Jul 25 2015

Hotel planned for Ocean Tower property

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting to discuss the zoning designation of the recently annexed Ocean Towers Property. Chief on the agenda for discussion was a decision regarding the designation of the Padre Island Inn Subdivision, also known as the …

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Jul 25 2015

Local waters safe to swim

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Social media has been abuzz lately with people wondering if the waters surrounding South Padre Island are safe. Numerous reports have been published in recent weeks detailing high bacteria counts and beachgoers developing illnesses as a result in coastal waters along Galveston and elsewhere. The issue arose after …

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Jul 25 2015

Texas LNG, opponents moving forward

                            By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In what has become a regular occurrence, members of the group Save RGV from LNG met last Thursday evening at Galleria 409 in Brownsville to discuss the progress of several Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) …

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Jul 25 2015

DSRTF debates Isle Wash updates

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) met last week to discuss development related to the Isle Wash car wash at 4609 Padre Boulevard. Car wash owners, Dr. Gerald and Susan Sher, currently own and operate the building which is non-conforming under the current Form-Based …

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Jul 25 2015

City seeks to address $1 million budget deficit

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com During a special meeting held to discuss a preliminary proposal of the 2015 -2016 fiscal budget, the Port Isabel City Commission learned the City is currently operating at a loss of more than $739,000 and is projected to have a budget deficit of just over $1 million. “The …

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Jul 25 2015

Laguna Vista to fund Boys and Girls Club

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista leaders decided in principle Tuesday to enter into a service agreement as a means to help fund the Laguna Madre Boys and Girls Club for the balance of this fiscal year, and likely the coming year as well. Last funded by the Town in 2010, the Club …

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Jul 25 2015

House destroyed in weekend fire

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com One home and three vehicles were destroyed in a fire in Laguna Vista Saturday evening. A call to 911 was received just after 11:30 p.m. about a house on fire at 1 Lakewood Drive. By the time firefighters arrived, the house, which sits on a corner lot in …

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Jul 25 2015

Candidates selected for Island oral history project

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS At their June meeting, the South Padre Island Historic Preservation Committee began making plans to conduct an Oral History Program with video interviews of members of the community who were instrumental figures during the development of the City. The committee revisited the discussion and moved forward with the …

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Jul 25 2015

Writer’s Block: Come on in, the water’s fine!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s the height of summer and crowds are flocking to our beaches every day. The unusually wet winter and spring we had have given way to sultry summer days full of bright sunshine and scorching temperatures. That hot weather and clear skies mean plenty of people are looking …

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Jul 25 2015

Parks, Recreation, and Beautification plans 14th Causeway Memorial Event

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee met last week for their regular monthly meeting. After the successful Fourth of July Beach Parade, which was well attended and was the first Saturday parade in many years, the committee jumped right into upcoming events all the way …

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