Incoming Mayor: Our vision is make SPI a world-class resort - Rio Grande Guardian

The next mayor of South Padre Island has a big vision for his town – to make it a world class tourist resort. Dennis Stahl is currently SPI’s mayor pro-tem. He is also the only candidate on the November ballot to succeed Mayor Barry Patel, who decided not to seek re-election.

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New Island leadership: No opposition makes Stahl mayor-elect - Valley Morning Store

“I look forward to the challenge of eventually serving as mayor of our Island,” Stahl said. “Right now, our council needs to concentrate on executing and following Mayor Barry Patel’s lead.”

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“We need a second causeway. Right now, the island is really only three and a half miles long by half a mile wide. We have a lot more opportunities and a lot more beautiful beach north of here we would eventually like the city to grow into. The second causeway would make it very easier to get to the northern end of South Padre Island"

— Mayor Dennis Stahl


State of the Island: Mayor Stahl delivers annual address - Valley Morning Star

Mayor Dennis Stahl’s State of the Island address was sizzling. Stahl spoke about the Island’s big moves in 2017 and what is to come now that he is mayor. “This address is a quick glimpse of what we have in store for the Island,” Stahl said yesterday in his address. “I will dedicate myself for what is right for SPI.”

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Getting to know: SPI Councilman Dennis Stahl

After retiring from the day-to-day operations of my business, I thought that some of the business experience may be applicable to city government. That has proven to be true. Just after our current mayor, Barry Patel decided to resign his Place 1 Council Seat to run for mayor, I attended a meeting with Barry and other local leaders….

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Investment Pays Off for SPI - Valley Business Report

Crews are working on concrete sidewalks along Padre Boulevard, the main drag through town, all the way north to The Shores subdivision at the northern end of the city, Stahl said. Medians along that street will be extended north to the South Padre Island Convention Centre….

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