Tag: Cameron County

Wells, Martinez victors in Laguna Madre Water District races

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The tedious write-in process used to determine the Laguna Madre Water District Board of Directors elections carried over into late Wednesday as votes were hand counted. Unofficial results revealed Rick Wells triumphant over Robert Vela for Position 1 due to a strong showing in South Padre Island and …

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Abbott elected Governor; Cascos wins third term as County Judge

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texans awoke Wednesday morning to a familiar sight as the state remained red, coinciding with a big win for the GOP on Election Day as Republicans took both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Tuesday also decided the state’s first new governor in 14 years: Republican …

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State approves funding for Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport

Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel-Cameron County airport will receive nearly $1 million in upgrades, State Representative Rene Oliveira announced Tuesday. “It will be a nice infusion of upgrades for our growing community airport,” said Oliveira. “By investigating in infrastructure, the state’s transportation system will continue to be among the best in the nation.” …

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Constable’s Office x-rays Halloween candy

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Although Halloween is celebrated for fun scares and monsters, no parent wants to be a part of the chilling possibility that their children’s candy could have piercing materials in them. It is this risk that motivated members of the Rio Grande Valley Mobile X-ray Lab and Constable Pete …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Officials watchful of voting fraud on Election Day

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Voting polls will remain open until 7 p.m. in the Cameron County area to determine a string of hotly-contested races this Election Day. An issue that remains of concern in every election, however, is voting fraud, and perhaps the most vulnerable to this are those races involving …

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Police visit Garza Center children

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com As part of the Head Start Program, the roughly 150 children of the Esperanza B. Garza Center in Port Isabel got an educational treat this past Thursday when local law enforcement agents gave a presentation on the significance of knowing how to respond during an emergency and the …

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SpaceX bill unanimously clears House Land and Resource Management Committee

Special to the PRESS Legislation which would further the SpaceX Boca Chica Beach commercial space launch project cleared the House Land and Resource Management Committee late Monday by a vote of 9-0. House Bill 2623 by State Rep. Rene Oliveira allows Cameron County to temporarily close an area of beach for launches and space flight …

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‘Cash for Trash’ back in effect

Special to the PRESS Once again, Cameron County Parks and Recreation will implement a Cash for Trash Return Refund Program. The program will begin March 11 through September 9 and will operate on the Cameron County beaches north of access 5. This program is intended to address the negative impacts of domestic trash left behind …

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5k walk, run set for March 17

Special to the Parade Infant and Family Nutrition Agency, an organization committed to providing free education on nutrition and active lifestyles for over 25 years throughout Cameron County so all children have a chance at a healthy start to life, announced the date for its third annual 5K walk or run and 1 mile fun …

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ON PATROL: County tasks Barnhill with beach safety

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Cameron County has hired a Beach Safety Coordinator to ensure safety at Isla Blanca Park, Andy Bowie Park and County beach access points throughout the year. Jammie Barnhill was named Beach Safety Coordinator. She said she is working on getting the county beach patrol program ready for the coming season. …

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