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South Padre Island cleaning up tar balls washing up on beach

Have you seen the black balls washing up on South Padre Island?

Brownsville man dies in second fatal crash on the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge

A Brownsville man is dead from a fatal motorcycle crash on Saturday in what marks the second fatal crash in as many weeks on the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Best in Texas: USA Today poll ranks Isla Blanca Park state’s No. 1 beach

In a poll, USA Today confirmed what Rio Grande Valley residents and others have known for generations: Cameron County has the two best beaches in Texas.

$1M lawsuit filed against driver in deadly Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway crash

The family of a young Edinburg woman who was killed by an alleged drunk driver over the weekend on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is seeking justice.

Wrong-way driver on Island kills Edinburg woman in causeway crash

A McAllen man is under arrest over allegations that he was intoxicated when he caused a crash on the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge that killed a 20-year-old Edinburg woman.

Nonprofit sees increase in sea turtle nesting at SPI

Sea Turtle Inc. is celebrating a great start to the sea turtle nesting season with over 71 turtle nests in the first month of the season, which typically begins in April.

Commentary: There’s plenty to eat at the beach

Our Gulf Coast hosts numerous species of shorebirds in winter, accommodating a diverse range of appetites and foraging styles. The tides, surf and sand serve enough bounty to go around. By spring, many of the visitors have returned to their breeding grounds but some of the more entertaining birds remain into the summer.

Funeral services set for Harlingen student who drowned on Island

Funeral services for a Harlingen CISD student who drowned over the weekend will be held this week.

SPI celebrating Memorial Day with fireworks and music

South Padre Island is gearing up to host a weekend full of fun including live music and fireworks displays in honor of Memorial Day.

Commentary: Protect SPI center habitat

Regarding the proposed expansion of the South Padre Island Convention Center and its potential impact on the significant migratory bird habitat created years ago, I offer the following information: