Monthly Archives: December 2015

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: 100 YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH!!

100 YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATIONS!

The National Park Service: 100 Year Birthday Bash celebrations will begin in earnest in 2016. They are inviting visitors from around the nation to come enjoy the celebrations at a nearby national park! Celebrations will be going on all year round from essay and photo contests to actual events taking place at the parks themselves. These events will be fun for the entire family, so be sure and watch for them.

The National Park System began in 1872 with its first real park “Yellowstone” and went on to embrace over 450 sites in the United States. The service to take care of these national treasures finally came around 1916. The various categories these parks fall into are National Parks, National Monuments, National Memorials, National Military Parks, National Historic Sites, National Parkways, National Recreation Areas, National Seashores, National Scenic Railways, National Scenic Trails and more. Yellowstone was the beginning of this great story and President Teddy Roosevelt took the park service to a whole new level. Read about its history and the upcoming celebrations at the link below.

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Big Thicket National Preserve’s Celebrations:

Big Thicket Centennial Photo Contest

 

Texas Marine named “TOP 100 DEALERS” in the Nation

Texas Marine Named Top 100 Dealers In the Nation

Boating Industry magazine has just named its “Top 100 Dealers” in the nation. This is the pinnacle trade magazine for the marine industry. It prides itself on a strictly held set of standards for which the winning dealerships must achieve to earn this highly coveted award. This honor is awarded to a very limited few dealerships across the United States. The 2015 “Top 100 Dealers” were healthier than ever, with a combined 2.5 billion in sales. It is the largest combined total since before the economic crash of 2008. The average “Top 100 Dealer” grew their revenue by 10.8% and sold 23, 117 boats. At the same time they were growing their revenue they successfully grew net profit and margins and CSI scores, while improving service efficiency. All these factors have made this year’s competition for “Top 100 Dealer” the toughest ever.

Texas Marine has been named one of Boating Industry magazines “Top 100 Dealerships” in the nation in the December 2015 issue of Boating Industry. This is not the first year they have been named within the ranks of these elite dealerships.. There are numerous assessments that have to be done in order to compete for this tremendous honor. A dealer must excel in customer relations, sales, service, marketing, net profit, growth and so much more. So congratulations to the entire Texas Marine team at all 3 dealerships for making this happen!

Texas Marine Christmas Party!

Tx Mrn 8Once again the annual Texas Marine Christmas Party was a bTx Mrn 5ig success. It was an amazing time of fun, fellowship and FOOD, delicious food! Starting with the turkey and dressing

right down to the Key Lime pie everyone stuffed themselves.

 

Tx Mrn 9These sprawling food choices, so carefully prepared by our fellow teammates, are just another example of the caring detail with which this team does everything. 12376126_10153859120443447_1856630946735675685_nThis year was a very successful year for Texas Marine. As our team leader  shared his appreciation and prayer for each and every member we all reflected on the banner year we have had.

Texas Marine 4Our team members and awesome customers are the best and have made this one heck of a year!

Merry Christmas to everyone and to each a very Happy New Year!

Shop Texas Marine For Christmas

Don’t forget to come by Texas Marine for Christmas where we have a wide variety of Christmas gifts for the water lovers in your family!

Fish Tacos!!!

Check out this delicious Fish Taco recipe next time you are in the mood for fish!

Ingredients

  • Tacos (tortillas)
  • 1 lb white flaky fish (Mahi Mahi is good choice)

Marinade

  •  1/4 cup canola oil
  •  1 lime (juiced)
  •  1 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  •  1 jalapeno (chopped)
  •  1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)
  •  8 flour tortillas

Garnish:

  •  Shredded white cabbage
  •  Hot Sauce
  •  Sour Cream
  •  Thinly sliced red onion
  •  Thinly sliced green onion
  •  Chopped cilantro leaves

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place fish in a medium size dish or deep plate. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, ancho chili powder, jalapeno and cilantro marinade. Pour it over the fish and let it marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the fish from the marinade and place on hot grill, flesh side down. Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip for 30 seconds and remove. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.

Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for 20 seconds. Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish with any or all of the garnishes.

The Benefits for Families who Engage in the Great Outdoors

The Benefits for Families who Engage in the Great Outdoors are numerous! In a world driven by technology, it’s simple to forget the natural world surrounding us. Rarely do you see children in public today that do not have their eyes glued to a screen of some sort. Bring your children to spend time in the outdoors and teach them the benefits of that.

Each minute that kids spend in front of electronics is another minute they’re not spending time outdoors! Here are some reasons you should raise your kids in the outdoors!

Teach Them Patience

What better lesson to teach your children then the virtue of patience! Hunting can be a fantastic lesson that patience and perseverance can lead to great reward.

Encourage Activity

Staying active helps reduce stress and anxiety, and can help children with both behavioral issues and attention spans.

 Educate Them

The more you educate them now, the more they know in the future. Help to promote self-sufficiency for future generations.

Keep Them Healthy

Let them run. Let them jump. Let them climb. A healthy childhood can lead to a long-term healthy lifestyle.

Spark Their Curiosity

Get your kids involved and interested in the outdoors. Show them things they’ve never learned before and let them ask questions. Fresh air is good for the mind, body and soul. Get your kids outdoors and let them appreciate all it has to offer!