Tag Archives: South Padre Island

Valley Environmental Summit Coming to SPI

Valley Environmental Summit

The Valley Environmental Coalition hosts the 12th annual Valley Environmental Summit Oct. 1, 2021 at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. “Sailing Towards a Cleaner Environment” brings people together to identify environmental issues within the Rio Grande Valley. In addition attendees work to develop solutions to those issues. The summit is open to the general public, political leaders, neighborhood associations, non-profits, businesses and students. The event has multiple speakers in…

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SPI Coffee & Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce presents Coffee and Conversation Sept. 9. Speakers representing hotels, retail, vacation rental management, restaurants and real estate. Hear how they feel the summer was, their successes and their struggles.

Ladies Kingfish Tournament Names Champions

LKT Legacy Award winner Sylvia Wernecke, center.

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce welcomed anglers, captains and their families to the 40th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament the weekend of Aug. 6. Early Saturday morning, anglers hit the waterways returning to the docks before 7 p.m. to weigh in their catch.   The Awards Ceremony on Sunday brought anglers and their families back together to recognize those who took top prizes. Winning anglers received canvas prints featuring the…

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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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ICED CUBE Mirrors Flavor Of The RGV

The ICED CUBE Strawberry Supreme Raspa begins with any snow cone flavor. Vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, and sweet cream are added to create this supreme raspa.

At 16, Eliza Garza’s father ignited the raspa flame within her. Her dad saw that South Padre Island needed a raspa stand. He believed his family could run it every summer. Garza carried that flame with her as she finished high school and worked as an event planner, fundraiser, energy broker and idea generator. Last year, a friend of Garza’s took charge of the Beach Resort at South Padre Island…

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ServSafe Food Managers Certification


The ServSafe Food Managers Certification May 10-11 provides the training needed to meet SPI City Ordinances. Certification classes take place once a year and are good for five years. This is a two-day class offered in both English and Spanish, with the test administered on the second day. Registration is $175 for South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce members, $200 for prospective members. Registration includes two days of classes, state…

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12th Annual Knights of Columbus Fishing Tournament

Knights of Columbus Fishing Tournament

The 12th annual Knights of Columbus Fishing Tournament May 7-8 benefits the Special Olympics of Texas. Special Olympics of Texas is an organization serving children with special needs and disabilities. The organization enables these children to participate in athletic events across the state. For registration or questions, contact Rene Reyna at 956-200-3462 or Robert Zamorano 956-454-1064.

South Padre Island Sand Crab Nighttime Beach Run

South Padre Island Sand Crab Nighttime Beach Run

The South Padre Island Sand Crab on April 24 includes a 5k and 10k that start at 8:30 p.m., and a Kids Mile that starts at 8 p.m. All distances start and finish at the Pearl South Padre Resort. Entry includes the official race t-shirt and a finisher medal, along with a post-race party and awards ceremony on the pool deck at the Pearl South Padre Resort. Free glow jewelry…

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