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Building contracts slated for local parks

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Two more Laguna Vista parks are expected to receive approval here Tuesday with the award of contracts by elected officials as the Town Council meets here Tuesday at 6 p.m. Roloff Park and the Sports Complex Park are the latest to receive competitive bids from contractors. Six contractors …

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‘Be Yourself’ campaign launched

Be Yourself campaign

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com South Padre Island recently launched a $1.3 million marketing campaign that will utilize traditional and digital media to further “brand” the Island as the destination of choice for all types and ages of people. The campaign, aptly titled “Be Yourself,” promotes the Island as a destination getaway …

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Spring Breakers still flowing in

Spring Breakers

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texas Week may be over, but the community is still recovering from its effects while Spring Breakers from other parts of the country continue to flock to the area. While nowhere near the numbers produced during Texas Week, Coca-Cola Beach and other Island hotspots continue to draw …

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Pauly D, Slim Thug to rock Island

Pauly D

PRESS Staff Report Don’t forget to mark this one on your Spring Break calendar. The “Jersey Shore’s” Pauly D will be at South Padre Island’s Louie’s Backyard Friday, March 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Hermes Music Valleywide, Louie’s or by calling (800) 514-3849, Jenna at (956) 295-8923 or …

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Columbus replicas dock in Port Isabel

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Imagine what it must have been like traveling by sea for months on end, charting unknown waters and traveling to unknown places using only what can, by today’s standards, be described as primitive technology to lead the way. That’s exactly what the Columbus Foundation wanted to discover …

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Beach’n Texas Week lives up to hype

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texas Week proved that it wasn’t a matter of if but when Spring Breakers would funnel into the area and officials’ predictions of record breaking numbers are appearing to be right on the money. As area residents know all too well, by this past Friday, as early …

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Pinta, Niña arrive Thursday

Special to the PRESS On Thursday, March 21 at noon, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Niña’, replicas of Columbus’ ships will arrive in Port Isabel. The ships will be docked at the Southport Marina, South Pt. Drive, until their departure early Monday morning on April 2. The media are invited to a private viewing of the …

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Leaders honored for efforts

Special to the PRESS The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) honored three South Padre Island coastal advocates for their efforts to make a difference in coastal sustainability. State Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Cameron County Commissioner Sofia Benavides received the Foundation’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for their efforts to improve and grow their communities and the …

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Spring Break!!!

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Good, Bad, Ugly Spring Break in full effect

By THERESA VASQUEZ, RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Special to the PRESS … Any thoughts that area residents just might escape Spring Break 2012 unscathed were easily quashed by Thursday as traffic lined up, Island-bound, deep into Port Isabel on Hwy. 100. Island officials are expecting record numbers of Spring Breakers this season with …

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