• 5804 Yucca Circle

    5804 Yucca Circle

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


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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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  • Sapphire 1802

    Sapphire 1802

    Breathtaking Gulf and Bay views from this north tower unit. 


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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.


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> Starbucks Coming to Port Isabel

 A “cuppa” latte or macchiato is going to be easier to find in Port Isabel.

Starbucks is building a new coffee shop at the intersection of State Highway 48 and State Highway 100.

“We do have a Starbucks coming into town, but I really don’t know much of the specifications right now,” Robert Salinas, administrator for the Port Isabel Economic Development Corp., said yesterday.

“They’re already working on the site and I believe they’re putting up cinder blocks,” he added.

The $300,000 new construction will consist of a shell building and parking lot for the coffee franchise.

Starbucks has three locations in Harlingen and another three in Brownsville.

But this will be the first Starbucks location in the Port Isabel-South Padre Island area.

Work is expected to be completed by late spring or early summer, according to documents Starbucks has filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

The Starbucks will be located near the intersection of state highways 100 and 48 in front of the Bealls Department Store at 1750 State Highway 100, officials said.

“I think it’s going to be great for the community,” Salinas said. “I think they’re going to do great and I wish them the best of luck.”

By RICK KELLEY Staff Writer

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> County Commissioners Updated on Road Projects

Cameron County road construction projects are cruising along, according to updates presented Tuesday to the commissioners court.

Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority Executive Director Pete Sepulveda Jr. said getting county infrastructure improvements to the construction phase is important to securing federal funding.

“It’s an opportunity to go before the court and let them know if we have any issues they can assist with,” he said. “We want to make sure our delegation in Washington is aware of the projects we’re working on, whether it’s a rail or bridge or road project, so that we can tap into funding.”

Plans to build a second access bridge to South Padre Island, this one north of Laguna Vista, are in the environmental impact study phase.

Sepulveda said the mobility authority received input on the project last year from outside engineers and are resubmitting some of its studies on which the Texas Department of Transportation based recommendations that will save costs. The design phase could start during the next 15-18 months.

“That’s a very complex project,” he said. “There are a lot of phases to it, and it takes a lot longer than a normal project.”

Plans to make the second South Padre Island bridge a toll road have been scrapped. County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said Texas administrators have moved away from establishing toll roads because they haven’t seen a return in revenue.

Sepulveda said the biggest focus for the project is still getting its environmental plans cleared, which will open it to state and federal funding.

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority is seeking funding for the expansion of the Veterans Bridge, which will add four passenger lanes for $1.5 million and three commercial lanes for $10 million. If state or federal funds are secured, Sepulveda said construction could begin within a year to 18 months.

Construction on Old Alice Road from Highway 100 to Highway 550 is set to begin in about one year. The project will cost about $5 million, Sepulveda said.

While it’s smaller than the other projects on the county’s roster, he added, the improvements will be important to residents who travel between Brownsville and Los Fresnos.

By Nadia Tamez-Robledo Staff Writer

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> El Paseo Arts Presents: Dead Air – A Mystery Comedy Play


Radio station WEZ-Y established a winning format in the 1950’s and has stuck with it ever since. Nothing has changed. Not the music nor the annual “Live Broadcast” hosted by Guy Godfry; ‘Your voice in the night.’ However, this particular Anniversary show proves to be a wee bit different. First of all, rumor has it the station is about to be purchased by a large media conglomerate. Secondly, Guy seems to be having a virtual breakdown on the air. To top it off, the Bunny Bagel Boy collapses right after his live commercial spot and appears to be dead. Will any of this help the ratings? Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? Why am I asking you? Tune in January 22 or 23 and find out!

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> 23rd Annual W.O.W.E. – Winter Outdoor & Wildlife Expo

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> RGV Quilt Guild Expo

The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild presents the 36th Annual South Texas Quilt Expo on January 26th & 27th on the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Come and enjoy vendors, speakers, demonstrations, door prizes, concessions, quilted items on display and a quilted fashion. Entry fees: $10 adults, $5 ages 13-18, 12 and under FREE.

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