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A facts-only, 

non-profit source 

of news for the Island

Island Matters is your source for South Padre Island News.  Our 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. Island Matters 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 wants everyone who cares about our island, especially accountability on our island, to be a reader.  

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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As a non-profit, our Members are our primary donors.  Like any island non-profit, Island Matters depends on island residents and property owners to support government transparency and a family-friendly environment, by supporting hyper-local, fact-based, non-profit news.

All our coverage is determined by island residents and property owners.  Please support our efforts by being BOTH a subscriber (free) and a Member (donor).

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