Monthly Archives: September 2013

National Night Out

City of South Padre Island first responders are hosting the 2013 National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Island Baptist Church parking lot (off Padre Blvd. & Mezquite St.). The public is invited to meet … Continue reading

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Boots ‘n Bling Hits the Beach

Boots ‘n Bling Hits the Beach On October 12th, put on your best Tommy Bahama and sandals for a night of live music at 7PM from Pelican Station at The Pearl in South Padre Island. Enjoy dinner and dancing, with … Continue reading

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Adopt a Beach Fall Cleanup, Sept. 28th

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City of South Padre Open House Today!

The City of South Padre Island will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, September 25, from 4 – 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 4601 Padre Boulevard. There will not be a formal presentation, but community members are … Continue reading

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Walk for Women Weekend!

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Beach Emergency Lane Removed

Public Works Crew removed the posts & ropes that were used as an emergency lane on the beach recently. They will be installed again next summer. Clayton Brashear, of Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, complimented the Beach Maintenance and Public … Continue reading

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Laguna Madre Art Gallery Open House

                LAGUNA MADRE ART GALLERY, LOCATED IN LIGHTHOUSE SQUARE, PORT ISABEL, WILL HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE/DEMO ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 26th FROM 2-4 pm. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THE MONTH … Continue reading

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State Representative Rene Olivera Speaks at Chamber Qrtly Luncheon

The Chamber members heard about the last sessions accomplishments in Austin. He is a huge supporter of South Padre Island and our beaches. His fight for higher education and the creation of a new medical school in the valley is … Continue reading

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New SPI Fire Chief Speaks to Chamber Members

The new fire Chief Smith spoke to Chamber members about having a Knox Box entry system. He gave us the ordinances that apply to this system. If you would like a copy, let us know.

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Don’t be fooled by these 3 selling myths

First-time sellers beware: there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell your home. While your Texas REALTOR® is your first line of defense against making these mistakes, here are three common selling myths busted: Myth: … Continue reading

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WAVE Transit to Expand; Plans Include Car Sharing and Heliport

The South Padre Island Wave Transit is set to expand considerably over the next few years as the proposed Multi-Model Project takes shape. Expansion of the transit system, which is located on Padre Boulevard immediately after the Queen Isabella Causeway … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Island’s Very Own Super Star – J. Michael Laferty

Congratulations to the Island’s Very Own Super Star – J. Michael Laferty The song “Get to the Point” on Michael’s newest CD “Hot Sun, Cool Water, Sandy Boots” has climbed to #26 on the main Country Chart and #25 on … Continue reading

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The biggest obstacle to selling your house

This column may be uncomfortable for some of you to read, but here goes: You may be hindering the sale of your home. It’s true. Selling property – even your beloved family home – is a financial transaction. But some … Continue reading

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Animal Shelter BBQ Fundraiser to be Inspite of Tropical Storm Ingrid!

The Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter BBQ Fundraiser will be held today, Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1-6 pm, rain or shine. Scheduled to be held in conjunction with the Pachanga in the Park, which has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. … Continue reading

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An App for Learning How to Paint Anything

A new painting app teaches you ‘How To Paint Anything.’ We love the bonus tips. Acting on the theory that a new coat of paint makes anything look better, Better Homes & Gardens has launched a new app for iOS … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance Rates Going Up? Here’s What to Do

Why Are Rates Going Up? Two reasons: 1. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating its flood maps to be more accurate, which could change your flood risk designation. If your risk is higher, your premiums will go up. If … Continue reading

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Port Isabel New Event Center Director Speaks to P I Chamber Members

The new Port Isabel Event Center director, Mari Galvan, spoke to the Chamber members recently. She updated us on the schedule of completion and what the center will be able to accommodate. You may be able to start booking events … Continue reading

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Port Isabel’s 3rd Annual Pachanga in the Park on Sept 14th

Mayor Joe E. Vega & the Port Isabel City Commissioners are proud to invite you to the 3rd Annual “Pachanga in the Park” celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 4 to 11 p.m. in Washington Park. Check it out at http://portisabel-texas.com/phplist/lt.php?id=ZkQHVgoBB1ZTSAANDEUEXlIPContinue reading

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Sea Turtle, Inc. Annual Celebration Fundraiser, September 14th

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Season Kick Off for El Paseo Productions

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Mexican Artisan Craft Fair, Sept. 11-13

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RE/MAX Files for $100 Million IPO

RE/MAX Holdings, one of the world’s largest real estate brokerages, announced that it plans to raise $100 million for an initial public offering. The announcement comes on the heels of RE/MAX rival Realogy Holdings — which operates Century 21 and … Continue reading

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State Representative, Rene Oliveira, to Speak at Luncheon Sept. 19th

Make your reservations now for the next Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon Thursday, September 19, 2013 – 11:45 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort  Join us as we welcome State Representative Rene Oliveira – District 37  The Chamber’s Business Services Committee is pleased … Continue reading

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Fall Concerts on the Bay Series Starting Now

FREE Concerts! Enjoy a different band each Friday and Saturday night as you relax bay side at this location adjacent to Laguna Bob’s and Tequila Sunset on Laguna Blvd from 7 to 10 PM. in the center of the Entertainment … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle Go for MORE Training

We are all so smart after our RE/MAX training class yesterday! You would think after taking the hundreds of hours of training we have had that we wouldn’t need to go to ONE more class but……even at our age, we … Continue reading

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