Lone superintendent finalist named

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School Board of Trustees has chosen their lone finalist for superintendent. After emerging from executive session during a special meeting Monday, the school board unanimously approved the selection of Theresa “Teri” Alarcon to replace Dr. Lisa Garcia, who is retiring at the end of this …

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TCEQ hosts Annova LNG air quality permit meeting

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Residents from across Cameron County gathered at the Brownsville Event Center Tuesday evening to attend a public meeting hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regarding an application submitted by Annova LNG for an air quality permit. The state regulatory agency issued a notice earlier this …

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Flying High: SPI Kite Fest a treat for first-timers

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Though the weather had been vacillating between balmy and brrr-inducing throughout the week last week, conditions became favorable just in time to wow the crowds in attendance at the South Padre Island Kite Fest last Friday. Winds were light, but that didn’t stop competitive stunt kite fliers from …

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SPICE cook-off set for Saturday

PRESS Staff Report It’s time once again for the South Padre Island Chili Expo (SPICE) Chili Cook-Off to benefit Walk for Women. The chili and bean competition is slated for this Saturday at Louie’s Backyard, 2305 Laguna Blvd. Culinary contestants will pit their best recipes for chili or beans in one of several categories, vying …

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Taskforce talks toilets

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS An update on temporary toilets and a review of the Shoreline Master Plan and highlighted the Monday, Jan. 28 meeting of the South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force. The Task Force took on a discussion of the status of some temporary toilet facilities which have recently been installed at …

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Animal shelter seeks to expand facilities, services

DARREN GOLLER Special to the PRESS Last Thursday on South Padre Island there was a fundraiser going on, but this one wasn’t political, it was to help feathered and furry friends. There was live music by Leslie Blasing, tacos by Karla’s Katering and beverages, as well, and it was all for Friends of Animal Rescue …

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Tarpons pull off a squeaker, win 61-56

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons pulled another one out of the fire when they came from behind to beat the Rio Hondo Bobcats, 61-56, Monday night in Tarpon Gym. The team improves to 10-2 in District 32-4A games, and 25-6 overall. With the win, they remain in second place …

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Season ends for Lady Tarpon hoops

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2018-19 basketball season has come to an end for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons. Their final game was played Monday night and it was a 55-48 loss at the hands of the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats in Tarpon Gym. With the loss the Port Isabel girls fall …

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Powerlifters aim for regionals

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High powerlifting teams are getting stronger by the week and both the girls and boys teams look to qualify several lifters each for the regional meet next month. Lady Tarpon lifter Julianna Barrera is maintaining her No. 1 state and regional ranking, while Vivianna Lopez …

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Writer’s Block: Wishy Washy Weather

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Is it going to be gray and foggy today? Or will the sunshine be so bright that its rays light up the landscape so vividly it hurts your eyes? Will it be cold, windy and rainy? Or will it be eerily calm and warm? Should I wear the …

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