Tag: South Padre Island

Birders’ delight: Drought, fires pushing western birds to Island, coast

HARLINGEN — Rare western birds far from of their normal ranges are making migratory pit stops on South Padre Island. Birders at the South Padre...

SPI mulls speed limit reduction

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — City officials are looking into speed limits in this area that’s currently undergoing construction and is often frequented by motorists...

SPI extends beach operations emergency order

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, those headed to this coastal city’s beach are going...

SPI Convention & Visitors Bureau honored with Readers’ Choice Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. - It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the...

Cameron County beaches reopened

Sunday morning Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. ordered the following county beach access areas to open: County Beach Access No. 3 County Beach...

Part of Highway 100 under water on the Island

The National Weather Service in Brownsville forecast that high tides would wash over the northern end of Highway 100 on South Padre Island and...

Hurricane may cause beach erosion, dangerous waves

As Hurricane Delta cuts a path north across the western Gulf of Mexico Friday, a number of coastal warnings will remain in effect and...

Appeals court remands SPI topless bar case

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — An appeals court has reversed a decision against an application for an Island topless bar and remanded the case back...

SPI receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Year after year, the quality of this coastal city’s budgeting continues to be award-worthy. The City of South Padre Island received...

County beaches reopened to traffic

Cameron County officials reopened all the county beaches on South Padre Island Tuesday afternoon. The beaches had been closed to vehicular traffic since the weekend...

SPI extends beach operations emergency management order

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — In an effort to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, those visiting the beaches of this coastal city are going...

SPI to submit project applications for coastal management

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From data collection and public access enhancement to coastal hazard and resiliency planning, this program annually seeks coastal project applications. Managed...

Moment of Remembrance: Ceremony held for causeway collapse victims, families

City officials, first responders, loved ones, and family members of survivors and those lost in the Sept. 15, 2001, collapse of the Queen Isabella...

Authorities discuss protocols used to inspect bridge after bomb threat

Authorities early Tuesday morning reopened the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge between Port Isabel and South Padre Island following a Monday night bomb threat almost...

Bomb threat shuts down Queen Isabella Causeway

City of Port Isabel | Courtesy photoSeveral law enforcement officers are seen at the base of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway in Port Isabel...

Coastal Creations: SPI debuts sixth sea turtle in art trail

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Residents and visitors venturing to this coastal city will spot many works of art that showcase local artists’ creativity and...

SPI approves Laguna Blvd Improvement Project design

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Plans for one of this coastal city’s latest projects is continuing to come to fruition. During a meeting held Wednesday, the...

Friends of Animal Rescue to host virtual fundraiser

  SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From helping stray dogs and cats get vetted and adopted to reuniting pets with their owners, Friends of Animal Rescue...

Man held in wife’s death seeks release

Within 24 hours of a 40-year-old McAllen man's arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping/sexual abuse, harassment and violation of protection order stemming from his...

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...