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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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South Padre Christmas Parade, Dec. 12th!

Grand Marshal The City of South Padre Island will have their annual Holiday Parade on December 12, 2014. It will run from Mars to Red Snapper on Padre Boulevard starting at 6:00 PM. This year Gary Meschi will act as … Continue reading

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Want a Christmas Ornament Project?

        Christmas Balls         with Judith Beat Learn to make these beautiful custom ornaments with the delicate touch of our very own Judith Beat.  Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Judith will show you … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Has Incentive for Businesses

The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation and the City of South Padre Island have approved an incentive policy in order to assist qualified new and existing businesses and to benefit the economic climate on the Island. Businesses can apply … Continue reading

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We Saw an Osprey Having Lunch on Gulf Blvd. in South Padre Island!!

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Don’t Forget–South Padre Fall Concerts on the Bay is Still Going!

  Don’t forget the Concerts on the Bay are still going on. FUN!

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South Padre Island Nat’l Night Out, Tuesday, Oct. 7th

  Come meet the city employees, officials, police, and fire department that work hard just for you!

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South Padre is improving Gulf Blvd at Sunset Drive

South Padre is improving Gulf Blvd at Sunset Drive Gulf Blvd & Sunset Drive City Manager Bill DiLibero, Public Works Asst. Director Ray Moya, project engineer, and contractor held a construction meeting last week to review project and discuss minor … Continue reading

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South Padre Fall Bay Concert Series is Back Soon!

With 23 bands slated to perform, the Fall Bay Concert Series is back in town with FREE concerts on Fridays and Saturdays. The concerts will start on Friday, September 19 with the opening acts of Nathan Hubble and Dahebegeebees. The … Continue reading

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City to Fund a UTB Graduate Position

The South Padre Island City Council at its meeting last week approved contracting with the University of Texas-Brownsville UTB to fund a graduate position during the 2014-15 school year. They are hoping to create a partnership with the college that … Continue reading

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Port of Brownsville Director Eddie Campirano to Speak in South Padre

  The chamber always has such interesting speakers. Check this out:

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List Your Business for Free on the South Padre Convention and Visitors Website!

FREE Business Listing Calling on all South Padre Island businesses. Please be sure to update your FREE business listing on the Convention & Visitors website (www.sopadre.com). If you haven’t been provided with your login credentials please contact Sam Ballenger by phone: … Continue reading

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Scampi’s Auction – Building to be Demolished

“Scampi’s Complete Inventory Restaurant Auction” is  Saturday, September 6th at 10AM, 206 West Aries on the Island. Selling everything WALL to WALL. Building to be demolished after. No reserves or starting bids. Everyone welcome. Pictures and details at – WWW.TEXAS321.com Joe … Continue reading

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Paid Parking in South Padre on Gulf Blvd.?

The South Padre Island City Council, at a recent meeting, approved a paid parking program to be implemented next year to address parking issues along Gulf Boulevard. It will be operated by smartphone so that you can pay for the parking … Continue reading

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City of South Padre Approves Overflow Parking for Clayton’s at the Convention Center

The City of South Padre Island approved additional parking for events at Clayton’s. Non-profit organizations (NGOs) can apply to the Convention Bureau (CVB)  to operate a parking concession. There will be requirements for trash pickup and parking but the NGOs … Continue reading

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Annual “Howl at the Moon” Party on Friday!

Great party for a great cause!

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FREE Concert at Schlitterbahn in South Padre

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SPI EDC Approves an Incentive Policy for Businesses

The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation and the City of South Padre Island have approved an Incentive Policy in order to assist qualified new and existing businesses and to benefit the economic climate on the Island. Businesses can apply … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Firefighters to Petition June 1st

The South Padre Island Firefighters Assoc. is going to be stopping by residences on Sunday, June 1st between 11AM to 3PM gathering support for their collective bargaining rights. They need 10% of the registered voters signatures on a petition in … Continue reading

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Come See the New Playground Rubber Padding in South Padre at the Water Tower Park

The Public Works crews completed installing the rubber padding in all of the playground areas at Water Tower Park. Go check it out!

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Congressman Filemon Vela to Speak at Chamber Luncheon in South Padre

Don’t miss hearing Filemon Vela in South Padre Island. It is less expensive if you get your tickets early.

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South Padre Plans to Expand Medians

South Padre City Council approved a plan to begin working with TxDOT to extend the medians on Padre Blvd. from Swordfish to the Convention Center. This is just in the early stages so if you are for or against this … Continue reading

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Turtle Nesting Season Has Begun

The 2014 nesting season on South Padre Island began recently with reports of sightings along our beach. Sea Turtle Inc. is monitoring the beaches and always ask for your help. If you spot a nest, contact them immediately so they … Continue reading

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Coastal Kids Marine Science Day Camp

Register now for the Coastal Kids Marine Science Day Camp!

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Quick Books Training Classes Scheduled in South Padre

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Committee presents QuickBooks training classes. This 5-week long course can do all of the above and much more.  Take 1 class or all 5. The modules offered let those currently using QuickBooks brush up on … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wanted to Learn to Take Better Pictures?

Ruth Hoyt will be conducting a Photography Workshop from 8AM to Noon on May 10th at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, 6801 Padre Blvd. Space is limited so call 956-761-6801. The cost is only $99.00!

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Treasure it Don’t Trash it!

SPI kicked off the “Treasure it Don’t Trash It!” anti littering campaign.  This comes up just in time for you to recycle your old phone book.  There is a blue collection bin inside City Hall, or you can use the … Continue reading

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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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South Padre has Zero Impact from Texas City Oil Spill

The local oil spill response team with the GLO’s (General Land Office) Brownsville Regional Office has determined zero impact on South Padre Island from the Texas City Oil Spill that occurred Mar. 22.  The team conducted rapid assessments every day … Continue reading

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Way to go South Padre Island!

Thumbs up to SPI.  Approximately 1401 pounds were recycled last month.  The City provides receptacles for paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin and plastic (sorry no glass), at Old City Hall.  The Environmental Health Services Department provides bins to recycle monofilament (fishing … Continue reading

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South Padre Island is Recycling Phone Books!

The City of South Padre published this information below about recycling your old phone books: What a great idea! “The new phone books are here, and the old phone books are going out! Please consider reducing landfill waste, and reuse … Continue reading

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Texas Warrant Round-UP Begins March 1st

Warrant Round-Up The City of South Padre Island is joining more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas in the Statewide Warrant Round-Up beginning Saturday, March 1. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, … Continue reading

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Alta Monroe is Appointed as 2014 South Region 11 Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee Trustee

At the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) Winter Meeting in Austin, Alta was appointed to the position of 2014 South Region 11 Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee (TREPAC) Trustee. She will help the 4 Realtor Boards in the Valley … Continue reading

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Friends of Animal Rescue Hold Several Events Soon!

On January 28, Rescue ME Bingo will be held at The Inn on the Island starting at 7 p.m. On  February 4, Leslie Blasing will host Cattin’ Around with Leslie at Louie’s Backyard starting at starting at 6:30 p.m.  The … Continue reading

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Did You Know South Padre’s Coastal Studies Lab is Open to the Public?

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Spoonbill Mini-Golf Tournament at Gravity Park on South Padre

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Want to Go to the Sock Hop?

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2014 Market Days at South Padre Convention Center is Coming!

The 2014 South Padre Island Market Days is Jan. 10th, 11th, 12th and Feb. 21st, 22nd, 23rd at South Padre Island Convention Center. It is their 18th year. It will be a unique shopping experience with lots of arts, crafts, … Continue reading

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Did You Know That South Padre has a Weekly Farmer’s Market?

Farmer’s Market Every Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Shores, 8605 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX

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Want Free Mulch From Recycled Christmas Trees?

Do you live in South Padre, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista or Bayview and need mulch for your landscaping? Pick up your free mulch in The City of Port Isabel Public Works Dept. located at 217 West Hickman starting now from 7:30 … Continue reading

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New Mobi-chairs for South Padre Island Beaches

City of South Padre Island Coastal Resources was notified that five new Mobi-chairs have been shipped and should be delivered this week. This will provide a new service in South Padre. It has been highly praised by visitors because it … Continue reading

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Want to Join the Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1st?

It’s time for the annual South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip and Beach Party! This year’s theme is “Sweet Sixteen” since the yearly event is celebrating its’ sixteenth anniversary. On Jan. 1, 1999, at high noon, the tradition began with only 4 people! It now attracts more than 1,000 people. It is … Continue reading

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Calendar of Events in South Padre Island for This Week.

Calendar of Events Date Event Location Time Dec. 27 Merry Mixer Sapphire Spa Dec. 28 Beach Dog Walk & Corn Dogs Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill 11:00 AM Dec. 28 Stuffed Mushrooms & Tour Schlitterbahn Beach Beach Resort Hotel 1:00 … Continue reading

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Want to Know Where to Take That Old Christmas Tree in South Padre or Port Isabel?

Christmas Compost 2014 If you are in the Port Isabel area, you can take your old Christmas tree to the corner of South Shore & Hickman/Railroad St., South of the E. Dock. For more information, call 956-943-6631. If you are in … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Padre Elite Team and the entire RE/MAX 1st Choice-SPI Office!

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Wonder What is in Store for Real Estate in 2014?

A presentation of the Texas A & M Real Estate Center Bullish 2013 Outlook  was given by their Chief Economist, Dr. Mark Dotzour, to the South Padre Island Board of REALTORS® at their Annual Installation of Officers event on December 5th. He believes … Continue reading

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Free Pancake Breakfast for Kids at Schlitterbahn, South Padre, on Saturday the 14th

     Schlitterbahn Beach Resort (indoor, heated waterpark area) on Saturday, December 14th from 10am – noon Free Pancake Breakfast for kids Coloring Books, crayons, candy canes for kids Free Carousel rides from 10am – noon courtesy of Schlitterbahn Santa Claus will be present … Continue reading

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Want to Play a Game with 4 Mystery Authors on South Padre Island?

“PARAGRAPHS: MYSTERIES OF THE GOLDEN BOOBY” Read the book – Play the game – Find the clues – Solve the puzzle The fun begins Wednesday December 11th, 2013 Four mystery writers have collaborated to bring this story to life in … Continue reading

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How Can You Qualify as a Natural Habitat Lot?

A Qualified Natural Habitat Lot is approved when the lot contains primarily native plants and grasses with no more than 25% of the lot containing invasive or noxious plants, and grasses or has an estab­lished dune or wetland. A recent … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Chamber Coupon Books Are Out!

When you get a chance, go by the Chamber office or Visitor’s Center in South Padre and pick up you new South Padre Island Coupon Book!

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