Monthly Archives: July 2012

Robert Duvall Filming a Movie at Boca Chica Village near SPI

“A Night in Old Mexico” is being filmed at Boca Chica Village between South Padre Island and Brownsville and at the Camille Playhouse theatre. Robert Duvall is the principal actor in the movie. Jeremy Irvine also stars in the movie. … Continue reading

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Schlitterbahn in SPI Expands

Schlitterbahn has acquired the Holiday Inn building on the beach. They are in the process of renovating the hotel into a resort for the waterpark, constructing a tunnel to the park, adding a restaurant, swim-up bar, and enclosing the park … Continue reading

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SpaceX!!

SpaceX is considering the area at Boca Chica beach, just south of the jetties, as a possible rocket launch sit for their project. Our Valley leaders are competing against leaders in two other locations in the world to bring this … Continue reading

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Port Isabel Event Center Ground Breaking

Construction will begin soon on the Port Isabel Event Center which will be located adjacent to the Museum.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for City of Port Isabel Visitor & Event Center

Below is an email we received regarding the groundbreaking this Saturday at 10:00AM for the City of Port Isabel Visitor and Event Center. The public is invited. Come join us! “Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission … Continue reading

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Additional Info on SPI 2nd Access Project

PET – 2nd Causeway Routes 7-18-12 We posted a short note the night of the meeting but we wanted to provide more information for those of you that are interested. You can view a map that reflects the new proposed  … Continue reading

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SPI 2nd Access Project Public Hearing

The recommended route is #6 on the new map in the picture above. On the SPI side it appears to be between Beach Access 5 & 6. On the mainland side it appears to be on the north side of … Continue reading

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SPI & Los Fresnos to Build Hurricane Shelter

The city of South Padre Island, the city of Los Fresnos, and the Los Fresnos School District are joining forces to build a hurricane shelter that will double as a school gym. A  FEMA grant will pay $1.8 million of … Continue reading

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Agency Clears U.S. 77 for Interstate Upgrades

The Federal Highway Administration said they have received environmental clearance to upgrade a portion of U.S. 77 between Corpus Christi and Brownsville to interstate standards. This is huge  for South Texas because this is part of the Interstate 69 corridor … Continue reading

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July 4th Beach Parade in South Padre Island

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Victory!!! National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorized for 5 Years

We did it! Late last week Congress finally acted on one of National Association of Realtor’s key legislative priorities, a 5-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The pundits said nothing would be accomplished in an election year. But … Continue reading

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Lifeguards on Duty in South Padre Island

Isla Blanca and Andy Bowie county parks now have lifeguards. Park fees will increase by $1.00 bringing the total to $5.00 to enter the park to help pay for the beach patrol services until Labor Day.

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South Padre Island July 4th Beach Parade

The 4th annual July 4th Beach Parade will be at 10:00AM. It will be from Fantasy Circle Beach Access 22 to Starlight Circle Beach Access 17. Everyone is encouraged to attend and to wear patriotic clothing. After the parade, there … Continue reading

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