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City’s consideration of Chaos purchase put on hold

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Near the end of 2015, the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory Board and City Council began discussing ideas regarding the development of a SpaceX viewing facility. In preparation for the project, … Continue reading

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SPI Grant for Sidewalks and Bike Lanes

South Padre Island wins $3.5M grant for sidewalks, bike lanes The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded a $3.49 million grant to South Padre Island to build new sidewalks and upgrade bike lanes and signs along 5.5 miles of Padre … Continue reading

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WAVE Transit to Expand; Plans Include Car Sharing and Heliport

The South Padre Island Wave Transit is set to expand considerably over the next few years as the proposed Multi-Model Project takes shape. Expansion of the transit system, which is located on Padre Boulevard immediately after the Queen Isabella Causeway … Continue reading

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Property Owners Who Care Meeting Tomorrow

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New Street Signs in South Padre

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.

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South Padre Island Lifeguards Compete and Win

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

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It is Time for TIFT!!

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

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New Reservation System for South Padre Island Coming

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

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Want Something Fun to do on the 27th and 28th in South Padre Island?

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

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Supports the Port Isabel Tarpons!

   

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Stage 2 Contingency Water Conservation Plan is Still in Effect

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

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Ever Wondered About Animal Control in South Padre?

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

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New Smoothi Place on South Padre Island

   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!

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South Padre and Port Isabel host TIFT July 31 to Aug. 4

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

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Walkway at East End of Causeway Closed for Maintenance

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

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South Padre Island Has a New Fire Chief

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

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Sand Castle Summer Contest

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July 4th Fiesta Padre at Boomerang Billy’s is NOW!

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

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Kevin Fowler Concert on the 5th at Clayton’s!

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South Padre Island July 4th Parade on the Beach!!

      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

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Ever Heard of “Meows, Mutts and Margaritas?”

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Emergency/Maintenance Lane on the South Padre Island Beach

South Padre Island crews made improvements to the emergency/maintenance lane on the beach from White Sands street to the Hilton Garden Inn. Crews replaced PVC pipes with landscape timbers and rope and removed the caution tape to make the lane … Continue reading

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Bus Service Between South Padre Island, Brownsville, and McAllen

The City of Brownsville will receive a $1.4 million award from the Texas Department of Transportation to provide a new intercity express bus service between Brownsville, South Padre Island, McAllen and other cities with buses expected to roll out later … Continue reading

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Register for the Ladies’s Kingfish Tournament Now

LADIES KINGFISH TOURNAMENT is August 9 – 11, 2013. Registration is currently underway: Angler Fees- $85.00 before July 12 – $95.00 after July 12 Captain Fees- $17.00 before July 12 – $22.00 after July 12 For registration forms or any … Continue reading

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The WAVE in South Padre Island Area has New Smartphone Technology

The WAVE has recently provided QR codes (Quick Response Code) for smartphone users at all Wave bus stops and on all buses near the passenger doors. The QR codes can be scanned using any smartphone with a QR Code reader … Continue reading

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Island Parking Talks Heat Up As Summer Embarks in South Padre Island

Below is an article from the City of South Padre about parking issues on the island: Parking issues on the Island dominated one of the City Council meetings at City Hall on South Padre Island recently. Discussion of the city’s … Continue reading

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Have you wondered about the floating platforms near the jetties?

As you may have noticed there are several floating platforms with heavy equipment in front of the USCG Station SPI. This is a Corps contractor who will be working on repairing the rock jetties both north and south sides. They … Continue reading

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Fund Raiser for Families in Moore, OK at Kranzler’s-May 29th to 31st

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Did You Know There are Now Fireworks Every Saturday Night in South Padre Island?

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The Summer Fireworks in South Padre Have Now Begun!

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The South Padre Island WAVE Extends Route

The City of South Padre Island’s free transit service, the WAVE, is extending its Padre Boulevard route to Gulf Boulevard starting June 1 to accommodate beachgoers. The route will travel north on Padre Boulevard then south on Gulf Boulevard where … Continue reading

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Are You Going to the Beach-N-Biker Fest?

The 10th Annual Beach-N-Biker Fest will kick off Friday, April 19, and will be in full throttle through Sunday, April 21, at the South Padre Island Convention Center.A motorcycle parade will take place Saturday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. To … Continue reading

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SpaceX is Getting Closer to South Padre Island!

Below is an update from the FAA, a link to the draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and the notice of the scheduled public hearing on May 7th on the draft EIS for the SpaceX program. It is just one more … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Transition Board Discusses Expansion and Sandcastle Days

South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Transition Board held a meeting to discuss possible expansion of the South Padre Island Convention Center, Sandcastle Days, and the upcoming Memorial Day music event. Here is a link to an article from … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Causeway Lane Closures

The city of South Padre posted a blog with the new schedule for Causeway lane closures. Check out this link for updated information: City of South Padre Island, Texas – Document Center – Causeway Lane Closures.

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Hearing set on SpaceX legislation-Are You For It or Against It?

South Padre Island and the entire Rio Grande Valley are watching the updates on the possible SpaceX program. Boca Chica Beach is just south of the Jetties in South Padre Island. Imagine sitting on the beach here and watching them … Continue reading

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Have You Seen the Spring Break Reports from the City of South Padre Island?

Want to know if there were any emergencies or insane moments for Spring Break?  Just published from the City of South Padre, “Eye on SPI”: Fire Department Over the Spring Break period South Padre Island Fire Department responded to over … Continue reading

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Did You Know That You Have to Restrict Your Water Consumption NOW?

The Laguna Madre Water District has implemented water restrictions for the area that will go into effect as of Wednesday, February 27. Due to a drought situation we are in now, Falcon Lake and Amistad Lake (which is where our … Continue reading

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South Padre Island is Gearing up for Spring Break

      South Padre Island has a few Spring Breakers this week but it is about to be packed starting Saturday for over a week. Check out this picture of the beach at the Isla Grand. Don’t forget there … Continue reading

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Did you know that we have a Library Reading Room in South Padre Island?

They have just expanded the SPI Library and Reading Room. Margie Jacobs has done an awesome job of putting the expanded facility together, and has a wonderful selection of books, magazines, books on video and DVDs.  Need a place to check … Continue reading

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Do you or anyone you know have a warrant issued in your name?

The City of South Padre Island is joining more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas in the Statewide Warrant Round-Up beginning Saturday, March 2. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered about the erosion on the beaches up north on South Padre Island?

We attended a meeting this past week at City Hall in South Padre Island that was about a study done for the Texas General Land Office (GLO) concerning erosion and development of property north of The Shores. They reported that … Continue reading

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Want to go to the SPI Senior Prom?

Bring your sweetheart to SPI’s 2nd Annual Senior Prom on February 15, 2013 at La Quinta Inn & Suites from 7 PM to 11 PM. Tickets are only $10 with complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, prom picture and a cash bar. Tickets … Continue reading

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Want more info on Convention Center Expansion?

Need some information or have some questions regarding the Convention Centre Expansion and Renovation Project? The City of South Padre has developed a website that contains the history, timeline, videos, upcoming events, frequently asked questions, and associated documents. Simply go … Continue reading

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Winter Texan Appreciation Fish Fry at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort

In appreciation to all Winter Texans, the Schilitterbahn Beach Resort is inviting the public to the annual fish fry with live music and dancing on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Tickets are available at the South Padre … Continue reading

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SPICE Chili & Bean Cook-off & Mercado at Louie’s Backyard on Saturday

Walk for Women presents SPICE, or South Padre Island Chili Expo, on February 2 at Louie’s Backyard from 7:00AM to 4:00PM. A new event, the Mercado will be located on Laguna Boulevard, between Marlin Street and Ling Street at 10 … Continue reading

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Do you want a job during Spring Break in South Padre Island?

The City of South Padre Island has started preparing for the upcoming Spring Break 2013. They have posted its Spring Break job openings on their website. The openings are Code Enforcement Inspector, Maintenance, Police Officer, Traffic Control, and Transport/jailer. To … Continue reading

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No more paper checks for Social Security or VA?

Did you know that people who receive Social Security or other federal benefits such as VA, SSI, etc. cannot receive a paper check starting March 1st? It must be received by electronic payment or the Treasury-recommended Direct Express Debit MasterCard. … Continue reading

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What Are the Craziest Craziest Local Laws and HOA Rules You Have Seen?….No Mothers-In-Law Allowed?

Even celebrities such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson can be at odds with an HOA. Here are seven crazy examples of laws and HOA rules: 1. Can’t park your car in your own driveway. In Odessa, Fla., … Continue reading

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Have you ever heard of the Penguin Plunge in South Padre?

The first ever Penguin Plunge kicks off the New Year here with music, art, and antics. The event will be from 11:00AM to 4:00PM with the plunge beginning promptly at 2:00PM, Tuesday, Jan, 1st at Boomerang Billy’s Beach Bar & … Continue reading

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