Category Archive: News

Feb 05 2016

City Secretary seeks up to $1 million in lawsuit

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel City Secretary Susie Alcocer has filed a lawsuit in the 103rd State District Court against the City, alleging she has been the victim of age discrimination and retaliation. According to a copy of the petition obtained by the PRESS, Alcocer is seeking between $200,000 and $1 …

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Feb 05 2016

City approves drone program

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council met Wednesday evening for their regular meeting. With the busy season in sight, the council addressed further infrastructure improvements and made preparations for Spring Break. During weekly Spring Break preparation meetings, city staff has been considering forward-thinking measures including the use of …

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Feb 05 2016

Candidates begin filing

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Election season is under way in Port Isabel and already several candidates have submitted packets declaring their intention to run for office. Voters will decide on three races: mayor, and Places 1 and 2 on the City Commission. Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora, whose Place 1 seat is …

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Feb 05 2016

Shrimp & Fish Fry for charity

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Rotary Club of Port Isabel is gearing up to host their annual Shrimp and Fish Fry on Saturday, Feb. 5. The fundraising fish fry will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort on South Padre Island. According to Rotarian Bettina Tolin, the …

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Feb 05 2016

PID approves interlocal agreement

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com With a quorum present at a regular meeting of the Public Improvement District #1 (PID) on Friday, Jan. 29, the three directors present voted to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Port Isabel. The Port Isabel City Commission similarly approved the agreement in their regular meeting …

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Feb 05 2016

Committee seeks to bring back Pirate Days

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS A spirit of collaboration has spread across the committees of the City of South Padre Island. The Historic Preservation Committee recently jumped on board, making plans to work with the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee for an upcoming celebration of the City’s 43rd birthday. The Historic Preservation Committee …

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Feb 05 2016

Convicted, Chambers still running for sheriff

By PETE BANDA Special to the PRESS reporter@sbnewspaper.com With election season less than two months away, many people are surprised to see John Chambers’ name still on the ballot for Cameron County Sheriff. That’s because Chambers, the former Chief of Police of Indian Lake, was found guilty on 14 counts of tampering with government records earlier this …

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Feb 05 2016

Writer’s Block: Blessed South Texas

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The 2014-2015 winter season was a dismal one for many throughout the country. In the Northeast, public works employees were creating veritable mountains out of plowed snow. There was so much of the white stuff shoved off of roadways that mounds of it remained stubbornly unmelted long into …

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Feb 05 2016

Dates for Annual Crab Trap Removal Set

Special to the PRESS For more than a decade, countless volunteers have spent 10 days each February searching  Texas bays for abandoned crab traps left to foul shrimpers’ nets, snag anglers’ lines and create unsightly views. This year, volunteers will clean up the crab traps from Feb. 19 to 28. During this 10-day period, coastal waters …

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Feb 05 2016

Lady Tarpons Tripped Up at Hidalgo, 50-35

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops team lost, 50-35, on the road to Hidalgo Tuesday night.  With the loss, Port Isabel is eliminated from any possible playoff consideration for the season. Port Isabel is now 4-8 in District 32-4A play and Hidalgo improves to 8-4 and has clinched …

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