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Clinic receives COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  COVID-19 vaccinations have arrived in Port Isabel, reserved for health care workers, according to Port Isabel Health Clinic. The vaccine, from biotechnology company Moderna, is one of two COVID-19 vaccines available. Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine requires freezing and or refrigeration before use.  Moderna’s vaccine is injected into the upper arm muscle. The …

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Details of sails: Delgado’s creative remembering of life in PI

By Rene Torres Special the NEWS/PRESS Editor’s note: This Story is based on an interview conducted by Clint Schroeder of the Brownsville Herald in 1979. Excerpts were taken from the original article written by Schroeder. The history of a town is the story of its past generations who leave behind facts and fiction.  One of …

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Local gym owners hand out toys, food to PI residents

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Christmas Eve, Port Isabel’s Real Time Fitness & Juice Bar made the holidays brighter for 10 families. Margaret Rivera, owner of Real Time Fitness & Juice Bar and her family handed out toys and turkeys for their 1st annual Real Time Fitness & Juice Bar 1st Annual Food and Toy …

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Tarpons Take Down La Joya Palmview

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High basketball team completed their abbreviated pre-Christmas schedule with a victory last Friday night over La Joya Palmview at Tarpon Gym. The visitors came from behind to tie the score at 27 just before the break, but except for that the Tarpons led start to …

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Brownsville Man Recalls ‘Day of Infamy’

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS They’re getting harder to find, literally, by the day.   The most recent available figures show that around 300,000 WWII veterans are still with us.  They are passing on at the rate of about 300 a day.   The PRESS recently sat down with 99-year old Brownsville resident William …

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Tarpons, 1-1, Host La Joya Palmview Friday

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS It was a late start to the 2020-’21 basketball season, and the Port Isabel Tarpons hoops squad take a 1-1 record into this Friday’s home game against La Joya Palmview.   The Tarpons had it all together this past Tuesday when they handed IDEA Weslaco Pike a 64-48 defeat …

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Lady Tarpons Outfight Santa Rosa, 43-25

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons basketball team led start to finish Friday night and got into the win column with a 43-25 victory over the Santa Rosa Lady Warriors at Tarpon Gym. It was the team’s second game of the season and the win evened its record at …

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SPI suspends beach permits until April

Staff report Next year’s Spring Break will undoubtedly be different than years past.  The City of South Padre Island has suspended all beach permits until April 15, preparing for Island businesses and entertainment venues planning for Spring Break 2021. Before a concert or other event can happen during spring break on South Padre Island’s beaches, …

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Missing boater found dead

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A Port Isabel resident who went missing over the weekend while fishing has been found dead, authorities confirmed this past Monday.  Juan Gonzalez went missing on Saturday, Dec. 12, after launching his boat from South Padre Island’s public boat ramp on West Polaris Street. Leaving at noon, Gonzalez was expected to …

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Ted’s Restaurant closing after 43 years

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  South Padre Island staple Ted’s Restaurant is closing its doors permanently this Sunday, unexpectedly, after 43 years serving food to locals and tourists alike.  “I’m so not ready for this, but it is what it is,” owner Karen Kennett told the PRESS, sitting at the restaurant she’s owned since 1982.   Ted’s …

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