July 14th: Around Town w/ Susan Brown - Be Sure & Check Out My Home Improvement Tip! 

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26 Ocelot Trail
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57 Golf House Rd.

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8 Golf House Rd.
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26 Augusta Dr.
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Pending Contracts:
                 1845 Oklahoma             85 Golf House Rd.              
                    113 E Ling              69 Augusta West           
              Maroz A3              121 Wild Olive Lane
Laguna Bay S402 & S502                                                         
Sold Listings - Call me I can sell yours!
       9 Doral Dr          94 E Scallop
           12 Valdarama Dr          8 Whooping Crane     
        217 W Gardenia           6 Valdarama          
                 54 Torrey Pines           123 Golf House Rd          
            113 Golf House Rd           98 Golf House Rd          
                 10 Palmer Ct.          Sapphire 1402           


Are you thinking of selling your home? If so you'll need to know exactly what it is worth before putting it on the market. As the leading Realtor in the South Padre Island Area you can trust in me to analyze home values and determine market prices. I will compare your home to recent sales and other homes on the market and quickly tell you what your home is worth. Contact me today for a free Comparative Market Analysis!



REMINDER: Hurricane season is upon us and though I am hopeful this will be a calm season, you just never know.  Please make sure and stop by your local city hall to pick up hurricane stickers for your vehicles.  If  a mandatory evacuation does occur, you will not be allowed back to the area unless you have this sticker.



Home Efficiency Tips

Carter Oosterhouse offers advice on saving energy and water and making your home more environmentally friendly.

1. Use Fluorescent Bulbs
Replace conventional incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). They cost a little more, but last up to 10 times longer, use two-thirds less energy and give off 70 percent less heat.

2. Look for the Energy Star Label
Energy Star-qualified refrigerators use about half as much energy as refrigerators made before 1993, and saving energy also cuts down on pollution. Look for Energy Star certification when shopping for other home appliances such as dishwashers, clothes washers, water heaters and many home electronics. Visit www.energystar.gov/ for more information about this program.

3. Get Unplugged
Many home electronics still consume energy even when they are turned off. Many devices with a "standby mode" will continue to use power, running up your electricity bill. Also, chargers and power adapters continue to draw power from the wall socket even if the device is not attached. Unplug these devices or use a power strip to turn off multiple units, when they aren't being used to make sure that you aren't wasting energy.

4. Double-Up on Windows
Replacing old single-pane windows with double pane-windows helps reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in the summer. They can also help reduce noise pollution in your home.

5. Turn Down the Thermostat
Lowering you thermostat by just one degree can reduce costs by about four percent, so keeping the heat turned down just a little bit can reduce energy costs. Using a ceiling fan in the summer and the winter can also help with A/C and heating energy consumption.



Friday, July 14th
South Padre Island
Starting this Friday at Island Cinema North
War For The Planet of the Apes - PG13
Spider-man Homecoming - PG13
Despicable Me 3 - PG
Megan Leavey - PG13

South Padre Island
Fireworks at Clayton's 9:15 PM
Fireworks at Louie's 9:15 PM

Saturday, July 15th
South Padre Island
Fit Body Beach Camp Clayton's 9 AM
Mango Festival - River's End Nursery and Farm 9 AM - 1 PM
Free Flying Casting Lessons Bass Pro 10 AM 
Downtown Jackson Street Sidewalk Sale 10 AM - 2 PM Downtown

Sunday, July 16th
South Padre Island
Security First Tournament Jim's Pier Call Johnny 956-252-8879
SPI Farmer's Market The Shores 11 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, July 18th
South Padre Island
Community Day SPI 6-8 PM 
Thursday, July 20th
Slay All Day Then Rose Wine Tasting 7-10 PM $15 pp Call 956-230-2043



  • Metropolitan Opera, Special Events at Cinemark 16 & XD and Classic Movie Series: 

               All events are on the screen at the Harlingen 16 Theater (by the Mall)

               Call 956-328-3224 for dates, times, pricing and a complete schedule of events

  • Bayview Farm Crawl- several farms in Bayview open to the public. Stop in & see the farm and purchase fruits, 

             veggies, cheese, plants, citrus, baked goods & much more!  Every Friday from 12-6pm

  • The Laguna Madre Art Gallery – Ongoing watercolor class with Beth Fedigan on Tuesday evenings from

              6-8pm, $30 per session, call 943-1407 for details

  • SPI Farmers Market

              Every Sunday – Year Round – at The Shores (north end of island) 11am – 1pm

  • Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market

             1st Sunday of every month at Beulah Lee Park; 11am-3pm; 943-2262

  •  Port Isabel Historic Ghost Tours 

              Saturdays at 8:00pm $10, one hour walking tour begins at Lighthouse. Call 956-943-2262 

  • Laguna Vista Library

             Book Sale every Monday; 10am-12pm

  • Paragraphs Bookstore 

              Book Club on 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10am-Year Round & Children’s Reading Hour on
              Saturdays 11am-12pm 

  • Uncorked Divas of South Texas

              Monthly wine tasting w/food parings —  2nd Thursday of every month, 6pm; more info 


  • Free Exercise Classes (Zumba, Walking/Run, Body Sculpting, Tabada)

             Monday through Friday; 8:30-9am; Roloff Park, Laguna Vista; 956-640-6577

  • Laguna Atascosa Nat’l Wildlife Refuge: Habitat Tours, 

             Bus Tours of Bahia Grande, Bird Tours & Walks
             For more info call 956-244-2019

  • SPI Birding & Nature Center: 

             Guided Nature Walk; 9:30am   For more info call 956-761-6801

  • UTPA Coastal Studies Lab Aquarium & Museum

             Open to public for self-guided tours. Monday thru Friday from 1:30 – 4:30pm

  • Bobz World - All you can play weekend special $20.00 throughout the month of January




Book Club – 1st Wednesday of month; 10:30-11:30am; Lounge (Oct 5 - Apr 5)

Zumba/ Aerobic Dance - Tues & Thurs (+ Sat as avail); 9-10am; Banquet Room (Jan-Apr)

Quilting – Mondays 1-4pm; Banquet Room

Canasta Card Clubs “Hand and Foot” – Mondays; 6-8:00pm; Card Room

Mahjong – Wednesdays; 1-4pm; Card Room (On hiatus for the summer)

Mexican Train - Wednesdays; 1:30-4pm; Banquet Room

Texas Hold’em Poker-Wednesdays; 5:45-8:30pm; Card Room

Tai Chi – Mon, Wed & Fri; 8:15-9:15am; Banquet Room (Sept 1-July 1)

Yoga – Mon, Wed & Fri; 9:30-10:30am; Banquet Room

Bridge(call to reserve) Fridays; 10am-12:30pm; Card Room

Bay Area Birders - Thursdays; 8am; HOA parking lot (Oct 6 - May)

  SPIN -3rd Wednesday of month; 11am-1pm; Banquet Room

Men’s, Women’s, Couples’ Golf Activities - check w/Pro Shop for date & time



Saturday, July 22nd
Free Flying Casting Lessons Bass Pro 10 AM 
San Benito 
Resaca City Casino Night Nogales Event Center Call 956-399-9111
Saturday, July 23rd
South Padre Island
Peddle Down Padre 2-7 PM Louie's Backyard
SPI Farmer's Market The Shores 11 AM - 1 PM

Thursday, July 27th
Los Indios
Los Indios Police Department Night Out 6:30 - 9:30 at City Park
Healthy Cooking School Harlingen Community Center 6-8 PM 
Friday, July 28th
Harlingen Art Night 7-9 PM 114 N. A Street
South Padre Island
Meet the Author at Paragraphs 1-3 PM Rickey Pittman


Susan Brown
Susan Brown