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EDC identifies loan recipients

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation (EDC) provides small business loans to area business owners through the EDC’s Revolving Loan Program. Initially, EDC officials refused to identify the names of the businesses that have received funding through the program. However, the PRESS submitted a Freedom of Information Act request …

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WAVE funding questioned

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Everyone wants a free ride but, eventually, someone always ends up paying for gas. After an exhausting debate and in front of a standing room only crowd of residents, the Port Isabel City Commission Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of contributing $50,000 to the WAVE Transit public transportation system …

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Tax rate to remain unchanged

BY CHRISTINA GARZA press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Council held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the proposed property tax rate. The Commission unanimously approved to set the proposed tax rate at 0.63 percent, keeping the rate the same as previous years. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to The Port Isabel-South Padre Island …

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Reinvestment Zone approved

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission on Tuesday approved an interlocal agreement between the City and Laguna Madre Water District for designation of the Reinvestment Zone One Project. The Reinvestment Zone will be located primarily in the undeveloped, industrial area of Port Isabel near the coastline and could serve to …

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City to fine gaming establishments

BY CHRISTINA R. GARZA Reporter press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Council met Monday to discuss business that was postponed as a result of two previously canceled meetings. Commissioners approved an amendment to city ordinance No. 687 which would provide penalties, not to exceed $500, for gaming establishments. To read the rest of this story, subscribe …

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City Commission meeting canceled

BY CHRISTINA R. GARZA Staff Writer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission meeting set for Tuesday was canceled and has been rescheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 9. The Commission is set to discuss amending the Port Isabel city ordinance against issuing permits to new sweepstakes gaming businesses. To read the rest of this story, …

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