Mar 10 2017

Writer’s Block: Spring Break 2017

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Welcome Spring Breakers! Welcome to our beautiful South Padre Island, where the sun shines warm, the wind blows cool and the music plays loud. I know I speak for many when I say we’re glad you’re here. And we hope you enjoy your week of fun and sun …

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Mar 10 2017

Rio History: The Count of Padre Island

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The following is an excerpt from my book, Old Indio, Last of the Karankawa Indians of Padre Island and other short stories. A special telegram to the Philadelphia Times, (June 12-1893) from Rockport, Texas read, “On Laguna Padre, a long lozenge-shaped island lying off the coast just below this …

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Mar 03 2017

Spring Brouhaha

Impassioned residents speak of importance of Spring Break By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spring Break — it’s big business. And for the dozens of Island business owners, residents and others who crowded into the South Padre Island City Council Chambers Wednesday afternoon, that’s exactly what they came to say during a special workshop …

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Mar 03 2017

Sepulveda: Second Causeway closer than ever

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) received an update on the Second Causeway project, heard a report on an entrepreneurship program, and considered funding requests related to the Birding Center and Sea Turtle Inc. during its Tuesday, Feb, 21 meeting. “We’re a lot closer than what we’ve …

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Mar 03 2017

Community mourns loss of city attorney

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of South Padre Island and the Laguna Madre region are mourning the loss of Paul Cunningham, city attorney for the Island since its incorporation. Cunningham died on Monday, Feb. 27 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Cunningham served as the city attorney since its inception, …

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Mar 03 2017

Laguna Vista ballot set

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The ballot is set for the May 6 general and special elections in Laguna Vista. Incumbent Mayor Susie Houston is unopposed in her bid for reelection. Three council members in Places 1, 2 and 3 will be determined, along with the mayor in the regular election and Place 4 …

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Mar 03 2017

Candidates unopposed, City cancels election

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com With the terms on two city commission seats coming to an end this May, the City of Port Isabel had planned to hold an election. However, after no candidates filed to run against the two incumbents, Martin C. Cantu and Jeffery Martinez, the Commission voted unanimously to cancel …

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Mar 03 2017

Board hears event updates

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory Board (CVAB) heard post event reports as well as considered funding requests for future events during its Wednesday, Feb. 22 meeting. Danielle Peterson, representing the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, presented the post report for the 33rd Annual Longest Causeway Run …

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Mar 03 2017

Water District OK’s Beach Boulevard repairs

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com During their regular meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) approved a motion for design and professional services for an upcoming water line improvement project along Beach Boulevard in Laguna Vista. The repair project will cost an estimated $62,000. The motion wasn’t without some …

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Mar 03 2017

Mock, Euresti Win Gold at Tarpon Relays

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sydney “Trey” Mock and Jesus Euresti led the Port Isabel track and field men with gold medal-winning performances in their events at last Saturday’s Tarpon Relays in Port Isabel. Mock won gold for the second time in as many meets this season with a distance of 153 feet …

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