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This is indeed frightening. I have always believed that the safest place to store my laptop and camera was on the front seat of my truck parked on the street. I may have to rethink things.

You're doing it wrong. Put a couple $100 bills, a bottle of cognac and a diamond ring or two next to your camera/laptop bags. Then is no reason whatsoever for anyone to bother your vehicle or its contents.

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Can SCRs somehow replace their HOA?

From what I've heard, you all pay around $500+ in HOA fees, that's MORE THAN ENOUGH, to hire at least one security guard per subdivision.

I plan on suggesting it. Especially if they can't even respond to simple inquiries or communicate neighborhood news.

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SCR residents have several options here:

A) Demand more protection from their HOA

B) Get rid of their HOA and start protecting themselves

C) Replace their false sense of security with common sense, lock their doors and remove their crap from their vehicles

D) Sell out, move and start commuting from Rosharon or something (if they would rather live closer to a prison than a landfill)

I don't live in SCR, but if I did, a combination of *B* and *C* would be my choices...

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Can SCRs somehow replace their HOA?

From what I've heard, you all pay around $500+ in HOA fees, that's MORE THAN ENOUGH, to hire at least one security guard per subdivision.

I live in a neighborhood in Pearland that has no pool, no playground and about all the HOA fees go to are common area maintainence and paying the management company and we pay a little over $200 a year. While $500 a year sounds like a lot when you add it all up, by the time you pay to mow everything, take care of all those lakes/retention ponds and take care of several pools and a community center you have nothing left for rent a cops. I'm not trying to justify it or sound mean its just the way it is. People should use common sense and take sensible precautions. I have friends that live in a suburb of Dallas and brag on how safe it is and how you don't even have to lock your doors. Well I guess to many others in the community braged as well and the city of Dallas sent some of their thugs out there way. After numerous break ins, car thefts and buglarys they started locking the doors. Any criminal will tell you they look for the easiest things to steal in the easiet way. Even the smallest deterent will send them to the next house.

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I plan on suggesting it. Especially if they can't even respond to simple inquiries or communicate neighborhood news.

I get stuff from the SCR HOA in the mail all the time. Not to mention the school district, the City of Pearland, Keep Pearland Beautiful, and every other agency you can imagine. One day this week I received two SCR newsletters, the next day one City newsletter. I've lived all over the country, on both coasts and four different places in Texas, and I have never lived anywhere where I received so much "communication" from local authorities.

I've only had one occasion to call the SCR HOA management company since I moved here seven months ago, and they returned my call within a day. They seemed very professional, more helpful and accomodating for my needs than the city officials where I used to live.

Maybe it's just me, but my experience with SCR has been 100% positive. I have absolutely no complaints.

FWIW, my last home was in the East End of Galveston two blocks from downtown. Back there, I had trash, broken glass, bums, loud music, ultra-high taxes, and a historic district that was much more restictive and nit-picky than any HOA you will ever encounter. Now that I live here, I feel like I've died and gone to heaven. If SCR did not have its master plan and amenities and the HOA to enforce and maintain it, I wouldn't have moved here.

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I get stuff from the SCR HOA in the mail all the time. Not to mention the school district, the City of Pearland, Keep Pearland Beautiful, and every other agency you can imagine. One day this week I received two SCR newsletters, the next day one City newsletter. I've lived all over the country, on both coasts and four different places in Texas, and I have never lived anywhere where I received so much "communication" from local authorities.

I've only had one occasion to call the SCR HOA management company since I moved here seven months ago, and they returned my call within a day. They seemed very professional, more helpful and accomodating for my needs than the city officials where I used to live.

Maybe it's just me, but my experience with SCR has been 100% positive. I have absolutely no complaints.

Maybe I should have you send my inquiries. I get responses to the simple stuff, but nothing regarding the crime and vandalism or shut down pools. Also, I get info from the school district and city, but nothing from the HOA. I've already complained a couple of times and even met one of our HOA partners face-to-face, but for some reason those community newsletters can't make it to my mail box. Just curious, did SCR do anything for National Night Out? My old neighborhood always had a big community party (HOA fees - $200/year).

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I've seen a few references on the internet (City of Pearland and SCR websites) discussing a police substation on Shadow Creek Parkway. I've also seen one of the blue SCR signs saying "future police/fire station". Here's hoping it actually happens.......Good point about also contacting the Sheriff's office in Angleton.....
My understanding is that a bond issue must pass before the police/fire station and the library will be built along Shadow Creek Parkway across from SCR.{raisingAlexis}
Just curious, did SCR do anything for National Night Out?
My neighborhood in SCR did a NNO event - we got to meet some of the few neighbors that we didn't already know. One thing I love about the small "neighborhoods" within SCR is that it makes it easy to know your neighbors and help look out for one another. At least we do in Morningside, where I live!
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