Laguna Vista giving park a new look

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Work has begun at Rol­off Park in Laguna Vista in a project that will give it a whole new look. This Sat­urday is tabbed as “Spruce Up Day” at the park and City Manager Rolando Vela is inviting everyone to come and be a part of this. “We have already …

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Vietnam Vets recognized at city meeting

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Port Isabel joined with other cities across the Rio Grande Valley Tuesday night as they set aside April 9, 2011 as a day to honor those who served in the Vietnam War. Mayor Joe E. Vega proclaimed that this would be done and presented a copy of a proclamation to …

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Local business presents check to Humane Society

Special to the PRESS On Tuesday Liz Money and Diane Denson, owners of Ship Shape Boutique on South Padre Island, presented the Laguna Madre Humane Society with a check for $2,380. The funds were raised at Ship Shape’s annual fashion show in February. 250 wom­en attended. “We asked them to donate to the shelter and …

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From The Heart: Community rallies around transplant patient

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Business owners and citi­zens from Port Isabel have taken up a cause and are helping in raising funds for one of their own to receive a heart transplant. This Sat­urday at Doubleday’s Res­taurant family and friends of 25-year-old Jose Santos Moncivias III will be there on hand in what they …

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Flea Market to reopen

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The City of Port Isabel voted Tuesday night in favor of re-opening the flea mar­ket along Hwy. 100, at least on a part time basis, with full hopes for a full return. Field­ing complaints after closing it just a few weeks ago the com­missioners acted in a manner that will …

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Fingers Project drawing controversy

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. An item not even listed on the agenda took front and center as the primary topic from Tuesday night’s commissioners meeting in Port Isabel. Nearly 20 citi­zens made statements both for and against the project in the Fingers. This has been an item that has been front and center in …

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State funds to assist during Spring Break

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Police Chief Gualberto Gonzalez is ready for Spring Break and his department is thankful for some addi­tional funds in order to help out. Recently TxDOT set forth approximately $51,460 which will be used to assist with manpower, supplies and maintenance in the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). “This helps us …

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Derry students help restore dunes on SPI

Special to the PRESS Derry Elementary fifth grade students assisted the City of South Padre Island in planting over 2,000 sea oat plants on Tuesday, March 1, as part of a dune restoration effort. The project took place along the beachside of the 5200 block of Gulf Boulevard, near beach access 19 (Aquarius Circle).  Around 200 …

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Grant supports upgrades: Baseball fund donates $60,000

Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel announced that it was re­cently awarded a grant in the amount of $60,000 from the Baseball Tomor­row Fund (BTF) that will support the Laguna Madre Park Little League Field upgrade, and provide funding for field lights. The field lighting equipment will be provid­ed through a partnership …

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New Stripes

A ribbon cutting ceremony at a grand opening this past weekend capped off over three years of work by the City of Laguna Vista as the officially welcomed Stripes to the community. Opening one of the three largest Stripes stores in the Rio Grande Valley a large number attended the days festivities. “This is a …

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