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South Padre and Port Isabel host TIFT July 31 to Aug. 4

Port Isabel and South Padre Island host Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament—the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Founded by Doc J.A. Hockaday in 1933, the tournament was designed to tell the story of phenomenal fishing in the Rio Grande Valley to … Continue reading

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Have you wondered about the floating platforms near the jetties?

As you may have noticed there are several floating platforms with heavy equipment in front of the USCG Station SPI. This is a Corps contractor who will be working on repairing the rock jetties both north and south sides. They … Continue reading

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RARE Opportunity for a Private Laguna Madre Piece of Paradise!

Kenedy County, is in the Land Cut area of the Laguna Madre on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway and is also — blissfully — only accessible by boat. Bidding for this site starts at $10,000 for the right … Continue reading

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Looking for Something to do with the Kids this Weekend?

Port Isabel mayor, Joe Vega, is holding a free fishing tournament for the kids Saturday. Our RE/MAX 1st Choice office is proud to be one of the sponsors. Check out the link below from our PI-SPI Press for details: Kid … Continue reading

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TIFT & LKT Was a Great Success

TIFT & LKT have now passed and both tournaments were a great success. For info on the winners, check out the list of winners for TIFT in this link:http://portisabelsouthpadre.com/?p=5575    For LKT, check out this link: http://portisabelsouthpadre.com/?p=5566      These links are from … 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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Flood Insurance Update

Recently, during our Midyear Meetings, many the Realtors met with Members of Congress and urged action on NAR’s priority issues including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Thursday, the Senate passed a 60-day extension of the NFIP. This extension will … Continue reading

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Protesting your property-tax appraisal may be easier than you think

Ever protested your property-tax appraisal? I have. Twice. The first time was easy. We had bought our home six months earlier, and the appraisal district thought it had appreciated 20%! I attended an informal meeting with an appraisal-district employee. When … Continue reading

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South Padre Wins “BEST” for 5 Out of 8 Categories

In October 2011, the Texas Travel Counselors had a five-day Study Tour of the Coastal Rio Grande Valley where they passed through 19 cities, ate at 14 restaurants, and visited 38 attractions. They were hosted by 14 step-on guides. The … Continue reading

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SpaceX proposes Texas (Boca Chica beach) site for future rocket launches

This is an interesting article by Fox News. Boca Chica beach is just on the South side of the Jetties of South Padre Island. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/11/spacex-proposes-texas-site-for-fut ure-rocket-launches/

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Aeromexico to Double their Flights to Brownsville

  Great news for Monterrey folks……Starting in April, there will be six flights weekly from the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport to Monterrey. For a short time, the doubling of service is designed to accommodate the large number of … Continue reading

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Columbus replica ships to land in Port Isabel

The “Pinta” and the Nina” will be docked at Southpoint Marina in Port Isabel March 22nd-April 1st. The general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults; $7 for … Continue reading

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Need a ride, free meal? Beach Reach Ministries can help!

Students from over 20 schools will make up this year’s Beach Reach Ministries, who will once again camp on South Padre Island beaches March 12-16 to offer assistance to Spring Breakers who may party a little too hard. Those with … Continue reading

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Grant Nets 180K Indigenous Plants for SPI

The City of South Padre Island was recently awarded a grant that will result in the planting of 180,000 indigenous plants to help in the ongoing dune restoration effort. The award covers the cost of the vegetation, manpower and equipment. … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground at Artisan at Port Isabel

~Local housing development getting a breath of fresh air~ (San Antonio, TX) – Franklin Development and the Port Isabel Housing Authority have teamed up to develop Artisan at Port Isabel – a 73-unit affordable multifamily apartment community in Port Isabel, … Continue reading

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Dunes Restoration Planting

  The Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter, 60 volunteers of different organizations, and the City of South Padre Island made the first planting of the year a great success on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Over 8,000 plants were planted at … Continue reading

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2011-2012 Cost vs. Value: Which Remodeling Projects Pay Off the Most?

When tackling home remodeling projects, you’ll find some projects pay off more than others at times of resale. Remodeling Magazine, in conjunction with REALTOR® Magazine, recently released findings of its annual Cost vs. Value report for 2011-2012, revealing which remodeling … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Mayor Appointed to Interim Committee

At the January 18th, 2012, regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr. made the announcement of his appointment by the House of Representatives to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Seacoast Territory Insurance. The purpose of the committee … Continue reading

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Causeway Walk is Tomorrow….Join Us!

Come register for the 28th Annual Longest Causeway Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, 2012. START: Causeway Run starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. sharp. COST: Causeway Run $20.00. Fitness Walk $15.00. Students: $10.00 with school ID. EARLY … Continue reading

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New Restaurant in South Padre Island

U.S. Bar, a famous old Matamoras restaurant in the market area, is now in South Padre Island. The margaritas are great! Try it out.

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Breakfast with the Mayor in Port Isabel

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce hosted a complimentary breakfast from Pirate’s Landing with the Mayor, Joe Vega, yesterday.  Mr. Vega reviewed last year’s accomplishments and this year’s goals. Anyone can see Port Isabel has improved greatly since he took … Continue reading

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Get Some Money for Your Old Phone

Great tip……..When you get a new phone, you may be able to sell the old one. Companies like Best Buy and Target (through NextWorth.com) will assess your gadget and make you an offer. The iPhone 5 is already out in Europe … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Polar Dip 2012

Check this out!

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Update on Laguna Vista Projects, etc.

This is an update on the status of current projects from the Town Council and Staff recently. Be sure to check out the one about garage sales. Community Survey A community survey link on the welcome page has been added … Continue reading

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2012 is Better for Housing Market

You don’t have to take our word for it, just Google it or listen to the media. 2012 is going to be a good time to buy a home. Prices have fallen and they are going to level off now … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Sends Letters to Lot Owners

Natural Habitat Ordinance The first batch of non-compliant weedy lot letters were sent out on Friday, December 16, 2011. A total of 52 letters were sent out with a copy of the new ordinance and an application for those who … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Christmas Parade

The South Padre Island Street Christmas Parade seemed to be the biggest ever. RE/MAX 1st Choice is right across the street from the judges stand so we got to see the entries best performances. Great turn out and lots of … Continue reading

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Christmas Parade Postponed Until Monday, Dec. 19th

Due to weather the Christmas Street Parade and our RE/MAX Open House has been postponed until Monday at 6:15PM. If you planned to watch the parade from our office, we apologize for the delay and sincerely hope you will join … Continue reading

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Park-and-Ride Project for South Padre Island

Park-and-Ride Project A grant proposal was submitted to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on December 1, 2011 on behalf of the City of South Padre Island “The WAVE” for the planning phase of the Park-and-Ride Project. The Park-and-Ride Project … Continue reading

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Christmas Parade is Friday Night!

RE/MAX 1st Choice is having an Open House and invites you to join them in viewing the Christmas Parade at 6:15PM Friday! Bring your lawn chair for a front row seat. The judges are across the street so the entries … Continue reading

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Christmas at RE/MAX 1st Choice

The RE/MAX 1st Choice-South Padre Island team is ready for Christmas. They welcome you to the Lighted Christmas Parade this Saturday night. Bring your lawn chair & get a front row seat!

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RE/MAX Rings the Bell for Salvation Army Today

Agents from RE/MAX 1st Choice of South Padre Island rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart today. Here are pictures of just 4 out of the 6 agents that helped. It was fun visiting with all of the … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center Open House

Christmas Open House The South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center has its eyes on something else that flies! Santa Claus is coming to their Christmas Open House on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The … Continue reading

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Alta Monroe is “Realtor of the Year” and Gayle Hood is President of the Board

December 6, 2011 was a big day for the Padre Elite Team. Alta Monroe received the prestigious “Realtor of the Year” award from Leslie Zohrer, 2011 President of the South Padre Island Board of Realtors. Her dedication, support, and hard … Continue reading

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Dolphin Cove at the County Park on South Padre Island for Hotel Site??!

Conversation at the Governmental Affairs meeting in South Padre Island today was concerning the old Dolphin Cove Oyster Bar site. It appears that a hotel investor is eyeing the location so the county is postponing any consideration for leasing to … Continue reading

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Christmas Boat Parade is this Saturday, Dec. 3rd!

What a fun night! The Christmas Lighted Boat Parade is worth a trip to the island or Port Isabel to check out. Click on this link (or copy and paste into your browser) to view the route so you can … Continue reading

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Alta and Gayle are Recognized on RE/MAX of Texas Website!

  We are so excited to be featured on the RE/MAX of Texas Website! Check it out. RE/MAX thinks we are special! http://remaxoftexas.net/news/2011/11/gayle-hood-and-alta-monroe-make-a-great-team

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FINALLY – Mortgage Money Available for Condos

We hate to get too excited too fast but Greg Jones with Island Mortgage says that he now has a lender that will do condo loans. If you are interested, contact us for more information.

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Sandcastle at Blackbeard’s Corner on Padre Blvd.

Watch for these great semi-permanent sand sculptures all over South Padre Island. It is part of the Sandcastle Trail initiative created by master sand sculptors from as far away as Singapore, the Netherlands, Canada & Florida and maintained by local … Continue reading

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RGV Birding Festival is Underway Until Sunday

If you are a bird watcher, the RGV Birding Festival is a must see. Check this out at http://www.rgvbf.org. This is one of the biggest birding events in the U.S. The Rio Grande Valley is famous for it’s huge variety … Continue reading

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South Padre Island to Charge for Parking??

Ampco System Parking & the City of South Padre are in negotiations to consider options for paid parking meters along Gulf Blvd. There will be a discussion at the City Council meeting on Wed., the 16th. Tell us what you … Continue reading

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Wanna Go Fishing?!

“Wanna Go Fishing?” Promoting SPI as a world class fishing destination! The production crew for the Emmy Award winning “Wanna Go Fishing?” television series will be filming at South Padre Island next week November 5 to 8. Past seasons of … Continue reading

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Condo Financing Issues in South Padre Island & Nationwide

The article below explains it all about why we have such a problem with getting condos financed today. If you want to sell your condo, this is a “MUST” read.  And, if you are buying, it is a great insight … Continue reading

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20% Homestead Exemptions for Port Isabel Residents

The City of Port Isabel, TX passed a resolution that grants a 20% homestead exemption for residents. You must file an application with the appraisal district and live there on January 1. Download forms from web address at? http://www.cameroncad.org/PDF_files/Forms/17_New_HS_App.pdf .

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Sandcastle Days 2011

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Air Evac Lifeteam for SPI Area

For only $55. a yr. for a couple and $60. a yr. for a family, you can obtain helicopter ambulance service in South Padre Island or the surrounding areas or any of the many places Air Evac Lifeteam services. Check … Continue reading

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Sand Castle Days Starts Today!

Sand Castle Days in South Padre Island is one of the neatest weekends of the year. They have a new location this year, a live webcam, and something new called “Castles by Candlelight.” Check out their website at http://sandcastledays.com/.

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BikeFest Parade

Thousands of motorcycles rode in the 2011 BikeFest parade.

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Personality Shapes

Gayle attended the Texas Assoc of Realtors Board Officers Leadership Conference this week. This gal, Connie Podesta, was a fabulous speaker. Check her out at http://www.conniepodesta.com. Click on “Personality Shapes” at the bottom of the page! Fun!  

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