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Motorcycle Awareness

On May 17, Susie Houston, Mayor of Laguna Vista, and the City Council unanimously passed resolution 2012-08 declaring May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. Mayor Houston (center) presented it to Jerry Gabbert, Gary and Ellen Snyder, members of Rio Grande Valley Bikers for Christ, and Stephen Sustaita, who are local motorcycle enthusiasts. (Courtesey photo)


At the May 17 Port Isabel High School Awards Night, the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Laguna Madre Education Foundation presented $1,000 scholarship awards to graduating seniors. Pictured here are the recipients. Shown (l-r) are James Taylor, Aureliano Silva, Roger Villarreal, James Ramirez and Laura Perez. In addition to $5,000 in new scholarships, an additional $12,000 was awarded to past scholarship recipients Jonathan Delgado, Samuel Denny, Cristina Hernandez, Erick Marin, Michelle Hancock, Jose Cueva III, Enrique Holland, Colton Summerlin, Tyler Nuckols, Clarissa Mora, Tiffany Taylor and Brittney Baldovinos. Money to fund the student scholarships comes from our community’s support of the South Padre Island Chamber’s Annual Gala and Auction. (Courtesy photo)

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