Lower Bois D'arc Reservoir

Texas close to gaining first reservoir in 20 years - The Texas Tribune

Texas close to gaining first reservoir in 20 years  The Texas Tribune

The Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir was recently approved for its second $500 million loan as the project nears the beginning of construction in North Texas.

Lower Bois d'Arc Reservoir Plan Includes Mitigation Lands, Bridge, Infrastructure - 88.9 KETR

Lower Bois d'Arc Reservoir Plan Includes Mitigation Lands, Bridge, Infrastructure  88.9 KETR

For 15 years, supporters and opponents of the proposed Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir dueled over whether the roughly 16000-acre lake would be built in.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

 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

ScaleFactor leases 53K-sf in East Austin for new HQ

​​​​​​​​​AUSTIN – ScaleFactor Inc. has leased 53,000 sf for a new headquarters in the former Drink Daily Greens warehouse at 979 Springdale Rd.

The office has outdoor patios, mezzanines, and multiple kitchens.

Neighbor tenants include FloSports, Austin Bouldering Project, Friends and Allies Brewing, Austin Eastciders, and ZeroCater.

Colliers International was the broker. The designer was Chioco Design. ​​

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Source: Austin Business Journal​

Tenant plans $2.2M renovation at Three Allen Center

​​​​​HOUSTON – Plains All American Pipeline LP is planning a $2.2 million renovation to its headquarters in Three Allen Center at 333 Clay St.

The building permit was issued to O’Donnell/Snider Construction. The property is owned by Brookfield Properties, which is represented by JLL for leasing.

The Allen Center office complex is undergoing a major renovation that is scheduled to wrap up next year.

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Source:Houston Business Journal​

358-unit Margo breaks ground at Frisco’s Canals at Grand Park

​​​​​​FRISCO – StreetLights Residential has started ​construction on The Margo, a 358-unit, four-story apartment complex.

The Margo will offer studios and townhomes as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Amenities include two pools, a fitness club, game and theater rooms, and coworking space.​

This​​ is the third phase of StreetLight's residential project within the Canals a​t Grand Park.

LRK is the architect, and ​Ink + Oro designed the leasing and amenity spaces. SLR Construction is the general contractor. 

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Source: ConnectMedia​​​​

Austin July home sales hit all-time high

​​​​​​​​AUSTIN – Area home sales set an all-time high for any July on record as sales through the MLS increased 11.7 percent over the year to 3,439, according to the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR).

The median sales price for a single-family home in the metro was $325,000 last month, up 3.2 percent.

Across the market, new listings increased 4 percent year-over-year to 3,841. Active​ listings fell 3.5 percent to 7,197. Pending sales jumped 17.4 percent to 3,385. 

The total dollar volume of single-family properties sold through the MLS grew 15.4 percent since July 2018 to $1.4 billion. 

Austin-Round Rock had 2.7 months of inventory in July, down 0.2 months. The Real Estate Center considers six to 6.5 months of inventory a balanced market.

Other highlights from the report include:

  • Travis County single-family home sales increased by 4.6 percent to 1,641. Sales dollar volume rose 10 percent to $827.2 million. 

  • New listings increased 10.7 percent to 1,330 in Williamson County, while pending sales experienced an increase of 20.1 percent to 1,206.

  • In Hays County, single-family home sales jumped 22.4 percent to 431 while pending sales increased 11.8 percent.

  • Bastrop County single-family home sales also saw a big increase of 41.1 percent to 127. Housing inventory increased 0.3 months to 4.3 months.

  • Caldwell County experienced the biggest spike, with single-family home sales jumping 52.2 percent to 35. During the same period, new listings decreased 19.6 percent to 37.​

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Grand Dominion Homes set to build in Lago Mar

​​​​​​​HOUSTON – Grand Dominion Homes is building within CBD Land Capital's ​​Lago Mar master-planned community near the intersection of Gulf Fwy. and Lago Mar Blvd. 

It will build on 45 lots within the 2,033-acre development. Lots ​will feature 50-ft home sites and 12 different floor plans. 

Homes will have up to five bedrooms and three-bay garages. Each will have a "DropZone" for mail, keys, and phone chargers, as well as a mudroom, video doorbell, and back-porch swing.

Grand Dominion broke ground on its first mode​​l home in Lago Mar earlier this month. Prices will start at $250,000.  

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