May 18 2018

Rio History: Stranded on Boca Chica Beach

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS A few years back, Steve Moore, marketing manager for Garrett Metal Detectors decided to test some of Garrett’s machines in the heavily mineralized sands of South Padre’s shores and asked if I could guide him to some of my secret sites. Jerry Wilson of southpadrenetwork.com helped with the logistics …

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May 11 2018

Fight breaks out on Election Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Two men were arrested on Election Day after an altercation involving a political candidate, local residents and police officers took place outside the steps of City Hall. Jose “Joe” Ochoa and Roger Salinas, who was running for Place 1 on the                 Port Isabel City Commission, were arrested …

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May 11 2018

Runoff Face Off

Oliveira, Dominguez talk ecotourism, LNG, SpaceX By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com (BROWNSVILLE) — Issues concerning the greater Laguna Madre area were at the forefront here Wednesday evening as candidates vying for the Texas House of Representatives District 37 seat, incumbent René Oliveira (D-Brownsville) and challenger Alex Dominguez (D-Brownville), pled their cases before …

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May 11 2018

Incumbents win in Port Isabel

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After a contentious election season, the makeup of the Port Isabel City Commission will remain the same, with all three incumbents winning their races. Three seats on the commission were up for grabs in the Saturday, May 5 election, including the mayoral seat and Places 1 and 2. …

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May 11 2018

Worrell, amendment win in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Victor Worrell and the Charter Amendment won in Laguna Vista’s May 5 elections here. Worrell, an incumbent on the Town Council, took 465 votes to challenger Abel Delgadillo’s 342 in the Town’s General Election for the Place 5 position, to win a three year term on the Town Council. …

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May 11 2018

Apartment destroyed in fire, no injuries reported

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials say one apartment unit was destroyed in a fire Monday afternoon in Port Isabel. Port Isabel firefighters responded to the apartment complex on the corner of Musina and Hickman at approximately 2 p.m. Monday, Fire Chief John Sandoval said. “We arrived on the scene and there was …

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May 11 2018

Pe-DUCK-strian Crossing

Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Animal Control officer Oscar Del Abra, with the assistance of Port Isabel police, helped a mother black-bellied whistling duck and her ducklings cross Highway 100 Tuesday morning. Traffic was briefly stopped while the ensemble made their way across the busy thoroughfare. Want the whole story? Pick up a copy …

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May 11 2018

Oliveira arrested for DWI

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com State Rep. René Oliveira (D- Brownsville) was arrested and charged with “DWI (accident)” in connection with an incident that occurred on Friday, April 27, according to records released by the Brownsville Police Department (BPD). The accident occurred at the 800 block of Boca Chica Boulevard just after 10 …

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May 11 2018

Nearshore dredging to renourish beaches

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill provided an update on the Shoreline Master Plan as well as the nearshore berm nourishment project during the Monday, May 7 meeting of the SPI Shoreline Task Force. He also announced that a community feedback survey was recently concluded, and that one-on-one stakeholder interviews …

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May 11 2018

Council tackles future planning, continued improvements

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The Native Plant Center, beach and dune permits, comprehensive planning, mobile food units, and Padre Boulevard improvements were key areas addressed during the Wednesday, May 2 meeting of the South Padre Island City Council. During public comments and announcements, Council member Alita Bagley read from a letter sent out …

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