Yard-of-the-Month - 2014
Williamsburg Settlement
the prestigious Katy community

For further information on the program, please call Gail Owen at 281-347-0366
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Each month the yards in our subdivision are judged. If the resident of the one that is considered to have the best display has not won the award within the last two years, is in good standing with the Association and agrees to accept the accolade, it is designated as the Yard-of-the-Month. A sign is placed in that yard throughout the duration of the month, a photograph and write-up are posted here on this web site and the winners are mentioned in our monthly newsletter.

January Winner - Dorothy Honeywell of 22723 Bucktrout
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The January Yard-of-the-Month award goes to Dorothy Honeywell of 22723 Bucktrout. Dorothy is relatively new to the Settlement. She moved here from Florida in June of this year. Dorothy has 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She chose the Settlement to be close to her family. Her yard is beautifully manicured. The split walkway leading to her raised front door has crimson bottlebrush in bloom. Her front flower beds have crepe myrtles, knockout roses and periwinkles around the front tree, with a couple of rock boulders adding to the beauty. The beds are outlined in monkey grass. Dorothy says that the best room in the house is her backyard. She enjoys sitting in her gazebo by the pool with her 3 small dogs. In her backyard are crepe myrtles, more knockout roses, a large palm tree and amaryllis that she brought from Florida. Thank you Dorothy for adding so much beauty to Williamsburg Settlement. Congratulations on winning yard of the month.
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February Winner - Steve and Darlene Withrow of 22303 Unicorns Horn
The February Yard-Of-The-Month goes to Steve and Darlene Withrow of 22303 Unicorns Horn. The Withrow's have lived in Williamsburg Settlement since 1996. They have 5 adult children: Craig, Christian, Julie, Brooke and Stephanie and 9 wonderful grandchildren. They love living in the Williamsburg Settlement because of the large yards, mature trees, quiet neighborhood and good neighbors. Even though it is winter, Steve and Darlene's yard is green and beautifully manicured. They have large areas of neatly trimmed ground cover in the front yard, along with a large crepe myrtle and nandinas. They have azaleas and a variety of plants in the flower beds that line the front of their home. These beds are outlined with liriope. Topping off the front yard is a large water oak and a live oak. Thank you Steve and Darlene for adding such beauty to our wonderful neighborhood.
March Winner - Rob and Anne Halick of 22323 Bucktrout
The Yard-of-the-Month for March goes to Rob and Anne Halick of 22323 Bucktrout. Rob and Anne are longtime residents of the Settlement having lived here for 29 years. Their favorite things about the neighborhood are the quietness, the friendliness of the people and our location which is very convenient for their work. The Halick's have two adult children; Matthew 33 and Melissa 30. Their front yard is beautifully manicured. The street flower beds greet you with assorted colors of pansies on both sides of the walkway and leading to the front door, which is decorated with colorful Mardi Gras wreaths. The front flower beds are beautifully trimmed with tiered ligustrums, variegated pittosporums, azaleas and boxwoods, and with ground cover surrounding the pine trees. The driveway side flower bed has knockout roses, a large crepe myrtle and another large trimmed ligustrum. Thank you Rob and Anne for adding so much beauty to our wonderful neighborhood.
April Winner - Mike and Nancy Obert of 22518 Wetherburn 
The Yard-Of-The-Month award for April goes to Mike and Nancy Obert of 22518 Wetherburn Lane. Mike and Nancy have lived in Williamsburg Settlement since 1990. They have raised 2 children, Doug and Emily here and have 2 beautiful grandchildren. Their favorite thing about living in the Settlement is that it centrally located and close to both their jobs. Mike and Nancy's yard is well manicured with boxwoods, ligustrums, azaleas and Indian Hawthorne's. The front and side flower beds are also outlined with pansies and snapdragons. Finally, the 2 pine trees are neatly lined with ground cover. Thank you Mike and Nancy for adding so much beauty to our wonderful neighborhood.
May Winner - Jim and Pam Moore of 1503 Earl of Dunmore 
The Yard-of-the-Month award for May goes to Jim and Pam Moore of 1503 Earl of Dunmore. The Moore's have lived in The Settlement since 1995. They have 2 adult sons, Ryan 38 and Todd 33 and 1 grandson, Kaiden, who is 3. They love living in The Settlement because the people are so friendly and the subdivision is well kept. This Williamsburg style home has a beautifully manicured lawn from the bougainvillea at the mailbox, petunias at the lamp post, to the Williamsburg lions at the front door. Azaleas line the front of their home and around the corner to the garage. A variety of bedding plants outline the flower beds. A crepe myrtle is in the corner bed, with a large palm, boxwoods, ferns, agapanthus and begonias. To top off this beautiful yard, all of the front beds are outlined with flagstone. The Moores’ backyard is just as lovely as the front. The pool is surrounded perfectly trimmed shrubs and a wide assortment of colorful bedding plants. Our many thanks to Jim and Pam for adding so much beauty for everyone to enjoy. Congratulations on winning yard-of-the-month for May.
June Winner - Michael Goff of 22338 Wetherburn
The Yard-of-the Month for June goes to Michael Goff of 22338 Wetherburn. Michael has lived in The Settlement for the last 8 years. He has two grown children, James, 19, who is in the Air Force and Meigan, who is 23. Michael likes The Settlement because the homes are well maintained and the neighborhood is quiet and convenient. Michael's yard is beautifully manicured starting at the street. The two flower beds have blooming vincas and marigolds with yellow and white roses, Mexican heather and Texas sage. In the front beds he has patches of impatients, bottlebrush and variegated pittosporums with a monkey grass border outline by flagstone. The island flower bed is planted in marigolds and colorful periwinkles, with a monkey grass border, also. The focus of the island bed is the red and white windmill which belonged to his grandparents and which brings back fond childhood memories. Thank you Michael for contributing so much beauty to our neighborhood. 
July Winner - Dan and Suzanne Sherrill of 22438 Unicorns Horn
The Yard-of-the-Month award for July goes to Dan and Suzanne Sherrill of 22438 Unicorns Horn. Dan and Suzanne have lived in The Settlement for 31 years. All 5 of their children are now grown. They love living here because of their great neighbors and the quietness and comfortable feel of the neighborhood which makes it truly “feel like home". Dan and Suzanne's yard is well manicured with pittosporums, azaleas, boxwoods, caladiums and a liriope border. The pine trees have neatly trimmed ground cover around the base. A Carolina jasmine surrounds the mailbox. A small vegetable garden is found along the side of the driveway. The front side yard has 2 large island flower beds, with a variety of plants including river ferns, knockout roses, plumbago, yellow belles and crepe myrtles. It has an inviting bench from which they can enjoy this beautiful yard. Thanks to both of you for contributing so much beauty to our neighborhood.
August Winner - Glenn and Barbara Miller of 1611 Hoyt
The Yard-of-The-Month award for August goes to Glenn and Barbara Miller of 1611 Hoyt. Glenn and Barbara have lived in The Settlement since 2003. They have 2 grown children, Kyle 29 and Mara 24. The Millers love living in The Settlement because it is established and quiet with mature trees. Glenn and Barbara's yard is beautifully manicured with a hedge of boxwoods and variegated pittosporums around the front of their home. The pines trees have a variety of colorful lantanas around them with a mixture of Mexican heather and colorful bedding plants. Two large baskets of red geraniums are hanging on the front porch welcoming you to come and sit on the white bench. Many thanks to Glenn and Barbara for adding so much beauty to Williamsburg Settlement. Congratulations on winning yard of the month.
September Winner - Kathy Carter of 22107 Unicorns Horn
The Yard-of-the-Month award for September goes to Kathy Carter of 22107 Unicorns Horn. Kathy has lived The Settlement for 17 years. She has 2 daughters, Amanda, 30, and Laura 28 and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Kathy and her late husband, Jesse, loved The Settlement for the mature trees, great neighbors and quiet neighborhood. Her yard is beautifully manicured. The front flower beds have azaleas, nandinas, crepe myrtles, hibiscus, asparagus ferns, bridal wreath, begonias and a variety of colorful bedding plants. Her side yard has a large angel trumpet and a hummingbird bush. The front beds and trees are surrounded by monkey grass and flagstone. A wide flagstone path leads from the driveway to her beautifully decorated front door area. The back yard is a tropical paradise with the pool and patio cover surrounded by hammelia, plumbago, yellowbell and crawling vines of assorted varieties. Thank you Kathy for adding so much beauty to our neighborhood.
October Winner - John and Darleen Goss of 1703 Earl of Dunmore
The Yard-Of-the-Month award for October goes to John and Darleen Goss of 1703 Earl of Dunmore. The Goss's have lived in The Settlement, since the early 80's, raising their 4 children here. John and Darleen love living in The Settlement because it is a family oriented and safe neighborhood. The beautifully manicured lawn and neatly trimmed shrubs really set their lawn apart. There are numerous crepe myrtles, along with pittosporums, boxwoods, nandinas, holly and golden euonymus in the front flowerbeds. Along the side of the house and garage are knockout roses, a raintree and wandering jew. There is a large purple wisteria on a trellis fence on the side of the house. The corner island flower bed, also has crepe myrtles, nandinas, boxwoods and is outlined with red Dianthus. Thank you John and Darleen for adding so much beauty to Williamsburg Settlement. Congratulations on winning yard of the month.
November Winner - to George and Emma Storey of 1619 Calveryman.
The Yard-of-the-Month award for November goes to George and Emma Storey of 1619 Calveryman. George and Emma have one daughter and have lived in Williamsburg Settlement for five years. Their favorite things about living in the Settlement are the beautiful mature trees, friendly people, the security and the nice well-kept neighborhood. George and Emma's yard is perfectly manicured, starting at the street, with the periwinkles and new stone edging around the mailbox. The front beds are lined with photinias, Indian hawthorns, knockout roses, boxwoods and variegated ribbongrass, with crepe myrtles at the corners of the front beds. The blooming impatients add lots of color to this lovely yard. Emma has decorated around her front door in fall colors of assorted mums and geraniums. The Storey's backyard is even more inviting and luscious with large palms, potted tropical plants and ferns around the pool. Thank you, George and Emma for contributing so much beauty to our wonderful neighborhood. Congratulations on winning yard of the month.