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Letter to the Editor for December 6, 2018

Special to the PRESS Editor, A memorial service was held last Saturday at the Island’s Chapel. The service was nice, filled with family and friends … but one of our beautiful nautical-themed ornaments went missing from the Christmas tree. Who would do that to our church, and at a memorial service? -Darra Fuqua Laguna Vista …

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Writer’s Block: Remembering Last Year’s Snow Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com At this very moment, as I sit at my desk typing this week’s column, I’m listening to the dulcet sounds of Bing Crosby as he croons, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” Feeling festive, and eager to partake in holiday cheer, I’ve been listening to the Classic Christmas …

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Rio History: Research and Treasure Hunting

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The metal detector itself is just one of the tools used by the successful treasure hunter. One of the more common questions I get asked is, “How do you know where to look for treasure?” My response is always along the following lines; look for booklets, postcards and other writings that …

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BREAKING: Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos announces resignation

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Breaking: Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has announced his resignation, effective Saturday, Dec. 15. Pablos has served as secretary for just under two years, having succeeded former Secretary of State  — and former Cameron County Judge — Carlos Cascos on Jan. 5, 2017.   “With the midterm …

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Garcia announces retirement

Superintendent has served as educator for 31 years By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Point Isabel Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Lisa Garcia has announced her retirement, effective Feb. 28, 2019. Garcia made the announcement to the school board of trustees after Tuesday evening’s school board meeting, before informing her staff in an email …

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Frank Yturria dies at 95

Fellow conservationists recall famed South Texas rancher known as ‘father of ocelot conservation’ By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Frank Yturria, well-known and respected South Texas rancher, wildlife conservationist, war veteran, and friend to several U.S. presidents, died Monday. He was 95 years old. Yturria was a World War II and Korean War veteran …

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It’s beginning to look a lot like… Christmas

Tree

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The holiday season is upon us, and things kick off in style this week, with a bevy of yuletide celebrations across the Laguna Madre region. First up, the Town of Laguna Vista was set to light its Christmas tree during a fun-filled event at Roloff Park Thursday evening. …

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Lighthouse repairs in need of repair

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse — which saw the completion of repairs to its exterior and railing just late last year — is, again, in need of repairs. In fact, it’s some of those very repairs which are in need of work. That was the news shared by …

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Money Matters: School district talks financial rating, insurance

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) has once again received a superior rating, according to a report released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Such was the news reported by Johnny Pineda, the district’s new deputy superintendent of business and operations, in his first presentation of the …

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Wine and Cheese event slated at Events Center

Christmas

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Catholic Daughters of the Americas from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host their annual “Wine and Cheese” Fundraiser on Dec. 2 at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 each. Tickets may be purchased from any Catholic Daughter. Sponsors are welcomed. …

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