July 31 – August 4, 2013 is the TIFT – Texas International Fishing Tournament held at the SPI Convention Centre. Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South Padre Island … Continue reading
The City of South Padre Island wants to know what’s important to you in our open spaces. Parks contribute to a community’s quality of life and we want to make sure future planning meets your needs and interests. Log on … Continue reading
The new Booking Engine Information Technology Manager and Interim Convention Bureau (CVB) Director are working with Res Travel in the development of a reservation booking engine for the City of South Padre Island. The reservation system will offer area hotels, … Continue reading
Calendar of Events 27July 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM Beachcomber Art Show and Sale 28July 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM Sandcastle Summer Contest 29July 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM City Council Special 29July 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM Mexican Artisan … Continue reading
The Beach Comber Art Show is on July 27th and 28th. They will have hand-made art, paintings, prints, folk art, wood sculpture, glass and jewelry for sale by artists from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the South Padre Island … Continue reading
Our local Cameron County Airport received an honor as “Most Improved Airport” recently. If you are interested in using this airport for general aviation, you will want to read this article from the Brownsville Herald in this link: County airport … Continue reading
Check out the Texas Hunters & Sportsman’s Expo at McAllen Convention Center on July 19-21. at this link: http://www.texashunterassociation.com. If you have any questions, call 956-664-2884.
The Laguna Madre Water District would like to remind its customers that we continue to be on Stage 2 of our Water Conservation Plan. This plan was initiated several weeks ago. Water Shortage continues to worsen since we have not … Continue reading
The Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) will launch its TIFT Catch a Redfish Educational Scholarship (CARES) at our 74th event July 31-Aug. 4. The year long program will be open to all junior anglers registered in TIFT who are 16 … Continue reading
Need some information or have some questions regarding the Convention Centre Expansion and Renovation Project? The project is ever changing so if you want to keep up with what is happening, the City of South Padre has developed a website … Continue reading
Lost or found an animal on the Island? The South Padre Island’s Animal Control is working together with the Friends of Animals Rescue Group. Their foster based recovery center helps to reunite lost and found pets with their families. Friends … Continue reading
Groovi Smoothi is now open in the wonderful upstairs outdoor patio at Island Fitness, at 5800 Padre Blvd. Enjoy delicious and nutritious smoothies, custom brewed coffee and healthy breakfast burritos. Check it out!
A new toll road is now open from Hwy 48, the road from Port Isabel to Brownsville, to Hwy 77 in Brownsville. When traveling to Brownsville, you should try SH550 because it is fast and not crowded. If you haven’t … Continue reading
Port Isabel and South Padre Island host Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament—the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Founded by Doc J.A. Hockaday in 1933, the tournament was designed to tell the story of phenomenal fishing in the Rio Grande Valley to … Continue reading
Texas Parks and Wildlife has created a new marine investigations unit to combat boat theft, personal watercraft theft and related fraud. Check out this article on their website for more info: TPWD: News Release: May 16, 2013: Texas Parks and … Continue reading
A public hearing has been set for July 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The South Padre Island City Council will gather feedback from the community regarding parking, including paid parking, beach parking, remote parking, and parking on side streets.
The walkway under the east end of the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge is closed due to maintenance. This is where you reach land on the South Padre Island side. The area, which is often used for fishing, is no longer … Continue reading
The City of South Padre Island (SPI) selected current firefighter Marcus Smith to fill the Fire Chief position following Fire Chief Burney Baskett’s last day with the City on June 28. Smith served the City of Lancaster, Texas from 1984 … Continue reading
July 4, 2013 Fiesta Padre Boomerang Billy’s 8:00 AM till ?? Celebrate 4th of July the party Island Style. Beach family fun at Boomerang Billy’s beach with FREE sandcastle lessons, family sandcastle competition, and performance by local talent Leslie Blasing. … Continue reading
4th of July CelebrationThe South Padre Island skies will be lit up on the 4th of July weekend with three nights of celebration. During the summer, visitors and residents can enjoy fireworks every Friday and Saturday at 9:15 p.m. and … Continue reading
Want something fun to do during the 4th of July? The South Padre Island Beach Parade begins at Beach Access 22 (Fantasy Circle) at 10:00AM and ends at Beach Access 17 (Starlight.) Dress in the spirit and … Continue reading