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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Southern Wave offers one-of-a-kind sailing

By CRAIG ALANIZ South Padre Parade The Southern Wave is a large, stable and comfortable sailing Catamaran that is perfect for a leisurely day’s sail, an exciting afternoon of dolphin watching, or experience the breath-taking South Padre Island sunset over the water on one of the dinner cruises. Sunset dinner tours, dolphin watches or snorkel trips …

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Events on tap for 7th Annual Birdfest

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the Parade An amateur photo contest and presentations on the Valley’s unique nature and a birding tour will highlight the Seventh Annual Birdfest Nature Festival in Laguna Vista on Saturday, March 2. The yearly event is designed to “celebrate the amazing wildlife in our community,” event organizers say. Admission is …

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Park Place Men’s Gospel Choir s to perform Sunday

South Padre Parade The public is invited to enjoy the great sounds of Park Place Men’s Gospel Choir in concert and partake in a shrimp dinner all in the name of charity on Sunday, March 3. The concert and dinner will take place in the Loaves and Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. Bread …

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ON PATROL: County tasks Barnhill with beach safety

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Cameron County has hired a Beach Safety Coordinator to ensure safety at Isla Blanca Park, Andy Bowie Park and County beach access points throughout the year. Jammie Barnhill was named Beach Safety Coordinator. She said she is working on getting the county beach patrol program ready for the coming season. …

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Transition Board talks budget, centre

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The City of South Padre Island Transition Board held a regular meeting Tuesday. The board reviewed the budget and year to date revenues and expenditures with the convention’s director to better understand the direction of the board and Convention Centre. A funding request from Race to the Border, a catamaran …

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SPI to partake in roundup

Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island is joining more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas in the Statewide Warrant Round-Up beginning Saturday, March 2. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. Cities will work …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: County commissioners approve retaining wall permit with contingency

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County Commissioners’ Court granted a permit on Thursday requested by Larry Mark Polsky to construct a retaining wall on the tracts located just north of South Padre Island city limits; the approval, however, is contingent on the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) approval …

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Scenes from the Surfrider Shindig

Pictured are scenes from the Fifth Annual Surfrider Shindig held at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island Saturday. This year’s Shindig was entitled “No Beach Access?!” and was a celebration of the Open Beaches Act. (Staff photos by Craig Alaniz)   Tweet

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Bridge construction should cease by March

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The preventative maintenance project for the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway continues through the month of February but should cease by March, officials say. The work being performed in this contract is part of continued preventive maintenance and remediation strategies to maintain the bridge’s extended service life. Rex Costly, Maintenance Engineer …

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Government seizes funds of ex-Mexican official with SPI ties

Special to the PRESS The United States seized a bank account located in Bermuda alleged to have been owned by former State of Coahuila, Mexico, Secretary of Finance Hector Javier Villareal Hernandez, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced this week. During the course of its investigation, the U.S. investigators also discovered that Villareal Hernandez allegedly …

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