Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1st

Don’t miss the Christmas Boat Parade this Saturday. You can watch it from many prime locations during the route. It will be worth your time! Click on this link to view all the details and pictures: Port Isabel/South Padre Island … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Approves Annexation

The SPI city council approved annexing the following tracts of land this month: 1. 22.01 acres located east of Padre Blvd adjacent to Schlitterbahn known as the Jeremiah tract. 2. 87.83 acres located west of Padre Blvd including KOA Campground, … Continue reading

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Notes from City of South Padre Island – City Council Meeting

Mayor Bob Pinkerton gave the annual State of the Island Annual Report.  He reviewed the last fiscal year’s accomplishments and propose the vision and direction for the coming year. He thanked City Council and all Boards, Committees, Commissions, Task Force, and … Continue reading

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Dunes Restoration Planting

On Saturday, November 17, more than 100 beach-loving volunteers helped the Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter and the City of South Padre Island kick off the Dune Restoration Planting Season! Individuals and groups from the University of Texas at Brownsville, … Continue reading

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Toy Drive in South Padre Island

The Firefighters Association will host a toy drive for Christmas. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to the new Fire Station No. 1 by December 14. Let’s help put a smile on every child’s face this Christmas!

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South Padre Island Renourishes the Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, the Texas General Land Office, Cameron County, and the City of South Padre Island are renourishing approximately one half mile of South Padre Island’s beaches using sand dredged from the Brownsville Ship … Continue reading

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Casinos may face regulation in Port Isabel

Can you believe that these casinos are not illegal? In Port Isabel (as in many cities now) there are several “777” businesses that are operating. There was a workshop recently to discuss licensing of these casinos. What we learned was … Continue reading

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RE/MAX of Texas posts our community support!

RE/MAX of Texas News Online posts our pictures on their website of two of the events our office participated in for community support! Check out our fun pictures of the RE/MAX 1st Choice Realtors.

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The new Veterans Park in Laguna Vista to open today

Laguna Vista officials will honor the community’s patriots in a Veterans’ Day Ceremony today, Monday, Nov. 12th at the new Veterans’ Park on FM510. Guest speaker will be South Padre Island’s Mayor Bob Pinkerton who is also a Veteran. You … Continue reading

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More fun at the Port Isabel Library

Betty Wells, President of the Port Isabel Chamber and Valerie Bates, Marketing Director for the City of Port Isabel, spoke to members at the All Chamber Meeting on Friday, Nov. 9th. Betty and Valerie talked about what is happening around … Continue reading

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Lady Tarpons are Undefeated and Going to REGIONAL Playoffs!

Our local Ladies Volleyball Tarpons are undefeated! Tonight they are going to play the #2 ranked team in the state in San Antonio at the Blossom Athletic Center. At 6:00PM they will be competing for the Regional Semi-Final title. If … Continue reading

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Our Libraries Now Have eBooks

Welcome our libraries to the 21st Century by downloading an ebook or audiobook at one of our local libraries. Just like a traditional book, library patrons who have a valid library card and are in good standing with the library … Continue reading

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Tarpon Marching Band Advances to State Today

The Port Isabel High School Silver Tarpon Marching Band has advanced to the UIL State Marching Band competition for the 7th year in a row! Tonight the band will perform in the Alamodome along with 21 other 3A schools. Wish … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Time Change!

DON’T FORGET —Set back your clocks tonight.

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South Padre Home Sells at Auction

8 properties in South Padre, McAllen, Weslaco, Edcouch, & Alamo were auctioned off Thursday night. A gorgeous 3473 sq.ft. home in The Villas of South Padre went for $322,500. A 6389 sq.ft. home on 18.2 acres with a barn & … Continue reading

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