Share By ALEXANDRA BROTZMANSpecial to the PRESSMost people associate the Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee (KSPIBC) with a group of Island locals dedicated to beach cleanups, recycling and conservation. While all of this is true, the group is also dedicated to community education and involvement. For this reason, we have decided to bring back a popular informational piece highlighting a local plant of the month.This first month’s plant is the Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati) from the convolvulaceae family. The plant, which has also been known as the Goat’s Foot Railroad Vine, or Bayhops, has a funnel shaped flower with petals that tend to grow together. The flower is white with a yellow center and can grow up to 2 and 3/4 inches long. Beach Morning Glory seeds easily float, and are unaffected by the salt water. This vine-like perennial blooms in spring, summer, and fall; opening with the early morning sun and closing again before dark. This is a plant found in the coastal sands of North America, such as that of Cameron and Willacy counties, and is an important stabilizer of the delicate sand dunes of South Padre Island.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedPlanting a Seed: Beach Reach volunteers aid restoration effortSpecial to the PRESS Beach Reach is a group that has come to South Padre Island for Spring Break for the past 32 years to provide positive services and give back to the community. This faith-based organization brings in college kids from all over Texas and neighboring states. The services…March 29, 2012In “Gallery”Plant of the Month: Texas Prickly PearBy ALENXADRA BROTZMAN Special to the PRESS This month, the Keep South Padre Island Beautiful committee is highlighting the Texas Prickly Pear as the plant of the month. The Texas Prickly Pear, or Opuntiaengelmannii, is part of the cactus family (cactaceae) and has also been called Lindheimer’s Prickly Pear, in honor…February 5, 2016In “News”Rio History: Sea Beans of Padre IslandBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS There are quite a variety of sea beans, or drift seeds, to be found on South Padre’s shores. In fact, Padre Island is considered the best sea bean collecting beach along the entire Gulf Coast region. Most of them come from trees and vines…March 2, 2018In “News”
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Fulham denied win by spectacular Leeds goalFans on Twitter react to Amorebieta’s sending-off Fulham picked up a point at Leeds, with Tom Cairney’s opener cancelled out by Lewis Cook’s spectacular strike. Here’s how we rated the players in the 1-1 draw at Elland Road.Andy Lonergan: 7Was untroubled until the brilliant Leeds goal. Immediately afterwards, he made important saves from Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci, and also showed good distribution.AdChoices广告Michael Madl: 7Although he did not win too many aerial battles, he did some very good work tidying up as Leeds sent crosses into the box. Has looked a very good acquisition.Dan Burn: 8Defended well, particularly late on as Leeds pressed. A mature display by the 23-year-old against dangerous forwards.Fernando Amorebieta: 6His sending-off in injury time was not only needless – a second yellow for handball – but also summed up his rather petulant evening. Needed more composure in his defending too, particularly against Mirco Antenucci.Ryan Fredericks: 7Lively in the right wing-back role, particularly in the first half when his crosses were keeping the Leeds defence on their toes. His last action before being replaced by Jazz Richards late on was a booking for a foul on Charlie Taylor.Tom Cairney: 7Another terrific finish, his fourth goal in as many games, gave Fulham a deserved lead. The former Blackburn man worked hard but couldn’t quite find the final pass to create chances for the front two.Chris Baird: 7His first start in a Fulham shirt since returning to the club. He was tidy and efficient at times, especially in the first half, and will only get better as he adjusts to Slavisa Jokanovic’s system.Jamie O’Hara: 6A good early tackle on Antenucci set the tone for a busy first half, but he came off after 53 minutes for Ryan Tunnicliffe.Luke Garbutt: 7Adventurous from left wing-back and had a couple of shots on target in the first half. Picked up a knock which saw him come off eight minutes after the break.Moussa Dembele: 5Frustrated by a strong Leeds backline, particularly Sol Bamba, who was detailed to keep track of him. It was the Ivorian who denied Dembele when he got clear of Liam Cooper in the second half.Ross McCormack: 7Playing against his former club, his every touch was booed by the home fans, who chanted about him for a lot of the game. Would have silenced them early on had Bamba not headed his effort on to the crossbar and was also involved in some of Fulham’s best attacks.Ryan Tunnicliffe: 6Replaced O’Hara and was unfortunate to be crowded out as he backheeled for goal, allowing Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri to gather.Alex Kacaniklic: 6Came on for Garbutt and tested Silvestri with a shot the keeper pushed away.