Meza, Collins voted out at commission meeting

first_imgBy ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] Isabel City Attorney Robert Collins and City Manager Ed Meza were voted out by the City Commission on Tuesday during an eventful special meeting which was once again filled to capacity with local residents. The commission previously voted to remove commissioners Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Martin C. Cantu from office, but a court-ordered decision allowed them to participate and vote on the session’s items.A narrow 3 to 2 vote effectively terminated the legal services between Robert Collins and the City of Port Isabel. Cantu, Zamora and newly elected commissioner, Jeffery D. Martinez voted in favor of the motion while Mayor Joe E. Vega and Commissioner Maria de Jesus Garza voted against. Attorney Gilbert Hinojosa, who represented Cantu and Zamora during last month’s court proceedings, was appointed as the replacement city attorney. Collins was not present at the meeting.Also passed was an item to vacate any findings made by the commission on April 13 when Cantu and Zamora were unseated from office. The motion to rescind any action to remove them passed with the same 3 to 2 vote count.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 RelatedTEMPERS FLARE: City commission meeting tense in wake of ongoing litigationBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] In the weeks leading up to the Port Isabel election, city commission meeting attendance has increased from a handful of regular attendees to a near or above full capacity presence of local residents. Before City Attorney Robert Collins could begin making a summary…May 8, 2015In “News”Injunction granted: Court decision temporarily reinstates ousted city commissionersBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] A court hearing was held last Friday at the Cameron County 444th District Court regarding a temporary injunction being sought by Port Isabel commissioners Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Martin C. Cantu to allow them to continue serving on the city commission. Zamora…May 1, 2015In “News”BREAKING: City commission brouhaha continuesBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] “We will hold tonight’s special meeting,” said Port Isabel City Commissioner Martin C. Cantu in a signed letter delivered to the PRESS Tuesday. The letter, and the affirmation, comes after several days of back and forth between commissioners Cantu and Juan Jose “J.J.”…May 19, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Benton boys, girls finish runner-up in Region I-4A track meet

first_imgRussell [email protected] Benton boys and girls both finished runner-up in the Region I-4A track and field meet Wednesday at Benton High.Benton scored 87 points in the boys division. West Ouachita won with 98 1/3.The Benton girls also scored 87. DeRidder won with 100.Benton’s Dorsavion Williams swept the boys sprints, winning the 100 in 10.90 and the 200 in 22.19.Drake Heinz was also a double winner, taking the 1,600 in 4:37.83 and the 3,200 in 10:13.18.Heinz edged teammate Stephen Singleton in the 3,200 by less than a second.Benton’s Collin Milton won the javelin with a toss of 154-0.The top three individuals and relay teams qualified for next week’s LHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at LSU.Ryder Miller, who finished third in the 800, was the only other Benton athlete who qualified in the boys division.Benton’s Brittany Black finished second in the girls 100 and 200 with times of 12.62 and 26.35, respectively.Black also ran on Benton’s winning 4X100 team along with Jill Anderson, Shelby Plunkett and Mikayla Dillard. Their time was 49.81. Benton also finished second in the 4X200 in 1:45.54. Ja’Erica Carr is a member of the 4X200 team.Benton’s Madi Sessions will get to finish her high school career at the state meet after winning the discus with a toss of 103.Quinci Middlebrooks (third, 1,600), Rachel Paine (third, 3,200) and Shelby Leninger (third, pole vault) all qualified for the state meet.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTopGadgetAdvisorHong Kong: Why Is Everybody Snapping Up This New $69 Wearable AC?TopGadgetAdvisor|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech Trend|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more