Archive for November, 2016

Hwy 276 & FM1565 Intersection Update

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

 Hwy 276 & FM1565 Intersection UpdateAs many of you know, there will soon be a stop light at the intersection of highway 276 and FM 1565. Months ago steps were taken in the community to solidify the unified desire to see this to fruition. Though the process seems stalled, progress continues. As of recent, the speed limit between the Rockwall county line and the city limits of Quinlan has been reduced to 60 mph. This was done in preparation for the light, a must needed step. The next step is the funding allocation for the construction. As 2016 concludes, the dollars were not there to do so. Therefore, funds available for the project should be available for the early part of 2017. As things change and/or progress, I’ll do my part and keep you informed. In the meantime, be safe.

Advice from an Aggie : Let’s Make Thanksgiving Thankful Again!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

aggie blog pic 2015 582x1024 Advice from an Aggie : Let’s Make Thanksgiving Thankful Again!This evening is a monumental night.  Long in coming and so much back and forth, I thought the decision would never come.  However, I realize that even as I pen my ponderings, the long awaited decision has been made.  The voices of various newsreporters are babbling the news of what you already know in my background.  I don’t know about you and how you went about your decision but each time, it’s a struggle for me.  Both continue to be good considerations.  Both have been the mainstays for years in the perspective camps.  To me, quite honestly, I could have one or the other.  But at the end of the day, a decision has to be made.  This is where I confess my fondness for the traditional.  Please don’t judge.  Please don’t hold it against me.  Ready?  Though trends come and go, turkey never will.

Yes, yes, this year it must be turkey again on my Thanksgiving meal dinner plate.  Though ham will be present, it will be marginalized by the tradition of turkey.  Though I contemplated the conspires Mr. Piglet, in the end tradition triumphed.  I know I can hear it now. Risinger, you dingbat. Why can’t you just get to the point of your blog and stop chasing the turkey (or rabbit during other seasons of the year).  Well, to you I say, I don’t know.  I just like doing it so.

But here’s the thing.  In three weeks we celebrate one of the most traditional celebrations in our country’s history, Thanksgiving.  Maybe it is because I found myself pondering the phenomenal privilege I exercised today as I voted that I pen what I pen tonight.  Yes, Fox News is reporting the emanate direction we all face the next four years but I find myself still stuck!

Stuck thinking about what I got to do today.  I got to vote for the next president of the United States!  Pause… Wow, that’s a biggie.  However, what’s even bigger than that, was what allowed me to do so.  See, the way I figure it, I got to vote today because so many before me stood for the right we all exercised today.  In fact, I know it would be safe to say, some even gave their life so we could do what we got to do today.  And Boom!  Therein lies my pondering’s progression to conclusion! Here me say, I am thankful for all those before me who gave so much so I could stand in the rain for a bit and mark in my little box for who I hoped would lead our great country the next four years.  Am I proud to be an American?  You better believe it.  BUT I am even more thankful of the sacrifices of so many that I can be that pound American.

So to your Thanksgiving Task I conclude…

This year, as you sit down to enjoy your winning meat selection (or succulent greens for you Vegetarians out there), please don’t miss the opportunity to express your appreciation.  Yes, for the chance that you have to “choose” but also for so much more!  Don’t just think it, say it.  Say, “thank you”.  Gosh we have so much to be thankful for yet I fear we don’t express our appreciation enough for these (I’ll say it) blessings.  Not just the “things” we have but the many meaningful relationships and opportunities with which we are blessed.  And yes, let me say this too, all stemming for the big man upstairs.  So as you enjoy your meal and between the football games, conversations with family and friends, and maybe Black Friday strategizing, please take the opportunity to give thanks.  Give thanks with a grateful heart.

And as you do, know that I continue to be thankful for you.  I know that I know, we wouldn’t be here were it not for your choice to shop at Eagle.  So hear me say, thank you!  You are appreciated.

Happy Thanksgiving and America, let’s make Thanksgiving thankful again! …I had to say it.

Appreciative,

Shawn

BIG FISH Truck : Nov. 5

Monday, October 17th, 2016
Nov ’16
5

may fish truck 3 300x225 BIG FISH Truck : Nov. 5Don’t want to wait for the fish you buy to grow? Do you want to fish in your pond right now? Well, we have great news for you!  Stock My Pond will be back on Saturday, Nov. 5 with a BIG Fish Truck at 9:00am.  Wondering what a big fish truck is? It is exactly what it sounds like. All the same fish you normally buy for your pond or lake, but they are full grown, big fish!

All fish are by RESERVATION-ONLY. The fish truck will have channel cat ($2.75/lb.), large mouth bass ($10.50/lb.), and bluegill ($11.00/lb.). Supplies are limited.

RESERVE your big fish today by giving us a call at 972-635-7878.

Fish Truck :: Nov. 12

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Nov ’16
12
9:00 am

fish truck march 2016 300x225 Fish Truck :: Nov. 12This is our last fish truck of the year. It’s time to stock your pond for fall fishing. The fish truck from Stock My Pond rolls back into our parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:00 – 12:00pm.

The fish truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  The fish truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity or a particular breed, we suggest you reserve your fish. Skip the line! Pre-booked orders will be filled first. Questions? Give us a call at 972-635-7878.