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2014-02-28 12:26:50

The show will premiere on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4:00pm in each time zone. SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If sun, sand and water are essential to your Spring Break, South Padre Island is the ideal destination for you. Located on the coastal tip of Texas, this half-mile-wide Island places you within footsteps of the cleanest and most scenic beaches in Texas, and within moments of some of the most appealing Spring Break spots. Surrounded by the Gulf...

2011-07-15 00:00:35

The Clean Beaches Coalition today released its annual list of beaches which have been officially certified as clean, healthy and environmentally well managed. This year beaches in twenty states and U.S. territories, including American Samoa, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin are on the nationally touted list. Washington, DC...

2008-10-03 09:00:17

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, the world's longest undeveloped barrier island, now looks as if people have been living - and dumping - on it for decades. || Tons of debris swept up by Hurricane Ike last month was carried by Gulf of Mexico currents hundreds of miles from the upper Texas coast to this ordinarily pristine landscape just north of the Mexican border. Sections of roofs, refrigerators, love seats, beds, TVs, hot tubs and holiday decorations...

2006-02-05 15:37:56

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- A 9 1/2-mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from what surely must be paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport-fishing in the country. For about 40 years, the county has sought direct access to the riches of the narrow barrier island, with no success. The land to the north of a manmade ship channel dividing the island is the federally protected Padre Island National Seashore,...