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  1. Flotsam — February 17, 2017
  2. BikeFest returns this weekend — February 17, 2017
  3. Keplinger resigns Council seat — February 17, 2017
  4. Election filing deadline Friday — February 17, 2017
  5. Los Fresnos Rodeo rides into town — February 17, 2017

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Feb 17 2017

Flotsam

Large tar balls wash ashore By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Island residents may have noticed a mess on the sand earlier this week after stretches of South Padre Island were found to be littered with tar balls of various sizes. The black clumps of tar ranged in size from pebbles to large boulder-like …

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Feb 17 2017

BikeFest returns this weekend

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com SPI BikeFest returns to South Padre Island this weekend, Friday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 18. In anticipation of the influx of motorcyclists to the region, the City of South Padre Island has announced the City, along with the South Padre Island Police Department, will work to manage …

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Feb 17 2017

Keplinger resigns Council seat

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Councilwoman Leticia “Letty” Keplinger submitted a letter of resignation Feb. 1 from the Council after seven years of service. However, under the Town’s charter, she can continue to serve on the board until a successor is elected. Planning afuture move from the Town, Keplinger said in the …

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Feb 17 2017

Election filing deadline Friday

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The final filing deadline for both City of Port Isabel and Point Isabel Independent School District Board of Trustees elections is Friday, Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. Two seats on the Port Isabel City Commission are up for election — Place 3 and Place 4. Incumbents Martin Cantu, …

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Feb 17 2017

Los Fresnos Rodeo rides into town

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The 28th Annual Los Fresnos Rodeo returns this weekend, from Friday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 19. The popular affair will feature dozens of competitors from the PRCA rodeo circuit competing in bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, team calf roping, barrel racing and more. Rio …

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Feb 17 2017

Police to be part of regional response team

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel Police Department will be part of a regional emergency response team led by the San Juan Police Department. The Port Isabel City Commission approved a memorandum of understanding for the formation of the team during a special meeting held Wednesday. The San Juan PD received …

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Feb 17 2017

City enforces dune protection

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Shoreline Task Force discussed enforcement and recommending of dune permit applications during its meeting held on Monday, Feb. 13. During discussion on enforcement, Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill reported on two cases where stop-work orders were issued due to activities in the dune areas that were not …

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Feb 17 2017

The Art of Business

Island retailers look to add visuals By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Development Standards Review Task Force met on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to consider applications for placing art at various Island business locations. The Task Force first considered an application regarding art to be located at the Jim’s Pier building on …

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Feb 17 2017

Houston among RGV Day delegation at Texas Capitol

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston represented Laguna Vista at the State Capitol last week, meeting with state legislators and fellow Rio Grande Valley leaders to promote support for regional issues ranging from border relations to health funding. Officials pitched for funding for initiatives that would boost Valley economic and …

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Feb 17 2017

E.K. Atwood facelift begins

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A $3.75 million project got off to a good start as Cameron County officials, local dignitaries and members of the public gathered at E.K. Atwood Park on South Padre Island for a ceremonial groundbreaking last Friday, Feb. 3. Early morning showers gave way to sunny skies and a …

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