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Rock Creek Resort Brings in Business

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WHITESBORO, TEXAS--The Grayson County Commissioners Court approved the "subdivision/site improvement bond" for the Rock Creek Resort. 

This means continuing construction of more roadways for the upcoming resort.  The golf course and spa resort is bringing new residents to Whitesboro from Dallas to Oklahoma City.  The new neighborhood means big business for the surrounding community.  Jerry White, the Director of Planning for Grayson County, says the resort is promising.  "It's a golf course with close to 2,000 residential lots".  The resort, about half a year from being finished, is beginning to fill.  "We've sold about 600 lots here so far," says Rock Creek Representative Susan McHorse.

The new residents and the new construction are helping out local businesses in Whitesboro.  "The resort is having a large impact on the local economy as far as construction and materials," says McHorse and local residents agree.  "The resort is helping local builders and businesses like myself.  It's creating more traffic up and down the highway," says Jim Fennell a local business owner.  Bubba Lindsey, another local business owner, agrees.  "More people, more traffic, more business.  I think it's going to be a good thing for the area." 

But more traffic is not always a good thing is a small close knit town. "I don't like what they are doing, because it's ruining everything out here," says local resident Sam Fowler who was born and raised in the Whitesboro area.  He adds, "It has a small town feel, and the resort is ruining it for me."

Rock Creek Resort is a residential area that offers you the ability to buy a plot of land and become a member of their community.  It offers a club house and spa, fine and casual dining, hiking and biking trails, a grill area, an 18-hole golf course, along with tennis and swimming.  The resort also has access to the lake and is currently working on their marina and gassing docks.

Christina Lusby, Reports.