Category Archive: News

Aug 17 2015

FERC hears public, residents protest at scoping meeting

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Tuesday was a highly anticipated day for both proponents and opponents of several proposed Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) companies that are seeking to build export facilities along the Brownsville Ship Channel of the Port of Brownsville. Currently, three companies: Texas LNG, Annova LNG and Rio Grande LNG, are …

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Aug 17 2015

Island Metro fares remain free

By ALLEY COWGILL Port Isabel-South Padre Press ads@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss several significant matters. However, social media was in an uproar over one specific agenda item – the discussion and potential action to consider a service agreement from the City of South Padre Island for the …

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Aug 17 2015

Hockema speaks to Chamber about City’s future

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel Interim City Manager Jared Hockema was the guest of honor at a recent all-member meeting of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. The group gathered for breakfast at Pirate’s Landing last Friday and listened as Hockema discussed the current state of the City and its most …

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Aug 17 2015

City to change recycling center hours

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Changes continue in Port Isabel as the City Commission seeks to remedy a budget deficit and increase efficiency in City operations. Among those changes will be new hours of operation for the recycling center. Currently, the center is open six days a week and is manned by three …

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Aug 17 2015

Over 300 anglers fished 34th annual LKT

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT) Bay and Offshore grand champions had one thing in mind after they collected their trophies on Sunday afternoon: sleep. Ericka Kinney, the Offshore Grand Champion, and Kelsey Garcia, the Bay Grand Champion were all smiles during the awards luncheon. When asked how they …

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Aug 17 2015

Business leaders lends support to Annova LNG

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Representatives from business interests all over the Rio Grande Valley gathered at the Port of Brownsville Tuesday morning for a press conference hosted by Annova LNG, which is part of a company called Exelon Generation. Annova LNG is one of three Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) companies seeking to …

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Aug 17 2015

Writer’s Block: Famous Sightings

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com As the Press and Parade were prepared for print the social media rumor mill was abuzz with a celebrity sighting. UFC champion Ronda Rousey had been spotted in the Lone Star State — inside a Kingsville Walmart, of all places —perhaps buying a hunting or fishing license. News …

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Aug 17 2015

Woman dies in parasailing accident

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A San Antonio woman ­ died after falling to the water while parasailing near South Padre Island Saturday. She has been identified as 47-year-old Dawn Strickland. Strickland was found in the water by a boater who called the U.S. Coast Guard at just after 6 p.m., according to …

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Aug 17 2015

Houston man drowns on SPI

By ALLEY COWGILL Port Isabel-South Padre Press ads@portisabelsouthpadre.com Houston resident Joseph H. Gardner, 53, died while swimming in the rough current of South Padre Island. South Padre Island Beach Patrol rescued Gardner and began performing CPR while he was transported to a helipad for airlifting to a hospital. South Padre Island City Manager Bill DiLibero said …

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Aug 17 2015

Death of Laguna Heights man ruled a homicide

By ALLEY COWGILL Port Isabel-South Padre Press ads@portisabelsouthpadre.com Brownsville Police detectives have identified the body of a man found on the 6900 block of California Road as Maximiliano Galvan, 23, of Laguna Heights. As of late Wednesday evening, investigators have ruled Galvan’s death a homicide. Brownsville public information officer, J.J. Treviño states, “labeling this case a …

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