Sunday, May 16, 2010


After 557 posts - scroll through and believe it or not, you'll find some positivity within the opinion pieces and clear disappointments - I have decided to stop posting.

This should bring great joy to those who feel that one man can somehow damage a multi-multi million dollar land developer, albeit one with extremely poor communication skills.

Why stop? I just don't have the energy to absorb the slings and arrows of the anonymous posters who attack my motives, blame me for the bad economy, can't sell their properties because allegedly someone read something I posted. Say what you will, at least I haven't hidden away like those behind cowardly anonymous responses.

But I won't take the blog down.

I invite YOU to post what you feel are the pluses or minuses - make it YOUR community organ. You can e mail your comments for posting, or respond to posts - which are less visible. All input is welcome, will be moderated, but not edited unless something is way out of line. I will no longer post anonymous input.

I couldn't make it to the annual meeting. That's why I haven't reported on it.

From what I heard, it wouldn't surprise me if Discovery walks away or sells, and I think that might be a good thing as their investment in the future appears to challenge them. Or maybe the whole refinance is a dance between the partners, each looking for a better lever on the others.

So, seriously, contribute stories, pictures, and your vision. As it seems the golf side will separate from the rest of the development, this isn't for that side of things.

Thanks to those who have encouraged this communication.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


The pool will be open as of tomorrow for swimming 10 am - 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Grille will open Memorial Day weekend, so in the meantime please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks and enjoy the facility.

Effective Saturday, 5/29, the pool/grille hours will be:

Pool: Tues.-Sun., 10 am to 9 pm.
Grille: Wed.-Sun., 11 am to 7 pm

Monday, May 03, 2010


Only You Can Prevent Oak Wilt
Robert Edmonson-Biologist II-Texas Forest Service
February 23, 2009

With spring just around the corner, so too is the threat of oak wilt: the deadly disease that has killed thousands of oaks in 72 counties in central and west Texas. The Texas Forest Service (TFS) reminds the citizens of Texas this is the prime season for starting new oak wilt infections.

New oak wilt infections are created when sap-feeding beetles carry oak wilt spores to
fresh cuts or wounds on oaks. Tree sap from fresh wounds can attract sap-feeding beetles that may be carrying these oak wilt spores. When these spores are introduced to the wound, a new oak wilt infection is created. To prevent this from occurring, TFS recommends to:

1) Avoid pruning or wounding oaks from February through June.
2) Immediately paint cuts or wounds on oaks, regardless of season.

Wounding includes but is not limited to: pruning, construction activities, animal damage, land clearing, lawnmower or string trimmer damage, and storm damage.

Oak wilt spores and increased beetle activity occur in spring; therefore avoid pruning or wounding oaks during this most vulnerable time. Fresh wounds produce sap which in turn attract sap-feeding beetles; therefore apply paint to pruning cuts or other wounds immediately to prevent spore-carrying beetles from visiting your oak. Any type of paint will accomplish this task. These recommendations apply only to oaks as only oaks are susceptible to oak wilt.

Other preventative measures include using caution when selecting and transporting oak
wilt killed firewood and destroying diseased red oaks that can potentially produce oak wilt spores.

Saturday, May 01, 2010


Why is the late annual meeting so early? How many won't be able to be there at the start due to traffic, and coming home from work - let alone having something to eat?

Do you think that start time is on purpose?

I know there are many who are so frustrated with the developers that those people think "What's the use?" about coming to the meeting. Hopefully the full force of a large turnout WOULD accomplish something positive.