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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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Medina Ranks Among The Past Great Tarpon Running Backs

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the Press In the week six game versus the La Grulla Gators Tarpons’ running back, Brayan Medina rushed for a team high 156 rushing yards on 28 carries. That brought his total career rushing yards to 2,645 yards. That ranks Medina in 7th place on the Port Isabel All-Time …

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Lady Tarpons Fall at Home to Hidalgo

By Larry Gage Special to the Press   The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team lost to the Hidalgo Lady Pirates in straight sets Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.   Hidalgo won by the scores of 25-12, 25-7, 25-11. “I don’t think the score indicates the way we played,” head P.I. coach Julie Breedlove said afterwards.  …

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Senior Hoops Player Lozano Ready to Go

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Senior Tarpon basketball player Dennis Lozano can’t wait for hoops season to get here.  He is one of those Port Isabel High players who never seems to stop working on his game and trying to get better.  The Press found him outside Tarpon Gym this week and he …

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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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