Road Construction

ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: As you may have seen, there has been some dirt movement and construction signs near the front entrance of Elkins. Here is what I know at this point:
The bridge (Goree Bridge) will be taken down this weekend and both North and South bound traffic will be diverted to the feeder roads. This will increase the traffic both on the feeder road and on Veteran’s Memorial.
The new bridge will take approximately 6-8 months to complete so if you are coming or going through the front entrance and wanting to head north, you will have to go to PR 40 and u-turn. Or, exit Brookhollow and take Veterans Memorial to 1374. Along with the closing of the bridge, the HWY 19 flyover to I-45 will also be closed. There will be a lot of movement of roads, entrances and exits over the next few years until complete. We will try and keep you updated as we know the next steps.
Please drive careful until we see where all of the lane changes etc. will be.

Club Update

CLUB UPDATE: We are still working on a limited basis in the Cafe. The menu will still be limited as we await our vendors being able to get back on a regular schedule. We appreciate your patience during this time. We are looking to go to full hours tomorrow and Chef just told me that we will be able to have the popular Catfish Buffet. mmm…

The golf course will be opening tomorrow for those of you with cabin fever. It will be a delayed opening with tee times starting at 9am. We are trying to give Jerry Huntsman as much time as possible to clean up the course. There will still be some trees, limbs, etc. on the course that we cannot get to until it dries a little and the bunkers, needless to say, will probably not be worked. We are doing what we can to get back to normal operations and we appreciate everyone’s support.

The City of Huntsville has implemented a mandatory Water Restriction until further notice.  Additional details and more information can be found at the attached link http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=348

New Look Website

It is finally here!  The new look website is now available to view.  Our apologies for this taking longer than anticipated, but we hope you enjoy it.  We will continue to make some changes over the next few days and weeks and I am sure we will find some ‘glitches’ along the way so please let us know if you find something that we missed.

Click on the link to view the changes.  www.elkinslake.net

Easter Weekend

Just a reminder that the Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday starting at 10:00am.  Children from ages 1-12 are invited and there will even be a guest experience from the Easter Bunny!  If you plan on attending, please bring 1 dozen filled eggs to the Administration Office by Friday.

Also, if you haven’t made your reservations for Sunday Easter Brunch, there is still room available.  Please contact the Office at 936-295-8181 to book your time.

Storm Damage

If you have received damage due to the recent storms, please make sure to complete the required paperwork for repairs.  The fee for a project request is being waived due to the circumstances, but the forms still need to be completed prior to the project beginning.  If you have any questions, please contact the Architectural Control Committee at acc@elkinslake.net for more information.

Controlled Burn

We have recently received information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that at certain times between now and April 2016, they will be doing controlled burns in Huntsville State Park.  During this period, you may see smoke in the neighborhood or on nearby roads.  They are asking that you be cautious, reduce your speed, and use your low-beam headlights when smoke is present.  This is a normal prescribed burn that actually reduces the risk of a wildfire by eliminating the available fuels such as dead trees, leaf litter and other flammable vegetation on the landscape.  Additional information of how to be prepared can also be found at http://www.firewise.org or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Ray Black, Manager of Huntsville State Park,  at 936-295-5644 ext. 30.

Elkins Lake Recreation Corp. will also be burning our tree disposal area on January 18th.  As with the above, this is a very controlled burn.  Blowers are used to keep the timber hot and to burn with a limited amount of smoke.  If you have questions on this day or are concerned of the area involved, please contact the Administration office at 295-8181.

Rusty Denner, GM