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Fundraiser benefits scouts

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS Dr. Uvaldo Cantu, an Obstetrics/Gynecology Physician and former President of the Rio Grande Council – Boy Scouts of America, in partnership with Mike Jones of Jones Liquor (800 E. Alton Gloor, Brownsville), hosted a sold-out dinner and wine tasting fundraiser to help the Rio Grande Council on Thursday, …

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Holy Week services slated at OLSS

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS As Catholics in the Laguna Madre area completed a celebration of Palm Sunday, plans were announced for Holy Week activities at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Port Isabel. Holy Week is considered the most sacred of all times in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday, April …

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Beach cleanup set for April 28

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Special to the PRESS Thousands of volunteers across the state are making plans now to take part in the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 28. In South Texas, volunteers will hit three beaches: Andy Bowie Park, the beach at Access Road #3 and Boca Chica. Texas – home to the nation’s first all-volunteer beach cleanup …

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Beach maintenance changes considered

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council will consider changes to the beach maintenance policy at their April 4 meeting. The current policy recognizes the need for balance between the ecological sustainability of local beaches and the importance of providing clean and safe beaches to the thousands of visitors who support the …

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Supreme Court ‘kills’ open beaches

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Special to the PRESS The Texas tradition of guaranteed public access to the beach died Friday for Galveston’s West End with the Supreme Court reaffirming their prior ruling in favor of a California divorce attorney who bought rental properties on the beach. “It seems that the Open beach Act – at least for Galveston’s West …

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Keppel AmFELS lands contract

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Special to the PRESS Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Mexico’s Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) to build a repeat jackup rig worth US $205 million. Slated for delivery in the first quarter of 2014, this latest high specification …

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Chinese Businessmen Visit

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Planting a Seed: Beach Reach volunteers aid restoration effort

Special to the PRESS Beach Reach is a group that has come to South Padre Island for Spring Break for the past 32 years to provide positive services and give back to the community. This faith-based organization brings in college kids from all over Texas and neighboring states. The services provided to South Padre Island …

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Trevi, Biker Fest on tap

By JERRY RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS Mark April 7 on your calendars, because that’s when Gloria Trevi will hit the stage at Schlitterbahn Water Park at South Padre Island. Referred to as the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop” by VH1, Trevi has sold approximately 20 million records in her career. She was born in …

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Council schedules session

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Councilmembers will have a busy Saturday as they convene here to resolve two pending issues facing this community. Included is a review of bids submitted for approval by contractors on improvements to Roloff Park, and interviews of candidates to serve as a new Town attorney, and a …

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