Bash, Blues concert highlight weekend

PRESS Staff Report A summer of music is underway as the City of South Padre Island’s Parks and Recreation committee, in participation with area businesses, will host their Second Annual Red, Wine, and Blues concert on Friday, May 27 from 7-10 p.m. at the SPI Hilton Garden Inn-Beachside. A true Texas blues legend, Bobby Mack, …

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No ‘Whiners’: Volunteers work to preserve dunes

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS The local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosted a dune restoration at the Bahia Mar Saturday and celebration at Padre Brewing Company with food and wine provided by Barefoot Wine. Rob Nixon, Chairman of Surfrider Foundation South Texas, said this was their eighth dune restoration project of the …

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Edinburg man stabbed

Special to the PRESS On May 21, 2012 at approximately 1:56 a.m. in the vicinity of the 2300 Block of Laguna Boulevard, Jonathan Jimenez a 23 year-old male from Edinburg, Texas, was stabbed once in the abdomen area and was transported to Valley Regional Hospital for treatment. South Padre Island Police Department arrested David Elias, …

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Director: Port saw most successful year

By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS The Brownsville Port Director met with South Padre Island leaders for Coffee and Conversation at Café Kranzler last Thursday. Eduardo A. Campirano discussed projects at the Port of Brownsville that would have an economic impact on the island. 2011 was the most successful year for the port, Campirano …

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Hurricane awareness meeting set

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island is preparing for the upcoming hurricane season and will hold its annual “Hurricane Awareness” meeting for citizens and visitors on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 PM at the South Padre Island City Hall located at 4601 Padre Boulevard. Local officials along with representatives from the …

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Memorial Day events on tap

Special to the PRESS Area residents who wish to remember fallen military men and women are invited to take part in a number of events this coming week. On Saturday, May 26, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8791 and the American Legion Post 498 invite the public and families of fallen military …

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Reading Dog visits Derry

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Special to the PRESS There’s comfort in feeling secure, warm and cozy. And this is certainly true when reading. As students in any subject one learns and retains information as it is presented. Derry Elementary has a unique “visiting” teacher that assists students become better readers. This visiting teacher is named Johnny, a Rough Collie, …

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Sheriff cites experience, accolades in reelection bid

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Special to the PRESS Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, who will be running for reelection this year, has received a double major degree from Pan American University – a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology as well as a Doctorate of Juris Prudence from the Reynaldo Garza School of Law. He is a graduate …

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Parade invites everyone to ‘Shellabrate’ good times!

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Dear Readers, It’s shellabration time on the Island as the annual Turtle Days is on tap this week, including the popular Shallow Sports Tournmanet. The South Padre Parade has full coverage on both events within. Also in this week’s magazine are the Hot Happenings and Beach Bar Beat, not to mention the It’s Your Business, …

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Ekberg welcomed to SPI

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS New Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Lacey Ekberg met with members of the community Wednesday during a meet and greet at South Padre Island Municipal Building. May 14 was the CVB director’s first day on the job. Ekberg said she is enjoying the new environment. “It is gorgeous. …

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