Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bay Front Development Continues

Port Isabel City Commissioners have given approval to La Joyas SPI  to develop 61 new lots along the bay front between Port Isabel and Laguna Heights on the waterfront.  Construction has begun on the seawall for this planned subdivision. The views … Continue reading

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SPI to Host Skywarn Storm Spotter Training March 31

The National Weather Service of the Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley will be here to teach residents and visitors of South Padre Island and surrounding communities about local weather hazards and how to report them to the National Weather Service. The class will be … Continue reading

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Planning an Open House?

Realtors and sellers both love Open Houses but here is something to think about when planning your next Open House. Prescription drug abusers reportedly are posing as home buyers and using open houses to raid medicine cabinets and night stands … Continue reading

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Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs Answer Questions at our RPAC Realtor Conference

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Cokie Roberts Speaks to the Realtors

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Alta and Gayle in NYC for the RPAC President’s Circle Conference

Having fun with lots of other Realtors.

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SpaceX Update

SpaceX has purchased more land bringing to 90 the total number of lots owned in Cameron County, or about 37 acres.  This is in addition to the roughly 57 acres currently under lease.  SpaceX hopes to build facilities to support … Continue reading

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Port Isabel High School Spring Literary Fest

On March 25, 2014 from 6-9 pm @ Treasures of the Gulf Museum, the author of “Pursuit, Redemption, and Delirium”, L.A. Kuehlke, will be the featured literary artist at the Port Isabel High School Spring Literary Fest.  The event will … Continue reading

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University of Texas Brownsville President, Garcia, Listed Among Top Leaders in the World!

Juliet V. Garcia, president of the University of Texas Brownsville was ranked among the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by CNN recently! For more information, click on the link below for details. CNN ranking honors Juliet Garcia – Brownsville Herald: Local … Continue reading

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Live Music by the Bay in Laguna Vista

Looking for something to do this weekend? JOIN the residents of Laguna Vista, tomorrow, Saturday,  for live “Music by the Bay” event that we are holding at beautiful Roloff Park in Laguna Vista from 5 to 9pm.  Bring your foldable chair … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2014 Report from South Padre CVB

The following report was published by the City of South Padre this week: The South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that the Spring Break Texas Week saw thousands of visitors descend to relax after a winter filled with … Continue reading

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The South Padre Island SandCastle Trail is Getting Better!

If you haven’t seen the SandCastle Trail in South Padre, you are missing out. Check out this link to the map where you can view all of the sandcastles on the trail:  The South Padre Island SandCastle Trail Map. And, … Continue reading

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Segway Tours for Port Isabel and South Padre Island!!

Check out this link for new Segway tours on South Padre Island and in Port Isabel: http://www.segvalley.com/segway%C2%AE-tours.html I can’t wait to try this. Let us know if you do and what you think!

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Have You Heard of a Property Deed Scam?

If you get a letter asking you to pay for a copy of your property deed, it’s likely a rip-off. Call your local property records clerk before you respond. A company called Property Transfer Services is sending letters to homeowners … Continue reading

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South Padre Island is Recycling Phone Books!

The City of South Padre published this information below about recycling your old phone books: What a great idea! “The new phone books are here, and the old phone books are going out! Please consider reducing landfill waste, and reuse … Continue reading

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The Wave Joins Forces with The Metro

The local Wave transportation has joined forces with the Valley wide Metro to provide transportation from South Padre to McAllen including Brownsville and Harlingen. The link below has the brochure that is published with the routes, lines, and times. http://www.myspi.org/department/division.php?structureid=151

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LAGUNA MADRE ART GALLERY Upcoming Classes

  There are workshops scheduled at the Laguna Madre Art Gallery in Port Isabel at the Lighthouse Square at the times and dates indicated below: Mar 11, 18, & 25 – Evening Water Color Class Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm Artist: Beth … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Will Have Stricter Rules for Trash Pickup During Spring Break

This is a notice published by the City of South Padre Island about trash and other waster material pickup: “During Spring Break and summer, enormous amounts of trash are generated by both commercial businesses and rental properties on South Padre … Continue reading

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Beach Access 5 and 6 Closures During South Padre Spring Break

The County is closing Beach Access #5 & #6 at night from March 7th to March 16th from 11:00PM at night until 6:00AM in the morning.

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Port Isabel Event Center is Now Taking Reservations!

The anticipated opening of the Port Isabel Event Center is about to take place in the next month. In fact, you can now make a reservation for an upcoming event. You will love seeing this website with not only information … Continue reading

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Shallow Sport Doubles Production Capacity

Our VERY popular local boat maker, Shallow Sport, has greatly increased their production capacity. We got to see it first hand during a Chamber Open House there recently. The Brownsville Herald reported this story below: Boat maker doubles production capacity … Continue reading

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Magic Johnson Speaks to RE/MAX Convention!

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Solar Tubes Beat Traditional Skylights for Low-Cost Daylighting

As you can see in this before/after shot, a bathroom is one place where constant, indirect natural light could come in handy. Image: Solatube If you’ve been thinking of adding more daylight to a kitchen or dark hallway, a solar tube … Continue reading

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In school again. Love this!

Cheryl Fairbanks is teaching us REMAX agents about how to improve listings their marketing.

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Gayle & Alta are listening to Darren Hardy, owner of Success Magazine at RE/MAX Conventional

Great motivational speaker!

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SpaceX Report Pushed Back

The Brownsville Herald reported that the SpaceX report has been delayed again until April 2014. Check out the article below: SpaceX report pushed back – Brownsville Herald: Local News.

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El Paseo Arts Foundation Presents “Parade”

    present A Foreign Film Festival  at SPI’s Island Cinema Tuesday, March 4, 204 at 7:00 p.m. Srdjan Dragojevic’s Award Winning Film: PARADE Tickets $7 per person, available at the door.

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South Padre Island EDC Offers an Incentive Policy for Businesses

The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation and the City of South Padre Island have approved an Incentive Policy in order to assist qualified new and existing businesses and to benefit the economic climate on the Island. Businesses can apply … Continue reading

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Texas Warrant Round-UP Begins March 1st

Warrant Round-Up The City of South Padre Island is joining more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas in the Statewide Warrant Round-Up beginning Saturday, March 1. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, … Continue reading

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