Dec 29 2017

The back and forth of Clayton’s Pier

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The proposed Clayton’s Fishing Pier, the loss of one of the Island’s founders, and the election of a new mayor were major topics of discussion on South Padre Island over the last year. The Island mourned the loss of longtime City Attorney Paul Cunningham, who died on Feb. 27, …

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Dec 29 2017

Debate over future of Spring Break continues

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Spring Break was a major focal point for the South Padre Island City Council and its related subcommittees during 2017. Convention and Visitors Advisory (CVA) Board Chairman Wally Jones spoke about some of the difficulties the Island experienced during Spring Break Texas Week at the Board’s March 22 meeting. …

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Dec 29 2017

Lighthouse to re-open Jan. 2

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com At long last, the Port Isabel Lighthouse will once again be open to the public. The date and time have been set: at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, the historic structure will officially be re-opened, City officials said. “Since November of 2016 the Lighthouse has been …

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Dec 29 2017

Christmas wishes come true for one girl

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Christmas came early for one mother and daughter duo thanks to the help of some of Santa Claus’ special helpers, the Port Isabel Police Department. Deputized by the jolly man in red himself, officers set up a mailbox for letters to Santa inside the police station. Police received …

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Dec 29 2017

Police distribute hundreds of toys at annual giveaway

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Scores of families and children waited patiently in line as members of the Port Isabel Police Department distributed more than a thousand free toys and gifts to area children this past Friday at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center. Police Chief Robert Lopez has been on the …

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Dec 29 2017

Parks & Rec choose Butterfly Park artwork

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The Island’s Butterfly Park and its proposed skate park topped discussions at the Wednesday, Dec. 20 meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee. The committee also reflected the recently approved merger with the Keep SPI Beautiful Committee. In regards to the Butterfly Park, the committee entertained two options …

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Dec 29 2017

P&Z mull extension requests

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Planning and Zoning Commission considered a pair of extension requests during its Thursday, Dec. 21 meeting. The first of these was an appeal for a 90-day extension for the subdivision known as the Sandbar Estates, owned by Sandbar Properties, Inc. “The applicant is requesting an …

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Dec 29 2017

Torres settling in at U of H

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Port Isabel Tarpon student/athlete Joseph Ian Torres has made it through his first semester at the University of Houston, and is home for the holidays.  Torres recently sat down with the Press and talked about athletic and academic life at the next level. “It took me a …

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Dec 29 2017

Letter to the Editor for December 28, 2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, We have to correct the negative message at Post Isabel on election procedures. I read at the Port Isabel Press that Bennie Ochoa decided at the last day not to run and let his son apply at the last day for his position. I respect the voters at Port …

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Dec 29 2017

2017 — The Year That Was

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com People tend to become a bit reflective as a year begins to draw to a close, and that’s no exception inside the four walls of the Port Isabel – South Padre Press offices. So, what can I say about 2017? A lot happened this year. Some good, some …

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