Jakosa Army makes Laguna Vista children smile

By BILL SCHNIER While the specific details of his itinerary are unknown, we do know that sometime after Santa left the North Pole on Christmas Eve to begin his magical journey around the globe, he indeed found time to stop in Laguna Vista and put holiday smiles on the faces of 27 local children. Escorted …

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New big kid on the block

Area business leaders and public officials gathered for a groundbreaking for the new 38-floor Kirana luxury condominium complex that is scheduled to open in December 2012. (Staff photo by Jaime Nuñez) Tweet

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Annual Christmas Bird Count goes into flight

Bird Watching

By SCARLET O’ROURKE The Christmas Bird Count is in full swing in the Rio Grande Valley. For over 100 years, both North and South Americans have been picking one day of the year, usually around Christmas, to go out and tally up the birds that inhabit their area. The South Padre Island-Port Isabel group had …

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Stripes ready to open in Laguna Vista


By ANTONIO VINDELL The new Stripes convenience store at Texas Highway 100 and FM 510 is slated to open this week, and officials and residents with the Town of Laguna Vista are really excited. The store is a prototype that the Corpus Christi-based company has been introducing in the Rio Grande Valley over the last …

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Welcome Blake Farenthold


Newly elected District 27 Congressman Blake Farenthold was presented a commemorative crystal plaque by Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston Wednesday during a welcome dinner held by the Town of Laguna Vista at the South Padre Island Golf Club. Farenthold reiterated that he will be in Washington to rein in on spending and will also work …

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Last of the Wahooans

    Faithful patrons of Wahoo Saloon, one of South Padre Island’s favorite hangouts, met for the last time at the bar and grill that closed its doors Sunday. For more than 20 years, the local establishment provided a venue for the locals and out-of-town visitors alike.   (Staff photo by Antonio Vindell) Tweet

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Pompano Park and boat ramp closes

Ramp Closed

By ANTONIO VINDELL Anglers’ and boaters’ alert! The boat ramp and parking area at Pompano Park in Port Isabel are now closed – though not for good. The City of Port Isabel has awarded a contract to H2O, out of Harlingen, to work on the ramp and the park as part of an improvement project …

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Parents of sexual assault victim ask for justice

By ANTONIO VINDELL A 20 year old Laguna Vista girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Bayview man, according to a police report. But a week after the second-degree felony reportedly took place, her parents are seeking an explanation on why her attacker was let go on a personal recognizance bond. According to a police …

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Church gets extension to keep mobile home

By ANTONIO VINDELL The Christ’s Harbor Church in Laguna Vista can keep its manufactured building for two more years but only if it accepts an offer made by the town’s Board of Aldermen. The board met in an executive session Tuesday night where in a 3-to-1 vote went in favor of a motion with the …

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SPI wants Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone

By ANTONIO VINDELL An ambitious project to create a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, or TIRZ, on South Padre Island is moving in full gear as 2010 gets closer to its end. City officials and a representative of a consulting company, TIF Services of South Texas, have been seeking the participation of two other taxing entities …

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