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Affordable housing subdivision approved for Laguna Heights

  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A 302-lot, 84.5-acre subdivision south of Laguna Heights, bordered by Pennsylvania Avenue, will develop soon, after Port Isabel’s city commissioners granted preliminary approval to the project on February 12.  The subdivision, named Bahia Point, and its developers, S.R. Campbell Properties, had a hearing with the city’s planning and zoning commission …

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Port Isabel sues Port of Brownsville over potential LNG export plant leases

  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The City of Port Isabel, with Port Isabel Mayor Juan Jose “JJ” Zamora and Port Isabel City Commissioner Martin Cantu, have filed a lawsuit against the Port of Brownsville for its lease agreements with liquified natural gas (LNG) companies.  Texas LNG, Annova LNG and Rio Grande LNG are seeking …

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Affordable housing planned near Laguna Heights

              By Gaige Davila editor@portisaelsouthpadre.com Harlingen, Texas, based development company S.R. Campbell Properties is planning to build a large subdivision adjacent to Laguna Heights, extending existing streets and adding around 150 homes spread among 302 lots.  At 84.50 acres, which starts beyond the fenceline bordering Pennsylvania Avenue, the Bahia …

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District competition will be fierce with newly released UIL Alignment

          By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS Rio Grande Valley coaches met this Monday, February 3, at the Harlingen Aquatic Center for the unveiling of the new UIL 2020-21 and 2021-22 Realignment for Football, Volleyball, and Basketball. The District Assignments and Reclassification involving Port Isabel are as follows. For …

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Townhouses inbound: Planning and Zoning commision approves Sandbar Estates plats

South Padre Island

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS        The South Padre Island Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting Thursday, January 30, to elect new officials and approve requests for final plats and replats of two different lot areas on the Island.       Previously, Patrick McNulty served as chair of the Planning and Zoning Board, …

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Navigation District nixes potential diesel tenant

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS   At its regular meeting on January 23, the Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District (PISBND) voted against a potentially lucrative new tenant lease agreement with a diesel fuel wholesale company. The upstart company, OEA Energy, LLC, a wholesaler out of Houston, Texas, approached the PISBND in October of …

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Movie Review: Bad Boys for Life

  By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade Bad Boys for Life is the third installment in the long thought retired Bad Boys franchise, with the last film Bad Boys II releasing on July 18, 2003, and the first Bad Boys in April 7, 1995. The film stars Will Smith as the bulletproof cop …

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Rio History: Loss of an Island Landmark

            By Steve Hathcock Ellen Kyle sent an email recently asking if I “knew what happened to the little green house that once stood on the corner of Haas and Padre Blvd.?” “Yes I do,” was my reply, “in fact, I was there when it happened.” (Early morning May 30, …

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Vaulter Cesenes Ready to Go

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High School senior pole vaulter Marlyn Cesenes is ready to get started on the 2020 high school track and field season. She has been making the most of the recent ideal weather and is hard at work on preparations for the first meet of the season, …

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Port Isabel Tops Lady Kats, 40-35

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons basketball squad turned it on in the fourth quarter and held off Raymondville, 40-35, in a key District 32-4A match Tuesday night, January 28, at Tarpon Gym.   It was a rather low-scoring game for the first three quarters of the contest, although Port …

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