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Turtle Lady to be honored

Special to the PRESS Most people living on or near the Island have heard of Ila Loetcher, the beloved Turtle Lady. Her efforts to conserve and learn all she could about the sea turtles who call South Padre Island home have spanned through the years to leave a legacy that still carries on after her …

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Outdoor living: The stamp you can’t mail

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS It was only a short time ago when I was amongst a spread of full-bodied decoys watching a flight of the large variety Canada geese set their wings and begin floating into my spread. As I lay in my ground blind watching, the large birds flared, acquired altitude …

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Library News

By MARGE JACOBS Special to the PRESS Holiday Fun The library has been celebrating “Fall for Port Isabel” the entire month along with the city and merchants.  This Monday, October 31, our staff will celebrate Halloween by giving out candy to all of our young patrons.   History of Halloween Did you ever stop to …

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Enter Sandmen

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Sandcastle Days draws visitors

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The 24th Annual Sandcastle Days brought in a number of people from all over the Valley to see works of art carved with care by master sculptors and amateur artists over the weekend. “Walking along the shoreline is like walking through a sandcastle museum,” said 12-year-old Sara Martinez on …

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Causeway light repairs underway

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The lights on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway have been a point of discussion for a number of months amongst both Port Isabel and South Padre Island officials. TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) representative Ricardo Gallaga said the task of re-lighting the bridge will be underway starting Monday, Oct. …

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Laguna Vista rentals tabled

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Regulation that would govern short-term property rentals was deferred last week by Laguna Vista officials, pending further legal review. The first reading of Ordinance Number 2011-36, regulating the use by property owners of their homesteads as short term rentals, and requiring the collection and remittance of hotel occupancy …

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Parks board to meet Tuesday

MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista’s Parks Board will meet Tuesday to discuss issues related to the development of its public recreational facilities. The 6 p.m. meeting will be conducted at City Hall, 122 Fernandez St. At a workshop earlier in the month, the board reviewed playground equipment and discussed the location of …

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SPI animals get help

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island has initiated a new arm of their animal rescue efforts with the help of the Friends of the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter. According to Jackie Conrad of the Friends, an animal now picked up by South Padre Island Code is taken to a  State …

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Red tide lingers

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Red tide warnings are still in effect for South Padre Island and are expected to continue throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Brownsville. The front that blew through on Wednesday temporarily alleviated the conditions for residents and visitors. “While cooler surf water temperatures should …

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