Welcome Centre under renovation

Special to the PRESS The World Famous South Padre Island Welcome Centre located at 610 Padre Blvd. will be renovated to better serve visitors and the community, said Tourism Services Manager DeeOnda Ahadi. The Welcome Centre will be closed from Friday, May 4 through Monday, May 14 while the renovations are being completed. Visitors can …

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Churchgoers rally around priests

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Petitions asking that Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church be allowed to maintain its designation as a parish of Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and that its priests be allowed to remain in Port Isabel, were being collected with fervor this weekend in the Laguna Madre area. …

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‘Shop the Island’ on tap

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Shop the Island” promotion to run from May 1 thru May 31, 2012, for patrons who spend $20 or more, and will include all businesses and/or restaurants on SPI. “We are trying to encourage people to shop on …

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L2R educational program implemented

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Special to the PRESS There is a Chinese Proverb that states: “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” At Derry Elementary, students are doing just that as the school has implemented Learning Together (“L2R”) and Math Together, as an educational program which assists students become proficient …

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Jet ski accident claims boy’s life

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Special to the PRESS A watercraft accident occurred Saturday, April 28 at approximately 5 p.m., when two boys on a jet ski and a 19-foot center console fishing vessel collided. A 13-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene, and his 17-year-old brother, who was driving the jet ski, was transported to Valley Baptist Regional …

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SPI police probe hit and run

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident involving a motorcycle that occurred on Sunday, April 15 at approximately 2:14 a.m. The accident occurred at the intersection of 5600 Padre Blvd. and Morningside Street. The hit and run vehicle involved in the accident was described as …

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Students research in SPI to prepare for New Zealand trip

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Special to the PRESS New Zealand’s natural beauty is sure to inspire students at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College as they travel for the first time to take special topics classes in May. Dr. Timothy Markowitz, a Visiting Professor in Marine Mammalogy in the Department of Biological Sciences, will teach …

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SPI City Council to meet

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council will meet Wednesday, May 2 for a workshop session at 2 p.m. and a regular City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. The workshop session will be devoted to a presentation on parliamentary procedures. The regular meeting agenda includes an update on the construction of the …

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City takes closer look at sign ordinance

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council was expected to take another look at the Island’s sign ordinance Wednesday, but according to officials, city leaders will likely give the committee researching the issue more time to develop their recommendations since that review committee was not able to meet before this coming city …

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Stabbing suspects released

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PRESS Staff Report Three of the 10 alleged gang members arrested in connection with the stabbing of a Dallas man during Spring Break have been released, according to authorities investigating the case. It’s been reported that although the three men have provided sufficient evidence to warrant their release, South Padre Island police have not ruled …

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