Maintenance crews cleaning up Island beach.

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 10:14am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:35pm

South Padre Island is getting ready for the tourist season with maintenance crews out cleaning the beaches.

Workers are using a high tech beach comber this week, which picks up trash and leaves behind a fine grained sand. The beachcomber will be used from the southern boundary of the City of South Padre to the shores development of Andy Bowie County Park. The comber is part of a pilot project that the Texas General Land Office helped get grant money to help the city buy the equipment.

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