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Suspects apprehended in taxi-jacking

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer On Monday, July 4, a black taxi van was allegedly hi­jacked by three men in Port Isabel. The taxi driver, Gabriel Hernandez said he had picked up the three suspects at Dou­bleday Sports Bar and Grill. “The passengers asked the driver to drive to the 500 block of South Shore, …

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Casterfest 2011 comes to Valley

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer A new extreme sport is arising throughout the world, and for six years, the Valley has been home to a root sys­tem in a movement to bring the sport of casterboarding to the forefront. From June 20 to July 3, TJ O’Rourke, inventor of the Timberwolf Xtreem Caster­board and general …

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LV First Responders increase numbers

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Greater medical attention in the time of emergencies is now being provided in the Town of Laguna Vista, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Fire and Police departments in this community. Seven police and fire de­partment officers have been awarded First Responder status following certifica­tion …

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Quorum issue delays park improvement

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Lack of a quorum pre­vented Laguna Vista’s Parks Board recently from formal­ly considering the design and improvements for $1 million worth of various community recreational areas. Summer vacations and other commitments report­edly prevented a majority of the seven-member advisory board from action on the proposal presented by GMS …

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Two arrested in connection with Port Isabel stabbing

HARRY GREEN (left) and GREG GUTIERREZ JR (right)

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A stabbing occurred on Saturday, June 25, involv­ing two alleged perpetra­tors at a bar in Port Isabel. “We had a stabbing at Doubleday’s Sports Bar & Grill on Saturday night around 1:30 a.m. Two sus­pects are in custody as of this morning one charged with Aggravated Assault, and one …

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Freedom Beach Fest comes to SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There will be many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July this year and amongst them is the Freedom Beach Fest at Schlitterbaun Water Park on the Island on Fri­day, July 1. The celebration features the Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler and Band of Hea­thens. Doors will open at …

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Worst is over with Tropical Storm Arlene

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com According to Tim Speece of the National Weather Service Weath­er Forecast Office in Brownsville, the worst is over from Tropical Storm Arlene in the Valley. “[Thursday] was the worst day, so there will be a gradual improvement over the next few days,” Speece said in regards to the heavy …

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PI, LV reach boundary agreement

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The dispute between La­guna Vista and Port Isabel over several blocks of unin­corporated Laguna Heights land, and which entity will have legal rights to exercise authority in the area, has been resolved. Laguna Vista officials have agreed to neighboring Port Is­abel’s wishes in establishing Roy Avenue as the …

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LV eyes new ethics board

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A plan to create a Board of Ethics with stringent inves­tigative powers in Laguna Vista is being considered here by the Town Council. Under its recently adopt­ed Home Rule Charter, the Council “shall establish” an independent board of ethics to investigate and issue advi­sory opinions regarding any possible …

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Warrior Angels: Polsky’s Gym seeks out boxing talent

                  By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Larry Polsky, Ricardo Rosales and Eri Hernandez all have something in common—they are looking for talent to take to the big leagues in boxing. Polsky’s Pure Platinum Boxing Gym is what owner Polsky calls an equal op­portunity gym. Open to …

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