By PAMELA CODY
Special to the PRESS
A farewell reception for outgoing South Padre Island Mayor Robert Pinkerton and Councilperson JoAnn Evans was held at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on the Island last Wednesday, with family, friends, local first responders and members of the community gathering to celebrate the pair’s years of service to the city.
Evans, arriving with her husband and looking relaxed and happy, had a frightening moment briefly before the festivities began; a short choking fit had attendees momentarily alarmed, but she recovered after a few minutes with a little assistance and some water.
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