Feb 12 2016

FLYING HIGH: Record crowds attend Kite Fest after 2 year hiatus

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The clear blue skies of South Padre Island were the perfect backdrop for an amazing array of swooping, diving, fluttering kites this past weekend, as Kite Fest 2016 took place on the bayside flats just north of the Convention Centre. The two day event, organized by B & …

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Feb 12 2016

NOT RUNNING: Mayor announces he won’t seek re-election

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega announced he would not seek another term during the City’s elections this May. The mayor made the announcement at the end of his annual State of the City address during Breakfast with the Mayor, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. …

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Feb 12 2016

Island’s coastal resource admin resigns

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Shoreline Task Force met Monday afternoon for their regular biweekly meeting. Along with the help of the City Council, the task force been working on big changes for the Coastal Resources Department with a switch to the newly formed Shoreline Department, which would focus on not only …

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Feb 12 2016

Weather plagues dredging progress

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS After running into many issues during the City’s most recent Beneficial Use Dredge Material project, the Coastal Resources Department was informed that the large pipelines would be returned to the beach in the fall of 2016 to complete the project. The project is carried out periodically as a …

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Feb 12 2016

Writer’s Block: Happy Valentine’s Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.” -Geoffrey Chaucer, 1382. According to a quick Google search and trip down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, the verse above is the first recorded mention of Valentine’s Day as a romantic idea. Chaucer …

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Feb 12 2016

Town mulls July 4th fireworks

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A July 4 fireworks extravaganza over the bay for the entertainment primarily of Laguna Vista residents and visitors was pitched by Pyro Shows at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. With cost proposals ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 for an estimated 15-20 minute show, the presentation could include music and shell explosion synchronization with patriotic tunes …

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Feb 12 2016

Another Fish Fry in Paradise

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Last Saturday turned out to be a beautiful one for the Port Isabel Rotary Club’s Annual Shrimp and Fish Fry. Schlitterbahn Beach Resort provided the perfect background for the lunchtime event on Feb. 5. Rotary Member Sherman Lee directed traffic into the event in full clown fish regalia …

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Feb 12 2016

Winter visitors donate to local club

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com When Leanne Reid decides she wants to do something, it gets done. Recently, the affable Winter Texan, who hails from just south of Toronto, Ontario, decided she wanted to give back to the community she and her husband call home for two months out of the year. The …

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Feb 12 2016

LV tables land development study

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Plans for a $3,000 development study of 23 acres of city-owned land on State Highway 100 were tabled Tuesday by the Laguna Vista Town Council. The study would provide all necessary mapping and infrastructure cost estimates to make the site serviceable for water and sewer, City Manager Rolando Vela told the …

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Feb 12 2016

Air Fiesta Soars Into Town

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The forecast is set to be perfect this weekend as Air Fiesta flies into town. Almost two dozen performers are ready to wow the crowds by performing aerobatic acts in the sunny skies over Brownsville this Saturday and Sunday. “We have several national acts, including a sailplane performer …

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