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Important Message for Registered Boaters

5/23/2013 at 1:30pm

This is an important message for registered Texas boat owners!!

Dear Boat Owner,
Right now, our lakes and rivers are under attack by Zebra Mussels. In Texas, Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Texoma are already "infested" and without your help, they will spread throughout the state.

What are Zebra Mussels?
Don't Be a Carrier, Zebra Mussels are a small, destructive invasive species that can spread by hitching a ride on boats and trailers. They grow to about 1 inches and develop a distinctive zebra-striped shell. One Zebra Mussel can produce up to one million microscopic larvae. They can cause tremendous environmental and economic damage such as:

Encrusting and adding weight to boat hulls; clogging water systems used in boat motors, air conditioners and heads.
Threatening our water supply by colonizing inside pipelines, restricting the flow of water, and damaging water intake structures which results in higher water bills for homes and businesses.
Taking over habitats from native species, damaging lake ecology and impacting fish populations .

Its Illegal to Transport Zebra Mussels!
Unfortunately, you may be in possession of Zebra Mussels, and not even know it. That is because young Zebra Mussels in their larval stage can survive for days in water left in your boat and are invisible to the naked eye!

We wanted to make sure you are aware that it is ILLEGAL to possess or transport Zebra Mussels " knowingly OR unknowingly in the state of Texas. The law imposes fines of up to $500 for the first incident (a Class C misdemeanor), and steeper fines with possible jail time, for subsequent offenses.

Stop the spread and avoid breaking the law!
Boaters can take a few simple precautions to help ensure they are in compliance with the law.

  CLEAN. Clean off any vegetation, mud or foreign objects on the boat, trailer and gear before you leave the lake.
  DRAIN. The law requires that boaters drain all water from the boat, including the motor, bilge, livewells and bait buckets " before leaving an infested lake.
  DRY. Dry the boat and trailer for a week or more before entering another water body. If unable to let it dry for at least a week, wash it with a high-pressure washer and hot (at least 140-degree), soapy water.

Watch the video on the "Info & Contacts" page to see how to effectively clean and/or decontaminate your boat:

Visit to find more on:

**How to identify adult Zebra Mussels
**The damage they cause to boats and how to clean/decontaminate your boat
**Reporting a Zebra Mussel sighting
**How to request additional information

Thank you for doing your part to save Texas lakes and rivers.

Hello Zebra Mussels. Goodbye Texas Lakes!!

Verizon 4G LTE is now on our Omen Tower!!

4/15/2013 at 12:00pm

Yahooooo Folks!!!!!!
This is a landmark day for East Shore Estates!

Well, it has been a long hard struggle but we have finally gotten our Omen Tower upgraded to Verizon 4G LTE service and it went live today!! I am getting a 68ms ping, 20-21MB Download and 8-10MB Upload at my house now! Some folks will get faster speeds and some will get a little slower speeds.

For anyone who has a 4G device they will enjoy greatly increased speeds (10-20x 3g) and many residents will get 4G LTE service for the first time. Our existing 3G service will continue and should be running much better too.

I would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of the Verizon Corporate Business and Operations/Network employees (you know who you all are) who have helped me over the years to get our Omen tower updated and upgraded now culminating in our State of the Art 4G LTE system!! This is the primary broadband service for East Shore Estates and is very important for our residents.


Bob Dillon
Webmaster, East Shore Estates

Annual Membership Meeting Notice, Sunday April 28, 2013 at 2:00PM

3/25/2013 at 6:45pm

Annual Membership Meeting 2013-2014
East Shore Estates Property Owners Association

P.O. Box 462 Troup, Texas

Location and Time: E.S.E.P.O.A. Pavilion & Beach Area Lot
(At the end of Lakeview Circle off of South Lakeview Drive)
2:00PM Sunday, April 28, 2013

Don't forget to bring your Lawn Chairs!

Votes Needed:
~We have 4 positions open on the board this year that need to be voted on at this meeting.
~There are 3 setting board members that have agreed to run again for another term. If reelected: Mary Moore, Mary Caldwell and Brad Roberts.
~The 4th position is open because JC Howard has sold her home and moved out of the area. The position will be for one year to fill her term.
~We want to thank JC for all her hard work on the board; we will miss all her help and her being a lot of fun to work with. She will be missed!

The board is open for volunteers or nominations.
Please summit any nominations to the board before or by the next board meeting on April 22nd.

~Dues are still remaining at $75.00 a year and due by the Annual Membership Meeting on April 28th, 2013.
Only paid up members will be allowed to vote at the meeting and get Keys.
~Keys are $4.00 for the first key and $3.00 for additional keys.

If you don't make it to the meeting, mail your dues and key order to the above address with your check. Keys will be mailed to you. Please make sure you have your correct contact information: Mailing address, phone number, lot #s and E-mail address attached.

Hope to see you there!

2:00PM Sunday, April 28, 2013

(Formal printable notice is in the attached file below)

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CR 230 Bridge Replacement Info & Updates

1/18/2013 at 3:12pm

On November 28, 2012 one of the bridges on CR 230 bewteen Omen and Swinneytown was closed for replacement. This project was estimated to take about 3 months. The detailed story can be found in this link to a KLTV News report:

We will start posting weekly progress updates from the Smith County Road and Bridge Department below:

Jan 18, 2013: This week we set the forms and tied the rebar for the second phase of the Headwall on the north side of the bridge and are pouring the concrete today. The headwall has to be poured in three phases. three phases of the headwall. 
Jan 28, 2013: We completed the headwall on the north side of the bridge and moved to the south side digging out for the south headwall. There are also back filling the north headwall this week will working on the south headwall.
Feb 5, 2013:
The update for Cr 230. Last week we finished the back fill of the Headwall on the north side of the bridge and drove pilings on poured concrete of phase one of the three phase headwall on the south side of the bridge.
Feb 11,2013:  The bridge crew is making the last pour today on the south headwall. We will then back fill and be getting ready to set beams.
Feb 15, 2013: We got the Headwalls back filled the I-Beams are cut and being painted should finish the painting of the I-Beams on Tuesday. Then will get the beams set and start getting the center bracing on them next week.
Feb 22, 2013: We have the I-Beams set and are welding in the cross braces in place at this time. Attached are some photos of the bridge at this time.
Feb 27, 2013:
Culvert Replacement on Sunshine Lane, Monday 3/4 !! - We plan to start setting the cross culvert on Sunshine Lane in the East Shore Estates Subdivision on Monday March 4, if weather permits. This will cause some travel delay do to the fact that this is a road with one way in and one way out. So it will be closed to a one lane road while the pipe is being replaced. Once they fix it, it will be a temporary surface until we get the overlay machine over to it. So it may be uneven for a short time. Once CR 230 is finished they will overlay CR 230 bridge and Sunshine culvert at the same time.
Mar 4, 2013: We put the pan for the concrete to the deck on and they will start tying the rebar for the deck today. We are planning to pore the concrete on the deck on Thursday if weather allows. Everything is still on schedule. 

Mar 4, 2013: We put the pan for the concrete to the deck on and they will start tying the rebar for the deck today. We are planning to pore the concrete on the deck on Thursday if weather allows. Everything is still on schedule.
Mar 8, 2013:
The bridge deck was poured yesterday it will need at least two weeks cure time. In the mean time we will cut the expansion joint, set the guard rail, finish the back fill and start the tying in of the road. We are still on schedule for the end of March or First of April.
Mar 21, 2013: It looks like the bridge will be ready a week early. They are trying to finish and open it back up tomorrow, Friday 3/22.  Cary Nix just called with an update and said it should be open by lunch tomorrow, Friday 3/22/13.

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