Spring break's Texas week in full force

By: By: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press
By: By: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - When guests at the party next door number about 10,000 and the sound system is rock-concert quality, the available options are to flee, adjust or enjoy the spectacle.

All three moves were on display as Texas week - the apex of South Padre Island's nearly monthlong spring break festivities - bounced back from a chilly opening weekend and packed the barrier island with students freed from their studies.

Residents and guests at the staid Isla del Sol condominium complex - a Frisbee toss away from the main stage of the beach party - marveled Monday at the size of the gyrating, tangled mass just beyond their property, taking in the scene with binoculars, cell phones and video cameras.

City officials say hotel occupancy is at 95 percent for Texas week.

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