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Another drowning

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com While most people were celebrating the Fourth of July, South Padre Island emergency responders were called in response to a swimmer in distress at the 6900 block of the beach. “Upon arrival, the beach rescue units were advised that a male subject, later identified as Ousainou Senhgore, 27, of Brownsville, …

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Police to increase presence this weekend

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com According to South Padre Island Chief of Police Randy Smith, the department will have additional officers on duty this weekend on four-wheelers, in patrol cars and in the patrol boat. Police will also have extra jailers on duty. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to The Port …

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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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BEACH BAR BEAT: Josh

What is your name? Josh Moody Where are you from? Dallas but I’ve lived on South Padre Island eight years. I’m almost a local. How long have you been bartending? Twelve years. Why do you like working at Laguna Bob’s? It’s the center of the universe and I enjoy being in the center of the …

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County OK’s convention centre expansion

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Cameron County Commissioners Court last week approved planned renovations to the South Padre Island Convention Centre. However, the Court tabled a proposal to build a hotel on the campus. Approval of the renovations was conditional as Cameron County legal representation must first modify the lease between the County …

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Suicide victim identified

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The identity of the individual who committed suicide June 10 on South Padre Island has been made available to the public for the first time. The victim was Adam Nicholas Ditta, 20, of Dallas, a white male, with brown hair, blue eyes and around six feet, five inches tall. …

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SPI hires fire chief

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com South Padre Island firefighter Marcus Smith has been named the new Chief of the SPI Fire Department. The Dallas-area native recently retired from the Lancaster Fire Department as Captain after serving 28 years. He also served his hometown of Wilmer, Texas as its Fire Chief from 2005-12 to help his …

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Children take to the waves for International Surfing Day

Staff Report On Thursday, the Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter hosted the International Surfing Day surfing clinic on Isla Blanca Park for children ages 4-13. The clinic consisted of two sessions; the first was from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the second was held from 12 to 3 p.m. To read the rest of …

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BEACH BAR BEAT: Abel

What is your name? Abel Saldivar Where are you from? Brownsville How long have you been bartending? Over 8 years Why do you like working at Senor Donkey? The atmosphere is fun and laid back. My co-workers and managers are great . What sports are you into? Basketball, football, golf and mixed martial arts. I …

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