Top grads look toward bright future

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By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer As lockers and backpacks are emptied, college applications are mailed out and GPA’s are calculated, all eyes are turned to the top two students who gave their all for the past four years and can finally reap the benefits. Mayra Rodriguez, 17, is the valedictorian of the Tarpon’s 2011 class, …

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Man accused of assault

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By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer BEHAM KHAJEH A local business owner was arrested on Monday, May 23 for assaulting multiple female family members; he was set free on a $28,000 bond, police reports read. Brownsville resident Beham Khajeh, 51, according to police reports, was arrested at his home on the 3700 block of Charmaine for …

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L.V. schedules summer events

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Staff Writer With Memorial Day comes the ceremonial kickoff for the summer season. The City of Laguna Vista will mark the season with the observance of the third annual Mayor’s Challenge and Health Fair, and a July 4 community picnic, as well as other regular municipal meetings and events. June 3 marks …

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Drought: Where’s the water coming from?

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By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer It’s not news to any Rio Grande Valley local that it has been a dusty and windy spring, but what they may not know is last year’s problems have resulted in this year’s provisions. According to Meteorologist Mike Castillo of the National Weather Service in Brownsville, “As of today we …

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Fantasticks coming to SPI

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Special to the PRESS The Fantasticks! may look like a simple show when one is enjoying it from the audience, but in reality it is one of the most challenging musicals for the actors/singers, directors and accompanists. The beautiful music is particularly challenging for vocalists and the well-drawn characters require the performers to be actors …

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Texas top 10 for foreign visitors

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Special to the PRESS According to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) International Trade Administration (ITA), Texas saw a double-digit increase of 14 percent in 2010 – with 1.028 million visitors – over the number of overseas (all countries except Canada and Mexico) visitors who came to Texas in …

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Committee sponsors blues concert

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By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the NEWS The South Padre Island Parks and Recreation Committee sponsored the first annual Red, Wine, and Blues Concert on Sunday, May 29 from 8-10 p.m. on the beach behind Boomerang Billies. The event was free to the public. Over 200 people brought lawn chairs or beach towels and listened …

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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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