Country music star features vintage Sea Turtle Inc. tee shirt

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sam Hunt, famous county music singer, surprised South Padre Island’s Sea Turtle Inc. by wearing a vintage “Save the Ripley” tee shirt in his “Water Under the Bridge” music video, which was uploaded three weeks ago and already has 384K views. The PRESS asked Wendy Knight, CEO of Sea Turtle Inc., …

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Ladies Kingfish Tournament returns for 41st year

  Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce 41st Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament will take place this Saturday, August 13, 2022. The tournament kicks off Friday, August 12, with check-in and on-site registration from 4-7 p.m. at the South Padre Island Convention Center. There will be a BBQ with all the …

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BYOB Poker club offers memberships to community

  By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS Thursday August 4 saw the loud joyous celebration of winners and the defeated groans of losers at the grand opening of The Green Room, the new poker room in Port Isabel. The establishment, which is only open to adults of 21 years of age and is 100 …

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Edinburg liquor store expands to Laguna Vista

(Courtesy photo by Dianna L. Harvill) By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista, along with the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, welcomed a new business to their city on Friday, July 29. The ribbon cutting for Johnny’s Liquor Cabinet occurred at 1 P.M. that afternoon. The Laguna Vista location is their second …

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Arturo Galvan Coastal Park opens to the public

  By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PRESS On Saturday morning, July 30, 2022, Port Isabel celebrated the culmination of a long term effort to make the Mayor Arturo Galvan Coastal Park a reality. A large number of Galvan family members and relatives as well as a sizeable turnout from the community, including City Manager …

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Bottles here for festivity

300 amethyst colored, crowned shaped commemorative bottles have been commissioned in honor of the second annual queen Isabella days celebration, October 10, 11, 12. Columbus Day weekend. Bottle collectors will need to act quickly to obtain the “Royal Amethyst” to add to the “Laguna Blue,” which was the first bottle commissioned in honor of the …

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Paper boys lose jobs

By Rene Torres As the uncertainty of today continues to haunt the public’s every move, there is still hope that it will not impede everyone from the will to live and work. In 1938, a group of workers in the RGV felt the pain of losing their jobs.  It was then that Valley newspapers, with …

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Summer Causeway Run & Fitness Walk registration opens

By SHELDON MOORE The 7th Annual Summer Causeway Run & Fitness Walk will be hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce on September 17. The event will benefit the Point Isabel ISD Scholarship Fund. The Press spoke with Mary Gonzalez, Interim Director of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, regarding details on the event. …

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Sea Turtle Inc. hosts community discussion

Special to the PRESS Sea Turtle Inc. is asking the community and all sea turtle enthusiasts to mark their calendars for the community conversation on August 8. “Are you a recreational fisher at South Padre Island? Are you a small or large charter owner or boat captain? Have you ever come across an injured sea …

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Lighthouse Boutique Hotel-a travel writer’s dream

By ROSE DI GRAZIA Special to the PARADE After residing in Austin for three decades where there is a plethora of hotels and cafes, I had a fear that I would not have my daily ritual of java and pastry anymore. I left my two-story home only a month ago to live near South Padre …

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