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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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Master sculptors to beautify Island

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Construction is underway and Master Sculptors are already working to create their masterpieces. The 24th Annual Sandcastle Days are going on in normal fashion despite the high concentration of red tide bloom on the north end of the Island. Co-founder of Sandcastle Days and Master Sculptor Lucinda “Sandy Feet” …

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LV Judge selection criticized

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Calls for Laguna Vista officials to rescind their recent municipal court judge appointment were hurled on Tuesday by residents upset over the action. In the absence of Mayor Susie Houston, the meeting was conducted by Mayor Pro Tem Steven Muschenheim. Councilmembers named Roberto Rodriguez to fill the position …

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Garbage ordinance left standing

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Seasonal residents in Laguna Vista will have to comply with its garbage ordinance, but can request temporary discontinuation of service as an absentee owner. Town officials Tuesday sought review and clarification of Ordinance 2007-31 that requires all property owners who have utility service to also have waste collection …

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Plant a memory

The Driftwood Club held an Arbor Day memorial service at Lighthouse State Park in Port Isabel on Monday, Oct. 17. Pictured are members of the club and special guests Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega and City Manager Ed Meza. The memorial service was held to honor D’Ann Zimmerman, Wenzel Franz, Maurice Greenburg, Keith May and …

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Guest singers

The Instrument of Peace Choir from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Houston, under the direction of Matt Matthews, will the be guest choir and provide music for two masses at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel the weekend of Nov. 5-6. Saturday Mass (Nov. 5) will be at 5 …

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