As spring break destinations go, Port Aransas has nothing on South Padre Island. Port A attracts students and families looking to hang out on the beach; South Padre attracts a giant EDM festival and the legacy of Girls Gone Wild.
And, it seems, that’s kind of how the nice, quiet little beach community to the island’s north would like to keep it. Last night, the Port Aransas City Council voted to give itself the authority to ban drinking on the beach for the two-week span comprising most of Texas’s spring break. As the San Antonio Express-News reports:
The Port Aransas City Council unanimously voted Thursday to authorize themselves to expand the hours in which consumption of alcohol on public beaches is prohibited during Spring Break and the month of March.
The current regulations prohibit consumption or possession with intent to consume alcohol on Sundays from midnight to noon and weekdays from midnight to 7 a.m. year round on public beaches in the popular coastal town.