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September 30 - October 6, 2014

At a Glance
LRGV AIA, American Institute of Architects has returned. Their annual conference will start Thursday with a bus tour to examine an array of sites depicting the rich architectural heritage of the lower R�o Grande Valley. Friday and Saturday, architects, contractors, engineers, interior designers, planners and landscape architects, from throughout the state of Texas and beyond, will occupy the Centre to attend the Building Communities Conference and Expo. We welcome them back!

New Brochures
We are now distributing new brochures with the extended route and schedule change information. Please note that we are now including a "printed when" banner on the cover to make it easier for you to know if brochures are current or out-of-date. See picture below. Also, you can click on the picture of the brochure to view the complete maps and schedules on our webpage.

The South Padre Island Fire Department is a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador to help citizens and visitors be aware of the potential hazards related to the changing of the seasons throughout the year.

Routine Maintenance
Public Works crews planted four Sable Palm trees at the Water Tower Park that were purchased with Parks and Recreation funds.

Storm Drain Inlets
The Public works crews and Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) cleaned storm drain inlets and pipes last week. This year the LMWD sent two of their vector trucks to speed up the project. City Council approved the $15,000 project at the August 20th City Council meeting and should complete the project by the end of the week.

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. 


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 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.

Incentive Policy

The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation and the City of South Padre Island have approved an incentive policy in order to assist qualified new and existing businesses and to benefit the economic climate on the Island. Businesses can apply for property tax abatements as well as sales tax abatements for improvements that will contribute to the economy of South Padre Island. The City and the EDC will evaluate the applications to determine if they meet the established criteria for the programs. You can find a link to the policy, guidelines, and applications on both the City web page ( and the South Padre Island EDC web page (


For more information, contact Darla Lapeyre, South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, at (956) 761- 6805 or email; or Dr. Sungman Kim, City of South Padre Island Development Director, at (956) 761-8113 or email


FREE Business Listing
Calling on all South Padre Island businesses. Please be sure to update your FREE business listing on the Convention & Visitors website ( If you haven't been provided with your login credentials please contact Sam Ballenger by phone: (956) 761-8125 or email: By using your FREE business listing you have the ability to upload images, coupons, business description, and much more. Take advantage of this FREE marketing tool provided by the Convention & Visitors website.

Pet of The Week

This is Vivian and she is such a supercharger cat. She is 14 yrs old and needs a home to live out her senior years. Her front paws are declawed and is just a super sweet cat. She is spayed and has all her vaccinations. Come by Friends of Animal Rescue and see her. We are open from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday thru Sunday.  Hope to see you soon.

Calendar of Events

Sept 30 - Oct 6
Javier Marin Tres Cabezas Colosales
Queen Isabella Memorial Park

Oct 1
 Crab Races at The Quarterdeck
Isla Grand Beach Resort
7:00 PM
Oct 1
Leslie at Palm Street Pier
Palm Street Pier
7:00 PM
Oct 2
Keep SPI Beautiful Committee
City Hall Board Room
4:00 PM
Oct 2
 Leslie at Louie's
Louie's Backyard
6:30 PM
Oct 3-5
Sand Castle Days
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
9:00 AM
Oct 3-4
The Mixed Bag Live
The Garden Grille & Bar
6:00 PM
Oct 3-4
FREE Concerts on the Bay
Laguna & Pike Street
7:00 PM
Oct 3-4
Fireworks on the Beach
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
7:00 PM
Oct 3
Joel Melton at Louie's
Louie's Backyard
8:00 PM
Oct 3
Pelican West at Wanna Wanna
Wanna Wanna Inn
8:00 PM
Oct 4
Kayak the Laguna Madre
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
8:00 AM
Oct 4-5
Leslie at Boomerang Billie's
Boomerang Billie's
1:00 PM
Oct 4
Leslie at Palm Street Pier
Palm Street Pier
7:00 PM
Oct 4
Bongo Dogs at Wanna Wanna
Wanna Wanna Inn
8:00 PM
Oct 5
Parrot Eyes
8:00 AM
Oct 5
Farmers Market
NAMAR Event Center
11:00 AM
Oct 5
Birding Center Guided Tour
SPI Birding & Nature Center
12:30 PM
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