Construction continues to steam along in Port Aransas. City records show development moving at a brisk rate. Port Aransas is “a solid, healthy market with willing sellers and willing buyers,” Local Developer Lorette said. “These are individuals, people wanting to have a part of Port Aransas and come and enjoy it”. Many buyers are longtime Port Aransas residents who see a … [Read more...] about Construction booms across Port Aransas
What thrived during the Texas coast recession is a story how two developers came out smelling like a rose. This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012, and a … [Read more...] about What thrived and dived during the Texas coast recession?
David Teel, President and CEO of the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA). TTIA represents an array of travel and tourism-related business in our state, including hotels, airlines, attractions, campgrounds, convention and visitor bureaus, advertising firms, restaurants, travel agencies and tour operators. Mr. Teel shared his thoughts on the current state of the travel and … [Read more...] about The Texas coast travel and tourism industry
A surge of military and law enforcement personnel will head to the Texas-Mexico border to combat what Gov. Rick Perry describes as a violent crime wave by "criminal alien defendants," but criminal justice experts say certain border areas are more secure than Texas' top cities -- a view echoed by local realtors whose sales have suffered partly from news reports about border … [Read more...] about Experts dispute Perry on border crime stats
Sargassum seaweed is an algae that grows in the Sargasso Sea and eventually drifts into the Gulf of Mexico, growing as it makes its journey. The currents return much of the seaweed to the Sargasso Sea, but some drifts into the nutrient-filled waters off the Texas Coast where it thrives. According to Texas Beach Watch, advisories are in effect, the beaches are still open. An … [Read more...] about Galveston surprised by seaweed