Tropical storm warning issued for lower Texas coast

first_imgwww.myspi.org Saturday recycling will be cancelled this week.  Will resume next week. Sign up for Swift911, the City’s emergency notification system that sends out notifications directly to you via your home phone, cell phone and/or email, by going to www.myspi.org.Many use social media in the event of a disaster to let relatives and friends know they are safe. Social media provides the perfect platform to model preparedness actions for others. It is a great way to stay current with the City, state and national social media resources and warnings. Here are a few to follow: RelatedIsland surf still cleanWhile north Texas beaches are feeling the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bill, South Padre Island beaches remain open and safe to swim. Special to the PRESS With reports out of Galveston stating that levels of fecal bacteria are high along the Texas coastline, South Padre Island beaches remain open and free…June 26, 2015In “News”Laguna Madre battens down the hatches: Don’s comingBy SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The rain has started to fall from Tropical Storm Don’s approach to the Texas Coast. Residents are advised by officials to remain vigilant to developments and possible complications caused by the storm. “Stay home,” Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos said. “We anticipate, depending on where…July 29, 2011In “News”City, county leaders encourage hurricane preparednessBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Tropical Storm Bill may have made landfall north of the Rio Grande Valley, but the storm still served as a reminder of the importance of hurricane preparedness. The topic is one both South Padre Island and Cameron County emergency management leaders discussed recently.…July 3, 2015In “News” http://co.cameron.tx.us/administration/emergency_management/index.php Share http://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast/local-chapters/harlingencenter_img City crews will be helping with clean up and spraying for mosquitos due to the moisture. If you are dependent on medical equipment, please register your information on the State’s 211 registry. Register at https://tdem.texas.gov/stear/ or by calling 2-1-1. https://www.facebook.com/SouthPadreTexas If you are dependent on electricity for medical devices, make sure the batteries and backups are fully charged. The Fire Station Gym will be available for those to charge devices if needed.  Please use this service before contacting an emergency room or emergency service. The volume of these facilities and services are still high due to COVID-19. From City of South Padre Island A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Lower Texas Coast.  Currently, there are a few models that continue to show Tropical Storm Hanna heading towards south Texas.At this point, South Padre Island is expecting wind gusts up to 39 – 50 miles per hour and 4 – 8 inches of rain beginning as early as this afternoon through Sunday.  Surge up and into the dunes is anticipated, so the City has asked for the removal of all equipment from the beaches.  Localized flooding and power outages are expected.With the amount of rain coupled with AM and PM high tides, expect portions of Padre Blvd (TX100) to be flooded, making the road unsafe for use.We will be monitoring rain, bay levels and mobilizing clean ups as well as closely watching the storm for any future threats.  Following are a few key notices:last_img read more

Horii makes retirement from speed skating official

first_imgSAPPORO – Former world record holder Manabu Horii officially announced Sunday that he would end his competitive speed skating career to pursue a life away from the rink.“I would rather move on to fulfilling my new dream than aim for a medal in the Turin Olympics (in 2006). Skating has been my life. There were tough times, but the beautiful memories easily outweigh them,” Horii said at a press conference to announce his retirement. Horii said he plans to work for PJM Japan, a U.S.-based educational-supplies distribution company he joined in 1998, while taking in skating seminars in an effort to raise interest in the sport. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

“They choose the wrong clubs” – Suggestion signing for Wolves a…

first_imgLeander Dendoncker’s move to Wolves, and how it isn’t working out perfectly yet for the footballer, is the subject of almost daily articles in the Belgian media. Tuesday’s edition of Het Nieuwsblad has a feature on Zakaria Bakkali and how his career stalled after a good start, and manages to bring in Dendoncker, so called transit clubs, and Jorge Mendes.Aad de Mos, a former manager, is a mouth on a stick in the Belgian media. Always happy to share his opinions and put himself across as an absolute expert on countless issues in football.The Dutchman has given five reasons why Bakkali’s career stalled, and when it comes to number four, Wolves and Mendes get a mention.De Mos explains: “I’ve known him since he arrived at PSV at the age of 12. The boy thought that he was better than anyone else, because he was once voted the best youth player by Nike and that kind of nonsense.”It’s stated that Bakkali, now 22 years of age and at Anderlecht, joined forces with Mendes and moved to Valencia in 2015, on which De Mos says: “Those top agents have ten such boys, in the hope that one breaks through, but they choose the wrong clubs, like Leander Dendoncker, who also plays at such a club, Valencia was a transit house at that time too.”Now, Wolves doesn’t seem to be much of a transit house at the moment. All clubs buy and sell players, but the summer window saw little meaningful outward action for Nuno Espirito Santo.For some reason, and this isn’t first time similar has been said in Belgium, the club has been painted poorly in the country, which may have a lot to do with the palpable dislike for Dendoncker.It’s all a little odd.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

Proposed Dollar Tree is now in the hands of the Wellington City Council

first_imgDollar Tree proposal at 16th St. and Boundary Road. Click on image for larger version.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to determine whether to approve a re-plat, site plan and developer’s agreement to start building a Dollar Tree store on the corner of Boundary and U.S. 160, north of McDonald’s Restaurant.Dollar Tree is an American chain discount variety store that sells items for $1 or less, and operates 14,835 stores throughout the 48 contagious U.S. State and Canada. It is known as a true “dollar” store and differs from Dollar General.The Wellington Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a motion to accept the re-plat and the developer’s agreement with two stipulations. The council must address:•the height of the sign which currently does meet city code;•the location of the sidewalk, which developers hope to build to the north of the business and not along the highway as is stipulated by code.RIG developers are looking at not only developing the Dollar Tree (blue box) property but property directly west of Boundary Road to west of the high school and north of U.S. 160. (Click for larger version).Representatives from CJW Transportation Consultants out of Springfield, Mo. were on hand Tuesday at the Planning Commission to provide details of the proposed Dollar Tree and the overall landscape of the area. CJW is an architectural firm acting in behalf of Ridge Investment Group LLC which now owns the 2.4 acre Dollar Tree lot. The property sale closed last week.Much like Walmart and McDonald’s, Dollar Tree will not own the property but leases it out from developers such as RIG.RIG is also in negotiations to buy the open field directly west of Boundary Road and develop a seven-lot commercial property on approximately 30 acres of undeveloped property.The hope is among local economic development enthusiasts that with the Dollar Tree built, commercial development will fill in the open gaps to the west and expand east.Currently, the proposed project is time sensitive. Impact Bank President Robert Leftwich approached the council last week asking that the rezoning process be expedited because the company hopes to start construction immediately and open the business by the late fall before the important holiday shopping season approaches. Thus, the Thursday special meeting was set.The council will need to determine utility drainage easements, right of ways, the proposal of building a new 17th Street to the north, parking arrangements, water, electric, sanitary sewer, drainage, sidewalks, trash service, emergency services, signage, adjacent land uses, landscaping plan, and site lighting plans.Proposed look of Dollar Tree in Wellington.Much of the discussion at the Tuesday Planning Commission meeting revolved around signage and sidewalks which differs from those specified in the East Corridor Comprehensive Plan that was developed and approved in the area in the early 2000s. The height of the sign proposed is higher than what the code recommends in the corridor comprehensive plan. However, it was pointed out at the meeting that the signs at Walmart and McDonald’s were higher than what was stipulated by the corridor study.The second question involves sidewalks. The commission stipulates that sidewalks should be built adjacent to U.S. 160. Developers say that for practical purposes they wish to build the sidewalks to run adjacent to the new 17th Street which would feed into Boundary.Several people were in attendance at the Planning Commission Tuesday including commercial developer Larry Theurer, owner of Theurer Auction/Realty, who addressed past failures in developing the property, and how this development proposal is the ‘real deal.’The area has been targeted as a high potential growth area for sometime. Unfortunately, it has been snake bit. Another proposal to build a Dollar Tree in years’ past fell through, as has a couple of plans to build a hotel. The land is home of the notorious “Hotel Coming Soon” sign.But with the construction of Cowley College – Sumner Campus, along with the high school and various other commercial establishments, the land has had increased interest from several commercial developers, according to Stacy Davis, Sumner Economic Developer Director.———Editor’s note: McCue, the author of this article, is a member of the Wellington Planning Commission and voted with the recommendation to re-plat and developer’s agreement.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +13 Vote up Vote down Cletus · 116 weeks ago Hands of the city council? So that’s a no…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 116 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Stormn · 116 weeks ago Probably be like the Hibbet sports store and it will be abandoned too . Wondering if Elkhorn Valley odor was the problem Report Reply 1 reply · active 116 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down guest · 116 weeks ago Thats called money, and was there long before anything else. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 116 weeks ago I can’t imagine our council being able to achieve all of this with one special meeting: “The council will need to determine utility drainage easements, right of ways, the proposal of building a new 17th Street to the north, parking arrangements, water, electric, sanitary sewer, drainage, sidewalks, trash service, emergency services, signage, adjacent land uses, landscaping plan, and site lighting plans.” Look how long it took to take down the Lincoln St. building… Report Reply 0 replies · active 116 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Sheev · 116 weeks ago I’m very hopeful this deal goes through . Not only will dollar tree help the community by providing another retail option but will help low income folks as well . It will provide a few low paying jobs but hey it’s about as good pay as the city of wellington . I’m really hoping more people understand the value of more retail in Wellington and hope the city council members realize that any jobs that come to wellington need to be more than welcome without excuses or bias . Now let’s start pushing to get something in where the sporting goods store was supposed to go in by wal mart . It’s embarrasing looking and a blight to the city . Report Reply 0 replies · active 116 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down jayhawk76 · 115 weeks ago Let’s get this going. If there is ever going to be any growth, this is where it begins. If this deal doesn’t go through, there will probably not be another opportunity. Don’t jeopardize the growth and progress of Wellington and Sumner County due to a sign and some sidewalks. Report Reply 0 replies · active 115 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Live Well Sec.8 · 115 weeks ago Regardless the outcome of City Council vote, why would Wellington welcome another competing business against an existing Dollar General store? This is not ‘Economic Development’ per se which is supposed to occur with Cowley College. Sorry, it’s just another lower class store for Section 8 residents in the eastern corridor. It is not ‘Economic Development’ either to simply move a McDonalds or Taco Bell from west to east. This is exactly what is wrong with Wellington in previous years, cannot really attract worthwhile businesses or individuals with lower paying jobs. Wellington Chamber of Commerce along with SCEDC cannot recognize a real need to grow. This is not one of them especially on the north side of road across from Walmart with limited access in 45-50 mph zone. Report Reply 0 replies · active 115 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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