Welcome to Island Matters
The purpose of Island Matters is to provide information to its subscribers. Island Matters‘ objective is for its subscribers to be the best-informed individuals on matters of importance to the Island we love – whether our subscribers live on the Island or have second homes here. Island Matters‘ purpose is to present 100% fact-based and unbiased knowledge of both Island issues and opportunities.
Island Matters‘ 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, a facts-only, non-profit source of news for the Island
Island Matters wants everyone who cares about our island, especially accountability on our island, to be a reader. Island Matters will be what SPI residents and non-residents alike will see three days a 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.
Our Strength is Our Membership!
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).