Apr 17 2015

PANDEMONIUM: Two commissioners voted out of office in raucous meeting

  But I pay my taxes. -Former Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora   April 16, 2015   To listen to audio excerpts from the meeting, click here. By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The political fate of three Port Isabel commissioners was decided Monday evening at a special meeting of the City Commission. On the …

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Apr 17 2015

UPDATE: Arturo Galvan Coastal Park groundbreaking location change

Special to the PRESS NOTICE: Due to predicted inclement weather, Saturday’s Arturo Galvan Coastal Park “Living Shoreline” Groundbreaking will be relocated to the Inez C. Martinez Multipurpose Instructional Building on the Derry Elementary School campus. The ceremony will start at 3 p.m. Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission cordially invite the public …

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Apr 17 2015

Group meets to oppose Liquefied Natural Gas facilities

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Approximately 60 people crowded into a dimly lit room inside the South Padre Island Birding Center for a presentation by the group Save RGV from LNG. On a projection screen at the front of the room was a slide that …

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Apr 17 2015

Council passes short term rental tax ordinance

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Despite protestations from some residents, the South Padre Island City Council approved a new ordinance which regulates short-term rental properties during Wednesday’s regular meeting. A part of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, the proposed ordinance for “Short Term Rentals” was discussed as …

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Apr 17 2015

Rodriguez announces plans to run for sheriff

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Longtime lawman Robert Rodriguez has announced plans to run for Cameron County Sheriff in the 2016 election, he told the PRESS during an exclusive interview. Rodriguez, who served as the chief of police for the City of South Padre Island for almost a decade — with 25 years …

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Apr 17 2015

Tensions rise with passage of health care district resolution

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel City Hall held a special meeting Thursday evening solely focused on potential action to approve Resolution No. 02-24-2015-01 to join several Cameron County cities to choose to create a Cameron County Healthcare District through a future election. Concerned locals attended and things became tense eventually leading …

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Apr 17 2015

Writer’s Block: Two Wheels, Good!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com As the Island gets set to host hundreds of bikers from across the Valley and the rest of the state for Beach-N-Biker Fest 2015, the arrival of spring also heralds in the appearance of other two-wheeled aficionados: cyclists. The warm, but not too hot, weather means cyclists are …

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Apr 17 2015

Laguna Vista ethics ordinance changes approved

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS   New appointees to the Laguna Vista Board of Ethics will be required to sign written statements agreeing to be available to attend called meetings within a specific time period, following action approved Tuesday by the Town Council. Specifically, the board repealed and replaced Ethics Ordinance No. 2012-19 on …

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Apr 17 2015

Boys & Girls Club alum gives back

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Joe Vega may be young at age 23, but he hasn’t let that stop him from giving back to his community. Recently, the rapper and manager of Dirty Al’s made a return to one of his favorite places to hang out as a kid, the Boys and Girls …

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Apr 17 2015

Ebony Lane repaving scheduled in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Ebony Lane will undergo major road and sewer line improvements in a project scheduled in Laguna Vista this summer. Requests for bids for the project have been published with a May 7 deadline set for contractors. Bid award is scheduled at the May 12 Laguna Vista Town Council meeting, …

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