By CRAIG ALANIZ
Officials for the City of South Padre Island met at city hall to present their measures for the Spring Break season last Thursday.
The season is expected to last from Friday, March 1 until the end of Holy Week, which is March 31. Last year’s sales tax totals for this season were $275,000.
Fire Chief Baskett said this year they will have their triage tent on the Isla Grand tennis courts serving visitors of Coca-Cola Beach and have added another site at the visitor’s center. He said help from the region will help with the increase call volume.
Baskett said the fire department will be checking every business every night to make sure there are no problems with overcrowding and other fire hazards.
Police Chief Smith said the police will also be working with regional partners. He said the South Padre Island Police, Texas Department of Transportation, Game Warden, Cameron County Sheriff’s Department and Park Rangers will be on hand to help keep the Island safe during the month.
Last year, the police responded to 3,172 calls and made over 600 arrests. Smith said minor calls will be delayed during the month.
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