Tag Archive: Rio Grande Valley

Nov 20 2014

Standing Calendar – November 2014

Date: First Monday of Every Month Time: 4 p.m. Event: Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library Meeting Where: Main Library Conference Room, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel Admission: $10 per-year More Info: (956) 943-1822 Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Event: Walking Club Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel Admission: …

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Nov 20 2014

Community Calendar – November 2014

Date: Thru Dec. 15 Time: 5 p.m. Event: Laguna Vista Toy Drive Where: Town Hall, 122 Fernandez, Laguna Vista More Info: (956) 943-1793 or cm@lvtexas.us Date: Nov. 21 Time: 6:30 p.m. (Cash Bar); 7:30 p.m. (Curtain) Event: El Paseo Art Foundation Presents “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” Where: South Padre Island Convention Centre More …

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Nov 20 2014

The Runs – November 2014

Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Event: Walking Club Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel Admission: Free More Info: (956) 266-2231 Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Event: 30 minutes Walking and 30 minutes Exercise Class Where: Bajareno Park, Laguna Heights Admission: Free More Info: (956) 266-2231 Date: …

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Nov 20 2014

PARKS STRESSED AT MEETING: Island officials question committee’s focus

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Parks, recreation and beautification are three words that, though clearly intertwined, can easily branch off into a variety of tangents that can be difficult for one committee to cover. South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee Chairman Jodi Hughes recently questioned the focus of the committee and …

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Nov 20 2014

SHELL-SHOCKED: Cold weather blamed for turtles washed up on coast

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The drastic weather shift is being cited as the cause of 69 Atlantic green turtles washed ashore on the South Padre Island bay side. Texas Parks and Wildlife collected them and handed them off to caretakers of Sea Turtle Inc. near the Isla Blanca beach for rehabilitation. “When …

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Nov 20 2014

SPI now home to coastal monitoring ‘Sentinel’ network

Special to the PRESS The third of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations was installed Sunday, Nov. 9, at Brazos Santiago Pass on South Padre Island. Crews reportedly started by lifting and driving the 140-foot-long pile into the sea floor. Lifting the top section of the structure onto the pile is expected …

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Nov 20 2014

Dodson’s photography offers drone’s-eye view

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Retired teacher Philip Dodson has lived in the Laguna Madre area for 25 years and lately has been taking part in a rather unique hobby to pass his free time with. Having a lifelong interest in photography and the ocean, Dodson made an investment in an aerial drone …

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Nov 20 2014

SALES TAX REPORT: Laguna Madre cities see another bump in September

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For the second consecutive month, Laguna Madre area cities reported sales tax gains with the exception of one. Port Isabel reported a significant 4.97 percent bump in September with $166,141.02 in sales tax collections, up from $158,271.41 reported during the same time last year. This is a continued …

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Nov 20 2014

INKING A FUTURE: Torres on track to UTSA

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel High School senior Gabriyella Torres committed to a scholarship offer by The University of Texas at San Antonio to be a part of their track and field program on Wednesday. Friends and family wearing UTSA shirts surprised her on her big day with flowers and a …

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Nov 20 2014

Tarpons drop season opener to MMA

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team played their first game of the season at the Marine Military Academy Tuesday night, and dropped a 65-36 decision to the Leathernecks. At least half of first-year head coach Nathan Janak’s players were playing football until last Friday. “The kids got tired …

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