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Freedom Beach Fest comes to SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There will be many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July this year and amongst them is the Freedom Beach Fest at Schlitterbaun Water Park on the Island on Fri­day, July 1. The celebration features the Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler and Band of Hea­thens. Doors will open at …

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Worst is over with Tropical Storm Arlene

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com According to Tim Speece of the National Weather Service Weath­er Forecast Office in Brownsville, the worst is over from Tropical Storm Arlene in the Valley. “[Thursday] was the worst day, so there will be a gradual improvement over the next few days,” Speece said in regards to the heavy …

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PI, LV reach boundary agreement

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The dispute between La­guna Vista and Port Isabel over several blocks of unin­corporated Laguna Heights land, and which entity will have legal rights to exercise authority in the area, has been resolved. Laguna Vista officials have agreed to neighboring Port Is­abel’s wishes in establishing Roy Avenue as the …

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LV eyes new ethics board

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A plan to create a Board of Ethics with stringent inves­tigative powers in Laguna Vista is being considered here by the Town Council. Under its recently adopt­ed Home Rule Charter, the Council “shall establish” an independent board of ethics to investigate and issue advi­sory opinions regarding any possible …

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Warrior Angels: Polsky’s Gym seeks out boxing talent

                  By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Larry Polsky, Ricardo Rosales and Eri Hernandez all have something in common—they are looking for talent to take to the big leagues in boxing. Polsky’s Pure Platinum Boxing Gym is what owner Polsky calls an equal op­portunity gym. Open to …

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Beach clean-up slated after July 4

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On July 5, Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter will be holding the Morning after Beach Cleanup at Isla Blanca Park to start off the sum­mer of beach litter aware­ness. The group will be meeting at the DJ Lerma Pavilion at 9 a.m. and vol­unteers are encouraged to attend. …

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Cafe Kranzler celebrates one-year anniversary

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS Cafe Krannzler cel­ebrated its one-year an­niversary on June 21 by hosting a mixer open to the public. Over 25 locals came to the event to help celebrate and enjoy the wonderful food. Many of the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce members who were pres­ent for the opening …

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Barker pitches well in All-Star game

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Rio Grande Valley Baseball Coaches Asso­ciation East-West All Start game was played last Sat­urday in La Joya. Recent and former Tarpon pitcher/outfielder Bobby Barker was the only Port Isabel player to be selected for the game and, as it turned out, played both positions. It was the …

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Salinas named to All-District softball team

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Freshman pitching ace Daniela Salinas was recent­ly named to the first team of the All District 32-3A Soft­ball Team. The Lady Tarpons finished in second place in this year’s District 32-3A final stand­ings and made the playoffs for the first time since 2002. In fact the team’s won-loss …

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Rotary Club celebrates birthday

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The Rotary Club of Port Isabel celebrated its 75 an­niversary on Friday, June 24, and commemorated the event alongside fellow citizens and city officials at Beulah Lee Park. A commemorative me­morial plaque and flag have been permanently implanted into the scenery of the Maxan Street park for the city to …

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