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Friends of Library’s lock box stolen

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Early Sunday morning a thief broke a window at the Port Isabel Public Library, entered and stole the Friend of the Library’s donation lock-box. “There was a break-in late Saturday, early Sunday,” Library Director Janie Villarreal said. “They broke the glass on the front door. That’s how they got …

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City doles out marketing funds

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission on Tuesday allocated $10,000 for the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce to be used for marketing, promotion, development and expansion of special events. This year’s allocation is consistent with the previous two years in which the Commission also contributed $10,000 toward Chamber events. To …

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Lewis inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Legendary University of Houston basketball coach Guy V. Lewis was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last weekend for his accomplishments and for the impact his coaching had on the game of basketball. Guy’s son, Vern, accompanied Guy on the trip to Springfield, Mass. as his …

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RESTORED: Woodcarver shapes dead tree into work of art

BY SASHA HELLERManaging Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Most people see a dead or dying tree, momentarily feel saddened by the loss of life, and then go about their business. But when woodcarver Chris Hawley recently passed by a dead tree in the Port Isabel Lighthouse Square, he saw an opportunity to make the world a little more …

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Hot summer events set for Catholic Church

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS   A busy schedule of activities is underway this summer at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Parish in Port Isabel. With events ranging from entertainment to principle, the entire Laguna Madre community and seasonal visitors are invited to participate. Vacation Bible School continues for grades first …

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City considers change to color palette

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com McDonald’s golden arches. Whataburger’s and IHOP’s orange and blue rooftops. These are identifiable features of corporate franchises that the public has come to recognize after years of loyal patronage to the establishments. But if a new franchise wanted to open on South Padre Island, and the franchise owner wanted …

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