City council candidates cover island issues at forum

By Pamela Cody  Special to the PRESS      The four candidates running for City Council on SPI appeared at a forum, hosted by the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, at the South Padre Island Convention Center Monday, October 7, to answer questions on pertinent topics before a live audience.      Running for re-election are Ken Medders …

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Power failure leaves Island in the dark

 By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS South Padre Island was hit with a massive power outage on Thursday evening, with nearly the entire Island left without electricity.      The power failure occurred around 10:40pm in the evening on Thursday, October 10. Electricity on the island was not restored until approximately 1:10 am early Friday morning.  …

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A mile in their shoes: Walk for Women celebrates 16 years

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      Walk for Women started out as a group of local women trying to help one of their friends fight a terrible disease. Now it’s an annual fundraiser by an all-volunteer, non-profit group that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 16 years to help women …

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SPI PRIDE: Island hold its 1st LGBTQ Parade

         By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS   With the mission being to celebrate diversity, equality, and dignity, South Padre Island’s first Pride Parade took place Sunday afternoon.      Texas cities such as Houston, Austin and San Antonio host these events annually, but this was the first Pride Parade in the Rio …

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Movie Review: Gemini Man

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade Gemini Man is a run-of-the-mill action film with a simple and easy plot. But even with its moments of fast-paced action, it still managed to become incredibly boring at times. The film follows Henry Brogen (Will Smith), a hitman for the U.S. government who’s ever-growing conscience causes …

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Rio History: Moments in Time October 17-October 24

By Steve Hathcock Notorious Green Brothers Killed October 17, 1896:  The Daily Herald Brownsville, Tex. “The notorious Green gang of desperados were given a “hard” blow today by United States Marshal Samuel Rutherford and his men today. Bill and Edward Green were killed Luther Green, the youngest brother was shot and captured and Alton Baker …

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Breaking ground again: Second phase of Arturo Galvan Coastal Park underway

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Arturo Galvan Coastal Park is moving into its second phase of construction, after a groundbreaking on Monday, October 14, by Port Isabel officials and the Galvan family. The park will close this week, once construction equipment moves onsite, according to Jared Hockema, city manager of Port Isabel. The access road …

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Silver Tarpon Band Tops at Robstown

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has a lot of fans and we’re all accustomed to hearing of the various awards and accomplishments of the band as they go through contest season.  This is the group that has qualified for the state marching contest the last …

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Recapture Payments, Special Education Student-Teacher Ratios discussed by school board

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS The regularly scheduled school board meeting of the Port Isabel Independent School District was called to order by Vice President, Jimmy L. Vela in the absence of President Jennifer Pinkerton. First on the agenda were presentations to the community and each campus’ principals.  The community presentation of …

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Apprehended and Arraigned: Suspects in Laguna Heights murder arrested

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com           Two suspects in the murder of Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, who was found dead in his Laguna Heights home on October 6, were arraigned on Thursday, October 17, in the Port Isabel municipal court, presided by Helen Delgadillo.  Nelson Orona Santiago, 40, of Los Fresnos, and …

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