SPI looks at Convention Centre expansion

SPI Convention Centre

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS For the City of South Padre Island, it is out with the old and in with the new, sort of; in terms of committees, the City of South Padre Island has dissolved the Convention Centre Expansion Task Force, and added a new committee to evaluate requests for qualifications (RFQs). …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/26/spi-looks-at-centre-expansion/

Coach Stumbaugh talks contract, realignment

Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Monty Stumbaugh sat down in his office Tuesday night and talked about contracts and realignment. The basic facts are as follows; Coach Stumbaugh is in the second year of a three-year contract as the head football coach and athletic director …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/26/coach-stumbaugh-talks-contract-realignment/

Bean Counter: Doucette’s find turns into passion

Bean Counter pic2

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com For Dennis Doucette, it all started one day while strolling the Galveston Island beaches. It was there, some nine years ago, that on the shore, entangled in weeds, and covered in barnacles, that he discovered a curious stone of sorts. He took it home, polished it off …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/23/bean-counter-doucettes-find-turns-into-passion/

Locals seek to preserve WWII oral history

Oral History

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS “Here and There: Recollections of Texas in World War II (An Oral History Workshop)” was held Thursday evening at Paragraphs Book Store on South Padre Island. As history buffs waited in anticipation for tips on how to record a thorough oral history, William McWhorter of the Texas Historical …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/23/locals-seek-to-preserve-wwii-oral-history/

Friedman memorial to be unveiled

City of Port Isabel

Special to the PRESS The Friedman Family, Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and the City Commissioners invite the public to attend the unveiling of a monument in memory of the late Barbara J. Friedman. A statue, donated by the Friedman Family, will be placed on the Light House Square to honor Mrs. Barbara J. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/23/friedman-memorial-to-be-unveiled/

Mayor appointed to interim committee

gavel

Special to the PRESS At the Jan. 18 regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr. made the announcement of his appointment by the House of Representatives to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Seacoast Territory Insurance. The purpose of the committee is to examine alternative ways to provide insurance to the state’s seacoast …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/23/mayor-appointed-to-interim-committee/

Island to assist in rabies vaccination program

vaccination

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island will be assisting the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control Division with the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (ORVP). The purpose of this program is to reduce or possibly eliminate the dog strain of rabies carried by coyotes in Texas. Baits containing a …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/23/island-to-assist-in-rabies-vaccination-program/

Gotta Love It! ‘I Heart SPI’ targets overgrown lots

I Heart SPI pic1

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS As he gingerly drives along South Padre Island’s Laguna Boulevard in his city-issued white Ford pick-up truck, Environmental Health Director Victor Baldovinos turns his head to the right and to the left, peaking through the truck’s open windows as he stares up and down the side streets searching …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/19/gotta-love-it-i-heart-spi-targets-overgrown-lots/

Superintendent Pineda, Board Secretary Schroder to retire

PIISD retirees

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS Two major revelations were addressed during Tuesday night’s Point Isabel School District Board of Trustees meeting, which included announcements of longtime board member Ann Schroder’s decision not to run for reelection and the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Estella R. Pineda. Tears of sadness and joy welled up as …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/19/superintendent-pineda-board-secretary-schroder-to-retire/

Shop to benefit Island strays

FOAR

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS Lost and abandoned animals in the Laguna Madre area have found their voice in Friends of Animal Rescue (FOAR) on South Padre Island. As co-founders Jacky Conrad, Catherine Carter, and Sheree Donovan explained, the group’s mission is, “to assist homeless animals in finding forever homes and reuniting pets …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2012/01/19/shop-to-benefit-island-strays/