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Shrimp Tales Local authors document Port Isabel, Brownsville shrimping history in new book

Local authors document Port Isabel, Brownsville shrimping history in new book By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The degrees of separation between a person and a shrimper in the Laguna Madre area are few. And though the Laguna Madre’s shrimping industry has slowed considerably, it still exists, and carries with it generations of stories. Local authors Rudy …

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Seeking Support: Caracara Trails plan continues fund-raising efforts

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Eva Garcia, project manager for the Caracara Trails plan, reached out to Laguna Vista officials recently, seeking a letter of support as part of its continued fundraising efforts. Initiated with a $100,000 Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation grant, the overall vision for the 428-mile trail network is a part …

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Movie Review: Spies in Disguise

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade Spies in Disguise is the first animated film to leave me in awe with its incredible attention to detail. Honestly, I had to remind myself to pay attention to the film and stop looking at all the tiny details. I’m a huge fan of art and animation. …

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Creatures Among Us: The Bull Snake, a Welcome Valley Resident

  By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PARADE Unable to ignore our blue heeler’s fervent barking, I peered outside. A long, plump snake, creamy with dark blotches, glided towards our glass door, its tail just beneath the fence. Shoving the dog inside, I locked the door—as if the snake might slide it open.   I …

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Rio History: When Rubber Meets the Road

            By Steve Hathcock I was chatting with Rod Bates the other day, at Rio Bravo Gallery located next to Little Caesars Pizza in Port Isabel, when a young woman came in and showed him some items that had come from her father in law’s estate. Among the old bank …

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Powerlifter Mendoza Aims for State

                      By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS If it’s January, there must be a lot of activity in the weight room at Port Isabel High School.  So I dropped by this week to see who’s there and exactly what is transpiring.   I found senior …

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Tarpons Take Down Lions, 51-49

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The La Feria Lions came to play, no doubt about it.  In the end, they left Tarpon Gym on the short end of a 51-49 score at the hands of the Port Isabel Tarpons in the second District 32-4A game of the season for both teams. The visiting …

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Tarpon Basketball teams on a winning streak

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS The (17-5) Port Isabel Boys Basketball team is riding a four-game winning streak after beating the Raymondville Bearkats 85-70 last Friday, and the La Feria Lions 51-49 this past Tuesday. Leading the charge versus the Bearkats was Daniel Rinza, Jr., who scored 20 points and grabbed five …

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Lady Tarpons Catch Lionettes, 39-32

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High girls basketball  team was hot from long range: at least that’s how they started this past Tuesday night. The Lady Tarpons’ first 12 points all came from three-point shots, as they raced out to a 12-8 lead over La Feria and won the District …

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Port Isabel Boys Soccer team off to a 2-0 start

            By: Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Boys soccer team is off to a good start, as they opened up the new year with a 2-0 record. Last year, the team didn’t get their first win till their 13th game of the 2018-2019 season. The Tarpons first …

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