Excellence: SPI brings home TAMIO award

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For the second year in a row, the City of South Padre Island has brought home the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Award of Excellence for their submission of the city’s annual report. The city’s public information officer, Angelique “Nikki” Soto, traveled upstate this past …

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Early voting to commence

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Early voting for the South Padre Island runoff mayoral election will begin on Monday, June 17 and will run through until Tuesday, 25 with the exception of weekends. The two candidates running for the position are former Assistant City Manager Darla Jones, and Planning and Zoning Commission …

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Commission meets, business as usual

By ANGIE GAMEZ Special to the PRESS Numerous agenda items were discussed and approved at the City of Port Isabel City Commission meeting held earlier this week on Tuesday, June 11. Commissioners met and approved Ordinance 673-C, which amends 673-B to comply with the Texas Legislature’s recently adopted HB 852, which alters the way that …

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Port Isabel High School varsity wind ensemble advancing to Area

Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School Band – Varsity Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Hartsfield, has advanced to the Area level for the Association of Texas Small School Bands “Outstanding Performance Series” CD competition. Their recorded performance of “Semper Fidelis” by John Philip Sousa placed 1 overall. The band will …

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Laguna Vista to seek CAMS to monitor LNG

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista City officials will formally request installation of a monitoring system to measure air and water pollutants locally prior to the onset of LNG’s production or manufacturing at their plant sites. LNG is one of several companies petitioning to open liquefied natural gas production facilities at the …

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Down memory lane for former QB DeMoss

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There is an old saying: “It seems like only yesterday.” It can apply to any one of us and it surely does with former Tarpon quarterback and current assistant football coach, Kyle DeMoss. He took time out from supervising weight room workouts recently to talk with the Press …

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Coach Bodden recalls playing days

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Current assistant Port Isabel Tarpon football coach Johnathan Bodden is entering his sixth season as a member of the Port Isabel High coaching staff. He played Varsity football as an offensive lineman for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons. He visited with the Press recently and recalled what …

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Rosales working hard for football success

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS David Rosales is an incoming junior at Port Isabel High School and, as a football player, has been hard at work for months getting ready for the 2019 season. He sat with the Press this week and shared his thoughts on how his workouts have been progressing, and …

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Rio History: Pick your Poison (a few stories of the bottle)

By Steve Hathcock Special to the PARADE Ever since humans have had the ability to write, they have enclosed messages in bottles that have been dropped into the sea. The earliest recorded sender was the Greek philosopher Theophrastus who, in around 310 BC, threw sealed bottles into the Mediterranean to prove that the inland body of water was formed …

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Causeway Run: Runners share motivation in pursuit of the finish line

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre Press rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Every runner has a motivation as to why he or she runs. For Harlingen’s Alexia Juarez, her motivation lies close to her heart. “I do this every year in memory of my dad who passed away 11 years ago,” Juarez said minutes after crossing the finish line …

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