Oct 13 2017

Sand and Surf

Sand sculptors work around high tides at Sandcastle Days By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Thousands of visitors ebbed and flowed around the sand sculptures on display last weekend, undeterred by the high tides which had threatened to destroy the master sand sculptures early in the week. Local sand artists Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga …

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Oct 13 2017

Subsea 7 leaving Port Isabel

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Subsea 7 will be leaving the Port Isabel San Benito Navigation District by the end of the year. That was the news Port Director Steve Bearden announced during a breakfast meeting of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce last Friday. “They are moving to a new spoolbase where …

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Oct 13 2017

City greenlights Clayton’s Pier rezoning

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council addressed issues related to the proposed Clayton’s Fishing Pier during their October 4 meeting. Mayor Barry Patel recused himself from all the agenda items related to the pier and turned control of the meeting over to Mayor Pro-Tem Dennis Stahl. First up regarding …

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Oct 13 2017

Probable Zika case found in Laguna Heights

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials have announced a probable case of the Zika virus has occurred in Laguna Heights. “We were informed by the (Cameron County) health department,” Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema said. According to the city manager, the unidentified woman “presented with symptoms consistent with the Zika virus” during …

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Oct 13 2017

Town considers smoking ban

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista is considering a smoking ban in areas of the community. Citing the need to protect the public health and welfare of the community, officials on Tuesday considered on its first reading an ordinance that would prohibit smoking of tobacco products and electronic smoking materials …

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Oct 13 2017

Island approves Spring Break marketing funds

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Marketing South Padre Island for Spring Break as well as the off season were hot topics of discussion during the Wednesday, Oct. 4 City Council meeting. On the first of these items, Council considered a proposal to approve a $100,000 budget amendment from Hotel Occupancy Tax reserves for additional …

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Oct 13 2017

Walk for Women hosts annual fundraiser

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Walk for Women (W4W), a non-profit organization that raises money to aid those affected by breast cancer, held their 14th weekend-long event on South Padre Island this past weekend. Walk for Women started out as a small group of friends and neighbors who wanted to …

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Oct 13 2017

Town passes Beach Boulevard expenditure

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials took steps here Tuesday to allow for a $302,115 upgrade to Beach Blvd. “We had only budgeted $294,000 (in last year’s budget). Our city engineer advised that the cost for the street improvements is $302, 115,” City Manager Rolando Vela told the Town Council of the …

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Oct 13 2017

Port Isabel mulls Laguna Heights annexation

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Recent interest from developers has spurred conversations within the City of Port Isabel about annexing portions of Laguna Heights. Such was the discussion during Tuesday’s Port Isabel City Commission meeting. The land in question would be from Michigan Street to Roy Street, explained City Manager Jared Hockema. “There …

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Oct 13 2017

Contest season on for Silver Tarpon Band

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Contest season has begun for the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band and the first contest took place last week in Mercedes. It was the second year for the Queen City Marching Festival and the Silver Tarpon Band did quite well in its first competitive appearance of …

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