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Spring Breakers leaving a mess on area beaches

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PORT ARANSAS - Spring Break is in full swing on the island. Families are visiting, and college students are enjoying the week out of the classroom.

Employees in Port Aransas said the crowds are refreshing.

"I hope it keeps being this steady, because we definitely need that right now," Elizabeth Castaneda said. 

But many people on the beach say spring breakers are leaving their mess for others to take care of.

"It's crazy. It's a bunch of college kids, and I saw trash everywhere. Everybody was throwing their cans everywhere," Andrew Katz said.

Keena Kennedy is visiting from Fort Worth and said she hopes spring breakers will keep in mind the hardships this community has dealt with since August.

"You can tell they're still really working hard to put it back to the way it was. They're doing hard work, so the people coming and visiting need to respect that and actually give them a helping hand by picking up what they can," Kennedy said. 

Some student groups from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi have volunteered their time to pick up trash left behind on the last Sunday of Spring Break.

Business owners and residents say they love and appreciate the business, but please keep in mind they are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

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