POSTED: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:23am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am
Monday kicked off Texas Week on South Padre Island and the Spring Breakers spending the week on the Island kept police there very busy.
South Padre Island officials say that officers had to pick up 27 students and place them under arrest during the first night of festivities. Most students are facing public intoxication charges and a few are more serious charges. An estimated 40,000 Spring Breakers are making South Padre Island their destination of choice this week and police say they are prepared with extra Spring Break patrols.