Monthly Archives: November 2013

Port Isabel Set to Celebrate the Holidays!

Port Isabel knows how to celebrate the holidays coastal-style! The season kicks off with the 6th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues right through the New Year with the 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. See full story … Continue reading

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Lighting of the Christmas Tree is Dec. 3rd, 6PM at City Hall

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on South Padre Island and an early visit from Santa will help officially kick off the holiday season with the Lighting of the Christmas Tree on December 3 at 6 p.m. Everyone … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Padre Elite Team!

The Padre Elite Team, Alta, Gayle and JoAnn, want to thank all of our clients that have made 2013 a prosperous year. We know that this will be a record year for our team and it would not have been … Continue reading

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Art Space is Having a Sale!

Art Space is having a SALE, November 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Their special hours will be 10:00 to 5:00. Bring your company and friends and browse their items. They have ceramics, paintings, weaving, jewelry, art quilts, and ornaments.  If you are stumped for … Continue reading

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Donate Small Items for the 2013 Holiday Food Program

Get Involved- Help the City of South Padre Island’s SPIRIT Committee help people this holiday season! The SPIRIT Committee is a group of colleagues who embrace and model the City’s core values, create team building events and promote positive working … Continue reading

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“Tips for Turtles” Fundraiser Set for Nov. 27th

Plan to attend the 2nd Annual “Tips for Turtles” event at PadreRitaGrill located on Padre Blvd. It will be held Nov. 27th from 6 to 9PM. “Deck the Turtles” will be held on Dec. 9th. You are welcome to help … Continue reading

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Save the Date for the 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run

The 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk is coming on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 beginning at 10 am. For more information, visit the Port Isabel Chamber website at http://www.portisabelchamber.com

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City of Port Isabel Wins Support from National Park Service

The National Park Service is teaming with the City of Port Isabel to pursue recreation and natural resource conservation opportunities for an approximate 2-acre property in Port Isabel, Texas. The proposed project aims to enhance the property to provide a waterfront … Continue reading

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METRO CONNECT is Operating Now

The new regional bus service Metro Connect has officially started running. The website is also up and running, ready to be viewed but still under construction. The web address is http://rgvmetroconnect.com.

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Museums of Port Isabel Upcoming Activities

For something interesting to do, check out the events below: Nov. 21—Thanksgiving Wreath Craft, 5-6:30 pm Exhibition 2013—Mid November at Treasures of the Gulf Dec. 5—Community Christmas Lighting Ceremony at Beulah Lee Park, 6 pm Dec. 11—Christmas Poetry/Literary, 6-8 pm … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations Going Up in South Padre

Public Works crews began working on the decorations for the gateway medians, City Hall and other locations. There are new wreaths for City Hall and we all look forward to the installation of a new greeting sign in the gateway … Continue reading

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Congratulations to POINT ISABEL I.S.D.

PRESS RELEASE FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION IN AUSTIN, TX 14 Texas school districts earn place on a College Board AP® District Honor Roll AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today noted that 14 Texas school districts are among 477 … Continue reading

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Looking for Something Fun to Do That Also Benefits Your Community?

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is looking for a volunteer to work in the gift shop 1-2 days a week. They are also looking for volunteers who are knowledgeable speakers on various topics: Birds, plants,butterflies, dragonflies and fish to do guided … Continue reading

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2013-14 SPI Chamber Coupon Book is OUT!

   The 2013-14 SPI Chamber of Commerce Discount Coupon Book distribution begins today. Thank you to all participating businesses: American Diving Breakaway Cruises BurgerFi Captain Murphy’s Charter Service Central Texas Concealed Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill Danny B Fishing Charters DeeDee’s … Continue reading

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Events Calendar 11-16 to 12-11

Date: Tuesdays Time: 1-2 p.m. Event: Children’s Reading Hour Where: Paragraphs Bookstore, SPI More Info: (956) 433-5057 Date: Tuesdays Thru Dec. 5 Time: 7-9 p.m. Event: Valley Voices Chorale Membership Drive/Rehearsals For Winter Concert Where: Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, 603 S. Tarnava, Port … Continue reading

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Tarpons are Undefeated and Playing Raymondville Tonight!

The undefeated Tarpons are in the playoffs vs. Raymondville tonight. It’s been a long and very successful season for the Port Isabel Tarpons football team. With their first perfect regular season since the state semi-final season in 1994 on the books, … Continue reading

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EL PASEO Arts Foundation Presents Horszowski Trio Nov. 17th

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RECYCLE LAND 2013 in South Padre on Nov. 16th

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BLOOD DRIVE on Nov. 15th in South Padre

The City of South Padre Island is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Friday, November 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Municipal Complex Building, 4601 Padre Boulevard. Your generous donation can make a world of difference for … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Property — and Your Rights.

One of the primary purposes of homeowner, neighborhood or land owner associations is to provide avenues for sharing concerns about things like water, street safety and land conservation. In the same way, TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee) provides … Continue reading

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South Padre has Almost Finished with Median Work

The median work is just about complete; final mulching and plantings are underway. Plants are healthy and colorful! They will be watering daily (unless we receive rain) for several weeks until the plants are well established, then follow up with … Continue reading

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Loan Approved for 2nd Causeway to South Padre Island

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) was recently awarded $10 million in loans following approval by the Texas Transportation Commission. The money will be used toward a second causeway project in Cameron County to provide another vehicle access point … Continue reading

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Home Upgrades With the Lowest ROI

Of course, home owning isn’t just about building wealth; it’s also about living well and making memories — even if that means outclassing your neighborhood or turning off future buyers. So if any of these six upgrades is something you … Continue reading

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Chamber Gala is Coming on Nov. 23rd!

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Port Isabel to Purchase a New Fire Truck!

The Port Isabel City Commission on Tuesday accepted a grant from the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program that will contribute $173,000 toward the purchase of a new fire tanker truck. The total price tag for the truck is $232,010 – … Continue reading

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Laguna Madre Art Gallery Artists to Hold Classes Starting Nov. 7th

  Artists to Hold Painting Demonstrations Every Thursday beginning Nov. 7 from 9 am to 10:30 am, “Drawing Exercises” with artist Virginia Eggert. Cost: $50. A complete list of materials students need to bring is available at the Gallery. “Painting with Paper” workshop … Continue reading

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These RE/MAX Associates Prove They’re Industry Leaders

Across the network, RE/MAX Associates are standing out as industry leaders, receiving honors for their work and guiding other agents as officers of various boards. Below is a list of these leaders but note that Alta & Gayle both are … Continue reading

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Metro Connect Coming Soon to South Padre Area

The Metro Connect drivers (and buses) were practicing the routes and fine-tuning the schedules last week. Service is expected to begin in the very near future. Details coming soon!!!

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Bipartisan Deal Reached to Delay Flood Insurance Premium Hikes

The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas:   “The bipartisan ‘Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act’ introduced today in the Senate by Sens. Robert Mendendez, D-N.J.; Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; and Mary Landrieu, D-La., and in … Continue reading

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Alta Presents the Chamber Director’s Award for 2013 to Courtney Hayden

Alta presented the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Director’s Award for 2013 to Courtney Hayden. Alta was the recipient of the 2012 Director’s Award so she was the perfect choice to present the 2013 award. This award is presented … Continue reading

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20th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cookoff

This year’s Shrimp Cookoff will be held Sunday, Nov. 3rd, from 10 am to 6 pm at Las Palmas Shopping Center in front of Beall’s. Admission, $5 for adults; $2 for children 10 and under. Sample some of the best … Continue reading

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