Students research in SPI to prepare for New Zealand trip

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Special to the PRESS New Zealand’s natural beauty is sure to inspire students at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College as they travel for the first time to take special topics classes in May. Dr. Timothy Markowitz, a Visiting Professor in Marine Mammalogy in the Department of Biological Sciences, will teach …

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SPI City Council to meet

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council will meet Wednesday, May 2 for a workshop session at 2 p.m. and a regular City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. The workshop session will be devoted to a presentation on parliamentary procedures. The regular meeting agenda includes an update on the construction of the …

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City takes closer look at sign ordinance

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Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council was expected to take another look at the Island’s sign ordinance Wednesday, but according to officials, city leaders will likely give the committee researching the issue more time to develop their recommendations since that review committee was not able to meet before this coming city …

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Stabbing suspects released

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PRESS Staff Report Three of the 10 alleged gang members arrested in connection with the stabbing of a Dallas man during Spring Break have been released, according to authorities investigating the case. It’s been reported that although the three men have provided sufficient evidence to warrant their release, South Padre Island police have not ruled …

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Official plans park project

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS A local leader, in partnership with the City of South Padre Island, is in the planning stages of a new family-focused public park. Sam Listi, an architect and SPI City Council member, said, “The park site is a city-owned property (next to Travelodge) and it started as a …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Seven in hospital over gas leak

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PRESS Staff Report The Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS is receiving reports that at least seven men employed with Keppel AmFELS have been rushed to a hospital following a gas leak. According to county officials, the leak occurred on an oil rig near the Port of Brownsville, where Brownsville firefighters reportedly contained the leak. Specifically, reports …

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Parade’s got flavor, fun, and more where that came from!

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Dear Readers, This week’s South Padre Parade promises a lot of flavor, a lot of fun, and plenty more where that came from! To begin, there’s events on tap this weekend that range in interest, from the two-day SPI Splash Extravaganza, to Thunder Jam, Lucha Libre wrestling, and the skinny on local beach cleanups. We …

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Shades of Brilliance

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Officials close to identifying remains

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PRESS Staff Report The Mexican consulate is close to identifying remains found over the weekend in the Port Isabel area between Long Island Village and Southpoint Marina. Officials believe the skeletal remains were exposed to the elements for at least three months. Officials are now working to identify the person, but say the consulate’s investigation …

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Cleanup, Arbor Day events on tap

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Special to the PRESS The Fourth Annual Earth/Arbor Day Celebration will also be the home of the First Annual Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter Open House this Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at 262 Woody Ln. in Port Isabel. Activities include educational booths related to animals …

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