Second causeway closer to reality

first_imgSpecial to the PRESSA critically needed second access route connecting South Padre Island to the mainland of Texas is one step closer to reality.The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) received notification that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed South Padre Island 2nd Access Project for further processing.“This is great news for South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, and the Rio Grande Valley. After the thorough process of state and federal review of the DEIS, we can finally move forward with the important next step in the environmental process by bringing the recommended preferred alternative to the public for review and comment,” said David Allex, Chairman of the CCRMA Board of Directors.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the June 4 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedRoad to ProgressDevelopers turn out for 2nd Causeway meeting By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Approximately 175 developers, local officials and members of the public descended on South Padre Island for an industry review meeting hosted by the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) to hear updates on the Second Causeway…March 4, 2016In “News”Sepulveda: Second Causeway closer than everBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) received an update on the Second Causeway project, heard a report on an entrepreneurship program, and considered funding requests related to the Birding Center and Sea Turtle Inc. during its Tuesday, Feb, 21 meeting. “We’re a…March 3, 2017In “News”Second Causeway Project updatesBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda joined the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) at their Tuesday meeting to give an update regarding the Second Causeway Project. According to the judge, the project is currently the most environmentally complex project in the United…January 25, 2016In “News”last_img read more

‘Beaver Fever’ Typically Spikes In September, Hunters Take Precautions

first_imgGiardiasis is a gastrointestinal illness. Nurse epidemiologist Ginger Provo says the infection is common during the fall hunting season when more people are drinking untreated stream water. Alaskan health officials say about 90 people in the state have laboratory-confirmed infections from the giardia protozoa each year. The actual number of infections is likely much higher, since many cases aren’t tested or laboratory-confirmed. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Backcountry hunters and campers are urged to take care with mountain stream water, since September usually brings a spike in the number of giardiasis infections, sometimes called “beaver fever.”center_img According to the Centers for Disease Control, Alaska has some of the highest rates of giardia infections in the nation, along with Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine and South Dakota.last_img read more

Ravens-Titans: Inactives and pre-game notes

first_imgBALTIMORE — The Ravens have waited eight years since their last divisional-round home playoff game.A win against Tennessee brings the AFC Championship game to Baltimore for the first time in 49 years and the first time in franchise history as Lamar Jackson and the top-seeded Ravens try to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 13 in a row.Despite logging just one limited practice this week in his return from a left calf injury sustained three days before Christmas, Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram is active and will play in Baltimore’s playoff opener. Unlike many players regarded as game-time decisions over the course of the season, Ingram didn’t go through an on-field workout prior to the inactive list being announced. Of course, top backup Gus Edwards and rookie Justice Hill are available in the event of Ingram suffering a setback.As expected, tight end Mark Andrews is active despite being listed as questionable and being limited in practices throughout the week. He went through his normal pre-game workout with the other Ravens tight ends two hours prior to kickoff, but how explosive he looks will be worth monitoring as an ankle injury sustained in Week 16 has lingered. Andrews missed the regular-season finale against Pittsburgh and practiced with a wrap on his right ankle throughout the practice week.Defensive back and special-teams contributor Jordan Richards was a healthy scratch for the first time since being signed in late October as the Ravens elected to activate reserve defensive tackle Justin Ellis. Cornerbacks Anthony Averett and Iman Marshall were also inactives with the Titans featuring NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry and the league’s third-ranked run offense.Signed earlier this week to the 53-man roster, veteran offensive tackle Andre Smith was also deactivated.There were no surprises among the Tennessee inactives after standout linebacker Jayon Brown (shoulder) and wide receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) were already ruled out on Thursday.Saturday’s referee is Bill Vinovich.According to, the Saturday forecast calls for cloudy skies and unseasonably warm temperatures in the mid-60s with winds 10 to 20 miles per hour and only a slight chance of precipitation during the game. Not bad for January football in Baltimore.The Ravens are wearing their purple jerseys with white pants for their playoff opener while Tennessee dons white tops with navy blue pants.Former Baltimore quarterback and Super Bowl XXXV champion Trent Dilfer was recognized as the Ravens’ “Legend of the Game” prior to kickoff and offered the following gem on his way to the stadium: Saturday marks the fourth postseason meeting between these teams with the Ravens holding a 2-1 advantage. However, the road team won each of the previous three meetings with the Titans falling to Baltimore in 2000 and 2008 despite being the top seed in the AFC. These old AFC Central rivals are tied 10-10 in their regular-season series history with the Ravens winning the most recent meeting last season.Below are Saturday night’s inactives:BALTIMOREQB Trace McSorleyWR Jaleel ScottDB Jordan RichardsCB Anthony AverettCB Iman MarshallG Ben PowersOT Andre SmithTENNESSEELB Jayon BrownWR Adam HumphriesWR Rashard DavisWR Cody HollisterOL Kevin PamphileDT Joey IvieDT Isaiah Macklast_img read more

German Club USV Jena signs Bayor

first_imgGerman Women’s Bundesliga outfit FF USV Jena has signed on Black Queens captain Adjoa Bayor for the second half of the season.Jena, who occupy the 11 spot on the 12-club league with just six points from 10 games have drafted on board the experienced midfielder to help them survive relegation.Andrea Altman, Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer of Jena, who confirmed this in a statement, said “We (FF USV Jena) are very pleased and delighted to announce that we have signed Bayor, a valuable reinforcement for the second round of our campaign.”He expressed his outfit’s confidence in the abilities of Bayor, coupled with her experience with the Ghana national team (Black Queens) to aid achieve their targets for the 2008/2009 soccer season.Altman added that, the Black Queens captain has settled very quickly despite the change in environment and has shown remarkable talent at training to the dismay of the technical team.Bayor, 29, is expected to make her debut on February 8 against 10th placed Herforder SV at the University Sports Centre. The former Ghatel Ladies forward is arguably the most decorated female footballer of her generation.She made her Black Queens debut in 1997 and has made six appearances at the Africa Women Championships since 1998 as well as three World Cup appearances.The highlight of her career was in 2003 where she was crowned Women’s Footballer of the Year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).Bayor was also named the FIFA All-Stars team for a friendly against China in 2007 and was also nominated for the World Female Footballer of the Year in 2007.Source: GNAlast_img read more