County meeting stirs discussion over SpaceX

  By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS A Cameron County Commissioner’s meeting was held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. At the start of the meeting, various residents provided public comments all regarding SpaceX in Boca Chica Beach and the issues of land ownership and road closures. Representative Alex Dominguez began by saying he …

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Surfriders free clinic returns after COVID cancellations

  By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com To celebrate International Surfing Day, Saturday June 18, the South Texas Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation revived their 16th Annual Free Children’s Surf Clinic after a two year hiatus due to Covid-19. The annual clinic began 16 years ago after the Surfrider foundation was inspired by “Surfing Magazine” who annually …

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Pavement heats, paws burn

  Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island wants visitors and locals to keep their pet’s safety in mind while enjoying the Island this summer. “Friends of Animal Rescue is the Voice of the Animals here on South Padre Island,” said Sherry Pindard, director of Operations and Outreach for Friends of Animal …

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Nuisance alligator rescued from SPI Golf Course

  By JAVIER GONZALEZ South Padre Island Birding Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary staff responded to a nuisance alligator complaint from the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista during the afternoon of Saturday, June 18. This was their sixth complaint response in the coastal Cameron County area since the start of spring! Residents …

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RGV welcomes back Pride

  Special to the PRESS Pride is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and be proud of living openly and authentically. But this year RGV PRIDE cannot ignore the mounting attacks against their community. Powerful people are bullying LGBTQ+ kids and threatening their rights—dozens of states have passed bills to silence and erase the …

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Price on Floyd’s head totals more than $5,000

    Special to the PRESS $500 REWARD OFFER FOR PRETTY BOY Kansas City, June 24 Thomas B. Bash, sheriff of Jackson County, today posted a reward of $500 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, Oklahoma killer, and another $500 for the same information about the …

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Secret Service Division warns of $100 gold certificate

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the NEWS/PRESS Secret Service Division Warns Of $100 Gold Certificate This newest counterfeit currency is a $100 gold certificate, an abundant supply of which has been unearthed at St. Louis. Bankers and money handlers in this section have been warned of this counterfeit. The Secret Service division has sent out …

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Baseball bug hits RGV

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS/PRESS The baseball bug hit the Rio Grande Valley as early as the mid-late 1800s. It was then, as it is now, that, “America’s game,” was the entertainment source for spectators in America. Abner Doubleday was given the credit for inventing the game in 1839, and by 1868, the …

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Microfiltration System approaches completion

Special to the PRESS Sewer construction will begin on W. Hickman Ave and proceed with force main construction on S. Yturria St. to the alley between Monroe & Madison (Lift Station #17). Sewer line extension to decommission lift station 30 is complete. The contractor will restore pavement in utility easement crossing the parking lot and …

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SPI announces new CVB director

Special to the PRESS After a nationwide search, the City of South Padre Island is proud to announce Blake Henry as director for the City of South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Henry is a 20-year industry veteran, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in the tourism and marketing fields. “The City …

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