Monthly Archives: February 2015

20% of the Realtors Do 80% of the Business

You’ve heard the statistic – 20% of Realtors do 80% of the business. Is this true or is it just another sales myth that’s bandied about in the real estate business? A recent blog post by Ted Jones, Chief Economist … Continue reading

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RE/MAX of Texas Published Article on Our HGTV Beachfront Bargain Hunt

It was great to be recognized by RE/MAX of Texas for our HGTV Beachfront Bargain Hunt episode. Here is a link to the article: http://remaxoftexas.net/news/gayle-hood-remax-1st-choice-featured-on-hgtv/  

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Telling Our Stories at the Museum in Port Isabel, Feb. 26th

  Museums of Port Isabel     Press Release Contact:  Jeannie M. Flores (956) 943-7602                           Museums of Port Isabel To: Editor                                                                                317 East Railroads Ave. For: Immediate Release                                                          Port Isabel, Texas 78578 “The Lipan Apaches: People of the Wind & Lighting” … Continue reading

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Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil and Expo, Feb. 26th

    Port Isabel Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo! February 26, 4 – 7 p.m. LIve music by Doug Perser, Shrimp & Sides & Vendors at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Live music by Doug Perser. Vendors include … Continue reading

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IRS Rules: Repairs vs. Improvements

Investment property owners and landlords know that tax deductions are a very important part of making sure they maximize their returns. Last January (2014) the IRS implemented a somewhat complex distinction as to what constitutes a repair versus improvement. Why … Continue reading

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Valley Voices Presents Broadway Rhythm, Feb. 24th

  Valley Voices Chorale presents Broadway Rhythm. Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Advance or $15 At the Door.

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Answer the Question: Remodel or Move?

Every year thousands of homeowners ask themselves the question: Should I remodel the home I have, or does moving make more sense? While the answer to the question is often complex, understanding the potential cost of a remodel is fundamental … Continue reading

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Ballet Folklorico Presents Tradiciones 2015, Feb. 21st

    Ballet Folklorico South Texas College Accompanied by Conjunto Jaguar presents Tradiciones 2015. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center (309 E. Railroad St.) General Admission $10.00. Tickets available now at the following locations: • Port … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Madre Tomorrow

Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 am to noon or until sold out. Donate items by calling Michael at 433-6304. 190 Port Road, Port Isabel

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Spoonbill Mini-golf Tournament, Feb. 21st

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Why am I asked to sign a document just to look at a house?

The Texas Association of Realtors published a great article explaining why Realtors ask you to sign a Buyer Representation Agreement before you set out to preview homes. Check out this link to explain it all:   http://shar.es/1bKdsN We want to … Continue reading

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The Padre Elite Team are Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists

As part of our efforts to better serve our clients, Gayle & Jules have achieved their CLHMS designations and are members of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Our clients benefit from this by getting the best representation possible. For … Continue reading

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SPI City Park Coming Soon

The South Padre Island community will be welcoming a new public park initially named, SPI City Park. “It will be a multi-generational type park,” said Jodie Hughes, Chairman of the Park Recreation and Beautification Committee. “We’re really excited. This will … Continue reading

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Kelly Miller Circus, Feb.17th

Kelly Miller Circus. February 17 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce. $12 General Admission (before Circus Day); $16 … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Renovations Nearing Completion

Renovations to the Keeper’s Cottage, part of the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which began in August, are nearly completed. The planned maintenance included the repainting of exteriors and repairing the staircases. The Lighthouse structure, which has undergone several renovations since its construction … Continue reading

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Music by the Bay, Sat, March 7th

Plans are currently in the making for this year’s Laguna Vista Live-Music by the Bay community outdoor concert from 5-9 p.m. Scheduled for March 7 at Roloff Park in Laguna Vista, headliner for the evening of live music is Hector Guzman and the … Continue reading

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License Plate Reader in South Padre

The City of South Padre Island Police Department, under the direction of Chief Randy Smith, in an effort to prepare for Spring Break and to deter the arrival of unwanted guests, will begin using automated license plate reader technology to identify … Continue reading

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Art Space is Having a Valentine Sale, Feb. 13th and 14th

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Seaweed Update

Seaweed On the latest flyover provided by Texas A&M Galveston, the seaweed season is about to start. The vast majority of Sargassum is in the oceanic water, which should keep growth to a minimum. Texas A&M Galveston continues monitoring the … Continue reading

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SpaceX Vendor Fair, Feb. 24th and 25th

 

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Port Isabel Museum Fundraiser – Gets Better Each Year!

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Don’t forget to watch HGTV, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, at 7PM CST, 8PM EST tonight!

Thought you might like to see some of the pictures I snapped while we were filming this show. There will be more when Alta’s show airs. The Brister family was adorable!!

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Want to be an Artist?

    LAGUNA MADRE ART GALLERY 405  E. Maxan St Port Isabel, Tx 7857 (956)943-1407 WORKSHOPS (Sign-up in Gallery)   Feb 9th    Collage Workshop     $80 Supplies $20 included above   10am to 4pm Instructor:  Beth Fedigan  (956)739-2903 Feb 16th    Memory Box Etc  … Continue reading

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Leslie Presents “The Women of Country Music” on Feb. 9th

 

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Recycling Program in South Padre Island

The Environmental Health Services Department is enhancing its recycling program and encourages residents to bring their recyclables to 4501 Padre Boulevard, every Saturday from 8-11AM at City Hall. Changes to the recycling practice have been made to make recycling more efficient. Please … Continue reading

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Laguna Madre Art League Will Celebrate 3rd Anniversary, Feb. 7th

   

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Friends of the Library Book Fair, Feb. 7th and 8th

  The public is invited to attend the  Friends of the Library Annual Book & Bake Sale. Proceeds go to support the Port Isabel Public Library and their programming. Saturday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, February 8 … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Event at The Inn at Chachalaca Bend!

“Come celebrate your marriage with an evening of music and delicious food at The Inn at Chachalaca Bend! This exclusive event is limited to 10 couples, and will feature a 4-course dinner prepared by a private local chef, with music … Continue reading

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Yacht Club Building Design Charrette for the Public, Feb. 7th

  February 7th, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reyna Associates is hosting a Building Design Charrette for the new Culinary Arts School with Hospitality Training, Restaurant, Catering Kitchen & Boutique Hotel, to be housed in the historic Port Isabel Yacht Club. … Continue reading

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South Padre is on HGTV, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, this Sunday at 7PM CST!

Be sure to watch or record Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV this Sunday at 7PM CST. Alta & Gayle, of The Padre Elite Team, each filmed an episode for them last summer and they are just now being aired. The … Continue reading

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Zumba Gold Starts Feb. 3rd at Birding Center

   

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