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Silver Tarpon Band Tops at Robstown

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has a lot of fans and we’re all accustomed to hearing of the various awards and accomplishments of the band as they go through contest season.  This is the group that has qualified for the state marching contest the last …

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Recapture Payments, Special Education Student-Teacher Ratios discussed by school board

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS The regularly scheduled school board meeting of the Port Isabel Independent School District was called to order by Vice President, Jimmy L. Vela in the absence of President Jennifer Pinkerton. First on the agenda were presentations to the community and each campus’ principals.  The community presentation of …

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Apprehended and Arraigned: Suspects in Laguna Heights murder arrested

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com           Two suspects in the murder of Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, who was found dead in his Laguna Heights home on October 6, were arraigned on Thursday, October 17, in the Port Isabel municipal court, presided by Helen Delgadillo.  Nelson Orona Santiago, 40, of Los Fresnos, and …

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How to Avoid the School Morning Rush: Create Connection

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS   Stop that!  Be quiet!  Quit playing at the table and eat breakfast! Behave!  Hurry up; you’ll be late!  How many times do I have to tell you, get your backpack ready before you go to bed? It’s easy to slip. When we are rushed to school …

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“We are still in shock”: Man murdered in Laguna Heights home

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, a resident of Laguna Heights, was found murdered in his home at 110 Garfield St, in the early morning hours of October 6.  Port Isabel Police Department officers found Aguilera’s body just before 4:00 a.m., after a neighbor called the police. Port Isabel Police Chief Robert Lopez …

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AEP holds ‘Open House’ on upcoming project

By Pamela Cody  Special to the PRESS AEP, American Electric Power, held an open house on South Padre Island, Wednesday, October 9, evening, to inform the public about their extensive construction project commencing this fall in the Port Isabel/SPI area. The South Padre Island and Port Isabel Transmission Improvement Project is an extensive enterprise, the …

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Cameron County Amphitheater opens at Dolphin Cove

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   Isla Blanca Park received another upgrade from Cameron County, in the form of an open-air amphitheater overlooking the Brazos Santiago Ship Channel. The amphitheater site is in the Dolphin Cove area of Isla Blanca Park. Overall, the project cost $2.1 million, using money from the County Hotel-Motel Venue Tax approved …

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‘Walk for Women’ strides to South Padre Island for 16th year

By Gaige Davila  editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  With 67 women and families assisted and $300,000 raised, this year’s Walk For Women is expected to bring over 1,000 participants during its annual nearly-three-mile “Walk” from the South Padre Island Convention Center to Louie’s Backyard, according to the event’s director and co-founder, Christy Carassco.  Starting Friday, Walk for Women will …

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Tarpons fall short of comeback, lose to Gators 35-34

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS After being shutout in the first half, 14-0, the Port Isabel Tarpons came out for the second half with a renewed sense of determination. The Tarpons went on to outscore the La Grulla Gators 34-21 in the second half, but the rally was not enough, as the …

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Texas Rangers investigating suicide attempt in Port Isabel jail

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com    A suicide attempt by a man in Port Isabel Police Department (PIPD) holding cell occurred around two weeks ago, PIPD Chief Robert Lopez confirmed to the PRESS.  The Texas Rangers of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have taken over the investigation, as per protocol, according to Lopez. Lopez …

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