Ludacris Performing in South Padre Island

Grammy Award winning Rap/Hip-Hop artist Ludacris will be performing live at Clayton’s Beach Bar in South Padre Island. Ludacris will perform on July 18, 2014. Ludacris will be performing with T-Pain and D.King. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are now available at and will soon be available at Boot Jack locations Valley-wide (we will announce when they are available on Facebook).

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Don’t Forget to Book Your Rooms!

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South Padre Island’s new anti-litter campaign

Coastal Current: South Padre Island is again kicking off the “Treasure It, Don’t Trash It!” anti-litter awareness campaign together with the summer season during Memorial Day weekend.

Volunteers are invited to meet at the Treasure Island city beach access between Bahama and Atol streets on Saturday, May 24.

The campaign is designed to highlight the importance of keeping the beach clean in order to protect the environment and to ensure everyone gets to enjoy their day at the beach, according to a city press release.

Code enforcement officers, along with volunteers, will monitor the beach for trash that is commonly left behind, including cans, plastic bottles, broken beach chairs, sand toys, Styrofoam and paper. Another top trash item is cigarette butts, which many fail to consider trash. Littering can result in fines up to $2,000.

The anti-litter campaign also aims to promote pride of ownership among visitors. By recognizing that the beach belongs to everyone, it is expected that beachgoers will be extra vigilant in keeping the beach clean and will even be proactive in removing litter they find.

“Treasure It, Don’t Trash It” includes a billboard on Highway 100 heading to the Island, anti-litter posters at participating area restaurants and the easily recognizable beach monitors who will reach out to people on the beach to spread the word. The campaign will run through the summer.

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75th Annual TIFT – Texas International Fishing Tournament

TIFT is hosting it’s 75th annual fishing tournament from July July 30 to August 3rd, 2014! This South Padre Island fishing tournament one the largest and longest running event of it’s kind and we’re glad they’re back again!  More 1500 anglers are expected this year bringing over 500 fishing boats! Even you are not an angler, this is a sight to see! The three divisions covered in this tournament will be Bay fishing, Tarpon fishing, and offshore fishing.

Click here to download the TIFT 2014 Program Booklet

Click here to visit the Official TIFT Website

Don’t forget to book your stay!

Check rates and availability at one of the three premier beachfront hotels on South Padre Island!

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Sand Crab Kid’s Night Time 2014 Recap Video

A recap video of the Sand Crab 5K/10K Kid’s Nighttime Beach Run on April 26, 2014.

SpaceX to build launch pad near South Padre Island

Brownsville Herald: SpaceX founder Elon Musk strongly indicated Friday that his company would begin launching rockets at BocaChicaBeach if the project clears environmental assessments led by the Federal Aviation Administration.

At a WashingtonD.C. press conference, Musk said his company hopes to have the proposed CameronCounty site up and running in the next two years.

“We’re also developing a launch pad on the south coast of Texas, near Brownsville. We’re waiting on the final environmental approvals for that. We expect those soon. And we’ll probably have that site active in a couple years,” Musk said, according to transcripts provided to The Brownsville Herald by the Global Strategy Group, which was listed as the media contact for the news conference.

SpaceX is awaiting the release of a final environmental impact assessment from the Federal Aviation Administration, which could release its findings in May. The EIS could help determine whether SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies Inc., will ultimately receive the required FAA license to conduct commercial rocket launches at the proposed CameronCounty site.

The launch pad would be built at the eastern end of State Highway 4 at BocaChicaBeach, about three miles north of the Mexican border and about five miles south of Port Isabel and South Padre Island.

When contacted by The Brownsville Herald, Hannah Post, spokeswoman for SpaceX said “South Texas is a strong contender for SpaceX’s commecial launch site, with the FAA’s EIS result as a major factor in our decision.”

Laura B. Martinez – The Brownsville Herald

Winter Texan Weekly & Monthly Hotel Rates

La Copa Inn Beachfront Hotel

The La Copa Inn Beach Hotel is a beach front hotel located on the South Beach of South Padre Island. An affordable and comfortable hotel with 5-star amenities, La Copa Inn Beach Hotel’s cafe is now proudly serving Starbucks Coffee! All rooms are equipped with a large flat panel TV with HDTV programming and a large balcony. The ocean view suites feature a stunning view over the Gulf of Mexico! Take advantage of great weekly and monthly rates this winter!

CALL TO BOOK NOW: (956) 761-6000

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Beachfront Hotel

Located on the tranquil north beach of South Padre Island, La Quinta Inn & Suites is a beach front hotel with a private beach access and newly redesigned ocean side pool! The balconies of our Ocean view suites feature stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a free breakfast every morning and the fast free WIFI on South Padre Island from the comfort of your room, all the way out to the beach! Book your winter monthly or weekly stay early and save big!

CALL TO BOOK NOW: (956) 772-7000

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Hilton Garden Inn Beachfront Hotel

Number 1 on Tripadvisor and the winner of the Certificate of Excellence for the past 3 years, the Hilton Garden Inn is the premier hotel on South Padre Island. Enjoy full service amenities such as Starbucks Coffee, in-house restaurant with room service, large balconies and HDTVs in every room! Each room also features a Keurig K-cup brewer.

CALL TO BOOK NOW: (956) 761-8700

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DJ BL3ND Live at Foam Party on Semana Santa

This Easter week will bring DJ Bl3nd to Clayton’s Beach Bar on South Padre Island. DJ Bl3nd is currently the artist who has held the number 1 spot on Billboard “Uncharted” list, topping the chart for 62 weeks straight. Bl3nd will perform at Clayton’s on April 18th, 2014. This concert will be a foam party, part of the Foam Wonderland tour.

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