Category: News

Developer charged with violating colonia laws

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer A Cameron County de­veloper was charged with unlawful subdividing and leasing lots in Port Isabel on Wednesday, June 8, violating state colonia prevention laws. According to state inves­tigators, Phillip and Jeanine Watrous allegedly unlawfully subdivided a lot of less than one acre of land into multiple residential lots without going …

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Tips for staying cool in the summer heat

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer With the summer-like temperatures swelling throughout the Rio Grande Valley, people are always looking for a way to stay cool. Here are some obvi­ous as well as less known tips to keep it cool when the days get hot. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the …

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Might as well get started; Drum Line reports

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Marching band practice is starting earlier than usual at Port Isabel High this summer. In recent years the head director of bands, Scott Hartsfield, gave band members a few weeks off at the end of the school year. Around the first of July, then, the drum line and …

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Island of Praise back for 3rd Annual ‘Fun in the Sun’

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS Island of Praise came to South Padre Island in 2009, they wanted the Island to be known as a place where com­munities of people could gather to wor­ship and give praise to God. The event will be June 11 and 12 and pro­mote family fun in the sun …

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Trail development progressing in L.V.

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Laguna Vista City Council will consider options in furthering construction of a proposed $125,000 jogging/ walking trail at their June 14 scheduled meeting. The council is expected to determine if the City should hire an architect or seek re­quests for proposals in con­structing the trail, according to …

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PI offers free movie nights

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Free family fun in a classic outdoor environment begins June 17 in Port Isabel with the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema Movie series. The unique setting features top quality movies projected onto the exterior of the his­toric Port Isabel Lighthouse, with spectators sitting on the grass or on lawn chairs …

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Local author pens book on aliens

Local writer tells his story

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The inspiration of a child is a wondrous thing; it is the time when imagination has few boundaries and reality is not a scary concept. At the age of 59, writer Lo­gan Hawkes can say that the inspiration he still has for his line of work comes from a childhood …

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Mighty Blaze: Fire rips through mobile home

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer A trailer caught on fire on Wednesday, June 8 and spread to a pile of tires in Laguna Heights; no one was injured in the fire. Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Laguna Vista and Los Fresnos fire depart­ments all came to subdue the flames. Roberto Castillo, the owner of the …

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Boy saved in near drowning

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer A four-year-old Mission boy nearly drowned at the La Copa Best Western on Thursday, June 2. The South Padre Island Fire Department, Police and Emergency Medical Ser­vices responded and came to 350 Padre Blvd. to aid the child. When they arrived, a Good Samaritan had al­ready performed CPR. The little …

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Nutrition program underway

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Healthy eating and an active lifestyle were pro­moted as the Summer Feed­ing Program kicked-off Sat­urday. The event served as the start of an 11-week program that provides free meals to students in the Point Isabel Independent School District. Free water and fruit cups were served. The program is …

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