Tag: South Padre Island

City of SPI offering Christmas tree recycling

Instead of merely tossing these festive items into the trash, this coastal city is offering the public an opportunity to recycle them instead. The City...

Merry Martini Mixer Restructured

For the last 24 years, there has been a local private, invite only function on South Padre Island called the Merry Martini Mixer in...

The Island’s Only Dive Bar Is Back!

Dear Coral Reef, I am so glad you are back open. It has been a long, dry and thirsty 6+-plus months without you since...

SPI Chamber to host annual Shop the Island event

Whether it’s getting a head start on holiday shopping or buying souvenirs, residents and visitors of this coastal city have the opportunity be entered...

City of SPI to hold runoff election

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From developing policies and approving budgets to awarding contracts and appointing commissions and committees, members of city council are tasked...

RGV Reef sinks two more boats

Friends of the RGV Reef sunk their fourth vessel on Nov. 15 as work on the massive artificial reefing project off South Padre Island...

If there’s a Will: There’s a Wave

Winter has arrived early for most—but not here on the Island. A cool salty breeze, early sunrise walks, and then late sunsets with a bay...

 Sandy sights: SPI Holiday Sandcastle Village in the works

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Visitors and residents of this coastal city will be able to enjoy the marvels of a variety of artistic creations made...

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...

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 Access No....