Tag Archive: Surfrider Foundation

Jun 05 2015

Dozens show for beach restoration, celebration

Special to the PRESS Approximately 50 volunteers planted 16,000 plants to enhance the protective Dune System of the beach Saturday during a collaborative beach restoration project between the Surfrider Foundation and the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue . Local sand castle artist, Andy Hancock, was also on hand to build a sand castle. (Photos courtesy Seth …

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May 23 2013

Island parking talks heat up

By AARIN HARTWELL Special to the PRESS Parking issues on the Island dominated the City Council meeting last Wednesday, March 15, at City Hall on South Padre Island. Discussion of the city’s convention center renovation and expansion and proposed seasonal parking permit brought many spectators to the audience of the meeting. Business owners and members …

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Feb 14 2013

WEB EXCLUSIVE: County commissioners approve retaining wall permit with contingency

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County Commissioners’ Court granted a permit on Thursday requested by Larry Mark Polsky to construct a retaining wall on the tracts located just north of South Padre Island city limits; the approval, however, is contingent on the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) approval …

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Feb 14 2013

Scenes from the Surfrider Shindig

Pictured are scenes from the Fifth Annual Surfrider Shindig held at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island Saturday. This year’s Shindig was entitled “No Beach Access?!” and was a celebration of the Open Beaches Act. (Staff photos by Craig Alaniz)   Tweet

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Feb 07 2013

Contractor responds to wall opposition

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The proposed retaining wall for tracts north of the South Padre Island city limits will go before the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court on Thursday, February 14. The item was tabled at the last meeting due to wording on the agenda. As previously reported by the Press, the proposal has recently …

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Feb 07 2013

Surfrider Shindig this Saturday

Special to the Parade The Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter is stoked to announce that it’s time for the best and biggest Shrimp Boil on South Padre Island. Join the Surfrider Foundation at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, for its Fifth Annual Surfrider Shindig at Louie’s Backyard. This year’s Shindig is entitled “No Beach …

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Jan 31 2013

Surfriders oppose wall

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter sent a letter to the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court opposing a retaining wall that would be built at the north end of access 6. Rob Nixon, Chairman of Surfrider South Texas, said his organization is against the construction of a wall because it would …

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