State funds to assist during Spring Break

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Police Chief Gualberto Gonzalez is ready for Spring Break and his department is thankful for some addi­tional funds in order to help out. Recently TxDOT set forth approximately $51,460 which will be used to assist with manpower, supplies and maintenance in the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). “This helps us …

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Derry students help restore dunes on SPI

Special to the PRESS Derry Elementary fifth grade students assisted the City of South Padre Island in planting over 2,000 sea oat plants on Tuesday, March 1, as part of a dune restoration effort. The project took place along the beachside of the 5200 block of Gulf Boulevard, near beach access 19 (Aquarius Circle).  Around 200 …

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Grant supports upgrades: Baseball fund donates $60,000

Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel announced that it was re­cently awarded a grant in the amount of $60,000 from the Baseball Tomor­row Fund (BTF) that will support the Laguna Madre Park Little League Field upgrade, and provide funding for field lights. The field lighting equipment will be provid­ed through a partnership …

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New Stripes

A ribbon cutting ceremony at a grand opening this past weekend capped off over three years of work by the City of Laguna Vista as the officially welcomed Stripes to the community. Opening one of the three largest Stripes stores in the Rio Grande Valley a large number attended the days festivities. “This is a …

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Cibola Project breaks ground

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Seven years and a lot of work have now resulted in groundbreaking on South Padre Island and the Ci­bola Land Project. Troy Giles of Giles Realty & Management say that see­ing is believing when it comes to this new proj­ect. “Oh yes,” said Giles, “so many people have said that …

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Laguna Vista Fire Dept. recognized

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The Laguna Vista Fire Department received recog­nition for its contributions and assistance in a recent fire on South Padre Island. This comes as the depart­ment continues to expand with additional volunteers and much needed training. “We are very proud of what is going on here,” said Laguna Vista City Manager …

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PI to match SPI to move equipment

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. It took a special meet­ing, a plea from the Mayor and a push from representatives from Tx­DOT (Texas Department of Transportation), but Tuesday night city of­ficials in Port Isabel ap­proved to match the funds from South Padre Island that will assist in opening up the second lane of the Queen …

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Workshop yields positive results for city, LMHS

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Tuesday was a busy day for both the City of Port Isa­bel and the Laguna Madre Humane Society as the two continue to work on a plan for the operation of the ani­mal shelter. A luncheon at­tended by both sides led to added communication and a workshop later in the …

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

  Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss- Over 40 students gathered at the Port Isabel Public Library for reading of his many books. Sandra Phillips is a retired children’s librarian that comes from Ohio and she volunteered to help out with reading. This marks the second year in which the library has been involved in …

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Going strong: 92 year old acting 27 at the gym

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Age knows no barrier when it comes to Dan Pomeroy and there is no sign of him slowing down any time soon. Walking into Port Isabel’s “The Gym” these days there’s a good chance you can see the 91 year old working out and having fun. “This guy is so …

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