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Spring Break crowds in Port Aransas thin out as cold weather hits

Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 18:24:29-04

Port Aransas Police expected big crowds today and tomorrow at beaches.  But Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs they’re not seeing heavy crowds.  He believes it’s due to the cold weather that came in overnight.  They saw more visitors earlier in the first Spring Break week.  Next week, other colleges will take a Spring Break and officers are prepared for the next influx of visitors.

The Chief released the number of arrests made over the last Spring Break week.  As of Friday afternoon, officers have made 75 arrests.  The Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Parks and Wildlife are collaborating with the police department to patrol the Port Aransas area for Spring Break.  It’s still unknown what most of the arrests were for.

The favorite hangout spot has been right off of Access Road 1 in Port Aransas.  The police chief says litter hasn’t been much of a problem for the city and its beaches.  He says for the most part, this year’s visitors have been picking up after themselves.