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									 Town of Hickory Creek, Texas                                                   July 2010 Issue

                                                 Live, Work and Play in Hickory Creek

Dates to Remember:            Helping Hands Committee                  Boy Scouts of America
Fall Fun Fest - October 9th   forming in Hickory Creek                 Continue Renovation Work
10:00 am till 7:00 pm ..…P1   A New Committee called Hickory           at Sycamore Bend
Arbor Day - October 16th      Creek Helping Hands is looking for       BSA Troop 175 from Irving has been
10:00 am to 1:00pm…....P3     volunteers!                              to the park 3-4 times, in May of 2009
                                                                       they cleaned camp sites, gathered
In this Issue:                This committee will be 100%              debris, and mulched wood most of
                              volunteer supported, driven and          the day on Saturday. Ronald Wright
Helping Hands Committee       operated for the sole purpose of         from this troop built the Information/
forming in Hickory Creek.P1   Hickory Creek residents.                 Pay Booth on Sunday this same
Boy Scouts continue work                                               weekend. They were back out in the
at Sycamore Bend Park..P1The main purpose of this committee is         latter part of February 2010. They
                         to serve Hickory Creek residents in           have completed a lot of the cleanup
Nature Explore inspired  need when unexpected tragedies/               of the park as well as painted the
Play Area for Arbor Day  situations happen to one’s family             barrier rails.
Activities….…………..…..P3 (loss) or household (fire). This
                         committee will be 100% dependent on              Cub Scout Pack 509 from Irving
KTB Recognition                                                            was out in May of 2009 and
                         volunteer time and assistance. In the
Opportunities………...…..P3                                                   trimmed & pruned trees and
                         beginning stages we are looking for
Lake Cities Library      volunteers who want to help with                  cleaned.
Happenings……………...P4 providing meals when an occasion                     Cub Scout Pack 845 from Carroll-
                         should arise.                                     ton was out in May 2009 and
Upcoming Lake Cities
Chamber Events….….....P4 The future vision is to assist in other           helped trim and prune trees and
Bark–In-The-Park……….P5        areas (specialist needed) where
                              individuals donate their time and           BSA Troop 9168 from Lewisville
Warning for Dog               talent to help Hickory Creek residents       was out November 20-22, 2009
and Cat owners..…...…...P6    in times of emotional or                     and completed cleaning projects.
Denton’s                      financial hardships.
                                                                          Troop 191 from Carrolton was out
Most Wanted…...........….P7
                              May God continue to bless the Town           Dec 11-13, 2009 and completed
                              of Hickory Creek.                            cleaning projects.
                                                                          BSA Troop 2150 was out in
                              If you are interested in making this
                                                                           March 2009 and helped clean the
                              town even better and want to be part
                                                                           park, gather and stack debris.
                              of this committee, please contact Paul
                              a n d     B r y    K en n e y      a t      BSA Troop 300 was out in 2009
                     or           and completed cleaning projects.
                              by phone to 817-235-9944
                                                                                       Continued on Page 2

              Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
            Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland
Boy Scouts of America in Sycamore Bend Park (continued from front page)

All of the above listed projects were weekend endeavors involving all day Saturday and up to noon on

In May 2010, Patrick Lantz, who we believe is associated with Troop 175 from Irving completed the Eagle
project of sandblasting and painting the bathroom at Sycamore Bend Park.

We know Public Works has expended numerous hours working in the park. (Clearing dead trees, debris, trash,
laying gravel over existing road, clearing brush, mulching, hauling off debris and trash, etc..)

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    Nature Explore Inspired Children’s
    Area included In Arbor Day Plans
Nature Explore is a research-based program of fun,
effective resources to help educators, families, and others
working to connect children with nature.
Nature Explore Classrooms
are being constructed at                                          KTB Recognition Opportunities
schools; nature centers;                                          Abound for Texas Communities
national forests, parks, and
wildlif e refuges; zoos;                                        During the 43rd Annual KTB Conference in
arboretums; and child care                                     Austin this June, affiliates gathered to recognize
centers. They are appropriate                                  program leaders, network and learn new skills
wherever a traditional                                         needed to keep Texas the most beautiful state in
playground might be built and                                  the union.
will be a welcomed addition to
                                                               As part of their ongoing educational program,
our Arbor Day Celebration on October 16, 2010.
                                                               KTB presented an introduction to the KTB
“We will start small with some children’s tables, chairs,      awards program, explaining some of the changes
                            natural textures, shapes and       that have taken place in the last few years.
                            colors and improve it each         With KTB’s three distinct awards programs, there
                            year.” said Linda Fulfer,          is surely a way to recognize the efforts of
                            Keep Hickory Creek                 individuals, schools, businesses, communities
                            Beautiful Chair. “Using            and everything in between who work to keep the
                            Nature Explore as a guide,         Lone Star State’s environment clean. Winners
                            we will gather      materials      are recognized annually at the KTB Conference.
                            from the diverse natural
                            surroundings we enjoy here         Through their KTB affiliate, communities are
                            in our town .”                     elegible to submit one GACC application per city
                                                               each February and are judged based on their
                              Nothing is as inviting to a      population size. For the first time many affiliates
child as a big pile of autumn leaves, some pine cones,         gained an understanding that the efforts of these
acorns, and, yes, some tree cookies. Not only does it give     communities, (not affiliates) to involve citizens,
the children something to touch and feel, but there is a lot   businesses, schools, local government and youth
to be learned by the stories that                              in keeping their city beautiful would earn ten of
can be told while gathered                                     them a share of $2 million in landscaping monies
around a tree cookie.                                          from the Texas Department of Transportation.
What are tree cookies? They are                                There is no limit, however, to the number of KTB
tree slices. When you cut down                                 awards that can be submitted each year in the
a tree and cut the limbs and                                   youth, education, and beautification categories.
trunk into slices they make the                                KTB awards may be submitted by any of our
most interesting blocks in the                                 community’s individuals, organizations,
world to touch, roll, and stack                                businesses that educate and engage Texans to
into marvalous creations. They                                 take responsibility for improving their community
also tell a story about the life of                            environment through litter prevention, beautifica-
a tree in the rings, mysterious colors, and markings in the    tion and waste reduction.
wood. They also make wonderful pavers.
                                                               So, If you would like to recognize an outstanding
Tree cookies, logs, stumps and volunteers are needed           contributor in the areas listed above, don’t hesi-
for this nature play area. If you are planning on removing a   tate to let me know, or better yet, download an
medium to large hardwood tree, please consider helping         application form , fill it out an and send it in.
us make some tree cookies for our children’s nature area.      If you have questions or need assistance in the
If you would like to volunteer your time and resources to      application process please visit or
help us create this outdoor play area please call Linda        call Linda Fulfer at 214-695-2723.
Fulfer at 214-695-2723.
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                                                                 Lake Cities Chamber Upcoming Events
        All workshops are free to attend
Please Call Georgette to sign up for all workshops               Wednesday Morning Coffee - 7:15 - 8:00 AM
                 940-497-3566                                    Locations TBA
     or e-mail                     Network with other chanber members over coffee and
                                                                 breakfast while catching up on Community news,
           Summer Reading Express                                announcments and local events. Members have the
 Summer Reading Club is in full swing! All activities are        opportunity to host their own Chamber Coffee and
held at the Lake Dallas Community Room this year.                have the floor to present information about their
Join us pm Thursday, July 29th at 11:00am for Critter-           business or organization. Locations vary so be sure to
man. July 29th @ 6pm we will be celebrating the end              check the Calendar of Events for location.
of summer @ 6pm behind the library. There will be
plenty of activities and good times to be had.                   Power Hour Mondays, July 19, 11:30 AM -
                                                                 12:30 PM
         Regular Scheduled Classes                               Members are invited to bring their own sack lunch/
We offer scheduled access to Rosetta Stone (English              take-out to the Chamber office. Attendees are invited
and Spanish) in the library, one-on-one computer                 to write down a problem/challenge they are facing in
classes every Monday and story time and a craft for              their business or organization and issues will be
the kids every Wednesday morning. Babygarten:                    discussed one at a time by the group. This brain
activities, rhymes and reading for 0-24 months.                  storming session is a way to help each other get
Twilight Story Time: stories, songs and activities in the        better and provides networking.
evening for young children, every second Thursday @              Monthly Luncheons, August 10, 11:30 AM -
6pm. Don’t forget to take part in our Labels for                 1:00 PM at Grand Traditions
Education program sponsored by Campbell’s and help               Listen to a speaker with topics of interest to the Lake
the Library earn points toward educational material for          Cities community over a delicious lunch at Grand
your children.                                                   Traditions on the second Tuesday of August. At the
                                                                 end of each luncheon, everyone has the opportunity
            Workshops & Programs                                 to introduce themselves and their business.
Genealogy Class: 1st & 4th Thursday, 6:30 – 8pm.
Space is limited; call 940.497.3566 or visit our website         Quarterly Mixer, August 17, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at for more information.                  Best Western
                                                                 Held at least quarterly, mixers are a great networking
               Call For Volunteers                               opportunity in a fun, laid-back atmosphere! Mixer
                                                                 locations vary depending on the hosting Chamber
 We will be having our Summer Reading Club End                   member. Drinks, appetizers and door prize drawings
Party behind the library on July 29th. We will need              are included!
about five people to help with various tasks for the
children and their families. Give us a call or come by           For additional information please contact Shane
the library for more info!                                       Burcham, Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce, Phone:
                                                                 940 497 3097, P. O. Box 1028, Lake Dallas, Texas
                 Take our Survey                                 75065 or visit the new Chamber office at 104 Swisher
We value your opinion about our material and services.           Road, Rm. 105.
Come into the library and let us know how important
the library is to your community by filling out our survey             Parks Day Use Permits are now
or go to
                                                                     available for Hickory Creek citizens
surveys.html to express your opinion online.
                                                                       at no cost. Come by Town Hall
              Stephanie Bassinger, MLS                                  and get your Day Use Permit.
         Assistant Director, Lake Cities Library

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 Introducing HICKORY CREEK'S “Got Talent” Canine Talent Contest
            and our 3rd annual Canine Costume Contest.

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BOARD as we celebrate our 3rd annual Pet Party. Both dogs (on leash) and people are
invited to come out in costume and spend the afternoon at Arrowhead Park for an
afternoon of family fun. You and your pet(s) will enjoy browsing through many
pet-related booths, free pet registration, pet adoptions and more! Enter your pet in our
Dog Costume Contest or Talent Contest for a chance to win prizes. The event will be
held at Arrowhead Park kickoff is at 11:00 am.
Date:         Saturday, October 9th, 2010
Time:         10:00 am - 7:00pm
Location:    ARROWHEAD PARK - Directions from I-35E: exit 457a on the North East
end of the bridge over Lewisville Lake. Arrowhead is located at the South end of
Kelton Avenue, Hickory Creek, Texas

For questions and booth information please contact Bobby Thompson 940- 321-2112

                             Pet-related Booths / Cake Walks
                Doggie Talent Contest 11:30 pm (Any talent is acceptable)
                          *Our very own Mayor and Town Council
                       will be judging the event*PRIZES AWARDED
                       Pet Costume Contest 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
                 Free Pet Registration (Must provide Rabies Certificate)

              All proceeds will benefit The Hickory Creek Animal Shelter
                      Volunteers and Sponsors are still needed!!!

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                          Warning for Dog/Cat Owners
                           Did you know that heartworms are parasites which infect both dogs and cats,
                           and if left untreated, are deadly for your pet? Dogs and cats are infected with
                           heartworms through mosquito bites, and it takes only one infected mosquito to
                           infect the animal. Some people mistakenly think that thick-furred dogs cannot
                           be infected, but they are often infected by a bite on the nose. Your dog may be
                           healthy, but mosquitoes can spread the disease from your neighbor’s dog to
yours. The Hickory Creek Animal Services staff and the Animal Welfare Board volunteers have witnessed
several shelter dogs this year suffering from heartworm disease, all because the dogs’ previous owners
never took preventative measures to keep their pet healthy.
Heartworm treatment is extremely costly to pet owners and very uncomfortable for the dog. At present,
there is no treatment for cats. If left untreated, all heartworm-infected pets will die because the worms
literally choke the animal’s heart. In the latter stage of disease, dog owners will see their pet become
weaker and weaker and then begin to cough. Cat owners may simply see their pet go into seizures and die
The good news for pet owners is that heartworm disease is 100% preventable. Your local veterinarian can
perform a quick and simple blood test to test for this parasite and then advise you on the best preventive
care. It is very important to test the pet first before administering any medical preventive care
because an infected animal can die from the preventative itself. If your pet is not currently on
heart-worm preventatives, please talk to your veterinarian soon. Prevention is easy and
cheap, and your beloved pet deserves a long, happy life free of heartworm parasites.

                                                                    Call 940-465-7444
                                                             Register your pet annually with
                                                                The Town of Hickory Creek
                                                                    Registration is free
                                                              (rabies certification required)

                                                        Advertising our local businesses
                                                             in support of the new
                                                         Hickory Creek Animal Shelter

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                                                                         Possession of Controlled          MTAG / Criminal Mischief
                                                                         Substance                         Warrant: F-2004-1840-A
                                                                         Warrant: F-2009-2625-A            Name: Evis Abilio Lemus
                                                                         Name: Enrique Arias Idelfonso     Sex: Male Race: Hispanic
                                                                         Sex: Male      Race: Hispanic     Age: 33      DOB: 08/30/1976
                                                                         Age: 35      DOB: 05/31/1975      Height: 5ft 10in Weight: 195 lbs
                                                                         Height: 5ft 7in Weight: 160 lbs   Hair: Black      Eyes: Brown
                                                                         Hair: Black Eyes: Brown

Failure to Comply with Sex Of-     Fraudulent use or Possession of       Tampering with Government         MTAG / Possession of
fender Registration Requirements   Identifying Information               Record                            Controlled Substance
Warrant: F-2009-1524-A             Warrant: F-2009-1325-A                Warrant: F-2010-1223-D            Warrant: F-2005-1769-B
Name: Lamar Esquire Mckinzie       Name: Bethany Rae Livingston          Name: Carl Edward Fahlund         Name: Brandon Lafayette Gallegos
Sex: Male Race: Black              Sex: Female Race: Caucasian           Sex: Male      Race: Caucasian    Sex: Male      Race: Caucasian
Age: 41 DOB: 02/04/1969            Age: 26      DOB: 01/09/1984          Age: 41      DOB: 10/27/1968      Age: 26 DOB: 07/19/1983
Height: 5ft 5in Weight: 195 lbs    Height: 5ft 6in Weight: 125 lbs       Height: 6ft 1in Weight: 260 lbs   Height: 6ft 2in Weight: 190 lbs
Hair: Black     Eyes: Brown        Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue                Hair: Red Eyes: Green             Hair: Black     Eyes: Brown

Motion to Revoke Probation         Securing Execution of Docu-        Credit / Debit Card Abuse            DWI (3rd or More)
Warrant: F-2002-1072-A             ment by Deception                  Warrant: F-2003-2011-E               Warrant: F-2000-1390-B
Name: Steven Rae Mantooth          Warrant: F-2004-1309-E             Name: Pablo Havemann Gaete           Name: Jason Edward Eddington
Sex: Male Race: Caucasian          Name: Akila Haas                   Sex: Male      Race: Hispanic        Sex: Male      Race: Caucasian
Age: 25      DOB: 01/09/1985       Sex: Female      Race: Caucasian   Age: 31      DOB: 12/10/1978         Age: 39      DOB: 08/07/1970
Height: 6ft 1in Weight: 160 lbs    Age: 41 DOB: 12/11/1968            Height: 6ft 0in Weight: 175 lbs      Height: 6ft 0in Weight: 150 lbs
Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue             Height: 6ft 0in Weight: 180 lbs    Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue               Hair: Brown     Eyes: Blue
                                   Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown

                                               EARN UP TO A $1,000 CASH REWARD
                                        FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OF
                                               THESE MOST WANTED FUGITIVES

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                  Town of Hickory Creek
                        …...On The Lake News
                  1075 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
                  Hickory Creek, Texas 75065

                                     2010 Events
                                   October 9th - Fall FunFest
                                  October 9th - Bark-in-the-Park
                                   October 16th - Arbor Day
                               December 3rd - Holiday Tree Lighting

   Town Hall Meetings                                                                       Police Department
                                                                                    1075 Ronald Reagan Ave.
Parks & Recreation Board                                                           Hickory Creek, Texas 75065
 1st Monday at 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Police Emergency 911
 Planning & Zoning Board
1st Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.                                                              Police Department
                                                                                          (940) 497-3520
  Animal Welfare Board
 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                         Town of Hickory Creek…
      Town Council                                                                          On The Lake News
 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.                                                            If you would like to be added to
   Board of Adjustments                                                             our mailing list or have questions
 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.                                                                           or
                                                                                           comments to share,
  Economic Development                                                              please e-mail or
                                            Please visit our websites
     (4B) Corporation.                                                                      call (214) 695-2723
 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m.                 Town Hall - 940-497-2528

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