Monthly Archives: January 2014

El Paseo Arts Presents The Almost Patsy Cline Band

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Padre Island, the El Paseo Arts Foundation will present the Almost Patsy Cline Band. There will be Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Show time will be at … Continue reading

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Have You Been to the Maxan Street Farmer’s Market?

Every Wednesday between 4-6 p.m. they hold the Maxan Street Farmer’s Market located in the Maxan Street Garden (Lighthouse Square Mercado) in Port Isabel. Check it out. For more information call (956) 433-9675

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Want to Join an Artist, Beth Fedigan, for a Workshop?

Want to study art? On Feb. 2nd & 3rd Beth Fedigan will teach a class, “Collage in Negative” for an $85 fee. Students are asked to bring brushes, Modge Podge, and a few tubes of acrylic paint. Call the Laguna … Continue reading

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WATCH OUT for Rabies Vaccination Baits in South Padre

The City of South Padre Island will be assisting the Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control Division with the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program. On Wednesday, January 29, the City’s Environmental Health Services (EHS) Department will distribute baits containing … Continue reading

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Winter Texan Fish Fry is Feb. 1st in South Padre

Good music, good food and good people are all set to converge at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island on Feb. 1 for the Rotary Club of Port Isabel’s Annual Winter Texan Appreciation Fish Fry. For an $8 per person donation, attendees will be treated to an all-you-can-eat luncheon … Continue reading

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WINTERFEST Music Festival is Jan. 29th!

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Friends of Animal Rescue Hold Several Events Soon!

On January 28, Rescue ME Bingo will be held at The Inn on the Island starting at 7 p.m. On  February 4, Leslie Blasing will host Cattin’ Around with Leslie at Louie’s Backyard starting at starting at 6:30 p.m.  The … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Home Tax Breaks

$$$$$$$$$$    It is that time of the year when we start pulling together information for our tax returns. Check out this link for helpful information on tax deductions for your home: HouseLogic | REALTOR® Content Resource | Don’t-Miss Home Tax … Continue reading

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Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo on Jan 24th in South Padre

A popular Winter Texan event, the annual Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo returns to the South Padre Island Convention Center in February. Sponsored by St. Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, the Feb. 9th event features a live raptor show and … Continue reading

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KRGV’s Con Mi Gente to Air Causeway Run Segment Today

KRGV (Channel 5’s) Con Mi Gente will feature the 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run today (Thursday) on its 6-6:30 am news program and again on its 5-5:30 pm news show. Tune in!

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PBS to Feature Port Isabel on Feb 20th

The Texas PBS series, One Square Mile: Texas, has begun airing on PBS. Port Isabel is set to be featured on the Feb. 20 episode. A sneak preview will be available for viewing on Feb.12 at http://www.osmtx.com/southwest and http://www.osmtx.com/pickle.  For the One Square Mile: Texas series, husband-and-wife filmmakers … Continue reading

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South Padre Island’s Senior Prom is Jan. 24th!

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Laguna Madre Leadership Class 18

     Leadership Laguna Madre Class 18 assembled on January 8, 2014 for the Government Module of their curriculum. Members had the opportunity to witness a Naturalization Ceremony at the United States District Court in Brownsville, TX then participate in … Continue reading

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Leslie is Having a Member’s Appreciation Party Today!

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Did You Know Port Isabel Has Historic Ghost Tours Every Saturday Evening?

The one hour Historic Ghost Walking Tour begins at the Port Isabel Lighthouse every Saturday evening at 8:00PM. The cost is $10 per person. Tickets are available at the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and Museums of Port … Continue reading

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Did You Know South Padre’s Coastal Studies Lab is Open to the Public?

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Port Isabel Event Center Director a Speaks to SPI Chamber Members

Alta & Gayle at the South Padre Chamber of Commerce Coffee & Conversation meeting. Mari Galvan spoke to members about the new Port Isabel Event Center that is now taking reservations.

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The New Event Center in Port Isabel is Now Accepting Reservations!!

BOOKING HAS STARTED! The construction phase of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center is closing in on the last 15% of completion and staff has been busy implementing reservation and booking software and is NOW BOOKING RESERVATIONS. Those interested can … Continue reading

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Spoonbill Mini-Golf Tournament at Gravity Park on South Padre

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30th Annual Causeway Run/Walk Was a Great Success

We worked with the Chamber to hand out numbers and tracking chips for the runners in Saturday’s 30th Annual Causeway Run/Walk. We don’t have a final count yet but it appears they had around 5,000 people register for this event. … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Event!

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Coastal Studies Lab Has Freebie Winter Seminar Series in South Padre

The Coastal Studies Lab is pleased to host the Winter Seminar Series this New Year. The schedule is especially exciting with a variety of topics and speakers. Refreshments will be served and be prepared to participate! See below for the … Continue reading

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New Mortgage Rules Won’t Knock Out Too Many Borrowers

Effective January 10th, we will all be subject to new rules when it comes to obtaining a mortgage. If you are interested, check out the article in this link to see more details.  New Mortgage Rules Won’t Knock Out Many … Continue reading

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The Richest Homeowners Are Going Medieval To Protect Their Homes

We usually blog about local news but we have found a few lately that look very interesting…… like this one. Check out this link about luxury homes adding the Medieval touch to their homes. The Richest Homeowners Are Going Medieval … Continue reading

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Want to Go to the Sock Hop?

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2014 Market Days at South Padre Convention Center is Coming!

The 2014 South Padre Island Market Days is Jan. 10th, 11th, 12th and Feb. 21st, 22nd, 23rd at South Padre Island Convention Center. It is their 18th year. It will be a unique shopping experience with lots of arts, crafts, … Continue reading

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Did You Know That South Padre has a Weekly Farmer’s Market?

Farmer’s Market Every Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Shores, 8605 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX

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Want to Voice Your Opinion About Changes to the Current Flounder and Spotted Seatrout Regulations?

On January 9th, you can attend a meeting at the Port Isabel Community Center (behind the Library on Yturria) from 6-8:00 PM to voice you opinion concerning changes to the flounder and spotted seatrout regulations. Check out this article:

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2014 South Padre, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista Government Meeting Schedules

The Port Isabel South Padre Press published the following is a list of regularly scheduled government meetings for the cities of Port Isabel, South Padre Island and Laguna Vista. All meeting times are subject to change. Special meetings can be scheduled … Continue reading

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Want to Go to the Boot Scootin’ Dance and Chili Supper?

Check out the Boot Scootin’ Dance and Chili Supper on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 4-7 pm at the Port Isabel Firemen’s Hall at Houston St. and Longoria. It is only $10 per person  and includes a bowl of chili, cornbread … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk!

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

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Want Free Mulch From Recycled Christmas Trees?

Do you live in South Padre, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista or Bayview and need mulch for your landscaping? Pick up your free mulch in The City of Port Isabel Public Works Dept. located at 217 West Hickman starting now from 7:30 … Continue reading

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Local Artist, Beth Fedigan, to Hold Painting Demonstration in Port Isabel

There will be a “Paint Over Workshop” with Beth Fedigan, on Jan. 6th, at 10 am to 4 pm. The cost is $50. Students must bring several photos of a person, brushes and paints. The class will be held at … Continue reading

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