Camp encourages kids to fishPort

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By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the NEWS On Saturday May 27 over 10 children and their parents came together at KOA Campground on South Padre Island to participate in a Fishing’s Future Kids Fish Camp. Fishing’s Future is a 501-c3 corporation whose mission is to reconnect kids and nature, strengthen family relationships, build stewardship of …

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Never Forget – Memorial Day

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Memorial Day functions set

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Memorial Day events in Laguna Vista begin Saturday with placing of flowers on the graves of area veterans, and continue Monday with the “Always Remember, Never Forget” Parade, followed by a ceremony that pays tribute to our veterans. Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston will lead a ceremony Saturday, …

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A Higher Calling: Local woman heads to Africa

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer “Follow your dreams” seems to be the mantra of the younger generation, and for 21-year-old Felicia Berg­man, it is exactly what she is doing. After dreaming about being in Africa, Bergman feels that she is called to do missions in South Africa and is working to raise the funds to …

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College ministry volunteers at Bethel Baptist

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The need to serve can be a powerful driving force, and, for a group of Valley young men and women, that need was fed during a service proj­ect for a Port Isabel church. From May 19 to 20, Jour­ney, a college and career age ministry group out of Har­lingen, came …

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Judy Lynn Galvan named winner of 2011 PRESS scholarship

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Soft spoken and aspiring, Judy Lynn Galvan has high hopes for her life as she moves from high school to college. She is the winner of the 2011 Port Isabel South Padre Press Scholarship. With the funds she has been awarded, the future 2011 Port Isabel High School graduate plans …

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PIISD announces Top 10

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the PRESS Children are the pride of the community that raised them, and for the Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD), the top 10 seniors of Port Isabel High School are no exception. Graduating at the top of her class is valedictorian, Mayra Rodriguez with a GPA of 6.4756. She …

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Clay builds on Island beaches

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the PRESS Isla Blanca Park is known for beach fun, dolphins, jetties and …clay? In front of the first pier on the park, there is a wall of clay riddled with sharp shells and assorted garbage along the shore-line. The water is a dark grey color with a dank smell …

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Leaders project growth, nature vision

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Making the most of this unique coastal area in a responsible, conservative manner over the next five to 10 years is high on the list of priorities for at least some of the newly elected officials who will be governing the new City of Laguna Vista. Voters gave …

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Home Rule Charter enacted

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS With unanimous approval of the Board of Aldermen, the Town of Laguna Vista Tuesday evening became the City of Laguna Vista, subject to formal approval by the US Department of Justice. The action follows Saturday’s majority vote to upgrade the community’s form of government by almost a two-to-one …

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