• Event Snapshots: Ribbon-Cutting at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    1. An aerial view of the convention center. 

    <p>1. An aerial view of the convention center.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Ribbon-Cutting at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    2. Angela Peña, Donita Garza, Vedette Garza, Michael Flores, Judith Lehn and Angela Feinstein. 

    <p>2. Angela Peña, Donita Garza, Vedette Garza,&nbsp;Michael Flores, Judith Lehn and Angela Feinstein.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Ribbon-Cutting at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    3. Interim City Manager Darla Jones.

    <p>3. Interim City Manager Darla Jones.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Ribbon-Cutting at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

     
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    4. Row one, from left: Michael Flores, Julianna Barron, Vedette Garza, Former Mayor Bob Pinkerton, Cameron County Commissioner Pct. 1 Sofia Benavides, Mayor Barry Patel, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., Interim City Manager Darla Jones, Michael Jones, Rosa Zapata, Councilwoman Theresa Metty, Joey Rodriguez. Row two: Nancy Botello, Noe Maldonado, Judith Lehn, Arnie Crenin, Bill Donahue, Councilman Dennis Stahl, Katy Drake, CVB Director Keith Arnold, Councilwoman Alita Bagley. Row three: Councilman Paul Munarriz, Sean Till, Lori Moore, Carlos Centeno, Jimmy Hawkinson, Reyes Troncoso. 

    <p>4. Row one, from left: Michael Flores, Julianna Barron, Vedette Garza, Former Mayor Bob Pinkerton, Cameron County Commissioner Pct. 1 Sofia Benavides, Mayor Barry Patel, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., Interim City Manager Darla Jones, Michael Jones, Rosa Zapata, Councilwoman Theresa Metty, Joey Rodriguez. Row two: Nancy Botello, Noe Maldonado, Judith Lehn, Arnie Crenin, Bill Donahue, Councilman Dennis Stahl, Katy Drake, CVB Director Keith Arnold, Councilwoman Alita Bagley. Row three: Councilman Paul Munarriz, Sean Till, Lori Moore, Carlos Centeno, Jimmy Hawkinson, Reyes Troncoso.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Ribbon-Cutting at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    5. Breakout room. 

    <p>5. Breakout room.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Ribbon-Cutting at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    6. Row one, from left: Yolanda Davila, Lili DeRousie, Vedette Garza. Row two: Ray Rios, Julianna Barron, Judith Lehn, Rosa Zapata, Dixie Rowell, Noe Maldonado. Row three: Patty Garcia, Carlos Centeno, Keith Arnold, Michael Flores, Georgina Ramos. Row 4: Nancy Botello, Joey Rodriguez, Katy Drake, Lori Moore, Rudy Cantu. 

    <p>6. Row one, from left: Yolanda Davila, Lili DeRousie, Vedette Garza. Row two: Ray Rios, Julianna Barron, Judith Lehn, Rosa Zapata, Dixie Rowell, Noe Maldonado. Row three: Patty Garcia, Carlos Centeno, Keith Arnold, Michael Flores, Georgina Ramos. Row 4: Nancy Botello, Joey Rodriguez, Katy Drake, Lori Moore, Rudy Cantu.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Ribbon-Cutting at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    7. From left, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., Mayor Barry Patel, Interim City Manager Darla Jones, CVB Director Keith Arnold.

    <p>7. From left, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., Mayor Barry Patel, Interim City Manager Darla Jones, CVB Director Keith Arnold.</p>

The City of South Padre Island and the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrated the grand reopening of the South Padre Island Convention Centre with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony, following the center’s multimilliondollar renovation. 

If there is a better hair-of-the-dog drink than a bloody mary, we sure don’t know what it is. Visit Beaumont shared its recipe for a tasty Sunday brunch cocktail, and they even made it for eight, so you can treat your friends!

 

Born and raised in Bryan, about 90 miles east of Village of Salado, Chadley Hollas, Village of Salado’s director of tourism, says he came to the town with one goal: to help Salado become Texas’ best small destination. His favorite thing about his adopted hometown is the people. “They are quirky, creative and hospitable—a neat combination that makes for many good conversations,” says Hollas.

 

Question: What is your one must-have for business travel?
 

"My Mophie power station so I don’t have to compete for outlets during a flight delay or have that awkward moment of leaning into my neighbor’s lap while trying to find an outlet on the plane."

India Rhodes, CSEP Dallas Partner | Wilkinson Rhodes