Austin’s Rising Band The Wind + The Wave to Close Out Concert Series

Concerts on the Bay Fall Series will be closing out their season with RCA Recording Artist The Wind + The Wave. Due to a change in the lineup, Monte Montgomery will no longer be performing clearing the way for this hot new band making waves throughout the country. Arrangements have been made and the band looks forward to making a splash here on South Padre Island!

The Concerts on the Bay Series will kickoff its final weekend with Lucas Cook (7 PM) & South Austin Moonlighters (8:30 PM) on Friday, October 31, 2014. On Saturday, November 1, 2014 local favorite the Bongodogs will open the last show of the season at 7 PM. Directly following them, will be the fast-rising group The Wind + The Wave at 9:00 PM. Make plans to attend!

Concerts will be in front of Laguna Bob and Tequila Sunset on Laguna Boulevard in the “Entertainment District”.

The City of South Padre Island invites the public to come out and enjoy our Concerts on the Bay Fall Series.


SPI Environmental Health Services Teams Up To Recycle for America

The City of South Padre Island’s Environmental Health Services Department and the Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee continue their efforts to promote environmentally responsible livin g on our beautiful island. In collaboration with America Recycles Day, our annual Recycle Land Event will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Water Tower Park from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Items that can be brought to be recycled are: aluminum, appliances, beads, brass, car batteries, cardboard, cigar boxes, copper, dishes, fabric, footwear, furniture, gently used clothing, glassware, light bulbs, linens, metal, newspaper, office paper, old keys, phone books, plastic, printer cartridges, radiators, rib bons, tin, transmissions, wine corks, wooden frames and working appliances. Please join us in going green and do your part to help keep South Padre Island Beautiful!

RecycleLand 2014 - LOGO

El Paseo Arts Announces Audition for a the Melodrama “The M.T. Inn”

El Paseo Arts Foundation will hold auditions for the melodrama “The M.T. Inn or Out of Sight, Out of Mind” at 6:30 p.m., on Monday and Tuesday October 20th and 21st at Paragraph’s Bookstore on South Padre Island. This potboiler mystery/romance with music has a cast of nine, four men and five women. Anyone interested in auditioning will be asked to read lines from the script and sing a song, or part of a song that they know. Performances are scheduled for December 9th and 10th at the South Padre Island Convention Center. The typical rehearsal schedule will be two or three evenings a week for two hours each night.

The melodrama is set in the last quarter of the 19th century, at an inn on South Padre Island. The Island is about to experience changes that will jettison it into its inevitable future. “Alas, it is always the woman who pays and pays and pays!” sighs Molly Bolt, the persecuted heroine. Born a rancher’s daughter, the adventurous Molly pursued an education in the wicked city of Weslaco where she was pursued by that deep-dyed villain, Odious Bane, a most despicable scoundrel. Odious forced his attentions on Molly and in a weak moment she unwittingly consented to become his wife. In truth, this dastardly blackguard’s designs were merely laying a trap for her. Molly realized the peril of her position, so she renounced the wicked city and its sinful ways and returned home to the island and the ranch of her Aunt Greta Bolt, hoping that she will never lay eyes on the treacherous Odious again. Molly goes to work for Bea Tenderly, the blind proprietress of the M.T. Inn, and discovers that her true sweetheart, our hero Farron Tenderly, Jr., still resides and works at the inn. Complications ensue when a mysterious telegram arrives at the M.T. Inn, the only overnight lodging facility this side of Laguna Madre Bay. Then egads!, Odious suddenly swoops onto the scene, arriving by ferry with another unsuspecting young woman. He proceeds to make life unpleasant and intolerable for all concerned. What is Odious Bane after? Who is sending these telegrams? Mirth and mayhem abound in this fun-filled romp in the sand for audiences and actors alike.

The M.T. Inn is a show for both experienced and novice performers. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the fun. For additional information, contact JoAnn Evans at 956-572-5730.


Environmental Health Services Department Battling Bites

Due to recent heavy rains, the South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department (EHSD) larvacided standing water on the entire island. Larvaciding is the method used to treat standing water with insecticide that prevents the larvae from becoming adult mosquitoes. More commonly known
pesticide spraying, known as adulticide, is being conducted at dusk and dawn. Staff normally begins pesticide spraying at 4:00am in the morning or at sunset,
weather permitting and pesticide spraying begins shortly after dusk. The entire island was sprayed twice and EHSD will continue to vigorously monitor both weather conditions and mosquito activity to target areas of need. EHSD asks all residents to pleasehelp battle mosquitoes in their areas by draining anything that
is holding water. Environmental Health Director J. Victor Baldovinos stated, “Anything holding water for more than three days is a breeding site for mosquitoes”. Please help South Padre Island by assessing the following:

  • Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters
  • Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain
  • Turn over or remove empty plastic pots
  • Pick up all beverage containers and cups
  • Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water
  • Pump out bilges on boats
  • Replace water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week.
  • Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the flow of water.


National Night Out


City of South Padre Island first responders are hosting the 2014 National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6-­‐8 p.m. in between the South Padre Island Fire
Department and Island Baptist Church parking lot at Padre Boulevard and Retama Street.

The public is invited to meet with officials from South Padre Islands’ police, fire and EMS departments, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard and Port Isabel Police Department.

The event aims to strengthen the bond between the community and local law
enforcement agencies to prevent and reduce criminal activity.

Blue Marlin Supermarket, Dairy Queen, HEB, and Wal-­‐Mart will be providing free hot dogs, chips, popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy and drinks. There will also be music, educational activities and fun for all.

National Night Out 2014

Billy Joe Shaver to Perform Indoors for Bay Concert Series


Friday, October 3, 2014 Concerts on the Bay is taking the Billy Joe Shaver show indoors to the Hilton Garden Inn. Arrangements have been made for staging, seating, dance floor, cash bar, food concessions, vendor’s area, artist’s lounge and dressing rooms. It’s all taking place in their beautiful 10,000 square foot ballroom.

A cold front is predicted to come through mid-­‐day Friday along with the chance of rain. Make plans to enjoy this Texas icon in a comfortable indoor venue on South Padre Island. Britny Lobas will open at 7:00pm. Billy Joe Shaver will perform at 8:30pm.

Saturday’s October 4th show remains on the outdoor stage weather permitting.

The City of South Padre Island invites the public to come out and enjoy our Concerts on the Bay Fall Series.


WAVE Extended Hours

The City of South Padre Island Transit Department, The WAVE, will begin extending its hours of bus service on Friday and Saturday evenings until midnight on the island only. The new extended hours will begin on September 19th and 20th to coincide with the Fall Concerts on the Bay Series. We will be distributing new brochures with the route and schedule information during the week before the changes take place. Two buses will run from 9 pm to 12 am in opposite directions to provide the best service. As a reminder, please use traffic lights and crosswalks, and never cross the street in front of a bus. If you need to travel north wait on the east side (ocean side) of the street, if you need to travel south wait on the west side (bay side) of the street.

The WAVE will also begin providing customer service now during all bus service hours on Friday, September 19th. Someone will be available to take your calls Sunday through Thursday from 6 am to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday 6 am to 12 am. For more information or questions, please call (956) 761.8178.

El Departamento de Transportacion, The WAVE, de la ciudad de South Padre Island comenzará a ampliar su horario de servicio de autobuses los viernes y sábados por la noche hasta la medianoche en la isla del padre. El nuevo horario extendido comenzará el 19 y 20 de septiembre, coincidiendo con los conciertos de otoño en la serie de la bahía. Estaremos distribuyendo nuevos folletos con la información de ruta y horario durante la semana antes de los cambios. Dos autobuses se desarrollara de 9 pm a 12 am en direcciones opuestas para proporcionar el mejor servicio. Como recordatorio, utilice semáforos y pasos de peatones y nunca cruzar la calle frente a un autobús. Si usted necesita viajar norte espera en el lado este (lado del océano) de la calle, si usted necesita viajar del sur espera en el lado oeste (lado de la Bahía) de la calle.

También Comenzamos proporcionando servicio al cliente ahora durante todas las unidades de servicio horas Viernes 19 de septiembre. Alguien estará disponible para recibir llamadas del domingo al jueves de 6 am 9 pm y el viernes y el sábado 6 a 12 am. Para más información o preguntas, por favor llame al (956) 761-8178.