Beauty by the bay: Salon could be coming to Laguna Vista

Laguna Vista

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A beauty salon could be coming to the quiet bedroom community that is Laguna Vista. Such was the news after the Town’s Planning & Zoning Committee (P&Z) recommended the approval of a rezoning request during a meeting Monday. A realtor has expressed interest in two lots located along …

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Island ethics board moves to hold regular meetings

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been over four years since the South Padre Island Board of Ethics (BOE) has held a meeting. But, after such a long hiatus, the board met Monday to take care of several housekeeping matters, including a decision to create a regular meeting schedule. The meeting began with …

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City approves truck financing

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel will soon be home to three brand new pickup trucks which will be distributed among several City departments. The news came after the Port Isabel City Commission unanimously approved a $70,959, 5-year lease purchase agreement to acquire the vehicles. The trio of vehicles …

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Laguna Vista eyes improvement to four streets

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Improvements to four Laguna Vista streets may be in the works as the Town Council authorized staff to proceed in applying for grant funds for the work. Included are: Banker Street from the Cul-de-sac to Hallam Street David Cuervo from the Cul-de-sac to Beach Boulevard Fernandez Street from Mesquite …

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Tarpons blank ‘Hounds, 37-0

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons put it together on both sides of the ball last Friday night as they handed the Bloodhounds of St. Joseph’s Academy a 37-0 defeat at Canales Field in Brownsville. The Tarpons rolled up more than 400 yards of total offense, a season high.  The …

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Lady Tarpons feature sister act

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon volleyball team have a sister act going this season.  Senior forward Rebecca Ramos is joined on the team by her younger sister, freshman Madison Ramos.  The PRESS caught up with the two siblings before the start of classes on Wednesday and they shared …

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Girls to host Grulla Friday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s Homecoming Friday and the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team will start the day’s athletic schedule off with a district match against RGC-Grulla at Tarpon Gym.  It’s part of a Homecoming doubleheader, and will be followed by the football team taking the field at 7:30 p.m. In …

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 4, 2018

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, This time of year we focus on Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. The Museum of Port Isabel has again dedicated spaces for those who want to honor their dead. Last year a group of my friends from the Rio Grande Valley and I placed an altar called …

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Writer’s Block: It’s Time for Sand

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent one for the 31st Annual Sandcastle Days, and I can’t wait. The beaches are wide this year, free from last year’s king tides which forced the sand sculptors to huddle close to the base of Clayton’s deck, lest the …

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Rio History: Following the Tracks

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The trip onto the flat area proved to be short lived. Bill circled around and headed towards the edge of a line of dunes. Now, I could see what had attracted his attention. There, half buried in the muck, lay an ancient weathered beam. The butt end of it showed a most …

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