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Have You Ever Seen Them Repair Electrical Lines in a Helicopter?

  Today in South Padre, we got a glimpse of this guy repairing the electrical lines. It was just past the causeway to the South toward Sea Ranch. Isn’t that interesting!?

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The City of South Padre is Auctioning 2 Vehicles Online

The Transit Department is selling two vehicles in the City’s online auction, a 1997 Ford E350 15 Passenger Van and a 2008 Ford E450 Super Duty 19 Passenger Transit Bus. Click on the following link to view the items: https://www.renebates.com/a_main.php?id=281

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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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Do you have palm trees under power lines in South Padre?

Removal of Hazardous Palm Trees In May, Edko Vegetation work planners started notifying area property owners about hazardous palm trees near or under power lines.  They will attempt to remove these palms at no cost to the property owners. AEP’s … Continue reading

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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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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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Notice of Public Visioning Session for the Future of South Padre Island

The City of South Padre Island will hold a public meeting on the 18th day of December at 3:00 p.m.  This meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers on the Second Floor of the Municipal Complex Building located … 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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Want to Win an Island Shopping Spree?

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EL PASEO Arts Foundation Presents Horszowski Trio Nov. 17th

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Alta Presents the Chamber Director’s Award for 2013 to Courtney Hayden

Alta presented the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Director’s Award for 2013 to Courtney Hayden. Alta was the recipient of the 2012 Director’s Award so she was the perfect choice to present the 2013 award. This award is presented … Continue reading

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El Paseo Art Foundation Information

In case you want some good local entertainment, check out the El Paseo Art Foundation Productions. They bring culture to South Padre Island and the Valley. Their website is http://www.elpaseosouthpadre.com

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UT System proposes research partnership with SpaceX in Brownsville

  SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, left, and University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa McALLEN — The University of Texas System proposed Brownsville as the site of the “first designated research unit” for the Valley’s new university in partnership with … Continue reading

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Beach Emergency Lane Removed

Public Works Crew removed the posts & ropes that were used as an emergency lane on the beach recently. They will be installed again next summer. Clayton Brashear, of Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, complimented the Beach Maintenance and Public … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Island’s Very Own Super Star – J. Michael Laferty

Congratulations to the Island’s Very Own Super Star – J. Michael Laferty The song “Get to the Point” on Michael’s newest CD “Hot Sun, Cool Water, Sandy Boots” has climbed to #26 on the main Country Chart and #25 on … Continue reading

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Mexican Artisan Craft Fair, Sept. 11-13

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Fall Concerts on the Bay Series Starting Now

FREE Concerts! Enjoy a different band each Friday and Saturday night as you relax bay side at this location adjacent to Laguna Bob’s and Tequila Sunset on Laguna Blvd from 7 to 10 PM. in the center of the Entertainment … Continue reading

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Did You Know South Padre is Having Fall Concerts?

The City of South Padre Island is getting ready for a fall season of music overlooking the Laguna Madre bay. The SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay will offer 18 FREE outdoor concerts every Friday and Saturday night from … Continue reading

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South Padre City Council OK’s bond issue for Convention Centre

The South Padre Island City Council approved issuing a 30-year bond, at $2.3 million per year, to finance the long-discussed renovation and expansion of the South Padre Island Convention Centre. The City is ready to enter into the design and … Continue reading

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City of South Padre Island Wants Your Input

The City of South Padre Island wants to know what’s important to you in our open spaces. Parks contribute to a community’s quality of life and we want to make sure future planning meets your needs and interests. Log on … Continue reading

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TIFT Launches CARES – a Scholarship Program for Junior Anglers

The Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) will launch its TIFT Catch a Redfish Educational Scholarship (CARES) at our 74th event July 31-Aug. 4. The year long program will be open to all junior anglers registered in TIFT who are 16 … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered About Animal Control in South Padre?

Lost or found an animal on the Island? The South Padre Island’s Animal Control is working together with the Friends of Animals Rescue Group. Their foster based recovery center helps to reunite lost and found pets with their families. Friends … Continue reading

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New Smoothi Place on South Padre Island

   Groovi Smoothi  is now open in the wonderful upstairs outdoor patio at Island Fitness, at 5800 Padre Blvd.  Enjoy delicious and nutritious smoothies, custom brewed coffee and healthy breakfast burritos. Check it out!

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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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Walkway at East End of Causeway Closed for Maintenance

The walkway under the east end of the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge is closed due to maintenance. This is where you reach land on the South Padre Island side. The area, which is often used for fishing, is no longer … Continue reading

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Sand Castle Summer Contest

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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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Ever Heard of “Meows, Mutts and Margaritas?”

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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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Grant for Park and Ride Awarded in South Padre

The Transit Department has been awarded $620,000 to construct the Park-&-Ride phase of the new Multi-Modal Project. The table below represents the cost of each component of the entire Multi-Modal Project (all phases), the funds that were used to complete … Continue reading

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June 8th at Schlitterbahn is Island of Praise with Josh Wilson

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Marine Science Day Camp for Kids in South Padre Island

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Museums of Port Isabel Summer Camp

The Museums of Port Isabel announce “SUMMER CAMP 2013”. The Museums of Port Isabel will be conducting a SUMMER CAMP complete with a wide variety of activities sure to keep the campers entertained and interested and in the process they … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Transition Board Discusses Expansion and Sandcastle Days

South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Transition Board held a meeting to discuss possible expansion of the South Padre Island Convention Center, Sandcastle Days, and the upcoming Memorial Day music event. Here is a link to an article from … Continue reading

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Cameron County Airport Awarded $600,000.

Last month the Cameron County Airport, located just out of Laguna Vista, was awarded $600K to help fund construction of a new fuel system. The federal government will pay 75% of the cost and Cameron County will pay 25%. Airport … Continue reading

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FHA Hopes Bulk Sales Will Curb Foreclosures

FHA bulk sales have spurred much controversy. Many think the government should stay out of this business. Others believe that we need to finally eliminate all of the looming foreclosures so the housing market can have a fresh start. Check … Continue reading

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Turtle Hatchling Releases

Want to see a sea turtle hatchling release on South Padre Island? Sea Turtle, Inc. allows the general public to watch early morning hatchling releases. Public hatchling releases are held at 7:00am at County Beach Access 3 (approx. 1/2 mile … 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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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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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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South Padre Island 2nd Access Project Website

Want to get first hand information when they post updates on the SPI 2nd Access Project? Go to http://www.cameroncountyrma.org/SPI2ndAccess/index.asp?p=informed    and register to get an email when the latest news is available. There is additional information on their website about the … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Walk Away From Your Home?

Below is an article from LinkedIn Today. We don’t see many homeowners walking away from their homes because they owe more than it is worth in our area but it is happening often in other cities. There are rumors that … Continue reading

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Housing Crisis to End in 2012 as Banks Loosen Credit Standards

Below is an article from LinkedIn Today. We see an increase in business but we don’t see the lenders loosening their credit standards yet. This year will be interesting! Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according … Continue reading

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What Do You Think About A Gulf Pier in SPI??

There has been some discussion about South Padre Island building a Gulf Pier. You can go to Facebook and befriend “SouthPadre GulfPier” to follow it and to comment. Do you think it is a good idea for South Padre?

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