US flag in Sheperd Park Plaza

Civic Club Looking for a new Flag Ambassador

It has been 6 years since SPP purchased and began flying the United States flags on neighborhood street lights on/around national patriotic holidays. Our current Flag Ambassador, Mike Evans on Candlelight Ln, is unable to continue his efforts in this volunteer activity, so a new volunteer is needed. If you are interested in volunteering to become the next SPP Flag Ambassador please let Mike Evans or our board president, Tom Caver at Duties of this position consists of owning or having access to a pickup truck and be the lead person in getting our flags flying in the neighborhood on 4 national holidays. Other responsibilities include storing the flags in your garage as well as storing the rig used to easily install the flags. The process of flying the flags requires 2-3 person, so scheduling assistants is also required.

Also, the Civic Club has approved the purchase of new flags as our current ones have approached their useful life, so be on the lookout for new brilliant flags on the next time we fly our flags which may likely be Veterans Day.

Child Passenger Safety Check

Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct One

Presents a FREE

Child Passenger Safety Check

Did you know that 4 out of 5 child seats are incorrectly installed? Come learn how to secure your children the right way! Check-ups will take approximately 30 minutes per seat. Certified Technicians will check each child safety seat for:

  • Recall/Expiration
  • Properly working parts
  • Correct installation

Friday, August 14, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
White Oak Conference Center
7603 Antoine Dr, 77088

By Appointment only. Call 713-755-7677**** Or

For more information, check this flyer!

Women’s Safety Program

Shepherd Park Plaza is a supporter of the Precinct 1 constable program. One of the benefits of being a participant is that SPP female residents can participation in a free Rape Aggression Defense (“RAD”) program. The RAD approach to personal safety begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques designed especially for women.

Participants in the program will learn a wide range of tactics to protect themselves if attacked. The practical techniques are designed to maximize the strengths of a woman’s body and build upon existing instinctive responses to provide women with effective self-defense options.

This is a 12-hour program that will be taught over four consecutive nights from Monday – Thursday evening, August 10th – August 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Stephens United Methodist Church at 2003 W. 43rd, Houston, TX. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

This program is open to women who are residents of Shepherd Park Plaza and Candelight Plaza that are 14 and over. Teenagers ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a female adult. The class is designed for 8 to 25 participants. To sign up, please go to:

A special THANKS to St. Stephens for hosting this program.

How to report flooding

In anticipation of heavy rains forecast this week, we hope that all residents, their families, pets and homes don’t experience any flooding. But in the unfortunate event this happens, please report any flooding to the City of Houston, whether or not you are filing an insurance claim or requesting FEMA assistance. You can report flooding to the City of Houston by contacting 311 – either by calling the number or by using the 311 App on your Smart phone. An insurance claim or FEMA assistance request will still need to be handled separately.

SPP Christmas in July – Save The Date!

July 15th 7-9pm, Berryhill @ Palapa Area

The Holiday Season in Shepard Park Plaza is a magical time of year! Many of our residents light up their homes with incredible decorations that rival Rockfeller Center. To all of you in that category, we truly appreciate the work you put into your Holiday decorations. You make SPP a wonderful place to call home.

We would like to keep the traditions of SPP strong by starting the planning process early to avoid the last minute rush before the holidays. Are you a decorating super star? We want to hear your tips and tricks! Are you looking for help getting started with your decorations or want to coordinate with your neighbors? We will be brainstorming ideas! Are you looking to outsource your decorations? We will have vendors available to help out! Our veteran Christmas Arch decorators will also be available to share info on how to build, store and budget for the arches.

SPP Christmas in July will be on July 15th from 7-9pm in the Palapa area at Berryhill. Please come out to start the planning process and meet your neighbors. No pre-work required, but ‘eager’ decorators can start coordinating themes with their streets or cul-de-sacs in advance of the meeting to get the creative juices flowing! Hope to see you there! All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win an early Christmas gift!

For questions contact Tom Dornak, Elizabeth Cardner or Courtney Selindis.

2015 SPP Crawfish boil

7th Annual Crawfish Boil Set for Saturday, May 9th

This event is just 1 week away.  It’s a great opportunity for some good eats along with socializing.  Bring your friends.  RSVP will be taken until we reach 100 guests or till May 4th.
When              Saturday, May 9th, 6PM till ?

Where             New Cul-de-sac for 2015.  1053 Candlelight Ln, in the cul-de-sac (west cul-de-sac, in the vacant lot)

How Much      $30 per Person; $10 per child 5-12 yrs old


Sign Me Up!!  RSVP to Patricia Dornak

713-683-6502 or


What does your ticket buy? 

Boiled Crawfish with all the fixin’s which includes Andouille sausage, corn on the cob, red potatoes, mushrooms, and spices galore will be the main course.  Appetizers, desserts, soda’s, beer and margarita’s are also included for the donation or $30 per person, Children, 5-12 years in age are $10 each.


2015 SPP Neighborhood Garage Sale

Neighbors, our SPP Neighborhood Garage sale is this Saturday morning, April 25th, 8 AM till Noon.  Please be mindful when driving and walking in the neighborhood as more traffic will occur during this event.


Happy Shopping!

– SPP Civic  Club