After bomb threat, Causeway collapse memories resurface

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel hosted this year’s memorial ceremony for the 19th anniversary of the Queen Isabella Causeway Collapse, the morning after a bomb threat closed the bridge for more than eight hours. City leaders both South Padre Island and Port Isabel, some of them having spent the entire night …

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Man accused of stabbing wife at Wingstop

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A man has been charged with first degree aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing his wife at Wingstop in Port Isabel.  Port Isabel Police Chief Robert Lopez told the PRESS that Abner Daniel Cruz Garcia was arrested around 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 after turning himself in to South Padre Island Police …

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LV bowl in future council agenda

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The future of the Gwen Bowl, a pool-style skatepark in Laguna Vista on Broadway Boulevard, could depend on Laguna Vista’s Oct. 8 town council meeting.  Rob Nixon, chairman of the South Texas chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, drafted a proposal asking the Town of Laguna Vista to enter into “negotiations” with …

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Cities, county providing sandbags before Tropical Storm Beta landfall

Staff report  Local municipalities and Cameron County are handing out sandbags, preparing for Tropical Storm Beta’s landfall of the South coast of Texas. On South Padre Island, sandbags are available at the Public Works Workshop located at the corner of West Venus and Laguna Boulevard, beginning today until 4 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 …

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LMWD lifts boil notice

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) has lifted a boil notice issued yesterday for all of its customers. After receiving lab results from water samples sent the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, LMWD has determined that water no longer needs to be boiled before washing hands, cooking or cleaning. LMWD issued …

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Causeway reopens after bomb threat

  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has reopened following a bomb threat that closed both lanes and left people in Port Isabel and South Padre Island in traffic for several hours. The Causeway was reopened around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The Causeway was ordered to close by Texas Department of …

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Bomb threat closes Causeway on eve of collapse anniversary

  Editor’s note: This is a developing story.  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com UPDATE: The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has reopened following a bomb threat that closed both lanes and left people in both Port Isabel and South Padre Island in traffic for several hours. The Causeway was reopened around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The …

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Laguna Madre Water District issues boil notice for all customers

Staff report The Laguna Madre Water District has issued a boil notice after repairing a broken waterline on South Padre Island. Alicia Baldovinos, Media Affairs Consultant for LMWD, told the PRESS that the water district has sent water samples to the Department of State Health and Human Services office in Harlingen for testing and expects …

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Changing tides: As COVID-19 positivity rates decrease, county beaches reopen

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County beach accesses and beach parks reopened this past Tuesday, as Texas sees its COVID-19 positivity rate dipping below 10 percent for the first time since late June.  On Sept. 8, families and anglers came to the reopened Isla Blanca park, distancing themselves from others on the mile of beach …

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PI-ISD students can continue online schooling

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Point Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD) students can continue attending school online, as the school district prepares partially reopening campuses on Sept. 21. Parents took to social media to share their concerns about a survey sent by PI-ISD on Sept. 8,  asking parents for comments on their Phase 2 reopening plan, …

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