Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Opens on SPI

This month marked the opening of the new Schlitterbahn Beach Resort which not includes an Island-themed, beachfront hotel but an indoor water park in addition to the original outdoor park that opened over 11 years ago. Schlitterbahn acquired the old … Continue reading

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SPI Causeway to Receive Preventative Maintenance

The Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge will receive preventative maintenance starting October 17, 2012. TxDOT says it will take 7 months but lane closures will only be allowed between Oct. 17th through March 1st. To view an update during the 9-17-12 … Continue reading

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RE/MAX of Texas Recognizes Realtor Board Leaders

Gayle Hood of the Padre Elite Team was recognized by RE/MAX of Texas for being a Board of Realtors President in 2012. Our office at RE/MAX 1st Choice in South Padre Island has more leaders than any other office in … Continue reading

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Texas is Behind in SpaceX Race

According to Commissioner Dan Sanchez of Cameron County, Texas is behind in the race to attract SpaceX to Boca Chica area near Brownsville, just 5 miles south of South Padre Island. In spite of the fact that they have now … Continue reading

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Buying is 45% Cheaper than Renting

Trulia just published an article stating that renting is 45% higher than buying right now. Check out this article:  http://trends.truliablog.com/2012/09/rent-vs-buy-summer-2012/

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King of the Causeway Triathlon Today

Today was perfect weather for the King of the Causeway Triathlon. They started about 7:45AM swimming, biking, running, and the awards were at 11:30AM. The Padre Elite Team, Alta & Gayle, were there to help sponsor Sandi Gentry and support … Continue reading

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Windstorm Insurance Topic for Chamber Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon

The controversial topic of Texas Windstorm Insurance rates and proposed changes will be discussed by a panel consisting of Senator Eddie Lucio, Corpus Chamber CEO, Foster Edwards, and an attorney, Charles Zahn. They have formed a coalition in an effort … Continue reading

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Les Dudek Concert – Free!

The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee is bringing Les Dudek in concert on September 15, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn at 7:00 PM. Les Dudek has over six individual albums along with numerous other awards. Seating … Continue reading

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Texas Realtors Conference!!

This past weekend was full of education and motivation for the Padre Elite Team. We sat through a Professional Standards class all day Friday. After class was the Opening Session for the Conference with Chris Gardner as the guest speaker. … Continue reading

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Mobi-Mats to be Installed in 2 Locations

The City South Padre Island received the Mobi-mats purchased by the General Land Office (GLO). They will be installed at two locations. The first is Fantasy Circle where they will be trying to elevate and reduce the chances of over … Continue reading

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SPACEX on Boca Chica Beach near SPI

SpaceX brings new hope to Brownsville and our area. It will provide lots of jobs and a new horizon for us in space exploration. Check out this article from the Brownsville Herald. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/brownsville-144441-poster-couple.html

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