Giving Santa A Hand

Land Tejas spread joy this holiday season, first by hosting two Winter Wonderland events that brought snow to the communities of Balmoral and Lago Mar and secondly collecting very generous donations of toys for underprivileged children during the events.

The toys — more than 400 — were delivered to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale at Gallery Furniture for his Toy Drive for Texas. The items — along with a pair of shoes donated by Vans — were going to be handed out to children Christmas Eve from two Gallery Furniture locations.

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the families who visited our communities,” said Jennifer Keller, President and Chief Operating Officer of Land Tejas. “When it came time to deliver them to Mattress Mack, we had to bring in a huge trailer. It is so gratifying to be a part of this and know that the toys will brighten the holidays for children who might otherwise have very little under their Christmas trees.”

Hundreds of homeowners, prospective home buyers and area residents enjoyed playing in the snow and other seasonal festivities during Winter Wonderland events in both Balmoral and Lago Mar. See all the blizzardy fun on Facebook at and