Monthly Archives: May 2014

South Padre Island Firefighters to Petition June 1st

The South Padre Island Firefighters Assoc. is going to be stopping by residences on Sunday, June 1st between 11AM to 3PM gathering support for their collective bargaining rights. They need 10% of the registered voters signatures on a petition in … Continue reading

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Looking for Something for the Kids to Do this Summer?

June Happenings at the Zoo What: Summer Safari When: June 9th– August  What is your child doing this summer? Why not spend the summer learning at the Gladys Porter Zoo? Summer Safari is the perfect place for your little one! … Continue reading

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Come See the New Playground Rubber Padding in South Padre at the Water Tower Park

The Public Works crews completed installing the rubber padding in all of the playground areas at Water Tower Park. Go check it out!

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Want a Convenient Way to Give Blood?

This is such a convenient way to give blood and to make a difference!  

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Want Something to do With the Kids this Summer?

    Check out the fun they are having at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art!

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Do you have palm trees under power lines in South Padre?

Removal of Hazardous Palm Trees In May, 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 … Continue reading

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Want to go to a Memorial Day Parade?

Monday at 5:00PM there will be a parade in Laguna Vista. Come check it out!

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Fireworks at Louie’s and Clayton’s in South Padre!

  Bayside in front of Louie’s Backyard Saturday, May 24th – 9:15 pm (this is the special BIG display for the holiday week-end)   Fireworks on the Beach Clayton’s, Hilton & La Quinta  Saturday, May 24th – 9:15 pm Sunday, May … Continue reading

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“Treasure It, Don’t Trash It” Campaign in South Padre Island

  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 … Continue reading

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Congressman Filemon Vela to Speak at Chamber Luncheon in South Padre

Don’t miss hearing Filemon Vela in South Padre Island. It is less expensive if you get your tickets early.

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South Padre Plans to Expand Medians

South Padre City Council approved a plan to begin working with TxDOT to extend the medians on Padre Blvd. from Swordfish to the Convention Center. This is just in the early stages so if you are for or against this … Continue reading

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Turtle Nesting Season Has Begun

The 2014 nesting season on South Padre Island began recently with reports of sightings along our beach. Sea Turtle Inc. is monitoring the beaches and always ask for your help. If you spot a nest, contact them immediately so they … Continue reading

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Have You Noticed the Seaweed on the Beach in South Padre?

  We have heard several people talk about the seaweed on the beach. There are just times that there is more seaweed than others. The City of South Padre is working hard to clean it up right now. Public Works … Continue reading

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Heads Up Buckle Up!

FYI ya’ll – South Texas DPS in conjunction with local agencies will be actively participating in the Buckle Up Campaign program from May 19 thru June 1. Be Safe Be Careful and Buckle Up!

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Christ’s Harbor Christian School Open House

Come check out Christ’s Harbor Christian School at their Open House!

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Coastal Kids Marine Science Day Camp

Register now for the Coastal Kids Marine Science Day Camp!

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A Funny Story About the PETS

Many of you may know that Alta & Gayle have personalized plates that say “A PET” and “G PET” for Alta, Padre Elite Team and for Gayle, Padre Elite Team. Alta was pulling into the parking lot at the office … Continue reading

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Quick Books Training Classes Scheduled in South Padre

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Committee presents QuickBooks training classes. This 5-week long course can do all of the above and much more.  Take 1 class or all 5. The modules offered let those currently using QuickBooks brush up on … Continue reading

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Laguna Vista May Experience Drinking Water Issues the Next Few Weeks

The Laguna Madre Water District announced this week that the Microfiltration System has been installed at the Laguna Vista Water Plant. Residents may experience low water pressure occasionally and a slight water discoloration over the next few weeks as the … Continue reading

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Want to Help Protect Your Property Rights?

The Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee (TREPAC) was created by Texas Association of Realtors to lobby for your property rights and for Realtor’s rights. It is supported by Realtor contributions but in the past year, they have made it … Continue reading

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Leadership Laguna Madre Class XVIII Graduation!

Want to congratulate the Leadership Laguna Madre Class of 2014? Join the Steering Committee at Graduation! It will be fun!

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Have You Ever Wanted to Learn to Take Better Pictures?

Ruth Hoyt will be conducting a Photography Workshop from 8AM to Noon on May 10th at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, 6801 Padre Blvd. Space is limited so call 956-761-6801. The cost is only $99.00!

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Treasure it Don’t Trash it!

SPI kicked off the “Treasure it Don’t Trash It!” anti littering campaign.  This comes up just in time for you to recycle your old phone book.  There is a blue collection bin inside City Hall, or you can use the … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO LIFTOFF: SpaceX awaits final impact study

SpaceX took a giant step forward recently as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) issued its final Biological and Conference Opinion on the commercial space flight proposal at Boca Chica Beach, finding that the project would not significantly jeopardize various … Continue reading

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The 20 Hottest Real Estate Spots in the World Makes South Padre Look Inexpensive!

Check out this article about the 20 hottest real estate spots in the world. It makes South Padre Island homes look like an awesome bargain. And, it is! The 20 hottest real estate spots in the world | New York Post.

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