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Leadership Laguna Madre Class XVIII Graduation!

Want to congratulate the Leadership Laguna Madre Class of 2014? Join the Steering Committee at Graduation! It will be fun!

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Stage 2 Contingency Water Conservation Plan is Still in Effect

The Laguna Madre Water District would like to remind its customers that we continue to be on Stage 2 of our Water Conservation Plan. This plan was initiated several weeks ago. Water Shortage continues to worsen since we have not … Continue reading

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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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Texas Parks and Wildlife Creates a New Marine Investigations Unit

Texas Parks and Wildlife has created a new marine investigations unit to combat boat theft, personal watercraft theft and related fraud. Check out this article on their website for more info: TPWD: News Release: May 16, 2013: Texas Parks and … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wanted to Obtain Your Captain’s License?

Stewart Training Center training, instructors and course materials are fully approved by the USCG and provide an alternative to license exams at USCG regional testing centers. They teach you hands-on, practical boating know-how, so that you can pass the Captain’s … Continue reading

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Register for the Ladies’s Kingfish Tournament Now

LADIES KINGFISH TOURNAMENT is August 9 – 11, 2013. Registration is currently underway: Angler Fees- $85.00 before July 12 – $95.00 after July 12 Captain Fees- $17.00 before July 12 – $22.00 after July 12 For registration forms or any … Continue reading

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Laguna Vista Memorial Day Parade to Honor Vets!

            The Laguna Vista Memorial Day Parade to honor the veterans was a great way to recognize the veterans in your life.

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Music by the Bay in Laguna Vista Today

Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 from 5 to 9p.m. featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, vendors, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and much more. The event is free and attendees … Continue reading

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Bill filed for Port Isabel to limit strip annexation by Brownsville

Brownsville is trying to annex parts of the Laguna Madre area around Port Isabel. Eddie Lucio, Jr. file legislation that would limit that annexation. For more information, check out this article from the Port Isabel-South Padre Press. If you want … Continue reading

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Did You Know That You Have to Restrict Your Water Consumption NOW?

The Laguna Madre Water District has implemented water restrictions for the area that will go into effect as of Wednesday, February 27. Due to a drought situation we are in now, Falcon Lake and Amistad Lake (which is where our … Continue reading

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Texas needs lots of RAIN!

In some parts of Texas there are drought conditions. They have starting to restrict water in many communities. It is one of the most critical issues facing Texas today. State financial assistance is needed to fund about half of the total $53 … 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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Have You Registered for the Causeway Run and Fitness Walk Yet?

Next weekend is the 29th Annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk. If you have never done this, you should consider joining them this year. The views from the top of the causeway as you walk or run are incredible. There … Continue reading

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FEMA awards $2.4 million for safe room in Brownsville

The Laguna Madre Area residents will be able to flee to Brownsville for shelter from hurricanes or any other disasters in the near future. FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75% or $2,475,000 of the $3,300,000 project. The … Continue reading

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SPI Causeway to Receive Preventative Maintenance

The Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge will receive preventative maintenance starting October 17, 2012. TxDOT says it will take 7 months but lane closures will only be allowed between Oct. 17th through March 1st. To view an update during the 9-17-12 … 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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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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South Padre Island Picture from the 50’s??

Isn’t this the most interesting picture of South Padre Island, Port Isabel, the Intracoastal, and Long Island? We loved seeing this photo shot west to east across the old swing bridge and the Laguna Madre bay. There is still an … 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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Hurricane Officials Say: Don’t Tape Your Windows

An official for the National Hurricane Center told residents in hurricane prone areas not to tape their windows in preparing for a storm. They say that taping windows can actually create larger and deadlier shards of glass when winds blow … Continue reading

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County develops plan to fight beach erosion

The Cameron County Beach Management Committee is at work on a plan to help stem erosion of South Padre Island beaches and protect seaside property. It could also create a buffer between South Padre Island and a recent Texas Supreme … Continue reading

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Reality Check: 5 Facts for Buyers Who Want to Lowball an Offer

A housing transaction, at the most fundamental level, includes one person who wants to sell and one person who wants to buy. Once the terms are agreed upon, voilà! . . . win-win. However, if the seller is miserable with the final terms … Continue reading

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Amazing Interactive 2010 US Census Map

Remember about a year ago you filled out a census form?  Well, here are the result of this process.  What you will see is a Map of the US – not just the 48 states but all of the 50 … 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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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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