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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Area students get involved with recycling campaign


By ANTONIO VINDELL The Keep South Padre Island Beautiful campaign traveled across the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge last week. Several committee members with the year-old organization met with a group of school children at the Laguna Madre Boys & Girl Club where they stressed the importance of keeping a city clean. Equipped with canvas bags …

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SPI Golf Club wins All-Valley championship


By BILL SCHNIER Congratulations to the South Padre Island Golf Club women’s team, who recently captured the championship of the 2010 All Valley Women’s Golf Association.    Started in 1947, the All Valley Association is an organization of women golfers who travel to different Rio Grande Valley golf courses each month for a day of golf …

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Quad City meets

By ANTONIO VINDELL On one side of the hallway was the Port Isabel City Council. Facing the group was the Port Isabel City Commission. And in the middle of the two was the Laguna Vista Board of Aldermen. Mingled among them were the members of the Los Fresnos City Commission. Although it appeared like a …

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Local VFW remembers Pearl Harbor


By ANTONIO VINDELL A small but significant ceremony was held Tuesday morning honoring those who died in the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor. A group of Veterans of Foreign Wars from Port Isabel Post 8791, city officials and employees and a husband and wife, who like to describe themselves as “patriots”, …

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Converse Judson grabs Sweet 16 championship

Slam Dunk

By BILL SCHNIER Understating the obvious, Coach Mike Wacker called it a “sweet, sweet victory”.  Led by tournament most valuable player Trent Matthews, the Rockets of Judson High School (Converse, TX) edged St. Thomas of Houston 36-34 in Saturday’s championship game of the 7th Annual Spaw Glass South Padre Island Sweet 16 Invitational at the …

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Let’s keep South Padre Island beautiful

HEB Bags

By ANTONIO VINDELL The City of South Padre Island has received a check for $3,000 from H-E-B and Keep Texas Beautiful to keep the island resort beautiful. City officials said they are using the money to buy environmentally-friendly bags to be distributed to school children and at the Boys & Girls Club. “We purchased about …

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Christmas Lighted Boat Parade sails along Laguna Madre


By BEN CHRISTENSEN Understated and a little late, the 24th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade was no less charming for it, and about a dozen spectacularly lit boats steamed by the old Point off Port Isabel at 7:35 pm. Despite the later start than the advertised 6:00 p.m. weighing of anchors, the boats queued up …

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PI lights up the holidays


By BEN CHRISTENSEN Hundreds of revelers crowded Beulah Lee Park in Port Isabel last Friday night to share time as a community and mark the lighting of the Port Isabel Christmas Tree: a well-illuminated Washingtonian Palm. Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza made a few introductory remarks, thanking Port Isabel’s public works department for decorating …

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‘High School Hoops’ this weekend on SPI and in Port Isabel

Sweet 16 Invitational

By BILL SCHNIER Five teams ranked in the top 25 in the state of Texas will be competing for the title in this weekend’s 7th Annual Spaw Glass South Padre Island Sweet 16 Invitational, scheduled for December 3-4 at two locations, the SPI Convention Centre and at Port Isabel High School. Headlining the field is …

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