Monthly Archives: September 2014

South Padre is improving Gulf Blvd at Sunset Drive

South Padre is improving Gulf Blvd at Sunset Drive Gulf Blvd & Sunset Drive City Manager Bill DiLibero, Public Works Asst. Director Ray Moya, project engineer, and contractor held a construction meeting last week to review project and discuss minor … Continue reading

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Port Isabel Halloween Storefront Decorating Contest

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Halloween Storefront Decorating Contest Custom trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 5-7 pm. Open to all businesses. For registration forms or information, contact the Chamber Office at 943-2262.  

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SpaceX Breaks Ground!

Congressman Filemon Vela’s report this week says it all about the SpaceX ground breaking and the potential for South Texas. He also talks about the Corps of Engineers and their role in promoting progress in our communities. Check out the … Continue reading

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South Padre Brings ‘Colossal Heads’!!

  In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of South Padre Island has displayed a three-piece set by artist Javier Marin of Mexico. The work of art, entitled “The Three Colossal Heads,” consists of Cabeza Vainilla, which is … Continue reading

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Meet the Author at Paragraph’s

Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs Saturday, September 27, 1-3 PM “South of Good”Discussion, Book signing and reception with author, Randall Reneau  

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Bands on the Beach in South Padre is in Full Swing

  South Padre not only has a concert series on the bay side, they have a concert series on the beach side too! Fall is not boring here on the weekends!

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South Padre Birding and Nature Center Open House

  Looking for something to do this weekend? This should be fun!

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5K Rescue Run This Saturday at Clayton’s in South Padre

  Looking for something to do on Saturday?

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The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce has Moved

In case you are looking for the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, it is now open at its new location at 302 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., upstairs in Suite C of the Cameron County Insurance Building adjacent to the Treasures … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Wonder What Kind of Lighting to Use in Your Home?

The link below has a really interesting article from the Realtor Magazine about lighting in your home. Lighting Primer: Don’t Be in the Dark.

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The Fall Bay Concert Series is Back!

The Fall Bay Concert Series is back in town with FREE concerts on Fridays and Saturdays with 23 bands performing. The concerts will start on Friday, September 19 with the opening acts of Nathan Hubble and Dahebegeebees. The concerts will … Continue reading

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SpaceX Reception in South Padre Island!

  We could not be more excited about the new addition of SpaceX at Boca Chica just south of South Padre Island! Come join the celebration to welcome them.

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Port Isabel Event Center is Raffling Off a Free Rental

Do you have an organization that could use a free place to meet? This would be a great opportunity to not only get a free rental but to see what the new Event Center has to offer.

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Port Isabel Job Growth

  Thanks to the Port Isabel San Benito Navigation District (PISBND), jobs are increasing in Port Isabel. SubSea 7 and PISBND business has increased at the port. Steve Bearden, port director, has been instrumental in making all of this happen. … Continue reading

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Critical Care Hospital Proposed in Port Isabel

The Port Isabel City Commission supported a development group’s proposal to build a 25-bed, critical care hospital in Port Isabel. The 24 hour, critical care facility would serve residents throughout the Lower Laguna Madre and would include an imaging center where patients … Continue reading

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South Padre Fall Bay Concert Series is Back Soon!

With 23 bands slated to perform, the Fall Bay Concert Series is back in town with FREE concerts on Fridays and Saturdays. The concerts will start on Friday, September 19 with the opening acts of Nathan Hubble and Dahebegeebees. The … Continue reading

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City to Fund a UTB Graduate Position

The South Padre Island City Council at its meeting last week approved contracting with the University of Texas-Brownsville UTB to fund a graduate position during the 2014-15 school year. They are hoping to create a partnership with the college that … Continue reading

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EL PASEO ARTS Comedy Tonight is Today in South Padre!

  Looking for something to do tonight in South Padre? This will be lots of fun!

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4th Annual Pachanga in the Park has Been Rescheduled!

We just got a notice the 4th Annual Pachanga in the Park has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct 4th.

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Port of Brownsville Director Eddie Campirano to Speak in South Padre

  The chamber always has such interesting speakers. Check this out:

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4TH Annual Pachanga in the Park in Port Isabel

  This is always fun. Check it out!

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Have You Ever Seen Them Repair Electrical Lines in a Helicopter?

  Today in South Padre, we got a glimpse of this guy repairing the electrical lines. It was just past the causeway to the South toward Sea Ranch. Isn’t that interesting!?

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List Your Business for Free on the South Padre Convention and Visitors Website!

FREE Business Listing Calling on all South Padre Island businesses. Please be sure to update your FREE business listing on the Convention & Visitors website (www.sopadre.com). If you haven’t been provided with your login credentials please contact Sam Ballenger by phone: … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle are at TAR Conference all Day Getting Smarter! LOL!!

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South Padre Island Economic Index Report

City of South Padre Island 2013 Economic Index was presented at the EDC Board meeting recently. Please click HERE for the report: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1107203470728-255/2013+Annual+Economic+Index+Report+from+Dr++Malki.pdf  

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Gayle & Alta w/Eric Stromer from HGTV at TAR Conference

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Look for Something to Plant on National Planting Day, Saturday

National Planting Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. With a national focus on September 6th and activities happening throughout the Fall, national nonprofit Keep … Continue reading

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Sea Turtle, Inc. Annual Celebration is Saturday!

  This is really fun! Check it out!

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Scampi’s Auction – Building to be Demolished

“Scampi’s Complete Inventory Restaurant Auction” is  Saturday, September 6th at 10AM, 206 West Aries on the Island. Selling everything WALL to WALL. Building to be demolished after. No reserves or starting bids. Everyone welcome. Pictures and details at – WWW.TEXAS321.com Joe … Continue reading

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Port Isabel Lighthouse Maintenance Underway

The Texas Parks and Wildlife in conjunction with the City of Port Isabel have begun the scheduled maintenance for the Lighthouse and the Keeper’s cottage. This will include repainting the buildings’ exteriors and repairing the staircases. There will be a … Continue reading

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White Rhinoceros Introduced to the Gladys Porter Zoo

  BROWNSVILLE, TX- The Gladys Porter Zoo welcomes one of its most fascinating creatures to its new premises. Julie, a female white rhinoceros arrived at the Zoo on June 21st from The Wilds, an animal facility in Ohio.  Due to … Continue reading

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