Monthly Archives: March 2013

Save the Date–40th Birthday Party for the City of South Padre Island

Mark your calendars for the City of South Padre Island’s 40th birthday celebration from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th in front of City Hall with entertainment being provided by our local star, Leslie Blasing. Advertisements

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Have You Seen the Spring Break Reports from the City of South Padre Island?

Want to know if there were any emergencies or insane moments for Spring Break?  Just published from the City of South Padre, “Eye on SPI”: Fire Department Over the Spring Break period South Padre Island Fire Department responded to over … Continue reading

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‘Cash for Trash’ Program is Back in Effect

“Cash for Trash” program at Beach Access #5 and #6 is back.You pay a user fee of $5.00 for your entry but then they will charge an additional $5.00, for a trash bag deposit on every vehicle entering. When you … Continue reading

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Are You Over 50 and Want to Go to a Senior Prom in Port Isabel?

Here is your chance to go to a Senior Prom again! The Junior Leadership Laguna Madre is sponsoring the prom on March 27th from 5:00 to 8:00PM at the Port Isabel High School Cafeteria. This is open to all residents … Continue reading

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Bill filed for Port Isabel to limit strip annexation by Brownsville

Brownsville is trying to annex parts of the Laguna Madre area around Port Isabel. Eddie Lucio, Jr. file legislation that would limit that annexation. For more information, check out this article from the Port Isabel-South Padre Press. If you want … Continue reading

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More Spring Break Info from The Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Our local newspaper is doing a great job lately. Here is an article about Spring Break. If you don’t subscribe, you can at http://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com IT’S SPRING BREAK: Island abuzz with Breakers, national attention » Port Isabel-South Padre Press.

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Do You Think There Are Less Spring Breakers in South Padre This Year?

From looking at these two pictures, you would not think there are less Spring Breakers in South Padre this year. However, there are rumors there might be fewer. The traffic during the week and early mornings is not too bad. … Continue reading

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Upcoming South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon

Mark Your Calendar! Aaron S. Demerson, Executive Director, Office of the Governor – Economic Development and Tourism has agreed to speak at the next South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on … Continue reading

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“Stay, Shop and Dine the Island” on South Padre Island!

The Islanders Committee will be holding their Spring “Shop the Island” Promotion April 1 through May 3. “Shop the Island” promotions encourage visitors and residents to shop locally thereby supporting the economy of South Padre Island. Purchases over $20.00 from … Continue reading

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Want a Great Idea for Improving Your Home and Property Value?

We are always curious about the latest trends in remodeling. Below is an article from our NAR Realtor Magazine with some great ideas. Most of these are relatively inexpensive. Check it out: 7 Hot Home Improvement Trends that Make Your … Continue reading

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Where Do You Think This Will be During Spring Break?

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Are you going to paint your home soon?

One of the least expensive and easiest way to upgrade your property, is painting. A listing that is staged and painted will sell faster and for more money.  The article below is from our NAR Realtor Magazine and certainly worth … Continue reading

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Did You Remember the Time Changes Tonight?

Don’t forget to Spring Forward one hour tonight! Set your clocks when you go to bed tonight or first thing in the morning if you don’t want to be early for church!

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Did You Know That You Have to Restrict Your Water Consumption NOW?

The Laguna Madre Water District has implemented water restrictions for the area that will go into effect as of Wednesday, February 27. Due to a drought situation we are in now, Falcon Lake and Amistad Lake (which is where our … Continue reading

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South Padre Island is Gearing up for Spring Break

      South Padre Island has a few Spring Breakers this week but it is about to be packed starting Saturday for over a week. Check out this picture of the beach at the Isla Grand. Don’t forget there … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Day of Week and Month to List?

We love our sellers! When we run across information that will help them and us get their listing sold, we are all about it. This was certainly an interesting article and we plan to try this strategy to see how … Continue reading

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How much return can you get when you remodel?

We have clients that say ” I paid “X” amount for this property and I have put “X” amount into it when I remodeled. Of course, they are thinking they should be able to add that all together and get … Continue reading

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Why Would a Texas Windstorm Engineer Drop His Certification?

Hundreds of state-licensed engineers, many frustrated with the Texas Department of Insurance, are dropping out of the windstorm certification program that allows structures to be insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Last year, more than 900 engineers participated in … Continue reading

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Did you know that we have a Library Reading Room in South Padre Island?

They have just expanded the SPI Library and Reading Room. Margie Jacobs has done an awesome job of putting the expanded facility together, and has a wonderful selection of books, magazines, books on video and DVDs.  Need a place to check … Continue reading

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This is a Major Reason Why We Love RE/MAX!

The RE/MAX International Convention in Las Vegas always exceeds our expectations. Education is one of the main reasons we attend these conventions but the entertainment and speakers are always exceptional. Our favorites were Condoleezza Rice, Andy Andrews, and Dave Liniger. … Continue reading

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