Amnesty underway in Laguna Vista

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS CAD has new board member Small cities in Cameron County, including those in the Laguna Madre area, will be represented by Ricardo Morado on the Cameron Appraisal District Board of Directors. A former mayor of San Benito, Morado currently serves as that city’s attorney of record. He replaces …

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Surfrider Shindig a hit!

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Kite Fest draws tens of thousands

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A Weekend on SPI

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Lucinda Wierenga’s Extraordinary ‘Feet’

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre area has a tendency to inspire and even transform people. In some instances, individuals have discovered passions and talents they didn’t even know existed within themselves. Such was the case of a Midwestern high school English teacher who, some 30 years ago, came to …

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Dredge to clear channel

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS If you’ve noticed the snake-like water apparatus in the bay, south of the Queen Isabella Causeway, you’re not alone. According to Chip Worley, Area Engineer with the Army Corp of Engineers, the dredge arrived on Jan. 28 and “the objective is to clear that channel and make it …

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HEB’s Texas Girl Doll to carry SPI logo

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS South Padre Island can now broaden the coastal experience to the younger girls in Texas, and beyond. HEB is in the development stages of its newest venture, “Texas Girl Doll,” which will be added to their existing collection. Linda Tovar of HEB said, “Our newest addition will include …

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TxDOT: Hwy 100 construction ongoing

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS On the surface, it may appear as just another roadblock and crew working to clear sand off of Hwy 100 north of South Padre Island, but according to Mario Jorge, a 10-year veteran district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Pharr, much more is occurring. …

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Tarpons in new-look 32-3A

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS Head Coach Monty Stumbaugh and company will return to the football field in 2012 to a new-look 32-3A. The Port Isabel Tarpons were one of many local schools to have been affected by this morning’s UIL realignment, which created two 3A districts in the Rio Grande Valley of …

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Fierro heading to Alabama

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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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