SPI hosts Night at the Park

Night at the Park

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island and the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee hosted a night at the park. City Council, committee members, and city staff joined the public for fun and answered questions at Water Tower Park from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on July 13th. Over …

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Tanglewood agreement approved

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Creation of new soccer and baseball fields — along with some new recreational facilities — should be available soon for Laguna Vista youth, thanks to cooperative action taken by the Town and Cameron County Housing Authority. “This has been a pet project that I have been working on …

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Shelter to hold fundraiser at SPI

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By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On July 15, The Friends of the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter will host a fundraiser at Boomerang Bill’s from 7-10 p.m. The event is free to the public. At the event, there will be a raffle for prizes, a howl at the moon contest, music and animals …

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Financial advisor sought

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS With three new parks’ projects proposed for construction in Laguna Vista, Council members voted Tuesday to seek proposals for a financial advisor to help determine if such improvements are indeed feasible. Officials recently received a master plan for improvements to Roloff Park, and for a new walking/jogging trail …

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Animals adopted at rapid pace

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PRESS Staff Report What could have easily been calamity has turned into a bittersweet success story for the Laguna Madre Humane Society/Isabel Garcia Animal Shelter in Port Isabel. The shelter has been at the center of controversy in recent months which resulted in leadership change at the shelter and the City of Port Isabel taking …

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SPI summer economic outlook strong

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The economic outlook for the summer is a sunny one baring bad weather, said Dan Quandt, executive director of the South Padre Island Convention and Vis­itors Bureau. Despite the ups and downs of the economy, Quandt said, “I”m still thinking we are going to have a very good summer.” Visitors …

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Suspects apprehended in taxi-jacking

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer On Monday, July 4, a black taxi van was allegedly hi­jacked by three men in Port Isabel. The taxi driver, Gabriel Hernandez said he had picked up the three suspects at Dou­bleday Sports Bar and Grill. “The passengers asked the driver to drive to the 500 block of South Shore, …

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Casterfest 2011 comes to Valley

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer A new extreme sport is arising throughout the world, and for six years, the Valley has been home to a root sys­tem in a movement to bring the sport of casterboarding to the forefront. From June 20 to July 3, TJ O’Rourke, inventor of the Timberwolf Xtreem Caster­board and general …

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LV First Responders increase numbers

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Greater medical attention in the time of emergencies is now being provided in the Town of Laguna Vista, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Fire and Police departments in this community. Seven police and fire de­partment officers have been awarded First Responder status following certifica­tion …

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Quorum issue delays park improvement

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Lack of a quorum pre­vented Laguna Vista’s Parks Board recently from formal­ly considering the design and improvements for $1 million worth of various community recreational areas. Summer vacations and other commitments report­edly prevented a majority of the seven-member advisory board from action on the proposal presented by GMS …

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