Rob Nixon: The Ultimate Surfrider

Rob Nixon

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s fair to say that Rob Nixon underwent a rebirth of sorts some seven years ago. It was around that time that Nixon’s social, political and environmental conscience really took shape. What motivated Nixon to take action was an issue involving the proposed development of Isla Blanca …

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South Padre Island to file claim against BP

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By CRISTINA M. GARCIA Special to the PRESS The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill might not have directly washed up on the shores of South Padre Island, but the spill did take some tourism down with it during 2010. “We did get economically impacted by the gulf oil spill,” Mayor Pro Tem Jo Ann Evans …

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Leaders look at changing election

City of Port Isabel

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Charter’s language will be rewritten concerning election dates, according to City Manager Edward Meza. This decision was reached at the Tuesday City Commissioners meeting. The issue of Senate Bill 100, 82nd Regular Legislature, which changed the city’s general election date from May to …

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UTB grad presents research on beach erosion to SPI leaders

Oscar Garcia

Special to the PRESS South Padre Island’s sand dunes help protect buildings and roadways from damaging waves during hurricanes. With the waves often comes beach erosion, a problem that city, county and state officials often try to resolve with dredging and sand renourishment. A recent University of Texas at Brownsville graduate has studied a possible …

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Gulf Blvd. to get facelift

Gulf Blvd

By CRISTINA M. GARCIA Special to the PRESS On Jan. 4, the South Padre Island City Council took steps to assess enhancements along Gulf Boulevard on the Island. The city and Gulf Boulevard Action Group took measures to improve parking and safety alongside the present Gulf Boulevard located alongside the shore. Many people have brought …

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Mayor talks city’s recent past and its future

Mayor Vega

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com “El que no habla, Dios no lo oye,” (he who does not ask, God does not hear). That’s the way the Mayor of Port Isabel Joe Vega described how the city has been able to improve its standard of living and infrastructure in the past year, all …

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Four busted for credit card fraud

credit card fraud suspects

Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Police Chief Gualbero “Wally” Gonzalez reported that on Jan. 3, police from his department received a tip from an anonymous source that there was an illegal operation where fraudulent credit cards were going to be used in the city and other specific locations around the Valley. Police proceeded to …

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Home Rule Charter status on LV agenda

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials will receive a status report Tuesday on the Home Rule Charter which was adopted by voters here more than seven months ago. Despite its approval by Laguna Vista voters last May, the U.S. Department of Justice has yet to issue its endorsement of the document. …

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Council to review city manager

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela will be evaluated for performance by the Town Council Tuesday at a special meeting in City Hall at 5 p.m. in executive session. A three-year employee of the Town, Vela is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the municipal organization, including implementing …

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Another sweep for Tarpon boys, girls

Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High boys and girls hoops squads got another sweep in district competition last Friday, as both teams won against Progreso. The Lady Tarpons, playing on the road, held off a spirited effort by the Lady Red Ants, 39-33. On their home court the Tarpons had …

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