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  1. SOLD! City sells Yacht Club to local family — February 16, 2018
  2. First responders gear up for Spring Break — February 16, 2018
  3. New Sea Turtle Inc. facility opens Saturday — February 16, 2018
  4. Island preps rental property owners for Spring Break — February 16, 2018
  5. SPICE Chili Cook-Off Spoons Up Tasty Fun — February 16, 2018

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Feb 16 2018

SOLD! City sells Yacht Club to local family

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The historic Port Isabel Yacht Club has a new owner — a new family of owners — after the Port Isabel City Commission unanimously approved its sale for $430,000 in a special meeting Monday. As first reported in the PRESS on Feb. 1, a local family made a …

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Feb 16 2018

First responders gear up for Spring Break

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Spring Break was the topic of discussion during a Coffee and Conversation featuring South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith and Fire Chief Doug Fowler last Thursday, Feb. 8. The event —sponsored by the SPI Chamber of Commerce — was held at the Padre Island Brewing Company. Smith led …

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Feb 16 2018

New Sea Turtle Inc. facility opens Saturday

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Local sea turtle fans no longer have to wait. After a year of construction, the folks at Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) have announced the doors will open to the public for the first time this Saturday at its new $6 million facility. Construction workers and volunteers could be …

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Feb 16 2018

Island preps rental property owners for Spring Break

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS In anticipation of Spring Break 2018, the City of South Padre Island held a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8 to provide information and answer questions about new policies and procedures related to short term rentals. SPI Assistant Finance Director Eduardo Salazar provided the audience with an overview of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2018/02/16/island-preps-rental-property-owners-for-spring-break/

Feb 16 2018

SPICE Chili Cook-Off Spoons Up Tasty Fun

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The outdoor patio at Louie’s Backyard was filled to capacity last Saturday, as teams of hopeful cooks vied for bragging rights as they offered up their unique recipes in the 2018 SPICE Chili Cook-Off. To bean or not to bean was the question of the day, with 18 …

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Feb 16 2018

Island council takes health challenge

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council issued a wellness challenge to one of its neighbors, looked at improving the training of City employees, and considered enhancing transparency and decision making capabilities during its Wednesday, Feb. 7 meeting. Council considered a request from the Point Isabel Independent School District regarding …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2018/02/16/island-council-takes-health-challenge/

Feb 16 2018

Valley comedian Raymond Orta coming to Port Isabel

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Comedian Raymond Orta will be coming to the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center this summer, according to City officials. The news was unveiled during a meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission Tuesday evening. It’s all part of the City’s plan to market the event center, explained …

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Feb 16 2018

Youth Center meetings now open to the public

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Youth Center (LMYC) Board meetings are now open to the public. It’s a move towards increased transparency and community involvement that first began last month. Formerly known as the Boys and Girls Club of the Laguna Madre, the Youth Center severed its ties with the …

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Feb 16 2018

2017 a ‘good year’ for Island TIRZ

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The board of directors for the South Padre Island Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) gathered for the first time in a year during a meeting held last Wednesday, Feb. 7. Board members present included Mayor Dennis Stahl, Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Munarriz, and Council Members Theresa Metty, Alita Bagley and …

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Feb 16 2018

Walk on the Wild Side – Ocelot spotted on camera

Special to the PRESS   This photograph of an endangered ocelot was captured by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service camera near FM 106 in April 2017. The road was then under construction — a project which included the installation of several wildlife crossing underpasses beneath the roadway. Authorities say the wild cat did not …

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