Jul 24

Operation Bishop raids sweepstakes vendor

PRESS Staff Report Operation Bishop investigators executed three search warrants on South Padre Island last Thursday at an alleged illegal-gambling establishment, a local business and a private residence all in connection with the Laguna Madre Scholarship Foundation. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call the …

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Jul 24

Fourth endangered Ocelot killed by motorist

Dead ocelot

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com A male ocelot was killed on State Highway 100 between Laguna Vista and Los Fresnos last week, marking the fourth time a member of the endangered species has been killed by motor vehicle impact in the three years since the concrete traffic barrier was built. To read the rest of this …

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Jul 24

Seawall planned for The Fingers

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel Public Improvement District No. 1 (PID) Board on Tuesday discussed plans to build a seawall in The Fingers area to help spur development of the waterfront properties. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call the news …

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Jul 24

School Board OK’s 3% raises

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel Independent School District (PISD) Board on Tuesday approved three percent raises for: teachers (general pay increase); administrative/professionals (from midpoint); clerical/paraprofessionals (from midpoint); and auxiliary personnel (from midpoint). To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call the news …

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Jul 24

Israeli SPI resident dies fighting in Gaza

Sgt. Sean Carmeli

PRESS Staff Report Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, formerly of South Padre Island, died this week while fighting in combat with the Israel Defense Force in Gaza. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call the news office at (956) 943-5545. Tweet

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Jul 24

A GRAND OPENING: Event Center ribbon cutting Saturday

Event Center - courtesy of City of PI

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been a long time coming. The City of Port Isabel will proudly host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for the Event & Cultural Center (ECC) from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, this Saturday. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by …

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Jul 21

LUDACRIS / T-PAIN live in concert

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Pictured below are images taken Friday night at the Ludacris/T-Pain concert, held at Clayton’s Beach Bar on South Padre Island. Staff photos by Sasha Heller Tweet

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Jul 17

Candidates submit final contribution reports

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Three of the four candidates from Port Isabel who ran in the May 10 Municipal Election – Mayor Joe E. Vega and city commissioners Maria de Jesus Garza and Juan Jose Zamora – submitted the final, required campaign contribution report on July 15. To read the rest of this story, please …

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Jul 17

Fixes offered for pedestrian walkway

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com At Wednesday’s meeting, the South Padre Island City Council received a series of solutions to how the City can best maintain and preserve the Queen Isabella Causeway pedestrian walkway from Green, Rubiano & Associates (GRA), of Harlingen. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre …

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Jul 17

Chamber cancels public hearing for second causeway

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of South Padre Island and SPI Chamber of Commerce canceled a public hearing to discuss plans to build a second causeway that had been set for 5:30 p.m., Thursday. A make-up date for the hearing has not been announced. The PRESS will relay that information once it …

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