Monthly Archives: July 2013

It is Time for TIFT!!

July 31 – August 4, 2013 is the TIFT – Texas International Fishing Tournament held at the SPI Convention Centre. Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South Padre Island … Continue reading

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City of South Padre Island Wants Your Input

The City of South Padre Island wants to know what’s important to you in our open spaces. Parks contribute to a community’s quality of life and we want to make sure future planning meets your needs and interests. Log on … Continue reading

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New Reservation System for South Padre Island Coming

The new Booking Engine Information Technology Manager and Interim Convention Bureau (CVB) Director are working with Res Travel in the development of a reservation booking engine for the City of South Padre Island. The reservation system will offer area hotels, … Continue reading

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New Community Events Calendar Coming on South Padre City Website

Calendar of Events 27July 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM Beachcomber Art Show and Sale 28July 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM Sandcastle Summer Contest 29July 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM City Council Special 29July 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM Mexican Artisan … Continue reading

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Want Something Fun to do on the 27th and 28th in South Padre Island?

The Beach Comber Art Show is on July 27th and 28th.  They will have hand-made art, paintings, prints, folk art, wood sculpture, glass and jewelry for sale by artists from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the South Padre Island … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Supports the Port Isabel Tarpons!

   

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Cameron County Airport, Near South Padre, Honored as “Most Improved Airport”

Our local Cameron County Airport received an honor as “Most Improved Airport” recently. If you are interested in using this airport for general aviation, you will want to read this article from the Brownsville Herald in this link: County airport … Continue reading

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Want Something Fun to Do on July 19th to 21st in McAllen?

Check out the Texas Hunters & Sportsman’s Expo at McAllen Convention Center  on July 19-21. at this link: http://www.texashunterassociation.com. If you have any questions, call 956-664-2884.  

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Stage 2 Contingency Water Conservation Plan is Still in Effect

The Laguna Madre Water District would like to remind its customers that we continue to be on Stage 2 of our Water Conservation Plan. This plan was initiated several weeks ago. Water Shortage continues to worsen since we have not … Continue reading

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TIFT Launches CARES – a Scholarship Program for Junior Anglers

The Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) will launch its TIFT Catch a Redfish Educational Scholarship (CARES) at our 74th event July 31-Aug. 4. The year long program will be open to all junior anglers registered in TIFT who are 16 … Continue reading

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Need Information on Convention Centre Expansion?

Need some information or have some questions regarding the Convention Centre Expansion and Renovation Project? The project is ever changing so if you want to keep up with what is happening, the City of South Padre has developed a website … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered About Animal Control in South Padre?

Lost or found an animal on the Island? The South Padre Island’s Animal Control is working together with the Friends of Animals Rescue Group. Their foster based recovery center helps to reunite lost and found pets with their families. Friends … Continue reading

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New Smoothi Place on South Padre Island

   Groovi Smoothi  is now open in the wonderful upstairs outdoor patio at Island Fitness, at 5800 Padre Blvd.  Enjoy delicious and nutritious smoothies, custom brewed coffee and healthy breakfast burritos. Check it out!

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SH550 toll road opened in Brownsville and there is more to come.

A new toll road is now open from Hwy 48, the road from Port Isabel to Brownsville, to Hwy 77 in Brownsville. When traveling to Brownsville, you should try SH550 because it is fast and not crowded. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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South Padre and Port Isabel host TIFT July 31 to Aug. 4

Port Isabel and South Padre Island host Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament—the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Founded by Doc J.A. Hockaday in 1933, the tournament was designed to tell the story of phenomenal fishing in the Rio Grande Valley to … Continue reading

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Creates a New Marine Investigations Unit

Texas Parks and Wildlife has created a new marine investigations unit to combat boat theft, personal watercraft theft and related fraud. Check out this article on their website for more info: TPWD: News Release: May 16, 2013: Texas Parks and … Continue reading

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Public Hearing Set for July 10th for Feedback on Parking in South Padre Island

A public hearing has been set for July 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The South Padre Island City Council will gather feedback from the community regarding parking, including paid parking, beach parking, remote parking, and parking on side streets.

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Walkway at East End of Causeway Closed for Maintenance

The walkway under the east end of the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge is closed due to maintenance. This is where you reach land on the South Padre Island side. The area, which is often used for fishing, is no longer … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Has a New Fire Chief

The City of South Padre Island (SPI) selected current firefighter Marcus Smith to fill the Fire Chief position following Fire Chief Burney Baskett’s last day with the City on June 28. Smith served the City of Lancaster, Texas from 1984 … Continue reading

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Sand Castle Summer Contest

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July 4th Fiesta Padre at Boomerang Billy’s is NOW!

July 4, 2013 Fiesta Padre Boomerang Billy’s 8:00 AM till ?? Celebrate 4th of July the party Island Style. Beach family fun at Boomerang Billy’s beach with FREE sandcastle lessons, family sandcastle competition, and performance by local talent Leslie Blasing. … Continue reading

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Schedule for Fireworks this 4th thru the Weekend

4th of July CelebrationThe South Padre Island skies will be lit up on the 4th of July weekend with three nights of celebration. During the summer, visitors and residents can enjoy fireworks every Friday and Saturday at 9:15 p.m. and … Continue reading

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Kevin Fowler Concert on the 5th at Clayton’s!

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Laguna Vista Invites Everyone to Celebrate July 4th!

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South Padre Island July 4th Parade on the Beach!!

      Want something fun to do during the 4th of July? The South Padre Island Beach Parade begins at Beach Access 22 (Fantasy Circle) at 10:00AM and ends at Beach Access 17 (Starlight.) Dress in the spirit and … Continue reading

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