Category Archive: News

Jul 21 2017

Letters to the Editor for July 20, 2017

Special to the PRESS Correction: The PRESS published an incomplete copy of Mr. Snyder’s letter in last week’s issue. The letter is reprinted below in its entirety. Editor, The Answer to PIISD Budget Shortfall? Rio Grande LNG Chapter 313 Agreement. Point Isabel Independent School District is wrestling with a $743,000 funding shortfall for the upcoming …

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Jul 21 2017

Writer’s Block: Memory Lane

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Time is a funny thing. It’s known as the fourth dimension. The first three length, width and height, can be mathematically represented by a three-dimensional graph with an X, Y and Z axis. We can move forward or backwards, side to side, or up and down each of …

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Jul 21 2017

Rio History: There’s a New Marshall in Town

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Ronalyn Adams could disarm just about any criminal with her looks,” reporter Mack Sisk wrote in a 1973 article “She is pretty and she is pretty tough.” “I’m just a mean redhead,” the 5-foot-7, 132-pound Mrs. Adams said, “and I’ve always wanted to be a cop.” Ronalyn Adams’ dream …

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Jul 14 2017

County seeks to join SB4 lawsuit

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County will seek to join pending litigation against Senate Bill 4, the so-called “Sanctuary Cities Bill.” The decision was approved unanimously during a Cameron County Commissioners’ Court meeting Tuesday, July 11. In May, Gov. Greg Abbott shocked people around the state when, with no advance notice, he …

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Jul 14 2017

PRAYING FOR PEOPLE

Blessing includes pleas for relief in wake of worker shortage By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “The storm is never the story,” the Rev. Mark Watters said Monday, using a metaphor about sailing in rough seas to describe the current situation faced by local shrimpers just days before the season is set to open …

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Jul 14 2017

Meschi resigns council seat

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Councilman Gary Meschi resigned his Place Five seat here Wednesday. In his resignation letter, Meschi cited personal reasons for the resignation, but also said he could not work with a Council that did not make decisions in the best interest of the community. His action came after …

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Jul 14 2017

Spring Break events to undergo stricter scrutiny

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The issue of Spring Break was at the front and center once again for the South Padre Island City Council during its, Wednesday, July 5 meeting, as they discussed a proposed amendment of the mass gathering ordinance. “We all know special events have a major impact on our community,” …

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Jul 14 2017

Tick, Tock

$500 hourly fine approved for problematic rental properties By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS In light of incidents that occurred during Spring Break, the South Padre Island City Council tackled the issue of short term rentals in its Wednesday, July 5 meeting. Earlier this year, Council appointed a subcommittee to address the issue brought about …

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Jul 14 2017

New police officers to face physical fitness standards

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Prospective police officers will first have to pass a physical fitness test before they will be allowed to join the Port Isabel Police Department. Such was the news after the Port Isabel City Commission unanimously approved a recommendation from Chief of Police Robert Lopez during a regular meeting …

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Jul 14 2017

LV approves MOU for Rails-to-Trails Plan

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Town of Laguna Vista leaders Tuesday affirmed their vision of a county-wide recreational trail that will enhance future economic and environmental development. A unanimous vote to approve a memorandum of understanding between the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Town was approved here Tuesday. In the MOU, the Town agrees to be …

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