Tag Archive: South Padre Island

May 18 2015

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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May 08 2015

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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May 08 2015

Letters to the Editor for May 7, 2015

Special to the PRESS To jump to the second letter, click here. To jump to the third, click here. To jump to the fourth, click here. To the leaders of the City of Port Isabel Dear Editor, The last couple of weeks have been a very stressful time for our City leaders, City staff and …

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May 01 2015

Sales taxes down, revenue still up overall for the year

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Although recent months have been down in terms of sales tax compared to last year, with inclement weather being cited as a major factor, revenue remains 4.25 percent higher for this fiscal year, according to discussions at the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) regular meeting Tuesday. …

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Apr 28 2015

BREAKING: Missing man, Jordan Lynn Reynolds, found safe

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Jordan Lynn Reynolds, born May 4, 1990, went missing on South Padre Island the night of April 25. He was last seen at Clayton’s Beach Bar in the company of his father, and wearing red and white flower patterned swim trunks. A Facebook page entitled Help Find Jordan …

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Apr 24 2015

PAY TO PARK: Shoreline Task Force approves Beach User Fee

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Shoreline Task Force met last Monday to discuss several issues, chief among them, the Beach User Fee. The task force approved the maintenance fee, which will charge visitors $12 per day, up to $50 per month, to park along Gulf Boulevard and side streets. Padre Boulevard will …

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Apr 17 2015

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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Apr 17 2015

Dune Hugger: To pee or not to pee?

Special to the PRESS To pee or not to pee?  That is the question!  My sons often have to deal with this issue as do I and thousands of beach visitors to the City of South Padre Island every year.  My sons’ way of dealing with it?  They just pull down their board shorts wherever …

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Mar 08 2015

Cash for Trash program returns

Special to the PRESS Once again, Cameron County Parks & Recreation will implement a CASH FOR TRASH RETURN REFUND PROGRAM which will run through the end of summer of 2015. The program will begin March 4, 2015 and will run thru September 7, 2015 and will operate on the Cameron County Beaches Access 5 & …

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Feb 27 2015

CVB director resigns

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 26, 2015 Rachel Flores, director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, has submitted a letter of resignation effective March 31 of this year, according to SPI Public Information Officer Adrian Rodriguez. Flores tendered her resignation to City Manager Bill DiLibero on Tuesday, Feb. 17. …

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