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LVPD officer, Sutherlands employee succumb to COVID-19

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in the Laguna Madre area. Laguna Vista Police Department officer Noah LeBlanc died early Monday, Sept. 12, morning after being hospitalized with COVID-19 two weeks ago. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. On the same day LeBlanc was hospitalized, Sept. 1, Anthony …

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Tarpons remain undefeated with win over Panthers

By Constancio Martinez Jr Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons came away with a 41-7 win over the Aransas Pass Panthers this past Friday night. Despite coming in with an 0-2 record the Panthers were eager for a fight. The Panthers had two 6’-2” quarterbacks rotate throughout the game. Panthers QB Zachary Brou, …

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20 years later: Two decades after the Causeway collapsed, rescuers make peace with the Laguna Madre

Photos and words by Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Though the now-named Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway collapsed 20 years ago, for many it might as well have been yesterday.  That’s how it feels for Robert Espericueta and Tony Salinas, two of the four men who saved the three survivors of the collapse. On the twentieth anniversary of …

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Vigil held for LVPD officer fighting COVID-19

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Laguna Madre community gathered at Roloff Park, in Laguna Vista this past weekend to spiritually support a local police officer fighting COVID-19. Organized by Cameron County Constable Pct. 1 Norman Esquivel and Brownsville Police Department officer Eric Castillo, a candlelight vigil was held for friends and family of Officer Noah …

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Gardening: Start your fall gardens now

By R. Lewis  Special to the PRESS Well it’s finally time to get active with the fall garden now.   Hopefully you have been getting your garden areas ready to plant, because now’s the time to get started with tomato plants and pepper plants.  Actually, it’s a little late on some varieties of tomato plants, especially …

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Tarpons to take on Panthers

By Constancio Martinez Jr Special to the PRESS The 4A Port Isabel Tarpons will be on the road again this Friday night as they take on the 3A Aransas Pass Panthers.  Last week the Tarpons beat 5A Valley View Tigers 30-7, while the Panthers lost to Ingleside 68-6. The (0-2) Panthers are off to another …

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PRESS contributor included in UTRGV 2022 Hall of Fame Class

Special to the PRESS The UTRGV Athletics Hall of Fame Committee announced last Tuesday the 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame class, which includes the 1987-90 women’s cross country team, former men’s basketball student-athlete Jim Board, former women’s tennis student-athlete Barbara (Barrera) Gonzales, and former baseball student-athlete Joe Hernandez.  The committee also announced that former baseball …

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Team effort: Store fundraising for employee who succumbed to COVID-19

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  One of Port Isabel’s own has died from COVID-19, and his employer is helping cover the costs.  Anthony Seays, who works at Sutherlands Port Isabel store off Highway 100, had been out of work for over a month when he died from COVID-19 on Sept. 1, after being in a coma …

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Moments in time: September 10

Curated by Steve Hathcock STEAMER CONVERTED INTO HOTEL AT MOUTH OF RIO GRANDE It will be seen by advertisement in to-day’s paper, that the steamer “Frankland” has been converted into a hotel at the mouth of the river, under the management of Capt. Smith, formerly of the “Greenwood.” From our knowledge of the proprietor, we …

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Teen drowns at SPI beach over Labor Day weekend

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A teen drowned over the Labor Day weekend while swimming off a South Padre Island beach, the city confirmed to the PRESS.  A 16-year-old teen was swimming near Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill, at 6900 Padre Blvd, when he went missing around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.  According to a …

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