Movie Review: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the PARADE Have you ever wondered: if the Fast & Furious series didn’t take itself so serious, it would be a lot better. Let me tell ‘ya, it’s kind of worse.   Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a spinoff/retelling of the first Fast & The Furious film …

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Capable Kids Foundation of Lower Valley holds 5th annual fundraiser

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the PRESS Last Wednesday night, the Capable Kids Foundation of the Lower Valley held their fifth annual fundraiser, supported by six different restaurants and local caterers, in an event called the “Taste of Padre,” held at the South Padre Island Birding Center and alligator sanctuary for the second …

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Someone has to Write the Drill

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Silver Tarpon Marching Band assistant director William Wells has a tough job. His assignment is to write the drill for the show the Port Isabel High marching band will perform at this year’s football halftime shows and in contests. He spoke with the Press about the problems …

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Lady Tarpons host Volley at the Beach

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons are hosting their annual Volley at the Beach tournament this weekend. First round matches were played Thursday and the event concludes this Saturday afternoon. The Press sat with head P.I. coach, Julie Breedlove, earlier this week and she spelled it all out. …

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Rinza works on his game year-round

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Tarpon Varsity hoops player Daniel Rinza never really stops working on his game, even to the point of taking it to another part of the country. He recently traveled to Las Vegas to play in a tournament there, and he sat down with the Press this …

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Three Things

By MIKE HANCOCK Special to the PRESS “Speaking of racism, as a boy, I used to love poetry.” Larry paused, a trickle of sweat inching down his brow. We sat in the kitchen of his apartment, but like mine and everyone else’s in the complex, the only air conditioning was in the bedroom. And like …

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AEP delivery rates shot down during Port Isabel City Commission meeting

By ANGIE GAMEZ Special to the PRESS City Commissioners approved a resolution that says no to AEP Texas Inc.’s intent to change electric delivery rates effective June 5, 2019. The rates proposed by AEP Texas were found to be unreasonable. Resolution findings stated “that AEP Texas Inc.’s requested increase to its electric transmission and distribution …

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Youth Duathlon scheduled

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista will host a Youth Duathlon on Sept. 21 as a means of encouraging healthy lifestyles for children ages 7-16 years of age. Town Councilmembers Tuesday approved the request, granting use of Roloff Park as headquarters for the event and agreed to provide security …

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SBCISD considers affiliation agreement with SPI EMS/FD

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA SAN BENITO NEWS With the intent to support student education and training, the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District is considering entering an agreement with South Padre Island to use its emergency facilities. Known as the Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement, the contract allows San Benito students to enroll in an Emergency …

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Money moves: County leaders considering tax increases, salary raises for officials

By FREDDY JIMENEZ SAN BENITO NEWS According to public notices, County commissioners will deliberate over a proposed tax increase as well as a pay raise for a variety of the county’s elected officials. On Tuesday, August 20, a public hearing for the two aforementioned topics will take place at 9 a.m. in the County Commissioner’s …

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