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Bluebonnet Lake named and open for fishing

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January 25th, 2011

Lake Texoma, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lewisville, Joe Pool Lake North Texas has more than a few good watering holes. Now there s another name to add to the list, Bluebonnet Lake at Highland Springs. The lake was recently opened for fishing, and to celebrate, the community held a lake-naming contest among the residents. We received a number of suggestions, says Steve Hurley, director of general services. Some of the nominations would have incited riots. Aggie Lake, Longhorn Lake one person even suggested Frog Lake in honor of the TCU Horned Frogs. In the end, the winner came from an anonymous submission. Bluebonnet Lake, named after the state flower, is especially a propos at Highland Springs, where acres of wildflowers blanket the grounds each spring.

A peaceful pursuit

Monty Koslover and his wife, Lillian, moved to the community three and a half years ago from Redondo Beach, Calif. Nearly every afternoon, Koslover, a retired systems engineer, can be found walking around Bluebonnet Lake. I love to be outdoors, he says. When we lived in California, I used to walk along the beach and listen to the sounds of the ocean. Now I walk down to the lake and muse and think to myself and say a few prayers. It makes me feel good. Koslover is not the only one to appreciate the charms of the lake. Several species of birds and families of ducks also frequent the tranquil setting.

No license required

And as for fishing, a few residents have already cast a line into Bluebonnet Lake. It s mostly stocked with large mouth bass, says Hurley. Because it s a private lake not fed by any stream or spring, no fishing license is required. Residents and their family and friends are welcome to fish whenever they like.