September 15th: Around Town w/ Susan Brown - Be Sure & Check Out My Home Improvement Tip! 

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If you are thinking of selling give me a call to find out your property value. The winter Texan season is just around the corner. I have buyers inquiring about their up-coming visit.



Open House
Sunday, 9/17 2-4 PM 
26 Ocelot Trail 4/3.5/2+Golf Cart Garage
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Featured Listing
3 Valdarama Dr.
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Pending Contracts:
       Laguna Bay S402 & S502                 57 Golf House Rd.           
        121 Wild Olive Lane                 L2 North Shore        
116 E. Polaris #302                                        
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   
                        113 E. Ling           69 Augusta West         
                  85 Golf House Rd.          Maroz A3                             


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.



Cleaning a Convection Oven

Convection ovens are not the same as standard ovens. They operate in a unique way that makes them particularly desirable to some people. Convection ovens heat food differently, circulating hot air with fans inside that allow the food to cook at a lower temperature but still as effectively as a regular oven. Since fans move the air around the oven during cooking, food heats more evenly.

Just like standard ovens some convection ovens are self-cleaning. If your convection oven is self-cleaning, just run the self-cleaning process and, when done, wipe away spills easily with a washcloth or sponge. If you do need to clean your oven by hand, however, follow this process in order to get the oven looking its best.

  1. Remove oven racks. Take out the racks in the convection oven and place them to the side. You will wash them off later, outside of the oven.
  2. Use an oven-cleaning product. Apply an oven cleaner to the interior of the convection oven, being careful to follow the specific instructions on the container. It is a good idea to wear gloves since most oven cleaners have chemicals and are harsh on skin, although you may be able to find a natural cleaner as an alternative. Get the cleaner all over every part of the interior, then let the cleaner sit if needed.
  3. Scrub away spills. As directed by the oven-cleaning product you have chosen to use, scrub and wipe away the cleaner after it has sat for the correct amount of time. Scrub at trouble spots with a cleaning brush or washcloth. Wipe away residue from the cleaner when you are done. If you encounter any spots that are too stuck-on to remove easily, place a wet cloth over the spill so that it can be loosened enough to remove. It should now wipe off without much trouble.
  4. 4. Wash oven racks. Using water and some soap, thoroughly wash off the racks. Give them a good scrub with a sponge or washcloth. Sometimes spills from food collect on the racks and get just as stuck on as they would in the bottom of the oven. Let the racks air dry or wipe with a dry cloth. Once the interior of the convection oven is clean, replace the oven racks.

Of course, the best way to keep your convection oven clean is prevention. Be sure to wipe up spills as soon as they happen instead of letting them become more cooked on and stubborn over time.



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Friday, September 15th
South Padre Island
Starting this Friday at Island Cinema North
It - R
Wind River - R
Home Again - PG 13
Leap - PG

Jake Cortez live at Carlitos Wine House 7:30-10:30
Saturday, September 16th
South Padre Island
Fiesta de la Tortuga Fundraiser Schlitterbahn Tickets $40 
Beach Clean-Up 9-12 PM Coastal Studies Laboratory 

Sunday, September 17th
South Padre Island
SPI Farmer's Market The Shores 11 AM - 1 PM
Monday, September 18th
South Padre Island
Cabaret Night at the SPI Convention Center Tickets $30 PP 
El Paseo the Wonderful Bread Years at the SPI Convention Center
Tuesday, September 19th
South Padre Island
El Paseo the Wonderful Bread Years at the SPI Convention Center
Wednesday, September 20th
A Taste of Italy Wine Pairing Colletti's 7 PM $65 pp
Thursday, September 21st
South Padre Island
Bay Area Women's Connection $30 pp SPI Convention Center
Friday, September 22nd
Brew at the Zoo Gladys Porter Zoo 6PM



  • 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 & 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
  • 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 956-433-5057
  • Uncorked Divas of South Texas

  •  Thursday of every month, 6pm; more info nd              Monthly wine tasting w/food parings —  2
  •               email
  • 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, September 23rd
Del Castillo Concert to Benefit Hurricane Harvey / UTRGV Scholarships 7-10 PM TSC Arts Center
South Padre Island
Anniversary and Open House SPI Birding & Nature Center 9-2 PM
Miles Williams and Hammer Down Laguna Bob's

Bird Bowl 5K and 1-Mile Run
Boggus Stadium 7 AM
Harlingen Rotary Golf Tournament Tony Butler Golf Course 8 AM 

Port Isabel
Movie Night Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 5-8 PM
Sunday, September 24th
South Padre Island
SPI Farmer's Market The Shores 11 AM - 1 PM
Community Night Brownsville Children's Museum 5-7 PM
Thursday, September 28th
South Padre Island
Women's Entrepreneur's Small Business Bootcamp
9-12 PM 610 Padre Blvd. For more Info call 761-4412


Susan Brown
Susan Brown