Welcome to POWC 

The purpose of POWC has always been to provide information to our membership.  POWC’s objective is for its members to be the best-informed individuals on the Island on matters of importance to the Island we love – whether our members live on the Island or have second homes here.  POWC’s purpose is to enhance accurate and unbiased knowledge of both Island issues and opportunities. 


POWC’s overarching vision for the City of South Padre Island is to have (1) 100% transparency in government and (2) a family-friendly environment for the Island.  (When one looks around the world, except for the Disney cities, every great tourist destination was first a great place to live for its residents.  POWC supports the City of South Padre Island attracting young families and building a strong economy for the Island that is robust all 12 months of the year.)

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Island Matters - Recent News

Island Matters

January 25, 2021
Sand Dollars for Success Application is OPEN - 1. Motion passed unanimously placing Ken Medders, Jr. as President, Kevin Miller as Vice-President, and Thomas Bainter as Secretary/Treasurer of the Economic Development Corporation board. 2. The board passed a motion to approve a government consulting services proposal for the legislative session of 2021 from Lobbyist Louie Sanchez.

Island Matters

January 23, 2021
Is SPI Illegally Enforcing Food Truck Ordinances? - The Institute of Justice (IJ) fired back after Mayor Patrick McNulty of South Padre Island made a public statement to citizens in a recent Facebook post regarding the Food truck lawsuit. In yesterday's press release, the IJ released an update to their case stating that the City continued to enforce its restrictions even after Judge Nelson's ruling declared the 'permit cap' and 'restaurant-permission' scheme unconstitutional.

Island Matters

January 15, 2021
Shoreline Task Force Discusses Controversial Topics - What happened: Chair Virginia Guillot and Vice Chair Rob Nixon retained their current seats with a unanimous vote. The task force prepared topics for discussion on beach rules and regulations in their upcoming joint workshop meeting with City Council and local stakeholders. This discussion was said to cover not only COVID-19 but the future of beaches on South Padre Island.








                       

                                                         

 POWC Newsletter 


      The POWC Newsletter provides member specific information along with option articles and letters to the editor. 


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The purpose of POWC has always been to provide information to its members.  POWC’s objective is for its members to be the best-informed individuals on the Island on matters of importance to the Island we love – whether our members live on the Island or have second homes here.  

POWC has three (3) primary vehicles for providing information to its members/subscribers.  

1. Its primary vehicle is publishing Island Matters, the non-profit online newspaper of the Island.  Island Matters is 100% fact-based and deals primarily with public sector matters.

2. Conversely, any opinion articles or member-specific information appears in POWC’s second news vehicle, the POWC Newsletter.  

3. The third method for providing information (although temporarily suspended for COVID-19) is Member Events.  POWC Member Events deliver interesting information in a social atmosphere to its members/subscribers.  Member Events occur at local member businesses, and both local and off-island experts discuss topics relevant to the Island.


Stay informed.  Become a member/subscriber – today!


                                                                                 





                      
                          
Phone:  (956) 346-4431 
    Email:    info@powc-spi.org