Sea Turtle Inc. to expand

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sea Turtle Inc. recently revealed their plans for facility expansion at their annual fund raiser on Saturday, Sept. 3, and with the expansion of room, the staff and volunteers hope to bring an expansion of knowledge to the public. They recently purchased the block of land between the existing …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/09/13/sea-turtle-inc-to-expand/

Bucs sink Tarpons in 13-7 heartbreaker

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was agonizingly, frustratingly close, and not just on the scoreboard, which showed that the Port Isabel Tarpons lost Friday night’s football game to Corpus Christi Miller, 13-7. In the second quarter, with Miller leading 10-0, Buc quarterback Julian Firo’s pass over the middle was very nearly picked …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/09/13/bucs-sink-tarpons-in-13-7-heartbreaker/

Mighty Tarpons set to defend home

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons will take on the Bulldogs of Lyford this Friday night in the season home opener at Tarpon Sta­dium. Lyford got their season off to a great start last Friday, when they worked the scoreboard for a 47-35 win at home over Hebbronville. They did …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/09/02/mighty-tarpons-set-to-defend-home/

Mayor: Not planning to annex Laguna Heights

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Contrary to previous re­ports by other local news­papers, Port Isabel is not at this time seeking to an­nex Laguna Heights. Port Isabel is, however, engaged in working with Laguna Vista to deter­mine city limits. “We’re still working with Laguna Vista in de­termining city boundar­ies,” Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/09/02/mayor-not-planning-to-annex-laguna-heights/

South Padre Island raises property taxes

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City Commission­ers and Mayor of South Padre Island unanimously voted yesterday, Aug. 31 to raise property taxes, but taxpayers should not see any significant chang­es to their net payments. Taxable value last year was $2,510,996,414; however, this year the adjustable taxable value went down to $2,464,506,712. This, according …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/09/02/south-padre-island-raises-property-taxes/

Writer pens book about Island celebrity turtle: Allison

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Inspiration can be a heavy burden; at least that was the case for Dave Cromwell when he under­took writing a book for the first time two years ago. Having been in the me­dia, specifically broad­cast journalism, business for a number of years and being an active member of Sea …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/09/02/writer-pens-book-about-island-celebrity-turtle-allison/

Gators come to town

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A new kind of hobo is sweeping the streets of Port Isabel. With the lack of rainfall over the sum­mer, alligators have been roaming around town and into the Bay area look­ing for a new, wet place to live. “They are water-based animals and everything else is drying up, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/09/02/gators-come-to-town/

Rep. speaks at SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com U.S. Representative of District 27 Blake Faren­thold visited the Island on Wednesday to reconnect with the voters whom he represents and get a public opinion of what people felt he needed to do for the re­mainder of his term in of­fice. He first told citizens about what had been …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/08/25/rep-speaks-at-spi/

LV tax rate remains same

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The property tax rate in Laguna Vista will likely remain unchanged for the coming fiscal year, even with the budgeted $1.5 mil­lion in quality of life im­provements planned for this community in 2011-2012. The property ad valorem tax rate is expected to re­main at 29.3 cents per $100 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/08/25/lv-tax-rate-remains-same/

Fishing Tourney slated

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Second Annual Par­rot Eyes Bay Fishing Tour­nament is slated to take place on Saturday, Aug. 27 with a fundraiser benefit­ting the Laguna Madre Hu­mane Society (LMHS). Registration for the tour­nament will take place on Friday, August 26 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Parrot Eyes. Official tournament …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/08/25/fishing-tourney-slated/