Pointe Vista timeline

Pointe Vista timeline
Oklahoman Published: June 23, 2013
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Pointe Vista timeline

1951: Lake Texoma State Lodge is built, a 106-room resort lodge off U.S. Hwy 70 near Kingston.

2006: In November, the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office selects Pointe Vista Development, LLC to redevelop a portion of Lake Texoma State Park. The state agrees to sell a portion of the park to Pointe Vista for $14.6 million. Pointe Vista announces plans including a four-star hotel, condominiums, a water park and upscale shops. The development group is led by Chaparral Energy CEO Mark Fischer and Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. In need of extensive repairs, Lake Texoma State Lodge closes in December.

2007: U.S. Reps. Mary Fallin and Tom Cole sponsor a bill to clear up the ownership of 227 acres of Lake Texoma State Park land that the federal government had a claim to, further paving the way for private development. The legislation transferred Lake Texoma shoreline from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Oklahoma Department of Tourism.

2008: The Tourism Department enters into a contract with Pointe Vista to sell an additional 1,022 acres of parkland at Lake Texoma known as Area C.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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