Tag: South Padre Island

SPI extends beach operations orders

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Those headed to the beach are going to need to continue following these rules for the rest of the summer. During...

Sea Turtle, Inc. receives interactive virtual learning program award

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From educating about different threats these marine animals face to explaining the nesting and hatching process, Sea Turtle, Inc. provides...

Coast Guard recovers body of missing SPI swimmer

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The body of a man who went missing while swimming was recovered. According to the Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Public Affairs...

Stormy Outlook: Hanna expected to make landfall Saturday

Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon as a Category One hurricane in the vicinity of Baffin Bay bringing heavy rains...

39th annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament cancelled

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Along with individuals and businesses, annual events are also being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, organizers announced the 39th...

Cameron County, area cities handing out sandbags

Cameron County officials will be handing out sandbags today in preparation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna. The sandbags are available at each county...

Cleanest Waters: Study indicates local beaches least polluted

Cameron County beaches are some of the least polluted in Texas, according to a new report released by the Environment Texas Research and Policy...

City beach accesses to remain open; Island amends, extends beach operations order

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — This city’s beach accesses will remain open for beachgoers with implemented safety and health measures. During a meeting held Wednesday, City...

SPI enacts beach rules; County beach access to remain closed

Yes, you can still go to the beach this Fourth of July weekend, just not through a county-controlled access point, all of which will...

Island beaches will be open 4th of July, face masks required

In an emergency called meeting, South Padre Island officials in a 5 to 1 vote, voted to keep its beaches open for the next...

State health officials identify local COVID-19 hot spots

Health officials monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases locally identified Hidalgo County and South Padre Island, specifically, as coronavirus hot spots following the large...

South Padre to have hospital, medical center

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Residents and visitors of this coastal area will soon have closer access to hospital and medical center health care. During a...

Overnight destruction: Vandals damage SPI’s Sandcastle Village

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The scattered remains of engraved sand sculptured hearts and large, themed sand sculptures can be found spread throughout this once...

Scenic views and catchy tunes; SPI to have weekly fireworks, entertainment 

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer in the Laguna Madre area. As Texas officials continue to make easements on...

Huge swells, tides force shutdown of gulf beaches

HARLINGEN —County officials on Sunday barred beach access at several popular locations to vehicular and pedestrian traffic due to dangerous water conditions and elevated...

Abbott reopens water parks, food courts, adult rec sports

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took another step Tuesday in his phased reopening of statewide activities after the coronavirus lockdown. The Republican governor...

Firework shows to return to SPI

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Residents and visitors of this coastal city will be able to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with scenic views and an...

Hurricane season approaches

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From high wind speeds to heavy rainfall, hurricanes are capable of wreaking havoc in communities from June through November, especially...

Massive fire destroys SPI condominium building

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The Gulf Point condominium building here was destroyed by an immense fire Saturday morning as dozens of firefighters from all...

BREAKING: Massive fire reported on South Padre Island

Firefighters are working to contain a massive fire at the Gulf Point Condominiums building on South Padre Island near the Sapphire building, a Facebook...

KOA campground on the Island open with restrictions

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — In response to the statewide lifting of coronavirus regulations, more businesses are continuing to reopen services. Tuesday, Texas Kampgrounds of America,...

South Padre Island will host fireworks Memorial Day weekend

South Padre Island will celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with a fireworks display on Sunday, May 24. An Island fireworks show has been the traditional kick...

SPI sandcastle village to turn into class of 2020 tribute

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Unlike most high school graduating classes, this year’s group of seniors have experienced several changes due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Island to launch SPI Cares campaign

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As more businesses reopen, cities are continuing to encourage safety measures to ensure the public stays safe from the coronavirus. The...

Port Isabel PD addresses traffic congestion

PORT ISABEL — In response to the lifting of mandates and the reopening of beaches and businesses, thousands of people have started traveling to...

Rancho Viejo, River Bend among golf courses reopened to members

Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club and River Bend Resort and Country Club in Brownsville were among the East Valley golf courses to reopen...

Mass movement: SPI fills up, expert braces for ‘new wave’ of virus

In his first press conference after Cameron County beaches were reopened the last weekend of April, county Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said he was...

South Padre Island extends state of disaster declaration, creates task force

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — City officials and personnel are continuing to make decisions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. South Padre Island City Council members...

SPI city council to discuss 2020 census, fire hydrant enhancements

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As communities continue to carry on through this time of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, city officials and leaders...

Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk postponed

The Sixth annual 2020 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk scheduled for June 6 has been postponed because of COVID-19. The new date for...