ATTENTION FISHERMEN! Look here for lodging near Lake Amistad

Available now! Upstairs apartment at Capri Temporary Housing!

3 bedroom 2 bath apartment located on Veterans Blvd. Just 10 minutes from Lake Amistad.

 

 

Amenities include:

  • Queen beds in each bedroom. Sleeps up to 6 people.
  • Utilities, cable TV, wifi included.
  • Washer and Dryer for your convenience. 
  • Near Lake Amistad
  • Just minutes from Walmart
  • Next door to the Blue Oasis Restaurant.

 

Call 830-768-7799 for pricing information!

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Three Tips to stay safe While You Visit the Mexican Border

Holiday travel can be exciting and fun. The Mexican border is a popular vacation site during any holiday. Use these three tips to stay safe while you spend your holidays here.    Border

#1. Exercise caution:

  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Put your smartphone away. Being distracted on your cellphone makes you an easy target for a watchful thief.
  • Dress nice, but not too nice. Don’t wear expensive looking jewelry. Criminals are looking for targets who appear to have more money to steal. Expensive  jewelry operates like a sign that says to a criminal, “Pick me! Pick me!”
  • Keep your camera in a bag or purse. Looking like a tourist makes you an easy mark for a would be thief.

#2 Ensure you have all your documents when you travel.

  • Documents. Make copies of your travel docs and give the copies to someone for safe keeping. While we all expect to return from our trips, not every trip goes as expected. If you lose your documents or become ill, a quick phone call to a trusted friend or relative can save untold misery if an emergency arises.
  • Money. Exchange money at your bank or a reputable exchange service. Shop around for good exchange services, if you plan to use cash. Even better, use a dummy wallet with a little bit of change that you can throw to a mugger. If you never have to use it, great. If you do, it may save your life!
  • At Customs: Have the docs ready when you cross back into the US. Without documents, you WILL be delayed returning to the US until someone in the US can prove your citizenship. Sitting in a customs waiting area can put a big damper on your holiday plans!

#3 Deny predators anonymity!

  • Travel in a group. Numbers provide safety when you are in an unfamiliar country. Predators look for people who are by themselves. It gives them anonymity. Staying with a group makes you a less attractive target.
  • Stay in well traveled, well-lit locations. Again, this denies a criminal a place to lurk.
  • Get home before dark. Enough said there!

While you stay with us, we want you to have the best holiday yet! If you have plans to be in Del Rio for 4th of July, check out our short term fully furnished apartments for the week you are here. Our locations are in safe neighborhoods and provide your own place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Capri Temporary Housing. Let us be your home away from home.

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Diez y Seis–A Day to Celebrate and Remember

The year is 1810 in a small town in Guanjuato, Mexico. People stream into la Parraquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores  (the Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows) to the ringing of the church bell. Miguel Hidalgo, parish priest, is sounding El Grito, the cry that would eventually mobilize tens of thousands of people to rise up and make Mexico an independent nation.

 Miguel Hidalgo was the parish priest in Dolores, small town in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. He was a criollo, a person of Spanish ancestry born in Mexico. Distressed by the New Spain’s treatment of the Mexican natives, Hidalgo worked to improve the lives of his parishioners. He introduced new industries like wool weaving, carpentry and bee keeping to the indigenous people.  In addition to enriching the lives of the poor parishioners, he also started reading societies among the criollos.

do-hid-grito-muesoDuring the Napoleonic years of Spain, the growing turmoil in Spain united the criollos and mestizos leaders of New Spain, who met in the reading societies started by Hidalgo.In these societies, participants studied and discussed nationalism and political liberty. A declaration for revolution was planned for December of 1810. When the plot for revolution was discovered authorities began to move to arrest Hidalgo. Instead of being arrested, the priest-leader rang the bell of his church on 16 December 1810, calling parishioners to mass and to arms. The cry he sounded is known as “El Grito”.  Every year, the president of Mexico addresses the Mexican people with a modern version of El Grito on September 16th.

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How is Mexican Independence celebrated? Diez y seis is celebrated much like our own 4th of July. People dress in traditional Mexican clothing, eat special festive dishes, play games and shoot fireworks. If you are visiting a border town, check out the local celebration for entertainment.

Living along the border offers many unique opportunities to learn about Mexican culture.  Check out our pages about Del Rio and Eagle Pass to learn about local festivities for this important Mexican holiday. Along the Texas-Mexico border, we love to  celebrate our neighbor’s independence!

If you are coming to Del Rio, Eagle Pass or Laredo and you need a place to stay, give us a call. We have furnished apartments that are fully serviced in all three locations. Check out our availability and call us to find out how we can help you during your next stay along our border cities. Call 800-258-3959 or email us.

Viva Mexico!

 

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The Most Popular Apartment Community in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Last week, I was visiting Eagle Pass and stopped by The Residence at Eagle Pass. So this week, I’d like to highlight this community and share with you our broadcast from the leasing office.

Interview with Monica Acevedo, property manager for The Residence at Eagle Pass apartment community.

The Residence has been serving the Eagle Pass with luxury apartments since 2011.  Community amenities include

  • Sparkling Resort style pool.The Residence at Eagle Pass
  • Fitness Center.
  • Business Center
  • Limited Access Gates
  • Basketball Courts

If you want to know what to do when you need some down time, Click this link to read some a few highlights of this growing town.

Since shortly after The Residence opened its doors, we began furnishing apartments for our guests who wanted to stay at this community. The leasing staff have always been attentive to the needs of our clients, and we have enjoyed a long relationship with the property managers.

When people have to work in remote locations, like Eagle Pass, there are alternatives to extended stay hotels. As a regional corporate housing company, we provide the same services as nationally know companies like Oakwood and National Corporate Housing, with a more personal touch.

If you are visiting or working in Eagle Pass, contact us today for a free consultation about your temporary housing options in Eagle Pass. Email us by clicking here.

 

 

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