Category Archive: News

Apr 24 2015

ON HOLD: PI barred from holding meetings until ousted commissioners issue resolved

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com To view a copy of the case summary or the petition click here. Port Isabel Commissioners Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Martin C. Cantu who were recently dismissed from office following a majority vote by the City Commission, have filed an injunction against the City of Port Isabel, …

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Apr 24 2015

Demonstrators stage LNG protest

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS A group of protesters comprised of concerned citizens, the Sierra Club, the Lower Laguna Madre Foundation and the local chapter of the Audubon Society gathered at the foot of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway on South Padre Island on Sunday, April 19 for two hours to show their …

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Apr 24 2015

PAY TO PARK: Shoreline Task Force approves Beach User Fee

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Shoreline Task Force met last Monday to discuss several issues, chief among them, the Beach User Fee. The task force approved the maintenance fee, which will charge visitors $12 per day, up to $50 per month, to park along Gulf Boulevard and side streets. Padre Boulevard will …

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Apr 24 2015

City proposes budget cuts despite surplus

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI City Council met last week for a workshop regarding the mid-year budget review. Finance Director Rodrigo Gimenez gave the council an update on current numbers in regards to revenue and expenditures and included projections for the remainder of the year. With intent to increase efficiency within …

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Apr 24 2015

All the gear, all the time

Couple honor son by wearing his safety gear while riding By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Amidst the dozens of motorcycles parked in neat rows along the turn-around at the South Padre Island Convention Centre, one couple takes their time removing their helmets. Punk rock style skull graphics emblazoned on the riding jacket of …

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Apr 24 2015

Writer’s Block: Life’s what happens when…

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com …you’re busy making other plans. Things don’t always go according to plan. Whether those plans are long term goals, or even something as minor as what to eat for lunch, our plans don’t always work out. Sometimes, you’re standing at home plate expecting a fastball and see that …

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Apr 24 2015

SPI Planning and Zoning discusses Character Zones

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) met last Thursday afternoon for their first meeting since December. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the schedule of uses for zoning with the Form Based Code specifically in reference to Padre Boulevard and the Entertainment District. …

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Apr 24 2015

Arturo Galvan Park commences groundbreaking

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The first phase of the “Living Shoreline” project named after the late mayor Arturo Galvan commenced this past Saturday afternoon. The Arturo Galvan Coastal Park will be located at 1801 2nd Street, but due to damp weather, the site of the groundbreaking event was held at the Derry …

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Apr 24 2015

PIISD board sets Teacher Appreciation Week

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Point Isabel School Board met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting. The Board recognized April as Autism Awareness Month and presented winners of the Autism T-shirt Design from each of the schools. An important topic during the meeting was discussion of the Delinquent Tax Attorney for the …

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Apr 24 2015

‘Laguna Vista Cares’ anti-texting campaign kicks off

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A badly wrecked vehicle at the entrance to Hwy. 100 and FM 510 will soon signify the deadly effects that can occur while texting and driving, as part of the new Laguna Vista Cares campaign. A message near the vehicle will read, “One Text Can Wreck It All.” A …

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