Tag: City of South Padre Island

Getting to know SPI Councilman Sam Listi

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Originally from Houston, Texas, Councilman Sam Listi has been a member of the SPI community for 16 years. He spent his college years as an Aggie, earning his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Architecture from Texas A&M University in 1967. The Councilman has used his 43 years of …

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Council considers raising taxes to fund projects

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI City Council met Wednesday evening for their regular meeting. The Mayor celebrated the month of May with a proclamation recognizing May 2015 as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. Before delving into funding requests on the agenda, City Manager Bill DiLibero came to the council with a …

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City proposes budget cuts despite surplus

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI City Council met last week for a workshop regarding the mid-year budget review. Finance Director Rodrigo Gimenez gave the council an update on current numbers in regards to revenue and expenditures and included projections for the remainder of the year. With intent to increase efficiency within …

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Council passes short term rental tax ordinance

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Despite protestations from some residents, the South Padre Island City Council approved a new ordinance which regulates short-term rental properties during Wednesday’s regular meeting. A part of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, the proposed ordinance for “Short Term Rentals” was discussed as …

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Committee to recommend smoking ban in all city parks

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee have been busy with preparations for the new City Park and planning for a future community center. The committee met Wednesday morning to continue work on current projects and to discuss plans for their next big event, the Fourth of July Parade. …

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City offers meals to employees during Texas Week

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texas Week is, without a doubt, one of the busiest times of the year for law enforcement and City of South Padre Island employees. With thousands of twenty-somethings descending on the Island looking for a week of non-stop fun, local officials have their hands full making sure the …

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SPI Chamber presents Google Business View

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce met Feb. 24 for their monthly meeting. The goal of the Chamber is simply to promote business, and welcomed Karla Fernandez Parker of K. Fernandez Marketing along with Google representatives Elijah and Kristie Whites who gave a presentation on the benefits …

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City Park grant use discussed, hibiscus recommended as official flower

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee met last week for their regular monthly meeting to discuss a variety of topics including plans for the City Park and Community Center, nominees for the Yard of the Month program, and discussion to adopt an official tree and flower for the …

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Packed Agenda

Boston Marathon qualifier coming to Island, City projects discussed By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 19, 2015 The SPI City Council met Wednesday for their regular meeting to discuss a variety of topics from Island beautification to public safety, two issues which are often intertwined with city infrastructure. Other projects and events coming …

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Taskforce mulls parking fees

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 12, 2015 Monday afternoon, Coastal Resource and Parks Administrator Reuben Treviño and City Manager Bill DiLibero attended the Shoreline Task Force meeting to update the committee on projects and improvements along the beach. Treviño came to the Task Force with a follow-up on the City’s proposed Beach …

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