NEW ORLEANS — The Mid-City convenience store employee who last week put a parking boot on an in-service ambulance was arrested late Tuesday for violating federal immigration law. Ahmed Maloum Sidi Aleywa, a 33-year-old Mauritanian national, was taken into custody last night by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, according to ICE spokesman Bryan Cox. Click here for the full story.
By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island City Council met on Wednesday, June 21 to vote on the issuance of venue tax related bonds, as well as to review public works and IT improvement projects.Council members voted to authorize the issuance, sale, and delivery of approximately $9.1 million in principal amount of City of South Padre Island, Texas Venue Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue Bonds. SPI chief Financial Officer Rodrigo Gimenez stated the funds, earmarked for street improvement projects on Padre Boulevard, would be available in August.Public Works Director Alex Sanchez presented his fleet evaluation and replacement plan for Council’s consideration. Sanchez stated the following in his plan: “Over the last several years, SPI has not consistently implemented and sustained a predictable vehicle replacement program. The lack of planning has resulted in a deteriorated and unreliable fleet.”He went on to explain that costs for fleet maintenance have increased over the past three years due to deterioration. The plan includes spending $8,360 to undercoat existing vehicles in the fleet, and to ensure that all new vehicles are purchased with undercoating protection.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedCouncil commits $50,000 to reef projectBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Funding for the RGV Reef project, fleet maintenance, shoreline master planning, and updating storm drainage plans highlighted the South Padre Island City Council meeting held on June 6. Council considered a proposed $50,000 budget amendment from Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) excess reserves for…June 15, 2018In “News”Venue tax projects, dune walkovers top Council talksBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Venue tax projects, transit studies, code of ordinance amendments, and shoreline related topics highlighted the South Padre Island City Council meeting held on Wednesday, May 3. SPI Chief Financial Officer Rodrigo Gimenez presented a timetable related to the issuance of venue tax related bonds.…May 12, 2017In “News”SPI holds groundbreaking ceremony for median projectBy Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS On a crisp, cool, impossibly beautiful January morning, city officials and staff, the mayor, council members, and construction workers gathered at the South Padre Island Convention Center Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for PR100. SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty…January 30, 2020In “News”
Since interns and volunteers could not go to the Alaska SeaLife Center this summer due to COVID-19, the core Wildlife Response Team is working long hours to care for these six new seal patients and an adult sea otter. Opened in 1998, the Alaska SeaLife Center operates as a 501(c)(3), non-profit research institution and public aquarium in Seward. The Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The ASLC is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The first five pups, four females and one male, were all found stranded in the Cook Inlet area. The most recent male pup, found on June 15, is from Juneau. All of the seals admitted to the program arrived malnourished and dehydrated, but with no other significant injuries. The pups are all in similar stages of recovery, receiving fluids and supplemental tube feedings. The goal is to increase their weight, boost their immune systems, and then teach them to fish before they can hopefully be released back to the area they were found stranded. The most recent harbor seal pup was picked up in the Center’s new Wildlife Response van. This vehicle was generously donated by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, HDR Marine, Graphic Works, Partners4Wildlife, Sea Otter Foundation, and Reynolds Marine LLC. This van has arrived at an ideal time in the midst of the stranding season because mobility is vital for the Wildlife Response Team to quickly access patients from all parts of Alaska. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska SeaLife Center admitted six harbor seal pups into the Wildlife Response Program during the first half of June.