Aug 19 2016

ONLINE ONLY: Laguna Vista woman dies in Causeway accident

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A Laguna Vista woman has died after a two vehicle crash on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway Friday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)  reports. The woman, identified as 55-year-old Janet Evelyn Goggan, was traveling eastbound on the Causeway in a Mercedes-Benz at approximately 8:30 a.m., …

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Aug 19 2016

Former city manager files suit

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Just over a year after he was terminated, former Port Isabel City Manager Edward P. Meza has filed a lawsuit against the City. The suit, filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, also names Mayor Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Commissioner Martin C. …

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Aug 19 2016

Ladies reel in the big ones at 35th LKT

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The marine forecast wasn’t too rosy this past weekend, but that didn’t stop dozens of lady anglers from participating in the 35th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT). Some 240 anglers fishing from 99 boats took to the Laguna Madre and the Gulf for the tourney’s bay and offshore divisions hoping to snag the big …

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Aug 19 2016

Sea World, locals rescue entangled dolphin

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For weeks local boat captains, fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts had monitored a dolphin swimming in the Laguna Madre which showed signs of distress due to being entangled in debris. On Monday, representatives from Sea World San Antonio, Sea World Orlando, NOAA and a number of locals came together to perform a rescue mission on …

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Aug 19 2016

7th graders to pilot new learning program

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Calling it something “completely different than anything we’ve ever done,” Point Isabel ISD Superintendent Dr. Lisa Garcia began the introduction to a new learning program which will be used by a majority of the District’s 7th grade students beginning this year. Throughout her tenure at the District, Garcia …

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Aug 19 2016

Keep SPI Beautiful plans bayside cleanup event

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee discussed plans for upcoming events and projects during their monthly meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 11. In conjunction with Keep Texas Beautiful, the committee is planning their first annual Laguna Madre cleanup to be held on Saturday, Sept. 24. The bayside event is planned …

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Aug 19 2016

Taskforce approves unified sign plan

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island Developmental Standards and Review Task Force approved a plan to set signage standards at the shopping plaza located at 410 Padre Blvd.  The plan was submitted to the Task Force by Jaime Alardin on behalf of the property owner, Var-Isla Plaza, L.L.C. of …

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Aug 19 2016

Tarpons Show up Well against Donna North

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons football team looked pretty good in last Friday’s scrimmage against Donna North at Tarpon Stadium.  They tallied four scores to the Chiefs’ three and the defense looked strong. Port Isabel got their running game going early.  The Tarpons got the ball first in the …

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Aug 19 2016

P.I. Hosting Volley at the Beach Tourney

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team is hosting its annual Volley at the Beach tournament this weekend.  Twelve teams, representing schools big and small, are on hand for the three-day event which got underway on Thursday. P.I.’s second tournament in as many weeks will give the Lady …

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Aug 19 2016

Long Hours for Silver Tarpon Band

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band continues to put in long hours of practice in this last week before the start of classes next Monday.  And the schedule changes on a daily basis. On Monday of this week the band was working on the new show …

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Aug 19 2016

Letter to the Editor for 8-18-2016

Special to the PRESS To Whom It May Concern, I have been coming to South Padre Island for 50 years and have stayed at many locations over the years. I have to say I love the Island and will come again and again. This summer I stayed at a lovely location on the bay side …

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