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  1. New Beginnings: County leaders break ground on second phase of Isla Blanca Park improvements — April 20, 2018
  2. Charter, general elections heat up in Laguna Vista — April 20, 2018
  3. Port Isabel candidates focus on city’s needs — April 20, 2018
  4. County gets clean audit report — April 20, 2018
  5. School district approves agreement with AEP — April 20, 2018

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Apr 20 2018

New Beginnings: County leaders break ground on second phase of Isla Blanca Park improvements

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Citizens and elected officials gathered at Isla Blanca Park on a gorgeous sunny day last Thursday, April 12, for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of new improvements and amenities on the gulf side of the park. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. served as the Master of …

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Apr 20 2018

Charter, general elections heat up in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Early voting for what is the most spirited election in recent time in the Laguna Vista begins here Monday. The General and Special Charter Amendment election will run from April 23 through April 28 at City Hall from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.at City Hall, 122 Fernandez Street. Additionally, extended early …

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Apr 20 2018

Port Isabel candidates focus on city’s needs

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Infrastructure, streets, transparency and fiscal responsibility were all key talking points for the candidates seeking election in Port Isabel. With early voting getting underway beginning next Monday, and Election Day on May 5, the bevy of Port Isabel candidates have ramped up their campaigning. Three seats are up …

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Apr 20 2018

County gets clean audit report

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Despite a slight increase in revenues, the Cameron County general fund was down in 2017, with much of the budget going towards law enforcement and public safety. That was the report delivered by Carlos Barrera, a certified public accountant with Brownsville-based Long Chilton, during the Cameron County Commissioners’ …

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Apr 20 2018

School district approves agreement with AEP

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School District Board of Trustees discussed an agreement with American Electric Power (AEP) and National Teacher Appreciation Week during their meeting Tuesday evening. The board unanimously approved renewing an agreement for AEP to use school facilities in the event of an emergency, such as a …

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Apr 20 2018

Shoreline task force considers community input

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force members heard from Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill on the status of his department’s projects during their Monday, April 9 meeting. “It all relates back to our ongoing shoreline master plan,” said Hill of his presentation, which he also shared at the April …

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Apr 20 2018

Buoy, propellers to highlight property

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS A pair of requests by Skipjack Properties regarding the location of public art installations at 2601 Laguna Blvd. highlighted the Tuesday, April 10 meeting of the South Padre Island Development Standards Review Task Force. “I’d like to preface any comments I have by saying that they’ve done a wonderful …

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Apr 20 2018

Lady Tarpons Off to Area

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Eight Port Isabel Lady Tarpons are off to Rockport-Fulton High School this weekend for the UIL Area Track and Field Meet. The eight area qualifiers will be trying to do the same thing they did at the district meet two weekends ago, and that is place among the …

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Apr 20 2018

Boys head to Rockport

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Eight Port Isabel Tarpons will compete in this Saturday’s UIL Area Track and Field Meet at Rockport-Fulton High School. Head track coach Wen Moore feels the team is more than ready. “We look strong. … look like we’re ready to go and compete,” Moore said Monday at practice.  …

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Apr 20 2018

Writer’s Block: Memories of Earth Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This weekend will mark the 48th Earth Day — an annual day to reflect on environmental consciousness and stewardship. It all started with a single person, Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who was spurred to action after seeing the detrimental effects of an oil spill. According to the Earth …

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