Padre Boulevard improvements move forward

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council revisited the issues related to Padre Boulevard construction, including medians and landscaping during a meeting last week. Mayor Dennis Stahl began by sharing that a two hour workshop was held the day before on the topic. Assistant City Manager Darla Jones provided background …

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Island leaders prepped for Spring Break

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of South Padre Island is gearing up for Spring Break 2019 a little bit differently this year. With two Texas universities changing their dates for Spring Break, Island officials are expecting what has traditionally been known as “Texas Week” — the single busiest week of Spring …

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New events committee begins decision-making

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The newly formed South Padre Island Special Events Committee held their first regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The meeting was preceded by a joint workshop between the Committee and the City Council. The committee elected Sean Till as its chair and Doyle Wells as vice chair before turning …

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Zamora, Hockema deliver state of the city address

  By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel Mayor Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and City Manager Jared Hockema delivered an update on the state of the city during a breakfast hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at Pirate’s Landing last Friday. It was a full house at the popular bayside restaurant, …

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Port Isabel talks fiscal audit, other money matters

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission heard a brief summary of the City’s financial health during a special meeting Wednesday. Tony Juarez, of the accounting firm, Cascos and Associates, was on hand to deliver a report of an audit his firm conducted on the City’s 2017 finances. “There’s two …

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Entertainment district to get welcome sign

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council considered a request to allow a sign over and across Laguna Boulevard near Palm Street during a meeting held last Wednesday, Feb. 20. Assistant City Manager Darla Jones explained that she met with the owners of Longboards and Lobo del Mar to discuss …

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Island, County team up on shoreline study plans

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council considered a pair of shoreline related items, Visitor’s Center maintenance and funding, and issues related to the new Transit facility during their February 20th meeting. Shoreline Director Brandon Hill brought forward a joint letter of intent from Cameron County and the City of …

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Fashion fundraiser nets big bucks for charity

By ANAMARIA RAMIREZ Special to the PRESS Dozens of people gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn earlier this month for a morning of fashion, fun and fundraising. It was all part of an effort by the owners of local clothing store, Ship Shape, to raise money for charity. “We wanted to do something that wasn’t …

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DRIVEN: Cesenes vaults to gold at Tarpon Relays

By ANAMARIA RAMIREZ Special to the PRESS Marlyn Cesenes, a junior at Port Isabel High School (PIHS), wins gold in pole vaulting at Friday’s track and field meet, but her biggest challenge is her goal to beat her own personal best. “I got gold today, but I didn’t deserve it,” Cesenes said. In her second …

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Sprinters strong at Tarpon Relays

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High sprinters were strong at last Friday’s invitational track and field meet at Tarpon Stadium. Tarpon athletes took gold in the 4 x 200-meter relay and the 200-meter dash, were good for silver in the 100-meter dash and 4 x 100-meter relay, and took bronze medal …

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