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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Book-a-Palooza happens Saturday

The Bell/Whittington Public Library and G-PISD's cooperative Book-a-Palooza will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at T.M. Clark Elementary School, located at 2250 Memorial Parkway in Portland. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the giveaway and outdoor fun, ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Popular Boo Bash returns to Portland this weekend

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One of Portland’s most popular events, the annual Boo Bash returns to the Joe Burke Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event features costume contests for children and pets, a pumpkin-decorating contest, carnival games, an...

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Posted on: October 8, 2017

Small Business Administration offers disaster recovery assistance to individual homeowners, renters

sba.jpg At this week’s Portland City Council meeting, representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) conducted a presentation about how the SBA could help individuals, not just businesses, after Hurricane Harvey. Most people ass...Read on... SBA Disaster Loan Information
Posted on: September 27, 2017

City extends waiver on some construction-related fees

The City of Portland has extended the period for waiving fence permit fees and associated contractor registration until Oct. 31, 2017. Contractors hired to repair or build fences, as well as those hired for tree and brush removal, are still required to re...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Advice about hiring a contractor; list of registered contractors in Portland

As Portland begins to rebuild, the Coastal Bend Home Builders Association offers advice about hiring a reputable contractor. Read it here:  Topical Storm Harvey, Rebuild with Confidence

Not all contractors looking to do business in the Coastal Ben...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

PORTLAND REBUILDS

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Portland has streamlined contractor registration and certain permitting processes to accelerate the rebuilding process.  Here is all the information you need to know… 

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Be prepared before a major storm strikes

It’s been 47 years since the last hurricane hit the Coastal Bend section of the Texas Gulf Coast, so most of the residents of Portland haven’t experienced the effects of a hurricane in this community. Being prepared well in advance of ...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Portland Status Report as of Aug. 29, 2017

Mayor David Krebs has lifted the evacuation order. The information below is intended to help you make the best decision for you and your family as to whether to return to your homes. Conditions are not ideal, but they are rapidly improving. In case it hel...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Water Boil Notice Lifted for Portland

The City of Portland has lifted its Boil Water Notice. The San Patricio Municipal Water District put the notice into effect on Aug. 26 due to low pressure in their lines caused by Hurricane Harvey. All areas in the City of Portland no longer requ...

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