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It’s Your Business: New store offers Laguna Madre area different shopping experience

By RAY QUIROGA rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Area shoppers will be able to enjoy a different shopping experience beginning June 23 when an overstock liquidation retail store opens its doors in Port Isabel. Located at 1750 Hwy 100 in Port Isabel, within the Tarantino shopping center – at the same location where the former Bealls clothing store was …

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Narciso “Chicho” Martinez: The man and his music

By RENE TORRES Special to the NEWS/PRESS Narciso “Chicho” Martinez was born with a gift bestowed to few.  He was a musician who could not read a note, but his innate love for music made him one of the most popular musicians in Spanish-speaking nations and communities here in the states.   In the 1930s, his …

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Museums, movies on the Lighthouse, Causeway run all return

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  While South Padre Island’s beaches and entertainment have fully opened to the public, quintessential Port Isabel events and facilities were slow to return, until now.  Port Isabel’s Historical Museum, housed in the former Champion Building on 317 E. Railroad Ave., reopened on June 9, after being closed for more than a …

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“Fishing with the Judge” hooks big turnout

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Harkening back to a Port Isabel of yesteryears, Cameron County Judge Benito Ochoa IV hosted the first annual “Fishing with the Judge” event this past Saturday. Hundreds of kids and parents took to the Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier on June 12, rods and bait in hand, most of which provided by …

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DA says SpaceX may be violating Texas law

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Cameron County District Attorney’s (DA) office thinks SpaceX may be breaking the law, after an unexpected detainment at the space company’s Boca Chica facility.  After a complaint by Save RGV, a Rio Grande Valley-based environmental justice group, staff from the DA’s office traveled to Boca Chica to investigate on Wednesday, …

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Last cold-stunned Cape Cod sea turtles released

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Three sea turtles from Cape Cod, sent to Sea Turtle, Inc. from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, after they were cold-stunned last winter, were released into the Gulf of Mexico this past Monday, in Sea Turtle, Inc’s first public turtle release since the COVID-19 pandemic. The turtles were the last of 20 turtles …

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PI-ISD receiving grant to recoup losses from COVID

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School district asks for community input By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Point Isabel ISD is applying for a federal grant to help recoup losses across its campuses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grant, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), is in its third iteration, after Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and …

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Tarpons’ basketball standout signs letter of Intent with OLLU

By Constancio Martinez Jr Special to the PRESS This past Thursday, June 3, Port Isabel High School (PIHS) held a signing day event for basketball player Cole Pinkerton. His hard work and determination were awarded with a scholarship to Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio, Texas. The OLLU Saints is a …

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County tables helicopter services at Andy Bowie

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A potential resort development’s expansion at the Andy Bowie Park flats on South Padre Island has been delayed again after a Cameron County Commissioners Court meeting this past Tuesday.  Commissioners tabled a vote on helicopter services managed by Michael Rocks-Macqueen, operating as Air Veritas, without discussion during their bi-weekly meeting on …

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Longtime PI coach accepts new job at Crockett HS

By Constancio Martinez Jr Special to the PRESS Port Isabel’s Football Defensive Coordinator, Gualberto “Gually” Gonzalez Jr will be joining Crockett ISD as a Co-Defensive Coordinator and Head Baseball coach. Crockett is a 7 ½ hour drive from Port Isabel and is located about 116 miles north of Houston. The Crockett Bulldogs football went 7-5 …

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