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Three arrested after shots fired on SPI

  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Three people were arrested on South Padre Island this past Sunday, May 3, and charged with Class A misdemeanor assault, after several shots were fired during a fight among the three people and a victim. No one was injured.  Loris Ellis Casiano (39) from Alamo is also charged with theft …

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Rio Grande LNG and BND amend lease, amid global oil and gas market uncertainty

  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port of Brownsville, also known as the Brownsville Navigation District (BND), has amended their lease with NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export plant project. The lease amendment was voted on during an April 30 Port of Brownsville Commissioners telemeeting, being the single agenda item. All commissioners voted in favor of …

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Davalos elected, Castillo reelected, to PI-ISD school board

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In an uncontested race, Point Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD) has reelected one member of its school board and elected another. Frank Davalos, Jr. is now serving on Place 6 of the PI-ISD school board, formerly held by Board President Jennifer Pinkerton. Cecilia Castillo, the Board Assistant Secretary in Place 7, …

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Gov. Greg Abbott to allow Texas hair salons and pools to reopen Friday and gyms to open May 18

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune May 5, 2020 Editor’s note: “Gov. Greg Abbott to allow Texas hair salons and pools to reopen Friday and gyms to open May 18” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, …

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Rio History: Sea-beans

By Steve Hathcock  Although sea-beans have been washing onto beaches for tens of thousands of years, most beachcombers are unaware of their origins.  Most true sea-beans (numerous varieties of beans with hard outer shells that are long distance drifters) found on Padre Island come from the tropical forests of southern Mexico and Central and South …

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PI seeking dismissal in lawsuit from former PIEDC administrator

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation (PIEDC) are attempting to dismiss a lawsuit filed from a former employee of the latter.  Robert Salinas, former administrator for the PIEDC, sued his former employer and the City of Port Isabel for being fired without a proper grievance …

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Cameron County honoring state order to “reopen” Texas on Friday

      By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County’s shelter-in-place order, first enacted on March 25, and the 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, will effectively end today, Friday, May 1, in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders to “reopen” the state. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. announced the end of the …

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PIHS announces Top 10, graduation plans for Class of 2020

                            By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel High School announced their Top 10 graduates via caravan through Laguna Madre’s cities, stopping at each of their homes to award them with yard signs and gift baskets, last Friday, April 24.  Ryley Galvan is …

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PI, SPI outline recommendations alongside Governor’s state reopening order

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel and South Padre Island released their own reopening guidelines today preparing for Texas’ state-issued “reopening” on May 1. Port Isabel Mayor Juan Jose JJ Zamora has rescinded all previous ordinances since March 13, effective immediately. South Padre Island, in kind with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order to allow businesses’ …

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County-wide shelter-in-place order ends Friday

Judge recommends former mandated orders still be followed By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County’s shelter-in-place order, first enacted on March 25, and the 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, will effectively end on Friday, May 1. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. announced the end of the county mandate, which had been scheduled to end …

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