Oct 23 2014

Safety, health reasons prompt sidewalk project

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Pedestrians’ awkward walk alternating between the edge of Highway 100 and the strip will soon be a thing of the past for the people of Port Isabel. The city received a grant from the UT Health System and an ordinance was approved for the construction of a new …

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Oct 23 2014

Early voting underway in hotly contested races

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com There is still time to participate in early voting, which concludes Oct. 31, before the Nov. 4 general election. Polling places are at the County Annex Building at 505 Highway 100 in Port Isabel during the following dates and times – Friday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to …

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Oct 23 2014

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Silver Tarpon Band at Calallen Saturday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon marching band is off to Corpus Christi this weekend to compete for a spot in the state marching contest. Last Saturday the band participated in the Pigskin Marching Contest at San Benito and appeared, as well as sounded, as though they are …

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Oct 23 2014

PD: Alcohol suspected in fatal crash

PRESS Staff Report Port Isabel police suspect that alcohol may have played a role in a fatal car crash that reportedly occurred near Highway 100 and Tarnava Street over last weekend. The accident occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. According to authorities, the driver, 20-year-old Johnny Anthony Moore, collided with multiple palm …

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Oct 23 2014

Port Isabel ready to welcome spirits of the dead

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Throughout the world, there are those who believe that for a brief time in the fall, the spirits of the dead will return home to reunite with their family and friends and celebrate with the living. Their loved ones honor the dead as their ancestors have for hundreds …

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Oct 23 2014

SALES TAX REPORT: Laguna Madre cities experience sales tax gains

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com All but one community in the Laguna Madre area experienced sales tax gains in the month of August. Port Isabel reported a 1.33 percent increase in sales tax collections this August, from $191,563.05 during the same period last year to $194,113.14 this year. On South Padre Island, a …

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Oct 23 2014

City Council talks annexations

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Wednesday evening’s City Council meeting proved to be another eventful one. The meeting lasted for over two hours and covered a variety of topics, the most controversial being the approval of a Specific Use Permit (SUP) request for Origins Recovery Center to build in the Padre Beach and …

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Oct 23 2014

Origins Recovery Center to expand on SPI

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Origins Recovery Center on South Padre Island is one of the premier rehab centers in Texas and has been nestled in the heart of the Island since 2010. With continued success and growth over the past few years, Origins began the request for a Specific Use Permit (SUP) …

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Oct 23 2014

Port Isabel schools jumpstart literacy

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com First graders of Derry and Garriga Elementary on Monday, Oct. 20, eagerly received their very own book selected by Jumpstart as part of the national event, “Read Across America” – a Rotary International project spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Port Isabel. The following day, elementary schools across …

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Oct 23 2014

PIISD recognizes success in school system

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) School Board met Tuesday evening for its monthly meeting. Janelle Chavez, Port Isabel High School Senior, was recognized at the meeting for her many awards, accolades, and activities. She is an AP International Merit Scholar, National Hispanic Scholar, Head Cheerleader, and …

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