Officials hope new FM 732 corridor leads to SPI

first_img RelatedNow open: Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new pavilion, boardwalkBy GAIGE DAVILA Several local, county, and state officials officially opened the new pavilion and boardwalk on Isla Blanca Park via a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 29, just before sunset. The pavilion and boardwalk have been open since last week, in conclusion to over a year of construction…September 6, 2019In “News”Another one: State Senator Lucio announces 2020 reelection campaign, faces two challengersBy GAIGE DAVILA   In a field just north of Alton Gloor Boulevard and Highway 77, Texas state senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., announced his 2020 campaign for reelection during a “Super Pachanga” party, similar to the festival Lucio threw in 1990 for his first Texas senate campaign.    …September 13, 2019In “News”$36 million awarded for port projectSpecial to the PRESS The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority awarded a contract in the amount of $36,055,194.43 to Ballenger Construction Company, Inc. for highway improvements to the SH 550 Direct Connector Project along U.S. 77/83 and SH 550 (formerly known as FM 511). The Direct Connector Toll Facility Project,…August 13, 2012In “News” Share By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS In what San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez called a “long overdue” project, City of San Benito officials together with representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) gathered Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the opening of a new FM 732 corridor in town.The ribbon cutting, spon­sored by the San Benito Cham­ber of Commerce, was held at the site of Phase 1 of the project, which is nearly a mile of roadway located between south of US Expressway 77/83 and Business 77. Phase 2 is ap­proximately two miles in length and stretches from Long Lane to south of the expressway.According to TxDOT Area Engineer Arnold Cortez, the project, completed in February, totaled over $4 million in state monies, $2,021,583 for Phase 1 and $2,064,052 for Phase 2. Additional railroad work pre­vented the corridor’s opening until now, Cortez said.To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Aug. 1 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.AREA OFFICIALS CELEBRATE FM 732 OPENINGlast_img read more

BPCC men win home opener

first_imgThe Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers defeated the Shreveport Mad Ants 126-64 in their home opener Tuesday night.Deunzay Wyatt, a freshman guard out of Monroe Richwood, led the Cavs with 18 points. All 13 BPCC players scored.Greg Pollins had 17 points, Kyle Gilbert 16 and Ryan Coleman 14. Nathaniel Tigner led the North Louisiana Express with 36 points.BPCC was originally scheduled to play Open Bible College, but the school has dropped its basketball program.BPCC (1-1) faces Arkansas Baptist at 4 p.m. Friday and Coahoma Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Southern University-Shreveport Classic.StanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Dow posts 6th loss in row on trade spat

first_imgNEW YORK — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks.The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day in a row and lost 287.26 points, or 1.1 percent, to 24,700.21. The S&P 500 index gave up 11.18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,762.57. The Nasdaq composite fell 21.44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,725.59. International markets suffered steeper losses. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sank 2.8 percent, its biggest decline since February, and Germany’s DAX lost 1.2 percent.Oil and copper fell. Both are commodities that would be susceptible if a trade dispute caused a slowdown in global economic growth. Cautious investors moved money into bonds.President Donald Trump told the U.S. Trade Representative to identify $200 billion in goods for a potential 10 percent tax, and China said it would respond with duties of its own. In a statement, Trump said that if China retaliated, he would order yet another $200 billion in tariffs. China doesn’t import enough goods from the U.S. to match the scale of Trump’s proposals, but could sanction U.S. products or companies through other means.Just days ago, the U.S. and China each announced 25 percent taxes on $50 billion in imports from the other. While the dollar amounts are rising rapidly, the countries still have time to negotiate, as the previously announced tariffs won’t take effect until July 6.last_img read more