The Pondera Blog | Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas

We read and hear a lot in the news these days about a pending water sale agreement between the Brazos River Authority and the City of Abilene.  It dominates conversations all over the lake.  We hear conflicting stories about how much water is involved, and any amount seems like a lot to us at PK right now when our lake is low and we’re experiencing an historic drought.

Quite frankly all this talk can make a property owner or prospective buyer understandably nervous!  We went out and got some facts we’d like to share with you. These certainly eased our minds … and we hope they will ease yours, too:


We’ve seen this amount and significantly

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One thing that our 3 featured PK Tri-athletes have in common is just that!! Location… Bill Moss, Brittany Buchanan and Linda Fewell all live and train at Possum Kingdom Lake. In there words, "What a beautiful place to train daily."  On any given day if you are driving through Gaines Bend you might see these 3 on a bike doing one of there daily 15 mile bike rides,  or 3 mile plus runs. (This part of there training has been much smoother with the new and improved roads in Gaines Bend)  If you happen to go down to Gaines Bend new Marina you just might see them doing there daily 1 mile swim. Crazy you say? No this is just a normal day in the training process for these 3 as they train for the upcoming September 14, 2014 Triathlon here at PK. Both Bill Moss and

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I am writing this blog to keep everyone informed of all the cool stuff happening in 2014 in The Cliffs Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake! Lots of activity, and lots of improvements and updating going on!

Of course I cannot write about the Cliffs and not mention how much I love being a Cliff Dweller myself! This time of year is especially magical, with the cacti in bloom as well as the fawns running around everywhere! It seems everywhere you look there’s some reason to “ooh and aww” and say that’s Facebook worthy!

The Cliffs has changed a bunch in the over 12 years I have been here, lots of new homes around almost every corner. The Cliffs even re-designed every green on the championship golf course just two summers ago. (I wonder how much that

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Anticipation is in the air!!!

Anticipation is very thick in the air here at PK!! In just a few short days The Red Bull Cliff Divers will be too! The entire lake community is a “buzz” with preparation for this amazing upcoming event.

Here are just a few fun facts about the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stop here at Possum Kingdom:

  • This is the sixth year of The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

  • Possum Kingdom is the 2nd stop out of 7 for 2014. PK is the only stop for 2014 in the United States

  • This event is not ticketed and is free to the public

  • This event can only be viewed by water

  •        But don’t worry…. If you are not able to attend this event in person Fox Sports 1 will be               

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Hi!  I admit I’m a bit nervous publishing my first blog.  I’m a lot more comfortable out on the front lines than I am behind a keyboard!

Let me get the introductions out of the way first.  I’m Pondera’s newest real estate agent, but I’m not new to the lake.  In fact, I’ve been a PK regular since I can remember, and spent long lazy summers here with my great grandparents, way back in the day.

Since that time, I’ve seen the lake change … a lot!  Quaint summer cabins are being replaced by beautiful lake homes faster than you can say Hells Gate, and one of best kept secrets in Texas is slowly leaking out – that PK is the premier spot in the state for boating, fishing, and good old fashioned lake time fun.

I moved to PK about a year ago, following a

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The Hummies are BACK!!

Spring is my favorite time of year.  The world re-invents itself with every little green bud poking up out of the ground or from a tree limb. One of my most favorite things about this time of year is the hummingbirds return.  Hummingbirds are wonderful little creatures ... I maintain three feeders scattered around the yard and I have noticed the little guys are very territorial and protective of their food source(s).  The dominate one(s) will chase away competitors during the day but between dusk and dark they seem to form a truce and I have counted up to four and at times more flocked around each of the feeder(s). On more than one occasion I’ve seen two hummers perched side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder on a single station

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Spring is here! Spring is here!  So it’s time for a little “Spring Cleaning.” This I must say NEVER sounds fun to me. However, the sparkling end result is always rewarding. 

Here's a quick list to help you stay on task and get your home sparkling clean. Any volunteers to come and do mine?


  • Wipe down the cabinets from top to bottom
  • Clean out and defrost your freezer 
  • Wash and sanitize trash cans
  • Clean oven and microwave
  • Clean base boards


  • Exchange the heavy bedding for lightweight blankets
  • Wash or replace Pillows
  • Clean out drawers and closets
  • Replace smoke detectors/alarm batteries
  • Flip Mattress 

Throughout your Home:

  • Vacuum/ Clean Furniture
  • Dust surfaces, knick knacks, photos,
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March 9th is just around the corner and that makes this girl happy... happy... happy! That is when we change the clocks. Ahhhh, more daylight time and one of the first signs that "spring is springing at PK"!!

Today was a gorgeous day here at PK Lake.  As I sit here and type about our area, I am reminded of the many fun things that are coming up here at Possum Kingdom!!

Saturday 3/01/2014 Mardi Gras Parade & Shrimp Fest

Friday 6/06/ - Saturday 6/07/2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving

Fun times are coming to PK my friends!! The weather the last few days would make one hope that Spring is going to arrive sooner this year. With

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"If you're lucky enough to live at the lake, you are lucky enough." 
"Choose a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life."

These are two sayings that I have heard for years. Now they are words that I live by, and I realized that just recently.

I generally work every day, all day long.  Sometimes the hours can be quite long.  It's actually a pretty good time most of the time though, like when I'm meeting new people and showing houses, or working on a marketing plan for a property I've listed.  Just like any work though, there are times when I have to work on the mundane (but oh-so-necessary) tasks that comes with my profession, like file maintenance, working on mailing lists and so on.  Just the other day, when I was doing one of

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If you live and work at PK, it goes something like this:   Wake up at 6 am and check outside temps first thing. Yep, that tapping noise I heard on the windows last night was definitely not a dream - It was the sleet from the storm - I've got work to do! Definitely NOT going for a run this morning!   Time to bundle up and head off into the white beauty that is now PK to bust the water in the horse troughs and get them fed.  Bet they are greatful for their blankets this morning!
Next its off to check on seller's homes to make sure all is good with them.  Note to self:  I will need to go back once the temps raise above freezing and the thaw out begins. Don't want any flooding from busted water pipes.  While out taking care of my chores, I…
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