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Gardening: Start your fall gardens now

By R. Lewis  Special to the PRESS Well it’s finally time to get active with the fall garden now.   Hopefully you have been getting your garden areas ready to plant, because now’s the time to get started with tomato plants and pepper plants.  Actually, it’s a little late on some varieties of tomato plants, especially …

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Tarpons to take on Panthers

By Constancio Martinez Jr Special to the PRESS The 4A Port Isabel Tarpons will be on the road again this Friday night as they take on the 3A Aransas Pass Panthers.  Last week the Tarpons beat 5A Valley View Tigers 30-7, while the Panthers lost to Ingleside 68-6. The (0-2) Panthers are off to another …

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PRESS contributor included in UTRGV 2022 Hall of Fame Class

Special to the PRESS The UTRGV Athletics Hall of Fame Committee announced last Tuesday the 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame class, which includes the 1987-90 women’s cross country team, former men’s basketball student-athlete Jim Board, former women’s tennis student-athlete Barbara (Barrera) Gonzales, and former baseball student-athlete Joe Hernandez.  The committee also announced that former baseball …

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Team effort: Store fundraising for employee who succumbed to COVID-19

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  One of Port Isabel’s own has died from COVID-19, and his employer is helping cover the costs.  Anthony Seays, who works at Sutherlands Port Isabel store off Highway 100, had been out of work for over a month when he died from COVID-19 on Sept. 1, after being in a coma …

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Moments in time: September 10

Curated by Steve Hathcock STEAMER CONVERTED INTO HOTEL AT MOUTH OF RIO GRANDE It will be seen by advertisement in to-day’s paper, that the steamer “Frankland” has been converted into a hotel at the mouth of the river, under the management of Capt. Smith, formerly of the “Greenwood.” From our knowledge of the proprietor, we …

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Teen drowns at SPI beach over Labor Day weekend

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A teen drowned over the Labor Day weekend while swimming off a South Padre Island beach, the city confirmed to the PRESS.  A 16-year-old teen was swimming near Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill, at 6900 Padre Blvd, when he went missing around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.  According to a …

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Twenty years later, SPI to host ceremony for Causeway Collapse

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been 20 years since a barge collided with the Queen Isabella Causeway, toppling a section of the bridge in the early morning hours of Sept. 15, 2001. Eleven people drove off the bridge into the created void. Eight died, three survived. The City of South Padre Island will host a …

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PI-ISD has “exhausted all efforts” in resolving band, athletics issues

Photos and words by Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Point Isabel ISD says there is nothing more they can do to make longtime band director Scott Hartsfield return to the district.  “The District’s administration has met with Mr. Hartsfield to mediate this matter at length and has exhausted all efforts to try and resolve this matter,” PI-ISD …

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That’s a Wrap: Hayden, Island Cinema End an Era

By RAY QUIROGA rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Courtney Hayden loves rainy days. “I sometimes bump into people at the post office (on rainy days) and apologize for doing my rain dance the night before,” she jested. While her appreciation for inclement weather may be peculiar for an area known for its sunny beaches and otherwise subtropical climate, her …

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Karate kids: SPI BJJ graduates two junior black belts

Photo and words by Gaige Davila  Two Laguna Madre area teens have become the lone junior karate black belts in the area, after more than six years of training. Kirin Cantu and Joaquin Rodriguez, both 8th graders at Port Isabel Junior High, were promoted to junior black belt in karate on August 18, receiving the …

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