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Decision 2018: Laguna Madre voters cast ballots in municipal, water district elections

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com With the polls now closed, preliminary results are being reported in elections across the Laguna Madre region. Aside from national and state elections, voters also cast their ballots in local races, which included elections for members of the South Padre Island City Council, the Laguna Madre Water District …

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25th Anniversary: Hundreds turn out for Shrimp Cook-Off milestone

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The shrimping industry is an integral part of Port Isabel, with generations of families continuing the tradition of going out to sea and harvesting the sweet, meaty crustaceans from the Gulf of Mexico year after year. And those legacies are naturally followed by many proud family recipes that …

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Veterans Day events slated this weekend

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre community can choose from a host of events aimed at celebrating and honoring veterans this weekend. All three cities — Laguna Vista, Port Isabel and South Padre Island — will be hosting events from Saturday through Monday. In Port Isabel, the City will be unveiling …

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Task Force decides on beach restroom plan

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Shoreline Taskforce revisited the issue of providing restrooms for beach goers during its meeting Monday, Nov. 5. Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill reviewed the results of the last City Council and Shoreline Task Force joint meeting held on Sept. 26. He said the conclusions after that meeting …

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BOA denies variance for medical plaza’s electronic sign

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In a tense meeting Wednesday evening, the Port Isabel Board of Adjustments (BOA) voted to deny a variance request to erect an electronic sign at a medical plaza currently under development along Queen Isabella Boulevard. The request was submitted by local developer Herb Houston, Jr., who has been …

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Winter Visitors have access to UTRGV primary care clinic in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Winter Texans now arriving the Laguna Madre area have another option in seeking health care locally. Since their departure in the spring, the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine opened a health clinic in Laguna Vista to serve the health needs of residents and visitors …

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Laguna Vista preparing for fall and winter events

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Plans are in the works for traditional fall and winter events in the Town of Laguna Vista. The community is invited to participate in the Town’s annual Veterans Day Parade, scheduled on Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.  The ceremony is designed to honor and thank …

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‘Cats take down Tarpons, 48-21

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS For the second week in a row the Port Isabel Tarpons gave up 48 points to an old rival, and for the second week in a row they lost a key district game. The Rio Hondo Bobcats trailed early, led by 14 at the half, and pulled away …

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Lady Tarpons beat Porter, 65-21

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon hoops squad got off to a slow start but prevailed in the end, 65-21, against a game against an overmatched Brownsville Porter team in Tarpon Gym Tuesday night. The Porter Cowgirls trailed early, then went up 15-12 in the second quarter. P.I. then …

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Scrimmage season for boys hoops

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Tarpon basketball has been practicing for two weeks now, and has one more scrimmage on the schedule before their first official game next week. A basketball scrimmage consists of three 20-minute halves.  In the first half, both teams play man-to-man defense, then both play …

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