Welcome Blake Farenthold


Newly elected District 27 Congressman Blake Farenthold was presented a commemorative crystal plaque by Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston Wednesday during a welcome dinner held by the Town of Laguna Vista at the South Padre Island Golf Club. Farenthold reiterated that he will be in Washington to rein in on spending and will also work …

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Last of the Wahooans

    Faithful patrons of Wahoo Saloon, one of South Padre Island’s favorite hangouts, met for the last time at the bar and grill that closed its doors Sunday. For more than 20 years, the local establishment provided a venue for the locals and out-of-town visitors alike.   (Staff photo by Antonio Vindell) Tweet

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Pompano Park and boat ramp closes

Ramp Closed

By ANTONIO VINDELL Anglers’ and boaters’ alert! The boat ramp and parking area at Pompano Park in Port Isabel are now closed – though not for good. The City of Port Isabel has awarded a contract to H2O, out of Harlingen, to work on the ramp and the park as part of an improvement project …

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Parents of sexual assault victim ask for justice

By ANTONIO VINDELL A 20 year old Laguna Vista girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Bayview man, according to a police report. But a week after the second-degree felony reportedly took place, her parents are seeking an explanation on why her attacker was let go on a personal recognizance bond. According to a police …

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Church gets extension to keep mobile home

By ANTONIO VINDELL The Christ’s Harbor Church in Laguna Vista can keep its manufactured building for two more years but only if it accepts an offer made by the town’s Board of Aldermen. The board met in an executive session Tuesday night where in a 3-to-1 vote went in favor of a motion with the …

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SPI wants Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone

By ANTONIO VINDELL An ambitious project to create a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, or TIRZ, on South Padre Island is moving in full gear as 2010 gets closer to its end. City officials and a representative of a consulting company, TIF Services of South Texas, have been seeking the participation of two other taxing entities …

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Area students get involved with recycling campaign


By ANTONIO VINDELL The Keep South Padre Island Beautiful campaign traveled across the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge last week. Several committee members with the year-old organization met with a group of school children at the Laguna Madre Boys & Girl Club where they stressed the importance of keeping a city clean. Equipped with canvas bags …

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SPI Golf Club wins All-Valley championship


By BILL SCHNIER Congratulations to the South Padre Island Golf Club women’s team, who recently captured the championship of the 2010 All Valley Women’s Golf Association.    Started in 1947, the All Valley Association is an organization of women golfers who travel to different Rio Grande Valley golf courses each month for a day of golf …

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Quad City meets

By ANTONIO VINDELL On one side of the hallway was the Port Isabel City Council. Facing the group was the Port Isabel City Commission. And in the middle of the two was the Laguna Vista Board of Aldermen. Mingled among them were the members of the Los Fresnos City Commission. Although it appeared like a …

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Local VFW remembers Pearl Harbor


By ANTONIO VINDELL A small but significant ceremony was held Tuesday morning honoring those who died in the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor. A group of Veterans of Foreign Wars from Port Isabel Post 8791, city officials and employees and a husband and wife, who like to describe themselves as “patriots”, …

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