Tag: South Padre Island

Spring Break Controversy Brews Between Residents and SPI Businesses

SPI (KFXV) — A controversy is brewing at South Padre Island, as local residents and business owners are disputing after residents posted a petition on the web asking city officials to make stricter regulations for mass events, AND prohibit Texas week, and Spring Break festivities. Business owners say that will seriously affect the economy of the island. They are also posting a petition to make the holiday safer for tourists. City officials say if the moment comes to decide, it will have to benefit both parties. “To find solutions that are WIN-Wins. The citizens also work here, so many...

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Judge Refuses Bond Reduction in SPI Hit and Run

SPI (KFXV) — A judge has refused to reduce the bond for the 20-year-old woman accused of striking five people during spring break, and fleeing the scene. 20-year-old, Daisy Joy Decker, of Sugarland, Texas, initially had a $130,000 bond for the multiple charges for her alleged involvement of a hit and run on March 17th. Officials raised her bond to $180,000 after one of the victims of the hit and run died in an area hospital. Decker is still in...

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3 Year Old Struck by Pick-Up

South Padre Island (KFXV) – A three year old is recovering after being struck by a pickup truck on South Padre Island over the weekend. The incident occurred on beach access 5. Authorities have confirmed that the driver remained on the scene to render Aid. The child received medical treatment at Valley Baptist Medical Center. No word all the child’s condition tonight and whether or not any charges will be filed against the driver. We will continue to follow this story and bring you the...

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Policing Thousands of Spring Breakers

SPI (KFXV) — Tens of thousands of vehicles crossing into South Padre Island, over the last couple of days. Making it one of the most popular destinations for spring breakers in the nation. With thousands of people going into the island daily, an estimated 12 agencies are currently working to keep crimes at-a-minimum this spring break. As FOX cameras were rolling at one of two hot spots for spring breakers, within minutes we were able to see at least two people being placed into custody. South Padre Island, Chief Randy Smith says every officer is working this ‘Texas week’...

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EXCLUSIVE: FOX Rides-Along With SPI Police During Spring Break

SPI (KFXV) — Spring break is off and running on South Padre Island, with thousands invading the island from across the nation. With the surge comes state, local and federal law enforcement agencies coming together to keep a close eye, day and night. In a story you’ll only see on FOX, we join police – as the week long celebration begins. While many spring breakers continue arriving to South Padre Island, the first weekend kicked off with 110 arrests– most of these for public intoxication. Fox Cameras were rolling as this man was found lying on the side of...

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