May 12 2017

Writer’s Block: Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Last weekend, as I was visiting my parents and enjoying a meal with them Sunday afternoon, my mom non-so-subtly began to drop hints about Mother’s Day. She and my dad had been discussing how their church plans to celebrate the holiday this coming weekend when Mom casually mentioned …

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May 12 2017

Rio History: The Lost City of Indianola

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Though its life as a city was short lived, Indianola, Texas played an important role in Texas history. In 1844 the Adelsverein, or Society of Nobility, at Bierbrich am Rheibn, in Germany, had a stated mission which was to provide assistance in the emigration of several thousand Germans to …

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May 05 2017

TOUGH SURF

Strong winds serve up choppy waves at TGSA open By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com By DINA ARÉVALO After being postponed a week due to low surf conditions, surfers competing in the Texas Gulf Surfing Association’s (TGSA) South Padre Island Open had all the surf they could handle last weekend. Strong southerly winds whipped …

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May 05 2017

Woman’s body found in bay

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com One man is in custody in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found floating in the Laguna Madre Sunday. Martha Beatrice Adams, 53, was found floating approximately one-third of a mile south of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway by two U.S. Coast Guard vessels …

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May 05 2017

One man in custody after police pursuit

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials report one man is in custody after leading police on a high speed chase through three cities Wednesday afternoon. The pursuit began with a traffic stop in Los Fresnos, City Administrator Mark Milum said in a phone interview Wednesday. “(The) gentleman didn’t have a front license plate,” …

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May 05 2017

Island continues tourism image discussions

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Marketing the Island as a tourist destination, examining the Island’s image related to Spring Break, and strategic planning promoting tourism were topics of discussion during the SPI Convention and Visitors Advisory Board Meeting held on Saturday, April 27. The Board heard a presentation from consultant Dan Decker regarding a …

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May 05 2017

Laguna Vista elections Saturday

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Three council members in Places 1, 2 and 3 in Laguna Vista will be determined in Saturday’s regular election at City Hall. Included in the election is a special election to fill the Place 4 position. The special election was required when Leticia Keplinger resigned her position on the …

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May 05 2017

County moves to ‘support’ Active Plan

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Cameron County Commissioners’ Court voted unanimously to support the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Tourism and Transportation Plan during a regular meeting Tuesday, May 2. Tuesday’s approval of the plan came with no discussion by the Commissioners, as the Court had extensively discussed the issue at its …

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May 05 2017

Parks & Rec approves Community Center rental agreement

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee addressed issues related to City Parks and the Community Center during its Tuesday, May 2 meeting. Parks and Recreation Manager Anne Payne reviewed a proposed Community Center rental agreement with the committee, as well as discussed programming at the facility. “I like …

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May 05 2017

Graduation mass slated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host a Graduates’ Mass on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. for all students graduating from high school this year. Participants are asked to be present at 9:45 a.m. to form a procession in the church before mass. A luncheon …

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