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Things looking up for boys hoops

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s been a great start to the 2018-19 season for the Port Isabel Tarpons hoops squad.  They’re a perfect 8-0 after Tuesday’s 75-54 win at home over a spirited Lyford Bulldog team.  The PRESS talked with Head Coach Mike Hazelton as practice started on Monday, and he talked …

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Lady Falcons jolt PI, 75-47

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Los Fresnos went out in front early, led the rest of the way, and coasted down the stretch Tuesday night to take the win, 75-47, in a non-district basketball game at Tarpon Gym. The Lady Falcons improve to 8-3 on the season and the Lady Tarpons fall to …

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Tarpons outrun Bulldogs, 75-54

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons overcame a sluggish first half at home and ran away from the Lyford Bulldogs for a 75-54 non-district win Tuesday night. P.I. remains undefeated at 8-0 on the season and will face Donna North at Tarpon Gym this Friday, Nov. 30. “It was hard-earned,” …

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Writer’s Block: Celebration Season

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Fall is a pretty special time of year for my family. It’s the time of year when we have much occasion to celebrate, which may perhaps explain why it’s my favorite season of the year. Sure, there’s the “regular” autumn stuff to celebrate: holidays, and family gatherings, and …

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Rio History: From Pineda to Lafitte

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Alonso Álvarez de Pineda was on a mapping expedition when he discovered the Brazos pass in 1519. He is generally credited with naming the pass, Brazos de Santiago, meaning the Arms of Saint James, which has remained unchanged to this day. Pineda continued south from Brazos to a large …

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Open for Comment: FERC holds public meeting for Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG projects

FERC holds public meeting for Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG projects By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) was in town last Thursday to host a public comment session regarding the latest updates on two proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal projects. Recently, Rio Grande LNG and Texas …

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Refuge awarded $11.1 million for land acquisition, habitat conservation

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR) learned Monday that the refuge has been awarded $11.1 million in grants for land acquisition and habitat conservation. The funds come via two grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, according to a statement …

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CVB using analytics to study events

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS A report on marketing analysis, comprehensive planning, and consideration of mural submissions highlighted the Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting of the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Mike Flores, interim executive director of the SPI Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), provided the EDC with a presentation on research and …

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Port Isabel appoints new members to BOA, canvasses election

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Reports on city projects, canvassing of election results, and action on bond related items highlighted the Thursday, Nov. 15 meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission. During the Regular Reports portion of the meeting, City Manager Jared Hockema announced that the Public Works Department has begun the process of …

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Lady Tarpons win at Lyford

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon hoops team traveled to Lyford this past Monday and left town with a 56-36 win. But prior to that, the team played in the Border Brawl Tournament last weekend at Valley View and advanced to the championship game of the Silver Bracket. In …

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