Music by the Bay slated

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Family fun for the Laguna Madre area is scheduled Nov. 22 in this bayside community with Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay. The open-air event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the city, at Roloff Park off of FM 510 behind …

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Alleged Cartel heir caught in PI

PRESS Staff Report Rafael Cardenas-Vella, the alleged heir to the Gulf Cartel racket, was arrested after a traffic stop in Port Isabel on Thursday, Oct. 20. According to the Port Isabel Police Department records, Cardenas-Vela was pulled over for speeding in a silver Ford F-150 truck going east along Highway 100. The two men in …

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Man in grenade incident arrested

            By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The man allegedly behind the grenade scares on the Island earlier in the month was apprehended Tuesday, Oct. 25, at approximately 7:28 p.m. by Port Isabel police for making threats and carrying a weapon. According to the official report, officers responded to the …

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Halloween Hoopla: Museum hosts dance on Day of the Dead

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel, along with the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation have teamed up to put on a day of festivities for the community. On Saturday, Oct. 29,  the Annual City of Port Isabel Community Street Dance will be a day …

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Island hosts Kids, Kites and Candy

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Kids of all ages are invited to join the festivities at South Padre Island as families gather to catch candy falling from the sky. Kids, Kites and Candy will feature an array of kites and costumes, and, the best part, candy. Kites will be rigged with candy that will …

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Homecoming hits the streets

PRESS Staff Report The Point Isabel Independent School District is hosting homecoming this week. School spirit will be strong and the Tarpon blue and silver reigning over the area. The festivities will be starting with the homecoming parade on Thursday, Oct. 27. There will be an array of floats starting at the Boys and Girls …

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Special election slated for Nov.

Special to the PRESS A Special Election will be held in the City of South Padre Island on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the purpose of dissolving the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (Type “A”) and the discontinuance of its one-half of the one percent Sales and Use Tax, and to adopt a Type “B” …

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Walking Trail project out for bids

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Bids for Laguna Vista’s new walking trail are scheduled for publication here, marking the beginning of what officials hope is the start of the construction of that long-awaited project. Bid award is anticipated on Dec. 13 at the Town Council meeting, according to Rolando Vela, city manager. “The …

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Roloff Park design advances in LV

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Planned Roloff Park improvements were streamlined Tuesday by Laguna Vista’s Parks and Recreation Board. The exercise served to confirm desired components, while eliminating and adding others in the effort to expedite construction of what officials hope to be a premier recreational area here. Reaffirmation of a multi-use pavilion …

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Turtle Lady to be honored

Special to the PRESS Most people living on or near the Island have heard of Ila Loetcher, the beloved Turtle Lady. Her efforts to conserve and learn all she could about the sea turtles who call South Padre Island home have spanned through the years to leave a legacy that still carries on after her …

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