Monthly Archives: October 2012

Untrue Crime Figures on Trulia

More than once we have been asked about the assumed “high” crime rate being published on Trulia. We try to explain that we have a population here of around 5,000 and Trulia doesn’t consider that we have thousands of tourists … Continue reading

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Cameron County Airport Awarded $600,000.

Last month the Cameron County Airport, located just out of Laguna Vista, was awarded $600K to help fund construction of a new fuel system. The federal government will pay 75% of the cost and Cameron County will pay 25%. Airport … Continue reading

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Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Tour

The Chamber of Commerce members got a tour of the Schlitterbahn Beach Resort after the luncheon on Thursday. If you have not been yet, you must at least visit the restaurant and bar on the top, See 4 Ever. It … Continue reading

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SPI Convention Center Gets a FaceLift

An open house was held this week at the SPI Convention Center to show off it’s new facelift. They not only painted, they added some much needed furniture and decor. The Convention Bureau and the Chamber hosted an open house … Continue reading

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Alta wins 2012 SPI Chamber Director’s Award

Alta was surprised today when presented with the SPI Chamber of Commerce Director’s Award. They give this award for the “enthusiastic support and commitment to our chamber and our business community.” Alta has been active in the Chamber for years … Continue reading

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FEMA awards $2.4 million for safe room in Brownsville

The Laguna Madre Area residents will be able to flee to Brownsville for shelter from hurricanes or any other disasters in the near future. FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75% or $2,475,000 of the $3,300,000 project. The … Continue reading

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Bungee Tower at Louie’s Coming Down

A South Padre Island landmark near Louie’s Backyard is coming down. The bungee tower at Louie’s Backyard’s Gravity Park is being dismantled to make way for new activities at the park. The tower was erected about 20 years ago and … Continue reading

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Island – Airport Shuttle fare now $1 each way

Valley Metro has reduced the fare on its Island Airport Shuttle from the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport to just one dollar.  This come as good news to the 50,000 passengers expected to ride the shuttle this year. The … Continue reading

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New Superintendent for Point Isabel School District

We were fortunate enough to hear our new Superintendent for our school district speak at the Chamber “Coffee and Conversation” meeting this past week. Dr. Lisa Garcia is an experienced, motivated, concerned, and friendly addition to our district that will … Continue reading

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Gayle and Alta are Published in TAR Conference Newsletter

The Texas Association of Realtors published an update of their September Conference in San Antonio and we were in the newsletter. The picture is of us at the market place expo. One of the vendors took pictures for all of … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Gals Walk in Tarpon Homecoming Parade

          The South Padre Island RE/MAX 1st Choice Realtors walked in the local Tarpon Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Nov. 11th. What fun we have all had the last week with our blue wigs for this parade … Continue reading

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SPI BikeFest is Coming this Weekend

October 12-14, is SPI BikeFest with a full slate of events featuring Texas Guitar Legend Lance Lopez, Ms. BikeFest 2012, FightFest Cage Fighting, BikeFest Decathlon, the Biker Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness Competition and the Iron Horse Parade Memorial Sunset … Continue reading

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Cameron County Tax Statements Have Been Mailed

You should have your property tax statements by now. Cameron County Appraisal District collects taxes for 38 taxing jurisdictions so you will receive only one statement this year. Up until last year, we paid two statements. If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Walk for Women’s Best!!!

RE/MAX 1st Choice of South Padre Island and of McAllen joined together for the Walk for Women today. It was loads of fun and they took so many pictures that we felt the paparazzi were after us. Next year, plan … Continue reading

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Sandcastle Days Pictures

They were still working on some of these sandcastles. Judging was Saturday night. Which is your favorite?

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Mortgage Rates Sink to New Lows Again

Mortgage rates were back to breaking records for the second consecutive week. All mortgage products, except for the 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage, averaged a new record low, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. For those who can qualify, … Continue reading

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Sandcastle Days are this Weekend!

The 25th Annual Sandcastle Days is set for October 5-7 at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill. Master sculptors from the Island and from as far as Britain, Canada and Holland, will compete and give visitor’s an amazing show of skill … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Opens New Firehouse

The South Padre Island Fire Station No. 1 opened its doors on Patriot Day this month. A piece of the World Trade Center was unveiled and rededicated in front of the firehouse to honor those servicemen on the 11th anniversary … Continue reading

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University of Texas at Brownsville Sets Forums to Discuss Future

The University of Texas at Brownsville is scheduling a series of open forums to discuss the vision of their future up to 2050. They want to design a unique, innovative university that will stand alone and they want the advice … Continue reading

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