Tag: Spring Break

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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11 Arrests in Underage Drinking Sting

Starr County authorities executed in operation during spring break to crack down on underage drinking. After receiving reports that various businesses were selling to minors in total 26 businesses were investigated netting a total of 11 arrests. Authorities remind businesses that the consequence for selling to minors could cost them their license to sell alcohol. They also remind the public that although underage drinking is considered a minor crime it can have fatal...

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Victim in Spring Break Auto-Ped Dies

South Padre Island (KFXV) – An update on an auto pedestrian accident the left five victims injured. Authorities reported that one of the victims identified as twenty-year-old Los Fresnos native Maria Selena Patino died of her injuries sustained when Daisy Joy Decker of Sugar Land Texas drove into the crowd. The victims range from ages of 16 to 22. The suspect responsible for the accident 20 year old Decker fled the scene. She was arraigned on Sunday where her bond was raised from $130,000 to $180,000 the Decker’s charges were also raised from multiple counts of accident involving personal...

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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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