May 27 2016

FIRST CLASS: LMCA celebrates inaugural graduates

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Located on Holly Beach Road not far from FM 510 on the outskirts of Laguna Vista, the Laguna Madre Christian Academy (LMCA) is housed inside an unassuming building. Passersby may not be aware that the neatly kept brown building is home to 60 students from three years of …

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May 27 2016

Spring Break proves profitable

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory Board (CVA) met Tuesday morning to hear the reports of several of the Island’s most recent tourist draws, including Beach-N-Biker Fest, the National Tropical Weather Conference, Splash and the Jailbreak Run. Most notable, however, was a detailed financial and law …

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May 27 2016

Communities to honor Memorial Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Several events throughout the region will be held to mark Memorial Day this year. Local Boy Scouts will assist members of Port Isabel VFW Post No. 8791 in placing American flags at the gravesites of veterans at the Port Isabel City Cemetery, said VFW member Robert Vela earlier …

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May 27 2016

Primary election runoff results in

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The unofficial results for the May 24 primary runoff elections are in. In the race for Cameron County Judge, former Brownsville mayor and attorney Eddie Treviño, Jr. came out ahead of former Place 4 Commissioner Dan Sanchez. Treviño secured 54 percent of the ballots cast, receiving 9,163 …

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May 27 2016

Council funds boardwalk repairs

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Last week, the South Padre Island City Council approved a large sum of money in budget amendments for City projects. Though the requests seemed to come all at once, many of the projects have been a long time coming and are expected to be great improvements for the …

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May 27 2016

Shoreline Task Force welcomes new staffers

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force welcomed the City’s new Shoreline Management Staff including Director Patrick Barrineau and Program and Project Manager Brandon Hill at their Monday meeting. Texas A&M University doctoral candidate Patrick Barrineau has been selected as SPI’s new shoreline director. Barrineau, who is expected to …

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May 27 2016

Water district bids adieu to Cantu

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Water District Board of Directors said farewell to one of its members as they accepted the resignation of Martin Cantu, Jr. during a regular meeting Wednesday. Cantu was not present, but Chairman Jeff Keplinger recognized Cantu, saying, “We appreciate Mr. Cantu for his service and …

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May 27 2016

LMLL seeks adult softball teams

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Little League will soon be hosting the 2nd Annual Little League Men’s Softball League. Those interested in forming a team should contact Raul “Cowboy” Loera at (956)778-0841 or Raul Loera III at (956)908-5376. The adult softball league, which is also open to women, will play …

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May 27 2016

Writer’s Block: Honoring the Fallen

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s not all about backyard barbecues, furniture and mattress sales, or getting to take Monday off work, although you could be forgiven for thinking that’s the purpose of this weekend. It’s not about consumerism or kicking off summer. It’s not about donning red, white and blue clothing. It’s …

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May 27 2016

Martinez Nominated for Athlete of the Year

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Graduated Port Isabel High senior Alex Martinez has been nominated for athlete of the year honors by the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame.  She is one of three nominees for Sub-6A Girls Athlete of the Year. Representatives of the RGV Sports Hall of Fame, The Monitor, …

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