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City receives $662k grant

Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel has been awarded a combined $662,515 in grant funding from the Texas General Land Office for the Arturo Galvan Coastal Park. The funding will allow the start of construction of a Living Shoreline, part of the Arturo Galvan Coastal Park (formerly known as Derry Waterfront Park) …

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Elections set for May 10

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Mark your calendars and prep the ballot boxes for May 10 as the City of Port Isabel has set that date for its next Municipal Elections. The Port Isabel City Commission on Tuesday resolved to elect two city commissioners (Places 1 and 2) and a mayor. To read the …

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City allocates $425k for marketing plan

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island City Council on Wednesday approved allocating $425,000 from excess reserve funds to go toward the city’s marketing plan, via Machete, Inc. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call the news office at (956) …

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Managerial search continues

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Tuesday, South Padre Island Mayor Robert Pinkerton Jr. reported that the search for a new city manager is still ongoing and that officials will soon finalize a roster of candidates. “We have 63 total applicants and the list has not yet been narrowed down yet,” he said. “We …

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City pulls plug on TV show

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island Transition Board recently decided not to move forward with a proposal to film a fishing TV show for the Outdoors Channel and Sportsman Channel that would have showcased sporting conditions around the Island as well as the area’s various activities and locations. To read the …

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Officials prep for Events & Cultural Center opening

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza maintains a positive outlook for city business in 2014. “The City of Port Isabel is looking for a promising new year,” Meza said. “With the official opening of the new Port Isabel Events and Cultural Center in March being the highlight of the …

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City to focus on marketing, repairs in 2014

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com City of South Padre Island officials have a full slate of business when they return to duty in the new year. Topping the list of city business are repairs to the South Padre Island Convention Centre and Gulf Boulevard as well expansion of the city’s marketing plan. To read …

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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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Pedestrian walkway requires major repairs, maintenance

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Public Works Director Marcy Newman shared a detailed update on the pedestrian walkway with the South Padre Island City Council at its meeting last week. She said that earlier this year, the City contracted with Green, Rubiano & Associates (GRA) to perform a two-phase structural analysis. To read the …

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CHASING HISTORY: Tarpons on brink of first perfect season since 1994

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons seemed to be trying to prove that they hadn’t forgotten how to score quickly. Of eight touchdown drives the previous week at home against La Feria, only one took two plays or less. Last Friday night at Bill Pate Stadium in Hidalgo, four of …

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