Category Archive: News

Dec 11 2014

First annual Caldo for a Cause brings tasty soups to town

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com What began as a spirited conversation between friends Kirsten Zertuche and Marty Etheridge to determine the best caldo (broth) in the area manifested into the first of what is expected to be an annual Caldo Cook-off held this past Saturday at Harpoon’s Surf Bar & Grill on South …

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Dec 11 2014

PIISD hosts Family Meeting to discuss “DREAM Act”

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Monday evening, The Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) held a family meeting at the library of the Point Isabel High School. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sent representatives to the meeting to share information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which can be …

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Dec 11 2014

Judge grants extradition of Amit Livingston

PRESS Staff Report According to reports in India, a New Delhi Court has recommended convicted murderer Amit Muddamalle Livingston be extradited back to the U.S. On Feb 7, 2007 Livingston was found guilty for shooting and killing of his girlfriend, Hermila Garcia, in 2005 on South Padre Island. He was sentenced to 23 years in …

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Dec 11 2014

Beach maintenance continues through winter season

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Even as the slower season has approached the Island, city staff and committees are continuing to stay busy with long term plans as well as ideas for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. The Shoreline Task Force met Tuesday afternoon to discuss beach maintenance activities and the use …

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Dec 08 2014

BREAKING: Gunfire reported near Port Isabel High School

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Earlier today, the reporting of shots fired in the Laguna Heights area near Port Isabel High School put two campuses on alert. Extra patrols have been issued around the schools in the area for the time being as a precautionary measure. “We’ve had reports of gunfire near the …

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Dec 04 2014

Judge issues preliminary injunction in favor of Cornerstone Church

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On November 24, Judge Andrew Hanen of the United States District Court issued a preliminary injunction in favor of the Cornerstone Church by the Bay over the Town of Bayview following a unanimous vote by the Bayview Board of Alderman in June to enforce a zoning ordinance passed …

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Dec 04 2014

Route altered for annual PI Boat Parade

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Update: The story read that the Lighted Boat Parade takes place on Nov. 6. The parade is actually on Dec. 6. The Press regrets the error. Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For 27 years the Annual Lighted Boat Parade, hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, has treated the community with a …

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Dec 04 2014

Turtles released on South Padre beach

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sea turtle Inc., the nonprofit marine turtle rescue and rehabilitation center on South Padre Island, released 65 turtles that were previously suffering from cold-snap, a form of turtle hypothermia, at Isla Blanca Park on Nov. 24 and 25. The release process occurred over two days because of the …

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Dec 04 2014

SPI signs new agreement with Matamoros

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The City Council met Wednesday evening with a range of items to discuss. The agenda was full, covering many ongoing projects in the city. The approval of the Sister City agreement with the City of Matamoros was the highlight of the evening. The council welcomed Reynaldo Del Toro, …

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Dec 04 2014

Committee to restore markers

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS For the first time since August, the Historical Preservation Committee met late Tuesday afternoon to discuss a variety of topics from brochures and plaques to plans for getting their hands dirty cleaning historical markers on the Island. Chairman Steve Hathcock, who is also a member of the Cameron …

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