Local business presents check to Humane Society

Special to the PRESS On Tuesday Liz Money and Diane Denson, owners of Ship Shape Boutique on South Padre Island, presented the Laguna Madre Humane Society with a check for $2,380. The funds were raised at Ship Shape’s annual fashion show in February. 250 wom­en attended. “We asked them to donate to the shelter and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/10/local-business-presents-check-to-humane-society/

From The Heart: Community rallies around transplant patient

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Business owners and citi­zens from Port Isabel have taken up a cause and are helping in raising funds for one of their own to receive a heart transplant. This Sat­urday at Doubleday’s Res­taurant family and friends of 25-year-old Jose Santos Moncivias III will be there on hand in what they …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/10/from-the-heart-community-rallies-around-transplant-patient/

Flea Market to reopen

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The City of Port Isabel voted Tuesday night in favor of re-opening the flea mar­ket along Hwy. 100, at least on a part time basis, with full hopes for a full return. Field­ing complaints after closing it just a few weeks ago the com­missioners acted in a manner that will …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/10/flea-market-to-reopen/

Fingers Project drawing controversy

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. An item not even listed on the agenda took front and center as the primary topic from Tuesday night’s commissioners meeting in Port Isabel. Nearly 20 citi­zens made statements both for and against the project in the Fingers. This has been an item that has been front and center in …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/10/fingers-project-drawing-controversy/

State funds to assist during Spring Break

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Police Chief Gualberto Gonzalez is ready for Spring Break and his department is thankful for some addi­tional funds in order to help out. Recently TxDOT set forth approximately $51,460 which will be used to assist with manpower, supplies and maintenance in the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). “This helps us …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/10/state-funds-to-assist-during-spring-break/

Derry students help restore dunes on SPI

Special to the PRESS Derry Elementary fifth grade students assisted the City of South Padre Island in planting over 2,000 sea oat plants on Tuesday, March 1, as part of a dune restoration effort. The project took place along the beachside of the 5200 block of Gulf Boulevard, near beach access 19 (Aquarius Circle).  Around 200 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/10/derry-students-help-restore-dunes-on-spi/

Grant supports upgrades: Baseball fund donates $60,000

Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel announced that it was re­cently awarded a grant in the amount of $60,000 from the Baseball Tomor­row Fund (BTF) that will support the Laguna Madre Park Little League Field upgrade, and provide funding for field lights. The field lighting equipment will be provid­ed through a partnership …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/09/grant-supports-upgrades-baseball-fund-donates-60000/

New Stripes

A ribbon cutting ceremony at a grand opening this past weekend capped off over three years of work by the City of Laguna Vista as the officially welcomed Stripes to the community. Opening one of the three largest Stripes stores in the Rio Grande Valley a large number attended the days festivities. “This is a …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/03/new-stripes/

Cibola Project breaks ground

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Seven years and a lot of work have now resulted in groundbreaking on South Padre Island and the Ci­bola Land Project. Troy Giles of Giles Realty & Management say that see­ing is believing when it comes to this new proj­ect. “Oh yes,” said Giles, “so many people have said that …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/03/cibola-project-breaks-ground/

Laguna Vista Fire Dept. recognized

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The Laguna Vista Fire Department received recog­nition for its contributions and assistance in a recent fire on South Padre Island. This comes as the depart­ment continues to expand with additional volunteers and much needed training. “We are very proud of what is going on here,” said Laguna Vista City Manager …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/03/03/laguna-vista-fire-dept-recognized/