The Year in Review: Lantana

From a wild winter that dumped a record amount of snow on Lantana, to the sudden and tragic death of a young husband and father after completing a half marathon, 2010 was a busy year in our community and The Cross Timbers Gazette was there.

As we move into our 32nd year of local news coverage, we wanted to take a look back at the biggest Lantana news stories of 2010.

Here are our picks for the top news stories from 2010 (in no particular order)…

Developer adds lots: Despite the housing slowdown, Republic Property Group begins construction on new home sites in four Lantana neighborhoods.

Snowpocalypse now: Lantana and North Texas experienced its largest one-day snowfall ever on Feb. 11, 2010.

Residents on board: For the first time in Lantana’s history, there was a resident board member election in Fresh Water Supply District #7.

Man dies after finishing race: Mark Austry died on March 14 immediately following a 13.1-mile run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Dallas.

Builder picks up lots: LionsGate Homes committed to building in the Isabel neighborhood where construction had stalled after the previous homebuilder went out of business.

Golf Club changes hands: Republic Property Group sells Lantana Golf Club to Austin-based Dominion Golf Group.

Greening up the neighborhood: Fresh Water Supply District #6 board members organized Lantana’s 1st Annual Earth Day Event.

Man charged with child indecency: Kevin Walton was arrested in July on suspicion of exposing himself to a small child at a local book store.

Lantana holds inaugural 5K: Community’s first annual 5K run and 1 mile walk in September benefited the Hyrocephalus Research Fund.

Super Size Me: Larger recycling bins rolled out to Lantana curbs this fall.

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