2019 Homecoming Parade: Photo Gallery

Photos by Constancio Martinez, Jr.                         Tweet

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Out of the shadows: TBC discusses 2020 Census

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS   The Texas Border Coalition held its annual meeting on October 24 at the Pearl South Padre Hotel, to discuss strategies and preparations for the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.  TBC members came from all over Texas, including a large contingency of Texas city mayors, business executives and representatives …

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State amendments elections slated for Nov. 5

By Freddy Jimenez Special to the PRESS   Ten amendments are being proposed to the Texas Constitution this election season, Election Day being slated for Tuesday, November 5.  Voting polls for Nov. 5 by precinct are provided below. Voters can find their precinct on their voter ID cards or on the Cameron County Elections website. …

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House fire on SPI: Empty residence catches fire on East Capricorn street

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Fire and Police Departments responded to a house fire on the evening of October 23. An emergency call was made at 6:51 p.m., with emergency responders on the scene at 6:54 p.m. The fire was contained by 7:11 p.m, with the scene cleared by …

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Tarpons Fall to Bearkats, 63-7

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons and Raymondville Bearkats met this past Friday night with both teams’ sights on the district title. Unfortunately, for the Tarpons, the Bearkats put their foot on the pedal and never looked back as they cruised to a 63-7 win. With wins over Rio …

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Rio History: Lost Treasures and Ghost Ships

By Steve Hathcock The cargo steamer Baychimo, built in Sweden, in 1914 for the Hudson Bay Company, spent its early days plying the frigid waters along the Victoria Island Coast of the Northwest Territory trading supplies for pelts with the people who lived in the cold northern wilderness. The Baychimo was homeward bound in October …

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Movie Review: Judy

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade Judy is a way better Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie that truly makes you feel for Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) and her struggles to make money and to take back custody of her children from her ex-husband.  Garland played Dorothy in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz …

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Creatures Among Us: Green and Brown Anoles: One Native, One Introduced

By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PRESS                   Glancing from my book, I was delighted to glimpse the ballooning speckled pink dewlap, or throat fan, of a green anole as did push-ups against the wall of the gazebo.  Noticing me a few photographs later, it leapt …

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Lady Tarpons Drop Final Match at Progreso

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team dropped their final match of the season at Progreso Monday night.  They finish the season with a 2-12 record in league play.  The Press spoke with head P.I. coach Julie Breedlove Wednesday and she talked about finding successes and bright spots …

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Varsity Hoops Player Pinkerton Eager to Get Started

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Cole Pinkerton is ready to go.  The third-year Varsity hoops player has been hard at work on his game ever since the end of last year’s basketball season and he is ready to hit the hard court running when practice begins this week.  The Press found Pinkerton in …

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