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SPI wants Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone

By ANTONIO VINDELL An ambitious project to create a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, or TIRZ, on South Padre Island is moving in full gear as 2010 gets closer to its end. City officials and a representative of a consulting company, TIF Services of South Texas, have been seeking the participation of two other taxing entities …

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Area students get involved with recycling campaign

Coloring

By ANTONIO VINDELL The Keep South Padre Island Beautiful campaign traveled across the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge last week. Several committee members with the year-old organization met with a group of school children at the Laguna Madre Boys & Girl Club where they stressed the importance of keeping a city clean. Equipped with canvas bags …

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Tarpons play home tournament with fewer players

By LARRY GAGE It was a case of what might have been for the Port Isabel High boys’ basketball team last week.  They hosted the 4th Annual Tarpon Classic by the Bay Tournament and had to go with several key players out of action due to injury. After a high-scoring first-round win over a quality …

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Tarpons place third at tournament

By LARRY GAGE It was close. The Port Isabel High girls’ basketball team came up short by a single point in their semi-final game against Mission last Friday in the Tommy Wiseman Tournament at La Feria.  When the low-scoring contest was over the scoreboard showed a 29-28 final score in favor of the Lady Eagles. …

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SPI Golf Club wins All-Valley championship

Golf

By BILL SCHNIER Congratulations to the South Padre Island Golf Club women’s team, who recently captured the championship of the 2010 All Valley Women’s Golf Association.    Started in 1947, the All Valley Association is an organization of women golfers who travel to different Rio Grande Valley golf courses each month for a day of golf …

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Lady Tarpons overwhelm La Villa

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons had little trouble with the Lady Cardinals of La Villa Tuesday night.  They took a 15-5 first quarter lead at Tarpon Gym and, extending it almost at will the rest of the way, won by the final score of 63-20. Head coach Alan Ward tried out another …

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Quad City meets

By ANTONIO VINDELL On one side of the hallway was the Port Isabel City Council. Facing the group was the Port Isabel City Commission. And in the middle of the two was the Laguna Vista Board of Aldermen. Mingled among them were the members of the Los Fresnos City Commission. Although it appeared like a …

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Local VFW remembers Pearl Harbor

Vets

By ANTONIO VINDELL A small but significant ceremony was held Tuesday morning honoring those who died in the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor. A group of Veterans of Foreign Wars from Port Isabel Post 8791, city officials and employees and a husband and wife, who like to describe themselves as “patriots”, …

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Converse Judson grabs Sweet 16 championship

Slam Dunk

By BILL SCHNIER Understating the obvious, Coach Mike Wacker called it a “sweet, sweet victory”.  Led by tournament most valuable player Trent Matthews, the Rockets of Judson High School (Converse, TX) edged St. Thomas of Houston 36-34 in Saturday’s championship game of the 7th Annual Spaw Glass South Padre Island Sweet 16 Invitational at the …

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Let’s keep South Padre Island beautiful

HEB Bags

By ANTONIO VINDELL The City of South Padre Island has received a check for $3,000 from H-E-B and Keep Texas Beautiful to keep the island resort beautiful. City officials said they are using the money to buy environmentally-friendly bags to be distributed to school children and at the Boys & Girls Club. “We purchased about …

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