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
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
email@example.com 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..)
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 www.ktb.org or
help us create this outdoor play area please call Linda call Linda Fulfer at 214-695-2723.
Fulfer at 214-695-2723.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 -
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
www.lakecitieslibrary.org 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 http://lakecitieslibrary.org/check-out-our-mini-
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
Introducing HICKORY CREEK'S “Got Talent” Canine Talent Contest
and our 3rd annual Canine Costume Contest.
ION* E AD
*FREE A ION*
Join Hickory Creek’s ANIMAL WELFARE BOARD and the PARKS AND RECREATION
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!!!
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.
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
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
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Hickory Creek, Texas 75065
October 9th - Fall FunFest
October 9th - Bark-in-the-Park
October 16th - Arbor Day
December 3rd - Holiday Tree Lighting
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Planning & Zoning Board
1st Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Police Department
Animal Welfare Board
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