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Tram Update

Good news! The part for the tram should be delivered sometime next week and installed the first week of December! Bad news, it probably will not be up and running Thanksgiving weekend. An email has been forwarded to homeowners with details. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving weekend!

Resident Baby Eagles


  Baby staying near nest
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Mom and dad squawking!
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Late spring brought a couple of new babies close to the island. North of the Groth’s home, Vernon found an enormous stick nest with two little heads popping up over the side. Come to find out, it was a nest with two baby eagles that seemed to thinking about venturing out of the nest. I, along with my mom, Alison Groth and Chris Cordell followed Vernon to see if we could get a glimpse of these little, well not so little eagles. By the time we got there, one of them had taken a leap and learned that a little wing flapping could keep him up and landed in a nearby tree. The other hopped out of the nest to a nearby limb above the nest petrified. The mother and father were flying between the trees squawking like crazy. It seemed as if they were telling the one in the nearby tree to fly back to the nest and the other one to stay put. It was just the most incredible thing to witness. Alison Groth captured a few photos for us.
If you want to find out a few facts about Bald Eagles, click on the National Geographic link

Pool Area Facelift

If you haven’t been to the island lately, I think that you will be pleasantly surprised with the pool area. A new fence, furniture and updated bathhouse looks really great and inviting. Much thanks to Vernon and the guys for helping to get the bathhouse updated and a great big thank you to Chris & Greg Baxter for lending their men to help with the painting of all outbuildings and installation of the fence. Also want to thank them for help with ordering the new pool furniture, it is beautiful and is sure to last for quite a while. We could not have done it without their help!
Greg Arnim, thank you for ordering our new fence and offering your discount. We are very grateful for all the help and offers. This redo has been a group effort and it really shows!
Make sure when you see these great islanders that you say “thanks”!


Hurricane Preparedness on the Island

Hurricane season is here! Please take time to secure items around your home so they do not become flying objects and damage another home on the island.
Take a minute to read NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness – follow this link

Or click on some of our local television stations below for safety advice.

Board Meeting January 29, 2013 ~ Topics

The HOA Board Meeting January 29, 2013  ~  the following topics were covered:

  • The tram car is being evaluated this week or next. More than likely Interstate will be called in again. It is very important to this board to get the tram up and going again; not only for access, but property values.
  • Pool Fence will be replaced according to regulations imposed by EI general liability carrier. We have decided to go with a vinyl fencing due to maintenance issues in our area. It will have to be 5ft tall and have two gates with locks. The phone that is required has already been installed in the pool bathroom for 911 emergencies.
  • A sign will be purchased for Selkirk entrance to meet 911 guidelines per the State of Texas stating our 911 address to gain access to the Island. We should be able to use the framing on the existing sign. 2 signs will be purchased for the pool per regulations: One for gated area on west side stating no lifeguard on duty. One for north entrance; stating no lifeguard on duty and pool rules.
  • Pool furniture will be purchased and ready for Spring.
  • We are still looking into moving the barge slip-information is being gathered to help in decision making.
  • The by-laws and deed restrictions are being updated and will be submitted to the HOA members for approval. Once approved by Homeowners we will file updates with county. We have to update our By Laws and Restriction to comply with Texas Property Code 209 that was to be implemented by law, September 2011 and January 2012.
  • Vernon Weatherford has been given a raise. It is very important that we show him we appreciate him.
  • Kenny Warr is gathering pricing and materials that will be needed to redo the pond and the parking area on Selkirk, as well as ring road.
  • A lot will be listed that is owned by the HOA with Full Stringer Reality. They are a very reputable relator specializing in our area and the Board feels that it is advantageous to use realtor readily available to show property as well as tapping their knowledge.