Shelter seeks homes for strays

By CRAIG ALANIZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS The Laguna Madre Humane Society is currently overpopulated and is asking the community to help lower the population of the shelter to meet state requirements. Animal Shelter Supervisor Oscar Del Abra said more animals are coming into the shelter than are leaving. Fifteen animals need to find homes …

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Bag ban likely in Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista is on track to ban the issuance of plastic bags in the town limits. Officials last week approved the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting the use of plastic carry-out bags in local establishments. With only one retail facility operating here, the Stripes Convenience Store on …

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Windstorm insurance topic of talk

Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee confirmed that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) will be the topic of discussion at the next Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon. A panel consisting of Senator Eddie Lucio, Foster Edwards – President/CEO Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and …

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Les Dudek slated at SPI in September

PRESS Staff Report Les Dudek, a music legend whose contributions have influenced the history of rock’n’ roll, will be coming to South Padre Island on September 15. His powerful guitar and songwriting skills can be heard on many famous classic multi platinum records, such as: • The haunting dual lead guitar on “Ramblin Man”, and …

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End of Summer Bash on tap Saturday

Special to the PRESS Enjoy a day at the beach on Saturday during the End of Summer Bash, hosted by the UTB Alumni Association, to benefit STARS student scholarships. The event will take place at 10 a.m. at Claytons Beach Bar & Grill, located at 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island. Entrance for adults is …

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Assessor takes over area collections

Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE—Laguna Madre districts have recently entrusted the office of Tony Yzaguirre, Jr. – Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector to handle the assessment and collection of Ad Valorem taxes for the Point Isabel Independent School District, City of Port Isabel, City of South Padre Island, Town of Laguna Vista and the Laguna Madre …

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7 arrested on fraud charges

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS Seven participants of the Ladies Kingfish Tournament have been accused of felony fraud, charges which stem from their participation in the competition. Five of the participants were arraigned Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Municipal Court in Port Isabel. The other two will be arraigned by Justice of …

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Man accused of assault on beach

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PRESS Staff Report A McAllen man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attempting to assault a teenage beachgoer at Isla Blanca Park. According to a press release issued by the Cameron Count Precinct 1 Constable’s office, deputies were dispatched to the park in reference to said crime. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim, an 18-year-old …

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SKIM JAM: SPI Skimboarding event held

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS The SPI Skimboarding Skim Jam was held Saturday at Wanna Wanna Beach. Over 15 contestants competed for a grand prize in two divisions. Contestants were judged based on difficulty and skill in 15-minute heats. Event coordinator Garrett Forthuber said he was glad so many people turned out to …

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Municipal court judge survives vote

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The majority of Laguna Vista elected officials Tuesday reaffirmed their appointment of a long-time, local law enforcer to continue serving in the capacity as municipal court judge. “We think that he (Municipal Court Judge Roberto Rodriguez) is the best fit for Laguna Vista at this time,” said Mayor Susie …

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