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September 9 - September 15, 2013

At a Glance

The South Texas Youth Conference occupied the building last Friday and Saturday. This new event had an estimated 300 attendants and they are striving to make this an annual event that would grow in attendance each year.


On August 28, Animal Cruelty Investigator (ACI) David Travis assisted the Texas Department of State Health Services' Zoonosis Control Division by presenting the topics:

  • Introduction to Animal Control
  • Communication Skills
  • Court Conduct

This training consisted of 35 students, of which 33 had less than eight months of experience. Travis shared his experience with the students and provided "tricks of the trade" to help them become professional public servants.

Vector Control

Environmental Health Services staff conducted pesticide spraying throughout the Island to minimize the mosquito count. We will continue to monitor both weather conditions and mosquito activity to target areas of need.


Beach Emergency Lane

Public Works Crew removed the posts & ropes that were used as an emergency lane on the beach last week. They will be installed again next summer. Clayton Brashear, of Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill, complimented the Beach Maintenance and Public Works crews on how they handled beach cleaning, maintenance and provision of the safety lanes on the beach. He said they did a great job over the summer, but especially over all the busy holiday weekends.


New Location

The Transit Department administrative offices have relocated to 3401 Padre Blvd, Suite C. 


Bulletin Board

Recyclable items can be taken to Old City Hall every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Items that can be recycled are:
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Plastic
To offer a better recycling service please:
  • Compact, crush or break down plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans or any other items that may be reduced in size. This helps us use the most amount of space in the bins.
  • Remove any food, liquid, metal fasteners, adhesive materials or other items that may contaminate the whole load. 


New Phone Numbers

The City of South Padre Island changed its telephone system for improved services on Friday, June 28, resulting in a change of most existing numbers. The main published telephone numbers will remain the same. All other telephone numbers and extensions will change. The new telephone numbers started on Friday, June 28, 2013. For more information, contact Naida Robles at or call (956) 761-6456.

Animal Control
Lost or found an animal on the Island? The South Padre Island's Animal Control is working together with the Friends of Animals Rescue Group. Their foster based recovery center helps to reunite lost and found pets with their families. Friends of Animal Rescue will make every effort to reunite lost animals with their families. Animals that are not reunited will be vetted by Friends of Animal Rescue and placed with new families. Lost or found a pet please call
(956) 761-PETS.

Convention Centre Expansion & Renovation Project
Need some information or have some questions regarding the Convention Centre Expansion and Renovation Project? The City of South Padre has developed a website that contains the history, timeline, videos, upcoming events, frequently asked questions, and associated documents. Simply go to to find everything related to the project. If you have any questions that haven't been answer simply email them to and they will be answered promptly.

Fall Concerts on the Bay Series

FREE Concerts! Enjoy a different band each Friday and Saturday night as you relax bay side at this location adjacent to Laguna Bob's and Tequila Sunset on Laguna Blvd from 7 to 10 PM. in the center of the Entertainment District! Vendors and live music! Now that's a Fall Celebration!  Visit for band lineup.



Sandcastle Days
Join us for our 26th Anniversary! Packed with masterfully built sand sculptures, local art booths, music and memories ... all on the beach and conveniently located to island hotels and condos. Visit  
Pat Green will be performing LIVE at Clayton Beach Bar & Grill on October 5, 2013 at 8 PM.  Book your stay today!

Pet of The Week

Chico is a 1-3 year-old male Chihuahua that was found a few weeks ago on South Padre Island. His family never claimed him, so he is now looking for his forever home. Chico is up-to-date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative and will be neutered soon. If you are interested in Chico or any of our furry friends, please stop in at 4908 Padre Blvd. or call (956) 772-1171.  


Calendar of Events

Sept. 11-13Mexican Craft FairSPI Vistors Center10 AM - 4 PM
Sept. 11-12 SPI Convention Centre6:30 PM
Sept. 12
Coastal Conservation Association 44th Annual BanquetSchlitterbahn Sea4Ever Banquet Hall6:00 PM
Sept. 13-14
Fall Concerts on the Bay SeriesSPI Entertainment District7 PM - 10 PM
Sept. 13Fireworks on the BeachClayton's Beach Bar9:15 PM
Sept. 14Sea Turtle Inc.'s Annual CelebrationHilton Garden Inn6:00 PM
Sept. 15
12th Anniversary Ceremony of the Causeway Collapse
Causeway Entrance Median9:00 AM
Sept. 15Farmers MarketThe Shores11 AM - 1 PM

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4601 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597

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