Category Archive: News

Aug 26 2016

Local woman dies in Causeway accident

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A Laguna Vista woman has died after a two vehicle crash on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway Friday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports. The woman, identified as 55-year-old Janet Evelyn Goggan, was traveling eastbound on the Causeway in a Mercedes-Benz at approximately 8:30 a.m., …

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Aug 26 2016

EDC hears Second Causeway Project update

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS A report on the status of the South Padre Island Second Access project highlighted a recent meeting of the City of South Padre Island  Economic Development Corporation. Adrian Rincones, Chief Financial Officer of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) presented information about the SPI Second Access Project. “The …

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Aug 26 2016

Parking, White Sands Street improvements addressed

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Parking and safety issues related to White Sands Street dominated the discussions at the Aug. 17 South Padre Island City Council meeting. SPI Mayor Barry Patel put forth an agenda item  to approve the first reading of Ordinance 16-17, establishing a no parking zone on the south side of …

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Aug 26 2016

Constables deputies arrest woman for car theft

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A Port Isabel woman faces a charge of theft of a vehicle, reports Cameron County Pct. 1 Constable Pete Delgadillo this week. Constable’s deputies served a warrant on Melissa Jo Nuñez, 27, at Carrizales Rucker Detention Center in Brownsville for one charge of theft of a vehicle, a …

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Aug 26 2016

LMWD schedules budget workshop, changes regular meeting time

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com With the fiscal year soon coming to a close, the Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) Board of Directors made plans to hold a budget workshop soon. The Board also approved a change to the time it holds regular meetings. The board’s regular meetings normally begin at 6 p.m., …

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Aug 26 2016

Animal shelter hours changed, community events approved

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Among a lengthy list of items up for discussion, the Port Isabel City Commission decided Tuesday to change the hours of operation for the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter and approved several upcoming community events. In an effort to reduce overhead at the shelter City Manager Jared Hockema …

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Aug 26 2016

Tarpons Hang Tough in Mercedes Scrimmage

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons came up well short on the scoreboard in both parts of last Friday’s football scrimmage on the road against the Mercedes Tigers, but head P.I. coach Monty Stumbaugh was encouraged by his team’s overall performance. “I liked their effort,” Coach Stumbaugh said Monday.  “I …

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Aug 26 2016

Community Center Enhancements, Park Projects Discussed

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island Parks, Recreation And Beautification Committee met on August 17th to discuss enhancements at the SPI Community Center as well as other parks related projects. Darla Jones, SPI Interim City Manager reported that “we’re done” regarding completion of some final construction items at the …

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Aug 26 2016

Lady Tarpons Win Four, Host Harlingen Saturday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team got its first wins of the season last week, and continue to work hard at their craft this week with district season fast approaching. The girls hosted the Volley at the Beach Tournament last week and on the opening day …

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Aug 26 2016

Woodwinds Vital to Marching Band Sound

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The three main sections of a marching band are the brass, the percussion and the woodwinds, and not necessarily in that order. The woodwind section of the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band is strong this year and has the full confidence of head band director Scott Hartsfield. …

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