Aug 04 2017

Rio History: Rules of the Hunt

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Hello Steve, I have been enjoying the stories on your website and had a question. I grew up in San Benito but now live in Fort Worth. I have recently started the hobby of metal detecting and have found some old relics but never old coins. Not yet at …

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Jul 31 2017

Carrizo/Comecrudo tribe oppose LNG

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Rio Grande Valley Native Americans came together to share in ceremonial dance and fellowship Monday at a farm outside of Harlingen. Just before two teens began to play a pulsing rhythm on a drum, Juan Mancias, a member of the Carrizo/Comecrudo tribe shared some of the history of …

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Jul 31 2017

78th annual TIFT begins Wednesday

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Anglers from near and far will soon descend upon the Laguna Madre communities this coming week, just in time for the 78th annual Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT). Each year, TIFT draws hundreds of anglers from around the world who try their luck catching some of the best …

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Jul 31 2017

Council approves fines over city attorney’s objection

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council considered the approval of the second and final readings of two Spring Break related ordinances during their Wednesday, July 19 meeting. After a motion by Council member Alita Bagley, Council pulled the reading of one of the ordinances from the consent agenda — …

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Jul 31 2017

Stahl announces bid for mayor

Patel not seeking re-election By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS With the smooth sounds of a jazz trio playing in the background, South Padre Island residents gathered for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom Tuesday, July 25.  The occasion, according to an invitation sent to residents, was titled: “Discussion and announcements …

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Jul 31 2017

Legislative uncertainties hamper school budget progress

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Unknowns within the Texas State Legislature continue to cause headaches at the Point Isabel Independent School District as school finance officials try to create a budget by their August deadline. The state legislature is currently holding a special session where, among other things, school finance, teacher pay raises …

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Jul 31 2017

School board approves insurance plans, athletic complex costs

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School Board of Trustees approved the purchase of several insurance policies, as well as the final payment for repairs made to the high school athletic complex during a regular meeting held Tuesday, July 25. With the new school year set to begin next month, many …

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Jul 31 2017

Retiring public works director honored

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission honored retiring Public Works Director Baldemar Alaniz during a regular meeting Tuesday, July 25. Known as “Balde” to many, Alaniz has served the City of Port Isabel for 30 years, including a stint as mayor in the 1980s. Alaniz offered thanks and appreciation …

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Jul 31 2017

Orange Lane under repair

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Work on Orange Lane in Laguna Vista began Monday with heavy equipment grading the street in preparation for a total reconstruction. A completion date of mid-August is anticipated. Rebuilding of the roadway will run the entire length of Orange, from Hibiscus Street to FM 510, according to City Manager …

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Jul 31 2017

Coast Guard, SPI police rescue 4 people

PRESS Staff Report The U.S. Coast Guard and South Padre Island police officers rescued four people from the Laguna Madre near Port Isabel Monday. According to a statement released by the Coast Guard, the incident occurred approximately 1 mile from the bayside town at approximately 9:44 a.m. Monday. All four people were wearing life jackets. …

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