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Rio History: The Reservation

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the Parade Bill Howard wrote to ask about about a postcard he found. The photo shows the U.S. Naval radio tower and station which was situated on a 22 acre plot near where the swing bridge connecting Long Island Village to Port Isabel is located today. In response to increased …

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Movie review: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the PARADE  47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a fun survival horror that manages to outdo its predecessor, 47 Meters Down, in every single way. The film sells the tension and fear that being stuck in a cave with great white sharks brings, I think.  47 Meters Down: Uncaged chronicles …

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Sublime with Rome to be first performers at Cameron County Amphitheater

By DARA SOSA Special to the Parade Legendary ska-punk band Sublime with Rome is coming back to South Padre Island on Oct. 12, performing at Isla Blanca Park’s amphitheater. The band will be the first to perform at the venue, which was completed this past February.  Promoting company Carpenox is bringing Sublime with Rome to …

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Lady Tarpons Fall to Pace in Straight Sets

By Larry Gage  Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team went down in straight sets against the Brownsville Vikings Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.  Pace won by scores of 25-23, 25-18, 25-15.  The home team showed a lot of fight and head P.I. coach, Julie Breedlove, was pleased with her team’s …

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Gonzalez Primed for Better Season

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High junior volleyball player Allison Gonzalez is primed and ready for volleyball season.  Texas high school volley-ball season, of course, is already underway, and the Lady Tarpons have two pre-season matches and tournaments in the books. Gonzalez, who also plays softball in the spring, works hard …

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Tarpons Tie Vikings in First Scrimmage

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons scored off a late turnover and came from behind to tie the Vikings of Brownsville Pace in the season’s first football scrimmage at Tarpon Stadium last Friday night.  With a minute to go in the second half, the “Live Action” portion of the scrimmage, …

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Nine Days

By Mike Hancock Special to the PRESS It’s the middle of April, and this: “So what do I have to do to pass?” Hypothetically, you’re a student at Port Isabel High School, and you just posed that question to a teacher, on the aforementioned date. What do you suppose the answer is? (A) Throughout the …

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Mural now adorns side of SPI Community Center

By Wendy Van Den Boogerd Special to the PRESS Self-taught local artist Mario Morales has changed the face of the South Padre Island Community Center, with a new mural that celebrates South Padre Island culture.  The mural is at 9.5 feet tall and 72 feet long, with 674 square feet in total. There are three …

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Security cameras installed around Port Isabel

By ANGIE GAMEZ Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Police Department (PIPD) is using a new surveillance system, called Flock Safety cameras, after residents in monthly crime watch meetings, hosted by PIPD requested more safety measures in Port Isabel.  Five Flock Safety cameras were installed in strategic neighborhood locations this past week. The five …

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No money, no problems: county says no raises, considers property tax

By Freddy Jimenez Special to the NEWS/PRESS Garnering much feedback from the communities that compose Cameron County, officials of its commissioner’s court extirpated any proposed salary increases, then, paid brief attention to proposed property tax changes. At the highly anticipated Cameron County Commissioners Court meeting that occurred earlier this week, county leaders had three hot …

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