Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gayle & Alta speak at IBA Conference About the Market in South Padre

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Jules Wilk Joins the Padre Elite Team!

JoAnn Lynn                       Jules Wilk                            Alta Monroe                     … Continue reading

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 “I LOVE SPI” Campaign 2015

The City of South Padre Island welcomes residents to show SPI some love from now until Valentine’s Day 2015. To enhance the island’s natural beauty, the City, in partnership with Republic Services will add extra brush and bulky item pick-up … Continue reading

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2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is More

Are you thinking of remodeling? The article in this link. 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is More. from National Assoc. of Realtors, will tell you which ones will get you the most bang for your buck.

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EL PASEO Arts Foundation Presents Billy Ledbetter’s Big Band

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2014 Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report July 2014

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University released a report about Texas Condominium sales that is below. South Padre is no exception to this increase in sales. We give credit for this increase to the new sources for mortgages … Continue reading

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City of SPI Form Based Code Joint Workshop This Morning!

    A Joint Workshop on Form Based Code will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:00 a.m. City Council Chambers at City Hall Joint Workshop Participants: City Council Development Standards Review Task Force Planning and Zoning Commission The … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland Ball on the 24th

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Ghost Ship of the Brazos Santiago Story

   “Ghost Ship of the Brazos Santiago” (An Old Port Isabel Legend) “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum 317 East Railroad Ave. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (956) 943-7602 … Continue reading

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South Padre Named a Top Gulf Coast Beach Destination by FlipKey.com

FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel site TripAdvisor, recently announced South Padre Island as a Top Gulf Coast Beach Destination. The feature on South Padre Island along with a write-up about the island can be found at: https://www.flipkey.com/south-padre-islandvacation-home-rentals/g56691/related-articles/  

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Coastal Studies Lab Winter Seminar Series—Very Interesting!!

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Mardi Gras Festival in South Padre!

Kick off your Mardi Gras celebration with a festival in South Padre Island!

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The U.S.S. Constellation has Arrived and will be Dismantled!

This photo is courtesy of Adrian Rodriguez, City of South Padre Film Commissioner

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Gayle Earns Luxury Home Designation

Gayle has just completed her Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation. As of the moment, she is the only active member of the Luxury Home Institute in the entire valley. Gayle and Alta have already implemented some of the … Continue reading

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Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs Books

Upcoming Events at Paragraphs Book Store Meet the Author Series Friday, Jan. 16, 1-3 pm, “Someday I’ll Fly” Boos signing, discussion and reception with author Joyce Faulkner Saturday, Jan. 17, 11 am-Noon, “Sassafras: The Green Persian Cat” Book signing, discussion … Continue reading

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Island Market Days at the South Padre Convention Center

Mark your calendars for the two Island Market Days. January 16th – 17th – 18th from 9AM to 5PM February 20th – 21st – 22nd from 9AM to 5PM

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Boot Scootin’ Dance and Dinner

Jan. 17, 5-8 pm. Second annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; … Continue reading

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FAA Allows First Real Estate Company To Use Drones For Aerial Photography

Check out this interesting article below about drones in real estate from Tech Crunch in the Tuesday Tactics newsletter by Scott Levitt with Oakley Signs & Graphics: Douglas Trudeau of Tierra Antigua Realty in Tucson, Ariz., today became the first real estate … Continue reading

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LESLIE Performs Music of WWII at New Port Isabel Event Center

Leslie presents 2015 Concert Series… The Music of the Time ~ WWII! Monday, January 19. 2 Shows: 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before event. Pre-Sale: $14 VIP; $10 General; $12 General Admission on day of the … Continue reading

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Art Classes Offered at the Laguna Madre Art Gallery

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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Sales of Luxury Homes in Texas Increase

According to the article by the Texas Association of Realtors recently, sales of luxury homes increased in 2014. South Padre Island was no exception. Check out the article in the link below: Sales of luxury homes in Texas continue to … Continue reading

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USS Constellation is Almost Here

The USS Constellation, the largest aircraft carrier to ever make its way to the Rio Grande Valley, is expected to arrive in Brownsville within a matter of days after being slightly delayed from its Jan. 12 arrival date. The Kitty … Continue reading

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The Port Isabel Causeway Run and Walk is still on!

38° and feels like 24°. The wind is blowing at least 20 miles an hour and it is pouring down raining! Thank goodness I get to work inside instead of outside. I sure feel for those volunteers!

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Laguna Vista Invited to Take Weight Loss Challenge Today

Laguna Vista residents are invited to take “The Challenge” to eat well, lose weight and live healthy…and possibly win cash money in the process. The Town, in partnership with the City of Brownsville, is launching the Lose Weight Challenge for … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Causeway Run Still on Despite COLD Weather

Despite the cold weather and light showers expected in the morning of the 31st Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. A reminder that the USA Track and Field certified 10K Causeway Run is tomorrow morning starting at 10 a.m. and the … Continue reading

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Art Space Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Membership

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Market by the Bay, Jan. 9th to 11th

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South Padre Island Birding Center January Schedule

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El Paseo Arts Presentation of Billy Bishop Goes to War

      

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Don’t Forget the Causeway Run and Fitness Walk on the 10th!

Make plans to participate in the 31st Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk! Second Saturday in January 2015… the 10th. Walk or run, bring a group… enjoy this truly unique event! REGISTER ONLINE THROUGH 12/31/2014 & SAVE! http://bit.ly/1xucmUz JOIN OUR … Continue reading

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Laguna Madre Art Gallery Classes

    Check out upcoming classes:   Jan. 5        Sand & Sea Oil Painting   Cost: $25 For Supply List Call Gallery – 10:00 am to 4:00pm Instructor: Glenda Spinks (956)233-4337   Jan. 12 & 13  Painting Flowers in Watercolor   Cost: $90 … Continue reading

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