Jan 23 2015

Respeta Tu Playa Beach Cleanup

Special to the PRESS Respeta Tu Playa-Respect Your Beach and Sea Turtles, Inc. organized a beach clean-up on South Padre Island from County Access #6 to one mile north of where State Highway 100 ends; a distance of several miles. There were over 165 energetic volunteers of all ages who came out to support the …

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Jan 23 2015

Cyclist struck on Padre Blvd.

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS January 22, 2015 At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, an elderly man riding a bicycle was involved in a collision with an automobile on Padre Boulevard on South Padre Island. The accident occurred in front of the Sunchase Suites, located at 1004 Padre Blvd. According to a …

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Jan 23 2015

City looks to improve Finance Department

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 22, 2015 Due to the City of Port Isabel’s unique economic funds and projects, recommendations were made during the city’s annual audit to improve the finance committee’s efficiency when submitting financial reports. The board discussed possible strategies to work towards reconciling the delayed submissions of inventory to their Finance Department. …

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Jan 23 2015

Council welcomes new Coast Guard station commander

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council met Wednesday evening for their regular biweekly meeting. Because of special meetings that occurred, Wednesday’s meeting was the fifth City Council meeting held this month. A workshop Thursday on Form Based Code will bring that to a total of six. This meeting …

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Jan 23 2015

Editor’s Note: When the Fish Don’t Bite

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 22, 2015 One of my uncles has a not-so-secret fishing spot where he regularly catches reds, drum, and other fish. He likes to set up camp on one of the public piers out at Port Mansfield. Like Norm from the TV show Cheers, everyone who regularly fishes …

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Jan 23 2015

LMWD board member resigns

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 22, 2015 Nancy Martinez, member of the Laguna Madre Water District Board, has submitted her Letter of Resignation less than two months after being sworn in following a narrow victory over John Thobe for the position in the November election. The board officially accepted the document of …

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Jan 23 2015

Geocachers search for hidden treasure

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 22, 2015 “Whopper & B” laughed  as they traded geocaching stories with their friends “Willie and Wilma” beneath sunny skies just north of San Benito Tuesday. The two Winter Texan couples regularly team up to trek across the Valley in search of hidden treasures using GPS devices …

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Jan 23 2015

One Final Voyage

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 22, 2015 USS Constellation tugged to Port for dismantling The Rio Grande Valley welcomed the arrival of the USS Constellation (CV-64) Friday morning. The immense aircraft carrier is shown being towed, passing Port Isabel on its way to the Port of Brownsville where it will be dismantled …

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Jan 23 2015

DSFRT discusses sign compliance

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 22, 2015 With the New Year came the elections of chairman and vice chairman for the city committees. The Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) was no exception as Chairman Gar Treharne was nominated and reelected along with Vice Chairman Gabriel Vanounou. The Task Force followed the …

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Jan 23 2015

Winter Texan conquers Causeway

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 22, 2015 Of the over 3,300 participants in this year’s Longest Causeway Run/Walk, less than a thousand were able to weather the frigid conditions and complete the race- most of them under 40 years old. Among those who completed the course was Bearaboo, Wisconsin native and Winter …

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