Monthly Archives: December 2012

Have you ever heard of the Penguin Plunge in South Padre?

The first ever Penguin Plunge kicks off the New Year here with music, art, and antics. The event will be from 11:00AM to 4:00PM with the plunge beginning promptly at 2:00PM, Tuesday, Jan, 1st at Boomerang Billy’s Beach Bar & … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip – Jan. 1st

Claytons Beach Bar and Grill has been chosen as the new location for the 15th Annual Polar Bear Dip and Beach Party to be held January 1, 2013. SPI Polar Bears will once again partner with SPI Walk for Women … Continue reading

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STARGATE……Another Spacecraft Tracking Facility?

STARGATE, South Texas Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Gigahertz Astrophysical Transient Emission, has a 90% chance of becoming a reality. It is a concept for a radio frequency technology facility that would give students and faculty access to cutting-edge … Continue reading

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How Can You Give to Those in Need at Cmas?

The Padre Elite Team gave Visa gift cards to the principals of the elementary and junior high schools in Point Isabel School District. If anyone knows who the neediest children are in school, it is the principal at the school … Continue reading

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Does the State Have Any Home Buyer Assistance Programs?

Yes, the state of Texas has buyer assistance programs. TSAHC, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, offers a low, fixed-rate and down payment assistance grant of 5% of a borrowers loan amount. It is open not only to first-time home buyers … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Passes $2,000. Fine for Bulky Items Collection

New $2,000. fine passed in South Padre Island for not disposing of your brush or bulky items correctly. It can’t be placed near the street until after the 25th of each month and before bulky trash collection date which is … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice in McAllen Christmas Parade

The Padre Elite Team, Gayle, Alta, and JoAnn joined the McAllen RE/MAX 1st Choice office in their Christmas parade float. There were over 100 entries in the parade and thousands of onlookers on the street. Unfortunately, Alta was one of … Continue reading

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Will 2013 bring more taxes on your real estate transactions?

There are proposals to replace local property taxes with an expanded sales tax that includes a tax on professional services—including your commissions—as well as on sales and leases of commercial and residential property. These proposals would require the sales-tax rate … Continue reading

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Christmas Events on SPI

South Padre is into it’s 12 Days of Christmas. Check out the upcoming events: Saturday, December 15th Breakfast with Santa at Schlitterbahn Water Park  9:00am-12:00pm Bicycle Raffle & Toy Drive at Blackbeard’s Restaurant 11:30am-4:00pm Sunday, December 16th Pet Photos with … Continue reading

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Gayle Receives Awards

At the Annual Installation of Officers Meeting this month, Gayle received a gavel plaque from the South Padre Island Board of Realtors for serving as their Board President this year. She was also presented an award by Richard Throop, the … Continue reading

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The Holiday Village in Brownsville is Worth the Trip

Remember the Christmas when you rode around looking at lighted homes? Well, Brownsville has taken this to a new level with The Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park.  There are 19 cottages and Santa is there on Friday and Saturday … Continue reading

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P I Tarpons Advance in Playoffs! Christmas Parade Rescheduled.

The Port Isabel Tarpons Beat Geronimo Navarro 35-28 in overtime last week. They are now advancing to the fourth round of the state football playoffs for the fourth time since 1981. Port Isabel (10-3) will now take on Bellville in … Continue reading

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Christmas Boat Parade Pictures

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