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King Oaks Fireman’s Fund Raises $2,500 for Iola Volunteer Fire Department

(January 29, 2014—IOLA, TX) SouthStar Communities announced its King Oaks community has raised $2,575 through the King Oaks Fireman’s Fund. A check was presented by King Oaks residents this week to the Iola Volunteer Fire Department. 

“We’re pleased to organize this fund and work with our residents to support the Iola Fire Department,” said Thad Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer of SouthStar Communities. “While our close proximity to College Station has always appealed to our homeowners, we are proud members of the Iola community as well. Our residents and area neighbors are at the core what makes King Oaks such a special place to live.”

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King Oaks Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Buying Land With an Eye Toward Retirement

Robert and Reva Raschke love their neighbors in Houston, but when they retire in three or four years, they would like a buffer between them and the folks next door. So they bought two lots - 3.4 acres total - in a matser-planned community in Iola, TX, where they plan to build their retirement home.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Monte Bernardo Honored With New Mortgage-Free Custom-Built Home

Operation FINALLY HOME and project sponsors gift soldier with keys to a fresh start

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Veteran at Texas A&M game surprised with news of mortgage-free home

By Brooke West / The Eagle

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SouthStar Development Acquires Bluegreen Communities

SouthStar Development Takes Bluegreen Communities for $29M

May 6,2012- CORAL GABLES, Fla. - SouthStar Development Partners Inc. has taken control of Bluegreen Communities for $29 million in cash, bringing seven months of negotiations to a close.

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College Station Is One of Nation's Top College Towns

AIER Names 75 Best College Towns and Cities for 2010-2011

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Best Cities For Finding Work: Bryan-College Station

Bryan-College Station is One of The 20 MOST Employed Cities In America

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College Station Ranks As Top City For Raising Families

10 Great Cities for Raising Families

Aug. 31, 2010-- chose College Station, Texas as one of its "10 Great Cities for Raising Families". The criteria include job growth, healthy economies and a vibrant local culture. The search also incorporated the number of families with children, quality of public schools (ratings are from, a nonprofit, with 10 being the highest rating), low crime rates (according to the FBI), and lots of parks and recreation. See below for some information about King Oaks' neighboring town of College Station and read the full story here.

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Two Southstar Horse Communities Recognized by Horseback Magazine

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

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