Oct 13 2017

Lady Tarpons holding third in district

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team is hanging on in third place in the District 32-4A standings.  They split their last two matches with a win at home against Hidalgo last Saturday and a loss at La Feria Tuesday night. They won the Hidalgo match three …

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Oct 13 2017

Letter to the Editor for Oct. 12, 2017

Special to the PRESS Editor: Having grown up in this region, I’ve seen and done a lot. After graduating from Brownsville High School in 1959, I began working for $1 an hour at Brownsville Shrimp Exchange. I saw the shrimpers were making more money than I was, so I went shrimping as a Header, then …

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Oct 13 2017

Writer’s Block: Sweater Weather

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s here! The first cold front of the season is here! I was simultaneously excited to go outside to feel the cool air, and reticent to get out of bed since cold days are the best days for snuggling beneath the blankets with a good book. And the …

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Oct 13 2017

Rio History: Sea Hearts and Monkey Ladders

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Richard emailed me to ask if some heart shaped beans he found while vacationing on South Padre Island can be planted. Hi Richard, The seeds you found are Sea Hearts and originated from Costa Rica and were carried here by the Caribbean Currents. They are most often found along …

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Oct 06 2017

Court approves LNG tax abatement

First-of-its-kind agreement spans 16 years, will net County $27-$81 million By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It was a win for LNG Tuesday afternoon as the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court approved a 16-year, multimillion dollar tax abatement agreement with Rio Grande LNG. The agreement was approved by a 4-1 vote, with Cameron County Judge …

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Oct 06 2017

Spring Break funding requests denied

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory Board heard a pair funding requests for returning special events related to Spring Break. Free Livin’ Entertainment Inc. DBA Inertia Tours, and CMG Media Agency LLC/Studentcity.com both presented requests for $25,000 in funding from the Board. Chad Hart of Inertia Tours …

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Oct 06 2017

Lawsuit threatened over marina issue

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista could face legal action if it adopts a proposed revised lease agreement with the Laguna Madre Recreation Association. The association manages and controls the Town-owned marina. “The proposed lease agreement condones LVRA’s unlawful operation and codifies a policy of deliberate indifference toward the public’s …

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Oct 06 2017

Sandcastle Days marks 30th year

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sculptors have been building sandcastles on South Padre Island for 30 years. And what once was a small event — the brainchild of Lucinda Wierenga and Walter “Amazing Walter” McDonald — has now blossomed into an Island favorite that draws up to 30,000 people to the powder soft …

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Oct 06 2017

14th Walk for Women kicks off Friday

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Walk for Women is celebrating their 14th year of helping women in their fight against breast cancer. According to their website, the all-volunteer nonprofit organization, which got its start right here on South Padre Island, aims to benefit women in the Rio Grande Valley via financial, prosthetic and …

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Oct 06 2017

CVA renews Atkins Group marketing contract

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory (CVA) Board considered funding for marketing and research, as well as heard post-event reports during their Wednesday, Sept. 27 meeting. A decision on whether to renew the annual marketing contract with The Atkins Group worth just over $2.8 million was first …

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