• Sapphire 1802

    Sapphire 1802

    Breathtaking Gulf and Bay views from this north tower unit. 


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  • Los Corales 801 S

    Los Corales 801 S

    Stunning and exclusive beach front unit with unparralled amenities. 


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  • Coastal Cottage

    Coastal Cottage

    New Construction at The Shores. 


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  • 5804 Yucca Circle

    5804 Yucca Circle

    Stunningly gorgeous channel front home with four bedrooms and four full baths.


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Sapphire 1802 -

Breathtaking Gulf and Bay views from this north tower unit. 


Los Corales 801 S -

Stunning and exclusive beach front unit with unparralled amenities. 


Coastal Cottage -

New Construction at The Shores. 


5804 Yucca Circle -

Stunningly gorgeous channel front home with four bedrooms and four full baths.


Welcome to Franke Realty of South Padre Island

Franke Realty has been serving the South Padre Island real estate and condo rental needs for over six decades. Established in 1956 by its founder, Bud Franke, Franke Realty is South Padre Island's oldest real estate sales, rentals and development firm. The firm has been  instrumental in the development of South Padre Island and has built a reputation on providing quality professional service and serving every client on an individual basis.

Franke Realty is a third generation Texas company owned by Richard and Dennis Franke who have been active South Padre Island real estate developers since the early 1970's through their primary company, Franke Realty. For South Padre Island vacation condo rentals or real estate needs, your first and best choice is Franke Realty.


Franke Realtors News and Events

> Miss South Padre Island Scholarship Pageant set for May 26, 27

On May 27, Miss South Padre Island 2017, will be crowned.

Don’t miss the opportunity to become a leader by winning this prestigious title.

Elite Productions is seeking applicants who live in the Rio Grande Valley and are between the ages of 5 and 24.

The age divisions are Princess 5-6, Little Miss 7-8, Pre-Teen 9-11, Jr. Teen 12-14, Teen 15-18, and Miss 19-24.

“We are excited and can’t wait to meet the contestants,” said Minerva Olivarez, Executive Director of Elite Productions.

All winners will receive a beautiful rhinestone tiara, custom embroidered sash, custom rose bouquet, a glass-cut trophy, rhinestone crown pin, and an incredible prize package.

The winner of the teen division will receive a $500 scholarship, and the winner of the miss division will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Winners will also have the opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering their time with events throughout their reign.

The deadline to register is May 24, 2017.

Contestants will be judged on their performance in three areas: personal interview, formal wear, and beachwear. Participants do not need any previous experience to compete.

The beachwear portion of the competition will be held at Clayton’s on May 26 at 4 p.m., and the full pageant will be held at the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 27 at 7 p.m.

The winner will be eligible to compete in the Miss United States Pageant in 2018.

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> Shipbreaker Completes Salvage of Former USS Constellation

International Shipbreaking Ltd. just finished dismantling one aircraft carrier at the Port of Brownsville and is about to take delivery of another one.

The company, part of the EMR Group, lifted the last piece of the former USS Constellation — a roughly 12,000-pound propeller shaft strut — out of the water on May 10, two years and a few months after the steel behemoth arrived at Brownsville for scrapping, according to International Shipbreaking Vice President Robert Berry.

The decommissioned USS Independence, which left Bremerton, Wash., March 11 under tow for the 16,000-mile trip around the tip of South America to Brownsville, is expected to arrive May 31 or June 1, he said.

Berry said he’s trying to get a firmer estimated-time-of-arrival, since the company is planning a ceremony at Isla Blanca Park for veterans who served on the carrier, which was commissioned in 1959 and decommissioned in 1998.

The company is holding the ceremony in response to feedback from numerous veterans of other carriers that have come to Brownsville, who felt a tribute of some sort should take place. The Independence will be the fifth Navy “supercarrier” to arrive at the port for scrapping.

Berry said taking apart such a large vessel is a monumental undertaking, while the ships themselves can mean a great deal to the people who were stationed on them. Tens of thousands of people will have served on a carrier by the time it’s decommissioned, and according to veterans groups as many as 85 percent of those stationed aboard vessels that were retired in the last 20 years are still living, he said.

“When it’s a fighting ship there’s always a lot of memories and a lot of reflection over the life of that ship and all the people that served on it,” Berry said.

The company also fields inquiries from many veterans and their families seeking mementos — the plastic plaques above ships’ doorways are much in demand, for example, he said. The company has an eBay store with such items from recycled vessels, Berry said.

“We move a lot of stuff,” he said. “It’s not what we do for a living, but it’s part of what we do because we think it’s the right thing to do.”


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> 7th Annual Fitness Beach Party

Fitness + Beach = Fitness Beach Party. Come get fit at the 2017 Fitness Beach Party at Clayton’s Beach Bar on May 27th.

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> Fireworks Over The Bay

Join us every Thursday & Friday night in the South Padre Island Entertainment District for Fireworks over the Bay at 9:15PM.

Louie's Backyard

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> Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

The 2017 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 3rd. The event is expected to attract thousands of participants wanting to take advantage of the unique opportunity to cross the 2.6 mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. The course starts at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island, continuing on to the Queen Isabella Causeway and over the Laguna Madre Bay and ending in front of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Awards ceremony will be held immediately following the event.

Overall Male & Female Cash prizes: 1st place will pay $500.00 to each; 2nd place $300.00 each; and 3rd place $200.00 each. Overall Male & Female winners will be ineligible for medals in their respective age divisions.
Participants may check in at the Port Isabel Chamber office Mon.-Thurs. the week of the event from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to pick up their T-shirts and walker wristbands. RUNNERS TIMING CHIPS AND BIBS WILL BE HANDED OUT AT LATE REGISTRATION FRIDAY FROM 1-8PM AT THE PIECC AND FROM 6-7AM AT SCHLITTERBAHN THE DAY OF THE RACE. There will be no late registration on Saturday. T-SHIRTS ARE GUARANTEED TO THE FIRST 1,000 PARTICIPANTS TO CHECK IN. SIZES CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.

RUN STARTS at 8:00 A.M.

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