New attendance policy adopted

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials last week adopted a new resolution to establish a formal process for granting excused absences by council members. The issue drew lengthy debate before passing on a 4-1 vote. It repeals a prior resolution adopted in January. The new resolution was implemented at last Tuesday’s …

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Little League opens season

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Little League started its 2012 season with opening ceremonies Thursday, April 12. League President Raul Loera said there were over 600 people in attendance for the opening ceremonies parade. He said seeing the families participate is gratifying. “It makes all the hard work worthwhile,” Loera …

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BREAKING: Ekberg named director at SPI Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

South Padre Island

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island announced Friday the hiring of Lacey Ekberg as the SPI Convention and Visitors Bureau Director. She will begin her tenure on May 14. Ekberg’s educational background includes an associate degree in Psychology and Hotel/Restaurant Management, a BA in marketing from Boise State University and a …

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The Parade’s all over the Beach-N-Biker Fest!

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Dear Readers, Wow, do we have a doozy for you guys! Getting right into it, we have the best Beach-N-Biker Fest coverage in this week’s South Padre Parade, featuring the schedule of events, an article showcasing the festival and – in honor of our biker brethren – a biker-inspired cover. Speaking of the cover, this …

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Meet Coach Jenna!

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By RAY QUIROGA South Padre Parade rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Did you know that Musca Domestic is the scientific name for the common housefly? Or that Entomology is the study of insects. Horseflies, for example, have tiny razor sharp teeth that actually scoop a small chunk of flesh when they bite. Insight like this rolled off of Jenna …

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Are checkpoints in Spring Break’s future?

By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS Can area visitors and residents expect checkpoints during Spring Break 2013? According to officials, it’s too early to determine that for sure, but some area leaders believe that checkpoints could save lives, money (in the form of preventative deterrence) and deter possible troublemakers from spoiling spring break for …

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Bike Fest, Queen Isabella Market on tap

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By JERRY RODRIGUEZ & RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Area residents as well as visitors don’t have an excuse to be bored this weekend as a number of landmark events are on tap. The Queen Isabella Market Day is set for Saturday, April 14 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lighthouse Square. The …

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Boots ‘n Bling Gala set for May 4

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS An action-packed weekend of fun, to benefit our local Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Madre, is scheduled for May 5-6 on South Padre Island and the SPI Golf Club in Laguna Vista. The Third Annual “Boots ‘n Bling” Gala is scheduled for Friday, May 4 at the …

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Annual Aggie Muster slated April 21

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS “If there is an A&M man in 100 miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at Texas A&M.” That is the axiom behind the Annual Aggie Muster. The Muster is recognized every year on April 21 …

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April artists featured at art gallery

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By SALLY HEATH Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Art Gallery, located at 405 E. Maxan in Port Isabel, announced April’s featured artists as Carole Spencer and Cathy Lynch of Brownsville, two of 19 artists whose works will be on display Wednesday thru Sunday. Carole Spencer was raised in Oklahoma but spent most of …

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