Leaders honored for efforts

Special to the PRESS The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) honored three South Padre Island coastal advocates for their efforts to make a difference in coastal sustainability. State Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Cameron County Commissioner Sofia Benavides received the Foundation’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for their efforts to improve and grow their communities and the …

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Spring Break!!!


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Good, Bad, Ugly Spring Break in full effect

By THERESA VASQUEZ, RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Special to the PRESS … Any thoughts that area residents just might escape Spring Break 2012 unscathed were easily quashed by Thursday as traffic lined up, Island-bound, deep into Port Isabel on Hwy. 100. Island officials are expecting record numbers of Spring Breakers this season with …

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Trailer fire under investigation

By THERESA VASQUEZ  Special to the PRESS The trailer fire that took place Saturday March 03, 2012 is still under investigation, and according to Rodrigo Garcia, City of Port Isabel Fire Marshall, “we are still investigating the situation, but I can say that this is not a suspicious fire.” Every investigation is different…it all depends on …

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City, PI-ISD elections set

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS As spring break winds down, citizens will be gearing their attention to local school board and city elections. The Point Isabel School Board has two seats up for vacancy this May, and according to Merced Cantu III, PI-ISD School Board President, “We have two seats up for election this …

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Artists featured at Gallery


Special to the PRESS Laguna Madre Art Gallery, which celebrated its grand opening on March 5, has received many kudos for the quality and variety of artwork displayed. Each month the gallery plans to showcase two artists by displaying some of their work in the store’s window and by writing articles on the artists so …

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Spring Break Update: Woman dragged, crowds good, traffic low, so far

Spring Break

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials are reporting that the weather has appeared to have little effect on out-of-the-area Spring Breakers traveling to the Island. Mary K. Hancock, Special Events Manager for the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, reported Monday that hotel occupancy has increased from 60 percent last week …

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Officials warn against currents

Special to the PRESS The State of Texas is warning thousands of Spring Breakers to avoid traveling to Mexico because of increasing drug-related violence, but an equally dangerous threat lurks in the salty surf along the state’s popular beaches. Nine out of 10 beachgoers cannot identify a rip current that is happening right in front …

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AeroMex to double flights by April

Special to the PRESS Starting in April, there will be six flights weekly from the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport to Monterrey. The doubling of service is designed to accommodate the large number of Semana Santa, or Holy Week, vacationers. In May, the flights will change to four flights weekly, one more than is …

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Area hopes to unite UTB alumni

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Scott Friedman, proprietor of Pirate’s Landing Restaurant, recent RGV Walk of Fame inductee and University of Texas-Brownsville board member, says there are upwards of 950 indentified UTB alum/attendees here in the Greater Laguna Madre Area, and Friedman and the university want to bring them together for the …

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