Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Yesterday's results in the vote to Incorporate Ivanhoe into a Class "C" city the results were as follows: Ivanhoe North 75 In Favor and 27 Against - City of Ivanhoe 159 In Favor and 52 Against. We will be updating what this means for property owners in the near future.

Friday, October 23, 2009


The Annual Report to Members is in the mail and on it's way to your home. Please make note that the envelope will include the ballots for the IPOIA election as well as your Maintenance Fee statement. Please Note: If you wish to attend the Annual Membership Meeting, it will take place November 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. Location: Ivanhoe Community Center

Saturday, October 10, 2009


If you are reading this blog, please email me at, send me your email address and I will let you know when the blog has been updated............Thanks, Karen

Sunday, September 20, 2009


You will get another chance to meet and question the candidates for the November 3rd election. We will be discussing issues pertaining to the Incorporation and questions that you may have. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND IT YOU HAVEN'T COME IN THE PAST.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


We had a great turnout for the first Saturday evening Community Workshop. Candidates for the November 3 city election were introduced and questions were taken from the audience. It is really exciting to see this many people taking an interest in the future of Ivanhoe. You will get another opportunity to meet the candidates on October 8th @ 7 p.m. Please make plans to attend the IPOIA meeting at 10 a.m. at the community center Saturday, Oct. 10th.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2009, From 10 a.m. till it runs out we will be serving brisket and link sandwiches, brisket, link or combination plates with beans, potato salad and bread. Cold drinks will also be available. Please support your volunteer firefighters

On this same date the Ivanhoe Civic Club will hold it's Annual "Fundraiser/Bake Sale" from 9 a.m. till sold out.

Location for both events: IVANHOE FRONT ENTRANCE


The next IPOIA meeting will be held on September 12th at 10 a.m. On this same date at 7 p.m. we will have another Community Workshop. This will give those who can not attend a weekly meeting an opportunity to come on a Saturday night.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Information Posted on Blog

I was asked why the Blog has not been updated and I am sorry to say that has been my fault. I have determined that I will make it a priority to start updating on a regular basis. You can help......let me know if there is something that you would like posted that is of interest to residents of Ivanhoe (email Information that I will be posting in the future is anything of interest that happens at the monthly IPOIA meetings, information on the Incorporation and our townhall meeting/discussions about incorporation, reminders about upcoming events here at Ivanhoe and any other items that are of interest. Karen Sikora

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Kevin Brady

We had a very informative Townhall Meeting today with Congressman Kevin Brady. A good crowd of approx. 150 concerned citizens came out for a question and answer session with the Congressman.

Friday, May 29, 2009


From our ride around Ivanhoe it looked like everyone was enjoying the weekend. Thanks again to all those who checked stickers at the boat launch and park area. If you didn't get the B-B-Q that the Fire Dept. provided, you missed a treat! Deputy Dale was on duty and was roamin' the streets. Be careful out there. K.Sikora

Thursday, April 2, 2009


We had a good bunch of hardy souls show up for Park cleanup day on Saturday. You had to stay busy to stay warm but I think we got a lot accomplished. You don't need to wait for a scheduled cleanup day if you see something that needs to be taken care of just "DO IT!" This is our community and our home, let's work together to cleanup Ivanhoe.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


CAULKING GALAHAD DAM - Work is underway to caulk the expansion joints in Galahad Dam. Road will need to be temporarily closed to traffic for a few days as work progresses. Closing Date will be posted on marquis at front gate.

Galahad Lake will refill as well as Charmaine of course this will happen more quickly if we get a few showers.


RED 2009 EAST TEXAS PHONE DIRECTORIES are available at the Association Office. They will not be delivered to your homes as in the past.

DEPUTY DALE FREEMAN is keeping his eyes on the speeders. The speed limits apply to 4-wheelers and dirt bikes. If you speed you will get pulled over! Tell Dale THANKS! for caring about the safety of our community the next time you see him.

COOKBOOK FUNDRAISER - The Ladies Civic Club is making a cookbook filled with all your best recipe's. Please contact Ann Odom or Anita Davis for a card to submit your recipe on.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD - Thanks to Dee & David Baier for painting and adding the title to our signboard beside the Ivanhoe store driveway.

JIM GREMILLION HAS SCHEDULED THE ANNUAL CLEANUP FOR OUR PARKS. Come prepared with tools. Things to be done include mowing, weed eating, trimming bushes, filling holes, painting park equipment, repairing boundary fencing, etc. The association will supply sub sandwich lunch and drinks. MEET AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER AT 8 AM. (RAINOUT DATE WILL BE IN APRIL)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reprint from the Tyler Co. Booster - With the weather beginning to moderate, Tyler County residents are starting to work in their yards again, and Tyler County Commissioners want to help. During the month of March, they will accept White Goods, and Metal at the Tyler County Collection Center at no charge to county residents. This is a service the county offers each year at this time.
PLEASE get the word would be a great opportunity to cleanup some unsightly areas of our neighborhood. K.Sikora

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hi Neighbors,
This is my first note to you, and I thought I'd remind everyone that our BURN BAN is suspended until Monday, February 23rd. Get those things burned and stick close enough to the fire for safety.
Sandy Keys

Sandy's Contributing!

We have a new contributor to our blog. Sandy Keys has been added. We are creating a team of folks to keep us posted about all that is going on in the community. How Cool!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mother's Day Starving Artist Art Show - May 2

Artist, Jane Martin, just notified me that there will be another "Mother's Day Starving Artist Art Show" on May 2n at the Ivanhoe Community Center. This has come to be an annual event and a wonderful opportunity to find a beautiful gift for your mom, for a friend or for yourself.
There are wonderful artists and super pieces of art. Don't miss this one!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Thanks to Cathy for getting this Blog up and running and allowing me to help keep it going. Just a reminder, our IPOIA meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month at the community center starting at 10 a.m. Jim Gremillion our Parks chairman will be scheduling a fun day of cleaning up our parks in March or April. I will post the date when it is set. Thanks to all who take the time to pick up the trash on your streets.

Renewing the Blog!!

Greetings everyone! It has been such a long time since I had posted anything on the blog that I am sure you had given up on me!!
I have no excuse other than getting all involved in hurricane damage and then in a multitude of other things. I am thrilled to announce that Karen Sikora has been after me enough to get this thing going again! Thank you Karen!
Karen will be posting to the blog on a regular basis. If others of you would like to help with this, please let us know.
Also, be sure and add your comments and/or suggestions to the blog.
Blessing to all,
Cathy Bennett