Tag: Spring Break 2015

UPDATE: Officials release Jordan Britten autopsy report

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials have released the autopsy report of Jordan Britten, who was found dead on South Padre Island during Spring Break. His death was ruled accidental, according to the report. The cause of death was listed as “immersion hypothermia and drowning.” The report also lists “acute drug intoxication” as …

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Cleanup volunteers keeping the coast beautiful

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com March 20, 2015 There’s a reason that the local beach is still as pristine as it was before Spring Break hit. Beach clean up crews have regularly been sending staff and volunteers to maintain the cleanliness of the South Padre Island beacht every day since early March. With …

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Second Spring Breaker dies, third death on Island in one week

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com A Los Fresnos woman is believed to have died accidentally after falling off a 7th story balcony at the South Padre Hotel on South Padre Island around 8 a.m. Wednesday. The fall is not believed to have been alcohol related. The 21-year-old who was visiting the Laguna Madre …

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Let the Fun Begin: Venues roll out big Spring Break lineups

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spring Break is back and it’s bigger than ever, with venues as far south as Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and as far north as Clayton’s Beach Bar unveiling huge entertainment lineups for the 2015 season. In the absence of Coca-Cola Beach, longtime Spring Break hotspot Isla Grand Hotel is …

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Spring Break 2015: Coast Guard talks water safety

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 19, 2015 It isn’t just on land where law enforcement will be needed next month on South Padre Island. The curling, foaming surf can catch inexperienced vacationers off guard with its unfamiliarity and unpredictability. Rip tides, shallow areas, silting, rocks and thick vegetation all pose a danger …

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Spring Break 2015: Fire department discusses preparedness

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 12, 2015 South Padre Island entities are being tasked with preparing for the yearly surge of youth that will funnel into the Laguna Madre area and congest the Queen Isabella Bridge. Spring Break never ceases to bring with it unpredictability, and the local fire department has already …

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Spring Break 2015: Agencies prepare for coed influx, Pt. 1

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 5, 2015 Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series exploring how South Padre Island is preparing for the 2015 Spring Break season. Texas Week. All College Week. Fraternities. Sororities. UME. Traffic. Alcohol. It’s all coming. Every division in the City of South Padre Island is …

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