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Island to host Gulf Coast forum

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Special to the PRESS South Padre Island area leaders will discuss the future and sustainability in light of issues such as rising sea levels, stronger storms and disasters. Diverse viewpoints will be aired to give the region a voice. The Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities Forum will be held Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. …

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SPI to discuss much at meeting

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council will hold a workshop at 4 p.m. and a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on March 7. The agenda item for the workshop is a presentation by Steve Atkins of The Atkins Group regarding the implementation and creative content of the marketing plan for the …

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Ditter Dog showcases adorable pooches

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SPI area prepares for Spring Break

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Record numbers of Spring Breakers are expected to converge on the Laguna Madre area in the coming weeks, and officials note that they are as prepared as possible to handle the masses flocking to the Island this season. Traffic, crowd control, and general public safety topped the …

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Tea Party forms locally

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Special to the PRESS The Tea Party organization is much more than simply stating Taxed Enough Already. It is an organization seeking the return of government to following the basic directions given in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. Terry Frady, president of the Brownsville Tea Party, and others will be on …

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Morado hired as attorney

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Brownsville-based attorney Ricardo Morado, a partner in the Roerig, Oliveira, Fisher Law Firm, was appointed to serve as interim attorney by Laguna Vista officials on Monday. The action comes after concerns were raised by officials during successive town meeting that their current attorney was not available to answer …

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City makes strides on Events Center Project

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel is making strides with their Event Center Project as they acquire an additional property for added parking. The newly added property is in the final stages of purchase, and will go into the ‘second and final reading’ to approve the purchase on Monday, …

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SPI Go Fish tourney a hit

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce “Go Fish!” Surf Fishing Contest and Beach Clean-up took place Saturday, Feb. 25. They began fishing at sunrise from SPI beaches and jetties. Weigh-in and trash drop took place between 2:30-4 p.m. in the parking lot of at Shrimp Haus Restaurant at Schlitterbahn Beach …

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Mad Hatters

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‘911… I’m Outta Here’ – Sandoval served for 30 years

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Prior to punching out this past Friday evening, Gloria Sandoval made sure everything in her department was ready to go for Monday morning. Her workspace was clean, her paperwork was in order. But unlike so many Fridays past, there was something different this evening. After 30 years …

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