The Bridges at Preston Crossings http://www.bridgestexas.com Texas Golf Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:31:33 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Father’s Day Memories In Beautiful North Texas http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/06/father%e2%80%99s-day-memories-from-north-texas/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/06/father%e2%80%99s-day-memories-from-north-texas/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:04:21 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2919 Read more »

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With Father’s Day just around the bend, we are excited to hear about the memories that will be created, especially in our Bridges at Preston Crossings community in Gunter, TX.  Do you have a tradition that you celebrate each year? One such tradition was shared with us by a dad and his two sons. From the time the boys were able to swing a golf club, their dad always made  a special occasion out of them playing golf together on Father’s day. The boys still recall stories of sunny skies, rolling green hills, fresh air, lost balls, sand traps, and a few to many mulligans. These same boys now share this tradition with their children. How fortunate it is to live where you can step just outside your home and have the signature Bridges Golf Course available to create lasting memories. Hole in one for Dad!

Another great tradition shared by a daughter and her dad is how they spend each Father’s Day riding horses.  A passion they both adore. A day absorbing nature, from the smell of blossoming trail trees to the exhilarating sound of horse’s hooves breaking into a run, creates a lasting bond between generations.  A major benefit of living in North Texas land country is there is plenty of room for horses. The Bridges Equestrian Center provides the perfect location for the equestrian enthusiast offering miles of well groomed trails, boarding and lessons. We expect many more memories to be built from experiences at this brand new facility.

We want to hear your stories. Please share what makes Father’s Day special for you, in the comment section below.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Celebrating the American Spirit-Smiles Charity Concert and Festival http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/06/celebrating-the-american-spirit-smiles-charity-concert-and-festival/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/06/celebrating-the-american-spirit-smiles-charity-concert-and-festival/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 15:19:13 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2890 Read more »

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Blue sunny skies accompanied by the roar of  WWII era airplanes flying overhead and the contagious laughter of children, were just a few of the day’s treats that made the 2011 Smiles Charity Concert and Festival in McKinney, TX an event celebrating the American spirit. With thousands in attendance over the Memorial Day weekend, this annual charity concert not only brings community together, it pays homage to our armed services and veterans.

Due to generous local and corporate businesses sponsors, the day was filled with family fun, local food and drinks, outstanding entertainment, and ooh – aah fireworks! From Hollie Cavanaugh’s moving performance of the National Anthem (yes she was a contestant on American Idol), to McKinney’s Mayor Brian Loughmiller riding a mechanical bull and Uncle Kracker’s get on your feet and dance performance, the event did not disappoint.

The greatest joy provided by Smiles Charity Concert and Operation Finally Home is that 100% of the profits from this annual event are then donated to build homes for disabled veterans and widows of fallen soldiers. This year’s recipients are Levi Wilson and Alan Hornaday. Bluegreen Communities is proud to be involved in this gifting and honoring of our American soldiers. They deserve our sincerest thanks.

Did you attend the Smile  Charity Concert and Festival? Let us know your favorite highlights of the day in the comments below.

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Double the Fun! Charity Event and Grand Opening http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/05/running-and-music-and-horses-oh-my/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/05/running-and-music-and-horses-oh-my/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 06:04:48 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2858 Read more »

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Photo courtesy of Betsy Marie Photography

Sunshine and two fantastic fun filled events!  Last Saturday proved to be a day to remember, especially for those that attended the Rock Roll and Smile 5k Fun Run benefiting Operation FINALLY HOME recipients and the Grand Opening of the Bridges Equestrian Center in Gunter, Texas.

Going the extra mile or in this instance the extra 3.1 miles, Smiles Charity motivated the runners by providing entertaining bands along the trail. The hills were literally alive with blooming wild flowers and the sound of music.  A great cause, gorgeous scenic trails and melodious tunes all made for a runner’s paradise.

The day’s enjoyment continued after the charity run and flowed over to the new Bridges Equestrian Center. The hay rides were a big hit, followed closely by the pony rides. With over 150 people touring the facility, staff at the center exclaimed excitement from all the positive feedback. Visitors were enthralled with the surrounding beauty and had not previously known that the Bridges was such a wonderful and unique community. After this exciting event, the Equestrian Center will surely be called home for some much loved horses.

Did you attend these events or have visited The Bridges at Preston Crossings? Please share your experience with our readers. Comments are welcomed and encouraged.

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Restaurant Review: MOMS on the GREEN http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/05/2828/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/05/2828/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 01:40:12 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2828 Read more »

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Since celebrating their grand opening on March 1st, 2011 MOMS on the GREEN has created quite a buzz in Gunter Texas. Serving scrumptious homemade American style cuisine, this restaurant is quickly becoming a local community favorite. A spot on description was shared by Facebook fan Jeanine Hawkins, “Wonderful dinner, great service, great atmosphere… AWESOME chocolate chess pie! We will definitely be back…”.

Nestled in The Bridges at Preston Crossings, the restaurant’s scenery adds to the delight of your dining experience. With outdoor patio seating providing a beautiful view of the surrounding ponds and Bridges Golf Course, it’s easy to understand why MOMS is the place to be.  A highlight to the restaurant’s menu repertoire is the All-YOU-CAN-EAT Catfish and Shrimp on Friday nights. Join in the festiveness of this popular evening with a tasty margarita or by indulging in a piece of delectable pie.

Whether you are seeking a family friendly restaurant, a casual establishment to enjoy a relaxing lunch after a round of golf, or a delicious weekend breakfast buffet made from scratch, there is no need to look any further than MOMS to satisfy your hunger.

Learn more about MOMS on the GREEN by visiting and “liking” their Facebook page.

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The Bridges Equestrian Center… Grand Opening! http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/05/grand-opening-bridges-equestrian-center/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/05/grand-opening-bridges-equestrian-center/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 20:51:39 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2808 Read more »

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Saturday  MAY 14th  11am – 2pm

Join us at The Bridges at Preston Crossings and help us celebrate the Grand Opening of our first class facility! This family friendly exciting event, will include pony rides, games, hay rides and more.

The Bridges Equestrian Center is NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for boarding, lessons, riding, and private events. Enjoy the opportunity to tour the community, as well as the  equestrian center’s three premium barns for boarding, indoor riding area, lighted outdoor arena with grandstands, boarder’s lounge, and miles of groomed wooded trails.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this fun filled day! RSVP to 877-687-7042

For more information, please visit http://bridgesstables.com

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Real Estate Professionals, Enter to Win a 4-Night Resort Vacation from Bluegreen Communities http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/04/real-estate-professionals-enter-to-win-a-4-night-resort-vacation-from-bluegreen-communities/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/04/real-estate-professionals-enter-to-win-a-4-night-resort-vacation-from-bluegreen-communities/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:26:46 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2711 Read more »

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Are you in the real estate industry, and need a relaxing vacation? Sign up for our Realtor Referral sweepstakes on Facebook throughout the month of April to win 4-night resort vacation from Bluegreen Communities!

The Realtor Referral program allows real estate professionals to receive 6 percent referral fees on their protected leads when they refer clients to a Bluegreen Communities property.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you have to do is “like” the Realtor Referral page on Facebook and complete the sweepstakes form. Click here to get started. Good luck!

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Patriot Bass Fishing Tournament http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/04/patriot-bass-fishing-tournament/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/04/patriot-bass-fishing-tournament/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2011 19:54:09 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2698 Read more »

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It was a great day of family fun this past Saturday at The Bridges at Preston Crossings. More than 200 people attended our first annual Patriot Bass Fishing Tournament emceed by pro-angler Jimmy Houston to show their support for military servicemen and women. All of the proceeds from the tournament benefitted Operation FINALLY HOME, an organization which is currently building three homes for wounded war heroes at the Bridges.

A total of 335 fish were caught during the tournament with one little boy catching a whopping 31 fish! No one was able to reel in our prized Patriot Bass worth $1,500, but everyone enjoyed a great day at the beautiful Bridges’ Double M Lake.

For more on the event, click here to watch KXII CBS Ch. 12 coverage of the tournament.

To live in a community that supports America’s veterans, visit The Bridges at Preston Crossings today.

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The Bridges Hosts Charity Golf Tournament http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/03/the-bridges-hosts-charity-golf-tournament/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/03/the-bridges-hosts-charity-golf-tournament/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:15:42 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2639 Read more »

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This past Friday, the Bridges Golf Club played host to the Patriot Cup Golf Tournament benefitting Operation FINALLY HOME. Twenty five teams of participants and sponsors spent the day golfing on the charming, 18-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course. Guests enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day in Gunter with lunch on the veranda at Moms on the Green. Followed by a fun and lively raffle featuring items such as Titelist and Nike irons, a TV and rounds of golf at the Bridges Golf Club, it was a great day had by all to benefit a great cause!

All of the proceeds from this event benefit the Operation FINALLY HOME families whose homes are currently being built at The Bridges at Preston Crossings. The families to be honored include war heroes Sergeant First Class Alan Hornaday and his wife, Sheila, of Fordyce, Arkansas, Sergeant Levi Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Katie, of McKinney, Texas, as well as Army Specialist Hugo L. Gonzalez, his wife, Any, and three young daughters, of Pembroke Pines, Florida. Bluegreen Communities will continue this initiative throughout 2011 when two more veterans and their families will also be honored with lots and new homes at The Bridges.

If you’d like to help support Operation FINALLY HOME, join us for our upcoming Patriot Bass Tournament this Saturday, April 2nd. To register, please contact Kristi Robinson at kristi@bluegreenadvertising.com.

For more information about Bluegreen Communities and Operation FINALLY HOME, including more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page.

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Bridges Charity Tournaments Featured in The Dallas Morning News http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/03/bridges-charity-tournaments-featured-in-the-dallas-morning-news/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/03/bridges-charity-tournaments-featured-in-the-dallas-morning-news/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:01:27 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2612 Read more »

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Today is the day! The Patriot Cup Golf Tournament is officially underway and is in full swing. The local community is excited to spend this beautiful day on our gorgeous greens and the word is spreading about the fun we’re having here at the Bridges.

The Bridges at Preston Crossings was featured in The Dallas Morning News yesterday in an article highlighting our charity golf and fishing tournaments. If you missed out on the fun today, be sure to sign up for next weekend’s Patriot Bass Tournament where pro-angler Jimmy Houston will MC the event. All of the proceeds from these events benefit Operation FINALLY HOME.

To register for the Patriot Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 2nd, please contact Kristi Robinson at kristi@bluegreenadvertising.com.

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A Day in Sherman, TX http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/03/a-day-in-sherman-tx/ http://www.bridgestexas.com/2011/03/a-day-in-sherman-tx/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:23:30 +0000 nunezpr http://www.bridgestexas.com/?p=2567 Read more »

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Ever wonder what life is like in Sherman, TX? Locals describe Sherman as “an ideal blend of town and country.”  As the neighboring town of our master-planned community The Bridges at Preston Crossings, we’ve discovered tons of fun attractions to enjoy. Full of recreational activities, history and shopping, Sherman is the perfect place to plan an outing with your family or friends. Check out some of these appealing attractions:

C.S. Roberts House: The C.S. Roberts house is an outstanding Victorian mansion built by a prominent local family.  Located in Sherman’s Heritage Row, it remained in the Roberts family until 1988 with most family furnishings still in place. Take a tour of this one-of-a-kind attraction Sundays between 1 – 4 pm and by appointment. For information, call 903-893-4067.

Kelly Square: Located in Sherman’s historic downtown square, Kelly Square is a shopper’s paradise. This renovated shopping center is accompanied by a pianist during lunch and dinner hours for those who dine in either of the two onsite restaurants. Home to unique consignment stores, clothing boutiques and more, Kelly Square is perfect for a day of shopping!

Boiler Room Coffee Bar:  If you’re looking for a great place to read the paper and relax, Boiler Room Coffee Bar is the place to be.  Known for its relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff, this coffee bar is a great place for a social outing with your friends or an alternative place to the office where you can enjoy free wifi!

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