February 2019 Newsletter
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This issue is dedicated
in loving Memory to :

Margaret Jane "Peggy" Jones


We are truly grieved to announce the passing away of

  our long time resident and loyal Board member for 22 years, 

  Peggy Jones. Peggy passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

  Peggy was born in Indiana and attended school in Kansas and
University of Minnesota. She married Bill Jones in 1946, and
together they raised
three daughters. Peggy devoted her life
   to her husband, her
daughters, and our neighborhood. She was
an active member of the
Richardson Women’s Club. She was
the editor of her university paper, and was
managing editor
of Business Girl and Reserve Life magazines  in Dallas.  Peggy
was a
long time employee of The Horchow Company and the
Bureau.  She was a very caring person and a sincere
friend to many of
our residents.


We will greatly miss her and will keep her family in our prayers. 

Can you believe the holiday season is already over and January has come and gone?  Well, it is February now and we are gearing up for Valentine's Day, February 14th.   This month, we would like to challenge you to show love to your neighbor.  A few ideas include: stopping by just to visit, leaving a little gift or note, inviting them out to dinner, or finally introducing yourself.  Also, don’t forget to show some love to the significant other in your life!

We are excited about this new year and some of the changes you will be hearing about over the next few months!  A few of the changes include an updated website and activities that are occurring this spring. Spring events are listed in the Neighborhood News and our website.  Please check out the message from our President about the new Membership Drive that will be occurring in March.  We hope to simplify our dues collections.   

As always this is your newsletter.  If you have a story to share, a new social activity, or idea to attribute to our organization, please write it up and send it to
By: Clinton Ball, Vice President of HTNA 

We hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and may you be blessed with a memorable New Year filled with good health, peace, and happiness. 

This year we had awesome holiday decorations which certainly made our neighborhood so nice.

The city is getting ready for the new City Council elections with many new candidates.  Please get to know more about these candidates and elect the ones who truly care about our city and our residents. We will be holding a Candidates Forum where you can get to know them and ask questions.  Please do attend this upcoming meeting. 

Our HTNA Board is always looking for new members. Typically we spend only about 4 hours a month.  Come join us and help us make our neighborhood a great place to live.

It's that time again and we heard you! The biggest complaint we hear is members not knowing when to pay their dues.  
This year we will have a Membership Drive that will begin March 1st.  Beginning this year, all dues will be due in March.  This will cover your membership from January 1 to December 31. Dues are only $15 per year, and an application is in this newsletter.  Just print and mail the application in with your check. Please be sure to include YOUR suggestions for our neighborhood needs, wishes, and activities.  As always, we need volunteers.

Many reasons to join the HTNA include:
-Our team of volunteers keep our neighborhood a great place to call home.
-We meet with City Council and staff and work with them to fulfill our neighborhood needs.
-We have an active Crime Watch Patrol.
-We host Annual meetings with our members in Spring and Fall.
-We arrange for presentations by City Staff, Councilmen and others.
-We host social events including: Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Picnic, National Night Out, Fall Barbeque and more.
-We give Yard of the Month Awards and Holiday Decorations Awards.
-Our neighborhood participates in the City wildflower planting.

With Sincere best wishes to all.
Rahim B. Shaikh

Not a Member? Join today!
Mail the form at the end of this newsletter
to the address below:

606 E. Spring Valley Richardson, TX 75081
Or you can join online anytime at:
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We hope everyone is able to take advantage of this free exhibit by a local artist at UTD January 18th through February16th.

We are proud to announce we now have a Little Free Library in our yard!  We invite you to drop by, take a look and take a book.  “Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”  We are delighted to have been chosen to be a host for this Little Free Library.  Please help us keep it stocked with a variety of books by leaving a book when you take a book.  We thank you for your help!  If you would like to know more about this organization, please go on and read the story behind how it came to be – very interesting.

Mareta and Roy Glover

207 S Dorothy Dr

Kindergarten Round Up - February 28

Terrace Elementary
Kindergarten Round Up
February 28

Our Kindergarten Round-Up will be on February 28th from 11:00 - 11:45. Parents with students that will enter Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year are invited to meet the kindergarten teachers, tour the kindergarten classrooms, receive help preparing for online registration, and ask any questions that they may have.  Please bring your child's updated shot records for the nurse to check and any registration documents that you would like us to scan for you so that you have them for online registration.  Documents that you will need for registration include your child's birth certificate, a current lease if you live in an apartment or lease a home or a current water, electric, or gas bill if you own a home, your child's social security card, your child's up to date shot records, and your driver's license.  

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who have students entering Kindergarten in the fall.


Yesterday January 30, 2019 the City of Richardson presented the State of the City Address.

For more information and to watch the video recap, please visit 
Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball is Feb. 8; Sign-up Deadline is TODAY Feb. 1

Dads, granddads, uncles and other father figures are invited to treat their little princesses ages 5 and up to a special night at the City’s annual Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball, Friday, Feb. 8 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Richardson Civic Center’s Grand Hall. Attendees will enjoy a buffet-style dinner and a full night of dancing to music from a professional DJ.

Fee is $65 per couple for residents and $67 per couple for nonresidents and includes a photograph taken by a professional photographer. Additional daughter is $30 without an additional photograph or $40 with an additional photograph.

Register via phone or in person at Heights Recreation Center, 972-744-7850, by Feb. 1. Limited space available.


Free AARP Tax Assistance Begins at Senior Center Feb. 1
The annual AARP income tax assistance program for low-to-moderate income taxpayers begins Feb. 1 at the Senior Center, 820 W. Arapaho Rd., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and continues each Friday through April 12. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with an emphasis on seniors. There is no charge for the service, provided by trained volunteers with the American Association of Retired Persons.

Bring Social Security card and a copy of your 2017 tax return. Additional tax help sessions will be held Mondays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Library beginning Feb. 4.
Meet our new Representatives:

For contact information please click a picture to redirect to their official pages.

Ted Cruz
US Senate

Collin Allred
US House



Angela Paxton
Texas Senate


Member Photo

Ana-Maria Ramos
Texas House



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What Is Trash Bash?

The City of Richardson's annual Trash Bash event will occur April 13, 2019. The event is held in conjunction with Keep Texas Beautiful, and is open to anyone wishing to help clean up the community.

All participants will meet at their designated clean up location on the morning of the event to fill their bags with litter and recyclables. After area clean up, participants will join together at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., for an appreciation event.

Register Online or by calling (972) 744-4076. Be sure to mention you're calling to register for Trash Bash.

Event and Supply Pick Up Location

Richardson Civic Center
(next to the Richardson Public Library)
411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, Texas 75080

Link to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


547HTNA Holiday Season Yard Decoration Award Goes to:
547 Summit

The next Crime Watch Patrol class has not been announced yet. If you are interested please complete the online application at and pass a background check before attending the Crime Watch Patrol training class. All those who pass the background check will be contacted before the next meeting.  

Your commitment as a volunteer can be as little as two hours per month and you simply drive around our neighborhood reporting anything suspicious.  Magnetic Crime Watch Patrol signs are provided for use on your vehicle when patrolling as a visible reminder to would be criminals their presence will be reported immediately.
Please consider this opportunity - help keep our neighborhood safe!!
Mareta Glover - Coordinator
Highland Terrace Crime Watch Patrol
Over the holiday season, HTNA had 12 vehicle break-ins.  All vehicles were found to be unlocked each time. HTNA Crime Watch received the information from the Richardson Police Department.   
Unlocked Cars are still the biggest problem in the area.
Please let Richardson police know if there is a break in.  They keep information of other issues around town. 
Any tip can help! 
If you see something, say something and call 9-1-1.
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2018 Board Members
Rahim Shaikh, President
Mareta Glover, Crime Watch
Yasmin Shaikh, Beautification
Clinton Ball, Vice President
Cristy Keener, Treasurer
Gay Sinz, Secretary
Cherie Dunn, Social Affairs
Lauren LaRocca, Membership
Open, Civic Affairs
Open, Webmaster

If you would like to join our board or come by and visit a meeting we will be happy to have you. There are still positions available please send inquiries to:

If you'd like to become a member or join the association, please fill out the information below and submit payment online or mail form and check to:
606 E. Spring Valley Richardson, TX 75081. 
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