submit your photos to Alma.Reyes@ciaservices.com for the TelfairLife website! Make sure to include your Neighborhood/Section number in the email.
There have been reports of feral (wild) hogs in the Telfair Community. The City of Sugar Land has requested Telfair residents to call them directly (281-275-2364) to report damage to their yards or sightings in the Telfair neighborhood. Please be sure and tell them you are “calling to report hog damage”. You will be asked to provide your address and approximate date and time of the damage/sighting. The City is trying to pin-point the movement of the hogs to determine the best place for the traps. If you have any further questions/comments/concerns regarding the feral hogs, please contact the City directly (281-275-2364).
Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Sugar Land, TX –The City ofSugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located at Lexington Boulevard and Oyster Creek.
The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile today.
The City has increased mosquito spraying to twice per week and will continue working closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services to trap and test mosquitos for the presence of the West Nile virus. The traps supplement the City’s larvicide and mosquito spraying operations.
Humans can contract West Nile virus from a mosquito bite. Infected mosquitoes get the virus from feeding on infected birds. The virus can cause serious illness or death.
Dr. Joe Anzaldua, the City’s medical director and health authority, urges residents to take precautions to reduce West Nile exposure.
“Residents should use insect repellent whenever they are outdoors and avoid going outside at dusk and dawn,” said Anzaldua. “People over 50 years old and those with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if infected with the virus. If people have symptoms that cause them concern, they should contact their healthcare provider immediately.”
There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent West Nile virus infection. Symptoms may include a stiff neck, vision problems, body tremors, mental confusion, memory loss and seizures. The milder form of the illness is West Nile Fever. Symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle and bone aches, nausea and drowsiness. People with the milder form of the illness typically recover on their own, although symptoms may last for several weeks. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms and will recover on their own. Anyone with questions or concerns should contact their doctor.
The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends practicing the "Four Ds":
- Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
- Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
- Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.