Tag Archive: Laguna Madre area

Nov 20 2014

SALES TAX REPORT: Laguna Madre cities see another bump in September

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For the second consecutive month, Laguna Madre area cities reported sales tax gains with the exception of one. Port Isabel reported a significant 4.97 percent bump in September with $166,141.02 in sales tax collections, up from $158,271.41 reported during the same time last year. This is a continued …

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Oct 30 2014

Laguna Madre’s tourism future assessed

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The lower Laguna Madre area is reaching a turning point as the face of the standard tourist is beginning to evolve. With the area soon having to make adjustments to younger generations visiting, while accommodating the travel decline of baby boomers, a tourism assessment team came down from …

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Oct 23 2014

SALES TAX REPORT: Laguna Madre cities experience sales tax gains

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com All but one community in the Laguna Madre area experienced sales tax gains in the month of August. Port Isabel reported a 1.33 percent increase in sales tax collections this August, from $191,563.05 during the same period last year to $194,113.14 this year. On South Padre Island, a …

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Sep 25 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: SpaceX – To the Future… And Beyond

Seen are various images from festivities and events surrounding the ground breaking ceremony of SpaceX, the commercial launch site to be constructed at Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. The impact of SpaceX is expected to benefit the surrounding communities, including the Laguna Madre and Harlingen-San Benito-Brownsville metropolitan areas. Pictured in this gallery are an artist’s …

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Sep 25 2014

Officials revel in SpaceX groundbreaking; economic boon anticipated locally

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com BROWNSVILLE – Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley have long described the culture shock experienced at the border communities within as an out of this world experience. It’s a statement that can now be taken literally as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) broke ground Monday, Sept. 22, for its …

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Sep 11 2014

Standing Calendar (Week of Sept. 11-17, 2014)

Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Event: Walking Club Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel Admission: Free More Info: (956) 266-2231   Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Event: 30 min Walking and 30 min Exercise Class Where: Bajareno Park, Laguna Heights More Info: (956) 266-2231   Date: …

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Sep 11 2014

Community Calendar (Week of Sept. 11-17, 2014)

Date: Sept. 13 (Second Saturday of Each Month) Time: 9 a.m. Event: RGV Bikers for Christ Regular Meeting Where: Christ’s Harbor Church, 1441 Santa Isabel Blvd. Laguna Vista More Info: (956) 943-5595   Date: Sept. 13 Time: 5 to 11 p.m. Event: Pachanga in the Park Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel More Info: (956) 943-7602 …

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Mar 27 2013

ROCKIN’ RESTAURANT REVIEW: Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant

By CRAIG ALANIZ South Padre Parade If you are in search of authentic Mexican food without the burden of traveling any further than the Laguna Madre area than Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant is your answer. Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant serves the finest quality Mexican flavors and rich food traditions from the comfort of Port Isabel. The relaxed atmosphere …

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