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Te e-T i m e
Greg and Angie Nichols
Eagle’s Bluff, Bullard, TX
Legend suggests that the broadly popular song ;e Yellow
Rose of Texas had its seductress origin near today’s Houston in
1836 during the de;ning campaign for colonial independence
from Mexico. Today, your more sublime search to ;nd the state’s
beguiling yellow rose best happens 180 miles north in Tyler, TX,
the Rose Capital of the United States.
Tyler is a tidy city of 120,000 people located 90 minutes southeast of Dallas, and dotted with 25 parks bursting with majestic
oaks, surrounded by huge lakes and national forests named a;er
Davy Crocket, and situated in the lusher, eastern portion of the
Lone Star State. And it truly is the rose capital, with a stunning
32,000 bushes and 600 varieties at ;e Tyler Rose Garden.
Life in this part of the country moves at an artful pace, par-
ticularly at a private community like Eagle’s Blu;, perched
on high ground overlooking the clear waters of 26,000-acre
Lake Palestine in the Tyler suburb of Bullard.
Greg and Angie Nichols and their two children recently
moved into their new custom home built on two adjacent lots
overlooking the award-winning Carlton Gipson-designed golf
course at Eagle’s Blu;. Greg admittedly tries to squeeze in a
good amount of golf between his job and family. Says Greg, “At
;e Nichols also take advantage of consummate dining at the
club under the guidance of Rick Neal, “2014 East Texas Chef
of the Year.” ;ey also enjoy a myriad of recreational and ;tness facilities emanating from Eagle’s Blu; ’s 27,000-square-foot
French Country-designed clubhouse, arguably one of the ;nest
facilities in East Texas.