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Jan 30 2015

Speed bump additions met with safety concerns

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 29, 2015 Ideally, speed bumps are used as a means to reduce traffic volume and prevent reckless driving on streets with high pedestrian traffic like residential neighborhoods and parking lots. For the most part, statistics show that speed bumps and other traffic calming devices such as speed …

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Jan 30 2015

Water quality returning to compliance

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 29, 2015 In response to an overexposure of THMs (trihalomethane) in the distributed water supply, The Laguna Madre Water District is conducting a pilot study over the use of chlorine dioxide to reduce the amount of total organic carbons (TOC) produced in the pretreatment of the water …

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Jan 30 2015

Port Isabel sued in contractor dispute

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 29, 2015 Colair Inc., a general contractor based in Mission, is suing the City of Port Isabel over disagreements regarding the numerous problems resulting from the delayed construction of the PI Cultural & Event Center. However, according to City Attorney Robert Collins, this issue stems from disputes …

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Jan 30 2015

Editor’s Note: Football is Football

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 29, 2015   Sunday marks the end of a season for many folks in the Valley. With much fanfare, food, friends and family, folks will gather around their TV screens as the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots square off against each other in the NFL’s …

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Jan 30 2015

Island restaurant closures continue

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS January 29, 2015 In October of 2013, the PRESS reported on the number of area restaurants on South Padre Island that had gone out of business, both in the previous year and over the last decade. That downward trend has continued, with more area restaurants closing their doors …

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Jan 30 2015

LV names new fire chief

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS January 29, 2015 Julio Olguin has been named to fill the position of Laguna Vista fire chief. A police officer in the Town for more than 14 years, Olguin is a certified fireman and has served as the Interim Fire Chief for the Laguna Vista Volunteer Fire Department since …

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Jan 30 2015

PISB Navigation District projects continue apace

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS January 29, 2015 The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District (PISBND) held its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22, to discuss various items of business, including ongoing dredging projects, Port security concerns, and the upcoming election. Port Director Steve Bearden presented the Director’s Report, informing the board that the …

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Jan 30 2015

Rounder the wonder dog

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Tenacious spirit aids dog’s recovery from abuse   Rounder, a three-year-old mixed breed Chinese Shar-Pei and possibly German shepherd, was found a year ago wandering the streets of Hidalgo County and was brought in to the Laguna Madre Humane Society shelter with a major medical concern. At the …

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Jan 30 2015

Coral Reef celebrates 19th year

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS January 29, 2015 Ask any Island resident what they consider the quintessential locals bar of South Padre Island to be, and the overwhelming answer is The Coral Reef Lounge, one of the most popular watering holes on SPI. The Reef, as it’s affectionately known, celebrated its 19th anniversary …

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Jan 30 2015

SPI invests in future

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 29, 2015 Since 2002, the City of South Padre Island has had a concrete vision and plan in place for future development to beautify the Island and to improve economic development. Last Thursday, the City Council along with members of the Design Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) …

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