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Last of the Wahooans

    Faithful patrons of Wahoo Saloon, one of South Padre Island’s favorite hangouts, met for the last time at the bar and grill that closed its doors Sunday. For more than 20 years, the local establishment provided a venue for the locals and out-of-town visitors alike.   (Staff photo by Antonio Vindell) Tweet

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Pompano Park and boat ramp closes

Ramp Closed

By ANTONIO VINDELL Anglers’ and boaters’ alert! The boat ramp and parking area at Pompano Park in Port Isabel are now closed – though not for good. The City of Port Isabel has awarded a contract to H2O, out of Harlingen, to work on the ramp and the park as part of an improvement project …

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Warriors ambush Tarpons, 85-45

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons took to the road Tuesday night to try their mettle against the state-ranked Santa Rosa Warriors.  Again the Tarpons were undermanned and Santa Rosa happily took full advantage, winning by the score of 85-45.  “We hung in there in the first half,” head coach Al Senteno said the …

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Lady Tarpons drop District Opener at Zapata

By LARRY GAGE The 2010-’11 district season did not begin on a high note for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons Tuesday night.  They played their first league game of the year at Zapata and lost a 56-41 decision. Two of head coach Alan Ward’s starting players each picked up their second fouls early in the …

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Parents of sexual assault victim ask for justice

By ANTONIO VINDELL A 20 year old Laguna Vista girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Bayview man, according to a police report. But a week after the second-degree felony reportedly took place, her parents are seeking an explanation on why her attacker was let go on a personal recognizance bond. According to a police …

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Church gets extension to keep mobile home

By ANTONIO VINDELL The Christ’s Harbor Church in Laguna Vista can keep its manufactured building for two more years but only if it accepts an offer made by the town’s Board of Aldermen. The board met in an executive session Tuesday night where in a 3-to-1 vote went in favor of a motion with the …

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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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