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Commission meets, business as usual

By ANGIE GAMEZ Special to the PRESS Numerous agenda items were discussed and approved at the City of Port Isabel City Commission meeting held earlier this week on Tuesday, June 11. Commissioners met and approved Ordinance 673-C, which amends 673-B to comply with the Texas Legislature’s recently adopted HB 852, which alters the way that …

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Port Isabel High School varsity wind ensemble advancing to Area

Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School Band – Varsity Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Hartsfield, has advanced to the Area level for the Association of Texas Small School Bands “Outstanding Performance Series” CD competition. Their recorded performance of “Semper Fidelis” by John Philip Sousa placed 1 overall. The band will …

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Laguna Vista to seek CAMS to monitor LNG

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista City officials will formally request installation of a monitoring system to measure air and water pollutants locally prior to the onset of LNG’s production or manufacturing at their plant sites. LNG is one of several companies petitioning to open liquefied natural gas production facilities at the …

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Down memory lane for former QB DeMoss

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There is an old saying: “It seems like only yesterday.” It can apply to any one of us and it surely does with former Tarpon quarterback and current assistant football coach, Kyle DeMoss. He took time out from supervising weight room workouts recently to talk with the Press …

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Coach Bodden recalls playing days

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Current assistant Port Isabel Tarpon football coach Johnathan Bodden is entering his sixth season as a member of the Port Isabel High coaching staff. He played Varsity football as an offensive lineman for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons. He visited with the Press recently and recalled what …

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Rosales working hard for football success

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS David Rosales is an incoming junior at Port Isabel High School and, as a football player, has been hard at work for months getting ready for the 2019 season. He sat with the Press this week and shared his thoughts on how his workouts have been progressing, and …

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Rio History: Pick your Poison (a few stories of the bottle)

By Steve Hathcock Special to the PARADE Ever since humans have had the ability to write, they have enclosed messages in bottles that have been dropped into the sea. The earliest recorded sender was the Greek philosopher Theophrastus who, in around 310 BC, threw sealed bottles into the Mediterranean to prove that the inland body of water was formed …

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Causeway Run: Runners share motivation in pursuit of the finish line

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre Press rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Every runner has a motivation as to why he or she runs. For Harlingen’s Alexia Juarez, her motivation lies close to her heart. “I do this every year in memory of my dad who passed away 11 years ago,” Juarez said minutes after crossing the finish line …

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Pro Watercross event held on Island

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the Press   Multiple tents lined the beach just outside of Clayton’s Beach Bar this past Saturday, June 1, where hundreds gathered to watch, as well as participate, in the first Pro Watercross event held on South Padre Island. This was not your average day at the beach. …

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City council approves interim fees for HB 852

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   On Wednesday evening, the South Padre Island City Council unanimously approved an interim fee schedule for new residential dwelling construction to be in compliance with newly enacted House Bill 852. Effective May 21, 2019, the Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 852, which prohibits municipalities from considering the …

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