Tag: South Padre Island

DSFRT discusses sign compliance

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 22, 2015 With the New Year came the elections of chairman and vice chairman for the city committees. The Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) was no exception as Chairman Gar Treharne was nominated and reelected along with Vice Chairman Gabriel Vanounou. The Task Force followed the …

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Board presents function overview

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 22, 2015 Since the addition of new Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Director Rachel Flores along with new Director of Sales Denise Arnold last June, the CVB has made significant strides. The Convention and Visitors Advisory Board (CVA) welcomed new members at a workshop last Thursday morning …

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City secures grants for beach access improvements

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 15, 2015 Monday afternoon, the Shoreline Task Force met for their first meeting of the year. Coastal Resource and Parks Administrator Reuben Treviño represented city staff to update the task force on beachfront construction projects as well as on grant funds that have been awarded. The task …

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Keep SPI Beautiful developing partnerships

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 15, 2015 The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee met last Thursday afternoon to appoint their new committee chair and vice chairperson for the year. Chairman Michael Quist of the Laguna Madre Boys and Girls Club reminded everyone that the committee almost disbanded, but with new members and ideas, …

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Council discusses second causeway plans

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 8, 2015 The first City Council meeting of the year tackled some big projects, chief among them were continuing discussions about the Second Causeway Project and Convention Centre renovations. Cameron Co. Commissioner Dan Sanchez and Cameron Co. Administrator Pete Sepulveda gave a presentation and update on the …

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Board looks at parking for Clayton’s new venture

Clayton's Beach Bar

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 8, 2015 The Board of Adjustments and Appeals met Tuesday morning for their first meeting of the New Year. Nine a.m. rolled around and with only three of five members in attendance, there was concern that the meeting would be cancelled due to the lack of a …

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First annual Caldo for a Cause brings tasty soups to town

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com What began as a spirited conversation between friends Kirsten Zertuche and Marty Etheridge to determine the best caldo (broth) in the area manifested into the first of what is expected to be an annual Caldo Cook-off held this past Saturday at Harpoon’s Surf Bar & Grill on South …

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Beach maintenance continues through winter season

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Even as the slower season has approached the Island, city staff and committees are continuing to stay busy with long term plans as well as ideas for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. The Shoreline Task Force met Tuesday afternoon to discuss beach maintenance activities and the use …

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Turtles released on South Padre beach

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sea turtle Inc., the nonprofit marine turtle rescue and rehabilitation center on South Padre Island, released 65 turtles that were previously suffering from cold-snap, a form of turtle hypothermia, at Isla Blanca Park on Nov. 24 and 25. The release process occurred over two days because of the …

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SPI signs new agreement with Matamoros

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The City Council met Wednesday evening with a range of items to discuss. The agenda was full, covering many ongoing projects in the city. The approval of the Sister City agreement with the City of Matamoros was the highlight of the evening. The council welcomed Reynaldo Del Toro, …

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