Letters to the Editor for November 8, 2018

Special to the PRESS Editor. Some opponents of the proposed Rio Grande LNG project assert that the project would harm the environment and threaten South Padre Island tourism. As a longtime area resident and businessman interested in tourism, environmental conservation and economic growth, I have thoroughly studied the project with great interest. Here is what …

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Writer’s Block: Tricky Birds

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I was browsing through the aisles at HEB late one night last week when something caught my eye as I made my way down the pet food aisle looking for treats for my very pampered cat. It was HEB’s small collection of bird feeders and bird food. Stacked …

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Rio History: Larry’s Theory

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Hi Steve, I have a treasure-hunting question that goes back a few years. I have heard that people have found gold doubloons on the beaches of Padre Island. I also heard that a wreck was found around the mid-60s. Is it true the finder and the State of Texas …

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UPDATING: Election Night Tallies

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Below are preliminary results of the November 2018 elections for the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Water District as reported by the Cameron County Elections Department as of 12 p.m. Wednesday, as well as the City of South Padre Island municipal election as of 8:24 …

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Huerta charged with intoxication manslaughter

Arrest comes 7 months after motorcycle crash led to death of former PRESS editor Liz Sweeten By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel police today arrested a man in connection with the death of former Port Isabel – South Padre Press journalist Elizabeth “Liz” Sweeten. Ronnie Huerta, 33, was arrested at his home …

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Dozens show to Island paid parking open house

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of South Padre Island held an open house last Thursday to gauge the opinions of Island stakeholders regarding a proposal to charge for parking within city limits. Several dozen people attended the informal session, which was held in the City Council chambers on the second floor …

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Shrimp Cook-Off slated for Saturday

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The World’s Championship Shrimp Cookoff’s 25th annual celebration is Saturday, Nov. 3 in Port Isabel. Sponsored by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, the outdoor event features amateur and professional contestants offering delectable shrimp dishes, food vendors, merchandise vendors and live entertainment. Dozens of contestants and thousands of attendees …

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Retail growth up in Laguna Madre

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The cities of Laguna Vista and South Padre Island saw double-digit increases in their respective sales tax allocations in the past month, while Port Isabel barely missed the mark by a fraction. The allocations, presented by the State Comptroller’s office, provide data on monthly local sales and use tax payments …

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Local garden club to donate ‘Blue Star’ memorial

Old Glory

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Driftwood Garden Club, in conjunction with National Garden Clubs, Inc., will be donating a Blue Star Memorial to the City of Port Isabel come Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The City Commission unanimously approved the donation during a special meeting held at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural …

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Port Isabel police department building rededicated in honor of former chief

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel police honored one of their own last Thursday when the department held a rededication ceremony outside the police station. The department honored former Chief of Police Lorenzo Rosalez by unveiling a new sign on the building’s façade bearing his name. Several local dignitaries were in attendance …

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