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Pinkerton Chosen All Region, Dist. MVP

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Cole Pinkerton has played his final basketball game as a Port Isabel Tarpon. He was brought up to Varsity in his freshman year and, with his Tarpon team-mates, proceeded to make program history for the next four seasons. For his efforts Pinkerton has been named to the All-Region …

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PI medians getting facelift

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Port Isabel’s medians are being relandscaped, just after February’s freeze affected most of the flora in the Laguna Madre area.  On Mar. 10, the City of Port Isabel broke ground on the Median Beautification Project, funded and organized by a city bond passed in 2018.  February’s freeze damaging or destroying the …

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PI-ISD holding school board election

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com School board election season is upon the Laguna Madre area.  Point Isabel ISD has two school board places up for election: Place 1 and Place 2.  Bertha Zamora, former Port Isabel High School principal, is running for another Place 1 term. Zamora has served on PI-ISD’s board since 2012.  In a …

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How Zachary Taylor helped get our Lighthouse

By RENE TORRES Special to the PRESS/NEWS The Rio Grande Valley occupies a unique and highly important position in the annals of American progress and development. When the dispute between the United States and Mexico became a noticeable conflict—it was in Point Isabel, as it was known then, that Fort Polk was born. Zachary Taylor …

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Gardening: Let the survivors revive

By Robert Lewis Special to the PRESS It’s been a month since the February 2021 freeze ended after nearly a full week of relentless cold winds of an arctic blast that made life miserable for the entire state of Texas and left our beautiful Rio Grande Valley tropical landscapes brown and dying.   A lot has …

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Ramos Golden Again at Tarpon Relays

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High’s own Madison Ramos was golden again in the high jump at last Friday’s Tarpon Relays. Ramos twice set a new PR (personal record) in the event on her way to taking first place by seven inches.  Miranda Hernandez, of Raymondville, was second with a leap …

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Camacho Takes Gold at Tarpon Relays

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Will Camacho took his second straight gold medal in the long jump last week in the Tarpon Relays in Port Isabel. In doing so he improved by a foot on the distance he recorded at his first meet of the season at Rio Hondo the week before. Camacho’s …

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Child drowns in SPI pool

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A four-year-old boy died last weekend after drowning in a pool on South Padre Island.  At 8:30 p.m., on Friday, Mar. 12, South Padre Island Police and Fire departments responded to 911 calls about a child found unresponsive in a swimming pool on the 2600 block of Padre Boulevard.  A South …

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PIHS students get first look at Eco-Tourism center

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Port Isabel High School (PIHS) students got an exclusive look at the Cameron County South Texas Eco-Tourism Center last Thursday.  The South Texas Eco-Tourism Center is a 10-acre site across Laguna Vista on Highway 100, highlighting the flora and fauna of the Rio Grande Valley.  Noble Texas Builders, the contractors building …

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Tips for post-freeze lawn revival

By Robert Lewis Special to the PRESS What a beautiful Saturday: warm sunshine and a steady cool breeze and lots of emerging green leaves accented by the clear blue sky.   You know I mention the “spring energy” often in these articles, but I love it when you can walk outside one morning and you can …

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