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ALL WORK AND NO PAY

As government shutdown stretches into fourth week, Coast Guard becomes first military branch in history to go unpaid By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com With Thursday marking the 27th day of the federal government shutdown, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) became the first American military branch in history to go without pay. That …

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No interim city manager for South Padre Island

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS On Monday, Jan.14, the South Padre Island City Council held a special meeting with the intention of naming an interim city manager, however, after a meeting that became contentious at times, things did not go according to plan. At the conclusion of the special meeting, the Island remained without …

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WOWE takes flight Tuesday

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo (WOWE) is set to return to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (BNC) Tuesday. This 5-day event is jam packed with educational seminars, bird walks, live animal demonstrations and wildlife tours suitable for the young and young at heart. Things kick …

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Comments welcome: FERC hosts public hearing on Annova LNG draft EIS

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Turnout was small at a public hearing hosted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center (PIECC) last Thursday evening. Thursday’s meeting was a chance for the public to comment on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) FERC issued to Annova …

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School board issues stiff reproach to BISD annexation proposal

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School Board of Trustees did not mince words in a proclamation it unanimously approved Tuesday evening in opposition of Brownsville ISD’s plan to redraw school district lines — a plan that would involve taking land currently zoned for PIISD. “On Dec. 11, 2018 Brownsville Independent …

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The Long Run: Over 2,000 partake in 35th Causeway Run

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Thousands of walkers and runners of all ages converged at the Port Isabel Community Center last Saturday morning to participate in the 35th Annual Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk. Chairman of the board for the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, Steve Bearden, was on hand as the …

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All Aboard! Stahl updates Chamber on port of call plans

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Mayor Dennis Stahl was the featured speaker at and event hosted by the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce last Thursday, Jan. 10. Part of an ongoing guest speaker series called “Coffee and Conversation,” Stahl’s spoke of making the Island a cruise ship port of call …

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EDC discusses small business grant programs

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board reviewed grant programs and comprehensive planning Tuesday. The Board considered action on revisions to procedures, guidelines and a 2019 timeline for the Sand Dollars for Success grant program. “This will be our third year,” EDC Director Darla Lapeyre said. She shared that …

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Tarpons shoot down Zapata Hawks Tuesday, 48-43

Boys also clinch heart-stopping OT win against Rio Hondo By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons boys hoops squad stayed on the winning track this week as they won their second straight district basketball game, 48-43, over the Zapata Hawks Tuesday night in Tarpon Gym. With the win the Tarpons improve …

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Girls squeak past Lady Hawks Tuesday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons came from behind to win a key District 32-4A basketball game over the Zapata Lady Hawks, 54-52, at Tarpon Gym Tuesday night. Trailing by as many as 10 points the Lady Tarpons took their first lead of the second half on a steal …

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