Category Archive: News

Jun 26 2015

SURFIN’ TURTLES: Sea Turtle Inc. releases over 90 turtles

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A golden glow lit up the sand on Beach Access 3 Wednesday morning as hundreds of people crowded in a horseshoe shape around a line of string suspended over the ground. They had come to witness an event special to South Padre Island: the release of newly hatched …

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Jun 26 2015

Abbott signs anti strip-annexation measure

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a measure that will halt the City of Brownsville’s aggressive strip annexation practices and protect unincorporated communities in Cameron County from future land-grabs. Local officials are elated at the action and hail the action as a David versus Goliath victory, with the …

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Jun 26 2015

Four arrested in Palacios Paz murder

By ALLEY COWGILL Port Isabel-South Padre Press ads@portisabelsouthpadre.com Three months after the discovery of the body of Edinburg resident Jose Francisco Palacios Paz, 33, near South Padre Island authorities have made several arrests in the case. In what one investigator called one of the most ghastly murders in the Rio Grande Valley since Mark Kilroy in …

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Jun 26 2015

P.I. to look into traffic slowdowns, potholes

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Between summertime traffic clogging Highway 100 and potholes slowing down cars on side streets, driving in Port Isabel can be a difficult task. Driving woes were one of the issues the Port Isabel City Commission discussed during its regular meeting Tuesday. During public comments, resident Juanita Stringfield stood …

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Jun 26 2015

Muralist creates ‘interactive’ pieces

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For Rancho Viejo resident Mario Morales, creating a piece of art is more than just about creating an image or a sculpture, it’s about creating a catalyst for conversation. Recently, the City of South Padre Island chose to spark such a conversation by commissioning Morales — via SpawGlass …

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Jun 26 2015

Writer’s Block: Turtle Fever

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I’ve caught it. I’ve caught the bug. The symptoms are: excitement, a propensity to smile, and a fair amount of squee. Not to mention the grains of sand that are now embedded in the seams of my clothing and in the impossible to reach nooks and crannies of …

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Jun 26 2015

Deadline for HOT tax registration approaches

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of South Padre Island wants property owners to know that the deadline to register their properties in compliance with the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT tax) is fast approaching. City Ordinance No. 15-03 went into effect June 15, but the final deadline to register is July 1. …

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Jun 26 2015

SPI City Staff cuts budget for upcoming year

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Considering that the fiscal year is nearing its end, the City Council met last week for a presentation from Finance Director Rodrigo Gimenez regarding the budget for the upcoming year. Gimenez started by covering the General Fund, which is expected to have approximately $11 million in revenue. The …

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Jun 26 2015

Shoreline Task Force discusses lack of public bay access

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Shoreline Task Force met Monday afternoon for their regular meeting. The main item up for discussion was how to address the lack of public bay access on the Island. Chairman Paul Munarriz brought up the issue regarding the public’s ability to access the Laguna Madre Bay and …

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Jun 26 2015

SPI Parks Committee addresses City’s maintenance issues

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee met last week for their regular monthly meeting. With the fiscal year nearing its end and budgets being submitted for the upcoming year, committee members addressed confusion regarding the financial responsibility of park maintenance. Recently, the committee began working on a …

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