Cover Model of the Week: Isai Castano is all business… but he knows how to play, too

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By RAY QUIROGA South Padre Parade rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Where are you at 4 a.m.? The answer is: probably curled up under the covers and in bed, dreading your 7 a.m. wake-up call provided by your trusty alarm clock. At around 6 a.m., when and if the conditions are right, this writer is dragging himself into the …

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Planting a Seed: Beach Reach volunteers aid restoration effort

Special to the PRESS Beach Reach is a group that has come to South Padre Island for Spring Break for the past 32 years to provide positive services and give back to the community. This faith-based organization brings in college kids from all over Texas and neighboring states. The services provided to South Padre Island …

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Trevi, Biker Fest on tap

By JERRY RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS Mark April 7 on your calendars, because that’s when Gloria Trevi will hit the stage at Schlitterbahn Water Park at South Padre Island. Referred to as the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop” by VH1, Trevi has sold approximately 20 million records in her career. She was born in …

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Council schedules session

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Councilmembers will have a busy Saturday as they convene here to resolve two pending issues facing this community. Included is a review of bids submitted for approval by contractors on improvements to Roloff Park, and interviews of candidates to serve as a new Town attorney, and a …

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PIISD committee talks budget

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The Point Isabel ISD held a Budget Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. in the Central Administration Board Room, 101 Port Rd. The topics of discussion were the 2012-2013 Budget, and fund balance. “This meeting is the first meeting in the budget process,” as Dr. …

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Breakers give boost to economy

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS South Padre Island met record numbers of Spring Breakers for Texas week, as local hotels and resorts report capacity percentages in the high 90’s, and say this is up from previous years. Crystal Ramirez, Customer Service Representative for The Hilton Garden Inn reported, “For Texas Week we did …

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Bikers for Christ form first chapter south of Corpus

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you happened to run into them at a truck stop or gas station, your initial reaction might be to take a step back or avoid them all together. Donned in typical biker gear – leather vests, and denim, adorned with their multi-colored patches – their appearance …

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Charter approval sought in Laguna Vista

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista continues to seek approval of its City Charter election, almost one year after citizens voted here for its approval. With unresolved issues related to the change in power of the mayor, change in terms of office and the use of numbered posts as …

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Building contracts slated for local parks

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Two more Laguna Vista parks are expected to receive approval here Tuesday with the award of contracts by elected officials as the Town Council meets here Tuesday at 6 p.m. Roloff Park and the Sports Complex Park are the latest to receive competitive bids from contractors. Six contractors …

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‘Be Yourself’ campaign launched

Be Yourself campaign

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com South Padre Island recently launched a $1.3 million marketing campaign that will utilize traditional and digital media to further “brand” the Island as the destination of choice for all types and ages of people. The campaign, aptly titled “Be Yourself,” promotes the Island as a destination getaway …

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