and Video Courtesy of My FOX Houston
October 29, 2011
HOUSTON - It’s not exactly “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”.
One local family says it’s more like “The HOA That’s Trying To
Every year the Palmer family brightens up their Katy neighborhood
with a Halloween light show in their front yard, with synchronized
strobes set to music
A sign on the lawn lets
spectators know where to tune their car radios, so
they can hear the soundtrack.
But this week Meghan Palmer got
a “trick” instead of a “treat” when she picked
up the mail.
“Yeah, it was a nice
‘courtesy notice,’ is what they titled it, from
the Homeowners Association,” she says, “asking us
to remove our Halloween light show sign from our
The HOA says only real estate
signs are allowed, under the deed restrictions.
representative of the Homeowners
told FOX 26 that the Palmers’ concerns could have been cleared up if
they’d just called in.
The couple admits they didn’t pick up the phone.
“I’m not gonna waste my time,” explains
“I really don’t know,” adds her husband
Chris. “You can call them but sometimes they pretty much stick to
their guns on every issue.”
But it’s the Palmers who aren’t backing down
on this one. They say they’re leaving the sign up for another week,
and taking it down with the rest of their lights and decorations after