Category: News

Improved sales tax figures released

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Sales tax statistics soared to 60.98 percent in Laguna Vista in October, while more modest increases were seen in Port Isabel and South Padre Island. Crediting the new Stripes store for its surge, the Town of Laguna Vista received a payment of $14,480 from the State Comptroller’s office …

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Capital plan up for review

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A three-year capital plan to lead the Town of Laguna Vista into a predetermined pattern of orderly growth and development is up for review and possible adoption here on Nov. 8. The Town Council received copies of the document from City Manager Rolando Vela in mid-October, for review …

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Library News

By MARGE JACOBS Special to the PRESS Sticky Fingers – Also Known as Thievery Three years ago, prior to cataloging the books in the Public Library Reading Room, four books by author Ben Rehder were “taken” by a patron.  They had been in circulation for four months at the time, and were very popular.  This …

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Letter to the Editor

Kids are not mules Dear Editor, This is a call to all the parents of our junior high students. Our students walk around all day loaded down with their backpacks. They may not carry many books, but when you add all the notebooks and paperwork for seven classes, the weight is more than a child …

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‘Machete’ star Danny Trejo sits down with Parade for Q&A

Danny Trejo

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ South Padre Parade paradeeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Friday and Saturday, Danny Trejo was a MexiCAN. The 67-year-old veteran actor, who starred in “Machete” alongside Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez, has developed quite the cult following in his 20-plus year career in Hollywood. But Trejo – who has worked with Al Pacino, Robert De Niro …

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Tricks ’n Treats

Trick or treat!? Children from the Port Isabel elementary schools took to the streets on Monday, Oct. 31 for Halloween, visiting businesses along the downtown region of the city. This form of celebration was started for the children who would otherwise not be able to take part in the annual festivities outside of school. Teachers …

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Money matters examined in PI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the City Commission met with City Manager Edward Meza and Finance Director Alonzo Echavarria-Garza to brain­storm for the coming Capital Improvements Plan for the city. “We’re moving some ex­penditures throughout the years so we can end up with no big heights or valleys of spending …

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Tarpons get fired up

Fired up Students and family gathered near Tarpons Stadium on Thursday night for the homecoming bonfire. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke) To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Oct. 31 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. For more photos, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Isabel-South-Padre-Press/214919661884842 or friend us …

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Dancin’ in the streets

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel along with the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation team up to put on a day of festivities for the community. On Saturday, Oct. 29 the park behind the Museum of Port Isabel was full of tents, children …

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Mayor addresses Island

Special to the PRESS The Mayor of the City of South Padre Island, Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr., will present the State of the Island Address on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The State of the Island Address highlights the city’s accomplishments by summarizing departmental projects, community and special events, and significant …

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