Category Archive: News

Jul 17

Candidates submit final contribution reports

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Three of the four candidates from Port Isabel who ran in the May 10 Municipal Election – Mayor Joe E. Vega and city commissioners Maria de Jesus Garza and Juan Jose Zamora – submitted the final, required campaign contribution report on July 15. To read the rest of this story, please …

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Jul 17

Fixes offered for pedestrian walkway

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com At Wednesday’s meeting, the South Padre Island City Council received a series of solutions to how the City can best maintain and preserve the Queen Isabella Causeway pedestrian walkway from Green, Rubiano & Associates (GRA), of Harlingen. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre …

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Jul 17

Chamber cancels public hearing for second causeway

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of South Padre Island and SPI Chamber of Commerce canceled a public hearing to discuss plans to build a second causeway that had been set for 5:30 p.m., Thursday. A make-up date for the hearing has not been announced. The PRESS will relay that information once it …

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Jul 17

ALL LIT UP: Amber solar lighting installed at Sea Turtle Inc.

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BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Amber is the color of their energy and the light that will lead the way in creating an ideal setting for sea turtle breeding routines on South Padre Island. On Friday, officials with Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) held a ceremonial lighting of the first amber, solar-paneled light fixture to …

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Jul 17

Old City Hall to receive facelift

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council on Wednesday discussed a series of physical improvements that must be made to the Old City Hall before the facility is designated for a specific use. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call …

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Jul 10

Fierro visits over summer break

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS When last seen competing in a Port Isabel Tarpon uniform, Armando Fierro was crowned state Class 3-A champion in the 1,500-meter run in Austin in the spring of 2012. Since then, he has competed for the University of West Alabama and joined the United States Marine Corps. To read the …

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Jul 10

City rescinds sandblasting contract

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council has rescinded the contract awarded in May to First Quality Restoration (low bidder) for sandblasting and painting the exposed steel at the Convention Centre for a cost of $82,830. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition …

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Jul 10

Community enjoys Fourth of July with parades, concerts

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BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The cities of South Padre Island, Port Isabel and Laguna Vista each hosted parades on Thursday to celebrate Independence Day. Community members first took to the beach Thursday morning for the SPI Beach Parade, as hundreds of guests marveled at the sights of the marching red, white and blue …

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Jul 10

Event Center grand opening slated July 26

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com There will be no more delays – the show must go on. Officials with the City of Port Isabel are determined to host a grand opening ceremony for the Events & Cultural Center (ECC) on July 26, as evidenced by comments made at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. To read the rest …

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Jul 10

Rash of thefts reported in The Fingers

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Last week, Port Isabel residents Todd Casey and Russell Robinson, both area fishing boat captains, became the most recent victims of a rash of boat-related thefts that have been reported in The Fingers area of Port Isabel. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre …

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