The South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force met for a special meeting Monday afternoon to consider supporting a Port Isabel and South Padre Island reefing project. Vice Chairman Troy Giles said that he believed fishing was one of the most important things for the area, only second to the beach. With that in mind, he and the rest of the task force were eager to discuss any project that would positively impact fishing in the gulf.
The meeting was requested by Mayor Barry Patel after receiving an email from Gary Glick, who came to the Task Force to request a letter of support for the project. This letter would be used to help in the process of gaining a permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) along with letters that have already been submitted from Property Owners Who Care (POWC) and the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce.