(Marshall County, OK) –  Pointe Vista Development owners Mark and Scott Fischer recently submitted a petition to the Marshall County Commissioners for a new rural water and sewer district to serve their construction of rental town homes at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course.  This “Area A” was the first of two land parcels purchased in 2008. […]

Often when controversial issues enter the courts, a virtual firewall is erected between the litigants and the taxpayers.  Legal proceedings are assumed to be “too complex” for the general public, and they are simply ignored and go unreported until final rulings are issued. In the case of the state of Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land […]

Last December, I invited OK State Senator Josh Brecheen and State Representative (Dist. 49) Tommy Hardin to a Kingston Town Hall meeting. We wanted to address two problems at Lake Texoma: Pointe Vista Development’s non-performance and breach of contract for a hotel and convention center, and our severely low lake levels. As an independent journalist, […]

Pointe Vista Financing District is Dissolved

June 2, 2014

(Marshall County, OK) — The Marshall County Commissioners voted this morning to rescind and dissolve the Pointe Vista Development Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District which was originally approved on July 24, 2009.  “The TIF is gone,” said commissioner Chris Duroy who represents the town of Kingston. The TIF district was “comprised of approximately 2,655 acres […]

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Pointe Vista PR Sidesteps Hotel Requirement

May 8, 2014

(Marshall County, OK)  — Last week, The Madill Record reported that Pointe Vista Development “Expands Phase One to include Stay-and-Play Vacation, Corporate Retreat Units on Course.”  KXII TV reported on this last night and Kingston residents, Meagan Lazur and Jack Scott, were not impressed. [See  the video link.] Pointe Vista is being sued by the […]

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Governor Mary Fallin’s Pointe Vista Connection

April 16, 2014

  Tomorrow’s edition of The Madill Record hosts a feature PR fluff piece for Pointe Vista Development – “Dozers on the Move at Chickasaw Pointe.” Pointe Vista is currently being sued by the state Commissioners of the Land Office for breach of contract for not delivering on their promised four star hotel.  It doesn’t require […]

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Save Lake Texoma & Restore The Park

April 7, 2014

One of the interesting things about climate change is the increase in precipitation that goes with increasing atmospheric temperatures. It also causes spikes in cold weather events like the “Arctic Vortexes” we saw this past winter. While we have drought conditions throughout the southwest and Texas including southwestern Oklahoma, we also have the Gulf moisture […]

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Senator Ellis on Lake Texoma, Water & Parks 3/15

March 11, 2014

Lake Texoma: Victim of drought or draining?  Or both? (Kingston, OK) — Is Lake Texoma the victim of an extended drought, outdated federal laws governing hydro-electric power, or both?  A recently formed Lake Texoma community group, “Save Lake Texoma,” will hold their first public meeting Saturday at 1PM in Kingston.  They will be discussing these […]

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“What about Lake Texoma’s water?” Meeting 3/15

March 4, 2014

(Marshall County, OK) — Two area groups, Save Lake Texoma and Restore The Park, are co-sponsoring a special public meeting at 1 PM, Saturday, March 15th in Kingston, Oklahoma.  It will be held at the Kingston High School Multi-Purpose Facility located at 411 NE 3rd Street.    Robyn King, founder of “Save Lake Texoma” and […]

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3/15 Lake Texoma Community Meeting Flyer

February 28, 2014

  Lake Texoma Community Meeting 1- 3 PM Saturday, March 15th Kingston Multi-Purpose Facility Kingston, Oklahoma   “Save Lake Texoma” and “Restore Lake Texoma State Park” are sponsoring this event to bring together local residents, public leaders, business owners, and concerned individuals on both sides of Lake Texoma.  We will address our area economy, jobs, […]

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