City Hall filled to capacity for meeting


Every seat was full early Tuesday night as the public showed up in force both in support and opposition of the City of Port Isabel and their negotiations with the Laguna Madre Humane Society for control of the ani¬mal shelter. (Staff photo by Amanda Armstrong)

There was not an empty seat in the house, and they turned people away at the door Tuesday night as the public showed up in great numbers at the Port Isabel commissioners meeting to discuss the on­going negotiations between the Laguna Madre Humane Society and the City of Port Isabel.

Speaking for and against the city’s efforts, the voice of the people indeed had an impact on the night as the two sides now look to­ward a workshop early next month.

“We are extremely happy at the turnout,” said President of Laguna Madre Humane Society Becky Johnson. “We knew we had a lot of support, but it was nice to see all of the people here.”

The commissioners and Mayor Joe Vega agreed unanimously to have addi­tional meetings regarding this situation and a work­shop in which the two sides can sit down together is coming soon.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Feb. 24 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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