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Prepping Your South Padre Island Rental Property for Summers

March 29, 2024

Hey there, property owners! With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your rental property in tip-top shape for the sunny season ahead. Whether you’re a seasoned landlord or new to the game, we have all the insider tips you need to ensure your South Padre Island rental property is ready to welcome guests with open arms. So, grab your sunscreen and let’s dive into the essentials of...

Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants on South Padre Island

March 6, 2024

Foodies love South Padre Island! This paradise for beach lovers is home to some great food options also. With its unique blend of Tex-Mex, seafood, and international cuisines, dining on South Padre Island offers a culinary journey that’s as varied and delightful as its picturesque coastline. Sunrise breakfasts, seafood, and sunset dinners – every meal had in South Padre Island is an opportunity to savor the flavors of this unique...

What Sets Franke Realty Apart From Other Real Estate Companies

April 26, 2023

Whether you have been seeking an idyllic vacation home located on the beaches of South Padre Island or you are on the hunt for your forever home in the same areas, your first steps may have been trying to wade through a sea of listings on popular websites. Vacation property sites will try to show the best side of the least desirable properties and real estate websites may be a...

McNulty delivers State of the Island Address

January 22, 2020

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Year-round this seaside community attracts many tourists and is home to several permanent and seasonal residents. And as the city enters its next fiscal year, its city officials traditionally reflect on its past achievements and discuss what’s in store. On Tuesday, the SPI Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual “State of the Island Address” during its quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon. Close to 110 city, county, state,...

RGV Reef begins major construction

January 15, 2020

Friends of RGV Reef has launched a major new phase of its artificial reefing project off South Padre Island, even as fishing boats reel in large numbers of red snapper the reef is already producing. Gary Glick, president of Friends of RGV Reef, said 20 million pounds of concrete railroad ties and other materials are being sunk over the next few weeks at the 1,650-acre reef site eight nautical miles...

Fitness with a View; PI Chamber to host 36th annual Causeway Run

January 5, 2020

PORT ISABEL — Soon thousands of people will be able to witness the marvels of this coastal area as they run and walk across the Queen Isabella Causeway. The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host its 36th annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk January 11 starting at 8 a.m. at the Port Isabel Community Center. “This is a really exciting and unique opportunity to be able to cross this...

Award-winning Wildlife Filmmaker Says His Time in the Valley Was ‘Life-changing’

January 5, 2020

A last-minute change on a project turned into the start of an award-winning film career for Sandesh Kadur. His work has been featured in film festivals around the world. He was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013, and is now a BAFTA winner and Emmy-nominated cinematographer. Before all that, though, he was a student at UTRGV legacy institution UT Brownsville/Texas Southmost College. In 1996, Kadur had plans to...

Hundreds Celebrate 2020 at SPI Polar Bear Dip

January 5, 2020

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Cloudy skies and light rain showers continuously loomed over the Valley this New Year’s Day, but that didn’t put a damper on this annual celebration. From visiting Winter Texans to local Valley families, hundreds participated in Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill’s free 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip held yesterday afternoon. The idea of the annual Polar Bear Dip tradition is for participants to immerse themselves completely...

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations in the RGV

December 28, 2019

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND Christmas trees can be dropped every Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. from Dec. 28, 2019, to Feb. 8, 2020, at 4501 Padre Boulevard. South Padre Island residents may place their tree curbside anytime until Feb. 8, 2020. All trees must have ornaments, lights, nails, and tree stands removed before recycling. All recycled trees will be turned into mulch that can be used...

Interesting facts about South Padre Island

April 11, 2016

The Coastal Current posted an article recently with some interesting facts about South Padre Island. Click here to read the article. Visitors to South Padre Island should contact Franke, Realtors for vacation condo rentals. Click here for a reservation.