Hello Walnut Bend neighbors! As mentioned in the August newsletter, the Walnut Bend Home Association is in the process of a developing a Community Emergency Response Team (and plan). We have a base committee in place led by Bryan Whipple, Ricardo Escobar and Eric Knudson that is in the beginning stages of planning, determining resources, etc. Part of the plan is to provide an opportunity for neighborhood education in disaster preparedness & will eventually include solicitation of volunteer responders from the neighborhood. To that end, the committee has made arrangements for emergency response preparedness training/classes at the Walnut Bend Rec Center that will begin on Wed, September 11th. The classes are provided and coordinated by the City of Houston and are free of charge to our community.  Free participant manual and backpack with basic supplies are also included.

The training is divided up into eight, three-hour modules. During that time, trainees will have classes on the National CERT program, the organizational structure used by government agencies in disasters, basic first aid techniques, basic search and rescue techniques, and ways to ensure that the individual trainee and his or her family members are prepared for a disaster.  If you have time, resources and/or talent & would like to volunteer for the team in some capacity, we’d love to have you! Please email!

To register for the classes for Walnut Bend, please go to:

Rec Center Open Gym Night This Tuesday!

We will have our second open gym night at the rec center this Tuesday evening (AUGUST 13th) from 5:30pm-8:30pm and continuing each Tuesday.  The first few weeks we will start with pick-up basketball and see how things go from there. Please bring your own Basketball.  The gym will be open to Walnut Bend residents only (one guest per resident). Please be prepared & have your badge/tag and ID.   Residents under the age of 13 must be accompanied and supervised by a resident adult. Gym night rules can be found at: