Tag Archives: South Padre Island

Ladies Kingfish Tournament

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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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State Association Recognizes HIDTA Agents

Two agents of the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force have top honors from the Texas Narcotic Officers Association. HIDTA Commander Juan Pablo Sifuentes is “Supervisor of the Year” and Agent Genovevo “Geno” Martinez III “Narcotic Officer of the Year” for the TNOA South Region. Both will receive recognition at the organization’s annual conference Aug. 19-22 in South Padre Island. Hidalgo County Criminal District…

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Rise of the Food Trucks

Decisions, decisions, decisions! Customers debate the menu selections at the La Discada taco truck.

Although food truck parks aren’t new to some cities in the Lone Star State like Austin, the Rio Grande Valley has literally been jumping on the bandwagon of these mobile facilities that offer food and music for nearly every taste and type. RGV cities with food trucks parks include Brownsville, McAllen and now South Padre Island.  In Los Fresnos, city and economic development officials have been toying with the idea…

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Zipping to Adventure

Adventurers take a ride down The Adventure Park zip-line. The main tower has three 2,500-square-foot levels for zipping and observation. Zippers start at the top level with four parallel zip-lines to zip 500 feet to the return tower. (Courtesy)

Now that summer has officially begun, head out to South Padre Island for some action. Try some different action, not the kind like windsurfing, paddle boarding, buggy riding, off-road driving or hopping on a boat to go after one’s favorite fish. The south and north end of the Island gets the most crowds, there is a facility near the end of Texas Highway 100 that provides plenty of things to…

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SPI Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee welcomes Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino as he presents the State of the County Address. Required reservations are $20 for chamber members, $25 for future members through June 19. After June 19, registration is $25 for chamber members and $30 for future members. Reservations the day of the luncheon or walk-ins are $30 for everyone. No refunds after…

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Snapper Season is On

Walker Thanen holds a whopper red snapper he caught during a four hour with Murphy Charter Services.

The 2019 red snapper season started on June 1 and will run through Aug. 1 in federal waters. Now is the time to book a trip on one of several commercial businesses operating out of South Padre Island. Known as head boats, these vessels are leaving every day for half- or full-day trips weather permitting until the end of the season. Among them are Captain Murphy’s Charter, Osprey Cruises and…

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UTRGV Summer Camps Expand to Brownsville, SPI

UTRGV summer camps

Summer is in full swing and camps are the way to go for many students. This summer, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs in Brownsville and South Padre Island. Topics range from marine science to teaching to chess. Upcoming camps taking place throughout June and July include: Marine Science Summer Day, South Padre Island – The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences offers two summer camps in June and…

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Nature Abides in Harmony

Timing is everything. If one needed even more reasons to visit South Padre Island, they are here. This summer, why not combine fun and education for the entire family? The South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary now also boasts an alligator sanctuary, where visitors of all ages can discover something new and visit 50 contained alligators. The new home for what some consider nature’s most interesting and beautiful reptiles held a public event in…

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UTRGV Hosts STEM Symposium For Latinas

NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host the NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers on May 16-17 at The Pearl South Padre Resort. The event will address best practices and lessons to enhance successful STEM careers, This is the first part of a two-part series on Latinas in STEM academic careers. The series addresses how work-life issues, policies/practices, mentoring and climate affect their pathways/pipelines, recruitment, retention and…

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