Port Isabel High School DECA Students Headed to State

              By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past Thursday, January 16, Port Isabel High School (PIHS) sent 96 students to compete in the DECA District 1 competition in McAllen, Texas. DECA Chapter Advisor and Port Isabel High School teacher Victor Barrera said, “District I DECA CDC …

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SPI distributes rabies vaccine for coyote population

                        By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Fishmeal-coated, plastic pouches filled with rabies vaccine were placed throughout unpopulated parts of South Padre Island on Wednesday morning, as part of the city’s effort to prevent rabies in the local coyote population.  The vaccine is for the dog …

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Tarpon players scoring high in last week’s games

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. This past Friday, the (18-6) Port Isabel boys’ basketball team beat the visiting La Grulla Gators 80-39. The team played great defense, had good ball movement and made several key 3-pointers. Kaiden Martinez led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Rinza, Jr., also had a double-double, scoring 18 …

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Tarpons Come Up Short at Hidalgo, 58-52

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team tried hard to come back against the Hidalgo Pirates but came up short in the end, 58-52, Tuesday night on the road.  The Tarpons’ downfall came partly as the result of a slow and sloppy start as they fell into a 17-0 …

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Viviana Lopez Ready for First Meet

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Junior Lady Tarpon powerlifter Viviana Lopez has been working out for months now in preparation for the first powerlifting meet of the 2020 season.  It’s on for this Friday at Brownsville Porter High School. The Press found Lopez in the weightroom at Port Isabel High School this week …

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Lady Pirates Bury Lady Tarpons, 84-38

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS   The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops squad fell into a 10-0 hole at Hidalgo Tuesday night and could never close the gap.  In the end it was an 84-38 win for the Lady Pirates, who improved to 5-0 in District 32-4A competition. Hidalgo led 26-11 at the …

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Rio History: The Chocolate Highway of the Aztecs

            By Steve Hathcock Before chocolate was a sweet candy, it was a spicy drink. Some would say it is the oldest known soft drink still consumed by modern civilization in the Americas today.  Long before the first Europeans set foot in the new world, a vast trading network stretched …

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Movie Review: Little Women

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade Little Women starts off as a fun peek into the life of the March family during the Civil War, for the first few minutes, then like a professional boxer, the film starts to hit you with incredibly raw and emotional blows to the heart, leaving you dazed …

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Upcoming Census discussed at Coffee and Conversation

By Angie Gamez Special to the Press The 2020 Census schedule, census data benefits to the community, community involvement, new changes to facilitate response rates, and opportunities for temporary part-time jobs were some of the topics discussed at last week’s Coffee and Conversation event by the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce. Partnership Specialists, Juan …

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Prayer garden dedicated on South Padre Island

              By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church (OLSS) has announced plans to build a new church on South Padre Island. Catholic Diocese of Brownsville’s Auxiliary Bishop Mario A. Avilés blessed the site of a prayer garden on December 31, 2019, …

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