222 East Van Buren St. in Harlingen was buzzing with activity as The Harlingen Team welcomed almost 90 guests during the open house and ribbon cutting held on November 13. Bill Rountree; David Kithcart; Paula Martin and David Rodriguez were wonderful hosts as they mingled with city leaders and members of the business community. The Harlingen Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassadors committee held the official ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the event. Best wishes and congratulations to the Harlingen Team on this memorable occassion!!!
Bill Rountree holds the “big scissors” as the group prepares to cut the ribbon.
Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell attended the ribbon cutting and congratulated the members of the Edwards Team.
Bill Rountree poses with several community leaders who were winners of several gift certificates and Edwards gift baskets.
Paula made sure all of the details were taken care of as the Team prepares to welcome guests.
Having a great time!
All smiles after the ribbon cutting.
David Kithcart and guests enjoying the evening.
Longtime customer and friend of Edwards Abstract and Title Co. was surprised to hear his name announced as the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. He was nominated and selected for his service and commitment to many of the Chambers programs. Congratulations to Jeff from all of the members of the Edwards Team!
Pictured with Jeff and his award are Mary; Marilyn; Mary; Diana and Elva.
Melissa Correa, investigative reporter with KRGV Channel 5 was the mistress of ceremonies during the Weslaco Chamber Annual Banquet. Melissa did an outstanding job. She is as vivacious and full of joy as she appears in our living rooms every day. Members of the Edwards Management Team who attended the banquet had the pleasure of chatting with Melissa.
There is a family connection with Edwards and Melissa. She is the daughter of Rene Correa, manager if the Title Production Dept.
Pictured are: Diana Kaufold; Elva Jackson Garza; Melissa Correa; Mary Barrientos; Marilyn De Luna and Mary Arce.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is pleased to announce the 1st Annual State of Real Estate Forum in Cameron County is scheduled on Thursday, November 7 at the Holiday Inn in Brownsville.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is pleased to announce that the title insurance company will host the State of Real Estate Forum in both Cameron and Hidalgo Counties.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. has expanded the service area to Cameron County effective September, 2010. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Byron Jay Lewis. has made a commitment to real estate industry professionals in Cameron County by hosting the 1st Annual State of Real Estate Forum in Brownsville. The 1st Annual State of Real Estate Forum will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Holiday Inn located at 3777 N. Expressway in Brownsville. Registration will start at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The 1st Annual State of Real Estate Forum in Cameron County will welcome keynote speaker Dr. James P. Gaines, Research Economist with the Texas A & M Real Estate Center. Special invited guests who will participate in the Forum are Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos who will share a State of the County presentation. Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President of the University of Texas Brownsville will speak on The New University and anticipated changes and opportunities with the merger of University of Texas Pan American and UT Brownsville.
The State of Real Estate Forum is an important component of Edwards Abstract and Title Co.’s business model. The State of Real Estate Forum was created as a unique program that provides the latest data related to the local, state and national economy and real estate industry.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is the largest independently owned title insurance provider in the South Texas region with seven locations. As of 2010, the addition of three full service branch offices in Cameron County expanded the title insurance provider’s service area to Harlingen, Brownsville and South Padre Island and the surrounding communities. Edwards Abstract and Title Co. also operates four branch offices in Hidalgo County, one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, with full service locations in Edinburg, Weslaco, McAllen and Mission. The company was established in 1880.
There is no cost to attend the 1st Annual State of Real Estate Forum. However, reservations are required. The deadline to register is October 31. For more information regarding the State of Real Estate Forums in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, contact Elva Jackson Garza, Vice President/Marketing Manager at email@example.com or 383-4951.
Byron Jay Lewis, Chairman of the Board & C.E.O. together with Mike Overly, President – Hidalgo County Division and Guy S. Huddleston, III, President – Cameron County Division are pleased to announce the licensing of three members of the Team as Escrow Officers. Congratulations to Nancy Lemke, Escrow Officer (McAllen Branch Office), Melissa Golnick, Escrow Officer (Weslaco Branch Office); and Michele Salazar, Escrow Officer (Brownsville Branch Office). Best wishes and congrats to all!
Representatives of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Depot Restoration Committee and sponsors of the Hobo Hap’nin Reunion gather at the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled on Saturday, September 21 at the Depot located at 602 W. University Drive.
All aboard! The Hobo Hap’nin’ Reunion is in full gear and promises to be one of the best yet. This event brings the community to theEdinburg Chamber of Commerce Depot for one common historical purpose. The Hobo Hap’nin’ Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. at 602 W. University Drive, the home of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and Edinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. and the law firm of Lewis, Monroe & Pena are corporate sponsors. Chairman of the Board & CEO Byron Jay Lewis and Marketing Manager Elva Jackson Garza are supporting the Hobo Hap’nin’ as past leaders of the organization.
The Chamber Board of Directors, staff and Depot Restoration Committee have spearheaded the planning of the event and have worked to secure entertainment, live and blackboard auction items, underwriter support, decorations and catering. “We are looking forward to hosting the Hobo Hap’nin’ as all funds will be invested directly in the enhancement of the beautiful and one of kind facility. The committee is very pleased with the support of the membership and Chamber investors,” said Elva Jackson Garza, Depot Restoration Committee Chair. The fundraising goal has been set at $50,000.
The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses who have committed to support the event: Lone Star National Bank, ECHO Hotel & Conference Center, Memorial Funeral Home, Edwards Abstract and Title Co.; Edinburg Kiwanis Club, Edinburg Regional Medical Center, International Bank of Commerce, Rio Valley Realty, Border Capital Bank, Gaston Properties, The Residence at Edinburg, Lewis, Monroe & Pena – Attorneys at Law, Elsa State Bank & Trust Co., Maggie Kent, Best Western Plus – Edinburg Inn & Suites, Gotta Love It, Kid’s College Learning Center, Memorial Funeral Home, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance; Bert Ogden Dealership Group; Inter National Bank; Looney Montgomery Foundation; University of Texas Pan American Foundation; Linebarger, Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP; Law Office of Garcia, Quintanilla & Palacios and Legacy Life Events Center. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Chamber office or from Depot Restoration Committee members and board of directors. Tickets are $75.00 per hobo. You can be directly involved in preserving a piece of history by becoming one of the Underwriters and Sponsors.
The Depot Restoration Committee is asking for further support from anyone who is interested in preserving a very historic and beautiful architecturally designed facility. Donations for the live and black board auctions are being accepted. For more information, please contact Letty Gonzalez, President of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at 956-383-4974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Padre Island Branch of Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is hosting 4 hours MCE on Thursday, September 12. Please respond to email@example.com to make your reservation to attend. Teresa Frost, Vice President and Texas Agency Manager with national underwriter National Investors Title Insurance Company is the instructor. She travels throughout the state of Texas and offers MCE for brokers and realtors. Teresa has received a prestigious designation as a title insurance industry professional. She has earned the Certified Title Insurance Associate (CTIA) designation by the Texas Land Title Association. Deadline to register is Friday, September 6. Thank you.