2011 Kite Round-up underway on SPI

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On May 18 the 2011 South Padre Island Kite Round-up kicked off on a beautiful day with great winds for the kite boarders. The eventruns through May 22 with different contests every day. The event and contests are open to the public, with many kite boarding clinics and …

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Resort celebrates fifth anniversary

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The Palms Resort celebrated its fifth anniversary on Tuesday May 17, with a party on the resorts beach side deck. Participants in the celebration included members of the South Padre Island City Counsel, the Chief of Police and Fire Department and many other local business owners. The Palms, …

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Coast Guardsmen double as firefighters

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Petty Officer Third Class Fabian Gonzalez, Fireman Lance Strand and Seaman Benjamin Dennard are volun­teer firefighters with the Lagu­na Vista Fire Department. Not only do they work 24 hours a day for the Coast Guard but on their off time they are on call for the fire de­partment. All three are …

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Dedication honors fallen agent

By JASON MIHALICK It was a Mother’s Day week­end Mary Zapata-Muñoz won’t soon forget. Unlike most moms, she wasn’t able to celebrate the holiday honoring motherhood knowing that her son, Depart­ment of Homeland Security ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata, had been killed approximately two months pri­or on Feb. 15, 2011. Fortunately …

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‘Friends’ play role at Shelter

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. As the City of Port Isa­bel and the Laguna Madre Humane Society were work­ing through the process of operations at the Port Isabel Animal Shelter, a group was forming that is now in place as an integral part in moving forward in a positive manor. This past weekend over 60 …

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9-11 artifact donated to SPIFD

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Soon visitors and residents on South Padre Island will be able to see a piece of history as part of the Twin Towers will be permanently dis­played at the new firehouse. According to South Padre Island Fire Chief Burney Baskett, applications were filed over a year and a half ago …

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New law impacts Modern Venice

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.   Amid heated debate in the background, two pieces of legislation took steps for­ward for the creation of an improvement district in Port Isabel. Members of the Port Isabel City Administration were on hand as testimonies took place Monday in Aus­tin. Even as the two pieces of legislation were being …

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Traffic issues prompt action

By JOE R. BOWLING JR. The City if Port Isabel will be looking at options to assist with traffic for the summer months while the construc­tion and repair continues on the Queen Isabella Causeway. At the City Commissioners Meeting Tuesday night, both citizens and commissioners chimed in expressing enough concern that this will be a …

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Boy’s body recovered from water

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Sunday morning brought an end to a search that lasted over four days after three swimmers came up missing near Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Is­land. According to Cam­eron County Constable Department Pct. 1 Sgt. Richard Hernandez, the final victim was recovered about a mile and half north of …

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Legislation could impact Modern Venice

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Legislation was filed in Austin, Thursday that, if passed, will have an im­pact on the Modern Venice Project. In a statement re­leased by State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. he says that this could “pave the way for new jobs and much needed Infrastructure in the Mod­ern Venice portion of Port …

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