Share RelatedCANCELLED: Music by the Bay called due to weatherBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS With a wet and cold weekend forecast in store for the Laguna Madre area, the annual Music by the Bay outdoor festival has been canceled in Laguna Vista. Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a 60 percent…March 8, 2015In “News”Local cities unite to fight BrownsvilleBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Leaders of small cities in Cameron County are uniting to fight the long-running land-grab movement by Brownsville. Tuesday night, Laguna Vista town leaders met to approve a resolution calling upon State Rep. Rene Oliveira and State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. to “take all steps…February 14, 2013In “News”Bag ban likely in Laguna VistaBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista is on track to ban the issuance of plastic bags in the town limits. Officials last week approved the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting the use of plastic carry-out bags in local establishments. With only one retail facility operating here,…August 23, 2012In “News” By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSLaguna Vista leaders Tuesday adopted a resolution urging state officials to enact a law that would restore the ability of local governments to a pass single-use bag ordinance.“The Texas Supreme Court earlier struck-down the ability of local governments to restrict single-use bag pollution,” City Manager Rolando Vela said. He noted that plastic bags are one of the most common types of litter worldwide and are “hugely difficult to recycle.” They are detrimental to marine animals such as sea turtles, dolphins, seals, sharks, seagulls and pelicans, he said.A resolution supporting Houses Bill 514 which State Rep. Gina Hinojosa filed, would restore cities’ rights to pass bag ordinances, he said.The resolution would urge State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and State Rep. Alex Dominguez to sponsor the measure.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.
UEFA expelled Slovakian champion Slovan Bratislava from the Champions League because of a coronavirus. The team officially lost its qualifying match in the most commercial tournament against KI Klaksvik of the Faroe Islands, after the club never managed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the team.The match was supposed to take place on August 19, but was rescheduled for August 21 after positive tests of Slovan players. The team was given the opportunity to supplement the group with players who tested negative, but the second delegation from Bratislava also included two infected. So UEFA decided to cancel the match and award an official victory to Klaksvik.In this way Slovan and the native national Vasil Bozhikov said goodbye to their hopes to play in the group stage of the Champions League.