Feb 27 2015

Spring Break 2015: Patel ready for his first season

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 26, 2015 Universities across the country are set to release students for Spring Break, some as early as Feb. 28, and the festivities here on South Padre Island are expected to continue for nearly the entire month of March. Though the preparations are a city-wide affair, much …

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Feb 27 2015

CVB director resigns

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 26, 2015 Rachel Flores, director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, has submitted a letter of resignation effective March 31 of this year, according to SPI Public Information Officer Adrian Rodriguez. Flores tendered her resignation to City Manager Bill DiLibero on Tuesday, Feb. 17. …

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Feb 27 2015

CHIEF ARRESTED: Head of Indian Lake police indicted on 14 counts

By JACOB LOPEZ Special to the PRESS editor@sbnewspaper.com Indian Lake Police Chief John Chambers was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 25 on 14 counts of tampering with government records. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), the Texas Rangers and the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation. According to a press release issued by Cameron County …

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Feb 27 2015

Airport announces new carrier

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 26, 2015 The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) announced this week the addition of a new airline to its list of providers. Allegiant Airlines will begin offering direct flights from the airport to Las Vegas beginning in June. It’s an addition that was three to …

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Feb 27 2015

Writer’s Block: It’s for the birds

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The weather doesn’t seem able to make up its mind lately. Some days are dreary and cold — the air saturated with a fine, chill mist that caresses exposed skin like the lingering grip of a bad memory. Yet other days are sunny and bright — warm with …

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Feb 27 2015

Laguna Vista races heat up

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Three incumbents and two political newcomers have filed for places on the Laguna Vista Town Council May election ballot as of Thursday morning. Leti Keplinger, incumbent Place 4, and resident Nadine Smith are the latest candidates to sign up, according to City Secretary Alma Deckard. Local citizen Jessica Hedrick, …

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Feb 27 2015

Warrant Roundup

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS February 26, 2015 Laguna Vista police are conducting a warrant roundup, targeting offenders in Valley cities who owe more than $200,000 in delinquent fines here. Local officials say it is a prelude to the Texas Warrant Roundup scheduled annually to collect debt owed for outstanding fines. In their early …

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Feb 27 2015

Possible hotel and hospital coming to PI

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com James Parkey, of the Houston-based consultant firm DP Consulting, spoke to the Port Isabel City Council Feb. 10 about the practicality of adding both a hotel and a hospital to the City. Both ideas have long been discussed but have never materialized, but a pair of upcoming feasibility …

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Feb 27 2015

BirdFest and Nature Quest

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 26, 2015 Laguna Madre residents are in for a treat this weekend as the Bay Area Birders host their 10th annual Laguna Vista Birdfest at the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista Saturday. The event, which is free and open to everyone, will kick off …

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Feb 27 2015

Code variance requests considered

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 26, 2015 Form Based Code has been up for much discussion in the past few months and came up again at this month’s Design Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) meeting. John Ortiz, owner of Wingstop at 2404 Padre Blvd., came to the DSRTF to request a variance …

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