Category Archive: News

Jul 22 2016

‘Adelante’ …?

School board hears pro, anti-LNG comments By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com By 5:20 p.m., the Point Isabel ISD Board meeting room was already packed with local residents armed with signs, stickers, buttons and t-shirts bearing anti-LNG messages. Just before the meeting began, supporters of the Liquefied Natural Gas terminals gathered in the room, …

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Jul 22 2016

School seeks to expand enrollment

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Puffy cotton clouds hang suspended from string crisscrossing a cozy and colorful classroom on the second floor of Christ’s Harbor Church in Laguna Vista. Cheerful instructional aides depicting the alphabet, currency, calendar months, numbers and other bits of information decorate nearly every available space along the walls, while …

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Jul 22 2016

Marina lease under review

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Negotiations are continuing on a recently proposed lease agreement between the Town of Laguna Vista and the Recreation Association which oversees operations of the local marina. “We are making progress,” said David Lohse, president of the Laguna Madre Recreation Association Inc. “We’ve got a lease. We are working on …

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Jul 22 2016

The Last Straw

City hopes to eliminate popular beverage addition By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Concerned SPI residents Carol Gluntz and Sally Robey recently reached out to the city to address a widespread environmental concern that they are passionate about. Gluntz, who patrols the beach as a volunteer for Sea Turtle, Inc., and Robey, a regular …

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Jul 22 2016

County expands beach patrol, talks park project

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Beach safety and park improvements were the topics of two lengthy discussions during a regular meeting of the Cameron County Commissioners Court last Tuesday. Cameron County Beach Patrol Chief Michael Johnson, along with Parks Director Joe Vega, addressed the court with a proposal for expanding the County Beach …

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Jul 22 2016

District attendance policy violates law

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has weighed in on a complaint filed by elementary school teacher Susie Houston against the Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) in regards to a newly adopted attendance policy. “Because (the District’s) leave policy under Domain IV Attendance marks teachers down on their …

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Jul 22 2016

Laguna Vista hosts first bike rodeo

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Learning to ride a bicycle is a rite of passage for a child. That moment when mom or dad, running behind you, hanging onto your seat to steady you as you wobble the first few feet, finally lets go. Suddenly you’re pedaling furiously, heart racing, experiencing that rush …

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Jul 22 2016

School board moves through agenda items quickly

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After spending the better part of three hours discussing matters in closed session Tuesday evening, the Point Isabel School Board of Trustees moved swiftly through a number of housekeeping items in open session. Up first was the approval of the District’s improvement plan. Newcomer to the board, Alicia …

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Jul 22 2016

City seeks funding for body cameras

By MARINA WISE-HERRING Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel City Commission gathered at City Hall on Tuesday for a special meeting. With all four city commissioners in attendance along with the mayor and city manager, the meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. to discuss the three items on the agenda. The first topic of deliberation was centered …

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Jul 22 2016

Coach Breedlove Ready to Go

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High head volleyball coach Julie Breedlove is more than excited about the upcoming season and is counting the days until practice can officially begin on the first of next month.  The Press found Breedlove in her office at the high school this week and she shared …

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