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December 4, 2009
Be Counted For Plano!

Plano Census

Every year, the federal government can allocate more than $400 billion to states and communities based in part, on census data. Census data:

  • Affects school budgets and programs
  • Helps community planners determine where to build new schools and roads
  • Helps decision-makers fund vital services such as hospitals, health center programs, and child, senior and cultural programs.

Ultimately, Plano is counting on YOU! In March 2010, your census form will arrive in the mail; please complete your census form and "BE COUNTED IN 2010". For more information,visit:

November 27, 2009
Unwelcome Thanksgiving Surprise!

Don't Drink and Drive

Several of our home owners received a very unwelcome surprise for Thanksgiving this year. At approximatley 2:30am Thanksgiving morning a speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the yard at 1625 Endicott. The 18 year old driver from a nearby neighborhood was charged with DWI by the Plano Police Department. Before coming to a stop the out-of-control vehicle severely damaged a parked SUV, skidded 149 feet and obliterated two brick mailboxes at 1621 and 1625 Endicott Drive and finally came to rest at the base of a large maple tree. The resulting crash reportedly sounded like a bomb going off. The debris from the brick mailboxes looked like it too! Bricks were flung as far as 50 feet damaging a parked vehicle and the front door at 1625 Endicott.

You can see more photos of the aftermath at

November 23, 2009
Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano


Friday, December 4, 2009
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Historic Downtown Plano

The annual Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano event will be held on Friday, December 4 in Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th Street. Activities start at 6 p.m. and will conclude at 10 p.m. This year's festivities include music and carolers, pony rides & mini train rides for the kids. Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano also has three stages of entertainment to add holiday music to the evening. To accommodate shoppers, the downtown merchants will be staying open late.

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in Haggard Park. Santa will be in his house to talk with kids from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For last minute information call 972-941-7250 or visit

November 21, 2009
Legacy Drive Brick Wall Repair Begins

Brick Wall Repairs Begin

City contractors began working on repairing the wall along Legacy Drive in November. This is a second phase of repair activity that began several years ago with phase one. This second phase will begin where the first repair phase stopped. The first repair project replaced about 10 panels along Legacy Drive starting at our corner at Red River Drive and Legacy. This second phase should replace the remaining panels along Legacy Drive to the end of our neighborhood and includes replacing broken walls on the corner where the Cross Creek West sign is located.

Several years ago when the initial repair activity began one of our board members noticed that the contractors were not using the correct wire This was brought the attention of the City inspector and eventually led to most of the repairs being torn down and rebuilt with the correct wire. Let's hope the contractor uses the correct wire this time!

August 5, 2009
Plano Schools Begin Monday, August 24, 2009: Watch Your Speed
School Zone Sign

Plano Schools Begin Monday, August 24, 2009. Plano Police Officers will be heavily enforcing school zones, crosswalks and speed limits to assure a safe commute to school. Remember, the children walking to school in our neighborhood are our friends' children, our neighbors' children and our own children. Please drive safely througout the neighborhood.

The Plano Police Department offers the following reminders for safe motoring throughout the school year:

  • Drive 20mph in designated zones
  • Commute around areas of school traffic to get to work.
  • Never "wave" a child across the street from your vehicle
  • Don't drop your children out at random spots along the road to school.
  • Watch for clearly marked pedetrian crossings at locations where Crossing Guards are not on duty.
  • Use carpool lanes correctly and don't unload except at the school entrance.
  • Observe and obey the Cross Guard directions.

For a map of Plano School Zones and Speeding Fines Schedule, click here.

August 1, 2009
2010 Annual Dues Reminder

Annual Membership Dues for 2010 are due on September 1. This covers our fiscal year September 1, 2009 thru August 31, 2010. Thanks to everyone for supporting your voluntary HOA. The annual dues are $20 and they should be mailed to:

Cross Creek West III HOA
1625 Endicott Dr
Plano, TX 75025

April 21, 2009
New Spring Flowers

Spring Clean-up

We completed our annual Spring Clean-Up this week. The flower beds are cleared and our yellow Coreopsis "Nana" perennials planted last year are blooming and looking good. The aquatic lilies are just beginning to sprout and we should have blooms by mid-May. We added a number of annuals including caladiums across the back for a splash of red color, a row of Silver Dust for a backdrop of silvery white and of course yellow marigolds for beautiful golden yellow color across the front. We hope everyone in the neighborhood enjoys the view at our entrance. Thank you volunteers for your time and hard work to make our corner beautiful.

March 18, 2009
Late Winter Clean-Up

Winter Clean Up

We completed our annual winter cleanup on Wednesday. The perennial yellow Coreopsis "Nana" planted two years ago are beginning to bloom and the perennial Aquatic Lilies planted two years ago are also just beginning to emerge. Although the blue Scalia are "annuals" they seem to have survived the winter and look like may provide us with color this year as well. With the leaves removed, the flower beds cleaned, the shrubs freshly trimmed, and the emerging blooms our entrance at Red River and Legacy looks great and is well prepared for our spring clean-up and spring planting next month.

Special thanks to our young volunteer, eight year old Kathryn. She helped a lot with our winter clean up this year.

February 1, 2009
New American Flag

New Flag

You may have noticed that our American flag flying behind our corner had become somewhat tattered. We raised a new flag today and will give our old flag to our local Cub Scout Den 8 for proper retirement. The cub scouts provide a community service by honorably disposing of the worn United Stages Flag. The new "Old Glory" flies proudly over our entrance at the northeast corner of Red River and Legacy.

February 1, 2009
Scouting for Food

Hedgcoxe Elementary - Cub Scout Pack 1220

Scouting for Food

Please help the Scouts restock the food banks of North Texas by placing your non-perishable items outside your door on Saturday, February 21st (before 9am). Sample items include canned vegetables, canned meats, canned soups/juices and canned baby formula. Please place your food items in the yellow bag left on your door earlier in the week. Donations can also be made at your local Tom Thumb during the month of February. Click here for more information on the Scouting for Food Drive.

January 1, 2009
Dallas Area Train Show - Plano Centre

Saturday and Sunday January 17-18 - Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy

Dallas Area Train Show
Dallas Area Train Show
Come enjoy this model train show with operating layouts, dealer displays, how-to-clinics and videos.
Hours:10am-5pm, Saturday
10am-4pm, Sunday

Admission: $7 per person (children 11 and under admitted free). For more information about this model train show contact Dave or Chris at 817-721-5064, or visit

January 1, 2009
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

January 16 - February 8 - Will Rogers Memorial Center - Ft. Worth

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo - Will Rogers Memorial CenterThe legend continues with the 2009 Stock Show, which runs from January 16 through February 8. This year's event offers numerous opportunities for family fun: thrilling rides and delicious food on the carnival midway, talented musical performers on the Frost Stage, horses, cattle, sheep and swine, even a petting zoo, plus unique goods and gear in the commercial exhibit show. You can enjoy all of this and much more for the price of a grounds ticket. Tickets for the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo, featuring top-ranked professional rodeo athletes, are also available.

To order tickets to these exciting events visit

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