Apr 10

Events Center opening on track

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel Events and Cultural Center Director Mari Galvan on Tuesday reported to the City Commission that the City is still on track to meet the May 3 target date for a Grand Opening. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by …

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Apr 10

Beach-N-Biker Fest this weekend

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BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The sounds of rip roaring, revved-up engines will fill the streets of South Padre Island this weekend as the 11th Annual Beach-N-Biker Fest starts on Friday at the Convention Centre. The three-day charity fundraiser will feature live music, motorcycle events, a poker run, trade show and a diverse selection …

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Apr 10

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: City must pay for original designs

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Editor’s Note: This is part two of a series that covers the South Padre Island City Council’s plan to significantly improve the Convention Centre. BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Even though the City of South Padre Island won’t utilize most of the schematic and design development plans for the original scope of work for …

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Apr 10

Driftwood shares gardening supplies with B&G Club

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BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Members with the Driftwood Garden Club on Tuesday delivered plants, flowers, tools and supplies to the Laguna Madre Boys and Girls Club for the children to utilize as part of the Club’s ongoing nature enrichment program. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS …

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Apr 10

Council woman steps down

BY MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista voters face a complicated polling season after officials here voted Tuesday to call a special election to fill a board vacancy caused by a longtime councilmember’s decision to seek the mayor’s job. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition …

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Apr 03

City approves Financial Report

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council on Wednesday approved the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY 2012-13, as prepared by Long Chilton, LLP. Quentin Anderson, representing the auditing firm, presented the report to the Council, and commended city leaders on South Padre Island having received its 17th consecutive …

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Apr 03

MIRACLE OF ‘NATURE’: PBS to feature famed local sea turtle

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BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Community members and visitors to South Padre Island may already be familiar with the miraculous story of Allison, the longtime Sea Turtle, Inc. resident, and how she’s enjoyed being the first sea turtle in the world to receive a successful prosthetic flipper. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe …

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Apr 03

Teen pulled from water dies

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BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Around 11:20 a.m. Sunday, South Padre Island authorities responded to a call of swimmers in distress at the beach by the 5100 block of Gulf Boulevard. South Padre Island Rescue Ocean Lifeguards pulled two of the three swimmers further north near the 5500 block of Gulf Boulevard. To read the rest …

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Apr 03

Oil reaches North Padre Island

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on Tuesday confirmed reports of a significant amount of a tar-like substance having washed ashore in the Corpus Christi area. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or …

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Mar 27

Event Center opening inches closer

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza on Tuesday reported to the City Commission that construction of the Events and Culture Center is steadily progressing and that the City is still on track to meet its May 3 target date for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. To read the rest of …

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