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Outdoor Living: Tarpon served on the rocks

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS There are fish and then there are fish. All are fun to catch but there are those that are thrilling. There are a few species that cover all the bases, adding challenge and quite rare experience to the average angler. This fish is Megalops Atlanticus, the tarpon. Several …

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2 jailed, 1 at large in aggravated robbery

PRESS Staff Report Authorities in the Laguna Madre area are currently searching for a man wanted for aggravated robbery. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the South Padre Island Police Department received a call concerning the crime. The victims indicated that three suspects approached them asking for drugs with one of the suspects brandishing a …

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National Day of Play: Kids get active at B&G Club

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Madre joined in with the thousands of centers around the nation on Friday for National Day of Play. Bettina Tolin, president of the board  for the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Madre said, “One of the things the Boys and Girls …

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SPI forms local EMS unit

  By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Emergency Medical Services are now Island based. “We are now certified as a 911 provider service,” said South Padre Island Fire and EMS Chief Burney Baskett. The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSH) finished the certification process on Friday for the SPI station. After purchasing a second …

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PI to approve budget

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission will have a plate-full to talk about at their up-coming meeting. On the list of topics for Tuesday’s meeting is the approval of the proposed $4.5 million budget and tax rate of 0.626327. “The budget went up from last year’s because of inflation,” said …

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Events slated in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Events scheduled for the Town of Laguna Vista now through December are as follows: • Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.: Parks and Recreation regular meeting. The ar­chitect for the project is preparing the construc­tion plans for the jogging/walking trail that will be built at the town-owned 15 acres …

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9/11 Remembered

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The cities of Port Isabel and South Padre Island held ceremonies over the weekend to remember the victims of the 9/11 Trade Center attacks. On Friday, Sept. 9, Port Isabel citizens gathered at the historic lighthouse to pay tribute to the lost lives from 10 years ago and honor …

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Housing project to relocate 73

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The project housing in Port Isabel is set to be demolished and reconstructed by the beginning of 2012, relocating 73 families, said Port Isabel Housing Authority Executive Director Judy Sanchez. The units are located at Hockaday and Ash Dr. “We’ve had special meeting for two years, to notify the …

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Causeway tragedy to be observed

PRESS staff report On September 15, 2001, just four days after the 9/11 attacks, the Laguna Madre area saw its own tragedy in the form of eight lives lost after a barge struck the Queen Isabella Causeway. Ten years later, the community is coming together, as one united, to honor the passing of those lives …

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Port Isabel repairs streets

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The city of Port Isabel recently resurfaced six streets in the older parts of the city. According to City Manager Ed Meza, “We did about six streets with the capital improvement funds and they just completed it last week. These are streets that haven’t been maintained for years and …

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