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Second Causeway in the works

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS A second causeway uniting visitors to South Padre Island is in the works. The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) is currently conducting the project’s environmental phase, which could take about three years to complete. Executive  Administra-tive Assistant Lulu Mayorga said the CCRMA was leading the project development …

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LV city employees may see raise

By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PRESS On  Wednesday,  September 7, 2022 the Laguna Vista Town Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Michael Carter promptly at 6:01pm.  Also present were Council Member 1, Christopher Romero, Council Member 2, Johvonne Howard, Council Member 4, Victor Worrell, Council Member 5, Silke De Gobeo., Mayor Protem …

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SPI talks golf-carts after lives lost in Galveston

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS Last Wednesday’s SPI City Council meeting began with an announcement for an upcoming Adopt-A-Beach Day on Saturday, September 17 at Beach Access #3. Furthermore, council members announced a causeway collapse ceremony slated for September 15 in Port Isabel. Council members’ first order of business was proclaiming Sept. as …

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Coconut Palms once lined Rotary Park in Port Isabel

By Rene Torres The people that went through the storm of 1933 probably said that nothing good came out of that natural disaster.  In most cases, hurricanes, regardless of their magnitude, leave a legacy of some form of destruction. The storm of ’33 was not much different than any other when it came to raising …

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28K in cash up for grabs

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island Wahoo Classic Fishing Tournament returns for the sixth year on September 16 through the 18. If the weather does not permit, those dates will be changed to September 30 through October 2. When asked how the Wahoo Classic Tournament came to be, Diane Johnson answered “We decided …

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Starbase set to launch record breaking rocket

By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS After a long wait it appears that Elon Musk and SpaceX are set to do test launches and continue towards their goal of a manned mission to Mars. The launches had been delayed and postponed from the Texas Starbase location due to an FAA Environment Impact Review. This …

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RIP Current re-opens under new ownership

  By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PRESS On Thursday, September 1, members of both the Port Isabel and the South Padre Island Chambers of Commerce, along with numerous members of the public, gathered at number 107 Maxan Street to celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of RIP Current Athletics. Nestled in the heart …

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Fedigan’s giving spirit lives on

    By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Humane Society will be hosting a celebration of life for its former president, Beth Fedigan, on Sunday, September 11, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island. The event will take place in the hotel’s grand ballroom. “In place …

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Darling of the diamond could ‘talk’ good game

By Rene Torres In the Valley, residents and visitors are blessed to awaken to the many sounds of nature.  The sounds heard every morning depends on what part of the city one lives in.  In Brownsville, the distinct sounds of the animals from Gladys Porter Zoo can be heard from long distances. From other areas, …

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Police Blotter

Hotel Theft On Sunday, August 28 at 9:43 a.m., SPIPD officers were dispatched to “The Ramada” at 6200 Padre Boulevard in reference to a theft of currency. No further information, including the amount allegedly stolen, has been disclosed. A report was filed but there was no arrest. The incident status remains active. Assault and Violation …

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