Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Fireworks on South Padre Island

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on South Padre Island. Come see why the City of South Padre Island is the state’s fireworks capital. Visitors and residents will enjoy not only one but two fireworks displays to celebrate the arrival of 2015. … Continue reading

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21 Hot Housing Trends for 2015

Check out the link below. It has loads of fabulous ideas for your home! They are the latest and greatest trends in decorating and design from our Realtor Magazine. 21 Hot Housing Trends for 2015.

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8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

Want ideas to help your home sell faster? Check out this article by National Association of Realtors: 8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home By: Pat Curry Here are eight ways to help your home put its … Continue reading

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Harlingen and McAllen Named 1st and 3rd for Most Affordable Place in the Country to Live

According to CBS Money Watch, the town with the nation’s lowest cost of living is Harlingen, Texas, located in the state’s southernmost tip and with a population of 74,950. The after-tax cost to maintain a standard of living enjoyed by … Continue reading

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Port Isabel Events Coming in January!

              JANUARY 9 – 11      Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503237199954598/) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles … Continue reading

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Great Article from NAR About Buying a Vacation Home

Since we are in a Resort area, this article from National Association of Realtors may interest many of you while considering a 2nd home purchase. Check out this link: Vacation Home Primer.

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Causeway Run and Fitness Walk Coming in January!

31st Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 10 am. Register online at http://portisabelchamber.com/events/causewayrunfitnesswalk.aspx For more information, contact the Port Isabel Chamber at 956-943-2262.  

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State Approves Funding for Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport

The Port Isabel-Cameron County airport will receive nearly $1 million in upgrades, State Representative Rene Oliveira announced recently. “It will be a nice infusion of upgrades for our growing community airport,” said Oliveira. “By investigating in infrastructure, the state’s transportation … Continue reading

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2014-15 Winter Tourist Guide is Out Now

The 2014-15 Winter Tourist Guide to the Rio Grande Valley – a glossy magazine published annually by the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, the South Padre Parade Entertainment Magazine and the San Benito News – is now on newsstands throughout the … Continue reading

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Want to Take an Art Class?

WINTER ART CLASSES OFFERED AT THE LAGUNA MADRE ART GALLERY The Gallery will again be offering a wide range of art classes available for the winter visitors that would like to pursue a new hobby or learn a new painting … Continue reading

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Toy Drive in South Padre Island

Toy Drive The South Padre Island Fire Fighters Association is collecting new and unwrapped toys for children in the Laguna Madre area. Toys will be accepted until December 21st at the SPI Fire Station. Please help put smiles on children’s faces by … Continue reading

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Economist Speaks to SPI Members About Visitor’s Marketing Report

You can review this report on the SPI EDC website.

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Wine Tasting at Lighthouse Square on the 19th

  Holiday Wine Tasting on Lighthouse Square! Friday, December 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A special holiday shopping and complimentary wine tasting event brought to you by the Lighthouse Square merchants. Look for the balloons and stop by participating merchants for … Continue reading

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Golden Visas – Real Estate Investment, Residency and Citizenship

There is an interesting article on WealthX recently looking at the current trends in countries offering residency or citizenship to “immigrant investors” and in particular the shift among the Chinese from the US to the EU. The full article is worth a read. Here … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, Dec. 18th

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SANTA Mobile and Santa Claus on the 17th and 18th in Port Isabel

The City of Port Isabel is proud to present its annual display of holiday lights to welcome the holiday season to the Laguna Madre area. Throughout the years, the City of Port Isabel with the help from the Port Isabel … Continue reading

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South Padre Christmas Parade Pictures-Scroll Down!

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Want to See Who Won the South Padre Christmas Parade?

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4TH Birthday Party for Friends of Animal Rescue Resale Store

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Want to Help Plant Dunes Saturday?

Dune Planting The City of South Padre Island Coastal Resources and Parks and Recreation Division will host a dune planting at Neptune Beach Access  #16 on the 4400  block of Gulf Boulevard at 9 am on Saturday, December 13, 2014 … Continue reading

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Want to Have Breakfast with Santa?

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South Padre Christmas Parade, Dec. 12th!

Grand Marshal The City of South Padre Island will have their annual Holiday Parade on December 12, 2014. It will run from Mars to Red Snapper on Padre Boulevard starting at 6:00 PM. This year Gary Meschi will act as … Continue reading

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Gayle is Sworn in as 2015 President of the South Padre Island Board of Realtors

The South Padre Island Board of Realtors Annual Installation of officers was held this morning at Pirate’s Landing in Port Isabel. Gayle was installed as the 2015 President of the Board by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.  He presented our board … Continue reading

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Cameron County Wants Your Opinion About the South Padre Parks

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Zodiac Sculptures on Display in South Padre

“Zodiac” Sculptures The City of South Padre Island is now displaying Mexican artist Sebastian’s “Zodiac” sculptures. Featuring all twelve of the astrological signs, these sculptures can be seen on South Padre Island at the Convention Centre, Birding & Nature Center … Continue reading

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El Paseo “The M.T. Inn” or “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”, Dec. 9th and 10th

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Christmas Boat Parade Pictures!

Which one would you have voted for?

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Want to Help Nominate a South Padre “Yard of the Month?”

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Leslie’s Save The TaTa’s Bra Auction, December 7th

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Book Signing at Paragraph’s on 6th, 13th and 20th!

Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs “The Padre Poison” Book signing and reception with author, David Harry Saturday December 6th       1-3 PM __________________________________________________ Life Renewed“ Book signing and reception with author/poet, Rudy Garcia Saturday December 13th       1-3 PM __________________________________________________   Saturday – December 20th     1-3 … Continue reading

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South Padre “Shop The Island” is in Full Swing Now!

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Pictures with Santa Paws on Dec. 6th from 1-4PM

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ZOO Nights and Lights, Dec. 5, 6, and 7

    Zoo Nights & Lights Glows with Holiday Cheer and Festivities                   The Gladys Porter Zoo invites all Rio Grande Valley residents and visitors to come out and celebrate the holiday season at the Zoo’s brightest event of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Boat Parade, December 6th, Has a New Route!

27th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, Dec. 6th, starting at 6 pm at Southpoint Marina in Port Isabel. Parade goes from Southpoint along the Intracoastal Waterway, past Pelican’s Station, Pirate’s Landing and Puerto del Sol before making the turn … Continue reading

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South Padre Birding Center Events in December

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5 Holiday Hosting Disasters and How to Avoid Them

The National Association of Realtors published this article about Holiday Disasters. Check it out: Take a look at the most common things that can go wrong when you have guests and learn how to prevent them. Imagine you’re preparing to … Continue reading

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‘Sentinel of the Coast’ Installed on South Padre Island

The third of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations was installed Sunday, Nov. 9, at Brazos Santiago Pass on South Padre Island. NOAA Sentinels are water level observing stations which have been strengthened to deliver real-time storm tide data … Continue reading

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Jake’s Flower & Gift Baskets Annual Holiday Mixer

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