Tag: Port Isabel

Standing Calendar (Week of Oct. 2-8)

Date: First Monday of every Month Time: 4 p.m. Event: Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library Meeting Where: Main Library Conference Room, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel Admission: $10 per-year More Info: (956) 943-1822 Date: Every Monday – Friday Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Event: Walking Club Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel Admission: …

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Community Calendar (Week of Oct. 2-8)

Date: Oct. 2, 3, 6 Time: 6:30 p.m. Event: Auditions for El Paseo Arts Foundation’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” Where: The Art Gallery, Maxan St., Port Isabel Lighthouse Square More Info: (956) 572-5730 Date: Oct. 3 Time: 8:30 a.m. Event: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce All Member Meeting; Steve Bearden, Port Director, Port …

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Heavy rains cause flooding; library sustains damage

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Heavy rains across the Rio Grande Valley prompted a coastal flood advisory over the weekend. Areas of South Padre Island along Padre Blvd. were reportedly flooded due to the heavy rains that pummeled Cameron County over the weekend. According to Erin Billings, meteorologist at the National Weather Service …

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City discusses hotel revamp

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel took a critical step in the restoration of the historic Yacht Club Hotel and commissioned STAR Consulting & Associates, an entity with over 30 years experience in South Texas, to aid in the building’s restoration. STAR will work in cooperation with Eduardo G. Vela …

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Community Garden grows in second season

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Members of the Port Isabel Community Garden met Thursday evening to plant the seeds of a new season. The garden is the first of its kind in the area and is open to all locals who are interested in learning and practicing basic gardening skills. It is located at …

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Lady Tarpons sweep; take down Hidalgo, Progreso

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball remains undefeated in district play after getting straight set wins over Hidalgo and Progreso.  Last Saturday they got by Hidalgo on the road, 25-15, 25-20, 25-12, and this past Tuesday they held off Progreso, 25-15, 25-17, 25-14, in Tarpon Gym. With the …

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PHOTO GALLERY: SpaceX – To the Future… And Beyond

Seen are various images from festivities and events surrounding the ground breaking ceremony of SpaceX, the commercial launch site to be constructed at Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. The impact of SpaceX is expected to benefit the surrounding communities, including the Laguna Madre and Harlingen-San Benito-Brownsville metropolitan areas. Pictured in this gallery are an artist’s …

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Officials revel in SpaceX groundbreaking; economic boon anticipated locally

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com BROWNSVILLE – Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley have long described the culture shock experienced at the border communities within as an out of this world experience. It’s a statement that can now be taken literally as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) broke ground Monday, Sept. 22, for its …

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SPI bash exhibits local support for launch site

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS With the room packed with state and local politicians and officials, business and real estate representatives, and local residents, the ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island was filled to capacity Monday evening for the celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX rocket launching facility …

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More than 100 business reps, citizens attend welcoming event

By BROOKE WILKINSON Special to the PRESS An event welcoming the arrival of SpaceX was held Monday, Sept. 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort. More than 100 businesses along with the community attended the event. Many gathered to listen to how SpaceX will bring many job opportunities and contribute millions of dollars into the …

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