Category Archive: News

Nov 26 2014

2014-15 Winter Tourist Guide hits newsstands

PRESS Staff Report The 2014-15 Winter Tourist Guide to the Rio Grande Valley – a glossy magazine published annually by the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, the South Padre Parade Entertainment Magazine and the San Benito News – is now on newsstands throughout the Laguna Madre area and at popular RGV destinations. Featured in this year’s …

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Nov 26 2014

CENTER DISPUTE: Officials discuss center delay, alcohol policy

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel City Hall hosted a public hearing this past Wednesday in regards a number of concerns from the public about the recently opened city Event and Cultural Center. The idea behind the center’s construction was so the citizens of Port Isabel would have the option to host …

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Nov 26 2014

New gated community nearly complete

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Residents of Port Isabel will be getting new neighbors late next year as an ocean view gated community continues development. “Las Joyas at Port Isabel” which will host a 6-acre property on 12000 Highway 100, is being built by Paez Development, one of the leading developers in South …

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Nov 26 2014

Shoreline Task Force approves new plan

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island has had many concerns and issues with parking in the past. With future growth in mind, city staff is working on ways to prevent further issues and to improve accessibility to the beach. The Shoreline Task Force met Monday afternoon to discuss …

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Nov 20 2014

PARKS STRESSED AT MEETING: Island officials question committee’s focus

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Parks, recreation and beautification are three words that, though clearly intertwined, can easily branch off into a variety of tangents that can be difficult for one committee to cover. South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee Chairman Jodi Hughes recently questioned the focus of the committee and …

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Nov 20 2014

SHELL-SHOCKED: Cold weather blamed for turtles washed up on coast

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The drastic weather shift is being cited as the cause of 69 Atlantic green turtles washed ashore on the South Padre Island bay side. Texas Parks and Wildlife collected them and handed them off to caretakers of Sea Turtle Inc. near the Isla Blanca beach for rehabilitation. “When …

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Nov 20 2014

SPI now home to coastal monitoring ‘Sentinel’ network

Special to the PRESS The third of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations was installed Sunday, Nov. 9, at Brazos Santiago Pass on South Padre Island. Crews reportedly started by lifting and driving the 140-foot-long pile into the sea floor. Lifting the top section of the structure onto the pile is expected …

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Nov 20 2014

Dodson’s photography offers drone’s-eye view

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Retired teacher Philip Dodson has lived in the Laguna Madre area for 25 years and lately has been taking part in a rather unique hobby to pass his free time with. Having a lifelong interest in photography and the ocean, Dodson made an investment in an aerial drone …

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Nov 20 2014

SALES TAX REPORT: Laguna Madre cities see another bump in September

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For the second consecutive month, Laguna Madre area cities reported sales tax gains with the exception of one. Port Isabel reported a significant 4.97 percent bump in September with $166,141.02 in sales tax collections, up from $158,271.41 reported during the same time last year. This is a continued …

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Nov 20 2014

INKING A FUTURE: Torres on track to UTSA

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel High School senior Gabriyella Torres committed to a scholarship offer by The University of Texas at San Antonio to be a part of their track and field program on Wednesday. Friends and family wearing UTSA shirts surprised her on her big day with flowers and a …

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