TWC awards PI-ISD grant for nursing programs

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A classroom inside of Port Isabel High School (PIHS) is going to get a new, medical look, thanks to a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  Point Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD) was one of 41 school districts and universities to receive a Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program …

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Crowdfunding effort aiding RGV recovery

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After Hurricane Hanna swept through the Rio Grande Valley, countless people throughout the area found themselves needing help, some of whom have had their homes destroyed by floodwater. On July 26, a group of around ten RGV organizers started a crowdfunding campaign, the RGV Mutual Aid Fund, in an attempt to …

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Reality Bites: Mosquitoes have residents itching for answers

By David Lopez & Gaige Davila editor@sbnewspaper.com editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  They are everywhere. Following Hurricane Hanna’s heavy rains that resulted in widespread flooding across the Rio Grande Valley, residents of Cameron County are now experiencing the inevitable pesky after-effects of the rain: mosquitoes. Cameron County Emergency Management Operations Chief Juan Martinez said that the county began mosquito …

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PI-ISD prepares for virtual reopening

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com When the school year begins for Point Isabel ISD students this year, routines will be the same, even if they’re not in a classroom. PI-ISD Superintendent Theresa Capistran told the PRESS that PI-ISD students, when they return to school remotely on August 24, will have a schedule like they did on …

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Former SPI officer dies from COVID-19

Staff report Juan Manuel “Meme” Ochoa, a former South Padre Island Police Department (SPIPD) officer, has died from COVID-19 at 57-years-old, South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty said on Facebook.  Ochoa died at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen on July 30, according to SPIPD.  Several Laguna Madre area residents took to Facebook to post their …

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Abbott visits RGV after Hurricane Hanna

Governor announces COVID-19 and post-Hanna initiatives as protestors outside demand more resources By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com. Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley on July 28, surveying damage from Hurricane Hanna after visiting Corpus Christi and surveying damage there. Outside, protestors from Hidalgo County asked for Abbott to do something about recurring flooding …

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Missing swimmer’s body recovered on SPI

  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A body has been recovered on South Padre Island, after a person went missing after swimming with two others at a public beach access. ChristDeshaun Reddix, 26, from Austin, was found dead 2.5 miles north of Cameron County Beach Access 6 at around 11:00 a.m., South Padre Island Public Information …

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COVID-19 cases reach over 270 locally

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Laguna Madre area towns and cities have over 270 COVID-19 cases total, as cases continue rising across Cameron County, the Rio Grande Valley and the state.  As of press time, Port Isabel has 175 COVID-19 cases, the most of the area; Laguna Vista has 48 cases; South Padre Island has 37 …

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Hanna rolls through Laguna Madre area

First Texas hurricane of the season causes minor damage By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Hurricane Hanna, strengthening from a tropical storm just before touching down on North Padre Island at around 5 p.m. on July 25, brought at least 8 to 10 inches of rain to South Padre Island and destroyed docks, fences, signs and trees. …

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Cameron County to see 2 to 4 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Hanna

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County will get at least 2 to 4 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Hannah as it nears the South Texas Coast. The storm is moving at 9 mph, moving west-northwest towards Corpus Christi, with 50 mph winds. Hanna is expected to make landfall sometime on Saturday, according to AccuWeather. …

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