Aug 14

Paid parking program approved

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council, at its meeting last week, approved a paid parking program to be implemented next year to address parking issues along Gulf Boulevard. 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 …

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Aug 14

Community health program launched

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel, in partnership with Tu Salud Si Cuenta!, has launched a community-wide campaign from the University of Texas School of Public Health. 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. …

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Aug 14

Peninsula set to expand

Peninsula set to expand

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com At its meeting last week, the South Padre Island City Council approved a beach and dune permit for the ownership of Peninsula Island Resort & Spa to build an additional 27-unit hotel tower and parking lot. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS …

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Aug 14

Corps leads coastal resources workshop

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Wednesday, hosted a coastal resource management workshop at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island that covered how the Corps builds community resilience to storm damage and supports economic growth. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South …

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Aug 14

Commission meeting postponed

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Aug. 12 meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission was postponed Tuesday night due to a lack of quorum. A make-up date had not been announced before press deadline. 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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Aug 14

New school year starts Aug. 25

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Summer vacation — like all good things — must come to an end, and that end will officially occur for local children on Aug. 25 when Point Isabel Independent School District (PISD) begins its new school year. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre …

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Aug 07

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND: State boosts incentives to SpaceX

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com “Ground Control – Boca Chica … we are a go for liftoff.” It won’t likely be Gov. Rick Perry uttering that message, but Perry did, today, announce the State will offer $2.3 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to land SpaceX’s commercial launch facility around Boca Chica Beach. …

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Aug 07

Capital improvement plan offered

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council is currently reviewing the proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for 2014-18 and is expected to announce its decision at an upcoming Council meeting. The Island’s five-year CIP includes: identification of long-term community goals; an index of all capital improvements and expenditures that have …

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Aug 07

Hearing held for second causeway

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials with the Cameron County Regional Mobile Authority (CCRMA) hosted a public hearing Tuesday evening at the Convention Centre, and explained how area agencies are collaborating to develop a second causeway. Access to the Island is currently provided by a single entry point – the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway. …

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Aug 07

$200k grant lands PI new fire truck

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com For Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department, a new tanker from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) was necessary to help serve certain portions of the district that do not have access to fire hydrants. The fire department struggled to serve some unincorporated areas of the city that had been …

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