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May 21-26, 2014

At a Glance
Removal of Hazardous Palm Trees
On May 17, Edko Vegetation work planners started notifying area property owners about hazardous palm trees near or under power lines.  They will attempt to remove these palms at no cost to the property owners. AEP's goal is to ensure long-term safe and reliable service to its customers. For further information, please contact Jesse Alvear at (956) 361-2041.

Region One Technology
The Region One Technology Conference took place last week with their pirate theme and attendance of close to 1,000. This event, once again, filled the SPI Convention Centre for three days.

Fire Station Tours
The Fire Department had 240 Garriga Elementary first graders and 40 children from South Texas Christian Academy from McAllen visit the SPI fire station last week. They toured the Fire Station and were presented with safety information that will allow them to stay safe around fires and other hazards.

Police Station Visit
Lt. Herrera, Lt. O'Carroll, Det. Carranza and Oficer Banda gave tours to 220 first Grade students from Point Isabel ISD on May 15. The students got to see dispatch, the jail, the courts and lastly, the "Paddy Wagon," which was a big hit.

Water Tower Park Project
The Public Works crews completed installing the rubber padding in all of the playground areas at Water Tower Park. Pending items are the cleaning to the adjacent lot where materials were stored and construction of a new concrete curb next to the basketball court.

"Treasure It, Don't Trash It"
The City of South Padre Island is again kicking off the "Treasure It, Don't Trash It!" anti-litter awareness campaign together with the summer season during Memorial Day weekend and you're invited! Volunteers will be meeting at the Treasure Island city beach access between Bahama & Atol St. at noon on Sat., May 24; stop by if you want to help keep our beautiful beaches clean.

The campaign is designed to highlight the importance of keeping the beach clean in order to protect our environment and also to ensure everyone gets to enjoy their day at the beach.Code enforcement officers, along with volunteers, will monitor the beach for trash that is commonly left behind, including cans, plastic bottles, broken beach chairs, sand toys, Styrofoam and paper. Another top trash item is cigarette butts, which many fail to consider trash. Littering can result in fines up to $2,000.
The anti-litter campaign also aims to promote pride of ownership among visitors. By recognizing that the beach belongs to everyone, it is expected that beachgoers will be extra vigilant in keeping the beach clean and will even be proactive in removing litter they find.
"Treasure It, Don't Trash It" includes a billboard on Highway 100 heading to the Island, anti-litter posters at participating area restaurants and the easily recognizable beach monitors who will reach out to people on the beach to spread the word. The campaign will run through the summer.

Memorial Day
The South Padre Island City Hall will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, 2014. City Hall will open on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at regular business hours. Have a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

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.

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) 243-8416 or email; or Dr. Sungman Kim, City of South Padre Island Development Director, at (956) 761-8113 or email


Pet of The Week

This is Vivian and she is looking for a new home to live out her senior years. She is 13-years-old and her two front paws have been declawed. She is spayed and is current on all her vaccinations. If you have room in your heart and home for her please come and meet her at Friends of Animal Rescue. We are located at 4908 Padre Blvd.  We are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information you can call us at (956) 772-1171.

Calendar of Events
May 21
City Council
City Hall Board Room
5:30 PM
May 21-23
Neil Simon's Comedy "The Sunshine Boys"
SPI Convention Centre
6:30 PM
May 21
Danica at Laguna Bob
Laguna Bob Bar on Bay
8:00 PM
May 20 - June 1
Sweet Trouble at Isla Grand
Isla Grand Beach Resort

May 22
Fairview at Tequila
Tequila Sunset
9:00 PM
May 22-25
Susan Arbuckle at Laguna
Laguna Bob Bar on Bay
9:00 PM
May 23-25
Kaleigh Glanton from The Voice
Isla Grand Beach Resort
5:00 PM
May 23-24
The Mixed Bag Live at the Garden
The Garden Grille & Bar
6:00 PM
May 23
Bongo Dogs at Tequila
Tequila Sunset
9:00 PM
May 23
Friday Night Fireworks
Laguna Bay
9:15 PM
May 23-24
Fireworks on the Beach
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
9:15 PM
May 24
4th Annual Zumbathon Beach Party
Clayton' Beach Bar & Grill
9:00 AM
May 24-25
Memorial Weekend Volleyball
Boomerang Billy's
8:00 AM
May 24-25
Leslie at Boomerang Billiy's
Boomerang Billiy's1:00 PM
May 24
The Crooks at Harpoon's
Harpoon's Surf Bar & Grill
8:00 PM
May 24
Hula Show on the Beach!
Hilton Garden Inn
8:30 PM
May 24
Red Velvet at Tequila
Tequila Sunset
9:00 PM
May 24
Memorial Weekend Fireworks
Laguna Madre Bay
9:15 PM
May 25
Farmers Market
NAMAR Event Center
11:00 AM
May 26-29
Jesse Lynn
Laguna Bob Bar on Bay
8:30 PM
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