Beach clean-up slated after July 4

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On July 5, Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter will be holding the Morning after Beach Cleanup at Isla Blanca Park to start off the sum­mer of beach litter aware­ness. The group will be meeting at the DJ Lerma Pavilion at 9 a.m. and vol­unteers are encouraged to attend. …

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Cafe Kranzler celebrates one-year anniversary

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS Cafe Krannzler cel­ebrated its one-year an­niversary on June 21 by hosting a mixer open to the public. Over 25 locals came to the event to help celebrate and enjoy the wonderful food. Many of the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce members who were pres­ent for the opening …

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Rotary Club celebrates birthday

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The Rotary Club of Port Isabel celebrated its 75 an­niversary on Friday, June 24, and commemorated the event alongside fellow citizens and city officials at Beulah Lee Park. A commemorative me­morial plaque and flag have been permanently implanted into the scenery of the Maxan Street park for the city to …

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TIFT registration underway

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Summer is here, and with the 72 Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) around the corner, registration is under­way. From August 3 to 7 there is expected to be anywhere from 1200 to 1500 registrants with 500 boats surrounding the aquatic area to find the best catches and have a good …

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Local artist shows Christ in new way

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Joe Lopez, 50, was diag­nosed with Cerebral Palsy 10 years ago, yet despite his hand­icap, he found the skill to share Christ with any he believes needs to see Him. In two years’ time, Lopez has sketched more than 300 portraits of The Christ and giv­en them away to people …

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Summer activities on tap

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS July 1: Lighthouse Cinema presents the movie Despicable Me, at 9:30 p.m. for free fam­ily fun at the Port Isabel Light­house. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. Refreshments are available for …

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Board tackles development plan

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista’s Parks Board will meet Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. to begin design and devel­opment of approximately $1 million worth of various com­munity recreational areas. Discussion of a master plan for four separate parks will be discussed, including a new $800,000 facility at Roloff Park, a …

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PI-SPI says ‘bye’ to causeway traffic

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The demobilization of the TxDOT renovations to the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is guaranteed to the community for the next two weekends, and negotiations are underway to keep the cause­way clear for the remainder of the summer weekends, said Mario Jorge of TxDOT. As previously reported in the PRESS, the …

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L.V. seeks attorney

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The search for new legal representation is underway in Laguna Vista following the resignation of attorney Janice Cassidy. Cassidy resigned her posi­tion earlier this month. In the interim, Weslaco-based attorney Ramon Vela was tapped by the City Coun­cil to serve the Town on an as-needed basis. Vela has …

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Clinic attracts surfers

Seen here is a group surfing for the Interna¬tional Surfing Day Children’s Surf Clinic on SPI on June 20.

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On June 20, Interna­tional Surfing Day once again came to South Pa­dre Island in the form of Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter’s Fifth Annual Children’s Surf Clinic. The Surfrider Founda­tion is a non-profit envi­ronmental organization dedicated to the protec­tion and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches …

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