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Plant a memory

The Driftwood Club held an Arbor Day memorial service at Lighthouse State Park in Port Isabel on Monday, Oct. 17. Pictured are members of the club and special guests Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega and City Manager Ed Meza. The memorial service was held to honor D’Ann Zimmerman, Wenzel Franz, Maurice Greenburg, Keith May and …

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Guest singers

The Instrument of Peace Choir from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Houston, under the direction of Matt Matthews, will the be guest choir and provide music for two masses at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel the weekend of Nov. 5-6. Saturday Mass (Nov. 5) will be at 5 …

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‘The Agency’ set to rock shrimp cook-off

Special to the PRESS On Sunday, Nov. 6, the 18th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off in Port Isabel welcomes back the good-time rock-n-roll sounds of “The Agency” for the 11th straight year. This five-piece band of rock veterans has been performing at the event to consistent rave reviews. The event will be held in the …

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Sandcastle days slated

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The 2011 Sandcastle Days are underway and are expected to excite seasoned and new visitors this year with an array of displays, activities, vendors and more. The event is slated for Oct. 19-23 and will be located on the beach near Clayton’s Bar and Grill, on the north end …

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Search warrants gain 5 arrests in PI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel Police Department, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a raid on Oct. 14 in the early morning hours on the 700 block of Yturria at a multi-room complex. While executing a search warrant in the first room, narcotics were recovered along with two …

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LV slot machines back on agenda

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Second readings of three notable ordinances will be considered when Laguna Vista Town Council members meet on Tuesday, Oct.18. The short-term rentals of homes with an accompanying requirement that hotel occupancy taxes be collected and remitted to the Town, is one item to be considered for adoption by …

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Red tide returns

Special to the PRESS Officials have confirmed red tide conditions at County Beach Accesses 4, 5 and 6, just north of the city limits of South Padre Island.  Fish kill and aerosal-related symptoms are present. Red tide is a naturally-occurring, higher-than-normal concentration of the microscopic algae Karenia brevis (formerly Gymnodinium breve). This organism produces a …

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Tarpons take Pigskin by ears

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Mighty Tarpons Marching Band re­ceived Division One ratings at the 2011 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Pigskin Jubilee at Bobby Morrow Stadium in San Benito on Saturday, Oct. 15. According to Tarpon Band Director Scott Hartsfield, Port Isabel was the first 3A band to march and “set the standard” …

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Laguna Madre locals go pink

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the residents of Port Isabel and South Padre Island show their support by going pink. Throughout the month, there have been many events supporting breast cancer awareness, such as the Walk for Women and Zumbathon. Port Isabel schools have also …

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LV plans some fun

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Officials here have a hefty slate of meetings, and some scheduled levity, leading up to the Thanksgiving holidays. Laguna Vista Town Council, Parks Board, and the Planning and Zoning Commission calendars are booked for the coming weeks, highlighting proposals for a three-year capital improvements plan, major park improvements, …

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