Feb 17 2017

Form Based Code: An Explainer

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Development Standards Review Task Force held a form based code training on Wednesday, Feb. 1. City Councilmember Alita Bagley provided some background information on the City’s form based code. She explained that back in 2003, SPI commissioned a study called the WRT (Wallace, Roberts, and …

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Feb 17 2017

Tarpons End on Streak, Tame ‘Kats, 60-54

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team outscored the Raymondville Bearkats, 60-54, on the road Monday night in the final game of the season for both teams. The Tarpons end the season on a three-game winning streak in district play and finish with a 5-9 league record.  They won …

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Feb 17 2017

Track preps for first official meet

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High track and field team can be seen at Tarpon Stadium these days practicing and getting ready for the 2017 track and field season.  The Press found head boys coach Joe Gonzales in his classroom at the high school this week to get his thoughts …

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Feb 17 2017

Letters to the Editor for 2-16-2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, I had occasion to go to some of the major retailers in Port Isabel to try and turn in used batteries. Small batteries such as one might use in a flashlight. I was unable to find any retailer who would take them. In the course of my travels I …

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Feb 17 2017

Writer’s Block: Cowboy Creed

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com You hear stories about the good ol’ days. You hear stories of the time when towns were so small that you knew all your neighbors and folks never locked their doors at night because why would you when you can name everyone in your no-stoplight-town? You hear stories …

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Feb 17 2017

Rio History: Invasion of the Giant Jellyfish

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS A couple of years back, I wrote about a massive influx of Portuguese Man of Wars that washed onto the beaches of South Padre island in 2012. In that article, I explained to my readers that under normal conditions, colonies of Man-o-Wars travel with the currents and usually wash …

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Feb 03 2017

County submits ERP draft for review

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After a protracted discussion about recent revisions to the Cameron County Erosion Response Plan (ERP), the Cameron County Commissioner’s Court unanimously approved sending the draft document to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for an informal review. The decision came last Thursday, Jan. 26 during a special meeting …

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Feb 03 2017

E.K. Atwood overhaul set to begin Friday

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In accordance with the Cameron County Parks Master Plan, a $3.75 million overhaul of E.K. Atwood Park is slated to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3. The park, also known as Beach Access 5, is one of the most popular destinations for South Padre Island …

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Feb 03 2017

CVA faces funding challenges

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Convention and Visitors Advisory Board considered funding for future proposed Island events in its Jan. 25 meeting. “In the report and recommendations we are forwarding to you, you will see that we have serious challenges for fully funding the current application requests to begin with, and serious …

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Feb 03 2017

Candidates file in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Two incumbents and one political newcomer have filed for places on the Laguna Vista Town Council May election ballot as of Thursday morning. The May 6 election will decide who will fill three-year terms for the mayor and three council positions. Currently the places are held by Mayor Susie Houston, Council members Place 1 Michael Carter, Place 2 Wanda Reyes Rice and Place 3 Frank Davalos. Mayor Houston has filed …

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