Tag Archives: South Padre Island

Walk the Dock at Sea Ranch Marina

Walk the Dock

Join the SPI Chamber of Commerce for an evening of fun as they “Walk the Dock.”  Visit chamber businesses at the Marina for food, games, music and fun. Attendees will receive a card with participating businesses listed when they arrive. Visit all businesses and receives stamps to your card to become eligible for prize drawings at the end of the evening.

SPI Coffee and Conversation

Join the SPI Chamber of Commerce as it welcomes Police Chief Claudine O’Carroll and Fire Chief Jim Pigg. Both will give attendees a spring break update. Coffee and Conversation is open to all chamber members and prospective members. Coffee will be served.

SPI Entertainment Tides Coming In

Party goers dance the night away at Laguna BOB.

Many of the country’s beach resorts have a place where the locals and visitors alike like to hang out. South Padre Island has its Entertainment District as well. It’s a place with about a dozen businesses that cater to families and to those who enjoy dancing, dining, fishing or who simply like to watch the many beautiful sunsets over the usually tranquil waters of the Laguna Madre. There are also rides for…

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SPI Coffee and Conversation

Join the SPI Chamber of Commerce as it welcomes guest speaker Carlos Galvan from the Laguna Madre Water District. Galvan will give updates on upcoming projects. Coffee and Conversation is open to all chamber members and prospective members. Coffee will be served.

SPI Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon

Patrick McNulty

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee welcomes City of South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty. McNulty will present the annual “State of the Island Address.” Registration is $20 for chamber members and $25 for future members through Jan. 17; $25 for chamber members and $30 for future members after. Reservations made on the day of the luncheon or walk-ins will be $30 for…

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Valley Metro Is Moving Forward

The new Edinburg Valley Metro station is set to open later this month.

The Rio Grande Valley with its estimated population surging above 1.4 million is reflecting its new urban realities via Valley Metro. The regional bus system is adding transportation hubs and new routes with each passing year.  Later this month, Valley Metro will open a new hub in Edinburg between City Hall and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The new hub will come off a year where Valley Metro…

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Building Some Holiday Fun

Artist Emerson Wierenga Schreiner creates Santa's workshop from a large block of sand. (Courtesy)

South Padre Island is no stranger to sandcastle building, but the Holiday Sandcastle Village steps up the festivity. The village brims with holiday sand sculptures from talented artists from all over the world.  It started last year as a joint effort between city leaders and local sand artist Lucinda Wierenga, also known as Sandy Feet. South Padre Island is the self-proclaimed Sandcastle Capital of the Universe. The city thus felt…

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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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Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Bill Doan flies kites on the beach all year around.

Colorful objects flying above the sandy beaches often greet South Padre Island visitors and residents. Some look rather weird like a giant pink octopus with undulated tentacles. Others are of fish species, medusas, turtles, purple frogs and even patriotic themes. The potpourri of these flying objects are actually kites people enjoy and fly as a hobby practically all year around. Remember the boxed- or diamond-shaped kites of yesterday flown with…

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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.