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Ladies Kingfish Tournament Returns

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The 40th annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament returns to South Padre Island Aug. 7 with a few changes to this year’s tournament. The tournament kicks off Aug. 6 with check-in and on-site registration from 4-7 p.m. at the SPI Convention Centre. Barbecue, a full-service bar and vendors will be available until 8 p.m.  to give attendees time to visit. On Saturday, fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at…

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SPI Chamber Receives Media Awards

Marketing Director Dianna Harvill receives media awards on behalf of the SPI Chamber of Commerce. (photo SPI Chamber)

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce staff members are recent recipients of two communication awards from Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. The award presentation took place during the TCCE’s conference recently on South Padre Island. The chamber won first place for its “2021 Official Guide to South Padre Island” in the Print and Electronic Publications category. The “Official Guide to South Padre Island” aims to bring tourism, new business and…

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Shop Island Businesses to Win

Shop the Island

In a time when it is even more imperative to shop local small businesses comes the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce‘s “Shop the Island” initiative through Dec. 27. For every $20 spent with all Island businesses, shoppers may register for a $500 shopping spree. Many businesses are open for outdoor shopping opportunities. Every dollar spent locally also ensures a healthy and growing South Padre Island economy. Original receipts may…

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Awarding Shoppers on the Island

Sisters Interiors is one of the many businesses holiday shoppers can shop and have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree from the SPI Chamber. (photo Sisters Interiors)

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce is encouraging holiday shoppers to hit up some of the Island’s businesses. In turn, shoppers can win a $500 shopping spree. People can shop any business on South Padre Island until Dec. 18 to enter to win. To be entered, original receipts must be brought to any of the following chamber member businesses: Cactus Flower, Paragraphs, S.O.S. Services, Ship Shape, Sisters Interiors; SPI…

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SPI Coffee and Conversation

Join the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce for the November installment of Coffee and Conversation. Kristina Boburka, director of the SPI Shoreline Department, serves as speaker. Attend to learn all the things happening to SPI’s beautiful shoreline. This event is open to all chamber members and prospective members.

Coming Together to Build the Reef

Red snapper swimming in the artificial reef. (Courtesy)

Gary Glick, president of the nonprofit group Friends of RGV Reef, said recreational red snapper fishing generates several times the economic force of commercial red snapper fishing. People who come to fish also spend money on food and lodging, gas, tackle, charter trips, etc. Glick estimates that Friends of RGV Reef has spent about $400,000 on deploying reef material so far. The group has managed to do it for roughly…

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Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

Join the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce as it welcomes Priscilla Duran to Coffee and Conversation. Duran serves as the South Texas community relations specialist for Economic Development and Tourism. This event is open to all chamber members and prospective members.

Ladies Kingfish Tournament


The Ladies Kingfish Tournament is the first all-ladies tournament in the State of Texas. Two divisions of anglers, Bay and Offshore, compete. Anglers fishing in the Bay Division will vie for trophies in the categories of redfish, trout and flounder. Anglers in the Offshore Division complete in the categories of king, bonito, blackfin tuna and dolphin. Trophies go to the first four places in each category. Grand Champion Bay and Grand…

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