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Turtley Terrific! Nature Conservancy announces 6,200-acre purchase to conserve sea turtle nesting habitat

Nature Conservancy announces 6,200-acre purchase to conserve sea turtle nesting habitat By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Local conservationists scored a big win late last week as The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced the purchase of some 6,200 acres of undeveloped land on South Padre Island for the purpose of conserving critical nesting habitat for …

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Booming Business? Island stores seeing mixed results as Spring Break begins

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com South Padre Island may be packed — with the stand-still traffic to show it — but busy streets don’t necessarily translate into ringing cash registers. With the busiest week of Spring Break spread out over two weeks this year, Island retailers are taking a “wait and see” approach …

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Special events committee makes funding recommendations

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS During a meeting held on Wednesday, March 6, the South Padre Island Special Events Committee considered  making a recommendation to City Council to allow the Committee to dissolve and reform into a subcommittee under the Convention and Visitors Advisory (CVA) Board. “In the event that we were dissolved and …

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In Memoriam: Former Island councilman, businessman David Friedman dies

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Beloved local businessman, philanthropist and former South Padre Island City Councilman David Robert Friedman died surrounded by his wife and family on Friday, March 8. He was 81 years old. Known as “Dirty Dave,” Friedman, who was born in Chicago on Sept. 23, 1937, came to the Island …

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Council revisits Padre Boulevard landscaping issue

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council once again visited the issue of sidewalk landscaping along Padre Boulevard during their meeting Wednesday, March 6. Council member Alita Bagley brought forward a new request to move forward with Public Works recommendations for sidewalk landscaping on Padre Boulevard and rescind the previous …

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Council rescinds special use permit

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Discussions surrounding a special use permit became contentious at times during a meeting of the South Padre Island City Council last Wednesday, March 6. At issue was whether to rescind a special use permit previously granted by the Council to Three Flags Over Padre, 1201 Padre Blvd. Mayor Dennis …

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Lifters qualify for state meet

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Three Port Isabel High lifters have qualified for the state powerlifting meet in Abilene.  They did so on the strength of their performances in last week’s regional meet in Bishop. Jaden Lopez, Neyfis Castellanos, and David Hernandez all made it by either placing in the top two of …

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Girls three times golden at La Feria

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Allyson Reyes, Danaka Camacho and Marlyn Cesenes all struck gold for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track and field team at the Jim Hudson Relays at La Feria last week. Reyes took first place in the high jump at 5-feet even and Cesenes cleared 10 feet in the …

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Tarpons Fast at La Feria Meet

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was another strong performance by Tarpon sprinters at last week’s Jim Hudson Relays at La Feria. Port Isabel athletes took gold medal honors in the 4 x 100-meter and 4 x 200-meter sprint relays and came home first and third in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. In …

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Letter to the Editor for March 14, 2019

Special to the PRESS Editor, The recent “special meeting” of Laguna Vista’s Town Council was called at the behest of Councilman Mike Carter and others. The Town Council voted in February to change our regular scheduled meeting to accommodate travel plans during Spring Break. Rick Morado, our legal counsel, was not able to attend due …

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