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.”

Residents of King Oaks contributed $1,575 to the fund, which was created last year.  SouthStar Communities, the developer of King Oaks, matched donations up to $1,000.

“The fire department is very grateful for King Oak’s help and the attention the community has given to fire safety,” said Iola Fire Chief Morriss Barney.  “These funds will be used for training our firemen and new fire equipment.” 

The Iola Volunteer Fire Department has 17 firemen on staff and plans to add two more.

King Oaks is Bryan-College Station’s premier acreage community offering one to three-acre homesites for sale. King Oaks features an array of amenities including a 60-acre nature preserve and trail system, fishing pond and park and Amenity Center with swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, playground and tennis court.  Boasting a multitude of elevations, King Oaks is the ideal community for those seeking a natural escape from the big city.  Located within close proximity to Texas A&M and the best of Bryan-College Station, King Oaks is perfectly situated for games and campus events, yet its private location on the east side of Highway 6 allows residents and land owners to enjoy a relaxed, peaceful, country way of life unique to this community.  For more information on King Oaks, visit

About SouthStar Communities:

SouthStar Communities is a fully integrated real estate investment, development and management firm headquartered in Austin, Texas.  SouthStar invests in and develops properties for its own account and in partnership with institutional and high-net-worth investors, and provides services to third-party clients including acquisition, entitlements, planning and development, project management, design oversight, marketing and branding strategy, and asset management.  Developing successful residential communities across the South Eastern and South Central United States for over 15 years, SouthStar has become a proven leader at identifying and leveraging market opportunities. For more information, visit