May 2013 News
Sign up for the HIIT program today!!
Are you ready to push the limits? Starting June 3rd, the Cross Creek Fitness Center will be running our newest program, HIIT! HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a 4 week program that will take you through a series of cardio, strength, and plyometric workouts to rev up your metabolism and increase your athletic fitness... Fast!!
So take the plunge and earn the results! Stop by the Fitness Center to sign up today!
There will be a HIIT demo on Monday 5/27/2013 in the Community Room at 11am. We would love for you to stop by to watch or participate to experience HIIT for yourself.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 281-344-0078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you~
Community Blood Drive
Cross Creek Ranch has teamed up again for our summer blood drive with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for a community blood drive. The blood drive will be on Saturday, June 15th from 11 am to 3 pm at Community Room. To sign up, log onto www.giveblood.org and enter sponsor code J937, or you may send an email to email@example.com. Everyone who donates blood at our summer blood drive will receive one of these CCR items and a subway voucher.
Notice from City of Fulshear Police Chief, Kenny Seymour
Over the Past month the West Fort Bend County has had several residential burglaries where the suspects knock on the door to see if the resident is home. When there is no answer the suspects are breaking in through the back door and or the bathroom window.
The most recent of these burglaries happened in the Grand River subdivision located on FM 359 (Near Foster High School) Here the suspects broke into three homes. The suspect vehicle was captured on a surveillance camera from one of the residences. The suspects are described as two white males and one white female: Suspect # 1: white male, appx 6’0” tall, thin build, mid 20’s, blonde hair, with multiple tattoos on arm and possibly neck. Suspect # 2: white male, appx 5’7” tall, stalky/muscular build, late 20’s, multiple tattoos on arms and possibly neck. Suspect # 3: white female, no other description at this time. The suspect vehicle is described as Black 2-door passenger car, possibly a Pontiac or Nissan. (Attached are possible pictures of the suspects’ car)
On May 1, 2013 a resident on Cross Creek Spring Lane interrupted a suspect attempting to break in to her bathroom window at approximately 12p. The suspect(s) knocked on the door. The resident advised that she saw a black male with a “hoodie” on her back porch. The suspect(s) then proceeded to pry her bathroom window before she confronted him. The suspect fled over the concrete wall near the Welcome Center. Officers checked the area for several hours but were unable to locate the suspect.
Fulshear Police Chief, Kenny Seymour stated, “We have not had this type of criminal activity in our community, but it’s out there. Criminals take advantage of victims because the opportunities we give them. If we minimize those opportunities that the thug is looking for then we will be effective in minimizing crime. The most effective way to deal with the criminal element is with Attitude! Having the attitude that I will protect my investment (family)and look out for my neighbor are keys to that attitude.”
The Fulshear Police Department is asking the residence of Cross Creek to be vigil in identifying people and or vehicles that are suspicious and to notify the police of any suspicious activity. (281-346-2202 Officer On Duty) (281-341-4666 Dispatch) The Fulshear Police Department invites you to visit our website at www.fulsheartexas.gov and take advantage of some of the Crime Prevention Tips and programs we have.
Flewellen Creek Pool - Opening Memorial Day 2013
Cross Creek Ranch will open a sparkling new pool Memorial Day 2013, just in time for summer, as the fast-growing west Houston master-planned community expands its already impressive aquatics amenities.
Located south of the intersection of Fry Road and Flewellen Oaks, Cross Creek Ranch’s second pool will be open to all residents with ample surrounding shade structures and lounge seating to create an ideal family retreat. The 75-foot long pool also will host swim meets and be available for lap swimming.
The new pool at Cross Creek Ranch will join the community’s signature Water Park at Adventure Island where families enjoy a 200-foot water slide, Splash-n-Spray Park, wading pool and tanning shelves with water jets to create one of west Houston’s most complete water experiences.
The Risher Companies
The Cross Creek Ranch Community Association is very pleased to announce and welcome a new member to the neighborhood. Effective August 1st, The Risher Companies will begin managing your Fitness Center. We want to thank both Plus One and Amy for all they have done in building a great membership of residents.
The July issue of “Around the Creek” announced effective August 1st, April Zieschang, soon to be with The Risher Companies, will be the new Fitness Director for the Cross Creek Ranch Fitness Center. In addition to April, most of you may have already met Robin Mitchell, our new Lifestyle Director here at CCR. She too is an employee of The Risher Companies and brings equal energy as does April, to our facility.
The Risher Companies has several similar community clients under the company’s fitness management operation and is committed to providing an excellent standard of service. Those other local Houston master planned communities are Gleannloch Farms, Long Meadow Farms, Sienna Plantation, Walden on Lake Conroe, Tuscan Lakes, and Riverstone..
We know that the new management team will provide a seamless transition of services . “Community members can expect an increase in hours of operation per week and additional class offerings such as small group training, heart rate training, and sports specific training, to name just a few” stated Randy Risher, owner of The Risher Companies. “We look forward to partnering with the community of Cross Creek Ranch and Johnson Development in meeting the neighborhood’s needs in fitness and wellness.”
Great things will follow, soon. Please give April and Robin a warm CCR welcome.
Your CCRCA Board of Directors
About The Risher Companies
Established by Randy Risher, M. Ed. in 1994, The Risher Companies has garnered experience and expertise in the fitness and wellness industry. Catering to a wide variety of markets, The Risher Companies provides fitness facility management and staffing, fitness equipment sales and services, fitness center design, and corporate wellness to more than 100 properties throughout the state of Texas.
The Risher Companies is headquartered in Houston, Texas with 63 employees helping to inspire fitness and wellness in major metro areas of Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
The Risher Companies portfolio consist of corporate fitness centers, country clubs, health clubs and studios, hotel and multifamily communities, master planned communities, plus school districts, colleges, and universities.
Johnson Development Corp.
JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT CORP. ACQUIRES
WEST HOUSTON MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY CROSS CREEK RANCH
3,200-Acre Community, Johnson Development’s First in Area West of Houston
HOUSTON, TX (April 12, 2012) – Johnson Development Corp. has acquired Cross Creek Ranch, the 3,200-acre master-planned community located minutes west of the Grand Parkway off FM 1093.
Please read this memo for more information.
The City of Fulshear has an ordinace (2011-1040) to prohibit vendors from soliciting in communities without a permit. This does not apply to religious organizations, non-profit (girl scouts, little league) or political canvassers. All residents are encouraged to report suspicious vendors to the Fulshear Police Department at 281-346-2202.
When reporting, please obtain a business card or pamphlet and a good mental image of the person’s description to provide the police.
To review the complete ordinance, click here.
As always, in case of emergency or immediate threat, please call 911.
No Left Turn from Flewellen Way
The City of Fulshear has implemented a No Left Turn from Flewellen Way onto FM 1093 as a safety measure. To turn left onto FM 1093 you must exit at the traffic signal on Cross Creek Ranch Blvd.
Fry road is scheduled to be open soon and will serve as an alternate exit from the community onto FM 1463.
For questions regarding Flewellen Way, please contact Fulshear City Administrator, CJ Snipes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness Center - Closed
The Cross Creek Fitness Center will be closed on Monday 5/27/2013 in honor of Memorial Day. We will return to our regular hours of operation on Tuesday 5/28/2013.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
~If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you~
May 2013 Events
Flags Across America
Your Cross Creek Ranch Community Association participates in the "Flags Across America" program. Flags fly along the boulevards of Cross Creek Ranch on designated holidays throughout the year.
Did you know that you, as residents, can also participate in the program?
For a $35 annual donation to Boy Scout Troop 1103, which meets at Cross Creek Ranch on Monday evenings, a Scout will display a 3’ x 5’ American flag in your yard for seven flag display days per year.
The next flag display holiday is quickly approaching. Labor Day will be here before you know it.
Join in with CCR and other residents to support your local Troop and enjoy seeing all the flags flying! See the attached flyer/form for more information.
If you have any questions, contact CCR Resident and Scout Parent, Tina Schmidt at email@example.com.
Click here to view/print the flyer/form.
The next flag display holiday is quickly approaching:
Memorial Day will be here before you know it. Have you subscribed to the Flags Across America Program in CCR? If not, subscribe now! For a $35 annual donation to CCR’s Boy Scout Troop 1103, a Scout will display a 3’ x 5’ American flag in your yard for seven flag display days per year. So join in with CCR and other residents to support your local Troop and enjoy seeing all the flags flying! See the attached flyer/form for more information.
Submit the attached form and payment by April 30 so your flag will be ready and flying on Memorial Day and the flag holidays thereafter.
If you have any questions, contact CCR Resident and Scout Parent, Suzi Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
On-Going Events at the Fitness Center
Below is a list of the classes available to Cross Creek Ranch Residnets:
A 30-minute express intermediate to advanced circuit class to maximize strength building, and target weight loss, muscular conditioning, and endurance. Modifications are made for participants of all levels.
Sculpt & Core
Sculpt your body with an assortment of strength training exercises that will tone and work every muscle in your body. Instructors teach you weight training basics while whittling away your midsections.
A strength and conditioning class that combines total body movements with the added resistance of dumb bells. The combination of hand weights with high reps will get your heart pumping and increase lean muscle mass.
CC Run Club
Join your neighbors for a run, jog or walk along the beautiful trails in Cross Creek Ranch. Departing from the Fitness Center, the Run Club treks a 5K (~3.1 mile) course along Flewellen Creek. This Couch to 5K program is perfect for all levels of fitness.
A class featuring the ancient practice of Yoga; a series of asanas (postures) to increase flexibility, energy, and stillness of mind. Yin Yoga focuses on stretching the connective tissues of the body. In this class you will be asked to hold poses for longer periods of time, allowing your body to restore itself and return to its balance. Yoga mats are provided.
An hour class that combines high energy and motivating music with the unique moves and combinations of Latin dance. Based on the principle that a workout should be "fun and easy to do," participants are able to stick to the Zumba program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.
Offered seasonally, water aerobics is a great cardiovascular and resistance class for a variety of different fitness levels and for those with physical limitations.
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Ladies Club—3rd Wednesday of Month (except June, July, August)
Mommy and Me Stroller Group - Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 AM (weather permitting)
Memorial Day- Splash Day at Adventure Island
May 27, 2013 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join your neighbors for Memorial Day Fun in the sun at the Cross Creek Ranch Adventure Island. Grab your swim suit, flip flops, and sunglasses and enjoy snow cones, music and games!
When: May 27th (Memorial Day)
Where: Cross Creek Adventure Island