Gardening: Saving the survivors

By Robert Lewis Special to the PRESS Wow, was that one heck of a storm.  I have spent today, Saturday Feb. 20, unwrapping plants, removing the Plumerias and Desert Rose out of the garage, picking up plastic sheeting and bed sheets and trying to get everything in the yard to not look like a freezing …

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TPWD assessing Laguna Madre fish kill

            By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) biologists are assessing a large-scale fish kill across the Texas coast after a cold front froze the state.  In the Laguna Madre, TPWD biologists are currently assessing the freeze’s impact on game and foraging fish and were not available for …

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After freeze, cities, school district give aid

          By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Immediately after temperatures rose after last week’s freeze, the Laguna Madre’s cities and Point Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD) came to aid.  With school cancelled for the entirety of last week, and portions of the Laguna Madre area still without power, PI-ISD hand delivered meals to …

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SPIPD Blotter: Feb. 17-22

Curated by Steve Hathcock 30.05 CRIMINAL TRESPASS OF A HABITATION: On February 15th, 2021 at approximately 2 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of East Ling Street in reference to possible trespassing. A male subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning and was advised to leave the location. A person commits an offense …

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Lady Tarpons Track Off and Running

By Larry Gage  Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High girls’ track program is off and running with a delayed start for the 2021 season due to last week’s onslaught of unpleasant weather.  The Tarpon Relays, to have been held at P.I.’s own Tarpon Stadium last Saturday, had to be canceled.  Next up on …

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Port Isabel’s second COVID vaccine clinic this Friday

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A second mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to the Laguna Madre this Friday.  According to a City of Port Isabel press release, 500 vaccines will be available for Port Isabel, South Padre Island and Laguna Vista residents at Port Isabel High School on Friday, Feb. 26. Each of the cities …

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PI boys basketball wins bi-district

  By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Round One is in the books and the Port Isabel Tarpons made it through with a 73-55 win over the Robstown Cotton Pickers in their bi-district playoff game Tuesday night at Falfurrias.  Both sides came to play and it was another of the fast-paced, hard-fought games of …

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Business occupancy limit increases to 75%

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County businesses can reopen to 75 percent, effective today, according to a new order from Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr.  The order lasts until March 31, unless Treviño extends, modifies or terminates the order.  Bars can open at 50 percent capacity. Alcohol sales at bars still must stop at …

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DARK CITIES: Freeze leave thousands in the cold

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Thousands of Laguna Madre households were without power after a winter storm that brought temperatures below freezing for most of Monday, Feb. 15, and into Tuesday.  Laguna Vista and Laguna Heights had complete power loss, while portions of Port Isabel and South Padre Island had power. In Port Isabel, H-E-B and …

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Boil notice still in effect after freeze

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A boil notice is still in effect for the Laguna Madre area, issued by the Laguna Madre Water District. Any water used for drinking, cooking and ice making but be boiled for two minutes. The boil notice will last 7 days, issued on Wednesday, Feb. 17. LMWD will send water samples …

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