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BikeFest Photo Gallery (Days 1 and 2)

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Images seen here depict the first two days of the 2011 SPI BikeFest.       VROOM, VROOM! Check out these high-flying stunts! Thanks to Uvence Galvan for the pics shown below. Tweet

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Coke found in trash

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A kilo of cocaine was found in a trash can at Isla Blanca Park on Wednesday, Oct. 12. At approximately 7:45 a.m., Constable Horacio Zamora said he received a phone call from a Cameron County Parks maintenance worker at the park saying he believed he found a bag of …

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Dud grenades cause trouble

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County Pct. 1 Constables discovered an RV on the shoreline at Beach Access 6 with a grenade attached to the door. The Brownsville SWAT team and bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate the bomb, Constable Horacio Zamora said. After a perimeter was established, a robot …

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Roar by the Shore: BikeFest rides in full force

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Beach, bikes and babes—what more could be asked for in a weekend jam-packed for the South Padre Island BikeFest. Oct. 13-16 will mark the days for the festival starting off the event with registration at noon at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. There will be live music featured …

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LV awaits home rule charter

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Five months after Laguna Vista voters cast their ballots in favor of becoming a home rule charter city, officials here are still awaiting official designation of its status from the U.S. Department of Justice. Voters adopted the proposed home rule charter in May with 481 people voting for …

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House fire in PI

House fire A house located on Illinois  St. in Port Isabel was reportedly emitting out smoke on Thursday, Oct. 13. The flames were subdued by the Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department. The residents were not at home at the time of the fire. As of presstime, fire officials are still investigating the cause of the …

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Child Abuse Conference for Valley slated

Child Abuse Conference for Valley Child abuse prevention, intervention and investigation in the Rio Grande Valley will be addressed during the RGV Seminar in Forensic Sciences, which will be held Nov. 9 to 11 at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island. Helping plan the conference, above, are Marcia Fuller, BSN, Education Specialist …

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Park development begins in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Scheduled meetings and workshop sessions are slated here as Laguna Vista officials delve into a process designed to result in development of the Town’s parks’ system. The Town’s Parks and Recreation Board will meet Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at City Hall to establish groundwork on improvements to …

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Air Evac LifeTeam contracted on SPI

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island will continue to have access to air medical services for all of its residents and visitors with the introduction of Air Evac Lifeteam (AEL) to the Rio Grande Valley. AEL is a subscription based company that will open an air ambulance base in McAllen and …

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Library News

By MARGE JACOBS Special to the PRESS   Teen Read Week – “Read For The Fun Of It!” Teen Read Week is held each year during the third week of October. In 2011, it will be celebrated Oct. 16-22 at thousands of public and school libraries, classrooms, and bookstores across the country. Although teens realize …

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