Gayle rounded up a group for her big birthday and celebrated by skydiving! Long time friend, Joe Sapp, is one day younger than Gayle and she dared him to skydive with her. JoAnn Quin Lynn, the Padre Elite Team Assistant … Continue reading
Here is proof we are all still alive and not injured. The first 4 of us have finished our sky dive & it was AWESOME!! More pics to come after we get the professional ones.
Our Fire Department received a grant through the Rio Grande Valley Trauma Regional Advisory Council, in the amount of $3,514. This money will help purchase medical supplies.
Faded City street sign replacement is underway and should be completed soon. South-facing street signs fade from extensive sun exposure making them difficult to read, particularly at night. Replacement of these signs will help increase visibility for all drivers.
SPI visitors are already taking advantage of the booking engine available on the Convention Centre’s (CC) sopadre.com site. The convention centre staff have been working with Ares Travel to make the service available online and by calling 800-213- 5869. Visitors … Continue reading
The City of Brownsville, the City of McAllen, the City of South Padre Island, and Valley Transit Company have established a three legged intercity route that will provide non-stop intercity service from UTPA to McAllen, from Brownsville to McAllen, and … Continue reading
I don’t know if they changed the date on me or I got it wrong in the beginning but the TS General Rudder will be here on the 22nd and not the 21st. So, if you were planning to go … Continue reading
The training ship, General Rudder, based out of Texas A&M University Galveston, is set to dock in Port Isabel on Aug. 21 at the Subsea 7 facility. The General Rudder is part of TAMUG’s Texas Maritime Academy and houses 50 … Continue reading
The Port Isabel Economic Development Corp (EDC) has provided local businesses with $476,537. since 2009. It is funded by a grant from the USDA Rural Development Business Grant Program. The Olympian Fitness Gym received a loan to expand their gym … Continue reading
As required by the City’s Home Rule Charter, the proposed 2013-2014 budget was submitted to City Council on July 29. The proposed budget can be reviewed online at the Island at a Glance section of http://www.myspi.com.
Can you believe that Al’s shrimp boats caught this! That is what he says. Al owns Dirty Al’s, Pelican Station, Big Boys, Big Donkey, Liam’s, and Daddy’s. Check out his fried shrimp sometime. They are some of the very best … Continue reading
The City of South Padre Island is getting ready for a fall season of music overlooking the Laguna Madre bay. The SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay will offer 18 FREE outdoor concerts every Friday and Saturday night from … Continue reading
Below is a list of the winners from the 74th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament from August 2-3, 2013. Check it out to see if you know them! Junior Bay, 7 years and under: (first place) Wyatt Bode, Laguna Vista … Continue reading
Gayle got to fish with Sandy Broadway and her husband Craig Woolly, an awesome fishing guide in South Padre, for the Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT). They won first place in the Calcutta!!! Sandy also won First place in the flounder … Continue reading
Meet the Explorer Series at Paragraphs 3 Saturdays – August 10, and September 14 from 1-2 PM. There will be a discussion and instruction on treasure hunting with a metal detector presented South Padre’s own Steve Hathcock. The event is … Continue reading
The Port Isabel Beautification Committee will be hosting a Mixer on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Isabel Fire Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the PIEDC office located at City Hall, 305 E. Maxan Street … Continue reading
The SPI Beach Patrol competed in the Gulf Coast Regional Lifeguard Competition held in Galveston last weekend. Our team of four lifeguards finished 3rd overall, qualifying the team to be considered for “Team Texas” at the national competition on August … Continue reading
In an effort to step up tourism, the convention bureau transition board voted unanimously to start a Monterrey Media/Marketing Campaign. This campaign has been created by the current ad placement agency Machete, Inc. in order to extend the fall off-season … Continue reading
The South Padre Island City Council approved issuing a 30-year bond, at $2.3 million per year, to finance the long-discussed renovation and expansion of the South Padre Island Convention Centre. The City is ready to enter into the design and … Continue reading
We are busy learning about updates & issues in our industry this morning.