Jun 23 2017

Seaside Celebration

12 nests released on World Sea Turtle Day By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Things got off to an auspicious and busy start last Friday, as Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) welcomed hatchlings from a dozen nests just in time to celebrate World Sea Turtle Day. With nesting season in full swing, staff and volunteers …

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Jun 23 2017

By the numbers

Island Council hears Spring Break crime, commerce stats during workshop By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS On Wednesday, June 14, the South Padre Island City Council held its second public workshop on the topic of Spring Break. Mayor Barry Patel was greeted with applause when he opened the meeting by announcing the passage of House …

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Jun 23 2017

Unresponsive man pulled from water

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A 63-year-old man was pulled from the water Tuesday after bystanders noticed something was wrong, authorities said. “Two beachgoers noticed a guy in about knee-deep water,” South Padre Island Chief of Police Randy Smith said in a phone interview Tuesday. “He was unresponsive so they pulled him out …

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Jun 23 2017

Town plans full day for July 4th

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Live music, a parade and family-oriented activities are slated at Laguna Vista’s Independence Day Parade and Picnic on July 1. New to the event this year is a Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m., with participants encouraged to dress in patriotic colors for the event. Free online registration is available …

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Jun 23 2017

Surf’s Up!

All smiles at International Surfing Day By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Pablo Recio, 10, lay flat on his belly Saturday as an instructor held his surfboard steady in the gentle swells out on the first sandbar, waiting for the perfect set. A moment later, the instructor turned around, urging the board forward with …

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Jun 23 2017

Isla Blanca Park residents ask for County consideration

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Big changes are afoot at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island. As part of its Parks Master Plan, Cameron County is preparing to undertake a multimillion dollar renovation project at the popular park, which will include new pavilions, boardwalks, parking spaces, an amphitheater and RV rental spaces. …

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Jun 23 2017

District approves Flex program, Apple purchases

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School Board of Trustees approved the continuation of the district’s Optional Flexible School Day Program, the purchase of equipment and supplies from Apple, Inc., as well as a new online learning tool for secondary students during a regular meeting Tuesday. The board held a public …

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Jun 23 2017

District title motivates Soliz

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior volleyball player Olivia Soliz wants very much to make her final season of volleyball at Port Isabel High a success.  The Press recently found Soliz in the weight room at the athletic department and she talked about her preparations for the upcoming season and the general state …

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Jun 23 2017

Season over for 7-on-7 team

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2017 spring season has come to an end for the Port Isabel 7-on-7 football team. They finished second in their pool at last Saturday’s state qualifying tournament in McAllen, then lost in a playoff against Rio Hondo. The Tarpons were placed in Pool A with La Feria, …

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Jun 23 2017

Letter to the Editor for June 22, 2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, I have been otherwise involved or I would have responded to Walter Birdwell’s letter of 1 June earlier. I don’t know why, however, as I am becoming weary of his diatribes. Still, I realize that if we each, in our own time and place, do not stand up to …

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