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What Makes Diamond Shine Car Wash Different?WBy Lou Dugganashing a car isn’t just aboutpride or image. Accordingto Consumer Reports’ chief mechanic John Ibbotson, regular washing can help protect a car’s finish. “You need to remove that road grit and residue left from rain and birds, or it can lead to damaged paint and corrosion,” he says. That’s correct whether a car has been driven or not. And... wash frequently according to another expert. Dennis Taljan, director of global technology at the paint company PPG suggests: “When you see stuff on it, wash it,”he says.So, what makes Diamond Shine differentfrom all the others? “We’ve been in the San Antonio area since 2005,” answered Seth Thomas, owner of Diamond Shine, “and during that time the industry has grown andredesigned car wash services with state- of-the-art technology. At Diamond Shine, everything uses new technology with a gentle touch. Plus, we provide customers with additional amenities such as carnauba wax, towels, compressed air, bug buster, tire shine, underbody rinse, and wheel cleaner. This goes above and beyond what the customer can get from older wash sites. We are family-owned, not a big franchise, and I am here every day to work with customers personally. We shoot for exceptional customer service.”“The Shine Wash is a premium wash and by far our most popular,” said Thomas. “It provides unlimited washes; the suggested retail price is $37.99. It is $9.99 per month for the first 2 months. You save $28.00. The response to this promotion has beenoutstanding. We know if we give people the opportunity to try our service, they will see the difference. Once they try our service, it creates loyalty. People are picking up on the fact that there is something special going on here. Our return customer ratio is extremely high. We also offer a basic unlimited car wash special for as little as $20.99 per month in which members can wash their cars every day.”Also,” Thomas adds, “we know how important a clean vehicle is to a business, so we designed a fleet wash program that’s flexible, easy to manage and control while providing a great wash for a company’s fleet of vehicles.”Diamond Shine Car Wash 26450 US Hwy 281(281& Bulverde Rd- next to Bill Miller’s) www.diamondshinecarwash.comSeth Thomas, owner with dad, Scott ThomasNational Night Out A Success !HOAs---Some Things You May Not KnowPart 4 of a multi-part series on HOAs---The Good, Bad, and UglyABy Lou Dugganpproximately 33 percent of Texas homeowners live in a Homeowners Association (HOA).HOAs are attractive because they generally provide “country-club living without the golf course.” Swimming pools, gyms, trails, dog parks, manicured common areas, community centers, monthly activities--- all are common to HOAs. More amenities indicate more regulations and higher monthly fees.Each HOA community has its own unique covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). It is important that each homeowner review these rules of ownership. In 2021 the Texas Legislature passed new bills that impact laws governing Texas HOAs. Thus, there are some new guidelines of which the homeowner may not be aware. Such as:Fences & Security: HOAs are prohibitedTSubmitted By Chief Gary Haeckerhe NATW results are in for NationalNight Out 2022, and we placed avery respectful 3rd in Texas and 4th in the nation, which we are thankful and blessed to receive. National Night Out is a ton of work, most of which is done by the Police Department’s Administrative Assistant Debbie Lisso. A huge thank you to Debbie for all the hard work and dedication she does each year to make National Night Out in Bulverde the huge success it always is.There are so many folks throughout our community that make National Night Out a success. HEB, where Gary Grinstead always steps up and donates gift cards which we give to our hosts. Home Depot, where management is always willing to assist with door prizes. Lisa Cragg from Craigs Do It Best Hardware who have been a returning sponsor for several years. Matt and the guys over at Armed in America, Smokey Mos’, Sonora Bank, Premier Physicians ER, Bulverde Feed & Seed, South Texas Growers, Bullet Flooring and many more.Many others come to assist in other ways like, Tom & Janice Balmos from theSTAGE Theatre who support National Night Out through their message board. Michele Laytano from Bullet Flooring who not only donates as a sponsor, but also hosts an event as well. Our special guests from FBI, ATF, DEA, County Commissioner Scott Hagg, Agents from the Comptroller’s Office, Bulverde Spring Branch Fire/EMS, and DPS Texas Highway Patrol just to mention a few. Of course, our hosts from across the community, Oak Village North, Oakland Estates, Windmill Ranch, Highlands, Hidden Trails, Copper Canyon, Bulverde Hills and Estates etc. Rhonda Zunker and all the folks over at the BSB Chamber of Commerce, our wonderful Bulverde Mayor and City Council and of course our police officers.Inevitably we missed some names, businesses, or agencies, but it wasn’t intentional, there are so many good folks that come together for National Night Out it’s impossible to mention them all. Thanks again to everyone that comes together for this wonderful community event, and we look forward to a great National Night Out 2023.from adopting or enforcing any restrictive covenant that prevents a property owner from building or installing security measures, including but not limited to a security camera, motion detector, or perimeter fence. However, an HOA can regulate the type of fencing.Display of Religious Items: New law prohibits restricting an owner or resident from displaying a religious item anywhere on the owner’s dwelling or property.Swimming Pools: HOAs cannot prevent a property owner from installing a swimming pool enclosure if it conforms to state or local safety requirements.Board Meeting Notification: New law requires notice of a regular board meeting be posted and sent to the registered email address of HOA members at least 144 hours prior to the meeting.HOAs - continued on page 11We specialize in hard surface floor cleaning. 5 Star Rated.You’re floors will shine in 2023!When the floor is clean, the people who live and work there will function at a higher level.Follow QR CodeCall: 210-277-0424Book Online GreenTreeSteamers.comPremier Cuts & Shaves830-438-8002 Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm Fri-10am 5pm.29774 US 281 North Suite 105Bulverde.TX 78163 (Call for Availability)Sat-appointment onlywww.barber281.comChristian, Classical, Collaborative School In Bulverde, TXWe equip the whole student, heart, mind, and strength for the Glory of God.Enrolling NOW! for 2023-2024PK - 12th GRADE Schedule A Tour Today!(830) 443-9737Gloria Deo Academy1110 Bulverde Road Bulverde, Texas 78163 www.gda.academy10www.bsbhighlights.comMay 2023

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