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SPI to partake in roundup

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island is joining more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas in the Statewide Warrant Round-Up beginning Saturday, March 2. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. Cities will work …

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SPI Kite Fest takes flight

Various kites of all shapes, sizes and colors are pictured at the 13th Annual SPI Kite Fest, held Feb. 2-4 at South Padre Island on the flats just north of the Convention Centre. (Staff photos) Tweet

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Cattin’ Around with Leslie on tap at Louie’s

Special to the Parade Friends of Animal Rescue will be hosting “Cattin’ Around with Leslie” at Louie’s Backyard. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, February 8. Admission will be free, but a donation of cat food or litter is encouraged. The event will feature numerous food and drink specials …

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Wildlife Expo set for Feb. 9

Special to the Parade The 19th Annual Winter Outdoor and Wildlife Expo will be held Saturday, February 9, at the South Padre Island Convention Center. In 2013, organizers are making significant changes to the expo in hopes of reaching out to families and children. From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., about 25 seminars will be …

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Market Days coming at Convention Centre

Special to the Parade The South Padre Island Convention Centre will host Market Days on February 22, 23 and 24. The 17th Annual Arts and Crafts show will also have a number of vendors selling unique items at the event. Admission is $1 at the door and will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 …

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SPI council hosts town hall meeting

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The South Padre Island City Council hosted a town hall meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn Monday to discuss the Convention Centre Expansion/Renovation Project. Broaddus and Associates presented a plan that would go into action if the expansion/renovation project is approved. Gilbert Gallegos, a representative from Broaddus and Associates, said …

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Malki: Two-thirds of tourists are Texans

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation held a regular meeting last Wednesday. Dr. Mostafa Malki presented the annual Economic Index and Economic Impact Analysis to the EDC. He said the study had three factors he examined: Performance, projections and external factors. Malki said two-thirds of South Padre Island visitors …

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13th Annual SPI Kite Fest on tap Saturday

Special to the Parade On Feb. 2 and 3, the 13th Annual SPI Kite Fest will take place on South Padre Island. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the flats just north of the Convention Centre. Admission is free and you are encouraged to come …

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SPI takes closer look at ‘mass gatherings’

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The South Padre Island City Council held a workshop concerning the mass gatherings ordinance Wednesday. Local businesses, residents and others that would be affected by the ordinance were in attendance. Business owners said the ordinance would deter events from coming to the Island because the subjectivity of the language of …

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Winterfest scheduled at Schlitterbahn Wednesday

Special to the Parade The Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark invites the public to its all day music festival, Winterfest, on Wednesday, January 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Winterfest will count with over half a dozen live music acts. James Marvell will perform Beatles classics and the 60s hit he recorded …

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