Texas Officers to Run on South Padre Island for Animal Rescue

Texas Narcotic Officers Association to hold a 5K benefitting Friends of Animal Rescue in conjunction with their annual conference on South Padre Island.

The Texas Narcotic Officers Association (TNOA) will be hosting their annual conference at the South Padre Island Convention Center. This year they will also be hosting a 5K to benefit Friends of Animal Rescue.

SPI hosts a Jailbreak Race, Causeway Run, and Sand Crab 5K so it welcomes another running event to the area. The run will take place on the beach by the Hilton Garden Inn, 7010 Padre Blvd. T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 runners. Trophies and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in each age category.

Friends of Animal Rescue will be on the deck beachside with pets available for adoption. The run is open to the public and children are welcome. Refreshments will be provided for participants. Come for the run and go home with a new pet.

For more information and registration: http://www.tnoa.org
On-site registration will be available Sunday, August 17th, 2014 from 7AM-7:45 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Packet pick-up for registered participants will be Saturday, August 16th, 2014.

The City of South Padre Island looks forward to hosting this 5K along with the TNOA Conference. Visit http://www.SOPadre.com for more information on this event and others like it.

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SPI Selects Adrian Rodriguez as New Public Information Officer

Adrian Rodriguez grew up in Weslaco, Texas where he graduated with honors from Weslaco High School. He attained a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-­Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts in Communication from UT Pan American. After a 10-­ year career in education, Rodriguez comes to the City of South Padre Island with experience in radio, television, film, and theatre production.

Certified in Media Relations, Strategic Communication, Communication Training, and Consulting he excels at writing, public speaking, and building rapport while upholding administrative processes. He has studied abroad in London, England, travelled extensively in the U.S., and considers New York City’s Broadway a home-­away-­from-­home.

When he is not running and working out Rodriguez enjoys being a professional photographer for family, friends, and the occasional client.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Workshop on Coastal Texas Protection

Contact: Reuben Trevino
Coastal Resources Manager
Office: (956) 761-8111
Email: RTrevino@MySPI.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Workshop on Coastal Texas Protection

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn – Great White Room
7010 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking representatives from federal, state and local governments and agencies, Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations, academia, business and industry and individuals interested in participating in public workshops for the purpose of gathering ideas for addressing coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration in the coastal Texas region. This outreach effort is being conducted in conjunction with the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Reconnaissance Study. We are interested in identifying available information and data that may be useful for this study.

Alternatives that may be considered during the next study phase could include structural solutions such as seawalls, levees, groins and beach nourishment; non-structural solutions such as buy-outs and flood proofing; and nature-based solutions such as preservation or restoration of marshes, dunes, barrier islands and oyster reefs. These workshops will also be considered scoping meetings, in accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, in anticipation that an Environmental Impact Statement will be required in the next phase of study.

Those interested in participating in the workshops or in providing written comments are encouraged to consider the following questions:

  • How is your community (or agency/organization) most vulnerable to coastal storm risk?
  • What strategies should be implemented to reduce the risk from coastal storms?
  • What ecosystem restoration projects are most needed, or could be implemented to improve coastal resilience?

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Brush & Bulky Pick Up Notice

The Environmental Health Services would like to remind all residents that the brush/bulky item pick up are the first three work days of each month. Residents are permitted to place brush/bulky items on the rights-of-way from the 25th to the last day of each month.

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Mid-Year Anti-Litter Beach Celebration

The South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department and the Anti-Litter Patrol invites you to the Mid-Year Anti-Litter Beach Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill (6900 Padre Boulevard) from 1 PM to 5 PM. Please join us in celebrating a clean, litter-free beach! Participate in a sandcastle competition and eat delicious watermelon and hotdogs. Also, we will have multi-jurisdictional beach clean-ups. You will also have an opportunity to take pictures with Captain Crab, sign the pledge and win fabulous prizes. See you there!!!

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Notice of Public Meeting – Beach Maintenance Program

The City of South Padre Island will be holding a public meeting to discuss the Beach Maintenance Program. Main points of discussion will include: what the City is doing to maintain the City’s beaches and dunes; how the city is addressing litter on the beach; and, emergency lanes set up on the beach for public safety.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00 am, in the Council Chambers, City Hall – South Padre Island, 4601 Padre Boulevard

The public is invited to attend.

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4th of July Beach Parade

The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee invites everyone to the annual 4th of July Beach Parade on Friday, July 4, 2014. Lineup will start on Beach Access #22 (Fantasy Circle) at 9:30 AM. Parade will start at 10:00 AM and will march to Beach Access #17 (Starlight Circle). Dress in the spirit. Decorate bikes & wagons too! Prizes for best costume, groups and wagon. FREE beads and flags while they last!!

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