Laguna Vista meeting notes

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Parks Board Applicants Sought The City of Laguna Vista is accepting applications or let­ters of interest from residents wishing to be considered for three vacancies to the Parks and Recreation Board. The positions will be filled by the City Council at a future meet­ing. Persons wishing to apply, …

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Tarpons vs. Weslaco East Wildcats

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TARPONS RETURN! Port Isabel engages Wildcats in scrimmage

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Some football coaches believe in scheduling above their teams’ class in pre-season scrim­mages and in non-district games. Head Port Isabel Coach Monty Stumbaugh is of that school of thought. The Tarpons play in Class 3A and both of their scrimmage oppo­nents, as usual, compete in 4A. The idea …

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Football fans remain hopeful

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com As the Tarpons took to the field for the first time in the 2011-2012 season, the faithful fans filled the bleachers to cheer on their team. After the show of force put forth by the 4A Weslaco East Wildcats, the Tarpons were able to test their steel and come …

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LKT makes big splash on SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The 30th Anniversary South Padre Island Cham­ber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament held on August 12-14, 2011 was a success, according to a Chamber representative. The event started with anglers visiting The South Padre Island Convention Centre to register for the traditional event on Friday evening. Early Saturday morning, …

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Laguna Vista consider COs for parks

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Hoping to take advantage of low interest rates while simultaneously improving certain public facilities in Laguna Vista, officials here will determine Tuesday the level of funding to invest in three proposed projects. Specifically, the agenda item which would autho­rize the funding, calls for the board’s “consideration and possible …

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P&Z public hearing set for Tuesday in LV

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A proposed zoning map of Laguna Vista will be the topic at a public hearing scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 16 by the Towns’ Planning & Zoning Commission. A public hearing to so­licit comments on the new document is scheduled at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 122 Fer­nandez Street. “The …

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3 arrested in shrimp caper

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   Three individuals were ar­rested and arraigned before Judge Benito Ochoa on Tues­day, Aug. 2 for an ongoing theft of shrimp for Schlitter­bahn Beach Water Park. According to the Con­stable’s office, on Tuesday, Cameron County Precinct 1 Deputies received the infor­mation that individuals were involved in the shrimp theft …

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No quorum at public hearing

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Development of a new walking trail in Laguna Vis­ta was set back last week with the cancellation of a public hearing scheduled to hear comments before the Parks and Recreation Board. Two years ago, the Town received a $100,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wild­life Department to build …

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SPI tightens budget belt

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Wednesday, Aug. 2, South Padre Island city leaders met to discuss the upcoming 2011-2012 fiscal budget. Commissioner Courtney Hayden went over the pro­posed budget with a fine toothed comb, so to speak. After much deliberation, cuts were still being sug­gested to an already bare boned budget, according to …

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