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Events slated in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Events scheduled for the Town of Laguna Vista now through December are as follows: • Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.: Parks and Recreation regular meeting. The ar­chitect for the project is preparing the construc­tion plans for the jogging/walking trail that will be built at the town-owned 15 acres …

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9/11 Remembered

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The cities of Port Isabel and South Padre Island held ceremonies over the weekend to remember the victims of the 9/11 Trade Center attacks. On Friday, Sept. 9, Port Isabel citizens gathered at the historic lighthouse to pay tribute to the lost lives from 10 years ago and honor …

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Housing project to relocate 73

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The project housing in Port Isabel is set to be demolished and reconstructed by the beginning of 2012, relocating 73 families, said Port Isabel Housing Authority Executive Director Judy Sanchez. The units are located at Hockaday and Ash Dr. “We’ve had special meeting for two years, to notify the …

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Causeway tragedy to be observed

PRESS staff report On September 15, 2001, just four days after the 9/11 attacks, the Laguna Madre area saw its own tragedy in the form of eight lives lost after a barge struck the Queen Isabella Causeway. Ten years later, the community is coming together, as one united, to honor the passing of those lives …

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Port Isabel repairs streets

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The city of Port Isabel recently resurfaced six streets in the older parts of the city. According to City Manager Ed Meza, “We did about six streets with the capital improvement funds and they just completed it last week. These are streets that haven’t been maintained for years and …

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Sea Turtle Inc. to expand

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sea Turtle Inc. recently revealed their plans for facility expansion at their annual fund raiser on Saturday, Sept. 3, and with the expansion of room, the staff and volunteers hope to bring an expansion of knowledge to the public. They recently purchased the block of land between the existing …

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Bucs sink Tarpons in 13-7 heartbreaker

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was agonizingly, frustratingly close, and not just on the scoreboard, which showed that the Port Isabel Tarpons lost Friday night’s football game to Corpus Christi Miller, 13-7. In the second quarter, with Miller leading 10-0, Buc quarterback Julian Firo’s pass over the middle was very nearly picked …

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Mighty Tarpons set to defend home

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons will take on the Bulldogs of Lyford this Friday night in the season home opener at Tarpon Sta­dium. Lyford got their season off to a great start last Friday, when they worked the scoreboard for a 47-35 win at home over Hebbronville. They did …

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Mayor: Not planning to annex Laguna Heights

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Contrary to previous re­ports by other local news­papers, Port Isabel is not at this time seeking to an­nex Laguna Heights. Port Isabel is, however, engaged in working with Laguna Vista to deter­mine city limits. “We’re still working with Laguna Vista in de­termining city boundar­ies,” Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega …

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South Padre Island raises property taxes

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City Commission­ers and Mayor of South Padre Island unanimously voted yesterday, Aug. 31 to raise property taxes, but taxpayers should not see any significant chang­es to their net payments. Taxable value last year was $2,510,996,414; however, this year the adjustable taxable value went down to $2,464,506,712. This, according …

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