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Apr 29 2016

City, school board hopefuls sit for public forum

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By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Candidates running for seats on the Port Isabel City Commission and the Point Isabel Independent School District Board of Trustees gathered at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center for a Candidates’ Night. The event, which was co-hosted by the Port Isabel – South Padre Press, was meant …

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Apr 29 2016

Oliveira brings House committee to Island

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Texas House Business and Industry Committee met for a hearing at South Padre Island City Hall Monday to discuss a state tax incentive aimed at encouraging employers to hire people on public assistance. The committee, which normally meets in Austin, came to the Rio Grande Valley at …

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Apr 29 2016

Annexation issue headed to court

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A Brownsville court will hear motions June 30 on the annexation lawsuit filed against the Town of Laguna Vista and City of Port Isabel by the City of Brownsville. Judge Janet Leal of the 103rd District Court is expected to hear motions where attorneys representing Brownsville will seek to …

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Apr 29 2016

Laguna Heights men charged with assault, theft

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County Sheriffs deputies aided Precinct 1 constables in the arrest of 36-year-old Laguna Heights resident Steven Amado Lopez last week. Amado was charged with one count of assault family violence, two counts of resisting arrest, one charge of evading arrest — all Class A misdemeanors — and …

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Apr 29 2016

City’s consideration of Chaos purchase put on hold

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Near the end of 2015, the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory Board and City Council began discussing ideas regarding the development of a SpaceX viewing facility. In preparation for the project, lobbying efforts from SPI in the 2015 legislative session were successful in bringing a change …

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Apr 29 2016

BND to create wildlife corridor

Special to the PRESS The Port of Brownsville and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service are working to preserve and align an existing wildlife corridor at the Port with a new corridor according to a plan unveiled this week by the Brownsville Navigation District. “We are excited by the interest and support offered by the …

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Apr 29 2016

Volunteers clear 9 tons of beach trash

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The beautiful pristine beaches of South Padre Island are a delicate resource whose condition is crucial to the success of the business and tourism environment of the Island community. Maintaining the beaches requires constant stewardship and vigilance, and that job has been the labor of love of the …

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Apr 29 2016

Writer’s Block: Babies on Board

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Pretty much everyone has heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Those five little words do so much to encapsulate the riot of spring and the new life it ushers in. Flowers aren’t the only bright new things that appear during this time of year, however; it’s …

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Apr 29 2016

Lady of the Sun: Yvette Rendon

Special to the PRESS There’s no stopping Yvette Rendon. On any given day, she juggles her duties as a dedicated mother, friend, and family member all the while still attempting to find time in the day to indulge herself, and for Ms. Rendon, indulging herself typically includes partaking in some type of beach activity on …

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Apr 29 2016

Playoffs; P.I. vs. Rockport-Fulton Friday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons softball team has made the playoffs.  Last Friday night, at home, the team got past La Feria, 2-1, in the final district contest of the season. The Lady Tarpons enter the post-season as the No. 4 seed from District 32-4A, and will …

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