Laguna Vista Fire Dept. recognized


The Fire Hall at the City of Port Isabel continues with repairs. The canopy outside of the building was recently rebuilt. Additional work inside will complete a first phase of a project that will open the building up for public use for gatherings and events. (Photo by Joe R. Bowling, Jr.)

The Laguna Vista Fire Department received recog­nition for its contributions and assistance in a recent fire on South Padre Island. This comes as the depart­ment continues to expand with additional volunteers and much needed training.

“We are very proud of what is going on here,” said Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela, “the depart­ment has been training very hard and this is a very big deal for us.”

According to acting Fire Chief Robert McGinnis the department received a call Feb. 12 for assistance from the Island and responded immediately.

“We had 10 volunteers that responded,” he said, “and they were on the scene within 12 minutes.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Mar. 3 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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