Students, Pre-K to 6th grade, can visit the Zoo for free this summer

Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE—Children across the Rio Grande Valley can visit the Zoo for free this Summer thanks to Gladys Porter Zoo’s Summer Pass Program. The program, which had been on hold for the past two years due to virtual learning, is back, once again. Staff at the Zoo are excited to revive this …

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Abbott’s Texas Task Force on concert safety releases final report

Special to the PRESS Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety has released their final report which includes recommendations and strategies to ensure the safety of concertgoers in the Lone Star State. Governor Abbott launched the task force on November 10 in response to the tragedy at Astroworld Festival in …

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Student athletes recognized during meeting

By CHRISTINA SOSA Special to the PRESS Student-athlete Monica Gonzalez exclaimed it was “Tarpon time”, during a presentation recognizing student athletes at the Point Isabel ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting held on May 17. Student April Puente was honored for her Powerlifting 4A Small School State Champion win on March 18. Tarpon seniors Catalina …

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County unveils new signs banning driving on dunes

Special to the PRESS Cameron County is pleased to announce the unveiling of road signs reading “Driving On The Sand Dunes Is Prohibited” continuing Sand Dune Preservation efforts and as outlined on the 2019 adopted Cameron County Erosion Response Plan. Cameron County in partnership with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Texas Department …

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LMWD employs a temporary disinfectant conversion

Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) public water system, (PWS), will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine, due to its current earthly taste and odor caused by the Rio Grande River’s low water level. This conversion will begin on 5/17/2022 and continue through …

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Workforce Commission awards grants

Special to the PRESS The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded two Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants in Cameron County to support career training. The agency awarded Point Isabel ISD $278,287 to help the school purchase and install welding equipment. Initially, the district will use the equipment to train 126 students for careers in …

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Coast Guard rescues 24-year-old

Special to the PRESS The Coast Guard rescued a 24-year-old woman from the water off South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received notification at 11 a.m. from Cameron County Beach Patrol stating a woman was swimming approximately one mile offshore Beach Access #5 without a life jacket …

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TSC molds career path for auto body repair graduate

Special to the PRESS From holding flashlights and passing tools to turning wrenches, painting and auto body framework, Texas Southmost College has helped Mylo Velasco turn his hobby with his father into a career. The 18-year-old graduated this weekend with a certificate in Auto Body Repair during the college’s commencement ceremonies at the Jacob Brown …

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Plumb puts his hands over Honduras

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Tom Plumb, a member of the Port Isabel Rotary Club, and former president of the club from 2010-2011, was born in Washington D.C and raised as a Quaker in Chevy Chase Maryland. He describes his mother as “a professional volunteer”. According to Plumb, growing up he witnessed his mother volunteer at …

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New mayor pledges to ‘get stuff done’

By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PRESS The May 17 Special Meeting of the City Commission of Port Isabel was called to order at 7 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey David Martinez in front of one of the largest audiences at a PI City Commission Meeting in recent memory. Also present were Mayor Elect …

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