Category Archive: News

May 19 2017

‘Causeway Cat’ saved

Police chief aids in rescue, shelter gears up for Ay Chihuahua By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s said that cats have nine lives. And on Thursday, May 11, those extra lives came in very handy for one frightened kitten. The kitten, completely white like new fallen snow, was trapped on the Queen Isabella …

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May 19 2017

Second arrest made in connection with body found in bay

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County Sheriff’s deputies have made a second arrest in connection with the suspected murder of a 53-year-old McAllen woman whose body was found floating in the bay nearly three weeks ago. “Today, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Terry Lee Adams was arrested without incident at his residence out …

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May 19 2017

Task force analyzes Island parking issues

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill presented an analysis regarding parking issues on the Island during a May 15 special meeting of the Shoreline Task Force. DMAIC, which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, is an analysis tool that Hill and other City staff have …

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May 19 2017

Town to hold Memorial Day parade, ceremony

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A Memorial Day ceremony and parade will be observed in Laguna Vista on Monday, May 29 to pay respects to the men and women who gave their lives in defense of this country. The “Always Honor, Never Forget” Parade will begin at 5 p.m. at the Laguna Vista Public …

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May 19 2017

Blooms, butterflies lead beautification committee talks

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee recognized ecologically friendly initiatives and discussed environmental issues during its May 11 meeting. Committee Member Kimberly Dollar presented Boy Scout Troop 59 with the Environmentalist of the Month award in recognition of their work with the City’s mono-filament recycling program. “Thanks for …

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May 19 2017

Mock wins gold in Austin

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sometimes all that glitters is gold.  Port Isabel High senior Sydney “Trey” Mock was awarded the gold medal in the discus at last weekend’s UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin. He threw the metal disc a personal best 175-feet, 4-inches on his second attempt, and finished …

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May 19 2017

Garza 5th at State Meet

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon runner Natalie Garza finished fifth in the 400-meter dash at the 2017 UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin last week. Garza was timed at 57.62 seconds and that was her season best. Gold medalist Virginia Kerley, from Taylor, won with the …

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May 19 2017

Letter to the Editor for May 18, 2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor; I wondered how long it would take the Birdwells of Laguna Vista, our registered socialists, to come back on my earlier letter to the editor.  Well, they came back in the issue of 11 May with their typical response. First, the folks who set up the original scope of …

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May 19 2017

Writer’s Block: To the Class of 2017

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Congrats, Class of 2017! You’ve done it. You’ve arrived at graduation day. You’ve got your cap and gown, your stoles and cords, maybe even a class ring. Your family, friends and teachers are ready to cheer you on as you cross the stage this weekend and cross the …

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May 19 2017

Rio History: The Galleon

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS A galleon’s weight varied from 100 to 1,000 tons. Her armament could include up to 40 guns of various caliber. The ship’s speed, depending on size and shape, could be anywhere from 4 to 8 knots. A medium sized galleon would carry about 100 sailors and passengers. In addition, …

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