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Guillot, Sanders new Hall of Famers

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Port Isabel Tarpon athletes Donald Guillot and Travis Sanders were inducted into the Rio Grande Val­ley Sports Hall of Fame last weekend in Brownsville. The induction banquet was held at Holiday Inn of Brownsville with a few hundred friends, family, and former teammates and coaches of the …

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SPI observes Flag Day

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island celebrated Flag Day on June 14 by posting several flags waving at City Hall and several business and residential buildings. In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the …

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OLSS to host Bible study July 11-15

By MARTHA M. McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host Vacation Bible School for local youth July 11-15 at the Parish Hall, 705 South Longoria, Port Isabel. Children of parishioners, visitors, and guests, as well as interested non-Catholics, are invited to participate in this fun-filled morning summer …

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Laguna Madre Humane Society office relocates

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Hu­mane Society (LMHS) will be moving their office op­erations to 103 E. Maxan Street in Port Isabel. “This location allows us to organize future efforts for assisting the animals that come to the Isabella Y. Garcia Shelter; as well as to work with the …

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Weight-loss 1000 contest gets started

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Gym in Port Isabel will be hosting a two month event called The Weight-Loss 1000 to bring health consciousness to the fore­front of people’s minds in the Laguna Madre area. Joe Altamirano is the driv­ing force behind the event. “Hopefully by next year it will either …

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SPI breaks ground on fire station

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer When the city of South Pa­dre Island bid farewell to Hur­ricane Dolly in 2008, amongst other things, they also said good-bye to the original fire station. On Tuesday, June 14, city staff, council members and fire department staff came together to break ground to mark the rebuilding of the city’s …

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No end in sight for construction

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Repair work on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is expected to be extended to Labor Day, said Rex Costly, project manager for TxDOT. The work, though neces­sary to maintain the strength of the causeway has local businesses stuck between a rock and a hard place. Weekend traffic heading East to …

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Leaders look at street concerns

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials Tuesday worked to improve two specific problems in the Palo Blanco and Broadway streets area. Council members adopted on its first reading, an ordi­nance regulating maximum speed limits for vehicles trav­eling on local roadways dur­ing times of heavy rains and other hazardous road condi­tions. The …

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GT300 underway from SPI to Galveston

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Onward and outward, the Great Texas 300 race from South Padre Island to Galves­ton launched for the ninth year in a row on Wednesday. Battling wind and surf, 16 catamaran sailing teams par­ticipated in this year’s GT300 with crews from all over the world. By 9 a.m. teams had …

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International Surfing Day Children’s Surf Clinic set

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS Join Surfrider for the Fifth Annual International Surfing Day Children’s Surf Clinics.These two free surf clinics will introduce children to the sport of surfing, the wonder­ment of the oceans, waves and beaches and the importance of protecting them. Surfboards, lunch and t-shirt provided. The event will be at …

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