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Committee, Board selections OK’d

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council at its meeting last week approved a series of appointments of members to vacant and/or expiring terms to the City’s committees, boards and commissions. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call …

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City addresses concerns over Convention Centre

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council approved subcommittee recommendations, via Broaddus & Associates, for repairs, maintenance and renovations on the Convention Centre in the amount of $15 million, excluding the Island’s reimbursement of $431,600. The recommendations were approved by a 5-2 vote, with Councilmen Barry Patel and Alex Avalos …

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Birding Center’s future hangs in the air

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Boards of Directors for both the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Birding and Nature Center (BNC) held a special called meeting last week to discuss the BNC’s future. “This is a touchy subject, I know,” said EDC Executive Director Scott Friedman. “This has to …

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Council approves park proposal

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com South Padre Island will soon have another park to offer its permanent residents and potential tourists as the City Council on Wednesday approved setting aside $100,000 to develop the project. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call …

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Council plans for more public parks

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council on Tuesday approved a Parks and Open Space Master Plan, laying the groundwork necessary for city officials to initiate beautification efforts that could boost tourism revenues and improve the qualities of life for the entire community. To read the rest of this story, …

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Patel wins, Avalos re-elected

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The voters of South Padre Island sent a clear message with Tuesday’s City Council election as the community overwhelmingly selected local business owner Barry Patel and re-elected Councilman Alex Avalos to fill Places 1 and 2. According to an unofficial tabulation released by city officials around 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, …

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Vote early until 8 p.m., Friday

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com City of South Padre Island secretary Susan Hill reported that 301 citizens had voted early as off press deadline Thursday morning. Early voting will continue until 8 p.m., Nov. 1 at the Municipal Complex Building, 4601 Padre Blvd. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the …

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City approves study to inspect pedestrian walkway conditions

BY PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS In last week’s regular meeting, the South Padre Island City Council approved a budget amendment for inspection and repair recommendations concerning the pedestrian walkway adjacent to the east end of the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South …

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Off-site parking codes amended

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council on Wednesday amended the City’s Code of Ordinances to allow condo owners associations to build off-site parking areas to be used by their residents. Mayor Pro Tem JoAnn Evans noted that this is a valuable step toward alleviating some of the Island’s parking …

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Birding Center shortfall paid off

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council on Wednesday approved a $66,779 cash advance from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, using EDC reserves. EDC Chairman Scott Friedman confirmed that the cash advance will be used to cover a recent shortfall in …

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