DiVine Homes is proud to present, Whispering Meadows, Lake Texoma’s first Luxury Craftsmen home community,

DiVine Homes is proud to present, Whispering Meadows, Lake Texoma’s first Luxury Craftsmen home community,

Whispering Meadows PlatLocated just off Georgetown Road in scenic Pottsboro, Texas, Whispering Meadows is a new gated community, just minutes to the lake, shopping and only 1 hour from Dallas. With the Counties most desired school system and numerous recreational area’s nearby, it is truly a unique location.

Whispering Meadows, is a $13 million dollar project that will feature 48 Craftsmen style homes. This private community will feature a state of the art playground, basketball court and fishing pond in a beautiful park setting with picnic tables, benches and barbecue area. Countless hours have gone into creating an array of thoughtfully designed plans ranging from 1400 Sq. Ft. to 3000+ Sq. Ft. and a “Estate Collection” of homes are also available.

What are expensive upgrades in other communities, are standard features in Whispering Meadows. Each home will have designer kitchens and baths with solid wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and hardwood floors.  Master suites will feature glass enclosed walk in showers, freestanding tubs and large walk-in closets. Many of the designs include a spacious covered patio with an outdoor fireplace for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

During phase 1 of Whispering Meadows development, your custom home will start at only $190,000. If you are one of our first 5 buyers you will receive a $25,000 upgrade package. The time is now to seize this one time opportunity to not only own a brand new home but to belong to this premier community, Whispering Meadows. After these first five homes are gone prices will increase for the next section of phase 1.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be one of the first buyers and take advantage of this limited offer.

ABOUT DIVINE HOMES DiVine Homes is a family owned building development company with over 50 years of combined experience. Hundreds of homes from the coastal beaches of New England to the serene  shores of Lake Texoma bear our name. Our work stands out not only for its sheer quality, but for the relationships we have built along the way.   We are proud to back our work by a 10 year warranty because our homes are “Built to last a Lifetime”.

New Rv Resort In Pottsboro Opening

Lake Texoma RV ResortLake Texoma RV Resort announced today they are open for business!  A Grand Opening will be coming soon.  Owner and operators, Paul & Lisa Tyson, purchased the former trailer park, land and building, operated as Henderson Camp, which was built in the 1940’s.  Many visitors and residents enjoyed the bait and tackle shop and fishing guide services that had been provided by Maxine & Dudley Cravens.

A complete renovation of the area has taken place over the past 4 years.  Texoma RV Resort is a gated property, featuring 24-hour surveillance to all sites.  There are level concrete RV spaces measuring 20 x 80’ that are all American Disabilities Association (ADA) compliant.  The sites have water and sewer hook-ups with 20-30 and 50-amp service, high speed internet and Direct TV.  Visitors can also enjoy their own private picnic table and gas grill at their site.

There is a 3,000 square foot clubhouse, office, and small store.  Inside the clubhouse are commercial washers and dryers, ADA compliant restrooms and showers, a wood burning fireplace, high definition large screen TV tables and chairs for relaxing, games and activities.   A pool, playground and splash pad will be added this summer.  For renters, there is a “dog park” across from the RV Park.

Paul and Lisa, who are avid RV enthusiasts, opened this park with fisherman, weekenders and retirees in mind.  Paul said, “we wanted this to be a quiet, safe place for families and individuals to enjoy everything the area has to offer.”

For more information, call 903-647-7077, email info@texomarvresort.com , or visit www.texomarvresort.com.  The owners are members of the Pottsboro Chamber of Commerce and TACO (Texas Association of Campground Owners) RV Association.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge April Events

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge April Events

Hagerman NWR Butterfly Garden WalkButterfly Garden Walk

Saturday, April 1, April 15, April 29, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at HNWR, with docents on hand to help you identify the butterflies, native Texas plants, and the connections between them! Free, come and go or come and stay. Cameras are welcome! And – we have close-range binoculars for loan that help you really SEE the butterflies and other insect wildlife. Docents also have some garden-fun activities for families with children.

Guided Bird Walk –

Saturday, April 8, 8 am, weather permitting; meet Dr. Wayne Meyer at the Visitor Center; return in time for Second Saturday presentation

Second Saturday – Warblers

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am

Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College will present a talk on Warblers at this free nature program. Warblers are some of the smallest birds found on the North American continent, but are known for their long migrations, traveling from South America and the West Indies, to the northern regions of Canada and back again. Hear how to ID these elusive little birds, and which ones we might see in N. Texas.

The Refuge Rocks – Eggzactly – For Ages 4 – 12

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am

Think of the great variety of shapes, colors, numbers, habitats and patterns of a variety of egg producing animals, as well as the miracle of life within the egg. Learn how color and markings on eggs help camouflage them to stay them hidden from predators. Please register each child separately, and note deadline, 4 pm, April 13. Parents must stay with children ages 4 – 7 and may accompany youngsters in the 8 – 12 age group (optional).

Tram Tours

All aboard the all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 – 90-minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours offered at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays,  weather permitting.  Call (903) 786 2826 for reservations, limited seating.  Standbys accepted on weekends if space permits.  Please note – volunteers cannot access messages on Refuge phone system, to make a reservation or to cancel, please speak to a volunteer 9 am – 4 pm MondaySaturday or 1 – 5 pm on Sundays, thank you. And sorry, no dogs other than service animals allowed on board the tram.

Hagerman NWR – 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman, TX 75092

Tel 903 786 2826


Listed events are free of charge

Lake Texoma Spring 2017 has Sprung!

Lake Texoma Spring 2017 has Sprung!

Lake Texoma Spring 2017 has Sprung!!

Above normal weather, above normal water temperatures, and the number of Striper and Sandbass in Lake Texoma has made this early Spring a blast!! The 2017 gill net survey numbers are in and they are way above what we had last year for Striper and the Sandbass numbers are record breaking along with larger than average size for those little fighters!

I’ve been catching fish shallow on swimbaits, and deeper on slab spoons, and occasionally on A-rigs as well! I do not troll nor do I use live bait…we fish! This Spring and Summer are looking to be the best we have had the last couple of years.

I know it’s hard for everyone to get out on Texoma during the week, and I know weekends are full of family activities as well, but think about this….early into work, cut out at lunch, grab a burger on the way, and head to Lake Texoma for a 2:30 pm trip that will last until sunset. I think afternoon trips during the week in April and May are some of the best of the year. The water warms throughout the day and really gets those cold winter fish moving! Plus, there are virtually no other boats on the lake!!! We’d have them all to ourselves….Just a few evenings ago, I had a small patch of good Striper came up on topwater busting the surface chasing shad out of the water…I got goosebumps when I saw that for the first time in a long time!!!….we got ‘em good that evening!!

The next cool thing that is right around the corner is TOPWATER season!! Early morning Topwater on shallow points and ledges should be better than it has been in years past! Call now to book your Topwater trip and get ready to see those fish busting the surface chasing your Pencil Popper out of the water! See the strike, set the hook, and fight ‘em hard!

Summer is on the way and Lake Texoma is in great shape. Get out and enjoy our wonderful resource that we have in Lake Texoma. There are numerous places to camp, fish, rent cabins, rent boats, and eat on the lake. Some of my guests will come and rent a cabin in the marina that I fish out of, Mill Creek Resort and Marina. Great place to stay at a cabin on the lake with grills and firepits to enjoy the evenings. And as always, you all can fish off of my dock for a variety of species.

Get those kids out of the house and up to lake to experience fishing at its finest at the Striper Fishing Capital of the world….


Capt. Stephen





The Texas Sandbox

The Texas Sandbox
Texas Sandbox
David Shows a Guest the Ropes

Have you heard about Extreme Sandbox’s Texas Sandbox in Pottsboro, Texas? It is the place where almost anyone can operate heavy equipment for fun.

Chances are that you have heard about it from TV shows like Shark Tank and the The Texas Bucket List. Extreme Sandbox boasts two locations with one in Texoma and one in Minnesota. David Beardsley, the General Manager of The Texas Sandbox in Pottsboro, is the local Texoma boy who helped make The Texas Sandbox a reality.

Guests Play Dueling Machines

Extreme Sandbox owner Randy Stenger opened his Minnesota location in 2012. He made the decision to open a north Texas location because Texas actually chose Extreme Sandbox. Texans were the company’s number one out-of-state market.  In 2016, The Texas Sandbox was born and it began offering heavy equipment experiences to Texomaland tourists and locals alike.

When Randy began negotiations to acquire the Texas location, David Beardsley was there David had worked as a golf cart specialist at Tanglewood Resort for two years when Randy offered him the GM position at The Texas Sandbox. After meeting David, it is easy for people to see why he made such an impressive impression on Randy and The Extreme Sandbox. David is also retired U.S. Military. He began his career with 14 years active duty for the U.S. Navy and then went on to finish it with the U.S. Air Force National Guard.

David excels at public relations, event management, employee training, and customer safety. He does it all. First, David and his staff give their guests a short but comprehensive training session. Then David and his team will lead you out into the sandbox to your Komatsu heavy equipment machine of choice with two-way headsets to guide your progress before they tell you that you are on your own and to have fun! They make it super easy and comfortable even though you may be scared stiff (literally) inside the cab of your machine.

Texas Training Session
Texas Training Session

While David is carrying out those complex maneuvers, he is also capturing numerous photos with a high-quality camera because The Extreme Sandbox knows that you and your group are creating a legendary, lifetime memory. Your pictures show up in a shared Dropbox file shortly after your visit.

Extreme Sandbox advertises on the national and local levels, but Randy does not spend much on advertising because his company lets their products speak for themselves. Extreme Sandbox is one of the top ranked attractions on tripadvisor.com.

Extreme Sandbox primarily uses Facebook to engage people with their extreme experiences on their distinctive choice of heavy equipment machines.  You can also find Extreme Sandbox on most social media platforms.

David stresses that safety is paramount and customer experience is Extreme Sandbox’s number one objective when people visit the highly energetic and exciting entertainment attraction.

Extreme Sandbox likes to say that it is not the cheapest entertainment option but that it will definitely be the most unique experience of your life. The company can accommodate most group sizes and budgets.  Extreme Sandbox specializes in family outings, parties, corporate gatherings, and team building events.

Texomans may have adopted the notion that The Texas Sandbox in Pottsboro is too expensive for them. This is only a matter of comparison. Texomans who play golf, boat for fun or to fish, and enjoy many of Lake Texoma’s nighttime entertainment spots will spend about the same amount per person at the Texas Sandbox.

Call or visit  the north Texas Extreme Sandbox at 855-DIG-4-FUN or find them online at ExtremeSandbox.com

Kendall DavisAuthor

Kendall Davis is a regular contributor to LakeTexoma.com/news. She has accumulated over 25 years of experience as a writer, published author, copy editor, and content marketer. You can contact her at: luminiservices@gmail.com and http://kdavis1836.wixsite.com/luminiwrites.