CG seizes Mexican fishing boats

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS Law Enforcement crews from US Coast Guard Sta­tion South Padre Island in­tercepted two Mexican ves­sels fishing illegally in US fishing waters Wednesday. Both Mexican vessels and approximately 15,000 feet of deployed longline gear were seized. The six crew members from both fishing vessels were turned over to …

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Tarpons field fills for football rally

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been said that in Texas, football is like a religion. For the Laguna Madre community, Wednesday night’s pep rally could be compared to a big tent revival. City limits blurred as the whole Tarpon com­munity came together to celebrate their school spirit and rally behind their students. “It …

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Surprise catch for local kayaker

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com When fishing from a kayak, people generaly play for a small to medium easy catch. This was not the case for Mike Gonzalez when he went kayaking one night near Clayton’s Beach Bar. He was at the second sand dune at about 6:30 p.m. on his wife’s pink kayak …

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New layout for SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Is­land City Commission met on Wednesday eve­ning and came out of the room with heads held high as the building or­dinances for the city are now seeing changes. After a two-year long battle, Padre Blvd. and the entertainment dis­trict are expect to see some changes in …

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Modern Venice plans take off

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Tuesday, Aug. 16 the Port Isabel City Com­missioners and Mayor held a special meeting to approve directors, du­rations of the zone and monies paid to the de­velopers for the Modern Venice (The Fingers) project. After presentations from residents of the dis­trict, the board voted to appoint David Woolver­ton, …

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LV to issue $1.5 million in Cos

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Plans to invest $1.5 million into Laguna Vis­ta’s future were approved here Tuesday. Council members voted to solicit funds to upgrade parks, purchase a fire truck and replace some fire hydrants that will be funded through certificates of obliga­tions at anticipated low interest rates. A motion that would …

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Police warn against phone scams

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Citizens are urged to be wary about giving any personal information to individuals over the phone, said Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto “Wally” Gonzalez. The signs of danger lie in a string of reports the Port Isabel Police Depart­ment (PIPD) from citi­zens over the year about scams committed over …

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Back to school safety concerns

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The summer has wound down, and families are busy preparing for back to school shopping, reg­istration and sports prac­tices; in all the hub-bub, parents need to be aware of some safety concerns for their little ones as they head back to school. Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto “Wally” Gon­zalez …

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Laguna Vista meeting notes

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Parks Board Applicants Sought The City of Laguna Vista is accepting applications or let­ters of interest from residents wishing to be considered for three vacancies to the Parks and Recreation Board. The positions will be filled by the City Council at a future meet­ing. Persons wishing to apply, …

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Tarpons vs. Weslaco East Wildcats

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