From now through September, many female sea turtles will be traveling toward the Texas Coast to find their desired nesting locations. Because of this, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representatives are urging Texas coastal visitors to do their part in helping protect these threatened and endangered sea turtles that are making their way to the beach. According to FWS representatives, these species include threatened loggerhead and green sea turtles, as well as Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, which are the most critically endangered sea turtles in the world. Read the full story at themonitor.com
HARLINGEN — The growing concern over the coronavirus has thrown a wrench in the plans for several events. The Rotary Shrimp Fest of South Texas...
It’s a sight most don’t see every day. During their drive this week, Lower Rio Grande Valley motorists might spot a group of horseback riders journeying on the roads of several cities. Tuesday, about a dozen Tip-O-Tex Trail Riders embarked on their 60th annual ride. Read the full story at themonitor.com
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Often sporting sunglasses, hats and flip flops, several Spring Breakers can be seen walking around the Island and hanging out...
Officials and leaders of this coastal city are continuing to gear up for one of their busiest times of the year. South Padre Island City Council members discussed March’s projected hotel occupancy and hotels’ average daily rate (ADR) during a city meeting held on March 4. According to data collected on Feb. 28 by Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) personnel, hotel occupancy numbers this March are lower than last year. CVB accountant Lori Moore presented the data to City Council members. Read the full story at themonitor.com
After nearly two years of research, planning and building, these students are seeing their hard work and determination come to fruition. Harlingen CISD students, along with their engineering and science teachers, coordinated the first test launch of their science vessel Wednesday morning at the Isla Blanca Public Boat Ramp on South Padre Island. According to Harlingen High School engineering teacher Paul Tenison, the launch is part of a community service project named Worldwide Automated Vessel Exploration (WAVE). Read the full story at themonitor.com
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Many car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts will be able take a look at hundreds of vehicles on display and participate...
Fans of banda music will soon be able to listen and dance along to the sounds of several musicians while having a close view of the ocean. During a press conference held Friday afternoon, Cameron County officials, along with event organizers and sponsors, announced there will be a SPI Banda Fest at the Cameron County Amphitheater and Event Center. The festival will have performances on Friday, April 10, by Banda El Recodo and Banda Los Recoditos. Read the full story at themonitor.com
In an effort to provide a safe and secure experience for residents, visitors and Spring Breakers, city officials of this coastal city have made preparations for this annual upcoming vacation period. South Padre Island police and fire department officials discussed their plans for Spring Break Thursday morning during a press conference. SPI Fire Chief Jim Pigg kicked off the press conference with his department’s preparations. Read the full story at themonitor.com.
The steady hum of an operating black-and-white tower crane situated on the sand could be heard along with the crashing sounds of the ocean’s waves. Nearby, a few couples of beachgoers on the northern side of the Island sat at the deck of Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill and watched the machine as it placed tall wooden poles into the sand under the water. Construction is underway for Clayton Brashear’s 1,000-foot-long fishing pier. Read the full story at themonitor.com.