SpaceX explosion shakes lighthouse

  By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS Port Isabel City Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on July 12. After the opening invocations the commission opened the floor to public comments of which there were none. A planned presentation from the Texas Department of Transportation, discussing the Causeway Repair Project, was postponed until a …

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Longboard Bar & Grill proves to be fresh and authentic

By TESS FICCAGLIA Mr. Angel Albino is the manager of Longboard Bar & Grill located at 205 West Palm Street, in the South Entertainment District of South Padre Island, Texas. He gives a brief history and says Longboard Bar & Grill has been open for only four years and he has worked there for three …

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Ferrone’s vision produces Island delicacy, The Meatball Café

By TESS FICCAGLIA Karla Ibarra contemplates a few moments. She wants to make sure she gets the best words to describe why she is so dedicated to the businesses owned by the Ferrone Family. She says it is their dedication to making their employees part of that family that keeps hers and her staff running …

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County parks plan applauded by citizens

By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS On June 30, the Cameron County Parks and Recreation Department held a public meeting at Berjerano-Mcfarland Park in Laguna Heights. The park itself was originally constructed in 2007 and has been in use since then. Featuring a basketball court, public restrooms, a picnic area, and a walking trail …

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Causeway Opens ~ Moments in Time

  Another chapter in the fabulous history of South Texas as the Padre Island Causeway is dedicated. State senator Roger Kelly’s of Edinburgh began by introducing the master of ceremonies for the affair, Frank Quinn of Austin, chairman of the Texas State Parks Board. Mr. Quinn then introduced the honored guests. Among those introduced are …

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New shrimp season faces uncertainty

  By TONY VINDELL Special to the PRESS That plate of fried shrimp people enjoy at their favorite seafood restaurants, such as the Blue Marlin or at El Pescador in San Benito could either be taken off the menus or cost a lot more. The tastier gulf- shrimp caught by trawlers from the Texas Gulf …

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Charges filed

Special to the PRESS A 56-year-old South Padre Island woman has been taken into custody on charges related to a healthcare fraud and kickback scheme, announced Jennifer B. Lowery, U.S. Attorney. Nora Alaniz, of South Padre Island, was set to make her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Scott Hacker at 10 a.m. June …

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Commissioner Holland takes oath of office

    By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS   On June 28 Port Isabel City Commission held their regular second monthly meeting at the Port Isabel City Hall. Before the meeting began City Manager Jared Hockema spoke to a concerned citizen’s comment on the appointment of Commissioner Alaniz. The citizen was concerned that Alaniz …

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Skate competition unites community

      By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On June 21, 2022, South Padre Island history was made on National Go Skateboarding Day. The South Texas skate scene rallied together to commence the first ever skate competition at the new, and only, skate park on the Island, located at John L Tompkins Park. 14 years ago …

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County meeting stirs discussion over SpaceX

  By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS A Cameron County Commissioner’s meeting was held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. At the start of the meeting, various residents provided public comments all regarding SpaceX in Boca Chica Beach and the issues of land ownership and road closures. Representative Alex Dominguez began by saying he …

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