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The NFL comes to the Valley

By RENE TORRES Special to the PRESS In December of 1926, the Valley made plans for three big holiday football games. While high school football took the limelight during the regular season, semipro football was just as popular. The best of the semi-pros collided in Weslaco on Christmas Day for the Valley title. The Mercedes …

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Library seeks supporters

Special to the PRESS The Friends of the Laguna Vista Public Library would like to extend an invitation to become a supporter of the local library. Membership information can be obtained at the Laguna Vista Library, 1300 Palm Boulevard, during regular business hours. There are different levels of membership starting at $30 per year for …

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LV Council addresses HOT tax issue

By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PRESS The Tuesday, May 10 Laguna Vista Town Council Meeting was called to order promptly at 6:00 p.m. Present were Michael Carter, Council Member 1, Bettina Tolin, Council Member 3, Rolando Gonzalez, Council Member 4, Victor Worrell, Council Member 5, Silke De Gobeo, Council Member 6 and Johvonne Howard, …

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SPI Alligator Sanctuary assist Game Wardens with alligator relocation

Special to the PRESS The month of May brings peak breeding season for the American Alligator. Alligators will wander as they look for mates, but also as dominant males start to expel rivals from territories. Sometimes these roaming alligators end up in odd places and can become problematic. South Padre Island Birding Nature Center & …

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Cameron County voters strike down venue project

  By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS The May 7 Election in Cameron County featured two State Propositions, a vote on the Cameron County Venue Project, and various campaigns for city and school district offices. Both State of Texas Propositions passed by a landslide, each garnering more than 70 percent of the total vote …

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New Tennis Courts Center Ceremony takes place

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS This past Wednesday, May 4, the Port Isabel ISD and PI High School held a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming tennis courts facility. The new additions were part of a $26 million bond passed on this past November by the voters. The current tennis courts were in …

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Port Isabel elects new mayor, commissioners

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS The May 7 Election in Port Isabel featured two State Propositions, a vote on the Cameron County Venue Project, and a battle for city and school district offices. Both State of Texas Propositions passed by a landslide, each garnering more than 70 percent of the total vote within …

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SPI announces summer Junior Lifeguard Program

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island Fire Department would like to invite youths, between the ages of 10 to 16, to participate in the 2022 Junior Lifeguard Program. The program is free and the first 20 participants to pass the swim test will be accepted into the program. Tryouts will be …

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Winter Texans have significant economic impact

ALITA BAGLEY Summer is almost here and the weather is changing. (Hopefully). The beginning of summer also means the end of “Winter Texan Season” and northern friends have hit the road back to distant places like Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond. Winter Texans are an important economic generator for South Texas and especially South Padre …

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Coast Guard recognizes captain for heroic actions

Special to the PRESS The Coast Guard recognized Jonathan Green, captain of the crew boat Tropic Star, during a ceremony in Aransas Pass, Texas, Friday May 6. Coast Guard Capt. Hans Govertsen, commander, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christ, presented Green and the Tropic Star crew with a Certificate of Merit for saving the lives …

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