Sep 23 2016

‘MOTION FAILS’ For second time, school board rejects LNG tax abatement

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “Motion fails.” With those two simple words uttered by Point Isabel School Board of Trustees President Cecilia Castillo, half of the standing-room-only crowd erupted into cheers. With those two words, it was official: the school board had, by a 5-2 vote, rejected Rio Grande LNG’s request to file …

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Sep 23 2016

15 years: Remembering the Causeway collapse

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS While news of the collapse of the Queen Isabella Causeway may have been lost in a national media frenzy, following as it did on the heels of the chaos of 9/11, for the communities of South Padre Island and Port Isabel, it was equally as devastating as the …

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Sep 23 2016

Hazard mitigation plan open for comment

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Public comment is welcome on a proposed Hazard Mitigation Plan designed as a road map for helping smaller cities in Cameron County prepare for and recover from natural and manmade disasters. Partnering in the plan is a Council of Cities which includes representatives from the communities of Port Isabel, …

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Sep 23 2016

Economic Index presented to EDC

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) heard a presentation on the state of the Island economy as well as a report by the Friends of RGV Reef in its Sept. 20 meeting. Dr. Mostafa Malki with Aaron Economic Consulting presented a report entitled “City of …

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Sep 23 2016

Texas Tropical Trail tours Port Isabel

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Amid racks of brightly colored fishing shirts and shelves of fishing tackle, over 20 people crowded into the few open spaces at Quik Stop Bait Stand and Seafood Market located along Highway 100 in Port Isabel. Moments before, the group witnessed a local shrimper dropping off a load …

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Sep 23 2016

Reggae with the Ridleys fundraiser final push for sea turtle facility

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS For many South Padre Island denizens, Sea Turtle, Inc. (STI) brings back fond memories or the founder of the organization, Ila Fox Loetscher, known affectionately as “The Turtle Lady.” The original creator of STI, Loetscher dedicated 35 years of her life to the conservation of sea turtles, specifically …

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Sep 23 2016

Beloved coach honored at cross country meet

By STEPHANIE REYES Special to the PRESS It’s been more than a year since the death of beloved coach and teacher, Sylvia H. Torres. To honor her legacy, the Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) has decided to rename its annual cross country meet in her name. As of last Saturday, the event will now be …

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Sep 23 2016

Lady Tarpons Lose to Progreso in Five

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team is still trying to win their first district match of the 2016 season.  Tuesday night, at home, they dropped a hard-fought match to the Lady Red Ants of Progreso that went to five sets. Progreso won, 3-2, by the scores of …

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Sep 23 2016

Tarpons Roll, Tame Lions, 35-21

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons shifted their running game into high gear last Friday night in a 35-21 road victory over the La Feria Lions. Tarpon runners dashed for 534 yards on the night and Port Isabel led all the way to improve their record to 4-0 on the …

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Sep 23 2016

Silver Tarpon Band Preps for Contest Season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Contest season is fast approaching and the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band remains hard at work in preparation for the first contest of the season. The Press was able to visit this week with one of the assistant directors of the band and two veteran members …

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