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As SPI plans ‘world class facility’, birders warn of convention center expansion

South Padre Island has big plans for its convention center.

Brownsville principal helps rescue swimmer off South Padre Island

A quick response by the Cameron County Beach Patrol resulted in the rescue of a distressed swimmer who got caught in a rip current Sunday afternoon near the jetties off South Padre Island.

Grapevine’s got ‘great’ tuna tacos

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Fish tacos with corn.

South Texas Children’s Art Festival winners surprised with SPI family vacations

Seven-year-old Daniella Garcia had her fingers crossed on both hands as Carey Kinsolving announced that he came to her class to award a South Padre Island family vacation. Garcia’s fingers quickly uncrossed when Kinsolving announced she had won a vacation for her family at Holiday Inn Beach Resort South Padre Island along with credit to eat at resort restaurants.

Coast Guard SPI nets 1,650 pounds of illegally caught red snapper in April

Boat crews with Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and air crews with Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi have been busy in April.

Custom ice cream sandwiches shop set to open in SPI

An ice cream shop known for its custom ice cream sandwiches is set to open next month on South Padre Island — just in time for summer. 

Coast Guard makes third red snapper seizure off South Padre Island in April

For the third time in April, the Coast Guard has announced seizing illegally caught red snapper from Mexican fishermen off of South Padre Island, bringing the total amount of illegally caught fish to 1,300 pounds.

Coast Guard identifies man swept out to sea near Port Mansfield

Following a nearly 20 hour search, the Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its efforts to find a 19-year-old man who was swept out to sea near Port Mansfield.

SPI set to host LGBTQ+ festival with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ stars

South Padre Island is ready to host a four-day festival known for its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.

Coast Guard seizes 460 pounds of illegally caught fish off South Padre Island

The Coast Guard seized two lanchas and over 400 pounds of illegally caught fish Tuesday after they discovered a group of Mexican fishermen north of the Maritime Boundary Line.