On South Padre Island, county officials kicked-off a new Cash for Trash program to help keep the beach clean.
Those who visit beach access 5 and 6 from now until early September, will be charged the regular $3 dollar entrance fee plus a $5 dollar fee in exchange for a trash bag. Visitors will be able to turn in their trash bag and get their $5 dollars back. County parks officials say the program is a way to encourage beach goers to pick up after themselves or others. Officials say since the program started, more than 100 people have collected trash for a refund.