Fierro heading to Alabama

Armando Fierro

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com A lifetime of hard work, dedication and passion came into fruition Wednesday as Tarpon senior athletic standout Armando Fierro signed his letter of intent to attend West Alabama University this fall. The singing took place at the new Port Isabel High School Gym before a crowd of …

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Dune restoration totals surpass 24,000 plants

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By ROB NIXON Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter Saturday saw the third dune restoration event of the planting season and the first of the New Year held by the City of South Padre Island and the Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter. The 2011-2012 season is the second year of an aggressive effort by the Surfrider …

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SPI World Birding Center slates activities

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PRESS Staff Report The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center offers visitors a unique window into the natural habitat of birds, plants and other creatures that is the Laguna Madre. The SPI WBC, as it’s also known, has slated a slew of Winter Seminars in an effort to educate the public. Those seminars are …

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Red tide advisory lifted for people with respiratory conditions

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Special to the PRESS Based on the most recent information provided by the Cameron County Extension Agent for Coastal and Marine Resources, the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services has lifted the red tide advisory for people with respiratory conditions. Although efforts have been made by Cameron County Parks Department to pick up …

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El Paseo presents ‘Good Doctor’

The Good Doctor

Special to the PRESS A government clerk accidently sneezes on the back of his boss’s head and can’t stop apologizing; a wild woman assails a gout-stricken bank manager; an apprentice dentist pulls his first tooth; a frightened governess endures harsh treatment by her employer; a maritime entertainer specializes in drowning for a fee; a Casanova …

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Point Isabel ISD School Board recognized

PIISD School Board

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS January 2012 was School Board Recognition Month; a time to recognize school board members, according to the National School Boards Association. As Dr. Estella R. Pineda, Point Isabel ISD Superintendent, said, “What we normally do to honor the board, on behalf of each campus, is select students to …

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Developer, PIHA to build housing complex

PI Housing Authority

Special to the PRESS Franklin Development and the Port Isabel Housing Authority have teamed up to develop Artisan at Port Isabel – a 73-unit affordable multifamily apartment community in Port Isabel. Franklin Development is currently “breaking ground” at what used to be Villa Del Mar I and II, at 106 Port Road 78578. Artisan at …

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Fitting Tribute: Friedman honored with monument

Friedman monument

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS With her contagious smile and extraordinary visions for the historic Lighthouse Square, Barbara J. Friedman continues to leave her presence with a majestic bronze monument unveiled Wednesday morning on the corner of Maxan and Garcia in Port Isabel. As Mayor Joe E. Vega said, “This marks the two-year …

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Garage sale ordinance quashed

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Amid an emotional statement opposing adoption of a new garage sale ordinance here, Laguna Vista officials earlier this month backed away from enacting rules that would govern frequency and types of such events. One resident called the proposed regulations “absolutely ridiculous and an infringement of “Big Brother” overregulation …

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SPI looks at Convention Centre expansion

SPI Convention Centre

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS For the City of South Padre Island, it is out with the old and in with the new, sort of; in terms of committees, the City of South Padre Island has dissolved the Convention Centre Expansion Task Force, and added a new committee to evaluate requests for qualifications (RFQs). …

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