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Port Isabel’s second COVID vaccine clinic this Friday

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A second mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to the Laguna Madre this Friday.  According to a City of Port Isabel press release, 500 vaccines will be available for Port Isabel, South Padre Island and Laguna Vista residents at Port Isabel High School on Friday, Feb. 26. Each of the cities …

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Business occupancy limit increases to 75%

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County businesses can reopen to 75 percent, effective today, according to a new order from Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr.  The order lasts until March 31, unless Treviño extends, modifies or terminates the order.  Bars can open at 50 percent capacity. Alcohol sales at bars still must stop at …

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DARK CITIES: Freeze leave thousands in the cold

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Thousands of Laguna Madre households were without power after a winter storm that brought temperatures below freezing for most of Monday, Feb. 15, and into Tuesday.  Laguna Vista and Laguna Heights had complete power loss, while portions of Port Isabel and South Padre Island had power. In Port Isabel, H-E-B and …

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Boil notice still in effect after freeze

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A boil notice is still in effect for the Laguna Madre area, issued by the Laguna Madre Water District. Any water used for drinking, cooking and ice making but be boiled for two minutes. The boil notice will last 7 days, issued on Wednesday, Feb. 17. LMWD will send water samples …

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COLD STUNNED: Thousands of sea turtles recovered by volunteers

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Over 4,900 cold-stunned sea turtles have been rescued from the frigid Laguna Madre after temperatures plummeted to freezing levels in the Rio Grande Valley.  Sea turtles, mostly of the Atlantic Green species, have been rescued from the coast of South Padre Island, Boca Chica Beach, off boat ramps in Port Isabel …

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Sea Turtle Inc. rescues over 200 sea turtles during cold snap

More turtles expected to be rescued By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Over 200 cold-stunned sea turtles have been rescued from the frigid Laguna Madre after temperatures plummeted to freezing levels in the Rio Grande Valley.  Sea turtles become “cold-stunned” when their internal body temperatures drop, making them unable to swim. In this state, sea turtles are …

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300 Laguna Madre residents receive COVID-19 vaccine

          By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After nearly a year of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the Laguna Madre area’s most vulnerable residents are more protected from the virus. Cars briefly lined on Highway 100 on Thursday in the morning and afternoon of Feb. 5, waiting for parking spaces behind Port …

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Kenon continues father’s legacy

          By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A stranded shrimp boat off Boca Chica Beach was the last physical reminder of a gulf-side U.S. Coast Guard rescue that saved four people’s lives last month. The shrimp boat, the Capt. Jerry was recovered by Curtis Kenon, the heir to a legacy made by his …

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SPI breaks ground on skatepark

          By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  After several months of planning, and years of public desire, South Padre Island broke ground on a skatepark.  The John L. Tompkins Park, named after developer John L. Tompkins, who purchased 1470 acres of land on Padre Island, including the entirety of what is now the …

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South Padre Island Police Reports: February 1-8, 2021.

South Padre Island Police Reports: February 1-8, 2021. 22.01 ASSAULT (M/C): On February 1, 2021, at approximately 12:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to Water Tower Park located at the 100 block of West Huisache Street, in reference to a female subject being chased by an unknown male subject. Officers made contact with a male actor …

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