RelatedLuncheon to feature SpaceX liasionSpecial to the PRESS The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee announced that Alma Walzer, Government Liaison to SpaceX, has agreed to be the guest speaker at the next Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, July 12, at Sea Ranch Restaurant. Walzer serves…July 5, 2012In “News”Rocket launch site discussed at meetingBy CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel City Commission held its regular meeting Tuesday. The commission approved resolution 05-12-12-02 declaring the results of the city’s special election. Mayor Joe Vega, Commissioner Place 1 Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Commissioner Pl. 2 Maria De Jesus Garza renewed their…May 24, 2012In “News”Delagarza discusses SpaceX at Chamber hosted eventBy CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer [email protected] The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce hosted Coffee and Conversation with Lizzy Delagarza, a representative from the Brownsville EDC. Delagarza gave an update and presentation over the possible SpaceX Launch Site that would be located three miles away from the border of Mexico and…January 24, 2013In “News” Share Cameron County offcials attended the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon Thursday and discussed the ongoing SpaceX rocket launch project. (Staff photo by Craig Alaniz)By CRAIG ALANIZPort Isabel-South Padre PRESSThe South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce met for its Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon Thursday.The chamber presented guest speakers Gil Salinas, Brownsville EDC and County Commissioners Sophia Benavides and Dan Sanchez, who spoke about the possibility of the SpaceX rocket launch site project to attendees.Salinas said the project is in the environmental impact study stage and is competing with two other locations for the rocket launch site for the private company, which holds $3 billion in launch contracts with NASA. He said the project also needs approval from the FAA.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the July 16 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.