Spark Park to be "Re-Sparked"

Starting July 27th and lasting 4-6 weeks the park will be closed for construction.

In the August Gazette Dr. Pollock, Garden Oaks Montessori Principal, shared the following information about the project:

At Garden Oaks, we will have work underway in the Spark Park while students are away. We are very fortunate to receive a re-SPARK project approval! This will include soccer goals, a new net on the tennis court, additional fencing near the generator, relocation and upgrade of the backstop, walking path resurfacing and re-routing, drainage remediation and additional benches. Thanks to Ms. Ownby of the City of Houston Spark Park program that partners with local schools to provide substantial funding and to our parents and staffof the Garden Oaks PTO who have raised $15,000 for this project!

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The hearing held July 29, 2020 at 2:00PM was continued until Aug. 13,2020, 2:30 pm. The Court will not be open for in person attendance. Instructions for electronic participation will be posted by the Court prior to the hearing. Our webmaster would welcome assistance obtaining these instructions ASAP for sharing here.

July 2019 The US Trustee sent out Notice of Assets, Notice to Creditors and other Parties in Interest of the need to File Claims in GOMO's bankruptcy case.

As many as a hundred or more owners will not get this notice because the mailing list used is the one filed in April of 2018. There was no possibility of updating this mailing list so we, the neighborhood, will need to handle this the old fashioned way. Neighbor to neighbor contact. If you know someone who has moved or is a new owner in the last 15 months, please give them a heads up.

Claims Window Closed

Claims Form and Where to Send It PDF of: Claim Form 410
WHERE TO SEND THE CLAIM- click to enlarge.

If you filed a claim last year in the Chapter 11 case you do not need to file again.

GOMO's affairs are under the direction of the US Trustee:

Contact Info for US Trustee

Randy W. Williams
Byman & Associates PLLC
7924 Broadway
Ste. 104
Pearland, TX 77581

Claims Report (Most Recent 10/23/2019)

GOMO Business Meetings and Plan Reviews are suspended.

The Civic Club and GOMO are two totally separate groups.

Garden Oaks Civic Club

The purpose of the Civic Club is to provide a forum for Garden Oaks residents to meet and promote the civic and social welfare of the neighborhood.

Membership is open to all residents, whether one owns or rents. Payment of annual dues is required for membership and the right to vote for Officers and disbursement of funds.

The civic club sponsors the ever-popular October Wine Walk and the 1st Tuesday meetings with guest speakers and free pizza. GOCC also has sponsored home and garden tours.

    Monies raised by the GOCC help pay for:

  • upkeep of neighborhood green spaces
  • Constable Patrols
  • publication of the monthly neighborhood newsletter (Gazette)
  • other neighborhood expenses

Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization

The purpose of the GOMO is enforcement of Deed Restrictions in Sections 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Owners of parcels/lots in sections 1,2,3 and 5 are automatically members of GOMO.
GOMO is primarily funded by Transfer Fees collected when properties are sold.
GOMO funds in excess of those needed to support Deed Restrictions may be spent on support of neighborhood activities and programs. Excess Funds Approval requires a majority of 10% of Members.

GO... By the Numbers

1419 GO residential properties.
72,324 Sq. FT. Largest Garden Oaks lot.
56 Number of volunteers to produce/deliver the Gazette. 52 delivery + 1 editor + 1 proofer + 1 ad mgr.
547 Number of owners/residents registered at
1937 Year Section 1 platted.
1938 Year Section 2 platted.
1939 Year Section 3 platted.
1940 Year Section 4 platted.
1942 Year Section 5 platted.
1945 Year Section 5 re-platted.
3 Section with highest Constable Participation at 32%
5 Section with lowest Constable Particpation at 16%
$250 Minimum requested annual Constable contribution for 2019
$77,000 Cost of one Constable Patrol (single shift)
$162,000 Net proceeds raised to support Constable by Wine Walk 2009-2017
$1,321,959 GOMO Constable expenditures 2007-2017.
1950? Year Board of Trustees formed.
1998 Year Board of Trustees found improperly formed.
2002 Year GOMO formed.
1,143 Number of parcels in GOMO.
59 % of current GOMO owners who paid a fee
83 Number of new property owners in 2018 (GOMO members).
3 Number of times GOMO sued by an owner.
8 Number of times GOMO sued an owner.

Garden Oaks Constable Program Needs YOU!

Your Constable Program support for 2018 is needed!!.

The effort to increase the number of households in Garden Oaks supporting the Constable Program is necessary because of the loss of GOMO funding. We previously had three constable patrols, with two of those patrols being paid from GOMO surplus funds. That ended in 2016.

The civic club has signed two contracts for 2019, with each contract providing 40 hours of professional law enforcement officers patrolling in our neighborhood. Each contract costs about $77,000. These contracts will be funded by the residents of Garden Oaks. We need to raise $154,000 each year to keep these contracts in place. We need your support. Today!

If everyone in the neighborhood contributed, the cost would be about $110 per household annually. Currently we have right at 293 supporters (out of some 1400 households in GO), which is not nearly enough to fund two patrols for 2019. We are asking each household to contribute a minimum of $250 annually to keep the deputies patrolling in our neighborhood.

Following on, we are pushing hard to have enough funds to cover both patrols for the duration of 2019. We have distributed GO Constable Supporter signs to those who are paid for the current year and who have requested signs. If you would like a sign, please email Please help us keep our neighborhood safe!

Constable Supporters $250 and up as of 07.15.2020
Constable Supporters $250 and up as of 06.15.2020
Constable Supporters $250 and up as of 05.01.2020
Constable Supporters $250 and up as of 04.02.2020
Constable Supporters $250 and up as of 03.01.2020
Constable Supporters $250 and up as of 02.03.2020
Constable Supporters $250 and up as of 01.05.2020
2019 Final Constable Supporter Roster at $250 and up

Constable Supporters

Olimometer 2.52 Olimometer 2.52
2020 Supporters 329 2019 Supporters 315
2020 Goal 600 2019 Goal 600
2020 Remaining 271 2019 Remaining 285

Join NOW!

Pay On-line with PayPal or do it with
Snail Mail using this form: GOCC and Constable dues

Garden Oaks a "Hidden" Houston Gem

For those who don't know, Garden Oaks is one of Houston's best-kept secrets. Nestled among towering pines and grand magnolias, this quaint and architecturally unique neighborhood of approximately 1400 homes continues to attract attention and rave reviews.