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PIISD committee talks budget

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The Point Isabel ISD held a Budget Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. in the Central Administration Board Room, 101 Port Rd. The topics of discussion were the 2012-2013 Budget, and fund balance. “This meeting is the first meeting in the budget process,” as Dr. …

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Breakers give boost to economy

McAllen Spring Breakers

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS South Padre Island met record numbers of Spring Breakers for Texas week, as local hotels and resorts report capacity percentages in the high 90’s, and say this is up from previous years. Crystal Ramirez, Customer Service Representative for The Hilton Garden Inn reported, “For Texas Week we did …

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Bikers for Christ form first chapter south of Corpus

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you happened to run into them at a truck stop or gas station, your initial reaction might be to take a step back or avoid them all together. Donned in typical biker gear – leather vests, and denim, adorned with their multi-colored patches – their appearance …

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Charter approval sought in Laguna Vista

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista continues to seek approval of its City Charter election, almost one year after citizens voted here for its approval. With unresolved issues related to the change in power of the mayor, change in terms of office and the use of numbered posts as …

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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

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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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