Tag: South Padre Island

SPI enacts beach rules; County beach access to remain closed

Yes, you can still go to the beach this Fourth of July weekend, just not through a county-controlled access point, all of which will...

Island beaches will be open 4th of July, face masks required

In an emergency called meeting, South Padre Island officials in a 5 to 1 vote, voted to keep its beaches open for the next...

State health officials identify local COVID-19 hot spots

Health officials monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases locally identified Hidalgo County and South Padre Island, specifically, as coronavirus hot spots following the large...

South Padre to have hospital, medical center

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Residents and visitors of this coastal area will soon have closer access to hospital and medical center health care. During a...

Overnight destruction: Vandals damage SPI’s Sandcastle Village

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The scattered remains of engraved sand sculptured hearts and large, themed sand sculptures can be found spread throughout this once...

Huge swells, tides force shutdown of gulf beaches

HARLINGEN —County officials on Sunday barred beach access at several popular locations to vehicular and pedestrian traffic due to dangerous water conditions and elevated...

Abbott reopens water parks, food courts, adult rec sports

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took another step Tuesday in his phased reopening of statewide activities after the coronavirus lockdown. The Republican governor...

Firework shows to return to SPI

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Residents and visitors of this coastal city will be able to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with scenic views and an...

Hurricane season approaches

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From high wind speeds to heavy rainfall, hurricanes are capable of wreaking havoc in communities from June through November, especially...

Massive fire destroys SPI condominium building

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The Gulf Point condominium building here was destroyed by an immense fire Saturday morning as dozens of firefighters from all...