Nov 10 2017

STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT

Amateur astronomer hosts stargazing event By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Adam Chance passed out sheets of copier paper to the small group assembled on the caliche parking lot at Arturo Galvan Park last Friday evening. On the paper was a round circle with pinpricks marked here and there showing what constellations will be …

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Nov 10 2017

Aircraft Carrier Memorial to be unveiled Saturday

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Monuments to US Navy aircraft carriers the Ranger, Constellation and Independence will be unveiled at Laguna Vista Veterans’ Memorial Park this Saturday as a highlight to the scheduled Veterans Day ceremony. Events begin at 11 a.m. at the park, located on FM 510. All Veterans, families and friends are …

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Nov 10 2017

Island, Port Isabel to mark Veterans Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The communities of the Laguna Madre are proud to honor their veterans, and as such, will be hosting several Veterans Day festivities this weekend. First up is the City of Port Isabel, which will be holding a ceremony at its Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday at 10 a.m. …

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Nov 10 2017

Laguna Madre elections see mixed results

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Water District’s (LMWD) bond election has failed, with 57 percent of voters casting their ballots against the proposal. According to unofficial election results released by the Cameron County Elections Department, which administered the election, voters cast a total of 421 ballots. There were 179 votes …

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Nov 10 2017

Worrell wins Laguna Vista race

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Victor Worrell will be the next Laguna Vista Town Council member, following a big win Tuesday over two other candidates for the Place 5 position. With a total of 216 votes, Worrell outpaced former Councilman Richard Hinojosa, who received 115 votes and Dan Hanson, who had 41 votes. Worrell …

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Nov 10 2017

Shrimp Cook-Off to be on national TV

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS More than a dozen competitors not only got the opportunity to vie for their shrimp dish to be crowned the winner of the 24th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off last Saturday, they will also gain national exposure, as crews representing the Food Network were on hand to film …

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Nov 10 2017

Island analyzes hurricane response

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS An analysis of the City’s response to Hurricane Harvey highlighted the Wednesday, Nov. 1 meeting of the South Padre Island City Council. SPI Fire Chief Doug Fowler provided information regarding the Island’s response to Hurricane Harvey. His presentation focused on how the City’s response plans are structured, the lessons …

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Nov 10 2017

Water district mulls billing agreement

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com One bill, one check. That was the idea pitched to the Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) Wednesday evening by the Port Isabel and Laguna Vista city managers. The two men — Port Isabel’s Jared Hockema and Laguna Vista’s Rolando Vela — presented the idea of joining into an …

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Nov 10 2017

Shoreline management, disaster guidelines top council talks

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council discussed shoreline management related topics and its annual review of the city manager during its Wednesday, Nov. 1 meeting. Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill provided a summary of a City Council and Shoreline Task Force joint workshop held on Thursday, Oct. 19, highlighting …

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Nov 10 2017

High-tech program leaves parents with questions

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s not your grandmother’s school house anymore. Some students at Point Isabel ISD (PIISD) are taking part in an education revolution, turning traditional education philosophies on their heads and looking at learning from a student-led point of view. It’s the Summit Learning Program and its changes have left …

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