Highport Helm – December 20, 2016


Happy Holidays from Highport Marina!

We want each and every one of you to know how thankful we are for you this holiday season, and every day of the year. Have a wonderful holiday with your families – and a great New Year!


How about these freezing temperatures?

Last weekend’s extreme temperatures have caused a few water line breaks at the marina. Our staff is working diligently and quickly to repair any broken lines over the next several days. We hope to have all the work done by the end of the week, but if you’re here over the next few days you may experience water outages for a brief time on your boathouse.




Thank You for Giving Back!

This Christmas Eve, seniors in Grayson County will receive stockings full of goodies from Kristi Beeler with many thanks to our Highport Family!

Because of your generosity in helping with the Stockings for Seniors and Toys for Tots campaigns this year, the seniors and children in our area will have a wonderful Christmas!

The Herald-Democrat did a feature on Kristi and Stockings for Seniors this week – read more here.



This Weekend at Mo’s Grill

Remember that Mo’s Grill will be closed on Saturday and Sunday – but we’ll be here Friday night! If you’re at the lake and celebrating the holidays with family, bring them to Mo’s Grill! Angela will be cooking up the following specials:

  • Southwest Chicken Sandwich – Imagine a grilled chicken breast with green chilies, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and chipotle mayo! Your choice of fries or onion rings on the side.
  • French onion soup – you know it’s delicious!
  • And for dessert…Cheesecake with your choice of chocolate or raspberry sauce!


Featured Slip: N-47 Improvement

This slip is a great steal, with:

  • Walled 40 x 20 slip with decking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • 3 ceiling fans
  • Cabinets
  • Spider net
  • Step down to boat

View the full listing here: N-47 Improvement


For pricing information or to make an appointment, call Di Jourden
Office: 903-462-0721
Cell: 903-814-2107


At the Fuel Dock…

Plans to be on the lake in December?

HIGHPORT MEMBERS – Don’t forget to fill your boats before our Member’s Only Gas Sale ends on December 30th at 5:00pm.

The 30th is also the last day of the 50% off merchandise sale.



End of Year Marina Services Special

From now until December 31, get 30% off ALL upper, lower and side-deck extension improvements! (Please note: You must purchase a minimum of 150 square feet of decking to qualify.)

Don’t wait until the last minute, have your improvements waiting for you for the upcoming 2017 season, instead of you waiting on them!

Call us at 903-786-7000 and ask for Jim Guth or Donnie Mack in Marina Services!



Are you spending your holidays at Highport?

The ultimate lake-living experience continues year-round at Highport! To help ensure you and your family have a great time at the marina, please keep these winter-weather marina tips in mind:

When it’s snowy or icy outside, docks act in the same way bridges do. Docks are generally colder than the ground, making them the perfect place to gather lots of ice and snow. If you are boating, or going to be using your dock this winter, please let someone know where you plan to be to ensure your safety.

Be extra careful when getting in or out of your boat as the docks could be extra slippery.

Remember your boating safety and always have all your boat passengers wear a safety-jacket. Make sure they keep the jackets on until they are out of the dock areas.


Are you taking the family elsewhere for the holidays?

If you are not going to be at the lake, it’s safest not to promote through social media that you won’t be around. Indicating that you will be nowhere near your dock or boat for an extended period of time is not advised. (The same goes for your home, too!) You can always post those pictures of you and the family on vacation when you return!

For those of you who haven’t been back to Highport since the weather changed, remember to have your boat and dock winterized. A good clean dock that looks well kept helps deter potential thieves by giving them a false sense that you could return at any time. Taking these steps now will also ensure your boat and dock are ready for when you return during boating season.

It goes without saying that anything valuable should be locked up while you’re not here, and use discretion when deciding who to provide access to your vessel at any time.

Finally – as neighbors, we all look out for each other. If you see any sort of suspicious activity, please call Courtesy Patrol at 903-814-4300 and let us know.