Dallas Boat Show to be
held Feb. 3-5, 9-12
CCL Area Chamber of
Commerce will feature booth
By Sam Epps
DALLAS–The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will again
represent the Cedar Creek Lake area at the annual Dallas
International Boat Show in Dallas.
The show will run Friday through Sunday, Feb 3-5, and Thursday
through Sunday, Feb. 9-12, at the Dallas Market Center.
The Dallas Market Center is located north of Downtown Dallas at
2100 Stemmons Freeway.
The boat show will be open to the public from 3 to 8 p.m.
Thursday and Fridays, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturdays, and
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sundays.
The chamber will have a 10’ by 10’ booth space, and will
showcase the many boating and fishing opportunities, as well as
the many marinas, fishing businesses, activities, restaurants
and improvements the area has to offer.
The Chamber has had a presence at the Dallas Boat Show for 15
The cost of admission to the boat show $10 for adults, $5 for
children ages 6 through 12 and children age 5 and under get in
The boat show features new items from top boating and water
sports companies, as well as fishing tips and information, bait
and lure innovations, instruction on skiing, wind surfing, games
and activities for children including bubble runners.
Bubble runners are best described as “human hamster balls,” and
are a unique activity most children won’t have anywhere else.
In a bubble runner, a child gets into an inflatable ball. Once
inside, the ball is filled with air and off the child goes to
run, flip and bounce around. Sometimes, it is done in an
inflatable “rink,” to maintain the children to one specific
Other times, they are done in a large inflatable pool of water,
as the bubble runners float and keep the child inside dry.
Fishermen will also have the opportunity to hone their skills,
learn new techniques, see new baits and check out the the newest
lines of depth finders and fish locators.
Boaters will see the new lines of boats and accessories. They
can hear sailing tips, and see how the pros do things.
Currently, there are almost 100 vendors participating in the
boat show, coming in from around Texas and the United States.
Realignment means changes
By Sam Epps
CEDAR CREEK LAKE-New district alignments were set to be released
today, and it doesn't appear there will be any big surprises in
Eustace appears firmly planted in Class 2A and Mabank still
appears to be a solid 3A school.
Kemp is on the verge, however, teetering between dropping to 2A
or remaining a smaller 3A school.
In Eustace, athletics director Brian Herman explained the only
thing he isn't pretty certain of is who his Bulldogs will be
facing in the district.
In Kemp, athletics director Greg Anderson has had to make
contingency plans with his scheduling, since Kemp is in that
“gray area” between two classes.
In Mabank, athletics director Jimmy Cantrell’s Panthers appear
to be a solid 3A school again.
Realignment is based on reported enrollments of students in
grades 9-12 based on the figures submitted by schools in Oct.,
Realignment is a big deal to smaller and rural school districts,
where numbers can rise and fall like the tides.
By alignment day, most football coaches have made prearranged
agreements for nondistrict games for the next two years. But
those plans can go out the window quickly if an agreed-on
opponent winds up in the same district.
Some reports speculate the classification cutoffs to be
somewhere near 2,085-plus for 5A, 1,000-2,084 for 4A, 434-999
for 3A, 296-434 for 2A Division-I, 200-295 for 2A D-II, 152-199
for 1A D-I, and 100-151 for 1A D-II.
But as we have seen in years past, the UIL can always throw
schools a curve and surprise everybody.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Eustace Lady Bulldog Casey Bramblitt (10) makes a run
past visiting Teague Lady Lion defenders Friday. Results from
the game were not available at presstime.