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Isla Blanca beach renourishment completed

            By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The sands of time were on Cameron County’s side this past week, after finishing a beach renourishment project at Isla Blanca Park in around a week.  Starting last Monday, June 21, 90,000 cubic yards of sand have been laid along the shoreline of Isla Blanca …

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SpaceX responds to DA concerns

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  SpaceX has responded to the Cameron County District Attorney’s (DA) office after the latter said the space company may be violating state law.  Luis Saenz, Cameron County’s District Attorney, penned a letter to SpaceX’s Shyamal Patel, senior director of starship operations, after local environmental advocacy group Save RGV complained to the …

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“I needed to leave my mark”: Artist finishes mural in Laguna Heights

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A new mural in Laguna Heights is impossible not to notice when driving from Highway 100 headed towards Port Isabel and South Padre Island.  The mural’s central subject, an Azteca woman, has been locking eyes with drivers and passersby for the last week, after local mononymous artist Serkit finished the work …

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Supreme Court not intervening in SPI food truck lawsuit

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Texas Supreme Court has denied a request to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit against the City of South Padre Island regarding their food truck ordinance.  On June 18, the Texas Supreme Court denied SurfVive and the owners of the since-closed Chile De Arbol food truck’s request for the high court …

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Infante announces run for Pct. 1 Justice

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Midterm election season has already started in Port Isabel, after local business owner Andrew Infante announced his run for Cameron County Justice of the Peace (JP) Precinct (Pct.) 1. Infante, owner of Rip Current Athletics, a volunteer firefighter with Port Isabel Fire Department, a Rotary Club Member and board member of …

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It’s Your Business: New store offers Laguna Madre area different shopping experience

By RAY QUIROGA rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Area shoppers will be able to enjoy a different shopping experience beginning June 23 when an overstock liquidation retail store opens its doors in Port Isabel. Located at 1750 Hwy 100 in Port Isabel, within the Tarantino shopping center – at the same location where the former Bealls clothing store was …

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Narciso “Chicho” Martinez: The man and his music

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS/PRESS Narciso “Chicho” Martinez was born with a gift bestowed to few.  He was a musician who could not read a note, but his innate love for music made him one of the most popular musicians in Spanish-speaking nations and communities here in the states.   In the 1930s, his …

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Museums, movies on the Lighthouse, Causeway run all return

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  While South Padre Island’s beaches and entertainment have fully opened to the public, quintessential Port Isabel events and facilities were slow to return, until now.  Port Isabel’s Historical Museum, housed in the former Champion Building on 317 E. Railroad Ave., reopened on June 9, after being closed for more than a …

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“Fishing with the Judge” hooks big turnout

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Harkening back to a Port Isabel of yesteryears, Cameron County Judge Benito Ochoa IV hosted the first annual “Fishing with the Judge” event this past Saturday. Hundreds of kids and parents took to the Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier on June 12, rods and bait in hand, most of which provided by …

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DA says SpaceX may be violating Texas law

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Cameron County District Attorney’s (DA) office thinks SpaceX may be breaking the law, after an unexpected detainment at the space company’s Boca Chica facility.  After a complaint by Save RGV, a Rio Grande Valley-based environmental justice group, staff from the DA’s office traveled to Boca Chica to investigate on Wednesday, …

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