Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tips for Buying Homeowner’s Insurance are Important for South Padre, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista

You will be hearing a lot about increasing insurance premiums in the next year. Check out your policies now or when you renew to figure out ways to save on insurance. Here are seven ways to cut the cost of … Continue reading

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Museums of Port Isabel Summer Camp

The Museums of Port Isabel announce “SUMMER CAMP 2013”. The Museums of Port Isabel will be conducting a SUMMER CAMP complete with a wide variety of activities sure to keep the campers entertained and interested and in the process they … Continue reading

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Have you wondered about the floating platforms near the jetties?

As you may have noticed there are several floating platforms with heavy equipment in front of the USCG Station SPI. This is a Corps contractor who will be working on repairing the rock jetties both north and south sides. They … Continue reading

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Laguna Vista Memorial Day Parade to Honor Vets!

            The Laguna Vista Memorial Day Parade to honor the veterans was a great way to recognize the veterans in your life.

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Fund Raiser for Families in Moore, OK at Kranzler’s-May 29th to 31st

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South Padre Island Experiences Scams-Sophisticated Zillow Scam Puts NAR and MLS on Alert

Not only are there scams happening within Zillow but there are lots of scams happening within Craigslist. The National Association of Realtors is warning their members to watch out for these scams. We had one of our listings “scraped”  from … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Event in Laguna Vista to Honor Area Veterans

The Laguna Vista community will observe Memorial Day on Monday to commemorate the men and women in the US military who gave their lives in defense of their country, and to honor all veterans who have served. In what has … Continue reading

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Music by the Bay CANCELLED

Due to incremental weather, the Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay, scheduled for today, has been RESCHEDULED to July 4. We apologize for this, but we are unable to control Mother Nature. As a friendly reminder, we are moving … Continue reading

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Did You Know There are Now Fireworks Every Saturday Night in South Padre Island?

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The Summer Fireworks in South Padre Have Now Begun!

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Music by the Bay in Laguna Vista Today

Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 from 5 to 9p.m. featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, vendors, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and much more. The event is free and attendees … Continue reading

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RARE Opportunity for a Private Laguna Madre Piece of Paradise!

Kenedy County, is in the Land Cut area of the Laguna Madre on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway and is also — blissfully — only accessible by boat. Bidding for this site starts at $10,000 for the right … Continue reading

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The South Padre Island WAVE Extends Route

The City of South Padre Island’s free transit service, the WAVE, is extending its Padre Boulevard route to Gulf Boulevard starting June 1 to accommodate beachgoers. The route will travel north on Padre Boulevard then south on Gulf Boulevard where … Continue reading

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Scampi’s is Back!

One of the landmark restaurants on the bay in South Padre Island has just opened again after being closed for quite sometime. Many residents and tourists alike have enjoyed watching the Sunsets at Scampi’s through the years. We are so … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle meet Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz met with about 300 Texas Realtors yesterday. Alta and Gayle were proud to be part of that group. Here is a sample of some if the conversation.

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Move over gold: Real estate ranks as a top investment

Is real estate investment as good as gold? To 25% of Americans, it is. According to a recent Gallup poll, real estate is now tied with gold as the best long-term investment, up from 20% in April 2012 and 19% … Continue reading

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Resort & Second Home Committee Meeting

Flood insurance will increase in ways you will not believe. That was one of the big topics in the Resort and Second Home Committee Meeting. Last year when we heard they were able extend our flood insurance program (NFIP) for … Continue reading

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NAR360

Yesterday we heard the National Assoc of Realtors president, Gary Thomas, and other top executives speak about the big issues in our industry

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Ever Wonder How a “777” Casino Can Be Legal?

Port Isabel has “777” Casinos or should I say “Sweepstakes” establishments. Ever wonder how this could be legal? Check out the “8 Liner Ordinance” below that Port Isabel is passing. 8 liner ordinance.docx.

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LAND USE, PROPERTY RIGHTS, and ENVIRONMENT

We are in LAND USE, PROPERTY RIGHTS, and ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE meeting in D.C. They are talking about flood insurance right now. Can’t wait to hear what they say about the takings along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Port Isabel Chamber to Host Event Planning Workshop

Ever wanted to plan an event but didn’t quite know how? The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce has just the answer for you. The Chamber will be hosting its Event Planning Workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, inside … Continue reading

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Make your house look bigger without using a sledgehammer

Want to make your home look bigger to help get it SOLD! Check out this article from TexasRealEstate.com. It is a good one. Make your house look bigger without using a sledgehammer.

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Alta and Gayle are Going to D.C. to Represent You

Want us to represent you and your real estate interests in Washington D.C.? Tell us the issues that interest you. Every year the National Association of Realtors (NAR) hold their mid-year conference. It is specifically for the real estate leaders … Continue reading

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Blues on the Hill Today in Harlingen

Want something to do this weekend? Blues on the Hill makes its return to Harlingen on Saturday at McKelvey Park. Slated for 7 p.m. on May 11, Blues on the Hill will be held at McKelvey Park, located at 1325 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events in Port Isabel

Museums of Port Isabel May Events: Art Gallery Exhibition featuring the works of Minerva Ritchie’s “Tropical Birds and Flowers”. Reception Thursday, May 9, 4-7 pm. Telling Our Stories with Inocente Zurita and Mike Cateora, “ Shrimping and Fishing”. Thursday, May … Continue reading

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Public Hearing for SpaceX

There was standing room only at the public hearing for SpaceX tonight. The public expressed support for the project. Gayle was there to show support from the South Padre Island Board of Realtors and their members in our area. It … Continue reading

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Online Auction for South Padre Island City Surplus and Confiscated Items!

Rene Bates Auctioneers, Inc. provides on-line auctions at the city’s request. A full list of the auction items will be posted online at http://www.renebates.com. Pictures, descriptions, terms of sale and other information will also be available. Bidding will be online … Continue reading

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Do You Know About the Invasive Indigenous Brazilian Pepper Tree?

A routine survey of South Padre Island was conducted for Brazilian Pepper trees at designated Natural Habitat Lots. The Brazilian pepper tree is very invasive and can grow 30 to 40 feet in height, preventing light to native grasses from … Continue reading

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Watch for SPI Causeway Traffic on Sunday from 11:30AM to 1:30PM

Local officials are advising the public to prepare for possible traffic delays during the Pedal to Padre Cycling Event to be held on May 5. Motorists may encounter traffic delays this Sunday during the Pedal to Padre 2013 cycling event … Continue reading

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Did You Know “Run the Jail Break” is Saturday?

3000 runners will be here to run on the beach in the “Run the Jail Break” race tomorrow, Saturday. It will start and end at Clayton’s Beach Bar. For more information or to register, click on this link: http://www.runthejailbreak.com/padre-2013.php

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Pirate Days are Back in Port Isabel this Weekend!

Whether you are young or old you will love that Port Isabel Pirate Days are back. If you want something to do this weekend, check out the schedule below: Saturday, May 4, 11 am to 10 pm. Visit the information … Continue reading

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SpaceX Presentation on SPI TODAY

There will be a presentation by the Brownsville Economic Development Council regarding an Economic and Environmental Update as it relates to the SpaceX Project today, May 1st, at 3:00PM. The Workshop will be held at the City Hall 2nd Floor … Continue reading

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May 1, 2, and 3..”Chapter Two” Comedy Playing!

Looking for something to do in the next few days? Check out the El Paseo Arts Foundation Presents Neil Simon’s Award Winning Comedy “Chapter Two” May 1, 2 and 3. Curtain at 8 pm, South Padre Island Convention Center. Tickets … Continue reading

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