Dec 08 2017

Ahoy! Hoy! Hoy!

Boat parade brings Christmas cheer By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS With the waters of the Laguna Madre awash in the colors of the holiday season, spectators gathered along the bay last Saturday evening to enjoy the South Padre Island and Port Isabel Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. More than 20 boats of all shapes …

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Dec 08 2017

Holidays kick off with Island parade

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Great weather and great cheer combined to form a picture perfect Christmas Parade on South Padre Island last Friday evening. Thousands of people lined Padre Boulevard as the sun began to set on a balmy and pleasant evening in anticipation of the popular parade. As the twilight deepened, …

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Dec 08 2017

City gears up for first Christmas parade

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel is excitedly preparing for its first annual Christmas parade, which take place this Saturday, Dec. 9. City officials have made a concerted effort to spread as much Christmas cheer as possible this year, decorating medians, trees and more with festive lights and holiday …

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Dec 08 2017

Deadline near for house decorating contest

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The deadline to submit an entry for participation in the Laguna Vista Christmas House Decorating Contest is Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. The decorated houses will be judged on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and the winners will be announced at the Tuesday, Dec. 12 Town Council …

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Dec 08 2017

Task force talks dune permits, shoreline master plan

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS During their Monday, Dec. 4 meeting, the South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force considered a beach and dune permit, heard reports on beach related issues and programs, and weighed in on a proposed ordinance addressing the removal of equipment on the beach in the event of an approaching storm. …

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Dec 08 2017

Water district takes hard look at capital improvements

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After a proposed $16.4 million bond election failed to pass with voters last month, the Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) has been forced to take a hard look at how it will approach several projects it deemed as important to complete. To that end, the Board of Directors …

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Dec 08 2017

Annexation plans continue

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Plans to annex a portion of Laguna Heights into the City of Port Isabel continued apace this week as the Port Isabel City Commission approved the first reading of the annexation ordinance. “It’s the property in Laguna Heights that goes up to Roy Street,” City Manager Jared Hockema …

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Dec 08 2017

Marines see big turnout at annual toy drive

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The community came out in force Tuesday at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island in order to donate Christmas gifts for children in need while enjoying an evening of delicious food and entertainment at the restaurant’s Annual Christmas Party. The yearly Toys for Tots event is manned by …

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Dec 08 2017

Interact students host coat drive

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS A group of students from Port Isabel High School wanted to make Christmas a little brighter for families in need this holiday season, so they decided to organize a winter coat drive. Brian Chavez, president of the Rotary Interact Club, explained how their organization got their inspiration for …

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Dec 08 2017

Grant could mean upgrades at Water Tower Park

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS During its Monday, Nov. 27 meeting, the South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee discussed a proposal to update Water Tower Park via a grant from GameTime Inc. Parks and Recreation Manager Anne Payne explained that she was made aware of the opportunity via an email received by …

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