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December 31, 2017

On this 7th Day of Christmas, on the Eve of a New Year, I’d like to raise a glass to our Texas Pool Community, our Board of Directors (all unpaid) and their (longsuffering) families, to our members, mermaids and pirates, lifeguards and volunteers, corporate sponsors, p...

November 23, 2017

As the years flow past, the traditions of our lives, those that we hand down from generation to generation, will be remembered. My MIL used to make pumpkin pie crust from a special recipe handed down from her mother and her mother's mother back to a time before the fam...

October 31, 2017

Will neighborhood block parties continue to exist in the future? Everyone is so busy today. It takes a significant commitment of time and effort to gather with neighbors, friends, family, and civic leaders. A greater contribution is required to actually plan and host....

September 30, 2017

Ever wish you could travel back in time? In 1960, Plano Texas was mostly a farming community with a population of 3,695. The days were slower back then; there were no cellular phones, no cable or satellite TV, no social media. Few families had more than 1 car. HOA pool...

August 21, 2017

Whether you’re glad or sad, the new school year has arrived and another Texas Pool summer swims to a close. All of our Texas Pool college age Lifeguards have departed. Our high school aged guards are gearing up for a busy year of academics, extracurricular activities,...

July 30, 2017

It’s been a summer of firsts, first fruits from the labors of our hands, our hearts, our community. New this season: a Community Garden, Little Free Pantry, Toddler Play Zone, Iron Fence, our own Texas Best Country Star Stephen James singing "Texas Pool Girls" from the...

June 30, 2017

As the sun rises on the Texas Pool’s 56th summer season, I am reminded that everyone needs a little place of their own to get away from it all. The Texas Pool is that place and DFW’s closest saltwater destination. “That's where you wanna go to get away from it all…” Th...

Memorial Day is traditionally Opening Day at the Texas Pool. It is a day when our community gathers to celebrate freedom, to "Live Free and Swim Free." Yet, Memorial Day is so much more than that. At the Texas Pool, we are grateful for the warriors among us and to thei...

April 16, 2017

We all want to find the golden egg in life. Success, money, freedom to make our own choices, career, and the perfect family come to mind. Yet the golden egg of happiness in life is not dependent upon achieving societal definitions of perfection. Most often, joy may be...

March 22, 2017

Regeneration is one of those beautiful words with many influences. In biology, Wiki states that regeneration is the process of "renewal, restoration, and growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events." Regenerat...

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