Council considers high speed internet

Special to the PRESS

As part of the plan to make South Padre Island a world-class tourism destination, Councilman Dennis Stahl addressed some of the city’s upcoming improvements at the last City Council meeting and brought new ideas to take the South Padre Island to the next level.

In recent efforts to provide a true resort feeling, he and the council pushed forward ordinances to improve food and beverage opportunities in the city including allowing the sale of food and beverages on the beach as well as starting a pilot program for food trucks on SPI. According to Environmental Health Director Victor Baldovinos, three out of six of the available permits for the mobile food establishments are still available.

The newest idea to separate SPI from other communities was the suggestion by the councilman to provide high-speed wireless internet service island wide. Though only in the first stages of consideration, the council directed Interim City Manager Darla Jones to investigate the possibility as part of the plan to make SPI a world class tourism destination.

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