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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Laguna Madre Humane Society office relocates

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Hu­mane Society (LMHS) will be moving their office op­erations to 103 E. Maxan Street in Port Isabel. “This location allows us to organize future efforts for assisting the animals that come to the Isabella Y. Garcia Shelter; as well as to work with the …

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Weight-loss 1000 contest gets started

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Gym in Port Isabel will be hosting a two month event called The Weight-Loss 1000 to bring health consciousness to the fore­front of people’s minds in the Laguna Madre area. Joe Altamirano is the driv­ing force behind the event. “Hopefully by next year it will either …

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SPI breaks ground on fire station

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer When the city of South Pa­dre Island bid farewell to Hur­ricane Dolly in 2008, amongst other things, they also said good-bye to the original fire station. On Tuesday, June 14, city staff, council members and fire department staff came together to break ground to mark the rebuilding of the city’s …

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No end in sight for construction

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Repair work on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is expected to be extended to Labor Day, said Rex Costly, project manager for TxDOT. The work, though neces­sary to maintain the strength of the causeway has local businesses stuck between a rock and a hard place. Weekend traffic heading East to …

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Leaders look at street concerns

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials Tuesday worked to improve two specific problems in the Palo Blanco and Broadway streets area. Council members adopted on its first reading, an ordi­nance regulating maximum speed limits for vehicles trav­eling on local roadways dur­ing times of heavy rains and other hazardous road condi­tions. The …

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