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No Biggie: Don passes through with little impact

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The sudden coming and going of Tropical Storm Don left residents reasons to smile and frown over the weekend. Through the storm brought some needed showers to alleviate some of the dust build-up and power problems caused by drought situations, the storm was rated by most to be far from …

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Work underway on L.V. budget

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS With an anticipated drop in taxable property value, Laguna Vista officials have entered into their annual budget-making process that will determine the level of community improve­ments and services that will be scheduled here for the coming fiscal year. Expected to be a “tight bud­get,” City Manager Rolando Vela …

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Officials hope new FM 732 corridor leads to SPI

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS In what San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez called a “long overdue” project, City of San Benito officials together with representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) gathered Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the opening of a new FM 732 corridor in town. The …

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Fierro second in 1600-meter run in Waco

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was another close fin­ish for Armando Fierro on Saturday. In fact, the finishes don’t come much closer than this one. In the 1600-meter race at the Games of Texas Champi­onships in Waco, Fierro came home second by a tenth of a second in a vir­tual side-by-side finish. …

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Laguna Madre battens down the hatches: Don’s coming

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The rain has started to fall from Tropical Storm Don’s approach to the Texas Coast. Residents are advised by officials to remain vigilant to developments and possible complications caused by the storm. “Stay home,” Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos said. “We anticipate, depending on where you’re going to be in …

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Island boardwalk dispute continues

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The case surrounding the division of the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center Boardwalk and Convention Centre Boardwalk on the Island is slated to be brought before Cameron County Commissioners Court in an open meeting on Aug. 4, said Cameron County Parks Director Javier Mendez. All parties, including …

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TIFT returns

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Texas Internation­al Fishing Tournament (TIFT) is right around the corner and officials from both Port Isabel and South Padre Island are excited for the prospects it brings. “This is a great event that has been with us for many, many years,” Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega said. …

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Lights-out on bridge

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Queen Isabella Me­morial Causeway has been left in the dark as of late due to faulty lighting equipment, according to Jesus Leal, head of the project with TxDOT (Texas Department of Trans­portation. The project to relight the causeway was started in No­vember 2010 with the con­tract being given …

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Don on the move

Special to the PRESS The National Weather Service (NWS) in Browns­ville issued a tropical storm watch for the lower Rio Grande Valley area on Thursday morning. The watch continued as of presstime for Brooks, Kenedy, inland Willacy, in­land Cameron, coastal Wil­lacy and coastal Cameron counties not to mention for those with marine inter­ests in the …

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Beachcombers Art Show celebrates 52 years

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The 2011 Beachcomb­er’s Art Show (BCAS) was a collage of colors, medi­ums and materials that in­stantly caught the eyes of viewers and they entered the South Padre Island Convention Centre over the weekend. Celebrating 52 years of art, the show featured work ranging from photography, mixed-medium painting, metal work, …

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