Monthly Archives: April 2014

South Padre Island Chamber Members Hear Tercero Speak

We were fortunate to hear Dr. Lily Tercero, President of Texas Southmost College speak to SPI Chamber Members about their history and mission. They are providing the community unique opportunities for education. Advertisements

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The 9 Worst Mistakes Sellers Make at Open Houses

Whether it is an open house or a scheduled showing, these are great tips for getting your home ready for the prospective buyer to view it. The 9 Worst Mistakes Sellers Make at Open Houses.

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NAR Presents Four Action Items to FEMA Concerning our Flood Insurance

Have you wondered what is happening when it comes to the National Flood Insurance premiums? There are some huge changes that will effect us but at least they won’t all happen at once. As we are all discovering, the insurance … Continue reading

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RE/MAX Industry Leaders Continue to Impress and Alta and Gayle are Both There

Once again, Gayle and Alta are published in the RE/MAX of Texas magazine. This one lists some of the current leadership activities we participate in for our community. Below is the article. RE/MAX Industry Leaders Continue to Impress.

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South Padre Island Realtors and Friends Help with Beach Clean Up

That cute little girl, Destiny, collected the most trash! It was fun!

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This Saturday is the 28th Annual Beach Cleanup. Come Join Us!!

We will be there. Come join us! All Realtors that join the South Padre Island Board of Realtors group will be given a free Realtor blue T-Shirt.

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How you can ensure a strong real estate industry

An article was just published concerning our trip to New York. If you are looking for us, we are on the right end. Check out the link below for details: How you can ensure a strong real estate industry | … Continue reading

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Are Your Property Taxes Too High?

The deadline is May 1st to file a protest for your property value and to try to lower your taxes. Cameron County will not send you a notice unless your value has increased more than 10%. Be sure to review … Continue reading

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South Padre Chamber Quarterly Luncheon – Dr. Lily Tercero

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Message from the New South Padre Island City Manager

Greetings, It is an honor to be selected to serve as the City Manager for South Padre Island.  In the few short days that I have been on SPI, I am learning what a close-knit and diverse community I have … Continue reading

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Port Isabel EDC to Buy the Yacht Club

The Port Isabel Mayor and City Commissioners announced recently that the Economic Development Corporation is moving forward with purchasing the famous Port Isabel Yacht Club Hotel. The intent is to develop it into a culinary arts school. They have submitted … Continue reading

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South Padre Easter Spring Festival

  Want something fun to do for Easter? Check this Festival out…………

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See the “Zoo Babies”

Saturday Safari – “Zoo Babies”, April 19th   Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville Get to see some of the new animal babies at the zoo and learn how their moms or zoo staff takes care of them. Enroll your child for Saturday … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle Listen to Senator Lucio, Jr. At the TDI Meeting Regarding Texas Windstorm Insurance

We are waiting to hear if there will be better news on the horizon regarding our Texas Windstorm Insurance Assoc TWIA.

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Water Tower Park in South Padre Gets New Padding

Water Tower Park The new padding for the playground areas at Water Tower Park arrived last week. The Public Works crews will begin the installment project this week. They will remove existing gravel, add river sand and then install the … Continue reading

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Padre Elite Team Wins Another Award for 2013!

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Did You Know There is a Kid’s Corner at the Birding Center?

  Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids? Check this out!

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Committee Volunteers Needed

The City of South Padre Island is accepting applications from qualified volunteers to fill terms on the following: Ordinance Review Ad Hoc Committee – NEW – (5 Regular, 2 Alternate members needed) Board of Adjustments and Appeals (1 member needed) … Continue reading

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Public Forum for Changes to TWIA Windstorm Insurance

Senator Eddie Lucio Jr, Representative Rene Oliveira, Representative Eddie Lucio III, and Representative Oscar Longoria will host a Public Forum with the Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner, Julia Rathburger on April 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brownsville Events Center. DISCUSSION TOPIC: Texas Windstorm Insurance … Continue reading

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South Padre has Zero Impact from Texas City Oil Spill

The local oil spill response team with the GLO’s (General Land Office) Brownsville Regional Office has determined zero impact on South Padre Island from the Texas City Oil Spill that occurred Mar. 22.  The team conducted rapid assessments every day … Continue reading

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Ghost Busters Beware!

How about a nice Saturday evening stroll?  A walking tour of the Ghosts of Port Isabel leaves from the Lighthouse each Saturday at 8:00 p.m.  The tour is guided and tickets ($10) are available at the Museum, City Hall or … Continue reading

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Beach N BikerFest This Weekend!

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check out this website. Beach N BikerFest should be lots of fun!  http://beachnbikerfest.com/index.htm

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Port Isabel Market Days is Saturday!

Don’t miss the Famous Queen Isabella Market Days!!

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Alta & Gayle are Learning About Stash House Issues for Realtors

Realtors are at risk when they rent or sale to someone establishing a stash house or purchasing a property with laundered money.

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Way to go South Padre Island!

Thumbs up to SPI.  Approximately 1401 pounds were recycled last month.  The City provides receptacles for paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin and plastic (sorry no glass), at Old City Hall.  The Environmental Health Services Department provides bins to recycle monofilament (fishing … Continue reading

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Kids grab your poles and head to Port Isabel!

Kid’s Gone Fish’n and Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega are sponsoring the Second Annual Kids Fishing Classic.  The free tournament will be held April 12 at Pirates Landing.  Registration is 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. with the first 400 kids in … Continue reading

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Sunny Sundays

We have blogged this before but it has been a long time and this is fun! Remember…..there is an Antique Flea Market the first Sunday of every month in Beulah Lee Park.  Come check out some unique folk crafts and … Continue reading

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Gayle & Alta Attend TX Assoc of Realtors Region 11 Leadership Meeting

We are trying to get smarter & network this morning!

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SPI Birding and Nature Center Family Fun Day, April 5th

    Looking for something to do? Check this out!

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NAR Advice on Preparing to Buy A Home

If you are thinking of buying a property on South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, or anywhere in the near future, you might want to check out this article published by the National Association of Realtors and HouseLogic. It … Continue reading

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