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The purpose of POWC has always been to provide information to its 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. Formally known as Property Owners Who Care, POWC‘s entity has dropped the words because readers do not need to be island property owners to care about the island.  POWC‘s purpose is to present 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.)


Island Matters, a facts only source of news for the Island


POWC wants everyone who cares about our island, especially accountability on our island, to be a reader.  POWC will be the landlord and publisher of Island Matters.  Island Matters will be what SPI residents and non-residents alike will see every week.  As with any news organization, but especially with a non-profit news organization, there is a clear firewall between the organization's publishing (fundraising) side and the editorial side.  Island Matters will continue to be a facts-only source of accountability in local government with all editorial decisions made by island residents.



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Island Matters - Recent News

Island Matters

April 22, 2021
Business DENIED! - What happened: On February 3, 2021, City Council passed a motion to table agenda item 5.2, “Discussion and possible action, pursuant to Sec 11-216 of the City Codes, to increase the number of wrecker companies approved to operate on the City’s rotation list and/or to conduct private property towing within the city limits,” until staff presented research and recommendations. At the meeting, Mayor McNulty read a letter to the council from a valley native h...

Island Matters

April 15, 2021
Cameron County to Host First-Dose Moderna Vaccinations and Allocate Second-Dose Vaccines - First dose Moderna clinic first come first serve: Time: 6 AM When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 Where: Los Fresnos Fire Department, 100 Rodeo Dr. What you need to do: Fill out consent and registration ahead of time

Tuesday's Newsletter

April 06, 2021
Transparency? City Taking Action Behind Closed Doors - The City of South Padre Island announced its appeal of the food truck lawsuit decision on January 15, one month after filing with the 13th District Court of Appeals on December 15, 2021. The City's third-party attorneys, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech (DNRBZ), requested a ruling from the Attorney General (AG) to withhold documentation of an appeal to the food truck lawsuit (legal posted agendas, minutes, recorded, approved, or...








                       

                                                         

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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.


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