MALAKOFF - Long Cove Development located on Highway 198 in Malakoff held a ground breaking last week.
The developers were breaking ground on five and half acres the developers will be adding to Cedar Creek Lake.
When entering the new development you will find yourself on a beautiful two mile drive.
While driving to the homesite you will cross a 100 year old iron bridges and pass through fishing ponds.
The property is private and secluded from the lights of big city life. The drive through Long Cove can feel like you are miles away from the city you left behind.
Long Cove is a new luxury residential community located on the south end of Cedar Creek Lake. The first phase of the development is now complete with 22 pre designers waterfront cottages or you can purchase a lot to build your custom dream home.
The new development consist of 1000 acres with six and half miles of Cedar Creek Lake shoreline. All homes built will be waterfront homes with floating docks. Residents of this private retreat are offered a complete services of a concierges, boat valet and storage, Chris Kelly, developer, said “We are trying to create a full array of luxury amenities designed for family and friends.”
Josh Ellis, Sales Director, said “I invited everyone to visit and view our Lakefront homesites and various waterfront cottages. We have designed this development with the family in mind.” Ellis said “There are seven floor plans to choose from.” All homesites will have dramic views of Cedar Creek Lake.
Some of the amenities available at Long Cove are private lake clubhouse, fitness center, pools, water slide, amphitheater, pavilion, marina, dry storage, PGA driving range golf course, docks, tennis and basketball courts, toy barn, fishing pond, hiking and bike trails, landscaped grounds, sandy beaches and multiple water activities.
Ellis said the new development should be ready for their Memorial Day Grand Opening.
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Athens Triathlon this weekend
The Athens Triathlon returns for the 29th time on Saturday with hundreds of contestants competing in the three legs of the annual challenge.
The registration deadline has been extended to Friday. The fee for individuals is $80 and $160 for teams. Contestants will get a distinctive Tek T T-shirt. Online registration is available at www.active.com. The events starts at 9 a.m., Saturday.
Texas Independence Week proclamation
Athens Mayor Jerry Don Vaught presents a proclamation from the City declaring March 2 through March 8 as Texas Independence Week. Vaught is joined by Sons of the Republic of Texas James George Chapter President Clayton Starr and SRT member Dr. Charles Luna.
Slippin’ & sliding
A strange mix of thunder, sleet, freezing rain and snow played havoc with drivers in Henderson County on Sunday.
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reports show the dispatchers received a flurry of calls after the county was placed under a severe weather alert at 3:16 p.m. Over the next four hours, the switchboard took 22 calls concerning wrecks, and many others involving motorists stranded on the slush and ice.
Runoff elections set for May
The campaign trail got a little longer for candidates whose tightly-contested Primary elections ended in runoffs.
Henderson County voters in both parties will head back to the polls on May 27. Local Republican runoffs include County Commissioner Precinct 4, with Kelly Harris and incumbent Ken Geeslin.
Several incumbents lose in KC
Tuesday night was a bad night for incumbents in Kaufman County. The unofficial election results are reporting runoff elections in three county races.
The 4-way race in Kaufman County for Judge of the 86th Judicial District will advance to a runoff election in May. The four candidates entered the race after longtime Judge Howard Tygrett announced he would not seek reelection.
Council elections May 10
With the filing deadline past, city elections are set in Henderson County’s two largest cities.
Athens has three city council seats up for election, while Gun Barrel City will elect a mayor and two councilmen.
Election day is May 10. Early voting in the municipal and school board elections begins on April 28. The early voting window closes on May 6.
Mission field on shores of Cedar Creek Lake
Way back in the woods off of U.S. Highway 175, across the street from the boonies, and just a block away from the middle of nowhere, sits a city that many saw as one of Henderson County’s dirty secrets.
It squats on the shores of Cedar Creek Lake, hiding behind the scenery that attracts vacationing movie stars and sports heroes from all over the nation.
Benefits of home care
Sharon Strickland, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, was the guest speaker at the Seven Points/Tool/Kemp branch of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce monthly networking breakfast. Strickland told the chamber members the benefits of having your elderly family members taken care of at home. The Seven Points/Tool/Kemp branch meets once a month at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points. For information on joining the Chamber of Commerce, call 903-887-3152.
County authorizes private resale of Jonathon Street property
The Henderson County Commissioners Court authorized a private resale of property on Jonathan Street in Athens that has been in the county’s possession for about three years.
Nautical Affordable Housing is acquiring the property for an 80-unit low-income development to be called the New Haven Apartments.
National Pancake Day
John Thatcher, left, and Jeremiah Diamond enjoy a hotcake supper at the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day at Cain Center on Tuesday. Hundreds turned out for event that has been a tradition since 1954.
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