Jan 05 2018

Winter Weather Cause and Effect

TPWD temporarily suspends coastal fishing By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Falling water temperatures spurred the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to take the rare step of issuing a temporary ban on fishing along much of the Texas coast this week. “The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has issued a temporary closure to …

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Jan 05 2018

Over 170 ‘stunned’ sea turtles rescued from frigid waters

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Several local agencies sprang into action this week as temperatures began to drop. Staff and volunteers from Sea Turtle Inc. (STI), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and even local residents, all pitched in as over 170 cold-stunned Atlantic green sea turtles were rescued from local waters and beaches. …

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Jan 05 2018

New Year’s Eve quiet for first responders

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Frigid temperatures and rain over New Year’s Eve most likely played a role in what turned out to be a fairly uneventful holiday weekend for local law enforcement, officials report. The only major incident to occur was a report of a vehicle on fire in Port Isabel just …

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Jan 05 2018

Isla Blanca RV park reservations to begin Jan. 15

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Beginning Jan. 15, the Cameron County Parks Department will begin accepting reservations for the 2018 summer season at the Isla Blanca RV Park. Park goers will only be able to rent a spot at the popular park for a maximum of three months. The news comes after the …

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Jan 05 2018

Gators get Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons fell into a 14-0 hole in the first quarter of their District 32-4A hoops contest at Rio Grande City and lost to the Grulla Gators, 59-51, Tuesday night. The Tarpons came out a little flat and were unable to score a single bucket the …

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Jan 05 2018

Grulla holds off Lady Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon basketball team made the long trip to Rio Grande City Tuesday night and came up three points short against the Lady Gators of La Grulla, 57-54. Port Isabel drops to 2-2 in district play and plays Progreso at Tarpon Gym this Friday. The …

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Jan 05 2018

Letter to the Editor for Jan. 4, 2018

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, It was with much sadness I read of the passing of Walter B. Birdwell. Even though we did not agree on much I loved reading his Letters to the Editor in the Press. He was a brilliant writer who shared his passionate beliefs on a regular basis. He will …

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Jan 05 2018

Writer’s Block: Winter is Here, For Now

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com What a difference a year makes! Last year’s New Year’s Eve was cool, but rather comfortable. The mostly pleasant weather was followed by unseasonably warm days — more than a few of which saw temperatures climb well into the 90s. This time around, New Year’s Eve was marked …

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Jan 05 2018

Rio History: From the Belly of a Whale

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS When Kay and I had our Beachcombers Museum/Bookstore/Coffee shop we would have people from all walks of life stroll through our doors with many of them bearing gifts. Over the years we accumulated everything imaginable such as spiny oysters gathered from the legs of oil rigs, fossilized fish, mammoth …

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Dec 29 2017

2017 – A Year in Review

Looking back at 12 months of headlines By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The last year has seen many changes occur in the Laguna Madre region. And the headlines which have found their way to the front page of the last 51 issues of the Port Isabel – South Padre Press have included everything …

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