Category Archive: News

Aug 28

USS Saratoga departs for Port of Brownsville

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  PRESS Staff Report     The USS Saratoga (CV-60), a former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, departed Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island last week en route to the Port of Brownsville, where it will be scrapped at ESCO Marine. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by …

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Aug 28

School Board adopts budget, tax rate

  PRESS Staff Report   The Point Isabel Independent School District (PISD) Board on Wednesday adopted the 2014-15 budget and tax rate. The total expenditures for the new school year are $46,185,031. The total revenues are expected to be $45,569,617 for a difference of $615,414. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port …

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Aug 28

LM Water District to hold elections

BY Sasha Heller Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) will hold a General Election on Nov. 4 to fill two open Board seats (Positions 1 and 2). The candidates for Position 1 will be Robert Vela and Rick Wells. The candidates for Position 2 will be Ray Puente, John Thobe and …

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Aug 28

Vega accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

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BY Sasha Heller Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com   A small crowd gathered on the steps of Port Isabel City Hall Tuesday evening to witness Mayor Joe E. Vega accept resident Tommie Elium’s Ice Bucket Challenge to support Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the …

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Aug 28

City adopts property tax rate

BY Sasha Heller Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Port Isabel City Commission on Tuesday adopted the property tax rate of $0.626327/$100. Mayor Joe E. Vega noted that the tax rate has remained consistent since 2008, even though the costs of managing the City have continued to rise. He then thanked the city staff for helping …

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Aug 28

Lighthouse renovations underway

Lighthouse gets renovations

BY Sasha Heller Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The City of Port Isabel has begun its planned maintenance for the Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage, which will include repainting the buildings’ exteriors and repairing the staircases. “The Lighthouse will receive a total restoration in and out,” said City Manager Edward Meza. To read the rest of this story, please …

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Aug 28

Critical care hospital proposed

BY Sasha Heller Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Port Isabel City Commission on Tuesday supported a development group’s proposal to build a 25-bed, critical care hospital in Port Isabel. The round-the-clock, critical care complex would serve residents throughout the Lower Laguna Madre and would include an imaging center where patients could receive CAT scans and PET …

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Aug 28

City to fund UTB grad position

BY Sasha Heller Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The South Padre Island City Council at its meeting last week approved contracting with the University of Texas-Brownsville (UTB) to fund a graduate position during the 2014-15 school year, creating a partnership with the college that could assist the Island with coastal resources management. To read the rest of this …

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Aug 22

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tarpons struggle against Mercedes in final scrimmage

  By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the PRESS MERCEDES — Man, even Murphy would’ve shaken his head. In the final scrimmage at Tiger Stadium on Friday evening, everything that could’ve gone wrong for the Port Isabel Tarpons did as the Mercedes Tigers prevailed by a 3-1 margin. Then in a live half, the hits kept …

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Aug 21

City seeks $2.4M for culinary arts institute

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission, at a special-called meeting Monday, authorized the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation to apply for approximately $2.4 million of loan funds through the Office of the Governor to develop a culinary arts institute. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South …

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