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Every year, the Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) puts on a large community fundraising event for Port Aransas ISD. "Casino Night" took place October 4, and a few of our fellow agents made their way out to the event. Prizes included a wine pairing dinner for 8 at the local restaurant the Phoenix, Houston Texans tickets, an airplane ride over Port Aransas, a flounder gigging trip and more!  The PAEF is a 501 C3 non-profit organization committed to actively seeking community support to promote educational excellence within the Port Aransas Independent School District.  The PAEF raised $182,500 from this event this year! 

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Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community is a luxury resort community located in Port Aransas, with the only links-style golf course in Texas. Palmilla offers its homeowners and visitors plenty of amenities, including award winning dining, a luxury pool, golf course greenery throughout the community and impeccable and well-thought out design. If you’ve ever been to Florida’s highly acclaimed Rosemary Beach, you’ll understand the charm of Palmilla beach.

At Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community, you’ll also enjoy the longest stretch of Port A beachfront. Our agents Del Welborn, Suzette Freeman and Michele Lorette have condos listed for sale at Palmilla Beach Resort.

137 Palmilla Circle #302: 4 bed, 3 baths, 1,958 sq ft A spacious 4 bedroom/ 3

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Follow us as we spotlight different agents from our Port Aransas Realty office each week! This week we are spotlighting Tawnya McKinney. Read a little bit about Tawnya here...

Your name: Tawnya McKinney

How long have you been a REALTOR? I have been a realtor for 13 years. I started out in the Dallas area working for REMAX.

How long have you been an Islander? I actually live in Yorktown (the other side of Goliad) Suzette Freeman is my sister and allows me to stay at her house when I have office duty or an appointment with a buyer or a seller. Our family has been vacationing in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas since the 1940's. I spent every summer vacation here as long as I can remember.

What your dream job was as a child? Hard to remember.

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As the demand for real estate on the island rises, so does the demand for expanding our team. We are elated to welcome three highly professional and talented real estate agents to both of our offices at Mustang Island Realty and Port Aransas Realty. Here is a little bio on Lela Shelton, Sarah Park and Stacy Messex:

Lela Shelton -  (Port Aransas Realty) If you live in or have ever visited Port Aransas, chances are you've seen or heard Lela playing spanish guitar at one of our local restaurants. Lela grew up in Port Aransas and later attended Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. She became a music teacher both in public education as well as teaching private lessons. Lela has a strong network of family and

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Labor Day weekend is here! This holiday weekend marks the official end of summer and beginning of the fall season. The number of Port Aransas visitor arrivals have exceeded last year's numbers by 40%. While we can expect smaller crowds and the weather to cool down, the island will be alive and bustling thanks to the upcoming special events. 

As we head into September, we can look forward to enjoying live music events like Beachtoberfest on Sept. 13-20th and Port A Music Fest on Oct. 4-5th which will bring in artists like Micky and the Motorcars and Abbi Walker. 

Or if you're a fan of incredible food, you'll want to make your way down to Port Aransas for the Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series on Sept. 18-21, where Texas chefs will compete in the World

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What an exciting time for the Palmilla Beach Resort in Port Aransas! This cute beach side, pedestrian friendly community is making a huge comeback post Hurricane Harvey. With approximately 550 acres of land and 3168 feet of beach front, Palmilla has many homesites to build your dream home. Perhaps, your more interested in a turnkey property? Palmilla can cater to that as well, offering luxury condominiums, charming cottages, quaint townhomes and of course beautiful re-sale properties. Divided in to three main sections; Seaside Village, Oceanside Village and Bayside Village, once completed Palmilla will cater to well over 1000+ homeowners.

So why are people so drawn to this resort development? Let's talk about the value of home ownership in Palmilla.

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If you are from Texas, you have either vacationed, know someone that has vacationed or are planning on vacationing at Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas. This resort community boasts a beautiful walk-able community, town square often with live music, 3 amazing pools and of course, access to the beach. Typically, most visitors come to Cinnamon Shore on a vacation and see the potential that home ownership can bring. It gives you the opportunity to own a vacation home, rent it as an income property or a combination of both. Cinnamon Shore offers various types of properties, catering to different lifestyles.From Gulf front homes to condominiums, townhomes, penthouses and the recently added cottages, you're sure to find something that meets your needs. This resort

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Dreaming of building a custom home with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico? Island Park Estates is a quaint neighborhood on the edge of Mustang Island that allows for quick access to Port Aransas, North Padre Island and Corpus Christi but is still set away far enough away to enjoy the relaxational sounds of the beach from your back porch. 

Currently we are offering two separate Gulf view lots that hold the potential of being purchased together to create a large family compound, prefect for making long lasting memories. Neighborhood amenities include a pool, cabana and golf cart accessible beach crossover for a speedy commute to the beach. 

Purchase the lot(s) now and feel free to take your time is designing your home, there is no time

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Aransas Harbors is a wonderful condominium development that has a long history for being able to accommodate many different types of investment property owners. Whether you're seeking to purchase an investment property for short term rental, long term rental or your personal home, Aransas Harbors will fulfill your needs.

This development was yet another victim of Hurricane Harvey and is undergoing extensive reconstruction that is estimated to be complete for the end of summer 2019. Here is your opportunity to take advantage of a discounted price and enjoy a totally updated condo once complete. The unit has one bedroom and one bathroom and is a cozy 730 square feet. The unit is on the ground floor allowing you to enjoy a small grassy area off the

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Island Moorings neighborhood is well known for being one of the crown jewels in Port Aransas and not very often does a listing like this come along! 408 Bayside Drive is better than new and priced to sell quickly!



This home has so much natural light and serene views from almost every room. California shutters extend from the dining room through to the master suite providing stellar scenes of the canal. This home has such an incredible vibe, perfect for a growing family as it has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Or it could be a great vacation home that can accommodate guests looking for an escape to the island. Ceramic tile throughout the main floor and

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