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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Carjacking results in capture on SPI

carjacking suspects

By JACOB LOPEZ Special to the PRESS On Monday evening, South Padre Island police arrested four men in connection with a carjacking that occurred in McAllen on Dec 22. Richard J. Cordova, 18, Javier Longoria, 19, John Paul Worthen, 19, and Johnny Anthony Vasquez III, 18, were all charged with evading arrest and with the …

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Quandt resigns as CVB director

Dan Quandt

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS It’s the end of an era for the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (SPI-CVB). After serving the SPI-CVB for 13 years as its executive director, Dan Quandt resigned Thursday, leaving something of a legacy behind as he was instrumental in the Island’s most economically successful ventures, …

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Bird’s the Word: Center to bring attendance to new heights

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center pic1

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Since its opening in 2009, the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (SPI-BNC) has become known as one of the Island’s best kept secrets. But newly hired manager/marketing director Roberta Jackson would like nothing more than to shed that moniker by making the already popular Island …

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LV sets goals for new year

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS With the New Year come dreams and goals of future accomplishments for community leaders and citizens alike. In Laguna Vista, Mayor Susie Houston anticipates the completion of the parks projects initiated during 2011. “I look forward to the completion of our walking trail on the 15-acre tract on …

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