Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ever Heard of “Meows, Mutts and Margaritas?”

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South Padre Island Eligible to Collect Additional Revenue from State Hotel Tax

Texas Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 3042, making the City of South Padre Island eligible to collect an additional one percent revenue from the state hotel occupancy tax, for a total two percent. The two percent in funding goes … Continue reading

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Who are the Best Real Estate Professionals?

Ever wondered who would be the best agent to represent you amongst the long list of choices out there? Check out this survey to help you decide: RE/MAX of Texas News » Survey Shows RE/MAX #1 Name in Real Estate.

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Emergency/Maintenance Lane on the South Padre Island Beach

South Padre Island crews made improvements to the emergency/maintenance lane on the beach from White Sands street to the Hilton Garden Inn. Crews replaced PVC pipes with landscape timbers and rope and removed the caution tape to make the lane … Continue reading

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Grant for Park and Ride Awarded in South Padre

The Transit Department has been awarded $620,000 to construct the Park-&-Ride phase of the new Multi-Modal Project. The table below represents the cost of each component of the entire Multi-Modal Project (all phases), the funds that were used to complete … Continue reading

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Bus Service Between South Padre Island, Brownsville, and McAllen

The City of Brownsville will receive a $1.4 million award from the Texas Department of Transportation to provide a new intercity express bus service between Brownsville, South Padre Island, McAllen and other cities with buses expected to roll out later … Continue reading

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Update on Flood Insurance Rate Increases

Flood insurance along the gulf coast is going to sky rocket in the near future. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) supported by FEMA is 24 billion (with a B) in debt and doesn’t have a reserve. Last July in … Continue reading

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Coastal insurance group expects surplus ​in TWIA!!!!!

Below is an article from Associated Press. This would be great for coastal area properties such as South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista! By URIEL J. GARCIA, Associated Press 06/17/2013 5:39 PM AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nonprofit, … Continue reading

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Museums of Port Isabel Summer Camp 2013

Looking for something fun for the kids this summer? The Port Isabel Museums have a camp and below are some of the fun things they will experience:   Real acting parts in a pirate play. Discover the big world of … Continue reading

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2013 Port Isabel Lighthouse Friday Night Movie Schedule

Season 8 started on June 7, 2013. Eight showings were scheduled for the summer. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wanted to Obtain Your Captain’s License?

Stewart Training Center training, instructors and course materials are fully approved by the USCG and provide an alternative to license exams at USCG regional testing centers. They teach you hands-on, practical boating know-how, so that you can pass the Captain’s … Continue reading

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Register for the Ladies’s Kingfish Tournament Now

LADIES KINGFISH TOURNAMENT is August 9 – 11, 2013. Registration is currently underway: Angler Fees- $85.00 before July 12 – $95.00 after July 12 Captain Fees- $17.00 before July 12 – $22.00 after July 12 For registration forms or any … Continue reading

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Texas Division of Emergency Management Speaks to South Padre Chamber

Gabriela Stermolle with the Texas Division of Emergency Management Speaks to South Padre Chamber today about the drought we are experiencing in Texas right now.

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Flood Insurance Subsidies Phasing Out-Your Rates Are Going UP in South Padre!

Flood insurance is going up in South Padre and the surrounding areas! It will be big news this year. Check out the video in this link. You will be hearing a lot about this in the near future. Flood Insurance … Continue reading

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10 Bath and Kitchen Trends to Watch This Year

Winner of NKBA’s 2013 Best Kitchen design competition: Wendy F. Johnson, Designs for Living, Manchester, Vt. The kitchen featured a “curved LED-lit glass bar overlooking art glass on panels in the cooking and entertaining centers.” Shades of gray, quartz finishes, … Continue reading

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June 8th at Schlitterbahn is Island of Praise with Josh Wilson

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The WAVE in South Padre Island Area has New Smartphone Technology

The WAVE has recently provided QR codes (Quick Response Code) for smartphone users at all Wave bus stops and on all buses near the passenger doors. The QR codes can be scanned using any smartphone with a QR Code reader … Continue reading

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Great Article on Wood Floors from Realtor Magazine

This article says it all about wood floors. Ever wondered which kind to buy and how it should be installed . Check out this article from Realtor Magazine: When It Comes to Wood Floors, Choose Wisely | Realtor Magazine.

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Did you see Alta and Gayle on TV yesterday?

Alta & Gayle joined their broker, Joan Massie and four other Realtors yesterday on Channel 4 News to receive recognition for their contribution to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). RE/MAX International is a huge supporter of Children’s Miracle Network nationwide and … Continue reading

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Marine Science Day Camp for Kids in South Padre Island

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Island Parking Talks Heat Up As Summer Embarks in South Padre Island

Below is an article from the City of South Padre about parking issues on the island: Parking issues on the Island dominated one of the City Council meetings at City Hall on South Padre Island recently. Discussion of the city’s … Continue reading

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