Clinic attracts surfers

Seen here is a group surfing for the Interna¬tional Surfing Day Children’s Surf Clinic on SPI on June 20.

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On June 20, Interna­tional Surfing Day once again came to South Pa­dre Island in the form of Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter’s Fifth Annual Children’s Surf Clinic. The Surfrider Founda­tion is a non-profit envi­ronmental organization dedicated to the protec­tion and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches …

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City’s park plan advances

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Major parks and trail im­provements in Laguna Vista are expected with the Town’s recent hiring of a professional firm to design and develop a new $800,000 facility here. GMS Architects was selected by the City Council to develop a master plan for improvements to Roloff Park, and to …

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CDC meeting tonight

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS With a newly appointed pres­ident, Laguna Vista’s Commu­nity Development Corporation is scheduled to meet tonight to take up plans for the develop­ment of a community compre­hensive plan. A reorganization of the board recently was implemented by the City Council. John Kar­carnes was named to serve as president of …

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Port Isabel boys head to Youth World Series

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel youths Jeremy Martinez and Josiah Garza are both 11 and share more than just a hometown. Their love for the sport of baseball has propelled them to shoot for the stars and go for the big leagues, one World Seri­ous at a time. “I like [baseball] a …

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Officials plan for potential disasters

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Special to the PRESS What is Cameron County doing to prepare for hurricane season right now? That question was asked by Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos to a room full of officials from multiple departments as well as state authorities at the San Benito Municipal Building on Mon­day. The occasion was …

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Student champion for the deaf

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Ian Hook, 17, was born pre­sum­ably deaf. Thanks to ad­vances in technology, at the age of 18 months, he, along with other young boys and girls in Austin were given the chance to go where few children had gone before. Cochlear Implants were sur­gically installed, allow those children to hear …

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Coast Guard holds command change

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On June 16, the U.S. Coast Guard Station on South Padre Is­land hosted a Change of Com­mand Ceremony in which Lt. Mickey Lalor, who assumed responsibility of command in July 2009, released command of the station to Lt. Joshua Sagers. Lt. Sagers is a native of New …

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Guillot, Sanders new Hall of Famers

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Port Isabel Tarpon athletes Donald Guillot and Travis Sanders were inducted into the Rio Grande Val­ley Sports Hall of Fame last weekend in Brownsville. The induction banquet was held at Holiday Inn of Brownsville with a few hundred friends, family, and former teammates and coaches of the …

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SPI observes Flag Day

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island celebrated Flag Day on June 14 by posting several flags waving at City Hall and several business and residential buildings. In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the …

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OLSS to host Bible study July 11-15

By MARTHA M. McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host Vacation Bible School for local youth July 11-15 at the Parish Hall, 705 South Longoria, Port Isabel. Children of parishioners, visitors, and guests, as well as interested non-Catholics, are invited to participate in this fun-filled morning summer …

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