Lower Bois D'arc Reservoir

Bois D'Arc Reservoir Project Involves 500-700 Workers; New Bonham High School Nears Completion - 88.9 KETR

Bois D'Arc Reservoir Project Involves 500-700 Workers; New Bonham High School Nears Completion  88.9 KETR

Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd discusses the start of the Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir project, which will extend for about 16 miles between Bonham and ...

Reservoir in Fannin to be called Bois d'Arc Lake - Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

Reservoir in Fannin to be called Bois d'Arc Lake  Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

The Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir is getting its original name back, mostly.In a news release Thursday, The North Texas Municipal Water District board of ...

The hidden story of water's importance to Texas urbanism - The Architect's Newspaper

The hidden story of water's importance to Texas urbanism  The Architect's Newspaper

As I drive down into the future lakebed, the terrain on either side of the gravel road becomes haggard and unkempt. Signs of the area's past as farm and ...

North Texas Municipal Water District breaks ground on new reservoir - Community Impact Newspaper

North Texas Municipal Water District breaks ground on new reservoir  Community Impact Newspaper

The North Texas Municipal Water District broke ground on the new Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir on May 25 in Fannin County. This is the first reservoir to be ...

Lower Bois D' Arc Creek Construction Expected To Start Around May 1 - 88.9 KETR

Lower Bois D' Arc Creek Construction Expected To Start Around May 1  88.9 KETR

Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says construction on the long-awaited Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir is expected to start around May 1. The North Texas ...

 Lakes in Fannin County, Texas

Fannin County Proposed Lakes

There are two large new lakes being proposed in Fannin County and both are in the process of becoming a reality in the next 10 years.
Fannin County will undergo some great changes in the coming years as the population grows as projected. Fannin County’s current population of 34,000 is expected to grow to 83,000 within 50 years. Along with new roads, homes and schools, there is a need for more water to sustain this growth. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) in partnership with the City of Bonham is building a water treatment plant to serve Bonham.




Lake Ralph Hall Proposed Lake Ralph Hall will provide approximately 30 million gallons of water per day (mgd), plus about 15 mgd of reuse for the Upper Trinity service area, the City of Ladonia and Fannin County. 

Bonham State Park Map Texas Parks and Wildlife


Bonham State Park has a lovely 65 acre lake set in the midst of a beautifully wooded 261 acre park with camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain bike trails, and group barracks.  Bonham State Park opened in 1936 has a long history of recreation and service for Fannin County residents and visitors alike. Bonham State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, in the early 1930’s, and the original stonework buildings, built by the CCC, is still in use and adds historical interest to the natural beauty of the park.

Directions: From Bonham- Hwy 78 South to FM 271 continue two miles southeast on FM 271 to Park Road 24. 
Fees: $3 per day, per person 13 and older. Camping Fees and Group Reservation Info
Contact: 903-583-5022

Lake Bonham is a 1,282 acre city owned lake located just six miles north of Bonham on FM 273 (Formerly FM 898)/Rec Rd 3.  Lake Bonham offers camping, fishing, swimming, boating, 9 Hole Par 3 Golf Course, Concession Stand, pavilion rental, campsites and water skiing. Boating Permit required for all boats and water crafts. Directions: From Bonham Hwy 78 North to FM 273
Golf,Pavilion, Rental Info, etc
903-583-8001 or 903-583-7555
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Lake Coffee Mill  750 acre lake located in the Caddo National Grasslands and is owned and operated by the United States Forest Service for recreational purposes including boating, camping, and fishing.  The Coffeemill Recreation Area was completed in 1968 with additional major construction done by volunteers in the early 1990s. Coffee Mill lake supports the highest crappie population in an eight-county fisheries district. Hybrid Bass, Catfish, Crappie, and Blue Gill are restocked regularly
Directions: From Honey Grove, Texas, follow FM 100 north 12 miles to FM 409.  Turn left and go west 5 miles to camp entrance on the left.
Fees: Day use fee is $2 per vehicle, per day. Camping is $4 per night
Contact:United StatesForest Service 903-378-2103. 

Lake Crocket is a 450 acre lake is located in the Caddo National Grasslands.  Camping, fishing, and limited hunting in season are the major recreational opportunities for the area. Bird watching and hiking have increased in recent years. West Lake Crockett has 12 parking spurs and campsites. RVs are welcomed, and tent camping is available at each site. Visitors may fish from the shore, and hiking trails are accessible from this campground. No electricity or sewage dump facilities are available at the site. Located on the northeast shore of the 450-acre Lake Crockett, East Lake Crockett Recreation Area was completed in 1968. Lake Crockett was built in the 1930s and has provided recreational opportunities to its visitors for many years. The lake is stocked with catfish, sunfish, crappie and bass. No pack or stock animals are allowed in this area, but there are other areas on the Caddo where this kind of recreation may be pursued. Visitors are reminded to keep their pets on a leash and that glass containers are not allowed. This is a fee area.
Directions: From Honey Grove, Texas, follow FM 100 north 12 miles to FM 409. Turn left and go west 2 miles to the camp entrance on the left
Fees: ?
National Forest Service at 903-378-2103

Lake Fannin is a 45-acre lake, created in 1938, and was the pride of Fannin County in the 1940’s. On July 22, 1940, the Bonham Daily Favorite wrote: “The entrance…resembles a scene plucked from a travel folder and placed in a perfect setting of rolling hills. Many thousands visit Lake Fannin during the summer months, play in its inviting waters, dance in its lodge, breathe its invigorating air and go home refreshed and ready for another struggle with a workaday world.” Many senior residents of Fannin County remember the fun and family reunions held out at the lake with visitors from all over the world. Although, there are many historical pictures and references to the popularity of Lake Fannin many younger residents had never even seen Lake Fannin due to the closing of the lake to the general public by the US Forestry Service. Lake Fannin has once again become important to Fannin County with the blood, sweat and volunteerism of people who are bringing it back to it’s former glory. Under a U.S. Forest Service volunteer program called “Passport in Time,” volunteers are working to restore the lake and its historic buildings. Lake Fannin is now listed with the National Register of Historic Places. For more information visit www.lakefannin.org or the National Forest Service at 903-378-2103.  
The Lake Fannin Wilderness Park Texas Inc. meets the 4th Thursday of each month at the Lake Fannin Lodge at 6:00 PM.  The public is invited!  For information call Sue Page @ 903-583-0266 or Gabe Parker @ 903-583-7708
Directions: From Bonham – Hwy 78 North to FM 273. Go appox. 10.8 miles and take a left on to FM 2554. Follow signs to Lake Fannin Entrance
Fees: Primitive camping is available.     $10.00 per night per tent
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4H Clubs activities by reservation only, no fee
Additional Links:
Lake Fannin Bike Trail Map, Lake Fannin Map



TAMU Real Estate Talk

REIT buys Ashford on the Bayou

​​​HOUSTON – Hartman Income REIT has purchased Ashford on the Bayou, a 126,811-sf office building on 2.5 acres at 1001 S. Dairy Ashford Rd. 

The five-story property is currently 55 percent leased after undergoing renovations to offer 26,000-sf average floorplates and a seven-story parking garage. 

HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, RPD Catalyst LLC, and procured the buyer. 

Law firm moves into Dallas' tallest tower

​​The Dallas SkylineDALLAS – Law firm Kane Russell Coleman Logan has leased 45,000 sf on the 51st and 52nd floors of the Bank of America Plaza at 901 Main St.

All 45 of the company’s attorneys and 55 other employees will be moved into the new office from Thanksgiving Tower by August 1.

The new space will accommodate the company’s growth plan and give employees an updated workspace focused on efficiency and better communication.

The 72-story, 1.85 million-sf Bank of America Plaza was recently put up for sale. ​​

JLL represented the tenant.

Lost Kingdom found in El Paso

​​​​Rendering of The Lost Kingdom water park.​EL PASO – A $12 million Mayan-themed water park called The Lost Kingdom broke ground last week at 6101 Hughey Circle.

The five-acre water park will include a lazy river, toddler pool, climbing wall, lap pool, cabanas, and concessions​. The site is next to the baseball field at Ross Middle School.

This project is one of several neighborhood water parks planned for the community.

A Weir-oiled machine opens in Midland

​​​The new Weir Oil & Gas service center.​MIDLAND – Weir Oil & Gas has opened its $30 million Midland Customer Service Center at I-20 near Loop 250.

Weir purchased 20 acres in the 73-acre David Mims Business Park over 18 months ago to build the 92,000-sf facility.

The facility houses 150 employees. 

Under an agreement with the Midland Development Corp., Weir will invest $20 million in capital improvements and $9.65 million in personal property investments. It must maintain a payroll of at least $6 million through 2022.​​

Copy that: 378K-sf HP Plaza trades hands

​​​​SPRING – Northridge Capital LLC has acquired HP Plaza, the 378,401-sf Hewlett-Packard office campus within CityPlace at Springwoods Village.

Patrinely Group, in partnership with USAA Real Estate and CDC Houston, delivered the two-building campus last year.

HFF represented the sellers.