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Author: Jamie Whetstone

Sand Castle Trail

June 15th, 2018 by Jamie Whetstone

South Padre Island is home to a collection of castles called the Sand Castle Trail. Around 30 sand sculptures are located throughout the Island, sculpted by professional sand artists —… Read More

An artist’s muse, the South Texas art community is vibrant and growing. And it’s no wonder why – our landscape beckons artists to capture the beauty of the tropical waters… Read More

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Gladys Porter Zoo

June 14th, 2018 by Jamie Whetstone

Alisha Workman and I (Jamie Whetstone) recently visited the Gladys Porter Zoo to take a tour and chat with the Director of Marketing, Cynthia Garza-Galvan. It was a day of… Read More

Back in March, during Spring Break Texas Week, four male subjects vandalized the iconic sandcastle in front of the Visitors Center, just days after the artists finished replacing the old sand… Read More

South Padre Island, Texas – June 5, 2018 – The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has hired Travis Milum as Senior Sales Manager. Travis is a graduate… Read More

There is no better way to end your day on Texas’ only tropical island than to watch fireworks reflect off the Laguna Madre or the Gulf of Mexico! Every Thursday,… Read More

Sand Castle Lessons

May 22nd, 2018 by Jamie Whetstone

Did you know that South Padre Island is the Sand Castle Capital of the World? You can take a sand castle lesson with a local professional who will help you… Read More

South Padre Island is excited to bring a premier film, art and music festival to Texas’ best beach! You are invited to participate in this year’s event, where film, music,… Read More

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Texas’ only tropical Island, South Padre Island’s white sand, clear emerald water and abundant activity offerings secured the destination a spot on this TripsAdvisor list South Padre Island, Texas –… Read More

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“We are a ‘country club for a day.’ Visitors can come for a day, they can take a lesson, or just play the course — we welcome everyone.” — Jack… Read More