Highport Helm – June 24, 2016


Greetings Highport Members,

We’ve got a lot going on at Highport! Get to know our new team members at the Island Restaurant, check out our featured slip, and don’t forget about our upcoming entertainment. We’ll see you at the lake!


Get to Know Our New Team Members

Shawn Tomlinson – Island Restaurant Manager

Shawn brings six years of restaurant management experience to his position at Highport. He most recently managed a staff of over 75 at both Gilley’s and Tomatillos Restaurant at Choctaw Casino. Shawn creates a service-oriented environment with his intuitive and analytical eye for detail.


Shayna Evans – Front of House Manager

Shayna brings ten years of management experience to her position in Highport. She was most recently Assistant Front of House Manager at the Ranch House on the Choctaw Preserve. Shayna’s dedication to excellent communication and time management creates an efficient and upbeat environment for service staff and customers.

Evin Gardner – Back of House Manager

Evin brings three years of kitchen management experience to her position at Highport. Most recently, she managed the kitchen operations for Choctaw Casino in Durant, TX. Evin’s creativity in the culinary arts and her strong communication skills create a platform for maintaining a fast-paced environment.

In addition to our new management staff, we’ve also streamlined our ticketing system to speed up order processing and better ensure we provide you with the ultimate lake-living experience.


The Countdown is on for 4th of July!

AND our entertainment lineup is hot, hot, hot! We’re partnering with Hot 107.3 for live DJ entertainment every Saturday night through the summer! Come out this Saturday and listen to DJ Jake Tower – you won’t want to miss the fun!

For the 4th of July Weekend, we’ll have events Friday through Monday, with:

  • DJ Jake Tower from Hot 107.3 FM mixing it up on Friday, July 1st from 8 pm – 12 am
  • The Highport Marina/Tanglewood Resort Fireworks Display on Saturday, July 2nd starting at dusk.
  • The Chinatown Band taking the party into the night on Saturday night, immediately following the Fireworks Display, from 10 pm – 1 am
  • Little Big Iron rocking out on Sunday, July 3rd from 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Rocky and the Bullwinkles keeping the party going on Sunday, July 3rd from 9 pm – 12 am
  • Charlie Duhon – Solo Steel Drummer giving us the beat on Monday, July 4th from 11 am – 3pm

Remember, we need your help to make this year’s Fireworks Display one for the history books.

The “Get a Bang for your Buck” campaign this year gives the community and our local businesses the chance to continue the tradition of fireworks at Highport Marina and Tanglewood Resort on beautiful Lake Texoma. Our fundraising goal for 2016 has been established at $60,000 by June 29, 2016 at noon.

We’re accepting donations by phone and in-person. To donate over the phone, please call the Highport Marina Office at 903-786-7000 (press “0” for the Receptionist); or come by the administration office at Highport Marina, 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, Pottsboro, TX 75076 to make your donation in person.

We will recognize donors on our website and with a banner at the entrance of Highport!

  • Bronze Partners will be recognized for donations of $100 or more
  • Silver Partners will be recognized for donations of $500 or more
  • Gold Partners will be recognized for donations of $1,000 or more
  • Platinum Partners will be recognized for donations of $5,000 or more

Featured Slip: C-6 Docko

Ever get the feeling that things are just right? This docko will make you feel that and more with:

  • 50×18 slip with 12×40 water space
  • Extra-wide build outLarge living, dining and kitchen area
  • Expansive upper deck
  • 12,000 lb cradle hoist

View the full listing here: C-6 Docko


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


This Week’s Improvements

We have put a new layer of chip on the road between Y Dock and Tanglewood Hill to address the oil residue that was affecting the vehicles traveling along the road.


At the Fuel Dock…

Get your nachos here!

We’re now serving nachos with cheese and/or chili. Or, you can even create a chili cheese hot dog!