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Coconut Palms once lined Rotary Park in Port Isabel

By Rene Torres The people that went through the storm of 1933 probably said that nothing good came out of that natural disaster.  In most cases, hurricanes, regardless of their magnitude, leave a legacy of some form of destruction. The storm of ’33 was not much different than any other when it came to raising …

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28K in cash up for grabs

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The South Padre Island Wahoo Classic Fishing Tournament returns for the sixth year on September 16 through the 18. If the weather does not permit, those dates will be changed to September 30 through October 2. When asked how the Wahoo Classic Tournament came to be, Diane Johnson answered “We decided …

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Starbase set to launch record breaking rocket

By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS After a long wait it appears that Elon Musk and SpaceX are set to do test launches and continue towards their goal of a manned mission to Mars. The launches had been delayed and postponed from the Texas Starbase location due to an FAA Environment Impact Review. This …

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RIP Current re-opens under new ownership

  By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PRESS On Thursday, September 1, members of both the Port Isabel and the South Padre Island Chambers of Commerce, along with numerous members of the public, gathered at number 107 Maxan Street to celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of RIP Current Athletics. Nestled in the heart …

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Fedigan’s giving spirit lives on

    By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Humane Society will be hosting a celebration of life for its former president, Beth Fedigan, on Sunday, September 11, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island. The event will take place in the hotel’s grand ballroom. “In place …

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Darling of the diamond could ‘talk’ good game

By Rene Torres In the Valley, residents and visitors are blessed to awaken to the many sounds of nature.  The sounds heard every morning depends on what part of the city one lives in.  In Brownsville, the distinct sounds of the animals from Gladys Porter Zoo can be heard from long distances. From other areas, …

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Police Blotter

Hotel Theft On Sunday, August 28 at 9:43 a.m., SPIPD officers were dispatched to “The Ramada” at 6200 Padre Boulevard in reference to a theft of currency. No further information, including the amount allegedly stolen, has been disclosed. A report was filed but there was no arrest. The incident status remains active. Assault and Violation …

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Birding Center hosts shorebird tour and talk

By JAVIER GONZALEZ Special to the PRESS The shorelines and tidal mudflats of the southern coastal tip of Texas provide extremely valuable and important habitat for a wide range of resident breeding and migratory shorebird species; sandpipers, plovers, and allies. Thousands of resident shorebirds nest on local beaches and wetland edges, and millions of birds …

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PI takes over youth center

By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS Announced on August 30, the City of Port Isabel has taken over control and operations of the Laguna Madre Youth Center. The city has had a partnership with the youth center for a few decades at this point, with the city assisting in transitioning it over from the …

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Tarpons victorious, 41-21

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS This past Thursday, the Port Isabel Tarpons and the Rio Hondo Bobcats met for their 70th meeting. In last year’s rivalry game, the Tarpons beat the Bobcats 27-24 and this year’s matchup was just as competitive. After a back and forth first half, the Tarpons went into …

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