Apr 14 2017

Mock, Silva, Torres Take Gold at District

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Omar Silva, Ian Torres and Trey Mock all won gold medals at this week’s District 32-4A track and field meet at Rio Grande City. Silva won both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles races, Torres won the shot put event, and Mock also took first in the discus competition.  …

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Apr 14 2017

Seven Lady Tarpons Qualify for Area

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons track and field team won gold in five events and placed third in team points at Monday’s District 32-4A meet in Rio Grande City. Port Isabel athletes won both the 4 x 200 meter and 4 x 400 meter relay races, and …

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Apr 14 2017

Letters to the Editor for April 13, 2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, Re the letter to the editor 4/6/2017, and the 04/11/2017 Workshop between the Laguna Vista Recreation Association, and the Laguna Vista Town Council: I don’t know where Mr. Schnier resides, but if it is anywhere on Beach Blvd., Fernandez, Saunders, or anywhere near the Roloff park area, he might …

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Apr 14 2017

Writer’s Block: A Three Hour Tour … Almost

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Just like those times when I was a kid, right before piling into the car to begin a family road trip, I was advised to make one final trip to the restroom before the group set off. I laughed mentally as the advice momentarily took me back to …

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Apr 07 2017

TURTLE-RRIFIC

STI releases nine rehabilitated turtles, finds season’s first Kemp’s ridley nest By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It was a big week for Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) last week as the non-profit turtle rescue and rehabilitation organization held a public release of nine turtles and found the first Kemp’s ridley nest of the 2017 …

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Apr 07 2017

Marina lease workshop Monday

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A workshop to hash-out details of a new lease between the Town of Laguna Vista and the Recreation Association, which oversees operations of the local marina, is scheduled April 10 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, Mayor Susie Houston said. “We cannot have a private …

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Apr 07 2017

Money Matters

Former city manager files suit in state district court, City countersues By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Former Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza has filed a lawsuit in State District Court against the City of Port Isabel. In a response delivered to the court just last week, the City has filed a countersuit …

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Apr 07 2017

Local professor testifies before Congress

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista resident Dr. Terence Garrett, professor and chair of the Public Affairs and Security Studies Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was one of three expert witnesses who provided testimony in a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on the topic of border fencing between the …

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Apr 07 2017

Granite pavers offered at Purple Heart Memorial

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Purple Heart Monument, located within Laguna Vista’s Veterans Memorial Park, will soon have a new feature. The Town of Laguna Vista is accepting orders for commemorative engraved granite pavers carrying the name and military information of Purple Heart recipients. The engraved pavers are $50 each, according to City …

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Apr 07 2017

City OKs beautification master plan

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel, in conjunction with the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has taken the first steps towards creating a beautification master plan. The news came after the City Commission unanimously approved creating a master plan, which would serve as guidance in creating a uniform …

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