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Property catches fire, again

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PRESS Staff Report A second fire in a matter of weeks has investigators’ suspicions up in Port Isabel. Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday night at a home that was under construction on the block of 2nd Street and Illinois Ave. A house under construction burned to the ground and an adjacent home was damaged. …

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Autism Walk: Event draws attention to issue

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS Port Isabel hosted the inaugural Walk for Autism Saturday. Elsa Garcia, special education and bilingual instructor for the Point Isabel Independent School District, coordinated the event. She said there were over 400 registered participants in the walk. The trek was from the flagpoles at Port Isabel High School …

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DECA teams head to Salt Lake

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS Two Port Isabel High School DECA teams will advance to international competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Hospitality and Tourism team, made of J.T. Monroe and Andy Barrera, and the Travel and Tourism team, made of James Taylor and Austin Lara, have been invited to International Career …

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Sheriff: Nolan admits to killing puppies

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By JERRY RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS LOS FRESNOS – The man accused of killing three puppies turned himself in to authorities on Friday. According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, Los Fresnos resident John Paul Nolan, 56, gave a voluntary confession on Thursday and informed the arresting officers that there was no need for …

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35 and Alive! Sea Turtle Inc. sees three decades of success

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com What a difference a year makes. Last winter, the Valley suffered a freeze that put a strain on the local wildlife population, sea turtles included. To this day, Sea Turtle Inc., located on South Padre Island, is nursing some of those younger turtle that were caught in …

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‘What Would You Do’ filmed on Island

By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS A local business was put in the national spotlight on Friday, April 13 when ABC’s “What Would You Do?” – hosted by John Quinones – aired scenarios filmed during Spring Break. Mark Marchan, Manager of Palm Street Pier Bar and Grill, said the crew filmed several scenarios over …

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Gulf restoration effort claims progress

Special to the PRESS An estimated $60 million in early restoration projects soon will begin along the Gulf Coast following the nation’s largest oil spill, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council announced. With finalization of the “Deepwater Horizon Phase I Early Restoration Plan & Environmental Assessment” (ERP/EA), eight restoration projects will …

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Scenes from the Beach-N-Biker Fest, Lighthouse Market Day

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SPI garners top tourism award

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Special to the PRESS During the 36th annual Travel Study Tour, sponsored by the Texas Travel Industry Association last fall, South Padre Island received five “Best” awards out of eight categories during the Study Tour of the Coastal Rio Grande Valley. Participants in the tour and the voting process are Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT) …

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Tate named head of CVA board

By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS The Convention and Visitors Advisory Board of South Padre Island met and selected last Wednesday a new chairperson and vice-chair. Mike Bigelow resigned his position as chairperson and Lynne Tate accepted the board’s nomination to be his replacement. After, Bigelow accepted the role of vice-chair for CVA when …

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