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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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Kevin Fowler Concert on the 5th at Clayton’s!

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South Padre Island July 4th Parade on the Beach!!

      Want something fun to do during the 4th of July? The South Padre Island Beach Parade begins at Beach Access 22 (Fantasy Circle) at 10:00AM and ends at Beach Access 17 (Starlight.) Dress in the spirit and … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Eligible to Collect Additional Revenue from State Hotel Tax

Texas Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 3042, making the City of South Padre Island eligible to collect an additional one percent revenue from the state hotel occupancy tax, for a total two percent. The two percent in funding goes … Continue reading

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Emergency/Maintenance Lane on the South Padre Island Beach

South Padre Island crews made improvements to the emergency/maintenance lane on the beach from White Sands street to the Hilton Garden Inn. Crews replaced PVC pipes with landscape timbers and rope and removed the caution tape to make the lane … Continue reading

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Did You Know There are Now Fireworks Every Saturday Night in South Padre Island?

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The South Padre Island WAVE Extends Route

The City of South Padre Island’s free transit service, the WAVE, is extending its Padre Boulevard route to Gulf Boulevard starting June 1 to accommodate beachgoers. The route will travel north on Padre Boulevard then south on Gulf Boulevard where … Continue reading

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Did You Know “Run the Jail Break” is Saturday?

3000 runners will be here to run on the beach in the “Run the Jail Break” race tomorrow, Saturday. It will start and end at Clayton’s Beach Bar. For more information or to register, click on this link: http://www.runthejailbreak.com/padre-2013.php

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SpaceX is Getting Closer to South Padre Island!

Below is an update from the FAA, a link to the draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and the notice of the scheduled public hearing on May 7th on the draft EIS for the SpaceX program. It is just one more … Continue reading

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SpaceX bill unanimously clears House Land and Resource Management Committee

As the Realtors found out Tuesday, our Austin legislators are very excited and much in favor of SpaceX. Here is a link from our local newspaper that gives you more info. SpaceX bill unanimously clears House Land and Resource Management … Continue reading

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Alta in Austin at the Texas Realtor’s Hill Visit

There were many talking points for the Realtors to discuss with the legislators but one of great interest to all of us here is the SpaceX program. All of the legislators spoke positively about us obtaining SpaceX at Boca Chica. … Continue reading

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Hearing set on SpaceX legislation-Are You For It or Against It?

South Padre Island and the entire Rio Grande Valley are watching the updates on the possible SpaceX program. Boca Chica Beach is just south of the Jetties in South Padre Island. Imagine sitting on the beach here and watching them … Continue reading

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Have You Seen the Spring Break Reports from the City of South Padre Island?

Want to know if there were any emergencies or insane moments for Spring Break?  Just published from the City of South Padre, “Eye on SPI”: Fire Department Over the Spring Break period South Padre Island Fire Department responded to over … Continue reading

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‘Cash for Trash’ Program is Back in Effect

“Cash for Trash” program at Beach Access #5 and #6 is back.You pay a user fee of $5.00 for your entry but then they will charge an additional $5.00, for a trash bag deposit on every vehicle entering. When you … Continue reading

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More Spring Break Info from The Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Our local newspaper is doing a great job lately. Here is an article about Spring Break. If you don’t subscribe, you can at http://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com IT’S SPRING BREAK: Island abuzz with Breakers, national attention » Port Isabel-South Padre Press.

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Do You Think There Are Less Spring Breakers in South Padre This Year?

From looking at these two pictures, you would not think there are less Spring Breakers in South Padre this year. However, there are rumors there might be fewer. The traffic during the week and early mornings is not too bad. … Continue reading

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South Padre Island is Gearing up for Spring Break

      South Padre Island has a few Spring Breakers this week but it is about to be packed starting Saturday for over a week. Check out this picture of the beach at the Isla Grand. Don’t forget there … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered about the erosion on the beaches up north on South Padre Island?

We attended a meeting this past week at City Hall in South Padre Island that was about a study done for the Texas General Land Office (GLO) concerning erosion and development of property north of The Shores. They reported that … Continue reading

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Ever struggled to find a parking place at the beach in South Padre Island?

Finding a parking space along Gulf Boulevard on South Padre Island during the busy season can be an exercise in frustration for visitors trying to get to the beach.The situation was exacerbated last year when the City Council passed an … Continue reading

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Public Invited to Learn How TWIA Affects Insurance Rates

Today is the day that the Texas Coastal Coalition will provide an update on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency (TWIA) reform legislation and regulatory negotiations. This is very important for our local communities along the Texas Gulf coast. The public … Continue reading

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Are You Interested in the History of South Padre Island?

There is a great article in the Port Isabel/South Padre Island Press this past week about a local historian, Steve Hathcock. He has written four books on the history of South Padre Island and treasure hunting on SPI. Not only … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Approves Annexation

The SPI city council approved annexing the following tracts of land this month: 1. 22.01 acres located east of Padre Blvd adjacent to Schlitterbahn known as the Jeremiah tract. 2. 87.83 acres located west of Padre Blvd including KOA Campground, … Continue reading

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Notes from City of South Padre Island – City Council Meeting

Mayor Bob Pinkerton gave the annual State of the Island Annual Report.  He reviewed the last fiscal year’s accomplishments and propose the vision and direction for the coming year. He thanked City Council and all Boards, Committees, Commissions, Task Force, and … Continue reading

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Dunes Restoration Planting

On Saturday, November 17, more than 100 beach-loving volunteers helped the Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter and the City of South Padre Island kick off the Dune Restoration Planting Season! Individuals and groups from the University of Texas at Brownsville, … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Renourishes the Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, the Texas General Land Office, Cameron County, and the City of South Padre Island are renourishing approximately one half mile of South Padre Island’s beaches using sand dredged from the Brownsville Ship … Continue reading

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Untrue Crime Figures on Trulia

More than once we have been asked about the assumed “high” crime rate being published on Trulia. We try to explain that we have a population here of around 5,000 and Trulia doesn’t consider that we have thousands of tourists … Continue reading

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Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Tour

The Chamber of Commerce members got a tour of the Schlitterbahn Beach Resort after the luncheon on Thursday. If you have not been yet, you must at least visit the restaurant and bar on the top, See 4 Ever. It … Continue reading

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Island – Airport Shuttle fare now $1 each way

Valley Metro has reduced the fare on its Island Airport Shuttle from the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport to just one dollar.  This come as good news to the 50,000 passengers expected to ride the shuttle this year. The … Continue reading

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SPI BikeFest is Coming this Weekend

October 12-14, is SPI BikeFest with a full slate of events featuring Texas Guitar Legend Lance Lopez, Ms. BikeFest 2012, FightFest Cage Fighting, BikeFest Decathlon, the Biker Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness Competition and the Iron Horse Parade Memorial Sunset … Continue reading

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Walk for Women’s Best!!!

RE/MAX 1st Choice of South Padre Island and of McAllen joined together for the Walk for Women today. It was loads of fun and they took so many pictures that we felt the paparazzi were after us. Next year, plan … Continue reading

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Sandcastle Days Pictures

They were still working on some of these sandcastles. Judging was Saturday night. Which is your favorite?

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Sandcastle Days are this Weekend!

The 25th Annual Sandcastle Days is set for October 5-7 at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill. Master sculptors from the Island and from as far as Britain, Canada and Holland, will compete and give visitor’s an amazing show of skill … Continue reading

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New Schlitterbahn Beach Resort Opens on SPI

This month marked the opening of the new Schlitterbahn Beach Resort which not includes an Island-themed, beachfront hotel but an indoor water park in addition to the original outdoor park that opened over 11 years ago. Schlitterbahn acquired the old … Continue reading

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Mobi-Mats to be Installed in 2 Locations

The City South Padre Island received the Mobi-mats purchased by the General Land Office (GLO). They will be installed at two locations. The first is Fantasy Circle where they will be trying to elevate and reduce the chances of over … Continue reading

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SPACEX on Boca Chica Beach near SPI

SpaceX brings new hope to Brownsville and our area. It will provide lots of jobs and a new horizon for us in space exploration. Check out this article from the Brownsville Herald. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/brownsville-144441-poster-couple.html

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Sandcastle Days Are Back On!

There was some concern that Sandcastle Days would not happen this year but it is definitely back on! Come be a part of the 25th Anniversary of Sandcastle Days with art, music and family fun. Sandcastle Days 2012 will be … Continue reading

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Texas Association of Realtors Releases New Sales Statistics for Texas

The Texas Association of REALTORS® released the Texas Quarterly Housing Report for the second quarter of 2012. These statewide figures are really impressive. If you would like more information, contact Gayle or Alta. Here are the highlights:   The median sales … Continue reading

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Schlitterbahn in SPI Expands

Schlitterbahn has acquired the Holiday Inn building on the beach. They are in the process of renovating the hotel into a resort for the waterpark, constructing a tunnel to the park, adding a restaurant, swim-up bar, and enclosing the park … Continue reading

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SPI & Los Fresnos to Build Hurricane Shelter

The city of South Padre Island, the city of Los Fresnos, and the Los Fresnos School District are joining forces to build a hurricane shelter that will double as a school gym. A  FEMA grant will pay $1.8 million of … Continue reading

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Agency Clears U.S. 77 for Interstate Upgrades

The Federal Highway Administration said they have received environmental clearance to upgrade a portion of U.S. 77 between Corpus Christi and Brownsville to interstate standards. This is huge  for South Texas because this is part of the Interstate 69 corridor … Continue reading

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July 4th Beach Parade in South Padre Island

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Victory!!! National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorized for 5 Years

We did it! Late last week Congress finally acted on one of National Association of Realtor’s key legislative priorities, a 5-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The pundits said nothing would be accomplished in an election year. But … Continue reading

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Lifeguards on Duty in South Padre Island

Isla Blanca and Andy Bowie county parks now have lifeguards. Park fees will increase by $1.00 bringing the total to $5.00 to enter the park to help pay for the beach patrol services until Labor Day.

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South Padre Island July 4th Beach Parade

The 4th annual July 4th Beach Parade will be at 10:00AM. It will be from Fantasy Circle Beach Access 22 to Starlight Circle Beach Access 17. Everyone is encouraged to attend and to wear patriotic clothing. After the parade, there … Continue reading

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South Padre Island is on the “Cleanest Beaches” List.

Below is an article from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) about the beaches in the U.S.:   Before you take that plane, train, or car ride this summer to the seaside, you may want to make sure the beach you … Continue reading

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Want to Help Support the 2nd Access Project for South Padre Island?

Please HELP. Below is a form letter that you are welcome to use to voice your opinion about the SPI 2nd Access. We need all the help we can get to show support of this project.  Please use this or … Continue reading

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Tax Deductions for Vacation Homes

Tax deductions for vacation homes vary greatly depending on how much you use the home and whether you rent it out. Is your vacation home a vacation home? If you bought your vacation home exclusively for personal enjoyment, you can … Continue reading

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5 New Rights for Property Owners in an HOA

Nearly 20% of Texans live in neighborhoods that have homeowners associations (HOAs), and new laws that went into effect earlier this year have provided more rights to those property owners regarding the use of their property. Here are five property-related … Continue reading

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It is Almost Time for the Sea Turtles to Hatch on SPI

The predictions are that this will be a record year for sea turtle hatchlings. If you love following these Kemp ridley sea turtle, now is the time to start watching for the releases. You can call 956-761-4511 for more information. … Continue reading

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SPI 2nd Access Public Hearing Scheduled for July 17th

Check out the link below to an article from the Brownsville Herald. The Draft Environmental Impact Study has been completed. It is now time for a public hearing which will be held on July 17th………….http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/padre-140921-crossed-public.html

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