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Sports Talk with Larry Gage: Tarpons Open at Edcouch-Elsa

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS After four weeks of practice and two scrim­mages, the Port Isabel Tarpons will take to the road this Friday for the 2011 football season opener. The opponent will be traditional and long-time foe out of Dis­trict 32-4A, the Edcouch-Elsa Yellow Jackets. As with any annual ri­valry, there have …

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New layout for SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Is­land City Commission met on Wednesday eve­ning and came out of the room with heads held high as the building or­dinances for the city are now seeing changes. After a two-year long battle, Padre Blvd. and the entertainment dis­trict are expect to see some changes in …

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Modern Venice plans take off

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Tuesday, Aug. 16 the Port Isabel City Com­missioners and Mayor held a special meeting to approve directors, du­rations of the zone and monies paid to the de­velopers for the Modern Venice (The Fingers) project. After presentations from residents of the dis­trict, the board voted to appoint David Woolver­ton, …

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LV to issue $1.5 million in Cos

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Plans to invest $1.5 million into Laguna Vis­ta’s future were approved here Tuesday. Council members voted to solicit funds to upgrade parks, purchase a fire truck and replace some fire hydrants that will be funded through certificates of obliga­tions at anticipated low interest rates. A motion that would …

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Police warn against phone scams

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Citizens are urged to be wary about giving any personal information to individuals over the phone, said Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto “Wally” Gonzalez. The signs of danger lie in a string of reports the Port Isabel Police Depart­ment (PIPD) from citi­zens over the year about scams committed over …

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Mercedes Tigers to visit Tarpon stadium

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School football team has gone to the late afternoon practice schedule as they prepare for this week’s sec­ond and final scrimmage of the 2011 pre-season. The Mercedes Tigers, another 32-4A squad, will visit Tar­pon Stadium to provide the opposition. Head Tarpon Coach and Athletic …

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Back to school safety concerns

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The summer has wound down, and families are busy preparing for back to school shopping, reg­istration and sports prac­tices; in all the hub-bub, parents need to be aware of some safety concerns for their little ones as they head back to school. Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto “Wally” Gon­zalez …

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Laguna Vista meeting notes

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Parks Board Applicants Sought The City of Laguna Vista is accepting applications or let­ters of interest from residents wishing to be considered for three vacancies to the Parks and Recreation Board. The positions will be filled by the City Council at a future meet­ing. Persons wishing to apply, …

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Tarpons vs. Weslaco East Wildcats

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TARPONS RETURN! Port Isabel engages Wildcats in scrimmage

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Some football coaches believe in scheduling above their teams’ class in pre-season scrim­mages and in non-district games. Head Port Isabel Coach Monty Stumbaugh is of that school of thought. The Tarpons play in Class 3A and both of their scrimmage oppo­nents, as usual, compete in 4A. The idea …

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