LAKE TANGLEWOOD, TX
LAKE TANGLEWOOD, TEXAS. Lake Tanglewood is on Lake Tanglewood, which was impounded by a dam on Palo Duro Creek in northeastern Randall County. The private, residential, year-round resort began in the early 1960s as part of a restricted land development corporation, Lake Tanglewood, Incorporated, which leased land from the Curry Ranch properties. The community incorporated in June 1971, perhaps spurred by talk of a trailer park to be developed there. Aldermen, a town marshal, and a constable were elected, and a volunteer fire department was started. In 1974 a nondenominational community church was completed. The town hall and clubhouse had previously been used for Sunday services. By 1984 Lake Tanglewood had a population of 485 and was the third largest town in Randall County. In 1990 the population was 637. The population grew to 825 in 2000.
Amarillo Globe-Times, August 8, 1973. Mrs. Clyde W. Warwick, comp., The Randall County Story (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1969).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.H. Allen Anderson, "LAKE TANGLEWOOD, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hll78), accessed May 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.