MARK S. PEÑA

Oct. 23, 1962-March 29, 2020 Mark S. Peña passed away peacefully at his home in Edinburg on Sunday, March 29. He will be missed by his loving wife, Michelle and their children Gabriel, Luke, Isabelle, Juliette, Anna and Esteban. He is also survived by his parents L. Aron Pena, Sr. and Sylvia Pena; and brothers Aaron Pena, Jr.; Eric Pena; sister Evie Pena -Shives; Jeff Peña; and Dominic Peña; his large extended family and countless friends. Although the last few months of his life were colored by his battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s, what he will most be remembered for is his intense love of life, nature and gift for bringing people together. Mark was truly a son of Edinburg and began many lifelong friendships during his Bobcat days. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1984 from the University of Texas, Austin, where he also pursued studies in Music…

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Edwards Abstract and Title Co. Open for Business in Mission

Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is pleased to announce that the company has expanded the service area to Mission, Texas! The Mission Market and western Hidalgo County have experienced substantial growth and development, therefore, Edwards is providing a full service office that is conveniently located to serve the title insurance needs in this market. Many of Edwards Abstract and Title Co. long-time customers will be familiar with the reopening of the Edwards’ office located at 2506 E. Griffin Parkway. Edwards is also pleased to announce that Mariana Ragousis-Ramirez, Sr . Escrow Officer and Romelia Galindo, Escrow Officer/Escrow Processor will return to staff the Mission office. Same great location with experienced staff to serve you!  

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Support Local with Edwards!

Edwards encourages supporting your local and small businesses as often as possible. When you support, purchase from or share about local businesses you are supporting the very community that the business is located in, which most of the time for many of us is the place we call home. Join Edwards in supporting your local community today. Here are a few local restaurants who are offering carry-out, curbside pick-up and delivery during COVID-19. We encourage everyone to stay safe and practice social-distancing.

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Mark Lewis – Certified Escrow Settlement Professional

Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is committed to providing professional and educational opportunities to all of its employees. Today, we celebrate with Mark Lewis as he has completed the rigorous testing as coordinated by the Texas Land Title Association and he has earned a professional credential. Congratulations!

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POST-PONED: 10th Annual Texas Proud Customer Appreciation BBQ

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 10th Annual Texas Proud Customer Appreciation BBQ will be postponed until a later date.   On Monday, March 16, 2020 Judge Richard Cortez issued an emergency declaration for Hidalgo county and gatherings of 50 people or more are prohibited effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The safety and well-being of Edwards’ customers and employees are of utmost importance.   Edwards encourages everyone to stay safe and take everyday precautions. Visit the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) webpage for more information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .

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16th Annual State of Real Estate Forum

On March 6, 2020, Edwards welcomed a record-breaking number of more than 400 attendees to the 16th Annual State of Real Estate Forum held at the Edinburg Conference Center. Guest speakers included: Ted C. Jones, Ph.D., Senior VP Chief Economist and Director of Investor Relations of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, and Pedro R. Alvarez, Pharr District Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation. Attendees were presented information about the Rio Grande Valley’s economy and plans for future transportation and expansion. Thank you to all of those who traveled near and far to attend this annual event. Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2021 State of Real Estate Forum!    

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10th Annual Texas Proud Customer Appreciation BBQ

Join the Edwards Team as we celebrate YOU! Stop by any time between 11:00am-2:00pm at the Legacy Event Center and enjoy a delicious BBQ Lunch and great networking. We will welcome more than 700 guests this year, you won’t want to miss this annual tradition. See you then!

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2020 GMAR Bowling Tournament

The Edwards McAllen and Edinburg offices teamed up to represent the company on Friday, February 21st at the annual GMAR Tournament in support of TREPAC! 37 teams certainly filled the Flamingo Bowl as they competed and most of all, had fun!!! Special thanks to Mark Lewis, Clay Sanchez , Valerie Alvarado, Matthew Espinosa and Elva Jackson Garza.

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Edwards is a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual Texas Women Lawyers (

Edwards is a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual Texas Women Lawyers (TWL) Conference scheduled February 27-28, 2020. TWL will host their 2020 CLE Program in McAllen, Texas at the Casa De Palmas Wyndham on February 28th. For more information or to register, visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-texas-women-lawyers-annual-cle-fearlesseducate-innovate-collaborate-tickets-87595373119

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