Category Archive: News

Mar 17 2017

(UPDATED) BREAKING: Woman arrested in connection with hit-and-run

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Update, 5 p.m.: The City of South Padre Island has just released a statement saying two women are now in custody in connection with the hit-and-run accident which injured five people early this morning. Acting on a tip from a member of the community, police located a dark …

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Mar 10 2017

Texas Week

Spring Break’s busiest week begins By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spring Break is set to go into full swing with the start of Texas Week this Saturday, March 11.As coeds from universities across the state descend upon the Laguna Madre region for a week of revelry and fun, officials report that safety preparations …

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Mar 10 2017

Laguna Vista CARES pets rally set

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista is expanding its Laguna Vista Cares slogan to include a proactive approach to animal care and control. “We want to raise awareness on the importance of being responsible pet owners,” City Manager Rolando Vela said. A campaign during the month of March has been …

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Mar 10 2017

City’s financial condition is strong

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS South Padre Island’s financial status is strong, according to an accounting report delivered during a regular meeting of the city council Wednesday, March 1. Quentin Anderson, from Carr, Riggs and Ingram, presented the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2015-2016 to Council. “Your financial condition is strong when …

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Mar 10 2017

Port Isabel woman sentenced to 13 years

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A Port Isabel woman was sentenced to 13 years in state jail after a jury found her guilty on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity and the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. The guilty verdict on all six counts was handed down last Friday, March …

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Mar 10 2017

Hotel, pier projects seek dune permits

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force considered five beach and dune permit applications during its Monday, March 6 meeting. First up for consideration was a beach and dune permit application for the future Courtyard by Marriott, to be built at 6700 Padre Blvd. The plan calls for the …

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Mar 10 2017

Street improvements planned in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Plans are in the works for street improvements in Laguna Vista. While Orange Lane will see the first upgrades, Town officials are also targeting five other roadways here. “The Town has now initiated the process to go out for sealed bids for street improvements to Orange Lane,” according to …

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Mar 10 2017

County accepting justice of the peace applications

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Cameron County Commissioners’ Court moved to accept applications for the vacancy of Justice of the Peace 3-1 after the death of Judge Guadalupe Ayala. The County will accept applications until Wednesday, March 15 to fill Ayala’s unexpired term, according to a statement released by County Judge Eddie …

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Mar 10 2017

Lady Tarpons Third at Falcon Relays

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons track and field team came home with four gold medals and placed third at the Falcon Relays in Los Fresnos last Saturday. Natalie Garza, Ava Gomez, and Sabrina Garza won individual gold for P.I., and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of …

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Mar 10 2017

Silva Hurdles for Gold at Los Fresnos

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Omar Silva took the gold medal in both hurdles races at last week’s Falcon Relays in Los Fresnos. Silva was competing in an actual meet for the first time this season and was clearly healthy and ready to go.  He timed in at 16.52 seconds in the 110-meter …

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