Aug 18 2017

Pawsome!

Adoption fees to be waved during Clear the Shelter Saturday By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A quiet tabby cat looked up as the door opened and reached a paw through the bars of her cage in a tentative, hopeful greeting. Her name is Vanessa and she currently resides at the Isable Y. Garcia …

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Aug 18 2017

Commercial rezoning of Clayton’s Pier area denied

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS In an issue related to the proposed Clayton’s Fishing Pier, the South Padre Island Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) considered changing the zoning in the affected area to a more commercial classification during a meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Currently, the area is zoned as a multi-family …

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Aug 18 2017

PIPD unveils new motorcycle units

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel Police has a new tool that will help officers monitor traffic and respond to accidents. That’s the word from Chief of Police Robert Lopez, who unveiled two police motorcycle units Wednesday. The bikes, Honda Goldwing 1300s, were purchased from the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville …

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Aug 18 2017

LKT reels in big catches for anglers, researchers

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There was a guardian angel out on the water with Rachel Franceschi and team Comin’ In Hot Saturday. She and her friends, who were participating in the 36th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT), believe that angel was her dad, Jim, who died in April. Franceschi’s friends honored her …

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Aug 18 2017

Charter revisions continue

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Discussions on proposed revisions, clarifications and updates to the Port Isabel City Charter continued this week as the Charter Review Committee met at City Hall Monday. The bulk of the conversation focused on clarifying language regarding the holding of elections, as well as issues regarding city commissioners. Among …

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Aug 18 2017

County approves venue tax bonds

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com During a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court approved the issuance of venue tax bonds in an amount not to exceed $10 million. The court arrived at the seven digit figure after a protracted discussion with Dave Gordon, a representative from their bond counsel, financial …

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Aug 18 2017

Commission approves community events

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission discussed a number of upcoming community events during its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 15. Among them were Pachanga in the Park, National Night Out and the City’s annual Christmas tree lighting. First up was the popular Pachanga in the Park. Held at Washington …

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Aug 18 2017

School board gearing up for new year

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School Board of Trustees made quick work of several housekeeping items on the agenda during a regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 15. Among the items came approvals for payments to facility and infrastructure improvement projects. The board approved a $25,000 payment to Brownsville-based Ziwa Corporation for …

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Aug 18 2017

Torres preps for junior year at UTSA

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Port Isabel High student-athlete Gabby Torres completed her sophomore year at the University of Texas – San Antonio (UTSA) this past spring, and has worked hard on her summer training regimen as  she prepares for her junior year as a business management major. The Press spoke with …

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Aug 18 2017

Tarpons to scrimmage at Donna North

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons are on schedule for a scrimmage with Donna North this Friday.  The sub-varsity scrimmage will get underway at 6 p.m., and the varsity will go at 7 p.m. The Press spoke with P.I. head coach and athletic director Jaime Infante this week to find …

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