Holly Beach Road upgrade addressed

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista holds no responsibility for paving and maintenance of Holly Road, officials have learned. Requests for improvements to the rut-filled roadway were directed to City Hall, City Manager Rolando Vela told Councilmembers last week. “The last few weeks we have had calls from kayakers …

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Man apprehended for burglary

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Cameron County Park Rangers, with the help of the South Padre Island Police Department, apprehended and arrested a male subject for Burglary of a Vehicle on Wednesday morning. According to Cameron County Assistant Chief Park Ranger Sylverio Cisneros, the department received a phone call around …

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SPI taps former top cop as city manager

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   The South Padre Island City Council appointed their interim choice to the official position as City Manager, as former SPI police chief Randy Smith officially accepted the job at Wednesday night’s regular meeting. Smith, who served as Police Chief for nine years, was tapped as interim city …

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Helping Hands: United Methodist kids share joy of giving

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel United Methodist Church, from Sunday to Thursday, hosted a group of generous visitors with the purpose of giving back to the community as well as sharing the glory of God. Titled a mission week, about 32 people – 20 kids and 12 adults – …

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Pinkerton preps for new season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Jacob Pinkerton has been hard at work for months preparing for the 2019 high school football season. The Press found him in the weight room recently and he talked about his upcoming senior season of football, and briefly looked back on last season. “Last year we had a …

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Niño has the speed

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Port Isabel Tarpon football teams always seem to have enough speed, but the 2019 Tarpons would appear to have more than usual. One example of that is Adrian Niño. “We have a pretty fast team this year,” Niño  told the Press. “We lost three guys to graduation, …

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Angel Niño looks forward to 2019

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The other half of the Niño Brothers backfield combination is Angel Niño and, along with his brother Adrian, Angel has given liberally of his time this spring to get ready for the upcoming high school football season. The Press found the younger of the Niño brothers at the …

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Rio History: Red Fish Landing

By Steve Hathcock Special to the PARADE Port Mansfield, or Redfish Landing, as it was once called was an isolated fishing camp located on the sandy shores of the Laguna Madre in the early 1930s. Newspaper reports from the time refer to giant redfish over four feet long and trout so numerous that a man …

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Excellence: SPI brings home TAMIO award

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For the second year in a row, the City of South Padre Island has brought home the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Award of Excellence for their submission of the city’s annual report. The city’s public information officer, Angelique “Nikki” Soto, traveled upstate this past …

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Early voting to commence

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Early voting for the South Padre Island runoff mayoral election will begin on Monday, June 17 and will run through until Tuesday, 25 with the exception of weekends. The two candidates running for the position are former Assistant City Manager Darla Jones, and Planning and Zoning Commission …

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