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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Fans of Port A past and present will enjoy reading this detailed article that I recently discovered on Google Books.  This article from the August 1979 issue of Texas Monthly magazine illustrates that many of the priorities and concerns of today were shared by residents and ...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - The Annual Winter Texan / Snow Bird migration has begun.  RV Parks, condos and area homes are preparing for our seasonal guests.  Community leaders are hopeful that their marketing efforts will pay dividends this year.   The Corpus Christi Caller Times features a story on th...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Earlier this year the State Legislature passed HB 2553 which stopped TxDOT from continuing the registration of golf carts effective September 1st.  The bill allows counties and municipalities to register the vehicles.   In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Port Aransas City ...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Earlier this week an algal bloom that is commonly referred to as red tide was plaguing portions of the Texas Coast.  The National Seashore and northern sections of Padre Island saw the worst of the conditions.  On Thursday, the red tide extended to the southernmost section o...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - And they're off!  The 23rd Annual Harvest Moon Regatta began this afternoon just off the Flagship Hotel Pier in Galveston.  Over 200 boats have set sail for Port Aransas.  It is always a beautiful sight to watch the arrivals at the harbor. They will be joined by those opting...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Tony Amos has been caring for injured and ill animals since the early 80's.  The Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) was started when, in the course of his research, Tony began to find sea turtles and aquatic birds on the beaches and in the local environment. The ARK of today s...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Three years of negotiations with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) have resulted in a lease agreement that will increase the size of the airport and allow for future improvements.  The 45 year lease has options that extend to 85 years.  Included in the terms are an additio...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - All the signs point to this being the best Summer Season in Port A.  Vacation rentals were at an all-time high.  In fact, July occupancy levels in Port Aransas were up 11% over last year.  Most local businesses beat record numbers from 2008. There are a host of theories as t...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Earlier this month I posted “Austin Sports Writer Enjoys Links Golf In Port Aransas” when Kevin Robbins wrote about the course.  The Newport Dunes course in Port Aransas is featured In today’s Travel Section of the Austin American Statesman. I fancied the true links-golf ex...

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In May 2008, before the demise of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AIG and a host of banks, I posted “Mustang Island Real Estate 101.” The article provided an overview of this coastal Texas real estate market.  At that time, much of the U.S. was already reeling while our market remained stable.  That is ...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - In his August 30th blog post on Statesman.com, Kevin Robbins recounts "Six hours on 150 pretty special acres on the Gulf of Mexico."  The Newport Dunes Golf course has been receiving rave reviews since it opened last year.  A few excerpts of Kevin's blog are below: I spent s...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Perhaps you are back at work and daydreaming about "Starting a new life in the palm trees" as Jimmy Buffett puts it.  You hop online and start researching everything there is to know about condos and homes in Port Aransas.  Hopefully that is what lead you here.   In the past...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - The question on everyone's mind is whether or not now is the right time to buy.  Will prices go lower?  Will mortgage rates go down?  There is one undeniable truth.  Nobody knows where the bottom of a market is, until it has passed.  Trying to time the market is exceedingly ...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - A recent article in the Port A South Jetty Newspaper summed it up quite well, "E is for Exemplary." The Texas Education Agency ratings for the 2008-09 school year released Friday, July 31, revealed that the Port Aransas ISD, H.G. Olsen Elementary and Port Aransas High School...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - The purchase of a second home or condo on the coast has many of the same mechanics as buying a primary residence in an inland community.  However, there are additional costs and some important considerations. Financing Despite what you may have heard in the news, there are p...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - While much of the country continues to suffer through a difficult housing market, the Gulf Coast City of Port Aransas continues to be a popular choice for vacation and second home buyers.  Most of the real estate buyers in "Port A" call San Antonio, Austin, Houston or Dallas...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - In the August 2009 edition of Texas Monthly Magazine, a hungry team of intrepid explorers set out to find the 50 best burgers in Texas.  Their quest lead them to Port Aransas and more specifically to the Port Aransas Brewing Company. Their very own "Stopher Burger" landed at...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - I love my job.  Selling real estate is one thing, but showing people how they can enjoy a laid-back, island lifestyle that is only a few hours from home and a world away from life in the big city...well, that's the fun part.  Over the next couple of weeks there will be a ser...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - If you are planning a trip to the best little beach town in Texas and need to find the perfect place to lay your head, check out the accommodations at CCMS. Condominium Consulting Management and Services, Inc (CCMS) incorporated in 1984. They are the largest condo management...

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Like any good tourist beach town, there are plenty of wonderful places to eat in Port A.  People often drive from neighboring towns just to enjoy a meal at one of the many popular restaurants.  The selection offers something to suit every palate and budget.   While on vacati...

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