There is a great article in the Port Isabel/South Padre Island Press this past week about a local historian, Steve Hathcock. He has written four books on the history of South Padre Island and treasure hunting on SPI. Not only does he serve on the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Committee and the Cameron County Historical Commission but he also serves as VP of the SPI Historical Foundation started in 2009.
The picture in this blog is of some of the artifacts and pictures displayed at the Convention Center for the public to view. Half day beach tours including beach-combing, historical talks and some metal detecting are available for a fee. You can reserve a tour at 956-761-9900. Check out this article on Steve Hathcock and the history of SPI.